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The study analyzed a conversation among a group of teachers responsible for teaching the statistical concepts of mean, median, and mode. After reading an article describing some specific student difficulties in learning the concepts, teachers were asked to discuss how the teaching of the concepts could be improved.
Updated: Jun. 08, 2009
Attending to Changing Landscapes: Shaping The Interwoven Identities of Teachers and Teacher Educators
In places in Canada, increasing numbers of teachers are leaving after only a few years of teaching. In this article, the authors take up questions about the stories teachers tell of their leaving. Furthermore, the authors examine what they can learn about their work as teacher educators from listening to, and inquiring into, teachers' stories.
Updated: Jun. 03, 2009
In this article, the authors present the work of a team of Israeli and Palestinian teachers who developed a history textbook that includes both groups' narratives of the same events side by side. The aim was to break down stereotypes and build more nuanced understandings among the next generation of citizens in each of the two states in the region. These teachers then tested the effects of its use in both Israeli and Palestinian classrooms.
Updated: May. 25, 2009
Emergence and Maintenance of Student Teachers' 'Interest' within The Context of Two-Hour Lectures: An Actual Genetic Perspective
The study explores the actual genetic development of student teachers' interest in lectures given in a postgraduate language teacher education program. The results show that students go through diverse patterns of interest trajectories and that, for the majority, interest development fluctuates between gain and loss.
Updated: Apr. 30, 2009
School-Based Teacher Collaboration in Sweden and Greece: Formal Cooperation, Deprivatized Practices and Personalized Interaction in Primary and Lower Secondary Schools
The goal of the study is to highlight teacher collaboration in Sweden and Greece utilizing nationwide surveys with physical education teachers in both countries. The sample consisted of 707 Swedish and 451 Greek professionals. The presentation of the results is connected with issues of formal cooperation, deprivatized practices and personalized interaction in four teachers groups: primary and lower secondary schools in Sweden and in Greece. According to the data, formal cooperation and deprivatized practices occur more frequently in Sweden than in Greece. However, personalized interaction is rather high in Greek lower secondary schools.
Updated: Apr. 27, 2009
The research literature implied unwarranted benefits arose from using miniature ‘handheld’ computers (PDAs) in the classroom setting. Focusing closely upon one exemplar UK government-commissioned research study, this article attempts to illustrate how such technological rhetoric is created and sustained. It also attempts to illustrate how dominant technological claims can be interrogated from a perspective that represents teachers’ interests.
Updated: Apr. 23, 2009
This article investigates a New Zealand Pākehā (European) teacher's professional development experience working with Māori (indigenous people of New Zealand), and their protocols and practices. The article discusses a participant observer process of living on a marae (Māori congregational place), working with Māori, experiencing Māori protocols and practices on a daily basis.
Updated: Apr. 01, 2009
The Effects of Laboratory-based and Field-based Practicum Experience on Pre-service Teachers' Self-Efficacy
The goal of this study was to explore the effect of Laboratory-Based (LB) and Field-Based (FB) practicum experience on pre-service teachers' efficacy levels within one Physical Education Teacher Education program. 59 undergraduate students participated in the program. The participants were placed into two groups, LB design and FB design. Both groups were administered a version of the Teacher Efficacy Scale (TES) adapted for physical education teachers at four stages of their preservice program.
Updated: Mar. 31, 2009
Teacher work is described as increasing in complexity and intensity. Reasons for this include societal changes, reformed and increased work tasks, but also multitasking. The concept of multitasking is discussed as it relates to teachers' activities. The concept of synchronous work is developed and discussed as it relates to structural influences, involving concepts that conflict in some respects.
Updated: Mar. 31, 2009
The goal of this research is to examine teachers’ perceptions of their practice of values education, and to explore their degree of professionalism in this matter. Qualitative interviews with 13 teachers have been conducted and analyzed by a comparative analysis.
Updated: Jan. 26, 2009