Search results for: Education reform
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The prime focus of the article is on presenting changes in teacher education from 1974 to the present day, against the backdrop of key political and social forces. It reviews the long attempt to transform teacher education in Thailand. The author concludes that at present, Teaching and Teacher Certificates, together with their respective approval processes, have been operated under the Teacher Council of Thailand (TCT)’s close supervision throughout Thailand. The author argues that to be effective as a Thai teacher, one must not only yield uncritically to TCT’s standards, but must also be able to engage wholeheartedly in the field research that relates their knowledge on pedagogic principles to the understanding of Thai education and social issues.
Updated: Nov. 17, 2015
Inclusion, Integration or Perpetual Exclusion? A Critical Examination of the Decade of Roma Inclusion, 2005‑2015
The initiative 'Decade of Roma Inclusion, 2005‑2015' was planned in order to eliminate the marginalization and discrimination of Roma in the areas of housing, health care, employment and education. Each of the 12 European countries, which took part in this initiative, developed a Decade Action Plan. However, this initiative did not succeeded. This article critically examines why the Decade of Roma Inclusion has failed.
Updated: Feb. 16, 2015
Curriculum Orientations of Pre-service Teachers in Jordan: A Required Reform Initiative for Professional Development
The primary purpose of this study was to identify the curriculum orientation profiles of pre-service teachers participating in the teacher education programs at the Hashemite University in Jordan. Rigorous translation procedures were utilized to validate an Arabic version of the Curriculum Orientation Inventory (COI) for use in Jordan. The results of the factor analysis indicated that five latent factors with 29 items emerged from the Jordanian data highly consistent with the English version of the COI. Results also indicated that pre-service teachers valued all the curriculum orientations to various degrees. Specifically, they highly valued the Cognitive Process orientation followed by the Social Reconstruction orientation and the Humanistic orientation.
Updated: Jun. 10, 2014
Teacher education in Norway is nationally regulated and is currently undergoing extensive changes. The authors outline the various education routes for teachers and some of the ongoing work to improve teacher education. The authors focus on the reform that has come the farthest: initial teacher education for grades 1–7 and grades 5–10. The authors discuss the controversies abound in teacher education, and the relationship between designing programmes that enable the development of skills and also enhance becoming a teacher..
Updated: Jul. 09, 2013
The Penetration of Technocratic Logic into the Educational Field: Rationalizing Schooling from the Progressives to the Present
This article compares three major movements demanding accountability in American education across: The efficiency reforms of the Progressive Era; The movement toward accountability in the late 1960s and early 1970s; and The modern standards and accountability movement, culminating in No Child Left Behind. This paper considers the three movements as cases of school “rationalization” in the Weberian sense in that each sought to reduce variation and discretion across schools in favor of increasingly formal systems of standardized top-down control.
Updated: Jul. 03, 2013
A Call to Duty: Educational Policy and School Reform Addressing the Needs of Children From Military Families
This article examines the intersections among state policy, school reform, and the educational experiences of military children.
Updated: Mar. 24, 2013
Examining the Challenges Early Childhood Teacher Candidates Face in Figuring Their Roles as Early Educators
The current paper examines how three early childhood teacher candidates' figured conceptions of themselves as early educators evolve in high-stakes classrooms and teacher education environments. The article also explores how these candidates see themselves addressing these reforms in their own classrooms.
Updated: Sep. 23, 2012
In this article, the authors intend to solve two enduring problems in education: Unacceptably large variation in learning opportunities for students across classrooms and little continuing improvement in the quality of instruction. Hence, the authors propose a system that centers on the creation of shared instructional products that guide classroom teaching.
Updated: Apr. 16, 2012
Inclusion or Exclusion?: A Narrative Inquiry of a Language Teacher’s Identity Experience in the ‘New Work Order’ of Competing Pedagogies
The current article explores how an EFL teacher negotiates her identity to adapt to the ‘new work order’ in an English education department at a university in China. From a narrative inquiry perspective, the research illuminates the complexity of teacher identity in educational reforms. The findings show that teachers need to shift their identities to survive change.
Updated: Dec. 21, 2011
Working with Learners’ Mathematical Thinking: Towards A Language of Description for Changing Pedagogy
In this article, the author explores the practices of four secondary school teachers in Johannesburg as they deliberately tried to shift their practices to focus on learners’ thinking through classroom talk. A set of codes is developed to describe teachers’ changing practices. The codes illuminate the similarities and differences across four secondary school mathematics teachers as they shift their practices to take account of learners’ thinking.
Updated: Nov. 21, 2011