Crossing cultures: US student teacher observations of pedagogy, learning, and practice in Plymouth, UK schools
International internships can assist pre-service teachers in beginning to build a repository of successful strategies for learning and becoming members of the global educational community. These include school settings and scheduling; use of curriculum and resources; instructional skills and strategies, including lesson planning; and classroom management, including management of student behaviours. The current study examines the reflections of 56 undergraduate teacher education students from Florida who took part in a three-week international internship in Plymouth, UK. The primary purpose of the study was to determine the areas in which the experience had an impact on their pedagogical awareness. Specifically, the research question was: 'How does the short-term study abroad internship impact pre-service teachers' perceptions or understanding of: professional school relationships, and classroom management and structure?'. © 2012 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.
Journal of Education for Teaching
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Lupi, Batey, J. J., & Turner, K. (2012). Crossing cultures: US student teacher observations of pedagogy, learning, and practice in Plymouth, UK schools. Journal of Education for Teaching : JET, 38(4), 483–496. https://doi.org/10.1080/02607476.2012.707919