1st Edition

Teacher Education An Analytical Approach to Internship Practices Around the World

Edited By G.S. Prakasha, Anthony Kenneth Copyright 2023
    270 Pages 13 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge India

    270 Pages 13 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge India

    270 Pages 13 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge India

    This volume analyses how teaching internships that support teacher education programmes are conducted across the globe. Teaching internships are important learning experiences in teacher training programmes – a core experiential component that enables teachers-intraining to acquire skills in practical setups.

    The book takes readers through various aspects of teaching internships. Extending its application to both national and international teacher education programmes, to include teacher training in elementary, primary, secondary and higher secondary schools, the volume discusses various existing teaching internship models, important guidelines and best practices, assessment practices, typical challenges as well as future opportunities for effective teaching internships. It also shares expertise, insights and know-how from scholars around the world on planning and executing excellent internships for these programmes.

    Drawn from expert research, this book will be of interest to students, teachers and researchers of education, teacher education, sociology of education, and politics of education. It will also be useful for teacher trainees, academicians, teacher educators, policymakers, school teachers, curriculum developers, teacher training institutes and universities offering teacher education programmes.

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    1 Introduction to Teaching Internship: An Analytical Approach

    G.S. Prakasha and Anthony Kenneth

    PART I

    Teaching Internship Types Across the World

    2 Teaching Internship in India

    G.S. Prakasha and Anthony Kenneth

    3 Teaching Internship in Sri Lanka

    Manjula Vithanapathirana

    4 Teaching Internship in South Africa

    Anilkumar Krishnannair and Syamala Krishnannair

    5 Teaching Internship in Japan

    Mamoru Kikuchihara, Hayao Nomura, and Teiko Koide

    6 Teacher Training Internship Practices at the University of Teacher Education in the Canton of Vaud in Switzerland: A Case Study

    Méliné Zinguinian, Jean-Luc Gilles, Samyr Chajai, Lara Laflotte and Yves Zbaeren

    7 Building Global Teaching Competency Based on Australian and Indian Preservice Teachers’ Paired Practicum

    Rohan Nethsinghe, Premnadh M. Kurup, and Jose Cherian

    8 Organization of Teacher Internship at School in Russia

    Oksana Gordienko, Maria Lapina and Anastasia Sokolova

    9 Teaching Internship in Canada: Rethinking Standards While Reflecting on the Impact of COVID-19 on K-12 Education

    Lisa Gedak, Susan Crichton, and Elizabeth Childs

    10 Teaching Internship in the United States

    Candace A. Mulcahy, Andrea N. Decker, and Matthew L. McConn


    Teaching Internship: Trends and Practicing Guidelines

    11 Research Insights on Teacher Education

    G.S. Prakasha and Anthony Kenneth

    12 Assessments in Teaching Internship

    G.S. Prakasha and Anthony Kenneth

    13 Sample Templates for Organizing Teaching Internship

    G.S. Prakasha and Anthony Kenneth

    14 Guidelines to Carry out Teaching Internship

    G.S. Prakasha and Anthony Kenneth

    15 Teaching Internship – The Way Forward

    G.S. Prakasha and Anthony Kenneth



    G.S. Prakasha is Associate Professor at the School of Education, Christ University Central campus, Bangalore, India. He has 20 years of teaching and research experience in education. His research interest areas are teacher education, educational technology, teaching and learning, assessment, evaluation and higher education. He has published research articles in peer-reviewed journals indexed in Scopus and Web of Science. He conducts quantitative data-analysis workshops and delivers lectures on research and publication.

    Anthony Kenneth is a lecturer at Jyoti Nivas Pre-University College, Bangalore, India. An avid researcher in the field of education. His research interests are teacher education, equity in education, STEM education and adolescent education. He has attended and presented research papers at various conferences and has also published articles.