Master of Education Research Theses

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Master of Education (M.Ed.)




Michael Firmin, Ph.D.


cooperating teachers, overseas student teachers


As the world becomes a closer-knit economic and academic community, teachers who have worked or completed their student teaching requirements overseas are sought after for their international experience and multicultural understanding. Previous research has explored the observations of overseas student teachers in order to understand better the classroom and foreign community experiences and to help develop overseas internship programs. In consideration of the important role cooperating teachers perform in the student teaching experience, this current research examined the inductive perceptions of cooperating teachers in order to corroborate and develop further what has been reported in student teacher studies. This research project applied qualitative methods to determine through the perspectives of cooperating teachers what elements of the student teachers’ experiences led to a successful overseas internship experience.



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