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ERIC Number: EJ846360
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Apr
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-1551-3696
Making It Real: Sim-School[C] a Backdrop for Contextualizing Teacher Preparation
Foley, Jean Ann; McAllister, Gretchen
AACE Journal, v13 n2 p159-177 Apr 2005
Researchers and teacher educators have called for contextualizing the learning of pedagogy and content within the complex context of schools. This account provides an overview of a web-based simulation called Sim-School[C] that provides a realistic framework for students to contextualize curricular decisions, differentiate instruction and reflect on their practice. The Sim-School[C] project addresses the question: What new opportunities can technology provide to help education programs better prepare preservice teachers for the diversity of school settings and the array of challenges they will face in the future? Qualitative and quantitative results are discussed in the investigation of the project's effectiveness. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A