Listen to the Voice of Pre-service Teachers

Introduction to the Book
  • Gretchen GengEmail author
  • Paul Black
  • Pamela Smith


This chapter introduces the significance, aims and development of a volume whose centrepiece is a collection of 31 chapters written by pre-service teachers on issues that they became aware of during their professional experience programs, or practicums. After explaining the purpose of the volume, notably to support less advanced pre-service teachers in preparing for the practicum, the chapter describes the structure of the book. The volume is divided into eight parts, the first consisting of four chapters of background relevant. Parts II to VII consisting of the 31 student chapters, and Part VIII consisting of a final chapter that comments on the student contributions and then looks into the problematic issue of how research might be used to foster teacher reflection and the changing world of teacher education.


Teacher Education Advanced Student Practicum Experience Teaching Practicum Narrative Story 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Charles Darwin UniversityDarwinAustralia

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