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Toward Professionalisation or De-Professionalisation? Teacher Education Over the Past 40 Years: A Japanese Retrospection
In this article, the author discusses how to enhance Japanese teacher education. After sketching teacher education from the mid-1940s to the 1960s, he sums up the main topics people discussed through each decade of the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s. The author concludes by proposing an ideal network for promoting teaching expertise. He proposed establishing education networks in which universities, junior colleges, schools, education authorities, youth and children, teachers, parents and communities could join together with equal partnership to discuss almost all of local education plans. The author hopes that in such ways, all teachers could be educated, trained and recruited as independent intellectuals who could serve education within the national–international–global contexts of higher education-based teacher education.
Updated: Sep. 14, 2016
This study examines the pervasiveness of late teacher hiring in urban and suburban school districts and explores the association between the timing of teacher hires and teacher qualifications, including certification, master’s degree, and selectivity of undergraduate institution. The results indicate that across the nation, districts hire a large portion of teachers during the second half of summer or once school has already begun. Results indicate no association between the proportion of teachers hired at various time points and the teacher qualifications, including selectivity of teachers’ undergraduate institutions and whether teachers are certified or have master’s degrees.
Updated: Jun. 23, 2014
University-Based Teacher Education in the Field of Tension between the Academic World and Practical Experience in School: A Norwegian Case
The purposes of this paper are to discuss, interrogate, and identify problems inherent in the tensions between academia and the proximity to the field and the need for robust knowledge production through research and the 'tips for teachers' approach. The current paper gives an account of a Norwegian experience of this field of tension.
Updated: Apr. 12, 2011
Mentors Assessing Mentees? An Overview and Analyses of the Mentorship Role Concerning Newly Qualified Teachers
The aim of this article is to analyze how the mentor's role in the assessment process, together with the relationship between the mentor and mentee, is discussed in the 108 responses to the consultative document. The results show that only 23 of the 108 responses mention assessment. However, none of these 23 responses explicitly state that it is a good idea for mentors to participate in the assessment of the new teacher. Furthermore, only four responses include an explicit discussion of the relationship between mentors and mentees.
Updated: Apr. 12, 2011
In this article, the author describes the efforts of some Canadian jurisdictions to call for a professional designation for teachers. The author emphasizes the difference between teacher certification and professional designation. In addition, the author wants to reveal a certain predicament that results when the teaching profession becomes 'bound by recognition'.
Updated: Mar. 24, 2011
The purpose of this investigation was to investigate whether specific questions posed in the Portfolio section of the National Board Certification process for special education teachers were difficult for a sample of candidates to understand and whether this difficulty resulted in receiving satisfactory evaluations. The sample included teachers from Wyoming and North Carolina. The data suggested that the wording of three of the questions in the first entry of the portfolio was unclear to the candidates and was responsible in part for their unsatisfactory performance.
Updated: Oct. 29, 2010
Pathways to Teacher Certification: Does It Really Matter When It Comes to Efficacy and Effectiveness?
In this study, the authors compared teacher candidates who followed three pathways leading to certification in adolescence education while attending the same university. A limited number of factors were held constant among pathways, and only factors inherent to the routes were varied. The dependent variables were (1) teacher effectiveness, as measured through Danielson's Observation Scale, and (2) teacher efficacy, as measured through Gibson and Dembo's Teacher Efficacy Scale. No significant differences in efficacy or effectiveness were found.
Updated: Jul. 15, 2009
The National Board Certification Process as Professional Development: The Potential for Changed Literacy Practice
This 2-year qualitative study centered on five elementary teachers the year following their participation in the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification process.The study used a communities-of-practice framework and focused on teachers’ appropriation of the Board's standards and portfolio as conceptual tools related to literacy instruction.
Updated: Jan. 28, 2009