ERIC Number: ED317545
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Feb
Students to Teachers: Comparative Profiles of Induction.
Holmes, Edward W.
This 4-year study investigated the preservice lives of four elementary teacher education students to determine their inductive characteristics and their concerns and priorities. Journals kept during the junior year field experience and later student teaching were the primary source for determining the concerns and priorities. Six general categories were used to establish a global picture of each student's concerns: (1) self-assessment, (2) view of work, (3) practical skills, (4) attitude, (5) personal relations, and (6) commitment to teaching. The journals were analyzed, and interviews were conducted with the students after their student teaching experience. Questionnaires were submitted to their cooperating teachers, and interviews were conducted with their college supervisors. Data obtained from the study of the four students are depicted graphically, and profiles of two subjects are developed in order to move beyond the data into reviewing and perfecting student and program analysis. The study addresses the problem of how preservice teacher concerns and priorities may be considered in undergraduate teacher education programs, and how these concerns are similar to those of first year inservice teachers. A list of categories for journal entries is appended as well as student interview schedules, the questionnaire for cooperating teachers, and the college supervisor interview schedule. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Eastern Educational Research Association (Clearwater, FL, February 15, 1990).