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The article examines the role disposition plays in effective teaching. Disposition is defined as teacher professional judgment and professional actions as they apply to morals and ethics in adult cognition. The study compared teacher-judgment qualitatively and quantitatively and predicted observed patterns and congruence between judgment and action.
Updated: May. 12, 2008
Reciprocal peer coaching provides teachers with experimentation, observation, reflection, the exchange of professional ideas, and shared problem-solving. This article studies the learning process of teachers who took part in reciprocal peer coaching using the Model of Teacher Professional Growth as an analytical tool and describes the underlying principles of the model.
Updated: Mar. 04, 2008
A study was conducted to compare pretest and posttest responses of preservice science teachers who were involved in an elementary science pedagogy class. The study aimed at examining whether coursework for preservice science teachers corresponded to reforms for advancing science education. It is believed that a survey, which was linked to the course outcomes (constructs) and multiple indicators, measured the preservice teachers’ perceptions of their development towards becoming elementary science teachers.
Updated: Feb. 26, 2008
Whole-School Collaborative Sustained Professional Development and Science Teacher Change: Signs of Progress
“How are science teachers implementing standards-based instruction while participating in effective professional development experiences?” Findings indicate that even with effective professional development, teachers implement standards-based instructional practices at varying levels, due to teacher beliefs, impact of beliefs and support from administrators on professional development.
Updated: Feb. 19, 2008
Optimal reciprocity in mentor-protégé relationships depends largely on contextual factors. The article discusses three examples of contextual variables that can affect reciprocity: the academic research apprenticeship, gender, and culture. The authors argue that mentors' expectations of reciprocity necessarily must be adjusted in order to achieve ethical mentoring within these contexts.
Updated: Feb. 12, 2008
Training confident primary modern foreign language teachers in England: An investigation into preservice teachers’ perceptions of their subject knowledge
The success of the program entitling British schoolchildren to learn a modern foreign language, depends on adequately trained teachers. The study presents a study involving 18 teacher education institutions that focus on the preservice teacher's confidence in the subject knowledge, and require a month of practicum abroad. The study explored the benefits and difficulties associated with the experience through questionnaires and focus group.
Updated: Feb. 10, 2008
A study exploring approaches and practices of peer evaluation is outlined in this article. Participants evaluated peers, before and after identifying their own perspectives on teaching, and after attending a workshop detailing five perspectives on teaching. Analyses of results reveal that preconceived notions regarding good teaching practices and personal teaching practices tend to influence the assessments of peer teachers.
Updated: Feb. 10, 2008