Jul. 31, 2008
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MOFET ITEC Portal Newsletter

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We are delighted to send you the latest issue of The MOFET ITEC Portal resource list.

The current bulletin represents the latest articles and some significant trends published in academic journals that focus on teacher education, pedagogy and instruction.

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July 31, 2008 International Portal of Teacher Education
July 2008
Featured Items
The Differential Antecedents of Self-efficacy Beliefs of Novice and Experienced Teachers
Mastery experiences are considered the most potent among the sources of teachers' self efficacy believes. Among 255 teachers, novices and career teachers who participated in this study' teaching resources and interpersonal support were found more salient in self-efficacy beliefs.
When Theory Meets Practice: What Student Teachers Learn from Guided Reflection on their Own Classroom Discourse
This article explores the impact of an innovative methods course designed around the activity of student teachers’ reflections on their own classroom discourse, for their understandings of the connections between theory and practice. It engages in a foreign language pre-service teacher education in Israel, and a larger study abroad.
An Early Field-based Experience and its Impact on Pre-service Candidates' Teaching Practice and Their Pupils' Outcomes.
Over 400 candidates taught lessons, utilized evidence-based practices, collected information before and after instruction, and responded to information gleaned from instructional experiences. Candidates provided nearly 17, 000 hours of in-class assistance over four semesters, taught more than 800 lessons, used selected evidence-based teaching practices with high degrees of accuracy, and made a noticeable impact in over 60[percent] of sampled lessons. Implications for teacher educators in general and special education are discussed.
The Effect of Pedagogical Training on Teaching in Higher Education
This article report on the impact of pedagogical training and self-efficacy beliefs on teachers. 200 teachers were divided into groups depending on the amount pedagogical training they had. The results indicated that pedagogical training had an effect on scales measuring conceptual change/student-focused approach and self-efficacy beliefs.
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. Researchers compared WBI to traditional instruction for teaching undergraduate students about students with disabilities. Forty-four students participated in this study. Half were enrolled in the Web-based section of the course; half were enrolled in the traditional section.
Towards an Articulation of Expert Classroom Practice
A small study with six experienced mathematics teachers was conducted. A general theoretical model of expert practice was used to explore the nature of knowledge base that enables teachers to operate effectively in the complexity of a class of 30 pupils enables teachers to operate effectively in the complexity of a class of 30 pupils. This model derives through the use of specialized attention skill.
July 2008
All Recent Items
Multiculturalism & Diversity

The Contribution of Action-research to Training Teachers in Intercultural Education: A Research in the Field of Greek Minority Education
The Impact of a Field Immersion Program on Pre-service Teachers’ AttitudesToward Teaching in Culturally Diverse Classrooms

Professional Development

Teacher Self-assessment: A Mechanism for Facilitating
Teaching Portfolios, Community, and Pre-service Teachers’ Professional Development
Unveiling Professional Learning: Shifting from the Delivery of Courses to an Understanding of the Processes

TE & Instruction

ETIPS: Using Cases with Virtual Schools to Prepare for, Extend, and Deepen Preservice Teachers’ Field Experiences
A Model for Facilitating Field Experience in a Technology-Enhanced Model Pedagogical Laboratory
Behaviors of Teachers in Co-taught Classes in a Secondary School.
An Analysis and Evaluation of Online Instructional Activities.
“Where are the Children?” Personal Integrity and Reflective Teaching Portfolios

Research Methods

Watching to see until it becomes clear to you: metaphorical mapping - a method for emergence
Storytelling as research praxis, and conversations that enabled it to emerge
The way of the s/word: storytelling as emerging liminal
In a glass darkly? Writing as blurred reflection

Teacher Educators

The Teacher Educator as a Role Model

TE Programs

Comparing Web-based to Traditional Instruction for Teaching Special Education Content.
A Web-based Training Model for Preparing Teachers to Supervise Paraeducators.
The Spectrum of School–University Partnerships: A Typology of Organizational Learning Systems

Preservice Students

Telling and Retelling about Self and “Others”: How Pre-service Teachers (Re)interpret Privilege and Disadvantage in one College Classroom
An Early Field-based Experience and its Impact on Pre-service Candidates' Teaching Practice and Their Pupils' Outcomes.
Epistemological Beliefs and Attitudes Toward Inclusion in Pre-service Teachers.
Developing Collaboration Skills in Pre-service Teachers: A Partnership Between General and Special Education.
Learning about Co-teaching: A Collaborative Student Teaching Experience for Preservice Teachers.
Telling and Retelling about Self and “Others”: How Pre-service Teachers (Re)interpret Privilege and Disadvantage in one College Classroom
The Portfolio as a Tool for Stimulating Reflection by Student Teachers
Teacher Candidates with Learning Disabilities: Effective and Ethical Accommodations.
Turkish Preservice Science Teachers’ Efficacy Beliefs Regarding Science Teaching and their Beliefs about Classroom Management
When Theory Meets Practice: What Student Teachers Learn from Guided Reflection on their Own Classroom Discourse

Beginning Teachers

The Differential Antecedents of Self-efficacy Beliefs of Novice and Experienced Teachers

Teaching Assessment

Costs and Benefits of Electronic Portfolios in Teacher Education: Faculty Perspectives
Evaluation of an Online Tool for Assessing Competence in Achievement Testing.

Technology & Computers

Online Jigsaw Science Inquiry for Preservice Teachers
Reflecting on the Affordances and Constraints of Technologies and Their Impact on Pedagogical Goals
: Developing Technology Together, Together: A Whole-School Metacognitive Approach to ICT Teacher Professional Development
Are We There Yet?: The Power of Creating an Innovation Configuration Map on the Integration of Technology into Your Teacher Education Program

Theories & Approaches

Towards an Articulation of Expert Classroom Practice

TE - General Trends

The Effect of Pedagogical Training on Teaching in Higher Education
The Preparation of Teachers for Multigrade Teaching
The Impact of Teacher Preparation on Responses to Student Aggression in the Classroom

July 2008
 
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