Search results for: Qualitative studies
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This article reports on a qualitative interview study with eleven pre-service primary teachers in Queensland. The study examines their career plans, exploring whether, and how, a global imagination motivates this next generation of teachers. The analysis of the interview data reveals the kind of impact these possibilities make on how pre-service teachers imagine their career, and what other considerations enhance or limit their global imagination. The findings are used to reflect on the highly localised governance of pre-service teacher preparation.
Updated: May. 09, 2010
Since the late 1990s, it has been the practice in Germany that decisions in educational policy and educational administration should primarily be subject to evidence in terms of reliable empirical data. This article presents new empirical findings concerning the way in which the reception and processing of educational scientific evidence is currently carried out. Relating to an explorative study that consists of 12 qualitative interviews with ministerial personnel in four German school ministries, the findings generally indicate that evidence-based educational policy in Germany is less a matter of paying lip service, but rather increasingly becoming common practice.
Updated: Feb. 21, 2010
The reflective and interrogative processes required for developing effective qualitative research questions can give shape and direction to the study. In qualitative studies, the ongoing process of questioning is an integral part of understanding the lives and perspectives of others. This paper addresses both the development of initial research questions and how the processes of generating and refining questions are critical to the shaping of a qualitative study.
Updated: Aug. 31, 2009
Developing a Vision of Teacher Education: How My Classroom Teacher Understandings Evolved in the University Environment
The objective of this research was to examine the development of the author's vision of teacher education as he moved from teacher to teacher educator. A qualitative self-study methodology was used to identify and describe sources of tension and growth that contributed to the evolution of his classroom teacher understandings as he forged a distinct vision for teacher education. Data were collected in the form of field texts over the three-year period when the author worked as a graduate teaching assistant in a teacher education program. The author identified four primary sources that contributed to the development of his vision of teacher education.
Updated: Aug. 25, 2009
In this study, the author examines the outcomes of the use of a project-based online Professional development (PD) approach with in-service teachers of K-12 students with disabilities. The findings from the qualitative study indicate that each of the four student participants improved in the area of performance that was targeted by the teachers' PD.
Updated: May. 13, 2009
This paper re-engages the paradigm wars of the 1980s, discussing their relevance in the current historical moment. It extends Egon Guba's call for dialogue across paradigm communities. Ten theses and three agenda items are advanced.
Updated: Oct. 23, 2008
Using Distance Technology to Sustain Teacher Education for Student Teachers in Isolated Areas: The Technology Supported Induction Network
This qualitative study evaluated the Technology Supported Induction Network’s (TSIN) effect on 15 elementary education student teachers in isolated rural schools. The TSIN provided student teachers with professional development opportunities and virtual connections to their peers and university through distance technology, including an online discussion board and compressed video.
Updated: Jun. 01, 2008