Search results for: Primary schools
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The Role of the University Tutor in School-based Work in Primary Schools in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland
This study compares between the views and attitudes of university staff, student teachers and class teachers from the Irish Republic and Northern Ireland. This project reveals a reservoir of goodwill between tutors, teachers and students, along with a willingness to engage in dialogue and collaboration.
Updated: Oct. 20, 2014
Primary Teacher Trainee Perspectives on a Male-Only Support Group: Moving Male Trainee Teachers beyond the ‘Freak Show’
This paper reports on male trainees’ reactions to a pilot year intervention in which a male-only support group was set up. The participants were 12 male trainees. Overall, male trainees’ responses indicated that the introduction of the male-only group was an effective strategy to address the issue of being vulnerable and feeling ‘isolated’ in a female-dominated environment.
Updated: Nov. 11, 2013
Tracing Discourses of Health and the Body: Exploring Pre-service Primary Teachers' Constructions of ‘Healthy’ Bodies
The current article examines pre-service teachers' positions in relation to the health discourses. Specifically, the authors were interested to better understand what beginning teachers bring to their teaching of Health and Physical Education (HPE)
Updated: Dec. 25, 2012
This paper is part of an ethnographic study aiming to examine teacher collaboration in a primary school. The intention was to discover how the two teachers in the classroom studied categorized pupils according to the learning styles model they had invented, and how the resulting groups were used for the purposes of classroom management.
Updated: Mar. 14, 2012
Artefacts and Utilization Schemes in Mathematics Teacher Education: Place Value in Early Childhood Education
The purpose of this study is to report on tasks given in a four-session workshop for 27 prospective pre-primary and primary school teachers in Italy. In this workshop, the use of artefacts in learning place value in base ten was tackled, within a suitable theoretical framework. Different sessions of the workshop are analysed, focusing on tasks related to different components of mathematics knowledge for teaching.
Updated: Mar. 07, 2012
The purpose of this paper is to report on some of the changes that have taken place in the working conditions of English primary school teachers following a national agreement governing the working conditions of teachers. The article is based on two sets of teacher interviews: the first set having been conducted in 2002 before the national agreement came into operation; and the second set taking place 4 years after its implementation in the same schools. The most significant change since the first survey has been the increase in the use of teaching assistants to undertake various duties. However, despite the reform, the time given to parents and dealing with pupils' problems as well as the teachers' workloads have increased.
Updated: Mar. 24, 2011
This paper focuses on teachers’ repeated complaints of lack of time. The theme is explored within data material collected in a research and development project in a Norwegian primary school. The purpose of the article is to study in what way teachers’ autonomy and utilisation of time is debated when teachers experience that new reforms exert more demands and external control on their professional work.
Updated: Nov. 02, 2010
The goal of this study is twofold: 1) to capture differential frequencies of mentor teachers’ reflective moments, as indicators of different levels of consciousness in mentor teachers’ use and acquisition of supervisory skills during mentoring dialogues; 2) the authors explore methods for registering mentor teachers’ reflective moments in mentoring dialogues. 30 mentor teachers from primary education in the Netherlands were participated.
Updated: Sep. 07, 2010
Fostering Online Social Construction of Science Knowledge with Primary Pre-service Teachers Working in Virtual Teams
The purpose of this study is to examine an online pedagogical activity that fosters the social construction of science knowledge by primary pre-service teachers working in small virtual teams. The study examined how the pre-service teachers collaborated online in virtual teams to complete set tasks. The study also examined their attitudes toward and beliefs about the effectiveness of the online learning experience, and the types and quality of the resources developed. The findings indicated positive attitudes toward the collaborative learning even though beliefs about online learning were mixed.
Updated: Jan. 31, 2010
Investigating Teachers' Educational Beliefs in Chinese Primary Schools: Socioeconomic and Geographical Perspectives
This empirical study investigates the nature of and profiles in primary teachers' educational beliefs in the Chinese educational settings. A survey of 820 primary school teachers was conducted. Results show that gender and subject domain affect traditional educational beliefs. Significant differences appear considering economic and geographical context variables.
Updated: Jan. 31, 2010