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ERIC Number: EJ1124686
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1925-7147
Exploring Other Practicum Possibilities: An Action Research Initiative
Robinson, Daniel B.; Walters, William
Canadian Journal of Action Research, v17 n3 p39-56 2016
This article summarizes an action research project undertaken at a teacher education institution in Canada. The action research was implemented in an effort to respond to initial observations related to some practicum limitations. In an effort to seek a "solution" to these limitations, a modified practicum model was piloted with a small group of mentors (teachers) and protégés (students). Results suggest that the "intervention" introduced within this pilot practicum did have positive results--especially as they relate to encouraging mentor-protégé relationships and enabling school-site acclimatization and acculturation. In light of these findings, concluding thoughts and future recommendations are offered, for both our own institution as well as others.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada
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