Search results for: Teacher behavior
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Prospective Elementary Teachers Gone Wild? An Analysis of Facebook Self-Portrayals and Expected Dispositions of Preservice Elementary Teachers
This study explores how elementary education majors at a Midwestern university portray themselves on social networking sites. Results indicate that of the 471 students in the elementary education major, 76% had a profile on Facebook at the time of data collection. Of the 471 elementary education majors, 153 students had an active, fully accessible profile on Facebook. Of the 153 fully accessible profiles that were examined, 56% contained inappropriate material. The authors recommend that teacher educators must explicitly and forcefully teach their students that their behavior in and out of the classroom does matter.
Updated: Aug. 23, 2011
The goal of this study is to investigate the process of coaching a mentor of experienced teachers. In particular, the authors sought to determine if coaching would help a mentor to compare her espoused beliefs about mentoring to her mentoring behaviors and possibly resolve any dissonance. The mentor experienced cognitive dissonance on several occasions during the coaching conferences when she discovered her use of directive behaviors in some interactions with mentees. Eventually, the mentor resolved this dissonance, primarily by changing her beliefs about mentoring and shifting from a nondirective to an eclectic platform.
Updated: Jul. 26, 2011
Predictors of Internet Use for the Professional Development of Teachers: An Application of the Theory of Planned Behaviour
The current study examined teachers’ internet use behaviour for professional development using the theory of planned behaviour. The author discovered a strong link between behavioural intention and internet use behavior.
Updated: Jul. 26, 2011
This article describes an experimental study showed that a video feedback intervention improved the interaction skills of early childhood education and care teachers. The teachers who had received the Video Interaction Guidance training appeared more stimulating in their behavior. These teachers were also more sensitive and more verbally stimulating than teachers from the control group.
Updated: Apr. 26, 2011
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of PORT, an intervention comprising explicit training and performance feedback for teachers on implementation of three critical classroom management skills: presentation of prompts, OTRs, and specific praise. The results indicate that there was not a functional relationship between explicit training and teachers' demonstration of classroom management skills; however, introducing performance feedback following training was functionally related to an increase in the level, trend, or stability of teachers' use of each skill.
Updated: Jan. 23, 2011
In this article, the author continues her investigation into the conditions under which people try to listen to a challenging perspective and draws implications for the challenge of so doing for teachers. The author argues that when teachers allow their listening to be interrupted by a challenging perspective, they open themselves to recognition of heretofore tacit beliefs, to new questions, and to new ideas about the resolution of those questions.
Updated: Nov. 23, 2010
A small study of men teachers in England, Sweden and New Zealand explored the extent to which the men believed their teacher education had prepared them to teach in the gendered environment of the primary school. Teachers were also questioned about their views on gender differences in students and in the teaching practices of male and female teachers. Although the size of the study restricts the validity of data, the differences between the teachers in England and New Zealand, and those interviewed in Sweden, suggest that further research is warranted.
Updated: Sep. 05, 2010
The main goal of this study was to determine pre-service teachers' use of reading strategies in their own readings. In addition, pre-service teachers' use of these strategies in their future teaching practices was also investigated. The subjects for this study were 505 pre-service teachers enrolled in one of the major universities in Ankara. The results of the study revealed that pre-service teachers employed 28 out of 38 reading strategies most of the time.
Updated: Aug. 22, 2010
Actors and Act-ers: Enhancing Inclusion and Diversity in Teaching and Teacher Education through the Validation of Quiet Teaching
The goals of this article are two-fold: (1) the authors will attempt to clarify the elusive concept of personality within the context of teaching and challenge commonly held assumptions of a “quiet” or introverted person; (2) the authors will explore ways for teacher educators to validate the abilities of student teachers who seem quiet. The authors will gain insights from those with “quiet voices”, that is, the student teachers, teachers, administrators, and teacher educators themselves who have addressed their own issues of quietness within the context of teaching.
Updated: Aug. 22, 2010
Situated Learning Theory and The Pedagogy of Teacher Education: Towards an Integrative View of Teacher Behavior and Teacher Learning
The aim of the present article is to examine the question of what the Lave and Wenger perspective could mean to teacher educators' and researchers' understanding of teacher behavior and teacher learning, and to the pedagogy used in teacher education. Based on their work, a three-level model of learning is used to analyze the friction between teacher behavior in practice and the wish to ground teachers' practices in theory. This model leads to concrete implications for the pedagogy of teacher education.
Updated: Jan. 12, 2010