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Teachers’ Implicit Theories of Intelligence: Influences from Different Disciplines and Scientific Theories
This study aimed to investigate if teachers within different disciplines hold different beliefs about implicit theories of intelligence and secondly to provide a better understanding of the scientific theories of intelligence in relation to the implicit. The authors also investigated if preferences for implicit theories of intelligence have anything to do with age or experience among teachers. The findings revealed that teachers from language, social science and practical disciplines had a significant preference for an incremental theory of intelligence compared to an entity theory of intelligence whilst the teachers in mathematics did not. The results from this study also show that (1) older and more experienced teachers and (2) younger and less experienced teachers had a stronger preference toward entity theories of intelligence.
Updated: Jul. 28, 2015
Learning Other People’s History: Pre-service Teachers’ Developing African American Historical Knowledge
This article examined the development of three social studies pre-service teachers’ African American history knowledge. The participants were engaged in a rigorous summer reading program dedicated to learning African American history. This qualitative case study examined both pre and post interpretations of African American history and discussed the varied ways the subject was interpreted by the pre-service teachers. The findings indicated that the reading program influenced African American history knowledge both positively and negatively.
Updated: Mar. 15, 2015
The purpose of this article was to derive a set of descriptive themes that pertained to the development of preservice teachers' mental models of learning and instruction. The findings highlight the importance of exploring preservice teachers' cause-effect conceptualizations.The authors point to several areas of potential concern in their mental model development. The authors believe that preservice teachers' mental models can be represented by a two-level structure.
Updated: Dec. 25, 2014
Renewing Sociology of Education? Knowledge Spaces, Situated Enactments, and Sociological Practice in a World on the Move
This article asks 'how can sociology of education speak into contemporary educational knowledge and construct vocabularies that re-open dialogue about social justice'? A mobile methodology is used to report on three knowledge spaces that locate sociological practice and frame sociological knowledge. The author argues that global transitions have re-scaled and re-ordered the relation between the sovereign and governmental spatial powers that previously centred education.
Updated: Jul. 23, 2014
This study investigated the effectiveness of an approach to information and media literacy instruction for elementary preservice teachers. The authors trained the participants in a systematic research process of searching for, evaluating, and using information resources, specifically journal articles and Websites, to increase their content knowledge. The results demonstrate the importance of formative assessment and the need to provide preservice teachers with information and media literacy training so they are better able to navigate and evaluate digital-age resources to expand their content mastery and teach their students 21st-century skills.
Updated: Jul. 29, 2013
This study focused on the views of middle and secondary teacher education students from various content areas. The author interviewed 77 teacher education candidates from mathematics, English, science, and social studies education. The author concludes that citizenship preparation can show how subject area issues and citizenship preparation can be used as ways to examine content and take action on domestic or international issues.
Updated: Aug. 06, 2012
How Pre-service Teachers Observe Teaching on Video: Effects of Viewers’ Teaching Subjects and the Subject of the Video
In this study, the authors studied subject matter impact for professional vision (pv) in pre-service teachers. The authors systematically investigated pre-service teachers’ professional vision as elicited by videos of various subjects. The authors compared between professional vision of 32 math/science majors' and 56 social science/humanities majors. The authors found evidence for different professional visions among pre-service teachers majoring in different fields; social sciences/humanities majors showed higher professional vision.
Updated: Jul. 30, 2012
Heritage Education: Exploring the Conceptions of Teachers and Administrators from the Perspective of Experimental and Social Science Teaching
This article describes a research project into heritage education. Taking an interdisciplinary perspective from within the field of Experimental and Social Science Education, the paper presents an analysis of teachers' and administrators' conceptions of heritage, its teaching and its dissemination in Spain. The results emphasize the relevance of academic background, initial training and professional context with regard to the conceptualizations of heritage held by the different groups.
Updated: Dec. 03, 2010
This essay discusses Justice Kennedy’s unique views in the Seattle school desegregation decision. The article also tries to clarify the relationship between social science evidence on desegregation benefits and the requirements of narrowly tailored remedies. The article analyze student achievement data of Black students from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg district.
Updated: Jun. 13, 2010
How Do School Peers Influence Student Educational Outcomes? Theory and Evidence From Economics and Other Social Sciences
This study describes and compares theories from multiple disciplines about how peers (classmates) influence one another. The study then compares the empirical predictions of the theories with empirical evidence about peer influences on student achievement and draws tentative conclusions about which theories are most consistent with the evidence. A new hybrid theory, group-based contagion, is proposed that seems most consistent with the evidence.
Updated: May. 30, 2010