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ERIC Number: EJ1015955
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Sep
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0313-5373
Changes in Pre-Service Teachers Perceptions' of Teacher Qualities: Development from Egocentric to Student Centric
Sheridan, Lynn D.
Australian Journal of Teacher Education, v38 n9 Article 5 Sep 2013
This study looks at pre-service teachers' developing perceptions with a view to supporting teacher education practices. In determining and guiding program structures it is the opinions of the experts that are most often heard. Absent from this debate is an understanding of the changing perceptions of the pre-service teacher as they progress through their program. The purpose of this paper is to extend our understanding of pre-service teacher belief systems' highlighting, the relevance this has for understanding and supporting pre-service teacher development. The perceptions of valued teacher qualities changed from ego-centric beliefs to student centric practices for the participants in this study. Effective teacher education makes connections between perceptions and new ideas, building on existing conceptual frameworks. Findings from this study contribute to the discourse on how pre-service teachers construct and reframe their beliefs about "good" teachers as they progress from pre-service teacher to graduate teacher. (Contains 4 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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