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In this study, the authors sought to establish the differential effects on achievement of embedding evidence-based practice in the design of an inclusive education teacher preparation course. Embedded design involves creating self-repeating patterns in the instructional design of a course by expressing essential design features at multiple levels in the teaching and learning experience. The authors found a statistically significant difference in student achievement as a function of the teaching approach (cooperative learning, peer-assisted learning, or self-study) employed as part of the embedded design process.
Updated: Nov. 24, 2009
The purpose of this study was to determine the extent to which teacher candidates are successful in meeting the needs of all students, including those with disabilities.Units of 20 teacher candidates were examined to determine: (a) the learning demonstrated by students with disabilities; and, (b) the teaching models and strategies used by the teacher candidates. Evidence of student learning was determined through analysis of disaggregated data from class-wide results.
Updated: Jun. 29, 2009
Valuing Practice Over Theory: How Beginning Teachers Re-Orient Their Practice in The Transition from The University to The Workplace
This article is about the experiences of beginning teachers in turning theory learned in universities into practice in the workplace. The article argues that, despite long-standing awareness of the theory-practice gap as a central issue faced by beginning teachers, attempts by teacher educators to address this issue remain thwarted. The argument draws on interview and focus group data collected via a study of 1st year graduate teachers of an Australian pre-service teacher education program.
Updated: Jun. 03, 2009
Assistive Technology Training at the Pre-Service Level: A National Snapshot of Teacher Preparation Programs
The Individuals with Disabilities Improvement Act mandates that every student with an Individualized Education Program be considered for assistive technology (AT). As a result, future special educators need to have the knowledge and skills regarding AT. In this article, the authors carried out a national study of 160 special education teacher preparation programs using archival document analysis on the current practice of AT course delivery for the preparation of special educators.
Updated: May. 11, 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
Co-Teaching at the Pre-Service Level-Special Education Majors Collaborate with English Education Majors
General education and special education teacher candidates lack experience in collaborating with each other as colleagues; however, upon graduating and entering their own classrooms, most are expected to know how to provide services to students with disabilities in the general classroom. This study describes the efforts of two professors, one in special education and the other in English education, to have their students participate in a collaborative and consultative relationship with each other at the pre-service level.
Updated: Dec. 29, 2008
Changes to a Chinese pre-service language teacher education program: analysis, results and implications
The article examines a research study into the Chinese primary and secondary schools reforms, regarding English instruction. This project was developed in two stages: first, it sought data from in-service English teachers, using questionnaires and interviews with English teachers from schools differentiated by geographical context and system; and second, these data were used to inform the design of a new pre-service English teacher education program.
Updated: Aug. 27, 2008
Challenges to University Autonomy in Initial Teacher Education Programmes: The Cases of England, Manitoba and British Columbia
The focus of this article is on the preservice teacher education programs that are designed and carried our by universities, and the accreditation and certification that is managed by state and professional organizations. The article reviews challenges to teacher education in England and Canada.
Updated: May. 18, 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
Field placement within teacher education represents a topic of interest for all preservice teacher programs. Present research addresses a set of important questions regarding field placement: (1) What pedagogical methodologies facilitate deep learning during field experiences? (2) Is there a significant difference in treatment effect for elementary education majors as opposed to secondary education majors?
Updated: Mar. 02, 2008