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ERIC Number: ED308182
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Pages: 29
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Integration of Research and Practice through an Extended Practium.
Newton, Earle E.; Robinson, Sam
This study examined, through retrospective interview data, the interaction between student teacher and mentor teacher during a 16-week practicum experience. The subjects were four teacher-intern pairs in an elementary school. Three models of coaching and teacher behaviors were considered: (1) joint experimentation--helps students formulate objectives, leads the search for methods, shows what is necessary, collaborates, avoids telling; (2) follow me--relates the parts to the whole, shares repertoire until something "clicks" with the intern; and (3) hall of mirrors--surfaces own confusions, dialogues, sees error as an opportunity for learning. The study sought information on the general views of mentors and interns about the extended practicum and their roles in it. Participants were also asked about their perceptions about problems they encountered and how they were resolved. Inquiry was made on the model of coaching typical for each pair and the extent research on effective teaching was put into practice in each classroom. Individuals were asked the meaning of the experience in relation to their continuing professional development. The underlying intent of the study was to determine if the emphasis on effective teaching behaviors limited or shaped the internship experience. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada