Search results for: Attitude change
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In this article, the authors focus on the White teacher education students in their development of what they call a double image. The authors draw on narrative data gathered over eight years of inquiry in a cross-cultural internship that was part of a partnership between Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, a predominantly African American church community, and an Early and Elementary Childhood Masters in Education program at The Ohio State University. The authors use these stories to investigate some of the common beliefs that White teacher education students bring to antiracist, cross-raced work and the way in which these beliefs interfere with the development of more mature double images and more sophisticated perceptions of race, racism, and race relations.
Updated: Aug. 20, 2013
Attitudes to Diversity: A Cross-Cultural Study of Education Students in Spain, England and the United States
This study investigates how notions of human diversity and difference are understood by education students in Spain, England and the United States. The authors developed the Beliefs and Attitudes Toward Difference Scale (BATD). This instrument was constructed using nine dimensions of diversity thought to have significant implications for education: culture/ethnic origin, language, socioeconomic status/social class, religion, gender, sexual orientation, political ideology, disability and giftedness/special talents. The data suggest that attitudes toward people who differ include etic (universal), emic (cultural), and individual properties.
Updated: Nov. 20, 2012
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of a master's-level course designed to integrate instruction in family-centered care and diversity responsiveness. The authors aim to provide useful information on the potential of such a course for positive attitude change. Results indicate that students saw the course as having a positive effect on their understanding of issues regarding family-centered practice and diversity responsiveness.
Updated: Sep. 27, 2012
Changes in Preservice Elementary Teachers’ Personal Science Teaching Efficacy and Science Teaching Outcome Expectancies: The Influence of Context
The current study explored contextual changes in perceptions of science teaching self-efficacy through pre-, post- and retrospective administrations of the Science Teaching Expectancy Belief Instrument (STEBI-B). Findings revealed that the number of postsecondary science courses completed, and prior school science experiences had a significant main effect on personal science teaching efficacy (PSTE) but not science teaching outcome expectancy (STOE).
Updated: Apr. 22, 2012
In this case study, the researcher investigated three pre-K teachers’ perceptions of mathematics curriculum at their school in west Alabama. Three themes emerged from the data (a) math resources for the pre-K classroom, (b( pushing beyond—thinking mathematically, and (c) instructional strategies used in the pre-K classroom. These themes revealed how all of the teachers’ perceptions of early childhood mathematics curriculum and instruction changed over the course of the study.
Updated: Mar. 28, 2012
The purpose of this study was to determine the longitudinal changes in the attitudes of pre-service primary education teachers towards teaching as they progressed through training. The findings show that both positive and negative changes are observed in the attitudes of student teachers towards teaching during the teacher education period. Student teachers mention teaching practices, cooperating teachers, the training programme and supervising teachers as the reasons for these changes.
Updated: Dec. 13, 2011
In this article, the authors report partial findings of a qualitative interpretive study of female secondary school English language teachers’ perceptions of curriculum change in the United Arab Emirates. The participants were 16 female teachers in three secondary schools who had experience teaching the former and the current English language curricula. The authors recommend giving a voice to teachers in curriculum change by involving them in curriculum development processes to eliminate negative psychological effects such as marginalisation and powerlessness.
Updated: Jul. 26, 2011
Book Talks in Special Education Methods Courses: Using Literature to Influence, Inspire, and Prepare Teacher Candidates
The article describes an investigation on the use of literature as part of the teacher preparation process which probed the impact of book talks on teacher candidates' attitudes toward people with disabilities. The study took place in a private college in western New York. Forty undergraduate teacher candidates in 4-year special education certification program participated in the study. Qualitative analysis revealed that the assignment influenced an increase in positive attitudes toward individuals with disabilities reflecting insight, empathy, and respect.
Updated: Oct. 26, 2010
This study examined the classroom discipline orientations of pre-service elementary teachers both before and after the student teaching experience. 220 pre-service teachers from three southeastern universities in the USA participated in the study. The results showed that the student teaching experience significantly increased beginning teachers' preferences toward a more assertive discipline model and decreased their preferences toward the humanistic discipline model.
Updated: Oct. 17, 2010
Learning to Unlearn: How a Service-Learning Project Can Help Teacher Candidates to Reframe Urban Students
This study explored how a group of prospective teachers explained the shift in their perspectives of low-income, urban youth as a result of participating in a service-learning project that explicitly attended to issues of status and processes of unlearning. The findings indicate that when fused with student voice work, service learning can help prospective teachers to examine and revise their assumptions about students.
Updated: Sep. 05, 2010