Primary pre-service teachers’ understanding of students’ internalising problems of mental health and wellbeing

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Title Primary pre-service teachers’ understanding of students’ internalising problems of mental health and wellbeing
Author Bryer, Fiona Kayleen; Signorini, Jessica Ann
Journal Name Issues in Educational Research
Year Published 2011
Place of publication Australia
Publisher The Institutes for Educational Research in NSW, SA and WA
Abstract An emerging national agenda for the mental health and wellbeing of young Australians has fostered an expectation that primary teachers can recognise and respond to students with internalising problems. A mixed method survey of fourth-year preservice teachers revealed patchy personal and practicum exposure to internalising problems and scant university preparation. Participants applied broad pedagogical principles from regular teaching practice to help students with these problems. They expressed their willingness to learn from colleagues about how to help these students, and a subsample further elaborated their reflections after practicum and coursework experiences. Graduating teachers will need more capacity than they currently have to support classroom participation of students with internalising problems in school settings.
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Published Yes
Alternative URI http://www.iier.org.au/iier21/bryer.html
Copyright Statement Copyright remains with the authors 2011. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 21
Issue Number 3
Page from 233
Page to 258
ISSN 1837-6290
Date Accessioned 2011-12-16
Language en_US
Faculty Arts, Education and Law
Subject Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/43346
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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