A preliminary report on the audit of overseas practicums

Year: 1994

Author: Hill, Bob, Thomas, Noel, Cote, Joost

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

There have been over 20 programs conducted in the last five years under which Australian teacher education students undertake a teaching practicum overseas in countries as diverse as Indonesia, Samoa and the United States. Funded by the Asian Education Foundation, a team from Deakin and Charles Sturt Universities is undertaking an audit of these practicums. The audit has three components: firstly, the construction of a national database of these overseas practicums; secondly, preparation of a selection of case studies of Asian practicums; finally, a survey of the perceptions of the success of the programs held by graduates of two such programs. Proposed methodology and preliminary findings will be reported upon.