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Teacher Preparation in a Post-Totalitarian Society: An Interpretation of Ukrainian Teacher Educators' Stereotypes
There is no doubt that Ukrainians want change for democratic citizenship and European integration. However, Ukraine's educational system, inherited from the Soviet era, remains predominantly authoritarian despite centralized educational reforms. Discussing the challenges of pedagogical re-conceptualization reflected in the interviews of teacher educators, the authors define seven major stereotypes of educating pre-service teachers and suggest recommendations for educational change that would promote the building and strengthening of democracy in this post-conflict society.
Updated: Jun. 15, 2008
An Academic Technology Initiative for Teacher Preparation Candidates: Implications for Preservice Teacher Programs
Schools of education (SOEs) are experiencing increased pressure to prepare teacher candidates for the effective and innovative integration of technologies. Lack of both ubiquitous on-campus access and effective modeling by SOE faculty are two often-cited barriers to reaching this goal. The Academic Technology Initiative (ATI) at a large Northeastern university provided laptops and support for all preservice teachers and faculty in an attempt to address these barriers.
Updated: Apr. 28, 2008
Reexamining the Practicum Placement: How to Leverage Technology to Prepare Preservice Teachers for the Demands of the 21st Century
While many factors are taken into account when identifying appropriate practicum placements, effective technology use by the classroom teacher is rarely considered. This is disconcerting given the recent emphasis on teacher technology preparation. The research described in this article studies 30 preservice teachers’ participation in a six-week virtual practicum.
Updated: Apr. 27, 2008
This paper reflects on a new pre-service teacher education initiative, Classmates. Classmates is a collaboration between the University of Western Sydney (UWS) and the New South Wales Department of Education and Training (DET), South Western Sydney Region. Classmates aims to prepare pre-service teachers to work in challenging, hard-to-staff schools. These contexts typically have socially disadvantaged populations and annually experience teacher shortages and high teacher turnover, particularly amongst beginning and early career teachers.
Updated: Apr. 26, 2008
The article explores the preparation of teaching professionals to respond to resistance. The study examined three clinical psychology programs and two teacher education programs. Data was drawn from classroom observations, interviews and observations of field experiences. Results reveal that although both programs prepare students to respond to resistance, the clinical psychology programs provided students with more opportunities to rehearse responses to client resistance in the moment, through the use of role-play and other simulations.
Updated: Mar. 13, 2008
The Impact of Teacher Preparation on Student Achievement in Algebra in a 'Hard-to-Staff' Urban PreK-12-University Partnership
The purpose of this study was to determine if a nontraditional teacher preparation program, the Transition To Teaching program, was a viable way to ease the teacher shortages in a high poverty, urban U.S. school district, and at the same time, to evaluate the impact of teacher training on students' academic achievement. The results of this study afford evidence that the students taught by 1st-year, alternatively prepared teachers achieved as well as or better than their peers taught by traditionally certified 1st-year teachers, according to student achievement in mathematics, specifically Algebra I.
Updated: Feb. 07, 2008