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The Importance of Respect in Teaching and Learning: Perspectives of Final Year Pre-service Teachers in A Regional University in Ireland
The purpose of this research was to examine pre-service teachers (PSTs’) perceptions of respect in educative relationships. This study also investigated the factors that guided the pre-service teachers’ perceptions. The authors conclude that the respect for the role of a teacher by their pupils is bound not solely in their subject knowledge, but can be diminished in their eyes through a perceived humiliation or can be enhanced by a willingness for the teacher to convey ‘interpersonal respect’, by attempting to relate to them. Additionally, the participants stated that balancing ‘interpersonal respect’ and ‘respect in the role of the teacher’ helped them to feel more confident in their teaching abilities and to relate to their pupils.
Updated: Oct. 23, 2013
This paper outlines the process of the self-study research which the author undertook on her work as a teacher in a primary school on the west coast of Ireland. The article examines how, through reflection on and thinking critically about her work, the author gained new insight and understanding of her practice and developed a new epistemology of practice. The author concludes that in the research process, she developed a new understanding around her digital projects such that she can now perceive them as processes for developing spiritual and holistic approaches to learning and teaching.
Updated: Oct. 02, 2013
This article reports on a mentoring programme in a university at the Republic of Ireland, which provides an accreditation pathway to a master’s level qualification. The authors adopted three different and complementary lenses through which to consider mentoring as an academic and professional practice: (a) the international literature; (b) their own reflective and reflexive dialogue; and (c) observations from mentor teachers’ efforts to interrogate their own professional practices. The authors conclude by arguing for productive mentoring, for sustainable change, as an academic, caring and professional practice that is contextually responsive.
Updated: Sep. 30, 2013
This article investigates teacher educators’ perspectives on the purposes, benefits and drawbacks of adopting a subject-specific standards-based approach in Physical Education Teacher Education in Ireland. Thirteen physical education teacher educators participated in the study. The teacher educators were supportive of adopting a standards-based approach grounded in a democratic ideology to increase accountability, enhance professionalism and improve the status of physical education in higher education and school contexts.
Updated: Apr. 03, 2013
The current paper argues that the study of attitudes and persuasion is very important in teacher education. The elaboration likelihood model (ELM) of persuasion provides an integrative framework to analyze empirical evidence from a five-year study, which conducted in the Republic of Ireland.
Updated: Aug. 28, 2012
Induction Needs of a Group of Teachers at Different Career Stages in a School in the Republic of Ireland: Challenges and Expectations
The current study examines how a school-based induction programme can best accommodate the needs of a diverse group of teachers at different career stages. This case study carried out in a socially disadvantaged secondary school in the Republic of Ireland. Findings reveal that the induction needs of both newly qualified teachers and returning teachers were broadly similar.
Updated: Nov. 29, 2011
‘Lights, Camera, Reflection’: Using Peer Video to Promote Reflective Dialogue among Student Teachers
The current article examines the use of peer‐videoing in the classroom as a means of promoting reflection among student teachers. The study examined the capacity for peer‐video analysis to facilitate student teachers to move from focusing on the technical aspects of their practice to an examination of the theoretical constructs underpinning their practice.
Updated: Jul. 26, 2011
Over the past decade and prompted in large measure by the Bologna process, teacher education systems across European countries have converged along a common structural path. Taking Ireland as a case study, this paper examines the European agenda in relation to teacher education. The article suggests that while structurally, teacher education in Ireland has undergone significant reform in order to conform to a wider European agenda, significant gaps remain in existing teacher education policy particularly in relation to continuous professional development.
Updated: Apr. 10, 2011
An Examination of Pre-service Teachers' Attitudes towards the Inclusion of Development Education into Irish Post-Primary Schools
This study was conducted following the return of pre-service teachers from the teaching practice. The study also examines the attitudes of the pre-service teachers towards development education, the extent to which they included development education issues in their teaching while on teaching practice and their attitudes towards including such issues in the future. Results indicate that while pre-service teachers were positive towards integrating development education into post-primary schools and indicated their hope to include such issues in the future, they face a number of barriers that prevent them from doing so.
Updated: Dec. 03, 2010
English as an Additional Language and Initial Teacher Education: Views and Experiences from Northern Ireland
This article addresses training for teaching English as an Additional Language (EAL) at initial teacher education (ITE) level in Northern Ireland. 15 primary and post-primary teachers participated in this small-scale qualitative study. The study investigates reflections on EAL content in ITE programmes, and the type of difficulties faced when teaching pupils whose first language is not English.
Updated: Sep. 19, 2010