ERIC Number: ED312224
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Mar-31
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Student to Teacher: A Naturalistic Profile.
Holmes, Edward W.
A study was conducted which described the inner concerns and priorities of student teachers. Information was gathered by means of journal entries and interviews with four student teachers and their supervisors. Under consideration were questions about the appropriateness of teacher education programs in preparing students for the job of teaching, and how the concerns and priorities of preservice teachers best can be met by teacher education programs. This paper presents an in-depth profile of one of the preservice students in the study. Tracing her journal writings over the period of her field experience work, the pattern of her development is delineated within the framework of six domains: (1) her view of teaching as a practical experience; (2) her attitude toward her work as a student teacher; (3) her personal relationships with children, peers and superiors; (4) her observations on the teaching skills she is acquiring; (5) her commitment to teaching; and (6) her assessment of herself, others, and the system. Appendixes provide interview schedules for the student teacher, cooperating teacher, and college supervisor. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, CA, March 27-31, 1989). For related document, see SP 031 519.