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ERIC Number: EJ861467
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1047-6210
Scaffolded Support Systems: Examining a Multi-Tiered Support Plan Protocol for Struggling Teacher Candidates
Sobel, Donna; Gutierrez, Cindy
Teaching Education, v20 n4 p409-426 Dec 2009
Teacher candidates train in an educational world that has changed dramatically. The tensions and challenges that preservice teachers experience are a reality for teacher education programs and must be planned for. The authors from a teacher preparation program describe the steps they have taken to support more authentic and integrated work with teacher candidates who struggle in their performance during their licensure program. After implementing a program-wide support plan protocol and professional action plan tool, we examined the issues that signaled the need for intervention, the types of supports provided, and the resulting program decision. We captured staff perspectives regarding the effectiveness of the support plan protocol and conclude with recommendations to support teacher candidates in acquiring the conceptual and technical knowledge, skills, and disposition needed to teach in today's classrooms. (Contains 2 figures and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A