A program for preparing ethnic minority student teachers for practicum

Campbell, Marilyn A., Tangen, Donna J., & Spooner-Lane, Rebecca S. (2006) A program for preparing ethnic minority student teachers for practicum. International Journal of Practical Experiences in Professional Education, 9(2), pp. 1-10.

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This paper presents information on the perceived concerns and challenges of non English speaking background (NESB) students prior to and during teaching practicum. Whilst NESB student teachers perceived similar anxieties about practicum to their peers, they also confront language, communication and cultural differences which may hinder their successful completion of field experiences in schools. In an attempt to increase completion rates, programs designed to build confidence and teaching skills of NESB student teachers have been identified. The present paper describes the development and implementation of such a program funded at an Australian university.

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ID Code: 6044
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: non, english speaking background, field experience, teacher education
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators (130313)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 PEPE
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 02 Feb 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2015 05:07

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