International Portal of Teacher Education

Keyword: Preservice teachers
Summary
10.12.2017
ICT & Teaching
Preservice Teachers’ Microblogging: Professional Development via Twitter
This article examines how preservice teachers used Twitter in a face-to-face undergraduate teacher education course. The author concludes that using social media such as Twitter in teacher e...
Summary
10.12.2017
Instruction in Teacher Training
The Need to Prepare Prospective Teachers to Engage in Mathematics Consultations
This study aimed to understand the characteristics of the questions and responses of prospective teachers (PTs) who engaged in a mathematics-specific consultation about how to meet the mathe...
Summary
10.12.2017
Mentoring & Supervision
Preservice Teachers’ Professional Identity Development and the Role of Mentor Teachers
The purpose of this study was two-folded. Firstly, it investigated the changes in preservice teachers’ professional identity after a four-week block practicum; Secondly, it examined the role...
Summary
07.12.2017
ICT & Teaching
Opportunities to Notice: Chinese Prospective Teachers Noticing Students’ Ideas in a Distance Formula Lesson
This article examines the noticing of six Chinese mathematics prospective teachers (PSTs) when looking at a procedural error and responding to three specific tasks related to that error. The...
Summary
05.12.2017
Preservice Teachers
Exploring Pre-service Secondary Teachers’ Understanding of Care
This study investigates how pre-service teachers understand their caring role and their potential responsibility to care for students. The authors conclude that it was shown that within an A...
Summary
30.11.2017
Preservice Teachers
Prospective Teachers’ Conceptions and Values about Learning from Teaching
The purpose of this study was to examine prospective elementary teachers’ conceptions and values about the learn-from-teaching (LFT) skills and model hold about these skills. The authors arg...
Summary
22.11.2017
Mentoring & Supervision
Prospective and Mentor Teacher Perspectives on Co-learning Events
This study aimed to examine practicing mentor teachers (MTs) and prospective teachers' (PSTs) perspectives on their experiences in co-learning events. The findings reveal there is evidence o...
Summary
21.11.2017
Multiculturalism & Diversity
Preservice Teachers’ Learning with Yuin Country: Becoming Respectful Teachers in Aboriginal Education
This article investigates how preservice teachers developed a relationships with country. The author has described preservice teachers who participated in an elective subject Engaging Koori ...
Summary
15.11.2017
ICT & Teaching
Pre-service Teacher Self-efficacy in Digital Technology
This study explored how pre-service teachers perceived their self-efficacy in teaching of technology. The present study reveals that the pre-service teachers who took part had much variation...
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
01.11.2017
Teacher Educators
Fostering Teacher Educators’ Professional Development in Research and in Supervising Student Teachers’ Research
Teacher educators, who work at institutes for higher vocational education, should now engage in research. Hence, they suppose to become familiar with research knowledge and skills. Furthermo...
Summary
29.10.2017
ICT & Teaching
What They Notice in Video: A Study of Prospective Secondary Mathematics Teachers Learning to Teach
This study aimed to examine what prospective teachers (PSTs) noticed while watching video of their own co-teaching, particularly in a microteaching setting that consisted of peers. The findi...
Summary
29.10.2017
Preservice Teachers
Irish Student Teachers’ Levels of Moral Reasoning: Context, Comparisons, and Contributing Influences
This article discusses findings from a longitudinal study of the levels of moral reasoning of student teachers in an Irish university. While comparing theses students' results to internation...
Summary
25.10.2017
Instruction in Teacher Training
Investigating the Improvement of Prospective Elementary Teachers’ Number Sense in Reasoning about Fraction Magnitude
This study explored whether and how prospective teachers (PTs) fraction sense could improve in the setting of a Number and Operations course. the results from the interviews with seven parti...
Summary
22.10.2017
ICT & Teaching
Teaching to Teach (With) Game Design: Game Design and Learning Workshops for Preservice Teachers
In this study, the authors were interested to evaluate the participants’ ability to integrate game design in their lesson plans and explore their experiences over time during the workshops. ...
Summary
18.10.2017
Assessment & Evaluation
Pedagogies for Preservice Assessment Education: Supporting Teacher Candidates' Assessment Literacy Development
This study aimed to explore the pedagogical conditions that supported teacher candidates’ learning about assessment. This study revealed four pedagogical constructs that teacher candidates p...
Summary
17.10.2017
Instruction in Teacher Training
Making Connections: Lessons on the Use of Video in Pre-service Teacher Education
In this article, the authors examined the potential impact of video excerpts of teaching on pre-service teachers' learning. They were also interested to identify and focus on the development...
Summary
16.10.2017
Preservice Teachers
Inclusive Education in Pre-schools: Predictors of Pre-service Teacher Attitudes in Australia
The purpose of this study was to investigate a number of factors that contribute to the formation of positive attitudes towards inclusive education (IE), during the pre-service training of p...
Summary
03.10.2017
ICT & Teaching
More than Social Media: Using Twitter With Preservice Teachers as a Means of Reflection and Engagement in Communities of Practice
The present article illustrates the authors' attempts integrating twitter into their methods courses and investigates different opportunities that twitter provided for preservice teachers. T...
Summary
27.09.2017
Preservice Teachers
Pre-service Teachers’ Perceptions on TPACK Development after Designing Educational Games
The goal of this study was to explore Early Childhood Education (ECE) pre-service teachers’ perceptions of technological, pedagogical, content knowledge (TPACK) development in the course Ins...
Summary
27.09.2017
Beginning Teachers
Beginning Teachers’ Conceptual Understandings of Effective History Teaching: Examining the Change from “Subject Knowers” to “Subject Teachers”
The purpose of this study was to explore the change in preservice teachers’ conceptions of effective history teaching across a secondary history methods course in a postgraduate diploma of e...
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
18.09.2017
ICT & Teaching
Enabling Collaboration and Video Assessment: Exposing Trends in Science Preservice Teachers’ Assessments
In this paper, the authors describe a new, free resource for continuous video assessment named YouDemo. This tool enables real time rating of uploaded YouTube videos for use in science, tech...
Abstract
06.09.2017
Preservice Teachers
Developing Pre-service Primary Teachers’ Perceptions of Cross-Curricular Teaching through Reflection on Learning
This study is focused on post graduate student teachers’ perceptions of cross-curricular approaches to the planning, organisation and representation of the primary curriculum. It tracks thei...
Abstract
06.09.2017
Beginning Teachers
Novice Teachers as ‘Invisible’ Learners
This study focuses on the way novice teachers, who are part of a one-year postgraduate diploma in post-primary teaching, have opted to negotiate their status as school teachers. In particula...
Summary
06.09.2017
Mentoring & Supervision
What Do Student Teachers Want in Mentor Teachers?: Desired, Expected, Possible, and Emerging Roles
This study aimed to add to the discourse about possible roles for mentor teachers and how to best support student teachers and mentors in negotiating these roles. The findings indicated that...
Summary
06.09.2017
ICT & Teaching
Preservice Teachers’ TPACK Beliefs and Attitudes toward Simulations
The purpose of this study was two-fold. Firstly, it examined how preservice primary teachers develop self-assessed technological, pedagogical, and content knowledge (TPACK) in science throug...
Abstract
04.09.2017
Preservice Teachers
'I Need To Be Strong and Competent’: A Narrative Inquiry of a Student-Teacher’s Emotions and Identities in Teaching Practicum
This study, drawing upon the approach of narrative inquiry, explores how a student-teacher – Ming – negotiated and navigated conflicting emotions in the process of becoming a teacher. The fi...
Abstract
04.09.2017
Preservice Teachers
What Future Teachers Believe about Democracy and Why It Is Important
This article analyses pre-service education student perceptions and perspectives related to education for democracy in Australia. The article begins by outlining the concepts of thick and ...
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 ...
Summary
04.09.2017
Teacher Educators
Mathematics Teacher Educators Focusing on Equity: Potential Challenges and Resolutions
This study aimed to create understandings across mathematics teacher educators' (MTEs) self-reports about the challenges they encountered and the resolutions they implemented when teaching m...
Summary
16.08.2017
Preservice Teachers
Special Education Trainee Teachers’ Perceptions of their Professional World: Motives, Roles, and Expectations from Teacher Training
The aim of this study is to examine how special education teacher trainees who were about to begin their training perceive their professional world. The findings revealed that participants d...
Abstract
13.08.2017
Preservice Teachers
An Embedded Professional Paired Placement Model: “I Know I Am Not An Expert, But I Am At A Point Now Where I Could Step Into The Classroom And Be Responsible For The Learning”
The authors present a sustainable and innovative model for pre-service teacher paired professional placements called the Teaching School model. The Teaching School model was piloted initiall...
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...
Abstract
09.08.2017
Preservice Teachers
Validation of the Survey of Pre-service Teachers' Knowledge of Teaching and Technology: A Multi-Institutional Sample
The Survey of Pre-service Teachers' Knowledge of Teaching and Technology instrument is one popular tool designed to measure Technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK). This study ex...
Abstract
09.08.2017
ICT & Teaching
Experiential Learning for Preservice Teachers: Digital Book Clubs With Third Graders
This study explored how preservice teachers' knowledge and pedagogy is enhanced through participation of online book clubs with third graders. Findings reveal that the role of digital book c...
Abstract
09.08.2017
Assessment & Evaluation
Assessing Pedagogical Balance in a Simulated Classroom Environment
In this paper, the authors (a) examine changes in preservice teacher perceptions of teaching confidence and teaching experience resulting from simSchool use, and (b) report findings from rec...
Summary
08.08.2017
Preservice Teachers
Learning to Teach Music-themed Mathematics: An Examination of Preservice Teachers’ Beliefs about Developing and Implementing Interdisciplinary Mathematics Pedagogy
This study aimed to offer a group of preservice teachers with opportunities to learn about interdisciplinary mathematics pedagogy, plus the experience of implementing interdisciplinary mathe...
Summary
24.07.2017
Research Methods
Informed and Uninformed Naïve Assessment Constructors’ Strategies for Item Selection
In this study, the authors examine the strategies reported by naïve assessment constructors. Naïve assessment constructors refer to those individuals with limited, if any, formal preparation...
Summary
19.07.2017
Instruction in Teacher Training
Collaboration Beyond the Classroom Walls: Deepening Learning for Students, Preservice Teachers, Teachers, and Professors
This paper describes an action research project in the preparatory school English classroom of first author. She described how she used a social networking platform to allow for collaboratio...
Summary
19.07.2017
Professional Development
Exploring Iconic Interpretation and Mathematics Teacher Development through Clinical Simulations
This study examines how preservice teachers (PTs) engage in a mathematics simulation focused on iconic interpretation. The data reported herein show how a clinical simulation illuminates PTs...
Summary
17.07.2017
ICT & Teaching
Exploring Teacher Noticing of Student Algebraic Thinking in a Video Club
In this study, the author aims to explore and support teachers’ movement through the early phases as they learn to attend to and reason about details of student algebraic thinking in the dyn...
Summary
12.07.2017
Preservice Teachers
“It Just Made Me Look At Language in a Different Way:” ESOL Teacher Candidates’ Identity Negotiation through Teacher Education Coursework
This article reports on a case study that examined the teacher identity construction of preservice ESOL (English for speakers of other languages) teachers in a 13-month MATESOL program. The ...
Abstract
09.07.2017
Instruction in Teacher Training
What Factors Support or Inhibit Secondary Mathematics Pre-service Teachers’ Implementation of Problem-Solving Tasks during Professional Experience?
This qualitative study examined the factors that support or inhibit secondary mathematics pre-service teachers’ implementation of problem-solving tasks during professional experience. The re...
Abstract
09.07.2017
Instruction in Teacher Training
The Use of Questions within In-The-Moment Coaching in Initial Mathematics Teacher Education: Enhancing Participation, Reflection, and Co-Construction in Rehearsals of Practice
This article examines how coaching using questions could assist novice teachers to promote mathematical thinking and discussions within time-constrained programmes. Findings included that st...
Abstract
09.07.2017
Preservice Teachers
Just Add Hours? An Assessment of Pre-service Teachers’ Perception of the Value of Professional Experience in Attaining Teacher Competencies
In this study, the researchers compared pre-service teachers’ perceptions of their professional competencies at two campuses of a large regional teacher education university. Students who ha...
Abstract
09.07.2017
Instruction in Teacher Training
Developing Pre-service Elementary Teachers’ Pedagogical Practices While Planning Using the Learning Cycle*
This study examined pre-service elementary teachers’ use of curriculum materials in lesson planning by identifying types of instructional tools used during the Learning Cycle. Findings high...
Summary
04.07.2017
Mentoring & Supervision
Educative Mentoring: How a Mentor Supported a Preservice Biology Teacher’s Pedagogical Content Knowledge Development
The purpose of this study is to describe the strategies used by a highly regarded, secondary biology mentor teacher to foster a preservice biology teacher’s pedagogical content knowledge (PC...
Abstract
03.07.2017
Teacher Education Programs
A Technology Integration Education (TIE) Model for Millennial Preservice Teachers: Exploring the Canonical Correlation Relationships Among Attitudes, Subjective Norms, Perceived Behavioral Controls, Motivation, and Technological, Pedagogical, and Content Knowledge (TPACK) Competencies
The authors used canonical correlation analysis (CCA) to test the relationships among five of the 12 constructs in the technology integration education (TIE) model developed by Holland and P...
Abstract
03.07.2017
ICT & Teaching
Preservice Teachers' Use of the Technology Integration Planning Cycle to Integrate iPads Into Literacy Instruction
The goal of this case study was to examine preservice teachers' use of the Technology Integration Planning Cycle (TIPC). A planning cycle for integrating technology into literacy instruction...
Summary
03.07.2017
Instruction in Teacher Training
Examining the Use of a Structured Analysis Framework to Support Prospective Teacher Noticing
The authors examine whether an analysis framework, the Mathematical Quality of Instruction (MQI), can assist prospective teachers in noticing and interpreting salient aspects of classroom pr...
Abstract
27.06.2017
Preservice Teachers
Preservice Teachers' Perception of Assessment Strategies in Online Teaching
This study examines online assessment strategies employed by preservice teacher candidates when creating thematic learning experiences in online teaching environments. The findings reveal th...
Summary
27.06.2017
Theories & Approaches
Multiple Dimensions of Teacher Identity Development from Pre-service to Early Years of Teaching: A Longitudinal Study
This study utilises three dimensions of identity construction (multiplicity vs. unity; social vs. individual; discontinuity vs. continuity) to examine how teachers describe their different r...
Summary
26.06.2017
Instruction in Teacher Training
Investigating the Knowledge Needed for Teaching Mathematics: An Exploratory Validation Study Focusing on Teaching Practices
This study attempted to validate the argument that special knowledge is needed for teaching, in addition to pure mathematical knowledge. The authors explored participants’ knowledge with res...
Summary
13.06.2017
Mentoring & Supervision
Cultivating Relationships with School Placement Stakeholders: The Perspective of the Cooperating Teacher
This article investigates how and what type of relationships cooperating teachers (CTs) can develop with student teachers (STs) and university tutors (UTs) to enhance the school placement pr...
Abstract
11.06.2017
Teacher Education Programs
First-Year Practicum Experiences for Preservice Early Childhood Education Teachers Working with Birth-to-3-Year-Olds: An Australasian Experience
The present article reports on a project, “Collaboration of Universities Pedagogies of Infants’ and Toddlers’ Development—‘down under’ (CUPID)". This project evaluated the practicum experien...
Abstract
11.06.2017
Theories & Approaches
Practices of Compassionate, Critical, Justice-Oriented Teacher Education
In this case study, two teacher educators in urban teacher education programs identify and analyze the components of teacher education practice in relation to a vision of compassionate, crit...
Abstract
11.06.2017
Instruction in Teacher Training
Making Invisible Intersectionality Visible Through Theater of the Oppressed in Teacher Education
This article shares research conducted in a teacher education course on culturally relevant pedagogy where students engaged in Theater of the Oppressed (TO) activities to explore the multipl...
Summary
07.06.2017
Instruction in Teacher Training
Using Excel in Teacher Education for Sustainability
The purpose of this study is to demonstrate the feasibility of using Ms Excel in teaching whole Basic Statistics Course to pre-service elementary science teachers and then to show the effect...
Summary
06.06.2017
Preservice Teachers
Workplace Learning Impact: An Analysis of French-Secondary Trainee Teachers’ Perception of their Professional Development
The aim of this study was to inquire into the professional development of French secondary- trainee teachers. The results first showed that learning in the workplace is a multifaceted proces...
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
04.06.2017
Instruction in Teacher Training
The Effect of an Historical Perspective on Prospective Teachers’ Beliefs in Learning Mathematics
This article addresses the issue of learners who hold traditional beliefs about mathematics, which can hamper their learning in the discipline. Hence, a “history-based” intervention program ...
Abstract
04.06.2017
Instruction in Teacher Training
Bridging Understanding between Preservice Teachers and Diverse Students through Service-Learning
present study examines the effectiveness of service-learning as a pedagogical approach that seeks to bridge the gap of understanding between predominantly White undergraduate preservice teac...
Summary
04.06.2017
Instruction in Teacher Training
Engaging in Critical Social Dialogue with Socially Diverse Undergraduate Teacher Candidates at a California State University
This article focuses on the process of critical social dialogue (CSD) in a mixed race and ethnicity sample of undergraduate teacher candidates at a California state university. The author ar...
Summary
29.05.2017
Mentoring & Supervision
Supporting Clinical Practice Candidates in Learning Community Development
This study aimed to identify challenges that pre-service teachers face when developing a learning community within their clinical practice classrooms. Furthermore, it also aimed to identify ...
Summary
24.05.2017
Teacher Education Programs
Promoting Well-being and Preventing Burnout in Teacher Education: A Pilot Study of a Mindfulness-Based Programme for Pre-service Teachers in Hong Kong
The aim of this study was to examine the possible effects of a six-week mindfulness programme for student teachers, and the feasibility of implementing the programme in a local community. Th...
Summary
23.05.2017
Preservice Teachers
The Role of Legitimacy in Student Teaching: Learning to “Feel” Like a Teacher
In this study, the author investigates how student teachers perceive legitimacy conferred by their cooperating teachers. As this study illustrates, the ways in which cooperating teachers pro...
Summary
17.05.2017
Instruction in Teacher Training
Blogging with Pre-service Teachers as Action Research: When Data Deserve A Second Glance
This longitudinal action research study reflects on the ways blogging can further promote culturally relevant discussions explored in face-to-face classes. The authors found that blogs gave ...
Abstract
14.05.2017
Theories & Approaches
How Can a Focus on Teacher Well-being in Pre-service Training Promote the Resilience of Primary School Student Teachers?
The focus of this paper is on how an induction course on Teacher Well-Being (TWB) infused as part of an exchange programme between one higher education institution, Oslo and Akershus Univers...
Abstract
14.05.2017
Teacher Education Programs
Can International Practicum Foster Intercultural Competence Among Student Teachers?
The aim of this study is to investigate how the students’ intercultural competence develops during a three-month practicum placement in Namibia. The authors present findings from a study of ...
Abstract
14.05.2017
Multiculturalism & Diversity
Preparing Teachers as Allies in Indigenous Education: Benefits of an American Indian Content and Pedagogy Course
This research explores relationship building and improvements in knowledge, skills, and dispositions of pre-service teachers enrolled in an Indigenous education content and pedagogy methods ...
Abstract
11.05.2017
Instruction in Teacher Training
Practicing Collaboration in Teacher Preparation: Effects of Learning by Doing Together
In this article, the authors describe candidate outcomes from a course about collaboration that was taught in two ways: (a) as a co-taught course with faculty and candidates from social st...
Abstract
11.05.2017
Instruction in Teacher Training
The Effects of Guided Video Analysis on Teacher Candidates’ Reflective Ability and Instructional Skills
The goal of this study was to understand the effects of guiding teacher candidates through common video-recording and self-reflection activities during student teaching internships to determ...
Abstract
10.05.2017
ICT & Teaching
Using Virtual Role-Play to Enhance Teacher Candidates’ Skills in Responding to Bullying
This exploratory study examines the effectiveness of a “virtual role-play” (VRP) tool developed to help teacher candidates effectively respond to classroom bullying by providing them with op...
Abstract
10.05.2017
Instruction in Teacher Training
Examining the Impact of a Simulation Classroom Experience on Teacher Candidates’ S sense of Efficacy in Communicating with English Learners
This pilot study examined the use of a simulation classroom in helping teacher candidates enrolled in a general methods class adjust their communication for English learners (ELs). The findi...
Abstract
10.05.2017
Instruction in Teacher Training
Wearable Cameras as a Tool to Capture Preservice Teachers’ Marked and Recorded Noticing
The present study utilized an innovative methodological approach to capture the noticing of preservice teachers using wearable cameras while they were in an introspective position within the...
Summary
10.05.2017
Instruction in Teacher Training
Exploring the Relationship between K-8 Prospective Teachers’ Algebraic Thinking Proficiency and the Questions They Pose during Diagnostic Algebraic Thinking Interviews
This study aimed to explore the relationship between teachers’ mathematics content knowledge and the types of questions they pose to investigate students’ mathematical thinking. The results ...
Summary
09.05.2017
Instruction in Teacher Training
Using Representations, Decomposition, and Approximations of Practices to Support Prospective Elementary Mathematics Teachers’ Practice of Organizing Discussions
This study examined the ways in which elementary mathematics methods course activities, designed as representations, decomposition, and approximations of practice, can be used to develop pro...
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...
Abstract
26.04.2017
Instruction in Teacher Training
‘We Matter Just The Same’: Students and Pre-service Teachers Working Together in an Alternative Educational Setting
This article examines how a clinical experience in an alternative educational setting impacted both pre-service secondary teachers and the students with whom they worked. Findings indicate ...
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 ...
Summary
29.03.2017
Instruction in Teacher Training
Using Video Analysis to Support Prospective K-8 Teachers’ Noticing of Students’ Multiple Mathematical Knowledge Bases
Building on research on teacher noticing, this study focused on examining how mathematics teacher educators (MTEs) can support the development of prospective teachers (PSTs’) noticing key as...
Abstract
29.03.2017
ICT & Teaching
Animations as a Transformational Approximation of Practice for Preservice Teachers to Communicate Professional Noticing
This article explores the use of animations as an approximation of practice to provide a transformational technology experience for elementary mathematics preservice teachers. Findings illum...
Abstract
29.03.2017
ICT & Teaching
Patterns of Generative Discourse in Online Discussions during the Field Experience
The present study examined whether online discussion of the classroom challenges that preservice teachers face during the field experience can lead to problem solving and if so, how. Analysi...
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
22.03.2017
Instruction in Teacher Training
A Discursive Psychology Approach to the Study of Pre-service Teachers’ Written Reflections about Teacher Effectiveness
This paper reports findings from a discourse analysis, informed by a discursive psychology (DP) perspective, of pre-service teachers’ beliefs about teacher effectiveness as constructed in re...
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...
Summary
14.03.2017
Preservice Teachers
“Less Afraid to Have Them in My Classroom”: Understanding Pre-Service General Educators’ Perceptions about Inclusion
The purpose of this study was two-fold: (1) to understand the perceptions of pre-service general educators about the inclusion of students with disabilities (SWDs) prior to and at the end of...
Summary
13.03.2017
Theories & Approaches
How Can Schools of Education Help to Build Educators’ Capacity to Use Data? A Systemic View of the Issue
The objective of this article is to understand what schools of education are doing to prepare teachers to use data in their practice. The study examined the extent to which schools of educat...
Summary
08.03.2017
ICT & Teaching
“So We Have to Teach Them or What?”: Introducing Preservice Teachers to the Figured Worlds of Urban Youth Through Digital Conversation
Using a figured world framework, the authors explore how social interaction made possible through digital tools shaped the actions and identities of 16 preservice teachers. The findings reve...
Abstract
07.03.2017
Preservice Teachers
Delving Deeper Into the Construct of Preservice Teacher Beliefs About Reading Instruction for Students With Disabilities
The goal of this study was to complete an in-depth examination of the construct of teacher beliefs by investigating preservice teachers’ beliefs about reading instruction for students with d...
Summary
06.03.2017
Teacher Education Programs
Pre-service Teachers’ Science Teaching Self-efficacy Beliefs: The Influence of a Collaborative Peer Microteaching Program
This study aimed to explore the nature of changes in pre-service science teachers’ (PSTs’) self-efficacy beliefs toward science teaching through a mixed-methods approach. The findings reveal...
Abstract
28.02.2017
Preservice Teachers
Pre-service Teachers’ Science Beliefs, Attitudes, and Self-efficacy: A Multi-Case Study
The purpose of this multi-case study was to explore the extent and nature of changes in elementary pre-service teachers’ beliefs, attitudes, and self-efficacy toward science and science teac...
Abstract
28.02.2017
Theories & Approaches
Outcomes of Primary Teacher Education in Finland: An Exit Survey
The participants were given an exit survey, which measured their estimated attainment of knowledge and experience in the 10 domains of professional activity considered critical for new teach...
Abstract
28.02.2017
Preservice Teachers
edTPA, Videotape, and Occupational Identity: A Study of Pre-service Teachers
In this study, the author sought to contribute to the scholarly discourse of understanding how North American elementary pre-service teachers experienced evaluation via teacher performance a...
Summary
28.02.2017
Theories & Approaches
Exploring Ethical Tensions on the Path to Becoming a Teacher
The article explores the authors', two teacher educators’ and a pre-service teacher’s, understanding of the ethical dilemmas, obligations, and plotlines that emerged in the experiences of a ...
Summary
28.02.2017
Preservice Teachers
Secondary Preservice Teachers’ Knowledge of the First Amendment
This study aimed to investigate the level of knowledge of students’ First Amendment rights among secondary preservice teachers in various disciplines and their confidence in dealing with Fir...
Abstract
26.02.2017
ICT & Teaching
Factors Influencing Turkish Preservice Teachers’ Intentions to Use Educational Technologies and Mediating Role of Risk Perceptions
An expanded version of the Decomposed Theory of Planned Behavior, which incorporated the concept of Risk Perceptions (RP), was used to examine the intentions of Turkish preservice middle sch...
Summary
26.02.2017
Instruction in Teacher Training
Improving Science and Literacy Learning for English Language Learners: Evidence from a Pre-service Teacher Preparation Intervention*
This article present findings from a pre-service teacher development project that prepared novice teachers to promote English language and literacy development with inquiry-based science thr...
Abstract
23.02.2017
Instruction in Teacher Training
Looking Across the New Digital Divide: A Comparison of Inservice and Preservice Teacher Perceptions of Mobile Phone Integration
The purpose of this study was to determine the difference in support of inservice teachers and preservice teachers for the use of mobile phones in the classroom, as well as their percept...
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
22.02.2017
Preservice Teachers
Perceptions of Pre-service English Teachers towards the Integration of an LMS into English Language Teacher Education
This article reports on a study designed to gain insights into the perceptions of pre-service English teachers on the integration of an Learning Management Systems (LMSs) into courses at a s...
Summary
21.02.2017
Theories & Approaches
Preparing Pre-service Teachers for the Profession: Creating Spaces for Transformative Practice
This article reports on a programme which applied the conceptual framework of critical transformative dialogue, developed as a part of the health profession to the context of teacher educati...
Summary
19.02.2017
Preservice Teachers
Fieldwork With Infants: What Preservice Teachers Can Learn From Taking Care of Babies
The aim of this study was to add to the research base by examining the impact of fieldwork with infants on the development of three preservice early childhood teachers. The results of this s...
Reference
08.02.2017
Instruction in Teacher Training
Promoting Shifts in Preservice Science Teachers’ Thinking through Teaching and Action Research in Informal Science Settings
This study aimed to investigate the influence of an integrated experiential learning and action research project on preservice science teachers’ developing ideas about science teaching, lear...
Abstract
31.01.2017
ICT & Teaching
Assessment of Creativity in Arts and STEM Integrated Pedagogy by Pre-service Elementary Teachers
This study focused on integrating STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) lessons with arts-themed activities to create interdisciplinary STEAM education in order to simulta...
Abstract
31.01.2017
Preservice Teachers
Preservice Teachers’ Perceptions of Challenging Behavior
The goal of this study was to examine (a) preservice teacher perceptions of student and teacher behavior during scenarios of challenging behavior, (b) alternative solutions or strategies in ...
Summary
24.01.2017
Theories & Approaches
Acceptance of Virtual Worlds as Learning Space
This study investigated the acceptance of virtual worlds as a learning space. In this study, the effect of perceived usefulness (PU), ease of use and perceived enjoyment on the behavioural i...
Summary
22.01.2017
Instruction in Teacher Training
Self-study of Practice as a Framework to Promote Growth in the Student Teaching Experience
This work had two purposes. First, the authors wanted to organize an experience for the preservice teachers in which they would engage in inquiry into their own practice. Second, as teacher ...
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...
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...
Summary
15.01.2017
Multiculturalism & Diversity
Making It Better for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Students through Teacher Education: A Collaborative Self-Study
In this self-study, two educators – a university professor and a classroom teacher, who facilitated a workshop titled “Sexual Diversity in Secondary Schools” in a faculty of education in a m...
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...
Summary
11.01.2017
Mentoring & Supervision
Student Teachers’ and Mentor Teachers’ Perceptions and Expectations of a Mentoring Relationship: Do They Match or Clash?
This study investigates mentor teachers’ and student teachers’ perceptions of the components of a positive mentoring relationship and its impact on the identity formation of student teachers...
Abstract
08.01.2017
Teacher Education Programs
Cultivating Environmental Citizenship in Teacher Education
The goal of this study was to explore how participating in a political environmental action project influenced pre-service teachers’ environmental citizenship. Following the steps of Project...
Abstract
02.01.2017
Theories & Approaches
Teacher education pedagogy: disrupting the apprenticeship of observation
The current study examines one ‘educative experience purposefully embedded in meaningful pedagogical experiences’ using the three-level model of teacher learning. Findings indicate preservic...
Abstract
02.01.2017
Teacher Education Programs
Disruptive Design in Pre-service Teacher Education: Uptake, Participation, and Resistance
This article begins the exploration of disruption as an analytical construct that allows for the investigation of how individual learning and changes in local practice mutually influence the...
Abstract
02.01.2017
Preservice Teachers
Critical Considerations in Becoming Literacy Educators: Pre-service Teachers Rehearsing Agency and Negotiating Risk
This paper looks closely at the talk of two pre-service teachers over time to examine how they used language as a way of rehearsing their evolving agency as literacy educators. Analysis reve...
Abstract
02.01.2017
Instruction in Teacher Training
Potential of Service-Learning to Promote Sustainability Competencies in Pre-service Teachers: A Case Study
This study investigates the potential of service-learning to develop a situated, embodied and critically reflective human agency for sustainability. Exploration of intended learning outcomes...
Abstract
01.01.2017
Instruction in Teacher Training
Developing Prospective Teachers’ Conceptions with Well-Designed Tasks: Explaining Successes and Analyzing Conceptual Difficulties
The purpose of this study was to explore how prospective teachers’ (PTs’) conceptions of various mathematical topics develop. Consistent with prior findings, this study showed that PTs ente...
Summary
13.12.2016
Preservice Teachers
Using Concept Maps to Elicit and Study Student Teachers’ Perceptions about Inclusive Education: A Tanzanian Experience
In this study, concept map exercises were used to trigger student teachers’ thinking about the inclusion of students with disabilities in the regular learning settings. The results show that...
Summary
11.12.2016
Instruction in Teacher Training
Using Interactive Video to Develop Preservice Teachers’ Classroom Awareness
This article reports on an exploratory project in which the authors designed an innovative interactive video method to help preservice teachers practice critical observation of other preserv...
Abstract
05.12.2016
Instruction in Teacher Training
Frustrated Returns: Biography, Parental Figures, and the Apprenticeship of Observation
This paper examines the processes by which the past experiences of undergraduate teacher candidates with their parental figures return in the present, thereby shaping both the nature and the...
Abstract
05.12.2016
Instruction in Teacher Training
Learning Study: Nurturing the Instructional Design and Teaching Competency of Pre-service Teachers
This article presents an evaluation study of an innovative and theory-based initial teacher education course entitled Learning Study, the aim of which is to develop the instructional design ...
Abstract
05.12.2016
Instruction in Teacher Training
Bilingual Pairs in Teacher Education: Exploring WILD Strategies in an Environmental Education Workshop
In this research, the authors narrate the results of a linguistically accommodated environmental education workshop in which monolingual and bilingual preservice teachers were exposed to ins...
Summary
30.11.2016
Instruction in Teacher Training
Possibilities and Limits of Integrating Science and Diversity Education in Preservice Elementary Teacher Preparation
In this article, the authors investigate if preservice teachers that experienced the CFSEP model in their science methods course and teaching practicum demonstrate stronger beliefs and pract...
Summary
29.11.2016
Instruction in Teacher Training
Promoting the Understanding of Photosynthesis Among Elementary School Student Teachers Through Text Design
The purpose of this study was to investigate what kind of conceptions elementary school student teachers have regarding photosynthesis and whether or not a refutational text fosters an under...
Summary
23.11.2016
Mentoring & Supervision
Bringing the Teacher into Teacher Preparation: Learning from Mentor Teachers in Joint Methods Activities
This article draws on Lampert’s three-pronged model of teaching practice (Lampert, 2001) to explore the possible contributions of elementary classroom teachers to the learning-to-teach-mathe...
Summary
22.11.2016
Preservice Teachers
What Are They Asking? An Analysis of the Questions Planned by Prospective Teachers When Integrating Literature in Mathematics
In this study, the researchers chose to explore the kinds of questions prospective teachers plan when utilizing literature in mathematics lessons to scaffold children’s understanding of the ...
Abstract
09.11.2016
Teacher Educators
Teacher Educators' Dispositions: Footnoting the Present with Stories from our Pasts
This article uses critical autoethnographic self-study methodology to examine teacher educators' dispositions toward their students. Findings illustrate the powerful positions and judgmental...
Abstract
08.11.2016
Instruction in Teacher Training
Framing Prospective Elementary Teachers’ Conceptions of Dissolving as a Ladder of Explanations
The article details an exploratory qualitative study that investigated 61 prospective teachers’ conceptual understanding of dissolving salt and sugar in water respectively. Analysis reveale...
Abstract
08.11.2016
Preservice Teachers
Prospective Primary Teachers' Beliefs about Mathematics
The purpose of this study was to explore factors contributing to the effectiveness of a mathematics content-focused intervention designed to nurture positive mathematical beliefs. Utilising ...
Summary
06.11.2016
Preservice Teachers
Pre-service Teachers Undertaking Classroom Research: Developing Reflection and Enquiry Skills
This article examines the development of reflectiveness and research skills in eight pre-service teachers, through their participation in a funded research project to develop the handwriting...
Summary
02.11.2016
Preservice Teachers
Preservice Teachers’ Connections of Pedagogical Knowledge to Mentoring At-Risk Adolescents: Benefits and Challenges
The purpose of this study was to examine preservice teachers’ connections of pedagogical knowledge to mentoring at-risk high school adolescents as an approach to enhance preservice teachers’...
Summary
01.11.2016
Instruction in Teacher Training
Preparing Physical Education Preservice Teachers to Design Instructionally Aligned Lessons through Constructivist Pedagogical Practices
The purpose of this study was to explore the extent to which the constructivist pedagogies employed by teacher educators assisted preservice teachers (PSTs) in their understanding and constr...
Summary
10.10.2016
Preservice Teachers
Pre-Service Teachers with Learning Disabilities: Perceptions of Professional Training
The goal of this study was to examine how pre-service teachers with learning disabilities (LD) perceive their professional training during their first years of Teacher College and whether p...
Summary
10.10.2016
Instruction in Teacher Training
An Exploratory Study of the Influence That Analyzing Teaching Has on Preservice Teachers’ Classroom Practice
In this study, the authors explore whether learning to analyze teaching in the context of Learning to Learn from Teaching (LLfT) course influenced secondary preservice teachers’ classroom in...
Summary
09.10.2016
Assessment & Evaluation
“We Were Told We’re Not Teachers … It Gets Difficult to Draw the Line”: Negotiating Roles in Peer-Assisted Study Sessions
In this article, the authors explore how relationships between peer facilitators and students in a Peer-Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) program impacted on education students as independent l...
Abstract
05.10.2016
Instruction in Teacher Training
Practice What We Preach: Differentiating Instruction and Assessment in a Higher Education Classroom as a Model of Effective Pedagogy for Early Childhood Teacher Education Candidates
In this paper, two university colleagues present challenges related to meeting a plethora of learner needs in a course with participants from three different programs of study. The authors d...
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
Trends in Teacher Education
Service Learning: A Promising Strategy for Connecting Future Teachers to the Lives of Diverse Children and Their Families
This paper provides a description of service learning implemented in a course entitled "Working With Socioculturally Diverse Families" for teacher education candidates. Students participated...
Abstract
05.10.2016
Preservice Teachers
Pull Up a Chair and Listen to Them Write: Preservice Teachers Learn From Beginning Writers
The study focused on the insights preservice teachers gained from working closely beside one emergent writer. The authors report on six focus cases and identify five cross-case themes—descri...
Summary
28.09.2016
Mentoring & Supervision
Teachers’ Perceptions of their Mentoring Role in Three Different Clinical Settings: Student Teaching, Early Field Experiences, and Entry Year Teaching
The purpose of this study was to explore differences in mentoring across three dissimilar clinical settings: student teaching, early field experiences, and entry year teachers. The findings ...
Summary
26.09.2016
Instruction in Teacher Training
Preservice Science Teachers’ Uses of Inscriptions in Science Teaching
This study investigated preservice science teachers’ use of inscriptions in their peer teaching lessons. The results indicate that they used different kinds of inscriptions for a wide range ...
Summary
21.09.2016
Preservice Teachers
Development of Preservice Identities: Learning from a Multigrade Classroom Practicum Context
The purpose of the study was to understand how practice in multigrade classrooms in villages located in rural areas in Turkey might influence preservice elementary teachers’ identity. The re...
Summary
12.09.2016
Instruction in Teacher Training
Developing Preservice Teachers’ Expertise in Equitable Assessment for English Learners
This study examines the development of preservice secondary science teachers’ understanding about equitable assessments (EA) as a result of instruction during a methods course and their subs...
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
07.09.2016
Preservice Teachers
An Investigation of Prospective Secondary Mathematics Teachers’ Conceptual Knowledge of and Attitudes towards Statistics
This study explored prospective secondary mathematics teachers’ conceptual understanding of statistics, attitudes towards statistics and the relationship between attitudes and conceptual und...
Abstract
04.09.2016
ICT & Teaching
Framing Pre-service Teachers’ Professional Learning Using Web2.0 Tools: Positioning Pre-service Teachers as Agents of Cultural and Technological Change
This paper addresses key issues in pre-service teachers’ professional learning. The argument explores pre-service teachers’ learning and practice, which is both informed by technology and wh...
Abstract
04.09.2016
Preservice Teachers
Changing Pre-service Elementary Teachers' Beliefs about Mathematical Knowledge
The present study investigated the effect of a mathematics and pedagogy course focused on conceptual understanding on one class of U.S. preservice elementary teachers' beliefs about mathemat...
Abstract
31.08.2016
Theories & Approaches
“Slaying Ghosts in the Room:” Identity Contingencies, Teacher Licensure Testing Events, and African American Preservice Teachers
This study examined the subjective and social psychological ways African American test takers experience teacher licensure testing events. Findings illustrate how the licensure testing event...
Abstract
31.08.2016
Preservice Teachers
Considering Pre-service Teacher Disposition Towards Mathematics
This article proposes that numeracy incorporates mathematical skills and disposition towards mathematics. A discussion of what disposition towards mathematics is and how it may be measured i...
Summary
31.08.2016
Instruction in Teacher Training
Prospective Elementary Teachers’ Analysis of Children’s Science Talk in an Undergraduate Physics Course
This study examined how prospective teachers used physics content knowledge when analyzing the talk of elementary children during special activities in an undergraduate physics content cours...
Abstract
31.08.2016
Instruction in Teacher Training
Reflecting on Literacy Practices: Using Reflective Strategies in Online Discussion and Written Reflective Summaries
Preservice teachers received opportunities to read engaging and meaningful text that challenged their thinking within the context of an undergraduate literacy methods course. They respond t...
Summary
24.08.2016
Instruction in Teacher Training
Multimedia Case-Based Learning to Enhance Pre-service Teachers’ Knowledge Integration for Teaching with Technologies
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of multimedia case-based learning on pre-service teachers’ knowledge integration related to using technologies in practice. The partic...
Summary
08.08.2016
Instruction in Teacher Training
Instructional Strategies for Using Video in Teacher Education
In this study, the authors investigated the impact of two instructional strategies for using classroom video in the context of university-based teacher education on pre-service teacher learn...
Abstract
01.08.2016
Preservice Teachers
Secondary Mathematics Preservice Teachers' Assessment Perspectives and Practices: An Evolutionary Portrait
This article presents a research study of how six secondary mathematics preservice teachers learned to use such reform-based assessment practices while enrolled in one of three reform-minded...
Abstract
31.07.2016
Instruction in Teacher Training
Deconstructing ‘Good Practice’ Teaching Videos: An Analysis of Pre-service Teachers’ Reflections
Pre-service teachers make extensive use of material found during internet searches, much of it purporting to exemplify ‘good’ practice, the authors were interested to know what sense they ma...
Abstract
31.07.2016
Theories & Approaches
Quality Teaching Rounds in Mathematics Teacher Education
The goal of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of an implementation of teaching rounds as a practice-based approach to pre-service teacher education in mathematics. The main finding...
Abstract
28.07.2016
Instruction in Teacher Training
The Role of ICT in Supporting the Development of Professional Knowledge during Teaching Practice
In this study, the authors analyse the contribution of a teacher education setting based on ICT (email and forum) in developing professional knowledge of one prospective mathematics teacher,...
Abstract
28.07.2016
Instruction in Teacher Training
Developing Robust Forms of Pre-Service Teachers’ Pedagogical Content Knowledge through Culturally Responsive Mathematics Teaching Analysis
The present study describes efforts to develop robust forms of pre-service teachers’ pedagogical content knowledge through a culturally responsive mathematics teaching approach. Utilizing a ...
Abstract
28.07.2016
Preservice Teachers
The Mathematical Content Knowledge and Attitudes of New Zealand Pre-service Primary Teachers
This article presents data on the mathematical content knowledge and attitudes of pre-service primary teacher education students. The results reveal that fewer than half the students liked m...
Abstract
28.07.2016
Preservice Teachers
Measuring Pre-service Primary Teachers’ Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics
This article reports on the knowledge for teaching mathematics of 294 pre-service primary teachers from seven Australian universities participating in a project aimed at establishing a cultu...
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
26.07.2016
Instruction in Teacher Training
Quality of Preservice Physics Teachers’ Reflections in Their Teaching Portfolios and Their Perceived Reflections: Do They Intersect?
This study focused on comparison between preservice physics teachers’ quality of reflections in their teaching portfolios and their perceived reflections. Findings demonstrated that preservi...
Summary
20.07.2016
Preservice Teachers
Talking the Talk and Walking the Walk: Pre-service Teachers’ Evaluation of their Mentors
The author examined mentors’ perceptions of their roles before the placement and compared and contrasted them with their mentees’ perceptions and evaluation of such roles after the placement...
Summary
13.07.2016
Preservice Teachers
Pre-service and In-service Teachers’ Knowledge, Attitudes and Confidence towards Self-injury among Pupils
This study aimed to understand and explore differences between pre-service and in-service teachers’ knowledge, confidence and attitudes towards non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI), and how these...
Abstract
04.07.2016
Preservice Teachers
The Shift From "Learner/Doer of Mathematics" to "Teacher of Mathematics": A Heuristic for Teacher Candidates
In this article, the authors present research on the implementation of a process for providing candidates learning experiences that help teacher candidates make the shift from "student" to "...
Abstract
04.07.2016
Instruction in Teacher Training
"I Know You Have to Put Down a Zero, But I'm Not Sure Why": Exploring the Link Between Pre-Service Teachers' Content and Pedagogical Content Knowledge
This article investigates pre-service teachers' mathematical content knowledge and their ability to interpret students' responses to a multi-digit multiplication task and make subsequent app...
Abstract
03.07.2016
Instruction in Teacher Training
How Do They Measure Up? Primary Pre-service Teachers’ Mathematical Knowledge of Area and Perimeter
The present article reports on the results of three different investigations into pre-service teachers’ understanding of the mathematical concepts of area and perimeter. The results indicate...
Abstract
03.07.2016
Preservice Teachers
Diagnostic Assessment of Pre-Service Teachers’ Mathematical Content Knowledge
In this study, the authors examined an established conventional written test and an adaptive online adult numeracy assessment. The usefulness of each assessment tool was analysed in terms o...
Abstract
03.07.2016
Preservice Teachers
Pre-service Secondary Mathematics Teachers Making Sense of Definitions of Functions
This article reports on a qualitative study of pre-service secondary mathematics teachers choosing, using, evaluating, and interpreting definitions. Their performances indicated that many ...
Summary
27.06.2016
Preservice Teachers
Prior Study of Mathematics as a Predictor of Pre-service Teachers’ Success on Tests of Mathematics and Pedagogical Content Knowledge
This study examined the level of mathematics content knowledge that pre-service teachers brought to elementary teacher preparation. The findings revealed that the level of high school mathem...
Summary
13.06.2016
Instruction in Teacher Training
Learning from Interpersonal Interactions during the Practicum: A Case Study of Non-Native ESL Student Teachers
This study, which grounded in a sociocultural view of teacher learning, explores how non-native English as a Second Language (ESL) student teachers developed their understanding of professio...
Abstract
08.06.2016
Preservice Teachers
Impact of Structured Group Activities on Pre-service Teachers’ Beliefs about Classroom Motivation: An Exploratory Study
The purpose of this study was to examine the value of providing pre-service teachers with opportunities to examine, justify and challenge their beliefs about classroom motivation in interact...
Abstract
06.06.2016
Theories & Approaches
Learning To Teach Mathematics And To Analyze Teaching Effectiveness: Evidence From A Video- And Practice-Based Approach
This study examines the impact of a video- and practice-based course on prospective teachers’ mathematics classroom practices and analysis of their own teaching. Findings reveal that the cou...
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...
Abstract
05.06.2016
Instruction in Teacher Training
The Use of Conceptual and Pedagogical Tools as Mediators of Preservice Teachers’ Perceptions of Self as Writers and Future Teachers of Writing
The goal of the study was to analyze how a writing methods course mediated early childhood preservice teachers (PSTs)’ knowledge of the tools necessary for them to be successful teachers of ...
Abstract
05.06.2016
Instruction in Teacher Training
Providing Space for Elementary Prospective Teachers' Viewpoints on Mathematics Content Courses: A Two-Dimensional Model of Learning
This case study examined the experiences of two groups of 12 elementary prospective teachers completing distinct mathematics content courses. The findings reveal perspectives on knowing, lea...
Abstract
05.06.2016
Instruction in Teacher Training
“I'll Squeeze It In”: Transforming Preservice Classroom Teachers' Perceptions Toward Movement Integration in Schools
This study examines preservice classroom teachers (PCTs) personal health behaviors and perceived barriers toward movement integration (MI) in schools. The findings reveal that the PCTs becam...
Summary
31.05.2016
Instruction in Teacher Training
Learning to Enact Social Justice Pedagogy in Mathematics Classrooms
The purpose of this study was to assess the impact the mathematics education course had on teacher candidates' (TCs) ability to enact social justice pedagogy (SJP). The results reveal two im...
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...
Summary
17.05.2016
Preservice Teachers
Do Prospective Mathematics Teachers Teach Who They Say They Are?
The purpose of this case study is to investigate the professional mathematics teacher identity (PMTI) of prospective teachers in terms of how the individual perceives her professional identi...
Summary
10.05.2016
Professional Development
Teachers As Learners - Are They Self-Directed? Teaching Teachers The Meaning of Self-Directed Learning through Self-Experience
The paper will present a case study that investigates the experience of student teachers who simultaneously experience the role of the learner, who requires self-direction, and the role of t...
Summary
10.05.2016
Instruction in Teacher Training
A Mile Wide or an Inch Deep? Improving Elementary Preservice Teachers’ Science Content Knowledge Within the Context of a Science Methods Course
This study examined preservice elementary teachers’ development of science content knowledge (SCK) within the context of an elementary science methods course. The findings reveal that the pa...
Abstract
04.05.2016
Preservice Teachers
The Quality of Pre-service Science Teachers’ Argumentation: Influence of Content Knowledge
The current study examined the possible relationship between pre-service science teachers’ (PSTs) lines of argument regarding genetic cloning issues and their knowledge of the related conten...
Abstract
04.05.2016
Preservice Teachers
Preservice Teachers’ Perceptions of Teacher Leadership: Is it about Compliance or Understanding?
The purpose of this study is to understand pre-service teachers’ experiences and perceptions of leadership. This inquiry informs the literature on teacher leadership by providing a summary o...
Abstract
03.05.2016
Theories & Approaches
A New Perspective on Preservice Teachers’ Video-Aided Reflection
This paper presents a schema-based framework for analyzing teachers’ video-aided reflection on their own teaching. Results emphasized the importance of participants’ prior knowledge as a maj...
Abstract
02.05.2016
Instruction in Teacher Training
It Takes Courage: Fostering the Development of Critical, Social Justice-Oriented Teachers Using Museum and Project-Based Instruction
This article describes development of an educational setting which fosters critical, social justice practices of teachers. Through course readings, museum visits, focus group discussions, an...
Abstract
01.05.2016
Instruction in Teacher Training
The Use of Case-Based Learning in the Development of Student Teachers’ Levels of Moral Reasoning
This article examines the integration of context-specific moral development interventions within a four-year undergraduate teacher education programme in Ireland. Results indicate statistica...
Summary
01.05.2016
Instruction in Teacher Training
Changing Pre-service Mathematics Teachers’ Beliefs about Using Computers for Teaching and Learning Mathematics: The Effect of Three Different Models
The purpose of this study is to determine the effect of three different computer integration models on Turkish pre-service mathematics teachers’ beliefs about using computers in mathematics ...
Summary
20.04.2016
Teacher Educators
Effect of Faculty Member’s Use of Twitter as Informal Professional Development During a Preservice Teacher Internship
The purpose of this study was to identify preservice teachers’ attitudes regarding Twitter as an informal professional development tool during their internships. The results reveal that pres...
Summary
18.04.2016
Preservice Teachers
Pre-service Teachers’ Beliefs and Knowledge about Multiculturalism
The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of a multicultural education course and its efforts to provide pre-service teachers with knowledge about and experience with issues...
Summary
13.04.2016
ICT & Teaching
Using iPads as a Learning Tool in Cross-Curricular Collaborative Initial Teacher Education
This paper reports on a pilot study developed to support collaborative working between the English and science pre-service teachers, working together to produce an e-book based around a fiel...
Summary
06.04.2016
Theories & Approaches
Preservice Early Childhood Teachers’ Learning of Science in a Methods Course: Examining the Predictive Ability of an Intentional Learning Model
The aim of this study was to identify the factors that help preservice early childhood teachers benefit most from an empirically tested conceptual change orientated instructional interventio...
Summary
05.04.2016
Preservice Teachers
Secondary Preservice Teachers’ Development of Teaching Scientific Writing
The purpose of the study was to explore five science secondary preservice teachers’ intentions for teaching writing and their experience with the unit of study approach while writing a scien...
Abstract
30.03.2016
Preservice Teachers
Pre-service Elementary School Teachers’ Ability to Account for the Operation of Simple Physical Systems Using the Energy Conservation Law
In this study, the authors report on the results of an empirical investigation of teachers’ understanding of energy. In particular, the focus is placed on pre-service teachers’ ability to em...
Abstract
30.03.2016
Preservice Teachers
Practicum Experience: Pre-service Teachers’ Self-perception of their Professional Growth
This article examined undergraduate pre-service teachers’ perceptions of their expectations, fulfilment of these expectations and the relevance of their coursework for classroom practices du...
Abstract
30.03.2016
ICT & Teaching
Using Live Dual Modeling to Help Preservice Teachers Develop TPACK
This study describes the designing and implementation process of a Live Dual Modeling strategy involving both live behavior modeling and cognitive modeling. Using qualitative research method...
Abstract
29.03.2016
Instruction in Teacher Training
Prospective Secondary Mathematics Teachers’ Pedagogical Knowledge for Teaching the Estimation of Length Measurements
This article investigated prospective secondary mathematics teachers’ pedagogical knowledge for teaching the estimation of length measurements. The author examined the participants' personal...
Abstract
29.03.2016
Instruction in Teacher Training
Providing Written Feedback on Students’ Mathematical Arguments: Proof Validations of Prospective Secondary Mathematics Teachers
Prior research has demonstrated several weaknesses teachers have with respect to proof validation, but little research has investigated instructional sequences aimed to improve this skill. I...
Abstract
29.03.2016
Assessment & Evaluation
Assessing Attitudes toward Mathematics across Teacher Education Contexts
This paper reports on the development of attitudes toward mathematics among pre-service elementary teachers in relation to their experiences as K-12 learners of mathematics and experiences w...
Abstract
28.03.2016
Instruction in Teacher Training
Investigating the Unit of Study Approach as a Way to Teach Writing to Early Childhood Education Preservice Teachers
In this study, the authors wanted to investigate what early childhood education preservice teachers (PSTs) learn about poetry and the writing process when engaged in a poetry unit of study. ...
Abstract
28.03.2016
Preservice Teachers
Before Student Teaching: How Undergraduate Students in Early Childhood Teacher Preparation Programs Describe Their Early Classroom-Based Experience
This study explores how early childhood care and education students describe their early classroom-based experience. Results are presented in terms of how students talk about their experienc...
Summary
20.03.2016
Instruction in Teacher Training
The Integration of Environmental Education into Two Elementary Preservice Science Methods Courses: A Content-Based and a Method-Based Approach
In this study, the authors were interested to examine the notion of environmental education (EE) as context for integrating the elementary curricula. They examined preservice teachers’ under...
Summary
20.03.2016
Preservice Teachers
Climate Change in the Preservice Teacher’s Mind
This study examines changes in preservice elementary teachers’ concern and perceptions about climate change after participation in an intervention situated in an elementary science methods c...
Summary
02.03.2016
Preservice Teachers
Pre-service and In-service Teachers’ Beliefs about Teaching and Learning Chemistry in Turkey
The purpose of this study was to investigate different aspects of teacher beliefs in Turkey in the case of chemistry education, including any differences existing between in-service and pre-...
Summary
01.03.2016
Instruction in Teacher Training
Prospective Primary Teachers’ Self-efficacy and Emotions in Science Teaching
This study had two objectives: (1) to analyse the relationship between prospective primary teachers’ recall of emotions in school science classes as pupils themselves and their expectations ...
Abstract
29.02.2016
Preservice Teachers
Strategy Ranges: Describing Change in Prospective Elementary Teachers’ Approaches to Mental Computation of Sums and Differences
This article investigated the sets of mental computation strategies used by prospective elementary teachers to compute sums and differences of whole numbers. In the context of an interventio...
Abstract
29.02.2016
Preservice Teachers
Exploring Factors that Predict Preservice Teachers’ Intentions to Use Web 2.0 Technologies Using Decomposed Theory of Planned Behavior
This research investigated factors that predict preservice teachers’ intentions to use Web 2.0 technologies in their future classrooms. Results indicate that positive attitudes and perceptio...
Abstract
29.02.2016
Assessment & Evaluation
Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA): An Instructor’s Development and Evaluation of an Embedded Signature Assessment in an Early Childhood Literacy Course
This paper describes an assignment piloted in an early childhood literacy class as an embedded signature assessment. The article has three goals: to explain the context that led to the devel...
Abstract
29.02.2016
ICT & Teaching
Preservice Teachers Experience Reading Response Pedagogy in a Multi-User Virtual Environment
This case study describes how 18 preservice teachers learned to nurture literary meaning-making via activities based on Louise Rosenblatt's Reader Response Theory within a multi-user virtual...
Abstract
29.02.2016
Preservice Teachers
Social Justice in Practice? Exploring Teacher Candidates’ Commitment Toward Change Agency Through Action Research
This qualitative study explores how candidates’ action research (AR) projects reflect critical AR. The author argues candidates who conduct critical AR promote its emancipatory goals and ind...
Abstract
29.02.2016
Theories & Approaches
iText, but iDon’t Teach With It: An Essay on i-Literacy in Teacher Education
This article explores a teacher educator's observations of preservice teachers’ technological literacy as it is often enacted across iterations of a writing methods course. Using personal ex...
Abstract
28.02.2016
Theories & Approaches
The Impact of a Teacher Education Culture-Based Project on Identity as a Mathematically Thinking Teacher
This article explored the impact of sociocultural situations together with affective and cognitive aspects of self-regulation on identity. The findings results indicate the strengths of such...
Summary
23.02.2016
Preservice Teachers
Are You Ready to Teach Secondary Mathematics in the 21st Century?: A Study of Preservice Teachers’ Digital Game Design Experience
This case study investigated preservice teachers’ perceptions of digital games and their experiences designing and building an educational digital game. In this study, the authors sought to ...
Summary
21.02.2016
Preservice Teachers
The Development of Student Teachers’ Research Knowledge, Beliefs and Attitude
This study investigated the development of second-year student teachers’ research knowledge and changes in their beliefs and attitude towards research during an introductory research course ...
Summary
02.02.2016
Preservice Teachers
Female Preservice Teachers and Mathematics: Anxiety, Beliefs, and Stereotypes
In this study, the authors wanted preservice teachers’ (PSTs) to understand and recognize that their beliefs and stereotypes about math, along with their level of math anxiety, have a direct...
Summary
01.02.2016
Instruction in Teacher Training
Preservice Teachers’ Capacity to Teach Self-regulated Learning: Integrating Learning from Problems and Learning from Successes
This study aimed to explore the value of systematic learning from successes (LFS) during the practicum phase in teacher preparatory programs, beyond the more traditional approach based on le...
Abstract
26.01.2016
Preservice Teachers
Prospective Elementary School Teachers’ Professional Noticing of Children’s Early Numeracy
This study aims to develop the professional noticing abilities of prospective elementary school teachers in the context of the Stages of Early Arithmetic Learning. In their mathematics metho...
Abstract
26.01.2016
Preservice Teachers
Prospective Mathematics Teachers’ Sense Making of Polynomial Multiplication and Factorization Modeled with Algebra Tiles
This study examines prospective secondary mathematics teachers’ understanding and sense making of representational quantities generated by algebra tiles, the quantitative units inherent in ...
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
25.01.2016
Theories & Approaches
Demystifying the Data-Based Decision-Making Process
This article aims to describe a conceptual model, including specific skills and processes of data-based decision making, to address accountability demands for continuous improvement based up...
Abstract
25.01.2016
Instruction in Teacher Training
Determining Teacher Candidates’ Attitudes Toward Global-Mindedness
This study examines the global-mindedness of introductory-level teacher education candidates at a research university in the southeastern United States. Findings indicate that participants w...
Abstract
25.01.2016
Instruction in Teacher Training
The Image of the Child Constructed and Transformed by Preservice Teachers in International Contexts
The purpose of this study was to explore the impact of international experiences on preservice teachers’ currently held images of the child through their photographs, journal entries, and se...
Summary
18.01.2016
Instruction in Teacher Training
Microblogging about Teaching: Nurturing Participatory Cultures through Collaborative Online Reflection with Pre-service Teachers
This study investigated the possibilities and challenges of using Edmodo as a reflective tool. Overall findings indicate that Edmodo was generally user-friendly and fostered substantive inte...
Summary
18.01.2016
Preservice Teachers
Why Do Student Teachers Enrol for a Teaching Degree? A Study of Teacher Recruitment in Portugal and Sweden
This article reports on findings from an exploratory study carried out in Portugal and Sweden, concerning student teacher recruitment to Initial Teacher Education (ITE) programmes. It addres...
Summary
06.01.2016
Preservice Teachers
Pre-service English teachers’ perceptions of newly arrived children from Mainland China
The study examined how a group of pre-service English language teachers perceived immigrant children from Mainland China in terms of learning attitudes, academic performance and classroom be...
Abstract
29.12.2015
Preservice Teachers
Making Connections in Practice: How Prospective Elementary Teachers Connect to Children’s Mathematical Thinking and Community Funds of Knowledge in Mathematics Instruction
This research examines the ways prospective elementary teachers (PSTs) made connections to children’s mathematical thinking and children’s community funds of knowledge in mathematics lesson ...
Abstract
29.12.2015
Preservice Teachers
Preservice Teachers’ Attitudes and Beliefs Toward Student Diversity and Proposed Instructional Practices: A Sequential Design Study
This research draws on insights from achievement goal theory and multicultural education to examine the interrelated nature of preservice teachers’ biases and beliefs regarding culturally di...
Abstract
28.12.2015
Instruction in Teacher Training
Preservice Teachers’ Learning to Generate Evidence-Based Hypotheses About the Impact of Mathematics Teaching on Learning
The present study examines the development of a specific sub-skill for studying and improving teaching—the generation of hypotheses about the effects of teaching on student learning. The aut...
Abstract
27.12.2015
Instruction in Teacher Training
Preservice Elementary Science Teachers’ Connections among Aspects of NOS: Toward a Consistent, Overarching Framework
This research examined the connections elementary preservice science teachers made among various aspects of nature of science (NOS). Data analysis focused on preservice teachers’ ability to ...
Abstract
27.12.2015
Theories & Approaches
Sustaining Reform-Based Science Teaching of Preservice and Inservice Elementary School Teachers
The present research examined the influence of a professional development program based around commercially available inquiry science curricula on the teaching practices of 27 beginning elem...
Abstract
22.12.2015
Instruction in Teacher Training
Questioning to Scaffold: An Exploration of Questions in Pre-service Teacher Training Feedback Sessions
This study explored trainer questioning strategies which aimed to scaffold development and learning in teacher training feedback sessions. Findings include a categorisation of different ques...
Summary
22.12.2015
Preservice Teachers
Changes in Secondary School Preservice Teachers’ Concerns About Teaching in New Zealand
This study explored how the initial concerns of preservice teachers changed over the course of a 1-year secondary school teacher training program in New Zealand. It also examined those conce...
Summary
20.12.2015
ICT & Teaching
Structuring Video Cases to Support Future Teachers’ Problem Solving
This study examined the problem-solving skills of preservice teachers through the use of an online video case with question prompts. This research was a three-level video presentation by tw...
Summary
16.12.2015
Mentoring & Supervision
A Year in the Mentor’s Classroom Perceptions of Secondary Preservice Teachers in High-Need Schools
The goal of this article is to examine preservice teachers’ perceptions of their learning and teaching experiences in a mentor’s classroom during a year-long field-based placement in a high-...
Summary
09.12.2015
Preservice Teachers
Student Teachers’ Mathematics Attitudes, Authentic Investigations and Use of Metacognitive Tools
Based on findings from a semester-long study, this paper examines the development of Samoan prospective teachers’ mathematical understandings and mathematics attitudes when investigating aut...
Summary
08.12.2015
Instruction in Teacher Training
The Role of Video for Self-Evaluation in Early Field Experiences
This study aimed to investigate the impact of video models on teacher candidates’ readiness for and capacity to self-evaluate their teaching performance in an early fieldwork (EFE) lesson. T...
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
07.12.2015
Preservice Teachers
Learning How to Teach Chemistry with Technology: Pre-Service Teachers’ Experiences with Integrating Technology into Their Learning and Teaching
This article reports on Teaching Teachers for the Future (TTF) research, The Australian Government initiative. The research involve 28 preservice teachers undertaking a chemistry curriculum ...
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
23.11.2015
Multiculturalism & Diversity
Enacting Critical Literacy: The Case of a Language Minority Preservice Teacher
This study of an Asian female prospective teacher describes a language minority student's ways of enacting critical literacy in a teacher preparation program in the United States. It discuss...
Abstract
23.11.2015
Theories & Approaches
Reflections of a Peace Educator: The Power and Challenges of Peace Education With Pre-Service Teachers
The present study examines one long-standing peace and global education initiative for pre-service teacher candidates. It probes the meanings of peace education and of global education embed...
Summary
16.11.2015
Preservice Teachers
Against the Unchallenged Discourse of Homelessness: Examining the Views of Early Childhood Preservice Teachers
This study examines how preservice teachers perceived homelessness and children experiencing homelessness. It focuses on preservice teachers’ experiences with the dominant discourses about h...
Summary
11.11.2015
Theories & Approaches
Supporting Early Childhood Preservice Teachers in Their Work With Children and Families With Complex Needs: A Strengths Approach
The purpose of this article is to examine the possibility of teacher educators using the principles of the Strengths Approach when teaching preservice teachers to enrich the preservice teach...
Summary
11.11.2015
Instruction in Teacher Training
Does Emotional Intelligence Predict Student Teachers’ Performance?
This article explores whether emotional intelligence predicts student teacher performance. This study found that teacher emotional intelligence was not a predictor of student teacher perform...
Abstract
10.11.2015
Preservice Teachers
Cell Phones in the Classroom: Preservice Teachers’ Perceptions
This study examined the perceptions of preservice teachers regarding their support of the use of cell phones in the classroom, the benefits of specific cell phone features for school-related...
Abstract
10.11.2015
Instruction in Teacher Training
Determining the Impact of an Integrated Triadic Model on TPACK Development in Preservice Teachers
The present study applied an Integrated Triadic Model (ITM) to a social studies methods course and measured the extent that preservice teachers’ TPACK changed. The study also gathered belief...
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
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
Preservice Teachers
Preservice Teachers’ Beliefs About Childhood: Challenges for a Participatory Early Childhood Education?
The purpose of this study is to examine preservice teachers’ beliefs about childhood in an attempt to see how they may support an active, participatory role for children in early childhood e...
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
03.11.2015
Teacher Education Programs
Technology Integration With Teacher Candidates in a Summer-Camp Setting
This article aims to share preservice teachers’ responses to the iPad initiative. In order to model technology integration, teacher educators at a small university in Texas implemented a on...
Abstract
02.11.2015
Preservice Teachers
The Flipped Classroom Model of Learning in Higher Education: An Investigation of Preservice Teachers’ Perspectives and Achievement
This study investigated preservice teachers’ perspectives of the flipped classroom model and examined the impact of the model on student achievement. The authors found no significant differe...
Abstract
02.11.2015
Mentoring & Supervision
Equality of Mentoring and Coaching Opportunity: Making Both Available to Pre-service Teachers
The purpose of this article is to explore why mentoring is preferred over coaching when supporting pre-service teachers, compared with other stages in a teacher’s career where coaching is mo...
Summary
02.11.2015
Instruction in Teacher Training
A Comparative Study of Teaching Efficacy in Pre-service and In-service Teachers in Korean Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC)
The main goal of this study was to investigate the differences between the pre-service and in-service teachers in terms of their levels of teaching efficacy and teaching professionalism. The...
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
13.10.2015
Teacher Education Programs
Technology-Focused Early Field Experiences in Preservice Teacher Education
The purpose of this study was to better understand how preservice teachers’ participation in a technology-focused early field experience called Tech Club influenced their perceptions of teac...
Summary
12.10.2015
Preservice Teachers
A Phenomenological Study of an International Teaching Practicum: Pre-service Teachers’ Experiences of Professional Development
The purpose of this article is to identify, examine and describe the pre-service teachers’ perceived gains of professional development during an international teaching practicum. The data re...
Abstract
07.10.2015
Theories & Approaches
What Knowledge is Shaping Teacher Preparation in Early Childhood Mathematics?
This article reports on an analysis of scholarship published over the last 20 years in four journals, which examined the discourse in these journals around mathematical content and instructi...
Abstract
07.10.2015
Preservice Teachers
Exploring Preservice Teacher Perspectives on Video Games as Learning Tools
This study examines the perceptions of preservice teachers before and after using a set of video games as teaching and learning tools. Findings indicated that although a majority agreed that...
Abstract
21.09.2015
Mentoring & Supervision
Building a Sustainable Structure to Support the Adaptive Mentorship Model in Teacher Education
This article aims to develop a deeper understanding of how to implement a professional development training strategy for the Adaptive Mentorship (AM) model. It also interested to explore how...
Summary
21.09.2015
Instruction in Teacher Training
Cultivating Critical Thinkers: Exploring Transfer of Learning from Pre-service Teacher Training to Classroom Practice
The purpose of this study was to explore the transfer of learning from teacher training to classroom practice by examining the effectiveness of CT-integrated instruction on junior high schoo...
Summary
08.09.2015
Instruction in Teacher Training
Crossing the Great Divide: Teacher Candidates, Mathematics, and Social Justice
In this study, the authors examined primary school teacher candidates’ ability to use their existing pedagogical and mathematical knowledge to incorporate social justice into the content of ...
Abstract
02.09.2015
Teacher Education Programs
Practicum Experiences as Sources of Pre-service Teachers’ Self-Efficacy
This article examines physical education pre-service teachers’ (PTs) self-efficacy and practicum experiences as self-efficacy sources through a mixed-method approach. Results showed a strong...
Abstract
02.09.2015
Teacher Education Programs
Pre-service Teacher Training in Health and Well-being in England: The State of the Nation
This article examines factors affecting the inclusion of health and well-being. It also explores educational implications in light of the changing landscape of pre-service teacher education ...
Abstract
01.09.2015
Preservice Teachers
“Heroic Victims”: Discursive Constructions of Preservice Early Childhood Teacher Professional Identities
This article examines the professional identities preservice early childhood teachers take up and speak into action while participating in classes focused on teaching in child care. Particul...
Abstract
01.09.2015
Mentoring & Supervision
Supporting Mentors of Preservice Early Childhood Education Teachers: A Literature Review
This article reviews the literature in order to advocate for future exploration of mentoring support that fosters the mentor’s construction and development of new knowledge, skills, and unde...
Abstract
01.09.2015
Preservice Teachers
“Because Uni is totally Different than What You Do at TAFE”: Protective Strategies and Provisions for Diploma Students Traversing their First Professional Experience Placement at University
This article used a phenomenological approach to understand students’ previous knowledge and experiences as they navigated through their first professional experience unit. The study identif...
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
19.08.2015
Preservice Teachers
Preservice Teachers’ Views of Instructor Presence in Online Courses
This study aimed to investigate undergraduate preservice teacher candidates’ perceptions regarding variables related to instructor presence in online courses. The findings reveal that partic...
Abstract
18.08.2015
Instruction in Teacher Training
Prioritising Classroom Community and Organisation in Physical Education Teacher Education
This article explores how teacher candidates in a primary physical education curriculum and methods course learned about and were influenced by efforts to emphasise classroom community and o...
Abstract
16.08.2015
Instruction in Teacher Training
‘Identity Work in A Dialogic International Teaching Practicum’
This paper reports on a dialogic model of international practicum, involving Australian pre-service students and two mentors on a 22-day placement in South Africa. The authors begin with a t...
Summary
05.08.2015
ICT & Teaching
Analysis of Relationships between Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge and Educational Internet Use
This study analyzes the association between teachers’ self-efficacy beliefs in educational Internet use and the perception levels of their technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK)...
Abstract
03.08.2015
Preservice Teachers
Mobile Video Collection in Preservice Teacher Practicum Placements
This study investigates how iPhones® have been used by preservice students, supervising teachers and teacher educators to provide formative assessment to preservice teachers on practicum. Da...
Abstract
03.08.2015
Mentoring & Supervision
From “Outsider” to “Bridge”: The Changing Role of University Supervision in an Urban Teacher Residency Program
This study investigated a faculty liaison (FL) model, an alternative to traditional field supervision implemented in an urban teacher residency (UTR) program. In the FL model, professors tea...
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...
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
02.08.2015
Trends in Teacher Education
Response to Intervention Preparation for Preservice Teachers: What Is the Status for Midwest Institutions of Higher Education
This study presents an exploratory investigation of current preparation of preservice teachers related to response to intervention (RTI) in institutions of higher education (IHEs) in the Off...
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...
Summary
29.07.2015
Preservice Teachers
Student Teachers’ Development of a Positive Attitude towards Research and Research Knowledge and Skills
This study investigated the perceived development of student teachers’ attitude towards research and the development of their research knowledge and skills, after participating in an introdu...
Abstract
28.07.2015
ICT & Teaching
The Influence Of Technology-Rich Early Childhood Field Experiences On Preservice Teachers
This study was conducted to better understand how preservice teachers’ perceptions of global concepts related to teaching, learning, and technology, were influenced by participation in a tec...
Summary
28.07.2015
Instruction in Teacher Training
Does Classroom Management Coursework Influence Pre-service Teachers’ Perceived Preparedness or Confidence?
This study explores the preparedness in managing specific problem behaviours, familiarity, and confidence in using management strategies and models of final-year pre-service teachers in Aust...
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
21.07.2015
ICT & Teaching
Engaging Pre-service Science Teachers to Act as Active Designers of Technology Integration: A MAGDAIRE Framework
This article describes a case study, which conducted in the course to investigate the pre-service teachers’ changes in technology competency as well as reasoning on the interplays between te...
Summary
13.07.2015
Instruction in Teacher Training
Preparing Future Teachers to Collaborate
In this article, the authors argue that teacher education programs should equip future teachers with skills for engaging in productive collaboration focused on improving instruction. The aut...
Abstract
07.07.2015
Teacher Education Programs
Participatory Action Research as Pedagogy: Investigating Social and Ecological Justice Learning within a Teacher Education Program
This article describes a research collective, which sets out to investigate the role and impact of social and ecological justice learning in a teacher education program. Amidst the tensions,...
Abstract
05.07.2015
Multiculturalism & Diversity
Popular Visual Images and the (Mis)Reading of Black Male Youth: A Case for Racial Literacy in Urban Preservice Teacher Education
The authors argue for the development of racial literacy in preservice teacher education programs as a pedagogical method to mitigate the misreading of Black male students in teacher candida...
Abstract
05.07.2015
Instruction in Teacher Training
Using Virtual Technology to Enhance Field Experiences for Pre-Service Special Education Teachers
The current review of literature examines 14 studies that utilized virtual technologies to increase learning outcomes for pre-service special education teachers during field experiences or c...
Abstract
05.07.2015
Instruction in Teacher Training
Maximizing ESY Services: Teaching Pre-Service Teachers to Assess Communication Skills and Implement Picture Exchange With Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder and Developmental Disabilities
In this article, the authors supervised and trained pre-service teachers while conducting extended school year (ESY) services for pre-kindergarten and elementary students with autism spectru...
Summary
01.07.2015
Preservice Teachers
Student Teachers Speak Out!
This study examined the challenges encountered by student teachers during their practicum experience. They coded the data independently and found three major themes: 1. Student teaching is a...
Summary
01.07.2015
Instruction in Teacher Training
Fun Science: The Use of Variable Manipulation to Avoid Content Instruction
The purpose of this study was to develop an understanding of the process that preservice teachers use to select activities for a week-long summer science camp for upper elementary students, ...
Summary
22.06.2015
Preservice Teachers
Judging Teacher Candidates’ Readiness to Teach
This research addressed the question: What aspects of teacher candidates’ practice do we pay attention to when we are judging their readiness to teach? The findings suggest that there is bro...
Summary
21.06.2015
Instruction in Teacher Training
Exploring the Role of Field Experience Context in Preservice Teachers’ Development as Mathematics Educators
The purpose of this article is twofold: (1) to describe two mathematics field experiences which varied greatly in their context, and (2) to examine the influence of these field experiences o...
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
14.06.2015
Assessment & Evaluation
Understanding Unfamiliar Literary Aesthetics: White Preservice Teachers Examine Race Through Story
This study addresses the struggles White preservice English teachers’ experience in making sense of unfamiliar ethnicities in narrative forms and how this frustration might be mediated. Find...
Summary
14.06.2015
Preservice Teachers
Pre-service Teachers’ Pedagogical Learning during Practicum Placements in Special Schools
This article explores the pedagogical learning of South African pre-service teachers during a practicum in special schools. These placements do not only serve to promote an understanding of ...
Summary
10.06.2015
Theories & Approaches
The Impact of the Type of Projects on Preservice Teachers’ Conceptualization of Service Learning
The purpose of this study is to examine how different projects influence students’ understanding of service learning. The study revealed that different service learning experiences in three ...
Summary
08.06.2015
Teacher Education Programs
Constructing A Critical Professional Identity Among Teacher Candidates During Service-Learning
This article aims to examine the process of critical professional identity development as it was perceived by the teacher candidates who participated in the service-learning programme. This ...
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...
Abstract
07.06.2015
Theories & Approaches
Educational Policy or Practice? Traversing the Conceptual Divide between Subject Knowledge, Pedagogy and Teacher Identity in England
This article is framed by concerns about recent UK Government policy regarding the training of mathematics and science teachers in England. It discusses how two cohorts of pre-service teache...
Summary
01.06.2015
Preservice Teachers
Identity Expectations in Early Childhood Teacher Education: Preservice Teachers' Memories of Prior Experiences and Reasons for Entry into the Profession
This article examines how prospective teachers link their memories of prior experiences to their reasons for entering the profession. Implications from the study's findings suggest that tea...
Abstract
18.05.2015
Beginning Teachers
Predicting the Academic Achievement of First-Year, Pre-service Teachers: The Role of Engagement, Motivation, ATAR, and Emotional Intelligence
This study investigates the role of engagement, motivation, Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR), and emotional intelligence in the academic achievement of first-year, pre-service teach...
Abstract
12.05.2015
Preservice Teachers
Pre-service Teachers’ Perceptions of simSchool as Preparation for Inclusive Education: A Pilot Study
In this pilot study, the authors examined the perspective of pre-service teachers on a classroom simulation program called “simSchool.” The article highlighted the potential of simSchool as ...
Summary
12.05.2015
Preservice Teachers
Pre-service EFL Teachers’ Beliefs about Foreign Language Learning
This study aimed at identifying the overall trends in beliefs about language learning of pre-service English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers in the Turkish context, thereby filling a ga...
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
05.05.2015
Instruction in Teacher Training
Using Visual Literacy to Teach Science Academic Language: Experiences from Three Preservice Teachers
This study was based on an action research project that took place during a science methods course and field experience of three preservice teachers. The focus of this study was to capture p...
Summary
04.05.2015
Assessment & Evaluation
Changing Assessment Practices of Teaching Candidates and Variables that Facilitate that Change
This study explores changes over time in assessment strategies and identifies variables that facilitate that change by examining assessment practices of secondary teacher candidates enrolled...
Summary
28.04.2015
Preservice Teachers
Digital Practices and Literacy Identities: Preservice Teachers Negotiating Contradictory Discourses of Innovation
The purpose of the study was to examine how preservice English teachers in a teacher-education program were thinking about technology in relation to their teaching practices. Specifically, t...
Abstract
15.04.2015
Theories & Approaches
Reflective Teaching: Theory within Classroom Practices
The purpose of this article was to understand the importance of providing teacher candidates with opportunities to critically read and reflect on theory and research. The author designed an ...
Abstract
15.04.2015
Instruction in Teacher Training
Collaborative Teacher Education: Forging Tangible Connections between Field and Classroom
This article describes a collaboration between the authors, a university course instructor for an introductory Learning Sciences course in a university-based teacher education program, and a...
Abstract
15.04.2015
Instruction in Teacher Training
Using Instructional Technology to Improve Preservice Teachers’ Knowledge of Phonological Awareness
The goal of this study is to describe an intervention intended to improve preservice teachers’ understanding of phonological awareness. The participants were teacher candidates, who randomly...
Summary
13.04.2015
Preservice Teachers
Beliefs about Teaching: Persistent or Malleable? A Longitudinal Study of Prospective Student Teachers’ Beliefs
This study explored the change in university students’ beliefs about the role of teachers. The findings reveal that the most commonly-used metaphor type was the teacher as pedagogue, reflect...
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...
Summary
30.03.2015
ICT & Teaching
Using Online Error Analysis Items to Support Preservice Teachers’ Pedagogical Content Knowledge in Mathematics
This article describes an online tutoring system that was used to give preservice teachers an opportunity to analyze and remediate student work. Through a careful analysis and rich discussio...
Summary
30.03.2015
Preservice Teachers
Teacher Candidates’ Perceptions of Technology Supported Literacy Practices
This study aimed to examine the participants' existent familiarity with literacy aligned technologies and the impact structured exposure might have on candidates’ reported knowledge of these...
Summary
29.03.2015
Assessment & Evaluation
Impact of an Assessment Course on Teacher Candidates’ Assessment Literacy
The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of a required assessment course on the assessment literacy of teacher candidates. The findings showed that certain aspects of assessme...
Summary
26.03.2015
Teacher Education Programs
Reconsidering the Local After a Transformative Global Experience: A Comparison of Two Study Abroad Programs for Preservice Teachers
This study utilized a comparative case study design to understand preservice teachers’ views on programmatic elements that led to transformative learning experiences in the areas of global a...
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...
Summary
16.03.2015
Preservice Teachers
Ethical Issues in the Teaching and Learning of Health Topics in Schools: The Conceptions of Teacher Trainees
The purpose of this paper was to examine the aspects that health education teacher trainees saw as ethically-related within the teaching and learning of health education. The findings showed...
Abstract
15.03.2015
Instruction in Teacher Training
Learning Other People’s History: Pre-service Teachers’ Developing African American Historical Knowledge
This article examined the development of three social studies pre-service teachers’ African American history knowledge. The participants were engaged in a rigorous summer reading program ded...
Summary
15.03.2015
Mentoring & Supervision
Developing Professional Identities through Participation Within a Hybrid Community of Practice: Illustrating the Front-Line Experiences of Four Pre-K Mentor–Teachers
The purpose of this article is to describe a case study explored how a hybrid community of practice comprised of four pre-K mentors and a university program coordinator supported the develop...
Summary
11.03.2015
Theories & Approaches
Teaching Motivations in Hong Kong: Who Will Choose Teaching as a Fallback Career in a Stringent Job Market?
This study aims to examine the factors that motivate teacher education students to choose teaching as a career in Hong Kong. The results showed altruistic and intrinsic motivations were the ...
Summary
11.03.2015
Preservice Teachers
Examining the Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching Involved in Pre-service Teachers’ Reflections
This study seeks examine the mathematical knowledge for teaching involved in reflection. The first finding of this study indicates that mathematical knowledge for teaching is involved in ref...
Summary
09.03.2015
Instruction in Teacher Training
Teachers’ Professional Identity: Contributions of a Critical EFL Teacher Education Course in Iran
This article is a report on contributions of a critical EFL teacher education course to teachers’ professional identity reconstruction. Three major shifts were observed in the participants' ...
Summary
04.03.2015
Instruction in Teacher Training
Using Action Research in Middle Level Teacher Education to Evaluate and Deepen Reflective Practice
The purpose of this study was to explore how middle grades interns planned, conducted, and reflected upon their teaching practices as the result of conducting action research. The findings r...
Summary
26.02.2015
ICT & Teaching
Exploring the Use of iPads to Investigate Forces and Motion in an Elementary Science Methods Course
This article describes the aspects of iPad use which preservice teachers perceived as beneficial in the forces and motion unit. The results revealed that at many stages of this process, the ...
Summary
25.02.2015
Theories & Approaches
Measuring Teachers’ and Student Teachers’ Perceptions of Practice-Based Research in PDS and Non-PDS Settings
This study investigated the perceptions of experienced teachers and student teachers in Netherlands with respect to different aspects of practice-based research in professional development s...
Summary
25.02.2015
Preservice Teachers
Modeling as Moral Education: Documenting, Analyzing, and Addressing a Central Belief of Preservice Teachers
This study aims to describe the beliefs of preservice teachers regarding the moral work of teaching. The results reveal that the vast majority of participants expressed the belief that we ca...
Summary
24.02.2015
Instruction in Teacher Training
Noise, What Noise? Raising Awareness of Auditory Health among Future Primary-school Teachers
This article examines how future teachers perceive the acoustic contamination and its deleterious effects. It analyses their acoustic habits, with the aim of raising their awareness concerni...
Abstract
17.02.2015
ICT & Teaching
Structured Communities, Science Instruction Development, And The Use Of Blogging In A Pre-Service Elementary Teacher Education Program
This article is intended to address, evaluate and encourage the use of blogging amongst pre-service teachers specifically focused on science teacher education. This appraisal was conducted b...
Summary
16.02.2015
Preservice Teachers
Orientations of Prospective Teachers toward Students’ Family and Community
This article examines the orientations of prospective teachers (PSTs) toward students’ family and their home and community experiences , as they relate to teaching mathematics. The results i...
Summary
15.02.2015
Preservice Teachers
Recognition, Responsibility, and Risk: Pre-service Teachers’ Framing and Reframing of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Social Justice Issues
This article analyzes the ways pre-service teachers (PST) conceptualize justice to further understand how teacher educators might communicate ideas about LGB inclusion to their students and ...
Summary
11.02.2015
Theories & Approaches
Teaching for Success: Technology and Learning Styles in Preservice Teacher Education
This study explored the achievement of preservice teachers when advice in the form of text and resources was provided based on students’ identified learning styles. The authors developed an ...
Summary
10.02.2015
Instruction in Teacher Training
The Teachers’ Sense of Efficacy Scale: Confirming the Factor Structure with Beginning Pre-service Teachers
This study examines the fit between beginning pre-service teachers’ scores from the Teachers’ Sense of Efficacy Scale in two different samples and two plausible rival models: 1-factor and 3-...
Summary
27.01.2015
Preservice Teachers
How Emotionally Intelligent Are Pre-service Teachers?
This study aims to assess the level of emotional intelligence of student teachers. The authors used Mayer and Salovey’s emotional intelligence model and the MSCEIT test of emotional intellig...
Summary
26.01.2015
Instruction in Teacher Training
Action Research, Pedagogy, and Activity Theory: Tools Facilitating Two Instructors’ Interpretations of the Professional Development of Four Preservice Teachers
This article describes the complexity of the preservice secondary school mathematics teachers' experiences in their use of action research as a tool provided for them in the teacher educatio...
Abstract
20.01.2015
ICT & Teaching
ePortfolios Beyond Pre-service Teacher Education: A New Dawn?
The purpose of this article is to demonstrate the efficacy of using ePortfolios to enhance career skills for newly qualified teachers. Specifically, this paper focuses on a new area of ePor...
Abstract
15.01.2015
Mentoring & Supervision
Feedback Consistencies and Inconsistencies: Eight Mentors’ Observations on One Preservice Teacher’s Lesson
The purpose of this case study was to examine the providing oral feedback in a simulated mentor–mentee discussion. Findings showed that mentors’ feedback was variable in both their positive ...
Abstract
15.01.2015
Preservice Teachers
Why Change to Active Learning? Pre-service and In-service Science Teachers’ Perceptions
This paper explores pre-service and in-service science teachers’ perceptions on active learning. The paper also examines the effectiveness of active learning by pre-service science teachers ...
Summary
13.01.2015
Preservice Teachers
Pre-service Teachers’ Sense of Efficacy: Relationship to Academic Ability, Student Teaching Placement Characteristics, and Mentor Support
This study was designed to examine elements of teacher preparation programs that may be related to pre-service teachers’ sense of efficacy. This study found that the academic measures, such ...
Summary
13.01.2015
ICT & Teaching
The Challenge to Situate Digital Learning Technologies in Preservice Teacher Mathematics Education
This article focuses on how preservice primary teachers can be supported to embrace digital learning technologies (DLTs) in their teaching of mathematics. The findings reveal that preservice...
Abstract
12.01.2015
Instruction in Teacher Training
Confronting Educational Politics with Preservice Teachers: Reactions to Waiting for Superman
This study examines how preservice teachers conceptualize popular depictions of the profession or issues related to the “extended professionality” of teaching. The authors sought to determin...
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...
Summary
11.01.2015
Instruction in Teacher Training
Noticing and Naming as Social Practice: Examining the Relevance of a Contextualized Field-Based Early Childhood Literacy Methods Course
This study examines what early childhood preservice teachers enrolled in a field-based literacy methods course deemed relevant regarding teaching, literacy, and learning. The authors recogni...
Summary
07.01.2015
Preservice Teachers
Delving into the Meaning of Productive Reflection: A Study of Future Teachers’ Reflections on Representations of Teaching
The purpose of this study was to determine how productive future teachers were able to engage in reflections without instructor scaffolding when presented with animations of algebra instruct...
Summary
25.12.2014
Theories & Approaches
Exploring Mental Models of Learning and Instruction in Teacher Education
The purpose of this article was to derive a set of descriptive themes that pertained to the development of preservice teachers' mental models of learning and instruction. The findings highli...
Abstract
23.12.2014
Assessment & Evaluation
Development of a Scale to Assess the Demand for Specific Competences in Teachers after Graduation from University
This study provides the information on demands and abilities in teaching graduates for the universities in Germany. A specialised teacher module was developed in the framework of the German ...
Abstract
23.12.2014
Assessment & Evaluation
Exploring Challenges of Assessing Pre-service Science Teachers’ Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK)
The goal of this article is to report on the challenges the authors faced in designing an instrument aimed at measuring pre-service science teachers’ topic-specific pedagogical content knowl...
Abstract
23.12.2014
Preservice Teachers
Pre-service Teachers’ Perceptions of the Internet and Online Courses: The Case of an American Pacific Island University
This paper reports the results of a questionnaire-based survey, which examined how pre-service teachers perceive online education. The questionnaire focused on the degree to which teacher ca...
Abstract
23.12.2014
ICT & Teaching
Learning in the Practicum: Engaging Pre-service Teachers in Reflective Practice in the Online Space
This article describes a project designed to improve the practicum in rural areas. The researchers placed pre-service teachers (PSTs) in two different moderated online discussion forums: an ...
Abstract
23.12.2014
Preservice Teachers
Pre-service Teachers’ Motivation, Sense of Teaching Efficacy, and Expectation of Reality Shock
This study explored how pre-service teachers’ motivation and their sense of teaching efficacy influence their expectation about reality shock during the first year of professional teaching. ...
Abstract
22.12.2014
ICT & Teaching
Introducing E-Portfolios to Pre-service Teachers as Tools for Reflection and Growth: Lessons Learnt
In this article, the authors discuss the introduction of Wi-Fi-based e-portfolios into a Master of Teaching programme at an Australian university. They describe how the e-portfolios were per...
Summary
22.12.2014
Theories & Approaches
Shifting Codes: Education or Regulation? Trainee Teachers and the Code of Conduct and Practice in England
This article examines how trainee teachers aligned themselves with the GTCE Code of Conduct and Practice. The authors used Q-methodology to identify trainees’ underlying subjectivity in rela...
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
15.12.2014
Instruction in Teacher Training
“Touch It Lightly”: Israeli Students’ Construction of Pedagogical Paradigms About an Emotionally Laden Topic
The purpose of this study is to examine the pedagogical paradigms that preservice teachers construct regarding the teaching of the Holocaust and the identification of trends in the developme...
Summary
14.12.2014
Preservice Teachers
Journey of “Becoming": Secondary Teacher Candidates’ Concerns and Struggles
In this study, the authors intended to focus on: (1) the development of teachers’ self-perception of their roles; (2) the major concerns of the teacher candidates; and (3) the reasons behind...
Summary
08.12.2014
Beginning Teachers
Gaps Too Large: Four Novice EFL Teachers’ Self-Concept and Motivation
This article reexamines the data set of a longitudinal study of four novice EFL teachers’ motivation in the context of Japan. The article attempts to illuminate novice teachers’ changing mot...
Summary
07.12.2014
Mentoring & Supervision
Opportunities to Develop Adaptive Teaching Expertise during Supervisory Conferences
The purpose of this study was to identify the supervision styles and types of discourse used when addressing or failing to address the three specific problems. The findings suggest that stud...
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
26.11.2014
Preservice Teachers
Mandated to Learn, Guided to Reflect: Pre-Service Teachers’ Evolving Understanding of English Language Learners
The purpose of this study was to investigate pre-service teachers’ beliefs about and understanding of English Language Learners (ELLs). This study shows that, within one course, when given t...
Abstract
24.11.2014
Preservice Teachers
A Student Whisperer's Challenge: Complex Learner Dispositions and the Relational Nature of Teaching
This study examined learner dispositions and explored the identifying characteristics, skills, and the processes necessary to operate as a “Student Whisperer” to support students. Themes hav...
Abstract
24.11.2014
Preservice Teachers
Preservice Teachers’ Perspectives of the Emphasis on Stewardship from Their Initial Teacher Preparation
The current study examined perceptions of future teachers as to the degree to which their teacher preparation program emphasized the idea of stewarding schools. In addition this article outl...
Abstract
24.11.2014
Theories & Approaches
Inclusive Education: Pre-service Teachers' Reflexive Learning on Diversity and Their Challenging Role
In this article, two teacher educators from Australian universities explored reflexive practices in preparing pre-service teachers for their complex teaching roles in the twenty-first centur...
Summary
19.11.2014
Instruction in Teacher Training
More or Better Student Teaching?
This study examines the effects of having longer and better quality student teaching on a variety of outcomes. The findings indicate that the duration of student teaching has little effect ...
Summary
18.11.2014
Preservice Teachers
Becoming A Teacher: Student Teachers’ Experiences and Perceptions about Teaching Practice
This article has tried to describe the general perceptions of student teachers regarding four major dimensions of their teaching practice: (i) learning and supervision; (ii) professional an...
Summary
18.11.2014
Theories & Approaches
Creating Foundations for Collaboration in Schools: Utilizing Professional Learning Communities to Support Teacher Candidate Learning and Visions of Teaching
The purpose of this study was to examine ways that the unique model involving nested collaborative professional learning communities (PLCs) within a teacher education program led to a) learn...
Summary
05.11.2014
Preservice Teachers
Motivations for Choosing Teaching as a Career: An International Comparison Using the FIT-Choice Scale
This investigation had two major aims: 1. to examine the utility and validity of the FIT-Choice scale for measuring teaching motivations within and across samples and settings; 2. to explore...
Summary
04.11.2014
Professional Development
What about Language While Equitably Assessing Science?: Case Studies of Preservice Teachers’ Evolving Expertise
The goal of this article was to explore the ways in which language played a role in the teachers’ evolving expertise and enactment of equitable science assessment. The findings revealed that...
Summary
03.11.2014
Instruction in Teacher Training
Shared Viewing as an Approach to Transforming Early Field Experiences
This article describes a project that sought to provide meaningful remote early field experiences for teacher candidates enrolled in distance teacher education courses. The focus of this stu...
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...
Summary
22.10.2014
ICT & Teaching
Using Online Social Networks to Foster Preservice Teachers’ Membership in a Networked Community of Praxis
The purpose of this study was to assess the efficacy of using online social networks with preservice history teachers. The findings revealed that the Ning was an environment that allowed for...
Abstract
21.10.2014
Instruction in Teacher Training
Using Educative Curriculum Materials to Support the Development of Prospective Teachers’ Knowledge
The purpose of this article was to examine how prospective teachers (PTs) can learn to read and use educative curriculum materials in ways that support them in acquiring the knowledge needed...
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
06.10.2014
Assessment & Evaluation
Evidence of Cultural Competence Within Teacher Performance Assessments
This study explored how preservice teachers demonstrate evidence of cultural competence in the work sample. Using the Teacher Work Sample (TWS), a plan for instruction serving as a teacher p...
Summary
05.10.2014
Instruction in Teacher Training
Encouraging Prospective Teachers to Engage Friends and Family in Exploring Physical Phenomena
This study examines science learning experiences within a formal course structure that reaches out to informal learning environments. The six strands of science learning provide a framework ...
Summary
05.10.2014
Theories & Approaches
Curriculum-Dependent and Curriculum-Independent Factors in Preservice Elementary Teachers’ Adaptation of Science Curriculum Materials for Inquiry-Based Science
The author investigates the role curriculum-dependent and curriculum-independent factors play in influencing preservice elementary teachers’ adaptation of science curriculum materials to fos...
Summary
28.09.2014
Preservice Teachers
Crossing Borders without Leaving Town: The Impact of Cultural Immersion on the Perceptions of Teacher Education Candidates
This article examines the impact of teacher education program courses on candidates’ perceptions of urban communities and urban teaching. The results reveal that candidates shared many commo...
Summary
23.09.2014
Instruction in Teacher Training
Examining the Practice of Critical Reflection for Developing Pre-Service Teachers’ Multicultural Competencies: Findings from a Study Abroad Program in Honduras
In this article, the authors examine how critical reflection during a study abroad program to Honduras facilitates pre-service teachers’ multicultural competencies for personal and professio...
Abstract
22.09.2014
Theories & Approaches
Beyond the Walls: Conceptualizing Natural Environments as “Third Educators”
This research examined preservice early childhood educators' perceptions of outdoor settings and their intentions to use outdoor settings in their teaching practice. Participants reported re...
Abstract
22.09.2014
Preservice Teachers
Student Teacher Challenges: Using the Cognitive Load Theory as an Explanatory Lens
This study used Cognitive load theory (CLT) to explain the challenges faced by student teachers. Results revealed that student teachers decreased mental effort related to monitoring their st...
Abstract
22.09.2014
Instruction in Teacher Training
Middle-Level Preservice Mathematics Teachers’ Mental Representations of Classroom Floor Plans
This study examined preservice teachers’ mental representations through drawing floor plans of an “ideal middle-level mathematics classroom.” Participants designed and described floor plans ...
Summary
16.09.2014
Multiculturalism & Diversity
Gaps or Bridges in Multicultural Teacher Education: A Q Study of Attitudes toward Student Diversity
This article aimed to examine both preservice teachers’ and teacher educators’ attitudes toward student diversity. Two array groups emerged: Students Are Students and Diversity Advocates. Th...
Summary
10.09.2014
Beginning Teachers
Systematic Design of Blended PBL: Exploring the Design Experiences and Support Needs of PBL Novices in an Online Environment
This study aims to inform teacher educators, professional development specialists, and researchers how they can better support teachers in designing blended PBL, especially in online environ...
Summary
09.09.2014
Preservice Teachers
Who Is Responsible for Vulnerable Pupils? The Attitudes of Teacher Candidates in Serbia and Slovenia
This study aimed to explore how teacher candidates (TCs) from Serbia and Slovenia understand the level of responsibility that they feel towards vulnerable pupils in mainstream elementary sch...
Summary
08.09.2014
Preservice Teachers
Teaching in Rural Turkey: Pre-service Teacher Perspectives
This research study explored student teachers’ perceptions of rural teaching from a qualitative research paradigm. The findings revealed that the participants failed to demonstrate a compreh...
Summary
03.09.2014
Preservice Teachers
Leveling the Field: Negotiating Positions of Power as a Preservice Teacher
Drawn from a larger study, the authors examine how one preservice teacher negotiated positions of power with students in ways that enabled and prohibited him from enacting his preferred teac...
Summary
02.09.2014
ICT & Teaching
Preservice Teachers’ Perceptions of Learning Science Methods through Hybridizing Asynchronous and Traditional Experiences
This study addresses the research question about preservice teachers’ perceptions toward online learning after completing an elementary science methods course. Specifically, their perception...
Summary
01.09.2014
Teacher Educators
Activating the Need to Know in Reading Instruction: One Teacher Educator's Practice
This study explored how one teacher educator designed and delivered a beginning reading methods course. The findings revealed that the teacher educator deliberately acted as a catalyst in ac...
Summary
27.08.2014
Professional Development
Investigating Teacher Efficacy: Comparing Preservice and Inservice Teachers with Different Levels of Experience
This research examined differences in the levels of domain-specific and general efficacy across groups of preservice and inservice teachers. The participants divided into four classification...
Abstract
24.08.2014
Beginning Teachers
From “At-risk” Youth to Wounded Healer: A Longitudinal Study of Two Pre-service Teachers
This article describes a two-year longitudinal study of two “at-risk” US teenagers who successfully transformed their unusually challenging high school experiences into motivation to become ...
Summary
30.07.2014
Instruction in Teacher Training
Teaching Early Childhood Education: Students Through Interactive Scenario-Based Course Design
This article presents a brief overview of scenario-based instruction in Child, Family and Community online course. The results show that student and faculty feedback, as well as student lear...
Summary
21.07.2014
Instruction in Teacher Training
Creating Inclusive, Literacy-Embedded Play Centers in a Children’s Museum: Connecting Theory to Practice
This article discusses how preservice teachers connected theory to practice in a service learning project that provided an additional field opportunity. Through this experience, teacher cand...
Abstract
20.07.2014
Theories & Approaches
Student Teaching’s Contribution to Preservice Teacher Development: A Review of Research Focused on the Preparation of Teachers for Urban and High-Needs Contexts
The purpose of this review is determining what and how student teaching experiences contribute to preservice teachers’ development as future teachers of students in urban and/or high-needs s...
Abstract
20.07.2014
Preservice Teachers
Evaluating the Evidence Base of Performance Feedback in Preservice Special Education Teacher Training
In this study, the authors identify eight single-subject studies examining the effects of performance feedback in preservice teachers to determine the evidence base for this practice. Positi...
Summary
20.07.2014
Instruction in Teacher Training
The Development of Prospective Secondary Biology Teachers PCK
The purpose of this study is to describe and understand prospective science teachers’ knowledge development. This is a longitudinal, multiple case study of four prospective biology teachers’...
Summary
16.07.2014
Preservice Teachers
Preservice Teachers’ Images of Scientists: Do Prior Science Experiences Make a Difference?
The study outlined in this article used the Draw-A-Scientist Test (DAST) to explore the views of scientists held by preservice students in science methods classes at both the elementary and ...
Abstract
25.06.2014
Assessment & Evaluation
Special Education Teacher Candidate Assessment: A Review
The authors review prior research on special education candidate assessment from 2000 to the present. They examine three primary domains: a) skills and knowledge related to academics, behavi...
Summary
25.06.2014
Theories & Approaches
Reading Rocks: Creating a Space for Preservice Teachers to Become Responsive Teachers
In this article, the authors examine the impact Reading Rocks (RR) had on preservice teachers’ learning. The Reading Rocks (RR) is a yearlong, school-based tutoring program, intentionally de...
Summary
24.06.2014
Instruction in Teacher Training
Preservice Early Childhood Teachers’ Sense of Efficacy for Integrating Mathematics and Science: Impact of a Methods Course
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of an integrated science and mathematics methods course on preservice early childhood teachers’ efficacy beliefs for integratin...
Abstract
24.06.2014
ICT & Teaching
Learner-generated Digital Video: Using Ideas Videos in Teacher Education
This qualitative study investigates the efficacy of Ideas Videos (or iVideos) in pre-service teacher education. This study explores the experiences of student teachers and their lecturer eng...
Abstract
23.06.2014
ICT & Teaching
Assessing Preservice Teachers' Information and Communication Technologies Knowledge
This study investigated the impact of a redesigned educational technology course on preservice teachers’ knowledge and skills with regard to information and communications technology as def...
Abstract
23.06.2014
ICT & Teaching
The Gamer Generation Teaches School: The Gaming Practices and Attitudes towards Technology of Pre-Service Teachers
The goal of this study was to identify the gaming practices of freshmen undergraduate teacher education students. The authors also investigated how students who play games compared to non-ga...
Summary
22.06.2014
Instruction in Teacher Training
Investigating the Development of Prospective Mathematics Teachers’ Pedagogical Content Knowledge of Generalising Number Patterns through School Practicum
This case study was conducted to explore the development of pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) through a school practicum course. The case study also examined how observation of number patt...
Summary
18.06.2014
Instruction in Teacher Training
Prospective Elementary Teachers’ Knowledge of Fraction Division
This article investigates the fraction knowledge of prospective elementary teachers in Taiwan. The findings suggest that Taiwanese prospective elementary teachers’ common fraction knowledge ...
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...
Summary
02.06.2014
Theories & Approaches
Motivations for Choosing Teaching as a Career: Effects on General Pedagogical Knowledge during Initial Teacher Education
This study aimed to examine the significance of teaching motivations for the gain of professional knowledge during teacher education. The findings reveal that the FIT-Choice instrument’s fac...
Abstract
26.05.2014
ICT & Teaching
Web Conferencing of Pre-service Teachers’ Practicum in Remote Schools
This study aimed to field-test several conferencing technologies in regional schools to determine whether the technologies are appropriate for the needs of the university supervisor, traine...
Abstract
26.05.2014
ICT & Teaching
Scaffolding Preservice Teachers' Higher-Order Reasoning During Technology Integration: A Design Research Inquiry
The authors designed and examined progressively increasing scaffolds that integrated multiple scaffolding functions to facilitate three technology-based lesson design projects. The preservic...
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...
Abstract
26.05.2014
Instruction in Teacher Training
Examining Changes of Preservice Teachers’ Beliefs about Technology Integration during Student Teaching
This case study aimed to examine changes in preservice teachers’ beliefs about technology integration during the student teaching semester in USA. The findings indicated the preservice tea...
Summary
20.05.2014
Preservice Teachers
Prospective Elementary Teachers’ Development of Fraction Language for Defining the Whole
This article examines prospective elementary teachers’ difficulties and growth with language for defining the whole. Thirty-three prospective teachers participated in a semester-long classro...
Summary
20.05.2014
Preservice Teachers
Preservice Elementary Teachers’ Understandings of Competing Notions of Academic Achievement Coexisting in Post-NCLB Public Schools
In this article, the authors focus on the coexisting discourses of academic achievement circulating within in the participants’ teaching credential preparation experience. Analysis and inter...
Summary
14.05.2014
Professional Development
Crossing the Border from Science Student to Science Teacher: Preservice Teachers’ Views and Experiences Learning to Teach Inquiry
This study investigated preservice science teachers’ successes and struggles in moving back and forth across the cultural border between science student and inquiry-oriented science teacher....
Summary
11.05.2014
Preservice Teachers
Prospective Teacher Learning: Recognizing Evidence of Conceptual Understanding
The goal of this study is two-fold: 1) to examine the role content knowledge plays in prospective teachers’ (PSTs) ability to recognize children’s conceptual understanding of mathematics, an...
Summary
30.04.2014
Instruction in Teacher Training
Facilitating Growth in Prospective Teachers’ Knowledge: Teaching Geometry in Primary Schools
In this study, the authors were interested to investigate how a lesson plan study (LPS) activity conducted within the context of a computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL) environmen...
Abstract
22.04.2014
Preservice Teachers
Coaching Preservice Teachers to Teach Play Skills to Children With Disabilities
This article aims to describe two studies that examined the effects of training and coaching on preservice teachers’ implementation of an intervention focused on teaching play to young child...
Abstract
22.04.2014
Theories & Approaches
Speaking of Bodies in Justice-Oriented, Feminist Teacher Education
In this article, the authors articulate a theory of a critical body pedagogy that can contribute to a larger justice-oriented project. The authors drew on class readings, writings, activiti...
Abstract
13.04.2014
Preservice Teachers
Using Multimedia Tools to Support Teacher Candidates’ Learning
In this study, the authors investigate whether the sequence of instruction for Content Acquisition Podcasts (CAPs) exposure (preview or review) paired with textbook reading affected knowledg...
Summary
13.04.2014
Preservice Teachers
Elementary Preservice Teachers’ Science Vocabulary: Knowledge and Application
This study examined elementary preservice teachers’ knowledge and application of science vocabulary during peer teaching. The purpose of this study was to: (1) examine preservice teachers’...
Summary
31.03.2014
Instruction in Teacher Training
The Durability of Professional and Sociomathematical Norms Intentionally Fostered in an Early Pedagogy Course
This study investigated the extent to which the sociomathematical and professional norms intentionally fostered through the use of the video-case curriculum materials in an early mathematics...
Summary
30.03.2014
Instruction in Teacher Training
Tools that Come from Within: Learning to Teach in a Cross-Cultural Adult Literacy Practicum
This study follows 12 preservice teachers who tutored adult students learning English in a free evening class while simultaneously taking a course titled Community Literacy. In particular, ...
Summary
26.03.2014
Preservice Teachers
Pre-service Teacher Research: An Early Acculturation into a Research Disposition
This study examines pre-service teacher research in a nine-month teacher education programme, implemented as a means of making explicit links between research and practice. The results revea...
Summary
19.03.2014
Preservice Teachers
Adaptive and Maladaptive Motives for Becoming a Teacher
The article focuses on identifying which motives for becoming a teacher have a beneficial effect and which ones have a detrimental effect. A longitudinal study on the motivation for becoming...
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...
Summary
18.03.2014
Instruction in Teacher Training
Because Wisdom Can’t Be Told: Using Comparison of Simulated Parent–Teacher Conferences to Assess Teacher Candidates’ Readiness for Family–School Partnership
This study assessed teacher candidates’ readiness for parent involvement. Specifically, the study used a text-based case and carefully selected videos of simulated parent–teacher conferences...
Abstract
17.03.2014
Preservice Teachers
Preservice Special and General Educators’ Knowledge of Inclusion
This article reports on a study aimed to identify aspects of university coursework and assigned field experiences that contribute to teachers' ability to define, identify, and implement incl...
Summary
17.03.2014
Teacher Educators
Our Practice, Their Readiness: Teacher Educators Collaborate to Explore and Improve Preservice Teacher Readiness for Science and Math Instruction
The authors are four preservice teacher educators who became collaborators and co-researchers to explore their preservice teachers' attitudes toward science and mathematics. The authors fou...
Summary
12.03.2014
Preservice Teachers
Preservice Teachers’ Uptake and Understanding of Funds of Knowledge in Elementary Science
In this work, the authors are interested in supporting beginning teachers in identifying and productively drawing on the everyday knowledge and experiences that children bring to science lea...
Summary
12.03.2014
Instruction in Teacher Training
A Capstone Mathematics Course for Prospective Secondary Mathematics Teachers
The present article describes an innovative capstone mathematics course that links college mathematics with school mathematics and pedagogy. In this article, the authors provide a brief desc...
Abstract
05.03.2014
Preservice Teachers
Purposeful Preparation: Longitudinally Exploring Inclusion Attitudes of General and Special Education Pre-Service Teachers
This longitudinal study explored elementary and special education pre-service teachers’ perceptions of inclusion as they partnered for a classroom management course and a field placement in ...
Summary
05.03.2014
Instruction in Teacher Training
Use of Web-Based Portfolios as Tools for Reflection in Preservice Teacher Education
This study explored the development of preservice chemistry teachers’ reflective skills as they were involved in web-based portfolio construction as part of their teaching practicum course. ...
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...
Abstract
19.02.2014
Preservice Teachers
Prospective Teachers’ Perceptions of Instrumentality, Boredom Coping Strategies, and Four Aspects of Engagement
This study examined the mediating roles of prospective teachers’ boredom coping strategies in the relationships between their perceptions of instrumentality and four aspects of engagement. T...
Abstract
19.02.2014
Multiculturalism & Diversity
Examining Social Political Contexts in Teacher Preparation in Palestine
This research explores teaching English as a foreign language in the West Bank, Palestine. The study demonstrates the importance of addressing socio-political contexts to make teaching meani...
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
Preservice Teachers
Singaporean Pre-service Teachers’ Beliefs about Epistemology,Teaching and Learning, and Technology
This qualitative study examines seven pre-service teachers’ epistemological beliefs, their beliefs about learning and teaching, and their perceptions about the use of ICT. Seven pre-service ...
Summary
03.02.2014
Teacher Educators
Student-teachers’ Supervision as a Professional Development Activity: Building Work-Related Skills
The aim of the study was to ascertain what skills were reinforced or developed by local cooperating teachers via the process of supervising student-teachers in the Cayman Islands and Saint K...
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
19.01.2014
Instruction in Teacher Training
Collaboration by Design: Integrating Core Pedagogical Content and Special Education Methods Courses in a Preservice Secondary Education Program
The purpose in this article was to describe key aspects of the design, implementation, and initial evaluation of the innovative preservice secondary education teacher education program. The ...
Abstract
22.12.2013
Instruction in Teacher Training
How Is My Child Doing?: Preparing Pre-service Teachers to Engage Parents through Assessment
The purpose of this study was to help pre-service teachers develop basic knowledge and skill for partnering with families on assessment-related issues. The participants were teacher educator...
Abstract
22.12.2013
Instruction in Teacher Training
An Analysis of Cultural Diversity and Recurring Themes in Preservice Teachers’ Online Discussions of Epstein’s Six Types of Parent Involvement
The present study examined integration of Joyce Epstein’s six typologies of family involvement in responses to discussion questions for an online parent involvement course. The findings reve...
Abstract
18.12.2013
Preservice Teachers
Pre- and In-service Teachers’ Beliefs about ELLs in Content Area Classes: A Case for Inclusion, Responsibility, and Instructional Support
The current study documents differences between pre- and in-service content area teachers’ beliefs about: whether English language learners (ELLs) should be included in content area classes,...
Abstract
15.12.2013
Theories & Approaches
Playing the Game: A Bourdieuian Perspective of Pre-service Inquiry Teaching
In this article, the authors explore inquiry through the efforts of one pre-service teacher, Toni, during her practicum experience in a secondary mathematics classroom. Drawing on aspects of...
Summary
10.12.2013
Preservice Teachers
Competing and Conflicting Identity Plotlines: Navigating Personal Narratives of Entering Teaching
The purpose of this self-study was to identify implications of self-positioning for the author's practice in the stories she tells on her both professional knowledge landscapes: as a teacher...
Summary
02.12.2013
Instruction in Teacher Training
Self-Study of Cross-Cultural Supervision of Teacher Candidates for Social Justice
This self-study describes the author's experiences as a Korean doctoral student supervising six teacher candidates over one year. The author used self-study approach to examine and improve h...
Summary
01.12.2013
Instruction in Teacher Training
Adopting Just-in-Time Teaching in the Context of an Elementary Science Education Methodology Course
The main goal of this self-study was to determine the extent to which an instructor's pedagogical knowledge and practice would be enhanced though the use of Just-in-Time Teaching. The findin...
Abstract
25.11.2013
Instruction in Teacher Training
Reflective Journals: Making Constructive Use of the “Apprenticeship of Observation” in Preservice Teacher Education
In the author's introductory educational psychology course, students write biweekly journals reflecting on their own lived experiences in light of course concepts and ideas. In this article,...
Abstract
25.11.2013
Instruction in Teacher Training
Learning To Be A Culturally Responsive Teacher through International Study Trips: Transformation or Tourism?
This article presents findings from a qualitative study that investigated the experiences of 15 Australian pre-service teachers who attended a short-term study programme in either Korea or I...
Abstract
25.11.2013
Instruction in Teacher Training
Classroom Behaviour Management Content in Australian Undergraduate Primary Teaching Programmes
This paper reports the findings from the first nationwide survey of Australian primary pre-service teacher educators coordinating units and programmes with CBM content. Stand-alone units wer...
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...
Abstract
25.11.2013
Instruction in Teacher Training
Teaching in the Borderland: Critical Practices in Foundations Courses
In this paper, five professors examine the intersection of social foundations and borderland theory and their efforts to move students through resistance to understanding and affirmation of ...
Abstract
25.11.2013
ICT & Teaching
Examining the Impact of Educational Technology Courses on Pre-Service Teachers’ Development of Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge
The present study aimed to examine the impact of educational technology courses on pre-service teachers’ development of knowledge of technology integration in a teacher preparation program i...
Summary
20.11.2013
Instruction in Teacher Training
Learning to Open Up History for Students: Preservice Teachers’ Emerging Pedagogical Content Knowledge
This article investigates the ways in which novices construct tasks that demand students’ interpretive and evidence-based thinking in history. This article also examines novices’ capacity to...
Abstract
20.11.2013
Multiculturalism & Diversity
Talking Back: Teaching and Learning through Autobiographies in Multicultural Education
This article focuses on the ways in which pre-service teachers use autobiographical inquiry to reflect on the impact of the context of real public schools and K-12 students on their construc...
Summary
19.11.2013
Preservice Teachers
Pre-Service Teachers’ Perceptions of the Benefits of Peer Review
This article presents an example of the use of peer review in teacher education. The participants were 60 pre-service secondary school teachers enrolled at the Melbourne campus of the Austra...
Summary
06.11.2013
Instruction in Teacher Training
The Confidence to Teach English Language Learners: Exploring Coursework's Role in Developing Preservice Teachers’ Efficacy
This article examines the organization of endorsement curricula to increase preservice teachers’ confidence in their ability to teach English Language Learners (ELLs). Specifically, the auth...
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
23.10.2013
Instruction in Teacher Training
The Importance of Respect in Teaching and Learning: Perspectives of Final Year Pre-service Teachers in A Regional University in Ireland
The purpose of this research was to examine pre-service teachers (PSTs’) perceptions of respect in educative relationships. This study also investigated the factors that guided the pre-servi...
Abstract
23.10.2013
Instruction in Teacher Training
Does Training Matter? Comparing the Behaviour Management Strategies of Pre-service Teachers in a Four-year Program and Those in a One-year Program
The purpose of this study was to identify the classroom management strategies that Australian pre-service teachers would employ, their confidence in employing them, and the effectiveness of...
Abstract
23.10.2013
Instruction in Teacher Training
Why Volunteer? The Complexities of International Pre-service Teachers’ Intercultural Adjustment Experiences through Community Service Engagement
This article offers a hermeneutic view of the adjustment experiences of five international pre-service teachers who have volunteered to be tutors in schools and unpaid helpers within local c...
Abstract
23.10.2013
Instruction in Teacher Training
Local and Global – Conflicting Perspectives? The Place of Overseas Practicum in Preservice Teacher Education
This study explores the teaching development of a group of 24 preservice teachers from a regional university on a placement in Beijing. The findings indicate that it is precisely the differe...
Summary
22.10.2013
Preservice Teachers
Preservice Science Teachers’ Perceptions of their Practicum Classrooms
This study examined preservice secondary science teachers’ perceptions of the classroom learning environment as experienced during their practicum. The study also compared this classroom lea...
Summary
20.10.2013
Beginning Teachers
Changes in Understandings of Three Teachers’ Beliefs and Practice Across Time: Moving From Teacher Preparation to In-Service Teaching
The purpose of this article is to illustrate some of the ways the relationship between beliefs and practice developed among three early childhood/elementary teachers across three consecutive...
Summary
09.10.2013
Theories & Approaches
Exploring the Emotional Geographies of Parent–Teacher Candidate Interactions: An Emerging Signature Pedagogy
This article explores preservice teachers’ emotional responses to simulated parent–teacher conferences. This article examines data collected during the teachers’ post-simulation debriefings,...
Summary
07.10.2013
Preservice Teachers
An Analysis of the Factors That Influence Preservice Elementary Teachers’ Developing Dispositions about Teaching All Children
The goal of this study is to determine the factors that influence dispositions. The study examines experiences that influence candidates’ dispositions, the role that teacher education plays ...
Summary
01.10.2013
ICT & Teaching
Preservice Social Studies Teachers’ Historical Thinking and Digitized Primary Sources: What They Use and Why
In this qualitative case study the authors explored secondary social studies preservice teachers’ abilities to discern the digitized primary resources available to them for historical thinki...
Abstract
16.09.2013
Preservice Teachers
Strategies for Encouraging Behavioural and Cognitive Engagement of Pre-service Student-Teachers in Bhutan: An Action Research Case Study
This action research enquiry interrogates the author's own teaching practices in the context of new cultures of pedagogy in Bhutan. A survey's results confirmed three areas of concern about ...
Abstract
16.09.2013
Preservice Teachers
Collaborative Feedback and Reflection for Professional Growth: Preparing First-Year Pre-service Teachers for Participation in the Community of Practice
This article reports on the challenges experienced by a group of first-year pre-service teachers engaging in a process of reflection and critique with peers. The pre-service teachers' respon...
Abstract
15.09.2013
Professional Development
A ‘Partnership in Teaching Excellence’: Ways in which One School–University Partnership Has Fostered Teacher Development
This article reports on some of the factors that contribute to an effective partnership between an urban Australian university and a State Department of Education. The partnership entails as...
Summary
08.09.2013
ICT & Teaching
Cyberethics, Cybersafety, and Cybersecurity: Preservice Teacher Knowledge, Preparedness, and the Need for Teacher Education to Make a Difference
The purpose of this study was to investigate preservice teacher knowledge regarding the about cyberethics, cybersafety, and cybersecurity (C3) topics. The study also aimed to identify what ...
Summary
03.09.2013
Instruction in Teacher Training
Learning to Teach Through a Practicum-Based Microteaching Model
The authors developed the practicum-based microteaching model based on the notion of "approximations of practice" to explore how the concept provides meaningful opportunities for preservice ...
Summary
02.09.2013
Instruction in Teacher Training
Establishing Dialogues: Moral Reflection Within Online, Threaded Case Discussions
The current study examines online, threaded case discussions with regard to the ways teacher candidates displayed a morally reflective stance toward teaching and how unique features of onlin...
Abstract
27.08.2013
ICT & Teaching
Educational Action Research to Initiate Discourse on Inclusion in an E-learning Environment in Teacher Education
The authors ascertain the possibilities of using the online environment of google.doc for initiating pre-service teachers’ discourse about the nature of inclusive relationships between indiv...
Abstract
26.08.2013
ICT & Teaching
Metacognitive Analysis of Pre-service Teacher Conception of Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) Using Blogs
This exploratory study investigated the problems outlined in the literature surrounding the development of Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU). The authors analysed blog postings over an...
Abstract
26.08.2013
Theories & Approaches
Theorising On-site Teacher Education: Philosophical Project Knowledge (PPK)
This article reports on a research which probes new directions of teacher education and school–university partnerships. The authors present preliminary evidence of the theorising of teaching...
Abstract
26.08.2013
Preservice Teachers
Finding Out More About Teacher Candidates' Prior Knowledge: Implications For Teacher Educators
The study raises questions about the pedagogy of initial teacher education, particularly in relation to the assumptions teachers educators make about the candidates they teach. The findings ...
Summary
25.08.2013
Teacher Educators
Assessment Literacy Overlooked: A Teacher Educator's Confession
In this article, the author presents reflections and guidance concerning assessment literacy in teacher education. The author argues that assessment literacy consists of an individual’s un...
Abstract
21.08.2013
Instruction in Teacher Training
First Off the Blocks: Professional Experience and Learning for First-Year Preservice Physical and Health Education Teachers
The purpose of this study was to gain insight into the learning of preservice Physical and Health Education teachers throughout three progressively designed professional experiences. Finding...
Abstract
21.08.2013
Instruction in Teacher Training
‘Society Has Taught Us to Judge’: Cultures of the Body in Teacher Education
Various discourses of the body, including those around appearance, health and fitness, circulate within societal institutions and through relations of power these impact on the way in which ...
Abstract
21.08.2013
Preservice Teachers
Personal Metaphors of Prospective Secondary Economics and Science Teachers
In this qualitative study, the authors the personal metaphors expressed by prospective secondary education teachers. The metaphors are classified into the four categories of Leavy, McSorley,...
Summary
20.08.2013
Preservice Teachers
Acquiring Double Images: White Preservice Teachers Locating Themselves in a Raced World
In this article, the authors focus on the White teacher education students in their development of what they call a double image. The authors draw on narrative data gathered over eight years...
Summary
31.07.2013
Assessment & Evaluation
Examining Data Driven Decision Making via Formative Assessment: A Confluence of Technology, Data Interpretation Heuristics and Curricular Policy
The authors explored the potential barriers for the successful adoption of the CaseMate system, a tool created to support data driven decision making (DDDM). The participants in this usabili...
Summary
29.07.2013
Instruction in Teacher Training
Enhancing Preservice Elementary Teachers' 21st-century Information and Media Literacy Skills
This study investigated the effectiveness of an approach to information and media literacy instruction for elementary preservice teachers. The authors trained the participants in a systemati...
Abstract
23.07.2013
Instruction in Teacher Training
Enhancing the Development of Pre-service Teacher Professional Identity via an Online Classroom Simulation
The authors report on a comparative case study of first and final year pre-service teachers enrolled in an undergraduate education degree who engaged with an online classroom simulation. The...
Abstract
23.07.2013
Instruction in Teacher Training
Training by Gaming: Preparing Teachers of Today for Tomorrow’s Learning Environments
The authors describe the preliminary findings associated with training pre-service teachers to use Massively Multiplayer Online Games (MMOGs) in their classrooms. The authors examine how a s...
Abstract
23.07.2013
Preservice Teachers
Playing Exergames in the Classroom: Pre-service Teachers’ Motivation, Passion, Effort, and Perspectives
The authors investigated pre-service teachers’ experience, motivation, passion, effort, and perspectives in playing exergames in the classroom. Findings indicated that most pre-service teach...
Abstract
22.07.2013
Preservice Teachers
Pre-Service and Beginning Teachers Rate the Utility of Virtual Museum Web Sites
The authors investigated criteria that 91 pre-service and beginning teachers used to evaluate award-winning virtual science museum Web sites for future use in teaching. Individual difference...
Abstract
22.07.2013
ICT & Teaching
Modeling Augmented Reality Games with Preservice Elementary and Secondary Science Teachers
This study aimed to implement a novel learning tool on cell phones, Augmented Reality Games, and determine how the interaction influenced preservice teachers’ content knowledge and self-effi...
Summary
22.07.2013
Teacher Education Programs
Student Teaching for a Specialized View of Professional Practice? Opportunities to Learn in and for Urban, High-Needs Schools
This study explores opportunities to learn within and across student teaching placements.The authors analyze the degree to which placement experiences present equitable opportunities for PST...
Summary
17.07.2013
Instruction in Teacher Training
Preservice Teachers’ Reflection on Clinical Experiences: A Comparison of Blog and Final Paper Assignments
The authors investigated whether blog reflections would show a greater depth of reflection (DoR( than end-of-the-semester paper reflections. The authors developed a reflection assessment to...
Abstract
17.07.2013
ICT & Teaching
Supporting Preservice Teacher Inquiry with Electronic Portfolios
Six preservice social studies teachers created electronic portfolios to examine techniques believed to promote active student engagement during a 12-week field experience. Results reveal tha...
Abstract
16.07.2013
ICT & Teaching
An IRT Analysis of Preservice Teacher Self-efficacy in Technology Integration
The Technology Integration Confidence Scale (TICS) represents a measure of preservice teacher traits regarding technology integration training. This article describes new Item Response Theor...
Abstract
15.07.2013
ICT & Teaching
Technology Integration for Pre-Service Teachers: Evaluating the Team-Taught Cohort Model
The authors evaluate the Team-Taught Cohort Model for preparing pre-service teachers to use technology in their classrooms. This model provides pre-service teachers with an opportunity to in...
Abstract
10.07.2013
Instruction in Teacher Training
Teaching All Children: Preparing Early Childhood Preservice Teachers in Inclusive Settings
The authors focus on preparing early childhood and early childhood special education preservice teachers for inclusive settings. The use of inclusive sites for well sequenced and focused fi...
Summary
10.07.2013
ICT & Teaching
The Preservice Technology Training Experiences of Novice Teachers
This study aimed to identify and analyze the preservice technology training experiences of novice teachers. Furthermore, the author examined novice teachers’ perceptions of how well their te...
Abstract
26.06.2013
Preservice Teachers
Evaluating Corpus Literacy Training for Pre-Service Language Teachers: Six Case Studies
The authors examine six pre-service language teachers’ development of multiple components of corpus literacy during a semester-long introductory grammar course through which corpus linguisti...
Abstract
26.06.2013
ICT & Teaching
Blogging the Field: An Emergent Continuum for Urban Teacher Development
This study aimed to understand pre-service teachers’ use of online journaling (or blogging) to contextualize, question, construct and transform their understanding of their initial field exp...
Abstract
25.06.2013
Preservice Teachers
Examining Preservice Teachers’ Reflective Practice within and across Multimodal Writing Environments
Teacher educators examined preservice student teachers’ weekly reflective weblog and videolog journal posts for instances of reflective practice. Differences that emerged provide insights in...
Abstract
25.06.2013
ICT & Teaching
Interacting and Learning Together: Factors Influencing Preservice Teachers’ Perceptions of Academic Wiki Use
The authors investigated the use of an academic wiki within a technology teacher preparation course. The results showed that although the preservice teachers believed that the wikis were use...
Abstract
12.06.2013
Instruction in Teacher Training
Critically Redefining and Repositioning Media Texts in Early Childhood Teacher Education: What If? And Why?
The authors describe a semester-long qualitative study in which a teacher educator engaged preservice teacher educators in critically reading the texts and contexts of media, while simultane...
Abstract
29.05.2013
Preservice Teachers
Changes in Belief Orientations of Preservice Teachers and Their Relation to Inquiry Activities
The authors examined shifts in secondary preservice teachers’ belief orientations as they progressed through a science methods course. The authors found that overall many of the preservice t...
Abstract
29.05.2013
Preservice Teachers
Modeling the Interrelationships among Pre-service Science Teachers’ Understanding and Acceptance of Evolution, Their Views on Nature of Science and Self-Efficacy Beliefs regarding Teaching Evolution
The authors proposed a path model of relationships among understanding and acceptance of evolution, views on nature of science, and self-efficacy beliefs regarding teaching evolution. The fi...
Abstract
28.05.2013
Instruction in Teacher Training
An Examination of Preservice Partnerships During a Reading Methods Course: Do They Increase Perceptions of Ability?
The authors examined the effectiveness of pairing preservice teachers with young readers to participate together in reading-related activities and partner journaling. Findings revealed that ...
Abstract
28.05.2013
Instruction in Teacher Training
Developing Teachers' Classroom Interactions: A Description of a Video Review Process for Early Childhood Education Students
The authors describe a video review process for providing feedback to students and documents students' teaching practices. The authors used the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) in...
Abstract
27.05.2013
Preservice Teachers
Through Firewalls and Beyond: A Focus on What Pre-service Teachers Learned in an Online Book Club
This study attempts to understand the roles and discourse of preservice teachers engaged in literature discussion with elementary students through e-mail exchanges. After local fourth grader...
Abstract
27.05.2013
ICT & Teaching
Development of Pedagogical Technology Integration Content Knowledge in Preparing Mathematics Preservice Teachers: The Role of Instructional Case Analyses and Reflection
This case study examines the potential of technology integration teaching cases to develop preservice mathematics teachers’ Pedagogical Technology Integration Content Knowledge (PTICK). A co...
Abstract
13.05.2013
ICT & Teaching
Does Clicker Technology Improve Student Learning?
The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of in-class review methods on student learning outcomes in a course preparing pre-service teachers for the Texas Pedagogy and Professional ...
Summary
13.05.2013
ICT & Teaching
The Net Generation as Preservice Teachers: Transferring Familiarity with New Technologies to Educational Environments
This research explored the ways that preservice teachers today (a) use Web 2.0 and other new technologies in their daily lives and in their learning experiences and (b) create online content...
Abstract
28.04.2013
Theories & Approaches
In Search of Coherence: ‘Inquiring’ at Multiple Levels of a Teacher Education System
The authors explored how Inquiry Seminar did, and did not, align with program objectives. Inquiry Seminar was created by Lynch School of Education faculty at Boston College, and it requires ...
Abstract
24.04.2013
Preservice Teachers
The Effects of Community-Based Service Learning on Preservice Teachers’ Beliefs About the Characteristics of Effective Science Teachers of Diverse Students
This study aimed to investigate the effects of community-based service learning (CBSL) on preservice elementary teachers’ beliefs of the characteristics of effective science teachers of dive...
Abstract
22.04.2013
Preservice Teachers
The Excitement and Wonder of Teaching Science: What Pre-service Teachers Learn from Facilitating Family Science Night Centers
The author describes how pre-service teachers facilitated stations at a family science night as a context to learn to identify, assess, and use children’s science ideas. The pre-service tea...
Abstract
22.04.2013
Preservice Teachers
Bridging the Gap Between Preservice Early Childhood Teachers’ Cultural Values, Perceptions of Values Held by Scientists, and the Relationships of These Values to Conceptions of Nature of Science
This study examined preservice teachers’ views of their own cultural values, the cultural values they believed scientists hold, and the relationships of these views to their conceptions of n...
Summary
22.04.2013
ICT & Teaching
Web 2.0 Tools and the Reflections of Preservice Secondary Science Teachers
The current study examined whether blogging could be an effective vehicle to support preservice teacher critical reflection. The participants were 10 preservice teachers enrolled in a scienc...
Abstract
24.03.2013
Preservice Teachers
Pre-service Biology Teachers’ Perceptions on the Instruction of Socio-scientific Issues in the Curriculum
This paper represents a preliminary attempt to address the role of teachers in supporting students’ learning on socio-scientific issues by characterising pre-service biology teachers’ percep...
Abstract
21.03.2013
Preservice Teachers
Exploring the Development of Pre-Service Science Elementary Teachers’ Pedagogical Content Knowledge
This article explores how a group of pre-service elementary science student teachers came to understand the development of their Pedagogical Content Knowledge over the course of a semester’s...
Abstract
20.03.2013
Teacher Education Programs
Creating Expansive Learning Opportunities in Schools: The Role of School Leaders in Initial Teacher Education Partnerships
This paper analyses the learning opportunities afforded pre-service teachers when participating in a primary school placement in London, England as part of their university teacher education...
Summary
20.03.2013
Preservice Teachers
How Do Pre-service Teachers’ Reflective Processes Differ in relation to Different Contexts?
The study focuses on pre-service teachers’ reflection processes in four different contexts during their subject teaching practicum: (1) reflections on lessons, (2) pupil observation, (3) res...
Abstract
27.02.2013
Preservice Teachers
Fostering Pre-service Teachers’ Self-Determined Environmental Motivation Through Green Chemistry Experiments
This study was designed to test the hypothesis that a green chemistry curriculum changes Malaysian pre-service teachers’ environmental motivation. Two comparable groups of pre-service teache...
Abstract
27.02.2013
ICT & Teaching
The Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) and Pre-service Teachers’ Technology Acceptance: A Validation Study Using Structural Equation Modeling
The current study applies the theory of planned behavior (TPB), a theory that is commonly used in commercial settings, to the educational context to explain pre-service teachers’ technology ...
Abstract
27.02.2013
Beginning Teachers
Comparing Novice and Expert Perceptions of Interactive Multimedia Tools for Conveying Conceptions of Size and Scale
This study investigate how three different interactive multimedia tools for conveying concepts related to size and scale were perceived and experienced by two groups: (a) 224 novice/pre-serv...
Abstract
27.02.2013
Instruction in Teacher Training
A Triarchic Model for Teaching “Introduction to Special Education”: Case Studies, Content Acquisition Podcasts, and Effective Feedback
The purpose of this article is to introduce the content acquisition podcast (CAP) method to deliver course content (i.e., characteristics of students with disabilities) in order to maximize ...
Abstract
27.02.2013
ICT & Teaching
Examining Teachers’ Personal and Professional Use of Facebook: Recommendations for teacher education programming
In this study, the authors employed a quantitative approach with an exploration of descriptive data to examine Facebook site features pre-service educators use and how those features are uti...
Abstract
27.02.2013
Theories & Approaches
Learning to See Students: Opportunities to Develop Relational Practices of Teaching through Community-Based Placements in Teacher Education
The authors investigated preservice field placements in community-based organizations (CBOs) as potentially strategic contexts for learning about relational aspects of teaching. Authors foll...
Abstract
27.02.2013
Preservice Teachers
The Impact of an Inquiry-Based Geoscience Field Course on Pre-service Teachers
The goal of this study was to determine the effects of a field-based, inquiry-focused course on pre-service teachers’ geoscience content knowledge, attitude toward science, confidence in tea...
Summary
25.02.2013
Professional Development
Pre-service Teachers’ Greater Power to Act in the Classroom: Analysis of the Circumstances for Professional Development
This case study examined the professional development of a pre-service mathematics teacher. The objective was to identify the circumstances in which professional activity developed during an...
Summary
25.02.2013
Preservice Teachers
Factors that Influence Pre-service Teachers’ ICT Usage in Education
This study was aimed to identify the inter-relationships among internal factors and external factors that might affect pre-service teachers’ use of ICT. The participants were 1898 pre-servi...
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
13.02.2013
Preservice Teachers
Developing Communication Competence Using An Online Video Reflection System: Pre-service Teachers’ Experiences
This study examines how interactive video and web-based technologies can be used to improve pre-service teachers’ communication competence and reflective thinking. The study also explores th...
Summary
30.01.2013
Instruction in Teacher Training
Preparing Teachers to Use Technology: Considerations from a Capstone Mathematics and Technology Course
This article reports on the course entitled Capstone Mathematics, Statistics, and Technology for Teachers at Utah State University (USU). This course combines the goals of a capstone mathema...
Summary
30.01.2013
Instruction in Teacher Training
Promoting Creative Thinking and Expression of Science Concepts Among Elementary Teacher Candidates Through Science Content Movie Creation and Showcasing
The authors examined the use of video editing technology as a tool to support candidates’ conceptual understanding and expression of science content knowledge, as well as the potential to su...
Abstract
28.01.2013
Instruction in Teacher Training
Exploring the role of gratitude in the professional experience of pre-service teachers
This article presents a theoretical framework for considering gratitude in the context of pre-service teachers’ professional experience. The article then outlines a small qualitative pilot s...
Abstract
28.01.2013
Preservice Teachers
Epistemological Predictors of “Self Efficacy on Learning Biology” and “Test Anxiety Related to Evaluation of Learning on Biology” for Pre-service Elementary Teachers
The goal of this study was to investigate the relationship between components of epistemological beliefs and self-refulation (self-efficacy and test-anxiety) on learning biology. The results...
Abstract
28.01.2013
Preservice Teachers
Hopes and Fears for Science Teaching: The Possible Selves of Preservice Teachers in a Science Education Program
The goal of this study was to explore science preservice teachers’ views of themselves as a future teacher, in particular their hopes and fears for science teaching and the experiences that ...
Abstract
28.01.2013
Preservice Teachers
Preparing for the Plunge: Preservice Teachers’ Assessment Literacy
The current study explored the assessment literacy of 11 secondary preservice teachers. The authors examined how the preservice teachers understood assessment tools as well as their reasons ...
Abstract
28.01.2013
Instruction in Teacher Training
A Study of Teacher Candidates’ Experiences Investigating Global Climate Change Within an Elementary Science Methods Course
In this article, the authors investigated the inclusion of a curricular module on global climate change in an Elementary Science Methods course. Findings suggest potential positive impacts o...
Abstract
28.01.2013
Instruction in Teacher Training
Turkish Preservice Science Teachers’ Informal Reasoning Regarding Socioscientific Issues and the Factors Influencing Their Informal Reasoning
In this study, the authors explore Turkish preservice science teachers’ informal reasoning regarding socioscientific issues and the factors influencing their informal reasoning. The authors ...
Abstract
28.01.2013
Instruction in Teacher Training
The Progression of Prospective Teachers’ Conceptions of School Science Content
The paper is aimed to describe the progression in the conceptions of prospective primary teachers about school science content while they were participating in three teacher education course...
Summary
27.01.2013
ICT & Teaching
Web 2.0 Tools and the Evolving Pedagogy of Teacher Education
This article describes recent changes in a social studies teacher education program and the role Web 2.0 tools played in developing meaningful activities centered on the development of sound...
Abstract
23.01.2013
Preservice Teachers
Preparing Teachers for Inclusion: Jordanian Preservice Early Childhood Teachers' Perspectives
The purpose of this study was to examine Jordanian preservice early childhood teachers' attitudes toward inclusion and the adequacy of their current preparation for implementing inclusion. T...
Abstract
23.01.2013
Preservice Teachers
Knowledge and Attitudes of Early Childhood Preservice Teachers Regarding the Inclusion of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder
The purpose of this study was to explore preservice teachers' knowledge and attitudes towards children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and their inclusion in general education classroom...
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...
Summary
14.01.2013
Teacher Education Programs
Field-Based Teacher Education in Elementary Media Literacy as a Means to Promote Global Understanding
This article describes a university-school partnership that supports the professional development of preservice teachers and elementary teachers. The authors introduced the instructional pri...
Summary
13.01.2013
Instruction in Teacher Training
The Benefits of Reteaching Lessons in Preservice Methods Classes
This article describes a study which explored changes in the pedagogical content knowledge of preservice teachers after teaching a mathematics lesson twice to two groups of peers. The partic...
Summary
02.01.2013
ICT & Teaching
An Investigation of the Relationship between Self-Efficacy Beliefs about Technology Integration and Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) among Preservice Teachers
The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between preservice teachers’ perceived knowledge, as represented by the TPACK framework, and self-efficacy beliefs about their abili...
Abstract
30.12.2012
Preservice Teachers
Can I Teach English to Children? Turkish Preservice Teacher Candidates and Very Young Learners
This study aimed to examine the differences in attitudes of teacher candidates before and after their short-term teaching experience with very young learners (VYL) of English. The findings s...
Abstract
30.12.2012
Preservice Teachers
Their Portfolios, Our Role: Examining a Community College Teacher Education Digital Portfolio Program From the Students' Perspective
In this article, the authors describe an implementation of digital portfolio development for all of the preservice early childhood educators registered in the infant-toddler and preschool–ea...
Abstract
30.12.2012
Preservice Teachers
Writing Development Over Time: Examining Preservice Teachers' Attitudes and Beliefs About Writing
This paper describes the findings from two focus groups conducted with preschool and elementary preservice teachers during which participants examined their attitudes towards writing that ha...
Abstract
30.12.2012
Preservice Teachers
Is Music an Active Developmental Tool or Simply a Supplement? Early Childhood Preservice Teachers' Beliefs About Music
The current study examines early childhood preservice teachers' beliefs about the importance of music in early childhood. The paper also explores factors that influencing those beliefs. The...
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...
Summary
24.12.2012
Professional Development
We're All in this Together: Collaborative Professional Development with Student Teaching Supervisors
The current article describes a collaborative professional development experience with student teaching supervisors. The participants were 98 preservice teachers and 16 early childhood super...
Abstract
28.11.2012
Preservice Teachers
Creativity in the Early Childhood Classroom: Perspectives of Preservice Teachers
The current study examined how preservice teachers view the nature and role of creativity in light of the complexities of contemporary early childhood classrooms. Findings indicate that the ...
Summary
27.11.2012
Assessment & Evaluation
Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes of Preservice and Inservice Teachers in Educational Measurement
The study examines differences between preservice and inservice teachers’ knowledge of, perceived skills in, and attitudes toward educational measurement. The participants were preservice an...
Summary
27.11.2012
Teacher Educators
‘You’ve Either Got [It] Or You Haven’t’ – Conflicted Supervision of Preservice Teachers
This article presents a case study from a larger research study which examined teachers’ experiences as supervisors of preservice teachers. This case study focuses on the experiences of two ...
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
07.11.2012
Preservice Teachers
Literacy Metaphors of Pre-service Teachers: Do They Change after Instruction? Which Metaphors Are Stable? How Do They Connect to Theories?
This study aims to explore pre-service elementary teachers’ metaphors of ‘literacy’ and ‘teaching literacy’ as they enrolled in a two-semester literacy methods course at a Midwestern America...
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
Impact of a Content and Methods Course Sequence on Prospective Secondary Mathematics Teachers’ Beliefs
This article reports on a study of beliefs about mathematics, teaching, and proof. The study was conducted with six prospective secondary mathematics teachers. The findings reveal that while...
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
21.10.2012
Instruction in Teacher Training
Prospective Teachers’ Learning to Provide Instructional Explanations: How Does It Look and What Might It Take?
In this article, the authors trace changes in the explanations offered by a purposeful sample of PSTs before and after a mathematics content/methods course sequence. The study reveals the li...
Abstract
21.10.2012
Assessment & Evaluation
Prediction Assessments: Using Video-Based Predictions to Assess Prospective Teachers’ Knowledge of Students’ Mathematical Thinking
In this article, the authors have designed a new assessment instrument in order to evaluate the effectiveness of an experimental elementary mathematics field experience course. The findings ...
Abstract
17.10.2012
ICT & Teaching
Using Technology to Explore Mathematical Relationships: A Framework for Orienting Mathematics Courses for Prospective Teachers
The purpose of this article is to suggest that the heart of sound technological implementation is to encourage students to use whatever tools are available to explain the mathematical relati...
Abstract
17.10.2012
Instruction in Teacher Training
Process Reflection during Japanese Lesson Study Experiences by Prospective Secondary Mathematics Teachers
In this article, the author examined the reflective activity of a group of prospective secondary mathematics teachers as they jointly planned a public school lesson to illustrate how inciden...
Abstract
16.10.2012
Instruction in Teacher Training
The Nature of Prospective Mathematics Teachers’ Pedagogical Content Knowledge: The Case of Multiplication of Fractions
The current study aimed to explore prospective mathematics teachers’ knowledge of common conceptions and misconceptions that sixth and seventh grade students had about multiplication of frac...
Abstract
27.09.2012
Instruction in Teacher Training
Scaffolding Pre-service Teachers’ Observations: Eye on the Future
In this article, the authors describe how pre-service teachers were scaffolded to engage in effective observations in their field experiences to reflectively build a foundation for learning ...
Abstract
27.09.2012
Instruction in Teacher Training
Exploring Authenticity of Microteaching in Pre-service Teacher Education Programmes
The current study examined the perspective of a cohort of 60 Chinese EFL pre-service teachers with regards to microteaching. The results show that microteaching was a useful tool for the pre...
Abstract
27.09.2012
Instruction in Teacher Training
Effects of Immediate Feedback Delivered via Webcam and Bug-in-Ear Technology on Preservice Teacher Performance
This article describes the results of a research, which was conducted to evaluate the effects of using webcams and Bluetooth™ technology to deliver immediate feedback to special education pr...
Abstract
27.09.2012
Preservice Teachers
Improving Preservice Teachers' Perspectives on Family Involvement in Teaching Children With Special Needs: Guest Speaker Versus Video
The current study examines preservice teachers' perspectives on family involvement in special education and effective teaching methods for delivering family-involvement content. Eighty-three...
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
23.09.2012
Preservice Teachers
The Multiple Meanings of Play: Exploring Preservice Teachers' Beliefs About a Central Element of Early Childhood Education
This study investigates preservice teachers' beliefs about what constitutes play. Research for this study focused on 7 preservice teachers enrolled in an early childhood through Grade 4 prac...
Abstract
23.09.2012
Preservice Teachers
Examining the Challenges Early Childhood Teacher Candidates Face in Figuring Their Roles as Early Educators
The current paper examines how three early childhood teacher candidates' figured conceptions of themselves as early educators evolve in high-stakes classrooms and teacher education environme...
Abstract
20.09.2012
Professional Development
Professional Growth during Cyber Collaboration between Pre-service and In-service Teachers
The current study explores the potential for two-way professional development during a telecollaboration between pre-service and in-service teachers, exemplified with the context of TESOL ...
Summary
10.09.2012
Instruction in Teacher Training
Mediators of a Preservice Teacher’s Use of the Inquiry-Application Instructional Model
In this article, the author examines a preservice teacher’s use of the Inquiry-Application Instructional Model (I-AIM) to plan and enact an instructional sequence about photosynthesis. The a...
Summary
03.09.2012
Instruction in Teacher Training
Developing Prospective Elementary Teachers’ Abilities to Identify Evidence of Student Mathematical Achievement
In this study, the authors examined whether a classroom intervention would improve the ability of prospective elementary teachers to identify and evaluate evidence of student understanding o...
Abstract
30.08.2012
ICT & Teaching
Using Enhanced Podcasts to Augment Limited Instructional Time in Teacher Preparation
In this research study, the authors produced enhanced podcasts by using Mayer's cognitive theory of multimedia learning to deliver selected uncovered course content. Two randomly assigned gr...
Abstract
29.08.2012
Teacher Education Programs
The Preservice Teachers Are Watching: Framing and Reframing the Field Experience
The authors employ Sizers’ (1999) school- and classroom-based lenses for observation and apply them to the events and interactions that teacher education students see during school-based fie...
Abstract
29.08.2012
Teacher Education Programs
Reflection on the Teaching-Learning Process in the Initial Training of Teachers. Characterization of the Issues on which Pre-service Mathematics Teachers Reflect
The purpose of this article was to highlight the issues of the reflections of pre-service mathematics teachers in their learning portfolio about the teaching-learning process taking place in...
Summary
08.08.2012
Preservice Teachers
Secondary Preservice Teachers' Perspectives on Teacher Self-Disclosure as Citizenship Curriculum
This study aimed to explore preservice teachers' attitudes toward teacher self-disclosure as part of citizenship curriculum. The study also investigated the challenges for teachers to integr...
Abstract
30.07.2012
ICT & Teaching
Situated Learning in an Educational Technology Course for Pre-service Teachers
This study explored a situated learning environment implemented in an educational technology course where pre-service teachers worked collaboratively on meaningful real-world projects, assum...
Abstract
30.07.2012
ICT & Teaching
Additive and Disruptive Pedagogies: The Use of Slowmation as an Example of Digital Technology Implementation
The goal of this study was to explore the experiences of 35 preservice teachers as they were introduced to a new digital technology, “Slowmation”, as a “disruptive” pedagogy over a period of...
Abstract
30.07.2012
Preservice Teachers
Parsing the Language of Racism and Relief: Effects of a Short-term Urban Field Placement on Teacher Candidates’ Perceptions of Culturally Diverse Classrooms
This three-year study explores the effects of one-week urban education program on non-urban teacher candidates. Findings reveal that the placement improves confidence in cross-cultural and...
Abstract
30.07.2012
Preservice Teachers
Disorienting Experiences during Study Abroad: Reflections of Pre-service Teacher Candidates
The current study examines the study-abroad experiences of pre-service teacher candidates at the Faculty of Education, York University, using transformative learning theory. Teacher candidat...
Abstract
30.07.2012
Preservice Teachers
How Pre-service Teachers Observe Teaching on Video: Effects of Viewers’ Teaching Subjects and the Subject of the Video
In this study, the authors studied subject matter impact for professional vision (pv) in pre-service teachers. The authors systematically investigated pre-service teachers’ professional visi...
Abstract
29.07.2012
Preservice Teachers
Student Teachers’ Skills in the Implementation of Collaborative Learning: A Multilevel Approach
The current study explores the development of student teachers’ skills in implementing collaborative learning using a multilevel repeated measures design. Participants were 105 pre-service t...
Abstract
23.07.2012
Theories & Approaches
The Multidimensionality of Multicultural Service Learning: The Variable Effects of Social Identity, Context and Pedagogy on Pre-service Teachers’ Learning
In this article, the authors are interested to assess the effects of pre-service teachers’ social identities, Multicultural service learning (MSL) contexts, and university pedagogy on pre-se...
Abstract
27.06.2012
Preservice Teachers
Clarifying Pre-service Teacher Perceptions of Mentor Teachers’ Developing Use of Mentoring Skills
The purpose of this study is to clarify how pre-service teachers perceive mentor teachers’ use of mentoring skills. Sixty stimulated-recall interviews were conducted, each in connection with...
Abstract
27.06.2012
Instruction in Teacher Training
Playing with Power and Privilege: Theatre Games in Teacher Education
This study explores the need for playing with power and privilege to deconstruct the concept of meritocracy and challenge the idea of one-ness, thereby fostering more conscious locations of ...
Abstract
27.06.2012
Teacher Educators
Features and Strategies of Supervisor Professional Community as a Means of Improving the Supervision of Preservice Teachers
This study addresses the problem of professional development for teacher education supervisors. It explores whether features associated with effective professional communities among K-12 tea...
Summary
26.06.2012
ICT & Teaching
Grounded in Theory: Immersing Preservice Teachers in Technology-Mediated Learning
The purpose of this article is to examine preservice teachers engagement in a technology-mediated constructivist learning design. Preservice undergraduate students in two core educational ps...
Summary
20.06.2012
Multiculturalism & Diversity
Challenges in Teaching for Critical Multicultural Citizenship: Student Teaching in an Accountability-Driven Context
The purpose of this paper is to examine how three preservice teachers who supported the tenets of critical multicultural citizenship negotiated the constraints they encountered when trying t...
Abstract
20.06.2012
Instruction in Teacher Training
Acting as Accountable Authors: Creating Interactional Spaces for Agency Work in Teacher Education
In this article, the authors report on the results of an ethnographically-grounded investigation of agency work among nine pre-service teachers. The main objective is to determine how agency...
Summary
18.06.2012
Preservice Teachers
Design Approaches to Support Preservice Teachers in Scientific Modeling
The purpose of this article is to describe the authors' iterative design work in teacher education around one authentic scientific practice—namely, the practice of scientific modeling. The a...
Abstract
28.05.2012
Instruction in Teacher Training
Toward Scholarship in Practice
The goal of this article is to establish a conceptual framework to support a scholarship that will provide well-articulated and examined models and tools to support the development of prospe...
Abstract
28.05.2012
Theories & Approaches
Using the Conceptual Change Model of Learning as an Analytic Tool in Researching Teacher Preparation for Student Diversity
The goal of this article is to argue that drawing on the theory of conceptual change as commonly applied to learning in science classrooms is an appropriate and valuable framework for unders...
Summary
29.04.2012
ICT & Teaching
Googling The Group: Teacher Education Through ICT
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) has touched and influenced every aspect of human life including education. Google group, one of the applications of ICT and web 2.0 tools see...
Abstract
22.04.2012
Preservice Teachers
Preservice Mathematics and Science Teachers’ Inquiry Into New Literacy Practices of the Internet
This article emphasizes features of Internet literacy practices that preservice mathematics and science teachers found compelling and important for their pupils’ learning. 24 mathematics and...
Abstract
22.04.2012
ICT & Teaching
Unpacking the “Total PACKage”: Emergent TPACK Characteristics From a Study of Preservice Teachers Teaching With Technology
This article proposes a framework that outlines particular characteristics for supporting pre-service teachers’ effective integration of technology into classroom practice.
Abstract
22.04.2012
Preservice Teachers
Changes in Preservice Elementary Teachers’ Personal Science Teaching Efficacy and Science Teaching Outcome Expectancies: The Influence of Context
The current study explored contextual changes in perceptions of science teaching self-efficacy through pre-, post- and retrospective administrations of the Science Teaching Expectancy Belief...
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...
Abstract
18.04.2012
Preservice Teachers
Preservice Teachers' Perceptions of Pedagogic Documentation Techniques in Early Childhood Teacher Preparation
The current research examines the perceptions of early childhood preservice teachers in relation to earning the techniques of pedagogic documentation with young children. The participants we...
Summary
16.04.2012
ICT & Teaching
Using Digital Primary Sources to Teach Historical Perspective to Preservice Teachers
The current article describes the experiences of elementary education majors during their social studies methods course. The authors used digital primary sources to teach historical persp...
Abstract
12.03.2012
Preservice Teachers
Perceptions of Preservice Early Educators: How Adults Support Preschoolers' Social Development
The current study looks at the perceptions of preservice early educators in regards to their understanding of preschoolers' social and antisocial behaviors. This study examines early educato...
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...
Summary
21.02.2012
Instruction in Teacher Training
Knowing How to Know: Building Meaningful Relationships Through Instruction That Meets the Needs of Students Learning English
In this article, the authors wish to highlight the need for teachers to build healthy and productive relationships with students while at the same time finding ways to provide them with more...
Abstract
14.02.2012
Instruction in Teacher Training
Emphasizing Collaborative Practices in Learning to Teach: Coteaching and Cogenerative Dialogue in a Field‐Based Methods Course
The current article depicts a field‐based methods course for preservice teachers. The course has been designed to integrate shared teaching experiences in elementary classrooms with ongoing ...
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 ...
Abstract
08.02.2012
Teacher Education Programs
Creating and Facilitating A Teacher Education Curriculum Using Preservice Teachers’ Autobiographical Stories
In this article, the author examines preservice teachers’ autobiographical stories in a literacy methods course as a curriculum for teacher education. The teacher educator’s key role is exam...
Abstract
07.02.2012
Preservice Teachers
High Efficacy and the Preservice Reading Teacher: A Comparative Study
The authors investigated the impact of tutoring and observing on preservice teachers’ reading self-efficacy and content knowledge. Participants reading efficacy and content knowledge were co...
Summary
16.01.2012
Preservice Teachers
The Six Remaining Facts: Social Studies Content Knowledge and Elementary Preservice Teachers
This study is examines how a critical-inquiry exercise in a social studies methods class transforms the content knowledge base related to a select group of historical figures for the preserv...
Abstract
29.12.2011
Preservice Teachers
Exploring Preservice Teachers’ Metaphor Plotlines
The current study investigates how entering female preservice teachers position themselves. More specifically, the authors examine the plotlines, obligations, responsibilities and duties the...
Abstract
21.12.2011
Preservice Teachers
Pre-service Teachers’ Goals and Future-Time Extension, Concerns, and Well-Being
A general theoretical frame on human actions was adapted to describe teacher’s teaching related goals, concerns and future-time extension, expanding previous studies only on of teachers conc...
Abstract
21.12.2011
Preservice Teachers
Investigating Pre-service Teacher Motivation across Cultures Using the Teachers’ Ten Statements Test
This article describes a study which examined pre-service teachers' motivations for choosing teaching as a career across cultures. The participants were 200 pre-service teachers from Canada ...
Abstract
21.12.2011
Theories & Approaches
Teacher Education, Preservice Teacher Beliefs, and the Moral Work of Teaching
The current article presents a case for attending to preservice teachers’ beliefs that are relevant to the moral work of teaching within teacher education research and practice. The authors ...
Summary
15.12.2011
Theories & Approaches
Fostering Dispositions Through the Literary Arts
This study investigates the role of the literary arts in fostering teachers' dispositions in one socio-multicultural foundations course. The author examined a class project that offered pres...
Abstract
15.12.2011
Preservice Teachers
Eliciting Critical Literacy Narratives of Bi/Multilingual Teacher Candidates across U.S. Teacher Education Contexts
The current article compares between critical literacy narratives of bi/multilingual preservice teachers across contexts in the United States. The article draws upon empirical data from two ...
Abstract
30.11.2011
Preservice Teachers
Preservice Teachers’ Sense of Preparedness and Self-Efficacy to Teach in America’s Urban and Suburban Schools: Does Context Matter?
This study examined the influence that school contextual factors have on American preservice teachers’ sense of preparedness to teach and culturally responsive teaching self-efficacy apprais...
Summary
24.11.2011
Preservice Teachers
The Impact of a Combined Cognitive–Affective Intervention on Pre-service Teachers’ Attitudes, Knowledge, and Anticipated Professional Behaviors regarding Homosexuality and Gay and Lesbian Issues
The purpose of the current study was to examine the effectiveness of a combined cognitive–affective intervention on female pre-service teachers’ attitudes, knowledge, and anticipated profess...
Abstract
17.11.2011
Preservice Teachers
Defining Content for Field-Based Coursework: Contrasting the Perspectives of Secondary Preservice Teachers and Their Teacher Preparation Curricula
This study examined changes and continuities in how secondary teacher preparation programs and preservice teachers conceptualized the content and sequence of field-based teacher preparation...
Abstract
17.11.2011
Preservice Teachers
Pre-service Teachers’ Episodic Memories of Classroom Management
The goal of the study was to examine how pre-service teachers’ memories reflect classroom management models that are typically taught in teacher education coursework prior to their study of ...
Abstract
17.11.2011
Instruction in Teacher Training
Asking, Listening, and Learning: Toward a More Thorough Method of Inquiry in Home–School Relations
This paper provides a rationale and description of a constructivist parent–teacher approach used to support preservice teachers’ understandings of relationships between home and school. Auth...
Abstract
03.11.2011
Preservice Teachers
Let’s Make a Movie: Investigating Pre-service Teachers’ Reflections on Using Video-Recorded Role Playing Cases in Turkey
This study explores pre-service teachers’ reflections with regards to the incorporation of their video recordings of classroom memoirs into the CM course. Furthermore, the study examines the...
Abstract
27.10.2011
Teacher Education Programs
Innovation and Impact in Teacher Education: Community-Based Organizations as Field Placements for Preservice Teachers
This study examines the participation of preservice teachers in community-based organizations (CBOs) and the outcomes of this innovation on their opportunities to learn. Through this researc...
Abstract
27.10.2011
Professional Development
Trajectories of Teacher Identity Development Across Institutional Contexts: Constructing a Narrative Approach
In this study, the authors explore the question, How can teacher educators make informed, responsible, and compassionate decisions about intern identity development? To do so, the authors of...
Abstract
24.10.2011
Teacher Education Programs
Identifying Program Characteristics for Preparing Pre-Service Teachers for Diversity
This study examined the relationship between preparation characteristics and pre-service teachers’ multicultural awareness, knowledge, and skills.Specifically, the study answered two researc...
Summary
07.10.2011
Multiculturalism & Diversity
Rethinking Assumptions of Demographic Privilege: Diversity among White Preservice Teachers
The findings reported in this article developed from a yearlong study of white preservice teachers (WPTs) engaged in a dialogue circle around issues of race in education. The author was int...
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
25.09.2011
Instruction in Teacher Training
Studying the Impact of the Lesson Analysis Framework on Preservice Teachers’ Abilities to Reflect on Videos of Classroom Teaching
This study investigates the impact of the Lesson Analysis Framework (LAF) on preservice teachers’ abilities to analyze lessons through an experimental design. The intervention was implemente...
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...
Summary
14.09.2011
Preservice Teachers
Preservice Teachers' Knowledge, Attitudes, and Perception of their Preparation to Teach Multiliteraies/Multimodality
The goals of this research are to examine the preservice teachers' knowledge of multimodality/multiliteracies, their perceptions of their preparation and attitudes to teaching multiliteracie...
Abstract
14.09.2011
Theories & Approaches
Crossing Boundaries and Constructing Identities: The Experiences of Early Career Mainland Chinese English Language Teachers in Hong Kong
The current paper reports on a qualitative study that investigated the experiences of a group of English language teachers from the Chinese mainland. The teachers completed their teacher tra...
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
04.09.2011
Preservice Teachers
The Biasing Effects of Labels on Direct Observation by Preservice Teachers
The purpose of this study was twofold. First, this study examined the effect of exceptionality labels during a structured direct observation. Second, this study attempted to determine if lab...
Abstract
23.08.2011
ICT & Teaching
Influencing Preservice Teachers' Intention to Adopt Web 2.0 Services
This study explores preservice teachers’ intention to adopt Web 2.0 services in their future classrooms. The findings indicate that the reinforcement of salient beliefs, such as ease of use,...
Summary
23.08.2011
ICT & Teaching
Prospective Elementary Teachers Gone Wild? An Analysis of Facebook Self-Portrayals and Expected Dispositions of Preservice Elementary Teachers
This study explores how elementary education majors at a Midwestern university portray themselves on social networking sites. Results indicate that of the 471 students in the elementary educ...
Abstract
26.07.2011
Preservice Teachers
‘Lights, Camera, Reflection’: Using Peer Video to Promote Reflective Dialogue among Student Teachers
The current article examines the use of peer‐videoing in the classroom as a means of promoting reflection among student teachers. The study examined the capacity for peer‐video analysis to f...
Summary
26.07.2011
Theories & Approaches
Teaching Critical Literacy for Social Justice
The current paper explores learning experiences utilized in an adolescent literacy course to facilitate preservice teachers' development of knowledge and dispositions to teach critical liter...
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 ...
Abstract
26.07.2011
Instruction in Teacher Training
Using Literature and Drama to Understand Social Justice
This essay investigates a series of workshops that combined children’s literature and drama to help pre‐service teachers understand the parts they play in inequality, oppression, and racism....
Summary
05.07.2011
ICT & Teaching
“Because I Know How to Use It": Integrating Technology Into Preservice English Teacher Reflective Practice
The current paper examines the role of technology in preservice teacher reflection. Fifty-eight preservice English teachers participated in the study. The author examines The implications of...
Abstract
05.07.2011
Preservice Teachers
Investigating Teacher Candidates’ Mentoring of Students at Risk of Academic Failure: A Canadian Experiential Field Model
In this study, the authors investigate a Canadian field experience model in a bachelor of education program. The model focuses on mentor‐based relationships between teacher candidates and st...
Summary
18.06.2011
Preservice Teachers
Dance Lessons: Preparing Preservice Teachers for Coteaching Partnerships
Recent legislative mandates, such as Individuals With Disabilities Education Improvement Act and No Child Left Behind, calling for improved access to the general education curriculum for st...
Summary
13.06.2011
Preservice Teachers
Preservice Teachers' Perceptions of Coteaching: A Qualitative Study
The purpose of this research was to explore attitudes about and practices of preservice special and social studies education teachers toward coteaching. Two findings emerged in this study. F...
Abstract
13.06.2011
Preservice Teachers
Reliability of Pre-service Physical Education Teachers' Coding of Teaching Videos Using Studiocode Analysis Software
The current study investigates the coding reliability and accuracy of pre-service teachers in a teaching methods class using digital video-based teaching episodes and Studiocode analysis sof...
Abstract
13.06.2011
Multiculturalism & Diversity
Intersections of Race and Sexuality in a Teacher Education Course
This article examines the ways that a group of US pre-service teachers expressed and challenged each other's contradictory discourses about teaching for social justice. Particularly signific...
Abstract
13.06.2011
ICT & Teaching
Experiencing Online Pedagogy: A Canadian Case Study
This article presents a case study investigated the educational experiences of Canadian preservice teachers. These preservice teachers participated in a course designed to teach about onlin...
Abstract
13.06.2011
Instruction in Teacher Training
Becoming A Literacy Teacher: Approximations in Critical Literacy Teaching
This article examines how two pre-service teachers learn to take up definitions of local literacies in their work with students from racially, linguistically, and culturally diverse backgrou...
Abstract
13.06.2011
Instruction in Teacher Training
Triad Dynamics: Investigating Social Forces, Roles, and Storylines
This article describes a phenomenological study that aimed to explore the relationships between university supervisors, in-service and pre-service teachers (triads). Two triads participate...
Abstract
13.05.2011
Instruction in Teacher Training
What is the Teacher Doing? What are the Students Doing? An Application of the Draw-a-Science-Teacher-Test
The current study reports the use of the Draw-a-Science-Teacher-Test as diagnostic tool for both preservice teacher beliefs about science teaching and science methods course effectiveness. R...
Abstract
13.05.2011
Preservice Teachers
The Stories They’d Tell: Pre-Service Elementary Teachers Writing Stories to Demonstrate Physical Science Concepts
This article describes results of a study designed to explore stories regarding science concepts which were written by preservice teachers. The findings reveal that without guidance, many s...
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
The Problematic Nature of the Practicum: A Key Determinant of Pre-service Teachers’ Emerging Inquiry-Based Science Practices
The current paper disseminates findings from a multi-year study regarding secondary preservice science teachers’ perceptions toward inquiry-based science teaching. The study also examined th...
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
Instruction in Teacher Training
Using the Reggio Exhibit to Enrich Teacher Candidates' Perceptions of How Children Construct and Represent Knowledge
The purpose of this study was to qualitatively analyze changes in teacher candidates' perceptions about how children construct and represent knowledge following repeated visits to “The Wonde...
Summary
10.05.2011
Instruction in Teacher Training
Promoting Professionalism in Infant Care: Lessons From a Yearlong Teacher Preparation Project
The goals of this study were two-folded: (1) to examine the effectiveness of student-led teacher research as a vehicle for strengthening preservice teachers' preparation to form relationship...
Abstract
26.04.2011
Preservice Teachers
Integrating Collaborative PBL with Blended Learning to Explore Preservice Teachers’ Development of Online Learning Communities
This article presents a study which integrated collaborative problem-based learning (collaborative PBL) with blended learning. The purpose of the study was to explore the emerging process a...
Abstract
14.04.2011
Beginning Teachers
Pre-service and Beginning Teachers’ Professional Identity and its relation to Dropping Out of the Profession
The current study examines different perceptions of pre-service and beginning teachers’ professional identity in relation to their decisions to leave the profession. The findings revealed th...
Abstract
10.04.2011
Professional Development
Conceptualizing Identity, Learning and Social Justice in Community-Based Learning
This article examines the process of learning to become a social justice teacher. The author draws on Bakhtin’s notions of dialogue in order to theorize pre-service teachers’ identity negoti...
Abstract
04.04.2011
Preservice Teachers
Developing Beliefs about Classroom Motivation: Journeys of Preservice Teachers
The current article examines the developing beliefs about classroom motivation of preservice teachers. The findings emphasize several issues: the importance of filtering prior beliefs, align...
Abstract
24.03.2011
Instruction in Teacher Training
From Autopsy to Biopsy: A Metacognitive View of Lesson Planning and Teacher Trainees in ELT
Many English Language Teacher trainees find it difficult to develop a lesson holistically and to maintain alignment across aims, procedural steps, and evaluation when planning and implementi...
Abstract
17.03.2011
Preservice Teachers
Emotions and 'Getting By': A Pre-service Teacher Navigating Professional Experience
This article draws on Deborah Britzman's work over the past two decades and, in particular, her claim that teacher becoming is a 'struggle for voice'. The author focuses on the three dimensi...
Abstract
17.03.2011
Trends in Teacher Education
Changing Roles, Relationships and Responsibilities in Changing Times
In this article, the author focuses on the changing roles of pre-service teachers, mentor teachers, school coordinators and academics involved in professional experiences. The author draws o...
Summary
01.02.2011
Preservice Teachers
Listening to Students, Listening to Myself: Addressing Pre-service Teachers' Fears of Mathematics and Teaching Mathematics
The author's goal was to help her pre-service students improve their attitudes toward mathematics and teaching mathematics to elementary students. The author decided to employ self-study met...
Summary
23.01.2011
Preservice Teachers
Preservice Teachers' Perceptions of Field Experiences in Inclusive Preschool Settings: Implications for Personnel Preparation
The goal of this study was to identify events in the field experiences of Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) preservice teachers that were perceived by the preservice teachers as influ...
Summary
23.01.2011
Multiculturalism & Diversity
Identity Shifts: Queering Teacher Education Research
The authors initially were concerned with the climate in their teacher education program for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (LGBT) preservice teachers. The authors interviewed fiv...
Summary
23.01.2011
Instruction in Teacher Training
Courageous Conversations: Reflections on a Queer Life Narrative Model
This paper examines the interconnection between a queer teacher educator and a lesbian preservice teacher in Australia as they work collaboratively to break the discursive silence of queerne...
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
Mentoring & Supervision
Enhancing Mentoring of Teacher Candidates Through Consultative Feedback and Self-Evaluation of Instructional Delivery
The purpose of this study was to evaluate a supplemental method of providing supervisory feedback to teacher candidates in an attempt to improve instructional efficacy. A single-case, multi...
Summary
26.12.2010
Theories & Approaches
Theorising Practice in Initial Teacher Education
This case study examines the perceptions of a group of trainees on the employment-based graduate teacher programme (GTP) towards the close of their initial teacher education. Seven trainees ...
Abstract
26.12.2010
Multiculturalism & Diversity
Gender Balance in Primary Initial Teacher Education: Some Current Perspectives
This article discusses the findings of a research study undertaken by a group of providers of ITE (initial teacher education) in England aiming to examine current issues relating to the recr...
Abstract
26.12.2010
ICT & Teaching
Interactive Videoconferencing: Transforming Connecting Theory to Practice for Preservice Teachers
The purpose of this article is to examine using interactive videoconferencing (IVC) to provide preservice teachers with a model of exemplary reading instruction to transfer their learning an...
Summary
21.12.2010
Instruction in Teacher Training
The Effect of Video-Based Approach on Prospective Teachers’ Ability to Analyze Mathematics Teaching
The current study explored the impact of using video lesson analysis methodology (VLAM) on the ability of prospective secondary mathematics teachers to analyze mathematics teaching. The par...
Abstract
03.12.2010
Preservice Teachers
An Examination of Pre-service Teachers' Attitudes towards the Inclusion of Development Education into Irish Post-Primary Schools
This study was conducted following the return of pre-service teachers from the teaching practice. The study also examines the attitudes of the pre-service teachers towards development educat...
Abstract
03.12.2010
Teacher Education Programs
Teacher Education for World English Speaking Pre-service Teachers: Making Transnational Knowledge Exchange for Mutual Learning
This article presents an interpretative case study. The case study explores possibilities for teacher education programs to make transnational knowledge connections through WES pre-service t...
Abstract
29.11.2010
Preservice Teachers
Success and Near Misses: Pre-service Teachers’ Use, Confidence and Success in Various Classroom Management Strategies
This study examines the management strategies which employed by pre-service teachers. 336 Canadian pre-service teachers were surveyed. It was found that pre-service teachers report most freq...
Abstract
29.11.2010
Preservice Teachers
Writing and Becoming [a Teacher]: Teacher Candidates’ Literacy Narratives over Four Years
This article explores narrative inquiry practices in pre-service teacher education program. 30 teacher candidate participants participated in this 4-year longitudinal study. The study con...
Abstract
29.11.2010
Preservice Teachers
Initial Epistemological Beliefs Transformation in One Teacher Education Classroom: Case Study of Four Preservice Teachers
Education literature suggests that preservice teachers hold similar initial beliefs, viewing the teacher as the authority figure passing knowledge to the students. In consistency with constr...
Abstract
29.11.2010
Teacher Education Programs
The Design of Pre-service Inclusive Education Courses and their Effects on Self-efficacy: A Comparative Study
The current study compared two versions of a 13-week mandatory undergraduate inclusive education course to determine their effects on the self-efficacy of pre-service elementary education te...
Summary
14.11.2010
Teacher Education Programs
Partnered Field Placements: Collaboration in the ‘‘Real World’’
In this study, the authors sought to understand (a) how their six preservice teachers, who paired together in a pre-student teaching placement, experience and perceive the value of collabora...
Summary
02.11.2010
Assessment & Evaluation
Significant Issues in Defining and Assessing Teacher Dispositions
This study explores the personal values and beliefs about students and learning of experienced teachers and teacher candidates during clinical practice internship. This study was conducted i...
Summary
26.10.2010
Teacher Education Programs
Book Talks in Special Education Methods Courses: Using Literature to Influence, Inspire, and Prepare Teacher Candidates
The article describes an investigation on the use of literature as part of the teacher preparation process which probed the impact of book talks on teacher candidates' attitudes toward peopl...
Abstract
19.10.2010
Multiculturalism & Diversity
Themes in the Research on Preservice Teachers’ Views of Cultural Diversity: Implications for Researching Millennial Preservice Teachers
This paper traces themes found in the research on preservice teachers’ views of cultural diversity. The article seeks to draw insights that inform education researchers interested in interro...
Abstract
12.10.2010
Instruction in Teacher Training
Using Microteaching to Enhance Teacher Efficacy in Pre-service Teachers
The current study examined pre-service teachers' efficacy in relation to the utilisation of microteaching as an assessment tool for postgraduate education students in Australia. The qualitat...
Abstract
27.09.2010
Theories & Approaches
Teacher Education as Identity Construction: Insights from Action Research
This article reports on the results of a qualitative study. The study explored the experiences of one group of pre-service English language teachers in Hong Kong as they undertook an action ...
Abstract
19.09.2010
Teacher Education Programs
Transforming the Existing Model of Teaching Practicum: A Study of Chinese EFL Student Teachers' Perceptions
The current article reports on a study of Chinese pre-service teachers' perceived problems in their teaching practicum. Reflective paper-writing was employed to investigate the views of 210 ...
Summary
19.09.2010
Preservice Teachers
Rachel’s Literacy Stories: Unpacking One Preservice Teacher’s Moral Perspectives on Literacy Teaching
The author illustrates the importance of helping both future teachers become aware of their own moral compasses and teacher educators to understand ways in which such knowledge can support t...
Abstract
19.09.2010
Preservice Teachers
The Relationship Between Preservice Early Childhood Teachers’ Cultural Values and their Perceptions of Scientists’ Cultural Values
The current article describes research that compares preservice early childhood teachers’ cultural values and the values they believe are held by scientists. Using the Schwartz Values Invent...
Abstract
19.09.2010
Preservice Teachers
Using Science Teaching Case Narratives to Evaluate the Level of Acceptance of Scientific Inquiry Teaching in Preservice Elementary Teachers
The current article describes the construction of a positive and negative science teaching case narrative. These case narratives can be used to evaluate the level of acceptance of scientific...
Abstract
19.09.2010
Preservice Teachers
Videoconferencing in Math and Science Preservice Elementary Teachers’ Field Placements
This study examined benefits and challenges of teaching through videoconferencing in the context of students’ field placement experiences, particularly as it relates to an inquiry-based appr...
Abstract
19.09.2010
Instruction in Teacher Training
Preservice and Inservice Teachers’ Challenges in the Planning of Practical Work in Physics
In this study, the authors applied the principles of grounded theory to frame a set of factors that seem to set major challenges concerning both successful work in the school physics laborat...
Abstract
19.09.2010
Instruction in Teacher Training
An Analysis of Knowledge Structure, Diversity and Diagnostic Abilities Among Pre-Service Science Teachers Within the Domain of Oxidation and Reduction Chemistry
The goal of this study was to examine the development of preservice science teachers’ knowledge structures in the domain of oxidation and reduction chemistry. The findings large variation in...
Summary
19.09.2010
Instruction in Teacher Training
Inquiry and Astronomy: Preservice Teachers’ Investigations of Celestial Motion
The authors investigated the impact of an open inquiry experience on elementary science methods students‘ understanding of celestial motion. The authors have also examined the tools, resour...
Summary
07.09.2010
Instruction in Teacher Training
Making Sense of Teaching through Metaphors: A Review across Three Studies
The purpose of this article is to synthesize findings from three studies that have addressed the conceptualization and application of the metaphor construct to the study of teachers and teac...
Abstract
05.09.2010
Preservice Teachers
Is This What We Want Them to Say? Examining the Tensions in What U.S. Preservice Teachers Say about Risk and Academic Achievement
This paper examines how a group of preservice teachers—enrolled in a teacher education program that challenges deficit thinking—understand and talk about academic achievement. The article pa...
Abstract
05.09.2010
Preservice Teachers
Analysis of the Revisions that Pre-service Teachers of Mathematics Make of Their Own Project Included in Their Learning Portfolio
This study provides a method to assess the modifications made by each pre-service teacher in his/her project included in his/her learning portfolio. The project consisted of designing a less...
Abstract
05.09.2010
Research Methods
Narrative Inquiry in Service Learning Contexts: Possibilities for Learning about Diversity in Teacher Education
This article investigates the experiences of preservice and in-service teachers through intentionally created narrative inquiry (Connelly & Clandinin, 2006) spaces within three different ser...
Abstract
05.09.2010
ICT & Teaching
Prospective Primary Mathematics Teachers’ Learning from On-line Discussions in a Virtual Video-Based Environment
The purpose of this study was to investigate how participation and reification of ideas about mathematics teaching are constituted in on-line discussions when prospective primary mathematics...
Abstract
05.09.2010
Instruction in Teacher Training
Fostering Reflection Through Challenging Practica
The current paper describes challenging practicum situations that provided three early childhood education students with leadership opportunities to promote best practices in child care cent...
Abstract
05.09.2010
Instruction in Teacher Training
Learning to Unlearn: How a Service-Learning Project Can Help Teacher Candidates to Reframe Urban Students
This study explored how a group of prospective teachers explained the shift in their perspectives of low-income, urban youth as a result of participating in a service-learning project that e...
Abstract
05.09.2010
Instruction in Teacher Training
Analyzing and Attempting to Overcome Prospective Teachers’ Difficulties during Problem-Solving Instruction
This paper analyzes the experiences of prospective secondary mathematics teachers during a teaching methods course. The study focuses on the pedagogical difficulties that arose during thei...
Summary
29.08.2010
Instruction in Teacher Training
Development of Preservice Teachers’ Ability to Critique and Adapt Inquiry-based Instructional Materials
The authors argue that teacher education programs can provide scaffolded contexts for developing teachers’ ability to critique, adapt, and design inquiry-based materials. In this paper, the ...
Summary
24.08.2010
Preservice Teachers
Prospective Teachers’ Views on the Use of Calculators with Computer Algebra System in Algebra Instruction
This study aimed to investigate the views of prospective teachers on the use of advanced calculators with Computer Algebra Systems (CAS) in algebra instruction. Participants in this study we...
Summary
24.08.2010
Instruction in Teacher Training
How to Develop Mathematics-for-Teaching and for Understanding: The Case of Meanings of the Equal Sign
This article contributes to the ongoing process of defining and developing mathematics-for-teaching. The article investigates the case of understanding students’ perspectives on equations an...
Abstract
22.08.2010
Preservice Teachers
Pre-service Teachers' Use of Reading Strategies in Their Own Readings and Future Classrooms
The main goal of this study was to determine pre-service teachers' use of reading strategies in their own readings. In addition, pre-service teachers' use of these strategies in their futu...
Abstract
22.08.2010
Preservice Teachers
Student Teachers' Ways of Experiencing the Objective of Health Education as a School Subject: A Phenomenographic Study
The purpose of this phenomenographic study was to identify student teachers' ways of experiencing health education as a school subject. 20 student teachers participated in the study. The fin...
Abstract
22.08.2010
Preservice Teachers
Tracing One Teacher Candidate's Discursive Identity Work
Drawing on the work of one teacher candidate, the author demonstrates what can be learnt about the process of discursively constructing a teacher identity. This teacher candidate positioned ...
Abstract
22.08.2010
ICT & Teaching
Evidence of Impact: Transforming Teacher Education with Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Teach with Technology (PT3) Grants
This paper uses the framework of technological pedagogical content knowledge to analyze findings across projects from the U.S. Department of Education's Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Use ...
Abstract
18.08.2010
Preservice Teachers
Preservice Physical Education Teachers' Attributes Related to Teaching a Student Labeled ADHD
The current study assessed the association between preservice teacher-related variables on measures of the Physical Educators' Intention toward Teaching Individuals with Disabilities II – Pr...
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
Fostering Understanding of Institutional Oppression among U.S. Pre-service Teachers
The purpose of this study was to foster critical understanding of institutional oppression among pre-service teachers . Hence, this article describes the use of an institutional inquiry as...
Abstract
17.08.2010
Instruction in Teacher Training
“I Had No Idea”: Developing Dispositional Awareness and Sensitivity through a Cross-Professional Pedagogy
The current research scrutinized the diffusion of a medical education pedagogy to the context of teacher education. Specifically, this research focused on the use of standardized parents ...
Abstract
17.08.2010
Instruction in Teacher Training
Training Preservice Teachers Rapidly: The Need to Articulate the Training Given by University Supervisors and Cooperating Teachers
This study evaluated the impact of a specific program on the training of preservice teachers. The program consisted of alternating periods of “condensed” and autonomous classroom work and t...
Abstract
15.08.2010
Teacher Education Programs
Enhancing the Role of the Arts in Primary Pre-service Teacher Education
This research explored the impact upon pre-service teachers' orientations towards the arts of a performing arts week within a one-year postgraduate teacher education programme. Findings indi...
Abstract
03.08.2010
Teacher Education Programs
A Training Programme on Managing Science Class Interactions: Its Impact on Teachers' Practises and on Their Pupils' Achievement
This research evaluates the impact of a training programme on trainee physics and chemistry teachers, focusing on the way pupils' explanations are dealt with during teacher-pupil interaction...
Abstract
03.08.2010
Preservice Teachers
Pre-service Teachers' Dispositions towards Diversity: Arguing for A Developmental Hierarchy of Change
This paper explores Australian pre-service teachers' beliefs about and attitudes towards diversity. The authors rely on Garmon's argument that there are three dispositional factors that infl...
Abstract
03.08.2010
Instruction in Teacher Training
Causes of Tension in Post-observation Feedback in Pre-service Teacher Training: An Alternative View
A central component in pre-service teacher training is teaching practice and feedback. In some cases, feedback results in disquiet and tension . Many researchers attribute this tension to th...
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
03.08.2010
Instruction in Teacher Training
Learning How to Respond to Current Events: Partner Journals between U. S. Preservice Teachers and Children
This qualitative study examined an activity involving deliberation among children and preservice teachers in the United States. In the activity which the authors call partner journals, child...
Abstract
03.08.2010
Beginning Teachers
Professional Identity Creation: Examining the Development of Beginning Preservice Teachers' Understanding of Their Work as Teachers
In making the transition from student to teacher, preservice teachers create their own professional identity. This study examines the preservice teachers’ ability to articulate this identity...
Summary
01.08.2010
Preservice Teachers
Is The Motivation to Become A Teacher Related to Pre-service Teachers’ Intentions to Remain in The Profession?
The purpose of this study was to examine the concept of motivation to become a teacher. The authors focused on the distinction between adaptive motives and maladaptive motives. The authors ...
Summary
29.06.2010
Theories & Approaches
A Grounded Theory of Propective Teachers' Meta-Cognitive Process: Internalizing the Professional Standards of Teaching
This qualitative research study examined 190 concurrent education students' case-based reflections from 2005 to 2008. The participants were enrolled in their third year of a 5-year educati...
Summary
22.06.2010
Preservice Teachers
A New Look at Preservice Teachers' Conceptions of Classroom Management and Organization: Uncovering Complexity and Dissonance
This study examines preservice teachers' conceptions of classroom organization and management in light of their training and beliefs about good teaching. Students in their final year of a 5...
Summary
22.06.2010
Beginning Teachers
Preservice and Early Career Teachers' Attitudes toward Inclusion, Instructional Accommodations, and Fairness: Three Profiles
The current study examined the attitudes of beginning general education teachers with respect to teaching in inclusion classrooms. Sixty graduate students, taking a survey at the conclusion ...
Abstract
13.06.2010
ICT & Teaching
Validation of the Electronic Portfolio Student Perspective Instrument (EPSPI): Conditions under a Different Integration Initiative
This article describes the validation of the modified Electronic Portfolio Student Perspective Instrument (EPSPI). The article also reports the second major data collection effort involving ...
Summary
13.06.2010
Preservice Teachers
Online Dialog: A Tool to Support Preservice Teacher Candidates’ Understanding of Literacy Teaching and Practice
This article describes a mixed methods research study into preservice undergraduate literacy methods courses. This research examined how online, asynchronously conducted discussions influenc...
Abstract
13.06.2010
ICT & Teaching
Perceptions of the Value of Digital Mini-Games: Implications for Middle School Classrooms
This research examined the change in the perceptions of preservice teachers regarding the use of digital mini-games to support middle school level social studies learning. The results reveal...
Summary
13.06.2010
ICT & Teaching
A Comparison Study of Web-Based and Traditional Instruction on Preservice Teachers’ Knowledge of Fractions
The goal of this study was to compare the effectiveness of Web-based instruction (WBI) and traditional teaching methods on preservice elementary teachers’ fraction knowledge. Students’ knowl...
Abstract
25.05.2010
Instruction in Teacher Training
Moral Reasoning of Education Students: The Effects of Direct Instruction in Moral Development Theory and Participation in Moral Dilemma Discussion
The purpose of this study was to test an educational intervention designed to advance moral reasoning scores of undergraduate elementary and secondary education students. The study implement...
Abstract
25.05.2010
Instruction in Teacher Training
Investigating How and What Prospective Teachers Learn through Microteaching Lesson Study
Microteaching Lesson Study [MLS] combines elements of Japanese lesson study and microteaching. A case study of MLS was conducted with 18 prospective teachers in an initial course on learning...
Abstract
25.05.2010
Preservice Teachers
Peer Coaching and Pre-service Teachers: Examining An Underutilised Concept
The purpose of this study was to explore the effects of peer coaching on the classroom practices of pre-service teachers. Four teacher interns learned peer coaching functions and technique...
Abstract
25.05.2010
Preservice Teachers
School Experience Influences on Pre-service Teachers' Evolving Beliefs about Effective Teaching
This study systematically tracked a group of 37 pre-service teachers' evolving beliefs about and perceptions of themselves and their experiences through the varied phases of their profession...
Abstract
25.05.2010
Instruction in Teacher Training
Prospective Teachers' Metaphorical Conceptualizations of Learner
This study investigated the metaphorical images that prospective teachers in Turkey formulated to describe learners. Altogether 98 well-articulated metaphorical images were identified and ...
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...
Abstract
09.05.2010
Preservice Teachers
Is The World Their Oyster? The Global Imagination of Pre-service Teachers
This article reports on a qualitative interview study with eleven pre-service primary teachers in Queensland. The study examines their career plans, exploring whether, and how, a global imag...
Abstract
09.05.2010
Instruction in Teacher Training
Mathematics for Teaching: A Form of Applied Mathematics
In this article, the authors elaborate a conceptualisation of mathematics for teaching as a form of applied mathematics (using Bass's idea of characterising mathematics education as a form o...
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 ...
Abstract
02.03.2010
Assessment & Evaluation
Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK): The Development and Validation of an Assessment Instrument for Preservice Teachers
Based in Shulman's idea of Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) has emerged as a useful frame for describing and understanding the goals for tec...
Abstract
21.02.2010
Teacher Education Programs
Preservice Biology Teachers’ Use of Interactive Display Systems to Support Reforms-Based Science Instruction
The purpose of this study was to explore preservice biology teachers’ use of an interactive display system (IDS) during their student teaching experience. The participants in this study we...
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
Enhancing TPACK With Assistive Technology: Promoting Inclusive Practices in Preservice Teacher Education
This article presents an enhanced technology, pedagogy, and content knowledge (TPACK) model that adds assistive technology as a means to promote inclusive educational practice for preservice...
Summary
21.02.2010
Beginning Teachers
Seeing through a Different Lens: What Do Interns Learn When They Make Video Cases of their Own Teaching?
This study focused on four preservice teacher candidates who were completing a yearlong internship at a Midwestern university in the United States. In their courses, the interns were learnin...
Summary
21.02.2010
Teacher Education Programs
Strategies for Preparing Preservice Social Studies Teachers to Integrate Technology Effectively: Models and Practices
This article describes strategies used by the authors to assist preservice social studies teachers with understanding and applying models and practices for effectively integrating technology...
Summary
31.01.2010
Preservice Teachers
Seeing Self as Others See You: Variability in Self-Efficacy Ratings in Student Teaching
The main objective of this study was to investigate the differences between pre-service English teachers' self-efficacy beliefs with the instructors' views of the teaching competence of thes...
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
Preservice Teachers
Strengthening Partnerships and Boosting Conceptual Connections in Preservice Field Experience
This article discusses research on a Partner Classroom pilot program that was implemented to provide high quality, targeted field experiences in a senior-level elementary literacy methods co...
Abstract
31.01.2010
Preservice Teachers
The Change in Epistemological Beliefs and Beliefs about Teaching and Learning: A Study among Pre-service Teachers
This study explored the change in Singaporean pre-service teachers' epistemological beliefs and beliefs about learning and teaching over the course of a teacher preparation program. 413 Sing...
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...
Summary
12.01.2010
Teacher Education Programs
The Impact of a College Course Where Pre-Service Teachers and Peers With Intellectual Disabilities Study Together
This article describes how 12 pre-service teachers who participated in an inclusive liberal learning understood their experience. The analysis of interviews with these pre-service teachers s...
Summary
12.01.2010
Instruction in Teacher Training
Novice Special Educators' Instructional Practices, Communication Patterns, and Content Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics
In this study, the authors examine the influence of teacher and student communication patterns, instructional practices, and teacher pedagogical content knowledge on students' mathematics le...
Abstract
12.01.2010
Instruction in Teacher Training
The Failure of Inquiry: Preparing Science Teachers with an Authentic Investigation
This is a mixed methodology action research study. It examined the impact of a curricular innovation designed to provide an authentic science inquiry learning experience for 15 secondary sci...
Abstract
12.01.2010
Instruction in Teacher Training
The Influence of Repeated Teaching and Reflection on Preservice Teachers’ Views of Inquiry and Nature of Science
This study describes the influence of a secondary science methods program on secondary science preservice teachers’ views and enactment of nature of science and inquiry-based instructional p...
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...
Abstract
12.01.2010
Professional Development
Supporting Teacher Professional Development through Online Video Case Study Discussions: An Assemblage of Preservice and Inservice Teachers and the Case Teacher
The purpose of this study was to explore the potential value of online video case discussions among preservice and inservice teachers, and the video case teacher as a tool for the profession...
Abstract
12.01.2010
Preservice Teachers
Supporting Preservice Elementary Teachers’ Critique and Adaptation of Science Lesson Plans Using Educative Curriculum Materials
This study examines the use of educative curriculum materials—materials intended to support both teacher and student learning—to help preservice elementary teachers develop their pedagogical...
Abstract
12.01.2010
Preservice Teachers
Preservice and Inservice Teachers’ Perceptions of Appropriateness of Teacher Self-Disclosure
This study investigated preservice and inservice teachers' perceptions of appropriateness of teacher self-disclosure. A sample of 180 preservice teachers and 135 preK-12 teachers participa...
Abstract
24.12.2009
Instruction in Teacher Training
Understanding the Influence of Two Mathematics Textbooks on Prospective Secondary Teachers’ Knowledge
This study examines the influence of reading and planning from two differently organized mathematics textbooks on prospective high school mathematics teachers. The study explores the influen...
Abstract
24.12.2009
Research Methods
Multiple Representations as Sites for Teacher Reflection about Mathematics Learning
The author examines responses of prospective teachers to a visual representation task and, in turn, their examination of elementary school students' responses to mathematical tasks. The anal...
Abstract
23.12.2009
Mentoring & Supervision
Investigating Change in Field Sites Through Mentor and Candidate Dialogues
The work of teacher candidates matters in particular ways to the quality of children's experiences and environments when they teach in preschools. Dialogues allowed mentors and candidates to...
Abstract
21.12.2009
Teacher Education Programs
Co-Analysis of Work in the Triadic Supervision of Preservice Teachers Based on Neo-Vygotskian Activity Theory: Case Study from a French University Institute of Teacher Training
The goal of this study was to evaluate the effects of the joint training activities of a cooperating teacher and a university supervisor during an advisory visit on (a) the professional deve...
Abstract
15.12.2009
Preservice Teachers
Examining the Unexpected Sophistication of Preservice Teachers’ Beliefs about the Relational Dimensions of Teaching
Research on preservice teachers’ beliefs about professional teaching capabilities indicates strong attention to the relational dimension. In this article, the author positions preservice te...
Abstract
09.12.2009
Professional Development
The Hierarchy of Strengths: Their Relationships with Subjective Well-Being among Chinese Teachers in Hong Kong
This study investigated the hierarchy of strengths in a sample of 228 Chinese prospective and in-service teachers in Hong Kong. Teachers who reported greater life satisfaction, experiencing ...
Abstract
09.12.2009
Teacher Education Programs
Field-Based Preservice Teacher Research: Facilitating Reflective Professional Practice
Research indicates that empowering future teachers as reflective professionals requires teacher education programmes to structure learning experiences that model reflective practice and faci...
Abstract
08.12.2009
Teacher Education Programs
The Place of the Personal: Exploring the Affective Domain through Reflection in Teacher Preparation
Preservice teacher reflection provides a means by which to constructively explore the affective domain in teacher preparation. This article draws from two qualitative studies on reflection a...
Abstract
07.12.2009
Mentoring & Supervision
Situating Pre-service Reading Teachers as Tutors: Implications of Teacher Self-efficacy on Tutoring Elementary Students
This study examined the impact of high teacher efficacy on tutoring elementary students in reading. The research also examined whether high efficacy was correlated with reading strategy use....
Abstract
30.11.2009
Preservice Teachers
Moral Spaces in MySpace: Preservice Teachers' Perspectives about Ethical Issues in Social Networking
MySpace and Facebook are innovative digital communication tools that surpass traditional means of social interaction. In this article, the researchers developed a case-based reasoning inte...
Summary
23.11.2009
Instruction in Teacher Training
Incorporating a Video-Editing Activity in a Reflective Teaching Course for Preservice Teachers
This action research study describes the incorporation of a video-editing activity in an "Introduction to Reflective Teaching Practice" course. Key features of the video-editing activities i...
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...
Abstract
17.11.2009
Mentoring & Supervision
Re-Envisioning Mentorship: Pre-service Teachers and Associate Teachers as Co-Learners
This article reports on a study of associate teachers' perspectives about their roles in supporting pre-service teachers as they integrate technology during the practicum. Content analysis o...
Abstract
16.11.2009
ICT & Teaching
Preparing Preservice Teachers for 21st Century Classrooms: Transforming Attitudes and Behaviors About Innovative Technology
This article promotes instructors’ ideas about behaviors of 21st century teachers. It also explores their efforts to support their preservice teachers to join this rank. In this qualitative ...
Abstract
16.11.2009
Preservice Teachers
Connecting Preservice Teachers With Children Using Blogs
This paper describes how a blogging exchange between pre-service teachers and elementary school children was used as part of a social studies pedagogy course. The objective of this exchange ...
Abstract
11.11.2009
Preservice Teachers
Beyond Recollection: Reexamining Preservice Teacher Practices Using Structured Evidence, Analysis, and Reflection
Six preservice social studies teachers examined techniques believed to promote active student engagement during a 12-week field experience. They used electronic portfolio development support...
Abstract
11.11.2009
Preservice Teachers
The Views of Preservice Teachers About the Strengths and Limitations of the Use of Graphing Calculators in Mathematics Instruction
Handheld graphing technologies have fundamentally been utilized in the teaching and learning of many secondary school and college mathematics concepts. This study utilized two conceptual fra...
Abstract
11.11.2009
ICT & Teaching
Student Teachers’ Use of Technology-Generated Representations: Exemplars and Rationales
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics identified technology as a feature of high-quality mathematics education. The purposes of this study are to: (1) observe and describe how pr...
Abstract
04.11.2009
Trends in Teacher Education
The Appropriateness of Teacher Self-Disclosure: A Comparative Study of China and the USA
The present study was designed to explore pre-service teachers' attitudes towards teacher self-disclosure in Chinese and US classroom teaching. 126 Chinese pre-service teachers and 180 US pr...
Abstract
02.11.2009
Multiculturalism & Diversity
A Bridge to Developing Efficacious Science Teachers of All Students: Community-Based Service-Learning Supplemented with Explicit Discussions and Activities about Diversity
This study investigated the effects of community-based service-learning (CBSL), supplemented with discussions and activities about diversity, on the self-efficacy beliefs of preservice eleme...
Abstract
26.10.2009
Professional Development
Increasing Parent Involvement Knowledge and Strategies at the Preservice Level: The Power in Using A Systematic Professional Development Approach
This study describes various strategies used by a university educator to integrate parent involvement curriculum into pre-existing teacher preparation courses. This is a case study of a curr...
Abstract
21.10.2009
Instruction in Teacher Training
Grappling with Classroom Management: The Orientations of Preservice Teachers and Impact of Student Teaching
This study examined the beliefs about classroom management that preservice teachers developed during their university coursework. It also examined whether those beliefs changed as a result o...
Abstract
21.10.2009
Assessment & Evaluation
Lost in Translation: Using Video Annotation Software to Examine How A Clinical Supervisor Interprets and Applies A State-Mandated Teacher Assessment Instrument
This case study examines the reasoning of a clinical supervisor as she assesses preservice teacher candidates with a state-mandated performance assessment instrument. The supervisor’s evalua...
Abstract
21.10.2009
Preservice Teachers
Attitudes and Concerns of Pre-Service Teachers Regarding Inclusion of Students with Disabilities into Regular Schools in Pune, India
This study examined attitudes and concerns of pre-service teachers regarding implementation of inclusive education. Participants were 480 pre-service teachers enrolled in a one year Bachelor...
Abstract
21.10.2009
Teacher Education Programs
Cross-Cultural Immersion in China: Preparing Pre-Service Elementary Teachers to Work with Diverse Student Populations in the United States
This qualitative study examined ten American elementary pre-service teachers' teaching and learning experiences in China. Five themes emerged from the data analysis: understanding and respec...
Abstract
20.10.2009
Instruction in Teacher Training
Assessing Levels of Student Understanding in Pre-Service Teachers Using A Two-Cycle SOLO Model
This article reports the findings of an exploratory study concerning the development of higher-order conceptual understanding of Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU). The authors analyzed...
Abstract
20.10.2009
Instruction in Teacher Training
A Teacher Educator Writes and Shares: Student Perceptions of a Publicly Literate Life
This study examines the effect of the author’s modeling processes as evidenced by education students’ assessments of his courses. The author addresses the particular question, what benefits...
Abstract
14.10.2009
Instruction in Teacher Training
Prospective Teachers’ Reasoning and Response to A Student’s Non-Traditional Strategy When Dividing Fractions
This study examined the reasoning and responses of prospective elementary and secondary teachers to a student’s non-traditional strategy for dividing fractions. The authors used a teaching-s...
Abstract
11.10.2009
ICT & Teaching
Pre-Service Elementary Teachers' Beliefs about Use of the Internet in the Social Studies Classroom
The Internet has become one of the most common instructional tools because of recent developments in telecommunications and Internet technology. Accordingly, educators increasingly support t...
Abstract
29.09.2009
Instruction in Teacher Training
Complex Interactions in Student Teaching: Lost Opportunities for Learning
In this article, the authors report on a study in which they examined the multiple interactions and activity settings in which student teachers learn to teach language arts. The study explo...
Abstract
26.08.2009
ICT & Teaching
Seeing through ICT: Re-Viewing Student Teachers' Transformation of Practice from University Session to School Placement
The article analyses the impact of the teaching of an ICT activity by a teacher educator. The authors traced two student teachers' transformations of the ICT activity in lessons during their...
Abstract
25.08.2009
Assessment & Evaluation
Responding to the Challenges Posed by Summative Teacher Candidate Evaluation: A Collaborative Self-Study of Practicum Supervision by Faculty
This collaborative self-study describes how two new faculty members responded to the challenges posed by the teacher candidate evaluation process. Methods used included formal tape-recorded ...
Abstract
24.08.2009
Instruction in Teacher Training
Using Preservice Teacher Emotion to Encourage Critical Engagement with Diversity
The demographics of classroom teachers and teacher educators do not mirror the diversity found in today's schools. As we prepare preservice teachers to be quality educators for all students,...
Abstract
24.08.2009
Instruction in Teacher Training
Developing A Story of Theory and Practice: Multigenre Writing in English Teacher Education
The article presents a study exploring preservice teachers' experiences with multigenre writing in a secondary English methods course. Eight preservice teachers participated in this study (s...
Abstract
21.07.2009
Professional Development
Talking About Our Troubles: Using Video-Based Dialogue To Build Preservice Teachers' Professional Knowledge
This study explores the preservice teacher learning in the context of conversations about their field-based challenges. First, a review of the literature investigates studies that highligh...
Abstract
09.07.2009
Research Methods
Impact of an Action Research Instructional Model: Student Teachers as Reflective Thinkers
In an effort to promote a critical reflective stance in the beginning teacher, this study developed an instructional model for preservice teachers at the undergraduate level. The authors' as...
Abstract
08.07.2009
Preservice Teachers
Preservice Elementary Teachers’ Reflection on Narrative Images of Inquiry
As part of an elementary science methods course, 40 preservice teachers were asked to reflect on and respond to narrative vignettes describing a teacher’s decision making with regard to less...
Abstract
08.07.2009
Teacher Education Programs
The Influence of an Extensive Inquiry-Based Field Experience on Pre-Service Elementary Student Teachers’ Science Teaching Beliefs
This study investigated the effects of an extensive inquiry-based field experience on pre service elementary teachers’ personal agency beliefs, a composite measure of context beliefs and cap...
Abstract
29.06.2009
Instruction in Teacher Training
Evaluating Video Models of Evidence-Based Instructional Practices to Enhance Teacher Learning
In an attempt to address the research to practice gap, the authors developed and evaluated a process for creating and applying video models of effective practices for teacher education. The ...
Abstract
29.06.2009
Teacher Education Programs
An Analysis of the Outcomes of a Unified Teacher Preparation Program
The purpose of this study was to determine the extent to which teacher candidates are successful in meeting the needs of all students, including those with disabilities. Units of 20 teacher...
Abstract
25.06.2009
ICT & Teaching
Educational Technology Standards Scale (ETSS): A Study of Reliability and Validity for Turkish Preservice Teachers
The purpose of this study is to develop a scale, the Educational Technology Standards Scale (ETSS), to determine how effectively and appropriately preservice teachers use educational technol...
Abstract
18.06.2009
Preservice Teachers
Enhancing Advocacy Skills of Teacher Candidates
This case study investigates the dynamics of enhancing the capacities of teacher candidates in the Bilingual/Bicultural Education Students Interacting to Obtain Success (BESITOS) recruitment...
Abstract
17.06.2009
Multiculturalism & Diversity
Conversations on Race in Teacher Education Cohorts
This article investigates the efficacy of employing the cohort model of teacher education for preparing pre-service teachers to address issues of race within an urban university setting. The...
Abstract
17.06.2009
Instruction in Teacher Training
Instructing Special Education Pre-Service Teachers through Literacy Video Cases
This study investigated the use of video cases to teach literacy instruction to special education pre-service teachers. Results suggest that video cases did not result in greater learning ...
Abstract
17.06.2009
Teacher Education Programs
Promoting Student Teachers' Understanding of Action Research: An Experience from Teacher Education in Ethiopia
This paper reports on hopes and challenges in the first attempt to assist Ethiopian student teachers to develop practical awareness about action research through collaborative learning metho...
Abstract
15.06.2009
Beginning Teachers
Improving Preservice Middle Grades Science Teachers’ Understanding of the Nature of Science Using Three Instructional Approaches
The purpose of this study was to examine changes in preservice teachers’ understanding of the nature of science (NOS) as a result of four activity-based interventions. These interventions re...
Abstract
15.06.2009
Beginning Teachers
Tailoring National Standards to Early Science Teacher Identities: Building on Personal Histories to Support Beginning Practice
Individual recommendation plans (IRP) for student teaching practice were co-constructed with two methods students. The IRP was based on the select application of National Science Teachers As...
Abstract
15.06.2009
Instruction in Teacher Training
Prospective Middle School Mathematics Teachers’ Reflective Thinking Skills: Descriptions of Their Students’ Thinking and Interpretations of Their Teaching
In this study, the authors examined prospective middle school mathematics teachers’ reflective thinking skills. The authors' goal was to identify variations among prospective teachers’ descr...
Abstract
11.06.2009
Instruction in Teacher Training
Instructional Practices Related to Prospective Elementary School Teachers’ Motivation for Fractions
The purpose of this study was to better understand prospective elementary school teachers’ motivations for working with fractions before and after taking a course designed to deepen their un...
Abstract
11.06.2009
Assessment & Evaluation
Developing a Data-Driven Assessment for Early Childhood Candidates
This study provides findings on assessments used to determine candidates' knowledge of pedagogy at program entry and exit. The general question this study explored was: What claims can be ma...
Abstract
11.06.2009
Multiculturalism & Diversity
Building Cultural Responsiveness in Rural, Preservice Teachers Using a Multicultural Children's Literature Project
The purpose of this study was to describe the qualities of preservice early childhood teacher response to a multicultural children's literature project. Furthermore, the study aimed to evalu...
Abstract
10.06.2009
Professional Development
Engaging Early Childhood Teachers in the Thinking and Practice of Inquiry: Collaborative Research Mentorship as a Tool for Shifting Teacher Identity
The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of participation in a research mentorship team (RMT) on early childhood teachers' professional identities. The participants were 7 early c...
Abstract
10.06.2009
Instruction in Teacher Training
Lesson Study with Preservice Teachers: Lessons from Lessons
This paper examines a 2-year process of integrating Lesson Study—a form of teacher-led professional development—into an introductory course on the principles of teaching for students majorin...
Abstract
08.06.2009
Instruction in Teacher Training
Building Resilience in Pre-Service Teachers
The paper explores the role that professional experiences (practicum) can play in building resilience in pre-service teachers. In particular it focuses on a learning communities model of p...
Abstract
03.06.2009
Instruction in Teacher Training
An Adult Attachment Perspective on The Student–Teacher Relationship and Classroom Management Difficulties
To maintain a professional identity, teachers are to some degree dependent on their student's mental representations of, and interactions with, them. The attachment styles of 291 pre-service...
Abstract
03.06.2009
ICT & Teaching
Developing Preservice Teachers' Global Understanding through Computer-Mediated Communication Technology
This study investigates preservice teachers' conceptual understanding of global education. Data were collected subsequent to participation in an asynchronous web-based multinational project ...
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
03.06.2009
Preservice Teachers
Taking A 'Reality' Check: Expanding Pre-Service Teachers' Views on Pedagogy and Diversity
The outcomes of a two-pronged 'real-world' learning project in Australia, which aimed to expand the views of pre-service teachers about learning, pedagogy and diversity, will be discussed in...
Abstract
02.06.2009
Instruction in Teacher Training
The Effectiveness of Cooperative Learning with Trainee Teachers
44 final-year teacher trainees participated in a study which compared the effectiveness of a two-hour workshop on cooperative learning with and without the two key elements: individual accou...
Abstract
01.06.2009
Mentoring & Supervision
Mentors' Written Lesson Appraisals: The Impact of Different Mentoring Regimes on the Content of Written Lesson Appraisals and the Match with Pre-Service Teachers' Perceptions of Content
Written lesson appraisals (WLAs) by mentors 30 of pre-service teachers experiencing two different mentoring regimes in an English university teacher education program were selected for analy...
Abstract
01.06.2009
Instruction in Teacher Training
Articulation and Re-Articulation: Development of A Model for Providing Quality Feedback to Pre-Service Teachers on Practicum
This article describes a model developed after conducting an action research study requiring critical reflection on the practice of giving feedback to student teachers on professional teachi...
Abstract
27.05.2009
Theories & Approaches
Using Activity Theory to Understand Prospective Teachers' Attitudes to and Construction of Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities
The research is concerned with prospective teachers' conceptualizations of terms such as ‘disability’ and ‘special education’. Activity theory is proposed as a lens through which to consider...
Abstract
13.05.2009
Instruction in Teacher Training
Engaging Elementary Preservice Teachers With Active Learning Teaching Methodologies
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of active learning on preservice teachers’ dignity, energy, self-management, community, and awareness (DESCA) abilities, attitudes towa...
Abstract
13.05.2009
Preservice Teachers
Teacher Candidates' Accuracy of Beliefs regarding Childhood Interventions
The authors explored the beliefs of teacher candidates, from various levels of training, regarding the effectiveness of potential interventions for childhood disorders. They were primarily i...
Abstract
11.05.2009
Preservice Teachers
An Exploration of Pre-Service Teachers' Expectations for Their Future Roles
This study explores the awareness of preservice special education teachers about their future roles. The authors compare pre-service teachers' expected roles with the current roles of practi...
Abstract
11.05.2009
Preservice Teachers
Preparing Special Education Mentors Using Classroom Artifacts as a Vehicle for Learning About Teaching
The authors investigate a project that focuses on preparing special educators to mentor preservice teachers throughout their preparation program, instead of mostly at the end of their progra...
Abstract
07.05.2009
Beginning Teachers
An Evaluation of Videoconferencing as a Supportive Technology for Practicum Supervision
In this study, the authors determine the efficacy of two-way videoconferencing to supervise pre-service special education teachers. Efficacy is determined by (a) assessing interobserver reli...
Abstract
07.05.2009
Preservice Teachers
Effects of Modeling Collaborative Teaching for Pre-Service Teachers
The authors explore pre-service special education teacher reaction to and experience in a collaboratively taught higher education course. 43 full-time post-baccalaureate students participate...
Abstract
04.05.2009
ICT & Teaching
Teaching Formative Assessment Strategies to Preservice Teachers: Exploring the Use of Handheld Computing to Facilitate the Action Research Process
The goal of the study was to examine whether the introduction of handheld data collection tools and new pedagogical practices embedded in an action research project is a feasible expectation...
Abstract
04.05.2009
ICT & Teaching
Digital Natives As Preservice Teachers: What Technology Preparation Is Needed?
This study focused on “digital natives” as preservice teachers to examine their beliefs, attitudes, and technology experiences and expertise. The study also focused on these preservice teac...
Abstract
04.05.2009
ICT & Teaching
Using Technology as a Tool for Learning and Developing 21st Century Citizenship Skills: An Examination of the NETS and Technology Use by Preservice Teachers With Their K-12 Students
This longitudinal 5-year study explored work samples and reflections of elementary and secondary preservice teachers in a graduate teacher education program. The study examined (a) to what e...
Abstract
04.05.2009
ICT & Teaching
Multimedia Technologies and Familiar Spaces: 21st-Century Teaching for 21st-Century Learners
This article examines 21st century skills, nonlinear thinking skills, and the need for student reflection serve as an essential foundation for digital-age teaching of today’s hypertext learn...
Abstract
04.05.2009
Mentoring & Supervision
A Tutoring Model for Promoting The Pedagogical-Disciplinary Skills of Prospective Teachers
The paper presents a tutor-centered tutoring model. That model aims to develop and establish the pedagogical-disciplinary knowledge and skills of prospective teachers. The research findings ...
Abstract
30.04.2009
Trends in Teacher Education
Rehearsing to Teach: Content-Specific Deconstruction of Instructional Explanations in Pre-Service Teacher Training
The article proposes the importance of rehearsing instructional explanations. It also suggest fine-tuning the coherence and meaningfulness of instructional explanations before pre-service te...
Abstract
30.04.2009
Trends in Teacher Education
The Complexities of Supporting Asian International Pre-Service Teachers as They Undertake Practicum
Increasing numbers of Asian international students are choosing to undertake their tertiary studies in English-speaking countries. The article explored the concerns of 20 Asian pre-service t...
Abstract
23.04.2009
Preservice Teachers
Learning to Teach: Enhancing Pre-Service Teachers' Awareness of The Complexity of Teaching-Learning Processes
The article addresses the effects of the intervention on pre-service teachers’ awarenessof the complexity of teaching. The authors designed one semester-long intervention course for pre-se...
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
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
20.04.2009
Instruction in Teacher Training
Implementing Case-Based Instruction in Higher Education Through Technology: What Works Best?
The article reports findings from a two-year multi-site, multi-method naturalistic research project. The research examined the use of multimedia case instruction to prepare teachers for teac...
Abstract
06.04.2009
Instruction in Teacher Training
Using the Integrative Research Project Approach to Facilitate Early Childhood Teacher Planning
One way to help preservice teachers to articulate and advocate their teaching stance is by developing their knowledge, skills, and confidence in their ability to carefully, didactically, and...
Abstract
01.04.2009
Professional Development
Consonance and Dissonance in A Study Abroad Program as A Catalyst for Professional Development of Pre-Service Teachers
This research investigates the experiences of elementary and early childhood pre-service teachers from the U.S. engaged in a month long study abroad internship program in England. The author...
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
Trends in Teacher Education
The Effects of Laboratory-based and Field-based Practicum Experience on Pre-service Teachers' Self-Efficacy
The goal of this study was to explore the effect of Laboratory-Based (LB) and Field-Based (FB) practicum experience on pre-service teachers' efficacy levels within one Physical Education Tea...
Abstract
31.03.2009
Preservice Teachers
It's Not All About School: Ways of Disrupting Pre-Service Teachers' Perceptions of Pedagogy and Communication
The paper reports on an authentic learning opportunity offered to 22 pre-service teachers in their first year at university, which attempts to disrupt these perceptions about learning and pe...
Abstract
30.03.2009
Trends in Teacher Education
Exploring A Triad Model of Student Teaching: Pre-service Teacher and Cooperating Teacher Perceptions
In the student teaching triad model adopted in this study, pairs of pre-service teachers worked collaboratively with cooperating teachers during a 12-week field experience. The main object...
Abstract
26.03.2009
Instruction in Teacher Training
Exploring Prospective Teachers' Critical Thinking: Case-based Pedagogy and The Standards of Professional Practice
This qualitative constructivist research study examines how concurrent Education undergraduate students made sense of the complex dilemmas inherent in the cases and in particular, the factor...
Abstract
11.03.2009
ICT & Teaching
Examining Preservice Teacher Inquiry through Video-Based, Formative Assessment e-Portfolios
A capstone electronic portfolio, usually focused on summative assessment, was altered for preservice social studies teachers to include video-based formative e-portfolio assessment. Using a ...
Abstract
09.03.2009
ICT & Teaching
Preservice Teachers’ Perceptions of Instant Messaging in Two Educational Contexts
Using an activity theory framework, the authors examine how preservice teachers and middle school students utilized instant messaging in educational contexts. They also examine the impact of...
Abstract
02.03.2009
Trends in Teacher Education
Negotiating the Dilemmas of Community-Based Learning in Teacher Education
In this article, the implementation of community-based teaching and learning programs developed by pre-service teachers (PSTs) is examined for educational and organizational issues that shap...
Abstract
11.02.2009
ICT & Teaching
Learning to Use PDAs to Enhance Teaching: The Perspectives of Preservice Physical Educators
The goal of the study was use cognitive developmental learning theory to explore shifts in preservice teachers' perceptions about using personal digital assistants (PDAs) to enhance instruct...
Abstract
11.02.2009
Instruction in Teacher Training
Differences in Preservice Mathematics Teachers' Reflective Abilities Attributable to Use of a Video Case Curriculum
A related study found a number of changes in the reflective stance of preservice teachers using a video case curriculum in a mathematics methods course. The quasi-experimental study repor...
Abstract
11.02.2009
Teacher Education Programs
Exploring the Effectiveness of a Field Experience Program in a Pedagogical Laboratory: The Experience of Teacher Candidates
To affect change in teacher candidates’ beliefs of technology integration, the authors created a pedagogical laboratory as well as a field experience program that operates within the pedagog...
Abstract
11.02.2009
ICT & Teaching
Technology, Transfer and Teaching: The Impact of a Single Technology Course on Preservice Teachers’ Computer Attitudes and Ability
This paper reports on a year-long study conducted to examine the relationships between 62 preservice teachers’ perceived computer ability and attitudes toward computers. The two factors most...
Abstract
11.02.2009
Preservice Teachers
Pre-Service Elementary Teachers’ Field Experiences in Classrooms Led by Science Specialists
The goal of this study was to examine the experiences of preservice elementary teachers in a content-specific field-based experience with elementary science specialists. The results showed ...
Abstract
04.02.2009
Instruction in Teacher Training
Experience and Reflection: Preservice Science Teachers’ Capacity for Teaching Inquiry
In this paper, the authors explore the relationship between preservice teachers’ inquiry experience and their capacity to reflect on the challenges involved in implementing inquiry into clas...
Abstract
04.02.2009
Teacher Education Programs
Alternate Conceptions of Preservice Elementary Teachers: The Itakura Method
In this study, the authors determined the effectiveness of the inquiry-based Itakura method for mediating alternate conceptions of preservice elementary teachers. The authors investigated ...
Abstract
26.01.2009
Instruction in Teacher Training
Situated Case-Based Knowledge: An Emerging Framework for Prospective Teacher Learning
In this article, the authors present a situated case-based knowledge framework to explain the development of prospective teachers’ knowledge and beliefs. The framework includes conceptual ...
Abstract
26.01.2009
Trends in Teacher Education
Cross-Cultural Experience in Preservice Teacher Education
The study examined the effect of international student teaching experience on the professional and personal development of preservice teachers. 26 graduate students in a private university i...
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
19.01.2009
Preservice Teachers
Pre-Service Teachers’ Use of the Objective Knowledge Framework for Reflection during Practicum
This empirical study, conducted in a Canadian university, argues that the objective knowledge growth framework (OKGF), a self-directed reflective approach, can contribute to the profession...
Abstract
19.01.2009
Preservice Teachers
Synergistic Scaffolds as A Means to Support Preservice Teacher Learning
This study investigates the role of synergistic scaffolds in supporting preservice teachers’ knowledge of self-as-teacher. Data include preservice teacher papers written before and after t...
Abstract
19.01.2009
Preservice Teachers
W(h)ither the Sense of Wonder of Pre-Service Primary Teachers’ When Teaching Science?: A Preliminary Study of Their Personal Experiences
This preliminary study seeks to explore whether wonder-based reflections are sources of inspiration for future teachers of science. What experiences have brought them personally a sense of w...
Abstract
15.01.2009
Theories & Approaches
Applying Self-Determination Theory To Understand The Motivation For Becoming A Physical Education Teacher
This study explored the reasons people choose physical education teaching as a profession and investigated the relationship of these choices with motivation. 324 Physical education pre-servi...
Abstract
15.01.2009
Teacher Education Programs
Teacher Efficacy of Pre-Service Teachers in Taiwan: The Influence of Classroom Teaching and Group Discussions
This preliminary study is based on the collaboration between a teacher training program and an elementary school. The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect that exposure to v...
Abstract
15.01.2009
Teacher Education Programs
Developing Pre-Service Teachers Understanding of Fractions through Problem Posing
This study investigated the effect of problem posing on the pre-service primary teachers' understanding of fraction concepts enrolled in two different versions of a methods course at a unive...
Abstract
15.01.2009
Teacher Education Programs
Views on Using Portfolio in Teacher Education
The usage of portfolio methods to document professional development in teaching is increasing in Germany, but despite its proliferation, the issue of how the effects of portfolio methods can...
Abstract
07.01.2009
Instruction in Teacher Training
Pre-Service and In-Service Teachers' Metacognitive Knowledge about Problem-Solving Strategies
The present study aimed to examine pre-service and in-service teachers' metacognitive knowledge about the frequency, efficacy, and facility of applying different problem-solving strategies i...
Abstract
15.12.2008
Trends in Teacher Education
The Hidden Curriculum of Performance-Based Teacher Education
This study describes and analyzes the student and faculty experiences of a “performance-based” preservice teacher education program at a large comprehensive university in the mid-Atlantic re...
Abstract
03.12.2008
Theories & Approaches
"A Teacher's Job Doesn't Only Happen in the Classroom": Preservice Teachers, the Classroom, and the School
Preservice teachers are expected to enter the profession with skills and deep understanding of education experience. They are asked to become classroom, expert in pedagogy, content, and emo...
Abstract
26.11.2008
Theories & Approaches
Walk the Talk: Connecting Critical Pedagogy and Practice in Teacher Education
This article explores of critical pedagogy, and the process and experiences of 22 preservice teachers enrolled in a required teacher education course, Teaching for Diversity and Social Just...
Abstract
26.11.2008
Instruction in Teacher Training
Troubling Teacher Identity: Preparing Mathematics Teachers to Teach for Diversity
This article explored mathematics teachers' resistance to social justice issues. 12 preservice participated, in a discourse analysis action research project. The findings suggest that att...
Abstract
24.11.2008
Multiculturalism & Diversity
Fostering Multiliteracies Pedagogy through Preservice Teacher Education
The article explores a multi-literacy approach for literacy teaching. The research examined 10 literacies professors, and 22 first year literacy teachers. It found that some of the difficul...
Abstract
24.11.2008
Preservice Teachers
A Culturally Relevant Teaching Course: Reflecting Pre-service Teachers' Thinking
The article seeks to expand pre-service teachers' understanding of cultures, through critical examination of personal cultural backgrounds. The authors share justice oriented teacher teacher...
Abstract
20.11.2008
Preservice Teachers
Preservice Teachers' Conceptions about Computers: An Ongoing Search for Transformative Appropriations of Modern Technologies
The following case study examined the conceptions of technology held by two English preservice teachers enrolled in a required educational technology course designed to encourage the appropr...
Abstract
18.11.2008
Mentoring & Supervision
Sources of Support for Pre-service Teachers During School Experience
The study reported on changes sources of support by preservice teachers. A group of preservice teachers was interviewed. The interviews were semi-structured, and focused on categories. The...
Abstract
17.11.2008
Trends in Teacher Education
Using Video-based Curriculum to Develop a Reflective Stance in Prospective Mathematics Teachers
This article describes the effects of using a video-case curriculum in a university mathematics methods course. The course addressed two issues: how to use the video-case curriculum, and the...
Abstract
17.11.2008
Instruction in Teacher Training
Learning to Observe: Using Video to Improve Preservice Mathematics Teachers’ Ability to Notice
This article explores this issue and reports on the impact of video viewing as a means to improve teachers’ ability to be observers of classroom practice. The authors utilize a pre- and pos...
Abstract
11.11.2008
Assessment & Evaluation
Development of a performance assessment task and rubric to measure prospective secondary school mathematics teachers’ pedagogical content knowledge and skills
The article describes an assessment task designed to assess secondary school mathematics preservice teacher content knowledge skills. The task and rubric were developed in collaboration wit...
Abstract
10.11.2008
Multiculturalism & Diversity
Fostering Critical Engagement in Preservice Teachers: Incorporating Weblogs Into Multicultural Education
A weblog was incorporated into a preservice teacher education course, addressing multicultural education. Implementation was examined using research framework. The preservice teacher were ...
Abstract
10.11.2008
Beginning Teachers
Preservice Teachers' Perceptions of Characteristics of an Effective Teacher as a Function of Discipline Orientation: A Mixed Methods Investigation
This mixed methods study investigated the extent to which preservice teachers' discipline orientations are consistent with their perceptions of what makes an effective teacher. A phenomeno...
Abstract
10.11.2008
Preservice Teachers
The Development of Preservice Elementary Teachers' Curricular Role Identity for Science Teaching
For preservice teachers to learn to use science curriculum materials in productive ways, they must develop a conception of themselves as elementary teachers in which the use of science curri...
Abstract
09.11.2008
ICT & Teaching
Learning from Teachers' Conceptions of Technology Integration: What Do Blogs, Instant Messages, and 3D Chat Rooms Have to Do with It?
This study was designed to investigate preservice and practicing teachers' conceptions of the role of new technologies in literacy education. The study documented how these conceptions, as w...
Abstract
06.11.2008
Instruction in Teacher Training
"Can Anyone Offer any Words of Encouragement?” Online Dialogue as a Support Mechanism for Preservice Teachers
Isolation and lack of support contribute to high attrition. This study conducted a qualitative research using forum discussion. Topics, dialogues and support were discussed. The dialogue fo...
Abstract
06.11.2008
Preservice Teachers
Teacher Educators’ Beliefs and Technology Uses as Predictors of Preservice Teachers’ Beliefs and Technology Attitudes
The study examined preservice teachers beliefs and attitudes towards technology uses. Regression analysis was conducted to answer the research questions. Findings indicated that the devel...
Abstract
05.11.2008
Instruction in Teacher Training
Using Student Response Systems in Lecture-Based Instruction: Does It Change Student Engagement and Learning?
The study investigated the effects of a student response system in graduate lecture of a special education class. Students demonstrated more mastery of content on weekly quizzes and reporte...
Abstract
29.10.2008
Professional Development
An Exploratory Study of Digital Video Editing as a Tool for Teacher Preparation
The article examined preserive teachers' successful video sketches. They were also interested how the participants wrote reflections, as a result of creating these sketches. Results showed ...
Abstract
29.10.2008
ICT & Teaching
Acquiring Knowledge from Asynchronous Discussion
This article examines how preservice teachers acquire knowledge through asynchronous discussion. Preservice teachers engaged in collaborative critiquing of videos before they embarked on th...
Abstract
28.10.2008
Multiculturalism & Diversity
Linguistically Responsive Teacher Education Preparing Classroom Teachers to Teach English Language Learners
Foreign language students have had little preparation from their teachers for providing the types of assistance that such learners need to successfully learn academic content and skills thro...
Abstract
26.10.2008
Teacher Education Programs
Constructing Coherence- Structural Predictors of Perceptions of Coherence in NYC Teacher Education Programs
The article explores the concept of coherence. The authors investigate the relationship between students' perceptions of coherence and a number of structural features of teacher education p...
Abstract
26.10.2008
Trends in Teacher Education
Effects of Teacher Induction on Beginning Teachers - Teaching a Critical Review of the Literature
The authors review literature since 1997 of the effect of beginners' teachers conceptions and practice. The review includes the first approach using theoretical assumptions, the second appr...
Abstract
26.10.2008
Beginning Teachers
Creating Social Relationships - The Role of Technology in Preservice Teacher Preparation
The article explores technology and how it allows for new social arrangement by connecting preservice teachers, university faculty, and school-based personnel. The authors recommend specific...
Abstract
24.10.2008
Multiculturalism & Diversity
Preservice Elementary Teachers’ Beliefs about Science Teaching
A scale was created to examine preservice elementary teachers comfort about reforms teaching methods, assessment techniques, classroom management techniques, and science content. The study ...
Abstract
23.10.2008
Instruction in Teacher Training
Individual Inquiry Investigations in an Elementary Science Methods Course
This article examined how prescience teachers grew in their understanding of science methods and inquiry. Elementary science teachers were studied the written reflections, notebooks writing,...
Abstract
02.10.2008
Instruction in Teacher Training
Teaching Moral Character: Two Alternatives for Teacher Education
Two teacher education strategies are presented in this article. A “minimalist” strategy requires teacher educators to make explicit the hidden moral education curriculum and to reveal the ...
Abstract
02.10.2008
Teacher Education Programs
Building Parent/Professional Partnerships: an Innovative Approach for Teacher Education
This qualitative study was designed to explore one approach to improving teacher preparation with respect to parent/professional partnerships. An undergraduate course for preservice special ...
Abstract
02.10.2008
Preservice Teachers
The First Field Experience: Perspectives of Preservice and Cooperating Teachers
This study examined perspectives of field experiences among preservice teachers and their cooperating teachers because of debate in the politically charged atmosphere of No Child Left Behind...
Abstract
21.09.2008
Trends in Teacher Education
Researching pupils, schools and oneself. Teachers as integrators of theory and practice in initial teacher education
This case study surveyed and interviewed a group of recently graduated teachers who had worked as teachers during their education. The interest was on their experiences of M.A. thesis resear...
Abstract
11.09.2008
Teacher Educators
Teacher educators' induction into Higher Education: work-based learning in the micro communities of teacher education
The article describes a research study for developing induction support for pre-service teacher educators in England. The findings indicate that most induction provision occurs within teach...
Abstract
11.09.2008
Instruction in Teacher Training
Social and socio-mathematical norms in collaborative problem-solving
Based on the notions of social and socio-mathematical norms we investigate how these are established during the interactions of pre-service teachers who solve mathematical problems. Our resu...
Abstract
07.09.2008
Assessment & Evaluation
Online Mathematics Methods Course Evaluation: Student Outcomes, Generalization, and Pupil Performance
In this study, researchers examined the effects of an online mathematics methods class on preservice teachers' knowledge of instructional planning, classroom instructional planning performan...
Abstract
04.09.2008
Instruction in Teacher Training
The Effects of a Teaching Methods Course on Early Childhood Preservice Teachers' Beliefs
The article describes the effectiveness of an educational methods course for early childhood education. Based on a constructionist believe teaching principles, 78 of early childhood educati...
Abstract
04.09.2008
Research Methods
Preservice Teachers Conducting Action Research in Early Education Centers
The purpose of this study was to investigate the use of action research by ten preservice teachers in early childhood from a small university in the West. Their goal was to assess the impac...
Abstract
04.09.2008
Beginning Teachers
Preparing Preservice Teachers for Success in NCLB's Kindergartens: Learning from Experienced Teachers' Strategies for Managing Professional Relationships with Colleagues and Parents
This article presents findings from a recent qualitative study of two veteran kindergarten teachers' challenges on challenges facing kindergarten teachers as a result of No Child Left Behind...
Abstract
04.09.2008
Multiculturalism & Diversity
How African American Parents Understand Their and Teachers' Roles in Children's Schooling and What this Means for Preparing Preservice Teachers
Preservice teachers are socialized by their own raced, classed, and gendered experiences to expect “caring parents” to behave and contribute in certain ways to their children's schooling. T...
Abstract
27.08.2008
ICT & Teaching
Beliefs about teaching and uses of technology among pre-service teachers
Technology integration is achieved in teachers acting in the capacity of main change agents. The study explores the possibility of relations between teachers' beliefs about teaching and the...
Abstract
30.07.2008
Preservice Teachers
When Theory Meets Practice: What Student Teachers Learn from Guided Reflection on their Own Classroom Discourse
This article explores the impact of an innovative methods course designed around the activity of student teachers’ reflections on their own classroom discourse, for their understandings of t...
Abstract
30.07.2008
Preservice Teachers
Turkish Preservice Science Teachers’ Efficacy Beliefs Regarding Science Teaching and their Beliefs about Classroom Management
The article explored Turkish preservice teachers science teaching and science efficacy. 584 teachers were tested utilizing the Science Teaching Efficacy Belief Instrument and the attitudes ...
Abstract
23.07.2008
Multiculturalism & Diversity
The Impact of a Field Immersion Program on Pre-service Teachers’ AttitudesToward Teaching in Culturally Diverse Classrooms
This study sought to influence both understanding a community and a positive attitude towards cultural diversity, through an on-site coursework and a long-term field placement. Findings sup...
Abstract
10.07.2008
ICT & Teaching
Online Jigsaw Science Inquiry for Preservice Teachers
This article introduces an online jigsaw model for preservice teachers’ science content learning. Following a description of the model and its developmental genesis, analysis of an external ...
Abstract
10.07.2008
Instruction in Teacher Training
ETIPS: Using Cases with Virtual Schools to Prepare for, Extend, and Deepen Preservice Teachers’ Field Experiences
This paper presents one tool that has been used successfully to improve preservice teachers’ instructional decision-making knowledge about technology integration, with the unintended outcome...
Abstract
23.06.2008
Assessment & Evaluation
Assessing pre-service teachers' dispositions: A critical dimension of professional preparation
The article discusses the disposition of preservice teachers in early childhood education. The University of Memphis created a checklist called the Early Childhood Education Behaviors & Disp...
Abstract
12.06.2008
Teacher Education Programs
Making Global Connections: The Knowledge, Understanding and Motivation of Trainee Teachers
Global concerns young people have about education are studied here. The article then considers the importance of teachers' training in England. It focuses on the knowledge students bring in ...
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
01.06.2008
ICT & Teaching
Voices in Videoconferencing: Technology Integration in Teacher Education Courses
This manuscript describes the efforts of several instructors who incorporated videoconferencing in their teacher education courses at two large universities in the southeastern United States...
Abstract
21.05.2008
Theories & Approaches
Diary-Based Strategy Assessment and its Relationship to Performance in a Group of Trainee Teachers
Strategies of preservice teachers in real learning situations are explored in this article. The strategies of real learning situations are recorded in a diary and compared with others. Findi...
Abstract
21.05.2008
Theories & Approaches
Comparative Analysis of Expectancies of Efficacy in In-Service and Prospective Teachers
The article examines beliefs regarding teaching in student teachers. A sample of 339 participants took part in the study and following a factor analysis, three principle factors emerged: cl...
Abstract
18.05.2008
Mentoring & Supervision
Complexity Science and Student Teacher Supervision
The article explores practicum in science education. A kindergarten classroom is examined and five implications come forth for mentor-novice supervision: redefining the practicum, rethinking...
Abstract
12.05.2008
Research Methods
Collaborative Action Research and Project Work: Promising Practices for Developing Collaborative Inquiry among Early Childhood Preservice Teachers
A case study of two preservice teachers demonstrated a new approach for merging research and practice in an early childhood education course. Teachers observed a change in the way they parti...
Abstract
12.05.2008
Research Methods
Clashing Epistemologies: Aspiring Teachers’, Practicing Teachers’, and Professors’ Beliefs about Knowledge and Research in Education
The article describes a study investigating beliefs about educational research and what counts as legitimate knowledge. Participants included preservice teachers, practicing teachers and pro...
Abstract
12.05.2008
Assessment & Evaluation
Beginning Teacher Disposition: Examining the Moral/Ethical Domain
The article examines the role disposition plays in effective teaching. Disposition is defined as teacher professional judgment and professional actions as they apply to morals and ethics in ...
Abstract
12.05.2008
Preservice Teachers
An Examination of What Metaphor Construction Reveals about the Evolution of Preservice Teachers’ Beliefs about Teaching and Learning
The article explores the representations of preservice elementary teachers' in the United States and Europe, regarding teaching and learning, utilizing reflective activities that integrate a...
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
28.04.2008
ICT & Teaching
Developing Pedagogical Technology Integration Content Knowledge in Preservice Teachers: A Case Study Approach
This research examined the effects of case-based instructional strategies on the development of Pedagogical Technology Integration Content Knowledge (PTICK) in alternative teacher preparatio...
Abstract
27.04.2008
ICT & Teaching
Benefits and Challenges of Using Live Modeling to Help Preservice Teachers Transfer Technology Integration Principles
One method underutilized in training teachers to use technology is to use live modeling sessions. This study qualitatively investigates how the use of modeling sessions impacted students. In...
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
08.04.2008
Teacher Education Programs
Teacher education programmes delivered at a distance: An examination of distance student perceptions
The article discusses technological innovations and their effect on education. Specifically, the writers focus on distance education in general and teacher education in particular. The stud...
Abstract
08.04.2008
Mentoring & Supervision
Effects of collaborative mentoring on the articulation of training and classroom situations: A case study in the French school system
The article explores the effects of collaborative mentoring on the professional development of preservice teachers. The data was gathered from observation and interviews. Findings indicate ...
Abstract
08.04.2008
Trends in Teacher Education
Educative experiences and early childhood science education: A Deweyan perspective on learning to observe
This study explores elementary professional development at an urban school. Small animals were used for teaching science inquiry processes, particularly the process of observation. The analy...
Abstract
08.04.2008
Mentoring & Supervision
Promoting versatility in mentor teachers’ use of supervisory skills
The article explores the skills needed by mentor teachers in order to succeed as advisors and instructors. The study identified seven supervisory skills within 60 mentoring dialogues. After ...
Abstract
08.04.2008
Trends in Teacher Education
Pre-service teachers’ defensive pessimism in situ: Two case studies within a mathematics classroom
The article examines mathematics pre-service teachers' defensive pessimism. Two case analyses are provided and both studies examine the anxiety, self-esteem, expectations, self regulation an...
Abstract
31.03.2008
Teacher Education Programs
A faculty–librarian collaboration for developing information literacy skills among preservice teachers
The article on reports on a case study comparison of citation analyses. The first group of students received a reading material rubric that was developed solely by the instructor, and the s...
Abstract
31.03.2008
Trends in Teacher Education
Working towards balance: Arts integration in pre-service teacher education in an era of standardization
The article describes the promises and pitfalls of three orientation to arts integration: making, analyzing, and balancing. While few preservice teachers create a balanced curriculum even fe...
Abstract
31.03.2008
Teacher Education Programs
Defining moments: Developing culturally responsive dispositions and teaching practices in early childhood preservice teachers
The study reports on preservice teachers' perceptions of which memorable experiences contributed to shifts in their culturally responsive disposition and teaching practices. The preservice t...
Abstract
27.03.2008
ICT & Teaching
Creating Social Relationships: The Role of Technology in Preservice Teacher Preparation
This article explores the ways in which technology connects preservice teachers, school personnel, and university faculty members. Implications for teacher education are also examined, and r...
Abstract
25.03.2008
Instruction in Teacher Training
Bringing New Literacies into the Content Area Literacy Methods Course
The article describes a content area reading and writing course designed for secondary preservice teachers who are in a wide range of disciplines. Most students have not completed a methods ...
Abstract
24.03.2008
ICT & Teaching
Improving Expository Writing Skills of Preservice Teachers in an Online Environment
The article describes an online expository writing experience designed to help preservice language arts teachers develop descriptive writing skills. The teachers were asked to describe a tar...
Abstract
24.03.2008
ICT & Teaching
Using Technology Tools to Engage Students with Multiple Learning Styles in a Constructivist Learning Environment
The effectiveness of technology used to address multiple learning styles in a constructivist environment was the topic of a study in a preservice teacher education reading methods course. Te...
Abstract
24.03.2008
Preservice Teachers
Using Supported Video Exemplars for the Professional Development of Preservice Elementary School Teachers
The study describes the use of video episodes in elementary mathematics classrooms. The focus of this study was to investigate the benefits of supporting software to enhance preservice teach...
Abstract
24.03.2008
ICT & Teaching
Inquiry, Immigration and Integration: ICT in Preservice Teacher Education
Two teacher educators collaborated on a project, facilitating the use of technology for English as Second Language students. Preservice teachers were asked to integrate teaching and technol...
Abstract
24.03.2008
ICT & Teaching
Digital Video in the Classroom: Integrating Theory and Practice
The article provides a theoretical and practical foundation for digital video to classroom teachers, teacher educators and administrators. A step-by-step process is outlined for introducing ...
Abstract
23.03.2008
Beginning Teachers
A person Oriented Approach to Characterizing Beginning Teachers in Alternative Certification Programs.
The article describes a study designed to explore why individuals decide to enter the teaching profession through alternative certification programs. The study implemented an ecological appr...
Abstract
18.03.2008
Mentoring & Supervision
Examining mentors' practices for enhancing preservice teachers' pedagogical development in mathematics and science
The author provides five factors for mentoring that have been identified: personal attributes, system requirements, pedagogical knowledge, modeling, and feedback. The article describes a stu...
Abstract
18.03.2008
Research Methods
Reflecting Socially on Social Issues in a Social Studies Methods Course
The article examines reflection as a widely accepted process in teacher education. The nature of reflection has recently been challenged by the socially situated and critical, as they try to...
Abstract
18.03.2008
Preservice Teachers
Who is the ideal teacher? Am I? Similarity and difference in perception of students of education regarding the qualities of a good teacher and of their own qualities as teachers
A research into the image of the ideal teacher versus the self-image of student teachers was conducted by two groups of preservice teachers. One group was composed of teacher education stude...
Abstract
09.03.2008
ICT & Teaching
Impact of Problem-Based Learning (PBL) on Teachers’ Beliefs Regarding Technology Use
Although computers are now commonplace within our lives, integration within schools is much less ordinary. While access and training are no longer considered significant barriers, attention ...
Abstract
09.03.2008
ICT & Teaching
The Role of Teacher Questioning in Promoting Dialogic Literary Inquiry in Computer-Mediated Communication
This article reports research from an innovative university-secondary school partnership, the Web Pen Pals Project, which pairs preservice English teachers in online chat rooms with local mi...
Abstract
06.03.2008
Mentoring & Supervision
I knew that she was watching me': the professional benefits of mentoring
The article describes a qualitative case study into mentoring preservice teachers in rural Australia. The study focused on the special characteristics of rural education, its isolation and d...
Abstract
04.03.2008
Multiculturalism & Diversity
Have conceptual reforms (and one anti-reform) in preservice teacher education improved the education of multicultural, multilingual children and youth?
The article examines three conceptual reforms in US education and their effects on the education of multicultural and multilingual youth. The article also considers alternative certification...
Abstract
04.03.2008
Professional Development
Does teachers' negotiation of personal cases in an interactive cyber forum contribute to their professional learning?
The article describes a learning process implementing a digital forum focusing on personal cases from student teachers' experiences. The aim of the study was to explore what the students le...
Abstract
04.03.2008
Preservice Teachers
"Yeah, but I still don't want to deal with it". Changes in a Teacher Candidate's Conceptions of Inclusion
Making the connections between course activities and actual classroom teaching practices assisted a preservice teacher in forming a commitment to teaching students with disabilities. The stu...
Abstract
02.03.2008
Instruction in Teacher Training
Using Listening Journals in Math Methods
The purpose of this teacher action research was twofold: to learn more about preservice teachers' preconceived notions related to listening and to investigate how a listening journal assignm...
Abstract
26.02.2008
Instruction in Teacher Training
Teaching Theory through Popular Culture Texts
The article describes a pedagogical approach to teaching theory to preservice teachers. The approach involves illustrating academic texts with popular culture texts. Theories such as preferr...
Abstract
26.02.2008
ICT & Teaching
Teacher Educators’ Beliefs and Technology Uses as Predictors of Preservice Teachers’ Beliefs and Technology Attitudes
The article describes an examination of the relationship between preservice teachers' beliefs and attitudes towards educational technology and teacher educators' beliefs and uses of technolo...
Abstract
26.02.2008
Teacher Education Programs
The effect of school-based practice on student teachers' attitudes towards inclusive education in Northern Ireland
The study aimed at exploring attitudes of preservice teachers toward inclusive education in Northern Ireland. The study employed a survey of attitudes towards a range of issues related to th...
Abstract
26.02.2008
Preservice Teachers
Preservice Teachers and Technology Integration: Rethinking Traditional Roles
The article describes a case study designed to explore the use of student teachers as agents for both preservice teachers and inservice teachers' professional development associated with edu...
Abstract
26.02.2008
Preservice Teachers
Developing an Instrument to Examine Preservice Teachers’ Pedagogical Development
A study was conducted to compare pretest and posttest responses of preservice science teachers who were involved in an elementary science pedagogy class. The study aimed at examining whether...
Abstract
26.02.2008
Preservice Teachers
Nurturing Confidence in Preservice Elementary Science
A study was conducted to examine changes in personal teaching self-efficacy, outcome expectancy and science conceptual understanding and relationship of the three among preservice teachers. ...
Abstract
19.02.2008
Research Methods
An Exploration of the Relationship Between Case Study Methodology and Learning Style Preference
Regardless of learning style preference, the use of case study was found to be the preferred learning method. These findings were the result of a study conducted on students enrolled in ele...
Abstract
17.02.2008
Instruction in Teacher Training
Multimedia Resources to Bridge the Praxis Gap: Modeling Practice in Elementary Science Education
The article describes the materials available to preservice teachers' education program to be used for critical reflection. The authors report on the development of multimedia resources, suc...
Abstract
17.02.2008
Assessment & Evaluation
Peer Assessment of Elementary Science Teaching Skills
The article describes a study of peer assessment of science teaching skills. Preservice teachers taught science topics as a team to their peers and were assessed by them and their instructor...
Abstract
17.02.2008
Mentoring & Supervision
The Effect of a Mentoring Model for Elementary Science Professional Development
The article describes a cross-cultural professional development model, in which science teachers were mentored by university science education professors from Australia and the United States...
Abstract
17.02.2008
Professional Development
Mitigating Resistance to Teaching Science Through Inquiry: Studying Self
A qualitative study of online learning methods for elementary science preservice teachers was conducted with the aim of exploring a "using yourself as a learning laboratory." The teaching me...
Abstract
12.02.2008
ICT & Teaching
Teacher Educators’ Beliefs and Technology Uses as Predictors of Preservice Teachers’ Beliefs and Technology Attitudes
A study was conducted to examine preservice teachers' pedagogical beliefs toward technology, compared to those held by teacher educators. Results reveal that at the semester's end, preservic...
Abstract
12.02.2008
ICT & Teaching
"Can Anyone Offer any Words of Encouragement?” Online Dialogue as a Support Mechanism for Preservice Teachers
A qualitative case study was conducted to examine the use of computer mediated communication (CMC) for psychological support of preservice teachers. The study utilized online discussions of...
Abstract
10.02.2008
Trends in Teacher Education
Training confident primary modern foreign language teachers in England: An investigation into preservice teachers’ perceptions of their subject knowledge
The success of the program entitling British schoolchildren to learn a modern foreign language, depends on adequately trained teachers. The study presents a study involving 18 teacher educat...
Abstract
05.02.2008
Multiculturalism & Diversity
What student teachers learn about multicultural education from their cooperating teachers
A study to examine the role of cooperating teachers for increasingly diverse student population was conducted with five cooperating teachers from California. The teachers reported that thei...
Abstract
05.02.2008
Trends in Teacher Education
Understanding the approaches to the teaching of religious education of pre-service primary teachers: The influence of religio-scientific frameworks
The study examined the conceptual foundations preservice teachers implement when they teach religious education. Particular attention was given to the teachers' attitudes to science and the...
Abstract
05.02.2008
Multiculturalism & Diversity
Diversity study circles in teacher education practice: An experiential learning project
The article examines the integration of primarily white preservice teachers into educational environments that include students of diverse cultures and races. The paper describes the use of ...
Abstract
31.01.2008
ICT & Teaching
Toward Technology Integration in Mathematics Education: A Technology-Integration Course Planning Assignment
This article describes a technology integration course planning assignment that was developed to enhance preservice teachers’ technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPCK). This assignm...
Abstract
31.01.2008
Preservice Teachers
Developing Preservice Literacy Teachers’ Observation Skills: Two Stories, Two Technologies
The purpose of this study is to tell two stories of two technologies (multimedia and video) used to help preservice literacy teachers develop systematic observation skills. These stories inc...
Abstract
28.01.2008
Instruction in Teacher Training
Mathematical sophistication among preservice elementary teachers
A web-based teacher resource was used to explore how elementary teachers apply mathematical definition, correct procedure error in arithmetic and make sense of a story requiring the multipli...
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
27.01.2008
Instruction in Teacher Training
Preparing Teachers to Support Struggling First-Grade Readers
The article provides a report to teacher educators, regarding early childhood literacy methods. The report analysis identifies specific word structures children should know by the end of fir...
Abstract
27.01.2008
Multiculturalism & Diversity
” We Are Multiculturalism": A Self-study of Faculty of Colour With Pre-service Teachers of Colour
This paper reports a self-study of three faculty of colour engaged in teaching a special summer session geared to recruiting people of colour to teaching. Given our past experiences in insti...
Abstract
26.01.2008
Teacher Educators
Slow Research Time and Fast Teaching Time: A collaborative self-study of a teacher educator's unexamined assumptions
This paper examines the processes whereby two researchers developed their knowledge in teaching a course for preservice teachers. The authors sought to explore the ways in which class assign...
Abstract
26.01.2008
Instruction in Teacher Training
Developing an Integrated Play-Based Pedagogy in Preservice Teacher Education: A self-study
This paper reports a self-study of developing an integrated play-based pedagogy in a preservice early childhood teacher education subject about play. It is framed by understandings of play i...
Abstract
24.01.2008
Trends in Teacher Education
Transforming Universal Design for Learning in Early Childhood Teacher Education from College Classroom to Early Childhood Classroom
The article describes studies regarding the application of Universal Design for Learning in early childhood education, which follows teachers from college classroom theory to practice as pre...
Abstract
24.01.2008
Multiculturalism & Diversity
Preservice Teachers' Perceptions of Culture in Early Care and Education Programs on a Native American Indian Reservation
The authors studied the perceptions of early childhood education preservice teachers versus in-service teachers regarding family and community culture on two Indian reservations in Montana. ...
Abstract
22.01.2008
Preservice Teachers
Investigating the Content and Sources of Teacher Candidates' Personal Practical Theories (PPTs)
The article reports on a study conducted to develop a model of categories of beliefs and their relationship to teachers' personal practical theories (PPTs). Since it is believed that such be...
Abstract
22.01.2008
Preservice Teachers
Early Childhood Education Students' Reflections: Volunteering after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita
The article describes reflections of student teacher volunteers in shelters, following hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The student teachers' comments showed their greater understanding of the ...
Abstract
14.01.2008
Instruction in Teacher Training
The Effectiveness of Jigsaw II on Prospective Elementary School Teachers
The article discusses a study regarding the use of Jigsaw II as a technique in cooperative learning among elementary school student teachers in Turkey. The study included a proficiency test...
Abstract
14.01.2008
Instruction in Teacher Training
The Influence of an Inclusive Education Course on Attitude Change of Pre-service Secondary Teachers in Hong Kong
Hong Kong has slowly shifted from insulating students with disabilities in special classrooms, to providing inclusive programs in regular classrooms. As a result, teacher education instituti...
Abstract
14.01.2008
Trends in Teacher Education
Intervening or Ignoring: Learning about teaching in new times
The article examined the dynamics and complexities of collaborative learning, Preservice teachers were asked to explore the complexities of pedagogy, working with others from different year ...
Abstract
09.01.2008
Preservice Teachers
Pre-service Teachers' Conceptions about Teaching and Learning: A closer look at Singapore cultural context
A study regarding conceptions about teaching and learning was conducted with 313 teacher education students in Singapore. The study identified two primary concepts: traditional and construc...
Abstract
09.01.2008
Preservice Teachers
Jordanian Pre-service Teachers' Perceptions of the Portfolio as a Reflective Learning Tool
The study explores the use of portfolios for teacher education students. Findings revealed that the portfolio provides pre-service teachers with productive learning experiences which help t...
Abstract
07.01.2008
Professional Development
Curriculum Making as Novice Professional Development: Practical Risk Taking as Learning in High-Stakes Times
This qualitative case study describes a university-based professional development program, which created an opportunity to examine three critical areas in education: management of relations...
Abstract
03.01.2008
Instruction in Teacher Training
Strategic Compromise a Student Teacher's Design of Kindergarten Mathematics Instruction in a High-Stakes Testing Climate
The article describes the compromises made by a preservice teacher in a low performing urban kindergarten setting. The article follows the preservice teacher's strategies of adapting the sc...
Abstract
02.01.2008
Instruction in Teacher Training
A Model for Preparing Special and General Education Preservice Teachers for Inclusive Education
The article describes the first year's implementation of a project, featuring an enhanced curriculum and field experience in inclusive classrooms. The initiative was developed by Northern ...
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
25.12.2007
Preservice Teachers
Curates' eggs? Secondary trainee teachers' experience of the Graduate Teacher Programme and the Postgraduate Certificate in Education
The article reviews teacher training programs and compares the level of training attained at university based and school based teacher certification programs. University students seem to val...
Abstract
17.12.2007
Research Methods
First-Timer's Impressions of Engaging in Action Research: A Case in Ethiopian Preservice Teacher Education
The article examines the insights gained by preservice teachers in Ethiopia, who conducted action research during their studies towards an education degree. The author (and research advisor)...
Abstract
11.12.2007
Trends in Teacher Education
All the right features: towards an 'architecture' for mentoring trainee teachers in UK further education colleges
The article examines strategies for the enhancement of effective mentoring of trainee teachers in UK colleges of higher education. The article emphasizes the high degree of importance given...
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