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ERIC Number: EJ867846
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0024-9033
Teacher Candidates' Perceptions of School Organization: Fundamental Inconsistencies between Expectations and Experiences
Cherubini, Lorenzo
McGill Journal of Education, v44 n2 p213-228 2009
Preservice teacher-candidates enrolled in teacher education programs across Canada are exposed to the nuances of school organization during their practice-teaching assignments. Although the literature is full of scholarship about the concerns of new teachers, less attention has been given to school organizational factors as sources of dissonance for new teachers and preservice teacher education candidates. This study employed quantitative and qualitative methods to determine the effect of the practicum experience on prospective teachers' beliefs about school organization in Ontario. The fundamental finding of the study was that participants' experiences during their teaching-practicum assignments had a significantly negative effect upon their beliefs about school organization. (Contains 3 tables.)
McGill Journal of Education. McGill University, 3700 McTavish Street, Montreal, Quebec H3A 1Y2, Canada. Tel: 514-398-4246; Fax: 514-398-4529; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada