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ERIC Number: EJ810661
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 23
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-0737-5328
Fostering Preservice Reflection through Response Journals
Lee, Icy
Teacher Education Quarterly, v35 n1 p117-139 Win 2008
Journal writing is a kind of reflective writing that requires prospective teachers to construct knowledge through questioning their own assumptions about teaching and learning, and hence in line with the general direction of education reform in Hong Kong. This article describes a study that uses response journals as a tool for fostering reflection in an initial teacher preparation program in Hong Kong. The subjects are 13 prospective English teachers who received training to teach English (as a second language) in secondary schools in Hong Kong. The researcher seeks to investigate the use of journals with these prospective English teachers to find out what they write about, whether their journals display signs of reflectivity, and how they react to the journal writing experience. (Contains 1 table and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong