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ERIC Number: ED358092
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 50
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Educating Prospective Teachers for Accommodating the Diversity in PK-12 Schools.
Taylor, Vivian; And Others
This study was conducted to examine the diversity of student teachers', cooperating teachers', and student teacher supervisors' expectations and perceptions of achievement for the student teaching internship; and to describe a collaborative process for accommodating student diversity in the teacher education program. A nationally represented sample of 1821 student teachers, 455 cooperating teachers, and 51 college supervisors was drawn from 44 teacher education programs located in 30 states. A pre-inventory was administered during the first 2 weeks of internship and the post-inventory was completed during the last two weeks. Curriculum and instructional implications derived from the data suggest: (1) teacher education programs must enable prospective teachers to learn the practice by working with other teachers in collegial settings; (2) learning to accommodate diversity among future teachers is a developmental and collaborative process; (3) a process approach to instruction enables preservice teachers critically to examine their expectations and perceptions of achievement as they learn the practice of teaching; and (4) the use of authentic assessment procedures allows students and teacher educators collaboratively to improve the practice of teaching. (Contains 47 references.) (LL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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