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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.

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Abstract

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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ID Code: 6365
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: early childhood education, field experience, work integrated learning, practicum, fieldwork, HERN
DOI: 10.1080/1359866052000341098
ISSN: 1469-2945
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: 27 Oct 2014 14:56

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