ERIC Number: ED240099
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Clinical Preservice Activities: Education, Development, Training--Three Case Studies. Clinical Teacher Education -- Preservice Series.
Edwards, Sara A.
This report is one in a series presenting findings from a major multi-site investigation into clinical preservice teacher education. The larger study makes available an in-depth description of participants, practice, and outcomes of the student teaching experience in two settings. This report presents, through three selected case studies, one facet of that comprehensive picture: a view of the idiosyncratic aspects of the experience as it is shaped by the individual characteristics of the participants in interaction within a specific context. Intensive examination of the experiences of these three student teaching situations indicated that: (1) There is a lack of an articulated, agreed-upon knowledge base regarding either the context and process of teaching or the content and process of training of the student teacher; (2) Personal characteristics of the members of the student teaching triad are highly predictive of the interactions and evaluations which take place in the clinical experience; and (3) Craft knowledge and "common sense" are the basis of most on-the-scene decisions regarding specific experiences and behaviors. Conclusions drawn from findings, and implications for practitioners and researchers, are included in the report. (Author/JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Research and Development Center for Teacher Education.
Note: For related documents, see SP 023 801, SP 023 803-806, and SP 023 813.