Search results for: Attitudes of teachers
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Improving Chilean In-service Elementary Teachers’ Understanding of Nature of Science Using Self-contained NOS and Content-Embedded Mini-Courses
This study investigated how elementary teachers’ understanding of nature of science (NOS) was impacted through a 1-year professional development program in Chile that included NOS instruction as a theme throughout two types of mini-courses in the program. Elementary teachers’ understanding of the creative, inferential, and tentative aspect of NOS showed improvement.
Updated: Feb. 29, 2016
Becoming a Teacher Educator: The Multiple Boundary-Crossing Experiences of Beginning Teacher Educators
This paper reports on a qualitative study that investigated the identity construction experiences of one group of beginning English language teacher educators in Hong Kong. Drawing upon a theoretical framework that incorporates both identity- in-practice and identity-in-discourse, a narrative approach was adopted to examine participants’ identity trajectory as they crossed multiple boundaries from language learners, to language teachers, to language teacher educators. The study suggests that the challenges teacher educators faced at different stages of their professional identity construction reflected the negotiation of past experiences, future ideals, competency, agency, and marginalization.
Updated: Jan. 27, 2016
This paper aims to present the new National Science Teachers Association–Standards for Science Teacher Preparation (NSTA–SSTP). The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) is the new national accreditation organization for programs of education. NSTA collaborates with CAEP to establish content specific standards for the evaluation of science education programs.
Updated: Dec. 27, 2015
This study focused on the effects of different videotaped material on teachers’ cognitive, emotional, and motivational processes. The participants were 10 eighth-grade mathematics teachers, who analyzed videos of their own or other teachers’ classroom instruction.The findings indicate that teachers viewing videos of other teachers are more deeply engaged in analysis of problematic events. This study demonstrates the benefits of comparing teachers’ analysis of their own and others’ videos. The authors pointed out that the individual analysis of one’s own and others’ videos results in differential effects on cognition, motivation, and emotion that may not always be intuitive or easily observable in individual and group settings.
Updated: Dec. 21, 2015
Responding to Teacher Shortages: Relationships among Mobility Experiences, Attitudes, and Intentions of Dutch Teachers
This study examines how the experience with mobility and the attitude towards mobility of Dutch secondary school teachers shape their intentions to be mobile. The findings reveal that attitudes towards mobility were linked to past experience with mobility and there is a strong relationship between the attitude towards mobility and the intention to be mobile.
Updated: Dec. 07, 2015
Reflections of a Peace Educator: The Power and Challenges of Peace Education With Pre-Service Teachers
The present study examines one long-standing peace and global education initiative for pre-service teacher candidates. It probes the meanings of peace education and of global education embedded in the program, as well as the program's effects on the pre-service candidates' understandings of peace education. The article discusses two main challenges faced by the core faculty in this peace education program. In particular, teacher candidates' understandings of peace education often seemed limited, especially in relation to their competence in developing curricula for other strands of global education. Second, teacher candidates often had difficulty acquiring the relevant knowledge base and teaching materials necessary for facilitating the complex pedagogies associated with peace education.
Updated: Nov. 23, 2015
Against the Unchallenged Discourse of Homelessness: Examining the Views of Early Childhood Preservice Teachers
This study examines how preservice teachers perceived homelessness and children experiencing homelessness. It focuses on preservice teachers’ experiences with the dominant discourses about homelessness and addresses how early childhood educators can support preservice teachers in preparing to teach children experiencing homelessness in their future classrooms. The data showed that the images of homelessness held by the preservice teachers closely overlapped with public discourses of homelessness. The image of children as being homeless even did not exist in the conception of homelessness that the preservice teachers initially held. Their knowledge of homelessness was very limited and inaccurate, such that children experiencing homelessness and their families were initially interpreted as being dysfunctional and abnormal.
Updated: Nov. 16, 2015
Pedagogical Approaches to Exploring Theory–Practice Relationships in an Outdoor Education Teacher Education Programme
In this article, the authors have discussed pedagogical approaches to exploring theory and practice with pre-service teachers within an an Australian outdoor education teacher education (OETE) course. The authors have highlighted the importance of four key pedagogical elements in terms of helping pre-service teachers understand and negotiate theory–practice relationships: the promotion of self-awareness; guided reflection; experience; and the fostering of a strong, safe community of learners. These elements are relevant to other areas of teacher education besides OETE pedagogy, although they may be embodied differently in different areas. The authors suggest that these elements are made possible through flexibility within courses, face-to-face contact, and opportunities for observing, participating in, and reflecting on/in relevant practice.
Updated: Nov. 04, 2015
A Comparative Study of Teaching Efficacy in Pre-service and In-service Teachers in Korean Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC)
The main goal of this study was to investigate the differences between the pre-service and in-service teachers in terms of their levels of teaching efficacy and teaching professionalism. The participants were 593 teachers in Korean Early Childhood Education and Care.They were divided into two subgroups consisting of pre-service teachers and in-service teachers who had agreed to participate in the study. The results found that in-service teachers had higher scores than their counterparts in only one of the six subscales of teaching efficacy, which is the subscale “Teaching Strategies”. Furthermore, the results showed that the subject’s college major specialisation and some domains of professionalism were found to be predictive to both groups.
Updated: Nov. 02, 2015
The main objective of the present study was to explore if students and teachers perceive the same antecedents of students’ boredom. The authors asked students to report the reasons for their boredom and compared the teachers’ perceptions to the students’ answers. The results show that students were able to describe the antecedents of their boredom profoundly and in detail. The comparison of students’ and teachers’ perspectives revealed a strong correspondence. The results reveal that most of the antecedents named by students were also mentioned by teachers with only the exception of the student category teacher’s personality.
Updated: Oct. 13, 2015