Student teacher perceptions of preparedness for teaching.

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Title Student teacher perceptions of preparedness for teaching.
Author Turner, Kelley; Jones, Liz; Davies, Michael Drummond; Ramsay, Sheryl Gai
Publication Title Educating: Weaving research into practice
Editor Brendan Bartlett, Fiona Bryer, & Dick Roebuck
Year Published 2004
Place of publication Brisbane, Australia
Publisher School of Cognition, Language, and Special Education, Griffith University
Abstract The teaching profession has been described as "essentially conflictual…dilemma-ridden and… constrained by factors beyond an individual teacher's control" (Cains & Brown, 1998, p. 97). Consistent with this perspective, it is not surprising that teachers often suffer from emotional exhaustion and stress. What may be surprising however are recent reports that teachers appear to be experiencing burnout much earlier in their careers than expected. Goddard and O'Brien (2003) discovered that teachers were reporting symptoms of burnout as early as in their first year of employment. This clearly has significant implications for teachers and the teaching profession in general and is an issue that needs to be addressed. The current study aims to examine how well Universities prepare their students for the teaching profession. Final year Primary Teaching students will be followed as they make the transition form University study to the workforce. Their perceived level of preparedness, their commitment to the profession, their expectations about the workforce, their teaching self-efficacy and their attribution style will all be examined as possible predictors of emotional exhaustion in their first year of teaching. This paper examines the results of the first stage of data collection.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
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ISBN 0 920952 11 X
Conference name International Conference on Cognition, Language and Special Education (2nd)
Location Surfers Paradise, Australia
Date From 2004-12-03
Date To 2004-12-05
Date Accessioned 2005-03-31
Language en_AU
Research Centre Menzies Health Institute Qld; Griffith Institute for Educational Research; Behavioural Basis of Health; Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing
Faculty Griffith Health Faculty
Subject Industrial and Organisational Psychology
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1

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