ERIC Number: ED216006
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Carol, Laurie, and Rita: Three Persons in the Act of Becoming Teachers.
Egan, Kathleen Batato
This paper portrays three student teachers, in the same teacher education program, who were placed in a highly structured school for their field experience. The study focuses on how individual student teachers develop perspectives toward teaching and interpret school experiences. Individual case histories are presented, based on interviews with the student teachers and their cooperating and supervising teachers, questionnaires, and classroom observations conducted over a five-month period. Factors other than setting and personality--specific events and people--influenced student teachers' views. Although actions of the three student teachers were similar at times, due to school-designed practices, the student teachers developed divergent perspectives based on their unique perceptions. Comparisons and analyses are made, and implications for teacher education are discussed. (Author/FG)
Descriptors: Cooperating Teachers, Higher Education, Individual Characteristics, Individual Differences, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Development, Student Teacher Attitudes, Student Teacher Relationship, Student Teacher Supervisors, Student Teachers, Student Teaching, Teacher Background, Teaching Experience
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Center for Education Research, Madison.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, NY, March 19-23, 1982).