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ERIC Number: EJ1160992
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1916-4742
Bridging the Gap between Curriculum Planning Policies and Pre-Service Teachers' Needs
Castro-Garces, Angela Yicely; Arboleda, Argemiro Arboleda
English Language Teaching, v10 n12 p50-57 2017
The challenge and satisfaction of being a teacher is doubled when one has the precious task of being a teacher trainer, as our practices replicate exponentially, touching the lives of people we do not even get to meet. Accordingly, this article presents the analysis of a process that brought tensions to a teacher training program because of the need to comply with the guidelines of the National Ministry of Education while considering pre-service teachers' needs. Thus, a descriptive analysis was done, through a questionnaire, with the objective of portraying pre-service teachers' perceptions about the curriculum that underlies their teaching training program, and characterizing their contributions in the face of a new curriculum design. The gains obtained out of the participants' insights were key in understanding their feelings and provided a good source of information for the new curriculum. The results suggest that pre-service teachers' perceptions broaden teacher trainers' horizons and enrich curriculum planning as a step towards meaningful and inclusive learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Colombia
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