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The article describes an analysis of 59 journals of student teachers regarding their concerns about teaching. Findings from the study revealed the complex pattern of past and future concerns relevant to the students' personal and professional identity.
Updated: Jan. 14, 2008
The article discusses a study of teacher education students regarding social differences and social justice, taken from their professional journals during the first semester of third year. The journals described the students' reasons for choosing teaching as a career, and some entries acknowledged the issues of ethnicity, race and gender in their students' world. The purpose of the study was to promote reflection on social differences facilitate a commitment to social justice in the future.
Updated: Jan. 10, 2008
Filipino Pre-service Education Students' Preconceptions of Teacher Roles Viewed through a Metaphorical Lens
A study of 125 teacher education students from the Philippines examined their ideas on what a teacher is, through metaphorical images constructed by the students. The images were listed, tallied, analyzed and categorized to explore meaningful patterns and themes. Results show preconceptions in knowledge source, direction-setter, character-formatter, change agent and learner.
Updated: Jan. 09, 2008
Knowledge about Education for Sustainable Development: four case studies of student teachers in English secondary schools
The article involves a case study research into how four student teachers taking part in a one-year teacher education programme in a university in England translate their knowledge, experiences and beliefs about Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) into classroom practice in the context of the Geography National Curriculum and ESD policies in secondary schools. The article reveals some of the ethical and political dilemmas faced by student teachers who, as committed environmentalists, struggle to resolve the tensions between the constraints of policy, school culture, school teaching materials and their own values and enthusiasms.
Updated: Dec. 31, 2007
Interviews with outstanding cooperating teachers focused on exploring their belief on teacher vision, and what makes a good teacher. The teachers revealed a strong sense of why they teach and shared goals around several themes. They also maintained that reflection is key to developing a vision of education. Teacher education programs can support these teachers' views of quality education by developing conceptual frameworks that foster reflection and the development of a vision for education, particularly in the student teaching experience.
Updated: Dec. 27, 2007