Preservice teachers' reflections on professional education : a synthetic rendition

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Marilyn Ruth Kimball Mueller (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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David B. Strahan

Abstract: The purpose of this investigation was to do an in-depth case study of the reflections of a select group of students during the first professional component of their teacher education program in middle grades mathematics education. More specifically, this study explored the themes, patterns, unique differences, and omissions of their reflections (a) on themselves personally, (b) on themselves as learners, (c) on themselves as preservice teachers, (d) on the learning-teaching process, and (e) on their views of emerging adolescents as students. Data were obtained from five preservice teachers through interviews, journals, and course papers. A technique of "synthetic rendition" was devised to create a composite Interpretation of each series of interviews. The purpose of this technique was to present reconstructed "interviews" in a way that maintained the integrity of the participant's verbal expression while providing the reader with insight into the "voice" of the participant.

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Language: English
Date: 1988
Teachers $x Training of
Student teachers $x Attitudes

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