Search results for: Teacher education programs
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Preservice Elementary Teachers’ Development of Self-Efficacy and Confidence to Teach Science: A Case Study
The current study examines the self-efficacy of one preservice elementary school teacher during and after her participation in an elementary preservice science methods course. The results of these experiences are studied to determine what changes have taken place in the participants’ self-efficacy in science teaching as well as the one preservice teacher in greater detail.
Updated: Apr. 22, 2012
In this study, the authors examined whether critical reflections within the portfolio could provide evidence of teachers’ engagement in reflection-based inquiry as well as levels of development of reflection. 51 teachers who enrolled to in a graduate-level program in a college of education. Data consisted of five sets of required prompted reflections that were written for the program portfolio. Analysis of the reflections revealed that teachers’ incorporation of inquiry changed as they proceeded through the coursework.
Updated: Apr. 02, 2012
The current study explores novice, urban-trained teachers’ evaluations of their current schools. The participants were16 teachers from the same private, graduate-level university teacher education program (TEP) in the eastern United States. The findings reveal that these teachers prefer the behaviors, beliefs, and values that they perceive most resemble suburban-ness or middle-class-ness. This study demonstrates how these teachers’ ranking essentially reinforced the dominance of White, middle-class culture, revealing the hidden discourse of class and how the beliefs associated with class are often entangled with race.
Updated: Mar. 27, 2012
In this paper, the author argues that it is useful to look at three sets of relationships involved in gauging the impact of teacher education programs on P–12 student learning. These three sets are the impact of the teacher education program on the candidate’s knowledge, skills, and dispositions; the impact of the teacher’s knowledge, skills, and dispositions on her or his practice in the classroom; and the impact of the teacher’s practice on P–12 student learning.
Updated: Mar. 26, 2012
In this article, the author discusses the challenges globalization may bring to teacher education. Globalization brings many challenges to schools. To meet these challenges, schools need teachers who understand the implications of globalization, are able to effectively work with the increasingly culturally and linguistically diverse student population. The author describes some essential elements of a plan that prepare teachers to teach in the globalized world. The author concludes that in order to prepare this new generation of teachers, we need a teacher education system that is globally oriented.
Updated: Mar. 21, 2012
This article reviews reform efforts and examines their implications for positioning America to address the economic, political, and social challenges of the 21st century. The author concludes that it is critical that we transform teacher education programs as part of the educational transformational process. Teacher education programs must be transformed to ensure that future members of the profession are prepared to teach, counsel, and lead our schools and communities in the 21st century.
Updated: Mar. 21, 2012
A Critical Analysis of Sustainability Education in Schooling’s Bureaucracy: Barriers and Small Openings in Teacher Education
In this article, the author reflects on his last 15 years of experience as an environmental education researcher and teacher education faculty member. Through the personal reflections of narrative inquiry, the author observes and interprets the changes he has witnessed and participated in at the state, university, college, and department level, and also on the bureaucratic forces. The author argues that such changes can begin with sustainability-responsive course revisions, and can connect to more significant changes in college and state programs and policies.
Updated: Mar. 12, 2012
The main purpose of the present research is to investigate the perceptions of the student teachers regarding mentor roles and create a reliable Mentor Teacher Role Inventory (MTRI) for a distance English Teacher Training context. The analysis shows that the MTRI is a very valid and reliable instrument. The author concludes that an imperative implication of the present study is that a reliable and valid Mentor Teacher Role Inventory is constructed. The analysis of the MTRI yielded mentor dimensions similar to those reported in previous literature increasing the confidence in the stability of these mentor roles.
Updated: Mar. 07, 2012
In this article, the author investigates how collaborative teacher research can reposition teachers to be powerful stakeholders and policymakers rather than skilled technicians and implementers. The author concludes that teacher certification programs should implement the standards and assessments their districts provide them. Furthermore, certification programs should seek to establish opportunities for teacher research with experienced teacher mentors, administrators, and academics.
Updated: Mar. 07, 2012
The main purpose of the present study was to investigate the relationships between moral reasoning and epistemological beliefs in the context of educational research. The sample consisted of 96 elementary student teachers in Turkey. The findings of this study demonstrated that epistemological beliefs did not make a unique contribution to moral reasoning. The results also showed that while student teachers develop more sophisticated beliefs in some epistemological dimensions, they develop less sophisticated beliefs in other epistemological dimensions.
Updated: Mar. 06, 2012