Search results for: Administrators' perceptions
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Constructing the Academic Category of Teacher Educator in Universities’ Recruitment Processes in Aotearoa, New Zealand
This study examined the recruitment and appointment of university-based teacher educators in Aotearoa New Zealand. The findings revealed three institutionally reified and identifiable constructions of the teacher educator type of academic worker: the professional expert, the dually qualified teacher educator and the ‘traditional academic’ type of teacher educator. This study argues that the present recruitment and appointment processes are taking a bifurcated approach in the employment of education faculty, recruiting mostly professional experts or traditional academics to positions within university-based ITE. By taking such an approach, these institutional constructions are supporting several persistent and arguably troubling binaries shaping understandings of ITE in the university setting including theory/practice, research/teaching and academic/professional.
Updated: Jun. 01, 2016
Teacher Research in Dutch Professional Development Schools: Perceptions of the Actual and Preferred Situation in terms of the Context, Process and Outcomes of Research
The aim of this study is to provide deeper insight into the realisation of teacher research in professional development schools in the Netherlands. Participants of these schools were asked for their perceptions of the actual and preferred situation concerning teacher research in terms of the context, processes and outcomes of practice-based research activities by teachers-as-researchers. The authors can conclude that a large difference between the actual and preferred situation was noticeable. Additionally, pupil learning and outcomes seemed not to be a central focal area of the participants at this moment. Finally, the results suggest that in Dutch professional development schools increased attention is needed both by researchers and practitioners on the process and outcome dimensions of doing teacher research.
Updated: Jul. 08, 2015
Leveraging Data Sampling and Practical Knowledge: Field Instructors’ Perceptions About Inter-Rater Reliability Data
This study examined the attitudes of field instructors regarding inter-rater reliability analyses. The authors analyzed the discussions of the university-based field instructors about what accounted for varying correlations. Qualitative data analysis found that 7 field instructors assumed divergent scores indicate weakness in evaluation processes and posited conflicting root causes.
Updated: Dec. 23, 2014
The current paper presents the results of an evaluation of the continuing training received by teachers in the preschool educational sector in Spain. The authors examine factors such as culture and motivation, and look into the initiatives taken with respect to training. The authors evaluate the results of training, focussing on satisfaction, learning, pedagogical suitability and the transfer of training.
Updated: Aug. 30, 2012
Preparing Teacher Leaders: Perceptions of the Impact of a Cohort-Based, Job Embedded, Blended Teacher Leadership Program
This study was designed to examine teachers’ and principals’ perceptions of the impact of a graduate program designed to prepare teacher leaders. Impact was investigated through interviews with 20 graduates and 6 principals. the study documents perceived transformation of teachers’ frames of reference: two related to teaching, and two related to leadership.
Updated: Jul. 30, 2012
Toward Communal Negotiation of Meaning in Schools: Principals’ Perceptions of Collective Learning from Success
This study examines principals’ perceptions (mindscapes) about the notion and strategy of collective learning from faculty members’ successful practices. The study employed a qualitative topic-oriented methodology to explore principals’ mindscapes concerning collective learning from success in schools. The findings reveal that principals perceived the competitive culture and the comparison of professional abilities among faculty members as major determinants of a productive collective learning from success. Furthermore, principals envisioned their role in this interactive process as promoting a learning culture of inquiry, openness, and trust.
Updated: Oct. 27, 2011
This study examines English teachers’ risk for attrition. Specifically, the purpose of this study was to identify variables representing teacher characteristics, teaching conditions, self-efficacy, perceived support, and salary that most influence English teachers’ risk for attrition when all other known factors are taken into consideration. The findings reveal that 5 variables emerged as statically significant predictors of secondary English teachers’ likelihood of being classified as either a low or high attrition risk: (1) Status as a Minority Teacher, (2) Teaching Experience, (3) Teacher Apathy, (4) Perceived Peer Support, and (5) Administrative Support
Updated: Sep. 25, 2011
Does Student Teaching Abroad Affect Teacher Competencies? Perspectives From Iowa School Administrators
The purpose of this study was to examine how school administrators in the state of Iowa perceive undergraduate teaching majors who obtain their student teaching experience abroad. 138 K-12 principals in the state of Iowa were electronically surveyed to determine their general demographics and personal traits, as well as district and career information. This research helped to validate previous studies addressing the fact that students returned to the United States with an expanded world view, an increased respect for diverse cultures, and more tolerance of educational differences.
Updated: Jul. 17, 2011
Heritage Education: Exploring the Conceptions of Teachers and Administrators from the Perspective of Experimental and Social Science Teaching
This article describes a research project into heritage education. Taking an interdisciplinary perspective from within the field of Experimental and Social Science Education, the paper presents an analysis of teachers' and administrators' conceptions of heritage, its teaching and its dissemination in Spain. The results emphasize the relevance of academic background, initial training and professional context with regard to the conceptualizations of heritage held by the different groups.
Updated: Dec. 03, 2010
Professional Development Opportunities for Early Childhood Educators in Community-Based Child Care Centers
In this study, the staff development opportunities among early childhood educators in community-based, nonprofit child care centers were examined. The data gathered from surveys completed by 12 lead teachers, 5 paraprofessionals, and 5 administrators from 5 community-based child care centers in New Jersey. The results indicated that the teachers preferred enhanced or advanced professional development on subjects in which they already possessed an adequate level of knowledge and experience.
Updated: Feb. 11, 2009