Search results for: Student attitudes
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The authors explored the beliefs of teacher candidates, from various levels of training, regarding the effectiveness of potential interventions for childhood disorders. They were primarily interested in participants’ responses to three categories of interventions: (a) evidence-based, (b) controversial, and (c) primarily anecdotal. 351 Students from three educational levels participated in this study. The authors found that the participants’ endorsement levels across three types of disorders (autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder [ADHD], and dyslexia) varied but not in a consistent manner, with only a few noticeable trends across interventions.
Updated: May. 13, 2009
The paper presents results from a large-scale online survey about the motivations of career change students, and their beliefs about the attributes that they bring to the teaching profession. The findings revealed that career changers' motivations were largely intrinsic. The data also revealed that career change entrants believed that the most important attributes they bring to teaching are life experiences, generic workplace skills and experience, and personal qualities, rather than specific content knowledge.
Updated: Apr. 30, 2009
Emergence and Maintenance of Student Teachers' 'Interest' within The Context of Two-Hour Lectures: An Actual Genetic Perspective
The study explores the actual genetic development of student teachers' interest in lectures given in a postgraduate language teacher education program. The results show that students go through diverse patterns of interest trajectories and that, for the majority, interest development fluctuates between gain and loss.
Updated: Apr. 30, 2009
New Peace, New Teachers: Student Teachers' Perspectives of Diversity and Community Relations in Northern Ireland
The article reflects upon student teachers' conceptions of inter-community relations. It also considers the preparation they receive to address issues of diversity and mutual understanding. The study in Northern Ireland is set against a backdrop of political, social and educational change, where a shared, peaceful future appears possible.
Updated: Mar. 31, 2009
A Course on Gender Equity in Education: Does It Affect Gender Role Attitudes of Preservice Teachers?
The purpose of this study is to explore if a semester-long course on gender equity in education has an impact on the attitudes of preservice teachers toward gender roles. To this end, a pretest–posttest analysis is carried out in a state university in Ankara, Turkey. 133 preservice teachers participated in this study; 33 of whom had taken the course and 100 of whom had not.
Updated: Mar. 31, 2009
A study using both quantitative and qualitative methods was conducted in the final year of a Bachelor of Education program. The study explored the student-teachers' epistemological beliefs and conceptions of teaching.
Updated: Mar. 30, 2009
This action research project focuses on expected and unexpected outcomes of eighth-grade students working in teams to teach younger students about Japan. The author's purpose was to find out if and how teaching younger students affected eighth graders in her K-8 inner city public school. She was also interested in whether and how the project affected the school community.
Updated: Mar. 17, 2009
This study draws from literature on student motivation and learning to understand how students who attend Comprehensive School Reform (CSR) schools think about motivation and learning.Results suggest that students in these CSR schools held positive beliefs about their teachers and classroom learning. Story content analyses indicated that students’ perceptions of student-teacher interaction reflect a concern with achievement rather than affiliation.
Updated: Dec. 22, 2008
Investigating Student Attitudes Toward a Synchronous, Online Graduate Course in a Multi-User Virtual Learning Environment
The article described a distance education course where inservice teacher enrolled in a science education learned to construct video games as a supplement to their science instruction. The ultimate objective of this course was to advance student achievement and interest in science by providing teachers with a viable source for integrating video game technology into the curriculum.
Updated: Nov. 05, 2008
One of the findings of the study was the success of Railside school, where the mathematics department taught heterogeneous classes using a reform-oriented approach. Compared with the other two schools in the study, Railside students learned more, enjoyed mathematics more and progressed to higher mathematics levels. This paper presents large-scale evidence of these important achievements and provides detailed analyses of the ways that the Railside teachers brought them about, with a focus on the teaching and learning interactions within the classrooms.
Updated: Mar. 09, 2008