ERIC Number: EJ887971
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
Initial Impressions: Reflections of Pre-Service Educators
Sweigard, Thomas L.
Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, v10 n1 p78-82 2009
Preservice early childhood educators responded in daily reflection journals on their field experience in local elementary classrooms. These journal entries were categorized according to the frequency of the responses. The focus of the study became the nature of the initial impressions that these preservice educators had of their cooperating teachers. We know that first impressions many times are very important. Much can be learned about how these cooperating teachers handled the first few minutes of interaction with the preservice educators.
Descriptors: Cooperating Teachers, Teacher Student Relationship, Field Experience Programs, Teaching Experience, Preservice Teacher Education, Reflection, Journal Writing, Incidence, Student Teacher Attitudes, Classroom Environment, Foreign Countries, Supervisor Supervisee Relationship
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio