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ERIC Number: ED522823
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr-12
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
Rethinking the Rural Practicum
Jones, Anne
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, Apr 8-12, 2011)
This study explores and evaluates a rural practicum experience for pre-service Master of Arts in Teaching students. Using questionnaires, journal analysis, and interviews we share the experience from pre-service teachers' point of view. We learn about their attitudes about rural schools and rural school students. We asked, "does the experience increase the likelihood of participants accepting a teaching position in a rural school" and "does a rural practicum experience change pre-service teachers' attitudes about rural schools and rural students?" As a result of this intercultural experience, pre-service teachers develop a consciousness of other cultural perspectives they can apply to their practice. (Contains 3 tables.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Alaska