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ERIC Number: EJ896277
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-1934-6875
Preservice Teachers' Perceptions of an Electronic Portfolio as a Tool for Reflection and Teacher Certification
Yao, Yuankao; Aldrich, Jennifer; Foster, Karen; Pecina, Uzziel
Journal of Educational Research & Policy Studies, v9 n1 p25-43 Spr 2009
This study explored preservice teachers' perceptions of an electronic portfolio intended to develop their reflective skills and to serve as a basis for initial teacher certification. Eight preservice teachers in a teacher education program participated in a semi-structured interview. Most participants thought that the portfolio served as a record keeping mechanism and helped them develop their reflective skills to some extent. At the same time, they thought more work was needed to make the portfolio reflection more meaningful. The participants did not think the portfolio provided sufficient evidence of their teaching competencies. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A