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ERIC Number: EJ1104361
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2153-7615
Professionalization of Teaching in America: Two Case Studies Using Educational Research Experiences to Explore the Perceptions of Preservice Teachers/Researchers
Gentry, James E.; Baker, Credence; Lamb, Holly; Pate, Roberta
Administrative Issues Journal: Connecting Education, Practice, and Research, v6 n1 p53-72 Sum 2016
In 2013-2015, two faculty-led educational research studies were conducted, aided by five undergraduate preservice teachers/researchers (PSTR). Faculty-researchers designed a qualitative phenomenological-inquiry based methodology to examine the PSTR perceptions regarding their respective research experiences with faculty. Triangulation of the data was sought from narrative text interview transcripts and response essays by PSTR prior to and after each respective study. Using content analysis techniques and coding, five themes emerged. PSTR reported an interest in the educational research topic and the need for positive relationships with faculty research mentors to begin and remain active with a research study. The results indicated PSTR valued learning with collaborative peers while completing their respective research studies. PSTR related self-efficacy with research skills due to their research experiences. Results indicated research experiences as a whole were professionally and personally transformative in nature. Discourse regarding research experiences to professionalize the teaching profession in America was explored.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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