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ERIC Number: ED449674
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-May
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
A Comparison of Two Types of School Attachment for Teacher Educators.
He, An E; Heron, Ann
This paper recounts the experiences of two very different teacher educators in Hong Kong and their "attachment experiences" (professional teacher educators going back to get fresh experience teaching in primary school classrooms with the intention of returning to careers training teachers to be primary school language teachers). Their experiences are compared in terms of their preparation, classroom actions, and initial reflections. It is concluded that going back for a stint in the classroom was a useful and productive experience for both professional teacher educators, because it forced them to reevaluate some of their assumptions and beliefs and will inform their future training of teachers. This in turn will make them better teacher educators, thus making their students better teachers. It is suggested that any experience in the classroom is a good thing, but longer stints are likely to be more useful that short ones. (11 references.) (KFT)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong