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ERIC Number: EJ1280197
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2021-Jan
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1082-3301
Encouraging Shifts in Preservice Teachers' Beliefs about Writing and Plans for Future Instruction
Hall, Anna H.; Gao, Qianyi; Hirsch, Shanna
Early Childhood Education Journal, v49 n1 p61-70 Jan 2021
Preservice teachers' (PSTs) writing attitudes have been well formed through countless positive and negative interactions by the time they enter higher education. The present study examined 17 PSTs' beliefs about teaching writing, confidence levels, and plans for future instruction, before and after a semester-long language arts methods course. Participants participated in pre and post belief exercises and pre and post online surveys. We examined differences between PSTs' beliefs over the course of three time points. Overall, findings revealed that after self-reflection, strategy instruction, and engagement in writing, PSTs were more likely to believe in children's writing capabilities, reported higher confidence levels in teaching writing, and described plans for integrating more specific writing strategies into their future practice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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