Search results for: Teacher characteristics
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The current reforms of initial teacher education in the learning and skills sector in England are standards based and emphasize subject specialism. A qualitative study found that trainees generated knowledge resources through participation in their workplace, initial teacher education course and other social contexts, and from embedded and encoded workplace knowledge. It is argued that using a knowledge resources perspective, which recognizes how trainees generate knowledge and seeks to bridge gaps in their access to knowledge resources, would be more effective in supporting trainees' development than the recent reforms.
Updated: Jun. 13, 2011
Teacher Learning and Collaborative Action Research: Generating a “Knowledge-of-Practice” in the Context of Science Education
The main purpose of this research was to examine how conceptions of teacher knowledge and learning emerged within a collaborative action research community. This study occurred over a 3-year period from 2004 to 2007 and involved over 50 teachers from three different school districts. However, the article highlights the experiences and learning of one of those teachers, Katrina. The experiences of Katrina provide detailed insight into the nature of learning within an action research community of practice. This learning reflects many of the characteristics of the “knowledge-of-practice” conception.
Updated: May. 19, 2011
The Organization of the Mathematics Preparation and Development of Teachers: A Report from the ICMI Study 15
The current paper presents the results of an investigation carried out across 20+ country-regions under the auspices of ICMI Study 15 into the structures, approaches and general characteristics of the mathematics preparation and development of teachers. The paper provides an analytic perspective on (a) teacher education systems’ characteristics including institutional arrangements and regulations; (b) teacher’s recruitment, selection, and credentials; (c) teacher education programs’ structure and approaches; (d) teacher educators’ characteristics; and (e) the structure and content of the curriculum.
Updated: May. 19, 2011
The Reasons For and the Impact of Principal-On-Teacher Bullying on the Victims’ Private and Professional Lives
The current paper examines the reasons for principal-on-teacher bullying and the impact of the bullying on the victims. The findings support the literature that the lack of an effective regime for monitoring of regulations governing principals’ behavior and the characteristics of the bullies and victims are reasons for bullying.
Updated: Apr. 04, 2011
This article draws on possible-selves theory to describe how future-oriented thought provides identity-relevant information and motivation to pursue self-relevant goals. The authors analyzed the expected and feared possible selves of 221 beginning teachers. The analysis revealed four main categories: interpersonal relationships, classroom management, instruction, and professionalism.
Updated: Mar. 24, 2011
This study explores the personal values and beliefs about students and learning of experienced teachers and teacher candidates during clinical practice internship. This study was conducted in the teacher education unit of an urban southern university. The majority of the respondents were female and White. Using the Rokeach Value Scale, results showed significant relationships between values and dispositions for teacher candidates and successful teachers.
Updated: Nov. 02, 2010
Masks as Self-study. Challenging and Sustaining Teachers’ Personal and Professional Personae in Early–mid Career Life Phases
The article illuminates three early–mid career teachers’ self-study inquiries, focusing on mask work. Through mask inquiries, the teachers constructed, deconstructed and disclosed to themselves narratives of personal/professional identity. Subsequent improvisation with their masks is shown to engage teachers emotionally with tensions and dissonances within and between their various personae and personal, professional and political contexts at each of their respective career life phases.
Updated: Oct. 17, 2010
Actors and Act-ers: Enhancing Inclusion and Diversity in Teaching and Teacher Education through the Validation of Quiet Teaching
The goals of this article are two-fold: (1) the authors will attempt to clarify the elusive concept of personality within the context of teaching and challenge commonly held assumptions of a “quiet” or introverted person; (2) the authors will explore ways for teacher educators to validate the abilities of student teachers who seem quiet. The authors will gain insights from those with “quiet voices”, that is, the student teachers, teachers, administrators, and teacher educators themselves who have addressed their own issues of quietness within the context of teaching.
Updated: Aug. 22, 2010
This qualitative study explores strategies of resilience exhibited by novice teachers employed in high-needs areas. Findings indicated that teachers utilised a variety of strategies, including help-seeking, problem-solving, managing difficult relationships, and seeking rejuvenation/renewal. Furthermore, the researchers recognised that resilient teachers demonstrated agency in the process of overcoming adversity.
Updated: Aug. 15, 2010
Models and Predictors of Teacher Effectiveness: A Comparison of Research About Teaching and Other Occupations
This study compares research on the theoretical models and predictors of teacher effectiveness with those of other occupations. Four models of teaching are identified—labor, profession, craft, and art—each with its own (often implicit) objectives and theories about how learning takes place. In addition, there is considerable similarity between the teacher characteristics that predict teacher effectiveness and those predicting worker effectiveness in similarly complex occupations and professions. Specifically, cognitive ability and experience predict effectiveness for both groups, whereas personality and education are not predictive. These specific findings are informative for developing specific models of effectiveness.
Updated: May. 30, 2010