Search results for: Secondary schools
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Little research has investigated teacher beliefs over the career span. Through an online survey instrument, 110 teachers choose which teaching metaphors most closely match their own under three conditions: upon first entering the profession, at present, and ideally.
Updated: Jun. 10, 2009
Teacher burnout is recognized as a serious problem. In research it has been related to many person-specific variables; one of these, the variable of existential fulfilment, has received very little attention thus far. The present study focuses on the relationship between existential fulfilment and burnout among 504 secondary school teachers in the Netherlands. The inquiry demonstrated the importance of existential fulfilment for the prevalence and prevention of burnout among teachers.
Updated: Jun. 10, 2009
From Command to Constructivism: Canadian Secondary School Physical Education Curriculum and Teaching Games for Understanding
In this paper, the author investigates how cultural perspectives from the past have influenced the secondary physical education curricular offerings of today. The author then examines how an approach to teaching concepts of team and individual game tactics and strategies, Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU), that relies ontologically and epistemologically upon pedagogically developed constructivist notions of teaching and learning for its existence and its knowledge base may challenge the dominant discourse of technocratic-rationality.
Updated: May. 25, 2009
A supportive school environment is crucial to the enhancement of student teaching experiences. This study assesses student teachers' perceptions of secondary school environments. Then, it relates the perceptions to their satisfaction with school experiences and teaching commitment.
Updated: Mar. 26, 2009
In this paper, a contribution is made to the discussion of reflection on the part of teachers. The discussion to date has shown that reflection must be broad and deep. Furthermore, a typology of six reflection possibilities is produced. Empirical support for this typology was gathered via interviews with 11 experienced secondary school teachers.
Updated: Feb. 18, 2009
This article presents a study in which teachers describe the working situation at their school. The goal of the study was to find out in what respects the school needed to be developed. This was a case study and the method for collecting data was focus group dialogues.
Updated: Feb. 04, 2009
Leading Professional Learning in An Australian Secondary School through School-University Partnerships
As the limitations of one-off and disconnected professional learning programs for teachers are recognized, there is widespread interest in building learning communities and professional learning teams within schools. When considering how to build local learning communities, school and university partnerships are seen as offering rich possibilities for transformative professional action.
Updated: Feb. 02, 2009
A mixed methods approach was used to investigate secondary teachers’ motivation beliefs in Canada and Singapore. The results from Study 1 revealed that socio-economic status (SES) was the strongest predictor of school climate in Canada. The results from Study 2 revealed that the range of the social problems was greater in Canada than in Singapore.
Updated: Jan. 28, 2009
The Paired-Placement of Student Teachers: An Alternative to Traditional Placements in Secondary Schools
The purpose of this study was to test the effectiveness of the paired-placement of student teachers in secondary school settings. Participants were 23 student teachers who were placed as partners, their mentor teachers, and a sample of the pupils in their classes. Results indicated that pair-placed student teachers enjoyed a rich learning experience because of the tensions, dialog, and reflections that grew out of being placed with a peer. The secondary settings allowed for a combination of solo and team teaching. Results also suggested that pupil learning was facilitated by having two student teachers.
Updated: Jan. 21, 2009
The article is based on a research and development project conducted in a Norwegian lower secondary school. The purpose of the text is to show how a project involving a researcher and a teacher team encourages the teachers to reflect on teaching processes. Furthermore, the text also aims to show what the form and content of such reflection processes could be.
Updated: Jan. 21, 2009