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The moral judgment of sanction in teaching and disciplinary practices was studied in a group of 222 teachers to determine the factors that affect sanction in the classroom. Factors studied included pupils' intent, consequences, recidivism, pupils' academic level, and family stability in two contexts: discipline and schoolwork. Results showed the significant effects of these factors for each context. Age of teachers, gender and teaching level (primary or secondary school) were also investigated in the judgment of sanction. Results showed a significant main effect of age, and specific differences in the moral algebra of teachers according to gender and teaching level.
Updated: Jan. 05, 2009
This article describes qualitative case studies of two teachers who integrated student-created digital documentaries into their social studies classrooms. To examine the interplay of pedagogy, content, and technology, the authors focused on the teachers' pedagogical aims and sought evidence of the extent to which those aims were influenced by the integration of technology. Thornton's (2001a) concept of the teacher as curricular gatekeeper and Mishra and Koehler's (2006) Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge framed the study.
Updated: Dec. 31, 2008
Co-Teaching at the Pre-Service Level-Special Education Majors Collaborate with English Education Majors
General education and special education teacher candidates lack experience in collaborating with each other as colleagues; however, upon graduating and entering their own classrooms, most are expected to know how to provide services to students with disabilities in the general classroom. This study describes the efforts of two professors, one in special education and the other in English education, to have their students participate in a collaborative and consultative relationship with each other at the pre-service level.
Updated: Dec. 29, 2008
Comprehensive School Reform Instructional Practices Throughout a School Year: The Role of Subject Matter, Grade Level, and Time of Year
The achievement effects of Comprehensive School Reform (CSR) programs have been studied through the use of input-output models, in which type of CSR program is the input and student achievement is the output. This study focuses on observations of math and reading/language arts lessons in classrooms implementing an array of CSR programs to better understand what occurs in CSR classrooms. The authors found that students were productively involved in assigned tasks and that classrooms were pleasant and task oriented in both mathematics and reading/language arts.
Updated: Dec. 22, 2008
Research in the self-determination theoretical (SDT) tradition indicates that teachers’ autonomy-supportive behaviors result in students’ greater perceived academic competence, better academic performance, and increased achievement. This study describes autonomy-supportive teacher behaviors in schools participating in Comprehensive School Reform (CSR The authors rarely identified explicit instances of encouragement or teachers engaging the experiences, expertise, or perspective of students.
Updated: Dec. 22, 2008
A Culture of Collaborative Inquiry: Learning to Develop and Support Professional Learning Communities
In this research, a group of 12 professional development providers deliberately set out to use the same processes and structures in their development and implementation of a PD model. The research examines what this group learned about fostering and sustaining a culture of collaborative inquiry and considers how this can inform PD providers’ support of teachers’ engagement in a collaborative inquiry cycle. The findings inform the support of teachers undertaking collaborative inquiry for professional growth.
Updated: Dec. 17, 2008
Blended Learning For Professional Development: An Evaluation Of A Program For Middle School Mathematics And Science Teachers
Improving the subject matter knowledge and pedagogical skills of teachers of mathematics and science is a key priority for many jurisdictions.In this study, the authors examine two one-year professional development programs for middle-school mathematics and science/technology teachers that employed blended learning.The results indicate that the program appeared to influence positively teacher attitudes and content knowledge in certain curricular areas and motivated many to transform their classroom practice to varying degrees.
Updated: Dec. 15, 2008
Current curriculum initiatives in mathematics call for the development of classroom communities that take communication about mathematics as a central focus. In these proposals, mathematical discourse involving explanation, argumentation, and defense of mathematical ideas becomes a defining feature of a quality classroom experience. In this article, the authors provide a comprehensive and critical review of what it is that mathematics teachers actually do to deal with classroom discourse.
Updated: Dec. 14, 2008
Educational action research was carried out between 2003 and 2006, focusing on developing high-school teachers' professional autonomy belonging to the scientific area in poor communes of the ninth Region de la Araucana, Chile. The research is contextualized in the Chilean educational reality and based on each of the stages of the action research cycles - planning, action, observation, and reflection. The educational processes towards developing teacher's autonomy that took place during the three years of the project are described here.
Updated: Oct. 06, 2008
This study is designed to report the use of action research for the development of early years professional practice by analyzing the pre-project and the post-project video-filmed teaching events. The finding was that action research might support knowledge development in the teacher profession.
Updated: Oct. 05, 2008