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E-Portfolios in Teacher Education 2002–2009: The Social Construction of Discourse, Design and Dissemination
This study aimed to explore how e-portfolios have been communicated, designed, and disseminated within teacher education courses at this particular university from 2002 to 2009. In conclusion it can be seen that e-portfolios are shifting colours, depending not only on purpose and design but also teacher educators’ understanding of e-portfolios, the e-portfolio discourse that teacher teams can agree on, the context itself, the outcome of the struggle between educational codes, and the very course of time.
Updated: Nov. 21, 2012
Attitudes to Diversity: A Cross-Cultural Study of Education Students in Spain, England and the United States
This study investigates how notions of human diversity and difference are understood by education students in Spain, England and the United States. The authors developed the Beliefs and Attitudes Toward Difference Scale (BATD). This instrument was constructed using nine dimensions of diversity thought to have significant implications for education: culture/ethnic origin, language, socioeconomic status/social class, religion, gender, sexual orientation, political ideology, disability and giftedness/special talents. The data suggest that attitudes toward people who differ include etic (universal), emic (cultural), and individual properties.
Updated: Nov. 20, 2012
This article describes the experiences of a new teacher educator in a Graduate Teacher Programme in UK university. The author has examined some of her beliefs about teaching, in order to establish her own professional identity.
Updated: Nov. 14, 2012
The current study examines how student teachers perceive their first year of teaching, by examining how they picture their development, their key experiences during that development, and, in case of negative experiences, how they coped with those experiences. This study was carried out at a teacher education institute in the Netherlands. The findings suggest that most of the student teachers in this study perceive their own development as a path with highs and lows, and with transformative moments or periods.
Updated: Nov. 06, 2012
This study aimed to explore the ways in which teacher-education programs help teachers to embrace and critique technology, and literacies they engender, in teaching reading at the middle-school level. The findings reveal that that the middle-grades teacher-education programs encouraged the use of a range of technology tools, from traditional through information/communication to multimedia applications. However, many of the multimodal texts and media that preservice teachers were exposed to or explored for classroom use in teacher-education programs were older-generation applications.
Updated: Oct. 30, 2012
The Mathematics Education of Future Primary and Secondary Teachers: Methods and Findings from the Teacher Education and Development Study in Mathematics
The current paper reports on the Teacher Education and Development Study in Mathematics (TEDS-M). The TEDS-M surveyed selected samples from four populations in teacher education systems: future primary teachers; future secondary teachers; teacher preparation institutions; and teacher educators. TEDS-M shows that it is possible to design sampling plans for teacher education that are sensitive to local conditions and meet high technical quality standards for comparative research. In conclusion, the authors recommend that teacher educators and policy makers should pay attention to the emphasis, kind, and depth of the opportunities to learn provided to future teachers.
Updated: Oct. 29, 2012
Prospective Teacher Beliefs about Liberative and Oppressive Mathematics Teaching Practices: A First Step toward Equitable Instruction
The current paper reports findings from a study conducted within a teacher education program to help highlight the importance of equitable instruction of mathematics for all students. The researcher developed four scenarios of her oppressive and liberative teaching practices. Prospective teachers were then asked to write scenarios describing their oppressive and liberative teaching practices. Results showed that prospective teachers found it easier to write liberative teaching practices of themselves than oppressive examples.
Updated: Oct. 22, 2012
Language of Learning and Teaching in Schools: An Issue for Research in Mathematics Teacher Education?
In this article, the author presents an analysis of the literature on multilingual teacher education in Africa. Specifically, the author looks at what it is that governments in interested countries are doing in teacher education programs in response to the introduction of local languages in schools.
Updated: Oct. 16, 2012
This article describes a project which was designed to examine how teacher preparation programs address LGBTQ-related course content, attitudes toward gender identity and sexual orientation, and their ability to teach about LGBTQ lives and communities. The authors conducted an electronic assessment of all 57 Illinois teacher education programs. The authors found that their report generated a dialogue on campuses among faculty, among teacher education and other departments within the university, and among students, faculty, and administration.
Updated: Oct. 15, 2012
The current case study examined pre-service teachers’ expectations of and attitudes toward the learning and integrating of ICT into their teaching. This study also examined the participants' perceptions of the availability and use of ICT in the Teacher Education Program (TEP) and their placement schools.
Updated: Sep. 27, 2012