Impact Evaluation of the Multi-Grade Classroom Readiness Program for Prospective Teachers: The First Step to Villages Schools (FSVS) Program

Authors: Arzu ŞAHİN, Ramazan SAĞ, Ferat YILMAZ, Ayça KARTAL, Gökçen KARAMAN

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https://doi.org/10.30971/pjdol.v8i1.7

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Covid-19 pandemic; online training; The First Step to Villages Program; Prospective Teachers; Rural Education

Abstract

This study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of the online version of the
First Step to Village Schools (FSVS) Program in Turkey, which seeks to
fill the knowledge and practice gap of prospective teachers, via mixedmethods research. Participants were volunteer university students from
various faculties of education. In the quantitative part of the study, a single
group pre-test/post-test design was used. Researchers developed the Rural
School Teaching and Communication scale (KOIO), the Professional
Knowledge and Skills scale (MBBO) and the Personal-Interpersonal Skills
scale (KSBO). The SPSS program was used to analyze the quantitative
data. During the qualitative data collection, prospective teachers were
asked 3 open-ended questions as part of the post-test and a
phenomenological design was used. The inductive content analysis
technique was used for the analysis of the qualitative data. The results show that the FSVS program contributed to teacher candidates’
development in professional knowledge and skills and individual-social
skills such as teaching and communication in rural areas. The experience
of prospective teachers achieved during the FSVS program is interpreted
as a transition from a lack of readiness to a state of readiness to teach in a
village. 

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2022-12-29

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(2022). Impact Evaluation of the Multi-Grade Classroom Readiness Program for Prospective Teachers: The First Step to Villages Schools (FSVS) Program: Authors: Arzu ŞAHİN, Ramazan SAĞ, Ferat YILMAZ, Ayça KARTAL, Gökçen KARAMAN. PJDOL, 8(1). https://doi.org/10.30971/pjdol.v8i1.7

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