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ERIC Number: EJ918842
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
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ISSN: ISSN-0013-1253
Conceptions of Learning: The Challenge for Immigrant Student Teachers
Duchesne, Claire; Stitou, Mariam
Education Canada, v50 n3 Sum 2010
Many immigrant teachers who experience difficulty in obtaining recognition for credentials acquired outside Canada enrol in a new program in a Canadian institution. While immigrant students in the University of Ottawa's Faculty of Education have generally been successful in the theoretical section of their program, many of them have encountered difficulties when facing their first practicum in a school setting, in part because they are unfamiliar with Canadian educational policies and practices. The gap between these students' conceptions and those underpinning the Canadian school system may be at the root of these difficulties; indeed, many experience a profound upheaval in their conceptions, values, and initial beliefs about education. The transformation of these students' conceptual structures cannot be achieved without the support of the Faculty of Education in which they are studying. (Contains 7 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada