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ERIC Number: EJ781662
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-0009-8655
Using Sounder Foundations to Help Avoid the "Why New Teachers Cry" Phenomenon
Duck, Lloyd
Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, v81 n1 p29-36 Sep-Oct 2007
How can we avoid the "why new teachers cry" phenomenon and the high dropout rate for beginning teachers? Start teacher preparation with an introductory foundations class that is experience based and allows students to study themselves and their preferences for teaching styles, learning styles, and classroom management by living through case studies of sample lessons and classroom simulations. The author describes the nature of the course and presents research showing the effectiveness of the course for five academic years: 2000-1 through 2004-5. (Contains 3 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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