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In this article, the author argued that the democratic promise of a just and equitable society embodied in the reforms is important; yet the particular principles about school knowledge historically classify and order reflection and action to shape and fashion what is possible and “reasonable” for participation. The notion of alchemy directed attention to the principles that translate and order what is taught. In this sense, the very system of reason that organizes school subjects is the political of schooling.
Updated: Feb. 22, 2012
Providing Immediate Feedback to Co-Teachers Through Bug-in-Ear Technology: An Effective Method of Peer Coaching in Inclusion Classrooms
Ideally, special education and general education teachers work together in general education classrooms as instructional teams, but a 'one teaching, one assisting' model is often in place with the special education teacher assuming a subordinate role. As such, the authors conducted research to determine whether changes can be made in teacher instruction so that both teachers in a collaborative team are highly engaged in the instructional process during the lesson. The authors used a multiple-baseline, across-participants design to assess the effects of peer coaches' giving immediate corrective feedback via bug-in-ear technology on a specific teaching behavior during instruction.
Updated: Jun. 15, 2010
Adopting Open-Source Software Applications in U.S. Higher Education: A Cross-Disciplinary Review of the Literature
This article reviews the literature from the fields of Software Engineering and Education to determine the state of the current body of knowledge around the key drivers of Open Source adoption. The author outlines five themes that dominate the software engineering literature and the education literature on the drivers of open-source adoption. She identifies the gaps in the literature in terms of evaluating open-source software as the key to capitalizing on ICT convergence to serve both teaching and learning needs and administrative needs.
Updated: Jul. 02, 2009
In this study, the authors determined the effectiveness of the inquiry-based Itakura method for mediating alternate conceptions of preservice elementary teachers. The authors investigated alternate conceptions in the expansion of solids due to heating. There was a significant increase in participants’ immediate learning gains after participating in the Itakura method.
Updated: Feb. 04, 2009
Online Professional Development: Combining Best Practices from Teacher, Technology and Distance Education
This article provides a model of online professional development that is consistent with recommendations from the fields of teacher education, technology staff development and online learning. A graduate mathematics education course designed and implemented using the model is presented to exemplify the model's core components and interactions. The model's components and pedagogical foundations are applicable for the design and implementation of online courses in other disciplines with field-based learning experiences.
Updated: Jan. 12, 2009
The article recommends new reading and writing skills, mirroring an ever-expanding definition of literacy, new college and K-12 curricular programs that redefine digital media are popping up all over the country. The intent of this article is to share information and provide guidance for preservice and in-service teachers about a mediated alternative instructional strategy that has the ability to reach reluctant and struggling readers. Findings are presented from a pilot study that evaluated a new Web-based tool that links the interests of media-centric students with their natural fondness for story.
Updated: Nov. 27, 2008
Research reveals that the integration of new literacies and technologies are important, but educators don't know how to begin thinking about this task. The current research was held in a teacher context of a teacher education course. Findings indicate that teacher educators must foster environments to share problem-solving and distributed learning, to support design and multimodal redesign of texts, and to explore literacy and technology as transactional processes.
Updated: Nov. 26, 2008
This article compares global markets with teacher education. Authors argue that the economy of universal information cannot provide an educational system with the tools it needs to train teachers and develop students as valuable contributors to the emerging world economy.
Updated: Nov. 26, 2008
Preservice Teachers' Conceptions about Computers: An Ongoing Search for Transformative Appropriations of Modern Technologies
The following case study examined the conceptions of technology held by two English preservice teachers enrolled in a required educational technology course designed to encourage the appropriation and integration of transformative uses of technology. Cross-case analyses established that the preservice teachers saw technology as a primarily utilitarian tool rather than a transformational one.
Updated: Nov. 20, 2008
Investigating Changes in ProspectiveTeachers’ Views of a ‘Good teacher’ While Engaging in Computerized Project-based Learning
The article explores the effect of learning via computerized project-based learning, on the changes in views of third year prospective mathematics teachers regarding the image of the ‘good teacher.’ A questionnaire was used, supported by evidence from the portfolios, and results show that CPBL is an effective approach for supporting the change in views of our pre-service mathematics teachers regarding the image of the ‘good teacher.’
Updated: Nov. 12, 2008