The Image of the Child Constructed and Transformed by Preservice Teachers in International Contexts

Aug. 01, 2014

Source: Action in Teacher Education, Volume 36, Issue 4, 2014, pages 264-282

The purpose of this study was to explore the impact of international experiences on preservice teachers’ currently held images of the child through their photographs, journal entries, and seminar discussions.
Specific research questions included how preservice teacher’s images of the child were challenged or affirmed in international settings and how the preservice teachers saw their own teaching practices informed by this experience.

The results describe the changing images the preservice teachers developed of children and themselves as teachers.

Updated: Jan. 25, 2016