May. 27, 2008
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MOFET ITEC Portal Newsletter

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We are delighted to send you the latest issue of The MOFET ITEC Portal resource list.

The current bulletin represents the latest articles and some significant trends published in academic journals that focus on teacher education, pedagogy and instruction.

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May 27, 2008 International Portal of Teacher Education
May 2008
Featured Items
Choosing teachers: Exploring agency and structure in the distribution of newly qualified teachers
The paper offers a theory regarding the pattern of distribution of new teachers into the teaching field, and its effect on disadvantaged learners. The study follows two beginning teachers and examines the strategies that place them in particular schools and the reasons for their relocation following their first year of teaching.
Communicating Feedback in Teaching Practice Supervision in a Learning-Oriented Field Experience Assessment Framework
The communication of feedback in post-observation conferences is the topic of this article. 32 pairs of mentors and participants of in-service teacher education programs participated, and interviews were analyzed. Findings revealed four major themes, related to distribution of content; communicating learning-oriented assessments; learner participation in judging performance and learner participation in target setting.
An Alternative Conception of Mentor–Novice Relationships: Learning to Teach in Reform-Minded Ways as a Context
The article examines mentor-novice relationships, based on critical constructivist and social cultural perspectives. Teacher educators developed 16 types of mentor-novice relationships and demonstrate some of relationships as well as their consequences on reform minded teaching.
A Research Model for the Study of Science Teachers’ PCK and Improving Teacher Education
The study aims to clarify the Fachdidaktik tradition, and proposes a new model for pedagogical content knowledge. The model offers an integrative approach to the study of content knowledge for science teachers.
Challenges to University Autonomy in Initial Teacher Education Programmes: The Cases of England, Manitoba and British Columbia
The focus of this article is on the preservice teacher education programs that are designed and carried our by universities, and the accreditation and certification that is managed by state and professional organizations. The article reviews challenges to teacher education in England and Canada.
Developing Pedagogical Technology Integration Content Knowledge in Preservice Teachers: A Case Study Approach
This research examined the effects of case-based instructional strategies on the development of Pedagogical Technology Integration Content Knowledge (PTICK) in alternative teacher preparation students. The study was part of the Crossroads Project funded by the Preparing Tomorrow’s Teachers for Using Technology (PT3) grant from the United States Department of Education.
May 2008
All Recent Items
Multiculturalism & Diversity

Addressing diversity in US Teacher Preparation Programs: A Survey of Elementary and Secondary Programs’ Priorities and Challenges from Across the United States of America

Professional Development

Building a model to define the concept of teacher success in Hong Kong
A Research Model for the Study of Science Teachers’ PCK and Improving Teacher Education
Colleagues’ Roles in the Professional Development of Teachers: Results From a Research Study of National Board certification
Differences in Teachers’ Comments on Classroom Events as Indicators of Their Professional Development

TE & Instruction

How Pictorial Knowledge Representations Mediate Collaborative

Research Methods

Clashing Epistemologies: Aspiring Teachers’, Practicing Teachers’, and Professors’ Beliefs about Knowledge and Research in Education
Collaborative Action Research and Project Work: Promising Practices for Developing Collaborative Inquiry among Early Childhood Preservice Teachers
Challenges to University Autonomy in Initial Teacher Education Programmes: The Cases of England, Manitoba and British Columbia

Mentoring & Supervision

Mentoring and being mentored: The story of a novice music teacher's success
An Alternative Conception of Mentor–Novice Relationships: Learning to Teach in Reform-Minded Ways as a Context
Communicating Feedback in Teaching Practice Supervision in a Learning-Oriented Field Experience Assessment Framework
Complexity Science and Student Teacher Supervision

Teacher Educators

The Teacher Educator's Role in Enhancing Teacher Quality
Exploring Pre-Service Teachers’ Literacy Practices with Children from Diverse Backgrounds: Implications for Teacher Educators

TE Programs

Beyond a command performance: reflections on Classmates as a new teacher preparation initiative

Preservice Students

An Examination of What Metaphor Construction Reveals about the Evolution of Preservice Teachers’ Beliefs about Teaching and Learning

Beginning Teachers

Examining the practice of beginning teachers’ micropolitical literacy within professional inquiry communities
Choosing teachers: Exploring agency and structure in the distribution of newly qualified teachers
Beginning Teachers’ Expectations of Teaching

Teaching Assessment

Beginning Teacher Disposition: Examining the Moral/Ethical Domain
Course Evaluation in Medical Education
Ethics in Classroom Assessment Practices: Issues and Attitudes

Technology & Computers

Benefits and Constraints of Distributed Cognition in Foreign Language Learning: Creating a Web-based Tourist Guide for London
Collaborative Virtual Environments as Means to Increase the Level
Reexamining the Practicum Placement: How to Leverage Technology to Prepare Preservice Teachers for the Demands of the 21st Century
: Benefits and Challenges of Using Live Modeling to Help Preservice Teachers Transfer Technology Integration Principles
Developing Pedagogical Technology Integration Content Knowledge in Preservice Teachers: A Case Study Approach
Shaping Teacher Candidates' Digital Portfolios: What Administrators Want for Hiring
An Academic Technology Initiative for Teacher Preparation Candidates: Implications for Preservice Teacher Programs

Theories & Approaches

Distributed Cognition in a Sixth-Grade Classroom: An Attempt to
Comparative Analysis of Expectancies of Efficacy in In-Service and Prospective Teachers
Diary-Based Strategy Assessment and its Relationship to Performance in a Group of Trainee Teachers
Developing Whole School Pedagogical Values—A Case of Going Through the Ethos of “Good Schooling”
Emotional Ecology: The Intersection of Emotional Knowledge and Pedagogical Content Knowledge in Teaching

TE - General Trends

Academics and practitioners: Partners in generating knowledge or citizens of two different worlds?
Exploring the Relationship between Certification Sources, Experience Levels, and Classroom Management Orientations of Classroom Teachers

May 2008
 
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