ERIC Number: ED370908
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Windows on Teacher Education: Student Progress through Colleges of Education. Phase 2: The Second Year.
Renwick, Margery; Vize, June
This study presents findings from the second phase of a longitudinal study of teacher education, based on interviews with 105 students in their second year of training at three colleges of education (Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch) in New Zealand. The study investigated students' perceptions of their second year of training, their performance, and factors in student performance. Extensive use is made of direct quotations from students' interviews, and a series of student profiles is offered to give a more rounded view of individual students. Findings indicate that more than 80 percent of students were either as motivated or more motivated to be primary school teachers than when they began the course; students commented favorably on courses where there was a clear link between theory and practice and where the course was taught in a practical manner; students regarded their teaching practice experiences as the most valuable part of the course; and students' main concern about college assessment procedures was that assessment should assist their learning and give them a valid credential at the end of the course. Appendices report on those students who left college before completing their training, unsuccessful applicants to teacher training, reasons why students chose particular courses, college policies on assessment, and university courses taken by college students. (Contains 18 references.) (JDD)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Course Content, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Interviews, Longitudinal Studies, Performance Factors, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation, Student Teachers, Student Teaching, Teacher Education Programs
Distribution Service, New Zealand Council for Educational Research, P.O. Box 3237, Wellington, New Zealand.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Zealand Council for Educational Research, Wellington.
Identifiers: New Zealand
Note: For reports on the other phases of this study, see ED 334 163 (Phase 1), SP 035 250 (Phase 3), and ED 365 670 (Phase 4). For the final report, see ED 368 713.