Practicum is a potential opportunity which acquaints pre-service English language teachers with the real world of teaching in a way that textbooks cannot capture. That is why it is of importance to provide better understanding into practicum, and attempt to improve its quality. This study reports the results of a meta-synthesis of qualitative studies on the ELT practicum published in academic journals for the period 2008-2017. A comprehensive search of five electronic databases (university library, Academic Search Complete, Academic Social Sciences Index (ASOS), Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) and ULAKBIM Turkish National Databases) was done to identify qualitative studies investigating the practicum experiences of pre-service English language teachers in Turkey and 13 studies were included. Thematic analysis was used to identify, analyse and report overarching themes within data. Implications for English language teacher education in Turkey are addressed.
|Journal Section||Research articles|
|Publication Date||December 10, 2017|
|Application Date||November 8, 2017|
|Acceptance Date||December 4, 2017|
|Published in Issue||Year 2017, Volume 3, Issue 2|