Search results for: Teacher development
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Teacher collaboration is regarded as an excellent method of giving teachers an opportunity to work and learn together. The article describes a study into the relationship between teachers' conversation and collaboration outside the classroom and their actual teaching. The study involves three teachers, and case studies of each teacher described observations, and interviews describing their participation in the after-school meetings. Findings show that although each teacher brought teaching successes and challenges to the group, the teachers with the most advanced teaching of literacy practices did not bring that expertise into the teacher group as fully as they might have.
Updated: Mar. 11, 2008
Does teachers' negotiation of personal cases in an interactive cyber forum contribute to their professional learning?
The article describes a learning process implementing a digital forum focusing on personal cases from student teachers' experiences. The aim of the study was to explore what the students learn through classroom experience. The study included a content analysis of the learning process and revealed an initial lack of reference to theory, and an investment in personal relationships. The second analysis highlighted the difference between the two collectives of student teachers: the experienced and the inexperienced.
Updated: Mar. 04, 2008
The article discusses the merits of teachers' speaking for students in need and standing up for equitable access to resources. Although their actions helped attain support, the teachers reported that advocacy required persistence and sometimes resulted in confrontation with colleagues and administrators.
Updated: Feb. 26, 2008
The article provides a guide to character development of a protégé. Based on theoretical analysis, the author offers eight propositions regarding ways mentors can help protégés build character through motivation, emotions, knowledge and cognition through experience, reflection and inspiration.
Updated: Feb. 12, 2008
The subject of boundaries within mentoring relationships is explored in this article. The author suggests that boundaries and mutual relationships must be navigated well in order to maintain the mentor objective and the student unexploited or harmed. Concepts such as boundary crossings, boundary violations and multiple relationships are explored in the context of mentoring relationships.
Updated: Feb. 12, 2008
Beginning Teachers' Technology Use: First Year Teacher Development and the Institutional Context's affect on New Teachers' Instructional Technology Use with Students
This empirical research study addresses the issues of new teacher development and the role of the institutional context on new teachers' instructional technology use. The study examines two first year teachers, their development during their initial year of classroom experience, and how the institutional context they entered affected their instructional decisions about technology use with students.
Updated: Feb. 10, 2008
The article describes a study conducted in Hong Kong and designed to examine the impact of school based curriculum development. Analysis of data revealed that the extent to which teachers were involved in the development process, contributed to the positive development of the participating teachers. The study utilized the PER (the process of planning, experimenting and reflecting).
Updated: Jan. 09, 2008