Wants and Haves: Student Perceptions of Practicum Experiences in a Teacher Preparation Program

ID: 54363 Type: Full Paper
  1. Laura Sujo-Montes, Devon Swanson, Jordan Foster, Chih-Hsiung Tu, Shadow Armfield, and Michael Blocher, Northern Arizona University, United States

Wednesday, March 20 4:15-4:45 PM Location: Sunset 5 View on map

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Abstract: This paper presents students’ perceptions of what they want in a practicum and what they actually get during their practicum experience. One of the main results indicate that preservice teachers do not acquire enough teaching experience during practicum courses. Also, despite teacher preparation efforts in mentor selection, some of the teachers do not know how to maximize student learning while they practice in their classrooms.


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