Search results for: Context effect
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The present study investigated differences in contextual factors across schools and their influence on teachers’ decisions about science instruction. The findings show the influence of context on the sustainability of professional development outcomes. Additionally, it was found that principal support and collegial support are particularly important to teachers in sustaining science instruction. Finally, the study found that variations in school context also influence the extent to which state-level factors affect teachers’ decisions about science instruction.
Updated: Mar. 11, 2018
The present article offers a theoretical analysis of three temporal perspectives: (a) clock time, measured in objective, linear units; (b) socially constructed time, experienced subjectively according to social and cultural context; and (c) virtual time, a new category that synthesizes emergent temporal theory in the digital age.
Updated: Apr. 08, 2014
The author explains how the context of New Zealand's historical cultural and political climate affects practice and discusses the current direction of teacher education. Teacher education in New Zealand, as in many countries, has been subject to regular review and calls for reform in recent decades. Two current key documents considered the direction of teacher education in New Zealand: Approval, review and monitoring processes and requirements for initial teacher education programmes of the New Zealand Teachers Council and the other document issued by the Ministry of Education.
Updated: Jun. 03, 2013
The current study examines the potential of employing recent graduates to facilitate the learning of current students in a BEd program. The study included 46 participants. The authors argue that the use of recent graduates is a form of intergenerational learning that is characterised by knowledge-based, as opposed to age-based, generations. The authors refer to the Jared Phenomenon as a special instance of intergenerational learning. The authors define this phenomenon, describe the contexts which it is applicable and identify three dilemmas associated with the application of this phenomenon.
Updated: Nov. 27, 2012
Challenges in Teaching for Critical Multicultural Citizenship: Student Teaching in an Accountability-Driven Context
The purpose of this paper is to examine how three preservice teachers who supported the tenets of critical multicultural citizenship negotiated the constraints they encountered when trying to teach for this kind of citizenship in an urban school classroom. Participants in this study negotiated constraints, mostly contextual, by de-emphasizing teaching to the test, finding ways to sneak in critical and multicultural social studies knowledge and contemporary issues into the curriculum, and incorporating multiple perspectives as a way to increase critical inquiry while teaching the facts necessary for standardized tests.
Updated: Jun. 20, 2012
Changes in Preservice Elementary Teachers’ Personal Science Teaching Efficacy and Science Teaching Outcome Expectancies: The Influence of Context
The current study explored contextual changes in perceptions of science teaching self-efficacy through pre-, post- and retrospective administrations of the Science Teaching Expectancy Belief Instrument (STEBI-B). Findings revealed that the number of postsecondary science courses completed, and prior school science experiences had a significant main effect on personal science teaching efficacy (PSTE) but not science teaching outcome expectancy (STOE).
Updated: Apr. 22, 2012
Preservice Teachers’ Sense of Preparedness and Self-Efficacy to Teach in America’s Urban and Suburban Schools: Does Context Matter?
This study examined the influence that school contextual factors have on American preservice teachers’ sense of preparedness to teach and culturally responsive teaching self-efficacy appraisals. The results indicate that preservice teachers’ culturally responsive teaching self-efficacy beliefs were significantly higher when these appraisals were made in a suburban school context rather than an urban school context. Furthermore, preservice teachers’ culturally responsive teaching self-efficacy beliefs were not stable but varied as a result of the context in which the appraisals were made.
Updated: Nov. 30, 2011
This article argues that the concepts, beliefs and understandings of local and non-local teacher educators in a Hong Kong university are grounded in their own cultural cognition and antecedents. The paper presents the viewpoint that contemporary notions of good practice were compromised when applied to a context that is strongly influenced by the tenets of Confucianism.
Updated: Dec. 26, 2010
Exemplary Mentors' Perspectives towards Mentoring across Mentoring Contexts: Lessons from Collective Case Studies
This study examined the perspectives that mentors, who are considered exemplary in the field, exhibit towards mentoring in different mentoring contexts in the Israeli school system. These perspectives were examined from a variety of view points: The mentors themselves, their mentees, supervisors, school principals, and project leaders. The findings reveal that, despite the different contexts of practice, star mentors shared common perspectives towards mentoring in terms of educational ideologies and envisioned roles and practices, exhibited through the use of a similar professional language.
Updated: Aug. 03, 2010
First-Year Special Educators: The Influence of School and Classroom Context Factors on Their Accomplishments and Problems
The purpose of this study was to more fully describe novice special educators' experiences by exploring their problems and accomplishments and the context factors within the classroom and school that potentially promote or constrain novices' professional development. The findings of this survey of 596 first-year special education teachers extend the literature by revealing the influence of classroom and school context factors on new teachers' accomplishments and problems.
Updated: May. 11, 2009