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ERIC Number: EJ887080
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0002-4805
Beliefs and Practices of Three Literacy Instructors in Elementary Teacher Education
Courtland, Mary Clare; Leslie, Laurie
Alberta Journal of Educational Research, v56 n1 p19-30 Spr 2010
This article describes the beliefs and practices of three literacy teacher educators at one site of a longitudinal multisite case study of teacher education and literacy teaching that describes teacher candidates' experiences in literacy courses and their first two years of literacy teaching. One instructor held a social constructivist perspective and focused on depth of conceptual understanding; two promoted breadth to prepare the students for the early years of teaching. The courses highlighted print literacy. Neither critical literacy, multiliteracies, or multimodality were emphasized. Instructors perceived that their students were prepared to teach literacy, but noted inconsistencies between their courses and practices in the field experience.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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