Search results for: Teacher effectiveness
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This study investigates the similarities and differences in the perception of the good teacher among a wide population, focusing on two aspects – ethnicity and gender. The research investigated whether the ethno-cultural or the gender component better explains the differences in the perceptions of these qualities and whether interaction exists between the two components. The research indicated that perception of the qualities of a good teacher is culturally dependent. The ethno-cultural origin of the group was dominant in explaining differences in attitudes towards the qualities of the good teacher and not the gender group.
Updated: Apr. 23, 2009
The Annotated Unit: A Description of a Systematic Approach to Documenting Candidate Effectiveness in Student Teaching
The standards of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education require that teacher education programs document teacher candidates' effectiveness across different domains. To gather information on the effects that the candidates have on preK-12 student learning, the authors require each candidate to gather and analyze data collected during the creation, implementation, and evaluation of an annotated unit plan.
Updated: Apr. 22, 2009
A Longitudinal Study of Effects of A Developmental Teacher Preparation Program on Elementary Prospective Teachers’ Mathematics Beliefs
This is a longitudinal, mixed methods study. It presents a thorough examination of the effects of a distinctive teacher preparation program on important constructs related to prospective teacher preparedness to teach mathematics for understanding, including mathematics pedagogical and teaching efficacy beliefs, mathematics anxiety, and specialized content knowledge for teaching mathematics. The results indicate that the programmatic features experienced by the prospective teachers in this study, including a developmental two-course mathematics methods sequence and coordinated developmental field placements, provided a context supporting teacher change.
Updated: Apr. 06, 2009
One way to help preservice teachers to articulate and advocate their teaching stance is by developing their knowledge, skills, and confidence in their ability to carefully, didactically, and strategically plan for instruction. The Integrative Research Project (IRP) is a planning process that enables the preservice teacher to incorporate developmentally appropriate practices in an authentic inquiry-based planning process. It also enables the preservice teacher to incorporate goals, objectives, and standards for learning. The IRP provides the preservice teachers with the kind of long-term planning that is so necessary to become an effective teacher.
Updated: Apr. 06, 2009
The study investigates the impact of intensive mentoring as an induction program component aimed at improving teacher quality in ways that link teaching to student engagement. The Atmosphere, Instruction/Content, Management, and Student Engagement (AIMS) measure of teaching practice was used to measure the impact of the intervention. Using a matched comparison group design, the study tested the effects on teaching practice of intensive mentoring.
Updated: Mar. 25, 2009
The paper examines data from nine statewide administrations of the Idaho Comprehensive Literacy Assessment (ICLA) over three-years. The purpose of this paper was first to examine pre-service candidates' performance on areas of literacy knowledge. A second purpose of this paper was to highlight the challenges and benefits for faculty and programs interested in adopting a similar testing model. The article also points out the organizational and political constraints that can delay adoption and use.
Updated: Mar. 25, 2009
An Urban Schools-University Partnership that Prepares and Retains Quality Teachers for “High Need” Schools
This paper describes a full-time teaching internship program, where, in lieu of student teaching, interns serve as classroom teachers in urban area schools. Through a partnership between a university and participating school districts, all interns received intensive mentoring and induction during their first year. The program results indicated, among other things, that there was a 100% retention rate of interns in the teaching profession. Furthermore, there were significant growth in teaching interns' confidence, readiness, and self-efficacy regarding their abilities to teach successfully.
Updated: Mar. 11, 2009
Contradictions and Tensions in the Place of Teachers in Educational Reform: Reflections on Teacher Preparation in the USA and Namibia
This article examines recent education and teacher education reforms in the USA and Namibia. It analyzes two tensions that have been a central part of debates about teacher quality and teacher education in many parts of the world: whether we should prepare teachers as technicians or as reflective practitioners. Furthermore, the article examines whether we should prepare teachers for teacher-centered or learner-centered instruction.
Updated: Feb. 16, 2009
This paper builds on the argument that during the late 1990s and into the early 2000s, a ‘new teacher education’ emerged in the USA. It was constructed as a public policy problem, based on research and evidence, and driven by outcomes. This new teacher education is both for better and for worse. The paper suggests that the trends that characterized the emergence of the new teacher education have continued and intensified, especially in light of larger national and global policy and political issues.
Updated: Feb. 12, 2009
This paper explains the process that is causing systems of teacher education in the EU, the USA and elsewhere to converge into a form of fewer qualitative distinctions. The authors argue that expansion brought about by processes familiar to globalization is creating wide differences in the cost of information that incentivizes use of standardized patterns for producing teachers. This study identifies institutional scale and the division of information as key factors that link the interaction of institutions across markets.
Updated: Feb. 02, 2009