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The goal of this study is two-fold: 1) to examine the role content knowledge plays in prospective teachers’ (PSTs) ability to recognize children’s conceptual understanding of mathematics, and, 2) to examine examined PSTs' ability to recognize evidence of children’s conceptual understanding of mathematics in three content areas before and after an instructional intervention designed to support this ability. The results of this study suggest that content knowledge is necessary but insufficient in supporting PSTs’ ability to recognize evidence of children’s conceptual understanding of mathematics.
Updated: May. 11, 2014
This article aims to describe two studies that examined the effects of training and coaching on preservice teachers’ implementation of an intervention focused on teaching play to young children with disabilities. The results indicated that didactic training alone was not associated with changes in teacher behaviors. However, training plus coaching resulted in teachers’ increased use of the intervention package. Child pretend play behaviors also were examined in Study II and increased with the teachers’ high-fidelity use of the intervention.
Updated: Apr. 22, 2014
Effects of Coaching on Teachers’ Use of Function-Based Interventions for Students With Severe Disabilities
The present study used a delayed multiple-baseline across-participants design to analyze the effects of coaching on special education teachers’ implementation of function-based interventions with students with severe disabilities. This study also examined the extent to which teachers could generalize function-based interventions to different situations. In addition, this study examined the effects of function-based interventions on students’ problem and replacement behaviors. Results indicated a functional relationship between coaching and an increase in teacher fidelity scores. Teachers generalized the strategies to other situations with the target students.
Updated: Feb. 19, 2014
Teacher Training Matters: The Results of a Multistate Survey of Secondary Special Educators Regarding Transition From School to Adulthood
The present study examined critical features of secondary special educator’s experiences with transition professional development to predict variables most likely to influence performance of transition planning and services. Results included the extent to which secondary special educators are prepared to perform transition practices, the relationship between preparation and the frequency of performance, and specific variables predictive of higher levels of implementation. The results confirm that training matters if special educators are to implement transition interventions and services.
Updated: Feb. 19, 2014
Strategies for Encouraging Behavioural and Cognitive Engagement of Pre-service Student-Teachers in Bhutan: An Action Research Case Study
This action research enquiry interrogates the author's own teaching practices in the context of new cultures of pedagogy in Bhutan. A survey's results confirmed three areas of concern about the author's capacity to encourage student engagement: lack of open communication in my classes, lack of care and concern, and inability to provide active learning opportunities. The author implemented intervention strategies in teaching to address these concerns. The findings revealed measurable improvement in all three areas of concern that facilitated enhancement of both behavioural and cognitive engagements of student-teachers.
Updated: Sep. 16, 2013
The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of a classroom-based child-centered elementary classroom management approach and compare and contrast a teacher-led approach using a vignette. The authors conclude that the benefits of child-centered classroom management include reducing classroom disruptions, child emotional distress, teacher stress, and facilitating development of positive relationships between teachers and students.
Updated: Aug. 28, 2013
In this article, the authors review the basic features of Design-based research (DBR). The authors describe the trends toward increasing its use, and highlight and analyze the most cited articles that focus on DBR in education. The authors conclude that DBR is being utilized increasingly in educational contexts and especially those in the United States. It seems to be especially attractive for use in K–12 contexts and with technological interventions. The increasing number of studies reported suggests that researchers and graduate students are finding ways to meet the time demands of multiple iteration studies.
Updated: Aug. 26, 2013
Students’ Interest in Social Studies and Negotiation Self-Efficacy: A Meta-Analysis of the GlobalEd Project
This meta-analysis study summarizes the effects of the GlobalEd Project on middle and high school students’ interest in social studies and negotiation self-efficacy. Meta-analytic evidence supports statistically significant increases in students’ interest in social studies for both middle and high school students and negotiation self-efficacy for high school students only as a result of participating in GlobalEd. Results demonstrated different effects of the intervention on middle and high school students, indicating greater increases for high school students.
Updated: Jul. 23, 2013
Preparing Freshmen Teacher Candidates for Academia, Self-Regulation and Teaching: Effects of an Intervention Program
The authors examine the rationale and description of intervention workshops, Pla'ot (Hebrew acronym for Developing Academic Learning and Self-Regulation). The authors specifically examine the effects of the intervention workshops on its participants. The participants were five instructors, who taught in the workshops, and 96 freshmen teacher candidates in various majors at an Israeli college of education. The findings indicated that After participating in Pla'ot, candidates reportedly improved their (a) academic study strategies, and (b) self-regulation, particularly time management and self-efficacy.
Updated: May. 01, 2013
Enriching Action Research with the Narrative Approach and Activity Theory: Analyzing the Consequences of an Intervention in a Public Sector Hospital in Finland
The current study aims at contributing to the development of theory and methodology in the field of organizational intervention research. An empirical case is presented of a public-sector hospital unit that was in crisis and took part in an organizational change process based on action research. The long-term consequences of the project are traced and analyzed by conducting ethnographic field research, including narrative inquiry.
Updated: Apr. 28, 2013