Search results for: Educational objectives
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This paper seeks to analyse some key features of contemporary teacher professional learning policies in terms of the underpinning purposes of education, in an attempt to make more explicit the purposes and potential implications of particular policy choices. The analysis draws on literature related to the fundamental purposes of school education, highlighting three broad, but distinct categories of “purpose”: the socialisation function; the development of human capital; and “subjectification” which focuses on individual creativity.
Updated: Oct. 13, 2015
In this article, the author examines the challenges faced by American schooling and the reasons for persistent failure of American school reforms to achieve successful educational outcomes at scale. He concludes that many of the problems faced by American schools are derived from trying to solve a problem that requires professional skill and expertise by using bureaucratic levers of requirements and regulations. The author advances a sectoral perspective on education reform, exploring how this shift in thinking could help education stakeholders produce quality practice across the US.
Updated: Jun. 29, 2015
Understanding Outcome-based Education Changes in Teacher Education: Evaluation of A New Instrument with Preliminary Findings
This paper reports findings from the first phase of an outcome-based innovation within one higher education institute in Hong Kong. Specifically, this research seeks to: (1) confirm the properties of a survey instrument designed specifically to explore an outcomes model of course implementation; (2) report preliminary findings regarding students’ course perceptions. The SEOBLS version 1 survey was administered simultaneously across all three groups, at the end of the course. In response to the first intention of confirming the properties of the instrument, the two statistical analyses identified strengths and improvement needs for the SEOBLS questionnaire itself. Furthermore, it was found that for these students, their experience in the OBE course was not a radical departure from a “regular” course.
Updated: Jun. 08, 2015
Master's Programs in Israeli Colleges of Education: A New Learning Opportunity in Early Childhood Education
The goal of this article is to highlight the importance of advanced studies for the professional staff working in the field of early childhood education (ECE). The program is unique in its category in the state of Israel and has been authorized by the Council for Higher Education.
Updated: Dec. 27, 2012
Knowledge Expectations in Mathematics Teacher Preparation Programs in South Korea and the United States: Towards International Dialogue
This study explores social expectations around adequate knowledge for prospective secondary mathematics teachers in South Korea and the United States. The authors selected a sample of 49 teacher preparation institutions in South Korea and the United States. The findings suggest that transnational commonalities and national differences exist simultaneously, and examining both is necessary to better understand teacher knowledge.
Updated: Apr. 01, 2012
The current paper highlights of the improvement and convergence of the goals for education and training systems in the knowledge and learning society. The critical case of teacher education is then analyzed within the European Higher Education Area. The key European priorities of mobility and intercultural, multilingual competences in teacher education have been taken into account within the framework of an integrated, flexible curriculum.
Updated: Jan. 23, 2011
Student Teachers' Ways of Experiencing the Objective of Health Education as a School Subject: A Phenomenographic Study
The purpose of this phenomenographic study was to identify student teachers' ways of experiencing health education as a school subject. 20 student teachers participated in the study. The findings indicated that the target phenomenon was discussed through the general objective of the subject in five ways.
Updated: Aug. 22, 2010
Reflecting on the Bologna Outcome Space: Some Pitfalls to Avoid? Exploring Universities in Sweden and the Netherlands
Europeans have tried for decades to find a way to take a mutual stance on issues of higher education and its development. In terms of taking on the challenge of such a mutual commitment with respect to higher education, the Bologna process is a giant step for the European Union. The purpose of this article is to explore both mainstream and more tangential issues in order to cast a more critical spotlight on the outcomes of the Bologna process and its construction(s).
Updated: Jun. 29, 2010
This article illuminates the value of conceptualizing the desirable dispositions of the teacher as virtues through distinguishing such dispositions-as-virtues from other dispositions and from personality traits. Dispositions as virtues are qualities achieved by the individual’s initiative, in the face of obstacles, and are intrinsically motivated. The article describes dispositions under the three categories of character, intellect, and care. Finally, the article argues that student teachers can then create self-assessment protocols for each disposition-as-virtue to enhance understanding and professional growth.
Updated: Sep. 23, 2009
In this article, the author concludes her work heading Obama’s education policy transition team. She describes President Obama’s commitment to making the education of every child a collective responsibility and reviews central elements of the new administration’s plans for education. She reflects on the importance of suggested policy changes, particularly focusing on the importance of legislation to improve teacher capacity and retention.
Updated: Sep. 07, 2009