ERIC Number: ED322106
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Feb-7
The Journal as a Research Tool: Added Dimensions.
Johnson, Bonnie; And Others
Replicating two previous studies of the transition process of students in field experience programs, this study examined the reactions or feelings that fifth-year graduate student teachers experience, and compared them with those of early field experience and undergraduate student teachers. During their first semester, the teachers kept journals in which they recorded their reactions and feelings as they observed in public schools and participated in various teaching duties. In the second semester, four student teachers kept a formatted journal on their reactions to the teaching role and made at least weekly comments. The study confirmed the analysis of the two previous studies and ascertained six themes that dominate the transition process of being socialized into teaching: (1) teaching metaphor; (2) relationships of teaching; (3) transition to teaching; (4) reflection of teaching; (5) realities of teaching; and (6) teaching practice. (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 Association of Teacher Educators (Las Vegas, NV, February 5-8, 1990).