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ERIC Number: EJ1021941
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-6620
Professional Development Workshops for Student Teachers: An Issue of Concern
Hsu, Amy; Malkin, Fran
Action in Teacher Education, v35 n5-6 p354-371 2013
Professional development programs are critical in addressing the needs of teacher education students and graduates. In an effort to best meet the desired needs and wants of these new educators, professional development opportunities must target essential issues. This study examines topics including classroom management, exceptional children, parent involvement, and navigating the first year of successful teaching. Although the student teaching experience allows for growth of its participants, it is simply not sufficient. To best target areas of concern for future educators, there is a call for focus areas of professional opportunities allowing for an advancement of skills. In this study treatment group participants demonstrated increased confidence and significant growth in these specific areas addressed at workshops they attended, justifying the need for future professional development opportunities.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Journal Articles
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Higher Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York
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