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In this paper, the author argues that it is useful to look at three sets of relationships involved in gauging the impact of teacher education programs on P–12 student learning. These three sets are the impact of the teacher education program on the candidate’s knowledge, skills, and dispositions; the impact of the teacher’s knowledge, skills, and dispositions on her or his practice in the classroom; and the impact of the teacher’s practice on P–12 student learning.
Updated: Mar. 26, 2012
The current paper describes a research project developed at the University of Cordoba during the academic year 2007‑8. The participants in this research were 2414 students studying courses included in a pilot scheme for the implementation of European Credit Transfer System credits. The purpose of this paper was to ascertain the opinions of students in relation to their grasp and working level of the transversal competences encompassed in the Tuning Project.
Updated: Mar. 12, 2012
Examining the Long‐term Impact of Collaborative Action Research on Teacher Identity and Practice: The Perceptions of K–12 Teachers
This qualitative, phenomenological study focused on understanding the lived experiences of 10 teachers before, during, and after engaging in action research. Outcomes revealed that several aspects of teacher identity and classroom practice were changed.
Updated: Feb. 08, 2012
Innovative Uses of IT Applications in STEM Classrooms: A Preliminary Review of ITEST Teacher Professional Development
In this article, the authors were interested to examine how innovative information technology (IT) classroom applications are integrated into teacher professional development. The authors conducted an exploratory study of The National Science Foundation (NSF) -funded Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) projects. The authors found that these projects share practices not always found in STEM professional development, including the involvement of youth in the active learning process and an emphasis on STEM career connections with both teachers and students.
Updated: Feb. 08, 2012
Dual Roles – Conflicting Purposes: A Comparative Study on Perceptions on Assessment in Mentoring Relations during Practicum
This article describes a comparative study which conducted in Norway, Israel and The Netherlands to examine the perceptions of mentors and mentees the nature of assessment in practice teaching. The participants were 74 student teachers and 52 mentors from these three countries. The authors found high agreement between mentors and students on a number of issues related to assessment in mentoring both in the nature of teaching as well in the process of mentoring. This study also found that there is a similar level of agreement in the three contexts regarding what to assess and how the assessment is done as there is about the mentoring activity.
Updated: Jan. 31, 2012
This article explores the ways in which the participants in the Reduction of Stigma in Schools (RSIS) program addressed the workshop objectives in their feedback about the program. Furthermore, the article also investigates the participants' evaluation of the program’s overall effectiveness in helping them feel more knowledgeable about and confident in the work of creating more affirming environments for LGBTQ students.
Updated: Jan. 30, 2012
First-Year Teaching Experiences: Are They Different for Traditionally Versus Alternatively Certified Teachers?
The purpose of this study was to obtain information from a group of beginning teachers regarding how teachers who enter the field through alternative certification programs respond to the induction programs, in comparison to those who enter through more traditional programs. The results indicate that there are more similarities than differences in the experiences reported by 1st-year alternative-and traditional-entry teachers. These results indicate that teacher education certification programs and beginning teacher support programs need to take into consideration the unique needs of alternative-entry teachers because of their previous experiences and expectations.
Updated: Jan. 12, 2012
This study compared three teacher preparation programs at a Midwestern university. The purpose of the study was to examine how the teachers from the three programs perceived the impact of the programs and how employers perceived their teaching competencies. The teachers from the three teacher education programs at the Midwestern university held positive attitudes about the impact of their programs on their competencies. Their positive views were confirmed by the perceptions of their employers, who provided high ratings of their teachers' competencies in all three programs.
Updated: Jan. 12, 2012
Developing Social Skills Training and Literacy Instruction Pedagogy Through Service Learning: An Integrated Model of Teacher Preparation
This exploratory study examined the authors' utilization of two service-learning tutoring programs with preservice teachers (PSTs). The PSTs were assigned to either Tutor-Assisted Intensive Learning Strategies (TAILS) or Book Partners (BP) tutoring program and taught one of the tutoring programs with identified kindergarten or first-grade struggling readers. The findings reveal that the TAILS journals were more informative, included very specific social skills details. TAILS journals reported twice as many classroom social behaviors when compared to the BP journals.
Updated: Jan. 02, 2012
A Completed Research and Development Work Project in School: The Teachers’ Learning and Possibilities, Premises and Challenges for Further Development
This paper is based on a follow-up study of a research and development work project with school leaders and teachers conducted in a lower secondary school in Norway. The goal of this article is to present an understanding of what the practitioners find they have learned during the project and how they experience the situation with regard to development about two years after the project has ended.
Updated: Dec. 20, 2011