ERIC Number: ED367599
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Feb-12
Reference Count: N/A
A Report of Student Experiences in Pre-Student Teaching Field Experience.
Heath, M. Pearl
This study examined, from a student perspective, outcomes of early student field experiences in selected college sophomore level courses in a teacher preparation program. The study, based on a survey of 266 students, examined the influence of the experiences on students' knowledge and skills. Students' knowledge responses are analyzed within the categories of: (1) professional knowledge (general teaching, discipline, teachers, students, and evaluation); (2) content knowledge; (3) context (level, city/urban, general environment, special education sites, and open schools/private); and (4) self-knowledge. Students' responses concerning the identification of skills they developed are analyzed in terms of professional skills associated with classroom instruction, content skills related to teaching within a particular content area, context skills related to specific sites, and self-skills relating to personal development. Data support the importance of field experience as a vehicle for knowledge acquisition. (JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Preservice Teachers
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators (74th, Atlanta, GA, February 12-16, 1994).