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ERIC Number: ED375142
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jul
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
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Pre-Service Teacher Stress and the Practicum: An Action Research Project.
Fogarty, Merv; Yarrow, Allan
Having completed a study on the causes of stress affecting teacher education students during practice teaching, some members of the team who conducted the project wanted to ensure that the findings made some difference to the lives of students. Therefore, an action research approach was adopted to develop strategies aimed at lessening the stress experienced by the students. The plan containing the following steps--identify the problem, investigate the problem, evaluate data, list possible actions, predict outcomes, select best action, implement action, and evaluate action--was chosen to achieve this aim. It was decided that the research study had already completed the first three steps of this process and so the listing of possible actions became the starting point for the action plan. The researchers concentrated on the 10 most potent and frequently occurring stressors. At a series of meetings, possible actions were listed, outcomes of these were predicted, and the most desirable actions were chosen. The plan was then implemented, evaluated, and refined. Results of the first cycle of the action research project were encouraging and suggested that the plan, with refinements, was worthy of continuing. (Contains 16 references.) (Author/LL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia