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This article addresses how mentoring can move the student teachers' process of learning towards constructive teaching forms. The article focuses on how Sara, a cooperating teacher in Norway, encourages student teachers to start their student teaching by developing a mindset where seeing the kids is in focus.
Updated: Aug. 15, 2010
This yearlong self-study investigated how five interns in a suburban school understood diversity, how their conceptions influenced their relationships with students and their curricular and instructional choices, as well as the strategies a field instructor used to support interns’ learning to respond to student diversity. Influences such as the field instructor’s supervisory practices, the school context, and collaborating teachers are discussed. Suggestions are offered for reframing how supervisory work is approached and areas for future research.
Updated: Jun. 20, 2010
The main objective of this study was to investigate the differences between pre-service English teachers' self-efficacy beliefs with the instructors' views of the teaching competence of these pre-service teachers. Thirty-nine Turkish student teachers and five Turkish female instructors participated in the study. The results of the research indicated that the student teachers' self-efficacy judgments were higher than the instructors' judgments for the student teachers' teaching competence.
Updated: Jan. 31, 2010
The work of teacher candidates matters in particular ways to the quality of children's experiences and environments when they teach in preschools. Dialogues allowed mentors and candidates to reinterpret their images of children and in some cases renew instructional approaches and act against standardized forms of accountability, which limited curriculum and pedagogic choice.
Updated: Dec. 23, 2009
What constitutes a good teacher is construed as one who knows content, pedagogy, and student cognitive and emotional development sufficiently. Student teaching is a critical period for identity development of beginning teachers, yet it often lacks the space to work through this process with their peers. The authors engaged a semester length phenomenological narrative study of ten student teachers in an onsite student teaching seminar. Participants’ stories revealed that a more complete sense of self arose through conflicts encountered and the disjuncture of perceptions and realities of beginning to teach.
Updated: Dec. 16, 2009
Grappling with Classroom Management: The Orientations of Preservice Teachers and Impact of Student Teaching
This study examined the beliefs about classroom management that preservice teachers developed during their university coursework. It also examined whether those beliefs changed as a result of their student teaching experiences. 71 preservice teachers participated in the study. Results indicated preservice teachers demonstrated inconsistent beliefs with regard to philosophies of classroom management developed as part of university coursework.
Updated: Oct. 21, 2009
Students' reactions to the intersection between ongoing experiences in the university classroom and student teaching constitute the formative component of learning assessment called self-assessment. Student reactions constituted evidence for final self-evaluation, the summative component of self-assessment. The implementation of a self-evaluation protocol in a science methods course provided the focus for a descriptive and interpretive study.
Updated: Jun. 10, 2009
The paper illustrates the University of Florida's efforts to understand the ways that prospective teacher education can be linked to individual school improvement efforts. It explains how teacher educators and their school-based partners collaboratively craft their professional development school work with prospective and practicing teachers to target school improvement and teacher learning. The authors illustrate four models for engaging in inquiry-oriented school improvement and outline the factors that underlie their design.
Updated: Apr. 22, 2009
The Annotated Unit: A Description of a Systematic Approach to Documenting Candidate Effectiveness in Student Teaching
The standards of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education require that teacher education programs document teacher candidates' effectiveness across different domains. To gather information on the effects that the candidates have on preK-12 student learning, the authors require each candidate to gather and analyze data collected during the creation, implementation, and evaluation of an annotated unit plan.
Updated: Apr. 22, 2009
This paper focuses on the development of the Collaboration Self-Assessment Tool (CSAT). The identification and practice of specific collaboration skills needed in a student teaching experience are emphasized. . The paper uses a case-study approach to describe how the tool can be used to enhance collaboration between a cooperating teacher and a teacher candidate.
Updated: Apr. 01, 2009