Search results for: Faculty professional development
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This study draws data from a public university teacher education program that specifically sought to prepare White, middle-income, novice teachers to work in a large, urban school district. Specifically, the authors sought to find out what characteristics and environmental supports were important to these teachers in their first years of teaching. The results of this study identified seven criteria that emerged from interviews of 12 new urban teachers in exploring what makes them feel successful in their jobs. Themes included access to significant adult relationships, ability to mentor others, ability to problem-solve, hope, high expectations for self and students, sociocultural awareness, and the teachers’ need to access professional development opportunities.
Updated: Jul. 10, 2012
This paper reports on a collective self-study from the authors' multiple and unique experiences of teaching self-study research in the Netherlands and the United States. The collective study resulted in six guidelines for a pedagogy of teaching self-study research.
Updated: Jun. 24, 2012
Assessment of a University-Based Distance Education Mentoring Program from a Quality Management Perspective
In this article, the authors describe and evaluate the efficacy of a unique program designed to mentor university faculty in online instruction. In the DEMP, learning about teaching online takes place when faculty members who possess superior knowledge of instructional design serve as mentors. The mentors engage with protégés, professors who are newer or less experienced in online education. The results of this study indicate that the DEMP is effective.
Updated: May. 29, 2012
In this article, the authors examine to what extent ICT is being used by the teachers and how they are using ICT in their teaching. The authors also discuss how factors such as the subject being taught, teaching experience, gender and age influence the use of ICT in teaching.The findings revealed that teachers in the secondary schools in Hamar do use ICT but few use ICT very often. However, most are still unsure whether ICT will have any positive effect on the learning outcome for their students.
Updated: Dec. 13, 2011
This article examines three possible influences on the impact of teacher professional development as a mechanism for improving teaching and learning. These influences are those from the individual teacher, those from the school and those from the activities in which teachers participate. Data were collected from a national sample of primary and secondary teachers in England. The results reveal that teachers in high performing schools participate in professional development activities that are longer in duration, more active and more collaborative in implementation. In contrast, teachers in the lowest performing schools report high levels of performance management conditions and participate in activities that are short in duration.
Updated: Dec. 07, 2011
The Role of Teachers’ Orientation to Learning in Professional Development and Change: A National Study of Teachers in England
This article examines a hypothesized model of teacher orientation to learning and its relationship to teacher learning change. The results show that teachers bring an internal, external and collaborative orientation to their professional learning. The beliefs and practices associated with these orientations are also shown to have a moderate influence on teacher learning change.
Updated: Dec. 06, 2011
This article describes a review of publications in Teaching and Teacher Education over ten years (2000–2010) on teacher professional development. The article concludes that what underlies the thematic emphasis of the studies reviewed is a recognition that teacher learning and development is a complex process. This process brings together a host of different elements and is marked by an equally important set of factors. But also, that at the center of the process, teachers continue to be both the subjects and objects of learning and development.
Updated: Sep. 27, 2011
Professional Learning Places and Spaces: The Staffroom as a Site of Beginning Teacher Induction and Transition
This article argues that the staffroom is an important professional learning space where beginning teachers interact to understand who they are and the nature of their professional work. The authors highlight the theoretical importance of space and place in the construction and negotiation of beginning teacher subjectivities. The authors conclude by calling for greater research attention to the significance of the staffroom and its interaction with teacher subjectivities.
Updated: Sep. 14, 2011
Special Education Faculty Perceptions of Participating in a Culturally Responsive Professional Development Program
The goals of this study were to determine special education faculty members' perceptions of the culturally responsive professional development program and how it impacted them and their practice. The authors conducted interviews with 12 White faculty members from a large Western university's special education program. Faculty expressed likes and dislikes of the program and provided suggestions for future professional development. Faculty reported increased understanding of culturally responsive practices and the impact of culture and language in education. They indicated they had made changes in their curriculum, assessment, pedagogy, and supports provided.
Updated: Jan. 23, 2011
The current paper will report on a faculty mentoring experience aimed at familiarizing two professors with Second Life. In addition, the article will report on engaging in a collaborative effort to understand how Second Life can be used in language learning and general education settings. The perspectives of both mentor and mentees will be discussed and the lessons learned will be shared.
Updated: Jan. 02, 2011