Nov. 17, 2011
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MOFET ITEC Portal Newsletter

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November 17, 2011 International Portal of Teacher Education
Please note: a complete list of recent additions to the portal follows the Featured Items.
November 2011
Featured Items
Teacher professional leadership in support of teacher professional development
The current evaluation study investigated the results of a professional development initiative for subject specialist teachers seconded to a leadership role in their curriculum areas. The authors used a mixed method approach utilised both quantitative and qualitative data to investigate understandings of the pilot programme from three perspectives: (a) the Senior Subject Adviser ; (b) the managers of the School Support Services hosting the Senior Subject Adviser in their regions; and (c) the teachers whom Senior Subject Adviser supported.
Coping Strategies for Adaptation to New Teacher Appointments: Intervention for Retention
The goal of this study was to examine the lived experiences of teachers newly appointed to rural or remote schools in Western Australia to understand their experiences and responses. Rural/remote teachers reported a high incidence of stress and coping strategies. Teachers demonstrate a diversity of direct-action, palliative and avoidant coping strategies focused on management of emotions, health and wellbeing.
Aspects of School–University Research Networks that Play a Role in Developing, Sharing and Using Knowledge Based on Teacher Research
The goal of the present study was to explore and describe which aspects of a school–university research network play a role in processes of developing, sharing and using knowledge based on research by Master’s students. The authors combined three perspectives on a network to better understanding of knowledge processes that take place within school–university research networks. A coding system was developed to analyze aspects that play a role in knowledge processes within a school–university research network. Fifteen aspects of a school–university research network were recognized in the processes of developing, sharing and using knowledge based on research by Master’s students
Innovation and Impact in Teacher Education: Community-Based Organizations as Field Placements for Preservice Teachers
This study examines the participation of preservice teachers in community-based organizations (CBOs) and the outcomes of this innovation on their opportunities to learn. Through this research, the authors aim to advance the field of teacher education’s understanding of community experiences, and in particular to highlight the ways in which partnerships with community organizations advance the preparation of teachers. The findings highlight specific dimensions of teachers’ participation in CBOs and indicate ways in which the community experiences added to the resources for learning provided by the teacher education program.
From School Teacher to University Lecturer: Illuminating the Journey from the Classroom to the University for Two Arts Educators
This article explores the experiences of two arts educators, both of who are described as early career researchers at the university level. Furthermore, the paper investigates the events, personal and social conditions, places, and the subsequent joys and challenges they encountered in their progression from secondary school teachers to arts educators. The authors conclude with a number of recommendations concerning the transition from school teaching to becoming a novice university academic in the field of education
November 2011
All Recent Items
Multiculturalism & Diversity
When Gender Issues Are Not Just About Women: Reconsidering Male Students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Cultural Narcissism and Education Reform
Developing Cohesion and Building Positive Relationships through Storytelling in a Culturally Diverse New Zealand Classroom
“So, Where Do They Fit In?” Teachers’ Perspectives of Multi-Cultural Education and Diversity in Singapore

Professional Development

Trajectories of Teacher Identity Development Across Institutional Contexts: Constructing a Narrative Approach
Teacher Participation in Content-Focused Professional Development and The Role of State Policy
Teacher professional leadership in support of teacher professional development
Professional Development across the Teaching Career: Teachers’ Uptake of Formal and Informal Learning Opportunities
The Zone of Proximal Teacher Development

Teacher Education & Instruction

Resisting Compliance: Learning to Teach for Social Justice in a Neoliberal Context
A Dialogic Inquiry Approach to Working With Teachers in Developing Classroom Dialogue
Toward Communal Negotiation of Meaning in Schools: Principals’ Perceptions of Collective Learning from Success
Can Good Principals Keep Teachers in Disadvantaged Schools? Linking Principal Effectiveness to Teacher Satisfaction and Turnover in Hard-to-Staff Environments
The Role of Teachers’ Cognitive Support in Motivating Young Hong Kong Chinese Children to Read and Enhancing Reading Comprehension
The Dilemma of Time: Student-Centered Teaching in the Rural Classroom in China
Teacher Learning from Analysis of Videotaped Classroom Situations: Does It Make a Difference whether Teachers Observe their own Teaching or that of Others?
Asking, Listening, and Learning: Toward a More Thorough Method of Inquiry in Home–School Relations

Research Methods

Aspects of School–University Research Networks that Play a Role in Developing, Sharing and Using Knowledge Based on Teacher Research

Mentoring & Supervision

Exploring A Two-Dimensional Model of Mentor Teacher Roles in Mentoring Dialogues

Teacher Educators

From School Teacher to University Lecturer: Illuminating the Journey from the Classroom to the University for Two Arts Educators

Teacher Education Programs

Innovation and Impact in Teacher Education: Community-Based Organizations as Field Placements for Preservice Teachers
Substance and Show: Understanding Responses to Teacher Education Programme Accreditation Processes

Preservice Students

Let’s Make a Movie: Investigating Pre-service Teachers’ Reflections on Using Video-Recorded Role Playing Cases in Turkey

Beginning Teachers

Ambitious Pedagogy by Novice Teachers: Who Benefits From Tool-Supported Collaborative Inquiry into Practice and Why?
How Beginning Special and General Education Elementary Teachers Negotiate Role Expectations and Access Professional Resources
Coping Strategies for Adaptation to New Teacher Appointments: Intervention for Retention

Teaching Assessment

Reclaiming Assessment Through Accountability That Is “Just Right”

Technology & Computers

A Life in Bits and Bytes: A Portrait of a College Student and Her Life With Digital Media

Theories & Approaches

Contracts, Choice, and Customer Service: Marketization and Public Engagement in Education
A Dialogical Approach to Conceptualizing Teacher Identity
November 2011
 
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