Search results for: Secondary education
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This paper is an empirically based discussion of the relationship between multiple understandings of democracy and multiple practices of evaluation. The article presents certain results of three ethnographic research projects among school leaders in Norwegian secondary education. Using a critical ethnographic research methodology in order to build agency, the article focuses on dilemmas and paradoxes of evaluation in an era of market-driven accountability.
Updated: Nov. 28, 2012
Impact of a Content and Methods Course Sequence on Prospective Secondary Mathematics Teachers’ Beliefs
This article reports on a study of beliefs about mathematics, teaching, and proof. The study was conducted with six prospective secondary mathematics teachers. The findings reveal that while their beliefs about mathematics and proof appeared to be relatively stable, their beliefs about teaching shifted from a more teacher-centered view to beliefs that foreground the activities and understandings of the students.
Updated: Oct. 22, 2012
This study aimed to explore preservice teachers' attitudes toward teacher self-disclosure as part of citizenship curriculum. The study also investigated the challenges for teachers to integrate self-disclosure into their teaching. The study focused on the examination of teachers' sharing their religious beliefs and political perspectives to enhance students' civic knowledge, skills, and dispositions.
Updated: Aug. 08, 2012
The current study examines teachers’ attitudes toward pedagogical changes. Teachers’ attitudes toward such changes are examined at different stages of their professional development. The participants were 520 teachers in primary schools, junior high schools, and high schools. Significant differences were found between teachers at different stages of their professional development.
Updated: Jun. 25, 2012
The current paper explores how educators use film to promote critical thinking and develop citizens of character through values analysis. This article provides a model for using film to teach students to be citizens of character are provided for teachers interested in incorporating this approach into their classroom instruction. The authors conclude that teaching students to critically examine and analyze films will empower them to rationalize and defend their values, and allow students to deeply think about what it means to be an effective citizen in the 21st century.
Updated: Jan. 10, 2012
The current study is concerned with the recruitment of secondary teachers in Malawi. Trainee teachers’ dispositions are central to recruitment and retention within the teaching profession. The study shows that trainee teachers held a range of images about teaching: its ability to enhance knowledge; low pay with no incentives, low status profession, and lack of trust of male trainee teachers.
Updated: Dec. 06, 2011
The Problematic Nature of the Practicum: A Key Determinant of Pre-service Teachers’ Emerging Inquiry-Based Science Practices
The current paper disseminates findings from a multi-year study regarding secondary preservice science teachers’ perceptions toward inquiry-based science teaching. The study also examined the extent these perceptions are augmented by their practicum. The findings indicated that preservice teachers improved their understanding and capability of using scientific inquiry due to their methods course. However, the role of practicum in supporting their newly developed perceptions was problematic.
Updated: May. 10, 2011
The purpose of this two-wave survey study was to test a hypothetical model of teacher education graduates’ decisions about whether or not to take a teaching position upon graduation. The model focuses on the relationship between teacher education and graduates’ choice on job entrance.
Updated: Apr. 17, 2011
Time, Space and Young People’s Agency in Vocational Upper Secondary Education: A Cross-Cultural Perspective
This paper is based on ethnographic studies in the context of vocational education: two in Sweden and one in Finland. The article focuses on temporal and spatial dimensions of three educational contexts. The Swedish Vehicle programme, the Swedish Child and Recreation programme and the Finish social and health-care sector. Furthermore, the article analyzes how young people exhibit their agency when negotiating their time and constructing their own space. The authors’ analysis elucidates how time–space paths in the context of vocational education are classed and gendered.
Updated: Oct. 29, 2010
The purpose of this documentary account is twofold. First, the authors describe two strategic instructional assignments embedded in university courses at a large research institution in the United States that were designed to help teaching candidates move toward mastery. Second, the authors explicate candidates' performances on the assessments as well as evidence of the reliability of the assessments and scoring procedures. This case study provides evidence that advanced secondary teaching candidates are able to address instructional issues and engage in the kind of pedagogical reasoning more characteristic of experienced teachers.
Updated: May. 09, 2010