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The present study investigated which factors determine degree completion in a Dutch university-based teacher education programme. The authors assumed that both student characteristics and characteristics of the learning environment affected degree completion. Analyses showed that teaching ability was the most important motive for becoming a teacher; it was also found to be a negative predictor of degree completion.
Updated: Mar. 22, 2017
The aim of this study was to add to the research base by examining the impact of fieldwork with infants on the development of three preservice early childhood teachers. The results of this study suggest that the unique setting of the infant room may have pushed the preservice teachers to develop new skills, make powerful theory–practice connections, and rethink some of their initial beliefs about teaching and learning in ways that their previous experiences in more traditional classrooms did not.
Updated: Feb. 19, 2017
Preservice Teachers’ Connections of Pedagogical Knowledge to Mentoring At-Risk Adolescents: Benefits and Challenges
The purpose of this study was to examine preservice teachers’ connections of pedagogical knowledge to mentoring at-risk high school adolescents as an approach to enhance preservice teachers’ pedagogical understanding. Major findings generatedfive themes: (a) relationship building, (b) academic immediacy, (c) embracing a professional lens, (d) a student-centered pedagogical philosophy, and (e) self-efficacy.
Updated: Nov. 02, 2016
The present article reports on the results of three different investigations into pre-service teachers’ understanding of the mathematical concepts of area and perimeter. The results indicated that many pre-service teachers across the cohorts had a procedural understanding of area and perimeter, displayed similar misconceptions to their student counterparts, and were limited in their ability to demonstrate examples of the mathematics knowledge required to teach these topics.
Updated: Jul. 03, 2016
Learning To Teach Mathematics And To Analyze Teaching Effectiveness: Evidence From A Video- And Practice-Based Approach
This study examines the impact of a video- and practice-based course on prospective teachers’ mathematics classroom practices and analysis of their own teaching. Findings reveal that the course assisted participants in making student thinking visible and in pursuing it further during instruction and in conducting evidence-based analyses of their own teaching.
Updated: Jun. 06, 2016
This paper reports the findings of a PhD study, which offers comparative perspectives on teacher education in a period of reforms, inquiring into stakeholders’ perceptions in English, French, Italian and Spanish contexts as case studies. In the four case study contexts, the focus is on secondary teacher education; when a subject perspective is required, it concerns the area of modern languages, considering their transversal role in European education policies.
Updated: Jun. 05, 2016
Counter-Intuitive Findings from Teacher Education Accreditation Council’s Surveys of Candidates and Faculty about Candidate Knowledge and Skill
This article describes the results from surveys conducted by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council regarding the knowledge and skills of graduates from teacher education programs. The students, faculty, and cooperating teachers in a large national sample of accredited teacher education programs rated the graduates of the programs in the ‘more than adequate’ to ‘excellent’ range with regard to the graduates’ knowledge of subject matter, pedagogy, multicultural understanding, instructional technology, the graduates’ skill to teach caringly and effectively and their capacity to develop professionally in their careers. Marginally lower ratings were given for the institution’s commitment to the program, the program’s facilities and resources, and the student support services. These results also occur in varyingly high degrees within each of the 50 programs in the sample.
Updated: May. 04, 2016
A Comparative Examination of Student Teacher and Intern Perceptions of Teaching Ability at the Preservice and Inservice Stages
The present study investigates how the culminating teacher preparation program (TPP) experience influences the perceptions teachers report about their ability to perform instructional tasks required of teachers. A multivariate ANOVA test was conducted to compare perceptions of 502 student teachers and interns at two points in time—once at the conclusion of their TPP and again after their first year of teaching. Results indicate that overall, student teachers report higher perceptions of their ability to perform instructional tasks than interns do at both the preservice and inservice teacher stages.
Updated: Jan. 27, 2016
What Should Teacher Educators Know and Be Able to Do? Perspectives From Practicing Teacher Educators
This study investigated the knowledge and experiences of practicing teacher educators and learn from them regarding what they believe they needed to know to do their work well. The authors use Cochran-Smith and Lytle’s theorizing about “relationships of knowledge and practice” to understand knowledge essential to teacher educating. The findings reveal that practicing teacher educators often feel unprepared to assume their role. The implication is that much work is needed in the academy to help both experienced and novice teacher educators become conscious of their own biases and subjectivities, develop skills and sensitivities that can support social justice teaching and researching, and build confidence as advocates for all learners and communities.
Updated: Jan. 13, 2016
This article argues that because mobile technologies are overtaking personal computers as the primary tools of Internet access, new forms of teaching and assessment are required to foster 21st century literacies, including those needed by K–12 teachers. Mobile technologies' unique affordances for teaching and assessment can create unique distributed task environments for learning and assessment. The author illustrates SimSchool as an example of a computer simulation designed for teacher education that utilizes mobile computing affordances.
Updated: Nov. 25, 2015