International Portal of Teacher Education

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13.09.2017
Accelerated Training for Applicants Seeking a Second-Career in Teaching
Two facts should be considered by those concerned with the teaching workforce in Israel. The first is that the profession does not attract "the best and the brightest" needed for education i...
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10.09.2017
Examining Professional Learning and the Preparation of Professionally Competent Teachers in Initial Teacher Education
The current paper reports a mixed-methods study showing the relationship between student teachers’ engagement with the practical and conceptual aspects of a Postgraduate Diploma in Education...
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05.09.2017
Culturally Efficacious Mathematics and Science Teacher Preparation for Working with English Learners
The authors argue that mathematics and science teachers must be culturally efficacious and engage in responsive practices to work effectively with English learners (ELs). They claim that the...
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04.09.2017
Preservice Teachers’ Student Teaching Experiences in East Africa
The current study explored the influence of a university-based student teaching program in rural East Africa on the beliefs of four preservice teacher participants. In conclusion, this artic...
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01.08.2017
A Model for the Support of Interns and Beginning Teachers in Special Education
The author describes two special education schools in Tel Aviv, Israel, whose students are on the autistic spectrum, where the head of the induction team (the author) and the principals of t...
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24.07.2017
University-Based Teacher Preparation and Middle Grades Teacher Effectiveness
This article investigates the relationship between the structural features of middle grades teacher preparation programs (TPPs) and student achievement gains in math and English/Language Art...
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03.07.2017
A Technology Integration Education (TIE) Model for Millennial Preservice Teachers: Exploring the Canonical Correlation Relationships Among Attitudes, Subjective Norms, Perceived Behavioral Controls, Motivation, and Technological, Pedagogical, and Content Knowledge (TPACK) Competencies
The authors used canonical correlation analysis (CCA) to test the relationships among five of the 12 constructs in the technology integration education (TIE) model developed by Holland and P...
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26.06.2017
International Field Experience as an Impetus for Personal and Professional Transformation: Through the Lens of Early Childhood Postsecondary Students
This study examined the international field experience of Canadian Early Childhood Education Diploma and Early Childhood Leadership Degree students. The findings indicate that an internation...
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11.06.2017
First-Year Practicum Experiences for Preservice Early Childhood Education Teachers Working with Birth-to-3-Year-Olds: An Australasian Experience
The present article reports on a project, “Collaboration of Universities Pedagogies of Infants’ and Toddlers’ Development—‘down under’ (CUPID)". This project evaluated the practicum experien...
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11.06.2017
Impact of a Statewide Early Childhood Curriculum Enhancement Initiative on Community College Faculty and Paraprofessional Students
In this article, the authors describe the development and implementation of a collaborative initiative between a major urban research university and a state’s community college system and me...
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11.06.2017
Grade-level Overlap and Standards Mismatch between Nationally Recognized Programs that Prepare Teachers for Grades PreK–3
This study has two purposes regarding programs accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). First, the study examines what extent NCATE-recognized e...
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07.06.2017
Teacher Training Programs for Gifted Education with Focus on Sustainability
This article presents information about the current state of teacher education for gifted pupils in Austria, Belgium, Finland and Slovakia with the focus on sustainability. These countries w...
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05.06.2017
Key Stakeholders' Attitudes towards Teacher Education Programs in TEFL: A Case Study of Farhangian University in Iran
In this study, the authors aimed at exploring the attitudes key stakeholders in a teacher education program hold toward the appropriateness of English Language Teaching (EFL) teacher educati...
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24.05.2017
Promoting Well-being and Preventing Burnout in Teacher Education: A Pilot Study of a Mindfulness-Based Programme for Pre-service Teachers in Hong Kong
The aim of this study was to examine the possible effects of a six-week mindfulness programme for student teachers, and the feasibility of implementing the programme in a local community. Th...
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14.05.2017
Can International Practicum Foster Intercultural Competence Among Student Teachers?
The aim of this study is to investigate how the students’ intercultural competence develops during a three-month practicum placement in Namibia. The authors present findings from a study of ...
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10.05.2017
Community, Difference, and Voice in Teacher Education
This article explores the ethical, methodological, and practical issues of translating critical theory and research into praxis through a case study analysis of a graduate capstone seminar ...
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24.04.2017
Evaluation of a Merged Secondary and Special Education Program
This article uses data from multiple stakeholders to evaluate whether Secondary Dual Educator’s Program (SDEP) candidates and graduates are meeting program goals. The findings suggest that g...
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02.04.2017
Special Education Teacher Preparation in Singapore’s Dual Education System
This article aims to describe Singapore’s dual education system as well as teacher preparation in a country that educates many students with disabilities in a separate environment. The focus...
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02.04.2017
Integrating Global Content Into Special Education Teacher Preparation Programs
For this study, global content was integrated into one course of an undergraduate special education teacher education program. Results demonstrated that the candidates in the intervention ...
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29.03.2017
Using edTPA to Compare Online and Face to Face Teacher Preparation Programs
Using edTPA score reports for teacher candidates completing a teacher education program, this study provides data informed evidence of the equivalency of online teacher candidates’ learning ...
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27.03.2017
Development and Design of a Merged Secondary and Special Education Teacher Preparation Program
This article describes the process used by cross-department faculty to develop the program design and components and how program evaluation led to revisions that strengthened the program. Af...
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22.03.2017
Special Education Teacher Preparation in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries
In countries of the world where special education systems are still developing the capacity to provide the education that laws and policies promise, choices made in the design and offering o...
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06.03.2017
Pre-service Teachers’ Science Teaching Self-efficacy Beliefs: The Influence of a Collaborative Peer Microteaching Program
This study aimed to explore the nature of changes in pre-service science teachers’ (PSTs’) self-efficacy beliefs toward science teaching through a mixed-methods approach. The findings reveal...
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01.03.2017
Learning to Teach and Teaching to Learn: Supporting the Development of New Social Justice Educators
This study explored the role that participating in a critical inquiry project (CIP) played on the development of new educators who aspire to teach from a social justice perspective. The stud...
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01.03.2017
Teacher Learning through Self-Regulation: An Exploratory Study of Alternatively Prepared Teachers’ Ability to Plan Differentiated Instruction in an Urban Elementary School
The purpose of this research is to understand alternative certification candidates’ development as planners and implementers of Differentiated Instruction. This article presents three cases ...
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31.01.2017
The Search for Role Clarity: Challenges and Implications for Special Education Teacher Preparation
The recent re-authorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) creates a new policy context with the potential to bring about additional changes in PK-12 settings and teach...
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19.01.2017
Common Core Preparation in Special Education Teacher Education Programs: Beginning the Conversation
This study is a preliminary exploration of current Common Core State Standards (CCSS) preparation in Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs). Focus groups were conducted with pre-service te...
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08.01.2017
Cultivating Environmental Citizenship in Teacher Education
The goal of this study was to explore how participating in a political environmental action project influenced pre-service teachers’ environmental citizenship. Following the steps of Project...
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02.01.2017
Disruptive Design in Pre-service Teacher Education: Uptake, Participation, and Resistance
This article begins the exploration of disruption as an analytical construct that allows for the investigation of how individual learning and changes in local practice mutually influence the...
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19.09.2016
A Comparative Study of Awarding Organisation and HEI Initial Teacher Training Programmes for the Lifelong Learning Sector in England
The central purpose of this research was to ascertain the views of teachers and teacher educators in the lifelong learning sector in England about the comparative ‘value’ of different forms ...
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04.09.2016
The Impact of Training on Teaching Assistants’ Professional Development: Opportunities and Future Strategy
This article draws from a study into the impact of training for teaching assistants (TAs), additional adults deployed to support children and teachers, in one urban local educational authori...
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31.08.2016
Teaching Early Childhood Education Students Through Interactive Scenario-Based Course Design
By adopting a scenario-based approach, teacher educators and others designing online environments can help prepare students for the types of challenges they will face in communities and clas...
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20.07.2016
A Fresh Look at Graduate Programs in Teacher Leadership in the United States
The purpose of this study was to discover how colleges with graduate programs in teacher leadership were defining the concept, especially in light of federal emphasis on teacher effectivenes...
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20.06.2016
Renewing an Old Ideal of Education
In this article, the author argues that we live in a postmodern world in which the pace of the change accelerates daily. The Western world experiences a“crisis of education", in which schoo...
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06.06.2016
Preparing Future Teacher Leaders: Lessons from Exemplary School Systems
In this article, the authors argue that teachers have an opportunity to take on leadership roles in technology-rich schools and districts. The findings reveal that teacher leaders emerged as...
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23.05.2016
Preparing Teacher Candidates for Family–School Partnerships
In this explorative study, preparation of pre-service teachers for family–school partnerships (FSP) was examined within three teacher education institutions. Findings indicate that preparati...
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30.03.2016
Critical Perspectives on Testing Teaching: Reframing Teacher Education for English Medium Instruction
This investigation provides a basis for considering the role of corrective and transformative critiques in producing knowledge through testing teaching for reframing teacher education in res...
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29.02.2016
Mobile Learning in Teacher Education: Insight From Four Programs That Embraced Change
In this article, the authors identified four schools of education in the United States that self-identified as having a fully implemented curriculum for teachers on mobile technology use in ...
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07.12.2015
A System-Wide Professional Learning Approach about Inclusion for Teachers in Hong Kong
The current study examines changes in attitudes, teaching efficacy, and concerns about inclusive education in a sample of 2361 teachers in Hong Kong who took a professional learning course a...
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26.11.2015
Innovators in Teacher Education: Diffusing Mobile Technologies in Teacher Preparation Curriculum
This study aims to establish a snapshot of the extent to which teacher educators are preparing teacher candidates to use mobile learning technologies in PK–12 class-rooms, with the goal of d...
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09.11.2015
Towards a Whole-School Approach to the Pastoral Care Module in a Postgraduate Certificate of Education Programme: a South African Experience
This study explores the potential of adopting a whole-school approach to the pastoral care module in a Postgraduate Certificate of Education Programme to ensure that all newly qualified teac...
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03.11.2015
Technology Integration With Teacher Candidates in a Summer-Camp Setting
This article aims to share preservice teachers’ responses to the iPad initiative. In order to model technology integration, teacher educators at a small university in Texas implemented a on...
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21.10.2015
An Investigation of Co-Created Curricula within Higher Education in the UK, Ireland and the USA
This study examines student participation in curriculum design at course and programme levels at three higher education institutes at UK, Ireland and USA. Case study methodology and critical...
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13.10.2015
Technology-Focused Early Field Experiences in Preservice Teacher Education
The purpose of this study was to better understand how preservice teachers’ participation in a technology-focused early field experience called Tech Club influenced their perceptions of teac...
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13.10.2015
Two Heads Are Better Than One: Inservice Teachers Engaging in Instructional Design 2.0
The present study investigated changes in inservice teachers’ technological pedagogical content knowledge and technology integration self-efficacy as a result of engaging in collaborative in...
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08.10.2015
The Dialogic Space Offered by Curriculum-Making in the Process of Learning to Teach, and the Creation of a Progressive Knowledge-Led Curriculum
In this article, the authors argue for greater conceptual clarity between curriculum and pedagogy, and between the worlds of children’s experience and disciplinary knowledge, in order to dee...
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02.09.2015
Practicum Experiences as Sources of Pre-service Teachers’ Self-Efficacy
This article examines physical education pre-service teachers’ (PTs) self-efficacy and practicum experiences as self-efficacy sources through a mixed-method approach. Results showed a strong...
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02.09.2015
Pre-service Teacher Training in Health and Well-being in England: The State of the Nation
This article examines factors affecting the inclusion of health and well-being. It also explores educational implications in light of the changing landscape of pre-service teacher education ...
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30.08.2015
Analyzing Preservice Teachers' Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge Development in the Context of a Multidimensional Teacher Preparation Program
This study examined the technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK) development of 299 preservice teachers in response to the technology preparation they received during their initia...
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29.07.2015
Results From the Quality Early Childhood Training Program
The purpose of this paper is to report the findings of the Early Childhood Training Program. This program was designed to increase the quality of care offered to children age 0 to 5 in a me...
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07.07.2015
Participatory Action Research as Pedagogy: Investigating Social and Ecological Justice Learning within a Teacher Education Program
This article describes a research collective, which sets out to investigate the role and impact of social and ecological justice learning in a teacher education program. Amidst the tensions,...
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22.06.2015
Learning to Teach a Blended Course in a Teacher Preparation Program
This study presents one instructor’s perceptions of her roles, focusing on her activities in a blended course. The results indicated that the instructor saw her roles primarily as pedagogica...
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14.06.2015
A Networked-Hutong Siwei of Critiques for Critical Teacher Education
This article analyses how critical theories’ justification of the goal of emancipation for educational actors hinges on intellectual inequality, the ignorance-knowledge continuum, and the hi...
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08.06.2015
Constructing A Critical Professional Identity Among Teacher Candidates During Service-Learning
This article aims to examine the process of critical professional identity development as it was perceived by the teacher candidates who participated in the service-learning programme. This ...
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07.06.2015
Towards Post-intercultural Teacher Education: Analysing ‘Extreme’ Intercultural Dialogue to Reconstruct Interculturality
The author explores the impact of a course on ‘multicultural education’ given to a cohort of ‘local’ and international student teachers studying to become Newly Qualified Teachers. The metho...
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27.05.2015
Two Roadmaps, One Destination: The Economic Progress Paradigm in Teacher Education Accountability in Georgia and Missouri
In this article, the authors argue that the national conversation around teacher education accountability in the United States derives from a specific policy paradigm about the utility of te...
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26.03.2015
Reconsidering the Local After a Transformative Global Experience: A Comparison of Two Study Abroad Programs for Preservice Teachers
This study utilized a comparative case study design to understand preservice teachers’ views on programmatic elements that led to transformative learning experiences in the areas of global a...
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15.03.2015
New Literacy Studies: An Alternative Frame for Preparing Teachers to Use Assistive Technology
In this article, the authors suggest that New Literacy Studies can serve as a generative frame to stimulate the dispositions necessary for a strong commitment to the use of assistive technol...
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22.09.2014
Preparing Mathematics and Science Teachers through a Residency Program: Perceptions and Reflections
The purpose of THIS study was to examine preservice teachers’ perceptions about their experiences in the Teaching Residency Program for Critical Shortage Areas program. This program designed...
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09.04.2014
Making Learning the Object: Using Cultural Historical Activity Theory to Analyze and Organize Student Teaching in Urban High-Needs Schools
In this article, the authors are interested to articulate what preservice teacher's account suggests about the struggles of teacher educators to provide sufficient and sufficiently strategi...
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08.04.2014
Student Teaching’s Contribution to Preservice Teacher Development: A Review of Research Focused on the Preparation of Teachers for Urban and High-Needs Contexts
In this article, the authors are interested to determine what and how student teaching experiences contribute to preservice teachers’ development as future teachers of students in urban and/...
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19.03.2014
Averting Current and Future Special Education Faculty Shortages: Policy Implications and Recommendations
The federal government plays an indispensable role in preparing special education personnel to become teacher educators in higher education. The 2011 Special Education Faculty Needs Assessme...
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19.03.2014
Market Demand for Special Education Faculty
The present study sought to add to the knowledge base of the extent and severity of the chronic special education (SE) faculty shortage. The most important finding from this study indicates ...
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19.03.2014
The Context of the Demand for Special Education Faculty: A Study of Special Education Teacher Preparation Programs
This article describes the results of a survey completed in fall of 2009 by special education and teacher education coordinators. The survey requested information about past, present, and f...
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17.03.2014
Using a Modified Pyramidal Training Model to Teach Special Education Teachers to Conduct Trial-Based Functional Analyses
This study evaluates the effectiveness of a modified pyramidal training procedure. The participants in this training procedure were special education program coordinators, who were taught to...
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04.03.2014
Useful Signal or Unnecessary Obstacle? The Role of Basic Skills Tests in Teacher Preparation
The present study examines performance of students who took a basic skills test (Praxis I) between 1999 and 2005 and one of the four large-volume licensure tests (Praxis II) between 2002 and...
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19.02.2014
Promoting Adaptive Expertise: A Conceptual Framework for Special Educator Preparation
This article reviews the literature on adaptive expertise. The article proposes a conceptual framework, and presents implications for special educator preparation to promote cognitive and me...
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19.02.2014
Diversity in Primary Teacher Education Gender Differences in Student Factors and Curriculum Perception
In this article, the authors are interested to know whether male and female students in the Netherland perceive the curriculum differently. The following research question was guided this st...
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18.02.2014
The Practicum in Preservice Teacher Education: A Review of Empirical Studies
This article presents literature review that describes a systematic analysis of 113 empirical studies conducted between 1996 and 2009. This review portrays a picture of the rationales, goals...
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04.02.2014
The Professional Learning Community as Subversive Activity: Countering the Culture of Conventional Schooling
The objective for this study was to gain new knowledge about the experience of teachers in the early stage of professional learning community (PLC) development. This study reports findings f...
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19.01.2014
A Systemic View of Implementing Data Literacy in Educator Preparation
This paper explores issues around the growing need for data-driven decision making in programs in schools of education. A systems perspective to explore course and programmatic implementat...
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14.01.2014
On the Affective Challenges of Developing a Pedagogy of Teacher Education
The purpose of this study was to examine the various representations of the author's development as a beginning teacher educator offered through his methodology of self-study through narrati...
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07.01.2014
A Framework for Professional Ethics Courses in Teacher Education
In this article, the authors revisit the question of ethics education for teachers. The authors propose an approach to the professional ethics of teaching that employs a case-analysis framew...
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18.12.2013
Deepening Culturally Responsive Understandings within a Teacher Preparation Program: It’s a Process
This article reviews the efforts of the teacher education program at the University of Colorado Denver to examine the extent to which culturally responsive practices were evident in their p...
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07.08.2013
Learning to Balance Assistance with Assessment: A Scholarship of Field Instruction
In this article, the author focuses on ways of embracing and managing a central dilemma of supervision: balancing support with assessment. The author used a case study method to analyze the ...
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24.07.2013
How Deeply and how Well? How Ready to Teach Mathematics after a One-Year Program?
The purpose of this article is twofold. Firstly, to examine the pre-service teachers’ knowledge of mathematical content, and the effectiveness of a pre-service mathematics curriculum subject...
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22.07.2013
Student Teaching for a Specialized View of Professional Practice? Opportunities to Learn in and for Urban, High-Needs Schools
This study explores opportunities to learn within and across student teaching placements.The authors analyze the degree to which placement experiences present equitable opportunities for PST...
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08.07.2013
Feelings of Preparedness Among Alternatively Certified Teachers: What is the Role of Program Features?
This study examines the extent to which program features relate to new teacher feelings of preparedness. The final sample of approximately 1,690 1st-year teachers included the teachers who h...
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22.05.2013
Implementation of a Course Focused on Language and Literacy Within Teacher–Child Interactions: Instructor and Student Perspectives Across Three Institutions of Higher Education
This study examined the implementation of a standardized course combining content related to effective teacher–child interactions and language and literacy across three institutions of highe...
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20.03.2013
Everyday Life and Everyday Learning: The Ways in which Pre-service Teacher Education Curriculum Can Encourage Personal Dimensions of Teacher Identity
This paper presents and discusses the findings of a research project. The project's main objective is to identify curriculum components that promote personal development as a nuclear part of...
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20.03.2013
Creating Expansive Learning Opportunities in Schools: The Role of School Leaders in Initial Teacher Education Partnerships
This paper analyses the learning opportunities afforded pre-service teachers when participating in a primary school placement in London, England as part of their university teacher education...
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18.02.2013
Mathematics Teacher Education Quality in TEDS-M: Globalizing the Views of Future Teachers and Teacher Educators
This article seeks to explore teacher education quality in terms of effectiveness among various countries. This study shows that future teachers report that they benefit from both academic...
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06.02.2013
Curriculum of Initial Teacher Education in Portugal: New Contexts, Old Problems
The current article examines the major trends in the recent ITE curriculum in the Portuguese context, as a consequence of the Bologna process, which has been in place in European universitie...
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14.01.2013
Field-Based Teacher Education in Elementary Media Literacy as a Means to Promote Global Understanding
This article describes a university-school partnership that supports the professional development of preservice teachers and elementary teachers. The authors introduced the instructional pri...
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27.12.2012
Master's Programs in Israeli Colleges of Education: A New Learning Opportunity in Early Childhood Education
The goal of this article is to highlight the importance of advanced studies for the professional staff working in the field of early childhood education (ECE). The program is unique in its c...
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25.12.2012
It's Not About Logic, It's About Logics of Practice: A Case Study of Teacher Education Reform in New Zealand
This article focuses on the anticipations, experiences and reflections of a group of teacher educators during a period when the colleges of education were being merged into the universities ...
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19.12.2012
Educate, Equip, Engage, Empower: A Framework for Preparing Preservice Teachers in Civic Education
This article presents a theoretical framework for citizenship education grounded in historical, philosophical, theoretical, and practical experience foundations. This "4E framework" for citi...
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29.10.2012
The Mathematics Education of Future Primary and Secondary Teachers: Methods and Findings from the Teacher Education and Development Study in Mathematics
The current paper reports on the Teacher Education and Development Study in Mathematics (TEDS-M). The TEDS-M surveyed selected samples from four populations in teacher education systems: fut...
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27.09.2012
Immersing Students in the Culture of Disability Through Service Learning
This article provides a description of service learning implemented in an introductory special education course focused on the culture of disability. Collaborating with liaisons from five co...
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27.09.2012
Combining Family Centeredness and Diversity in Early Childhood Teacher Training Programs
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of a master's-level course designed to integrate instruction in family-centered care and diversity responsiveness. The authors aim to...
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29.08.2012
The Preservice Teachers Are Watching: Framing and Reframing the Field Experience
The authors employ Sizers’ (1999) school- and classroom-based lenses for observation and apply them to the events and interactions that teacher education students see during school-based fie...
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29.08.2012
Reflection on the Teaching-Learning Process in the Initial Training of Teachers. Characterization of the Issues on which Pre-service Mathematics Teachers Reflect
The purpose of this article was to highlight the issues of the reflections of pre-service mathematics teachers in their learning portfolio about the teaching-learning process taking place in...
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30.07.2012
Critical Multicultural Education and Teacher Sense of Agency
In conjunction with the social structures that shape one's sense of agency, neoliberal factors frame the context wherein teachers' develop their perceptions about incorporating critical mult...
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30.07.2012
Preparing Teacher Leaders: Perceptions of the Impact of a Cohort-Based, Job Embedded, Blended Teacher Leadership Program
This study was designed to examine teachers’ and principals’ perceptions of the impact of a graduate program designed to prepare teacher leaders. Impact was investigated through interviews w...
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24.07.2012
The Masters in Teaching and Learning: A Revolution in Teacher Education or a Bright Light Quickly Extinguished?
In summer 2009, the Labour government in England introduced of the Masters in Teaching and Learning (MTL), which was fully funded by the Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA). Th...
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21.05.2012
The Different Learning Opportunities Afforded Student Teachers in Four Secondary School Subject Departments in an Initial Teacher Education School–University Partnership in England
The present paper highlights how different types of learning opportunities are available in school subject departments for student teachers even when they are working in the same school and ...
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09.05.2012
Early Childhood Teacher Education: Historical Themes and Contemporary Issues
In this article, the author situates contemporary issues in early childhood teacher education within the historical context of the kindergarten movement in the U.S. The author frames the dis...
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01.04.2012
Knowledge Expectations in Mathematics Teacher Preparation Programs in South Korea and the United States: Towards International Dialogue
This study explores social expectations around adequate knowledge for prospective secondary mathematics teachers in South Korea and the United States. The authors selected a sample of 49 tea...
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12.03.2012
A Critical Analysis of Sustainability Education in Schooling’s Bureaucracy: Barriers and Small Openings in Teacher Education
In this article, the author reflects on his last 15 years of experience as an environmental education researcher and teacher education faculty member. Through the personal reflections of nar...
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08.02.2012
Please Mind the Culture Gap: Intercultural Development During a Teacher Education Study Abroad Program
This study explores a preservice teacher’s intercultural development over the course of a semester-long teacher education study abroad program in England. The preservice teacher experienced ...
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08.02.2012
Creating and Facilitating A Teacher Education Curriculum Using Preservice Teachers’ Autobiographical Stories
In this article, the author examines preservice teachers’ autobiographical stories in a literacy methods course as a curriculum for teacher education. The teacher educator’s key role is exam...
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12.01.2012
A Comparison of Three Teacher Preparation Programs in Terms of Their Impact on Teacher Competencies
This study compared three teacher preparation programs at a Midwestern university. The purpose of the study was to examine how the teachers from the three programs perceived the impact of th...
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02.01.2012
Developing Social Skills Training and Literacy Instruction Pedagogy Through Service Learning: An Integrated Model of Teacher Preparation
This exploratory study examined the authors' utilization of two service-learning tutoring programs with preservice teachers (PSTs). The PSTs were assigned to either Tutor-Assisted Intensive ...
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17.11.2011
Substance and Show: Understanding Responses to Teacher Education Programme Accreditation Processes
The current case study investigates how several universities in the state of Connecticut responded to teacher education accreditation policy between 2002 and 2006. Using a cognitive perspect...
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27.10.2011
Innovation and Impact in Teacher Education: Community-Based Organizations as Field Placements for Preservice Teachers
This study examines the participation of preservice teachers in community-based organizations (CBOs) and the outcomes of this innovation on their opportunities to learn. Through this researc...
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24.10.2011
Identifying Program Characteristics for Preparing Pre-Service Teachers for Diversity
This study examined the relationship between preparation characteristics and pre-service teachers’ multicultural awareness, knowledge, and skills.Specifically, the study answered two researc...
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05.07.2011
A Fundamental Partnership: The Experiences of Practising Teachers as Lecturers in a Pre-service Teacher Education Programme
This article reports an evaluation of an innovative university-school partnership in which teacher practitioners work as university lecturers in a regional Australian pre-service teacher edu...
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05.07.2011
What Teacher Preparation Programs Can Do to Better Prepare Teachers to Meet the Challenges of Educating Students Living in Poverty
This article highlights the fact that some social issues are excluded from the teacher preparation curriculum. The author argues that if any educational reforms are to be enacted to provide ...
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13.06.2011
Authentic Arts-Based Learning in Teacher Education: A Musical Theatre Experience
In this article, the authors bring together the fields of teacher education, authentic learning, and arts-based learning to articulate a means of enhancing pre-service programs. Specifically...
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13.06.2011
Teacher Knowledge and Initial Teacher Education in the English Learning and Skills Sector
The current reforms of initial teacher education in the learning and skills sector in England are standards based and emphasize subject specialism. A qualitative study found that trainees ge...
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26.05.2011
How Teacher Education Can Make A Difference
This paper discusses the gap between theory and practice which has made teacher education a difficult enterprise. Central to the argument of the article is the presentation of a three-level ...
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26.05.2011
Does Initial Teacher Education Make a Difference? The Impact of Teacher Preparation on Student Teachers' Attitudes towards Educational Inclusion
This study aims to explore the development of attitudes towards educational inclusion among prospective primary school teachers in Scotland. Using a mixed methods design, the study employed ...
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26.05.2011
An Accountability Model for Initial Teacher Education
This article analyses efforts at one institution to respond to demands for higher education accountability through the development and implementation of an institution-specific, programme-le...
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19.05.2011
The Organization of the Mathematics Preparation and Development of Teachers: A Report from the ICMI Study 15
The current paper presents the results of an investigation carried out across 20+ country-regions under the auspices of ICMI Study 15 into the structures, approaches and general characterist...
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10.05.2011
Accomplishing the Visions for Teacher Education Programs Advocated in the National Science Education Standards
The goal of this study was to explore the advantages of an approach to instruction. The authors used current problems and issues as curriculum organizers and illustrated how teaching must ch...
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10.05.2011
Reflection Through Narrative: The Power of Narrative Inquiry in Early Childhood Teacher Education
The current paper discusses the value of narrative for conceptualizing and promoting teacher research and inquiry in early childhood teacher education. This paper provides an overview of ess...
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17.04.2011
Social Justice and School Linkages in Teacher Education Programmes
A socially just society is one in which all people are accorded equal worth and opportunity. It is a society incompatible with any form of prejudice or discrimination based on race, class, g...
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12.04.2011
Developing Pathic Sensibilities: A Critical Priority for Teacher Education Programmes
The current article reports on a hermeneutic phenomenological research inquiry which examined ‘lived experiences’ of the teacher–student relationship in teacher education. An essential under...
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12.04.2011
Competence-Based Teacher Education: Illusion or Reality? An Assessment of the Implementation Status in Flanders from Teachers’ and Students’ Points of View
This study examines whether teacher education institutions in Flanders have succeeded to implement competences in teacher education programs. An online survey inquiry was set up in eight ele...
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22.03.2011
Educating Teachers in Hong Kong for Leadership in the Age of the Internet: A Re-conceptualisation
In this article, the author argues that for teachers to be leaders in contemporary classrooms, teacher education programs need to focus more on the deeper and wider implications of ICT and t...
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03.12.2010
Teacher Education for World English Speaking Pre-service Teachers: Making Transnational Knowledge Exchange for Mutual Learning
This article presents an interpretative case study. The case study explores possibilities for teacher education programs to make transnational knowledge connections through WES pre-service t...
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29.11.2010
Challenges for Teacher Education: The Mismatch between Beliefs and Practice in Remote Indigenous Contexts
The current article explores the nexus between the beliefs and practices of teachers working in a remote, Indigenous region of Australia. In particular, the article proposes that the discrep...
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29.11.2010
The Design of Pre-service Inclusive Education Courses and their Effects on Self-efficacy: A Comparative Study
The current study compared two versions of a 13-week mandatory undergraduate inclusive education course to determine their effects on the self-efficacy of pre-service elementary education te...
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28.11.2010
Understanding Narrative Relations in Teacher Education
In this article, the authors offer a theoretical framework, drawn from Judith Butler's politics of the performative and Adriana Cavarero's narrative relations, for understanding the dynamics...
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14.11.2010
Partnered Field Placements: Collaboration in the ‘‘Real World’’
In this study, the authors sought to understand (a) how their six preservice teachers, who paired together in a pre-student teaching placement, experience and perceive the value of collabora...
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26.10.2010
Book Talks in Special Education Methods Courses: Using Literature to Influence, Inspire, and Prepare Teacher Candidates
The article describes an investigation on the use of literature as part of the teacher preparation process which probed the impact of book talks on teacher candidates' attitudes toward peopl...
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26.10.2010
An Interdisciplinary Approach to Preparing Early Intervention Professionals: A University and Community Collaborative Initiative
The purpose of this article is to describe a university-community collaborative initiative that provided an interdisciplinary approach to personnel preparation. Twelve students from various ...
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27.09.2010
Impoverishing Experience: The Problem of Teacher Education in England
Pre-service teacher education in England has been essentially school-based since 1992. The current paper offers a critique of this design from the perspective of a practitioner and researche...
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27.09.2010
Closing the Gap between the Theory and Practice of Teaching: Implications for Teacher Education Programmes in Hong Kong
This article examines the gap between the theory and practice of teaching by reporting a study that researched the inconsistencies between student teachers' best teaching strategies and thei...
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19.09.2010
English as an Additional Language and Initial Teacher Education: Views and Experiences from Northern Ireland
This article addresses training for teaching English as an Additional Language (EAL) at initial teacher education (ITE) level in Northern Ireland. 15 primary and post-primary teachers partic...
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19.09.2010
Transforming the Existing Model of Teaching Practicum: A Study of Chinese EFL Student Teachers' Perceptions
The current article reports on a study of Chinese pre-service teachers' perceived problems in their teaching practicum. Reflective paper-writing was employed to investigate the views of 210 ...
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05.09.2010
Grappling With Big Ideas: The Process of Program Improvement
This article describes the process for change undertaken by one early childhood teacher preparation program. While the changes were spurred in part by increasing emphases on standards and as...
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17.08.2010
Recent Tensions and Challenges in Teacher Education as Manifested in Curriculum Discourse
The authors’ goal was to understand the contrasting discourses used by teacher educators in talking about curriculum development, on the grounds that such discourses frame interpretations t...
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17.08.2010
Evaluating the Quality of BEd Programme: Students' Views of Their College Experiences
The main purpose of the study was to evaluate the quality of BEd programme with regard to the internal efficiency of Government Colleges for Elementary Teachers. The study was conducted on a...
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15.08.2010
Enhancing the Role of the Arts in Primary Pre-service Teacher Education
This research explored the impact upon pre-service teachers' orientations towards the arts of a performing arts week within a one-year postgraduate teacher education programme. Findings indi...
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03.08.2010
Data-Informed Curriculum Reform: Which Data, What Purposes, and Promoting and Hindering Factors
Schools face a lot of data on the functioning of their school which they can use to make improvements in teaching, learning and the organization. This explorative study in the Netherlands sh...
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03.08.2010
A Training Programme on Managing Science Class Interactions: Its Impact on Teachers' Practises and on Their Pupils' Achievement
This research evaluates the impact of a training programme on trainee physics and chemistry teachers, focusing on the way pupils' explanations are dealt with during teacher-pupil interaction...
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01.08.2010
Missing Pages? A Study of Textbooks for Dutch Early Childhood Teacher Education
A content analysis of the textbooks used in the Dutch early childhood teacher education shows clear inconsistencies with the intended curriculum. Neither the content standards found in the p...
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25.07.2010
Teachers' Views on the Effectiveness of In-service Courses on the New Curriculum in Turkey
This study was conducted to reveal teachers' views of the effectiveness of the INSET courses they attended on the new curriculum and to evaluate the courses based on the teachers' views and ...
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13.07.2010
Toward a Sexual Ethics Curriculum: Bringing Philosophy and Society to Bear on Individual Development
In this article, the author reviews the recent history of sexuality education battles. The author criticizes both Abstinence Only Until Marriage (AOUM) and Comprehensive Sexuality Education...
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21.07.2008
Learning about Co-teaching: A Collaborative Student Teaching Experience for Preservice Teachers.
This case study explored the experiences of two pairs of preservice teachers who co-taught as they were placed with teams of collaborating cooperating teachers for a semester-long student te...
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10.11.2008
Perceptions of Collaboration: A Content Analysis of Student Journals
As collaborative instruction for students with disabilities becomes a prominent practice, teacher educators must examine prospective educators' views on these practices. Researchers analyzed...
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13.06.2010
Programmatic Role of Education Libraries in Informatics to Support Preservice Teacher Preparation Programs
As education librarians seek to collaborate with preservice teacher preparation programs, they need to apply informatics principles to optimize the library’s ultimate impact on student achie...
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25.05.2010
“They Taught Me”: The Benefits of Early Community-Based Field Experiences in Teacher Education
This paper documents the experiences of pre-service educators participating in a service-learning experience at a Children's Defense Fund Freedom School in the south-eastern United States. P...
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27.04.2010
Seeing the Bigger Picture: Troubling Movements to End Teacher Education
This article examines three ways that social movements have worked to stratify public education over the past century, with each movement experiencing an ideological shift in response to the...
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14.03.2010
Teach for America and Teacher Ed: Heads They Win, Tails We Lose
This article is a brief analysis of the roots of TFA’s extraordinary rise as a major player in the world of educational reform and educational policy. In particular, the author focuses on th...
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14.03.2010
Teacher Education and the American Future
In this article, the author discusses the U.S. context for teacher education, the power of teacher preparation for transforming teaching and learning, and the current challenges for this ent...
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14.03.2010
Pathways to Critical Consciousness: A First-Year Teacher’s Engagement With Issues of Race and Equity
In this article, the author asserts that critical racial consciousness is cultivated by context and performed—and often performed differently in different settings. The author considers the ...
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14.03.2010
Culture, Craft, & Coherence: The Unexpected Vitality of Montessori Teacher Training
The central argument of this essay is that Montessori teacher training offers a unique perspective on professional preparation, which is grounded in the core values—and paradoxes—of Montesso...
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02.03.2010
The Boston Teacher Residency: District-Based Teacher Education
This article describes the Boston Teacher Residency (BTR), a comprehensive teacher recruitment, preparation, and induction program created by and housed in an urban school district, the Bost...
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21.02.2010
Preservice Biology Teachers’ Use of Interactive Display Systems to Support Reforms-Based Science Instruction
The purpose of this study was to explore preservice biology teachers’ use of an interactive display system (IDS) during their student teaching experience. The participants in this study we...
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21.02.2010
Strategies for Preparing Preservice Social Studies Teachers to Integrate Technology Effectively: Models and Practices
This article describes strategies used by the authors to assist preservice social studies teachers with understanding and applying models and practices for effectively integrating technology...
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31.01.2010
Language Teacher Education in Finland and the Cultural Dimension of Foreign Language Teaching - A Student Teacher Perspective
This article investigates the cultural agenda in Finnish language teacher education from a student teacher perspective. The focus is on the students' perceptions regarding how effectively ...
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31.01.2010
Every Child Matters: The Perceptions of a Sample of Initial Teacher Education Trainees in England
The authors discuss an investigation into the understandings of trainee teachers about government policy. The authors use the UK government's 'Every Child Matters' (ECM). The project focused...
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31.01.2010
Why Is Finnish Teacher Education Successful? Some Goals Finnish Teacher Educators Have for their Teaching
Previous research has demonstrated that teacher education has often had difficulties in incorporating theory into practice, and that the effects of teacher education on the prior beliefs and...
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12.01.2010
'Me at University Doing Teacher Training - What a Big Laugh': Narrative and Parrhesia
This article uses Foucault's notion of parrhesia to analyse the story of another and to interrogate teacher education in terms of the particular moral order or the forms of socialization tha...
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12.01.2010
The Impact of a College Course Where Pre-Service Teachers and Peers With Intellectual Disabilities Study Together
This article describes how 12 pre-service teachers who participated in an inclusive liberal learning understood their experience. The analysis of interviews with these pre-service teachers s...
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12.01.2010
Change Within a Teacher Education Program and Laboratory: A Reflective Commentary
In this article, the authors reflect on the journey of philosophical change and growth from a traditional philosophy to an inquiry-based, Reggio-inspired one that occurred on both levels in ...
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21.12.2009
Co-Analysis of Work in the Triadic Supervision of Preservice Teachers Based on Neo-Vygotskian Activity Theory: Case Study from a French University Institute of Teacher Training
The goal of this study was to evaluate the effects of the joint training activities of a cooperating teacher and a university supervisor during an advisory visit on (a) the professional deve...
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14.12.2009
Legitimate Peripheral Participation (LPP) – The Case for Recognition of Prior Learning Sites and Knowledges in South Africa's Transforming Education System
This paper seeks to establish the parallel relevance of Lave and Wenger's Legitimate Peripheral Participation (Lave & Wenger, 1990) to South Africa's post-colonial legitimation of alternativ...
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09.12.2009
Field-Based Preservice Teacher Research: Facilitating Reflective Professional Practice
Research indicates that empowering future teachers as reflective professionals requires teacher education programmes to structure learning experiences that model reflective practice and faci...
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09.12.2009
Establishing Professional Relationships in Practicum Settings
The relationship between an associate teacher and student teacher is a crucial aspect of the practicum experience in pre-service teacher education. This paper discusses a study which inves...
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08.12.2009
The Place of the Personal: Exploring the Affective Domain through Reflection in Teacher Preparation
Preservice teacher reflection provides a means by which to constructively explore the affective domain in teacher preparation. This article draws from two qualitative studies on reflection a...
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01.12.2009
Improving the Mathematics Preparation of Elementary Teachers, One Lesson at a Time
In this paper, the authors describe a model for systematically improving the mathematics preparation of elementary teachers, one lesson at a time. They begin by identifying a serious obstacl...
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23.11.2009
A Data-Driven Dispositions Model for Teacher Candidates and Program Review
The article examines an assessment initiative for reviewing and developing student dispositions to address faculty concerns about the issue, as well as attend to programmatic needs. The auth...
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18.11.2009
Providing Qualified Teachers for Urban Schools: The Effectiveness of the Accelerated Collaborative Teacher Preparation Program in Recruiting, Preparing, and Retaining Teachers
In this article, the authors examine the effectiveness of the ACT program over a 6-year period in providing qualified teachers for urban schools. The program was designed to restructure teac...
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10.11.2009
Capacity = Expertise x Motivation x Opportunities: Factors in Capacity Building in Teacher Education in England
This article offers an initial account of the Teacher Education Research Network (TERN) designed to test a 'social practices' model for building an educational research infrastructure across...
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09.11.2009
Transformational Experiences and Deep Learning: The Impact of An Intercultural Study Visit to India on UK Initial Teacher Education Students
This article documents the impact of a study visit to south India in 2007 on students following courses in initial teacher education at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK. The main fi...
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04.11.2009
Transversal Training within Secondary Teachers' Training in the Face of Current Reforms in France
The purpose of this paper is defining what 'transversal training' represents in secondary teachers' training in France. It attempts at the same time to assess critically the place it holds i...
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28.10.2009
Early Intervention Practice and Research in Ontario, Canada: Listening to the Field
The authors describe the political circumstances facing new graduates of early childhood education (ECE) training programs and the discrepancy between the ECE curriculum they are exposed to ...
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28.10.2009
Teacher Education in Pakistan: Analysis of Planning Issues in Early Childhood Education
This article focuses on the status of teacher education and early childhood education in Pakistan. It analyzes planning issues in early childhood teacher education by examining education pol...
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28.10.2009
Teacher Education Programs in Jordan: A Reform Plan
The study presents a historical background of teacher education in Jordan. It also outlines the components of the present teacher education program at Hashemite University. Based on the disc...
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28.10.2009
Kindergarten Teachers' Professional Training and Their Social Status in Korea
This paper describes kindergarten teachers' professional training and their social status in Korea. It describes the historical development of Korea's kindergarten teacher training system an...
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28.10.2009
Exploring the Quality of Early Childhood Education in China: Implications for Early Childhood Teacher Education
This exploratory study was designed to measure the quality of early childhood education utilizing the Early Childhood Learning Environment Rating Scale-Revised (ECERS-R) in 40 classrooms in ...
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27.10.2009
Teacher Qualification and Instructional Delivery Modes at the Preschool Level in Nigeria
Through this study researchers sought to evaluate the effects of qualification on instructional delivery modes of practicing preschool teachers in Nigeria. The sample consisted of 93 prescho...
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27.10.2009
Teacher Training for Early Childhood Development and Education in Kenya
This article provides a detailed overview of the current structure and training of early childhood development and education (ECDE) professionals, including pedagogical strategies and curric...
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27.10.2009
In-Service Early Childhood Teachers Reflect on Their Teacher Training Program: Reconceptualizing the Case of Cyprus
This article describes a study that examines the views of in-service Early Childhood teachers concerning their teacher training program. Ninety in-service teachers were interviewed and asked...
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21.10.2009
Cross-Cultural Immersion in China: Preparing Pre-Service Elementary Teachers to Work with Diverse Student Populations in the United States
This qualitative study examined ten American elementary pre-service teachers' teaching and learning experiences in China. Five themes emerged from the data analysis: understanding and respec...
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01.10.2009
Raising the Language Awareness of Pre-Service English Teachers in An EFL Context
This study investigates the challenges that non-native pre-service English teachers experience in their target language use when they do their practicum in actual language classrooms. This ...
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01.10.2009
Bringing Modern Languages into the Primary Curriculum in England: Investigating Effective Practice in Teacher Education
This paper presents the results of an investigation into the effectiveness of an initiative in a large education faculty in the North West of England. The initiative designed to ensure that...
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15.07.2009
Pathways to Teacher Certification: Does It Really Matter When It Comes to Efficacy and Effectiveness?
In this study, the authors compared teacher candidates who followed three pathways leading to certification in adolescence education while attending the same university. A limited number of ...
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08.07.2009
Reflective Practice as a Means for Preparing to Teach Outdoors in an Ecological Garden
This paper presents an effort to support reflective practice of teachers in the outdoors. The teaching experience of five pre- and in-service teachers included preparation for teaching in th...
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08.07.2009
The Influence of an Extensive Inquiry-Based Field Experience on Pre-Service Elementary Student Teachers’ Science Teaching Beliefs
This study investigated the effects of an extensive inquiry-based field experience on pre service elementary teachers’ personal agency beliefs, a composite measure of context beliefs and cap...
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08.07.2009
Using Social Semiotics to Prepare Mathematics Teachers to Teach for Social Justice
In this article, the authors propose that guiding teachers to examine the regulative/discursive norms of school mathematics with tools derived from social semiotics can serve two goals. The ...
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29.06.2009
Evaluating the Federal Investment for Personnel Preparation in Special Education
In light of the current federal intent to evaluate the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Personnel Preparation program and the potentially high stakes of this evaluation, the purp...
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29.06.2009
An Analysis of the Outcomes of a Unified Teacher Preparation Program
The purpose of this study was to determine the extent to which teacher candidates are successful in meeting the needs of all students, including those with disabilities. Units of 20 teacher...
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29.06.2009
Teacher Perceptions of Students' Understanding of Their Own Disability
The authors examine teachers' perceptions regarding students' knowledge and understanding of their learning disability. Therefore, a mix-method survey was developed to answer the following q...
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17.06.2009
Promoting Student Teachers' Understanding of Action Research: An Experience from Teacher Education in Ethiopia
This paper reports on hopes and challenges in the first attempt to assist Ethiopian student teachers to develop practical awareness about action research through collaborative learning metho...
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08.06.2009
An Inquiry-Based Practicum Model: What Knowledge, Practices, and Relationships Typify Empowering Teaching and Learning Experiences for Student Teachers, Cooperating Teachers and College Supervisors?
The author explores an inquiry-based teaching/learning model involving diverse members of learning communities. A triad of cooperating teachers, student teachers, and a college supervisor en...
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13.05.2009
Establishing and Maintaining Program Coherence in a Cohort-Based Graduate Program
The authors describe an innovative master’s program. They show how the faculty who taught in a cohort for students earning a master of arts degree in K–8 mathematics education created a cohe...
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11.05.2009
Alternative Route Special Education Teacher Preparation Programs Guidelines
In this article, the authors present a series of guidelines intended to assist teacher educators in the development of alternative route (AR) programs. These guidelines, presented within the...
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07.05.2009
Effects of a Preparation Program Focused on Accommodating Children with Challenging Behaviors
The article evaluates the effectiveness of pre-service training that focuses on collaborative consultation and positive behavior support for treatment of challenging behaviors. The effective...
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27.04.2009
Frameworks for Change: Four Recurrent Themes for Quality in Early Childhood Curriculum Initiatives
The article reports on the first phase of a case study that explored how early childhood teachers experience organizational change. In order to promote a change, State government-funded curr...
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22.04.2009
Relationship Matters: Negotiating and Maintaining Partnerships in a Unique Teacher Education Program
Teacher education has evolved into a cooperative responsibility shared by universities and schools. This paper examines the relationship development, maintenance, and relational intricacies ...
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26.03.2009
Narrative Inquiry for Teacher Education and Development: Focus on English as A Foreign Language in China
Teacher education and development takes place within an encompassing local system of education and ongoing forms of school improvement. The article presents a narrative inquiry approach to t...
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09.03.2009
Arts-Informed Inquiry in Teacher Education: Contesting the Myths
Arts-informed inquiry has attracted a great deal of controversy in recent times as it has gained popularity as an educational research methodology in teacher education. The paper suggests pr...
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04.03.2009
Educational Reform and Teacher Education in Vietnam
This article explores the current state and a challenge faced by teachers and teacher education in Vietnam. It also analyzes international aid projects providing support to teacher education...
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04.03.2009
Development of Primary English Education and Teacher Training in Korea
In 1997, English became a compulsory subject in Korean elementary schools. The education of English teachers for the elementary school was accelerated. This article is based on the actual si...
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04.03.2009
English Education and Teacher Education in South Korea
The article investigates the current educational context in South Korea and the policy and practice issues that arise within this context regarding teacher education in English as a second l...
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04.03.2009
Early Childhood Teacher Education in China
The article reviews early childhood teacher education in the People's Republic of China in the past years and raises the issues about teacher's education in the future. The countermeasures a...
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04.03.2009
Reform of Teacher Education in China
This paper provides a general picture of what changes have taken place in Chinese teacher education at a time of rapid transition from central control to distributed management and decision ...
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02.03.2009
Alternate Routes in Initial Teacher Education: A Critical Review of the Research and Policy Implications for Hong Kong
The authors use Hong Kong's policy on initial teacher training as a case study of the interplay between international trends and local policy. Traditionally initial teacher preparation in mo...
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16.02.2009
Knowledge Management, Sustainable Innovation, and Pre-Service Teacher Education in Singapore
In 1997, Singapore's Ministry of Education (MOE) committed itself to an ambitious program of pedagogical reform in Singaporean schools in anticipation of the kind of institutional challenges...
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16.02.2009
101 Damnations: The Persistence of Criticism and The Absence of Evidence about Teacher Education in Australia
There have been 101 government inquiries of one sort or another into Australian teacher education since 1979. Most have presumed or documented concerns about the performance of teacher educa...
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16.02.2009
Instrumentalism and Teacher Education in the United States: An Analysis of Two National Reports
This paper examines whether two recent national reports, A Test of Leadership: Charting the Future of U.S. Higher Education and Tough Choices or Tough Times clarify or further confound teach...
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16.02.2009
Contradictions and Tensions in the Place of Teachers in Educational Reform: Reflections on Teacher Preparation in the USA and Namibia
This article examines recent education and teacher education reforms in the USA and Namibia. It analyzes two tensions that have been a central part of debates about teacher quality and teach...
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12.02.2009
Is Small Beautiful? Policy-Making in Teacher Education in Scotland
This article investigates the extent to which political devolution has influenced the nature of education policy-making in Scotland. The article uses initial teacher education and early prof...
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12.02.2009
Partnership, Policy and Politics: Initial Teacher Education in England under New Labour
In this article, the authors focus on the way in which politics and policy have impacted on one of the defining features of teacher education provision in England - that of 'partnership'. In...
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12.02.2009
Sites of Contestation over Teacher Education in Australia
Teacher education in Australia is subject to a great deal of policy interest at both Federal and State levels; it is also part of education policy shifts for the whole university sector. Thi...
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12.02.2009
Teacher Professionalism in Flemish Policy on Teacher Education: A Critical Analysis of The Decree on Teacher Education (2006) in Flanders, Belgium
This paper uses the new Decree on teacher education in Flanders, Belgium, as a case study to critically examine the changes in the conception of teacher professionalism in education policy. ...
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12.02.2009
The New Teacher Education in the United States: Directions Forward
This paper builds on the argument that during the late 1990s and into the early 2000s, a ‘new teacher education’ emerged in the USA. It was constructed as a public policy problem, based on r...
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11.02.2009
The Power and Possibilities of Performative Critical Early Childhood Teacher Education
In this study, the authors found that as new early childhood teachers enter schools, they interact with teacher aides and parents daily. However, the new teachers do not feel prepared for ne...
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11.02.2009
Literacy Training for Early Childhood Providers: Changes in Knowledge, Beliefs, and Instructional Practices
This paper examines the impact of the Early Learning Opportunities (ELO) initiative that provided funding to train early childhood providers to utilize the HeadsUp! Reading (HUR) curriculum ...
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11.02.2009
Exploring the Effectiveness of a Field Experience Program in a Pedagogical Laboratory: The Experience of Teacher Candidates
To affect change in teacher candidates’ beliefs of technology integration, the authors created a pedagogical laboratory as well as a field experience program that operates within the pedagog...
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04.02.2009
Alternate Conceptions of Preservice Elementary Teachers: The Itakura Method
In this study, the authors determined the effectiveness of the inquiry-based Itakura method for mediating alternate conceptions of preservice elementary teachers. The authors investigated ...
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02.02.2009
The Impact of John Dewey on the Teacher Education System in Turkey
The study discusses the impact of John Dewey (1859-1952) on Turkish teacher education system. Therefore, it heavily relies on the commissioned report “The Report and Recommendation on Turkis...
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28.01.2009
Being A Protege: An Autoethnographic View of Three Teacher Education Doctoral Programs
The purpose of the paper is to investigate proteges' perspectives on their mentoring relationships within doctoral programs. The authors employ an autoethnographic approach to research wr...
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28.01.2009
The National Board Certification Process as Professional Development: The Potential for Changed Literacy Practice
This 2-year qualitative study centered on five elementary teachers the year following their participation in the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification process. Th...
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19.01.2009
Analysis of the Reflections of Student-Teachers of Mathematics When Working with Learning Portfolios in Spanish University Classrooms
Research in teacher-training counsels that reflection should be fostered in order to prepare capable professionals for educational practice. For this reason, a teaching-learning process for ...
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15.01.2009
Teacher Efficacy of Pre-Service Teachers in Taiwan: The Influence of Classroom Teaching and Group Discussions
This preliminary study is based on the collaboration between a teacher training program and an elementary school. The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect that exposure to v...
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15.01.2009
Developing Pre-Service Teachers Understanding of Fractions through Problem Posing
This study investigated the effect of problem posing on the pre-service primary teachers' understanding of fraction concepts enrolled in two different versions of a methods course at a unive...
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15.01.2009
Competing Views of Teaching in A School–University Partnership
This case study examines how differing views on the teacher's role in school reform affected the work of a school–university partnership. The school district and the university had a history...
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15.01.2009
Views on Using Portfolio in Teacher Education
The usage of portfolio methods to document professional development in teaching is increasing in Germany, but despite its proliferation, the issue of how the effects of portfolio methods can...
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07.01.2009
From “Big Ideas” to Deliberate Action: Curriculum Revision and Alignment in An American Special Education Teacher Preparation Program
This paper presents an overview of how one American special education program used the model described by Kame'enui, E. J., Carnine, D. W., Dixon, R. C., Simmons, D. C., & Coyne, M. D. (2002...
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29.12.2008
Co-Teaching at the Pre-Service Level-Special Education Majors Collaborate with English Education Majors
General education and special education teacher candidates lack experience in collaborating with each other as colleagues; however, upon graduating and entering their own classrooms, most ar...
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23.12.2008
Effective Teacher Training at the Autism Institute in the People's Republic of China
This article presents research that was conducted at the Autism Institute in the People's Republic of China. The article examines and highlights aspects of the teacher training model at th...
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14.12.2008
Creating Collegial Relationships: A Precondition and Product of Self-Study
This article reports a self-study conducted during the author's four-year tenure as head of the elementary school department within a college of education. During that period, she explored h...
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08.12.2008
Practicing What We Preach: Using Reflective Writing as an Indicator of Learning
This article chronicles events in the author's secondary education literacy course when she asked students to write in a descriptive, analytical, and reflective way about the experiences tha...
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24.11.2008
A MUVE Towards PBL Writing: Effects of a Digital Learning Environment Designed To Improve Elementary Student Writing
This study examined whether game elements could be used along with Problem Based Learning (PBL) in a digital learning environment to improve student writing. Results from this study includ...
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17.11.2008
“Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching”: Adapting U.S. Measures for use in Ireland
A study was conducted in which measures of mathematical knowledge for teaching developed in the United States were adapted to measure mathematical knowledge for teaching in Ireland. Psychome...
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10.11.2008
A Case for Content Specialists as the Elementary Classroom Teacher
The purpose of this study was to identify factors associated with the growing use of teacher specialists in the elementary schools, particularly in the area of mathematics. This article desc...
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26.10.2008
Constructing Coherence- Structural Predictors of Perceptions of Coherence in NYC Teacher Education Programs
The article explores the concept of coherence. The authors investigate the relationship between students' perceptions of coherence and a number of structural features of teacher education p...
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02.10.2008
Building Parent/Professional Partnerships: an Innovative Approach for Teacher Education
This qualitative study was designed to explore one approach to improving teacher preparation with respect to parent/professional partnerships. An undergraduate course for preservice special ...
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25.09.2008
Preparing Nontraditional Adult Teacher Education Candidates to Become Special Education Teachers
The purpose of Project RESTART was to enhance the development and implementation through assessment of a model teacher preparation program that was designed to recruit and retain a pool of h...
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25.09.2008
National Trends in the Sources of Supply of Teachers in Special and General Education
This paper provides the first national information specifically on (a) the national demand- supply, and shortage of first-time special education teachers (SETs) in comparison to general educ...
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01.09.2008
Towards collaborative professional learning in the first year early childhood teacher education practicum: issues in negotiating the multiple interests of stakeholder feedback
The article explores data from first tear preservice teachers and supervisors, regarding more collaborative approaches to the first year early childhood education practicum at an Australian ...
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27.08.2008
Scaffolding literacies across the Bachelor of Education program: an argument for a course-wide approach
This article explores teaching large number of students from diverse backgrounds. Informed by data from a longitudinal, qualitative study of 10 students' literacy development across the four...
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27.08.2008
Changes to a Chinese pre-service language teacher education program: analysis, results and implications
The article examines a research study into the Chinese primary and secondary schools reforms, regarding English instruction. This project was developed in two stages: first, it sought data ...
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27.08.2008
Beyond a command performance: reflections on Classmates as a new teacher preparation initiative
The article describes a new preservice teacher education called classmates, a collaboration between several Australian universities. Classmates aims to prepare pre-service teachers to work i...
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30.07.2008
The Spectrum of School–University Partnerships: A Typology of Organizational Learning Systems
Using a comparative case study approach, the article explores two school-university partnership and a framework for identifying and evaluating the two systems.
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29.07.2008
A Web-based Training Model for Preparing Teachers to Supervise Paraeducators.
Training teachers to supervise paraeducators is critical to their effective and ethical use in school programs (Drecktrah, 2000; May & Marozas, 1986; Wallace et al., 2001). This project has ...
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17.07.2008
Comparing Web-based to Traditional Instruction for Teaching Special Education Content.
Web-based instruction (WBI), including both online courses and online degree programs, offer flexibility to students and instructors and are now typical in higher education programs. Researc...
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24.06.2008
Teachers “In the Making”: Building Accounts of Teaching
Mentoring practices during teacher education define the passage into graduation. The article explores the Norwegian system. During internship the student teachers learn ways of seeing, repre...
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18.06.2008
Pupil Guidance: An Integral Part of Teacher Education and Development in Scotland?
The government supported study in Scotland, explored behavior changes and absences from students. The study followed one-year study, and explored all 32 authorities in Scotland, a sample o...
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12.06.2008
Making Global Connections: The Knowledge, Understanding and Motivation of Trainee Teachers
Global concerns young people have about education are studied here. The article then considers the importance of teachers' training in England. It focuses on the knowledge students bring in ...
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10.06.2008
Learning as Boundary-crossing in School–University Partnership
The study involved collective knowledge generation between school-university partnerships, as university tutors, mentor teachers engaged in a new mediating lesson plan study. The study show...
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27.05.2008
Dilemmas in Crossing the Boundaries: From K-12 to Higher Education and Back Again
Utilizing narrative inquiry, the article explores the dilemmas of theory and practice. The writer, formerly a standard testing K-12 teacher, and now a full time professor, addresses the dile...
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26.04.2008
Beyond a command performance: reflections on Classmates as a new teacher preparation initiative
This paper reflects on a new pre-service teacher education initiative, Classmates. Classmates is a collaboration between the University of Western Sydney (UWS) and the New South Wales Depart...
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08.04.2008
Teacher education programmes delivered at a distance: An examination of distance student perceptions
The article discusses technological innovations and their effect on education. Specifically, the writers focus on distance education in general and teacher education in particular. The stud...
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31.03.2008
A faculty–librarian collaboration for developing information literacy skills among preservice teachers
The article on reports on a case study comparison of citation analyses. The first group of students received a reading material rubric that was developed solely by the instructor, and the s...
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31.03.2008
Defining moments: Developing culturally responsive dispositions and teaching practices in early childhood preservice teachers
The study reports on preservice teachers' perceptions of which memorable experiences contributed to shifts in their culturally responsive disposition and teaching practices. The preservice t...
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14.03.2008
Teacher collaboration in the context of the Responsive Classroom approach
A study conducted to examine how teaching experience and teachers' perceptions of school environment influence collaboration between teachers. The study consisted of questionnaires collected...
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14.03.2008
Retention and intention in teaching careers: will the new generation stay?
A study was conducted to examine the changing demography of teachers. The study examined secondary teachers' initial notions of careers, and through third and fourth year of professional exp...
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13.03.2008
Qualifying teacher work: everyday work as basis for the autonomy of the teaching profession
A study is conducted to examine Swedish teachers' work outside of the classroom. The article describes what teachers do in their out of class time, and gathers data from 1166 reports from K-...
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13.03.2008
Preparing practitioners to respond to resistance: a cross-professional view
The article explores the preparation of teaching professionals to respond to resistance. The study examined three clinical psychology programs and two teacher education programs. Data was d...
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26.02.2008
The effect of school-based practice on student teachers' attitudes towards inclusive education in Northern Ireland
The study aimed at exploring attitudes of preservice teachers toward inclusive education in Northern Ireland. The study employed a survey of attitudes towards a range of issues related to th...
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28.01.2008
The role of attention in expert classroom practice
The importance of attention skills is explored in a new theoretical model of expert practice. The article describes a small-scale pilot study of experienced teachers of mathematics, based on...
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27.01.2008
Honoring Teachers: A World of Perspectives
The article describes a cross cultural study of early education professionals regarding their perceptions of status, working conditions, and public appreciation. The study was conducted in G...
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24.01.2008
Survivors of the Storm: Teaching in a Post-Katrina World
The article describes an independent reading research project of an early childhood education graduate student, who taught in a school district that was heavily impacted by Hurricane Katrina...
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23.01.2008
Learning to Speak with a Professional Voice: Initiating Preservice Teachers into Being a Resource for Parents
Despite the available literature stressing the importance of involving parents in their children's early education, beginning teachers have often expressed that their professional training h...
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22.01.2008
Incorporating Character Education into the Early Childhood Degree Program: The Need, and One Department's Response.
The article describes early childhood education goals which help children develop a character that will assist them in interacting with one another and form relationships with peers and othe...
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07.01.2008
Strengthening the Case for Community-Based Learning in Teacher Education
The article describes how preservice teachers responded to community-based activities located in the home communities of their students. Analysis of work samples, interviews, and observatio...
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07.01.2008
Researching Teacher Education Practices: Responding to the Challenges, Demands, and Expectations of Self-Study
The article explores the topic of self-study, and how it is conducted and reported. The authors make an argument for the need for learning through self-study and its documentation, so that i...
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31.12.2007
School improvement, pre-service teacher education and the construction of social networks in New Zealand and England
The article examines the issue of networking and knowledge transfer as ways to facilitate school improvement. The networking idea is based the economic concept of the formation of social rel...
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16.12.2007
Problematizing the Role of Expert Within Small-Scale School-University Partnerships
Since 2001, two teacher educators from distinctive mid western universities have been engaged in partnerships with two local urban school districts that resulted from their personal relation...
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04.12.2007
Reviewing and Refining: A Professional Education Unit's Journey Toward Accreditation
This manuscript seeks to share the continuous improvement endeavors by the College of Education faculty and administration at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte from initial prepa...
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11.12.2007
Layers and links: Learning to juggle ‘one more thing’ in the classroom
Teachers' thinking, practice, and development are considered through a hypertextual function – a multidimensional model linking a teacher's knowledge about students (familiarity) and technol...
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23.12.2007
Shaping A New Professional Identity by Building A New Personal Concept of Leadership through Action Research
The author of this article, who is the head of the Elementary School Department in a teacher education college, describes a study in which three action cycles were identified. The author cha...
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18.12.2007
Developing teacher competences for education for sustainable development through reflection: the Environment and School Initiatives approach
The authors introduce an overview of the Environment and Schools Initiatives (ENSI) perspectives on teaching competences. Since change is a primary element of sustainable development, the a...
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27.05.2009
Resistance and Discursive Practice: Promoting Advocacy in Teacher Undergraduate and Graduate Programmes
The authors investigate their interrelations, interactions, and possibilities for advocacy of/by and for diverse disabled students within the context of two teacher-preparation programs in t...
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15.12.2009
The Use of Evidence-Based Instructional Strategies in Special Education Settings in Secondary Schools: Development, Implementation and Outcomes
This study examined the level of implementation of evidence-based practices by teachers after they participated in a unique training program aimed at enhancing the use of evidence-based prac...
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13.06.2010
The Changing Education Landscape: How Special Education Leadership Preparation Can Make a Difference for Teachers and Their Students With Disabilities
The roles and obligations of teacher educators have expanded substantially in recent years. However, the nation continues to face a shortage of faculty who can generate new knowledge about e...
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04.01.2011
Comparison of Traditional Versus Alternative Preparation of Special Education Teachers
The purpose of this study was to investigate how alternative certification programs may affect special education teacher retention. The authors compared the University of Memphis's alternati...
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23.01.2011
Twice-Exceptional Learners: Effects of Teacher Preparation and Disability Labels on Gifted Referrals
The purpose of this study was to examine the differences among three groups of teachers on their perceptions of students with disabilities and their willingness to refer students with disab...
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04.04.2011
The Initial Training of Teachers to Teach Children with Special Educational Needs: A National Survey of English Post Graduate Certificate of Education Programmes
This article outlines initial training in England within an international context. The paper then reports findings of a recent national survey of Programme directors and subject tutors of Po...
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14.09.2011
Building a Pathway of Optimal Support for English Language Learners in Special Education
The current article delineates the many problems experienced by English language learners (ELLs) students within special education. The article also describes a set of preservice modules tha...
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15.12.2011
Institutional Separation in Schools of Education: Understanding the Functions of Space in General and Special Education Teacher Preparation
This spatial study is aimed to understand the function space play in a combined credential program in the US in helping or hindering the program’s inclusive mission. The study examines how p...
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19.02.2014
Improved Lesson Planning With Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
This study presents a comparison of lesson plans by teacher candidates in a teacher preparation program before and after universal design for learning (UDL) training. After training, 45 tea...
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25.06.2014
Course Delivery: Keystones of Effective Special Education Teacher Preparation
This article reviews 17 studies, which investigated course delivery methods for preparing special education teachers. This analysis led to the emergence of five themes: (a) established ne...
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25.06.2014
Redesigning Special Education Teacher Preparation Programs With a Focus on Outcomes
As one component of a program improvement grant provided by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEPs), the authors’ teacher preparation program (TPP) underwent substantial program red...
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