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ERIC Number: EJ720527
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-1598-1037
The Development of Personal, Intercultural and Professional Competence in International Field Experience in Initial Teacher Education
Tang, Sylvia Yee Fan; Choi, Pik Lin
Asia Pacific Education Review, v5 n1 p50-63 2004
This paper reports a qualitative case study of four preservice student teachers' professional learning experiences in an international field experience programme situated in the language and cultural immersion component of a PGDE (Primary) Programme in Hong Kong. Two of the student teachers undertook the international field experience in Australia and Canada. The other two had their "non-local" field experience in mainland China. The findings reveal student teachers' development in personal and intercultural competence in cross-cultural experiences. Their professional learning experiences in the action context, socio-professional context, and supervisory context of the cross-cultural school settings, and their reflection upon these experiences constituted the development of their professional competence. Suggestions for improvement of the international field experience programme and implications for future research are discussed. (Contains 4 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia; Canada; Hong Kong