Journal of College Teaching & Learning
Universities offering teacher education degrees are finding the world to be significantly smaller than did previous generations. Increasingly, American students are completing their required student teaching in foreign contexts. The present research study used rigorous qualitative methods in order to appraise the affective experiences from a sample of 13 students who completed their student teaching overseas. Results showed, affectively, students experienced a bell-shaped curve phenomenon. Particularly, they underwent stages of excitement when entering the teaching experience, followed by significant dysphoria, and then completed their student teaching with a positive emotional set.
Student teaching, research, social support
Firmin, M., Firmin, R., & MacKay, B. (2007). Affective responses of overseas student teachers. Journal of College Teaching & Learning, 4, 1-8.