Struggles and strategies in teaching: voices of five novice secondary teachers

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Jewell E. Cooper, Associate Professor (Creator)
Ye He, Assistant Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: A study examines five pre-service teachers over a period of two years during their teacher education program to understand their difficulties and the strategies they employed to face their struggles. The study collected data from participants through their autobiographies, interviews, and focus group discussions. An analysis of the data collected in two categories, first as student teachers and then as first-year teachers, reveals their concerns in three major areas: classroom management; student motivation; and parent involvement. A discussion of their difficulties in these three areas and the strategies they employed to overcome them, as well as their own perspectives, is provided.

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Language: English
Date: 2011
teacher education, pre-service teachers, teacher education programs, classroom management, student motivation, parent involvement

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