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Changes in Pre-service Teachers Perceptions’ of Tea cher Qualities: Development from Egocentric to Student Centric

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Abstract


  • This study looks at pre-service teachers’ developing perceptions wit

    h a

    view to supporting teacher education practices. In determining and guiding

    program structures it is the opinions of the experts that are most often heard.

    Absent from this debate is an understanding of the changing perceptions of the

    pre-service teacher as they progress through their program. The purpose of this

    paper is to extend our understanding of pre-service teacher belief systems’

    highlighting, the relevance this has for understanding and supporting pre-service

    teacher development. The perceptions of valued teacher qualities changed from

    ego-centric beliefs to student centric practices for the participants in this study

    .

    Effective teacher education makes connections between perceptions and new

    ideas, building on existing conceptual frameworks. Findings from this study

    contribute to the discourse on how pre-service teachers construct and reframe

    their beliefs about ‘good’ teachers as they progress from pre-service teacher to

    graduate teacher.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Sheridan, L. (2013). Changes in Pre-service Teachers Perceptions’ of Tea cher Qualities: Development from Egocentric to Student Centric. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 38 (9), 55-75.

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4568&context=sspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/3560

Number Of Pages


  • 20

Start Page


  • 55

End Page


  • 75

Volume


  • 38

Issue


  • 9

Place Of Publication


  • Australia

Abstract


  • This study looks at pre-service teachers’ developing perceptions wit

    h a

    view to supporting teacher education practices. In determining and guiding

    program structures it is the opinions of the experts that are most often heard.

    Absent from this debate is an understanding of the changing perceptions of the

    pre-service teacher as they progress through their program. The purpose of this

    paper is to extend our understanding of pre-service teacher belief systems’

    highlighting, the relevance this has for understanding and supporting pre-service

    teacher development. The perceptions of valued teacher qualities changed from

    ego-centric beliefs to student centric practices for the participants in this study

    .

    Effective teacher education makes connections between perceptions and new

    ideas, building on existing conceptual frameworks. Findings from this study

    contribute to the discourse on how pre-service teachers construct and reframe

    their beliefs about ‘good’ teachers as they progress from pre-service teacher to

    graduate teacher.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Sheridan, L. (2013). Changes in Pre-service Teachers Perceptions’ of Tea cher Qualities: Development from Egocentric to Student Centric. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 38 (9), 55-75.

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4568&context=sspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/3560

Number Of Pages


  • 20

Start Page


  • 55

End Page


  • 75

Volume


  • 38

Issue


  • 9

Place Of Publication


  • Australia