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ERIC Number: EJ856085
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 70
ISSN: ISSN-1361-1267
Exploring the Salient Experiences of Pre-Service Teacher Candidates Who Were Former Volunteer Tutors
Gallagher, Tiffany L.; Woloshyn, Vera E.; Elliott, Anne
Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, v17 n2 p129-146 May 2009
Teacher candidates were tracked to monitor whether their former tutoring experience influenced their experiences as teacher candidates. Through interviews, email and group discussions, participants reflected on their teacher preparation experiences and their orientations to effective reading and writing instruction. At times, teacher candidates identified pedagogical similarities between their tutoring experiences and teacher education programs. Other times, disparities between the classroom and tutorial instruction settings provoked some candidates to denounce the approaches of their teacher mentors during practica. We conclude by discussing the need for teacher education programs to assist candidates to assimilate newly acquired pedagogies into existing ones, including those acquired through volunteerism.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A