Search results for: Educational strategies
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A Multilevel Analysis of the Impact of a Professional Learning Community, Faculty Trust in Colleagues and Collective Efficacy on Teacher Commitment to Students
The current study investigated the relationships between a professional learning community (PLC), faculty trust in colleagues, teachers’ collective efficacy, and their commitment to students. The findings from the Hong Kong teacher sample indicated that two PLC factors including collective learning and application and supportive conditions – structures, and the factors faculty trust in colleagues and collective teacher efficacy could significantly and positively account for the school-level variances of teachers’ commitment to students.
Updated: Jun. 20, 2012
Challenges in Teaching for Critical Multicultural Citizenship: Student Teaching in an Accountability-Driven Context
The purpose of this paper is to examine how three preservice teachers who supported the tenets of critical multicultural citizenship negotiated the constraints they encountered when trying to teach for this kind of citizenship in an urban school classroom. Participants in this study negotiated constraints, mostly contextual, by de-emphasizing teaching to the test, finding ways to sneak in critical and multicultural social studies knowledge and contemporary issues into the curriculum, and incorporating multiple perspectives as a way to increase critical inquiry while teaching the facts necessary for standardized tests.
Updated: Jun. 20, 2012
The present paper describes the efforts of a group of teacher educators in a university education department in UK used action research to examine their research situation, and what conclusions they reached. Four major themes were identified in the researchers' analysis: benefits from their collaboration; greater understanding of themselves as researchers; broadened research perspectives; and barriers to their own research and how they might be surmounted. All the researchers realized that collaborative action research helped them to see their situations more clearly and they felt stronger as a result.
Updated: Apr. 02, 2012
This literature review examines access to the general curriculum for students with autism by looking at the following: (a) a description of the landscape of curriculum modifications and instructional accommodations for students with autism; (b) a review of research conducted on the meaning and degree of access to the general curriculum for students with disabilities, since there were none specifically for students with autism; and (c) specific studies on the inclusion of students with autism.
Updated: Mar. 13, 2012
The current study explored the antecedents of self-efficacy beliefs for literacy instruction and the relationship of these beliefs to self-efficacy for teaching in general. This manuscript presents a new measure of teachers’ self-efficacy beliefs for literacy instruction (TSELI) that was tested with factor analysis and reliability analysis.
Updated: Feb. 22, 2012
Teaching Ms. Kerbin: A Unique Approach to Student Teacher Reflections and Their Use With Preservice Candidates
In this article, three students teachers reflected and wrote about their student-teaching experiences. The group chose to examine common concerns of student teachers not often addressed in classes, with the idea that these reflections could be useful for teacher candidates just entering student teaching. These vignettes were presented to pre-student teaching candidates in the semester just before their student-teaching experience and at the end of the semester. The authors stated the value in grooming student teachers toward the habit of reflection to help them gain insights to their identities as teachers and to make the shift from self-absorbed novices to student-centered teachers.
Updated: Jan. 18, 2012
The current study examines how two teachers in an inner-city elementary school have interacted successfully with African American parents to encourage their involvement in the academic efforts of their children. The article identifies five effective parental involvement practices emerged in each teacher’s story: reaching out to the parents, developing positive teacher–child–parent relationships, creating a positive classroom climate, teaching to involve the parents, and establishing community–school connections. The study found that these two teachers developed positive relationships with parents.
Updated: Nov. 28, 2011
Working with Learners’ Mathematical Thinking: Towards A Language of Description for Changing Pedagogy
In this article, the author explores the practices of four secondary school teachers in Johannesburg as they deliberately tried to shift their practices to focus on learners’ thinking through classroom talk. A set of codes is developed to describe teachers’ changing practices. The codes illuminate the similarities and differences across four secondary school mathematics teachers as they shift their practices to take account of learners’ thinking.
Updated: Nov. 21, 2011
This study explores how new teachers who teach from a social justice perspective navigate the challenges of their first year in teaching. The participants were all members of a social justice critical inquiry project (CIP) group that met at the university from which they graduated. It was found that the teachers developed four strategies for teaching for social justice.
Updated: Oct. 24, 2011
Studying the Impact of the Lesson Analysis Framework on Preservice Teachers’ Abilities to Reflect on Videos of Classroom Teaching
This study investigates the impact of the Lesson Analysis Framework (LAF) on preservice teachers’ abilities to analyze lessons through an experimental design. The intervention was implemented as part of a course in the teacher preparation program for secondary teaching at a large public university in Italy. The participants were randomly assigned to LAF group and Teaching Rating Framework (TRF) group. The findings revealed that participants who used the LAF as a lens for reflecting on a videotaped lesson during an intervention improved their unprompted analysis of a novel lesson after the intervention, whereas the reflections of participants who used an alternative framework, the TRF, did not change over time.
Updated: Sep. 25, 2011