ERIC Number: EJ1081802
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
Bonded Relationships: Supporting Pre-Service Teachers to Develop Confidence and Competency as Elementary Literacy Educators
Ticknor, Anne Swenson; Cavendish, Leslie M.
Teacher Development, v19 n4 p520-534 2015
Relationships matter in learning and in particular they matter for pre-service teachers engaged in learning how to teach in Midwest University, USA. This article reports findings from an 18-month long study that investigated how relationships supported and constrained four elementary pre-service literacy teachers' professional identities as competent and confident novice teachers. Through discourse analysis, findings indicate an establishment of a bonded relationship between participants and with mentors. Language reveals the bonded relationships offer critical support for pre-service teachers in construction of their professional identities as knowledgeable and confident teachers. Implications for teacher educators to create spaces conducive to bonded relationships are included.
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Self Esteem, Teacher Education, Reading Instruction, Elementary Education, Professional Identity, Qualitative Research, Interviews, Interprofessional Relationship, Teacher Educators, Teacher Student Relationship, Discourse Analysis, Longitudinal Studies
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Education
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