Search results for: Teacher education curriculum
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Prospective Teachers’ Learning to Provide Instructional Explanations: How Does It Look and What Might It Take?
In this article, the authors trace changes in the explanations offered by a purposeful sample of PSTs before and after a mathematics content/methods course sequence. The study reveals the limitations in PSTs’ explanations at their entrance to the course sequence. It also documents PSTs’ progress in providing explanations, thus providing existence proof that this practice is learnable.
Updated: Oct. 21, 2012
This article describes a project which was designed to examine how teacher preparation programs address LGBTQ-related course content, attitudes toward gender identity and sexual orientation, and their ability to teach about LGBTQ lives and communities. The authors conducted an electronic assessment of all 57 Illinois teacher education programs. The authors found that their report generated a dialogue on campuses among faculty, among teacher education and other departments within the university, and among students, faculty, and administration.
Updated: Oct. 15, 2012
The purpose of this article is to offer a conceptual analysis of empirical research on teachers’ education and outcomes that is linked to the political controversies and policy debates that shape it. The review reveals that there are six distinguishable genres that examine connections between teachers’ education and posteducation outcomes: teacher certification and its correlates, teachers’ educational backgrounds and the teacher workforce, entry pathways into teaching and their consequences, teacher preparation programs and their graduates, teacher preparation and learning to teach in the early career years, and teachers’ life experiences and beliefs/practices.
Updated: May. 28, 2012
This article outlines research on teaching controversial issues in initial teacher education in England and South Africa.This study suggested that obstacles to teaching controversial issues in schools and teacher education persist in schools in England and South Africa. The overall challenge for both societies that are the focus of this study is to ensure that all their teachers and teacher educators have the necessary skills, knowledge and confidence to handle controversial issues in their classrooms.
Updated: May. 22, 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
In this article, the author argued that the democratic promise of a just and equitable society embodied in the reforms is important; yet the particular principles about school knowledge historically classify and order reflection and action to shape and fashion what is possible and “reasonable” for participation. The notion of alchemy directed attention to the principles that translate and order what is taught. In this sense, the very system of reason that organizes school subjects is the political of schooling.
Updated: Feb. 22, 2012
In this article, the authors examine Finnish teacher educators’ views on research‐based teacher education. The results showed that teacher educators appreciate the research‐based approach to which the university is committed, although they were skeptical about how well this vision transfers to the students.
Updated: Feb. 14, 2012
Emphasizing Collaborative Practices in Learning to Teach: Coteaching and Cogenerative Dialogue in a Field‐Based Methods Course
The current article depicts a field‐based methods course for preservice teachers. The course has been designed to integrate shared teaching experiences in elementary classrooms with ongoing critical dialogues with a focus on highlighting the complexities of teaching. The author describes the structure of the course. Furthermore, the author explores the use of coteaching and cogenerative dialogue as approaches to learning how to teach.
Updated: Feb. 14, 2012
Creating and Facilitating A Teacher Education Curriculum Using Preservice Teachers’ Autobiographical Stories
In this article, the author examines preservice teachers’ autobiographical stories in a literacy methods course as a curriculum for teacher education. The teacher educator’s key role is examined in facilitating a public context of vulnerability.
Updated: Feb. 08, 2012
The current study investigates how entering female preservice teachers position themselves. More specifically, the authors examine the plotlines, obligations, responsibilities and duties these teachers are prepared to enact, the expectations they hold for students, and the implications these have for teacher education.
Updated: Dec. 29, 2011