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Classroom management skills are essential for effective teaching and consequently form an integral part of undergraduate teaching degrees. Self-efficacy in classroom management influences an individual’s willingness to undertake specific actions and their perseverance in the face of difficulties in executing these actions. In order to track the progress of pre-service teachers’ self-efficacy in classroom management, an easy to administer Classroom Management Self Efficacy Instrument (CMSEI) was developed and piloted with a third year cohort of pre-service teachers. This article reports on the psychometric properties of the CMSEI as determined through a Rasch analysis. The analysis supports the Classroom Management Self Efficacy Instrument (CMSEI) as an accurate and internally consistent, unidimensional scale for use with undergraduate pre-service teachers.
Updated: Jun. 06, 2021
Prospective Secondary Mathematics Teachers’ Pedagogical Knowledge for Teaching the Estimation of Length Measurements
This article investigated prospective secondary mathematics teachers’ pedagogical knowledge for teaching the estimation of length measurements. The author examined the participants' personal benchmarks for measurement estimation. Thematic analysis revealed that prospective teachers possessed various benchmarks for measurement estimation that enabled them to estimate length measurements, but these benchmarks for measurement estimation were not evident in participants’ pedagogical knowledge for teaching the estimation of length measurements.
Updated: Mar. 29, 2016
This article claims that the administration and management of education came to depend on the work of community to solve problems and develop governance and control across the sites and work of education.
Updated: Oct. 09, 2013
Are the Traditional Curricula Dispensable? A Feature Pattern to Compare Different Types of Curriculum and a Critical View of Educational Standards and Essential Curricula in Germany
The author presents a curriculum-theoretical instrument, which allows a systematic analysis of the structure of curricula. This instrument was developed based on German curricula, a country in which a large-scale educational reform was set in motion involved the adoption of new curriculum types.
Updated: Jun. 26, 2013
Measuring Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge in Preservice Teacher Education: A Review of Current Methods and Instruments
This review of literature examines the methods and instruments designed to assess the technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK) of preservice teachers. The author concludes that through research which employs multiple methods for assessing TPACK, it will be possible to begin to differentiate between models of introducing technology integration in teacher preparation programs.
Updated: Oct. 24, 2012
Concerns, Considerations, and New Ideas for Data Collection and Research in Educational Technology Studies
The current article explores some common methodological issues facing educational technology research. This paper also highlight new data collection approaches using examples from the literature and the authors' own experience Next, the authors highlight other challenges and opportunities inherent in the study of educational technology. In addition, the authors discuss the critical importance of aligning outcome measures with the technological innovation. In conclusion, the authors hope that the issues this article raises and the specific examples it includes spur critical reflection on some of the details important to data collection and educational technology research.
Updated: Mar. 15, 2011
This paper examines the International Civic and Citizenship Education Study (ICCS). In particular, the article focuses on the European Union’s (EU’s) involvement in the regional portion. Using the ICCS, the EU actively combines hard measures with soft power, allowing the EU to define and steer cross-national rankings of values of EU citizenship.
Updated: Jan. 25, 2011
Teachers’ Analyses of Classroom Video Predict Student Learning of Mathematics: Further Explorations of a Novel Measure of Teacher Knowledge
This study examines the relationship between teacher knowledge and student learning in the area of mathematics. The authors used an innovative approach to assessing teacher knowledge. This approach is based on teachers’ analyses of classroom video clips. Teachers watched 13 video clips of classroom instruction and then provided written comments on the interactions of the teacher, students, and content. The quality of teachers’ analyses, coded using an objective rubric, are shown to be reliable and valid, relating both to another widely used measure of teacher knowledge and to teachers’ own students’ learning (from pre- to posttest).
Updated: Apr. 27, 2010
Development of A User-Friendly Instrument for Identifying the Learning Strategy Preferences of Adults
Learning strategies offer a means of addressing individual differences. A programmatic line of inquiry at two universities in the United States has led to an extensive body of research related to learning strategies and to the development of two instruments. This study reports on the development of one of these instruments that can be used to quickly identify learning strategy preferences.
Updated: Dec. 09, 2009
Conceptualization, Measurement, and Improvement of Classroom Processes: Standardized Observation Can Leverage Capacity
The authors advance an argument that placing observation of actual teaching as a central feature of accountability frameworks, teacher preparation, and basic science could result in substantial improvements in instruction and related social processes and a science of the production of teaching and teachers.
Updated: Jun. 02, 2009