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This article provides a case study of a student teacher (ST) whose beliefs about social constructivist pedagogy were reinforced by the competing views of teaching and mentoring that collided during her student teaching. This student teacher was assigned to work with two veteran CTs in English. The authors highlight the significant impact of the cooperating teacher’s approach to mentoring on a student teacher’s developing practice. The authors argue that this case study highlights the influence of mentoring on STs’ pedagogy.
Updated: Jul. 02, 2013
The authors examine six pre-service language teachers’ development of multiple components of corpus literacy during a semester-long introductory grammar course through which corpus linguistics was threaded. Results showed that while corpus literacy training was generally effective, that effectiveness varied among subjects.
Updated: Jun. 26, 2013
The authors draw illustrative findings from a study of high school English teachers during the implementation of an ubiquitous mobile learning innovation. The authors use multiple profiles generated from the Concerns-Based Adoption Model to exemplify how they identified and supported teachers’ diminishing and increasing operational and pedagogical issues through an iterative co-generated action-planning programme.
Updated: Jun. 25, 2013
Examining Preservice Teachers’ Reflective Practice within and across Multimodal Writing Environments
Teacher educators examined preservice student teachers’ weekly reflective weblog and videolog journal posts for instances of reflective practice. Differences that emerged provide insights into the nature of multimodal composing practices, the affordances of blogs and videologs as reflective writing spaces, and the ways in which preservice teachers use reflection to inform instructional practice.
Updated: Jun. 25, 2013
Teaching Efficacy and Teaching Performance Among Student Teachers in a Jordanian Childhood Education Program
The purpose of this study was to investigate the teaching efficacy of student teachers in the Childhood Education Program at the University of Jordan. Results showed that a third of the student teachers had an internal locus of attribution, whereas two thirds had an external locus of attribution. Data showed that student teachers who had high levels of internal attribution also had a higher capacity to utilize effective teaching strategies compared to those with high levels of external attribution.
Updated: Jun. 19, 2013
The current article presents results from a case study analyzing the process of change for early childhood educators as they engage in a semester-long professional development (PD) experience focused on developing a teacher research agenda related to mathematics instruction. During this PD experience, the participants developed a research question, collected and analyzed data, and used results to inform mathematics instruction.
Updated: Jun. 19, 2013
To Me It’s Like Having a Kid, Kind Of: Analysis of Student Reflections in a Developmental Mentoring Program
The authors explore the experiences of sixth grade students who participated in the Chapel Buddy program. This program pairs sixth graders with kindergarten students in order to ease the transition to kindergarten and middle school. The findings indicated that the students’ understanding of the mentoring role evolved and matured over the course of the year. Results also indicated that the ability to form an effective relationship with their mentees was the primary factor that influenced the value and satisfaction of the mentors’ experience.
Updated: Jun. 11, 2013
A Mixed Methods Comparison of Teacher Education Faculty Perceptions of the Integration of Technology into their Courses and Student Feedback on Technology Proficiency
The authors compare the results from previous studies on pre-service teacher technology integration and faculty perceptions of technology integration within the teacher education program at a medium-sized Midwestern university to the account for the self-reported lack of confidence pre-service teachers have integrating technology into their teaching. It was determined that the policies of the College as displayed through faculty perceptions and actions were producing students who were competent in the use of technology, but who were not then integrating technology during their student teaching at the level expected by the College.
Updated: Jun. 05, 2013
Modeling the Interrelationships among Pre-service Science Teachers’ Understanding and Acceptance of Evolution, Their Views on Nature of Science and Self-Efficacy Beliefs regarding Teaching Evolution
The authors proposed a path model of relationships among understanding and acceptance of evolution, views on nature of science, and self-efficacy beliefs regarding teaching evolution. The findings reveal that the higher level of understanding of evolution was related to the higher level of acceptance of evolution. Besides, higher levels of both understanding and acceptance of the theory and naïve views on NOS were found to be associated with stronger self-efficacy beliefs for teaching evolution effectively.
Updated: May. 29, 2013
This study attempts to understand the roles and discourse of preservice teachers engaged in literature discussion with elementary students through e-mail exchanges. After local fourth graders chose books from a list appropriate for their reading ability, they were paired with a preservice teacher for an online experience involving email exchanges about the book. Thematic qualitative analysis indicated that the preservice teachers took on different roles when interacting with young students and those roles seemed associated with the kind and success of the discussion that ensued.
Updated: May. 27, 2013