ERIC Number: EJ846649
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
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Establishing Professional Relationships in Practicum Settings
Ferrier-Kerr, Jenny L.
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v25 n6 p790-797 Aug 2009
The relationship between an associate teacher and student teacher is a crucial aspect of the practicum experience in pre-service teacher education. Establishing a professional relationship is critical to the learning that occurs during the practicum and is an element that requires a professional approach by all parties. This paper discusses a study which investigated the nature and substance of the professional relationship established between associate teachers and student teachers during a final block practicum. The findings indicated that for the associate teacher and student teacher to establish and develop a successful professional relationship both must be active in it.
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Student Teachers, Practicums, Interprofessional Relationship, Student Teacher Attitudes, Practicum Supervision, Cooperating Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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