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Teachers' Experiences and Perceptions of Primary EFL in Norway and the Netherlands: A Comparative Study
In this article, the authors compare the primary teaching of English in Norway and the Netherlands, utilizing surveys. Among the issues considered were: starting age, hours of instruction, teacher competence, teacher priorities, the use of the target language for instruction, and materials used. The study placed special emphasis on the transition from primary to secondary level.
Updated: Jan. 22, 2008
The article discusses school linked models for teacher education in England, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden, and what, if any, are the consequences of the models in terms of teacher quality. The authors note a substantial variation between countries in terms of integration between the institution and the school, emphasis on practical learning, embedding of teacher education and duration of teacher education.
Updated: Jan. 16, 2008
This study compares student responses and performance after receiving two types of feedback, that provided by model answers and that provided by personal comments. In 2004 and 2005, a total of 183 students in first and honours years biology courses were provided with both types of feedback, and their perceptions and preferences were explored using a questionnaire. Questionnaire results showed that a majority of students wanted both kinds of feedback, but that there was a preference for personal over model feedback.
Updated: Jan. 15, 2008
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.
Updated: Jan. 10, 2008
Countering insularity in teacher education: academic work on pre-service courses in nursing, social work and teacher education
The issues of second order practice are examined in this article which compares teacher educators and educators of preservice courses for nurses and social workers. The article highlights teaching in higher education, research for scholarship, contribution to the original professional field and service to the university, as elements that bolster professional practices. Another discussion centers around tensions created for professional educators when they consider imperatives of both higher education and professional fields.
Updated: Dec. 25, 2007