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ERIC Number: EJ771607
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug
Pages: 24
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 72
ISSN: ISSN-0261-9768
Becoming a Student Teacher: Core Features of the Experience
Malderez, Angi; Hobson, Andrew J.; Tracey, Louise; Kerr, Kirstin
European Journal of Teacher Education, v30 n3 p225-248 Aug 2007
This paper reports early findings of a longitudinal research project on the experiences of beginning teachers in England. In the first phase of the study (2003-2004), data were generated via: (1) in-depth, face to face interviews with 85 student teachers throughout England; and (2) self-completion questionnaires, returned by 4,790 student teachers across a range of initial teacher preparation (ITP) routes. Through these methods the study set out to explore student teachers' accounts of their motivations for entering ITP, their preconceptions and expectations of teaching and ITP, and their early experiences as student teachers. A number of general themes were found to cut across all of these areas, and are presented here as core features of the experience of becoming a student teacher. These relate to the concept of teacher identity, the role of relationships, the notion of relevance, and the central presence of emotion. (Contains 2 tables and 8 notes.)
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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: United Kingdom (England)