Pre-Service Teachers’ Perceptions of School Development

  • Nicole Bellin-Mularski
  • Dana-Kristin Mah
  • Dirk Ifenthaler
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Abstract

An in-depth understanding of the complexity of factors influencing school organization and development is a prerequisite for successfully responding to constant change within schools, where teachers are expected to play an integral part. This study investigates pre-service teachers’ understanding of relevant fields of school development. A sample of 951 pre-service teachers participated in this study. Findings indicate that pre-service teachers’ understanding is rather low. Even a 6-month school-based training program does not provide a deeper understanding of factors influencing school development. A competency-based training program focusing on school development is suggested.

Keywords

School development Pre-service teacher Teacher training 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nicole Bellin-Mularski
    • 1
  • Dana-Kristin Mah
    • 1
  • Dirk Ifenthaler
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Applied Teaching and Learning ResearchUniversity of PotsdamPotsdamGermany
  2. 2.Deakin UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  3. 3.Instructional Design and TechnologyUniversity of MannheimMannheimGermany

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