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This article presents findings from an instrumental case study. The purpose of the instrumental case study was to examine the impact of high-stakes standards-based accountability reform on preservice teachers and what this means for teacher education. The data reveal that these candidates learned in their teacher education program that they had to incorporate Texas’s mandated curriculum into their teaching. However, their field experiences taught them that knowing how to teach the mandated curriculum and putting that knowledge into practice is a difficult task to undertake.
Updated: Feb. 29, 2012
In this article, the authors examine Finnish teacher educators’ views on research‐based teacher education. The results showed that teacher educators appreciate the research‐based approach to which the university is committed, although they were skeptical about how well this vision transfers to the students.
Updated: Feb. 14, 2012
Please Mind the Culture Gap: Intercultural Development During a Teacher Education Study Abroad Program
This study explores a preservice teacher’s intercultural development over the course of a semester-long teacher education study abroad program in England. The preservice teacher experienced cultural dissonance during her immersion in the cultural context in England. Her immersion experience provided her with the opportunity to have the experience of being a cultural outsider. The authors conclude that such study abroad programs can be powerful vehicles in teacher educators’ efforts to prepare preservice teachers for work with culturally diverse students.
Updated: Feb. 08, 2012
Teaching Ms. Kerbin: A Unique Approach to Student Teacher Reflections and Their Use With Preservice Candidates
In this article, three students teachers reflected and wrote about their student-teaching experiences. The group chose to examine common concerns of student teachers not often addressed in classes, with the idea that these reflections could be useful for teacher candidates just entering student teaching. These vignettes were presented to pre-student teaching candidates in the semester just before their student-teaching experience and at the end of the semester. The authors stated the value in grooming student teachers toward the habit of reflection to help them gain insights to their identities as teachers and to make the shift from self-absorbed novices to student-centered teachers.
Updated: Jan. 18, 2012
This study compared three teacher preparation programs at a Midwestern university. The purpose of the study was to examine how the teachers from the three programs perceived the impact of the programs and how employers perceived their teaching competencies. The teachers from the three teacher education programs at the Midwestern university held positive attitudes about the impact of their programs on their competencies. Their positive views were confirmed by the perceptions of their employers, who provided high ratings of their teachers' competencies in all three programs.
Updated: Jan. 12, 2012
This study aimed to explore student teachers’ views regarding 1) the efficacy and the applicability of a brief teacher education programme in certain counselling skills; and 2) its impact on their competence to adequately apply a SEL intervention programme in their classrooms. The authors consider that the results of this study highlight the need for applying inservice training in counselling skills for teachers.
Updated: Jan. 02, 2012
Developing Social Skills Training and Literacy Instruction Pedagogy Through Service Learning: An Integrated Model of Teacher Preparation
This exploratory study examined the authors' utilization of two service-learning tutoring programs with preservice teachers (PSTs). The PSTs were assigned to either Tutor-Assisted Intensive Learning Strategies (TAILS) or Book Partners (BP) tutoring program and taught one of the tutoring programs with identified kindergarten or first-grade struggling readers. The findings reveal that the TAILS journals were more informative, included very specific social skills details. TAILS journals reported twice as many classroom social behaviors when compared to the BP journals.
Updated: Jan. 02, 2012
The current paper presents the findings from the third study in a longitudinal research project examining newly qualified teachers’ (NQTs) motivation for teaching and how they retrospectively value their teacher education. The results indicate that teachers are motivated both by working with their subject matter and by teaching. However, this study reveals a high rate of attrition, with 40 percent having left the profession.
Updated: Dec. 29, 2011
Teachers need to examine their own epistemology in relation to the racial/ethnic background of the children they teach. Hence, this action research study which investigates how one teacher educator analyzed her pedagogy and engaged her students in writing narratives about working with children, families, and co-workers who are racially and ethnically different from themselves.
Updated: Dec. 27, 2011
Assessing Student Workload in Problem Based Learning: Relationships among Teaching Method, Student Workload and Achievement. A Case Study in Natural Sciences
The current study explores student workload after a change in teaching style from lecture to Problem Based Learning and Cooperative Learning. The proposed method approach the time student spend working, identifying over/underloadings. The study also examines relationship of this method with student outcomes.
Updated: Dec. 27, 2011