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ERIC Number: EJ986411
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Aug
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISSN: ISSN-0004-9441
Problematising Practicum Relationships: Questioning the "Taken for Granted"
Haigh, Mavis; Ward, Gillian
Australian Journal of Education, v48 n2 p134-148 Aug 2004
We position teaching as a complex, creative profession and have an expectation that practicum should support the reflexive, possibility-thinking and risk-taking creative endeavours of the beginning teacher. This paper reports on a series of studies that explored shared understandings and effectiveness of relationships and roles of practicum partners. Although we found there is considerable good intent within the practicum, the situation has been shown to be less than ideal for all members of the partnership. Rather than providing solutions to this situation, we raise issues for teacher educators to consider carefully in relation to practicum relationships. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand