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“How do you think it went?”: An Exploratory Study of Cooperating Teacher Feedback about Preservice Teachers' Literacy Instruction

Genest, Maria T. (2016) “How do you think it went?”: An Exploratory Study of Cooperating Teacher Feedback about Preservice Teachers' Literacy Instruction. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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This study examines the nature of discourse about literacy instruction that occurs within the field placement. Using a comparative case study design within three first and second grade classrooms, participants conducted four read-aloud lessons over the duration of the study. Written and verbal post-lesson conference feedback were analyzed for evidence of discussion about high quality read-aloud instruction. The findings suggest that cooperating teachers provided limited feedback about literacy instruction; however, with the implementation of a feedback tool in the second phase of the study, post-lesson discussion with preservice teachers about the features of a high quality read-aloud lesson was more prevalent. These results suggest that cooperating teachers and preservice teachers may benefit from an explicit focus on feedback and that university supports in the form of a feedback tool may be one way to emphasize, and thus improve, knowledge about literacy instruction.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Genest, Maria T.mtg296@gmail.comMTG25
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairCrawford,
Committee MemberKucan,
Committee MemberTananis,
Committee MemberBowler,
Date: 6 May 2016
Date Type: Publication
Defense Date: 4 April 2016
Approval Date: 6 May 2016
Submission Date: 29 April 2016
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Number of Pages: 136
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Education > Instruction and Learning
Degree: EdD - Doctor of Education
Thesis Type: Doctoral Dissertation
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: literacy, teacher education, cooperating teacher, mentor teacher, read aloud, preservice teacher, feedback
Date Deposited: 06 May 2016 13:10
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2016 14:33


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