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ERIC Number: EJ1171373
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1090-1027
Seeking Comfort: How and Why Preservice Teachers Use Internet Resources for Lesson Planning
Sawyer, Amanda G.; Myers, Joy
Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, v39 n1 p16-31 2018
This study examined 158 lesson plans at one institution across two teacher education programs, inclusive early childhood and elementary education, to determine the impact of Internet usage as inspiration on preservice teachers' lesson plans. Fisher's exact test determined statistically significant differences between the Internet use of preservice teachers in the two programs. The data revealed that the preservice teachers in the elementary education program used more Internet resources when planning lessons compared to the preservice teachers in the inclusive early childhood program. Follow-up interviews suggest that the preservice teachers in the inclusive early childhood program had more practicum field experiences, thus increasing their use of physical resources and reducing their use of Internet resources.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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