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This article aimed to examine both preservice teachers’ and teacher educators’ attitudes toward student diversity. Two array groups emerged: Students Are Students and Diversity Advocates. The authors find gaps in attitudes toward student diversity between the two array groups. These gaps indicate both consensual and divided attitudes toward student diversity.However, a major gap in attitudes toward student diversity between the two groups is similarity versus diversity: while one group highlights similarity among students, the other group appeals for the importance of acknowledging and addressing student diversity.
Updated: Sep. 16, 2014
This article reports on an initial study of a professional learning community (PLC) of educators who are investigating mobile devices in their teaching. The research examined two conjectures: firstly, that a professional learning community would enrich understanding of teaching with mobile technologies; and secondly, that these technologies would enhance teaching. The findings indicate that progress towards an enriched engagement with m-learning may be promoted by the establishment of a PLC. The existing professional relationships facilitated community formation and enhanced the sense of commitment, risk-taking, shared responsibility and purpose. In addition, the results also indicate the contribution of mobile learning to teaching.
Updated: Aug. 06, 2014
What – If Anything – Do Standards Do in Education? Topological Registrations of Standardising Work in Teacher Education
This article is interested in the doings of educational standards. Accordingly, the authors follow a strange and peculiar thing and traces how it gets to work in localised practices. Building on Bruno Latour’s exercises of socio-technical analysis, various modes to register and describe these practices are being put to the test.
Updated: Jul. 23, 2014
The authors wanted to find out more about student teachers’ understandings of Master’s-level work in relation to teacher education. In addition, they wanted to discover if working at Master’s level during the course of their PGCE changed their perceptions of its value at all. The authors therefore decided to survey the students about their experiences during the PGCE year. The authors conclude that they focused on the processes of understanding teaching and learning, which are most effective when the collaborative and social dimensions of professional learning are developed with the skills of critical reflection and research literacy. This combination enables teachers to problematise their learning contexts and develop complex understandings of teaching and learning.
Updated: Apr. 01, 2014
Searching High and Searching Low, Searching East and Searching West: Looking For Trust in Teacher Education
This article reviewed 10 papers. These papers demonstrated that those associated with teacher education, from the policy, research and practice arenas, are currently searching to ensure that the teachers who graduate from an increasing array of programmes, have the skills, attitudes and dispositions to support high levels of student achievement in schools. Several key issues that have emerged from the reviewed articles. The first issue is whether teaching is a craft or a profession. The issue whether the role of teacher is a profession or a craft has implications on how teacher educators view themselves, as practitioners or researchers. Finally, this review describes the lack of trust being shown by politicians and communities in number of countries to both teachers and teacher educators.
Updated: Mar. 25, 2014
This article examines the Deleuzian concept of ‘assemblage’ in educational research in the context of Teacher Education (TE) for the ‘continuing education’ or ‘Lifelong Learning’ sector. The author argues that the concept of assemblage recognises developmental practices in distinctive ways and that it challenges the centripetal views implied by other models’ elision of more specific types of convergence, each of which is analysed. Drawing on Deleuze’s creative approach to analysis, the article draws a portrait of practice which identifies problems and successes in specific cases of TE with wider applicability.
Updated: Feb. 17, 2014
The authors present a case study of how the core concepts of neuroscience can be brought to in-service teachers—the BrainU workshops. They then discuss how neuroscience can be meaningfully integrated into pre-service teacher preparation, focusing on institutional and cultural barriers.
Updated: Jan. 19, 2014
Privatization, Illumination, and Validation in Identity-Making within a Teacher Educator Research Collective
This article reports a collective self-study by seven teacher educators at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. As the authors individually engaged in self-studies of their personal teacher education practices, they also were participating in a group self-study of their collaboration to better understand the effects of their collaborative endeavor on them individually, as well as how their work together affected them collectively. Through the conversations and inevitable comparisons with known others that the authors make and encourage in studies conducted this way, they are encouraged to reflect on their own uniqueness as professional selves. At the same time, they are also reminded of the collective values that they share as a professional community.
Updated: Jan. 13, 2014
This article describes an urban teacher residency program. The program is the Newark Montclair Urban Teacher Residency, a collaborative endeavor between the Newark, New Jersey Public Schools and Montclair State University, built on a decades-long partnership. The authors see the conceptual work of developing this program as creating a “third space” in teacher education. The authors detail the ways in which they conceptualize epistemology and clinical practice in teacher education, and changes in the roles of the community, and P-12 teachers that occur in a third space.
Updated: Dec. 17, 2013
This paper describes a graduate literacy teacher education course that compelled students to think in terms of design and multimodality. The authors saw this qualitative case study as a way to understand the interrelationships of learning processes, principles of design and multimodal texts, and how these might inform pedagogy. Building on years of work in the areas of multimodality and multiliteracies, the authors observed how eight teachers with varying degrees of comfort with multimodality moved into a design-oriented approach to literacy education.
Updated: Dec. 16, 2013