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ERIC Number: EJ843997
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-1554-754X
Informal Learning and Transfer of Learning: How New Trade and Industrial Teachers Perceive Their Professional Growth and Development
Burns, Janet Zaleski
Career and Technical Education Research, v33 n1 p3-24 2008
This study is an examination of the extent to which new inservice trade and industrial (T&I) teachers, enrolled in an alternative certification program, engaged in formal learning through structured experiences and informal learning related to 25 core competencies at their school (work) site. The study also investigated the degree to which the new T&I teachers transferred each of the 25 core teaching skills on the job. The study found that while T&I teachers-in-training reported learning most competencies formally, they perceived that they use those competencies learned informally more often than those learned formally. New perspectives are offered regarding the importance of alternative certification programs acknowledging and integrating informal learning in teacher education programs. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
Association for Career and Technical Education Research. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Human Resource Education, 1310 South Sixth Street, 351 Education Building, Champaign, IL 61820. Tel: 217-333-0807; Fax: 217-244-5632; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A