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Experienced Secondary Science Teachers' Perceptions of Effective Professional Development While Pursuing National Board Certification
The purpose of this study was to explore science teacher perceptions regarding the most effective professional learning opportunities. This descriptive study surveyed 118 candidates for National Board certification in Adolescent and Young Adult Science from 42 states about their professional learning experiences. Candidates' self‐reports reveal that developing science curriculum, reading scientific literature, and pursuing National Board certification are the three most productive approaches to professional development while education courses and in‐service workshops were identified as least effective.
Updated: Aug. 30, 2012
The current paper examines the impact of implementing module‐based professional development for teachers (MBPDT) in the Philippines. Findings revealed that the experimental group of teachers had greater professional content knowledge compared with the control group after five weeks of implementing MBPDT. However, the experiment did not yield significant effects on the teachers’ commitment levels or on their pupils’ mathematics proficiency levels.
Updated: Aug. 28, 2012
This study focused on the experiences and perceptions of 12 teacher candidates as they completed a six week rural internship experience. The main objectives of the study were to: (a) describe the learning experiences of teacher candidates as they live and teach in rural communities; (b) examine how teaching and living in rural communities influence teacher identity; and (c) ascertain if living and teaching in rural communities affect teacher candidates' willingness to accept future teaching assignments in rural communities.
Updated: Jul. 30, 2012
The current study examined how teacher characteristics and classroom characteristics predicted teacher self-efficacy for 48 preschool teachers in the U.S. Results showed a significant interaction effect between teachers’ perceptions of collaboration and children’s engagement in predicting teachers’ reported self-efficacy.
Updated: Jun. 27, 2012
This small-scale research study explores early career teachers' (ECTs) perceptions of factors shaping the quality of their early professional learning (EPL) experiences. Their perspective relating to curriculum change and its impact on EPL is considered. 14 early career secondary geography teachers in Scotland participated in this study. The data gathered indicate that departmental or faculty groupings can form the basis of post-induction support and play a crucial role in enhancing or constraining ECTs’ EPL and attitudes towards curriculum change.
Updated: Apr. 03, 2012
Examining the Long‐term Impact of Collaborative Action Research on Teacher Identity and Practice: The Perceptions of K–12 Teachers
This qualitative, phenomenological study focused on understanding the lived experiences of 10 teachers before, during, and after engaging in action research. Outcomes revealed that several aspects of teacher identity and classroom practice were changed.
Updated: Feb. 08, 2012
Teaching Ms. Kerbin: A Unique Approach to Student Teacher Reflections and Their Use With Preservice Candidates
In this article, three students teachers reflected and wrote about their student-teaching experiences. The group chose to examine common concerns of student teachers not often addressed in classes, with the idea that these reflections could be useful for teacher candidates just entering student teaching. These vignettes were presented to pre-student teaching candidates in the semester just before their student-teaching experience and at the end of the semester. The authors stated the value in grooming student teachers toward the habit of reflection to help them gain insights to their identities as teachers and to make the shift from self-absorbed novices to student-centered teachers.
Updated: Jan. 18, 2012
First-Year Teaching Experiences: Are They Different for Traditionally Versus Alternatively Certified Teachers?
The purpose of this study was to obtain information from a group of beginning teachers regarding how teachers who enter the field through alternative certification programs respond to the induction programs, in comparison to those who enter through more traditional programs. The results indicate that there are more similarities than differences in the experiences reported by 1st-year alternative-and traditional-entry teachers. These results indicate that teacher education certification programs and beginning teacher support programs need to take into consideration the unique needs of alternative-entry teachers because of their previous experiences and expectations.
Updated: Jan. 12, 2012
A Survey of Greek General and Special Education Teachers’ Perceptions regarding the Role of the Special Needs Coordinator: Implications for Educational Policy on Inclusion and Teacher Education
This article presents a study which explored the perceptions of general and special teachers regarding the role and the professional characteristics of special needs coordinators (SENCOs). The findings reveal that the participants believe that the SENCO should have both teaching experience in general schools and specialization in teaching students with special needs, and also be able to deal with all types of special needs.
Updated: Dec. 20, 2011
The current study examined the effect of administrative support on teachers’ job satisfaction and intent to stay in teaching. The findings reveal that administrative support was the most significant predictor of teachers’ job satisfaction. Furthermore, administrative support was also significant in predicting teachers' intent to stay. It was also found that administrative support mediated the effects of other teacher and student variables
Updated: Nov. 29, 2011