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The current study examines the study-abroad experiences of pre-service teacher candidates at the Faculty of Education, York University, using transformative learning theory. Teacher candidates face disorienting experiences while studying abroad; students reported facing racial dynamics, “outsider” status, risk-taking behavior and power relations. This influences their ability to develop empathy for ethnically diverse students.
Updated: Jul. 30, 2012
Broadening Views of Social Justice and Teacher Leadership: Addressing LGB Issues in Teacher Education
This case study explores the immediate impact of LGB-themed instruction by examining graduate education students’ written reflections following a guest lecture on LGB-related educational issues. The participants in this study were the instructor who was a heterosexual woman, two guest speakers who were two gay men, and 18 credentialed, master’s degree education students. The results of the current study indicate that teachers are more likely to establish and implement inclusive policies and practices in their classrooms in response to LGB-themed instruction.
Updated: Jul. 09, 2012
Using the Conceptual Change Model of Learning as an Analytic Tool in Researching Teacher Preparation for Student Diversity
The goal of this article is to argue that drawing on the theory of conceptual change as commonly applied to learning in science classrooms is an appropriate and valuable framework for understanding how teachers change their ideas about the pedagogical implications of student diversity. After a description of two traditions of conceptual change learning, the Teaching for Conceptual Change model is deployed to analyze two different accounts of teacher learning.
Updated: May. 28, 2012
This study was conducted to reveal how students perceived their experience of preparing portfolios and the effects of the portfolio process on their learning. The participants were 35 fourth-year biology student teachers enrolled in the course ‘Assessment and evaluation’ in the Faculty of Education at Karadeniz Technical University, Turkey. Five themes were drawn from the analysis of the students’ written reflections in their portfolios, regarding how they perceived the portfolio process and its effects on their learning.
Updated: May. 07, 2012
Preservice Teachers' Perceptions of Pedagogic Documentation Techniques in Early Childhood Teacher Preparation
The current research examines the perceptions of early childhood preservice teachers in relation to earning the techniques of pedagogic documentation with young children. The participants were preservice teachers who were enrolled in an upper division course in an early childhood teacher preparation program at a major University in the southern United States.
Updated: Apr. 18, 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
In this study, the authors examined whether critical reflections within the portfolio could provide evidence of teachers’ engagement in reflection-based inquiry as well as levels of development of reflection. 51 teachers who enrolled to in a graduate-level program in a college of education. Data consisted of five sets of required prompted reflections that were written for the program portfolio. Analysis of the reflections revealed that teachers’ incorporation of inquiry changed as they proceeded through the coursework.
Updated: Apr. 02, 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
Teaching Ms. Kerbin: A Unique Approach to Student Teacher Reflections and Their Use With Preservice Candidates
In this article, three students teachers reflected and wrote about their student-teaching experiences. The group chose to examine common concerns of student teachers not often addressed in classes, with the idea that these reflections could be useful for teacher candidates just entering student teaching. These vignettes were presented to pre-student teaching candidates in the semester just before their student-teaching experience and at the end of the semester. The authors stated the value in grooming student teachers toward the habit of reflection to help them gain insights to their identities as teachers and to make the shift from self-absorbed novices to student-centered teachers.
Updated: Jan. 18, 2012
This study explores empirically a two-dimensional model of mentor teacher roles in mentoring dialogues, entitled MERID. The findings indicate that there is empirical support for the model. This model provides a viable tool for mentor teachers’ reflections and, subsequently, for changes in and enhancement of mentor teachers’ role repertoires.
Updated: Nov. 17, 2011