ERIC Number: ED343877
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Oct
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Learning To Be a Teacher: Perspectives about the Teacher Training Process from Those Who Teach and from Those Who Wish To.
Nowicki, Joseph J.
The study described in this paper includes original qualitative research and analysis that addresses: how future secondary teachers are educated; perspectives from veteran and student teachers; insights into preparing teachers for the schools of our future; and suggestions for incorporating the voices of teachers and of those learning to teach into the dialogue between teachers, teacher educators, and student teachers. Participants in the study were five student teachers and four veteran teachers who agreed to be interviewed and observed. Some suggestions for future preservice teacher education programs include: a 2- or 3-year intern experience culminating in student teaching; and turning over to practitioners some control in the areas of knowledge, professional certification, and policy. Implications for teacher education are: (1) in light of educational reform, the voices of those who practice teaching need to be incorporated into the development and training of future teachers; and (2) the way future teachers are introduced to professional life and prepared for a lifetime career is a major responsibility for those in secondary as well as higher education. A 50-item bibliography is included. (LL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Experienced Teachers
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association (October 1991).