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The purpose of this article is to present findings from a qualitative investigation into how authority was negotiated in an undergraduate teacher education course in which the author - as the teacher of the course - established course obligations with students through designing individualized grading contracts. The findings suggest that four themes emerged from the data represent potential frameworks for negotiating authority in teacher education: seeking mutually satisfactory agreement, finding several solutions to the problems being negotiated, compromising based on principle rather than pressure, and deriving legitimacy from mutually recognized sources.
Updated: Feb. 13, 2011
This article advances an interdisciplinary perspective on the factors influencing teacher quality, specifically defined as teachers’ practices and their interactions with students that can be shown to relate to student achievement. The article offers a view of teacher quality focused on teacher-child interactions that serve as explanatory mechanisms in predicting children’s achievement. Additionally, the article discusses two bodies of research from psychological science that illustrate the ways in which psychological principles and an overarching view of teachers as developing people may contribute to current debates about teacher quality.
Updated: Nov. 28, 2010
The purpose of this article is to specify the grounding concepts and principles that should inform a contemporary emancipatory education. Hence, the article describes two central principles for a renewed emancipatory pedagogy across educational contexts: the recognition of an essential equality between students and teachers and a liberatory agency that uncovers and builds on students' effectivity as beings against domination. This article has important implications for educational researchers and practitioners concerned with social justice, transformation, and the struggle against oppression.
Updated: Nov. 23, 2010
Teachers’ Collective Actions, Alliances and Resistance within Neo-liberal Ideas of Education: The Example of the Individual Programme
This paper uses ethnographic research from an Individual Programme (IP) in a Swedish upper secondary school to explore how alliances, collective actions and resistance can be materialised within the changed system. The author found that the teachers in the study tried to implement consciousness-raising work in three ways: through ‘encouraging critical awareness’, ‘encouraging students’ collective actions’ and ‘working towards a collective’.
Updated: Oct. 29, 2010
Learning to Unlearn: How a Service-Learning Project Can Help Teacher Candidates to Reframe Urban Students
This study explored how a group of prospective teachers explained the shift in their perspectives of low-income, urban youth as a result of participating in a service-learning project that explicitly attended to issues of status and processes of unlearning. The findings indicate that when fused with student voice work, service learning can help prospective teachers to examine and revise their assumptions about students.
Updated: Sep. 05, 2010
Untangling Teacher-Child Play Interactions: Do Teacher Education and Experience Influence “Good-Fit” Responses to Children's Play?
The goal of this study was to determine if levels of teacher education and experience would influence how teachers respond to children's play needs in a preschool classroom. Eight teachers participated in the study. The interactions of the teachers were videotaped and analyzed. Findings show that teachers with high levels of education and experience were more likely to perform good-fit play interactions. In contrast, low/high teachers were more likely to provide poor-fit responses to play, often giving direct support when none was needed.
Updated: Sep. 05, 2010
A Training Programme on Managing Science Class Interactions: Its Impact on Teachers' Practises and on Their Pupils' Achievement
This research evaluates the impact of a training programme on trainee physics and chemistry teachers, focusing on the way pupils' explanations are dealt with during teacher-pupil interaction. 8 teachers and 172 pupils participated in the research. The analysis of the recordings of the sessions shows that teachers, after training, are more ready to take pupils' productions into account, use a greater number of appropriate arguments, and are more frequently aware of pupils' misconceptions
Updated: Aug. 03, 2010
In this article, the authors will present a reflexive way of producing a narrative analysis on teaching and learning that involves all participants of the pedagogical process. The authors ask what is the nature of the phenomenon as meaningfully experienced? For the authors, the phenomenon is the interaction between the people involved in the pedagogical process. The authors will present how lived pedagogy is researched through the narratives told by the teacher-researcher, the students, and their parents.
Updated: Jun. 29, 2010
This self-study explored the role of emotions in teacher education classrooms, with particular attention to the connections between faculty, student, and institutional cultures. The authors come from diverse backgrounds of race, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation, while their students are largely White, female, Christian and heterosexual. Findings illuminate the struggles experienced by faculty when cultural differences impede their relationships with their students and their institution. Colleges of education must recognize these challenges and address institutional and cultural barriers.
Updated: Jun. 22, 2010
The mediation by teachers of the many activity systems that constitute any given class has traditionally been an ignored aspect of teaching. In this paper the authors argue that the teacher's responsibility for this mediation exists and must therefore be accounted for in the praxis of teaching. In addition, the authors argue for the cogenerative dialogue as one viable solution for teachers to mediate in an ethically responsive manner.
Updated: May. 25, 2010