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This article is an analysis of peer mentors, their interaction with students and instructors, the relationships that develop, and understanding the role of peer mentors in and out of the classroom. The mentor program was created in 1990 at a large public university in the western United States as a mentor leadership program under the premise of students helping students. In this study, the authors found that peer mentors identify with five roles of a peer mentor: connecting link, peer leader, learning coach, student advocate, and trusted friend. The authors conclude that two components were found in this study that offer avenues for future research. First, the amount of time in the program can affect responses. Second, gender makes a difference.
Updated: Jan. 04, 2011
This case study examines the perceptions of a group of trainees on the employment-based graduate teacher programme (GTP) towards the close of their initial teacher education. Seven trainees were selected to participate in the study. Data were collected by conducting a series of semi-structured interviews. Findings suggest that GTP trainees were able to identify ways in which 'theory' had positively influenced their practice. However, the authors claim that most workplace learning occurs on the job and that this masks an uncertain interplay between formal and less formal elements of how trainee teachers learn on the employment-based GTP route studied here.
Updated: Dec. 26, 2010
An Examination of Pre-service Teachers' Attitudes towards the Inclusion of Development Education into Irish Post-Primary Schools
This study was conducted following the return of pre-service teachers from the teaching practice. The study also examines the attitudes of the pre-service teachers towards development education, the extent to which they included development education issues in their teaching while on teaching practice and their attitudes towards including such issues in the future. Results indicate that while pre-service teachers were positive towards integrating development education into post-primary schools and indicated their hope to include such issues in the future, they face a number of barriers that prevent them from doing so.
Updated: Dec. 03, 2010
The author argues that creating a 'village' around each student teacher gives them greater agency, a sense of belonging and being valued as a member of that professional 'village'. Participating students, teachers and lecturers share their perceptions of experiences in one-day school-based placement that student teachers are required to undertake in a University of Waikato distance programme. Findings indicate that where the school acted as the 'village of learning', the perceived suitability of the placement as a site for learning teaching was conceptualised through a developed sense of belonging.
Updated: Nov. 30, 2010
Success and Near Misses: Pre-service Teachers’ Use, Confidence and Success in Various Classroom Management Strategies
This study examines the management strategies which employed by pre-service teachers. 336 Canadian pre-service teachers were surveyed. It was found that pre-service teachers report most frequently employing initial corrective strategies (for example, physical proximity), even though preventative strategies (such as establishing regular routines) were reported to be as successful as these initial corrective strategies.
Updated: Nov. 29, 2010
Student Participation in Activities with Influential Outcomes: Issues of Gender, Individuality and Collective Thinking in Swedish Secondary Schools
This article examines how students engaged in the democratic processes involved in the formation of an action group intended to influence their school by making it more environmentally friendly. The goal of this article is to acquire greater understanding of influential processes in relation to gender and both individualistically and collectively oriented ideas. These ideas include understanding of which students participate in such groups, the role gender plays in the likelihood of a student participating, how they act, and their experiences of participation. The article concludes that the group represents an arena for both individual and collective performance in which both individual and collective ideas are reflected.
Updated: Oct. 29, 2010
This paper focuses on students’ perceptions of gender relations in school over the last three decades. The analysis is based on data from three inquiry surveys in Swedish secondary schools. The article compares how young students (a) perceive the behaviour of boys and girls in a classroom situation, (b) value different aspects of family and work in their future lives, and (c) experience the power relations between girls/women and boys/men.
Updated: Oct. 29, 2010
The purpose of this study is to determine the mathematical background, beliefs, and perceptions of future intervention specialists. The participants were 26 students enrolled in a graduate program leading to an initial license in special education in an institution of higher education in southwestern Ohio. The results indicate a disconnect between the participants' perceptions of their ability to provide math instruction and their limited mathematical background as measured by mathematical courses completed at the undergraduate level and by the Ohio Achievement Test-Practice Eighth Grade Mathematics.
Updated: Oct. 26, 2010
The purpose of this study was to explore an institution that has mandated mentoring as part of its mission and to examine students' perceptions of the mentoring received. The author selected Empire State College (ESC), a college that is part of the State of New York University system in the United States. Study results reported herein revealed significant differences in alumni's perceptions of and experiences with the mentoring they received at ESC across the spectrum of gender, race, field of study and age.
Updated: Oct. 17, 2010
This article reports on the results of a qualitative study. The study explored the experiences of one group of pre-service English language teachers in Hong Kong as they undertook an action research project as part of their undergraduate teacher training programme. The study indicates that as teacher researchers, the trainee teachers contested previously held perceptions about their engagement in teaching, their images of teachers and teaching, as well as their alignment with some aspects of contemporary educational discourse.
Updated: Sep. 27, 2010