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ERIC Number: EJ763904
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May
Pages: 21
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-1359-866X
Filipino Pre-Service Education Students' Preconceptions of Teacher Roles Viewed through a Metaphorical Lens
de Leon-Carillo, Clarita
Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, v35 n2 p197-217 May 2007
Premised on the belief that students who enter teacher education programs bring with them a schema of teaching which serves as reference points for understanding new experiences, this study explored Filipino pre-service teachers' preconceptions on teacher roles through a metaphorical lens, with 125 sophomore and junior students from a comprehensive university in the Philippines as its subjects. Data came from actual drawings and written explanations, which were done by the subjects to represent their ideas on what a teacher is. Each subject was allowed time to show his/her work to a group and to discuss it orally. The metaphoric images were listed, tallied, analysed and categorised to show meaningful patterns and themes. Results showed that preconceptions converged into five clusters: knowledge source, direction-setter, character formatter, change agent and learner. Metaphors used were predominantly instructivist or teacher-centered, with some emerging constructivist or learner-centered leanings. The study offered possible explanations for these preconceptions, and their implications on teacher education programs. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Philippines