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ERIC Number: EJ891169
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-0888-4064
Reflective Journal Writing: Deaf Pre-Service Teachers with Hearing Children
Bailes, Cynthia Neese; Hulsebosch, Patricia; Martin, David S.
Teacher Education and Special Education, v33 n3 p234-247 Aug 2010
In this study, the authors examine the content of reflective journals written by six Deaf pre-service teachers during their student teaching in classrooms with hearing students. In doing so, the authors analyze and compare the journal entries to the established literature on student teaching. Results indicate that these student teachers focused on many of the same issues mentioned in the literature on reflective teaching with hearing student teachers--pedagogy, teaching strategies, and relationships with students--and these student teachers often did so by incorporating key elements of Deaf culture into these categories. Unlike most student teachers, this cohort placed a primary emphasis on pedagogy--but with a special visual consideration--and a secondary emphasis on classroom management. They also focused on their ability to think independently from their cooperating teachers. Implications for sociocultural perspectives in teacher education programs are discussed. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia