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The Influence of an Extensive Inquiry-Based Field Experience on Pre-Service Elementary Student Teachers’ Science Teaching Beliefs
This study investigated the effects of an extensive inquiry-based field experience on pre service elementary teachers’ personal agency beliefs, a composite measure of context beliefs and capability beliefs related to teaching science. The research combined quantitative and qualitative approaches. It also included an experimental group that utilized the inquiry method and a control group that used traditional teaching methods.
Updated: Jul. 08, 2009
This article explores the process through which a group of preservice early childhood/early childhood special education students examined their own beliefs about quality teaching and learning. Students' reflections and actions are illuminated through a careful individual and cross-case analysis of field-based journals. The students considered that there are multiple ways to teach and learn, and realized that their own understandings of quality teaching must be informed by the children they teach.
Updated: Jun. 11, 2009
The goal of this study was to examine the experiences of preservice elementary teachers in a content-specific field-based experience with elementary science specialists.The results showed that preservice teachers experienced a wide range of instructional and assessment strategies in specialists’ classrooms. However, the teachers failed to generalize aspects of the specialist model of science instruction to traditional models for delivery of science instruction at the elementary level.
Updated: Feb. 11, 2009
Exploring the Effectiveness of a Field Experience Program in a Pedagogical Laboratory: The Experience of Teacher Candidates
To affect change in teacher candidates’ beliefs of technology integration, the authors created a pedagogical laboratory as well as a field experience program that operates within the pedagogical laboratory. This paper presents a qualitative study of teacher candidates’ field experience in the pedagogical laboratory.
Updated: Feb. 11, 2009
The paper evaluates a programme of short alternative placements for final-year B.Ed. students in Northern Ireland. This programme aims to broaden student teachers’ experience and develop their transferable skills.
Updated: Jan. 19, 2009
International Field Experiences: The Impact of Class, Gender and Race on the Perceptions and Experiences of Preservice Teachers
The authors explore ways class, gender and race complicate perceptions and experiences of preservice teachers during an international field experience in Honduras. Data were collected over 5 years through observations, group discussions, course assignments, and on-site focus group interviews and post-trip individual interviews. An inductive approach combined with cross-comparative analysis reveal diverse ways class, gender and race shaped and re-shaped preservice teachers' perceptions of self, peers, and host community members.
Updated: Jan. 05, 2009
Mentoring Partnerships in a Community Technology Centre: A Constructionist Approach for Fostering Equitable Service Learning
Many mentoring programs partner programs of inner-city youth, providing assistance in underserved communities while mentors gain experiences that connect theory and practice. We analysed over 200 field notes, which described their mentoring interactions over eight weeks and conducted exit interviews about their mentoring experiences. Our results indicate that mentors participated not just as more knowledgeable peers but also as facilitators, advisors, most importantly, as learners in this process. In the interviews, nearly all mentors reviewed assumptions about their own learning and mentoring, in addition to reflections about social issues.
Updated: Nov. 18, 2008
Constructing Coherence- Structural Predictors of Perceptions of Coherence in NYC Teacher Education Programs
The article explores the concept of coherence. The authors investigate the relationship between students' perceptions of coherence and a number of structural features of teacher education programs to help develop a stronger definition of one important dimension of coherence—the relationship between fieldwork and coursework,
Updated: Oct. 26, 2008
This study examined perspectives of field experiences among preservice teachers and their cooperating teachers because of debate in the politically charged atmosphere of No Child Left Behind regarding teacher preparation programs. Nine pairs of preservice teachers and their respective cooperating teachers were observed and interviewed over the course of a semester.Results indicated that relationships between the pairs, based on communication and trust, were paramount to preservice teachers' development.
Updated: Oct. 02, 2008
This paper presents a model for implementing a field experience program in a technology-enhanced pedagogical laboratory where teacher candidates practice and reflect on theory-based instructional strategies. The model consists of three steps: teacher candidate preparation, laboratory experience, and reflection.
Updated: Jul. 10, 2008