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ERIC Number: EJ1092655
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1059-7107
Middle Level Teacher Candidates' Perceptions of Field Experience
Whitley, Claudia G.; Williams, Dawn Michelle
Current Issues in Middle Level Education, v17 n1 p12-18 2012
"This We Believe" (NMSA, 2010) advocated the training of teachers in programs designed to specifically prepare middle level teachers. Teacher education programs are challenged to provide instruction in content, pedagogy and dispositions. Many colleges and universities have included field experience to enhance teacher dispositions among their teacher candidates. Two dispositions which are especially crucial for middle level educators are collaboration and openness. This qualitative study explored the perceptions of middle level teacher candidates as to whether field experiences actually enhanced their dispositions of collaboration and openness to diversity. The study also examined specific experiences and behaviors which might have resulted in the development of those dispositions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Intermediate Grades; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas
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