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ERIC Number: ED460934
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Dec
Pages: 34
Abstractor: N/A
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Constructs of Professional Educators & Pre-Service Teachers in the Field Based Course Teed 323, "Principles and Practices of Teaching."
Desiderio, Mike
The purpose of this study was to find the constructs of professional educators and pre-service teachers as they engaged in field-based course of study, "Principles and Practices of Teaching," at Texas A&M University. Of the 38 high school and junior high school teachers mentoring TEED, 323 (the "Principles and Practices of Teaching course) field-based students, a volunteer sample of 23 were interviewed for the study. Documents such as the grant application made to the Texas Education Agency and a copy of the proposed courses and their descriptions that would be included in a reconstructed secondary education program from an outline of the program were collected. Responses from the professional educators for volunteering to work with univesity students in TEED 323 indicated they were willing to take some responsibility when it came to developing new teachers for the profession of education. Some teachers stated a desire for help in the classroom. Two thirds of the teachers said they expected to get some type of help in their afternoon classes with activities such as grading, monitoring, and tutoring students in heed of help. A third of the teachers stated intrinsic reasons, such as their dedication to the profession, for wanting to work with university students. In general, this study showed that the teachers interviewed have a sense of commitment to the development of new teachers. They proved such commitment by volunteering their time and efforts to mentor students interested in the teaching field. In return for their time and efforts, the majority of the interviewed educators expect to receive a little help in the classroom; they showed a high regard for the program and the university students. Appendixes include: Teacher Responses to Protocol and Student Responses to Protocol. (AA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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