International Portal of Teacher Education

Keyword: Intervention
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
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
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...
Summary
23.02.2017
Teacher Educators
Teacher Educators’ Professional Development in Flanders: Practitioner Research as a Promising Strategy
The purpose of this paper is to explore a Flemish intervention designed to support teacher educators’ professional development in general, and teacher educators’ role as researchers in par...
Summary
14.12.2016
Mentoring & Supervision
The Effect of Mentor Intervention Style in Novice Entrepreneur Mentoring Relationships
The purpose of this study is to determine whether mentor intervention styles influence benefits gained by novice entrepreneurs through their mentoring relationship. Specifically, this study ...
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...
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...
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 ...
Summary
20.09.2015
Assessment & Evaluation
Predictors of Confidence and Competence Among Early Childhood Interventionists
The purpose of the study was to determine the particular preservice and in-service variables that best explained variations in the participants’ confidence and competence beliefs. The findin...
Abstract
30.07.2015
Theories & Approaches
Training Teachers in Evidence-Based Practice for Individuals With Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Review of the Literature
This article reviews 23 studies, where researchers experimentally evaluated training for teachers of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Authors summarized qualitative information ...
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...
Abstract
14.06.2015
Instruction in Teacher Training
Multicomponent Training of Teachers of Students With Severe Disabilities
This pilot study successfully demonstrated the efficiency, feasibility, and acceptability of a school-based Multicomponent training (MCT) strategy in the training of four teachers of student...
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
04.03.2015
Research Methods
Meta-Analysis With Complex Research Designs: Dealing With Dependence From Multiple Measures and Multiple Group Comparisons
This article summarizes the different approaches to handling dependence that have been advocated by methodologists. The authors present a case study using effect sizes from a recent meta-ana...
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...
Summary
30.09.2014
Research Methods
Consequential Research Designs in Research on Teacher Education
In this study, the authors explore educators’ experiences in a research design that adheres to collaboration with educators; in this case in a year-long formative intervention in the context...
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...
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
19.02.2014
Mentoring & Supervision
Effects of Coaching on Teachers’ Use of Function-Based Interventions for Students With Severe Disabilities
The present study used a delayed multiple-baseline across-participants design to analyze the effects of coaching on special education teachers’ implementation of function-based interventions...
Abstract
19.02.2014
Professional Development
Teacher Training Matters: The Results of a Multistate Survey of Secondary Special Educators Regarding Transition From School to Adulthood
The present study examined critical features of secondary special educator’s experiences with transition professional development to predict variables most likely to influence performance of...
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 ...
Summary
28.08.2013
Instruction in Teacher Training
Child-Centered Classroom Management
The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of a classroom-based child-centered elementary classroom management approach and compare and contrast a teacher-led approach using a vi...
Summary
26.08.2013
Research Methods
Design-Based Research: A Decade of Progress in Education Research?
In this article, the authors review the basic features of Design-based research (DBR). The authors describe the trends toward increasing its use, and highlight and analyze the most cited art...
Abstract
23.07.2013
Theories & Approaches
Students’ Interest in Social Studies and Negotiation Self-Efficacy: A Meta-Analysis of the GlobalEd Project
This meta-analysis study summarizes the effects of the GlobalEd Project on middle and high school students’ interest in social studies and negotiation self-efficacy. Meta-analytic evidence s...
Summary
01.05.2013
Beginning Teachers
Preparing Freshmen Teacher Candidates for Academia, Self-Regulation and Teaching: Effects of an Intervention Program
The authors examine the rationale and description of intervention workshops, Pla'ot (Hebrew acronym for Developing Academic Learning and Self-Regulation). The authors specifically examine th...
Abstract
28.04.2013
Research Methods
Enriching Action Research with the Narrative Approach and Activity Theory: Analyzing the Consequences of an Intervention in a Public Sector Hospital in Finland
The current study aims at contributing to the development of theory and methodology in the field of organizational intervention research. An empirical case is presented of a public-sector ho...
Abstract
24.04.2013
Professional Development
School-Based Teachers’ Professional Development through Technology-Enhanced Learning in Bangladesh
The authors present evidence to demonstrate how school-based technology-enhanced support systems impact on classroom practice and help teachers’ professional development. The authors conclud...
Abstract
24.03.2013
Preservice Teachers
Scientific Evidence as Content Knowledge: A Replication Study with English and Turkish Pre-service Primary Teachers
The current research reports a replication study in Turkey of an intervention originally carried out with pre-service primary teachers in England. The cohorts had different characteristics; ...
Summary
04.03.2013
Mentoring & Supervision
The Involvement of the University Community in Tutorial Action: A Case Study
In this article, the authors examine the degree of effectiveness in the application of the tutorial action programme at the University of Alicante. The results demonstrated that the tutorial...
Summary
19.12.2012
Theories & Approaches
Teaching as Sheltering: A Metaphorical Analysis of Sheltered Instruction for English Language Learners
Sheltered instruction is a form of content-based instruction (CBI), a large collection of pedagogical models which integrate the teaching of academic subject matter with the teaching of anot...
Abstract
28.11.2012
Instruction in Teacher Training
Promoting Teacher Scaffolding in Small-Group Work: A Contingency Perspective
The authors developed a professional development program (PDP) focusing on scaffolding. The PDP was based on a model of contingent teaching consisting of three steps: diagnostic strategies, ...
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
28.08.2012
Professional Development
Module‐Based Professional Development for Teachers: A Cost‐Effective Philippine Experiment
The current paper examines the impact of implementing module‐based professional development for teachers (MBPDT) in the Philippines. Findings revealed that the experimental group of teachers...
Summary
18.04.2012
Professional Development
Level Models of Continuing Professional Development Evaluation: A Grounded Review and Critique
The purpose of this article is to address the issue of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) evaluation in education. The paper focuses on what are often called ‘level’ models for eval...
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
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
10.10.2011
ICT & Teaching
The Impact of Immersive Virtual Reality on Educators’ Awareness of the Cognitive Experiences of Pupils with Dyslexia
The purpose of this study was to test the effectiveness of VR technology in enhancing the teacher’s knowledge and awareness of dyslexia, a phenomenon that is very difficult to explain. Eight...
Summary
07.10.2011
Research Methods
Measuring Authoritative Teaching
This article discusses the development of a measurement to investigate the improvement of teachers’ authoritative teaching. Furthermore, measurement of teachers’ self-reports of warmth and c...
Abstract
05.07.2011
Instruction in Teacher Training
The NELP Report on Shared Story Reading Interventions (Chapter 4): Extending the Story
The authors discuss the 19 individual studies included in chapter 4 of the report of the National Early Literacy Panel (NELP). The authors offer more nuanced conclusions than the report’s a...
Abstract
26.05.2011
Professional Development
Noticing Rapid and Profound Mathematics Teacher Change
In this paper, the author presents the results of research that highlights a different kind of change—a profound change that takes place very quickly. Based on the analysis of 42 cases of su...
Summary
13.03.2011
ICT & Teaching
Impact of Robotics and Geospatial Technology Interventions on Youth STEM Learning and Attitudes
The goal of this research was to examine the impact of robotics and geospatial technologies instruction on middle school students' learning and attitudes toward science, technology, engine...
Abstract
21.02.2011
Instruction in Teacher Training
Argument to Foster Scientific Literacy: A Review of Argument Interventions in K–12 Science Contexts
The current study of 54 articles from the research literature examines how argument interventions promote scientific literacy. Articles were classified across three domains to determine stru...
Summary
21.02.2011
Instruction in Teacher Training
The Effects of Vocabulary Intervention on Young Children’s Word Learning: A Meta-Analysis
This meta-analysis examines the effects of vocabulary interventions on pre-K and kindergarten children’s oral language development. Results indicated that children’s oral language developmen...
Summary
06.02.2011
Research Methods
A Design-Based Self-Study of the Development of Student Reflection in Teacher Education
The current article reports a self-study where a practitioner and colleagues scrutinize an intervention in teacher education. This research is located as self-study employing design-based me...
Summary
23.01.2011
Instruction in Teacher Training
Teaching Teachers to Use Prompts, Opportunities to Respond, and Specific Praise
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of PORT, an intervention comprising explicit training and performance feedback for teachers on implementation of three...
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
28.11.2010
Instruction in Teacher Training
Decoding Success: A Middle-Class Logic of Individual Advancement in a U.S. Suburb and High School
The article seeks to explain how students from middle-class to upper-middle-class communities continue to pull ahead of students from other backgrounds. A mixed-method ethnographic study tha...
Summary
26.10.2010
Teacher Education Programs
An Interdisciplinary Approach to Preparing Early Intervention Professionals: A University and Community Collaborative Initiative
The purpose of this article is to describe a university-community collaborative initiative that provided an interdisciplinary approach to personnel preparation. Twelve students from various ...
Abstract
05.09.2010
Mentoring & Supervision
Effects of an Autonomy-Supportive Intervention on Tutor Behaviors in a Higher Education Context
This study implemented a brief theory-driven autonomy-supportive intervention in university seminars and developed an observational checklist instrument to assess behavior change. Tutors who...
Summary
02.09.2010
Assessment & Evaluation
Data Literacy: Understanding Teachers' Data Use in a Context of Accountability and Response to Intervention
The purpose of this study is to understand the qualitatively different ways that current practicing teachers are using data to inform instruction. Nine elementary schools teachers participat...
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
15.08.2010
Instruction in Teacher Training
Teacher Learning on Problem-Solving Teams
Problem-solving teams address student difficulties. Teams comprised of teachers, specialists, and administrators identify the student problem, develop individualized interventions, and asses...
Abstract
25.05.2010
Instruction in Teacher Training
Meta-Analysis of the Effects of Early Education Interventions on Cognitive and Social Development
There is much current interest in the impact of early childhood education programs on preschoolers and, in particular, on the magnitude of cognitive and affective gains. To address this issu...
Abstract
12.01.2010
Trends in Teacher Education
Engaging with Issues of Emotionality in Mathematics Teacher Education for Social Justice
This paper focuses on the relationship between social justice, emotionality and mathematics teaching in the context of the education of prospective teachers of mathematics. An intervention w...
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...
Abstract
25.11.2009
Instruction in Teacher Training
An Exploration of the Use of Disruption as a Pedagogic Intervention
This article describes a journey of exploration in which the author takes a hitherto unexamined aspect of her teaching practice, the use of disruption, and subject it to interrogation. The j...
Abstract
25.11.2009
Research Methods
Teacher-Student Negotiation in an Action Research Project
In this article, a teacher action researcher describes how he investigated ways to enhance student engagement in the required reading. The article begins by setting research context in Greec...
Abstract
28.10.2009
Teacher Education Programs
Early Intervention Practice and Research in Ontario, Canada: Listening to the Field
The authors describe the political circumstances facing new graduates of early childhood education (ECE) training programs and the discrepancy between the ECE curriculum they are exposed to ...
Abstract
14.10.2009
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 the present study was to test an educational intervention designed to advance moral reasoning scores of undergraduate elementary and secondary education students. 94 undergrad...
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
20.05.2009
Instruction in Teacher Training
A Synthesis of Reading Interventions and Effects on Reading Comprehension Outcomes for Older Struggling Readers
The paper reports a synthesis of intervention studies conducted between 1994 and 2004 with older students (Grades 6-12) with reading difficulties. The authors extended the synthesis to inclu...
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
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
12.03.2009
Instruction in Teacher Training
The Effect of Scaffolded Vignette Instruction on Student Mastery of Subject Matter
Vignettes have long been used as a tool to model, teach, and research behavior and understanding. They also have been used to stimulate discussion and problem solving in learning situations....
Abstract
05.03.2009
Instruction in Teacher Training
Instructional Interventions Affecting Critical Thinking Skills and Dispositions: A Stage 1 Meta-Analysis
Critical thinking (CT), or the ability to engage in purposeful, self-regulatory judgment, is widely recognized as an important, even essential, skill. This article describes an ongoing meta-...
Abstract
05.03.2009
Theories & Approaches
The Effect of Family Literacy Interventions on Children's Acquisition of Reading From Kindergarten to Grade 3: A Meta-Analytic Review
The review focuses on intervention studies that tested whether parent-child reading activities would enhance children's acquisition of reading from kindergarten to Grade 3.The combined resul...
Abstract
09.03.2008
ICT & Teaching
Supporting Social Studies Reading Comprehension with an Electronic Pop-up Dictionary
This study investigated how middle school students’ comprehension was impacted by reading social studies texts online with a pop-up dictionary function for every word in the text. A quantita...
Abstract
24.01.2008
Trends in Teacher Education
What We Know about Integrating Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education Teacher Preparation Programs: A Review, a Reminder and a Request
In response to the dramatic changes in programs serving young children with all abilities and children with disabilities, the author has presented a review of research and rationale behind t...
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
30.12.2007
Research Methods
Action Research and Collaborative Research: Their Specific Contributions to Professional Development
This article claims that participative types of research contribute differently to professional development. Its intent is to explore the different contributions action research and collabor...
Abstract
18.12.2007
Multiculturalism & Diversity
The Cooperating Teacher I's : Effective Mid-Lesson Responses to Student Teachers' Critical Teaching Incidents
Ignore, intervene, interject, interact, interrupt and intercept are the 6 alternative I's used by experienced teachers as strategies, when lesson implementation becomes difficult. The strate...
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