Date of Graduation
College of Education and Human Services
Curriculum & Instruction/Literacy Studies
Charline Barnes Rowland
This qualitative study provides an overview of educational experiences of six in-service and three pre-service secondary science teachers in the Benedum Collaborative Five-Year Teacher Education Program at a land-grant university. The researcher interviewed secondary science teachers on the experiences they found meaningful in various program components that influenced their teacher identity, beliefs about science pedagogy, and their sense of preparedness for teaching. Document analysis of teachers' journals and lesson plans supplemented the qualitative data in addition to the researcher's role and knowledge as an outsider (non-Benedum graduate) and insider (facilitator and instructor in the technology integration based classes for one year) of the Benedum Collaborative Five-Year Teacher Education Program. Findings also supported the Holmes (1986) and Goodlad (1990) views for extended field experiences and "collaborative culture" in teacher education for well-prepared teachers.
Srivastava, Nitin, "Understanding the Educational Experiences of Science Teachers in a Five-Year Teacher Education Program: A Phenomenological Study" (2015). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 6709.