International Portal of Teacher Education

Keyword: Teacher preparation
Summary
09.05.2017
Assessment & Evaluation
Toward a Culture of Evidence: Factors Affecting Survey Assessment of Teacher Preparation
This study investigated the effect selected extrinsic variables have on survey data collected to determine the efficacy of, and improve, teacher preparation programs. The authors conducted ...
Summary
25.04.2017
Preservice Teachers
Perils to Self-Efficacy Perceptions and Teacher-Preparation Quality among Special Education Intern Teachers
This study examines special education intern teachers’ perceived levels of teaching efficacy and the important roles of teaching resources, teachers’ backgrounds, and support from school dis...
Abstract
02.04.2017
Theories & Approaches
What Unites Us All: Establishing Special Education Teacher Education Universals
This article searched in twenty-four English language journals from different countries representing four continents for special education teacher education universals, represented by four b...
Abstract
02.04.2017
Teacher Education Programs
Special Education Teacher Preparation in Singapore’s Dual Education System
This article aims to describe Singapore’s dual education system as well as teacher preparation in a country that educates many students with disabilities in a separate environment. The focus...
Abstract
22.03.2017
Teacher Education Programs
Special Education Teacher Preparation in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries
In countries of the world where special education systems are still developing the capacity to provide the education that laws and policies promise, choices made in the design and offering o...
Abstract
15.03.2017
Theories & Approaches
Building Adaptive Expertise and Practice-Based Evidence: Applying the Implementation Stages Framework to Special Education Teacher Preparation
In this paper, the authors describe a capstone project that meets these needs and prepares pre-service special educators for their role in the development of practice-based evidence. These a...
Abstract
22.02.2017
Instruction in Teacher Training
Using Online Case Studies to Enhance Teacher Preparation
The purpose of this study was to assess the impact interactive, online case studies have on learning for preservice teachers. More specifically, it evaluated whether the use of online case s...
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
29.01.2017
Theories & Approaches
Looking Back and Moving Ahead: A Content Analysis of Two Teacher Education Journals
The authors conducted a content analysis to examine trends in articles published between 1996 and 2014 in two journals—Teacher Education and Special Education (TESE) and the Journal of Teach...
Summary
11.09.2016
Theories & Approaches
Teaching, Learning, and Leading: Preparing Teachers as Educational Policy Actors
In this study, the authors investigate how field-based teacher preparation supports candidates’ evolving understanding and learning about the nature of educational policy in practice. The fi...
Summary
27.07.2016
Theories & Approaches
Does Preservice Preparation Matter? Examining an Old Question in New Ways
This article aimed to investigate relationships between teacher preparation and teacher outcomes. The findings suggest that features of preservice teacher preparation are positively related ...
Summary
14.04.2016
Multiculturalism & Diversity
Behind the Scenes of a Unique Initiative for the Program, "Preparing former Ethiopians for Teaching"
This article describes a unique initiative in Israel for preparing former immigrants from Ethiopia to become teachers. The author, who initiated this program in her college, describes the ch...
Summary
17.02.2016
Theories & Approaches
What Do Teaching Qualifications Mean in Urban Schools? A Mixed-Methods Study of Teacher Preparation and Qualification
This article examines the use of two readily available measures of incoming teacher qualification—amount of teacher education coursework and the highly qualified teaching credential as metho...
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...
Abstract
26.11.2015
Teacher Education Programs
Innovators in Teacher Education: Diffusing Mobile Technologies in Teacher Preparation Curriculum
This study aims to establish a snapshot of the extent to which teacher educators are preparing teacher candidates to use mobile learning technologies in PK–12 class-rooms, with the goal of d...
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
13.04.2015
Theories & Approaches
The Missing Link: Research on Teacher Education
This article seeks to understand how teacher preparation makes a difference in classroom instructional quality that leads to student learning. It reviews the research that has been conducted...
Summary
12.04.2015
Professional Development
From Preservice to Teacher Leadership: Meeting the Future in Educator Preparation
This article examines teacher leadership. The authors were interested in developing stronger teachers, accomplished teacher leaders, and a transformed teaching profession. The findings revea...
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25.11.2014
Theories & Approaches
Crossing Borders by “Walking around” Culture: Three Ethnographic Reflections on Teacher Preparation
In this article, the authors present the idea of “walking around” culture. By “walking around” culture, they mean that teachers need to put feet to pavement and purposefully “walk around” th...
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...
Abstract
25.08.2014
Instruction in Teacher Training
Preparing Teachers for Emerging Blended Learning Environments
In this article, the authors discuss what K-12 teachers should know about blended learning environments. This review suggests that effective teacher preparation for blended instruction must ...
Abstract
25.06.2014
Teacher Education Programs
Redesigning Special Education Teacher Preparation Programs With a Focus on Outcomes
As one component of a program improvement grant provided by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEPs), the authors’ teacher preparation program (TPP) underwent substantial program red...
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...
Abstract
19.03.2014
Preservice Teachers
Preparation for Inclusion in Teacher Education Pre-Service Curricula
The authors reviewed coursework related to inclusion provided to pre-service elementary teachers during their teacher preparation programs. Results suggest that many teacher preparation prog...
Abstract
19.02.2014
Teacher Education Programs
Promoting Adaptive Expertise: A Conceptual Framework for Special Educator Preparation
This article reviews the literature on adaptive expertise. The article proposes a conceptual framework, and presents implications for special educator preparation to promote cognitive and me...
Summary
28.10.2013
Instruction in Teacher Training
Photography for Teacher Preparation in Literacy: Innovations in Instruction
This article describes the students’ experiences and the author's practice around one major course assignment, The Neighborhood Alphabet Book, developed to effectively demonstrate course obj...
Abstract
22.03.2011
Assessment & Evaluation
Standards-Based Performance Assessment for the Evaluation of Student Teachers: A Consequential Validity Study
The study was conducted to evaluate the consequential validity of the instrument Samples of Teaching Performance (STP). The participants in the study were 20 supervisors and 62 student teach...
Abstract
13.06.2010
Teacher Education Programs
Programmatic Role of Education Libraries in Informatics to Support Preservice Teacher Preparation Programs
As education librarians seek to collaborate with preservice teacher preparation programs, they need to apply informatics principles to optimize the library’s ultimate impact on student achie...
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
22.07.2009
Trends in Teacher Education
Impact of A Paid Urban Field Experience on Teacher Candidates' Willingness to Work in Urban Schools
This study describes a paid field experience designed to investigate teacher candidates' willingness to teach in urban schools. 73 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in a teacher p...
Abstract
15.07.2009
Trends in Teacher Education
Characteristics of Highly Effective Cooperating Teachers: A Study of Their Backgrounds and Preparation
The present study investigated the effectiveness of cooperating teachers at four sites where several of the factors associated with effective supervision were present. In the first stage of ...
Abstract
22.06.2009
Preservice Teachers
Exploring the Salient Experiences of Pre-Service Teacher Candidates Who Were Former Volunteer Tutors
Teacher candidates were tracked to monitor whether their former tutoring experience influenced their experiences as teacher candidates. The participants reflected on their teacher preparatio...
Abstract
07.05.2009
ICT & Teaching
Technology-Mediated Instruction in Distance Education and Teacher Preparation in Special Education
The authors examine the literature on distance education. They offer a brief chronology of its past-to-present development, with special attention to the evolution of technology mediated ins...
Abstract
01.04.2009
Preservice Teachers
Doth The Lady Protest Too Much? Pre-Service Teachers and The Experience of Dissonance As A Catalyst for Development
This article presents findings from an ethnographic study of 34 beginning pre-service teachers enrolled in a large U.S. teacher preparation program. Discussion focuses on participants' ident...
Abstract
31.03.2009
Preservice Teachers
New Peace, New Teachers: Student Teachers' Perspectives of Diversity and Community Relations in Northern Ireland
The article reflects upon student teachers' conceptions of inter-community relations. It also considers the preparation they receive to address issues of diversity and mutual understanding. ...
Abstract
07.01.2009
Teacher Education Programs
From “Big Ideas” to Deliberate Action: Curriculum Revision and Alignment in An American Special Education Teacher Preparation Program
This paper presents an overview of how one American special education program used the model described by Kame'enui, E. J., Carnine, D. W., Dixon, R. C., Simmons, D. C., & Coyne, M. D. (2002...
Abstract
18.06.2008
Preservice Teachers
Preservice Teacher Inquiry: Creating a Space to Dialogue about Becoming a Social Justice Educator
The study explores the term "inquiry" to promote social justice in practical and theoretical knowledge for preservice teachers. It led the teachers to reflect on ideals of social justice wi...
Abstract
15.06.2008
Trends in Teacher Education
Teacher Preparation in a Post-Totalitarian Society: An Interpretation of Ukrainian Teacher Educators' Stereotypes
There is no doubt that Ukrainians want change for democratic citizenship and European integration. However, Ukraine's educational system, inherited from the Soviet era, remains predominantly...
Abstract
28.04.2008
ICT & Teaching
An Academic Technology Initiative for Teacher Preparation Candidates: Implications for Preservice Teacher Programs
Schools of education (SOEs) are experiencing increased pressure to prepare teacher candidates for the effective and innovative integration of technologies. Lack of both ubiquitous on-campus ...
Abstract
27.04.2008
ICT & Teaching
Reexamining the Practicum Placement: How to Leverage Technology to Prepare Preservice Teachers for the Demands of the 21st Century
While many factors are taken into account when identifying appropriate practicum placements, effective technology use by the classroom teacher is rarely considered. This is disconcerting giv...
Abstract
26.04.2008
Teacher Education Programs
Beyond a command performance: reflections on Classmates as a new teacher preparation initiative
This paper reflects on a new pre-service teacher education initiative, Classmates. Classmates is a collaboration between the University of Western Sydney (UWS) and the New South Wales Depart...
Abstract
13.03.2008
Teacher Education Programs
Preparing practitioners to respond to resistance: a cross-professional view
The article explores the preparation of teaching professionals to respond to resistance. The study examined three clinical psychology programs and two teacher education programs. Data was d...
Abstract
07.02.2008
Preservice Teachers
The Impact of Teacher Preparation on Student Achievement in Algebra in a "Hard-to-Staff" Urban PreK-12-University Partnership
The purpose of this study was to determine if a nontraditional teacher preparation program, the Transition To Teaching program, was a viable way to ease the teacher shortages in a high pover...
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