ERIC Number: EJ917399
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
Student Teachers in Search of Help
Houck, Marla; Chiodo, John J.
Teacher Education and Practice, v22 n1 p29-42 Win 2009
This study examined to whom 43 elementary and secondary teacher education students at a large Southwestern university turned for help regarding problems during their student-teaching internship. Participants were asked to complete a survey related to student teaching. In addition, 5 students were interviewed as a follow-up to the survey. Of the stated requests for help, 47% were to cooperating teachers or other individuals at the school. However, 39% of the requests were to peers and friends, whereas only 14% were to university supervisors. The results of the study raise questions regarding the possible role that peers play in the support process for student teachers and how university supervisors may access this resource.
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Student Teachers, Help Seeking, Internship Programs, Teacher Surveys, Interviews, Student Teacher Attitudes, Social Capital, Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Education Programs, Social Support Groups, Student Problems, Classroom Environment, Barriers, Helping Relationship
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
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