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One of the findings of the study was the success of Railside school, where the mathematics department taught heterogeneous classes using a reform-oriented approach. Compared with the other two schools in the study, Railside students learned more, enjoyed mathematics more and progressed to higher mathematics levels. This paper presents large-scale evidence of these important achievements and provides detailed analyses of the ways that the Railside teachers brought them about, with a focus on the teaching and learning interactions within the classrooms.
Updated: Mar. 09, 2008
The article describes reflections of student teacher volunteers in shelters, following hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The student teachers' comments showed their greater understanding of the impact the crisis of the hurricanes left on the children's lives. In addition, the students developed a stronger sense of community and learned about flexibility and supervision in early childhood education.
Updated: Jan. 22, 2008
This study compares student responses and performance after receiving two types of feedback, that provided by model answers and that provided by personal comments. In 2004 and 2005, a total of 183 students in first and honours years biology courses were provided with both types of feedback, and their perceptions and preferences were explored using a questionnaire. Questionnaire results showed that a majority of students wanted both kinds of feedback, but that there was a preference for personal over model feedback.
Updated: Jan. 15, 2008
The study explores the use of portfolios for teacher education students. Findings revealed that the portfolio provides pre-service teachers with productive learning experiences which help them develop their library use, knowledge, skills, attitudes, personal traits, motivation to learn, interpersonal relationships and an information source.
Updated: Jan. 09, 2008
Filipino Pre-service Education Students' Preconceptions of Teacher Roles Viewed through a Metaphorical Lens
A study of 125 teacher education students from the Philippines examined their ideas on what a teacher is, through metaphorical images constructed by the students. The images were listed, tallied, analyzed and categorized to explore meaningful patterns and themes. Results show preconceptions in knowledge source, direction-setter, character-formatter, change agent and learner.
Updated: Jan. 09, 2008