ERIC Number: EJ292103
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1983
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An Examination of the Effects of Extending the Practicum on the Professional Dispositions of Student Teachers.
Covert, James R.; Clifton, Rodney A.
Alberta Journal of Educational Research, v29 n4 p297-307 Dec 1983
Compares effect of practicum length on professional predispositions (motivation toward teaching, attitudes toward teaching career, student teachers' self-concept) of 60 Canadian student teachers. Students completing 20-week practicum had significantly lower values than those completing 3-week practicum. Only after lengthy practicum does reality of job overcome idealized views. (MH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Journal Articles
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Identifiers - Location: Canada