Jun. 25, 2014
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MOFET ITEC Portal Newsletter

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We are delighted to be sending you another issue of The International Portal of Teacher Education resource list, focusing on teacher education, pedagogy, instruction, and the professional development of teachers.

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June 25, 2014 International Portal of Teacher Education
Please note: a complete list of recent additions to the portal follows the Featured Items.
June 2014
Featured Items
Motivations for Choosing Teaching as a Career: Effects on General Pedagogical Knowledge during Initial Teacher Education
This study aimed to examine the significance of teaching motivations for the gain of professional knowledge during teacher education. The findings reveal that the FIT-Choice instrument’s factor structure was replicated. Furthermore, the motivation profile typical for preservice teachers in Germany was also replicated. The results also reveal that intrinsic motivation is positively correlated, whereas extrinsic motivation is negatively correlated, with GPK at the first occasion of measurement. In addition, the findings show that extrinsic motivation also matters for preservice teachers.
Preservice Early Childhood Teachers’ Sense of Efficacy for Integrating Mathematics and Science: Impact of a Methods Course
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of an integrated science and mathematics methods course on preservice early childhood teachers’ efficacy beliefs for integrating science and mathematics in early childhood classrooms. Participants in two cohorts were tested to assess their efficacy beliefs for teaching science, mathematics, and integrating science and mathematics before and immediately after instruction. The findings provided evidence that the methods course was effective at enhancing preservice teachers’ efficacy beliefs for integrating science and mathematics.
Assessing Preservice Teachers' Information and Communication Technologies Knowledge
This study investigated the impact of a redesigned educational technology course on preservice teachers’ knowledge and skills with regard to information and communications technology as defined by ISTE’s National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers (NETS-T). Results indicated that the preservice teachers made significant progress in technology knowledge in all five standard areas of the NETS-T; however, some performance indicators of the standards may not have been adequately addressed in the course. Student reflections from the observation experience provided evidence that preservice teachers found it helpful for their future teaching.
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 needs, (b) effectiveness, (c) logistics, (d) instructional methods, and (e) critical factors.
The Timing of Teacher Hires and Teacher Qualifications: Is There an Association?
This study examines the pervasiveness of late teacher hiring in urban and suburban school districts and explores the association between the timing of teacher hires and teacher qualifications, including certification, master’s degree, and selectivity of undergraduate institution. The results indicate that across the nation, districts hire a large portion of teachers during the second half of summer or once school has already begun. Results indicate no association between the proportion of teachers hired at various time points and the teacher qualifications, including selectivity of teachers’ undergraduate institutions and whether teachers are certified or have master’s degrees.
June 2014
All Recent Items
Multiculturalism & Diversity
Diversity ≠ Inclusion: Promoting Integration in Higher Education

Professional Development

Professional Development Research: Consensus, Crossroads, and Challenges

Teacher Education & Instruction

Narrative Analysis of ‘Hidden Stories’: A Potential Tool for Teacher Training
Curriculum Orientations of Pre-service Teachers in Jordan: A Required Reform Initiative for Professional Development
Modelling in Initial Teacher Education (ITE): Reflections on the Engagement of Student Teachers with Cooperative Learning in ITE
Prospective Elementary Teachers’ Knowledge of Fraction Division
Investigating the Development of Prospective Mathematics Teachers’ Pedagogical Content Knowledge of Generalising Number Patterns through School Practicum
Examining the Roles of the Facilitator in Online and Face-to-Face Professional Development Contexts
The Effect of E-Coaching Attendance on Alternatively Certified Teachers’ Sense of Self-Efficacy
Preservice Early Childhood Teachers’ Sense of Efficacy for Integrating Mathematics and Science: Impact of a Methods Course
Adapting Strategies of Effective Instruction for Culturally Diverse Preschoolers

Special Education

Course Delivery: Keystones of Effective Special Education Teacher Preparation
Special Education Teacher Candidate Assessment: A Review
Redesigning Special Education Teacher Preparation Programs With a Focus on Outcomes

Technology & Computers

The Gamer Generation Teaches School: The Gaming Practices and Attitudes towards Technology of Pre-Service Teachers
Assessing Preservice Teachers' Information and Communication Technologies Knowledge
Learning to Integrate New Technologies into Teaching and Learning through a Design-based Model of Professional Development
An Examination of Interactive Whiteboard Perceptions using the Concerns-Based Adoption Model Stages of Concern and the Apple Classrooms of Tomorrow Model of Instructional Evolution
Learner-generated Digital Video: Using Ideas Videos in Teacher Education
Integration of Technology in Elementary Pre-Service Teacher Education: An Examination of Mathematics Methods Courses
Ready for Robotics: Bringing Together the T and E of STEM in Early Childhood Teacher Education

Theories & Approaches

Motivations for Choosing Teaching as a Career: Effects on General Pedagogical Knowledge during Initial Teacher Education
Classroom Culture, Mathematics Culture, and the Failures of Reform: The Need for a Collective View of Culture
The Timing of Teacher Hires and Teacher Qualifications: Is There an Association?
Reading Rocks: Creating a Space for Preservice Teachers to Become Responsive Teachers
June 2014
 
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