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Coping Strategies of Pre-Service Teachers of Turkish with Tensions in Achieving Agency

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  • Source:
    Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, n68 p187-202 2017. 16 pp.
  • Language:
    English
  • Publication Type:
    Journal Articles; Reports - Research
  • Additional Information
    • Author(s):
    • Availability:
      Full Text from ERIC Available online: https://eric.ed.gov/contentdelivery/servlet/ERICServlet?accno=EJ1148846
      ANI Publishing Company. Kizilirmak Sokak 10/A Bakanliklar, Ankara, Turkey 06440. Tel: +90-312-425-8150; Fax: +90-312-425-8111; e-mail: aniyayincilik@aniyayincilik.com.tr; Web site: http://www.ejer.com.tr
    • Peer Reviewed:
      Y
    • ISSN:
      1302-597X
    • Subject Terms:
    • Subject Terms:
    • Abstract:
      Purpose: Pre-service and in-service teachers experience conflicts between the requirements of teaching and their own personal desires, which might lead to serious tensions with negative consequences. Teachers, especially pre-service teachers, try to cope with tensions by developing strategies accompanied by actions teachers take to modify the teaching context and achieve teacher agency. The purpose of this study was to identify how pre-service teachers in Turkey cope with different types of tensions during their practicum in schools. This study also investigated how their coping strategies motivate actions to develop teacher agency. Research Methods: This was a qualitative study guided by symbolic interactionism focusing on how shared meanings are constructed and mediated. Data were collected through reflective journals, semi-structured interviews, and a focus group interview to obtain the meanings made by pre-service teachers. Eight pre-service teachers of Turkish language at a public university participated in the study. Data were analyzed through content analysis. Findings: Findings reveal that pre-service teachers experience all types of tensions described in the literature and cope with them using four of the strategies mentioned in the literature. They do not receive help without asking for it. Many teachers turn to people around them to find a solution, but not many of them take initiatives to achieve agency. Implications for Research and Practice: Findings from the study display that pre-service teachers suffer from tensions in their teaching experiences in schools. They do not receive help without asking. For a qualified teacher identity process, continuous mediation should be at pre-service teachers' disposal and teachers should not be left alone. Supervisors at the faculties of education should raise pre-service teachers who are aware of tensions, coping strategies, and teacher agency issues.
    • Abstract:
      As Provided
    • Number of References:
      31
    • Physical Description:
      16
    • Education Level:
      Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
    • Journal Code:
      APR2018
    • Publication Date:
      2017
    • Accession Number:
      EJ1148846
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      YAYLI, D. Coping Strategies of Pre-Service Teachers of Turkish with Tensions in Achieving Agency. Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, [s. l.], n. 68, p. 187–202, 2017. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1148846&custid=s8280428. Acesso em: 8 jul. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Yayli D. Coping Strategies of Pre-Service Teachers of Turkish with Tensions in Achieving Agency. Eurasian Journal of Educational Research. 2017;(68):187-202. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1148846&custid=s8280428. Accessed July 8, 2020.
    • AMA11:
      Yayli D. Coping Strategies of Pre-Service Teachers of Turkish with Tensions in Achieving Agency. Eurasian Journal of Educational Research. 2017;(68):187-202. Accessed July 8, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1148846&custid=s8280428
    • APA:
      Yayli, D. (2017). Coping Strategies of Pre-Service Teachers of Turkish with Tensions in Achieving Agency. Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 68, 187–202.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Yayli, Derya. 2017. “Coping Strategies of Pre-Service Teachers of Turkish with Tensions in Achieving Agency.” Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, no. 68 (January): 187–202. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1148846&custid=s8280428.
    • Harvard:
      Yayli, D. (2017) ‘Coping Strategies of Pre-Service Teachers of Turkish with Tensions in Achieving Agency’, Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, (68), pp. 187–202. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1148846&custid=s8280428 (Accessed: 8 July 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Yayli, D 2017, ‘Coping Strategies of Pre-Service Teachers of Turkish with Tensions in Achieving Agency’, Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, no. 68, pp. 187–202, viewed 8 July 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Yayli, Derya. “Coping Strategies of Pre-Service Teachers of Turkish with Tensions in Achieving Agency.” Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, no. 68, Jan. 2017, pp. 187–202. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1148846&custid=s8280428.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Yayli, Derya. “Coping Strategies of Pre-Service Teachers of Turkish with Tensions in Achieving Agency.” Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, no. 68 (January 1, 2017): 187–202. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1148846&custid=s8280428.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Yayli D. Coping Strategies of Pre-Service Teachers of Turkish with Tensions in Achieving Agency. Eurasian Journal of Educational Research [Internet]. 2017 Jan 1 [cited 2020 Jul 8];(68):187–202. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1148846&custid=s8280428