The present study examined the concerns of teacher candidates in an early field experience. Thirty-five teacher candidates completed the Teacher Concerns Checklist (TCC, Fuller & Borich, 2000) at the beginning, middle and end of their early field experiences. Results showed that teacher candidates ranked impact as the highest concern, self as the second concern, and task as the least concern. The ranking of concerns remained the same across different developmental points of the field experience. The present study suggested that concerns were related to the nature of the field experience, but not to the developmental points of the field experience. Implications for teacher education program were discussed and directions for future studies were recommended.
Chang, Sau Hou
"Concerns of Teacher Candidates in an Early Field Experience,"
Mid-Western Educational Researcher: Vol. 22:
4, Article 4.
Available at: https://scholarworks.bgsu.edu/mwer/vol22/iss4/4