EXPLORING OTHER PRACTICUM POSSIBILI TIES: AN ACTION RESEARCH INITIATIVE

  • Daniel B. Robinson St. Francis Xavier University
  • William Walters

Abstract

This article summarizes an action research project undertaken at a teacher education institution in Canada. The action research was implemented in an effort to respond to initial observations related to some practicum limitations. In an effort to seek a ‘solution’ to these limitations, a modified practicum model was piloted with a small group of mentors (teachers) and protégés (students). Results suggest that the ‘intervention’ introduced within this pilot practicum did have positive results—especially as they relate to encouraging mentor-protégé relationships and enabling school-site acclimatization and acculturation. In light of these findings, concluding thoughts and future recommendations are offered, for both our own institution as well as others.
Published
2016-12-21
How to Cite
ROBINSON, Daniel B.; WALTERS, William. EXPLORING OTHER PRACTICUM POSSIBILI TIES: AN ACTION RESEARCH INITIATIVE. The Canadian Journal of Action Research, [S.l.], v. 17, n. 3, p. 39-56, dec. 2016. ISSN 1925-7147. Available at: <http://jtest.nipissingu.ca/index.php/cjar/article/view/285>. Date accessed: 23 nov. 2017.
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