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Putman, S. Michael – Research in the Schools, 2012
Researchers have recommended that teacher education candidates receive multiple opportunities for systematic implementation of practices within authentic contexts. These experiences form an important foundation for candidates' beliefs about their abilities in classrooms. Yet, few researchers have examined the relationship between the context for…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education, Teacher Attitudes, Undergraduate Students
Richards, Janet C.; Gipe, Joan P.; Moore, Ramona C. – Research in the Schools, 1995
A qualitative inquiry describes the sociocultural aspects of an urban elementary school serving as the context for a reading/language arts early field experience and examines how the sociocultural factors of this school contribute to the professional development of the preservice teachers who work there and their three supervising teachers. (SLD)
Descriptors: Cooperating Teachers, Elementary Education, Field Experience Programs, Higher Education
Richards, Janet C.; Moore, Ramona C.; Gipe, Joan P. – Research in the Schools, 1996
The influences of elementary school context were studied with 88 preservice teachers student teaching in 2 different university field programs. Data support the benefits of pluralistic school experiences for future teachers and suggest that contextual conditions unique to a particular school may influence preservice teachers' learning and…
Descriptors: College Students, Context Effect, Cultural Awareness, Diversity (Student)