Search results for: Field experiences
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Challenges and Inspirations: Student Teachers' Experiences in Early Childhood Special Education Classrooms
The current study explores the potential challenges and learning opportunities that self-contained settings offer early childhood special education teachers in training. The participants were five early childhood preservice students seeking dual certification. Through an analysis of their weekly student teaching journals, the authors explored students' experiences in segregated early childhood special education classrooms and implications for teacher education.
Updated: Aug. 30, 2012
The authors employ Sizers’ (1999) school- and classroom-based lenses for observation and apply them to the events and interactions that teacher education students see during school-based field experiences. The findings show that participants engaged in a complex series of framing(s) and reframing(s) to make sense of their experience.
Updated: Aug. 29, 2012
Parsing the Language of Racism and Relief: Effects of a Short-term Urban Field Placement on Teacher Candidates’ Perceptions of Culturally Diverse Classrooms
This three-year study explores the effects of one-week urban education program on non-urban teacher candidates. Findings reveal that the placement improves confidence in cross-cultural and general teaching abilities. Furthermore, short program yields big changes in views of urban youth, schools and teachers. Participants report professional, intellectual, social and emotional growth. Experience increases interest in urban schools for future employment.
Updated: Jul. 30, 2012
The Impact of and Key Elements for a Successful Virtual Early Field Experience: Lessons Learned From a Case Study
In this case study, a pilot field experience centered on the topic of Virtual School (VS) was created and offered virtually. The central purpose of this case study was to understand what impact this virtual early field experience had on the teacher candidates’ understanding of VS. Overall, the results showed that this pilot study had positive impact on the teacher candidates.
Updated: Jun. 27, 2012
Emphasizing Collaborative Practices in Learning to Teach: Coteaching and Cogenerative Dialogue in a Field‐Based Methods Course
The current article depicts a field‐based methods course for preservice teachers. The course has been designed to integrate shared teaching experiences in elementary classrooms with ongoing critical dialogues with a focus on highlighting the complexities of teaching. The author describes the structure of the course. Furthermore, the author explores the use of coteaching and cogenerative dialogue as approaches to learning how to teach.
Updated: Feb. 14, 2012
Defining Content for Field-Based Coursework: Contrasting the Perspectives of Secondary Preservice Teachers and Their Teacher Preparation Curricula
This study examined changes and continuities in how secondary teacher preparation programs and preservice teachers conceptualized the content and sequence of field-based teacher preparation.
Updated: Nov. 17, 2011
This study examined the relationship between preparation characteristics and pre-service teachers’ multicultural awareness, knowledge, and skills.Specifically, the study answered two research questions: 1) How do the initial level and change in pre-service teachers' beliefs about diversity in personal and professional contexts differ by their background characteristics? and 2) What characteristics of teacher preparation for diversity reported by pre-service teachers are associated with positive changes in their beliefs about diversity in personal and professional contexts, controlling for their background characteristics?
Updated: Oct. 24, 2011
Technology Supported Cognitive Apprenticeship Transforms the Student Teaching Field Experience: Improving the Student Teaching Field Experience for All Triad Members
In this article, the authors present a technology-based innovation called eSupervision, a student teaching supervision program created to improve the field experience by using cognitive apprenticeship as a framework for its design. The authors analyze program implementation to determine whether eSupervision functions as it was designed. The results of this study indicate that building a technology-enhanced supervision experience around the framework of cognitive apprenticeship is a viable and productive approach to re-imagining the field experience of student teachers.
Updated: Sep. 14, 2011
Investigating Teacher Candidates’ Mentoring of Students at Risk of Academic Failure: A Canadian Experiential Field Model
In this study, the authors investigate a Canadian field experience model in a bachelor of education program. The model focuses on mentor‐based relationships between teacher candidates and students at risk of dropping out of high school. The mentoring improved human relations and attendance more than grades for the at‐risk students.
Updated: Jul. 05, 2011
Recent legislative mandates, such as Individuals With Disabilities Education Improvement Act and No Child Left Behind, calling for improved access to the general education curriculum for students with disabilities. However, preservice teachers have not been adequately prepared for collaborative teaching in inclusive classrooms. To address this disconnect, the authors describe a cross-departmental collaboration created to bridge the experiences of general and special education preservice teachers and provide a context for coteaching at the preservice level.
Updated: Jun. 18, 2011