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ERIC Number: EJ983411
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-1036-0026
The Australian Teacher Education Challenge: Innovative Approaches to Field Experiences in a Regional Education Community to Develop the Knowledge Base of Pre-Service Teachers
Cleary, Val
Education in Rural Australia, v15 n1 p41-53 2005
This study examined field experiences integrated into two literacy courses undertaken by second year pre-service teachers (PSTs) at a regional Australian university. A sample of 12 PSTs and 22 teachers completed questionnaires and participated in brainstorming sessions and a focus group interview to determine the extent to which they perceived that PSTs developed their knowledge base through field experiences and regular coursework. In particular, the findings highlight the positive impact that partnerships between regional university campuses and local schools can have on PSTs and on the future sustainability of the region.
Society for the Provision of Education in Rural Australia. P.O. Box 659, Wembly, Western Australia 6913. Tel: +08-9285-0626; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia