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Preparing Preservice Teachers to Make Instructional Decisions: An Examination of Data from the Teacher Work Sample
The purpose of this American study was to examine student teachers’ ability to make instructional decisions as they engaged in teaching. The authors examined the narrative accounts provided by 150 student teachers within their teacher work samples (TWSs). Results indicated that most student teachers were able to implement some aspects of instructional decision making, such as noting a specific difficulty with student learning and making an on-the-spot adjustment in their instruction.
Updated: Jan. 21, 2009
This case study examines how differing views on the teacher's role in school reform affected the work of a school–university partnership. The school district and the university had a history of partnerships and shared common general goals. Yet, as the partnership progressed, conflicting perspectives about teaching and the purpose of professional development became evident and created dilemmas that influenced the nature of the work. This study highlights the complex issues embedded in school–university collaboration.
Updated: Jan. 15, 2009
This summary identifies various types of thinking skills and skill components recommended for classroom instruction. The author describes and cites research-derived features of effective, direct instruction in thinking skills and describes a framework for this instruction. The research cited here suggests both students' academic achievement and their quality of thinking can be improved by using these techniques and strategies to teach thinking skills in subject-matter courses.
Updated: Nov. 09, 2008
Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching and the Mathematical Quality of Instruction: An Exploratory Study
This study illuminates the claims that teachers' mathematical knowledge plays an important role in their teaching of this subject matter. In particular, we focus on teachers' mathematical knowledge for teaching (MKT), which includes both the mathematical knowledge that is common to individuals working in diverse professions and the mathematical knowledge that is specialized to teaching.A significant, strong, and positive association is found between levels of MKT and the mathematical quality of instruction.
Updated: Nov. 03, 2008
Building Effectiveness in Teaching through Targeted Evaluation and Response: Connecting Evaluation to Teaching Improvement in Higher Education
This article describes the development of a model for integrating student evaluation of teaching results with academic development opportunities. The model is described in new ways that take into account theoretical and practical developments in both fields.
Updated: Nov. 03, 2008
The authors explore the possibility of understanding teaching as a discipline in its own right, rather than as a domain that is ancillary to the many academic disciplines. While teaching looks easy and is widely regarded as easy, the image of teaching as transmission and the perspective of technical rationality mask the many ways in which challenging and engaging teaching represents a highly disciplined view. When extended to teacher education, the perspective of teaching as a discipline sheds powerful light on longstanding frustrations reported by those learning to teach.
Updated: Jan. 26, 2008