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Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Practice: The Influence of a Pre-Service Teaching Residency at a Historic Site, Archive, Library, or Museum on In-Service Pedagogical Practices

Coddington, Nicholas

Over the last 30 years, colleges of education across the nation and around the world have examined and deliberated how best to prepare pre-service history teachers for the challenges of the modern classroom. Specifically, they sought to create and refine teacher preparation programs that foster within the pre-service history teacher the propensity to use authentic teaching practices once they are licensed and instructing independently in the classroom. Using a situated learning theoretical framework, this research study adds to the literature on this topic by examining how a semester-long pre-service residency at a historic site, archive, library, or museum influences in-service history teacher pedagogy. Implementing an ex post facto sequential explanatory mixed methods research methodology, this study pursued the objective of evaluating the nuances of a residency and how those experiences influence in-service pedagogical dispositions. The findings of the study conclude pre-service history teacher residencies offer valuable and unique learning spaces for the pedagogical development of pre-service history teachers by promoting authentic-based teaching models that participants carry into their in-service teaching.

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More About This Work

Academic Units
Teaching of Social Studies
Thesis Advisors
Baron, Christine
Degree
Ph.D., Columbia University
Published Here
June 17, 2020