International Portal of Teacher Education

Theories & Approaches
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25.09.2017
Teachers’ Professional Knowledge for Teaching English as a Foreign Language: Assessing the Outcomes of Teacher Education
This paper offers a conceptualization and operationalization of the professional knowledge of future middle school teachers for teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL), whom the author...
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10.09.2017
Knowing and Understanding More About Teaching and Learning as an Activity
In this article, the author is talking about non-formal education. The goals, content, methods of teaching, ways of achievement measuring, and all the other aspects of non-formal education c...
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30.08.2017
Teachers’ Engagement with Research Texts: Beyond Instrumental, Conceptual or Strategic Use
This article analyses data from two studies in English comprehensive schools, in which teachers were given research reports about teaching gifted and talented students, and supported over a ...
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28.08.2017
Teachers and School Research Practices: The Gaps between the Values and Practices of Teachers
This article explores the research practices used by teachers and their schools. It also investigates the value that teachers attribute to those research practices. In conclusion, this study...
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13.08.2017
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...
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13.08.2017
How Field Experiences Influence Perceptions of Learning to Teach in a Precollegiate Urban
This study examined the support, instruction, coursework, discussions, field and clinical experiences, and critical reflection that took place within a precollegiate Urban Teaching Academy (...
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09.07.2017
Fostering Theory–Practice Reflection in Teaching Practicums
This paper presents a design for supporting theory–practice reflection in teacher practicums. This design is based on three design principles that promote a transformative stance towards the...
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05.07.2017
The Recursive Practice of Research and Teaching: Reframing Teacher Education
The authors consider possibilities for further exploration of the research of practice and the practice of research in both initial and continuing teacher education. As both a theoretical an...
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04.07.2017
Teacher Education as Academic Work: The Affordances of a Materialist Analysis
In this article, the authors argue for paying close attention to the materiality of practice in understanding the work of teacher educators; specifically, the meanings of artefacts used by t...
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27.06.2017
Multiple Dimensions of Teacher Identity Development from Pre-service to Early Years of Teaching: A Longitudinal Study
This study utilises three dimensions of identity construction (multiplicity vs. unity; social vs. individual; discontinuity vs. continuity) to examine how teachers describe their different r...
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11.06.2017
What’s Missing in Most of Our Early Childhood Degrees? Focusing More Deeply on Relationships and Learning with Infants, Toddlers, and their Families
This study explored whether early childhood teachers were being prepared in coursework and field experiences to meet Washington state and nationally accepted core knowledge and broad compete...
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11.06.2017
Practices of Compassionate, Critical, Justice-Oriented Teacher Education
In this case study, two teacher educators in urban teacher education programs identify and analyze the components of teacher education practice in relation to a vision of compassionate, crit...
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07.06.2017
Parsing the Practice of Teaching
This article examines the author's efforts to parse teaching practice into lists of discrete procedures. It argues that the teacher educators need to pay less attention to the visible behavi...
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06.06.2017
Reframing Teachers’ Work for Educational Innovation
The present study examines 46 teacher-developers’ motivational experiences, like sources of enthusiasm and interest. It also examined their challenges and organisational support needed in th...
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14.05.2017
How Can a Focus on Teacher Well-being in Pre-service Training Promote the Resilience of Primary School Student Teachers?
The focus of this paper is on how an induction course on Teacher Well-Being (TWB) infused as part of an exchange programme between one higher education institution, Oslo and Akershus Univers...
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11.05.2017
The Affordances and Constraints of Special Education Initial Teacher Licensure Policy for Teacher Preparation
The authors examined initial licensure polices in special education to determine how these policies support or hinder reform efforts to develop teacher education programs that prepare gradua...
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03.05.2017
Studying Teacher Preparation: The Questions that Drive Research
The present paper argues that research on teacher preparation over the last 100 years can be understood in terms of the major questions that researchers examined. This research focuses on ...
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19.04.2017
Finding Possibility in Pitfalls: The Role of Permeable Methods Pedagogy in Preservice Teacher Learning
The purpose of this study was to examine how opportunities to learn to teach writing in preservice preparation mediated candidates’ appropriation of tools for teaching writing. In this study...
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02.04.2017
Postcolonial teacher education reform in Namibia: Travelling of policies and ideas
This article reviews the impact of an educational reform in Namibia in the early 1990s called the Integrated Teacher Training Programme (ITTP), which was an outcome of collaboration between ...
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02.04.2017
What Unites Us All: Establishing Special Education Teacher Education Universals
This article searched in twenty-four English language journals from different countries representing four continents for special education teacher education universals, represented by four b...
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27.03.2017
Toward a Model of Explaining Teachers’ Innovative Behavior: A Literature Review
In this systematic literature review, the authors develop a preliminary model of factors that enhance innovative behavior in educational organizations. Similar to findings of studies in othe...
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15.03.2017
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...
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13.03.2017
How Can Schools of Education Help to Build Educators’ Capacity to Use Data? A Systemic View of the Issue
The objective of this article is to understand what schools of education are doing to prepare teachers to use data in their practice. The study examined the extent to which schools of educat...
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28.02.2017
Outcomes of Primary Teacher Education in Finland: An Exit Survey
The participants were given an exit survey, which measured their estimated attainment of knowledge and experience in the 10 domains of professional activity considered critical for new teach...
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28.02.2017
Exploring Ethical Tensions on the Path to Becoming a Teacher
The article explores the authors', two teacher educators’ and a pre-service teacher’s, understanding of the ethical dilemmas, obligations, and plotlines that emerged in the experiences of a ...
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21.02.2017
Preparing Pre-service Teachers for the Profession: Creating Spaces for Transformative Practice
This article reports on a programme which applied the conceptual framework of critical transformative dialogue, developed as a part of the health profession to the context of teacher educati...
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29.01.2017
Looking Back and Moving Ahead: A Content Analysis of Two Teacher Education Journals
The authors conducted a content analysis to examine trends in articles published between 1996 and 2014 in two journals—Teacher Education and Special Education (TESE) and the Journal of Teach...
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24.01.2017
Acceptance of Virtual Worlds as Learning Space
This study investigated the acceptance of virtual worlds as a learning space. In this study, the effect of perceived usefulness (PU), ease of use and perceived enjoyment on the behavioural i...
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11.01.2017
Preparing Teachers for Family–School Partnerships: A Dutch and Belgian Perspective
This study was conducted to examine whether the teacher training programmes in Belgium (Flanders) and the Netherlands prepare their students for Family–school partnerships (FSP). Findings sh...
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10.01.2017
Aspirations for a Master’s-Level Teaching Profession in England
This research focuses on aspirations for an M-level teaching profession within one densely populated government region – the English West Midlands – from the perspectives of key stakeholders...
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02.01.2017
Teacher education pedagogy: disrupting the apprenticeship of observation
The current study examines one ‘educative experience purposefully embedded in meaningful pedagogical experiences’ using the three-level model of teacher learning. Findings indicate preservic...
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02.01.2017
“Learning in Depth” in Teaching Education
The “Learning in Depth” program is a simple but radical innovation, which was first implemented in Canada in 2008/2009 and is now being used in a dozen countries with many thousand students....
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20.12.2016
Teacher Preparation for Profit or Prestige: Analysis of a Diverse Market for Teacher Preparation
The current research examines the relative effectiveness of universities and new program types using the diverse market in Texas. The authors examine program effectiveness through a framewor...
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06.12.2016
Mathematics Teachers’ Learning: A Conceptual Framework and Synthesis of Research
How do practicing mathematics teachers continue to develop the knowledge and habits of mind that enable them to teach well and to improve their teaching over time? This article reviews 106 a...
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06.12.2016
Moving From a Continuum to a Community: Reconceptualizing the Provision of Support
The notion of the continuum is applied to special education in diverse contexts across many nations. This article explores its conceptual underpinnings, drawing on a systematic search of the...
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06.12.2016
Failing Intercultural Education? ‘Thoughtfulness’ in Intercultural Education for Student Teachers
This article proposes a rethinking of intercultural education in teacher education. It argues that discussion of the intercultural education of student teachers tends to have the following t...
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06.12.2016
Final Thesis Models in European Teacher Education and Their Orientation towards the Academy and the Teaching Profession
The present study concerns different final thesis models in the research on teacher education in Europe and their orientation towards the academy and the teaching profession. The author foun...
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04.12.2016
Neuropedagogy in Teacher Education
Over the last two years, a unique model for exploring teaching and learning has been created at Achva Academic College. This model, which is based on brain research findings and is called "T...
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27.11.2016
Still Missing? History Chapters in Introductory Early Childhood Education Textbooks From the 1990s to the 2010s
In this article, the authors compare history chapters in recent introductory early childhood education textbooks with those from an earlier study (Prochner, 1998). As in the original analysi...
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09.11.2016
Putting Philosophy to Work in the Classroom: Using Rhizomatics to Deterritorialize Neoliberal Thought and Practice
As two teachers/researchers committed to the values of social justice in the classroom, the authors are deeply disturbed by the explicit and implicit ways that their education system, operat...
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09.11.2016
Does College Teach Critical Thinking? A Meta-Analysis
This meta-analysis synthesizes research on gains in critical thinking skills and attitudinal dispositions over various time frames in college. The results suggest that both critical thinking...
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08.11.2016
The Challenge and Promise of Complexity Theory for Teacher Education Research
This article examines the challenges and the promises of complexity theory as a framework for teacher education research. One purpose is to elaborate the basic tenets of complexity theory, s...
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08.11.2016
Infusing Educational Technology in Teaching Methods Courses: Successes and Dilemmas
In this action research, the authors describe the implementation of a program to infuse technology in general methods courses as a requirement of a teacher preparation program. Results revea...
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30.10.2016
Going URB@N: Exploring the Impact of Undergraduate Students as Pedagogic Researchers
In this article, the authors have explored the impact of Undergraduate Research Bursaries at Northampton (URB@N) on undergraduate students’ experience of conducting pedagogic research; of ac...
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05.10.2016
Seven Legitimate Apprehensions about Evaluating Teacher Education Programs and Seven “Beyond Excuses” Imperatives
The purpose of this project is to describe how one of the largest teacher education programs in the nation has taken a lead position toward evaluating itself, and has begun to take responsib...
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05.10.2016
What Is Reflection? Looking for Clarity in an Ambiguous Notion
The purpose of this article is to look for clarity about what reflection is, what it is not, and how it works, by closely revisiting the seminal works of Dewey, Schön, and Wertheimer. It is ...
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20.09.2016
Enhancing Feedback in Student-Teacher Field Experience in Scotland: The Role of School–University Partnership
This paper examines school–university partnership and formative feedback within student-teacher field experience. The authors examine the qualities of a three-way dialogue about student-teac...
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11.09.2016
Teaching, Learning, and Leading: Preparing Teachers as Educational Policy Actors
In this study, the authors investigate how field-based teacher preparation supports candidates’ evolving understanding and learning about the nature of educational policy in practice. The fi...
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04.09.2016
A Five-Year Retrospective on the Arkansas Department of Education Co-teaching Project
This paper provides the details of the systemic change occurring over a five-year period through a comprehensive evaluation model. The results of the comprehensive evaluation plan indicate, ...
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31.08.2016
Field Placement Schools and Instructional Effectiveness
Drawing on extensive survey and administrative data on all teachers, students, and schools in a large, urban district, this study investigates whether certain kinds of field placement school...
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31.08.2016
Unraveling the Complexity of Student Teachers’ Learning in and From the Workplace
The present study reports on how student teachers’ workplace experiences were transformed into learning experiences. In total, 26 stories from 10 student teachers were collected by means o...
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31.08.2016
“Slaying Ghosts in the Room:” Identity Contingencies, Teacher Licensure Testing Events, and African American Preservice Teachers
This study examined the subjective and social psychological ways African American test takers experience teacher licensure testing events. Findings illustrate how the licensure testing event...
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10.08.2016
Generating a Networked Improvement Community to Improve Secondary Mathematics Teacher Preparation: Network Leadership, Organization, and Operation
The purpose of this article is to describe an important aspect of organizing a Networked Improvement Community (NIC) by a large national effort, namely, the role of leadership structures. Th...
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01.08.2016
“Welcome to the Real World”: Navigating the Gap Between Best Teaching Practices and Current Reality
In this self-study, the author investigates the gap between best and actual practices, as experienced by a university teacher educator who spent a year as a student teacher in a middle and h...
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01.08.2016
Through A Freirean Lens: Professional Learning, Faith-Based Schooling and Liberatory Education
This article draws on a broader qualitative study of professional learning in schools of the Peoples of the Book (Christians, Jews and Muslims) in post-colonial Australia, addressing the rol...
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31.07.2016
Learning to Teach within Practice-based Methods Courses
The present study follows three teachers through a practice-based elementary methods course. The course was focused on learning teaching practices through planning, rehearsing, enacting and ...
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31.07.2016
Quality Teaching Rounds in Mathematics Teacher Education
The goal of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of an implementation of teaching rounds as a practice-based approach to pre-service teacher education in mathematics. The main finding...
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27.07.2016
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 ...
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25.07.2016
Teaching Assistants and Teacher Education in England: Meeting their Continuing Professional Development Needs
This article explores the role of teaching assistants in the training and assessment of primary initial teacher education students and considers their continuing professional development )CP...
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18.07.2016
The Preparation of Highly Motivated and Professionally Competent Teachers in Initial Teacher Education
This study examines the relationship between different types of teaching motivation and (1) various facets of professional competence and (2) planned engagement in future teaching. The fin...
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04.07.2016
Reflectivity, Reflexivity and Situated Reflective Practice
This article describes an aspect of reflective practice referred to as situated reflective practice. It is argued that there exist some situations where a person will find themselves in a po...
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30.06.2016
Deliberate Practice in Teacher Education
This article explores in what ways student teachers’ learning activities in a teacher education programme can be characterised as deliberate practice. Based on an in-depth exploration of 574...
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30.06.2016
Pre-service Teachers’ Growth as Practitioners of Developmentally Appropriate Practice: A Vygotskian Analysis of Constraints and Affordances in the English Context
This article reports on a research programme designed to explore the opportunities for, and barriers to, pre-service teachers’ growth as practitioners of developmentally appropriate practice...
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29.06.2016
An Exploration of the Development of Academic Identity in a School of Education
In this article, the authors suggest that current, ongoing changes in the nature and expectations of the university are causing the individuals who work in a UK School of Education to recons...
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23.06.2016
Caring Relationships in School Staff: Exploring the Link between Compassion and Teacher Work Engagement
In this article, the authors used a moderated-mediation model to examine the direct and indirect effects of compassion and teacher work outcomes such as emotional vigor, burnout, organizatio...
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15.06.2016
“Changing the Way I Teach”: Building Teacher Knowledge, Confidence, and Autonomy
This article examines the effect of a National Writing Project professional development model on a group of middle school writing teachers. Specifically, the authors examine how contact with...
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06.06.2016
Learning To Teach Mathematics And To Analyze Teaching Effectiveness: Evidence From A Video- And Practice-Based Approach
This study examines the impact of a video- and practice-based course on prospective teachers’ mathematics classroom practices and analysis of their own teaching. Findings reveal that the cou...
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05.06.2016
Comparative Glocal Perspectives on European Teacher Education
This paper reports the findings of a PhD study, which offers comparative perspectives on teacher education in a period of reforms, inquiring into stakeholders’ perceptions in English, French...
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05.06.2016
Themes, Orientations, Synergies and a Shared Agenda: The First 20 Years of the SEDA Series of Books
This review article aims to analyse the ways in which books within the SEDA series have contributed to thinking in higher education pedagogy over this time. The authors have approached the t...
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05.06.2016
The 20 Books that Influenced Educational Developers’ Thinking in the Last 20 Years: Opinion Piece
In the two last decades, educational development has become a mature and internationally recognised discipline. Writing about teaching, learning and assessment has helped to describe, analys...
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01.06.2016
Articulate – Academic Writing, Refereeing Editing and Publishing Our Work in Learning, Teaching and Educational Development
This essay looks mainly at the reviewing and, to some extent, the editing of the writing for publication which most of us carry out as academics, educational developers, and through the rang...
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30.05.2016
Common Pressures, Same Results? Recent Reforms in Professional Standards and Competences in Teacher Education for Secondary Teachers in England, France and Germany
This study examines how cultural influences have characterized the ‘reforms’ in each of the three countries: England, France and Germany. Four common pressures leading to the reform of teac...
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18.05.2016
Learning-By-Doing As An Approach To Teaching Social Entrepreneurship
This article describes an innovative teaching approach that uses a fund-raising activity as a method of acquiring social entrepreneurship (SE) skills and knowledge. The programme involved st...
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04.05.2016
Social Studies as a Means for the Preparation of Teachers: A Look Back at the Foundations of Social Foundations Courses
This historical study looks back at the early years of the social foundations of education program that originated at Teachers College, Columbia University, in the 1930s–1940s, and focuses o...
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04.05.2016
Getting a Grip on the Classroom: From Psychological to Phenomenological Curriculum Development in Teacher Education Programs
Using a phenomenological lens, the authors argue that this approach to teacher education is flawed in two respects: (1) the intellectualist approach misses prepropositional forms of meaningf...
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03.05.2016
A New Perspective on Preservice Teachers’ Video-Aided Reflection
This paper presents a schema-based framework for analyzing teachers’ video-aided reflection on their own teaching. Results emphasized the importance of participants’ prior knowledge as a maj...
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02.05.2016
Teaching for Diversity: A Literature Overview and an Analysis of the Curriculum of a Teacher Training College
This article starts with an overview of the literature aiming to answer the question of what the knowledge aspect of teacher competence entails in urban schools. The conclusion of the overvi...
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20.04.2016
Changing Professional Discourses in Teacher Education Policy Back towards a Training Paradigm: A Comparative Study
This article is based on a comparative teacher education policy analysis in two countries: Sweden and England. The authors were interested to compare recent changes in two particular systems...
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06.04.2016
Preservice Early Childhood Teachers’ Learning of Science in a Methods Course: Examining the Predictive Ability of an Intentional Learning Model
The aim of this study was to identify the factors that help preservice early childhood teachers benefit most from an empirically tested conceptual change orientated instructional interventio...
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30.03.2016
An Investigation into Higher Education Student and Lecturer Views on Research Publication and their Interest in the Production of a College Partnership Science Journal
The main purpose of this research was to investigate students’ views of using published research and their attitudes towards the research activities of their lecturers. A secondary aim was t...
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29.03.2016
Understanding “Core Practices” and “Practice-Based” Teacher Education: Learning From the Past
This paper investigates what can be learned by comparing and contrasting teacher education focused on core practices with other approaches that might also be called “practice-based,” includi...
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28.03.2016
Linking Research and Teaching: Context, Conflict and Complementarity
This article aims to examine specific issues arising within the environmental building disciplines at a UK university. It also explores strategies for achieving optimal research-teaching lin...
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22.03.2016
Toward Understanding the Nature of a Partnership Between an Elementary Classroom Teacher and an Informal Science Educator
The purpose of this study was to examine the partnership and roles of an informal educator and a classroom teacher. The authors also sought to define this relationship in order to gain insig...
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15.03.2016
Development of Teachers as Scientists in Research Experiences for Teachers Programs
This study explored how teachers’ functionality as scientists developed and aspects of their experiences that were important to their development as scientists. These results suggest that a ...
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07.03.2016
Narratives of Learning to Teach: Taking on Professional Identities
This article examines the written narratives and poetry of new teachers in two different pathways into teaching to deepen our knowledge about how teachers construct a professional identity, ...
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29.02.2016
Fostering Culturally and Developmentally Responsive Teaching Through Improvisational Practice
This article explores an effort to rethink curricular decision-making with a group of public pre-K teachers working in a context of curriculum escalation and commitment to play-based pedagog...
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29.02.2016
iText, but iDon’t Teach With It: An Essay on i-Literacy in Teacher Education
This article explores a teacher educator's observations of preservice teachers’ technological literacy as it is often enacted across iterations of a writing methods course. Using personal ex...
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28.02.2016
The Impact of a Teacher Education Culture-Based Project on Identity as a Mathematically Thinking Teacher
This article explored the impact of sociocultural situations together with affective and cognitive aspects of self-regulation on identity. The findings results indicate the strengths of such...
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17.02.2016
What Do Teaching Qualifications Mean in Urban Schools? A Mixed-Methods Study of Teacher Preparation and Qualification
This article examines the use of two readily available measures of incoming teacher qualification—amount of teacher education coursework and the highly qualified teaching credential as metho...
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03.02.2016
Big Five Personality Traits as Predictors of the Academic Success of University and College Students in Early Childhood Education
This study investigated the effects of the Big Five personality traits on academic success as measured by the final grade and study satisfaction of college and university students in early c...
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27.01.2016
Professional Experience as a Wicked Problem in Initial Teacher Education
This article outlines what is at stake in the framing of the problem of professional experience and how constructions of the problem make it difficult to find enduring solutions. It is argue...
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25.01.2016
Influence of Motivation Theory and Supplemental Workshops on First-Time Passing Rates of HBCU Teacher Candidates
The action research methodology for this study reports findings from the performance of 19 Early Childhood Education African American teacher candidates matriculating through a state-approve...
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25.01.2016
Demystifying the Data-Based Decision-Making Process
This article aims to describe a conceptual model, including specific skills and processes of data-based decision making, to address accountability demands for continuous improvement based up...
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21.01.2016
Teachers’ Content Knowledge and Pedagogical Content Knowledge: The Role of Structural Differences in Teacher Education
This article aims at investigating the impact of structural differences in teacher education on teachers’ CK and PCK. Therefore, the authors conducted a cross-sectional comparison with Germa...
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19.01.2016
Effects of Online College Student’s Internet Self-efficacy on Learning Motivation and Performance
The aim of this study was to determine how Internet self-efficacy helps students to transform motivation into learning action and its effect on learning performance. There were two main resu...
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06.01.2016
Selecting Teaching Practice Schools across Social Contexts: Conceptual and Policy Challenges from South Africa
The article explores the question of placing student teachers for their field experience in schools for a diversity of social and educational conditions in South Africa. It outlines the crit...
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28.12.2015
Intelligent Dispositions: Dewey, Habits and Inquiry in Teacher Education
This paper argues that John Dewey’s discussion of habits offers a theoretical framework that points to answers that respond to mandates and also open avenues for complex educational engageme...
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27.12.2015
Understanding the 2012 NSTA Science Standards for Teacher Preparation
This paper aims to present the new National Science Teachers Association–Standards for Science Teacher Preparation (NSTA–SSTP). The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAE...
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27.12.2015
Sustaining Reform-Based Science Teaching of Preservice and Inservice Elementary School Teachers
The present research examined the influence of a professional development program based around commercially available inquiry science curricula on the teaching practices of 27 beginning elem...
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21.12.2015
Do Student Achievement Outcomes Differ Across Teacher Preparation Programs? An Analysis of Teacher Education in Louisiana
This study describes the output of 1 year’s analyses of a systematic approach to examining student achievement outcomes for recent program completers across teacher preparation programs (TPP...
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14.12.2015
The Science Semester: Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry for Prospective Elementary Teachers
The purpose of this study was to examine the ways in which prospective teachers’ conceptions about teaching science as inquiry, and their efficacy for teaching science change across the Scie...
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06.12.2015
Core Pedagogy: Individual Uncertainty, Shared Practice, Formative Ethos
This paper outlines the diffusion of one such pedagogy from medical to teacher education. Implemented in five different teacher preparation programs, simulation data highlight design princip...
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25.11.2015
The Development of Community Competence in the Teacher Education Curriculum
In this article, the authors investigate the extent to which three postgraduate teacher education institutes in the Netherlands pay attention to and aim to stimulate the development of commu...
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23.11.2015
Reflections of a Peace Educator: The Power and Challenges of Peace Education With Pre-Service Teachers
The present study examines one long-standing peace and global education initiative for pre-service teacher candidates. It probes the meanings of peace education and of global education embed...
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11.11.2015
Supporting Early Childhood Preservice Teachers in Their Work With Children and Families With Complex Needs: A Strengths Approach
The purpose of this article is to examine the possibility of teacher educators using the principles of the Strengths Approach when teaching preservice teachers to enrich the preservice teach...
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04.11.2015
Pedagogical Approaches to Exploring Theory–Practice Relationships in an Outdoor Education Teacher Education Programme
In this article, the authors have discussed pedagogical approaches to exploring theory and practice with pre-service teachers within an an Australian outdoor education teacher education (OET...
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03.11.2015
On the Educational Value of Philosophical Ethics for Teacher Education: The Practice of Ethical Inquiry as Liberal Education
This paper explores the extent to which and ways in which philosophical ethics can make an educational contribution to teachers’ understanding of their practice as a distinct moral domain. P...
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03.11.2015
Teaching To and Through Cultural Diversity
This article examines some of the major issues and attributes of culturally responsive teaching. It begins with explaining the author's views of culturally responsive teaching and how she in...
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19.10.2015
Student Teaching: Reflections of a Relentless Journey
The purpose of this article is to relate the action research of a student teacher. Four strategies that encouraged positive changes during the student teaching semester are examined and disc...
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12.10.2015
Deconstructing Dispositions: Toward a Critical Ability Theory in Teacher Education
This paper synthesizes literature related to critical race theory (CRT) and disability theory to elucidate the need for a critical ability theory in teacher education. Combining the tenets o...
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07.10.2015
What Knowledge is Shaping Teacher Preparation in Early Childhood Mathematics?
This article reports on an analysis of scholarship published over the last 20 years in four journals, which examined the discourse in these journals around mathematical content and instructi...
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07.10.2015
Motivation for Attending Higher Education From the Perspective of Early Care and Education Professionals
The purpose of this study was to explore the perceptions of early care and education professionals working in community-based child care and Head Start centers as to their educational goals;...
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06.09.2015
Reducing Teacher burnout: A Socio-Contextual Approach
The study aims to gain a better understanding of the interrelation between teachers’ proactive strategies (self- and co-regulation) and perceived teacher-working environment fit that would b...
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01.09.2015
Bridging the Teacher/Researcher Divide: Master’s-Level Work in Initial Teacher Education
This article argues that induction into research techniques as a means of exploring practical challenges can lead to knowledge production and ownership. Its explicit aim is to introduce stud...
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30.08.2015
Bring Your Own Digital Device in Teacher Education
This paper examines the feasibility of having a “Bring Your Own Digital Device” policy for students. The initial emphasis was on identifying the digital technology demands of teacher educati...
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18.08.2015
How Do You Make a Classroom Operate Like a Work of Art? Deleuzeguattarian Methodologies of Research-Creation
This article engages with Guattari’s query about, how to make a classroom operate like a work of art? Guattari’s thinking engenders a way of thinking about art as an affective event that has...
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16.08.2015
An Exploratory Study Comparing Two Modes of Preparation for Online Teaching
This exploratory study aimed to examine online teachers’ self-reported frequency and confidence in performing online learning tasks. The study compared between two groups of teachers. One gr...
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05.08.2015
Using Action Research Projects to Examine Teacher Technology Integration Practices
This study examined the technology integration practices of teachers involved in a statewide initiative via one cycle of action research (AR). The findings revealed that thematic analysis yi...
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30.07.2015
Sustaining Evidence-Based Practices by Graduated Special Educators of Students With ASD: Creating a Community of Practice
In this article, the authors used multiple measures to evaluate whether special education graduates (a) remain in the field working with students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and (b)...
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30.07.2015
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 ...
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28.07.2015
Teachers’ Implicit Theories of Intelligence: Influences from Different Disciplines and Scientific Theories
This study aimed to investigate if teachers within different disciplines hold different beliefs about implicit theories of intelligence and secondly to provide a better understanding of the ...
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15.07.2015
Reforming Teacher Education in the Context of Lifelong Learning: The Case of the BEd Degree Programme in Ireland
This article argues that a reform of the BEd degree programme ought to be informed by the philosophies and practices of lifelong learning. This could be achieved by introducing students to t...
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08.07.2015
How Do You Make a Classroom Operate Like a Work of Art? Deleuzeguattarian Methodologies of Research-Creation
This article engages with Guattari’s query about, how to make a classroom operate like a work of art? Guattari’s thinking engenders a way of thinking about art as an affective event that has...
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08.07.2015
Teacher Research in Dutch Professional Development Schools: Perceptions of the Actual and Preferred Situation in terms of the Context, Process and Outcomes of Research
The aim of this study is to provide deeper insight into the realisation of teacher research in professional development schools in the Netherlands. Participants of these schools were asked f...
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07.07.2015
Critical Moments in Negotiating Authority: Grading, Accountability, and Teacher Education
The purpose of this study was to examine a teacher educator’s assumptions and perspectives about purposefully and explicitly negotiating authority through grading and accountability processe...
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05.07.2015
Early Care and Education Matters: A Conceptual Model for Early Childhood Teacher Preparation Integrating the Key Constructs of Knowledge, Reflection, and Practice
The purpose of this article is to describe promising practices from a Child and Family Development (CFD) Program within the College of Education at a large, urban university. The authors' go...
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17.06.2015
Reflexive Professionalism: Reclaiming the Voice of Authority in Shaping the Discourses of Education Policy
This article examines who counts as an “authority to speak” on professionalism in the educational field. This article uses Foucauldian archaeology as a rigorous method to examine the shaping...
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14.06.2015
Cultural–Historical Activity Theory Perspectives on Constructing ICT-Mediated Metaphors of Teaching and Learning
Drawing on cultural historical activity theory (CHAT), this study explores ways of using information and communication technology (ICT) tools in pre-service teacher education to enhance and ...
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10.06.2015
The Impact of the Type of Projects on Preservice Teachers’ Conceptualization of Service Learning
The purpose of this study is to examine how different projects influence students’ understanding of service learning. The study revealed that different service learning experiences in three ...
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08.06.2015
Understanding Outcome-based Education Changes in Teacher Education: Evaluation of A New Instrument with Preliminary Findings
This paper reports findings from the first phase of an outcome-based innovation within one higher education institute in Hong Kong. Specifically, this research seeks to: (1) confirm the pro...
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07.06.2015
Educational Policy or Practice? Traversing the Conceptual Divide between Subject Knowledge, Pedagogy and Teacher Identity in England
This article is framed by concerns about recent UK Government policy regarding the training of mathematics and science teachers in England. It discusses how two cohorts of pre-service teache...
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25.05.2015
Thinking through Practice: Exploring Ways of Knowing, Understanding and Representing the Complexity of Teaching
In this article, the author presents the foundations of a research programme developing an understanding of teaching practice in secondary visual arts classrooms. The data reveal that core p...
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18.05.2015
EERA and its European Conferences on Educational Research: A Patchwork of Research on European Educational Research
In this article, the authors describe some small-scale research studies about the European Conferences on Educational Research (ECER) that have been carried out during the past ten years dea...
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11.05.2015
Getting “Up to Code”: Preparing for and Confronting Challenges when Teaching for Social Justice in Standards-Based Classrooms
This article presents the results of a recent qualitative study examining how P–12 teachers enact their visions of teaching for social justice through curricular and pedagogical practices th...
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10.05.2015
Teacher Change in an Era of Neo-Liberal Policies: A Neo-Institutional Analysis of Teachers’ Perceptions of their Professional Change
This article explores how neo-institutional theory may be applied as an analytical framework to investigate the relationships between teachers’ perceptions on their professional change on th...
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10.05.2015
Knowledge and Educational Research in the Context of ‘Twenty-First Century Learning’
This article focuses on the knowledge–competencies nexus in the context of ‘twenty-first century learning’. It raises several questions: Does the interest in competencies devalue or undermin...
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20.04.2015
Learning to Teach: Comparing the Effectiveness of Three Pathways
This study examined whether there is a difference in the effectiveness of three pathways in learning to teach offered across the California State University (CSU) System. It compared traditi...
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15.04.2015
Reflective Teaching: Theory within Classroom Practices
The purpose of this article was to understand the importance of providing teacher candidates with opportunities to critically read and reflect on theory and research. The author designed an ...
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14.04.2015
Equity: Policy Rhetoric or a Matter of Meaning of Knowledge? Towards a Framework for Tracing the ‘Efficiency–Equity’ Doctrine in Curriculum Documents
This article focuses on exploring the perspective of equity in curriculum. From a background of understanding curriculum as embedded in wider transnational policy movements, the author sugge...
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14.04.2015
University Autonomy, Agenda Setting and the Construction of Agency: The Case of the European University Association in the European Higher Education Area
This paper analyses the ways in which a policy actor constructs its agency through the production of knowledge. It offers a contribution to the debate aiming to develop a more critical persp...
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13.04.2015
The Missing Link: Research on Teacher Education
This article seeks to understand how teacher preparation makes a difference in classroom instructional quality that leads to student learning. It reviews the research that has been conducted...
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22.03.2015
Why Humanistic Teacher Education Still Matters
In this article, the authors review literature on humanistic teacher education. They described humanistic characteristics for today's teachers. Selected humanistic dispositions, or the actio...
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15.03.2015
Who Enters Teaching? Encouraging Evidence That the Status of Teaching Is Improving
This article analyzes 25 years of data on the academic ability of teachers in New York State. It documents that since 1999 the academic ability of both individuals certified and those enter...
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15.03.2015
Human Capital Theory: A Holistic Criticism
This article takes a holistic approach and reviews human capital theory from four comprehensive perspectives focusing on the methodological, empirical, practical, and moral aspects of the th...
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11.03.2015
Teaching Motivations in Hong Kong: Who Will Choose Teaching as a Fallback Career in a Stringent Job Market?
This study aims to examine the factors that motivate teacher education students to choose teaching as a career in Hong Kong. The results showed altruistic and intrinsic motivations were the ...
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25.02.2015
Measuring Teachers’ and Student Teachers’ Perceptions of Practice-Based Research in PDS and Non-PDS Settings
This study investigated the perceptions of experienced teachers and student teachers in Netherlands with respect to different aspects of practice-based research in professional development s...
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17.02.2015
The Effects of Teacher Beliefs on Teaching Practices and Achievement of Students With Disabilities
This study examines trends in teachers’ attitudes and practices that may be affecting the educational experience and achievement of many students with disabilities (SWD). The results provide...
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11.02.2015
Teaching As Exploration? The Difficult Road Out of the Classroom
This research aimed to understand how today’s teachers, operating in an exploratory context, experience the teaching profession over time. The findings reveal that these three teachers' expe...
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11.02.2015
Teaching for Success: Technology and Learning Styles in Preservice Teacher Education
This study explored the achievement of preservice teachers when advice in the form of text and resources was provided based on students’ identified learning styles. The authors developed an ...
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29.01.2015
Institutional Conceptualisations of Teacher Education as Academic Work in England
This article examines how the university-based teacher educator is conceptualised as a category of academic worker at the institutional level in England. The findings reveal that it was comm...
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13.01.2015
Getting Personal with Teacher Burnout: A Longitudinal Study on the Development of Burnout Using a Person-Based Approach
The main purpose of this study was therefore to examine whether the use of a person-based approach could identify patterns of intra-individual change in burnout during the first three years ...
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12.01.2015
Unlearning and Relearning from Medical Education Research: Teacher Education Research in the Pursuit of Teacher Professionalism
This article explores the field of medical education research to understand, from a comparative approach, how members of an established profession use research knowledge to increase expert p...
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12.01.2015
Claiming the Political: The Forgotten Terrain of Teacher Leadership Knowledge
This paper argues that teacher education curricula should include leadership knowledge. The authors discuss the political realities that affect teachers. They also discuss how these realitie...
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25.12.2014
Exploring Mental Models of Learning and Instruction in Teacher Education
The purpose of this article was to derive a set of descriptive themes that pertained to the development of preservice teachers' mental models of learning and instruction. The findings highli...
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22.12.2014
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...
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22.12.2014
Shifting Codes: Education or Regulation? Trainee Teachers and the Code of Conduct and Practice in England
This article examines how trainee teachers aligned themselves with the GTCE Code of Conduct and Practice. The authors used Q-methodology to identify trainees’ underlying subjectivity in rela...
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10.12.2014
The Effectiveness of Online and Blended Learning: A Meta-Analysis of the Empirical Literature
This meta-analysis was conducted to examine the effectiveness of both purely online and blended versions of online learning as compared with traditional face-to-face learning. The meta-analy...
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25.11.2014
Crossing Borders by “Walking around” Culture: Three Ethnographic Reflections on Teacher Preparation
In this article, the authors present the idea of “walking around” culture. By “walking around” culture, they mean that teachers need to put feet to pavement and purposefully “walk around” th...
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24.11.2014
Preparing Classroom Teachers to Be Cooperating Teachers: A Report of Current Efforts, Beliefs, Challenges, and Associated Recommendations
This article reports on a study which examined the efforts of 62 early childhood teacher education faculty to prepare cooperating teachers to work with preservice teachers. Since the nature ...
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24.11.2014
Inclusive Education: Pre-service Teachers' Reflexive Learning on Diversity and Their Challenging Role
In this article, two teacher educators from Australian universities explored reflexive practices in preparing pre-service teachers for their complex teaching roles in the twenty-first centur...
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19.11.2014
School Segregation and Math Achievement: A Mixed-Method Study on the Role of Self-Fulfilling Prophecies
The purpose of this study is to integrate research on the effects of school segregation with that on self-fulfilling prophecies by examining the mediating role of teacher expectancies regard...
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18.11.2014
Creating Foundations for Collaboration in Schools: Utilizing Professional Learning Communities to Support Teacher Candidate Learning and Visions of Teaching
The purpose of this study was to examine ways that the unique model involving nested collaborative professional learning communities (PLCs) within a teacher education program led to a) learn...
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26.10.2014
The Potential of Communities of Practice as Contexts for the Development of Agentic Teacher Leaders: A Three-Year Narrative of One Early Childhood Teacher's Journey
This article uses an explanatory narrative of participation and transformation across two consecutive early childhood communities of practice to chronicle the evolution of a teacher leader, ...
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21.10.2014
What PISA Intends To and Can Possibly Achieve: A Critical Programme Theory Analysis
The purpose of this article is to analyse the assumptions regarding how the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is to achieve its intended effects, that is, to reconstruct ...
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19.10.2014
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...
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05.10.2014
Curriculum-Dependent and Curriculum-Independent Factors in Preservice Elementary Teachers’ Adaptation of Science Curriculum Materials for Inquiry-Based Science
The author investigates the role curriculum-dependent and curriculum-independent factors play in influencing preservice elementary teachers’ adaptation of science curriculum materials to fos...
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22.09.2014
Beyond the Walls: Conceptualizing Natural Environments as “Third Educators”
This research examined preservice early childhood educators' perceptions of outdoor settings and their intentions to use outdoor settings in their teaching practice. Participants reported re...
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16.09.2014
Teaching to and Beyond the Test: The Influence of Mandated Accountability Testing in One Social Studies Teacher’s Classroom
The author presents an extended and fine-grained analysis of the influence of state-mandated accountability testing on one social studies teacher’s classroom practice and thinking about curr...
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03.09.2014
College Students, Diversity, and Community Service Learning
This study considered the question of how students of color participating in Social Action Program (SAP) perceived their experiences in the program as compared with their White classmates. T...
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26.08.2014
Early Childhood Teacher Preparation: Essential Aspects for the Achievement of Social Justice
In this article, the author has identified five essential ideas that could serve as underpinnings to support the preparation of early childhood educators: 1. Inquiry and reflection into prac...
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20.08.2014
The Conflict Within the Role: A Longitudinal Study of Preschool Student Teachers’ Developing Competence In and Attitudes Towards Science Teaching in Relation to Developing a Professional Role
The purpose of this exploratory, longitudinal study is to explore the effect of preschool teacher education on competence, confidence, and attitudes towards science and science teaching in r...
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06.08.2014
Mobilising Teacher Education: A Study of a Professional Learning Community
This article reports on an initial study of a professional learning community (PLC) of educators who are investigating mobile devices in their teaching. The research examined two conjectures...
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04.08.2014
Tying Early Childhood Education More Closely to Schooling: Promise, Perils and Practical Problems
In this article, the author uses the framework of prek-3rd as a vehicle for exploring the implications of more closely linking Early Childhood Education (ECE) and schooling, focusing especia...
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23.07.2014
What – If Anything – Do Standards Do in Education? Topological Registrations of Standardising Work in Teacher Education
This article is interested in the doings of educational standards. Accordingly, the authors follow a strange and peculiar thing and traces how it gets to work in localised practices. Buildin...
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23.07.2014
Changing “Course": Reconceptualizing Educational Variables for Massive Open Online Courses
The authors present new approaches to describing and understanding user behavior in massive open online courses (MOOCs). They argue that the data from massive open online courses (MOOCs) are...
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23.07.2014
Promoting Human Capital Development: A Typology of International Scholarship Programs in Higher Education
This article clarifies the availability and characteristics of international scholarship programs that are sponsored by national and federal governments worldwide and that are intended to p...
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20.07.2014
Student Teaching’s Contribution to Preservice Teacher Development: A Review of Research Focused on the Preparation of Teachers for Urban and High-Needs Contexts
The purpose of this review is determining what and how student teaching experiences contribute to preservice teachers’ development as future teachers of students in urban and/or high-needs s...
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20.07.2014
A Review of Meta-Analyses in Education: Methodological Strengths and Weaknesses
This review addresses the validity of published meta-analyses in education that determines the credibility and generalizability of study findings. The authors' objectives were to evaluate th...
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20.07.2014
What Is Design Thinking and Why Is It Important?
Design thinking is generally defined as an analytic and creative process that engages a person in opportunities to experiment, create and prototype models, gather feedback, and redesign. The...
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14.07.2014
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...
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09.07.2014
Research on Early Childhood Teacher Education: Evidence From Three Domains and Recommendations for Moving Forward
The purpose of this article was to illustrate the characteristics, key features, and significant gaps in current Early Childhood Teacher Education (ECTE) research by way of examples from sev...
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25.06.2014
Reading Rocks: Creating a Space for Preservice Teachers to Become Responsive Teachers
In this article, the authors examine the impact Reading Rocks (RR) had on preservice teachers’ learning. The Reading Rocks (RR) is a yearlong, school-based tutoring program, intentionally de...
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23.06.2014
The Timing of Teacher Hires and Teacher Qualifications: Is There an Association?
This study examines the pervasiveness of late teacher hiring in urban and suburban school districts and explores the association between the timing of teacher hires and teacher qualification...
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23.06.2014
Classroom Culture, Mathematics Culture, and the Failures of Reform: The Need for a Collective View of Culture
The purpose of this study was to investigate the nature of classroom practice and how it is supported by the culture of a classroom. The primary participant in this study was an eighth-grade...
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02.06.2014
Motivations for Choosing Teaching as a Career: Effects on General Pedagogical Knowledge during Initial Teacher Education
This study aimed to examine the significance of teaching motivations for the gain of professional knowledge during teacher education. The findings reveal that the FIT-Choice instrument’s fac...
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26.05.2014
Educating for Intelligent Use of the Web: Opportunities and Challenges in Teacher Education
This study examines the characteristics, advantages and shortcomings of the educational approaches used by Israeli students, who have developed and taught curricula on the intelligent use of...
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26.05.2014
What Is Meant by Argumentative Competence? An Integrative Review of Methods of Analysis and Assessment in Education
In this article, the authors conducted an integrative literature review focusing on the methods of argument analysis and assessment that have been proposed thus far in the field of education...
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25.05.2014
New Conceptual Frameworks for Student Engagement Research, Policy, and Practice
Guided in part by social-ecological analysis and social-cultural theory, engagement is conceptualized as a dynamic system of social and psychological constructs as well as a synergistic proc...
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19.05.2014
Accounting For Higher Education Accountability: Political Origins of State Performance Funding for Higher Education
This study examines the political forces that have driven the development of performance funding in some states but not others. This study found that many of the actors and motives cited ...
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07.05.2014
Research Engagement as Identity Construction: Hong Kong Preservice Teachers’ Experiences of a Compulsory Research Project
This study examined the experiences of a group of six preservice English language teachers in Hong Kong as they prepared for, engaged in, and reflected upon a compulsory research project dur...
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22.04.2014
Speaking of Bodies in Justice-Oriented, Feminist Teacher Education
In this article, the authors articulate a theory of a critical body pedagogy that can contribute to a larger justice-oriented project. The authors drew on class readings, writings, activiti...
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08.04.2014
Changing Conceptions of Time: Implications for Educational Research and Practice
The present article offers a theoretical analysis of three temporal perspectives: (a) clock time, measured in objective, linear units; (b) socially constructed time, experienced subjectively...
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25.03.2014
Education of Teachers: The English Experience
This article considers the impact of recent political decisions on the provision of teacher education and the continuing development of teachers in England. The author tracks how successive ...
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25.03.2014
Searching High and Searching Low, Searching East and Searching West: Looking For Trust in Teacher Education
This article reviewed 10 papers. These papers demonstrated that those associated with teacher education, from the policy, research and practice arenas, are currently searching to ensure tha...
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03.03.2014
Teachers as Civic Agents: Toward a Critical Democratic Theory of Urban Teacher Development
This work aims to present an alternative vision of teaching, one that the authors call “Teacher as Civic Agent.” This term marks an important theoretical shift from viewing quality teaching ...
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26.02.2014
Teachers as Society-Involved “Organic Intellectuals”: Training Teachers in a Political Context
In this article, the authors examine how teacher training can play an active role in inculcating teachers with sociopolitical awareness and the resultant image of this transformative teacher...
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25.02.2014
Navigating the Terrain of Third Space: Tensions With/In Relationships in School-University Partnerships
The authors wanted to understand the challenges hybrid teacher educators face in efforts to foster third spaces in partnerships. They investigated the ways university-based teacher educators...
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17.02.2014
Assessing the Mess: Challenges to Assemblage Theory and Teacher Education
This article examines the Deleuzian concept of ‘assemblage’ in educational research in the context of Teacher Education (TE) for the ‘continuing education’ or ‘Lifelong Learning’ sector. The...
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17.02.2014
‘Four Years On, I’m Ready to Teach’: Teacher Education and the Construction of Teacher Identities
This article describes the results of a qualitative study that aimed to explore how one group of preservice English language teachers in Hong Kong constructed their identities as teachers. T...
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04.02.2014
Mastering Teaching and Learning through Pedagogic Partnership: A Vision and Framework for Developing ‘Collaborative Resonance’ in England
This article seeks to reframe teacher professional learning within the specific policy context of a new national model of master’s level professional development – the Master’s in Teaching a...
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19.01.2014
Beyond the Ivory Tower: The Role of the Intellectual in Eliminating Poverty
In this article, the author argues that the role of a public intellectual involves a science of knowing as well as the knowledge gained by a researcher’s work and life. The assumption here i...
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16.01.2014
The Concept of Coherency in Teaching: Forging an Idea from Professional Literature – A Case Analysis and a Discussion with Experts
The goal of this article is to increase the authors' understanding of the concept ‘coherency in teaching’ as part of the search for a good teacher. The article exposes the concept of coheren...
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06.01.2014
Lessons from the World on Effective Teaching and Learning Environments
This article presents key findings from the Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) conducted in 2007-2008. The aim was to provide comparative insights into the conditions of teac...
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01.01.2014
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...
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16.12.2013
(Re)designing Literacy Teacher Education: A Call for Change
This paper describes a graduate literacy teacher education course that compelled students to think in terms of design and multimodality. The authors saw this qualitative case study as a way ...
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16.12.2013
The Psychological Dimension of Transformation in Teacher Learning
This article argues for its central construct – that of transformation – to be understood by teachers and teacher educators in psychological terms. Transformation requires teachers to fashio...
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15.12.2013
Playing the Game: A Bourdieuian Perspective of Pre-service Inquiry Teaching
In this article, the authors explore inquiry through the efforts of one pre-service teacher, Toni, during her practicum experience in a secondary mathematics classroom. Drawing on aspects of...
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04.12.2013
Enacting a Vision of Teacher Education by Developing a Common Interpretive Zone
The purpose of this collaborative self-study was to gain a deeper understanding of the authors' personal experience and practice. This study also aimed to construct new knowledge that allows...
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03.12.2013
Horse Riding 101: The Role of Experience in Reframing Teacher Education Practices
Using self-study approach, the author was interested to learn about teaching teachers. The author positioned herself as a novice in the unfamiliar context of learning to ride a horse. Two th...
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05.11.2013
Teacher Education Reform in Scotland: National and Global Influences
The current article provides an overview of the background and the processes at play in the current reshaping of teacher education in Scotland. The authors reviewed policy documents and repo...
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29.10.2013
Family Background, Entry Selectivity and Opportunities to Learn: What Matters in Primary Teacher Education? An International Comparison of Fifteen Countries
This article examines the effectiveness of teacher education programs from fifteen countries with respect to mathematics content knowledge (MCK) and mathematics pedagogical content knowledge...
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23.10.2013
Losing Our Way? Challenging the Direction of Teacher Education in Australia by Reframing It Around the Socially Just School
In this discursive and wide-ranging article, the author wants to: (1) to interrogate the conditions that led to, and continue to wreak havoc as a result of, the Global Financial Crisis (GF...
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23.10.2013
Evidence and Rigor: Scrutinizing the Rhetorical Embrace of Evidence-Based Decision Making
This essay describes the approach the U.S. Department of Education has taken in its Increasing Educational Productivity project. The authors argue that the department’s actual practice in th...
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23.10.2013
The Impact of Teacher Research on Teacher Learning in Academic Training Schools in the Netherlands
Three secondary schools in Amsterdam decided to facilitate teachers in their schools to engage in practice research. The overall aim of the pilot programme was to connect the three elements ...
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22.10.2013
To Know Is Not Enough: Knowledge, Power, and the Zone of Generativity
This article considers the theme: how to take what we know from research and put it to effective policy and practice use. The author highlights her own model of change, which she refers to ...
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21.10.2013
Stepping Out of the Academic Brew: Using Critical Research to Break Down Hierarchies of Knowledge Production
This paper explores how critical theory and critical research can be used to critique hierarchies of knowledge in academia and society. The article explores this relationship in order to cre...
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17.10.2013
What Core Competencies Are Related to Teachers' Innovative Teaching?
The goal of this study is to investigate teachers' core competencies in relation to their innovative teaching performance. The findings indicate that teachers' educational competency, social...
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09.10.2013
Exploring the Emotional Geographies of Parent–Teacher Candidate Interactions: An Emerging Signature Pedagogy
This article explores preservice teachers’ emotional responses to simulated parent–teacher conferences. This article examines data collected during the teachers’ post-simulation debriefings,...
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02.10.2013
Developing Holistic Practice through Reflection, Action and Theorising
This paper outlines the process of the self-study research which the author undertook on her work as a teacher in a primary school on the west coast of Ireland. The article examines how, th...
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15.09.2013
Comparison as Curriculum Governance: Dynamics of the European-Wide Governance Technology of Comparison within England’s National Curriculum Reforms
The current paper focuses on how the curriculum is governed by comparative knowledge. Particularly, the article identifies how this facet of governance has manifested itself within the polic...
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15.09.2013
The Epistemological Fog in Realising Learning to Learn in European Curriculum Policies
This article describes the accounts of school students regarding the difference between traditional and competence-based models. The data demonstrate the tensions caused by pupils’ perceptio...
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15.09.2013
Facing the Changing Demands of Europe: Integrating Entrepreneurship Education in Finnish Teacher Training Curricula
The current paper describes the ways in which entrepreneurship education is included in the curricula of Finnish teacher training. The current unstable situation in the EU requires not only ...
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15.09.2013
Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy: A Needed Change in Stance, Terminology, and Practice
The author has been inspired by Gloria Ladson-Billings' article which described what it means to make teaching and learning relevant and responsive to the languages, literacies, and cultural...
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11.09.2013
Scholarships to Recruit the “Best and Brightest” Into Teaching: Who Is Recruited, Where Do They Teach, How Effective Are They, and How Long Do They Stay?
This article examines whether a popular innovation for increasing human capital in the teaching profession—competitive college scholarships for teachers— is effective. The authors show that...
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11.09.2013
The Consequences of International Comparisons for Public Support of K–12 Education: Evidence From a National Survey Experiment
The authors investigate the consequences of international comparisons in education on the support of public schooling in the United States. The results suggest that framing educational polic...
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26.08.2013
Theorising On-site Teacher Education: Philosophical Project Knowledge (PPK)
This article reports on a research which probes new directions of teacher education and school–university partnerships. The authors present preliminary evidence of the theorising of teaching...
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21.08.2013
Bridging Theory and Practice in Norwegian Teacher Education through Action Research
This article sheds new light on the relationship between theory and practice through an analysis of empirical findings recorded in a subject-oriented action research project. In this article...
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20.08.2013
Assembling and Dissembling: Policy as Productive Play
The authors examine educational policy by focusing on the ways in which actors “play” or selectively follow, negotiate, and appropriate cultural instructions and rules. The authors outline a...
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21.08.2013
Leading An International Teaching Practicum: Negotiating Tensions in A Site of Border Pedagogy
This paper is a critical account of a particular experience of an Australian teacher educator leading an international teaching practicum in South Africa.
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19.08.2013
Learning Trajectory Based Instruction: Toward A Theory of Teaching
The authors propose a theoretical connection between research on learning and research on teaching through recent research on students’ learning trajectories (LTs). The authors consider how ...
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19.08.2013
Multi-level Steering and Institution Building: The European Union’s Approach to Research Policy
The author attempts to understand the role and objective of the European Union (EU) steering university-based research policy in relation to national and other global actors, despite its be...
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06.08.2013
Teacher Training in France in the Early 2010s
This article describes transformation of the organisation of teacher training in France. The transformation of training and recruitment of teachers results from distinct reforms concerning t...
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23.07.2013
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...
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09.07.2013
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 ...
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26.06.2013
Are the Traditional Curricula Dispensable? A Feature Pattern to Compare Different Types of Curriculum and a Critical View of Educational Standards and Essential Curricula in Germany
The author presents a curriculum-theoretical instrument, which allows a systematic analysis of the structure of curricula. This instrument was developed based on German curricula, a country ...
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24.06.2013
Video Production and Classroom Instruction: Bridging the Academies and the Realities of Practice in Teacher Education
The authors present five guiding design principles. The authors examine teacher-learners action research reflections to identify what impact the principles had on teacher practice. The resul...
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19.06.2013
Nontraditional Students and Institutions of Higher Education: A Conceptual Framework
The authors provide a conceptual base for pedagogy that embraces and incorporates the assets of nontraditional students in higher education and advocates for practice that honors and builds ...
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19.06.2013
Teaching Efficacy and Teaching Performance Among Student Teachers in a Jordanian Childhood Education Program
The purpose of this study was to investigate the teaching efficacy of student teachers in the Childhood Education Program at the University of Jordan. Results showed that a third of the stud...
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19.06.2013
The Culture of Family: How a Model Early Childhood Teacher Preparation Program Navigates a Limited Context
This paper examines an extraordinarily successful early childhood education teacher preparation program at an urban 2-year college struggling with retention. This Early Childhood Education P...
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05.06.2013
Becoming a VET Teacher as a Second Career: Investigating the Determinants of Career Choice and their Relation to Perceptions about Prior Occupation
The authors examine the factors influencing the choice of a second career as a vocational education and training (VET) teacher in Switzerland. The results provide an examination of validity ...
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03.06.2013
Teacher education in New Zealand
The author explains how the context of New Zealand's historical cultural and political climate affects practice and discusses the current direction of teacher education. Teacher education i...
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29.05.2013
Knowledge Orientations of Prospective Early Childhood Teachers: A Study of Students' Scientific Versus Subjective Orientations in Teacher Education Courses in Germany
The authors explored prospective early childhood teachers' orientations to scientific knowledge and to research. In a latent profile analysis, two types of orientation profiles could be iden...
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29.05.2013
Going beyond the ‘PISA Shock’ Discourse: An Analysis of the Cognitive Reception of PISA in Six European Countries, 2001‑2008
This article analyzes the cognitive reception of PISA in six European countries which were studied in the European collective research project KNOWandPOL (Knowledge and Policy in Education a...
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29.05.2013
What PISA Knows and Can Do: Studying the Role of National Actors in the Making of PISA
The author argues that apart from increased visibility, what the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) has brought to education systems in Europe is interdependence. This is ...
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29.05.2013
The Hard Work of Interpretation: the national politics of PISA reception in Hungary and Romania
The authors discuss the dynamic interaction between global policy and knowledge flows in Hungary and Romania. The authors paid special attention to the appropriation of post-bureaucratic re...
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28.05.2013
The Field of Knowledge and the Policy Field in Education: PISA and the Production of Knowledge for Policy
The authors analyze the development and role of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) as a ‘cultural product’. They argue the development of PISA is part of a broader tra...
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28.04.2013
The Role of Narrative Writing in Improving Professional Practice
The author sheds light on how a practitioner-researcher engaged in narrative writing and how this helped in what is hereby termed a reflective odyssey. More specifically, the main focus here...
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28.04.2013
In Search of Coherence: ‘Inquiring’ at Multiple Levels of a Teacher Education System
The authors explored how Inquiry Seminar did, and did not, align with program objectives. Inquiry Seminar was created by Lynch School of Education faculty at Boston College, and it requires ...
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23.04.2013
Mind the Gap: Looking for Evidence-Based Practice of Science Literacy for All in Science Teaching Journals
The authors examined whether science teaching journals’ recommendations are anchored to high-quality evidence. The authors found that (a) most National Science Teacher Association journals’...
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09.04.2013
What Makes Good Teachers Good?: A Cross-Case Analysis of the Connection between Teacher Effectiveness and Student Achievement
This study compared the impact of effective teachers and less effective teachers on their students tests scores in reading and math. The authors used a two-phase study to shed light on the ...
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08.04.2013
General Pedagogical Knowledge of Future Middle School Teachers: On the Complex Ecology of Teacher Education in the United States, Germany, and Taiwan
This article reports how the general pedagogical knowledge test was conceptualized in the context of Teacher Education and Development Study in Mathematics. The researchers from the United S...
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24.03.2013
Incorporating Critical Thinking in the Pedagogical Content of a Teacher Education Programme: Does It Make A Difference?
This study assesses the effects of a critical thinking-based pedagogical course on student teachers’ content knowledge and CT disposition. Although the students who were exposed to CT-based ...
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24.03.2013
Baccalaureate Expectations of Community College Students: Socio-Demographic, Motivational, and Contextual Influences
This research investigates socio-demographic, motivational, and postsecondary contextual factors underlying community college students’ baccalaureate expectations. Results indicate that comm...
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24.03.2013
An Alternative Research and Science Teacher Preparation Agenda for Urban Science Education: An Insider’s Call for a Focus on Success
There are some small urban high schools that have high levels of student engagement in science. Those schools who have created these effective environments for science show that it is only i...
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27.02.2013
Learning to See Students: Opportunities to Develop Relational Practices of Teaching through Community-Based Placements in Teacher Education
The authors investigated preservice field placements in community-based organizations (CBOs) as potentially strategic contexts for learning about relational aspects of teaching. Authors foll...
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27.02.2013
Social Capital and the College Enrollment Process: How Can a School Program Make a Difference?
This qualitative study describes how the coach program works and analyzes key aspects that may explain its positive relationship with college enrollment outcomes. Interviews were conducted b...
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06.02.2013
Teacher Education in the United States of America, 2011
In this article, The authors identify half a dozen challenges that confront the schooling of children and youth and appeal for teacher educators to lead efforts to address each of these need...
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06.02.2013
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,...
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28.01.2013
STEM Professionals Entering Teaching: Navigating Multiple Identities
In this study, the authors identify the complexity of the transitioning identities of four STEM career changers to better inform teacher education programs on how to be more mindful of the n...
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16.01.2013
Testing Candidates' Basic Reading Skills to Ensure Teacher Quality: Promising Practice or Problematic Policy?
This study investigates the relationship between teacher candidates' reading abilities and their performance on the Texas Examination of Educator Standards and Pedagogy and Professional Resp...
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14.01.2013
Building 21st-century Teachers: An Intentional Pedagogy of Media Literacy Education
This paper identifies media literacy education as an essential framework for housing a sophisticated repertoire of knowledge, skills, and dispositions for 21st-century teacher preparation. T...
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25.12.2012
Rethinking the Practicum: Limitations and Possibilities
The current study investigated the perceptions of 12 New Zealand first-year primary teachers regarding how their practicum experiences prepared them for starting teaching. The findings showe...
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19.12.2012
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...
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18.12.2012
“Development as an Aim of Education”: A Reconsideration of Dewey’s Vision
In this article, the author refers to Dewey's vision of development in order to consider a number of the challenges posed to a concept of development. The author claims that Dewey’s view was...
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11.12.2012
Seeking Knowledge Through Global Media
The purpose of this study was to explore the way that knowledge is construed through global media and what effect that knowledge has on students’ responses. Data were obtained from two focus...
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28.11.2012
Agency as the Ability and Opportunity to Participate in Evaluation as Knowledge Construction
This paper is an empirically based discussion of the relationship between multiple understandings of democracy and multiple practices of evaluation. The article presents certain results of ...
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28.11.2012
The Construction of Performative Identities
This article describes the Economic and Social Research Council-based research project. This project examines the ways in which Lyotard’s performative practices affect the identities of prim...
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27.11.2012
The Teaching Profession against the Background of Educationalisation: An Exploratory Study
This paper focuses on the teaching profession against the background of educationalisation in the Netherlands. This research project concentrated on the extent to which teachers, being key...
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27.11.2012
Intergenerational Learning in a Teacher Education Context: The Jared Phenomenon
The current study examines the potential of employing recent graduates to facilitate the learning of current students in a BEd program. The study included 46 participants. The authors argue ...
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13.11.2012
Ethical Dilemmas: A Model to Understand Teacher Practice
In this article, the authors focus on the work of teachers, which they claim is heavily value-laden and therefore susceptible to ethical dilemmas. The authors discuss a model of ethical deci...
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31.10.2012
Promoting Teacher Reflection: What Is Said To Be Done
This study explores what is advocated and disseminated as reflection about teaching to teachers in professional development journals. The authors conducted a discourse analysis of 122 articl...
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17.10.2012
Rebooting the EdD
In this article, the author wonders how the EdD lost its way and became the poor cousin of the PhD. The author argues that the EdD should be rebooted. The rebooted EdD should rest on four m...
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16.10.2012
What Does Injustice Have to Do with Me? A Pedagogy of the Privileged
In this article, the author describes his experiences as a suburban high school humanities teacher struggling to engage students with issues of social justice. The author is influenced by Fr...
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15.10.2012
Visibility Matters: Policy Work as Activism in Teacher Education
This article describes a project which was designed to examine how teacher preparation programs address LGBTQ-related course content, attitudes toward gender identity and sexual orientation,...
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27.09.2012
Teacher Preparation for Inclusive and Critical (Special) Education
The author's preservice program prepares both single and dual certification master's students to teach in inclusive classrooms. The current paper provides an overview of the context in whi...
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27.09.2012
Using a Classification System to Probe the Meaning of Dual Licensure in General and Special Education
The alignment of the teacher quality provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the transparency of low achievement of s...
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27.09.2012
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....
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13.09.2012
Developing Collective Classroom Efficacy: The Teacher’s Role as Community Organizer
In this article, the authors were interested to examine collective efficacy in the classroom by using Vygotsky's view. The authors' purpose was to illustrate ways in which the classroom teac...
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12.09.2012
Using Wenger’s Communities of Practice to Explore a New Teacher Cohort
This study aimed to explore how a professional development cohort functions as a resource for new teacher support. The authors analyzed the data by using Wenger’s (1998) Communities of Prac...
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30.07.2012
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...
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30.07.2012
Human Dignity within Teacher Education: A Matter of Individualism, Competitiveness, and Strategic Rationality
The purpose of this study was to examine the Discourse of Human Dignity within teacher education, especially with respect to how Swedish teacher educators make meaning of the concept of huma...
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30.07.2012
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...
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23.07.2012
The Multidimensionality of Multicultural Service Learning: The Variable Effects of Social Identity, Context and Pedagogy on Pre-service Teachers’ Learning
In this article, the authors are interested to assess the effects of pre-service teachers’ social identities, Multicultural service learning (MSL) contexts, and university pedagogy on pre-se...
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18.07.2012
Teacher Learning in a Context of Educational Change: Informal Learning Versus Systematically Supported Learning
This follow-up study explores whether and how supervision makes a difference to teacher learning. The study describes the learning process of Nicole, an experienced teacher who had participa...
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16.07.2012
Embedded, Emboldened, and (Net)Working for Change: Support-Seeking and Teacher Agency in Urban, High-Needs Schools
This article hones in on one teacher's case in order to explore in depth the potential contributions of support networks to teachers' development, retention, and participation in school chan...
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09.07.2012
Broadening Views of Social Justice and Teacher Leadership: Addressing LGB Issues in Teacher Education
This case study explores the immediate impact of LGB-themed instruction by examining graduate education students’ written reflections following a guest lecture on LGB-related educational iss...
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20.06.2012
The Prevailing Construct in Civic Education and Its Problems
The current article presents a construct that has served as the perspective by which civic education and government courses have been taught in American secondary schools. The author explain...
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28.05.2012
Using the Conceptual Change Model of Learning as an Analytic Tool in Researching Teacher Preparation for Student Diversity
The goal of this article is to argue that drawing on the theory of conceptual change as commonly applied to learning in science classrooms is an appropriate and valuable framework for unders...
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28.05.2012
Identity Literacy: Reading and Teaching Texts as Resources for Identity Formation
In this article, the authors suggest a third conceptual model, identity literacy, to understand the essence of literacy. This model is based in developmental psychology’s concept of identity...
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23.05.2012
Epistemological Threads in the Fabric of Pedagogical Research
The purpose of this article is to focus a philosophical lens on quality teaching in general, and the High-Quality Teaching (HQT) study in particular, an examination of what teachers do to he...
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23.05.2012
School as a Context for “Othering” Youth and Promoting Cultural Assets
The authors are interested in identifying and understanding community and indigenous strengths of “othered” youth as embedded in social and ecological systems. The authors used an ecological...
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23.05.2012
Educational Research: The Challenge of Using an Academic Discipline
In this article, the author described his own use of an academic discipline—linguistics and its varied tools of discourse analysis—in conducting research at the College.The author focused on...
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13.05.2012
Learning to Teach in the Figured World of Reform Mathematics: Negotiating New Models of Identity
In this article the authors analyze three episodes from an elementary mathematics teacher education class: two where students were positioned as children learning mathematics and a more ext...
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26.03.2012
It Is Complicated: Unpacking the Flow of Teacher Education’s Impact on Student Learning
In this paper, the author argues that it is useful to look at three sets of relationships involved in gauging the impact of teacher education programs on P–12 student learning. These three s...
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14.03.2012
Capturing Unique Dimensions of Youth Organized Activity Involvement: Theoretical and Methodological Considerations
This paper investigates the complexities of assessing involvement and focuses specifically on the following organized activity dimensions: (a) breadth, (b) intensity, (c) duration/consistenc...
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14.03.2012
Convening a Network within the European Conference on Educational Research: A History of the Social Justice and Intercultural Education Network
The current article highlights the challenges facing convenors of one network, who wish to include researchers from diverse backgrounds, while at the same time enhancing the academic quality...
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12.03.2012
Dilemmas in the Implementation of Children’s Right to Equity in Education in the Swedish Compulsory School
The current paper analyses the effects of different kinds of decentralisation strategies on the implementation of children’s right to an equitable education in Sweden. This paper examines t...
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29.02.2012
Children of Reform: The Impact of High-Stakes Education Reform on Preservice Teachers
This article presents findings from an instrumental case study. The purpose of the instrumental case study was to examine the impact of high-stakes standards-based accountability reform on p...
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13.02.2012
Generational Attitudes and Teacher ICT Use
This article investigates the impact of generational attitudes on teachers’ ICT use. Findings from the preliminary research suggest that when applications have a use or purpose that extends ...
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30.01.2012
Reduction of Stigma in Schools: An Evaluation of the First Three Years
This article explores the ways in which the participants in the Reduction of Stigma in Schools (RSIS) program addressed the workshop objectives in their feedback about the program. Furthermo...
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10.01.2012
Cinematic Citizenship: Developing Citizens of Character With Film
The current paper explores how educators use film to promote critical thinking and develop citizens of character through values analysis. This article provides a model for using film to teac...
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27.12.2011
Teacher Epistemology and Collective Narratives: Interrogating Teaching and Diversity
Teachers need to examine their own epistemology in relation to the racial/ethnic background of the children they teach. Hence, this action research study which investigates how one teacher e...
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21.12.2011
Inclusion or Exclusion?: A Narrative Inquiry of a Language Teacher’s Identity Experience in the ‘New Work Order’ of Competing Pedagogies
The current article explores how an EFL teacher negotiates her identity to adapt to the ‘new work order’ in an English education department at a university in China. From a narrative inquiry...
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21.12.2011
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 ...
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20.12.2011
A Completed Research and Development Work Project in School: The Teachers’ Learning and Possibilities, Premises and Challenges for Further Development
This paper is based on a follow-up study of a research and development work project with school leaders and teachers conducted in a lower secondary school in Norway. The goal of this article...
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15.12.2011
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...
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06.12.2011
Teacher Professionalization: Motivational Factors and the Influence of Age
The current study examines motivational factors of teachers who have achieved a national standard of professionalization. The participants were 453 National Board certified teachers in the...
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17.11.2011
A Dialogical Approach to Conceptualizing Teacher Identity
This article offers a theoretical confirmation to the multiple, discontinuous and social nature of teacher identity claimed by others. This paper simultaneously nuances this view by emphasiz...
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27.10.2011
Contracts, Choice, and Customer Service: Marketization and Public Engagement in Education
This article uses an examination of marketization in Philadelphia over a six-year period to explore the ability of individuals and groups to work with and influence the school district and h...
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23.10.2011
Toward the Integration of Meditation into Higher Education: A Review of Research Evidence
In this article, the authors review evidence bearing on the utility of meditation to facilitate the achievement of traditional educational goals and to enhance education of the “whole person...
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23.10.2011
Tracing John Dewey’s Influence on Progressive Education, 1903–1951: Toward a Received Dewey
This historical study traces the influence of John Dewey on the discourse of civic and social education during the formative years of the progressive education movement by focusing on the re...
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10.10.2011
Regulation of Motivation: Contextual and Social Aspects
The purpose of this article is threefold. 1. To present a conceptual understanding of regulation of motivation highlighting three core facets. 2. To review prior empirical work documenting...
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10.10.2011
Self-Regulation, Coregulation, and Socially Shared Regulation: Exploring Perspectives of Social in Self-Regulated Learning Theory
The purpose of this review article is to introduce and contrast social aspects across three perspectives: self-regulated learning, coregulated learning, and socially shared regulation of lea...
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04.10.2011
Messy collaboration: Learning from a Learning Study
This article explores an example of messy collaboration that occurred in the context of a Learning Study conducted in a secondary school in Hong Kong working in partnership with education fa...
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27.09.2011
Ethical and Moral Matters in Teaching and Teacher Education
In this paper, the author reviews a set of articles on ethical and moral matters in teaching and teacher education previously published by Teaching and Teacher Education. The author used sev...
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19.09.2011
‘Coming to a Place near You?’ The Politics and Possibilities of a Critical Pedagogy of Place-Based Education
This article explores the theoretical foundations of place-based education (PBE). The authors argue that there is a place for PBE in schools but contend that it must be informed by a far mor...
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14.09.2011
Crossing Boundaries and Constructing Identities: The Experiences of Early Career Mainland Chinese English Language Teachers in Hong Kong
The current paper reports on a qualitative study that investigated the experiences of a group of English language teachers from the Chinese mainland. The teachers completed their teacher tra...
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14.09.2011
Teacher Preparation for Inclusive Education: Increasing Knowledge But Raising Concerns
The article describes a study that evaluated pre-service teachers' perceptions regarding their preparedness for inclusion. The study found that increasing knowledge about legislation and pol...
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26.07.2011
Teaching Critical Literacy for Social Justice
The current paper explores learning experiences utilized in an adolescent literacy course to facilitate preservice teachers' development of knowledge and dispositions to teach critical liter...
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26.07.2011
Was John Dewey Ethnocentric? Reevaluating the Philosopher’s Early Views on Culture and Race
In this study, the author investigates the early racial and cultural views of John Dewey.
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26.07.2011
What’s Culture Got to Do With It? Educational Research as a Necessarily Interdisciplinary Enterprise
In this paper, the author examines the role of culture in education in historical perspective to suggest the conditions required to promote generalized educational reform.
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05.07.2011
Lessons From My Mother: Reflections on the National Early Literacy Panel Report
In this review, the author focuses on the inclusion criteria for the selection of studies in the National Early Literacy Panel report. The author argues that the interpretation of early lite...
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26.07.2011
Recognizing Different Kinds of “Head Starts”
In this paper, the authors consider how the National Early Literacy Panel’s decision to focus on identifying precursors to “conventional” literacy skills shaped the conclusions drawn, and ta...
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26.07.2011
On Transitional Space, Unresolved Conflicts, and an Uncertain Teacher Education
The initial goal of this research project was to redesign a learning theory course as transitional space. The research then evolved into an analysis of how unresolved conflict from younger ...
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13.06.2011
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...
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13.06.2011
Educational Collaboration across Borders: The Preparation of the Transforming Teacher Education. Redefined Professionals for 21st Century Schools Report
This article provides an account of the processes leading to the report Transforming teacher education. Redefined professionals for 21st century schools. This paper traces the rationale for ...
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13.06.2011
Reforming Teacher Education through a Professionally Applied Study of Teaching
This article describes the model for teacher development that evolved from the review of research on teacher education and the development and implementation of the first year of the Master ...
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29.05.2011
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...
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26.05.2011
Challenges to ITE Research in Conditions of Complexity
This article draws on the Scottish experience of undertaking research as part of the reforming process of an undergraduate program in initial teacher education. The article examines the trip...
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27.04.2011
Encountering the Philosopher as Teacher: The Pedagogical Postures of Emmanuel Levinas
In this paper, the author focuses on Emmanuel Levinas’s classroom practices and everyday interactions with students rather than on his philosophical writings.
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17.04.2011
Preparing Early Childhood Educators for Global Education: The Implications of Prior Learning
This article investigates the prior learning of pre-service early childhood education students in the area of global education, a new curriculum initiative in Australian schools. 65 teacher ...
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04.04.2011
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...
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22.03.2011
'I Understood the Complexity within Diversity': Preparation for Partnership with Families in Early Childhood Settings
The current article reports on the experiences of student teachers who undertook a community placement in order to interact with children and families outside their normal range of teaching ...
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28.02.2011
Challenges and Opportunities for Improving Community College Student Success
The present review examines academic and policy research in search of explanations, emphasizing what is known about challenges stemming from three levels of influence: the macro-level opport...
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28.02.2011
Extending the School Day or School Year: A Systematic Review of Research (1985–2009)
Attention has been directed toward extended school time as a measure to improve academic achievement. past reviewers have argued that any positive relation between allocated time and achieve...
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21.02.2011
Conversations in a Collaborative Space: From Stories to Concepts to Dimensions
The current article is a re-analysis of three self-studies conducted by three sub-groups of the Active Collaborative Education team. These self-studies were originally presented at the Seve...
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20.02.2011
The Importance of Being Aware: Developing Professional Identities in Educators and Researchers
In a self-study, five Dutch teacher educators carried out their individual studies, while supported by the group of colleagues and by the three facilitators. These facilitators also conducte...
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13.02.2011
Interweaving Pedagogies of Care and Inquiry: Tensions, Dilemmas and Possibilities
This paper reports a collaborative self-study designed to examine the practices and experiences of a teacher educator and her students with the support of critical dialogue partners. The aut...
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06.02.2011
Seeking Knowledge for Teaching Teaching: Moving beyond Stories
Many self-studies are derived from the issues, problems and concerns that emerge out of a teacher educator's practice. The author claims that a good story can carry important messages and in...
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25.01.2011
Soft Power and Hard Measures: Large-Scale Assessment, Citizenship and the European Union
This paper examines the International Civic and Citizenship Education Study (ICCS). In particular, the article focuses on the European Union’s (EU’s) involvement in the regional portion. Usi...
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25.01.2011
Education Policy Convergence through the Open Method of Coordination: Theoretical Reflections and Implementation in ‘Old’ and ‘New’ National Contexts
The current article addresses two key questions about the convergence of education policies in the European Union (EU). The authors argue that the open method of coordination (OMC) brings ...
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25.01.2011
Lifelong Learning: Conceptualizations in European Educational Policy Documents
The authors have been developing a research project that allows them to approach the theme of lifelong learning and European educational policies, taking into account four levels of analysis...
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26.12.2010
Theorising Practice in Initial Teacher Education
This case study examines the perceptions of a group of trainees on the employment-based graduate teacher programme (GTP) towards the close of their initial teacher education. Seven trainees ...
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03.12.2010
When the Going Gets Tough: Direct, Buffering and Indirect Effects of Social Support on Turnover Intention
The authors examined the role of social support in turnover intention among new teachers. The authors found evidence for a direct negative relationship between social support and turnover in...
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28.11.2010
Parental Agency in Educational Decision Making: A Mexican American Example
This article explores the educational decision-making process of one Mexican American family. The author takes a phenomenological approach to examine human agency in specific familial decis...
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23.11.2010
Staging the Crisis: Teaching, Capital, and the Politics of the Subject
This paper proposes a philosophical reconstruction of the subject of the educator as the agent of curriculum. This political ontology of the subject suggests a process of reconstruction cons...
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23.11.2010
Rethinking Education and Emancipation: Being, Teaching, and Power
The purpose of this article is to specify the grounding concepts and principles that should inform a contemporary emancipatory education. Hence, the article describes two central principles ...
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02.11.2010
The Power of Time: Teachers’ Working Day – Negotiating Autonomy and Control
This paper focuses on teachers’ repeated complaints of lack of time. The theme is explored within data material collected in a research and development project in a Norwegian primary school....
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29.10.2010
Teachers’ Collective Actions, Alliances and Resistance within Neo-liberal Ideas of Education: The Example of the Individual Programme
This paper uses ethnographic research from an Individual Programme (IP) in a Swedish upper secondary school to explore how alliances, collective actions and resistance can be materialised wi...
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29.10.2010
Negotiating Identity: Conflicts between the Agency of the Student and the Official Diagnosis of Social Workers and Teachers
The goal of this article is to demonstrate the interplay between the individual’s negotiation of his/her identity in compulsory school and the systems of communication and practice of profe...
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29.10.2010
Investigating Ideological Clarity in Teacher Education
In this study, the authors investigated how beginning teachers’ ideologies were constructed and reconstructed by closely examining teachers’ discourse expressed in one graduate multicultural...
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12.10.2010
Our Teachers Want To Be the Best: On the Necessity of Intra-Professional Reflection about Moral Ideals of Teaching
Teaching is a significant social good and therefore teachers as well as the state have to take responsibility for guarding the moral quality of the teaching practice. Based on this premise, ...
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05.10.2010
Language, Culture and Dissonance: A Study Course for Globally Minded Teachers with Possibilities for Catalytic Transformation
This article presents a study which explores the impact of a course taught abroad, with the objective of preparing globally minded intercultural educators proficient in second language and c...
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12.10.2010
Developing a Policy for an International Experience Requirement in a Graduate Teacher Education Program: A Cautionary Tale
This case study describes the process education faculty went through to craft a response to a school-wide international experience initiative. Analysis revealed three competing frames that s...
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27.09.2010
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...
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27.09.2010
Stability in Motivation during Teacher Education
This study is the second from a longitudinal project examining students' motivation for teaching. This study examines motivation at the end of the course among the students who entering the ...
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27.09.2010
Teacher Education as Identity Construction: Insights from Action Research
This article reports on the results of a qualitative study. The study explored the experiences of one group of pre-service English language teachers in Hong Kong as they undertook an action ...
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27.09.2010
Varying Perspectives and Practices in Formative and Diagnostic Assessment: A Case Study
This article reports on an in-depth study of assessment across one university, exploring views and practices in each of the five faculties. The authors conducted semi-structured interviews w...
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19.09.2010
Shifting to a Student-Centered Science Classroom: An Exploration of Teacher and Student Changes in Perceptions and Practices
In this case study, an exemplary seventh grade science teacher’s beliefs, planning decisions, implementation, and student reactions to her student-centered methods were examined over a 4-wee...
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19.09.2010
Orientations to Science Teacher Professional Development: An Exploratory Study
In this article, the authors assert that professional development (PD) projects have an orientation that guides the design and implementation of the entire project; a construct that the auth...
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19.09.2010
Getting from Here to There: The Roles of Policy Makers and Principals in Increasing Science Teacher Quality
In this study, the authors focus on the professional perspectives and actions of federal and state policy makers and school principals as they address the problem of science teacher quality....
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19.09.2010
Professionals or Technicians? Teacher Preparation Programs and Occupational Understandings
The goal of this research was to explore occupational understandings by preparation program. The author conducted interviews with 49 beginning teachers in one labor market, 26 alternatively...
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05.09.2010
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...
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24.08.2010
Teacher Self-efficacy and Teacher Burnout: A Study of Relations
The purpose of this study was two-fold: (1) to test the factor structure of a recently developed Norwegian scale for measuring teacher self-efficacy, and (2) to explore relations between tea...
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17.08.2010
“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...
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25.07.2010
Partnerships in Pedagogy: Refocusing of Classroom Lenses
Current models of initial teacher training (ITT) in England include substantial elements of school-based experience developed in collaborative partnerships with local schools involving unive...
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20.07.2010
Teachers’ Collaborative Conversations About Culture: Negotiating Decision Making in Intercultural Teaching
In this article, the authors present a study that investigated intercultural teaching through teachers’ collaborative conversations about critical intercultural incidents in schools. The res...
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20.07.2010
The Nuances and Complexities of Teaching Mathematics for Cultural Relevance and Social Justice
In this article, the authors argue that culturally relevant instruction coupled with teaching for social justice can motivate marginalized students to learn mathematics. The goals of this co...
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18.07.2010
Challenges to Conceptualizing and Actualizing Culturally Relevant Pedagogy: How Viable Is the Theory in Classroom Practice?
The assumption of this study was that racism was deeply rooted in the structure of the schools and that underlying the racial achievement gap were unaddressed issues of hegemony. Therefore, ...
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13.07.2010
Individual and Structural Orientations in Socially Just Teaching: Conceptualization, Implementation, and Collaborative Effort
This essay, drawn from theory, research, and the author’s practitioner research as a teacher educator, proposes a framework to inform teacher educators’ conceptualization and implementation ...
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13.07.2010
Doing and Feeling Research in Public: Queer Organizing for Public Education and Justice
This article, grounded in activism, documents the authors’ collaborative participatory research on the effects of privatized public education on queers. This article highlights how educatio...
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13.07.2010
Globalization and Life History Research: Fragments of A Life Foretold
The goal of this article is to understand, by way of a life history, how globalization impacts the working class in a developing nation. The concept of globalization and the method of life h...
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03.02.2008
Why Shouldn’t Teachers and Teacher Educators Conduct Research on their Own Practices? An Epistemological Exploration
The aim of this article is to pause to allow time to reflect on the concept of practitioner research from a perspective that sees knowledge, knowledge-constitutive interests and knowledge co...
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29.06.2010
Learning and Emotion: Perspectives for Theory and Research
This presentation aims at giving an overview of the state of the art, developing a general framework for theory and research, and outlining crucial topics for future theory and research. The...
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29.06.2010
A Grounded Theory of Propective Teachers' Meta-Cognitive Process: Internalizing the Professional Standards of Teaching
This qualitative research study examined 190 concurrent education students' case-based reflections from 2005 to 2008. The participants were enrolled in their third year of a 5-year educati...
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30.05.2010
How Do School Peers Influence Student Educational Outcomes? Theory and Evidence From Economics and Other Social Sciences
This study describes and compares theories from multiple disciplines about how peers (classmates) influence one another. The study then compares the empirical predictions of the theories wit...
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25.05.2010
How to Exist Politically and Learn from It: Hannah Arendt and the Problem of Democratic Education
This article challenges the idea that the guarantee for democracy lies in the existence of a properly educated citizenry and argues that we should shift our attention from questions about th...
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25.05.2010
Schools as Architecture for Newcomers and Strangers: The Perfect School as Public School?
Two different ways of thinking the public meaning of school education are derived from Arendt’s text on the crisis in education. In the first, the school is conceived of as the space/time ...
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25.05.2010
And Worldlessness, Alas, Is Always a Kind of Barbarism: Hannah Arendt and the Challenge of Educating in Worldless Times
This article is philosophical in nature, focusing on several of Hannah Arendt’s published works. The article examines Hannah Arendt’s analysis of the problem of modern world alienation, with...
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25.05.2010
Educational Thinking and the Conservation of the Revolutionary
The article is a study of Hannah Arendt’s early essays, “Reflections on Little Rock” and “The Crisis in Education,” reading them through the lens of Thinking, the first volume of her final a...
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25.05.2010
A “More General Crisis”: Hannah Arendt, World-Alienation, and the Challenges of Teaching for the World As It Is
This article is a philosophical analysis which explores the concept of world estrangement in Arendt’s analysis of the crisis in education. The author explains what Arendt means when she cont...
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25.05.2010
Human Conditions for Teaching: The Place of Pedagogy in Arendt’s Vita Activa
According to Hannah Arendt, the aim of education is the cultivation of the future action of students. But teaching itself does not seem to count as a form of action for Arendt, leaving us to...
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25.05.2010
Teaching as Mediation: The Cogenerative Dialogue and Ethical Understandings
The mediation by teachers of the many activity systems that constitute any given class has traditionally been an ignored aspect of teaching. In this paper the authors argue that the teacher'...
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21.02.2010
Evaluating Alignment Between Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction
Alignment is a means for understanding the degree to which different components of an educational system work together to support a common goal. Alignment research is one method to demonstra...
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21.02.2010
Evidence-Based Education Policy: Lip Service or Common Practice? Empirical Findings from Germany
Since the late 1990s, it has been the practice in Germany that decisions in educational policy and educational administration should primarily be subject to evidence in terms of reliable emp...
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31.01.2010
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...
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31.01.2010
Toward a Theory of Aesthetic Learning Experiences
The purpose of this paper is to reveal ways to provide the opportunity for students to have aesthetically engaged learning experiences. Using John Dewey's ideas from Art as Experience as a f...
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12.01.2010
Education, Values, and Valuing in Cosmopolitan Perspective
In this article, the authors describe a cosmopolitan orientation toward the place of values in human life. The authors argue that a cosmopolitan outlook can assist people in engaging the cha...
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12.01.2010
Legitimate Peripheral Participation and Home Education
After a description of home education, Lave and Wenger's (1991) theory of legitimate peripheral participation (LPP) is applied to the situation of home educators who join a neighbourhood hom...
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12.01.2010
Situated Learning Theory and The Pedagogy of Teacher Education: Towards an Integrative View of Teacher Behavior and Teacher Learning
The aim of the present article is to examine the question of what the Lave and Wenger perspective could mean to teacher educators' and researchers' understanding of teacher behavior and teac...
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12.01.2010
Chasms and Bridges: Generativity in the Space between Educators' Communities of Practice
This article presents findings from an ethnographic study that explored how participation in an educator network contributed to the production of meaning, identity, and agency among the teac...
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14.12.2009
Competent Performances of Situated Identities: Adult Learners of English Accessing Engaged Participation
In this article, the author examines how the lived experiences of three adult learners of English in local (school-based and workplace-based) communities of practice both support and contrad...
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14.12.2009
The Education of Hindu Priests in the Diaspora: Assessing the Value of Community of Practice Theory
The utility of Lave and Wenger's social theory of learning can be evaluated through specific case studies which enhance our understanding of how education proceeds in diverse contexts. Here ...
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24.11.2009
Embedding Evidence-Based Practice in Pre-Service Teacher Preparation
In this study, the authors sought to establish the differential effects on achievement of embedding evidence-based practice in the design of an inclusive education teacher preparation course...
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09.11.2009
The wicked and Complex in Education: Developing A Transdisciplinary Perspective for Policy Formulation, Implementation and Professional Practice
The literature on 'wicked issues' does not fully recognize the difficulties with reflective practice and that in education which extols reflective practice, is not aware of the 'wicked' natu...
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20.10.2009
An Educational Psychology Success Story: Social Interdependence Theory and Cooperative Learning
The widespread and increasing use of cooperative learning is one of the great success stories of social and educational psychology. Its success largely rests on the relationships among theor...
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19.10.2009
Toward a Pedagogy of Self
This study describes an innovative leadership development program in self-awareness in the Summer Principals Academy at Teachers College. It describes both the theoretical and practical peda...
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24.09.2009
Integrating Theory and Practice: Learning to Teach L1 Language and Literature
This article presents a teacher education approach that focuses on providing student teachers with an explicit theoretical framework with which to understand and examine their teaching and p...
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23.09.2009
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...
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20.07.2009
Redefining Teaching, Re-Imagining Teacher Education
In this paper, the authors argue that teacher educators need to add pedagogies of enactment to an existing repertoire of pedagogies of reflection and investigation. In order to make this shi...
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20.07.2009
Who I Am in How I Teach Is The Message: Self-Understanding, Vulnerability and Reflection
The person of the teacher is an essential element in what constitutes professional teaching and therefore needs careful conceptualization. In this paper the author argues for this central th...
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20.07.2009
The Happiness of Teaching (as Eudaimonia): Disciplinary Knowledge and the Threat of Performativity
In this paper, the authors investigate and critique education and teacher education as disciplines against the backdrop of teaching as a form of human flourishing connected to the virtue of ...
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20.07.2009
Experience, Theory, and Practical Wisdom in Teaching and Teacher Education
In this article, the authors discuss what it means to be a professional teacher with practical wisdom. Furthermore, they discuss how practical wisdom is related to theory and experience. The...
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15.07.2009
Teaching as Disciplined Enquiry
The article is designed to raise issues around how we view teaching and some of the implication that has for thinking about teaching as a discipline. The article is organized in such a way a...
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15.07.2009
Is Teaching A Discipline? Implications for Teaching and Teacher Education
The purpose of this article is to lead to a better valuing of teaching through an exploration of the notion of teaching as a discipline. Through a review of the diversity of views of disc...
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08.07.2009
How To Drag with A Worn-Out Mouse? Searching for Social Justice through Collaboration
The authors consider what a concern for social justice in terms of social inclusion might mean for teacher education. The authors refer to both practising and prospective teachers, with pa...
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08.07.2009
Teaching for Social Justice: Exploring the Development of Student Agency through Participation in the Literacy Practices of A Mathematics Classroom
This paper investigates written descriptions provided by students as they participate in a Year 7 mathematics classroom community of practice. Student descriptions are analyzed in terms of s...
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06.07.2009
What Should It Mean to Have a Liberal Education in the 21st Century?
Carl Bereiter asked what it means to be an educated person in the 21st century and what contribution a liberal education can make in addressing this question. This paper is essentially const...
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02.07.2009
Diversity: Gatekeeping Knowledge and Maintaining Inequalities
This review illuminates key differences between the diversity model and emancipatory model in education. It discusses a range of conceptual, theoretical, empirical, historical, pedagogical, ...
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10.06.2009
Secondary Teachers' Conceptual Metaphors of Teaching and Learning: Changes Over The Career Span
Little research has investigated teacher beliefs over the career span. Through an online survey instrument, 110 teachers choose which teaching metaphors most closely match their own under th...
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03.06.2009
How Evidence-Based Teaching Practices Are Challenged By A Deweyan Approach to Education
The claim is made in this article that the discourse of education offers a challenge to evidence-based practices because this latter approach is embedded in the discourse of management. This...
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25.05.2009
Situated Learning in the Network Society and the Digitised School
This is a theoretical paper. It will explore whether a broader view of knowledge, digital literacy and assessment forms can generate new ways of adapted education within Knowledge Promotion ...
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25.05.2009
School and The Co-Construction of Dropout
Much of the research explains school dropout using statistical relationships between dropout rates and a variety of 'risk factors' attributed to student' such as income, race/ethnicity, acad...
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20.05.2009
A Review of Empirical Evidence About School Size Effects: A Policy Perspective
The review explored 57 post-1990 empirical studies of school size effects on a variety of student and organizational outcomes. The weight of evidence provided by this research clearly favors...
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18.05.2009
The Pedagogical Dimension of Internationalisation? A Challenging Quality Issue in Higher Education for the Twenty-First Century
This theoretical paper is partly based on a series of empirical studies, conducted by the author, investigating students’ and teachers’ experiences and understanding of an internationalised ...
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18.05.2009
Identity Construction through Schooling: Listening to Students’ Voices
One of the main problems faced by several educational systems around the world is educational exclusion. It is recognized that those who drop out of education are at risk of social exclusion...
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06.04.2009
Energizing Learning: The Instructional Power of Conflict
Many educators may be apprehensive about instigating intellectual conflict among students because of the lack of operational procedures to guide them. Constructive controversy is an instruct...
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01.04.2009
Bridging the Real and Ideal: A Comparison between Learning Community Characteristics and A School-based Case Study
This study investigates a small Canadian school's initial attempt at promoting a “learning community” approach. The study also compares it to the ideals of collaborative teamwork set out by ...
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31.03.2009
Learning through Action: Parallel Learning Processes in Children and Adults
This paper contrasts the active learning processes of children and adults by chronicling a service learning project in the United States. The project included 19 university students impleme...
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17.03.2009
Becoming a Thinking Thinker: Metacognition, Self-Reflection, and Classroom Practice
Metacognition (as a process) and metacognitive knowledge (as a product) are seen as important components of cognitive development and signs of intellectual maturity. The development of meta...
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16.03.2009
Rethinking the Effects of Classroom Activity Structure on the Engagement of Low- Achieving Students
This study is a review of research on the association between student engagement and activity structure. In interpreting the evidence, the authors focus on studies of classroom discourse—par...
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16.03.2009
Smuggling Authentic Learning Into the School Context: Transitioning From an Innovative Elementary to a Conventional High School
“Conventional schooling” is characterized by underlying values of competition and credentialism implicit in an unconscious, cultural framework for U.S. institutional schooling. Schools that ...
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12.03.2009
Reflecting on the Use of Metaphor: Two Professors' Processes of Discovery
The paper summarizes the literature concerning the use of visual and textual metaphors. It also describes outcomes of a project designed to help teacher education candidates begin integrat...
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05.03.2009
Parent Involvement in Homework: A Research Synthesis
In this article, the authors synthesize research on parent involvement in homework conducted since 1987. The results suggest that parent involvement in homework could affect student success ...
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05.03.2009
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...
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04.03.2009
Social Comparison in the Classroom: A Review
Festinger's classical social comparison theory deals with individuals' need to have accurate appraisals of their abilities and opinions. At the end of the 1970s and the early 1980s, however,...
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04.03.2009
Sources of Self-Efficacy in School: Critical Review of the Literature and Future Directions
The purpose of the review was threefold. First, the theorized sources of self-efficacy beliefs proposed by A. Bandura (1986) are described and explained, including how they are typically ass...
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02.03.2009
Teacher Education in A Global Context: Towards A Defensible Theory of Teacher Education
The article investigates some of the effects of globalization on education and teacher education. In particular it considers the contradictory demands of economic and cultural forms of globa...
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02.03.2009
Defining the Political Ontology of the Classroom: Toward A Multitudinous Education
The article is driven by a simple question: what type of collective space is a classroom and how can it be imagined differently? Drawing on the social topography provided by Hardt and Negri,...
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18.02.2009
Teacher Reflection: The Development of A Typology
In this paper, a contribution is made to the discussion of reflection on the part of teachers. The discussion to date has shown that reflection must be broad and deep. Furthermore, a typolog...
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04.02.2009
Toward A Framework for the Development of Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching
While mathematical knowledge for teaching has started to gain attention as an important concept in the mathematics teacher education research community, there is limited understanding of wha...
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28.01.2009
Content Knowledge for Teaching: What Makes It Special?
The goal of the study was to examine the nature of professionally oriented subject matter knowledge in mathematics. Therefore, the authors studied actual mathematics teaching and identifie...
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19.01.2009
Joseph Schwab, Self-Study of Teaching and Teacher Education Practices Proponent?
The field of self-study of teaching and teacher education practices, like a number of other areas of inquiry, appears negligent in paying intellectual debt to Joseph Schwab who revolutionali...
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19.01.2009
Pedagogical Literacy: What It Means and What It Allows
This article argues that pedagogical literacy is an important cognitive tool for a developed conceptualisation of pedagogical content knowledge and that, by extension, being pedagogically li...
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15.01.2009
Applying Self-Determination Theory To Understand The Motivation For Becoming A Physical Education Teacher
This study explored the reasons people choose physical education teaching as a profession and investigated the relationship of these choices with motivation. 324 Physical education pre-servi...
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12.01.2009
Melioration as a Higher Thinking Skill of Future Intelligence
This paper examines the characteristics of the thinking skill the authors call “melioration” i.e., the competence to borrow a concept from a field of knowledge supposedly far removed from hi...
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17.12.2008
Care of the Self in a Context of Accountability
In this article, the author explores how Michel Foucault’s notion of the “care of the self” might provide a conceptual basis for resistance to the normalizing practices and disciplinary powe...
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17.12.2008
Deweyan Reflections on Knowledge-Producing Schools
The article examines some of the philosophical underpinnings of knowledge-producing schools (KPS). They address a lack of attention to embodiment and the emotions that KPS epistemology would...
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07.12.2008
Examining the Pedagogical Foundations of Modern Educational Computer Games
This study examines the pedagogical foundations of modern educational (computer video) games. Specifically, Cooper’s [Cooper, H. (1985, Mar 31–April 4). A taxonomy of literature reviews. In ...
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03.12.2008
"A Teacher's Job Doesn't Only Happen in the Classroom": Preservice Teachers, the Classroom, and the School
Preservice teachers are expected to enter the profession with skills and deep understanding of education experience. They are asked to become classroom, expert in pedagogy, content, and emo...
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30.11.2008
A Theory of Online Learning as Online Participation
In this paper, an initial theory of online learning as online participation is suggested. It is argued that online learner participation (1) is a complex process of taking part and maintai...
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26.11.2008
When Figured Worlds Collide: Improvisation in an Inquiry Classroom
The article examines student and teachers expectations and experiences in a reading undergraduate teacher education course. Students in the course were middle-school education majors and sp...
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26.11.2008
Walk the Talk: Connecting Critical Pedagogy and Practice in Teacher Education
This article explores of critical pedagogy, and the process and experiences of 22 preservice teachers enrolled in a required teacher education course, Teaching for Diversity and Social Just...
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26.11.2008
Teacher-writer Memoirs as Lens for Writing Emotionally in a Primary Teacher Education Programme
The article explores emotional writing in a primary teacher writing program. The participants were 99 postgraduate student teachers on a sociology of teaching module in an initial primary t...
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29.10.2008
Between Constructivism and Connectedness
Good teaching depends more on connectedness than on technique. The author lays out a constructivist teaching and learning model, he explores some potential limitations facing constructivism,...
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23.10.2008
On the Reasons We Want Teachers of Good Disposition and Moral Character
This article is primarily concerned with the “practical conclusions” of attending to dispositions in teacher preparation. It makes a case for teachers with moral disposition, for several rea...
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23.10.2008
Gateways to Understanding: A Model for Exploring and Discerning Meaning from Experience
This paper examines a distinctive approach to qualitative research that was employed in a recent study to open a gateway to understanding the impact of the shootings at Columbine High School...
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06.10.2008
An Exploration for a Critical Practicum Pedagogy: Dialogical Relationships and Reflections among a Group of Student Teachers
Student teachers' potential to change and reflect on their activities can be positively influenced by the opportunities created in teacher education programs. This paper explores an educat...
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05.10.2008
Work-Related Learning: Hearing Students' Voices
This article argues that student voice and the active engagement of students in shaping their own educational experience are integral to the development of effective work-related learning (W...
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21.09.2008
The didactic model LdL (Lernen durch Lehren) as a way of preparing students for communication in a knowledge society
'Learn by teaching' has been elaborated into a meta-model (Meta)LdL that aims at giving students a platform to acquire the competencies considered necessary for knowledge societies. 97 stud...
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18.09.2008
Scientific and Pragmatic Challenges for Bridging Education and Neuroscience
The article explores the common concerns about education and neuroscience, and the scientific neuroscience. It examines in-principle differences in methods, data, theory, and philosophy. Th...
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27.08.2008
Learning by Design: creating pedagogical frameworks for knowledge building in the twenty-first century
In this paper, the use of ICT for documenting and publishing teacher designs for learning form the basis of our work with teachers. The learning activities that they created for their stude...
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27.07.2008
Towards an Articulation of Expert Classroom Practice
A small study with six experienced mathematics teachers was conducted. A general theoretical model of expert practice was used to explore the nature of knowledge base that enables teachers t...
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26.06.2008
Teachers’ Perspectives on Innovations: Implications for Educational Design
This study focuses on teachers’ perceptions of a Dutch innovative learning environment called the “Second Phase”, as well as their desires and their dissatisfaction /satisfaction with this e...
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24.06.2008
Teachers Resilience: A Necessary Condition for Effectiveness
The article explore resiliency in teachers effectiveness. A four years research case study is reported on three teachers. The interaction between teachers’ sense of efficacy, professional an...
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24.06.2008
Teacher's Myers-Briggs Personality Profiles: Identifying Effective Teacher Personality Traits
A personality profile (Myers-Briggs) was run against 58 teachers in the state of Florida. Descriptive data includes frequency and percentage of response for each Type Indicator and for each ...
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02.06.2008
Teaching and Reconsidering the Social Foundations of Education: A self-study
Drawing on student and instructor diaries and diary summaries, the article reports on a self-study of a social foundations course as the author, inspired by C. Wright Mills, attempted to mak...
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27.05.2008
Emotional Ecology: The Intersection of Emotional Knowledge and Pedagogical Content Knowledge in Teaching
The article describes a study exploring pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) and emotional knowledge in teaching and learning, utilizing theoretical and empirical examples. The author expla...
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27.05.2008
Developing Whole School Pedagogical Values—A Case of Going Through the Ethos of “Good Schooling”
The article explores the content and structure of pedagogical values, utilizing 24 teachers who were encouraged to articulate their beliefs regarding their professional morality and their sc...
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21.05.2008
Diary-Based Strategy Assessment and its Relationship to Performance in a Group of Trainee Teachers
Strategies of preservice teachers in real learning situations are explored in this article. The strategies of real learning situations are recorded in a diary and compared with others. Findi...
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21.05.2008
Comparative Analysis of Expectancies of Efficacy in In-Service and Prospective Teachers
The article examines beliefs regarding teaching in student teachers. A sample of 339 participants took part in the study and following a factor analysis, three principle factors emerged: cl...
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12.04.2008
Distributed Cognition in a Sixth-Grade Classroom: An Attempt to Overcome Alternative Conceptions About Light and Color
In this study, we discuss the scaffolded design of ODRES (Observe, Discuss, and Reason with Evidence in Science), a computer tool that was designed to be used with elementary school children...
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08.04.2008
Male Teachers as Role Models: Addressing Issues of Masculinity, Pedagogy and the Re-Masculinization of Schooling
This article focuses on the call for more male teachers as role models in elementary schools and treats it as a manifestation of "recuperative masculinity politics" (Lingard & Douglas, 1999)...
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08.04.2008
A philosophical investigation of the role of teachers: A synthesis of Plato, Confucius, Buber, and Freire
The article explores the role of teachers through an examination of Plato, Confucius, Buber and Freire. The study dealt with the development and societies and self-realization through teachi...
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07.04.2008
School Adjustment in the Early Grades: Toward an Integrated Model of Neighborhood, Parental, and Child Processes
Examining recent research on neighborhood influences on child development, this review focuses on social influences on school adjustment in the early elementary years. A model to guide commu...
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23.03.2008
Learning Anytime, Anywhere: Advanced Distributed Learning and the Changing Face of Education
The article explores the development of Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) and its influence on global education. The authors describe the ADL initiative and its implication for K-12 educat...
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23.03.2008
Interrogating Classroom Relationships and Events: Using Portraiture and Critical Race Theory in Education Research
The article explores the use of the methods of portraiture and critical race theory (CRT) to evaluate success and failure in urban classrooms. Used in combination, the author believes that t...
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23.03.2008
Educational Policy and Practice From the Perspective of Institutional Theory: Crafting a Wider Lens
The article provides a framework that integrates recent institutional analysis guides for theorizing K-12 public education in the United States. The author introduces three constructs and ap...
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06.03.2008
Listening to teachers-listening to students: substantive conversations about resistance, empowerment and engagement
The article explores research regarding pedagogies of engagement that challenge traditional assumptions and understanding. Examinations of student engagements are identified through contesti...
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02.03.2008
Moral Education Between Hope and Hopelessness: The Legacy of Janusz Korczak
This article describes the principles and the actualization of Korczak's moral education and explores how Korczak reconciled the differences between the ethical world he created in his insti...
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02.03.2008
Local Heroes, Narrative Worlds and the Imagination: The Making of a Moral Curriculum Through Experiential Narratives
Concern about the impact of narrative worlds and their heroes offered by the media prompted research on encounters with moral models in experiential, narrative curricula. Researchers tracked...
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02.03.2008
Constructivism and Education: Misunderstandings and Pedagogical Implications
This article employs Phillips' (1995) analytic framework that divides the pedagogical applications of constructivism into three distinct categories: the good, the bad, and the ugly. The prim...
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26.02.2008
Mobilizing Anger for Social Justice: The politicization of the emotions in education
The desirable aspect of anger in education is discussed in this article. The author focuses on the argument that emotions, particularly anger in the political sense, are central to the exer...
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26.02.2008
Safe, Positive and Queering Moments in Teaching Education and Schooling: A conceptual framework
The article discusses a new approach to promoting anti-homophobia education in teacher education and schooling contexts. The approach includes three anti-homophobia practices: coming out s...
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11.02.2008
Mapping Literacy Practices: Theory, Methodology, Methods
The Literacies for Learning in Further Education (LfLFE) research project has been funded for three years from January 2004 as part of Phase 3 of the Teaching and Learning Research Programme...
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05.02.2008
Development of the Beliefs about Primary Education Scale: Distinguishing a developmental and transmissive dimension
The article described the development and validation of the Beliefs about Primary Education Scale (BPES). The 18-item scale for assessing primary school teachers' beliefs toward the nature o...
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28.01.2008
Science, Art, and Experience: Constructing a Science Pedagogy From Dewey’s Aesthetics
A view of science education is presented from the perspective of art and aesthetics. The authors present a pedagogical model focused on fostering transformative aesthetic experiences, involv...
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02.06.2008
Unpacking Autonomy and Control in Education: some conceptual and normative groundwork for a comparative analysis
The purpose of this article is to make a contribution to the first two of these tasks which are relatively neglected in the education research literature. The authors begin by unpacking some...
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26.01.2008
Learning to Think of Learning to Teach as Situated: A self-study
Earlier in his work as a teacher educator, the author thought of teacher learning as a psychological process or phenomenon and this view guided his work with his student teachers. Subsequent...
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26.01.2008
Beginning to Understand Teaching as a Discipline
The authors explore the possibility of understanding teaching as a discipline in its own right, rather than as a domain that is ancillary to the many academic disciplines. While teaching loo...
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26.01.2008
Self-Study Research in a New School of Education: Moving between vulnerability and community
This paper explores the dual and seemingly contradictory potential of self-study research to illuminate our fears, anxieties, tensions and uncertainties as teacher educators, whilst acting a...
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15.01.2008
A Theoretical Review of Winne and Hadwin’s Model of Self-Regulated Learning: New Perspectives and Directions
This theoretical review of Winne and Hadwin’s model of self-regulated learning (SRL) seeks to highlight how the model sheds new light on current research as well as suggests interesting new ...
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15.01.2008
"Vygotsky’s Neglected Legacy": Cultural-Historical Activity Theory
The authors describe an evolving theoretical framework that has been called one of the best kept secrets of academia: cultural-historical activity theory, the result of proposals Lev Vygotsk...
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15.01.2008
Understanding Authority in Classrooms: A Review of Theory, Ideology, and Research
Discussion of educational ideologies offers insights into the debates, historical contexts, and policy and reform agendas that shape the politics of authority while neglecting empirical real...
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10.01.2008
Utopian Spaces of "Robust Hope": The architecture and nature of progressive learning environments
The article explores the use of utopian beliefs of hope and imagination in teacher education. The author describes how teachers can 'reimagine' and 'remake' progressive learning environment...
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07.01.2008
The Soul of Teaching and Professional Learning: An Appreciative Inquiry into the Enneagram of Reflective Practice
This paper makes a contribution to the theory and practice of educational action research by introducing two theoretical and methodological resources as part of a personal review of sustaine...
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07.01.2008
From Transmission to Dialogue: Promoting Critical Engagement in Higher Education Teaching and Learning
This article reports on a self-study that focuses on encouraging a group of undergraduate students to be active learners by promoting their critical engagement with what they are learning. T...
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06.01.2008
Generative Learning: Learning beyond the Learning Situation
In this article an educational action research study, based on a phenomenographic approach, is reported in which unexpected results have been possible to gather thanks to the inductive desig...
Abstract
18.12.2007
Psycho-pedagogy and personalised learning
The article discusses pedagogical theories and their basis in psychological research. The author reviews the influence of Internet on disseminating pedagogically relevant research and global...
Abstract
11.12.2007
Accumulating Knowledge Across Self-Studies in Teacher Education
This article calls for strengthening self study research and creating a closer connection between self studies research of teacher educators and substantive teacher education research issues...
Abstract
18.12.2007
Civic professionalism: teacher education and professional ideals and values in a commercialised education world
The article discusses the threats posed by commercialization of state schools to the nature of public education. The author suggests that business ideologies have permeated the educational s...
Abstract
09.12.2007
Personal Epistemologies and Learning to Teach
This study investigated the question, how do pre service teachers approach their learning in a unified teacher education program? Through extensive interviews with 14 participants over ...
Abstract
27.05.2009
Using Activity Theory to Understand Prospective Teachers' Attitudes to and Construction of Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities
The research is concerned with prospective teachers' conceptualizations of terms such as ‘disability’ and ‘special education’. Activity theory is proposed as a lens through which to consider...
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