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ERIC Number: EJ914344
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-1937-0814
Student Teachers' General and Content-Specific Pedagogical Development within a Mathematics Milieu
Piccolo, Diana L.; Capraro, Mary Margaret; Capraro, Robert M.
Middle Grades Research Journal, v5 n4 p169-183 2010
Fourteen elementary and 6 middle level student teachers were observed and interviewed throughout their initial field placement teaching experience. The Classroom Observation and Performance Assessment for Teachers-Revised (COPAT-R) observation instrument and semistructured interviews were used to compare general and content-specific pedagogical development. Results from interviews found that both groups of student teachers perceived themselves as most competent in having lesson plans ready, routines evident, utilizing student-centered instruction, and having effective monitoring and motivational techniques. Conversely, both groups felt least competent in having a system for materials distribution, getting students on task quickly, using a variety of teaching strategies, using critical thinking skills, handling inappropriate behavior effectively and providing guided practice. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A