Search results for: Teacher competencies
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The study raises questions about the pedagogy of initial teacher education, particularly in relation to the assumptions teachers educators make about the candidates they teach. The findings suggest that the prior knowledge that students bring to initial teacher education is both a resource and a challenge for teacher educators.
Updated: Aug. 26, 2013
Critical Examination of Candidates’ Diversity Competence: Rigorous and Systematic Assessment of Candidates' Efficacy to Teach Diverse Student Populations
The authors discuss the inadequacy of current assessment practices to measure teacher candidates’ competence to teach diverse students. The authors present two new scales to measure teachers’ competence to teach diverse populations. The Teachers’ Sense of Inclusion Efficacy Scale (I– TSES), and the Teachers’ Sense of Diversity Efficacy Scale (D–TSES). These two efficacy instruments based on the highly reliable and valid Teachers’ Sense of Efficacy Scale (TSES). The authors argue that teacher education programs that integrate all three scales—TSES, I–TSES, and D–TSES—into their systematic program assessment would be able to more comprehensively address candidates’ diversity competence.
Updated: Jun. 18, 2013
In this article, the author presents a holistic practice-based approach to preparing candidates for quality teaching. This approach integrates academic knowledge of theory, pedagogy, and curriculum across experiences in authentic contexts that are embedded in focused inquiry, directed observation, and guided practice. The discussion of the proposed practice-based approach to learning to teach is presented in two parts. The first part includes the organizing ideas and discursive practices for teaching referred to as essential knowledge, skills, and understandings for quality teaching. The second part includes the epistemic practices and program qualities that support learning to teach.
Updated: Apr. 02, 2013
A Triarchic Model for Teaching “Introduction to Special Education”: Case Studies, Content Acquisition Podcasts, and Effective Feedback
The purpose of this article is to introduce the content acquisition podcast (CAP) method to deliver course content (i.e., characteristics of students with disabilities) in order to maximize limited face-to-face instructional time for hands-on learning experiences.
Updated: Feb. 27, 2013
The author's preservice program prepares both single and dual certification master's students to teach in inclusive classrooms. The current paper provides an overview of the context in which, and for which, the program was designed, and a description of the program, including explanations of key pedagogical and assessment practices that the author leans on to meet her goals.
Updated: Sep. 27, 2012
Confidence or Confusion: How Well Are Today’s Newly Qualified Teachers in England Prepared to Meet the Additional Needs of Children in Schools?
The current paper investigates the perceived confidence levels of student teachers in their final year, prior to entering the profession in regard to meeting the needs of children with a range of complex needs. The research forms part of a three-year project supported by ESCalate.
Updated: Aug. 30, 2012
Teacher Training for Implementation of Teaching Strategies for Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders
In this study, the authors explored training received by teachers of students with autism spectrum disorders in one southern state. Ninety teachers reported training received via an online version of the Autism Treatment Survey. The most common type of training reported was attendance at a full- or half-day workshop; fewer than 15% reported receiving training from teacher preparation programs at colleges or universities.
Updated: Aug. 30, 2012
This article provides an overview of the treatment of classroom management in teacher education and teaching around the world. Six approaches to classroom management are distinguished: classroom management approaches that focus on external control of behaviour, on internal control, on classroom ecology, on discourse, on curriculum, and on interpersonal relationships. This article then presents an analysis of the six approaches across countries and cultures.
Updated: Jul. 30, 2012
Assessment of Teacher Competence using Video Portfolios: Reliability, Construct Validity, and Consequential Validity
In a post-graduate teacher education program, the assessment of video portfolios was evaluated for its reliability, construct validity, and consequential validity. Although video portfolio facilitated a reliable and valid assessment of teacher competencies, procedures to improve assessment quality were also revealed and discussed.
Updated: Jun. 27, 2012
In this article, the author situates contemporary issues in early childhood teacher education within the historical context of the kindergarten movement in the U.S. The author frames the discussion around two central questions that recur in contemporary pre-K expansion discourses: (a) What constitutes a qualified teacher?, and (b) What is high-quality early childhood teaching?
Updated: May. 09, 2012