The Levels of German Teacher Trainers Working in Turkey Regarding Reigeluth’s Organizational Strategies


  •  Veli Batdi    
  •  Senel Elaldi    

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the views of German teacher trainers working in Turkey about their level regarding Reigeluth’s organizational strategies and to analyze their views in terms of gender, geographic region, seniority, and graduated high school variables. While the population of the study consisted of German teacher trainers working in the seven regions of Turkey in the 2014-2015 academic year, the sample of the study comprised 53 German teacher trainers who were selected voluntarily accepted to participate in the study. Data were collected through “Organizational Strategies of German Teacher Trainers Scale” developed by the researchers. As the Content Validity Index value (0.92) was larger than the Content Validity Criterion value (0.56), the items were expressed to be meaningful. The findings revealed the participants to have a high level of organizational strategies. The results regarding the variables were as follows: a) Gender difference was mostly observed favoring the male teachers, b) geographic region difference frequently appeared favoring the Marmara and Black Sea Regions, c) seniority difference was seen favoring the 16-20 year range, d) graduated high school difference was mostly observed as a statistically insignificant variable. In-service training programs encompassing all the regions of Turkey were suggested to be designed regularly and systematically for professional development of foreign language teachers.



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  • Issn(Print): 1927-5250
  • Issn(Onlne): 1927-5269
  • Started: 2012
  • Frequency: bimonthly

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