ERIC Number: EJ916243
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
Beginning Teachers' Perceptions of Their Levels of Pedagogical Knowledge and Skills: Did They Change since Their Graduation from Initial Teacher Preparation?
Choy, Doris; Chong, Sylvia; Wong, Angela F. L.; Wong, Isabella Y.-F.
Asia Pacific Education Review, v12 n1 p79-87 Mar 2011
This study investigated changes in beginning teachers' self-perceptions of their pedagogical knowledge and skills after their first year of teaching. Surveys were administered to 322 graduating student teachers at the end of the initial teacher preparation programme and at the end of their first year of teaching to compare if there were any differences in their self-perceptions. The results of the study showed significant increases in beginning teachers' perceptions of their pedagogical knowledge and skills in three factors: Instructional Support, Accommodating Diversity and Classroom Management. Results established the development of teachers to be an ongoing process that is initiated but not completed in initial teacher preparation. Implications of findings for induction and mentoring of beginning teachers are discussed.
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Teachers, Beginning Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Education, Surveys, Mentors, Beginning Teacher Induction, Comparative Analysis
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