ERIC Number: ED296986
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Feb-26
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Transition to Teaching: A Descriptive Study of the Priorities of Teachers-in-Training.
Holmes, Edward W.; Barbour, Chandler
The investigators in this qualitative study at Towson State University, Maryland, continue to examine various materials gathered from the experience of four preservice elementary teachers. Student records and journal entries, and structured interviews of students, cooperating teachers and college supervisors revealed recurring patterns in the areas of: (1) view of work; (2) attitude; (3) personal relations; (4) practical skills; (5) investment; and (6) assessment. The data suggests implications for ways to better monitor the work of beginning teachers, either at the preservice or inservice level, and to develop better teacher education programs that meet the needs of those beginning teachers. It appears that greater attention needs to be given to concerns and priorities of beginning teachers. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Eastern Educational Research Association (Miami Beach, FL, February 26, 1988). For related documents, see SP 030 423 and ED 278 655.