Search results for: Ireland
Page 5/6 55 items
The current paper argues that the study of attitudes and persuasion is very important in teacher education. The elaboration likelihood model (ELM) of persuasion provides an integrative framework to analyze empirical evidence from a five-year study, which conducted in the Republic of Ireland.
Updated: Aug. 28, 2012
Induction Needs of a Group of Teachers at Different Career Stages in a School in the Republic of Ireland: Challenges and Expectations
The current study examines how a school-based induction programme can best accommodate the needs of a diverse group of teachers at different career stages. This case study carried out in a socially disadvantaged secondary school in the Republic of Ireland. Findings reveal that the induction needs of both newly qualified teachers and returning teachers were broadly similar.
Updated: Nov. 29, 2011
‘Lights, Camera, Reflection’: Using Peer Video to Promote Reflective Dialogue among Student Teachers
The current article examines the use of peer‐videoing in the classroom as a means of promoting reflection among student teachers. The study examined the capacity for peer‐video analysis to facilitate student teachers to move from focusing on the technical aspects of their practice to an examination of the theoretical constructs underpinning their practice.
Updated: Jul. 26, 2011
Over the past decade and prompted in large measure by the Bologna process, teacher education systems across European countries have converged along a common structural path. Taking Ireland as a case study, this paper examines the European agenda in relation to teacher education. The article suggests that while structurally, teacher education in Ireland has undergone significant reform in order to conform to a wider European agenda, significant gaps remain in existing teacher education policy particularly in relation to continuous professional development.
Updated: Apr. 10, 2011
An Examination of Pre-service Teachers' Attitudes towards the Inclusion of Development Education into Irish Post-Primary Schools
This study was conducted following the return of pre-service teachers from the teaching practice. The study also examines the attitudes of the pre-service teachers towards development education, the extent to which they included development education issues in their teaching while on teaching practice and their attitudes towards including such issues in the future. Results indicate that while pre-service teachers were positive towards integrating development education into post-primary schools and indicated their hope to include such issues in the future, they face a number of barriers that prevent them from doing so.
Updated: Dec. 03, 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 participated in this small-scale qualitative study. The study investigates reflections on EAL content in ITE programmes, and the type of difficulties faced when teaching pupils whose first language is not English.
Updated: Sep. 19, 2010
This study explores the use of electronic journals to support beginning teachers in developing reflection on teaching within peer support networks. The study takes place within the context of the ongoing Pilot Project on Teacher Induction in post-primary schools in Ireland. Results show little evidence of the development of a more reflective approach attributable to the maintenance of a blog. However review of earlier postings led to some reflective personal and group dialogue.
Updated: Aug. 24, 2010
“You Can Form Your Own Point of View”: Internally Persuasive Discourse in Northern Ireland Students’ Encounters With History
In this study, the authors sought to understand how students in Northern Ireland make sense of competing approaches to history, and in particular, how they understand the relationship between the approaches they encounter in school and elsewhere. Using qualitative, task-based interviews, the authors interviewed 253 secondary students. The authors found that these students had learned about the past in a variety of formal and informal settings, and they navigated among these multiple sources in a conscious attempt to refine and extend their historical understanding as they followed up on interests initiated in one setting by seeking out information elsewhere.
Updated: May. 25, 2010
Teacher Learning and Policy Intention: Selected Findings from an Evaluation of a Large-Scale Programme of Professional Development in the Republic of Ireland
The study reported on in this article is set in the context of a national programme of professional development for primary teachers in the Republic of Ireland. The article investigates the acquisition and interpretation by teachers of the elements of the reform. The authors consider the extent to which the professional development experiences facilitated change in teachers' knowledge and if the teachers interpreted this in the way expected by policy-makers.
Updated: Jan. 31, 2010
This research explored student and beginning teachers' experiences of teacher education in Northern Ireland. This paper focuses on the views of key induction providers on the effectiveness of partnership arrangements. These stakeholders believed that an improved model of partnership was needed, particularly for induction.
Updated: Dec. 16, 2009