Search results for: Outcomes of education
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The participants were given an exit survey, which measured their estimated attainment of knowledge and experience in the 10 domains of professional activity considered critical for new teachers in the Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC) standards. The results indicated that the profile of the graduates was uneven, showing low levels of satisfaction in the fields of special education and cooperation but high levels of satisfaction in the fields of reflective practice and planning.
Updated: Feb. 28, 2017
The purpose of this study is to determine whether mentor intervention styles influence benefits gained by novice entrepreneurs through their mentoring relationship. Specifically, this study aims to test the proposal by Gravells (2006) that mentoring is optimized when the mentor exhibits both a maieutic approach and significant involvement in the relationship. The results confirm the proposal by Gravells (2006) to the effect that low directivity combined with a high level of mentor involvement in the relationship is likely to generate greater positive outcomes for the mentee. Conversely, a directive style with a low level of involvement leads to poorer results for the mentee, which also suggests that this type of mentoring relationship may be detrimental.
Updated: Dec. 14, 2016
The purpose of this study is to understand pre-service teachers’ experiences and perceptions of leadership. This inquiry informs the literature on teacher leadership by providing a summary of pre-service teachers’ actions and reflections on teacher leadership while noting the constraints of such mandated activities.
Updated: May. 04, 2016
This study examines the global-mindedness of introductory-level teacher education candidates at a research university in the southeastern United States. Findings indicate that participants were moderately globally minded; however, participants took a neutral stance on more than one third of survey items suggesting a high-level of lack of awareness or indifference. The participants were particularly indifferent on items related to interconnectedness and globalcentrism.
Updated: Jan. 25, 2016
The purpose of this study is to examine how different projects influence students’ understanding of service learning. The study revealed that different service learning experiences in three different projects provided preservice teachers with different leaning opportunities and became an important facilitator of their conceptualization of service learning. The projects placed the priority on students’ evaluations of real community needs and social problems. However, project goals have a potential to limit student thinking about community needs and social problems.
Updated: Jun. 10, 2015
Two Roadmaps, One Destination: The Economic Progress Paradigm in Teacher Education Accountability in Georgia and Missouri
In this article, the authors argue that the national conversation around teacher education accountability in the United States derives from a specific policy paradigm about the utility of teacher preparation. Specifically, they discuss the procedures these states are using to connect P–12 teacher performance with teacher preparation programs. The authors present cases from Georgia and Missouri illustrating how these policy paradigms have resulted in outcomes-based accountability initiatives for teacher education.
Updated: May. 27, 2015
This article reports on the progress of users through 16 Coursera courses taught by University of Pennsylvania faculty for the first time between June 2012 and July 2013. This study advances knowledge by considering two definitions of massive open online course (MOOC) users - registrants and starters.Furthermore, the study compared two approaches to measuring student progress through a MOOC course, and examined several measures of MOOC outcomes and milestones.
Updated: Mar. 15, 2015
SOAP in Practice: Learning Outcomes of a Cross-Institutional Innovation Project Conducted by Teachers, Student Teachers, and Teacher Educators
This article reports on a case study investigating the learning outcomes of a cross-institutional innovation project based on an integrated approach of SOAP. More specifically, this study aims to investigate the individual and organisational learning outcomes of SOAP-inspired knowledge communities based on partnerships among educational institutes. There were 37 participants in the study who had had different backgrounds and worked within inter- and intra-institutional arrangements. The authors conclude that participants valued the collaboration as well as the inter- and intra-institutional nature of the innovation project, which led to many reported instances of individual and organizational learning.
Updated: Nov. 25, 2012
In this article, the authors identify what mentor teachers associated with one urban teacher preparation program believe are positive student and associated mentor outcomes that result from student teacher participation in their elementary classrooms. The authors conduct a content analysis of individual interviews with 16 student teacher mentors. The authors also use data from a teacher candidate focus group.
Updated: Aug. 30, 2012
In this article, the authors examined the relationship between mentees’ perceptions of success with the mentoring relationship, and their achievement of the intended outcomes of the program. To examine the complexity of the relationship that can exist between students' satisfaction and students' learning, the authors report data from their own work with high school social studies students. Analysis of survey and interview data collected from mentees showed that they appreciated different experiences than those that led to the outcomes intended by the program designers.
Updated: Jun. 18, 2012