Enablers and constraints in achieving integration in a teacher preparation program

Deed, Craig, Cox, Peter and Prain, Vaughan 2011, Enablers and constraints in achieving integration in a teacher preparation program, Australian journal of teacher education, vol. 36, no. 8, pp. 68-86, doi: 10.14221/ajte.2011v36n8.3.

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Title Enablers and constraints in achieving integration in a teacher preparation program
Author(s) Deed, Craig
Cox, Peter
Prain, VaughanORCID iD for Prain, Vaughan orcid.org/0000-0001-5832-4727
Journal name Australian journal of teacher education
Volume number 36
Issue number 8
Start page 68
End page 86
Total pages 19
Publisher Edith Cowan University
Place of publication Joondalup, W.A.
Publication date 2011-08
ISSN 1835-517X
Summary There is broad consensus that effective teacher preparation programs should enable pre-service teachers to integrate learning experiences at university and school. However, as noted in many reviews and studies, achieving this integration remains a significant challenge. In this study we aimed to identify factors that influence developmental coherence in pre-service teachers’ learning in the first eight weeks of a one-year preparation program, entailing university-based and school-based experiences. The pre-service teachers were expected to integrate learning in both contexts as preparation for their first five-week practicum. Our study aimed to identify their judgements of the value of various components of the course in preparing for this teaching experience, as well as factors affecting their sense of learning integration. We found that their responses, while mainly positive about their program in terms of practicum preparation, reflected diverse needs and expectations. We conclude by outlining various implications for further effective integration of learning across both contexts.
Language eng
DOI 10.14221/ajte.2011v36n8.3
Field of Research 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2011, Edith Cowan University
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