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ERIC Number: EJ1254112
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1047-6210
Was This Feedback Useful? Examining the Observation and Feedback Process for Pre-Service Teachers
Rodriguez, Jacqueline; McKinney, Tracy; Powell, Selma; Walker, Zachary; Vince Garland, Krista
Teaching Education, v31 n2 p144-161 2020
In many teacher preparation programs at institutions of higher education in the United States, pre-service teachers receive mentoring and constructive feedback during their internship placement from an experienced supervising teacher and a university coordinator. Often the feedback loop is closed by asking interns, 'was this useful?' To better answer this question, researchers employed a phenomenological approach to collect interview and focus group data on the lived experiences, perceptions, and understandings of six pre-service special education interns during their internship experience. Emerging themes included satisfaction with level of support provided by supervisory stakeholders, a feeling of isolation from peer support, special consideration of the components within the evaluation tool, and a request to be provided with additional background information for their assigned university coordinators. These lessons were aggregated, presented, and then integrated into the experiences provided to forthcoming pre-service educators.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Education
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Language: English
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