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ERIC Number: EJ1178671
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0261-9768
Millennial Generation Preservice Teachers Inspiring the Design of Teacher Education
Mäkinen, Marita; Linden, Jyri; Annala, Johanna; Wiseman, Angela
European Journal of Teacher Education, v41 n3 p343-359 2018
The article presents an interpretive phenomenological approach (IPA) to preservice teachers' experiences of their current secondary teacher education programme (STEP) in Finland. The focus of the study is the millennial generation cohort in which new teachers comprise a key group to be studied because they will contribute to the future of education. Thirteen preservice teachers participated in the study. Their experiences are interpreted through the lenses of generation theory and contemporary teacher education research. The findings include three phenomenological themes that are core elements of STEP: time balance, reciprocal participation and meaningfulness. These themes are discussed and suggestions made for ways to transform teacher education to make it more relevant.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Finland
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