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ERIC Number: ED429081
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
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Learning from Narrative Accounts of the Practice Teaching Experience: A View from Singapore.
Hvitfeldt, Christina
This paper presents journal entries from students at Singapore's National Institute of Education (NIE) during their first practice teaching experience at local elementary schools. The paper suggests that one of the best ways to help preservice teachers come to terms with their school experience is to encourage daily journal writing throughout the first-year practicum. The students' journal entries focus on the roles of cooperating teachers and their student teachers, classroom management, and gaps between NIE coursework and school practice. The journal entries provide a sense of how student teachers see their own roles and those of the teachers with whom they work. They also reveal student teachers' concerns about developing appropriate methods of classroom management and applying what they have learned at the NIE to real Singaporean classrooms. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Singapore