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An Integrated Research Course Sequence: Empowering Teacher Candidates to Become Researchers in their Classrooms
In this paper, the author examines an attempt to empower teacher candidates to become researchers in their own classrooms through an integrated research course sequence in the Masters of Arts in teaching program at Quinnipiac University. The author identified four recurring themes that shed light on some of the strengths and weaknesses of the research course sequence at Quinnipiac.
Updated: Dec. 11, 2012
This study aimed to examine how national curriculum, school, and classroom contexts in Turkey influenced beginning teachers’ learning to teach when they did not have any support. The findings reveal that teachers’ classroom practice was influenced by national curriculum requirements, lack of collegial support at schools, and students’ mixed knowledge levels in the classrooms due to the complex relationship between the three contexts.
Updated: Dec. 10, 2012
We Learned All About That in College”: The Role of Teacher Preparation in Novice Kindergarten/Primary Teachers' Practice
The current case study reports how 5 first-year kindergarten/primary teachers utilized knowledge and skills from their teacher preparation program as a means of approaching curricular decision-making for instructional practice.
Updated: Nov. 28, 2012
This paper presents a study of how practitioner-based enquiry was embedded in an initial teacher education programme; the reasons for this; and the purposes of the strategy, which raised the one-year postgraduate qualification to masters-level.
Updated: Nov. 27, 2012
There and Back Again: Exploring Teacher Attrition and Mobility with Two Transitioning Science Teachers
The current study chronicled the professional journeys of two beginning science teachers. The study documents what brought them to science teaching and investigated their resulting career paths. Implications for science teacher education indicate that some teachers may enter the profession considering teaching to be a transition into a different career path.
Updated: Oct. 24, 2012
This paper presents a case study of a beginning science teacher’s year-long action research project, during which she developed a meaningful grasp of learning from practice. An extended action research experience in the second year of induction proved valuable to the teacher in learning how to modify her teaching to reach her goal, using evidence of student learning as her guide.
Updated: Oct. 22, 2012
The current article highlights the components of comprehensive induction designed to help beginning teachers develop the skills for a more meaningful learning experience. The author observed at the New Teacher Project (NTP) in California as a case in point. The author concludes that accomplished, well-trained mentors also serve as teacher educators who can help shape a climate of transformational learning during induction.
Updated: Oct. 09, 2012
This study aimed to explore how a professional development cohort functions as a resource for new teacher support. The authors analyzed the data by using Wenger’s (1998) Communities of Practice social learning framework. The authors analyzed observation field notes of a single cohort which documented by the second author during one school year. The findings reveal three key insights for relating Wenger’s theory particularly to new and alternatively certified teachers in urban group induction experiences.
Updated: Sep. 12, 2012
Does the Social Working Environment Predict Beginning Teachers’ Self-Efficacy and Feelings of Depression?
In this article, the authors explore how the social working environment predicts beginning teachers’ self-efficacy and feelings of depression. The results show that the goal structure of the school culture predicts both outcomes.
Updated: Aug. 29, 2012
Intensive Mentoring that Contributes to Change in Beginning Elementary Teachers’ Learning to Lead Classroom Discussions
In this article, the authors examined whether intensive mentoring program that is devoted to a specific and important aspect of teaching can have an effect on classroom practice. The authors compared between two groups of beginning teachers.The results show that teachers in the district treatment group improved as compared to a similar group of beginning teachers in the district who did not participate in the treatment.
Updated: Aug. 29, 2012