Search results for: Self perception
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In this study, the authors intended to focus on: (1) the development of teachers’ self-perception of their roles; (2) the major concerns of the teacher candidates; and (3) the reasons behind these concerns. The findings revealed that the participants considered their roles as teachers as being both the authority and facilitator in the classroom, and focused on both content delivery and student moral development. The authors claim that it is important for teacher educators to recognize teacher candidates’ struggles between the ideal and the reality of teaching, and their concerns with the ways they present themselves in front of the students.
Updated: Dec. 14, 2014
This study had two purposes: (1) to test the hypothesis that teacher candidates who faced challenges in student teaching had lower self-ratings on teacher dispositions than their counterparts who did not face challenges in student teaching, and (2) to develop an explanatory model to predict teacher candidates’ challenging experiences in student teaching. As the authors hypothesized, teacher candidates who successfully completed student teaching had significantly higher self-rating scores on dispositions than their counterparts who faced notable challenges. The findings from this study stand to advance our understanding of how dispositions relate to instructional practices and approaches.
Updated: Oct. 08, 2013
This exploratory feasibility study assesses a mindfulness program in a fifth-grade classroom. The goal of the study was to help children understand and access their own mindfulness within the classroom setting without instruction by teachers and without using meditation techniques. Participants were 24 children of low socioeconomic status (SES) from urban areas in Fairfield County, Connecticut, who attended a summer program. The mindfulness program was feasible, and overall improvements in attention were evident.
Updated: Oct. 19, 2009
This study describes an innovative leadership development program in self-awareness in the Summer Principals Academy at Teachers College. It describes both the theoretical and practical pedagogy of self-awareness training. The themes that emerged from the data led to the development of cognitive maps for practitioners that provide heuristics and developmental guides for practice, as well as refinements of the training protocols.
Updated: Oct. 19, 2009
International Field Experiences: The Impact of Class, Gender and Race on the Perceptions and Experiences of Preservice Teachers
The authors explore ways class, gender and race complicate perceptions and experiences of preservice teachers during an international field experience in Honduras. Data were collected over 5 years through observations, group discussions, course assignments, and on-site focus group interviews and post-trip individual interviews. An inductive approach combined with cross-comparative analysis reveal diverse ways class, gender and race shaped and re-shaped preservice teachers' perceptions of self, peers, and host community members.
Updated: Jan. 05, 2009
The article describes teachers' feelings of susceptibility as expressed in an online teachers' community in Mainland China. The study reveals how changes in policy affect teachers' professional relations and identities. The study also argues that while Chinese cultural tradition is used to give teachers authority, it also imposes burdens on teachers and subjects them to close scrutiny, which consequently makes them feel more vulnerable.
Updated: Feb. 05, 2008
The article describes a cross cultural study of early education professionals regarding their perceptions of status, working conditions, and public appreciation. The study was conducted in Guatemala, Hong, Kong, Hungary, India, Mexico, Peru and the United States. Cross cultural data indicate high agreement on the professionals' perceptions. Participants felt discouraged and unappreciated and needed greater financial and emotional support.
Updated: Jan. 27, 2008
The article discussed a new approach to multicultural teacher education, after realizing the problems faced by white student teachers. The author illustrates a four step method, or levels of thinking, of her critical literacy approach, namely, description, analysis, vision, and strategy. She uses them to generate reflection in her students that: (1) cycles through the goals of deconstruction and reconstruction; and (2) promotes ongoing critical thinking as the main goal of her multicultural education class. She briefly explains how she uses these four steps to get her students actively to engage with two of multicultural education's key ideas, 'race' and 'whiteness', and, in this way, destabilize their perception of themselves as 'guilty' white people
Updated: Dec. 18, 2007
Cultural competency was studied in this article which examined two major questions: Can a 15-month graduate level intensive alternative licensing program and field experience provide preservice teachers with the knowledge and dispositions to teach in culturally competent ways? Is it possible for a teacher preparation institution, through an alternative education program, to provide culturally competent teachers? The qualitative and quantitative results of the study demonstrated that students do perceive that they have attained the knowledge and the experience to interact appropriately with culturally diverse populations. The article describes the critical need for teachers, and the challenges faced by the mostly white middle-class teachers' population. Those challenges of recruitment, retention and nurturing have led to alternative teacher preparation programs that address the current multicultural and demographically diverse students. The author advocates exploring the influence of experience on practice in classrooms where there is an increasingly diverse student population.
Updated: Dec. 17, 2007