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ERIC Number: EJ1092642
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1059-7107
Ready, Set, Go: It's Middle School!
Williams, Desha; Gray, Kimberly; Stockdale, Susan
Current Issues in Middle Level Education, v17 n2 p16-20 2012
Middle school teachers teach energetic, curious adolescents rigorous content at a time in their lives when many changes are occurring. Those entering the teaching profession as middle school teachers must be prepared for this unique environment. This study examines 16 pre-service middle school teachers' developments as they participate in a yearlong internship. Qualitative and quantitative data was collected and the study was guided by the principals of situated learning theory. Data revealed the development of cultural responsive dispositions, increased self-efficacy in classroom management, and perceptions of better preparedness for their own classroom. Based on the results on the study, we recommend increased preparation programs transition to a yearlong internship model for field experiences.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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