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MERN Abstract id=25
Source : MERN Forum 5, Concurrent Session 3C
Date: 3/4/2005
Author: Vince Stoneman, Sherry Peden
Title : From Student to Teacher: Community Resources Strengthening Post-Secondary Student Transitions
Text : BUNTEP is a community based teacher education program, presently operating with nine off-campus sites in northern, rural and remote locations. Student teachers are enrolled in a five year concurrent BGS/B.Ed degree program with a middle years focus. Upon completion of their studies, they are eligible for teacher certification in the province of Manitoba. In a previous MERN forum, November 12 2004, it was stated that “In a manner similar to the idea that it takes a whole village to raise a child, it takes a whole community to raise a teacher.” This presentation will focus upon the variety of community related professional development opportunities that students in the BUNTEP program have and continue to be exposed to as a means to strengthen their transition from that of a student to that of a professional teacher. In BUNTEP, we call this process the “pre-service professional development program.” It is based upon strengthening the knowledge of self, others and community as one of the three essential knowledges identified by Parkay , Stanford , Vaillancourt and Stephens. These teacher education researchers believe that the knowledge of self, of content and of pedagogy are critical to the success of teachers. Most teacher training programs do a thorough job of teaching student teachers the content and pedagogy associated with teaching. The pre-service professional development program acts as a link amongst the three essential knowledges as well as a means to build bridges between the school and the community.
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