Practicum pairs: An alternative for first field experience in early childhood teacher education
Walsh, Kerryann M. & Elmslie, Leona A. (2005) Practicum pairs: An alternative for first field experience in early childhood teacher education. Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 33(1), pp. 5-21.
This paper focuses on partnership between pairs of students in early childhood education during a teaching practicum in preschools and kindergartens. One hundred students enrolled in early childhood preservice teacher education programs at a large metropolitan Australian University were paired and placed in kindergartens and preschools with host teachers. The project aimed to explore the perceptions and experiences of host teachers and students involved in the paired practicum which was evaluated qualitatively using semi-structured surveys of host teachers and students. This paper identifies eight practices and two principles making this paired practicum successful or not successful.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||early childhood education, field experience, work integrated learning, practicum, fieldwork|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100)|
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Early Childhood Education (excl. Maori) (130102)
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2005 Taylor & Francis|
|Copyright Statement:||First published in Asia Pacific Journal of Teacher Education 33(1):pp. 5-21.|
|Deposited On:||02 Mar 2007|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 23:16|
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