Search results for: Educational environment
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Core Values and the Identity-Supportive Classroom: Setting LGBTQ Issues within Wider Frameworks for Preservice Educators
In this article, the author discusses how to introduce a new group of teacher education students or other preservice educators to the research about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) youth and schooling-related issues. The author believes that educators empowered with strong arguments about the needs of LGBTQ students are best prepared to articulate to their colleagues why the inclusion of LGBTQ issues is a fundamental obligation as educators and is in keeping with the broader mission of any school community.
Updated: Jul. 23, 2012
Teacher Job Satisfaction and Motivation to Leave the Teaching Profession: Relations with School Context, Feeling of Belonging, and Emotional Exhaustion
The current study examines the relations between school context variables and teachers’ feeling of belonging, emotional exhaustion, job satisfaction, and motivation to leave the teaching profession. Six aspects of the school context were measured: value consonance, supervisory support, relations with colleagues, relations with parents, time pressure, and discipline problems.
Updated: Jun. 27, 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
This research depicts different reform initiatives which were conducted in middle school at the fourth-largest urban center in the United States over the decade from 1999 to 2009. The study focuses on teachers’ experiences of three reform endeavors and how tensions in teacher knowledge and community developed as a consequence of each. The participants were Nineteen educators, including several main teacher participants as well as some supporting teacher and administrators.
Updated: May. 23, 2012
In this article, the author focuses on African American undergraduates to illuminate the consequences of situated White academic beliefs, procedures, and traditions on social and academic life at predominantly white institutions (PWIs). The author proposes White institutional presence (WIP) as a framework that can enhance understanding of embedded ideologies of Whiteness and provide a meaningful guide for institutional reflection. The manifestation of WIP can be categorized into four intricately linked attributes: White ascendancy, monoculturalism, White blindness, and White estrangement.
Updated: Apr. 04, 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
In this article, the authors analyze ways in which institutional heteronormativity operates in primary schools. The authors report results from their research in UK schools that culminated in a Participatory Action Research project in which practicing teachers explored possibilities for disrupting dominant discourses of sexuality and gender expression.
Updated: Apr. 26, 2011
This article focuses on new teachers’ satisfaction with their first year of teaching from the perspective of socialization. The study examined the relationship between satisfaction with socialization and teacher background, school environment, placement, and induction variables. The participants were 243 Israeli beginning teachers who answered a questionnaire. Support from mentors and school colleagues had the greatest impact on new teachers’ assimilation.
Updated: Apr. 14, 2011
In the current study, the authors examine how broad heteronormative discourses circulate, become embodied within, negotiated by, and potentially resisted within a university, a college of education, and educators themselves. The authors pay special attention to how heteronormative discourses at Southwestern University (SWU) impact the various roles this college of education undertakes. The findings demonstrate the ways in which the institution of SWU maintains a hostile environment toward LGBTQ individuals.
Updated: Mar. 02, 2011
The authors initially were concerned with the climate in their teacher education program for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (LGBT) preservice teachers. The authors interviewed five lesbian and bisexual preservice teachers and then created a focus group that met monthly over a period of two years. The authors use queer theory and autoethnography to explore what queer research in teacher education could look like, and how research with queer subjects by queer subjects can inform teacher education practices. The authors' focus is not the identities of the participants, but how, through work with queer preservice teachers, the authors' identities as researchers and teachers were queered.
Updated: Jan. 23, 2011