Search results for: Teacher education programs
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We Taught Them about Literacy but What Did They Learn? The Impact of A Preservice Teacher Education Program on the Practices of Beginning Teachers
This article reports a study of literacy instruction in the authors own elementary preservice program. It examines the views and practices of both the preservice faculty who teach literacy and a sample of graduates of the program during their first three years of teaching. The new teachers reported learning many things from their preservice program. However, there were gaps between what was taught and what the new teachers wanted to learn.The authors describe how they are revising their courses in light of these findings, modifying their approach to preservice instruction, and giving priority to certain key aspects of teaching.
Updated: Dec. 08, 2008
This article compares global markets with teacher education. Authors argue that the economy of universal information cannot provide an educational system with the tools it needs to train teachers and develop students as valuable contributors to the emerging world economy.
Updated: Nov. 26, 2008
Common sense suggests that good teachers matter and some teachers have more impact on student achievement than others. According to the legislative initiatives, teacher preparation institutions, particularly university based programs, are seen as part of the problem, and key players in shaping and funding initiatives in teacher education are often outside of universities. The authors contend that the solution to the enhancement of teacher quality lies in our ability to address the overlapping systems problem. Teacher educators must understand the framing of research underpinning the teacher quality movement and how it pertains to local contexts, and be able to respond by examining our pedagogy and programs from a systemic perspective
Updated: Oct. 28, 2008
This study examined a teacher education program rooted in a social justice framework and intended to infuse multicultural education throughout the curriculum. Two teacher educators designed the three-year, undergraduate program to prepare mostly White candidates from a suburban area to teach in urban elementary schools. The findings reveal opportunities to enhance multicultural teacher education by negotiating candidates' resistance. Through opportunities that challenge their perspectives and scaffold their conceptions of ideas, such as classroom as communities, candidates can develop capacities as multicultural educators.
Updated: Oct. 02, 2008
Scaffolding literacies across the Bachelor of Education program: an argument for a course-wide approach
This article explores teaching large number of students from diverse backgrounds. Informed by data from a longitudinal, qualitative study of 10 students' literacy development across the four years of a Bachelor of Education course, we propose a range of strategies that can be used to develop effective literacy practices
Updated: Aug. 27, 2008
This study investigated accommodations provided to teacher candidates with learning disabilities in teacher education programs. Accommodations at the knowledge level were considered acceptable, while accommodations in field experiences were less common and more likely to raise ethical concerns.
Updated: Jul. 28, 2008
A large portion of teachers will be teaching with more than one level. The professional knowledge and skills that are relevant and necessary to teaching effectively in single-grade contexts are also relevant and necessary for effective multigrade teaching. The paper makes a comparison between multigrade and single-grade teaching in terms of outcomes and teaching practices and highlights the importance of effective teacher education programmes that cater for the needs of teachers in a broad rather than a narrow sense.
Updated: Jul. 27, 2008
Are We There Yet?: The Power of Creating an Innovation Configuration Map on the Integration of Technology into Your Teacher Education Program
The incident from my earlier teaching career came to mind after listening to different comments made by colleagues in the college of education where I teach regarding the effective use of technology in our teacher education programs. I began to wonder if we were all operating from the same working definition when we talk about integrating technology into our teacher education program.
Updated: Jul. 14, 2008
The Process of Finding a Shape: Stabilizing New Research Structures in Swedish Teacher Education, 2000-2007
This article explores the development and effects of Swedish post-war policies on the emergence of a research base for teacher education. From 2001 onwards, it is possible to undertake research and postgraduate studies within teacher education in Sweden, which prior to the 2001 reform was not possible.
Updated: Jun. 11, 2008
This study examined the teacher work samples of 197 student teachers to determine their level of technology integration during student teaching. Findings indicated that most student teachers planned to use some kind of technology, although only 40% planned to include computers and less than 20% planned for the use of computers by students.
Updated: Jun. 01, 2008