Search results for: Program effectiveness
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The Influence of University Coursework on Pre-service Middle and High School Teachers’ Experiences with Multicultural Themes
The study examined the influence of university-based teacher education courses on pre-service middle and high school teachers’ experiences with multicultural themes in a secondary science alternative certification program. Eight participants volunteered to be a part of the study. The findings indicated that while the participants became more familiar with the themes of multicultural education, many did not demonstrate fluency with these themes and struggled with balancing their responsibilities as a science teacher and a culturally competent teacher.
Updated: Oct. 28, 2009
This exploratory feasibility study assesses a mindfulness program in a fifth-grade classroom. The goal of the study was to help children understand and access their own mindfulness within the classroom setting without instruction by teachers and without using meditation techniques. Participants were 24 children of low socioeconomic status (SES) from urban areas in Fairfield County, Connecticut, who attended a summer program. The mindfulness program was feasible, and overall improvements in attention were evident.
Updated: Oct. 19, 2009
Bringing Modern Languages into the Primary Curriculum in England: Investigating Effective Practice in Teacher Education
This paper presents the results of an investigation into the effectiveness of an initiative in a large education faculty in the North West of England. The initiative designed to ensure that all generalist primary teacher trainees on an undergraduate course are prepared to support the implementation of the UK government's National Languages Strategy in primary schools.
Updated: Oct. 01, 2009
This paper reviews research on the achievement outcomes of mathematics programs for middle and high schools. There were 100 qualifying studies, 26 of which used random assignment to treatments. The findings revealed very small effect sizes for mathematics curricula and for computer-assisted instruction.
Updated: Jul. 02, 2009
This article investigates the efficacy of employing the cohort model of teacher education for preparing pre-service teachers to address issues of race within an urban university setting. The results of the research indicate that the cohort facilitates a degree of familiarity and support amongst the teacher candidates.
Updated: Jun. 17, 2009
Provision of In-Service Training of Mathematics and Science Teachers in Botswana: Teachers’ Perspectives
This study explored the perceptions of mathematics and science teachers in Botswana towards in-service provision by the Department of Mathematics and Science Education In-service Training unit (DMSE-INSET). This department's mandate is to improve the quality of teaching by supporting teachers through training programs that enable them to take ownership of their professional development. Data were collected from a sample of 42 senior Mathematics and Science secondary school teachers.
Updated: Jun. 15, 2009
The Impact of an Ongoing Professional Development Program on Prekindergarten Teachers' Mathematics Practices
Mathematics is a natural part of daily life for young children as they explore the world around them. To begin establishing a mathematical foundation, early childhood educators must be knowledgeable about mathematical concepts. Furthermore, they must also be aware of the most developmentally appropriate ways in which to teach these concepts to young children. After participation in an ongoing professional development program, specifically targeting teachers of prekindergarten children in public school, teachers reported positive changes in math practices.
Updated: Jun. 11, 2009
The Effectiveness of Volunteer Tutoring Programs for Elementary and Middle School Students: A Meta-Analysis
This meta-analysis assesses the effectiveness of volunteer tutoring programs for improving the academic skills of students enrolled in public schools Grades K-8 in the United States. It also further examines for whom and under what conditions tutoring can be effective. The authors found 21 studies to guide them in assessing the effectiveness of volunteer tutoring programs.Overall, the authors found volunteer tutoring has a positive effect on student achievement.
Updated: May. 18, 2009
The article evaluates the effectiveness of pre-service training that focuses on collaborative consultation and positive behavior support for treatment of challenging behaviors. The effectiveness of an 8-month training program is evaluated for three participant groups: (a) 16 advanced undergraduate and master's-level students who received the training, (b) 16 classroom teachers who participated as consultees, and (c) 16 target children (4 to 10 years) who exhibited challenging behaviors that interfered with their learning.
Updated: May. 07, 2009
The Annotated Unit: A Description of a Systematic Approach to Documenting Candidate Effectiveness in Student Teaching
The standards of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education require that teacher education programs document teacher candidates' effectiveness across different domains. To gather information on the effects that the candidates have on preK-12 student learning, the authors require each candidate to gather and analyze data collected during the creation, implementation, and evaluation of an annotated unit plan.
Updated: Apr. 22, 2009