Search results for: Barriers
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This article discusses how teachers conceptualize their pedagogical principles which they perceive to be personally important. 362 class teachers of the fourth grade and 1989 subject teachers of the seventh to ninth grade answered a a questionnaire. The results of this study reflected the change from transmission to transaction pedagogy and shows that they have learned their lesson in the sense that both pupil-centeredness and constructivist learning preference are present in their pedagogical thinking and also action.
Updated: Nov. 19, 2012
The current case study examined pre-service teachers’ expectations of and attitudes toward the learning and integrating of ICT into their teaching. This study also examined the participants' perceptions of the availability and use of ICT in the Teacher Education Program (TEP) and their placement schools.
Updated: Sep. 27, 2012
This article outlines research on teaching controversial issues in initial teacher education in England and South Africa.This study suggested that obstacles to teaching controversial issues in schools and teacher education persist in schools in England and South Africa. The overall challenge for both societies that are the focus of this study is to ensure that all their teachers and teacher educators have the necessary skills, knowledge and confidence to handle controversial issues in their classrooms.
Updated: May. 22, 2012
This small-scale research study explores early career teachers' (ECTs) perceptions of factors shaping the quality of their early professional learning (EPL) experiences. Their perspective relating to curriculum change and its impact on EPL is considered. 14 early career secondary geography teachers in Scotland participated in this study. The data gathered indicate that departmental or faculty groupings can form the basis of post-induction support and play a crucial role in enhancing or constraining ECTs’ EPL and attitudes towards curriculum change.
Updated: Apr. 03, 2012
The present paper describes the efforts of a group of teacher educators in a university education department in UK used action research to examine their research situation, and what conclusions they reached. Four major themes were identified in the researchers' analysis: benefits from their collaboration; greater understanding of themselves as researchers; broadened research perspectives; and barriers to their own research and how they might be surmounted. All the researchers realized that collaborative action research helped them to see their situations more clearly and they felt stronger as a result.
Updated: Apr. 02, 2012
This article reviews reform efforts and examines their implications for positioning America to address the economic, political, and social challenges of the 21st century. The author concludes that it is critical that we transform teacher education programs as part of the educational transformational process. Teacher education programs must be transformed to ensure that future members of the profession are prepared to teach, counsel, and lead our schools and communities in the 21st century.
Updated: Mar. 21, 2012
Collaborative Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for Teachers in Scotland: Aspirations, Opportunities and Barriers
This article investigates stakeholders’ views on the desirability of collaborative continuing professional development (CPD) and examines potential barriers from a Scottish perspective. This article draws on two empirical projects which each investigates the perceptions of Scottish teachers regarding CPD. The research discussed in this article suggests that a greater balance of forms and purpose of CPD is desirable. However, the policy context within which Scottish teachers currently work focuses on an individualized, standards-based framework.
Updated: Dec. 29, 2011
When Gender Issues Are Not Just About Women: Reconsidering Male Students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities
The primary purpose of this study is to examine the research and literature on African American male enrollment, experiences, and degree completion trends at four-year Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The secondary goal is to recenter the gendered dialogue that occurs within HBCU undergraduate student research, such that barriers specific to African American men are identified and examined, with the expectation of better promoting their postsecondary success. Critical analysis of historical data from the mid-19th to early 21st century indicates that African American males have indeed been neglected in research on undergraduate enrollment, experiences, and degree completion at four-year HBCUs.
Updated: Oct. 24, 2011
Do Primary School Teachers in Cypriot Schools See themselves as Leaders? Echoing Practitioners’ Voices on Levers and Barriers
The current article reports on a small‐scale study of five cases located in one urban primary school. This study examines the views of primary school teachers in Cyprus in relation to teacher leadership. In particular, the study investigates the perceptions of teachers as to their potential to exhibit leadership functions as formal and/or informal teacher leaders.
Updated: Jul. 26, 2011
The current paper discusses the potential positive and problematic influences of the National Early Literacy Panel report on prekindergarten and kindergarten classroom instructional practice. The authors support the instructional importance of the majority of the foundational skills identified in the NELP report. However, the authors argue that the NELP report is both insufficiently clear and overly narrow with respect to what preschool teachers should be focusing on instructionally in early literacy.
Updated: Jul. 05, 2011