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The Context of the Demand for Special Education Faculty: A Study of Special Education Teacher Preparation Programs
This article describes the results of a survey completed in fall of 2009 by special education and teacher education coordinators. The survey requested information about past, present, and future concentrations or programmatic offerings. It also asked questions about projected need for new faculty resulting from attrition, program expansion, and expanded faculty roles. In addition, the survey gathered information about current staffing patterns at these college and university preparation programs. Results indicate that the roles of special education faculty and the programs they offer will expand greatly in the upcoming 5 years.
Updated: Mar. 19, 2014
This article presents key findings from the Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) conducted in 2007-2008. The aim was to provide comparative insights into the conditions of teaching and learning at their school, the leadership in their schools, their preparation and professional development, and the feedback and appraisal which they do—or do not—receive. TALIS yields important insights into current teaching practices in secondary school as well as teachers’ beliefs and attitudes. TALIS highlights not only that better and more targeted professional development is an important lever toward improvement but also that systems need to do better in matching the costs and benefit as well as supply and demand for professional development.
Updated: Jan. 06, 2014
The Mentoring Profile Inventory: An Online Professional Development Resource for Cooperating Teachers
This article reports on the origins, development and refinement of an online inventory to help cooperating teachers focus on selected dimensions of their practice. Results can be used individually or collectively to facilitate cooperating teacher professional development by providing the opportunity for dialog around a set of common issues.
Updated: Nov. 20, 2013
Interacting and Learning Together: Factors Influencing Preservice Teachers’ Perceptions of Academic Wiki Use
The authors investigated the use of an academic wiki within a technology teacher preparation course. The results showed that although the preservice teachers believed that the wikis were useful in organizing and presenting information, their interactions within the wiki were somewhat immature and included little constructive feedback or editing others’ work.
Updated: Jun. 25, 2013
Defining the Job of University Supervisor: A Department-Wide Study of University Supervisors’ Practices
This article explores how individual university supervisors, operating within a teacher education department of a college of education at a large public U.S. institution, valued, defined, and enacted their supervision of student teachers. Fourteen university supervisors from the secondary teacher education department at Smyth University participated in this study. The findings reveal that the participants agreed on the importance of the work of the university supervisor in integrating university coursework and practical classroom experiences. The findings demonstrate supervision is not enacted the same way by university supervisors in this department.
Updated: Dec. 26, 2012
The current paper presents the results of an evaluation of the continuing training received by teachers in the preschool educational sector in Spain. The authors examine factors such as culture and motivation, and look into the initiatives taken with respect to training. The authors evaluate the results of training, focussing on satisfaction, learning, pedagogical suitability and the transfer of training.
Updated: Aug. 30, 2012
In recent years, there has been an increasing trend for experienced primary teachers to undertake a degree qualification in New Zealand. This study was interested to examine the question ‘In what ways does the completion of a Bachelor of Education (Teaching) degree contribute to practicing primary teachers’ professional learning?’ Quantitative and Qualitative data were collected through questionnaire, and semi-structured interviews. 202 primary teachers responded to the questionnaire and eight teacher were interviewed. The teachers’ questionnaire and interview responses provided convincing evidence that they perceived that degree study had made a significant contribution to their professional learning.
Updated: May. 14, 2012
In this article, a survey focusing on primary schools in Scotland established the extent to which some form of ability grouping has emerged within classes dealing with children from 5 to 12 years of age. Teaching in these schools was considered to be more direct and interactive with more time available for individual support. This article highlights the significance of personal constructs of ability when setting is applied.
Updated: Feb. 07, 2012
This article examines three possible influences on the impact of teacher professional development as a mechanism for improving teaching and learning. These influences are those from the individual teacher, those from the school and those from the activities in which teachers participate. Data were collected from a national sample of primary and secondary teachers in England. The results reveal that teachers in high performing schools participate in professional development activities that are longer in duration, more active and more collaborative in implementation. In contrast, teachers in the lowest performing schools report high levels of performance management conditions and participate in activities that are short in duration.
Updated: Dec. 07, 2011
The Role of Teachers’ Orientation to Learning in Professional Development and Change: A National Study of Teachers in England
This article examines a hypothesized model of teacher orientation to learning and its relationship to teacher learning change. The results show that teachers bring an internal, external and collaborative orientation to their professional learning. The beliefs and practices associated with these orientations are also shown to have a moderate influence on teacher learning change.
Updated: Dec. 06, 2011