Search results for: Elementary school teachers
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Preservice Elementary Teachers’ Development of Self-Efficacy and Confidence to Teach Science: A Case Study
The current study examines the self-efficacy of one preservice elementary school teacher during and after her participation in an elementary preservice science methods course. The results of these experiences are studied to determine what changes have taken place in the participants’ self-efficacy in science teaching as well as the one preservice teacher in greater detail.
Updated: Apr. 22, 2012
Teachers’ learning goals and their knowledge of students play important roles in influencing exactly how a teacher adapts curriculum materials. The authors asked two elementary teachers to write narratives about their use of and changes to particular reform-oriented science lesson plans. The authors conclude that teachers need support in considering and making productive changes to curriculum materials. This may be particularly true for elementary teachers of science.
Updated: Mar. 01, 2012
Collaborative Action Research Approaches Promoting Professional Development for Elementary School Teachers
This study involved eight action research teacher teams. Analysis of the teams as they conducted action research resulted in the identification of three collaborative action research approaches promoting professional development. The findings showed that collaborative engagement of teachers in these approaches was influenced by three factors: time to engage and collaborate, workload, and group dynamics.
Updated: Feb. 08, 2012
The current study evaluates a performance-based instructional coaching model intended to improve teacher pedagogy and classroom organization for educating diverse student populations. Findings demonstrate performance-based instructional coaching led to statistically significant (a) improvements in teacher pedagogy, (b) patterns of teacher growth, and (c) changes in classroom organization.
Updated: Feb. 07, 2012
Elementary School Teachers’ Motivation toward Web-based Professional Development, and the Relationship with Internet Self-efficacy and Belief about Web-based Learning
The purpose of this study was to explore the relationships between teachers’ motivation toward web-based professional development, Internet self-efficacy, and beliefs about web-based learning. This study indicates that the teachers’ Internet self-efficacy and behavioral beliefs about web-based learning are significant predictors for their motivation toward web-based professional development.
Updated: Dec. 06, 2011
Queensland Teachers’ Conceptions of Assessment: The Impact of Policy Priorities on Teacher Attitudes
The purpose of this study was to examine Queensland teachers’ conceptions of assessment and their relationship to their level of teaching and compared the results to teachers from New Zealand. A questionnaire-based survey of teachers’ attitudes, beliefs and practices in the areas of curriculum, pedagogy and assessment was conducted in 2003. Data revealed that teachers showed a willingness to integrate assessment into their professional duties of improved teaching and learning, tempered with caution about the quality and usefulness of the assessment resources being used to make students and schools accountable.
Updated: Nov. 29, 2011
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
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
This exploratory study explored the relationship between career considerations and professional learning. In particular, using an achievement goal framework, this study investigated the relationship between teachers’ career goals and the use of learning strategies, regulatory strategies, learning interest and future learning intention. The participants were 275 practicing teachers enrolled in a compulsory course within the Bachelor of Primary Education programme offered by a university in Hong Kong.
Updated: Aug. 23, 2011
Knowledge Growth in Teaching Mathematics/Science with Spreadsheets: Moving PCK to TPACK through Online Professional Development
This study explored the impact of an online course on teacher participants’ developing knowledge for integrating dynamic spreadsheets in teaching at the elementary and middle school levels. The authors asked what is the impact of this online course about integrating dynamic spreadsheets as learning tools in science and mathematics on the teachers’ TPACK? As this study demonstrated, online programs have potential for providing opportunities and access for teachers to expand their knowledge for teaching their content with multiple technologies and thus extend teachers’ PCK to TPACK
Updated: Aug. 23, 2011