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This article explores the challenges experienced by teacher educators promoting reflective practice in a large group setting, using reflective verbalisation as an organising framework. This study undertaken in a university in the Republic of Ireland. The findings reveal that the participants indicated that their experience of the module enabled them to use a reflective approach to new situations which arose in their classrooms. In addition, the participants indicated that the module had facilitated their capacity to reflect on and develop their own ideas about teaching and curriculum. However, participants did not feel that the module allowed them to explore with staff and fellow students specific curricular and/or classroom issues which they were experiencing in the practicum.
Updated: Feb. 05, 2014
How Has Recent Curriculum Reform in China Influenced School-based Teacher Learning? An Ethnographic Study of Two Subject Departments in Shanghai, China
This ethnographic study investigates the impacts of current curriculum reform on teacher learning using two subject departments from two schools in Shanghai, China. This study shows that teachers direct much attention towards searching for good practices and norms of practice to encounter new curriculum challenges. Findings show that outside experts who act as ‘boundary brokers’ are crucial in teacher learning.
Updated: Mar. 24, 2013
Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) in Action: A Descriptive Study of Secondary Teachers’ Curriculum-Based, Technology-Related Instructional Planning
In this study, the authors were interested to examine the nature and development of teachers’ TPACK as it is applied in instructional planning. The authors also examined how planning changes when professional development focuses upon the design of content-based learning activities that are supported by selective and purposeful integration of educational technologies. The participants in this study were seven experienced social studies teachers from six different U.S. states. The results indicate that a content-based, activity-types approach to technologically inclusive instructional planning is compatible with existing approaches to teaching.
Updated: Sep. 23, 2012
Practicing What We Teach: A Self-Study in Implementing an Inquiry-Based Curriculum in a Middle Grades Classroom
This article describes the self study of Charles, a science teacher educator returned to teaching adolescents in a public school located in a rural area in the southeastern United States. The authors examined his beliefs and his abilities in practice by gaining first-hand, experiential knowledge through his efforts to implement a reform-based curriculum. The authors conclude that teachers must seek creative and varied ways for their students to learn science via relevant experiences that connect to student interests, utilizing more open forms of inquiry where appropriate.
Updated: Sep. 09, 2012
The current article presents a construct that has served as the perspective by which civic education and government courses have been taught in American secondary schools. The author explains the construct of natural rights. The author's purpose here is pointing out the elements of the natural rights construct and critiquing its effects on the teaching of civics and government. Then, the author outlines the moral element and theoretical and curricular elements of the natural rights construct . Finally, the author provides a critique of the natural rights perspective.
Updated: Jun. 20, 2012
Citizenship and Self-Determination for Individuals With Cognitive Disabilities: The Interdependence of Social Studies and Special Education
This article examines the ways to implement citizenship education in educational settings for individuals with cognitive disabilities. For their successful integration into society as contributing citizens, individuals with cognitive disabilities need self-determination skills such as autonomy, making choices, and self-regulation to be infused throughout their curriculum, and they should begin learning such skills as early as possible.
Updated: Jan. 25, 2012
How Beginning Special and General Education Elementary Teachers Negotiate Role Expectations and Access Professional Resources
The purposes of this study were twofold: (1) to explicate differences in the curricular, instructional, and role expectations experienced by beginning special and general education elementary teachers, and (2) to document variations in how novices from both groups addressed expectations they encountered. The study found considerable differences in the curricular expectations placed on novice special education and general education teachers, the students they were assigned, and the classrooms and physical settings in which they were expected to work.
Updated: Oct. 27, 2011
This article describes the model for teacher development that evolved from the review of research on teacher education and the development and implementation of the first year of the Master of Teaching at the University of Melbourne. This model summarises the five knowledge bases in teaching and learning that have been identified in the research literature. All elements of the programme were focused on assisting teacher candidates to develop a consistent professional framework for thinking and responding to teaching and learning in classrooms.
Updated: Jun. 13, 2011
The Organization of the Mathematics Preparation and Development of Teachers: A Report from the ICMI Study 15
The current paper presents the results of an investigation carried out across 20+ country-regions under the auspices of ICMI Study 15 into the structures, approaches and general characteristics of the mathematics preparation and development of teachers. The paper provides an analytic perspective on (a) teacher education systems’ characteristics including institutional arrangements and regulations; (b) teacher’s recruitment, selection, and credentials; (c) teacher education programs’ structure and approaches; (d) teacher educators’ characteristics; and (e) the structure and content of the curriculum.
Updated: May. 19, 2011
In the present article the author works (as) rhizome, bringing the imaginaries becoming and milieu into an early childhood curriculum conversation towards perturbing conventional, entrenched developmental understandings of young children and their learning. It is within/in multiplicitous processing through becoming-child(ren) that the author re(con)ceives children and their relationships with curriculum as a performativity of the milieu(s) they inhabit, milieus that slide alongside/over/through those of adult worlds of curriculum.
Updated: Mar. 01, 2011