Search results for: Teacher preparation
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Characteristics of Highly Effective Cooperating Teachers: A Study of Their Backgrounds and Preparation
The present study investigated the effectiveness of cooperating teachers at four sites where several of the factors associated with effective supervision were present. In the first stage of the research, information was gathered through interviews and artifact collection about cooperating teachers' supervisory preparation, practices, and perceptions. In the second stage of the research, researchers used ex post facto methods to used ex post facto methods to identify background and intervention factors associated with their effectiveness levels. 13 pairs of cooperating-teacher-student-teacher from four sites participated in the study.
Updated: Jul. 15, 2009
Exploring the Salient Experiences of Pre-Service Teacher Candidates Who Were Former Volunteer Tutors
Teacher candidates were tracked to monitor whether their former tutoring experience influenced their experiences as teacher candidates. The participants reflected on their teacher preparation experiences and their orientations to effective reading and writing instruction. The authors discuss the need for teacher education programs to assist candidates to assimilate newly acquired pedagogies into existing ones, including those acquired through volunteerism.
Updated: Jun. 22, 2009
The authors examine the literature on distance education. They offer a brief chronology of its past-to-present development, with special attention to the evolution of technology mediated instruction. Specifically, they look at the significance of the design of instruction and the importance of preserving faculty-student communication.
Updated: May. 07, 2009
Doth The Lady Protest Too Much? Pre-Service Teachers and The Experience of Dissonance As A Catalyst for Development
This article presents findings from an ethnographic study of 34 beginning pre-service teachers enrolled in a large U.S. teacher preparation program. Discussion focuses on participants' identity development as examined through the lens of the stories they learn and tell during and about their initial experiences of becoming teachers.
Updated: Apr. 01, 2009
New Peace, New Teachers: Student Teachers' Perspectives of Diversity and Community Relations in Northern Ireland
The article reflects upon student teachers' conceptions of inter-community relations. It also considers the preparation they receive to address issues of diversity and mutual understanding. The study in Northern Ireland is set against a backdrop of political, social and educational change, where a shared, peaceful future appears possible.
Updated: Mar. 31, 2009
From “Big Ideas” to Deliberate Action: Curriculum Revision and Alignment in An American Special Education Teacher Preparation Program
This paper presents an overview of how one American special education program used the model described by Kame'enui, E. J., Carnine, D. W., Dixon, R. C., Simmons, D. C., & Coyne, M. D. (2002) to articulate and organize key dimensions of the program. Specifically, the authors deliberately used the following six design principles to frame the curriculum revision and alignment process: big ideas, conspicuous strategies, mediated scaffolding, strategic integration, judicious review, and primed background knowledge. Although the model has been often emphasized for K-12 environments, this manuscript describes how it is also useful for the university setting.
Updated: Jan. 07, 2009
The study explores the term 'inquiry' to promote social justice in practical and theoretical knowledge for preservice teachers. It led the teachers to reflect on ideals of social justice with regard to teaching diverse learners. The inquiry process may assist teacher education programs that address ways of observing, questioning, and inventing may well be a valuable strategy in the development of social justice educators.
Updated: Jun. 18, 2008
Teacher Preparation in a Post-Totalitarian Society: An Interpretation of Ukrainian Teacher Educators' Stereotypes
There is no doubt that Ukrainians want change for democratic citizenship and European integration. However, Ukraine's educational system, inherited from the Soviet era, remains predominantly authoritarian despite centralized educational reforms. Discussing the challenges of pedagogical re-conceptualization reflected in the interviews of teacher educators, the authors define seven major stereotypes of educating pre-service teachers and suggest recommendations for educational change that would promote the building and strengthening of democracy in this post-conflict society.
Updated: Jun. 15, 2008
An Academic Technology Initiative for Teacher Preparation Candidates: Implications for Preservice Teacher Programs
Schools of education (SOEs) are experiencing increased pressure to prepare teacher candidates for the effective and innovative integration of technologies. Lack of both ubiquitous on-campus access and effective modeling by SOE faculty are two often-cited barriers to reaching this goal. The Academic Technology Initiative (ATI) at a large Northeastern university provided laptops and support for all preservice teachers and faculty in an attempt to address these barriers.
Updated: Apr. 28, 2008
Reexamining the Practicum Placement: How to Leverage Technology to Prepare Preservice Teachers for the Demands of the 21st Century
While many factors are taken into account when identifying appropriate practicum placements, effective technology use by the classroom teacher is rarely considered. This is disconcerting given the recent emphasis on teacher technology preparation. The research described in this article studies 30 preservice teachers’ participation in a six-week virtual practicum.
Updated: Apr. 27, 2008