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Factors Influencing Teaching Choice, Professional Plans about Teaching, and Future Time Perspective: A Mediational Analysis
The purpose of this study was to examine the mediating role of prospective English teachers’ future time perspectives in relation to their motivations for teaching, beliefs about the profession, career choice satisfaction, and professional plans.
Updated: Apr. 04, 2011
Teacher Education for World English Speaking Pre-service Teachers: Making Transnational Knowledge Exchange for Mutual Learning
This article presents an interpretative case study. The case study explores possibilities for teacher education programs to make transnational knowledge connections through WES pre-service teachers. The findings indicate that World English Speakers pre-service teachers are not only structurally disadvantaged by teamwork practices that privilege local knowledge, they are also challenged by teacher educators’ assessment procedures.
Updated: Dec. 03, 2010
In this paper, the authors present their efforts in creating a collaborative class for preservice English teachers and school counselor interns. The authors focus on the university preparation of both groups, specifically on the preparation at the authors’ university, a large research institution in the Midwestern United States. The authors provide examples of both groups’ interaction and feedback from the students.
Updated: Oct. 12, 2010
Seeing through a Different Lens: What Do Interns Learn When They Make Video Cases of their Own Teaching?
This study focused on four preservice teacher candidates who were completing a yearlong internship at a Midwestern university in the United States. In their courses, the interns were learning to facilitate interactive discussions in English language arts. The authors explored how the interns' perceptions of their self-selected audience influenced what they noticed, talked about, and learned as they constructed a video case about their teaching. All interns gained insights about their teaching as they constructed their case. Implications for teacher education and future research directions are discussed.
Updated: Feb. 21, 2010
This article investigates English-language-learning (ELL) youths' engagement with popular media through composing and publicly posting stories in an online fan fiction writing space. Findings reveal that contemporary participatory media, such as fan fiction writing, involve sophisticated forms of literacy that can serve as useful resources for promoting in-class learning. However, the study also suggests that students would benefit from expert guidance in the areas of critical consumption and production of media and digital texts.
Updated: Feb. 21, 2010
The main objective of this study was to investigate the differences between pre-service English teachers' self-efficacy beliefs with the instructors' views of the teaching competence of these pre-service teachers. Thirty-nine Turkish student teachers and five Turkish female instructors participated in the study. The results of the research indicated that the student teachers' self-efficacy judgments were higher than the instructors' judgments for the student teachers' teaching competence.
Updated: Jan. 31, 2010
In this article, the author uses positioning theory to better understand the complexity of teacher learning about culture in the company of diverse colleagues. Analysis of a yearlong dialogic professional development experience among high school English teachers revealed that although an African American male's storyline informed the group of otherwise white teachers, his position as cultural “expert” limited his and his colleagues ability to reposition themselves.
Updated: Dec. 09, 2009
Using the case of a secondary English department, this paper demonstrates how historical barriers to effectively educating diverse students have been reinforced by the current educational climate of curriculum standardization and high stakes accountability. The paper claims that educational strategies for responding to diversity should be internally developed by schools and teachers.
Updated: Nov. 17, 2009
The article presents a study exploring preservice teachers' experiences with multigenre writing in a secondary English methods course. Eight preservice teachers participated in this study (seven females and one male). They were assigned to write multigenre reflections that connected theory and practice from course readings. Their writing was supported through classroom workshops and discussion. Analysis of the data indicate that the participants worked through their initial anxiety related to the unique expectations of multigenre writing. Suggestions for incorporation of multigenre writing in teacher education courses are provided.
Updated: Aug. 24, 2009
Understanding Mainland Chinese Students' Motivations for Choosing Teacher Education Programs in Hong Kong
In this article, the authors report on an inquiry exploring the experiences of 10 mainland Chinese student teachers of English so as to understand why they came to Hong Kong for a teacher education program. The study revealed that these students were largely attracted to teaching in Hong Kong because of its extrinsic benefits such as professional stability and the prestige associated with the English language teaching profession.
Updated: Jun. 01, 2009