Producing caring qualified teachers: An exploration of the influence of pre-service teacher concerns on learner-centeredness
TATE Volume 26, Number 3, ISSN 0742-051X Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
In a time where students in the United States academic performance continues to lag behind in the international rankings, a disconcerting phenomenon in concerns literature indicates that pre-service and in-service teachers report low levels of concerns regarding the effect implementation of educational innovations have on students. This study explored the relationship of pre-service teachers' learner-centeredness and their concerns related to how learner-centered education affects students. Results indicated that as learner-centeredness increased, so did concerns about student outcomes. Implications for teacher education programmes in the US and abroad will be discussed.
Dunn, K.E. & Rakes, G.C. (2010). Producing caring qualified teachers: An exploration of the influence of pre-service teacher concerns on learner-centeredness. Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 26(3), 516-521. Elsevier Ltd.