International Association of Educators   |  ISSN: 1308-951X

Original article | International Journal of Research in Teacher Education 2023, Vol. 14(1) 38-53

Taking the lid off in-service teacher education in Turkey: Voices from stakeholders

Tuğba Şimşek Rackelmann, Ali Ceyhun Müftüoğlu & Burcu Turhan

pp. 38 - 53   |  DOI:   |  Manu. Number: MANU-2211-04-0004

Published online: March 28, 2023  |   Number of Views: 40  |  Number of Download: 167


This study aimed at investigating in-service teacher education in Turkey by comparing the Ministry of National Education’s regulations on in-service education to the perspectives of multiple stakeholders: teachers, school managers, and a local in-service education director. This goal was achieved by delving into regulations on in-service education of teachers in Turkey, checking whether the regulations were put into practice and what the stakeholders’ views were about the current practices. The results revealed that the regulations reflected an ideal in-service education for teachers; however, the satisfaction level of the stakeholders decreased as we moved from the local director to the teachers. The overall findings imply that in order to realize the regulations’ goals, teachers’ needs should be identified first, practices should be organized for each branch separately, the seminars should be planned for small groups and different school levels, and the evaluation processes should certainly be implemented after the in-service practices.

Keywords: in-service teacher education, in-service teachers, English language teachers

How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Rackelmann, T.S., Muftuoglu, A.C. & Turhan, B. (2023). Taking the lid off in-service teacher education in Turkey: Voices from stakeholders . International Journal of Research in Teacher Education, 14(1), 38-53. doi: 10.29329/ijrte.2023.523.3

Rackelmann, T., Muftuoglu, A. and Turhan, B. (2023). Taking the lid off in-service teacher education in Turkey: Voices from stakeholders . International Journal of Research in Teacher Education, 14(1), pp. 38-53.

Chicago 16th edition
Rackelmann, Tugba Simsek, Ali Ceyhun Muftuoglu and Burcu Turhan (2023). "Taking the lid off in-service teacher education in Turkey: Voices from stakeholders ". International Journal of Research in Teacher Education 14 (1):38-53. doi:10.29329/ijrte.2023.523.3.


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