Search results for: Secondary school teachers
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Teacher Professional Development through Collaborative Action Research: Impact on Foreign English-Language Teaching and Learning
The authors are a group of English-as-a-foreign-language teachers at a secondary school in Argentina. The authors decided in 2011 to investigate their teaching practices through collaborative action research so as to improve their students’ learning opportunities and thus revitalise English-language teaching in their context. This report particularly focuses on the evaluation facets of their collaborative action research project so as to encourage other teachers and teacher-researchers to adopt collaborative action research to improve their own practices.
Updated: Aug. 27, 2013
The authors draw illustrative findings from a study of high school English teachers during the implementation of an ubiquitous mobile learning innovation. The authors use multiple profiles generated from the Concerns-Based Adoption Model to exemplify how they identified and supported teachers’ diminishing and increasing operational and pedagogical issues through an iterative co-generated action-planning programme.
Updated: Jun. 25, 2013
This article reports on 20 newly qualified secondary science teachers (NQSSTs) participating in a New Zealand study on teachers’ early professional learning. The focus of the study is how these new teachers were nurtured to become competent science teachers, confident of their ability to positively influence student learning.
Updated: Feb. 27, 2013
In this study, the authors were interested to understand how lesson study (LS) protocols were adapted to suit local school conditions and contexts and the kinds of problems and constraints the schools faced in the implementation process. The Sixty-four schools responded to three survey questionnaires. The findings reveal that 56 schools implemented LS. Twenty-nine schools indicated that they would definitely continue implementing LS. The results show that in 22 schools LS was initiated by school leaders such as principals and vice-principals.
Updated: Jan. 21, 2013
Te Kotahitanga: A Case Study of a Repositioning Approach to Teacher Professional Development for Culturally Responsive Pedagogies
This article presents a case study of professional development programme drawn from the findings of a large-scale evaluation of Te Kotahitanga. The Te Kotahitanga approach links culturally relevant/relationship-based classroom pedagogy with on-site embedded processes for working with teachers in classrooms. One hundred and fifty teachers were interviewed across 22 secondary schools that participated in the Te Kotahitanga professional development programme. The findings reveal that teachers highlighted the importance of positive relationships and interactions in the classroom/school environment to enhance M¯aori student achievement.
Updated: Jan. 16, 2013
This article describes how a cluster of nine secondary science teachers and lecturers from five schools and colleges in the United Kingdom designed and undertook small-scale action research projects as an approach to their own continuing professional development. Teachers were particularly encouraged to use audio reflections, a paper-based learning and evaluation tool, and an online hub in an attempt to stimulate and structure their reflections critically about what was taking place in a given situation during their designed interventions.
Updated: Oct. 29, 2012
The Mathematics Education of Future Primary and Secondary Teachers: Methods and Findings from the Teacher Education and Development Study in Mathematics
The current paper reports on the Teacher Education and Development Study in Mathematics (TEDS-M). The TEDS-M surveyed selected samples from four populations in teacher education systems: future primary teachers; future secondary teachers; teacher preparation institutions; and teacher educators. TEDS-M shows that it is possible to design sampling plans for teacher education that are sensitive to local conditions and meet high technical quality standards for comparative research. In conclusion, the authors recommend that teacher educators and policy makers should pay attention to the emphasis, kind, and depth of the opportunities to learn provided to future teachers.
Updated: Oct. 29, 2012
The shortage of science teachers has spurred a discussion about their retention and recruitment. While discussion about retaining science teachers has increased dramatically in just the last few years, science teacher educators have not attended to the recruitment of science teachers with the same tenacity. In this article, the authors initiate this discussion and to focus on secondary science teachers.
Updated: Oct. 28, 2012
This article reports on the findings of the three‐year evaluation of the impact of the laptops on the work of secondary teachers in New Zealand. The findings indicate that school leadership has been pivotal to the provision of the technological infrastructure and organisational support needed for teacher use of the laptops. The findings of the study suggest schools are advised to consider how to support teachers to work collaboratively to share expertise as a way of supporting and extending teacher use of laptops.
Updated: Oct. 28, 2012
Beliefs, Practices, and Reflection: Exploring a Science Teacher’s Classroom Assessment Through the Assessment Triangle Model
The author uses the Assessment Practices Framework to study a high school Chemistry teacher as she designed, implemented, and learned from a chemistry lab report. The author reports the teacher’s assessment practices and the alignment in her assessment practices through the three vertices of the assessment triangle (cognition, observation, and interpretation).
Updated: Oct. 24, 2012