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ERIC Number: EJ1080820
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1528-5804
Developing Technology-Integrated Field Experience Sites in Urban Schools: Approaches, Assumptions, and Lessons Learned
Radinsky, Josh; Lawless, Kimberly; Smolin, Louanne Ione; Newman, Mark
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), v5 n2 p169-176 2005
The Teachers Infusing Technology in Urban Schools project (TITUS) at the University of Illinois at Chicago is developing an approach for addressing the shortage of opportunities for teacher candidates to experience technology being used effectively in high-need urban schools in the course of their field experiences. Beyond recruiting mentor teachers who are already adept at teaching with technology, our work has involved developing communities of experienced teachers within urban schools--prospective mentors for preservice candidates--whom we support in learning to teach with technology. In our first year of intensive work with these groups of potential mentors, we have found a number of assumptions and patterns of interaction that can present problems for infusing technology, and we have explored a number of strategies for addressing them. These challenges often involve a trade-off between different approaches to professional development. Some of these challenges are presented in the paper, followed by examples of how we have addressed them in our project.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois
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