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ERIC Number: ED261016
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Oct
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
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Student Perception of Early Field Experience Components, Teacher Education Program, West Virginia State College.
Securro, Samuel, Jr.; Owen, Isaiah
An 18-item questionnaire, responded to by 50 teacher education students, sought information on the impact of early field experiences on teacher candidates and on the early professional growth opportunities provided by these field experiences. Students perceived their involvement in such experiences as beneficial and valuable, although they were not overly aware of the purposes and goals of early field experiences. Contributions to professional development included observation of teaching styles, methods, and skills; development of rapport with learners and teachers; and awareness of learners' individual differences. Students were satisfied with the support and assistance provided them by college supervisors. Exposure to a wide range of professional practice depended on the setting of the field experience. There were no opportunities for interacting with school administrators or working with more than one teacher. (CB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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