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Contemporary Approaches in Education and Communication

Edited By Hasan Arslan, Mehmet Ali Içbay, Alejandro J. Gallard and S. Lizette Ramos

This book presents a collection of papers written by researchers, teachers, administrators, analysts and graduate students working and doing research in the field of social sciences. The scientific studies include a wide range of topics from the analysis of social science textbooks to the teacher image in newspapers, the relationship between self-efficacy and cognitive level and the role of organizational silence on the loneliness of academics in work life.

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The Attitudes of Teachers’ towards in-Service Training Activities and Teaching as a Profession (Ferdane Denkci Akkaş / Süleyman Akkaş)

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Ferdane Denkci Akkaş and Süleyman Akkaş

The Attitudes of Teachers’ towards In-Service Training Activities and Teaching as a Profession

Introduction

It is obviously essential for teachers to have high professional qualifications; therefore, they are supposed to improve themselves continuously so that they can exhibit better instruction for their students in today’s world (Abazaoğlu, 2014). However well they are prepared for their profession during their pre-service training, all teachers need to be continuously trained and updated to be successful in their profession, which is valid for other professions as well. Gültekin et al. (2010) state that in-service training aims to help teachers develop the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to be successful in their teaching and to be satisfied with their job. However, the in-service training activities organised for teachers’ professional development in Turkey are not considered efficient due to various reasons (Bümen et al., 2012).

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