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ERIC Number: EJ1061675
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1059-8650
Pre-Service Teacher Training at the Museum School
Stetson, Ranae; Stroud, Nicole Devlin
Journal of Museum Education, v39 n1 p67-77 Mar 2014
This article describes the powerful and long-term partnership between a museum preschool and a local university teacher preparation program. The authors describe the unique and rich learning environment of the Museum School and its dramatic and positive impact on pre-service teacher training. The hands-on learning experiences taught at the Museum School inspire children and their pre-service teachers to discover, question, and remember so much more than if the topics were not enhanced with the live animals, taxidermy animals, and other scientific and historical artifacts located at the Museum School. Adding to the allure of placing university students at the Museum School is the freedom from standardized testing that inhibits and shackles the creativity of many excellent teachers in public schools. Working beside such masterful teachers enables pre-service teachers to begin the important mental transition from "student" to "teacher."
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas