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ERIC Number: EJ823046
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1059-7069
Making Connections: Collaborative Approaches to Preparing Today's and Tomorrow's Teachers to Use Technology
Rosaen, Cheryl L.; Hobson, Sharon; Khan, Ghazala
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, v11 n2 p281-306 2003
A collaborative approach was developed to support the professional development of teacher candidates, collaborating teachers (CTs) and teacher educators in learning to use technology for professional and pedagogical uses. Collaboration with K-5 teachers was undertaken to build the teachers' capacities to use technology in meaningful ways in their classroom and school, with the intent to develop technology-rich sites for teacher candidates' learning. A study of teacher candidates' (n=24) and CTs' (n=15) experiences during one school year indicated that both groups learned to use technology for a variety of pedagogical and professional uses, and teacher candidates had ample opportunities to work with technology. Moreover, teacher candidates shared their growing expertise with more experienced teachers by assisting their collaborating teachers with technology, a reversal of roles usually played in a mentoring situation. Nevertheless, the study also revealed that little collaboration and interactive dialogue about technology and its potential took place between 12 teacher candidates and CT pairs. Further steps are needed to create the culture of collaboration and reciprocity envisioned, where teacher candidates and CTs work together to use and appraise technology and to think critically about meaningful technology integration into the K-5 curriculum. (Contains 1 table and 5 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A