The Teaching Internship and Outcomes-Based Education: Time to consider a career change?
The Teaching Internship (also known as the Assistant Teacher Program) ought to be seen as the zenith of one's training as a teacher. It is the final and qualifying teaching practicum after which one may be considered a fully autonomous teacher. Or is it? It is a time when an understanding of all of the planning documentation comes together in symphonic harmony. Or does it? It is a time when the desperate desire to impart important knowledge to students can be satisfied. Or can it? Jane found that the joy of teaching was overshadowed by convoluted planning requirements; disjointed planning documentation; and little guidance in the documentation regarding any mandatory content which needed to be imparted. Her story in her words is presented as a modified sonata-form case study.
Power, J., & Berlach, R. G. (2005). The teaching internship and Outcomes-Based Education: Time to consider a career change? Change: Transformations in Education, 8(2), 76-90.