European Journal of Research on Education, vol.2, pp.81-86, 2014 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)
As well as students, guidance and psychological counselors support to teachers for many professional aspects so their knowledge about qualifications of teacher gains importance at the present time. Therefore, the aim of this research was determined as to specify the perceptions of guidance and psychological counselor candidates on modern teacher’s qualifications. The research is a descriptive study in the phenomenological pattern which is one of the qualitative research patterns. In the research process, open-ended questionnaire as a data collection tool was applied to 28 guidance and psychological counselor candidates. Descriptive statistics; frequencies and percentages, related to their opinions about modern teacher’s personality, professional and social-communal qualifications were detected. As findings; being patient, tolerant, receptive, helpful as personality qualifications, having profession knowledge, following professional development and continuing self-development, being equipped and capable professionally as professional qualifications and being successful in human relations, interesting and participating to social events, being sensitive to living environment and community as social-communal qualifications were expressed by most of the candidates in the research’s study group. As a result, guidance and psychological counselor candidates are aware of the basic qualifications continuing validity from past to present but they do not wise up recently qualifications of teacher at the information age. Accordingly, some arrangements should be made on guidance and psychological counselor candidates’ pre-service training program for that they become conscious about teacher’s contemporary qualifications emerged thanks to rapid developments in science and technology.