ERIC Number: EJ1100460
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Examining Shifts in Preservice Teachers' Beliefs and Attitudes toward Writing Instruction
Hall, Anna H.
Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, v37 n2 p142-156 2016
The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of integrating self-reflection, focused instruction, and field practice in a semester-long language arts course in order to shift early childhood preservice teachers' (PSTs) beliefs and attitudes about writing instruction, as well as their development and planned use of tools for instruction. The findings revealed that a course focused primarily on preparing PSTs to teach writing can influence PSTs' definitions of writing, the importance they place on writing instruction, their self-efficacy related to teaching writing, and their tools for instruction.
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Self Efficacy, Writing Instruction, Reflection, Teaching Methods, Language Arts, Early Childhood Education, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Qualitative Research, Case Studies
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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