International Portal of Teacher Education

Keyword: Preservice teacher education
Summary
17.09.2017
Mentoring & Supervision
Teacher Involvement in Pre-service Teacher Education
This article examined the involvement of in-service teachers in teacher education programs. Specifically, the author asked: 1. in what ways have in-service teachers been involved in pre-serv...
Summary
13.09.2017
Teacher Education Programs
Accelerated Training for Applicants Seeking a Second-Career in Teaching
Two facts should be considered by those concerned with the teaching workforce in Israel. The first is that the profession does not attract "the best and the brightest" needed for education i...
Summary
13.09.2017
Multiculturalism & Diversity
Joining the Dots between Teacher Education and Widening Participation in Higher Education
This article examines the barriers to accessing teacher education for students from excluded groups both theoretically and in practice – using two examples: one in the North West of England ...
Abstract
13.08.2017
Theories & Approaches
Using Vygotsky’s Zone of Proximal Development to Propose and Test an Explanatory Model for Conceptualising Coteaching in Pre-service Science Teacher Education
In this study, coteaching between pre-service and in-service teachers is used to lessen the gap between theory and practice, to develop reflective practice and to develop pedagogical content...
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...
Abstract
07.06.2017
Preservice Teachers
A Review of Research on Prospective Teachers’ Learning About Children’s Mathematical Thinking and Cultural Funds of Knowledge
This review focuses on research related to how prospective teachers (PSTs) learn to connect to children’s mathematical thinking (CMT) and children’s cultural funds of knowledge (CFoK) in ma...
Abstract
05.12.2016
Trends in Teacher Education
Primary Teacher Education in England: 40 Years On
This paper examines the relationship between pre-service teacher education (ITE) for primary schooling and primary teaching in England between 1974 and 2014. It also explores the ‘fitness of...
Abstract
04.12.2016
Mentoring & Supervision
Maximizing the Potential of Mentoring: A Framework for Pre-service Teacher Education
In this article, the authors examine mentoring in the pre-service teacher education context by proposing a theoretically based framework for mentoring in this context.
Abstract
31.08.2016
Instruction in Teacher Training
Preservice Teacher Education Benchmarking a Standalone Ed Tech Course in Preparation for Change
The authors conducted this benchmarking study of the standalone course to determine the successful lessons and practices that should be incorporated into the new program design, in which edu...
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
18.11.2015
Beginning Teachers
The Impact of Preservice Preparation and Early Career Support on Novice Teachers’ Career Intentions and Decisions
In this study, the authors examined the direct effects of preservice preparation quality and early career support as well as potential moderating effects of early career support on the caree...
Abstract
03.08.2015
Multiculturalism & Diversity
Getting into the Zone: Cases of Student-Centered Multicultural Literacy Teacher Education
The goal of this article is to report a preliminary work on student-centered teacher preparation to promote school success among culturally and linguistically diverse learners. The authors b...
Summary
08.02.2015
ICT & Teaching
Five-Picture Charades: A Flexible Model for Technology Training in Digital Media Tools and Teaching Strategies
This article presents Five-Picture Charades, an instructional activity designed to introduce preservice and in-service teachers to the technical and pedagogical uses of digital images in the...
Abstract
20.01.2015
Mentoring & Supervision
The Genesis of Mentors’ Professional and Personal Knowledge about Teaching: Perspectives from the Republic of Ireland
This paper investigates the sources of mentors’ knowledge about teaching. The findings reveal that mentors’ knowledge about teaching is practice orientated and emerges from their professiona...
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
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
22.12.2014
Theories & Approaches
Back to the Future: Do Lessons from Finland Point the Way to a Return to Model Schools for Northern Ireland?
This article examines the school-based element of initial teacher education (ITE( and the ways in which it contributes to the professional learning of student teachers in university in Finla...
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
19.10.2014
Theories & Approaches
A Bourdieuian Analysis of Teachers’ Changing Dispositions towards Social Justice: The Limitations of Practicum Placements in Pre-service Teacher Education
The current paper illustrates and theorises change in two Australian teachers’ dispositions towards social justice over time from a Bourdieuian perspective. The interviews with the two parti...
Summary
29.09.2014
Mentoring & Supervision
Idiographic Roles of Cooperating Teachers as Mentors in Pre-service Distance Teacher Education
The purpose of this study is to investigate the idiographic roles of mentors who supervise student teachers in distance-learning pre-service teacher education programs during practicum. The ...
Summary
14.07.2014
Theories & Approaches
Australian Early Childhood Educators: From Government Policy to University Practice
The current article provides an overview of the Australian Federal Government initiatives in the area of early childhood with regard to the provision of early childhood education and care. R...
Abstract
24.06.2014
ICT & Teaching
Integration of Technology in Elementary Pre-Service Teacher Education: An Examination of Mathematics Methods Courses
This article describes the answers of 204 instructors of elementary mathematics methods courses, who completed a survey assessing the extent to which they stay informed about research relate...
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...
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 ...
Abstract
26.05.2014
ICT & Teaching
The Affordance of Blogging on Establishing Communities of Practice in a Pre-Service Elementary Teacher Education Program
The current study examines the affordances of blogging on establishing communities of practice within an elementary teacher education program. The authors examined pre-service teacher parti...
Summary
25.05.2014
Instruction in Teacher Training
Open Guided Inquiry Laboratory in Physics Teacher Education
This study has investigated the use of an open guided inquiry laboratory course in which a group of pre-service teachers planned and implemented practical work for school purposes. The resul...
Summary
13.04.2014
Instruction in Teacher Training
Who Teaches Mathematics Content Courses for Prospective Elementary Teachers in the United States? Results of a National Survey
The goal of this research was to answer the question, ‘‘Who teaches mathematics content courses for prospective elementary teachers at colleges and universities in the United States, and wha...
Summary
02.04.2014
Beginning Teachers
Why New Mathematics Teachers Do or Don’t Use Practices Emphasized in their Credential Program
This study investigated the factors that credential program's graduates perceived to support or impede their implementation of certain university-taught practices. The participants were 19 g...
Abstract
19.02.2014
Teacher Education Programs
Improved Lesson Planning With Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
This study presents a comparison of lesson plans by teacher candidates in a teacher preparation program before and after universal design for learning (UDL) training. After training, 45 tea...
Summary
10.02.2014
Beginning Teachers
Learning to Plan, Planning to Learn: The Developing Expertise of Beginning Teachers
This article focuses on what beginning teachers learned about planning; the nature of that planning; and the development of their awareness as to what planning could and could not achieve. T...
Summary
14.01.2014
Teacher Education Programs
On the Affective Challenges of Developing a Pedagogy of Teacher Education
The purpose of this study was to examine the various representations of the author's development as a beginning teacher educator offered through his methodology of self-study through narrati...
Summary
01.01.2014
Theories & Approaches
The Role of Opportunity to Learn in Teacher Preparation: An International Context
The present article set out to examine the issue of whether opportunity to learn (OTL) was related to mathematics and mathematics pedagogy knowledge for future middle school mathematics teac...
Abstract
22.12.2013
Instruction in Teacher Training
Preparing Educators to Partner with Families
This study focuses on current efforts underway in one western US state to prepare educators’ for meaningful participation with families. The participants were Directors and faculty from 43 a...
Abstract
22.12.2013
Instruction in Teacher Training
Educating Preservice Teachers for Family, School, and Community Engagement
The current review of literature examines efforts in higher education to address family engagement and the impact of various pedagogical approaches on preservice teachers. The findings revea...
Abstract
15.12.2013
Preservice Teachers
Teaching Anxieties Revealed: Pre-service Elementary Teachers’ Reflections on their Mathematics Teaching Experiences
The current study analyzed pre-service teachers’ reflections at the conclusion of an elementary mathematics field experience. The authors were interested to determine common themes surroundi...
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
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
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...
Summary
24.07.2013
Teacher Education Programs
How Deeply and how Well? How Ready to Teach Mathematics after a One-Year Program?
The purpose of this article is twofold. Firstly, to examine the pre-service teachers’ knowledge of mathematical content, and the effectiveness of a pre-service mathematics curriculum subject...
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...
Abstract
17.07.2013
ICT & Teaching
Identifying Evidence of Reflective Ability in Preservice Teacher Electronic Portfolios
Results of this study identified evidence markers that characterize reflection in preservice teacher electronic portfoliosThe author describes how the school of education faculty members ide...
Abstract
16.07.2013
ICT & Teaching
Effectiveness and Impact of Technology-Enabled Project-Based Learning with the Use of Process Prompts in Teacher Education
The authors investigated the effectiveness and impacts of process prompts on students’ learning and computer self-efficacy within the technology-enabled project-based learning (PBL) context ...
Abstract
15.07.2013
Instruction in Teacher Training
Using a Computerized Classroom Simulation to Prepare Pre-Service Teachers
The main purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of simSchool in improving participants’ scores in teacher preparation and attitudes toward inclusion. Findings revealed that s...
Abstract
15.07.2013
ICT & Teaching
Designing Applets that Instantiate Effective Mathematics Pedagogy
The authors describe reflections from two cycles of developmental research that involved creating and refining a series of computer-based applets for reasoning about the relative magnitude o...
Summary
09.07.2013
Theories & Approaches
Teacher education reform and challenges in Norway
Teacher education in Norway is nationally regulated and is currently undergoing extensive changes. The authors outline the various education routes for teachers and some of the ongoing work ...
Summary
02.07.2013
Assessment & Evaluation
Predicting Performance: A Comparison of University Supervisors’ Predictions and Teacher Candidates’ Scores on a Teaching Performance Assessment
The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between university supervisors’ predictions and teacher candidates’ performance on a summative assessment based on a capstone teachin...
Abstract
25.06.2013
Preservice Teachers
The Performance of Reflection: A Grounded Analysis of Prospective Teachers’ ePortfolios
The authors report on a grounded theory analysis of prospective teachers’ online reflections in an ePortfolio system. Results indicate that prospective teachers tend to showcase or “sunshine...
Abstract
25.06.2013
ICT & Teaching
Increasing Student Interaction Online: A Review of the Literature in Teacher Education Programs
The authors examined the role of student interaction in an online environment and implications for course development and online instruction. The authors describe interaction in three ways: ...
Summary
08.05.2013
Beginning Teachers
Evaluating Modes of Teacher Preparation: A Comparison of Face-to-Face and Remote Observations of Graduate Interns
This study compared between two modes of teaching observations: face-to-face observations and synchronous remote observations of graduate interns in a southern university at USA. The authors...
Summary
18.04.2013
Trends in Teacher Education
A Practice Turn for Teacher Education?
The author argues that a (re)turn to a focus on ‘practice’ in initial teacher education programs might allow teacher educators to start to relate and integrate the experience that their stud...
Summary
03.04.2013
Beginning Teachers
Beginning Teacher Standards for Physical Education: Promoting A Democratic Ideal?
This article investigates teacher educators’ perspectives on the purposes, benefits and drawbacks of adopting a subject-specific standards-based approach in Physical Education Teacher Educat...
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; ...
Abstract
20.03.2013
Teacher Education Programs
Everyday Life and Everyday Learning: The Ways in which Pre-service Teacher Education Curriculum Can Encourage Personal Dimensions of Teacher Identity
This paper presents and discusses the findings of a research project. The project's main objective is to identify curriculum components that promote personal development as a nuclear part of...
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
ICT & Teaching
Student Response Systems in the College Classroom: An Investigation of Short-term, Intermediate, and Long-term Recall of Facts
The author investigated the effects of student response system (SRS) use during lecture-style instruction on short-term, intermediate, and long-term retention of facts in an undergraduate te...
Summary
06.02.2013
Teacher Education Programs
Curriculum of Initial Teacher Education in Portugal: New Contexts, Old Problems
The current article examines the major trends in the recent ITE curriculum in the Portuguese context, as a consequence of the Bologna process, which has been in place in European universitie...
Summary
06.02.2013
Theories & Approaches
Teacher Education in Canada
This article provides a brief overview of Canadian pre-service teacher education. The article also outlines some issues and factors facing and influencing these teacher education programmes,...
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
Helping Trainee Teachers Realize the Potential of Information and Communication Technology: A Case Study from Scottish History
This article examines how trainee teacher used Information and Communication Technology to enhance their students' learning. The article focuses on teaching history education in Scotland thr...
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
15.01.2013
Trends in Teacher Education
Current Issues in Teacher Education: 2006-2009
This study was aimed to examine the current issues published between January 2006 and December 2009 in three leading journals in teacher education. A research team selected three journals: t...
Abstract
25.12.2012
Instruction in Teacher Training
Co-constructing Imaginative Spaces: Public Art in Pre-service Teacher Education
This article explores the potential of public art pedagogy to co-construct imaginative spaces in pre-service teacher education. Based upon a collaborative venture between two professors and ...
Summary
04.12.2012
Instruction in Teacher Training
The Nature of the Relationship between Teaching Concerns and Sense of Efficacy
This study aimed to explore the relationship between student teachers’ sense of efficacy and their teaching concerns. The participants were three hundred and thirty-nine prospective teachers...
Abstract
28.11.2012
Beginning Teachers
We Learned All About That in College”: The Role of Teacher Preparation in Novice Kindergarten/Primary Teachers' Practice
The current case study reports how 5 first-year kindergarten/primary teachers utilized knowledge and skills from their teacher preparation program as a means of approaching curricular decisi...
Abstract
27.11.2012
Beginning Teachers
Beginning Teachers as Enquirers: M-Level Work in Initial Teacher Education
This paper presents a study of how practitioner-based enquiry was embedded in an initial teacher education programme; the reasons for this; and the purposes of the strategy, which raised the...
Abstract
27.09.2012
Instruction in Teacher Training
Inhabiting The ‘Tragic Gap’: Pre-service Teachers Practicing Racial Literacy
Set in the context of a teacher education program, this study examined how three White pre-service teachers participate in book club discussions of children’s literature. The analysis illust...
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
Teacher Education Programs
Combining Family Centeredness and Diversity in Early Childhood Teacher Training Programs
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of a master's-level course designed to integrate instruction in family-centered care and diversity responsiveness. The authors aim to...
Abstract
27.09.2012
Instruction in Teacher Training
Promoting Reflection in Teacher Preparation Programs: A Multilevel Model
This article describes the development of a three-level model of reflection for preservice students. The scaffold levels include technical reflection involving a critique of lesson developme...
Abstract
27.09.2012
Theories & Approaches
A Typological Approach to Investigate the Teaching Career Decision: Motivations and Beliefs about Teaching of Prospective Teacher Candidates
In this study, the authors examined three typologies of teachers about motivations and beliefs. The participants were prospective teachers enrolled in a teacher education program in the U.S....
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...
Abstract
30.07.2012
Theories & Approaches
Developing Sociopolitical Consciousness at Freedom Schools: Implications for Culturally Responsive Teacher Preparation
This paper describes the programmatic ways in which the Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools® program develops culturally responsive teaching practices amongst its summer interns, particu...
Abstract
30.07.2012
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
Theories & Approaches
Rethinking the Use of Video in Teacher Education: A Holistic Approach
Video case studies are commonly used in teacher training programmes, usually to develop one specific area of competence. This study examines how to effectively use videos to guide student-te...
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...
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
22.04.2012
Professional Development
Building Family Partnerships: The Journey From Preservice Preparation to Classroom Practice
The current study reports the relationship of an undergraduate course in family and community relations to the teaching practices of 1st-, 2nd-, and 3rd-year elementary and early childhood e...
Abstract
22.02.2012
Preservice Teachers
Stakeholders’ Perspectives of the Nature and Role of Assessment during Practicum
This article focuses on the assessment of student teachers during practicum. The study is contextualised in an Australian pre-service teacher education program in which practicum has been ...
Abstract
16.02.2012
Beginning Teachers
Interns’ Use of Video Cases to Problematize Their Practice: Crash, Burn and (Maybe) Learn
In this article, the authors explore the following question: To what extent and in what ways does constructing a video case of their own discussion-based teaching help interns reflect on the...
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 ...
Abstract
08.02.2012
ICT & Teaching
Learning about Urban Ecology Through the use of Visualization and Geospatial Technologies
In this article, the authors report on the successes and challenges of integrating their ITEST projects into one particular pre-service teacher education course designed for students from a ...
Summary
17.01.2012
ICT & Teaching
Copying Right and Copying Wrong with Web 2.0 Tools in the Teacher Education and Communications Classrooms
Understanding copyright as it impacts online communication and publishing with Web 2.0 tools on open access networks must become an important part of literacy and communication education in ...
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...
Summary
16.01.2012
ICT & Teaching
Making Sure What You See is What You Get: Digital Video Technology and the Preparation of Teachers of Elementary Science
The purpose of this paper is to identify the challenges and discuss the opportunities of incorporating digital video technology into the research on preservice science teacher education. The...
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
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 ...
Abstract
20.12.2011
Preservice Teachers
Learning Strategies and Learning-related Emotions among Teacher Trainees
This article examines the learning strategies and learning-related emotions of German teacher trainees. Characteristics of German teacher trainees are identified through comparisons with Ger...
Abstract
15.12.2011
Teacher Education Programs
Institutional Separation in Schools of Education: Understanding the Functions of Space in General and Special Education Teacher Preparation
This spatial study is aimed to understand the function space play in a combined credential program in the US in helping or hindering the program’s inclusive mission. The study examines how p...
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 ...
Summary
13.12.2011
Preservice Teachers
Pre-service Primary Education Teachers’ Changing Attitudes towards Teaching: A Longitudinal Study
The purpose of this study was to determine the longitudinal changes in the attitudes of pre-service primary education teachers towards teaching as they progressed through training. The findi...
Abstract
06.12.2011
Mentoring & Supervision
Hidden Labor in the Mentoring of Pre-service Teachers: Notes from a Mentor Teacher Advisory Council
The present paper argues that the lack of attention to mentoring in teacher education reflects Marx’s notion of hidden labor in economic systems. The article draws on discussions from an Am...
Abstract
06.12.2011
Multiculturalism & Diversity
What Do Secondary Trainee Teachers Say about Teaching as A Profession of their “Choice” in Malawi?
The current study is concerned with the recruitment of secondary teachers in Malawi. Trainee teachers’ dispositions are central to recruitment and retention within the teaching profession. T...
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
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
24.10.2011
Assessment & Evaluation
So NOT Amazing! Teach For America Corps Members’ Evaluation of the First Semester of Their Teacher Preparation Program
The purposes of this study were (1) to explore the aforementioned differences in quality ratings of courses and instructors and (2) to examine what items on the student evaluation instrument...
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
27.09.2011
Professional Development
“Where Else Would We Teach?”: Portraits of Two Teachers in the Rural South
In this article, the authors inquire into two novice teachers’ perspectives on teaching in rural schools in the southeastern United States. Drawing on narrative portraiture, the authors see...
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...
Summary
14.09.2011
Teacher Education Programs
Building a Pathway of Optimal Support for English Language Learners in Special Education
The current article delineates the many problems experienced by English language learners (ELLs) students within special education. The article also describes a set of preservice modules tha...
Summary
23.08.2011
ICT & Teaching
Using Videoconferencing Technology to Enhance Classroom Observation Methodology for the Instruction of Preservice Early Childhood Professionals
This study describes a project which its purpose was to test a technologically enhanced approach to the classroom instruction of preservice teachers and pre-professional daycare providers to...
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...
Summary
23.08.2011
Instruction in Teacher Training
Constructing Videocases to Help Novices Learn to Facilitate Discussions in Science and English: How Does Subject Matter Matter?
In this study, the authors explored preservice teacher’s beliefs about conducting discussions and the potential of videocase construction for supporting teacher learning by investigating the...
Abstract
26.07.2011
ICT & Teaching
‘Bringing Theory to Life’: Findings from an Evaluation of the Use of Interactive Video within an Initial Teacher Preparation Programme
The current article describes an evaluation of a project in England. The project used the internet to link a university teacher education faculty with local partner schools in which remotely...
Abstract
05.07.2011
Teacher Education Programs
A Fundamental Partnership: The Experiences of Practising Teachers as Lecturers in a Pre-service Teacher Education Programme
This article reports an evaluation of an innovative university-school partnership in which teacher practitioners work as university lecturers in a regional Australian pre-service teacher edu...
Summary
05.07.2011
Teacher Education Programs
What Teacher Preparation Programs Can Do to Better Prepare Teachers to Meet the Challenges of Educating Students Living in Poverty
This article highlights the fact that some social issues are excluded from the teacher preparation curriculum. The author argues that if any educational reforms are to be enacted to provide ...
Abstract
18.06.2011
Professional Development
Transitioning to the Classroom: Reflections of Second-Career Teachers during the Induction Year
The purpose of this study was to examine the teaching beliefs that post-baccalaureate students brought into a graduate level teacher certification program. Furthermore, the study explored th...
Abstract
13.06.2011
Mentoring & Supervision
Care, Thoughtfulness, and Tact: A Conceptual Framework for University Supervisors
This article provides a conceptual framework for university supervisors. The author uses care, thoughtfulness, and tact as a conceptual framework. The author argues for an interactive and re...
Abstract
13.06.2011
Teacher Education Programs
Authentic Arts-Based Learning in Teacher Education: A Musical Theatre Experience
In this article, the authors bring together the fields of teacher education, authentic learning, and arts-based learning to articulate a means of enhancing pre-service programs. Specifically...
Abstract
13.06.2011
Theories & Approaches
When You've Only Got One Class, One Chance: Acquiring Sociocultural Knowledge Using Eclectic Case Pedagogy
This article describes the creation of an eclectic case pedagogy. This pedagogy is based on case-based methods, sociocultural learning theory and visual studies successfully used in a univer...
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
Teaching for Application: A Model for Assisting Pre-Service Teachers With Technology Integration
This article presents a technology integration model designed to assist pre-service teachers to learn meaningful uses of technology in K-12 classrooms. The authors define five essential char...
Abstract
13.06.2011
Instruction in Teacher Training
Teaching Knowledge and Teacher Competencies: A Case Study of Turkish Preservice English Teachers
This study examined the relationship between preservice teachers' teaching knowledge and self-rating of competencies and their practicum experience. The participants of this study are fourth...
Summary
29.05.2011
Theories & Approaches
Shifting Conceptualisations of Knowledge and Learning in Initial Teacher Education in Aotearoa/New Zealand
This article reports on the research project 'Shifting conceptualisations of knowledge and learning in the integration of the new New Zealand Curriculum (NZC) in initial and continuing teach...
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
17.04.2011
Beginning Teachers
Teacher Education and the Choice to Enter the Teaching Profession: A Prospective Study
The purpose of this two-wave survey study was to test a hypothetical model of teacher education graduates’ decisions about whether or not to take a teaching position upon graduation. The mod...
Summary
17.04.2011
Teacher Education Programs
Social Justice and School Linkages in Teacher Education Programmes
A socially just society is one in which all people are accorded equal worth and opportunity. It is a society incompatible with any form of prejudice or discrimination based on race, class, g...
Abstract
14.04.2011
Preservice Teachers
Student Teachers’ Professional Identity
This article presents the findings of a study which examines the professional identity of 45 student teachers. The students described their personal experiences in teaching their own subjec...
Abstract
12.04.2011
Teacher Education Programs
Competence-Based Teacher Education: Illusion or Reality? An Assessment of the Implementation Status in Flanders from Teachers’ and Students’ Points of View
This study examines whether teacher education institutions in Flanders have succeeded to implement competences in teacher education programs. An online survey inquiry was set up in eight ele...
Summary
12.04.2011
Beginning Teachers
Perception of Teacher Education and Professional Identity among Novice Teachers
The current study presents perceptions of student teachers during their internship period, regarding various aspects of teaching and components of the teacher education program they were abo...
Abstract
04.04.2011
Teacher Education Programs
The Initial Training of Teachers to Teach Children with Special Educational Needs: A National Survey of English Post Graduate Certificate of Education Programmes
This article outlines initial training in England within an international context. The paper then reports findings of a recent national survey of Programme directors and subject tutors of Po...
Abstract
04.04.2011
Theories & Approaches
Factors Influencing Teaching Choice, Professional Plans about Teaching, and Future Time Perspective: A Mediational Analysis
The purpose of this study was to examine the mediating role of prospective English teachers’ future time perspectives in relation to their motivations for teaching, beliefs about the profess...
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
Beginning Teachers
Using Possible-selves Theory to Understand the Identity Development of New Teachers
This article draws on possible-selves theory to describe how future-oriented thought provides identity-relevant information and motivation to pursue self-relevant goals. The authors analyzed...
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
22.03.2011
Professional Development
Professional Experience Reform in China: Key Issues and Challenges
The Chinese Ministry of Education proposed recently reforms in professional experience for pre-service teachers. The current study explores the attitudes of teacher educators in China toward...
Abstract
17.03.2011
Preservice Teachers
Expectations of A Pre-service Teacher: Implications of Encountering the Unexpected
In this article, the author examines the expectations of a group of site-based teacher educators. Each of these teacher educators attempted to support a pre-service teacher who struggled to...
Summary
09.03.2011
ICT & Teaching
Teacher Candidate Responses to Digital Games: 21st-Century Skills Development
This article reports reactions of candidates while learning and teaching with digital games. The authors examined participants' oral and written comments to determine the identification of (...
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
Mentoring & Supervision
Using Coaching to Improve the Fidelity of Evidence-Based Practices: A Review of Studies
The goal of this review was to summarize studies that examined the effects of coaching on improvements in preservice and in-service teachers' implementation of evidence-based practices...
Summary
23.01.2011
Instruction in Teacher Training
Undressing as Normal: The Impact of Coming Out in Class
This auto-ethnographic narrative presents the experiences of a teacher educator who came out to his preservice teachers. The author claims that preservice teachers need to understand the bel...
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
02.01.2011
ICT & Teaching
Equipping the Next Generation of Teachers: Technology Preparation and Practice
This study aims to understand the differences that exist among programs of study and institutions of varying demographic characteristics in regards to teacher preparation in technology use. ...
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
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
24.10.2010
ICT & Teaching
(Re)Anchored, Video-Centered Engagement: The Transferability of Preservice Training to Practice
This study examines the implementation of (re)anchored videos, which serve as short video engagements. The study also examines the transfer of preservice content, pedagogy, and video techno...
Abstract
12.10.2010
Trends in Teacher Education
Broadening Our Sights: Internationalizing Teacher Education for A Global Arena
This paper represents the collaborative efforts of two college faculty, one in the USA and one in Australia, exploring notions of internationalization of colleges of education and research o...
Abstract
12.10.2010
Trends in Teacher Education
Calling for Action within the Teaching Profession: It Is Time to Internationalize Teacher Education
The authors claim that teacher educators should open the world to students through international experience and integrating a global perspective throughout the curriculum. In conclusion, the...
Abstract
12.10.2010
Instruction in Teacher Training
Preparing Preservice English Teachers and School Counselor Interns for Future Collaboration
In this paper, the authors present their efforts in creating a collaborative class for preservice English teachers and school counselor interns. The authors focus on the university preparati...
Summary
12.10.2010
Instruction in Teacher Training
The University's Role in Preparing Teachers for Urban Schools
This article describes a university-school partnership which was formed to develop a community-based model (CBM) of teacher preparation that placed pre-service teachers in urban schools for ...
Abstract
10.10.2010
Trends in Teacher Education
International Education in Higher Education: A Developing Process of Engagement in Teacher Preparation Programs
The current article provides a brief discussion of the contextual need for global perspectives in teacher preparation programs for preparing teachers to acquire global perspectives. The pape...
Abstract
27.09.2010
Teacher Education Programs
Impoverishing Experience: The Problem of Teacher Education in England
Pre-service teacher education in England has been essentially school-based since 1992. The current paper offers a critique of this design from the perspective of a practitioner and researche...
Abstract
27.09.2010
Theories & Approaches
A Freirean Critique of the Competence Model of Teacher Education, Focusing on the Standards for Qualified Teacher Status in England
This article presents a radical critique of the competence-driven initial teacher education (ITE) paradigm. The critique focuses on the official standards for qualified teacher status in Eng...
Abstract
19.09.2010
Teacher Education Programs
English as an Additional Language and Initial Teacher Education: Views and Experiences from Northern Ireland
This article addresses training for teaching English as an Additional Language (EAL) at initial teacher education (ITE) level in Northern Ireland. 15 primary and post-primary teachers partic...
Summary
19.09.2010
Preservice Teachers
'Teaching Could Be a Fantastic Job but …': Three Stories of Student Teacher Withdrawal from Initial Teacher Preparation Programmes in England
This article presents new findings that focus on the experiences of three (ex-)student teachers who did not complete their ITP. Having conducted in-depth interviews, the authors attempt to u...
Abstract
05.09.2010
Theories & Approaches
The Socratic Dialogue and Teacher Education
This paper argues that the Socratic Dialogue in the Nelson and Heckmann tradition will prove a considerable contribution in training teachers. A review of the literature and empirical resear...
Abstract
02.09.2010
Assessment & Evaluation
Assessment by Interview and Portfolio in a Graduate School Program
Assessment plays an integral role in teaching and learning in higher education and teachers have a strong interest in debates and commentaries on assessment as and for learning. This article...
Summary
29.08.2010
Teacher Educators
Culturally Responsive Training of Teacher Educators
In this article, the author discusses the professional literature on culturally responsive higher education training. The author focuses on the intended outcomes of professional development,...
Summary
29.08.2010
Instruction in Teacher Training
Engaging the Self in Teacher Education: Critical Self-Narratives and the Creation of Educational Communities
In this paper, the author examines taken-for-granted teacher education practices. Furthermore, the author also challenges the deficit model of instruction, which views future teachers as non...
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
17.08.2010
Theories & Approaches
“Relocating the Personal” to Engender Critically Reflective Practice in Pre-service Literacy Teachers
This case study mapped candidates' responses to a pre-service literacy course. The course was designed with the intent of promoting critical reflection and complex understandings of literacy...
Abstract
17.08.2010
Instruction in Teacher Training
Research on Peer Coaching in Preservice Teacher Education – A Review of Literature
This study reviewed eight studies. The goals of this study were two-fold: (i) to identify similarities and differences of peer coaching and (ii) to examine its feasibility and challenges in...
Summary
25.07.2010
Preservice Teachers
‘Teach as You Preach’: The Effects of Student-Centred versus Lecture-Based Teaching on Student Teachers’ Approaches to Teaching
This study explores the effects of teaching and learning environments on student teachers’ approaches to teaching. The study also compares a lecture-based setting to a student-activating tea...
Summary
18.07.2010
Instruction in Teacher Training
Aggressive and Tender Navigations: Teacher Educators Confront Whiteness in Their Practice
This article describes three teacher educators’ treatment of antiracist pedagogy. The article combines self-study of teacher educators’ beliefs and practice and focus group research. The au...
Summary
18.07.2010
Beginning Teachers
From Ideal to Practice and Back Again: Beginning Teachers Teaching for Social Justice
In this article, the authors investigate whether and how recent graduates of an elementary preservice teacher education program enacted social justice curricula. The authors highlight the st...
Summary
22.06.2010
Mentoring & Supervision
Culturally Responsible Mentoring: Exploring the Impact of an Alternative Approach for Preparing Student Teachers for Diversity
This study argues that culturally responsible mentoring (CRM) is one way to help student teachers put multicultural education into practice. This study examines the impact CRM has on preserv...
Summary
20.06.2010
Teacher Educators
Changing Conceptions of Effective Teacher Education: The Journey of A Novice Teacher Educator
This article examines the author’s three-year journey developing a personal pedagogy of teacher education. As an autobiographical self-study, nodal moments are revealed that raise and refl...
Summary
13.06.2010
Research Methods
Special Education Teacher Education Research: Current Status and Future Directions
In this article, the authors propose an agenda for special education teacher education researchers. The authors emphasize that particular attention should be paid to policy work and studies...
Abstract
25.05.2010
Preservice Teachers
Social Studies Teacher Candidates' Views on the Controversial Issues Incorporated into their Courses in Turkey
The purpose of this study was to ascertain social studies teacher candidates' views on the controversial issues involved in their courses in Turkey. The study was based on semi-structured in...
Abstract
25.05.2010
Preservice Teachers
Teacher Candidates' Transformative Thinking on Issues of Social Justice
This article examined how teacher candidates' thoughts shifted regarding social inequity in a sophomore-level Foundations of Education course located in the mid-Atlantic region of the United...
Abstract
09.05.2010
Assessment & Evaluation
Using Embedded Assessments to Promote Pedagogical Reasoning among Secondary Teaching Candidates
The purpose of this documentary account is twofold. First, the authors describe two strategic instructional assignments embedded in university courses at a large research institution in the ...
Summary
27.04.2010
Trends in Teacher Education
Rethinking the Connections Between Campus Courses and Field Experiences in College- and University-Based Teacher Education
In this article, the author discusses the disconnect between the campus and school-based components of programs. The article examines a variety of work currently going on across USA in newly...
Summary
14.03.2010
Trends in Teacher Education
Teacher Education for the Schools We Need
In this article, the authors discuss three trends that are reshaping our world and the ways we get work done. The authors then discuss the implications of these trends, both for how we educa...
Summary
14.03.2010
Teacher Education Programs
Pathways to Critical Consciousness: A First-Year Teacher’s Engagement With Issues of Race and Equity
In this article, the author asserts that critical racial consciousness is cultivated by context and performed—and often performed differently in different settings. The author considers the ...
Abstract
31.01.2010
Teacher Education Programs
Every Child Matters: The Perceptions of a Sample of Initial Teacher Education Trainees in England
The authors discuss an investigation into the understandings of trainee teachers about government policy. The authors use the UK government's 'Every Child Matters' (ECM). The project focused...
Summary
31.01.2010
Theories & Approaches
Conceptualizing Dispositions: Intellectual, Cultural, and Moral Domains of Teaching
In this paper, the authors’ goal is to explore how teacher candidates are inclined to think through issues of content and pedagogy, the cultural backgrounds of their students, and the values...
Abstract
31.01.2010
Preservice Teachers
Using Educative Curriculum Materials to Support Preservice Elementary Teachers' Curricular Planning: A Comparison Between Two Different Forms of Support
Educative curriculum materials are materials designed to promote both teacher and student learning. These materials may help novice teachers learn how to engage in productive curricular plan...
Abstract
31.01.2010
ICT & Teaching
Fostering Online Social Construction of Science Knowledge with Primary Pre-service Teachers Working in Virtual Teams
The purpose of this study is to examine an online pedagogical activity that fosters the social construction of science knowledge by primary pre-service teachers working in small virtual team...
Abstract
31.01.2010
Professional Development
Comparative Study of the Evaluation of Professional Competencies by Experienced and Trainee Spanish Primary Teachers
The aim of this study is to identify the competencies which a wide sample of teachers in Spanish primary schools consider to be important for their professional performance and which they us...
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...
Summary
12.01.2010
Research Methods
Concept Mapping as a Research Tool to Evaluate Conceptual Change Related to Instructional Methods
The purpose of this article is to describe a process and protocol for researchers to follow when using concept maps as a research tool. To illustrate the viability of concept maps as a res...
Abstract
12.01.2010
Preservice Teachers
Reflection as Situated Practice: A Memory-Work Study of Lived Experience in Teacher Education
The aim of this paper is to understand whether student teachers enact reflection differently as they encounter different situations within their teacher education programme. Group memory-wor...
Abstract
24.12.2009
Research Methods
An Innovative Course Featuring Action Research Integrated with Unifying Science Themes
In this article, the authors describe an innovative capstone course for preservice K-8 teachers integrating action research and a unifying theme in science. The goals of the capstone course ...
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
21.12.2009
Professional Development
Conceptions and Knowledge about Childhood in Initial Teacher Training: Changes in Recent Decades and Their Impact on Teacher Professionality, and on Schooling in Childhood
This paper looks at changes in the conceptions of childhood in recent decades, and their contribution to the understanding of the sociabilities and subjectivities that are moulded in school,...
Abstract
21.12.2009
Professional Development
Learning for Professional Life: Student Teachers' and Graduated Teachers' Views of Learning, Responsibility and Collaboration
The focus of this study is on how final-semester students and newly-graduated teachers experience the formal objectives of teacher education, with a particular view of the concepts of learni...
Abstract
16.12.2009
Preservice Teachers
From Clothing to Skin: Identity Work of Student Teachers in Culminatingfield Experiences
What constitutes a good teacher is construed as one who knows content, pedagogy, and student cognitive and emotional development sufficiently. Student teaching is a critical period for ident...
Abstract
15.12.2009
Research Methods
Pragmatic Radicalism: An Autoethnographic Perspective on Pre-Service Teaching
The author is trying to break the cycle of social reproduction and domination and become the type of teacher who liberates rather than domesticates. In this article the author uses ‘autoethn...
Abstract
09.12.2009
Beginning Teachers
A Study of Novice Teachers: Challenges and Supports in the First Years
In recent years, it has been reported that an alarming number of teachers are leaving the profession in the first three years after graduation from a pre-service program. In this study, Onta...
Abstract
09.12.2009
Teacher Education Programs
Establishing Professional Relationships in Practicum Settings
The relationship between an associate teacher and student teacher is a crucial aspect of the practicum experience in pre-service teacher education. This paper discusses a study which inves...
Abstract
07.12.2009
Mentoring & Supervision
Strength-Based Mentoring in Pre-service Teacher Education: A Literature Review
It is critical that both teacher educators and supervising teachers provide strategies to strengthen pre-service teachers' beliefs and maintain their motivation. In this article, a strengt...
Abstract
17.11.2009
Multiculturalism & Diversity
The ABCs for Pre-service Teacher Cultural Competency Development
The purpose of this study was to combine pre-service teachers' self-reflection with their field experiences to enhance their cultural competency. Therefore, the study adopted Schmidt's ABC's...
Abstract
09.11.2009
Trends in Teacher Education
Initial Teacher Education in The Panopticon
The schools' inspection regime in England has shifted in recent decades from a focus on external assessment of practice to a scrutiny of external data and schools' self-evaluation. It was c...
Abstract
09.11.2009
Assessment & Evaluation
Promoting The Scholarship of Teaching through Reflective E-Portfolios in Teacher Education
This study focuses on the goal of enhancing student reflection and learning with the key objective being to determine whether a structured reflective tool can enhance students' ability to en...
Abstract
09.11.2009
Teacher Education Programs
Transformational Experiences and Deep Learning: The Impact of An Intercultural Study Visit to India on UK Initial Teacher Education Students
This article documents the impact of a study visit to south India in 2007 on students following courses in initial teacher education at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK. The main fi...
Abstract
04.11.2009
Teacher Education Programs
Transversal Training within Secondary Teachers' Training in the Face of Current Reforms in France
The purpose of this paper is defining what 'transversal training' represents in secondary teachers' training in France. It attempts at the same time to assess critically the place it holds i...
Abstract
02.11.2009
Instruction in Teacher Training
Instructional Settings in Science for Students with Disabilities: Implications for Teacher Education
This study identifies administrative structures, instructional settings, and special/general education teacher roles in teaching science to students with disabilities. A phone survey was con...
Abstract
28.10.2009
Multiculturalism & Diversity
The Influence of University Coursework on Pre-service Middle and High School Teachers’ Experiences with Multicultural Themes
The study examined the influence of university-based teacher education courses on pre-service middle and high school teachers’ experiences with multicultural themes in a secondary science al...
Abstract
26.10.2009
Trends in Teacher Education
Voices Less Silenced: What Do Veteran Teachers Value in School–University Partnerships and Initial Teacher Preparation?
The purpose of this article is to describe how veteran teachers understand and experience the development of a Professional Development School (PDS) partnership. Furthermore, it describes ho...
Abstract
11.10.2009
ICT & Teaching
The Impact of Pre-Service Field Training Sessions on the Probability of Future Teachers Using ICT in School
In this article, the authors analyzed the data taken from a longitudinal survey on the computer skills and attitudes of students toward the integration of ICT in teaching in primary and seco...
Abstract
01.10.2009
Teacher Education Programs
Raising the Language Awareness of Pre-Service English Teachers in An EFL Context
This study investigates the challenges that non-native pre-service English teachers experience in their target language use when they do their practicum in actual language classrooms. This ...
Abstract
01.10.2009
Teacher Education Programs
Bringing Modern Languages into the Primary Curriculum in England: Investigating Effective Practice in Teacher Education
This paper presents the results of an investigation into the effectiveness of an initiative in a large education faculty in the North West of England. The initiative designed to ensure that...
Abstract
23.09.2009
Theories & Approaches
Dispositions as Virtues: The Complexity of the Construct
This article illuminates the value of conceptualizing the desirable dispositions of the teacher as virtues through distinguishing such dispositions-as-virtues from other dispositions and fro...
Abstract
21.07.2009
Trends in Teacher Education
Seeing Teaching as A Discipline in the Context of Preservice Teacher Education: Insights, Confounding Issues, and Fundamental Questions
Analysis of the authors' own experiences teaching in preservice teacher education programs leads them to a range of insights, issues, and questions associated with the potential of seeing te...
Abstract
08.07.2009
Teacher Education Programs
Using Social Semiotics to Prepare Mathematics Teachers to Teach for Social Justice
In this article, the authors propose that guiding teachers to examine the regulative/discursive norms of school mathematics with tools derived from social semiotics can serve two goals. The ...
Abstract
22.06.2009
Preservice Teachers
Exploring the Salient Experiences of Pre-Service Teacher Candidates Who Were Former Volunteer Tutors
Teacher candidates were tracked to monitor whether their former tutoring experience influenced their experiences as teacher candidates. The participants reflected on their teacher preparatio...
Abstract
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
10.06.2009
Assessment & Evaluation
Assessing Self-Evaluation in A Science Methods Course: Power, Agency, Authority and Learning
Students' reactions to the intersection between ongoing experiences in the university classroom and student teaching constitute the formative component of learning assessment called self-ass...
Abstract
03.06.2009
Beginning Teachers
Valuing Practice Over Theory: How Beginning Teachers Re-Orient Their Practice in The Transition from The University to The Workplace
This article is about the experiences of beginning teachers in turning theory learned in universities into practice in the workplace. The article argues that, despite long-standing awareness...
Abstract
02.06.2009
Trends in Teacher Education
Reforming Further Education Teacher Training: A Policy Communities and Policy Networks Analysis
Since 2002 the arrangements for training teachers in the broadly defined learning and skills sector have been subject to scrutiny and a wide-ranging reform agenda has been put forward by the...
Abstract
01.06.2009
Trends in Teacher Education
The Difficulties of Inclusive Pedagogy for Initial Teacher Education and Some Thoughts on the Way Forward
It is difficult to introduce innovations such as inclusive pedagogy through conventional initial teacher education (ITE) programs. The solution to this problem is widely recognized to be the...
Abstract
01.06.2009
Trends in Teacher Education
The Inclusive Practice Project in Scotland: Teacher Education for Inclusive Education
This article describes how the structure and content of an initial teacher education program for primary and secondary teachers has been revised to ensure that social and educational inclusi...
Abstract
27.05.2009
Trends in Teacher Education
Discourses of Inclusion in Initial Teacher Education: Unravelling a New Zealand ‘Number Eight Wire’ Knot
The article provides a methodological justification for a longitudinal study of the experience of developing an integrated ‘inclusive education’ curriculum in one initial teacher education p...
Abstract
27.05.2009
Instruction in Teacher Training
Redesigning The Preparation of All Teachers within The Framework of An Integrated Program Model
It is incumbent on universities to reflect current research on effective teacher preparation and respond to the changing needs of the 21st century. In the spring of 2006, University of Utah ...
Abstract
13.05.2009
Mentoring & Supervision
Connecting University Supervision and Critical Reflection: Mentoring and Modeling
The study reports on the experiences of supervisors in a university teacher preparation program regarding their critical reflection on their practice. This has an impact on the learning oppo...
Abstract
11.05.2009
Teacher Education Programs
Alternative Route Special Education Teacher Preparation Programs Guidelines
In this article, the authors present a series of guidelines intended to assist teacher educators in the development of alternative route (AR) programs. These guidelines, presented within the...
Abstract
04.05.2009
ICT & Teaching
Unanticipated Findings: Gains by Cooperating Teachers via Video-Mediated Conferencing
The paper describes the transformations that took place as two veteran teachers grappled with the insertion of video-mediated videoconferencing (VMC) for practicums during an initial study t...
Abstract
30.04.2009
Multiculturalism & Diversity
Teaching in Culturally Diverse Contexts: What Knowledge about 'Self' and 'Others' Do Teachers Need?
The paper draws on data from a small-scale qualitative study conducted in Australia. This study investigated how pre-service teachers engaged with students from culturally diverse background...
Abstract
30.04.2009
Mentoring & Supervision
Teachers' Experiences of Mentoring on A Flexible Initial Teacher Education Program: Implications for Partnership Development
The paper explores school mentors' perspectives on their role in training student-teachers following an initial teacher education (ITE) program via a flexible learning route. The paper concl...
Abstract
06.04.2009
Trends in Teacher Education
An Inquiry Into the Development of Teacher Identities in STEM Career Changers
National shortages of math and science teachers have led to a variety of strategies and programs to attract second career professionals into teaching. This qualitative study investigates the...
Abstract
06.04.2009
Professional Development
A Longitudinal Study of Effects of A Developmental Teacher Preparation Program on Elementary Prospective Teachers’ Mathematics Beliefs
This is a longitudinal, mixed methods study. It presents a thorough examination of the effects of a distinctive teacher preparation program on important constructs related to prospective 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
31.03.2009
Preservice Teachers
A Course on Gender Equity in Education: Does It Affect Gender Role Attitudes of Preservice Teachers?
The purpose of this study is to explore if a semester-long course on gender equity in education has an impact on the attitudes of preservice teachers toward gender roles. To this end, a pret...
Abstract
30.03.2009
Preservice Teachers
Pre-service Teacher Education Students' Epistemological Beliefs and Their Conceptions of Teaching
A study using both quantitative and qualitative methods was conducted in the final year of a Bachelor of Education program. The study explored the student-teachers' epistemological beliefs a...
Abstract
30.03.2009
Trends in Teacher Education
Supporting Presence in Teacher Education: The Connection between the Personal and Professional Aspects of Teaching
The current study follows one individual student teacher during a period of one single school year in which she was supported in developing ‘presence’ while teaching. In this paper, both the...
Abstract
26.03.2009
Assessment & Evaluation
How to Capture Growth? – Video Narratives as An Instrument for Assessment in Teacher Education
Portfolios are widely used as instruments for assessment in initial teacher education courses. The article reports on the design process of one portfolio assignment that has been developed ...
Abstract
25.03.2009
Trends in Teacher Education
Minding the Gate: Data-Driven Decisions about the Literacy Preparation of Elementary Teachers
The paper examines data from nine statewide administrations of the Idaho Comprehensive Literacy Assessment (ICLA) over three-years. The purpose of this paper was first to examine pre-service...
Abstract
18.03.2009
Instruction in Teacher Training
Pedagogical Possibilities: Engaging Cultural Rules of Emotion
The authors focus on the role of emotions in preparing preservice and in-service teachers to confront educational and societal inequities. 14 graduate students who enrolled in a course on ur...
Abstract
18.03.2009
Instruction in Teacher Training
Teaching Practice: A Cross-Professional Perspective
The study examines how people are prepared for professional practice in the clergy, teaching, and clinical psychology. The purpose of the study is to develop a framework to describe and anal...
Abstract
12.03.2009
Trends in Teacher Education
A New Conceptual Model for Principal Involvement and Professional Collaboration in Teacher Education
Beginning teachers often identify the school principal as a key figure for support and guidance. Few teacher education conceptual models exist that significantly integrate the building princ...
Abstract
11.03.2009
ICT & Teaching
When Curriculum and Technology Meet: Technology Integration in Methods Courses
This article reports on the results of an action research study. The study used reflective teaching of a social studies methods course at a major Southwestern university in 10 course section...
Abstract
09.03.2009
Trends in Teacher Education
Modeling Compassion in Critical, Justice-Oriented Teacher Education
McDonald and Zeichner (2008) argue that multicultural education often pays less attention to societal structures that perpetuate injustice, while social justice teacher education often focus...
Abstract
04.03.2009
Trends in Teacher Education
Teacher Induction across the Pacific: A Comparative Study of Canada and Japan
The article compares and evaluates teacher induction in Canada and Japan, following an overview of each educational system and an assessment of higher education in each region. Based on the ...
Abstract
17.02.2009
Instruction in Teacher Training
I Felt So Guilty: Emotions and Subjectivity in School-Based Teacher Education
This article reports findings from a study focused on the emotional dimension of the practicum for school-based teacher educators as they support preservice teacher colleagues. It adopts a q...
Abstract
16.02.2009
Teacher Education Programs
Knowledge Management, Sustainable Innovation, and Pre-Service Teacher Education in Singapore
In 1997, Singapore's Ministry of Education (MOE) committed itself to an ambitious program of pedagogical reform in Singaporean schools in anticipation of the kind of institutional challenges...
Abstract
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...
Abstract
04.02.2009
Multiculturalism & Diversity
If Multicultural Science Education Standards’ Existed, What Would They Look Like?
This article suggests an initial set of multicultural science education standards for science methods course instructors of preservice teachers. These standards include dialogic conversation...
Abstract
04.02.2009
Instruction in Teacher Training
Learning Mathematics for Teaching in the Student Teaching Experience: Two Contrasting Cases
Student teaching provides an important opportunity for prospective teachers to increase their understanding of mathematics in and for teaching. The authors report on data that is part of a l...
Abstract
02.02.2009
Instruction in Teacher Training
From Students to Teachers: Using Surveys to Build A Culture of Evidence and Inquiry
The participants in Boston College's 'Teachers for a New Era' Evidence Team designed a portfolio of assessments and studies in order to make decisions about teacher education policy and prac...
Abstract
02.02.2009
Multiculturalism & Diversity
Making A Difference: Moving beyond the Superficial Treatment of Diversity
The literature on teacher education shows that historically, teacher education programs have aimed to address diversity with add-on or piecemeal approaches, with little success (McDonald, 20...
Abstract
02.02.2009
Mentoring & Supervision
More than A Place to Teach: Exploring the Perceptions of the Roles and Responsibilities of Mentor Teachers
The goal of this study was to shed light on mentor teachers' perceptions of their roles and responsibilities and to contrast their understandings with a normative view of mentoring (Goldsber...
Abstract
28.01.2009
Preservice Teachers
Engaging Student Teachers in Meaningful Reflective Practice
This article examines the use of peer-videoing in the classroom as a tool to promote reflective practice among student teachers. 20 pre-service teachers from a variety of subject disciplin...
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
Reconceptualising Professional Experiences in Pre-Service Teacher Education…Reconstructing The Past to Embrace The Future
This article provides a conceptual framework for developing high-quality professional experiences for pre-service teachers. The authors describe a number of professional experience initiat...
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
Preservice Teachers
Preparing Preservice Teachers to Make Instructional Decisions: An Examination of Data from the Teacher Work Sample
The purpose of this American study was to examine student teachers’ ability to make instructional decisions as they engaged in teaching. The authors examined the narrative accounts provided ...
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
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
05.01.2009
Preservice Teachers
International Field Experiences: The Impact of Class, Gender and Race on the Perceptions and Experiences of Preservice Teachers
The authors explore ways class, gender and race complicate perceptions and experiences of preservice teachers during an international field experience in Honduras. Data were collected over 5...
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
08.12.2008
Teacher Educators
Biography, Identity, and Inquiry: The Making of Teacher, Teacher Educator, and Researcher
This is a self-study of the author's professional and cultural biography and identity. She uses this inquiry to demonstrate how biography and identity influences the lived experience of tea...
Abstract
08.12.2008
Trends in Teacher Education
Getting Real: Exploring the Perceived Disconnect between Education Theory and Practice in Teacher Education
The authors conducted this year-long self-study to answer the question: What could the college’s education program do to improve preparation for teaching in inner-city schools? Through their...
Abstract
08.12.2008
Teacher Education Programs
Practicing What We Preach: Using Reflective Writing as an Indicator of Learning
This article chronicles events in the author's secondary education literacy course when she asked students to write in a descriptive, analytical, and reflective way about the experiences tha...
Abstract
08.12.2008
Beginning Teachers
We Taught Them about Literacy but What Did They Learn? The Impact of A Preservice Teacher Education Program on the Practices of Beginning Teachers
This article reports a study of literacy instruction in the authors own elementary preservice program. It examines the views and practices of both the preservice faculty who teach literacy a...
Abstract
07.12.2008
ICT & Teaching
Exploring the Relationship between Emotions and the Acquisition of Computer Knowledge
The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship among a broader range of emotions (anger, anxiety, happiness, and sadness) and the acquisition of nine computer related skills. Pre...
Abstract
05.11.2008
Instruction in Teacher Training
Simulation and the Need for Practice in Teacher Preparation
A web based simulation was designed to allow preservice teacher to practice necessary skills. A pilot study data comparing simulation users’ abilities to analyze hypothetical teaching scena...
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
01.09.2008
Teacher Education Programs
Towards collaborative professional learning in the first year early childhood teacher education practicum: issues in negotiating the multiple interests of stakeholder feedback
The article explores data from first tear preservice teachers and supervisors, regarding more collaborative approaches to the first year early childhood education practicum at an Australian ...
Abstract
27.08.2008
Trends in Teacher Education
Moving towards transdisciplinarity: an ecological sustainable focus for science and mathematics pre-service education in the primary/middle years
This paper explores the theoretical underpinning of this complex approach to undergraduate teaching and reports on how our teaching team has worked collaboratively to structure a sequence of...
Abstract
27.08.2008
Teacher Education Programs
Beyond a command performance: reflections on Classmates as a new teacher preparation initiative
The article describes a new preservice teacher education called classmates, a collaboration between several Australian universities. Classmates aims to prepare pre-service teachers to work i...
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
27.07.2008
Preservice Teachers
The Portfolio as a Tool for Stimulating Reflection by Student Teachers
A reflection in the portfolios of student teachers was conducted. 39 learning portfolios were analysed through theory on learning activities. When looking back on their development as teach...
Abstract
23.07.2008
Professional Development
Teaching Portfolios, Community, and Pre-service Teachers’ Professional Development
A qualitative study regarding portfolio-focused teacher learning was conducted. Findings indicate that most students found the process of selecting artifacts, reflecting on coursework and fi...
Abstract
20.07.2008
Preservice Teachers
Developing Collaboration Skills in Pre-service Teachers: A Partnership Between General and Special Education.
Today's general and special educators must develop skills as collaborative educators to educate children with disabilities. This article explores this collaborative relationship, discusses i...
Abstract
17.07.2008
Preservice Teachers
An Early Field-based Experience and its Impact on Pre-service Candidates' Teaching Practice and Their Pupils' Outcomes
Over 400 candidates taught lessons, utilized evidence-based practices, collected information before and after instruction, and responded to information gleaned from instructional experiences...
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
24.06.2008
Preservice Teachers
Teacher Candidate Narratives about Extreme Social Events: Implications for Teacher Education
Ukrainian internal conflict was the topic of this article. Researchers examined students' psychological process, and gender differences reflected the enhanced difference in teachers' educati...
Abstract
24.06.2008
Preservice Teachers
Studying Learning Processes of Student Teachers with Stimulated Recall Interviews Through Changes in Interactive Cognitions
The study explores a qualitative study into student teacher learning process. It proposes theories on learning to teach, professional development, and practical knowledge. They are then vide...
Abstract
19.06.2008
Trends in Teacher Education
Service Learning and Literacy Tutoring: Academic Impact on Pre-service Teachers
The article explores how undergraduate preservice teachers participated in a literacy tutoring experience, compared to a preservice of self selected programs. Findings indicate that service–...
Abstract
26.04.2008
Teacher Education Programs
Beyond a command performance: reflections on Classmates as a new teacher preparation initiative
This paper reflects on a new pre-service teacher education initiative, Classmates. Classmates is a collaboration between the University of Western Sydney (UWS) and the New South Wales Depart...
Abstract
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
23.03.2008
ICT & Teaching
Enhancing Case-Based Learning in Teacher Education Through Online Discussions: Structure and Facilitation
This multi-case study compares the experiences of students and instructors participating in three different online discussion formats used to support the collaborative and social aspects of ...
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
10.01.2008
Mentoring & Supervision
Cooperating Teachers' Perspectives Under Scrutiny: A comparative analysis of Australia and Canada
The article describes a comparison study of Australian and Canadian cooperating teachers. The authors contrast the local settings and draw on the differences with respect to the cooperating ...
Abstract
02.01.2008
Trends in Teacher Education
Bridging the University–School Divide: Horizontal Expertise and the "Two-Worlds Pitfall"
This article examines the gap between the practicesthat beginning teachers learn in university teacher preparation courses and those they reencounter in the K-12 classrooms in which they lea...
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