Date of Award
Executive Ed.D. in Education Leadership Management and Policy
Education Leadership, Management and Policy
Jonathan Stoessel, PhD
Jennifer Timmer, PhD
Ronnie Estrict, EdD
pre-service teacher education programs, advisement, pre-service teacher education, culturally responsive pedagogy, teacher perspective
Effective pre-service teacher educator programs are among the most important components in preparing the nation’s next generation of educators. Today’s educators collectively work to support the diverse cultural, linguistic, and social needs of students through the unprecedented demands of a transitioning school system. This dissertation examined the components of advisement challenges and opportunities as an impact on the preparation of pre-service teachers in Northern New Jersey. The study explored the influence of approaches available to pre-service teachers in the areas of program structure, a variety of support services, and the role of the advisor-advisee relationship to discover whether such programs contributed to preparing diverse teachers for the unique challenges of entering the education workforce. In the existing literature, characteristics found to influence advisement throughout teacher education programs were evaluated and reported. In addition, this study gained detailed insight from participants on specific challenges faced while completing the pre-service teacher education program that has not been previously addressed in the literature. Sources of data consisted of multiple semi-structured interviews of teachers who completed the pre-service program. Participants were selected for this study with questions based on the literature review to provide insight into their lived experiences, the role of advisement in pre-service education programs, and views on how prepared they were to support the evolving students they serve.
Casterlow-Lalla, Latasha, "Advisement Challenges and Opportunities In Pre-Service Teacher Education: Insights Into The Experiences of Diverse Pre-Service Teachers" (2022). Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs). 3075.
Adult and Continuing Education Commons, Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching Commons, Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education Commons, Other Teacher Education and Professional Development Commons, Urban Education Commons