International Portal of Teacher Education

Keyword: Initial teacher education
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10.01.2018
Multiculturalism & Diversity
Losing the Whole Child? A National Survey of Primary Education Training Provision for Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development
This study explores trainers’ approaches to organisation and delivery; levels of confidence in delivery; and wider views on the place of spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) in prima...
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10.01.2018
Teacher Education Programs
Making the Grade: Describing Inherent Requirements for the Initial Teacher Education Practicum*
This study examines the development, description, and illustration of inherent requirement (IR) statements in relation to the professional practice component of an initial teacher education ...
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18.10.2017
Multiculturalism & Diversity
Sexualities of Initial Teacher Education Applicants in the Republic of Ireland: Addressing the Hidden Dimension of Diversity in Teaching
The present paper examines initial teacher education (ITE) students’ sexual orientations and the intersections of students’ sexualities, socio-demographic backgrounds and career motivations....
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10.09.2017
Teacher Education Programs
Examining Professional Learning and the Preparation of Professionally Competent Teachers in Initial Teacher Education
The current paper reports a mixed-methods study showing the relationship between student teachers’ engagement with the practical and conceptual aspects of a Postgraduate Diploma in Education...
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14.05.2017
ICT & Teaching
#FramingFragmentsofThought - Exploring the Role of Social Media, in Developing Emergent Reflective Practitioners in Initial Teacher Training
This article explores Initial Teacher Training (ITT) undergraduates’ propensity to reflect upon professional practice through utilising social media networks [specifically Twitter] as a prof...
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28.11.2016
ICT & Teaching
The Development of an Implementation Model for ICT in Education: An Example of the Interaction of Affordances and Multimodality
This article explores issues staff and students in initial teacher education (ITE) organisations faced in implementing a series of information and communication technology (ICT) projects.To ...
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25.07.2016
Theories & Approaches
Teaching Assistants and Teacher Education in England: Meeting their Continuing Professional Development Needs
This article explores the role of teaching assistants in the training and assessment of primary initial teacher education students and considers their continuing professional development )CP...
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18.07.2016
Theories & Approaches
The Preparation of Highly Motivated and Professionally Competent Teachers in Initial Teacher Education
This study examines the relationship between different types of teaching motivation and (1) various facets of professional competence and (2) planned engagement in future teaching. The fin...
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11.11.2015
Mentoring & Supervision
Extending the Mentor Role in Initial Teacher Education: Embracing Social Justice
The purpose of this article is to explore how mentors can act as change agents for social justice. It examines mentors’ roles in initial teacher education in the lifelong learning sector (LL...
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01.09.2015
Theories & Approaches
Bridging the Teacher/Researcher Divide: Master’s-Level Work in Initial Teacher Education
This article argues that induction into research techniques as a means of exploring practical challenges can lead to knowledge production and ownership. Its explicit aim is to introduce stud...
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10.06.2015
Mentoring & Supervision
Getting Beyond “Gut Feeling”: Understanding How Mentors Judge Readiness to Teach
Three research instruments were designed to explore how mentors judge readiness to teach during final practicum placements. This article describes the three instruments. It discusses how the...
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06.10.2014
Beginning Teachers
Newly Qualified Teachers’ Reflections on the Quality of Initial Teacher Education in the Republic of Ireland
This article discusses the impact of initial teacher education )ITE) on teachers’ professional experiences around the classroom teaching and interpersonal relationships with colleagues and p...
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17.06.2014
Instruction in Teacher Training
Modelling in Initial Teacher Education (ITE): Reflections on the Engagement of Student Teachers with Cooperative Learning in ITE
The participants were experientially trained in cooperative learning approaches through modelling by their tutor for the Pedagogy and Curriculum module of the course. This study examines whe...
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26.05.2011
Theories & Approaches
Challenges to ITE Research in Conditions of Complexity
This article draws on the Scottish experience of undertaking research as part of the reforming process of an undergraduate program in initial teacher education. The article examines the trip...
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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 ...
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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...
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02.03.2009
Teacher Education Programs
Alternate Routes in Initial Teacher Education: A Critical Review of the Research and Policy Implications for Hong Kong
The authors use Hong Kong's policy on initial teacher training as a case study of the interplay between international trends and local policy. Traditionally initial teacher preparation in mo...
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12.02.2009
Teacher Education Programs
Is Small Beautiful? Policy-Making in Teacher Education in Scotland
This article investigates the extent to which political devolution has influenced the nature of education policy-making in Scotland. The article uses initial teacher education and early prof...
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12.02.2009
Teacher Education Programs
Partnership, Policy and Politics: Initial Teacher Education in England under New Labour
In this article, the authors focus on the way in which politics and policy have impacted on one of the defining features of teacher education provision in England - that of 'partnership'. In...
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21.01.2009
Trends in Teacher Education
Exploring Diversity through Ethos in Initial Teacher Education
This paper considers whether there is value in introducing student teachers to schools of different ethos as part of their initial teacher education. A 2-year study of undergraduate post-pri...
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19.01.2009
Trends in Teacher Education
Alternative Placements in Initial Teacher Education: An Evaluation
The paper evaluates a programme of short alternative placements for final-year B.Ed. students in Northern Ireland. This programme aims to broaden student teachers’ experience and develop t...
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12.01.2009
Mentoring & Supervision
Towards A Pedagogy of Mentor Education
The paper explores how the London Providers Mentoring Group, a community of practice adopting an 'inquiry as stance' philosophy, has worked towards a pedagogy of mentor education. The paper ...
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12.01.2009
Professional Development
Mentoring: A Practice Developed in Community?
Some mentors while part of school communities might be seen as discharging their mentoring responsibilities in a relatively isolated manner. This study seeks to develop an understanding of h...
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01.04.2008
Research Methods
Action research in initial teacher education: an explorative study
The aim of the study was to describe students' and teacher educators' practical experience with action research and to identify a number of special points for consideration (opportunities an...
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07.01.2008
Research Methods
Teachers and Teacher Trainees As Classroom Researchers: Beyond Utopia?
In Flanders, action research as a means of enhancing quality in initial teacher training and in teaching practice is not as widespread as in some of the neighbouring countries. In this artic...
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