According to the American Association for Colleges of Teacher Education (AACTE, 2010), effective teaching practices and good clinical experiences share a mutually beneficial relationship. Additionally, according to research reported by AACTE (2010), an important link exists between future P–12 student-achievement and effective clinical practices experienced by pre-service teachers. This case study sought to determine experiences deemed effective or important by nontraditional pre-service teachers while engaged in fieldwork completed in an elementary and/or middle school classroom setting. Four themes were derived from the qualitative data obtained through semi-structured interviews of four junior or senior teacher education students engaged in clinical field experiences. These finding are discussed in this paper.
"Clinical Field Experiences of Nontraditional Pre-service Teachers: Issues and Beliefs,"
Journal of Practitioner Research: Vol. 3
, Article 3.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.usf.edu/jpr/vol3/iss2/3
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching Commons, Educational Methods Commons, Elementary Education and Teaching Commons, Junior High, Intermediate, Middle School Education and Teaching Commons, Other Teacher Education and Professional Development Commons