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February 17, 2008 International Portal of Teacher Education
February 2008
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Cooperating Teachers' Perspectives Under Scrutiny: A comparative analysis of Australia and
The article describes a comparison study of Australian and Canadian cooperating teachers. The authors contrast the local settings and draw on the differences with respect to the cooperating teachers' preparation and compensation for their role in practicum settings and the complex relations between schools and universities.
Investigating the Content and Sources of Teacher Candidates' Personal Practical Theories (PPTs)
The article reports on a study conducted to develop a model of categories of beliefs and their relationship to teachers' personal practical theories (PPTs). Since it is believed that such beliefs can influence teachers' classroom practices, the study's aim was to provide teacher educators with a better understanding of the student teachers' beliefs, in an effort to influence their knowledge and practices.
Does burnout begin with student-teaching? Analyzing efficacy, burnout, and support during the student-teaching semester
Source: Teaching and Teacher Education Volume 23, Issue 6, August 2007, Pages 916-934Burnout may begin as early as the student teaching experience. The article examines data from 49 student-teachers in the Southwest United States, gathered twice during their student-teaching period. The data included teacher efficacy, burnout, learning climate and cooperating teacher support. The study indicates significant interactions in three factors of burnout by guidance group, such that student-teachers who experience high guidance demonstrate lower levels of burnout at the end of their practicum.
Towards a New Professionalism in School? A Comparative Study of Teacher Autonomy in Norway and Sweden
The authors argue that both individual teacher autonomy at the local workplace and autonomy at the national level embracing teachers as a collective group are important in analysing teachers’ professional autonomy. In comparing teachers’ professional autonomy they differentiate between processes of individualisation and collectivisation. Their analysis indicates, although intra-national differences, that the difference between Norwegian and Swedish teachers is striking.
What is actually discussed in problem-solving courses for prospective teachers?
Audio recordings and field notes regarding two problem-solving courses for mathematics teacher education were explored, utilizing dialogical and contextualization approaches. Data analysis revealed substantial differences between the two classroom discourses and offer possible reasons for the differences.
Designing ePortfolio 2.0: Integrating and Coordinating Web 2.0 Services with ePortfolio Systems for enhancing Users' Learning
In this paper, we propose a new design that integrates and coordinates emerging Web 2.0 services into ePortfolio systems to enable community-wide annotation, interaction, and collaboration, with the goal of enhancing the learning experience for individuals as well as the community. We review relevant literatures, theories, and development of traditional ePortfolio systems. We conduct a preliminary survey study to explore users' perceived values in ePortfolio and Web 2.0 services.
February 2008
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Multiculturalism & Diversity

Preservice teachers’ culturally responsive teaching self-efficacy and outcome expectancy beliefs
The Cooperating Teacher I's : Effective Mid-Lesson Responses to Student Teachers' Critical Teaching Incidents
Working with Communities to Explore and Personalize Culturally Relevant Pedagogies: Push, Double Images, and Raced Talk
Getting World English Speaking Student Teachers to the Top of the Class: Making hope for ethno-cultural diversity in teacher education robust
Singaporean Early Childhood Teachers' beliefs about Literacy Development in a Multilingual Context
Authentic Pedagogy and Students with Severe Disabilities
Secret Transmissions: Modelling cross-cultural relations in classroom discourses
Preservice Teachers' Perceptions of Culture in Early Care and Education Programs on a Native American Indian Reservation
Students of Colour as Cultural Consultants: A Self-study of Race and Social Justice Issues in a teacher Education Programme
Integrating Katz and Chard's Project Approach with Multicultural Education in the University Classroom
” We Are Multiculturalism': A Self-study of Faculty of Colour With Pre-service Teachers of Colour
Connected and culturally embedded beliefs: Chinese and US teachers talk about how their students best learn mathematics
Diversity study circles in teacher education practice: An experiential learning project
Teachers’ professional vulnerability and cultural tradition: A Chinese paradox
What student teachers learn about multicultural education from their cooperating teachers
World culture and experienced primary school teachers’ understandings of educational changes in Taiwan

Professional Development

Mathematics professional development for elementary teachers: Building trust within a school-based mathematics education community.
How effectively does the Graduate Teacher Programme contribute to the development of trainee teachers' professional values?
Curriculum Making as Novice Professional Development: Practical Risk Taking as Learning in High-Stakes Times
Effects of national policies on teachers' sense of professionalism: findings from an empirical study in Portugal and in England
Globalization, 'Glocal' Development, and Teachers’ Work: A Research Agenda
A Self-Study of Professional Development through Program Revision
Professional Development Risks and Opportunities Embodied within Self-Study
Facilitating Self-Study of Professional Development: Researching the Dynamics of Teacher Learning
The multimedia case as a tool for professional development: an analysis of online and face-to-face interaction among mathematics pre-service teachers, in-service teachers, mathematicians, and mathematics teacher educators
Using Scientists and Real-World Scenarios in Professional Development for Middle School Science Teachers
Towards a New Professionalism in School? A Comparative Study of Teacher Autonomy in Norway and Sweden
A review of research on the impact of professional learning communities on teaching practice and student learning
Cooperative learning and team culture in schools: Conditions for teachers’ professional development
Innovation, research and professional development in higher education: Learning from our own experience
“You choose to care”: Teachers, emotions and professional identity
Mitigating Resistance to Teaching Science Through Inquiry: Studying Self

TE & Instruction

Teacher Education Students' Reflections on How Problem-Based Learning Has Changed Their Mental Models About Teaching and Learning
A Model for Preparing Special and General Education Preservice Teachers for Inclusive Education
Preparing Teachers to Learn from Teaching
Strategic Compromise a Student Teacher's Design of Kindergarten Mathematics Instruction in a High-Stakes Testing Climate
Developing Curriculum Leadership in Schools: Hong Kong perspectives
The Influence of an Inclusive Education Course on Attitude Change of Pre-service Secondary Teachers in Hong Kong
Connecting languages: the use of the portfolio as a means of exploring and overcoming frontiers within the curriculum
The Effectiveness of Jigsaw II on Prospective Elementary School Teachers
Views of prospective early childhood education teachers, towards mathematics and its instruction
Possibilities for pedagogy in further education: harnessing the abundance of literacy.
Learner-Centered Teacher-Student Relationships Are Effective: A Meta-Analysis
How to respond to the demands set by the communicative approach? New challenges second-language (L2) teachers face in the classroom
Teachers' experiences and perceptions of primary EFL in Norway and the Netherlands: a comparative study
Meeting Diverse Learning Needs: Differentiating Instruction in Graduate Early Childhood Mathematics Classes
Teachers Talking about Effective Practice: Understanding the Knowledge and Practice of Teachers
The Nature of Primary Teaching: Body, Time, Space, and Relationships
Developing an Integrated Play-Based Pedagogy in Preservice Teacher Education: A self-study
One Authentic Early Literacy Practice and Three Standardized Tests: Can a Storytelling Curriculum Measure Up?
Preparing Teachers to Support Struggling First-Grade Readers
Who Cares About Caring in Early Childhood Teacher Education Programs?
What is actually discussed in problem-solving courses for prospective teachers?
Using concept maps to assess change in teachers’ understandings of algebra: a respectful approach
The role of lesson analysis in pre-service teacher education: an empirical investigation of teacher learning from a virtual video-based field experience
Preservice teachers’ knowledge of proof by mathematical induction
Mathematical sophistication among preservice elementary teachers
The Building of a New Academic Field: the case of French didactiques
Readjusting Didactics to a Changing Epistemology
Trends in Research on Teaching and Learning in Schools: didactics meets classroom studies
Didactics, Sense Making, and Educational Experience
Novices and veterans journeying into real-world teaching: How a veteran learns from novices
Through what perspective do we judge the teaching of peers
Academic mathematics and mathematical knowledge needed in school teaching practice: some conflicting elements
Free spaces: excavating race, class, and gender among urban schools and communities

Research Methods

First-Timer's Impressions of Engaging in Action Research: A Case in Ethiopian Preservice Teacher Education
Shaping a new professional identity by building a new personal concept of leadership through action research
Action research and collaborative research: their specific contributions to professional development
On being critical: uniting theory and practice through emancipatory action research
Toward a problematic of silence in action research
Students as researchers: engaging students' voices in PAR
Exclusion in an inclusive action research project: drawing on student perspectives of school science to identify discourses of exclusion
Navigating Sites for Narrative Inquiry
Contextualizing critical action research: lessons from urban educators
Bringing action research to the curriculum development process
Action research and narratives: 'Finely Aware and Richly Responsible'
Action research as narrative: five principles for validation
Validity and quality in action research
Developing classroom talk through practitioner research
Streamlined reflective action research for creative instructional improvement
Teachers and teacher trainees as classroom researchers: beyond Utopia?
Tailoring Case Studies to Fit Early Childhood Teacher Candidates' Needs and Experiences
The Observation, Documentation, and Shared Reflection Process: Preparing Early Childhood Educators to Teach in Alaska Native Communities
Why Shouldn’t Teachers and Teacher Educators Conduct Research on their Own Practices? An Epistemological Exploration

Mentoring & Supervision

Nurturing Multicultural Competence in an Early Childhood Graduate Teacher Licensure Program
What Does Mentoring Mean to Experienced Teachers? A Phenomenological Interview Study
Can Cooperating Teachers Help Student Teachers Develop a Vision of Education?
Learning to be teachers of adult numeracy
Cooperating Teachers' Perspectives Under Scrutiny: A comparative analysis of Australia and
Are advocacy, mutuality, and evaluation incompatible mentoring functions?
Context-specific effects on reciprocity in mentoring relationships: ethical implications
Ethical issues in multicultural student-faculty mentoring relationships in higher education
Mentoring, boundaries, and multiple relationships: opportunities and challenges
Mentoring for protégé character development
The Effect of a Mentoring Model for Elementary Science Professional Development

Teacher Educators

Curates' eggs? Secondary trainee teachers' experience of the Graduate Teacher Programme and the Postgraduate Certificate in Education
Comparison of Teacher Educators' Instructional Methods With the Constructivist Ideal
Slow Research Time and Fast Teaching Time: A collaborative self-study of a teacher educator's unexamined assumptions
Forging a Pedagogy of Teacher Education: The challenges of moving from classroom teacher to teacher educator
Teacher Educators’ Beliefs and Technology Uses as Predictors of Preservice Teachers’ Beliefs and Technology Attitudes

TE Programs

Reviewing and Refining: A Professional Education Unit's Journey Toward Accreditation
Layers and links: Learning to juggle ‘one more thing’ in the classroom
Problematizing the Role of Expert Within Small-Scale School-University Partnerships
Developing teacher competences for education for sustainable development through reflection: the Environment and School Initiatives approach
Shaping a new professional identity by building a new personal concept of leadership through action research
School improvement, pre-service teacher education and the construction of social networks in New Zealand and England
Researching Teacher Education Practices: Responding to the Challenges, Demands, and Expectations of Self-Study
Strengthening the Case for Community-Based Learning in Teacher Education
Incorporating Character Education into the Early Childhood Degree Program: The Need, and One Department's Response.
Learning to Speak with a Professional Voice: Initiating Preservice Teachers into Being a Resource for Parents
Survivors of the Storm: Teaching in a Post-Katrina World
Honoring Teachers: A World of Perspectives
The role of attention in expert classroom practice

Preservice Students

Does burnout begin with student-teaching? Analyzing efficacy, burnout, and support during the student-teaching semester
Developing Collaboration Skills in Pre-service Teachers: A Partnership Between General and Special Education
An Early Field-based Experience and its Impact on Pre-service Candidates' Teaching Practice and Their Pupils' Outcomes
Epistemological Beliefs and Attitudes Toward Inclusion in Pre-service Teachers
Student teachers, special educational needs and inclusion education: reviewing the potential for problem-based, e-learning pedagogy to support practice
The development of student teachers' views on pupil misbehaviour during an initial teacher training programme in England and Norway
Knowledge about Education for Sustainable Development: four case studies of student teachers in English secondary schools
Student Engagement in the Teaching and Learning of Grammar : A Case Study of an Early-Career Secondary School English Teacher
What Teacher Candidates Learned About Diversity, Social Justice, and Themselves From Service-Learning Experiences
Jordanian Pre-service Teachers' Perceptions of the Portfolio as a Reflective Learning Tool
Pre-service Teachers' Conceptions about Teaching and Learning: A closer look at Singapore cultural context
Addressing Social Difference with Prospective Teachers Who Want 'To Make a Difference'
German trainees' reflections on two approaches to initial teacher training
Student-teachers' concerns about teaching practice
Becoming a student teacher: core features of the experience
Pre-service science teachers' perceptions of written lesson appraisals: the impact of styles of mentoring
Early Childhood Education Students' Reflections: Volunteering after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita
Investigating the Content and Sources of Teacher Candidates' Personal Practical Theories (PPTs)
Supervision from the Student Teacher's Perspective: An Institutional Case Study
Developing Preservice Literacy Teachers’ Observation Skills: Two Stories, Two Technologies
The impact of an international field experience on preservice teachers
“Maybe I can teach those kids.” The influence of contextual factors on student teachers’ efficacy beliefs
The Impact of Teacher Preparation on Student Achievement in Algebra in a 'Hard-to-Staff' Urban PreK-12-University Partnership

Beginning Teachers

A Sound Research Base for Beginning Teacher Education: Robust hope, action policy analysis and Top of the Class
Developing a communal identity as beginning teachers of mathematics: Emergence of an
Beginning Teachers' Technology Use: First Year Teacher Development and the Institutional Context's affect on New Teachers' Instructional Technology Use with Students

Teaching Assessment

Designing ePortfolio 2.0: Integrating and Coordinating Web 2.0 Services with ePortfolio Systems for enhancing Users' Learning
Enhancing curriculum and delivery: linking assessment to learning objectives
Portfolio assessment of an undergraduate group project
Are they the same? Comparing the instructional quality of online and face-to-face graduate education courses
Fast and effective feedback: are model answers the answer?

Technology & Computers

Copyright Law and Content Protection Mechanisms: Digital Rights Management for Teacher Educators
Comparing Web-based to Traditional Instruction for Teaching Special Education Content
The creation of virtual communities in a primary initial teacher training programme
Computer-based Learning in a Primary School: Differences between the early and later years of primary schooling
In an ICT-based teacher-education context: why was our group 'the magic group'?
Teacher learning about online learning: experiences of a situated approach
Online Learning Environments: What Early Childhood Teacher Education Students Say
Quality assurance in online education: The Universitas 21 Global approach
Toward a Quality Assurance Approach to E-Learning Courses
Pre-Service English Teachers and Technology: A Consideration of Weblogs for the English Classroom
Toward Technology Integration in Mathematics Education: A Technology-Integration Course Planning Assignment
Digital Games in Education: The Design of Games-Based Learning Environments
Effect of Problem Solving Support and Cognitive Styles on Idea Generation: Implications for Technology-Enhanced
Presence and Positioning as Components of Online Instructor Persona
Asynchronous Discussions and Assessment in Online Learning
'Can Anyone Offer any Words of Encouragement?” Online Dialogue as a Support Mechanism for Preservice Teachers
Factors That Influence Mentor and Teacher Interactions During Technology Integration Collaborative Apprenticeships
Investigating Student Attitudes Toward a Synchronous, Online Graduate Course in a Multi-User Virtual Learning Environment
Making a Choice: The Perceptions and Attitudes of Online Graduate Students

Theories & Approaches

Personal Epistemologies and Learning to Teach
Accumulating Knowledge Across Self-Studies in Teacher Education
Civic professionalism: teacher education and professional ideals and values in a commercialised education world
Psycho-pedagogy and personalised learning
Generative learning: learning beyond the learning situation
From transmission to dialogue: promoting critical engagement in higher education teaching and learning
The soul of teaching and professional learning: an appreciative inquiry into the Enneagram of reflective practice
Utopian Spaces of 'Robust Hope': The architecture and nature of progressive learning environments
Understanding Authority in Classrooms: A Review of Theory, Ideology, and Research
'Vygotsky’s Neglected Legacy': Cultural-Historical Activity Theory
A Theoretical Review of Winne and Hadwin’s Model of Self-Regulated Learning: New Perspectives and Directions
Self-Study Research in a New School of Education: Moving between vulnerability and community
Beginning to Understand Teaching as a Discipline
Learning to Think of Learning to Teach as Situated: A self-study
Science, Art, and Experience: Constructing a Science Pedagogy From Dewey’s Aesthetics
Unpacking Autonomy and Control in Education: some conceptual and normative groundwork for a comparative analysis
Development of the Beliefs about Primary Education Scale: Distinguishing a developmental and transmissive dimension
Mapping literacy practices: theory, methodology, methods

TE - General Trends

All the right features: towards an 'architecture' for mentoring trainee teachers in UK further education colleges
Autonomy or control: discussion of a central dilemma in developing a realistic teacher education in Norway
Finding new words: how I use critical literacy in my multicultural teacher education classroom
International Network of Teacher Education Institutions: past, present and future
Countering insularity in teacher education: academic work on pre-service courses in nursing, social work and teacher education
Researching class in the classroom: addressing the social class attainment gap in Initial Teacher Education
Teacher education as or for social and ecological transformation: place-based reflections on local and global participatory methods and collaborative practices
Translation processes in the design of an education for sustainable development innovations course for universities in Africa
Environmental education in teacher education in India: experiences and challenges in the United Nation's Decade of Education for Sustainable Development
Mainstreaming education for sustainable development in initial teacher education in Australia: a review of existing professional development models
A Lethal Threat to U.S. Teacher Education
Bridging the University–School Divide: Horizontal Expertise and the 'Two-Worlds Pitfall'
Dispositions in Teacher Education: A Look at Social Justice
Dispositions and Teacher Assessment: The Need for a More Rigorous Definition
Economic Analysis and the Design of Alternative-Route Teacher Education Programs
Highly Quantified Teachers: NCLB and Teacher Education
Looking Back and Moving Forward: Three Tensions in the Teacher Dispositions Discourse
Retrieving Meaning in Teacher Education: The Question of Being
Filipino Pre-service Education Students' Preconceptions of Teacher Roles Viewed through a Metaphorical Lens
Robust Hope and Teacher Education Policy
Sustaining the Employment of Early Childhood Teachers in Long Day Care: A case for robust hope, critical imagination and critical action
The ETRF, Robust Hope and Teacher Education: Making practical reforms to the senior phase of learning
Dominant Discourses and Teacher Education: Current curriculum or curriculum remembered?
From Naive Optimism to Robust Hope: Sustaining a commitment to social justice in schools and teacher education in neoliberal times
Intervening or Ignoring: Learning about teaching in new times
Neo-liberal Subjectivities and the Limits of Social Change in University-Community Partnerships
Reconstructing Dominant Paradigms of Teacher Education: Possibilities for pedagogical transformation in Fiji
Alternative teacher education in the Netherlands 2000-2005. A standards-based synthesis
Embracing inclusive teacher education
Teacher education in schools: an international comparison
The efficacy of collaborative networks in preparing teachers
The Effects of Hands-On Experience On Students' Preferences for Assessment Methods
The Mysteries of Creative Partnerships
Responding to Our Critics: From Crisis to Opportunity in Research on Teacher Education
Transforming Universal Design for Learning in Early Childhood Teacher Education from College Classroom to Early Childhood Classroom
What We Know about Integrating Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education Teacher Preparation Programs: A Review, a Reminder and a Request
Reconceptualizing Teacher Educator Knowledge as Tensions: Exploring the tension between valuing and reconstructing experience
A Teacher Educator's Role in an Asia-derived Learning Study
What Does it Mean to be a 'Good' Early Childhood Teacher? An Analysis of Themes in Application Essays Submitted to Two Early Childhood Education Teacher Certification Programs
Key educational experiences and self-discovery in higher education
Research into initial teacher education in Australia: A survey of the literature 1995–2004
Understanding the approaches to the teaching of religious education of pre-service primary teachers: The influence of religio-scientific frameworks
Training confident primary modern foreign language teachers in England: An investigation into preservice teachers’ perceptions of their subject knowledge
Preparing Vietnamese student teachers for teaching with a student-centered approach

February 2008
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