ERIC Number: ED306218
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Feb-20
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The Journal as a Research Tool: Pre-Service Teacher Socialization.
Hall, Janice L.; Bowman, Andrea C.
This study was undertaken to examine the socialization process of secondary education students becoming teachers. The problem addressed was whether students progressing through a series of field experiences have the same kind of transition process at each stage of a secondary education program. The student teaching journal was used as an investigatory tool to research the problem. Student teachers who participated in the study were among 22 who were student teaching within a 50-mile radius of Indiana State University. Seven themes from a previous study on early field experience socialization were used as a comparison to the socialization process of the student teacher (teaching metaphor, teaching motivation, relationships of teaching, transition to teaching, realities of teaching, reflections on teaching, and teaching practice). The analysis of entries in student teachers' journals revealed definite implications for teacher education programs. (Author/JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators (St. Louis, MO, February 18-22, 1989).