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Attitudes to Diversity: A Cross-Cultural Study of Education Students in Spain, England and the United States
This study investigates how notions of human diversity and difference are understood by education students in Spain, England and the United States. The authors developed the Beliefs and Attitudes Toward Difference Scale (BATD). This instrument was constructed using nine dimensions of diversity thought to have significant implications for education: culture/ethnic origin, language, socioeconomic status/social class, religion, gender, sexual orientation, political ideology, disability and giftedness/special talents. The data suggest that attitudes toward people who differ include etic (universal), emic (cultural), and individual properties.
Updated: Nov. 20, 2012
How Do I Improve What I Am Doing as a Teacher, Teacher Educator and Action-Researcher through Reflection? A Learning Walk from Lleida to Winchester and Back Again
This paper aims to show the process of engaging with the question ‘How do I improve what I am doing as a teacher, teacher educator and action-researcher through reflection?’ The analysis of the students’ written assignments helped the author sees ‘living contradictions’ in-between her theoretical framework, her teaching and her researching practice. The paper shows that the author has more rhizomatic thought in her teaching than in her researching.
Updated: Oct. 29, 2012
The current paper presents the results of an evaluation of the continuing training received by teachers in the preschool educational sector in Spain. The authors examine factors such as culture and motivation, and look into the initiatives taken with respect to training. The authors evaluate the results of training, focussing on satisfaction, learning, pedagogical suitability and the transfer of training.
Updated: Aug. 30, 2012
The current article describes a case study undertaken in a Spanish school during the 2007–2008 academic year. The purpose of this article is to explain how action research methodology was applied to encourage professional and school culture towards an intercultural and inclusive approach. The results show that the training process challenged teachers’ pre-existing deficit theory perspectives and empowered them as leaders for school change.
Updated: Jun. 27, 2012
The current paper describes a research project developed at the University of Cordoba during the academic year 2007‑8. The participants in this research were 2414 students studying courses included in a pilot scheme for the implementation of European Credit Transfer System credits. The purpose of this paper was to ascertain the opinions of students in relation to their grasp and working level of the transversal competences encompassed in the Tuning Project.
Updated: Mar. 12, 2012
This paper reports on a study into how collaborative contexts influence the professional development of an early-career primary teacher, Julia. The authors describe the process of change by which Julia manages to make her planning to teach mathematics more flexible so as to adapt to student difficulties. Furthermore, the authors analyze the role that joint reflection plays in promoting this change.
Updated: May. 26, 2011
Heritage Education: Exploring the Conceptions of Teachers and Administrators from the Perspective of Experimental and Social Science Teaching
This article describes a research project into heritage education. Taking an interdisciplinary perspective from within the field of Experimental and Social Science Education, the paper presents an analysis of teachers' and administrators' conceptions of heritage, its teaching and its dissemination in Spain. The results emphasize the relevance of academic background, initial training and professional context with regard to the conceptualizations of heritage held by the different groups.
Updated: Dec. 03, 2010
Collaborative Teacher Inquiry as a Tool for Building Theory on the Development and Use of Rich Mathematical Tasks
This article describes the collaborative inquiry activity of a group of high school mathematics teachers interested in increasing student engagement and problem solving in the classroom. The results show specific and direct links between teacher inquiry and classroom practice. Furthermore, this case study provides specific information on how an inquiry context is linked to the way teachers interact, form theories, and make use of student work.
Updated: Dec. 03, 2010
Participatory Action Research and the Reconstruction of Teachers' Practical Thinking: Lesson Studies and Core Reflection. An Experience in Spain
In this article, the authors would like to present the theoretical relationship between lesson studies, action research and practical knowledge in teacher education. In particular, the authors analyse the possibilities of lesson studies as an action research model in which observation, action, reflection and cooperation between participants should help to reconstruct the theories in use that teachers count on in their school practice.
Updated: Jun. 23, 2010
Comparative Study of the Evaluation of Professional Competencies by Experienced and Trainee Spanish Primary Teachers
The aim of this study is to identify the competencies which a wide sample of teachers in Spanish primary schools consider to be important for their professional performance and which they use in their everyday teaching. Furthermore, the study examines to what extent the teachers' university training prepared them for their practicing professional development. The proposals are made for training based on the articulation between theory and practice, to allow the professional competencies mentioned to be developed and used in practice, as well as encouraging close collaboration between teacher trainers and experienced practicing teachers.
Updated: Jan. 31, 2010