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ERIC Number: EJ785821
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 76
ISSN: ISSN-0022-4871
Creating Social Relationships: The Role of Technology in Preservice Teacher Preparation
Gomez, Louis M.; Sherin, Miriam Gamoran; Griesdorn, Jacqueline; Finn, Lou-Ellen
Journal of Teacher Education, v59 n2 p117-131 2008
In this article, the authors explore how the pervasive availability of technology allows for new social arrangements in teacher education by connecting preservice teachers, school- based personnel, university faculty, and others in deep and engaging ways. The authors illustrate this perspective and then propose four implications for teacher education institutions that build on this view. Specifically, the authors recommend that technology be used in teacher education to (a) create technically literate education professionals, (b) strengthen the practice-theory connection, (c) provide more practice-centered training, and (d) reflect deeply into the scholarship and practice of teaching. The authors discuss each of the four implications in turn and provide examples of institutional practices aligned with these goals. (Contains 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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