Search results for: Beliefs
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A Typological Approach to Investigate the Teaching Career Decision: Motivations and Beliefs about Teaching of Prospective Teacher Candidates
In this study, the authors examined three typologies of teachers about motivations and beliefs. The participants were prospective teachers enrolled in a teacher education program in the U.S. The authors utilized cluster analysis to identify typologies of the prospective teachers based upon their self-report motivations for teaching.
Updated: Sep. 27, 2012
The Multiple Meanings of Play: Exploring Preservice Teachers' Beliefs About a Central Element of Early Childhood Education
This study investigates preservice teachers' beliefs about what constitutes play. Research for this study focused on 7 preservice teachers enrolled in an early childhood through Grade 4 practicum course at a small private university in south central Texas.
Updated: Sep. 23, 2012
This study aimed to explore preservice teachers' attitudes toward teacher self-disclosure as part of citizenship curriculum. The study also investigated the challenges for teachers to integrate self-disclosure into their teaching. The study focused on the examination of teachers' sharing their religious beliefs and political perspectives to enhance students' civic knowledge, skills, and dispositions.
Updated: Aug. 08, 2012
How Pre-service Teachers Observe Teaching on Video: Effects of Viewers’ Teaching Subjects and the Subject of the Video
In this study, the authors studied subject matter impact for professional vision (pv) in pre-service teachers. The authors systematically investigated pre-service teachers’ professional vision as elicited by videos of various subjects. The authors compared between professional vision of 32 math/science majors' and 56 social science/humanities majors. The authors found evidence for different professional visions among pre-service teachers majoring in different fields; social sciences/humanities majors showed higher professional vision.
Updated: Jul. 30, 2012
This study explores the need for playing with power and privilege to deconstruct the concept of meritocracy and challenge the idea of one-ness, thereby fostering more conscious locations of White pre-service teachers. Results indicate that pre-service teachers’ views of their cultural locations shifted via theatre games.
Updated: Jun. 27, 2012
The purpose of this article is to examine how teacher educators in Israel perceive current practices in teacher education. The authors designed a questionnaire to determine what teacher educators consider the basic components of teacher education and what they think about teacher education as practiced in their teaching institutions. The authors also asked them to provide metaphors that describe teacher education. Based on the findings, the authors claim that teacher educators in Israel generally believe in the importance of teacher education. The metaphorical level reveals tension between what exists and what is desired, representing a more pessimistic view.
Updated: Jun. 19, 2012
This study explores preservice teachers’ intention to adopt Web 2.0 services in their future classrooms. The findings indicate that the reinforcement of salient beliefs, such as ease of use, usefulness, and facilitation, will enhance preservice teachers’ intention to adopt new technologies.
Updated: Aug. 23, 2011
National Educational Technology Standards and Technology Beliefs and Practices of Social Studies Faculty: Results From a Seven-Year Longitudinal Study
This article describes the third administration of a survey of technology use among social studies teacher education faculty members across United States. The study explores the beliefs, practices, and efficacy of social studies faculty members in terms of instructional technology use. The findings demonstrate that familiarity with the National Educational Technology Standards, as well as confidence with technology, are related to the frequency and type of technology that social studies faculty members utilize in their courses.
Updated: Aug. 23, 2011
Elementary Students’ Scientific Epistemological Beliefs in Relation to Socio-Economic Status and Gender
The current study explored students’ scientific epistemological beliefs in relation to socio-economic status (SES) and gender. Eight grade Turkish elementary school students participated in the study. The analysis indicated that students with a working mother and educated parents as well as greater number of books at home together with a separate study room are more likely to have tentative views and less likely to have fixed views about science compared to students with unemployed mother, uneducated parents, less books at home, and no separate study room.
Updated: May. 19, 2011
The current article examines the developing beliefs about classroom motivation of preservice teachers. The findings emphasize several issues: the importance of filtering prior beliefs, alignment and conflict of ideas, significance of self-motivating factors and power of emotions in developing beliefs about classroom motivation.
Updated: Apr. 04, 2011