Challenges for student-teachers during their teaching practicum in an early childhood teacher education context

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Abstract

This chapter explains challenges for student-teachers during their teaching practicum. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with student-teachers from an early childhood education programme. The findings identified three types of challenges, including the lack of opportunities for practice, working with experienced teachers in the classroom, and working in school as an organization in the community. It is suggested that the link between teacher education programmes, schools, and the community be improved. Copyright © 2018 selection and editorial matter, Kerry J. Kennedy and John Chi-Kin Lee; individual chapters, the contributors.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRoutledge international handbook of schools and schooling in Asia
EditorsKerry J. KENNEDY, John Chi-Kin LEE
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherRoutledge
Pages935-944
ISBN (Electronic)9781315694382
ISBN (Print)9781138908499
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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Citation

Cheng, M. M. H., Tang, S. Y. F., & Wong, A. K. Y. (2018). Challenges for student-teachers during their teaching practicum in an early childhood teacher education context. In K. J. Kennedy & J. C.-K. Lee (Eds.), Routledge international handbook of schools and schooling in Asia (pp. 935-944). New York: Routledge.