Search results for: Comparative analysis
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Comparative Study of the Evaluation of Professional Competencies by Experienced and Trainee Spanish Primary Teachers
The aim of this study is to identify the competencies which a wide sample of teachers in Spanish primary schools consider to be important for their professional performance and which they use in their everyday teaching. Furthermore, the study examines to what extent the teachers' university training prepared them for their practicing professional development. The proposals are made for training based on the articulation between theory and practice, to allow the professional competencies mentioned to be developed and used in practice, as well as encouraging close collaboration between teacher trainers and experienced practicing teachers.
Updated: Jan. 31, 2010
Prospective teachers' shifts of pedagogical beliefs over time were examined in this study. There were significant differences found between beliefs reported at the onset of a teacher education program when compared to beliefs reported at graduation and after one year of employment.
Updated: Jan. 12, 2010
This study compared two literacy courses for elementary teacher candidates taught by the same professor at the same university with variables held constant with one exception.It was hypothesized that teacher candidates who practiced new pedagogies with children at a designated low performing, highly diverse elementary school (Course One—Service-learning) during a highly structured service-learning experience would develop more self-efficacy and, therefore, demonstrate greater implementation of the course content than those who role played their practice (Course Two—Practice with Peers).
Updated: Dec. 21, 2009
This paper presents a brief analysis of teacher education in five European countries: Italy, Germany, England, Sweden and Finland. The responses given by each country are different. However, two tendencies emerge: on the one hand, the English model, which seeks to make a teacher a faithful executor with regard to centrally decided learning objectives; on the other, the Nordic model that conceives the teacher as a 'fully-fledged' professional. From the point of view of the sustainability and of the safeguard of the educative mission of the school, the Nordic model presents some advantages when compared to the English model.
Updated: Oct. 19, 2009
School-Based Teacher Collaboration in Sweden and Greece: Formal Cooperation, Deprivatized Practices and Personalized Interaction in Primary and Lower Secondary Schools
The goal of the study is to highlight teacher collaboration in Sweden and Greece utilizing nationwide surveys with physical education teachers in both countries. The sample consisted of 707 Swedish and 451 Greek professionals. The presentation of the results is connected with issues of formal cooperation, deprivatized practices and personalized interaction in four teachers groups: primary and lower secondary schools in Sweden and in Greece. According to the data, formal cooperation and deprivatized practices occur more frequently in Sweden than in Greece. However, personalized interaction is rather high in Greek lower secondary schools.
Updated: Apr. 27, 2009
Bridging the Real and Ideal: A Comparison between Learning Community Characteristics and A School-based Case Study
This study investigates a small Canadian school's initial attempt at promoting a “learning community” approach. The study also compares it to the ideals of collaborative teamwork set out by recent scholarship.
Updated: Apr. 01, 2009
Using a comparative case study approach, the article explores two school-university partnership and a framework for identifying and evaluating the two systems.
Updated: Jul. 30, 2008
Unpacking Autonomy and Control in Education: some conceptual and normative groundwork for a comparative analysis
The purpose of this article is to make a contribution to the first two of these tasks which are relatively neglected in the education research literature. The authors begin by unpacking some conceptual complexities involved in debating issues of autonomy and control, distinguishing between three dimensions of autonomy-control: loci and modes of autonomy, domains of autonomy-control and loci and modes of control.
Updated: Jun. 02, 2008
A comparative analysis reveals that assistance and assessment can coexist. Participating in assessment and evaluation did not prevent mentors from forming trustworthy relationships, although it sometimes made that more challenging. In both programs mentors were highly regarded teachers, carefully chosen, with extensive professional expertise. They earned respect by establishing credibility as useful support providers. Mentors addressed novices’ concerns, but they also assessed how new teachers were meeting students’ learning needs. In both programs, new teachers set professional goals and were expected to demonstrate progress towards those goals.
Updated: Mar. 09, 2008
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.
Updated: Feb. 03, 2008