The evolution of preservice teachers' orientations during early field experiences and initial teacher education courses

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Robin Loflin Smith (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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David B. Strahan

Abstract: The purpose of the study was to investigate the orientations of six preservice middle school teachers as they participated in early field experiences and initial teacher education courses. The study analyzed the orientations of the subjects using Strahan's (1990) Model for Analyzing Reflections on Instruction. Through case study methodology, information was synthesized from the following sources: (a) two inventories, (b) structured and unstructured interviews; (c) archival data from subjects' portfolios; (d) the Reflective Response scoring Guide; (e) the Teachers in Training Profile; and (f) the investigator's field notes as participant/observer during classes attended by the subjects. cases were analyzed by individual case and across cases.

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Language: English
Date: 1992
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