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ERIC Number: EJ875553
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-1099-839X
Swimming in the Water: Immersing Teacher Candidates in the Environment of a School
Duffield, Stacy K.
Current Issues in Education, v8 n11 2005
Using the Professional Development School (PDS) model of teacher preparation, a Midwestern university created the potential for teacher candidates to become immersed into the environment of an elementary school. The question this study explored was, "Does increased immersion at a PDS site impact preparation of teacher candidates?" Themes emerged which suggested that time on site and relationships at the school impacted teacher candidates as they learned to teach. Theory formation was supported by qualitative data collection methods including observations and interviews with teacher candidates in the PDS program and artifacts including correspondences and field experience logs. (Contains 1 table.)
Arizona State University, Mary Lou Fulton Institute and Graduate School of Education. Deans Office, P.O. Box 870211 Payne 108, Tempe, AZ 85287. Tel: 480-965-3306; Fax: 480-965-6231; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A