Section archive - Trends in Teacher Education
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This article presents statistics from a longitudinal study of attrition within the cohort of 87 Swedish teachers. The findings reveal that combining qualitative data with statistics in a longitudinal study on teachers’ career show that teacher attrition is a more complex and non-linear phenomenon than what is often proposed. The authors argue that the early leavers consist of a small and heterogenous group of individuals. Some of the reasons for attrition related to parental leave, Work overload, increased documentation and the notion of altered professional objectives.
Updated: Sep. 23, 2014
Curriculum Development in Teacher Education: Process and Politics of the Redesign of an Undergraduate Middle-Grades Program
The goal of this article is to describe the process that was used to redesign the middle-grades program in a state university. The article describes the guiding framework that led the process, the data collected, how that data was used to make decisions about learning experiences, the politics of the curriculum change, and the process that will be used to evaluate the program changes. The author concludes that the evaluation of the new program reveals that middle-grades program meets all of the standards mandated by the governing organizations while also responding to the needs of current middle schools.
Updated: Sep. 08, 2014
In this article, the authors use post-structural concepts to focus on the influence of three co-existing and interweaving perspectives: protectionist, participatory and post-structural. Each of these foregrounds different issues in the process of gaining consent for research involving children or young people.
Updated: Aug. 25, 2014
Renewing Sociology of Education? Knowledge Spaces, Situated Enactments, and Sociological Practice in a World on the Move
This article asks 'how can sociology of education speak into contemporary educational knowledge and construct vocabularies that re-open dialogue about social justice'? A mobile methodology is used to report on three knowledge spaces that locate sociological practice and frame sociological knowledge. The author argues that global transitions have re-scaled and re-ordered the relation between the sovereign and governmental spatial powers that previously centred education.
Updated: Jul. 23, 2014
In this review of literature, the authors identified over 300 articles whose descriptions related to video games and academic achievement. They found some evidence for the effects of video games on language learning, history, and physical education, but little support for the academic value of video games in science and math. They recommend separating simulations from games and refocusing the question onto the situated nature of game-player-context interactions, including meta-game social collaborative elements.
Updated: Jul. 22, 2014
The purpose of this research was to examine the resilience building process in four novice secondary science teachers in order to understand how and why some novice science teachers remain in the profession while others choose to leave. The results of this study suggest that the interaction between stressors and protective factors constitute the primary force of the resilience process and stimulate responses to help counteract negative effects of stress. Underlying the success of the four novice teachers in this study is the notion that their resilience stems from their ability to revise protective factors in order to address changing stressors. Finally, it can be reasoned that resilience can be fostered in novice teachers as a means to encourage teacher retention.
Updated: Jul. 15, 2014
This article describes the process undertaken by a higher education consortium of faculty with expertise in low incidence disabilities from across institutions of higher education in Kentucky to address the challenge of supporting 1st year teachers when assigned mentors and administrators who do not have expertise in this area. This consortium addressed this challenge by creating two documents: (a) an alignment of state standards to professional standards and (b) an addendum to the state internship materials.
Updated: Feb. 19, 2014
This article attempts to characterize what an ‘internationalized’ institution might look like, and what support might be required to achieve the personal and professional transitions within its communities that are necessary to achieve the transformative agenda. Transformative internationalization characterizes institutions where international concerns have become explicitly embedded into routine ways of thinking and doing, in policy and management, staff and student recruitment, curriculum and programs. The author concludes that internationalization can serve as the focus for a transformative agenda in HE. A responsible internationalization strategy will incorporate innovative approaches to curriculum development, student support mechanisms and academic development initiatives.
Updated: Feb. 19, 2014
Who Would Stay, Who Would Be Dismissed? An Empirical Consideration of Value-Added Teacher Retention Policies
Several states have recently adopted or are pursuing policies that deny or revoke tenure from teachers who receive poor evaluation ratings over time based in part on quantitative measures of performance. Using data from the state of Florida, the authors estimate such value-added measures to consider the future effectiveness and number of teachers who would have been dismissed under different versions of these policies. The authors show that specific policy design determines the extent of the potential for value-added to improve the overall quality of the teaching workforce.
Updated: Jan. 19, 2014
This research examines a neighborhood educational opportunity zone. The goal is to scaffold school-community collaboration that reduces inequities in this area, including, but not limited to, educational inequities. The unit of analysis is Clare Horizon Community School (CHCS) as a subset of the neighborhood educational opportunity zone of Clare Horizon. In the case of CHCS, there is a clear community of individuals committed to the initiative. There is less clarity about the purpose of the enterprise and the ways to pursue it.
Updated: Nov. 12, 2013