Title

Feeling Prepared: Preservice and Inservice Teachers' Perceptions of Competency to Teach Language Arts

Department

Secondary and Middle Grades Education

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Spring 2003

Abstract

The study reported in this article delineates preservice teachers' perceptions of readiness to effectively teach elementary language arts before and after a site-based methods course. Their perceptions are also compared to those of inservice teachers in public elementary schools. Results indicate that perceptions of comfort and confidence for language arts instruction are high in both groups; however, practicing teachers significantly exceed preservice teachers' perceptions in security and enjoyment.

Journal

Teacher Education and Practice

Journal ISSN

0890-6459

Volume

16

Issue

1

First Page

32

Last Page

46

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