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ERIC Number: EJ920376
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 37
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 56
ISSN: ISSN-0007-8204
"Why Do You Think That?" A Supervisor's Mediation of a Preservice English Teacher's Understanding of Instructional Scaffolding
Newell, George E.; Connors, Sean P.
English Education, v43 n3 p225-261 Apr 2011
This article reports a study of a university supervisor and a preservice English language arts teacher as they worked collaboratively within two different field experience sites to develop a conceptual understanding of instructional scaffolding. An analysis of classroom observations and mentoring conversations was conducted to examine how the supervisor supported the preservice teacher's transfer of tools for instruction from a university program to the high school classroom. Findings indicate the significant role of the teacher education program's conceptual base in fostering this transfer. (Contains 2 tables and 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A