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2009

University of Iowa

Teacher Education and Professional Development

Preservice Teachers

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The Emergence And Development Of Preservice Teachers' Professional Belief Systems About Reading And Reading Instruction, Deanna Mariea Floy Stoube May 2009

The Emergence And Development Of Preservice Teachers' Professional Belief Systems About Reading And Reading Instruction, Deanna Mariea Floy Stoube

Theses and Dissertations

Research about preservice teachers' beliefs indicates that the educational beliefs they have developed over time will have an impact on not only how they respond to the various experiences they have while enrolled in a teacher education program, but also their receptiveness to future professional development opportunities. I investigated the developing and emerging beliefs regarding reading and its instruction of four preservice elementary teachers during their participation in two university reading methods courses and the accompanying field-based experiences in the elementary teacher education program that was the site of my study. Two purposes framed the qualitative, longitudinal design of my ...