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ERIC Number: EJ1034155
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1061-1932
Professional Knowledge of No-Fee and For-Fee Preservice Students
Li, Guang Ping; Zhang, Dewei
Chinese Education and Society, v46 n2-3 p144-154 Mar-Jun 2013
Improving the quality of training for no-fee preservice students is crucial in implementing the no-fee teacher education policy. This study used the Preservice Student Professional Growth Questionnaire to survey the level of professional knowledge of the first class (entering in 2007) of Northeast Normal University preservice students during the teaching internship phase of their program. These data were compared to the results of a previous survey by the authors of the university's 2005 class of for-fee preservice students in their internship phase. The comparative analysis found that (1) No-fee students have more knowledge of subject pedagogy related to teaching, as well as of new curricular reforms, than for-fee students, but scored lower than for-fee students on subject knowledge in the specialty of English; (2) Neither no-fee nor for-fee students have sufficient knowledge of educational theory or subject curriculum.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China