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ERIC Number: EJ1157095
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Student Teachers and CALL: Personal and Pedagogical Uses and Beliefs
Hlas, Anne Cummings; Conroy, Kelly; Hildebrandt, Susan A.
CALICO Journal, v34 n3 p336-354 2017
The student teaching semester affords teacher candidates the chance to apply what they have learned during their teacher preparation coursework. Therefore, it can be a prime opportunity for student teachers to use technology for their own language learning and to implement computer assisted language learning (CALL) in their instruction. This study explores United States K-12 foreign language (FL) student teachers' use of and beliefs about CALL technologies. Four research questions guide this study: (a) How are FL student teachers using CALL for personal language learning (if at all)? (b) What do FL student teachers report they believe about their own personal language learning using CALL? (c) How are FL student teachers using CALL pedagogically (if at all)? (d) What do FL student teachers report they believe about their teacher preparation in CALL? Data from 71 respondents suggest FL student teachers do not feel well prepared to use CALL technologies pedagogically and that they have a limited repertoire of technology resources. Approximately 87.5% of these student teachers self-report their knowledge of CALL technologies as novice or intermediate. This article examines the virtues and shortcomings of FL student teachers' preparation and use of CALL, offering suggestions for FL teacher education.
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Student Teaching, Preservice Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Elementary Secondary Education, Language Teachers, Student Attitudes, Technology Integration, Teacher Competencies, Technological Literacy, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Mixed Methods Research, Surveys, Interviews
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
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