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Exploring the Salient Experiences of Pre-Service Teacher Candidates Who Were Former Volunteer Tutors
Teacher candidates were tracked to monitor whether their former tutoring experience influenced their experiences as teacher candidates. The participants reflected on their teacher preparation experiences and their orientations to effective reading and writing instruction. The authors discuss the need for teacher education programs to assist candidates to assimilate newly acquired pedagogies into existing ones, including those acquired through volunteerism.
Updated: Jun. 22, 2009
The article describes reflections of student teacher volunteers in shelters, following hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The student teachers' comments showed their greater understanding of the impact the crisis of the hurricanes left on the children's lives. In addition, the students developed a stronger sense of community and learned about flexibility and supervision in early childhood education.
Updated: Jan. 22, 2008