International Portal of Teacher Education

Keyword: Teacher education programs
Summary
05.11.2017
Theories & Approaches
“I Want to Listen to My Students’ Lives”: Developing an Ecological Perspective in Learning to Teach
In this article, the authors used ecological perspective to prepare preservice teachers to be attentive and responsive to their students. The authors want to prepare teachers to perceive the...
Summary
15.10.2017
Trends in Teacher Education
Venture Philanthropy and Teacher Education Policy in the U.S.: The Role of the New Schools Venture Fund
The present paper explores the growing role of venture philanthropy. It also investigates the ideas of educational entrepreneurship and disruptive innovation in influencing the federal and s...
Summary
02.10.2017
Beginning Teachers
Challenging Transitions and Crossing Borders: Preparing Novice Mathematics Teacher Educators to Support Novice K-12 Mathematics Teachers
The purpose of this study was to compare the challenges faced by new K-12 mathematics teachers (MTs) and new mathematics teacher educators (MTEs) and use what is known about supporting new K...
Summary
26.09.2017
Teacher Education Programs
Do Alternative Teacher Education Programs Manage to Attract Different Candidates and Students?
This research aimed to examine the profiles of the candidates who had applied to the alternative retraining programs at the selected college. The study then would compare them with those can...
Summary
25.09.2017
Theories & Approaches
Teachers’ Professional Knowledge for Teaching English as a Foreign Language: Assessing the Outcomes of Teacher Education
This paper offers a conceptualization and operationalization of the professional knowledge of future middle school teachers for teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL), whom the author...
Summary
13.09.2017
Teacher Education Programs
Accelerated Training for Applicants Seeking a Second-Career in Teaching
Two facts should be considered by those concerned with the teaching workforce in Israel. The first is that the profession does not attract "the best and the brightest" needed for education i...
Summary
13.09.2017
Multiculturalism & Diversity
Joining the Dots between Teacher Education and Widening Participation in Higher Education
This article examines the barriers to accessing teacher education for students from excluded groups both theoretically and in practice – using two examples: one in the North West of England ...
Abstract
04.09.2017
Preservice Teachers
The Romance and the Reality between Pre-service Teachers’ Beliefs about the Potential Benefits of a Short-term Study Abroad Programme and their Practices
The purpose of this study was to explore Hong Kong pre-service teachers’ beliefs about the potential benefits of a short-term study abroad programme and their practices. The findings reveal ...
Abstract
13.08.2017
ICT & Teaching
Reimagining Understandings of Literacy in Teacher Preparation Programs Using Digital Literacy Autobiographies
This paper examines preservice teachers' understandings and beliefs about literacy in the 21st century specifically at the beginning of their teacher education program. In particular, the au...
Summary
24.07.2017
Teacher Education Programs
University-Based Teacher Preparation and Middle Grades Teacher Effectiveness
This article investigates the relationship between the structural features of middle grades teacher preparation programs (TPPs) and student achievement gains in math and English/Language Art...
Abstract
09.07.2017
Instruction in Teacher Training
Korean EFL Teachers’ Perceptions of the Impact of EFL Teacher Education upon their Classroom Teaching Practices
This study employed qualitative data collection and analysis methods to investigate the influence of English as a foreign language teacher education programme on Korean teachers’ classroom t...
Abstract
11.06.2017
Teacher Education Programs
Grade-level Overlap and Standards Mismatch between Nationally Recognized Programs that Prepare Teachers for Grades PreK–3
This study has two purposes regarding programs accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). First, the study examines what extent NCATE-recognized e...
Summary
07.06.2017
Teacher Education Programs
Teacher Training Programs for Gifted Education with Focus on Sustainability
This article presents information about the current state of teacher education for gifted pupils in Austria, Belgium, Finland and Slovakia with the focus on sustainability. These countries w...
Summary
05.06.2017
Teacher Education Programs
Key Stakeholders' Attitudes towards Teacher Education Programs in TEFL: A Case Study of Farhangian University in Iran
In this study, the authors aimed at exploring the attitudes key stakeholders in a teacher education program hold toward the appropriateness of English Language Teaching (EFL) teacher educati...
Abstract
11.05.2017
Theories & Approaches
The Affordances and Constraints of Special Education Initial Teacher Licensure Policy for Teacher Preparation
The authors examined initial licensure polices in special education to determine how these policies support or hinder reform efforts to develop teacher education programs that prepare gradua...
Abstract
10.05.2017
ICT & Teaching
Maker Principles and Technologies in Teacher Education: A National Survey
This study reports on the extent to which teacher education programs in the United States have begun to integrate maker principles and technologies. It also explores the factors which contri...
Summary
09.05.2017
Preservice Teachers
A Stance toward Inquiry: An Investigation of Preservice Teachers' Confidence regarding Educational Inquiry
In this article, the authors examined how well the final year of teacher preparation program (TPP) enables preservice teachers (PSTs) to develop a stance toward inquiry. The findings sugges...
Summary
26.04.2017
Preservice Teachers
The ABC of Motivation in Teacher Education: Supporting Psychological Needs and Developing Autonomous Motivation for Teaching among Pre-service Teachers
This article points the need to address the issue of pre-service teachers’ motivation from their first year of study. It is important to preserve the positive autonomous motivation to engage...
Summary
24.04.2017
Teacher Education Programs
Evaluation of a Merged Secondary and Special Education Program
This article uses data from multiple stakeholders to evaluate whether Secondary Dual Educator’s Program (SDEP) candidates and graduates are meeting program goals. The findings suggest that g...
Summary
19.04.2017
Theories & Approaches
Finding Possibility in Pitfalls: The Role of Permeable Methods Pedagogy in Preservice Teacher Learning
The purpose of this study was to examine how opportunities to learn to teach writing in preservice preparation mediated candidates’ appropriation of tools for teaching writing. In this study...
Abstract
02.04.2017
Teacher Education Programs
Integrating Global Content Into Special Education Teacher Preparation Programs
For this study, global content was integrated into one course of an undergraduate special education teacher education program. Results demonstrated that the candidates in the intervention ...
Abstract
29.03.2017
Teacher Education Programs
Using edTPA to Compare Online and Face to Face Teacher Preparation Programs
Using edTPA score reports for teacher candidates completing a teacher education program, this study provides data informed evidence of the equivalency of online teacher candidates’ learning ...
Summary
27.03.2017
Teacher Education Programs
Development and Design of a Merged Secondary and Special Education Teacher Preparation Program
This article describes the process used by cross-department faculty to develop the program design and components and how program evaluation led to revisions that strengthened the program. Af...
Abstract
22.03.2017
Instruction in Teacher Training
Motivation and Degree Completion in a University-Based Teacher Education Programme
The present study investigated which factors determine degree completion in a Dutch university-based teacher education programme. The authors assumed that both student characteristics and ch...
Abstract
31.01.2017
Teacher Education Programs
The Search for Role Clarity: Challenges and Implications for Special Education Teacher Preparation
The recent re-authorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) creates a new policy context with the potential to bring about additional changes in PK-12 settings and teach...
Abstract
19.01.2017
Teacher Education Programs
Common Core Preparation in Special Education Teacher Education Programs: Beginning the Conversation
This study is a preliminary exploration of current Common Core State Standards (CCSS) preparation in Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs). Focus groups were conducted with pre-service te...
Summary
18.01.2017
Trends in Teacher Education
Retaining Public and Political Trust: Teacher Education in Scotland
The present article traces the key periods, players and events which have contributed to the shaping of the current landscape of teacher education in Scotland. The authors examine ebb and fl...
Abstract
17.01.2017
Preservice Teachers
Measuring Pre-service Teachers’ Asia Literacy and their Preparedness to Teach Asia
The present study sought to identify the Asia literacy needs of 54 undergraduate pre-service students in a teacher education programme of study at a regional university. The results indicate...
Abstract
11.01.2017
Theories & Approaches
Preparing Teachers for Family–School Partnerships: A Dutch and Belgian Perspective
This study was conducted to examine whether the teacher training programmes in Belgium (Flanders) and the Netherlands prepare their students for Family–school partnerships (FSP). Findings sh...
Abstract
02.01.2017
Trends in Teacher Education
Globalisation and Internationalisation of Teacher Education: A Comparative Case Study of Canada and Greater China
This paper begins with a brief overview of the relationship between globalisation and the internationalisation of higher education. This serves as a backdrop for the focus of the article, wh...
Abstract
05.10.2016
Instruction in Teacher Training
Partnered Placements: Creating and Supporting Successful Collaboration Among Preservice Teachers
This paper presents a study of early childhood and elementary preservice teachers’ perspectives on the peer and faculty related factors that contribute to the success (and lack of success) o...
Abstract
05.10.2016
Theories & Approaches
Seven Legitimate Apprehensions about Evaluating Teacher Education Programs and Seven “Beyond Excuses” Imperatives
The purpose of this project is to describe how one of the largest teacher education programs in the nation has taken a lead position toward evaluating itself, and has begun to take responsib...
Abstract
28.09.2016
Instruction in Teacher Training
Reframing Pedagogy While Teaching about Teaching Online: A Collaborative Self-Study
This article aims to use collaborative self-study to analyze and describe the authors' experiences of teaching about teaching in a digital, online environment. The findings indicate that the...
Summary
19.09.2016
Teacher Education Programs
A Comparative Study of Awarding Organisation and HEI Initial Teacher Training Programmes for the Lifelong Learning Sector in England
The central purpose of this research was to ascertain the views of teachers and teacher educators in the lifelong learning sector in England about the comparative ‘value’ of different forms ...
Summary
20.07.2016
Teacher Education Programs
A Fresh Look at Graduate Programs in Teacher Leadership in the United States
The purpose of this study was to discover how colleges with graduate programs in teacher leadership were defining the concept, especially in light of federal emphasis on teacher effectivenes...
Summary
20.06.2016
Trends in Teacher Education
Recalling 40 Years of Teacher Education in the USA: A Personal Essay
In this personal essay, the author describes developments within teacher education in the USA over a 40-year period. Beginning with his work within teacher education as a graduate student an...
Summary
20.06.2016
Teacher Education Programs
Renewing an Old Ideal of Education
In this article, the author argues that we live in a postmodern world in which the pace of the change accelerates daily. The Western world experiences a“crisis of education", in which schoo...
Abstract
06.06.2016
Preservice Teachers
TPACK Development in Teacher Education: A Longitudinal Study of Preservice Teachers in a Secondary M.A.Ed. Program
In this mixed-methods study, the authors sought to trace the development of preservice teachers’ technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK) over time. The results revealed significa...
Summary
30.05.2016
Preservice Teachers
Postgraduate Student Teachers’ Developing Conceptions of the Place of Theory in Learning to Teach: ‘More Important to Me Now Than When I Started’
This article reports on the developing conceptions held by a group of postgraduate student teachers about the relationship of theory to classroom practice in learning to teach. The authors...
Summary
25.05.2016
Trends in Teacher Education
The Last 40 Years in Finnish Teacher Education
In this article, a short history of Finnish teacher education has been presented and the main developments during the last 40 years discussed. The status of the teaching profession has remai...
Summary
23.05.2016
Teacher Education Programs
Preparing Teacher Candidates for Family–School Partnerships
In this explorative study, preparation of pre-service teachers for family–school partnerships (FSP) was examined within three teacher education institutions. Findings indicate that preparati...
Abstract
04.05.2016
Theories & Approaches
Getting a Grip on the Classroom: From Psychological to Phenomenological Curriculum Development in Teacher Education Programs
Using a phenomenological lens, the authors argue that this approach to teacher education is flawed in two respects: (1) the intellectualist approach misses prepropositional forms of meaningf...
Abstract
04.05.2016
Preservice Teachers
Student Performance in Teacher Education in Norway: The Impact of Student, Institutional and Structural Factors
In this article, the authors will discuss how students attending two different teacher education programmes at a university college in Norway negotiate between their studies and the need to ...
Abstract
04.05.2016
Instruction in Teacher Training
Counter-Intuitive Findings from Teacher Education Accreditation Council’s Surveys of Candidates and Faculty about Candidate Knowledge and Skill
This article describes the results from surveys conducted by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council regarding the knowledge and skills of graduates from teacher education programs. The ...
Abstract
29.02.2016
Teacher Education Programs
Mobile Learning in Teacher Education: Insight From Four Programs That Embraced Change
In this article, the authors identified four schools of education in the United States that self-identified as having a fully implemented curriculum for teachers on mobile technology use in ...
Abstract
28.02.2016
Instruction in Teacher Training
An Examination of Teacher Education in Literacy Instruction and Candidate Perceptions of Their Learned Literacy Practices
The authors identified signature aspects of the programs that captured key elements unique to each institution and compared teacher candidate perceptions of learning with the expressed inten...
Abstract
27.01.2016
Trends in Teacher Education
Democratizing Teacher Education
In this paper, the authors argue that teacher education needs to make a fundamental shift in whose knowledge and expertise counts in the education of new teachers. Using tools afforded by cu...
Abstract
25.01.2016
Theories & Approaches
Influence of Motivation Theory and Supplemental Workshops on First-Time Passing Rates of HBCU Teacher Candidates
The action research methodology for this study reports findings from the performance of 19 Early Childhood Education African American teacher candidates matriculating through a state-approve...
Abstract
28.12.2015
Trends in Teacher Education
Critiquing Teacher Preparation Research: An Overview of the Field, Part II
This is the second of a two-part paper intended to offer teacher educators a cohesive overview of the field of research on teacher preparation by identifying, analyzing, and critiquing its m...
Abstract
28.12.2015
Trends in Teacher Education
Framing Teacher Preparation Research: An Overview of the Field, Part 1
This article that aims to chart the contemporary landscape of research on teacher preparation and certification. It is based on a review of more than 1,500 studies published between 2000 and...
Abstract
27.12.2015
Theories & Approaches
Understanding the 2012 NSTA Science Standards for Teacher Preparation
This paper aims to present the new National Science Teachers Association–Standards for Science Teacher Preparation (NSTA–SSTP). The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAE...
Summary
23.12.2015
Trends in Teacher Education
Forty years of teacher education in Australia: 1974–2014
In this article, the authors analyses the history of teacher education in Australia from 1974 to the current policy moment. Teacher education is, and has been, a highly scrutinised domain in...
Summary
21.12.2015
Theories & Approaches
Do Student Achievement Outcomes Differ Across Teacher Preparation Programs? An Analysis of Teacher Education in Louisiana
This study describes the output of 1 year’s analyses of a systematic approach to examining student achievement outcomes for recent program completers across teacher preparation programs (TPP...
Summary
16.12.2015
Assessment & Evaluation
Using Evidence for Teacher Education Program Improvement and Accountability: An Illustrative Case of the Role of Value- Added Measures
In this article, the authors consider what can be learned from limited forms of evidence, for purposes of accountability and program improvement. They focus on examining whether differences ...
Abstract
07.12.2015
Preservice Teachers
Teacher Training and Pre-service Primary Teachers’ Self-Efficacy for Science Teaching
The present study focuses on the improvement of pre-service teachers’ self-efficacy for teaching science by including science courses within the teacher training program. The authors conclud...
Abstract
06.12.2015
Theories & Approaches
Core Pedagogy: Individual Uncertainty, Shared Practice, Formative Ethos
This paper outlines the diffusion of one such pedagogy from medical to teacher education. Implemented in five different teacher preparation programs, simulation data highlight design princip...
Abstract
26.11.2015
Teacher Educators
Mobile Technology: Case-Based Suggestions for Classroom Integration and Teacher Educators
People use mobile technologies to navigate personal, social, and career responsibilities. Educators recognize the instructional potential of mobiles and are seeking ways to effectively utili...
Summary
22.11.2015
Assessment & Evaluation
Incorporating Teacher Effectiveness Into Teacher Preparation Program Evaluation
In this paper, the authors review the approaches taken in several states that have already estimated the effects of teacher preparation programs (TPP) and analyze the proposals for incorpora...
Summary
17.11.2015
Trends in Teacher Education
Changes in Teacher Education in Thailand 1978–2014
The prime focus of the article is on presenting changes in teacher education from 1974 to the present day, against the backdrop of key political and social forces. It reviews the long attemp...
Abstract
09.11.2015
Teacher Education Programs
Towards a Whole-School Approach to the Pastoral Care Module in a Postgraduate Certificate of Education Programme: a South African Experience
This study explores the potential of adopting a whole-school approach to the pastoral care module in a Postgraduate Certificate of Education Programme to ensure that all newly qualified teac...
Summary
09.11.2015
ICT & Teaching
Integrating Educational Technologies into Teacher Education: A Case Study
This article has examined the case of one particular learning activity and the design, development and implementation of that activity to address the particular needs of pre-service teachers...
Summary
09.11.2015
Instruction in Teacher Training
TELPS: A Method for Analysing Mathematics Pre-service Teachers’ Pedagogical Content Knowledge
In this article, the authors are interested to measure the preservice teachers' Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK) and their personal constructs of teaching about mathematics lesson plans d...
Summary
04.11.2015
Theories & Approaches
Pedagogical Approaches to Exploring Theory–Practice Relationships in an Outdoor Education Teacher Education Programme
In this article, the authors have discussed pedagogical approaches to exploring theory and practice with pre-service teachers within an an Australian outdoor education teacher education (OET...
Abstract
13.10.2015
Trends in Teacher Education
Ten Years of Response to Intervention: Implications for General Education Teacher Preparation Programs
In this study, the authors conducted a systematic review of the literature to examine research focusing on the teaching, learning, implementation, and evaluation of Response to Intervention ...
Abstract
08.10.2015
Trends in Teacher Education
Teacher Preparation in Changing Times: One Program’s Journey Toward Re-Vision and Revision
This article aims to describe a major revision process to the early childhood teacher education program at a 4-year university. The authors describe their teacher education program as it was...
Summary
20.09.2015
Trends in Teacher Education
The State of Teacher Research in Early Childhood Teacher Education
The goal of this study was to describe the extent to which early childhood teacher educators are informed about, engage in, value, teach about, and collaborate with others in teacher researc...
Abstract
02.09.2015
Beginning Teachers
Extended Business Work Placements for Teachers: Between Lived Experience and Barriers to Professionalisation
This paper focuses on professional work placements for teachers of business and management. Two perspectives are articulated. On the one hand, a didactic perspective will examine the reconst...
Abstract
30.08.2015
Theories & Approaches
Bring Your Own Digital Device in Teacher Education
This paper examines the feasibility of having a “Bring Your Own Digital Device” policy for students. The initial emphasis was on identifying the digital technology demands of teacher educati...
Abstract
30.08.2015
Teacher Education Programs
Analyzing Preservice Teachers' Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge Development in the Context of a Multidimensional Teacher Preparation Program
This study examined the technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK) development of 299 preservice teachers in response to the technology preparation they received during their initia...
Summary
30.08.2015
ICT & Teaching
Assessing NETS•T Performance in Teacher Candidates: Exploring the Wayfind Teacher Assessment
This study examines the use of the Wayfind Teacher Assessment as a tool for determining the proficiencies of teacher candidates in their final year of preparation in relationship to the Nati...
Summary
04.08.2015
Instruction in Teacher Training
Student Teachers’ Collaborative Research: Small-scale Research Projects during Teacher Education
This study examined the inquiry processes of two research groups in teacher education with the aim of answering the following research question: To what extend and in what way do student tea...
Abstract
03.08.2015
Assessment & Evaluation
Examining TPACK’s Theoretical Future
This article utilizes five characteristics of “good” scientific theory: accuracy, consistency, scope, simplicity, and fruitfulness- taken from the work of Thomas Kuhn. Based upon this examin...
Summary
03.08.2015
ICT & Teaching
Designing and Incorporating Mathematics-Based Video Cases Highlighting Virtual and Physical Tool Use
This study examines preservice teachers’ preferences in relation to mathematics video cases that integrate tools. The study revealed two primary clusters and minor third cluster. The first c...
Summary
02.08.2015
Assessment & Evaluation
Qualitative Analysis of Student Perceptions of E-Portfolios in a Teacher Education Program
The purpose of this study was to investigate student interns’ perceptions of the e-portfolio process and what they learned as a result of this practice. The researchers gathered in-depth inf...
Abstract
02.08.2015
Preservice Teachers
General Education Pre-Service Teachers’ Levels of Concern on Response to Intervention (RTI) Implementation
This article used a mixed-methods design to explore general education pre-service teachers’ concerns regarding the implementation of Response to Intervention (RTI) based on the Concerns-Base...
Abstract
30.07.2015
Instruction in Teacher Training
Pre-Service Teacher Training in Classroom Management: A Review of State Accreditation Policy and Teacher Preparation Programs
This article describes the number of states with state policy that requires pre-service teachers to receive instruction in evidence-based classroom management practices. It also describes th...
Abstract
23.07.2015
Trends in Teacher Education
Preservice Teachers’ Social Networking Use, Concerns, and Educational Possibilities: Trends from 2008-2012
This study investigated preservice teachers’ use of social network services (SNS) in teacher preparation and their disposition toward using it in their future teaching. The results revealed...
Summary
15.07.2015
Theories & Approaches
Reforming Teacher Education in the Context of Lifelong Learning: The Case of the BEd Degree Programme in Ireland
This article argues that a reform of the BEd degree programme ought to be informed by the philosophies and practices of lifelong learning. This could be achieved by introducing students to t...
Summary
22.06.2015
Teacher Education Programs
Learning to Teach a Blended Course in a Teacher Preparation Program
This study presents one instructor’s perceptions of her roles, focusing on her activities in a blended course. The results indicated that the instructor saw her roles primarily as pedagogica...
Abstract
14.06.2015
Theories & Approaches
Cultural–Historical Activity Theory Perspectives on Constructing ICT-Mediated Metaphors of Teaching and Learning
Drawing on cultural historical activity theory (CHAT), this study explores ways of using information and communication technology (ICT) tools in pre-service teacher education to enhance and ...
Abstract
07.06.2015
Preservice Teachers
Theorising Teaching and Learning: Pre-service Teachers’ Theoretical Awareness of Learning
The authors examine pre-service teachers’ theoretical learning during one five-week training module, and their educators’ learning about better lecture design to foster student learning. The...
Summary
19.05.2015
Instruction in Teacher Training
Transfer of Practices and Conceptions of Teaching and Learning Mathematics
This article presents a study which examined the transfer of pedagogical practices and conceptions of teaching and learning mathematics in the process of early professional identity developm...
Summary
11.05.2015
Assessment & Evaluation
Assessing Beyond Minimal Compliance
The purpose of this case study was to investigate the impact of using an electronic assessment systems (EAS) beyond meeting minimal teacher education program compliance obligations. The find...
Summary
30.04.2015
Beginning Teachers
New Teachers’ Implementation of the Common Core State Standards
The purpose of this study was to identify and explore the challenges that new secondary teachers experienced in the implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The challenges i...
Summary
21.04.2015
Instruction in Teacher Training
Addressing the Research/Practice Divide in Teacher Education
The purpose of this study was to analyze the researcher's attempt to address the research/practice divide from the position of a teacher educator. The findings revealed that although the uni...
Summary
12.04.2015
Instruction in Teacher Training
Team-based Simulations: Learning Ethical Conduct in Teacher Trainee Programs
The main objective of this study was to identify emergent learning aspects of team-based simulations (TBS) among teacher trainees through transcribed videotaped simulations of critical ethic...
Summary
31.03.2015
Instruction in Teacher Training
Research Studies and Active Learning Promoting Professional Competences in Finnish Teacher Education
The goal of this study is to investigate how student teachers benefit from authentic researcher experiences as part of their pre-service education. Student teachers regard research studies a...
Summary
19.03.2015
Instruction in Teacher Training
Making Meaning in Student Teaching
This article examines the way the teacher candidates used their understandings of their roles and relationships to construct instances of success. These participants had the same content maj...
Abstract
16.03.2015
Preservice Teachers
Pre-service Teachers’ Development of Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) in the Context of a Secondary Science Teacher Education Program
This study explores pre-service teachers’ TPACK development in a secondary science teacher education program that combined a content-specific technology integration course with extensive fie...
Abstract
12.01.2015
Theories & Approaches
Claiming the Political: The Forgotten Terrain of Teacher Leadership Knowledge
This paper argues that teacher education curricula should include leadership knowledge. The authors discuss the political realities that affect teachers. They also discuss how these realitie...
Abstract
11.01.2015
Instruction in Teacher Training
Promoting Deep Learning in a Teacher Education Programme through Self- and Peer-Assessment and Feedback
The current study examined the impact of a deeper approach to learning on pre-service teachers’ critical thinking and metacognitive skills. The study also examined the impact on student lear...
Summary
06.01.2015
Multiculturalism & Diversity
Multiculturalism in Teacher Education Institutes - The Relationship between Formulated Official Policies and Grassroots Initiatives
The current study examined the multicultural policies advocated and the actual practices in two teacher education colleges in Israel. The main findings reveal a gap between multicultural di...
Summary
17.12.2014
ICT & Teaching
A Case Study Exploring the Use of Garageband™ and an Electronic Bulletin Board in Preservice Music Education
This study was designed to examine whether the integration of digital learning technologies in teacher education programs enhances a larger educational mission to foster preservice teachers’...
Summary
02.12.2014
Assessment & Evaluation
Using a Standardized Video-Based Assessment in a University Teacher Education program to Examine Preservice Teachers Knowledge related to Effective Teaching
The purpose of this study was to analyze the implementation of the Video Assessment of Interactions in Learning (VAIL) as a standardized measure of preservice teacher learning. Based on the ...
Summary
17.11.2014
Beginning Teachers
Multilingual Primary Classrooms: An Investigation of First Year Teachers’ Learning and Responsive Teaching
This research explores the perspectives of newly qualified primary teachers (NQTs) who worked in multilingual classrooms in their first year of teaching. The findings indicated that that NQT...
Summary
27.10.2014
Preservice Teachers
Educational Equality or Social Mobility: The Value Conflict between Preservice Teachers and the Free Teacher Education Program in China
This research inquires into the values held by the students of the Free Teacher Education (FTE) program which piloted in the top normal universities in China. This study is based on in-depth...
Abstract
21.10.2014
Preservice Teachers
Changes in Student Teachers’ Motives and the Meaning of Teacher Education Programme Quality
This study examines possible changes in 83 student teachers’ motives for becoming teachers, their professional commitment and their self-efficacy after a year of teacher education. Furthermo...
Summary
20.10.2014
Trends in Teacher Education
They Teach Us How to Teach Them: Teacher Preparation for the 21st Century
This article describes a 3-year qualitative study on a English language arts teacher preparation approach that places middle school students at the center and interweaves various technologie...
Summary
07.10.2014
ICT & Teaching
The Influence of (Research-Based) Teacher Training Programs on Evaluations of Central Computer Science Concepts
Based on a cross-contextual research paradigm, this study compares the combinations of content and process concepts identified as important in the context of professors with those considered...
Summary
28.09.2014
Assessment & Evaluation
Year One Implications of a Teacher Performance Assessment’s Impact on Multicultural Education across a Secondary Education Teacher Preparation Program
This case study examines the impact of implementation of a standardized teacher performance assessment (TPA) on the infusion of multicultural education across a secondary education teacher p...
Abstract
22.09.2014
Instruction in Teacher Training
Cooperating Teacher Participation in Teacher Education: A Review of the Literature
This review seeks to move conceptions of the ways in which cooperating teachers participate in teacher education beyond commonly held beliefs to empirically supported claims. The analysis ge...
Summary
26.08.2014
Theories & Approaches
Early Childhood Teacher Preparation: Essential Aspects for the Achievement of Social Justice
In this article, the author has identified five essential ideas that could serve as underpinnings to support the preparation of early childhood educators: 1. Inquiry and reflection into prac...
Summary
24.08.2014
Instruction in Teacher Training
Preparing the Next Generation of Early Childhood Teachers: The Emerging Role of Interprofessional Education and Collaboration in Teacher Education
This article reports on an interprofessional pilot project. This pilot study engaged 2nd-year, preservice, graduate early childhood education and social work students in an interprofessional...
Summary
10.06.2014
Instruction in Teacher Training
Curriculum Orientations of Pre-service Teachers in Jordan: A Required Reform Initiative for Professional Development
The primary purpose of this study was to identify the curriculum orientation profiles of pre-service teachers participating in the teacher education programs at the Hashemite University in J...
Abstract
26.05.2014
Theories & Approaches
Educating for Intelligent Use of the Web: Opportunities and Challenges in Teacher Education
This study examines the characteristics, advantages and shortcomings of the educational approaches used by Israeli students, who have developed and taught curricula on the intelligent use of...
Abstract
26.05.2014
ICT & Teaching
The Affordance of Blogging on Establishing Communities of Practice in a Pre-Service Elementary Teacher Education Program
The current study examines the affordances of blogging on establishing communities of practice within an elementary teacher education program. The authors examined pre-service teacher parti...
Summary
07.05.2014
Theories & Approaches
Research Engagement as Identity Construction: Hong Kong Preservice Teachers’ Experiences of a Compulsory Research Project
This study examined the experiences of a group of six preservice English language teachers in Hong Kong as they prepared for, engaged in, and reflected upon a compulsory research project dur...
Summary
09.04.2014
Teacher Education Programs
Making Learning the Object: Using Cultural Historical Activity Theory to Analyze and Organize Student Teaching in Urban High-Needs Schools
In this article, the authors are interested to articulate what preservice teacher's account suggests about the struggles of teacher educators to provide sufficient and sufficiently strategi...
Summary
25.03.2014
Theories & Approaches
Education of Teachers: The English Experience
This article considers the impact of recent political decisions on the provision of teacher education and the continuing development of teachers in England. The author tracks how successive ...
Abstract
19.03.2014
Teacher Education Programs
The Context of the Demand for Special Education Faculty: A Study of Special Education Teacher Preparation Programs
This article describes the results of a survey completed in fall of 2009 by special education and teacher education coordinators. The survey requested information about past, present, and f...
Summary
04.03.2014
Teacher Education Programs
Useful Signal or Unnecessary Obstacle? The Role of Basic Skills Tests in Teacher Preparation
The present study examines performance of students who took a basic skills test (Praxis I) between 1999 and 2005 and one of the four large-volume licensure tests (Praxis II) between 2002 and...
Summary
03.03.2014
Theories & Approaches
Teachers as Civic Agents: Toward a Critical Democratic Theory of Urban Teacher Development
This work aims to present an alternative vision of teaching, one that the authors call “Teacher as Civic Agent.” This term marks an important theoretical shift from viewing quality teaching ...
Summary
26.02.2014
Theories & Approaches
Teachers as Society-Involved “Organic Intellectuals”: Training Teachers in a Political Context
In this article, the authors examine how teacher training can play an active role in inculcating teachers with sociopolitical awareness and the resultant image of this transformative teacher...
Abstract
19.02.2014
Beginning Teachers
Honoring Voices From Beginning Special Educators for Making Changes in Teacher Preparation
This article presents the results of a mixed-methods study investigated recent graduates’ perceptions of their preparation program. The highest levels of preparation and confidence were foun...
Abstract
19.02.2014
Teacher Education Programs
Improved Lesson Planning With Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
This study presents a comparison of lesson plans by teacher candidates in a teacher preparation program before and after universal design for learning (UDL) training. After training, 45 tea...
Summary
19.02.2014
Teacher Education Programs
Diversity in Primary Teacher Education Gender Differences in Student Factors and Curriculum Perception
In this article, the authors are interested to know whether male and female students in the Netherland perceive the curriculum differently. The following research question was guided this st...
Abstract
18.02.2014
Teacher Education Programs
The Practicum in Preservice Teacher Education: A Review of Empirical Studies
This article presents literature review that describes a systematic analysis of 113 empirical studies conducted between 1996 and 2009. This review portrays a picture of the rationales, goals...
Summary
05.02.2014
Instruction in Teacher Training
Promoting A Culture of Reflection in Teacher Education: The Challenge of Large Lecture Settings
This article explores the challenges experienced by teacher educators promoting reflective practice in a large group setting, using reflective verbalisation as an organising framework. This ...
Abstract
20.01.2014
Instruction in Teacher Training
Student Identity Construction in Online Teacher Education: A Narrative Life History Approach
This article explores student identity construction through the narrative life history of one non-traditional student, engaged in teacher education in a non-traditional way – a fully online ...
Summary
07.01.2014
Teacher Education Programs
A Framework for Professional Ethics Courses in Teacher Education
In this article, the authors revisit the question of ethics education for teachers. The authors propose an approach to the professional ethics of teaching that employs a case-analysis framew...
Summary
01.01.2014
Theories & Approaches
The Role of Opportunity to Learn in Teacher Preparation: An International Context
The present article set out to examine the issue of whether opportunity to learn (OTL) was related to mathematics and mathematics pedagogy knowledge for future middle school mathematics teac...
Summary
25.12.2013
Instruction in Teacher Training
Teacher Education Effectiveness: Quality and Equity of Future Primary Teachers’ Mathematics and Mathematics Pedagogical Content Knowledge
This article examined across 15 countries to what extent primary teacher education can be regarded as effective and the possible reasons for inequity. The effectiveness of teacher education ...
Abstract
22.12.2013
Instruction in Teacher Training
Preparing Educators to Partner with Families
This study focuses on current efforts underway in one western US state to prepare educators’ for meaningful participation with families. The participants were Directors and faculty from 43 a...
Summary
18.12.2013
Teacher Education Programs
Deepening Culturally Responsive Understandings within a Teacher Preparation Program: It’s a Process
This article reviews the efforts of the teacher education program at the University of Colorado Denver to examine the extent to which culturally responsive practices were evident in their p...
Abstract
17.12.2013
Instruction in Teacher Training
Finding a Third Space in Teacher Education: Creating an Urban Teacher Residency
This article describes an urban teacher residency program. The program is the Newark Montclair Urban Teacher Residency, a collaborative endeavor between the Newark, New Jersey Public Schools...
Abstract
25.11.2013
Instruction in Teacher Training
Community-Based Field Experiences in Teacher Education: Possibilities for a Pedagogical Third Space
This article discusses the importance of community-based field experiences as a feature of teacher education programs. The author uses a qualitative case study to present prospective teacher...
Summary
05.11.2013
Theories & Approaches
Teacher Education Reform in Scotland: National and Global Influences
The current article provides an overview of the background and the processes at play in the current reshaping of teacher education in Scotland. The authors reviewed policy documents and repo...
Summary
29.10.2013
Theories & Approaches
Family Background, Entry Selectivity and Opportunities to Learn: What Matters in Primary Teacher Education? An International Comparison of Fifteen Countries
This article examines the effectiveness of teacher education programs from fifteen countries with respect to mathematics content knowledge (MCK) and mathematics pedagogical content knowledge...
Summary
02.10.2013
Teacher Educators
The Quality of Teacher Educators in the European Policy Debate: Actions and Measures to Improve the Professionalism of Teacher Educators
This study examines how the contemporary European policy debate addresses the further development of the quality of teacher educators. This article concludes that in most countries, policy ...
Summary
24.07.2013
Teacher Education Programs
How Deeply and how Well? How Ready to Teach Mathematics after a One-Year Program?
The purpose of this article is twofold. Firstly, to examine the pre-service teachers’ knowledge of mathematical content, and the effectiveness of a pre-service mathematics curriculum subject...
Summary
09.07.2013
Theories & Approaches
Teacher education reform and challenges in Norway
Teacher education in Norway is nationally regulated and is currently undergoing extensive changes. The authors outline the various education routes for teachers and some of the ongoing work ...
Abstract
26.06.2013
ICT & Teaching
Implementing an Educational Technology Course in Namibia’s Basic Education Teaching Diploma Programme
This article reports on the progress made towards implementing a pre-service education course in instructional media to be implemented in at all four Colleges of Education in Namibia. The a...
Abstract
25.06.2013
ICT & Teaching
Increasing Student Interaction Online: A Review of the Literature in Teacher Education Programs
The authors examined the role of student interaction in an online environment and implications for course development and online instruction. The authors describe interaction in three ways: ...
Abstract
24.06.2013
Theories & Approaches
Video Production and Classroom Instruction: Bridging the Academies and the Realities of Practice in Teacher Education
The authors present five guiding design principles. The authors examine teacher-learners action research reflections to identify what impact the principles had on teacher practice. The resul...
Abstract
19.06.2013
Theories & Approaches
Nontraditional Students and Institutions of Higher Education: A Conceptual Framework
The authors provide a conceptual base for pedagogy that embraces and incorporates the assets of nontraditional students in higher education and advocates for practice that honors and builds ...
Abstract
19.06.2013
Theories & Approaches
Teaching Efficacy and Teaching Performance Among Student Teachers in a Jordanian Childhood Education Program
The purpose of this study was to investigate the teaching efficacy of student teachers in the Childhood Education Program at the University of Jordan. Results showed that a third of the stud...
Abstract
19.06.2013
Theories & Approaches
The Culture of Family: How a Model Early Childhood Teacher Preparation Program Navigates a Limited Context
This paper examines an extraordinarily successful early childhood education teacher preparation program at an urban 2-year college struggling with retention. This Early Childhood Education P...
Summary
18.06.2013
Assessment & Evaluation
Critical Examination of Candidates’ Diversity Competence: Rigorous and Systematic Assessment of Candidates' Efficacy to Teach Diverse Student Populations
The authors discuss the inadequacy of current assessment practices to measure teacher candidates’ competence to teach diverse students. The authors present two new scales to measure teachers...
Abstract
05.06.2013
ICT & Teaching
A Mixed Methods Comparison of Teacher Education Faculty Perceptions of the Integration of Technology into their Courses and Student Feedback on Technology Proficiency
The authors compare the results from previous studies on pre-service teacher technology integration and faculty perceptions of technology integration within the teacher education program at ...
Summary
05.06.2013
Assessment & Evaluation
Electronic Portfolios in Teacher Education: Forging a Middle Ground
The authors review the compatibility of key purposes for Electronic Portfolios (EPs) in light of the changing landscape of their use in teacher education. The authors will focus on analyzing...
Abstract
29.05.2013
Beginning Teachers
Engaging with Research through Practitioner Enquiry: The Perceptions of Beginning Teachers on a Postgraduate Initial Teacher Education Programme
The authors focus on the perceptions of student-teachers towards their engagement in small-scale research projects undertaken whilst on a one-year postgraduate initial teacher education prog...
Summary
22.05.2013
Teacher Education Programs
Implementation of a Course Focused on Language and Literacy Within Teacher–Child Interactions: Instructor and Student Perspectives Across Three Institutions of Higher Education
This study examined the implementation of a standardized course combining content related to effective teacher–child interactions and language and literacy across three institutions of highe...
Summary
02.04.2013
Trends in Teacher Education
Teacher Preparation for Quality Teaching
In this article, the author presents a holistic practice-based approach to preparing candidates for quality teaching. This approach integrates academic knowledge of theory, pedagogy, and cur...
Summary
19.03.2013
Research Methods
The Use of Grounded Theory to Investigate the Role of Teacher Education on STEM Teachers’ Career Paths in High-Need Schools
This study explored the role of teacher education programs on the career paths of 38 Noyce scholarship recipients by using grounded theory. The 38 Noyce scholars completed teacher education ...
Summary
18.03.2013
Trends in Teacher Education
Global Crises, Social Justice, and Teacher Education
In this article, the author argues for a broader understanding of globalization and its effects and point to some implications that this has for teachers and teacher educators. The author co...
Summary
17.03.2013
Instruction in Teacher Training
The Politics of Accountability and Teacher Preparation
This article examines the intensification and complexity associated with modern accountability systems in education. The article then focuses on the politics of accountability embedded withi...
Summary
18.02.2013
Teacher Education Programs
Mathematics Teacher Education Quality in TEDS-M: Globalizing the Views of Future Teachers and Teacher Educators
This article seeks to explore teacher education quality in terms of effectiveness among various countries. This study shows that future teachers report that they benefit from both academic...
Summary
06.02.2013
Theories & Approaches
Teacher Education in the United States of America, 2011
In this article, The authors identify half a dozen challenges that confront the schooling of children and youth and appeal for teacher educators to lead efforts to address each of these need...
Abstract
28.01.2013
Instruction in Teacher Training
Classroom management in the United States: a view from New York City
The current article draws upon data from a larger study of teacher preparation in New York City which is engaged in examining the features of both alternative and traditional pathways into t...
Abstract
28.01.2013
Theories & Approaches
STEM Professionals Entering Teaching: Navigating Multiple Identities
In this study, the authors identify the complexity of the transitioning identities of four STEM career changers to better inform teacher education programs on how to be more mindful of the n...
Summary
16.01.2013
Theories & Approaches
Testing Candidates' Basic Reading Skills to Ensure Teacher Quality: Promising Practice or Problematic Policy?
This study investigates the relationship between teacher candidates' reading abilities and their performance on the Texas Examination of Educator Standards and Pedagogy and Professional Resp...
Abstract
27.12.2012
Instruction in Teacher Training
Case-Based Instruction in Early Childhood Teacher Preparation: Does It Work?
The current study compared the child development content knowledge gains of two classes of undergraduate preservice early childhood teachers. Some of the preservice teachers taught child dev...
Abstract
27.12.2012
Teacher Education Programs
Master's Programs in Israeli Colleges of Education: A New Learning Opportunity in Early Childhood Education
The goal of this article is to highlight the importance of advanced studies for the professional staff working in the field of early childhood education (ECE). The program is unique in its c...
Summary
21.11.2012
ICT & Teaching
E-Portfolios in Teacher Education 2002–2009: The Social Construction of Discourse, Design and Dissemination
This study aimed to explore how e-portfolios have been communicated, designed, and disseminated within teacher education courses at this particular university from 2002 to 2009. In conclusi...
Summary
20.11.2012
Multiculturalism & Diversity
Attitudes to Diversity: A Cross-Cultural Study of Education Students in Spain, England and the United States
This study investigates how notions of human diversity and difference are understood by education students in Spain, England and the United States. The authors developed the Beliefs and Atti...
Summary
14.11.2012
Teacher Educators
Working towards Explicit Modelling: Experiences of A New Teacher Educator
This article describes the experiences of a new teacher educator in a Graduate Teacher Programme in UK university. The author has examined some of her beliefs about teaching, in order to est...
Summary
06.11.2012
Preservice Teachers
Key Experiences in Student Teachers’ Development
The current study examines how student teachers perceive their first year of teaching, by examining how they picture their development, their key experiences during that development, and, in...
Summary
30.10.2012
ICT & Teaching
Technology Use in Middle-Grades Teacher Preparation Programs
This study aimed to explore the ways in which teacher-education programs help teachers to embrace and critique technology, and literacies they engender, in teaching reading at the middle-sch...
Summary
29.10.2012
Teacher Education Programs
The Mathematics Education of Future Primary and Secondary Teachers: Methods and Findings from the Teacher Education and Development Study in Mathematics
The current paper reports on the Teacher Education and Development Study in Mathematics (TEDS-M). The TEDS-M surveyed selected samples from four populations in teacher education systems: fut...
Abstract
22.10.2012
Preservice Teachers
Prospective Teacher Beliefs about Liberative and Oppressive Mathematics Teaching Practices: A First Step toward Equitable Instruction
The current paper reports findings from a study conducted within a teacher education program to help highlight the importance of equitable instruction of mathematics for all students. The re...
Abstract
16.10.2012
Instruction in Teacher Training
Language of Learning and Teaching in Schools: An Issue for Research in Mathematics Teacher Education?
In this article, the author presents an analysis of the literature on multilingual teacher education in Africa. Specifically, the author looks at what it is that governments in interested co...
Summary
15.10.2012
Theories & Approaches
Visibility Matters: Policy Work as Activism in Teacher Education
This article describes a project which was designed to examine how teacher preparation programs address LGBTQ-related course content, attitudes toward gender identity and sexual orientation,...
Abstract
27.09.2012
Theories & Approaches
Teacher Preparation for Inclusive and Critical (Special) Education
The author's preservice program prepares both single and dual certification master's students to teach in inclusive classrooms. The current paper provides an overview of the context in whi...
Abstract
27.09.2012
Theories & Approaches
Using a Classification System to Probe the Meaning of Dual Licensure in General and Special Education
The alignment of the teacher quality provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the transparency of low achievement of s...
Abstract
27.09.2012
ICT & Teaching
Situating ICT in the Teacher Education Program: Overcoming Challenges, Fulfilling Expectations
The current case study examined pre-service teachers’ expectations of and attitudes toward the learning and integrating of ICT into their teaching. This study also examined the participants'...
Abstract
27.09.2012
Preservice Teachers
Boundaries and Bricolage: Examining the Roles of Universities and Schools in Student Teacher Learning
This article describes a study that examines the boundary encounter between four sets of three participants on a distance education programme in initial teacher education. The study investig...
Summary
19.09.2012
ICT & Teaching
Making the Connection: Moore’s Theory of Transactional Distance and Its Relevance to the Use of a Virtual Classroom in Postgraduate Online Teacher Education
The purpose of the current study was to explore students’ perceptions of the virtual classroom in terms of the impact they considered it made on their sense of transactional distance. The au...
Summary
12.09.2012
Theories & Approaches
Using Wenger’s Communities of Practice to Explore a New Teacher Cohort
This study aimed to explore how a professional development cohort functions as a resource for new teacher support. The authors analyzed the data by using Wenger’s (1998) Communities of Prac...
Abstract
30.08.2012
ICT & Teaching
A Comparison of On-Campus and Distance Teacher Education Programs in Severe Disabilities
In this evaluation study, the authors compared the effectiveness of a distance and an on-campus teacher education program for teachers of students with severe disabilities. Teacher candidate...
Abstract
28.08.2012
Assessment & Evaluation
Evaluating Initial Teacher Education Programmes: Perspectives from the Republic of Ireland
The current paper argues that the study of attitudes and persuasion is very important in teacher education. The elaboration likelihood model (ELM) of persuasion provides an integrative frame...
Abstract
30.07.2012
Theories & Approaches
Developing Sociopolitical Consciousness at Freedom Schools: Implications for Culturally Responsive Teacher Preparation
This paper describes the programmatic ways in which the Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools® program develops culturally responsive teaching practices amongst its summer interns, particu...
Abstract
30.07.2012
Teacher Education Programs
Critical Multicultural Education and Teacher Sense of Agency
In conjunction with the social structures that shape one's sense of agency, neoliberal factors frame the context wherein teachers' develop their perceptions about incorporating critical mult...
Abstract
30.07.2012
Instruction in Teacher Training
Classroom Management in a Dutch Teacher Education Program: A Realistic Approach
In this article, the authors describe the teacher education program of the Leiden University Graduate School of Teaching, which has recently made a shift towards a realistic approach to teac...
Abstract
30.07.2012
Instruction in Teacher Training
Teacher Education for Classroom Management in Israel: Structures and Orientations
In this article, the authors examine how classroom management is taught in teacher education in Israel. Three questions are addressed: (1) What is the structure of programs for classroom man...
Summary
30.07.2012
Instruction in Teacher Training
Exploring the Use of Critical Incident Analysis and the Professional Learning Conversation in an Initial Teacher Education Programme
This article aims to explore how critical reflective practice within an initial teacher education programme in England is supported through a required course task for student teachers and an...
Abstract
30.07.2012
Teacher Education Programs
Preparing Teacher Leaders: Perceptions of the Impact of a Cohort-Based, Job Embedded, Blended Teacher Leadership Program
This study was designed to examine teachers’ and principals’ perceptions of the impact of a graduate program designed to prepare teacher leaders. Impact was investigated through interviews w...
Abstract
30.07.2012
Instruction in Teacher Training
Fostering Meaning-Oriented Learning and Deliberate Practice in Teacher Education
In this article, the authors interviewed twelve expert teacher educators to explore their understanding of the concepts of meaning-oriented learning and deliberate practice. These concepts m...
Abstract
28.06.2012
Teacher Educators
Creating A “Third Space” in Student Teaching: Implications for the University Supervisor’s Status as Outsider
The work of teacher education during student teaching typically takes place in two distinct “spaces”: placement sites and college/university settings. University supervisors created a unique...
Abstract
27.06.2012
Assessment & Evaluation
Assessment of Teacher Competence using Video Portfolios: Reliability, Construct Validity, and Consequential Validity
In a post-graduate teacher education program, the assessment of video portfolios was evaluated for its reliability, construct validity, and consequential validity. Although video portfolio f...
Summary
19.06.2012
Teacher Educators
Riding on a Speeding Train? How Teacher Educators Perceive Teacher Education
The purpose of this article is to examine how teacher educators in Israel perceive current practices in teacher education. The authors designed a questionnaire to determine what teacher educ...
Abstract
28.05.2012
Instruction in Teacher Training
Teachers’ Education and Outcomes: Mapping the Research Terrain
The purpose of this article is to offer a conceptual analysis of empirical research on teachers’ education and outcomes that is linked to the political controversies and policy debates that ...
Summary
07.05.2012
Preservice Teachers
The Effect of Portfolios on Students’ Learning: Student Teachers’ Views
This study was conducted to reveal how students perceived their experience of preparing portfolios and the effects of the portfolio process on their learning. The participants were 35 fourth...
Summary
06.05.2012
Trends in Teacher Education
Teacher Education: Its Problems and Some Prospects
This article addresses a set of dilemmas that are associated with teaching, then with teacher education, and finally with the relation or linkage between the two. The authors also note the p...
Abstract
22.04.2012
Preservice Teachers
Preservice Elementary Teachers’ Development of Self-Efficacy and Confidence to Teach Science: A Case Study
The current study examines the self-efficacy of one preservice elementary school teacher during and after her participation in an elementary preservice science methods course. The results of...
Summary
02.04.2012
Assessment & Evaluation
Program Portfolios: Documenting Teachers’ Growth in Reflection-Based Inquiry
In this study, the authors examined whether critical reflections within the portfolio could provide evidence of teachers’ engagement in reflection-based inquiry as well as levels of developm...
Summary
27.03.2012
Instruction in Teacher Training
“Urban, but Not Too Urban”: Unpacking Teachers’ Desires to Teach Urban Students
The current study explores novice, urban-trained teachers’ evaluations of their current schools. The participants were16 teachers from the same private, graduate-level university teacher edu...
Summary
26.03.2012
Theories & Approaches
It Is Complicated: Unpacking the Flow of Teacher Education’s Impact on Student Learning
In this paper, the author argues that it is useful to look at three sets of relationships involved in gauging the impact of teacher education programs on P–12 student learning. These three s...
Summary
21.03.2012
Trends in Teacher Education
Transforming Teacher Education to Reform America’s P-20 Education System
This article reviews reform efforts and examines their implications for positioning America to address the economic, political, and social challenges of the 21st century. The author conclude...
Summary
21.03.2012
Trends in Teacher Education
Preparing Globally Competent Teachers: A New Imperative for Teacher Education
In this article, the author discusses the challenges globalization may bring to teacher education. Globalization brings many challenges to schools. To meet these challenges, schools need tea...
Summary
12.03.2012
Teacher Education Programs
A Critical Analysis of Sustainability Education in Schooling’s Bureaucracy: Barriers and Small Openings in Teacher Education
In this article, the author reflects on his last 15 years of experience as an environmental education researcher and teacher education faculty member. Through the personal reflections of nar...
Summary
07.03.2012
Research Methods
Collaborative Research and Teacher Education
In this article, the author investigates how collaborative teacher research can reposition teachers to be powerful stakeholders and policymakers rather than skilled technicians and implement...
Summary
07.03.2012
Mentoring & Supervision
Development of Mentor Teacher Role Inventory
The main purpose of the present research is to investigate the perceptions of the student teachers regarding mentor roles and create a reliable Mentor Teacher Role Inventory (MTRI) for a dis...
Summary
06.03.2012
Preservice Teachers
Turkish Elementary Student Teachers’ Epistemological Beliefs and Moral Reasoning
The main purpose of the present study was to investigate the relationships between moral reasoning and epistemological beliefs in the context of educational research. The sample consisted of...
Summary
29.02.2012
Theories & Approaches
Children of Reform: The Impact of High-Stakes Education Reform on Preservice Teachers
This article presents findings from an instrumental case study. The purpose of the instrumental case study was to examine the impact of high-stakes standards-based accountability reform on p...
Abstract
14.02.2012
Teacher Educators
Investigating Finnish Teacher Educators’ Views on Research‐Based Teacher Education
In this article, the authors examine Finnish teacher educators’ views on research‐based teacher education. The results showed that teacher educators appreciate the research‐based approach to...
Summary
08.02.2012
Teacher Education Programs
Please Mind the Culture Gap: Intercultural Development During a Teacher Education Study Abroad Program
This study explores a preservice teacher’s intercultural development over the course of a semester-long teacher education study abroad program in England. The preservice teacher experienced ...
Summary
18.01.2012
Preservice Teachers
Teaching Ms. Kerbin: A Unique Approach to Student Teacher Reflections and Their Use With Preservice Candidates
In this article, three students teachers reflected and wrote about their student-teaching experiences. The group chose to examine common concerns of student teachers not often addressed in c...
Summary
12.01.2012
Teacher Education Programs
A Comparison of Three Teacher Preparation Programs in Terms of Their Impact on Teacher Competencies
This study compared three teacher preparation programs at a Midwestern university. The purpose of the study was to examine how the teachers from the three programs perceived the impact of th...
Summary
02.01.2012
Teacher Education Programs
Developing Social Skills Training and Literacy Instruction Pedagogy Through Service Learning: An Integrated Model of Teacher Preparation
This exploratory study examined the authors' utilization of two service-learning tutoring programs with preservice teachers (PSTs). The PSTs were assigned to either Tutor-Assisted Intensive ...
Summary
02.01.2012
Preservice Teachers
Enhancing Teachers’ Counselling Skills: Student Teachers’ Views on a Teachers’ Education Programme
This study aimed to explore student teachers’ views regarding 1) the efficacy and the applicability of a brief teacher education programme in certain counselling skills; and 2) its impact on...
Abstract
29.12.2011
Professional Development
Still Motivated? The Motivation for Teaching during the Second Year in the Profession
The current paper presents the findings from the third study in a longitudinal research project examining newly qualified teachers’ (NQTs) motivation for teaching and how they retrospectivel...
Abstract
27.12.2011
Theories & Approaches
Teacher Epistemology and Collective Narratives: Interrogating Teaching and Diversity
Teachers need to examine their own epistemology in relation to the racial/ethnic background of the children they teach. Hence, this action research study which investigates how one teacher e...
Abstract
27.12.2011
Instruction in Teacher Training
Assessing Student Workload in Problem Based Learning: Relationships among Teaching Method, Student Workload and Achievement. A Case Study in Natural Sciences
The current study explores student workload after a change in teaching style from lecture to Problem Based Learning and Cooperative Learning. The proposed method approach the time student sp...
Abstract
17.11.2011
Teacher Education Programs
Substance and Show: Understanding Responses to Teacher Education Programme Accreditation Processes
The current case study investigates how several universities in the state of Connecticut responded to teacher education accreditation policy between 2002 and 2006. Using a cognitive perspect...
Abstract
27.10.2011
Beginning Teachers
Ambitious Pedagogy by Novice Teachers: Who Benefits From Tool-Supported Collaborative Inquiry into Practice and Why?
In this article, the authors tested the hypothesis that first-year teachers could take up forms of ambitious pedagogy under the following conditions: 1) that reform-based practices introduce...
Summary
25.09.2011
Preservice Teachers
Understanding Teacher Candidate Dispositions: Reflecting to Build Self-Awareness
The goal of this paper was to analyze the disposition domains teacher candidates draw from as they think about their early teaching experiences. The authors used the ICM framework which co...
Summary
14.09.2011
Preservice Teachers
Preservice Teacher Application of Differentiated Instruction
This study explored the manifestation of differentiation for special education students in work sample lesson plans written by preservice teachers working toward an elementary credential. Sp...
Abstract
14.09.2011
Theories & Approaches
Teacher Preparation for Inclusive Education: Increasing Knowledge But Raising Concerns
The article describes a study that evaluated pre-service teachers' perceptions regarding their preparedness for inclusion. The study found that increasing knowledge about legislation and pol...
Summary
14.09.2011
Mentoring & Supervision
Technology Supported Cognitive Apprenticeship Transforms the Student Teaching Field Experience: Improving the Student Teaching Field Experience for All Triad Members
In this article, the authors present a technology-based innovation called eSupervision, a student teaching supervision program created to improve the field experience by using cognitive appr...
Summary
26.07.2011
Multiculturalism & Diversity
Why Men Become Elementary School Teachers: Insights From an Elementary Teacher Education Program
The purpose of this study was to explore the factors that influence men to enter the field of elementary education, which is predominantly female. The factor herein are described by nine mal...
Abstract
26.07.2011
Theories & Approaches
On Transitional Space, Unresolved Conflicts, and an Uncertain Teacher Education
The initial goal of this research project was to redesign a learning theory course as transitional space. The research then evolved into an analysis of how unresolved conflict from younger ...
Summary
26.06.2011
Assessment & Evaluation
Examining the Relationship Between Two Assessments of Teacher Effectiveness
In this study, the authors administered two instruments designed to assess and predict teacher effectiveness, the Teacherinsight Interview (TI) and the Renaissance Teacher Work Sample (TWS)....
Summary
18.06.2011
Preservice Teachers
Improving Preservice Teacher Preparation Through the Teacher Work Sample: Exploring Assessment and Analysis of Student Learning
This study describes how pre-service teachers performed on a Teacher Work Sample, a high-stakes instrument completed during student teaching. The study reviewed other available teacher prep...
Abstract
13.06.2011
Teacher Education Programs
Teacher Knowledge and Initial Teacher Education in the English Learning and Skills Sector
The current reforms of initial teacher education in the learning and skills sector in England are standards based and emphasize subject specialism. A qualitative study found that trainees ge...
Summary
13.06.2011
Theories & Approaches
Reforming Teacher Education through a Professionally Applied Study of Teaching
This article describes the model for teacher development that evolved from the review of research on teacher education and the development and implementation of the first year of the Master ...
Abstract
30.05.2011
Instruction in Teacher Training
Clickers in Teacher Education: Student Perceptions by Age and Gender
The current study explored the perceptions of classroom response systems, or “clickers,” by teacher-candidates of diverse ages and both genders. 63 teacher education students participated in...
Summary
26.05.2011
Teacher Education Programs
How Teacher Education Can Make A Difference
This paper discusses the gap between theory and practice which has made teacher education a difficult enterprise. Central to the argument of the article is the presentation of a three-level ...
Summary
26.05.2011
Assessment & Evaluation
Evaluating Teacher Education Outcomes: A Study of the Stanford Teacher Education Programme
In this article, the authors describe a set of research and assessment strategies used to evaluate program outcomes in the Stanford Teacher Education Programme during a period of program red...
Abstract
19.05.2011
Teacher Education Programs
The Organization of the Mathematics Preparation and Development of Teachers: A Report from the ICMI Study 15
The current paper presents the results of an investigation carried out across 20+ country-regions under the auspices of ICMI Study 15 into the structures, approaches and general characterist...
Abstract
10.05.2011
Teacher Education Programs
Accomplishing the Visions for Teacher Education Programs Advocated in the National Science Education Standards
The goal of this study was to explore the advantages of an approach to instruction. The authors used current problems and issues as curriculum organizers and illustrated how teaching must ch...
Abstract
10.05.2011
Preservice Teachers
Early Childhood Preservice Teachers' Constructions of Becoming an Intentional Teacher
The purpose of this study was to determine, through qualitative teacher research, how the teacher preparation program can better prepare preservice teachers to develop, make, and implement i...
Summary
10.05.2011
Professional Development
Essential Characteristics for a Professional Development Program for Promoting the Implementation of a Multidisciplinary Science Module
The purpose of this study was to theoretically and empirically identify essential characteristics for a professional development program that promotes the acquisition of teachers’ competence...
Abstract
08.05.2011
Professional Development
Teacher Research as a Robust and Reflective Path to Professional Development
The goal of this dual level inquiry was to examine the concept of teacher research as a path to professional development. Hence, the authors probe a 3-year professional development initiativ...
Summary
17.04.2011
Teacher Education Programs
Social Justice and School Linkages in Teacher Education Programmes
A socially just society is one in which all people are accorded equal worth and opportunity. It is a society incompatible with any form of prejudice or discrimination based on race, class, g...
Abstract
12.04.2011
Teacher Education Programs
Developing Pathic Sensibilities: A Critical Priority for Teacher Education Programmes
The current article reports on a hermeneutic phenomenological research inquiry which examined ‘lived experiences’ of the teacher–student relationship in teacher education. An essential under...
Abstract
12.04.2011
Teacher Education Programs
Competence-Based Teacher Education: Illusion or Reality? An Assessment of the Implementation Status in Flanders from Teachers’ and Students’ Points of View
This study examines whether teacher education institutions in Flanders have succeeded to implement competences in teacher education programs. An online survey inquiry was set up in eight ele...
Abstract
04.04.2011
Assessment & Evaluation
Troubles with Grades, Grading, and Change: Learning from Adventures in Alternative Assessment Practices in Teacher Education
In this article, the authors are teacher educators who explore their own attempts to transform teacher–student relations by altering traditional grading practices. Using actor-network theory...
Abstract
17.03.2011
Trends in Teacher Education
Professional Experience in New Times: Issues and Responses to a Changing Education Landscape
In this article, the authors discuss policy and practice relevant to teacher education and professional experience programs in Australia. The authors provide a meta-analysis of current major...
Abstract
02.03.2011
Multiculturalism & Diversity
Homophobia and Heterosexism in a College of Education: A Culture of Fear, A Culture of Silence
In the current study, the authors examine how broad heteronormative discourses circulate, become embodied within, negotiated by, and potentially resisted within a university, a college of ed...
Summary
09.01.2011
Preservice Teachers
Reflective Journal Writing: Deaf Pre-Service Teachers With Hearing Children
In this article, the authors examine the content of reflective journals as written by Deaf pre-service teachers during their semester of student-teaching practicum in a general education cla...
Summary
02.01.2011
ICT & Teaching
Professional Development 2.0: Transforming Teacher Education Pedagogy with 21st Century Tools
This article discusses the results of a professional development project offered to faculty of Arizona State University’s College of Teacher Education and Leadership. The goals of this proje...
Abstract
30.11.2010
Beginning Teachers
The Growth of Reflective Practice among Three Beginning Secondary Mathematics Teachers
This article reports a study that examined the reflective practice of three beginning secondary mathematics teachers participated in a one-year university teacher education program and conc...
Abstract
29.11.2010
Teacher Education Programs
Challenges for Teacher Education: The Mismatch between Beliefs and Practice in Remote Indigenous Contexts
The current article explores the nexus between the beliefs and practices of teachers working in a remote, Indigenous region of Australia. In particular, the article proposes that the discrep...
Abstract
12.10.2010
Trends in Teacher Education
Fact or Fiction? Analyzing Institutional Barriers and Individual Responsibility to Advance the Internationalization of Teacher Education
This article concentrates on the extent to which teacher education programs support, advocate, and broadcast an opportunity for increased global awareness - overseas student teaching. The ar...
Abstract
12.10.2010
Trends in Teacher Education
Globalization and the Preparation of Quality Teachers: Rethinking Knowledge Domains for Teaching
The current article takes up the issue of quality teacher preparation by exploring several pivotal questions: What might quality teaching mean in a global context? What should globally comp...
Abstract
12.10.2010
Theories & Approaches
Developing a Policy for an International Experience Requirement in a Graduate Teacher Education Program: A Cautionary Tale
This case study describes the process education faculty went through to craft a response to a school-wide international experience initiative. Analysis revealed three competing frames that s...
Abstract
05.10.2010
Theories & Approaches
Language, Culture and Dissonance: A Study Course for Globally Minded Teachers with Possibilities for Catalytic Transformation
This article presents a study which explores the impact of a course taught abroad, with the objective of preparing globally minded intercultural educators proficient in second language and c...
Abstract
27.09.2010
Teacher Education Programs
Closing the Gap between the Theory and Practice of Teaching: Implications for Teacher Education Programmes in Hong Kong
This article examines the gap between the theory and practice of teaching by reporting a study that researched the inconsistencies between student teachers' best teaching strategies and thei...
Abstract
27.09.2010
ICT & Teaching
Continuing Change in a Virtual World: Training and Recruiting Instructors
This article describes the process of teacher identification, selection, initial training, and on-going professional development that has developed at the Illinois Virtual High School (IVHS)...
Summary
19.09.2010
Theories & Approaches
Professionals or Technicians? Teacher Preparation Programs and Occupational Understandings
The goal of this research was to explore occupational understandings by preparation program. The author conducted interviews with 49 beginning teachers in one labor market, 26 alternatively...
Abstract
05.09.2010
Teacher Education Programs
Grappling With Big Ideas: The Process of Program Improvement
This article describes the process for change undertaken by one early childhood teacher preparation program. While the changes were spurred in part by increasing emphases on standards and as...
Abstract
05.09.2010
Instruction in Teacher Training
Education and Medical Professionals Collaborating to Prepare Early Childhood Teachers for Inclusive Settings
This paper describes the first three years of collaboration between a university's early childhood teacher education program and a hospital's program for families of children with special ne...
Summary
31.08.2010
Instruction in Teacher Training
Raising the Educational Requirements for Teachers in Infant Toddler Classrooms: Implications for Institutions of Higher Education
The purpose of this article is to examine potential challenges to the institutions of higher education that offer early childhood teacher education programs as the enrollment of early childh...
Abstract
22.08.2010
Instruction in Teacher Training
Science Curriculum and Teacher Education: The Role of Presuppositions, Contradictions, Controversies and Speculations vs Kuhn's ‘Normal Science’
The article describes Kuhn’s (1970) claim that textbooks are good 'pedagogical vehicles' for the perpetuation of ‘normal science’. However, Collins (2000) has found out a fundamental contrad...
Abstract
22.08.2010
Instruction in Teacher Training
Actors and Act-ers: Enhancing Inclusion and Diversity in Teaching and Teacher Education through the Validation of Quiet Teaching
The goals of this article are two-fold: (1) the authors will attempt to clarify the elusive concept of personality within the context of teaching and challenge commonly held assumptions of a...
Abstract
17.08.2010
Teacher Education Programs
Evaluating the Quality of BEd Programme: Students' Views of Their College Experiences
The main purpose of the study was to evaluate the quality of BEd programme with regard to the internal efficiency of Government Colleges for Elementary Teachers. The study was conducted on a...
Abstract
17.08.2010
Instruction in Teacher Training
The Challenge of Involvement in Reflective Teaching: Three Case Studies from a Teacher Education Project on Conducting Classroom Discussions on Socio-Scientific Issues
The goal of this qualitative study was to learn more about how teachers deal with a reflective teaching approach aimed at developing their competencies in analyzing and facilitating classroo...
Abstract
17.08.2010
Instruction in Teacher Training
Preparing LGBTQ-Allies and Combating Homophobia in a U.S. Teacher Education Program
Interns in a US teacher education program were surveyed regarding their attitudes towards diversity, particularly issues of sexuality, and their feelings of “cultural competence” around dive...
Abstract
17.08.2010
Beginning Teachers
The Retention Question in Context-Specific Teacher Education: Do Beginning Teachers and Their Program Leaders See Teachers' Future Career Eye to Eye
This article discusses the challenge of retaining teachers in hard-to-staff schools. Hence, the paper examines how it is addressed in three context specific teacher education programs, which...
Abstract
15.08.2010
Professional Development
Constructing A New Professional Identity: Career Change into Teaching
This article examines the experiences of one career change student teacher, Michelle. Furthermore, the article explores the ways in which she constructed her new professional identity as a s...
Abstract
03.08.2010
Instruction in Teacher Training
Producing Caring Qualified Teachers: An Exploration of the Influence of Pre-service Teacher Concerns on Learner-Centeredness
The current study investigated the relationship of pre-service teachers' learner-centeredness and their concerns related to how learner-centered education affects students. Results indicated...
Abstract
01.08.2010
Teacher Education Programs
Missing Pages? A Study of Textbooks for Dutch Early Childhood Teacher Education
A content analysis of the textbooks used in the Dutch early childhood teacher education shows clear inconsistencies with the intended curriculum. Neither the content standards found in the p...
Summary
20.07.2010
Preservice Teachers
The Development of Student Teachers’ Professional Identity
This study investigates the short-term evolutions in student teachers’ perception of their professional identity and the effect of teacher education ‘milestones’ on this perception. The stud...
Summary
13.06.2010
Teacher Education Programs
The Changing Education Landscape: How Special Education Leadership Preparation Can Make a Difference for Teachers and Their Students With Disabilities
The roles and obligations of teacher educators have expanded substantially in recent years. However, the nation continues to face a shortage of faculty who can generate new knowledge about e...
Abstract
13.06.2010
Instruction in Teacher Training
A Bottom-Up Approach for Implementing Electronic Portfolios in a Teacher Education Program
In an effort to generate a bottom-up approach for the program-wide implementation of electronic portfolios, this article first reports on the ways in which teacher candidates perceived the b...
Abstract
25.05.2010
Teacher Education Programs
“They Taught Me”: The Benefits of Early Community-Based Field Experiences in Teacher Education
This paper documents the experiences of pre-service educators participating in a service-learning experience at a Children's Defense Fund Freedom School in the south-eastern United States. P...
Abstract
09.05.2010
Preservice Teachers
Negotiating Spaces: The In-betweeness of Becoming A Teacher
This case study describes a critical perspective offered by Ann, a First Nations learner. Ann described her experience of teacher education, and how she came to question different aspects of...
Summary
27.04.2010
Multiculturalism & Diversity
Acting on Beliefs in Teacher Education for Cultural Diversity
This discussion focuses on an aspect of teacher education for diversity. It is preservice teachers’ and teacher educators’ attitudes and beliefs about racial, cultural, and ethnic difference...
Summary
27.04.2010
Multiculturalism & Diversity
What Does Teacher Education Have to Do With Teaching? Implications for Diversity Studies
Several concepts that are important for inclusion in any teacher education curriculum regarding diversity studies are clarified in this article. The author outlines important concepts that c...
Summary
27.04.2010
Trends in Teacher Education
Rethinking the Connections Between Campus Courses and Field Experiences in College- and University-Based Teacher Education
In this article, the author discusses the disconnect between the campus and school-based components of programs. The article examines a variety of work currently going on across USA in newly...
Summary
14.03.2010
Trends in Teacher Education
Revitalizing Teacher Education by Revisiting Our Assumptions About Teaching
During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the teaching profession was designed to match the rapid expansion of schooling. It relied on a captive pool of inexpensive, educated female lab...
Summary
14.03.2010
Teacher Education Programs
Teach for America and Teacher Ed: Heads They Win, Tails We Lose
This article is a brief analysis of the roots of TFA’s extraordinary rise as a major player in the world of educational reform and educational policy. In particular, the author focuses on th...
Abstract
02.03.2010
Trends in Teacher Education
Portfolios in Context: A Comparative Study in Two Preservice Teacher Education Programs
This study used Engeström's Cultural- Historical Activity Theory (1987) to examine how portfolio tools, along with external influences and institutional contexts, mediate the experiences of ...
Summary
02.03.2010
Teacher Education Programs
The Boston Teacher Residency: District-Based Teacher Education
This article describes the Boston Teacher Residency (BTR), a comprehensive teacher recruitment, preparation, and induction program created by and housed in an urban school district, the Bost...
Summary
21.02.2010
Preservice Teachers
To Be Or Not To Be… A Teacher? Exploring Levels of Commitment Related to Perceptions of Teaching among Students Enrolled in a Teacher Education Program
This study investigated preservice teachers' understanding of their goal of becoming teachers and their motivation for teaching. Participants were undergraduate students enrolled in a teach...
Abstract
21.02.2010
ICT & Teaching
Ten Ways to Incorporate Technology Into a TESOL Teacher Preparation Program
This article describes a comprehensive approach for integrating technology into a TESOL teacher preparation program. Ten specific ways to assure constructivist technology use in teacher ed...
Abstract
31.01.2010
Preservice Teachers
Scaffolded Support Systems: Examining a Multi-Tiered Support Plan Protocol for Struggling Teacher Candidates
The tensions and challenges that preservice teachers experience are a reality for teacher education programs and must be planned for. The authors from a teacher preparation program describe ...
Abstract
31.01.2010
Multiculturalism & Diversity
The Refugee Action Support Program: Developing Understandings of Diversity
In a world increasingly globalised, it is crucial that preservice teachers are equipped with a range of pedagogical knowledges, understandings and practices related to diversity and differen...
Summary
31.01.2010
Trends in Teacher Education
Teacher Training by Alternating Classroom Work and Work Analysis: From the Perspective of a Social Conception of Meaning and Action
This article investigates teacher training by the alternation of classroom work and work analysis. The links between these two professional situations have been identified and analyzed from...
Abstract
12.01.2010
Teacher Education Programs
Change Within a Teacher Education Program and Laboratory: A Reflective Commentary
In this article, the authors reflect on the journey of philosophical change and growth from a traditional philosophy to an inquiry-based, Reggio-inspired one that occurred on both levels in ...
Summary
12.01.2010
ICT & Teaching
Examining Perceptions of Systematic Integration of Instructional Technology in a Teacher Education Program
In this article, the authors describe a systematic effort by a department of special education to integrate technology into teaching through a one-to-one laptop initiative and to examine pre...
Abstract
12.01.2010
Trends in Teacher Education
Early Childhood Prospective Teacher Pedagogical Belief Shifts Over Time
Prospective teachers' shifts of pedagogical beliefs over time were examined in this study. There were significant differences found between beliefs reported at the onset of a teacher educati...
Summary
01.12.2009
Teacher Education Programs
Improving the Mathematics Preparation of Elementary Teachers, One Lesson at a Time
In this paper, the authors describe a model for systematically improving the mathematics preparation of elementary teachers, one lesson at a time. They begin by identifying a serious obstacl...
Summary
24.11.2009
Instruction in Teacher Training
Student Teaching and Teacher Attrition in Special Education
Research suggests that substantial pre-service student teaching is essential for the preparation and retention of special educators. The purpose of this study is to contrast the effects of l...
Abstract
23.11.2009
Teacher Education Programs
A Data-Driven Dispositions Model for Teacher Candidates and Program Review
The article examines an assessment initiative for reviewing and developing student dispositions to address faculty concerns about the issue, as well as attend to programmatic needs. The auth...
Summary
18.11.2009
Instruction in Teacher Training
The Use of Self-Assessment to Foster Students' Learning in Teacher Education: An Experience in Teaching Practice
This study examined the effectiveness of self-assessment during teaching practice and determined whether the students, after engaging in the self-assessment process, exhibited changes in the...
Summary
18.11.2009
Teacher Education Programs
Providing Qualified Teachers for Urban Schools: The Effectiveness of the Accelerated Collaborative Teacher Preparation Program in Recruiting, Preparing, and Retaining Teachers
In this article, the authors examine the effectiveness of the ACT program over a 6-year period in providing qualified teachers for urban schools. The program was designed to restructure teac...
Abstract
16.11.2009
Instruction in Teacher Training
The Challenge of Change: Digital Video-Analysis and Constructivist Teaching Approaches on A One Year Preservice Teacher Education Program in Ireland
This project created a stimulating and professionally relevant way for pre-service teacher education to build student teachers’ skills in critical reflection, collaboration and communication...
Abstract
11.11.2009
ICT & Teaching
The Benefits and Limitations of Online Group Work in a Teacher Education Program
This study examined the benefits and difficulties that graduate student teachers perceived while participating in online collaborative group activities during their first year of a masters p...
Abstract
09.11.2009
Research Methods
Harnessing the Slipstream: Building Educational Research Capacity in Northern Ireland. Size Matters
This article traces some of the systemic challenges and opportunities for educational research capacity building that arise from Northern Ireland being uniquely positioned as a small polity....
Abstract
28.10.2009
Teacher Education Programs
Teacher Education Programs in Jordan: A Reform Plan
The study presents a historical background of teacher education in Jordan. It also outlines the components of the present teacher education program at Hashemite University. Based on the disc...
Abstract
27.10.2009
Teacher Education Programs
In-Service Early Childhood Teachers Reflect on Their Teacher Training Program: Reconceptualizing the Case of Cyprus
This article describes a study that examines the views of in-service Early Childhood teachers concerning their teacher training program. Ninety in-service teachers were interviewed and asked...
Abstract
18.10.2009
Preservice Teachers
Electronic Portfolios in Teacher Education: A Case Study of Early Childhood Teacher Candidates
The use of electronic portfolios is increasingly becoming popular in teacher education programs. Whereas many teacher education programs have adopted electronic portfolios in order to meet a...
Abstract
11.10.2009
ICT & Teaching
The Impact of Pre-Service Field Training Sessions on the Probability of Future Teachers Using ICT in School
In this article, the authors analyzed the data taken from a longitudinal survey on the computer skills and attitudes of students toward the integration of ICT in teaching in primary and seco...
Abstract
01.10.2009
Trends in Teacher Education
“In It for the Long Haul” - How Teacher Education Can Contribute to Teacher Retention in High-Poverty, Urban Schools
In this article, the authors examine a group of beginning secondary English teachers who form a cohort in an MA/credential program organized to teach them how to teach in high-poverty, urban...
Abstract
26.08.2009
Teacher Educators
Exploring the Radical Middle between Theory and Practice: A Collaborative Self-Study of Beginning Teacher Educators
This paper is a collaborative self-study of the authors' development as beginning teacher educators over the course of an academic year. The purpose of the authors' self-study was their shar...
Abstract
21.07.2009
Trends in Teacher Education
Seeing Teaching as A Discipline in the Context of Preservice Teacher Education: Insights, Confounding Issues, and Fundamental Questions
Analysis of the authors' own experiences teaching in preservice teacher education programs leads them to a range of insights, issues, and questions associated with the potential of seeing te...
Abstract
13.07.2009
ICT & Teaching
Two-Way Mirror: Technology-Rich K-8 and Teacher Education Programs
In this article, the authors explore the relationship between technology use in school classrooms and a teacher preparation program. The authors describe how teacher candidates learn how to ...
Abstract
03.06.2009
Trends in Teacher Education
Using A Meta-Analysis Activity to Make Critical Reflection Explicit in Teacher Education
This article describes how the development of critical reflection in student teachers has been made an explicit part of a teacher education program. The authors used a rubric presented by Wa...
Abstract
01.06.2009
Trends in Teacher Education
Understanding Mainland Chinese Students' Motivations for Choosing Teacher Education Programs in Hong Kong
In this article, the authors report on an inquiry exploring the experiences of 10 mainland Chinese student teachers of English so as to understand why they came to Hong Kong for a teacher ed...
Abstract
27.05.2009
Research Methods
A Framework for Conducting Research on Collaborative Teacher Education
The purpose of this article is to propose a framework for conducting research on teacher education programs. These programs practice collaboration between special and general education facul...
Abstract
27.05.2009
Teacher Education Programs
Resistance and Discursive Practice: Promoting Advocacy in Teacher Undergraduate and Graduate Programmes
The authors investigate their interrelations, interactions, and possibilities for advocacy of/by and for diverse disabled students within the context of two teacher-preparation programs in t...
Abstract
13.05.2009
ICT & Teaching
Can You Hear Me Now? Evaluation of an Online Wireless Technology to Provide Real-Time Feedback to Special Education Teachers-In-Training
In this study, the authors investigate whether an advanced online technology can be used to give teacher trainees real-time feedback on their use of research-based classroom practices. Parti...
Abstract
30.04.2009
Instruction in Teacher Training
Emergence and Maintenance of Student Teachers' 'Interest' within The Context of Two-Hour Lectures: An Actual Genetic Perspective
The study explores the actual genetic development of student teachers' interest in lectures given in a postgraduate language teacher education program. The results show that students go thro...
Abstract
27.04.2009
Trends in Teacher Education
Legitimacy and Identity in Teacher Education: A Micro-Political Struggle Constrained by Macro-Political Pressures
As the university's role has become focused on supporting economic development and global competitiveness, the macro-political context is at odds with longstanding agendas of professional re...
Abstract
22.04.2009
Preservice Teachers
The Annotated Unit: A Description of a Systematic Approach to Documenting Candidate Effectiveness in Student Teaching
The standards of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education require that teacher education programs document teacher candidates' effectiveness across different domains. To g...
Abstract
22.04.2009
Instruction in Teacher Training
Beyond Belief: Preservice Teachers' Planned Instructional Strategies
The research describes a mixed-methods study of preservice teachers' planned instructional strategies. Of special interest were the preservice teachers' most salient strategies and how often...
Abstract
22.04.2009
Teacher Education Programs
Relationship Matters: Negotiating and Maintaining Partnerships in a Unique Teacher Education Program
Teacher education has evolved into a cooperative responsibility shared by universities and schools. This paper examines the relationship development, maintenance, and relational intricacies ...
Abstract
22.04.2009
Professional Development
Inquiry as a Tool for Professional Development School Improvement: Four Illustrations
The paper illustrates the University of Florida's efforts to understand the ways that prospective teacher education can be linked to individual school improvement efforts. It explains how te...
Abstract
20.04.2009
ICT & Teaching
Examining the Instructional Design of a Technology Enhanced Course for New Mentor Teachers
To be effective, teacher education programs need to engage teachers in learning experiences grounded in classroom practice and guidance to develop as professionals. New web-based communicati...
Abstract
06.04.2009
Teacher Educators
Preparing the Next Generation of Science Teacher Educators: A Model for Developing PCK for Teaching Science Teachers
In this paper, the authors argue that, in addition to developing skills and a knowledge base for research, doctoral students must be given the opportunity to observe, practice, and reflect o...
Abstract
11.03.2009
ICT & Teaching
The Evolution of the Required Educational Technology Course
University instructors discuss a required educational technology course in a teacher education program. They examine the impact of two forces: (a) Technological Pedagogical and Content Knowl...
Abstract
16.02.2009
Teacher Education Programs
101 Damnations: The Persistence of Criticism and The Absence of Evidence about Teacher Education in Australia
There have been 101 government inquiries of one sort or another into Australian teacher education since 1979. Most have presumed or documented concerns about the performance of teacher educa...
Abstract
12.02.2009
Teacher Education Programs
Teacher Professionalism in Flemish Policy on Teacher Education: A Critical Analysis of The Decree on Teacher Education (2006) in Flanders, Belgium
This paper uses the new Decree on teacher education in Flanders, Belgium, as a case study to critically examine the changes in the conception of teacher professionalism in education policy. ...
Abstract
12.02.2009
Mentoring & Supervision
The Early Childhood Professional Mentoring Group: A Forum for Parallel Learning
The Early Childhood Professional Mentoring Group (ECPMG) was established to develop a forum of support for recent graduates of the authors' university's Masters programs in Early Childhood a...
Abstract
11.02.2009
Professional Development
Professional Development Opportunities for Early Childhood Educators in Community-Based Child Care Centers
In this study, the staff development opportunities among early childhood educators in community-based, nonprofit child care centers were examined. The data gathered from surveys completed by...
Abstract
02.02.2009
Instruction in Teacher Training
Student-Teachers' Evaluation on the Use of Different Modes of Problem-Based Learning in Teacher Education
This article reports how the 13 student-teachers in the Integrated Humanities Major Method course evaluated the use of three different modes of PBL delivery, namely: the classical PBL; an al...
Abstract
02.02.2009
Professional Development
Competing Priorities in Professional Development: An Australian Study of Teacher Professional Development Policy and Practice
This article claims that neoliberal and managerial pressures external to the teaching profession, as well as more progressive and democratic approaches internal to the profession, have simul...
Abstract
02.02.2009
Multiculturalism & Diversity
Making A Difference: Moving beyond the Superficial Treatment of Diversity
The literature on teacher education shows that historically, teacher education programs have aimed to address diversity with add-on or piecemeal approaches, with little success (McDonald, 20...
Abstract
28.01.2009
Teacher Education Programs
Being A Protege: An Autoethnographic View of Three Teacher Education Doctoral Programs
The purpose of the paper is to investigate proteges' perspectives on their mentoring relationships within doctoral programs. The authors employ an autoethnographic approach to research wr...
Abstract
21.01.2009
Instruction in Teacher Training
The Efficacy of Embedding Special Education Instruction in Teacher Preparation Programs in the United States
This study examined the effects of embedding special education instruction into preservice general education assessment courses. Participants were 208 teacher candidates in the United States...
Abstract
05.01.2009
ICT & Teaching
The Use of Google Page Creator to Develop E-Portfolios in a Teacher Education Program: An Example from Portugal
In this paper, still in progress, the authors present how Web 2.0 tools can be successfully used for promoting collaboration and technological skills in teacher education programs. The exper...
Abstract
15.12.2008
Trends in Teacher Education
Characteristics of Effective Alternative Teacher Certification Programs
Alternative certification plays a central role in the production of new teachers in many states, yet little is known about the characteristics of an effective program. This paper is based ...
Abstract
08.12.2008
Beginning Teachers
We Taught Them about Literacy but What Did They Learn? The Impact of A Preservice Teacher Education Program on the Practices of Beginning Teachers
This article reports a study of literacy instruction in the authors own elementary preservice program. It examines the views and practices of both the preservice faculty who teach literacy a...
Abstract
26.11.2008
Trends in Teacher Education
The Logic of Convergence and Uniformity in Teacher Production
This article compares global markets with teacher education. Authors argue that the economy of universal information cannot provide an educational system with the tools it needs to train te...
Abstract
28.10.2008
Teacher Educators
The Teacher Educator's Role in Enhancing Teacher Quality
Common sense suggests that good teachers matter and some teachers have more impact on student achievement than others. According to the legislative initiatives, teacher preparation institut...
Abstract
02.10.2008
Multiculturalism & Diversity
Negotiating Resistance to Multiculturalism in a Teacher Education Curriculum: A Case Study
This study examined a teacher education program rooted in a social justice framework and intended to infuse multicultural education throughout the curriculum. Two teacher educators designe...
Abstract
27.08.2008
Teacher Education Programs
Scaffolding literacies across the Bachelor of Education program: an argument for a course-wide approach
This article explores teaching large number of students from diverse backgrounds. Informed by data from a longitudinal, qualitative study of 10 students' literacy development across the four...
Abstract
28.07.2008
Preservice Teachers
Teacher Candidates with Learning Disabilities: Effective and Ethical Accommodations.
This study investigated accommodations provided to teacher candidates with learning disabilities in teacher education programs. Accommodations at the knowledge level were considered accepta...
Abstract
27.07.2008
Trends in Teacher Education
The Preparation of Teachers for Multigrade Teaching
A large portion of teachers will be teaching with more than one level. The professional knowledge and skills that are relevant and necessary to teaching effectively in single-grade contexts ...
Abstract
14.07.2008
ICT & Teaching
Are We There Yet?: The Power of Creating an Innovation Configuration Map on the Integration of Technology into Your Teacher Education Program
The incident from my earlier teaching career came to mind after listening to different comments made by colleagues in the college of education where I teach regarding the effective use of te...
Abstract
11.06.2008
Research Methods
The Process of Finding a Shape: Stabilizing New Research Structures in Swedish Teacher Education, 2000-2007
This article explores the development and effects of Swedish post-war policies on the emergence of a research base for teacher education. From 2001 onwards, it is possible to undertake resea...
Abstract
01.06.2008
ICT & Teaching
Integrating Technology during Student Teaching: An Examination of Teacher Work Samples
This study examined the teacher work samples of 197 student teachers to determine their level of technology integration during student teaching. Findings indicated that most student teachers...
Abstract
26.02.2008
Trends in Teacher Education
Rethinking Initial Teacher Education for Further Education Teachers: From a standards-led to a knowledge-based approach
The article criticizes the teacher education program, and the "standards-led model" in the United Kingdom, since it does not take into account learning in the workplace, the professional dim...
Abstract
27.01.2008
Instruction in Teacher Training
Who Cares About Caring in Early Childhood Teacher Education Programs?
The article calls for 'caring' teacher education programs in order to foster the development of care in preservice early education teachers. The ability to care for oneself, others, animals...
Abstract
02.01.2008
Trends in Teacher Education
A Lethal Threat to U.S. Teacher Education
The article discusses changes to teacher education programs due to the growth of alternative route programs, the development of corporate professional development programs and the entrance o...
Abstract
30.12.2007
Mentoring & Supervision
Learning to be teachers of adult numeracy
The article examines teacher education programs in England, utilizing mathematics in post compulsory education schools. The author investigates the application of Bernstein's theories to tea...
Abstract
18.12.2007
Trends in Teacher Education
Autonomy or control: discussion of a central dilemma in developing a realistic teacher education in Norway
The article describes the introduction of a collaborative partnership model in initial teacher education at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. The model has led the way for ...
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