Student teachers' growth toward independence: An analysis of their changing concerns

Andrea M. Guillaume, Gwen L. Rudney

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    Abstract

    A year-long study was conducted to address questions concerning student teachers' concerns and the development of those concerns over time. Journals kept by 19 elementary student teachers during their 1-year education program showed that these students: (a) evidenced a broad range of concerns, (b) developed toward independence from student to teacher as they progressed through their education program, and (c) reflected over educational aims and practices when given opportunities and support to do so. This study suggests that teacher educators may enhance student teachers' learning and professional development by encouraging their inquiry and reflection.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)65-80
    Number of pages16
    JournalTeaching and Teacher Education
    Volume9
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Feb 1993

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