ERIC Number: EJ1110383
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
The Student as Teacher Educator in Service-Learning
Barnes, Meghan E.
Journal of Experiential Education, v39 n3 p238-253 Sep 2016
To prepare preservice teachers (PSTs) to work with diverse populations of PreK-12 students, teacher educators are incorporating a variety of field-based experiences into teacher preparation. Service-learning courses can provide PSTs with additional field experiences beyond formal student teaching. This study is concerned with the experiences of a group of undergraduate PSTs as they tutor in an alternative school as part of a service-learning course. To make sense of their experiences at the alternative school, these PSTs compared their own PreK-12 experiences and those of the students they tutored. In this study, the students at the alternative school served as the most influential contributors to PSTs' developing conceptions of teaching and of schools--a finding that has implications for teacher preparation.
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Service Learning, Undergraduate Students, Student Experience, Nontraditional Education, Tutoring, Interviews, Preservice Teacher Education, Preschool Education, Elementary Secondary Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education; Elementary Secondary Education
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