Search results for: Secondary school teachers
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Design Based Research to Develop the Teaching of Pupils with Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD): Evaluating Lesson Study in terms of Pupil, Teacher and School Outcomes
The purpose of this article was to show the use of a design-based research approach to refine the use of Lesson Study methods to develop the teaching and learning of pupils identified as having moderate learning difficulties (MLD) in secondary schools. The findings suggest beneficial outcomes for pupils and teachers. The findings about pupil demonstrate of positive pupil learning outcomes in a particular context and use of Lesson Study. In addition, teacher level evaluation data found largely similar and very positive outcomes for the teachers concerned.
Updated: Feb. 09, 2015
This article explores the experiences of secondary teachers in four London schools. These teachers participated in Teacher Learning Communities, defined as meetings in which professional learning was supported as they learned about Assessment for Learning (AfL). The author concludes that both AfL and Teacher Learning Communities rely for their success on sustained critical reflection among their participants, which can be inhibited where the above limitations apply.
Updated: Dec. 18, 2014
In this study, the authors intended to focus on: (1) the development of teachers’ self-perception of their roles; (2) the major concerns of the teacher candidates; and (3) the reasons behind these concerns. The findings revealed that the participants considered their roles as teachers as being both the authority and facilitator in the classroom, and focused on both content delivery and student moral development. The authors claim that it is important for teacher educators to recognize teacher candidates’ struggles between the ideal and the reality of teaching, and their concerns with the ways they present themselves in front of the students.
Updated: Dec. 14, 2014
This article draws on Margaret Somerville's ideas, who has suggested that a new methodology of postmodern emergence might allow researchers to disrupt the taken-for-granted and provide fresh insight into familiar problems. They argue that the research reminds them of the regenerative potency of relationships and conversations in which doubts and disillusion can be expressed and heard.
Updated: Nov. 24, 2014
The purpose of this study is to describe and understand prospective science teachers’ knowledge development. This is a longitudinal, multiple case study of four prospective biology teachers’ PCK development during a post-baccalaureate teacher education program. The authors learned that as prospective teachers gained more knowledge and experience, the interaction that develops between teachers’ knowledge of learners and their knowledge of instructional sequences becomes more integrated. In addition, the findings demonstrate a strong relationship exists between science teaching orientations and knowledge of learners and instructional sequences.
Updated: Jul. 20, 2014
This study examined elementary preservice teachers’ knowledge and application of science vocabulary during peer teaching. The purpose of this study was to: (1) examine preservice teachers’ knowledge of elementary science vocabulary at the beginning and end of a science methods course, and (2) document preservice teachers’ use of elementary science vocabulary commonly used in elementary science instruction during initial science teaching experiences. The data reveal that preservice teachers’ initial knowledge of elementary science vocabulary was lacking , despite the successful completion of high school and college science coursework. The findings indicate that the course positively impacted the preservice teachers’ knowledge of select elementary science vocabulary.
Updated: Apr. 13, 2014
This article reports on a study aimed to identify aspects of university coursework and assigned field experiences that contribute to teachers' ability to define, identify, and implement inclusion. The participants were 125 preservice elementary, secondary, and special education teachers who completed a self-report survey. Results indicated a lack of consistency across teacher preparation programs within one college and a disconnectness between knowledge of inclusion as presented through university coursework and students’ real-world field experience observations of inclusion.
Updated: Mar. 17, 2014
Teacher Training Matters: The Results of a Multistate Survey of Secondary Special Educators Regarding Transition From School to Adulthood
The present study examined critical features of secondary special educator’s experiences with transition professional development to predict variables most likely to influence performance of transition planning and services. Results included the extent to which secondary special educators are prepared to perform transition practices, the relationship between preparation and the frequency of performance, and specific variables predictive of higher levels of implementation. The results confirm that training matters if special educators are to implement transition interventions and services.
Updated: Feb. 19, 2014
In this article, the authors explore inquiry through the efforts of one pre-service teacher, Toni, during her practicum experience in a secondary mathematics classroom. Drawing on aspects of Bourdieu’s social field theory, the authors highlight the tensions between two different “fields', as well as the tensions within Toni herself in her efforts to identify and become proficient with inquiry pedagogy.
Updated: Dec. 15, 2013
The authors developed the practicum-based microteaching model based on the notion of 'approximations of practice' to explore how the concept provides meaningful opportunities for preservice teachers' teacher learning in a general secondary methods course. The results reveal that the practicum-based microteaching model provided preservice teachers with opportunities for interactive learning practices, for rehearsal, revision, and retrial, and for manageable chunking of professional practices. Moreover, this study also found that preservice teachers well accepted the learning tasks such as planning and teaching a microlesson as manageable chunks of professional practices in teacher education.
Updated: Sep. 03, 2013