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ERIC Number: EJ935652
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-1090-1027
"We Learned All about that in College": The Role of Teacher Preparation in Novice Kindergarten/Primary Teachers' Practice
Bauml, Michelle
Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, v32 n3 p225-239 2011
This qualitative case study reports how 5 first-year kindergarten/primary teachers utilized knowledge and skills from their teacher preparation program as a means of approaching curricular decision-making for instructional practice. In many ways, participants drew from university courses, field experiences, or both to help them make sense of their work and to guide their decisions. This was achieved as participants adopted, modified, imitated, or avoided what they learned during their teacher preparation program. While the findings suggest teacher education provides valuable learning opportunities for beginning teachers, they also illuminate areas of concern. Implications for teacher educators are discussed. (Contains 2 footnotes and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Kindergarten
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A