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This article examines the way the teacher candidates used their understandings of their roles and relationships to construct instances of success. These participants had the same content major, took the same teaching coursework, and had the same programmatic expectations for student teaching. Both deemed their student teaching internship as a successful learning experience, and they received a passing grade. However, the two teacher candidates differed in the ways which they made meaning of everyday events and relationships. One of the participants defined success through the feedback from her cooperating teachers and university supervisors, whereas the other participant drew upon her own internal beliefs.
Updated: Mar. 19, 2015
This study examines the effects of having longer and better quality student teaching on a variety of outcomes. The findings indicate that the duration of student teaching has little effect on teacher outcomes. However, this study finds that the quality of student teaching has significant and positive effects. Prospective teachers who report better quality student teaching experiences feel more prepared to teach, more efficacious, and plan more years in teaching and in the district than peers who report lower quality experiences.
Updated: Nov. 19, 2014
Negotiating Accountability during Student Teaching: The Influence of an Inquiry-Based Student Teaching Seminar
This article examines how an inquiry-based social studies student teaching seminar helped three preservice teachers negotiate the pressures of standards-based reforms during student teaching. The author explores how initial perceptions of standardization and high-stakes testing corroded images of powerful teaching and created an ex post facto relationship with teaching social studies.
Updated: Sep. 22, 2014
Examining Changes of Preservice Teachers’ Beliefs about Technology Integration during Student Teaching
This case study aimed to examine changes in preservice teachers’ beliefs about technology integration during the student teaching semester in USA. The findings indicated the preservice teachers’ beliefs about technology integration changed in two directions. Although changes may be attributed to cooperating teachers’ practices about technology integration, this study suggested that cooperating teachers’ modeling does not necessarily lead preservice teachers to change their beliefs about technology integration in a positive way.
Updated: May. 26, 2014
Making Learning the Object: Using Cultural Historical Activity Theory to Analyze and Organize Student Teaching in Urban High-Needs Schools
In this article, the authors are interested to articulate what preservice teacher's account suggests about the struggles of teacher educators to provide sufficient and sufficiently strategic support for PSTs’ field-based learning. The authors conclude that conceiving of student teaching as an activity system requires that they think of student teaching in contextually sensitive ways, set clearer learning goals, and remediate in relation to them so that preservice teachers will be able to do the same for the students they serve.
Updated: Apr. 09, 2014
Student Teaching’s Contribution to Preservice Teacher Development: A Review of Research Focused on the Preparation of Teachers for Urban and High-Needs Contexts
In this article, the authors are interested to determine what and how student teaching experiences contribute to preservice teachers’ development as future teachers of students in urban and/or high-needs schools specifically. The present article reviews empirical articles published over the past two decades. In addition, the article also considers the implications of student teaching for the schools that play host to it and for the students who attend those schools.
Updated: Apr. 08, 2014
This article presents the results of a mixed-methods study investigated recent graduates’ perceptions of their preparation program. The highest levels of preparation and confidence were found in the areas of professionalism, behavior management, and instruction. The lowest levels of preparation and confidence were noted in transition and teaching students whose first language was not English.Participants reported that early clinical experiences and student teaching were the most beneficial components of the program.
Updated: Feb. 19, 2014
Foreseeing the Unforeseen through Collaborative Self-Study by a Teacher Educator and Two Teacher Candidates
The study presents the collaborative reflection process of a teacher educator and two elementary teacher candidates during their university mathematics teaching class and subsequent student teaching experiences. This self-study paid particular attention to the unforeseen negativity created in the practice of teaching as a starting point for reflective thinking and how it eventually led to a renewed level of teaching practice and thinking. This collaborative self-study provided an opportunity for each researcher to notice the differences between her intention for practice and her actual practice, from her own perspective as well as those of others, working with a view of teaching as disciplined inquiry. The authors conclude that the results suggest that collaborative self-study by a teacher educator and teacher candidates can generate effective learning experiences for all participants.
Updated: Jan. 20, 2014
This study examined the strategies that mentors adopted in giving actual feedback and the interns' perceptions of this feedback. Eleven participants in this study were five TESOL mentors, one Internship course instructor, and five MA student teaching interns. The mentors’ strategies included a number of strategies considered to be effective in giving intern-friendly or constructive feedback in teacher education contexts, such as the use of questions, the delivery of compliments before criticisms or specific suggestions. The findings reveal that the teaching interns’ comments seemed to indicate that they felt pleased with the feedback they received. The authors recommend that mentors pay special attention to affective factors when giving feedback to the interns to create the rapport with the latter and a favorable atmosphere for their learning.
Updated: Dec. 22, 2013
This study had two purposes: (1) to test the hypothesis that teacher candidates who faced challenges in student teaching had lower self-ratings on teacher dispositions than their counterparts who did not face challenges in student teaching, and (2) to develop an explanatory model to predict teacher candidates’ challenging experiences in student teaching. As the authors hypothesized, teacher candidates who successfully completed student teaching had significantly higher self-rating scores on dispositions than their counterparts who faced notable challenges. The findings from this study stand to advance our understanding of how dispositions relate to instructional practices and approaches.
Updated: Oct. 08, 2013