Search results for: Social environment
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Toward Professionalisation or De-Professionalisation? Teacher Education Over the Past 40 Years: A Japanese Retrospection
In this article, the author discusses how to enhance Japanese teacher education. After sketching teacher education from the mid-1940s to the 1960s, he sums up the main topics people discussed through each decade of the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s. The author concludes by proposing an ideal network for promoting teaching expertise. He proposed establishing education networks in which universities, junior colleges, schools, education authorities, youth and children, teachers, parents and communities could join together with equal partnership to discuss almost all of local education plans. The author hopes that in such ways, all teachers could be educated, trained and recruited as independent intellectuals who could serve education within the national–international–global contexts of higher education-based teacher education.
Updated: Sep. 14, 2016
The present article offers a theoretical analysis of three temporal perspectives: (a) clock time, measured in objective, linear units; (b) socially constructed time, experienced subjectively according to social and cultural context; and (c) virtual time, a new category that synthesizes emergent temporal theory in the digital age.
Updated: Apr. 08, 2014
This research explores teaching English as a foreign language in the West Bank, Palestine. The study demonstrates the importance of addressing socio-political contexts to make teaching meaningful and to set pedagogical strategies that correspond to the context of the students in teacher preparation programs.
Updated: Feb. 19, 2014
Self-Regulation, Coregulation, and Socially Shared Regulation: Exploring Perspectives of Social in Self-Regulated Learning Theory
The purpose of this review article is to introduce and contrast social aspects across three perspectives: self-regulated learning, coregulated learning, and socially shared regulation of learning. In this article, the authors contrasted three different perspectives of social in each model, as well as research based on each model. In doing so, the article introduces a language for describing various bodies of work that strive to consider roles of individual and social context in the regulation of learning.
Updated: Oct. 10, 2011
The author is a white, working middle-class adult queer from the Southwest USA. The author studies Mexican (im)migrant, poor, working, straight adolescent boys in California. The ethnographic encounters between the author and the immigrants carried with them some long-standing and dynamic social narratives that surround relations between and across groups of relative privilege and oppression. These narratives produced 'ethically important moments'. By critically examining his reflexive processes and practices within one of these moments, insights into the workings of social narratives about race, class, and sexuality are revealed.
Updated: Feb. 24, 2011
A small study of men teachers in England, Sweden and New Zealand explored the extent to which the men believed their teacher education had prepared them to teach in the gendered environment of the primary school. Teachers were also questioned about their views on gender differences in students and in the teaching practices of male and female teachers. Although the size of the study restricts the validity of data, the differences between the teachers in England and New Zealand, and those interviewed in Sweden, suggest that further research is warranted.
Updated: Sep. 05, 2010
Forms of Mathematical Interaction in Different Social Settings: Examples from Students’, Teachers’ and Teacher–Students’ Communication about Mathematics
This study investigates forms of mathematical interaction in different social settings. One major interest is to better understand mathematics teachers’ joint professional discourse while observing and analyzing young students mathematical interaction followed by teacher’s intervention. The epistemological analysis of mathematical sign-systems in communication and interaction in these three settings which described in this article gives evidence of different types of mathematical talk.
Updated: Jun. 11, 2009
The paper takes the history of teacher research in one large urban school district over a period of 20 years as a telling case of the intensely local character of this work. The authors begin with an overview of the variations and different conceptions of teacher research in the USA. They argue that teacher research is continually being invented and reinvented by participants in the movement and is strongly informed by local conditions, agendas and epistemologies.
Updated: May. 14, 2009
The article examines reflection as a widely accepted process in teacher education. The nature of reflection has recently been challenged by the socially situated and critical, as they try to engage teachers in the broader social context. The study examines the use of critical social reflection in two social studies methods courses.
Updated: Mar. 18, 2008