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ERIC Number: ED428060
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Feb-27
Pages: 5
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Internet and List-Serves To Support the Student Teaching Semester.
Johanson, Roger P.; Norland, Deborah L.; Olson, Eric; Huth, Les; Bodensteiner, Roberta
This project used Internet technology to build community and reduce isolation during student teaching, improve communication and enhance supervision of student teachers, and encourage reflection. The project supported student teachers by establishing Internet communication between them and their supervisors. This involved providing Internet addresses for everyone involved and establishing six listservs. Each student teacher had to subscribe to and participate in at least one listserv. The listservs were primary school, elementary school, and middle school; music, physical education, art; high school; and professionalism. Some of the student teachers gladly seized upon the listservs, engaging in meaningful discussion and reflection with their peers and supervisors. Research is beginning to accumulate on the use of e-mail in a variety of settings, including teacher education. The research suggests that there is still a need for face-to-face interaction, and depersonalization is a risk of using the Internet, but it also has many advantages (e.g., a convenient means of professional exchange for student teachers and their mentors). (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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