ERIC Number: ED453523
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Nov-3
Every Practicum Has a Story: Designing An Effective Content Area Reading Practicum for Preservice Teachers.
Rogers, Sue F.
A study was conducted concerning the development, implementation, and evaluation of a preservice teacher field practicum for a content area reading course. The evaluation includes supervising and preservice teachers' survey results identifying the strengths and weaknesses of the field placement. Survey participants included 11 students enrolled in 2 content area reading courses; all 11 were seeking initial teacher certification through the college's teacher education program. Teachers were placed at two middle schools in the same content areas in which they were seeking certification. The survey was given to preservice and supervising teachers twice. The preservice teachers self-rated survey responses showed consistency in overall positive view of their performance; however, supervising teachers offered mixed results on the strengths and needs of the field placement program. Evaluation findings include implications for the next content area field practicum. (NKA)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the College Reading Association (45th, St. Pete's Beach, FL, November 3, 2000).