Sep. 17, 2013
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MOFET ITEC Portal Newsletter

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September 17, 2013 International Portal of Teacher Education
Please note: a complete list of recent additions to the portal follows the Featured Items.
September 2013
Featured Items
Becoming Teacher Educators: An Innovative Approach to Teacher Educator Preparation
This article describes an initiative, Becoming Teacher Educators (BTE). BTE is a community specifically designed for doctoral students whose career goal is to become teacher educators. The findings reveal a very high level of satisfaction from the members of BTE. Members frequently commented that the ongoing support from the community was the reason that they continued to learn, grow and share. In addition, the BTE community has provided members with additional educational and professional opportunities outside the basic requirements of their graduate programmes.
Child-Centered Classroom Management
The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of a classroom-based child-centered elementary classroom management approach and compare and contrast a teacher-led approach using a vignette. The authors conclude that the benefits of child-centered classroom management include reducing classroom disruptions, child emotional distress, teacher stress, and facilitating development of positive relationships between teachers and students.
The Mentoring Relationship as a Complex Adaptive System: Finding a Model for Our Experience
This paper is the outcome of the authors' reflection and personal experience of mentoring, and they offer it to the field in the hope it stimulates discussion about re-conceptualizing and modeling the mentoring relationship. The authors conclude that the traditional and reciprocal models fail to acknowledge the dynamic relationship between mentor and protégé and the impact of external factors on the dyad. A CAS model, on the other hand, allows for a complex, dynamic, unpredictable, and nonlinear conceptualization of mentoring. It also is particularly useful because of its inclusion of context. Hence, the authors feel a holistic lens like CAS offers a better understanding of the mentoring process.
Forming a Teacher Educator Identity: Uncertain Standards, Practice and Relationships
In this article, the author drew on his professional and personal history to explore some of the prominent features that have shaped his own teacher educator identity. The author concludes that despite the uncertain conditions for the development of professional identity in the field of teacher education, his relationships with his colleagues and his students have shaped his identity as teacher educator.
Jumpstarting Novice Teachers’ Ability to Analyze Classroom Video: Affordances of an Online Workshop
Teaching teachers how to conduct an observation is a vital step in the analysis of teaching that perhaps is often skipped. To address this gap in teacher preparation, the researchers developed an online workshop for teacher trainees. Data collected from teacher candidates’ observation worksheets and responses to open-ended questions after each of the three online modules indicated that they were able to see, code, and describe the behavior that they were being directed to observe. Therefore, the results showed that this training led to an increased awareness of the teacher’s actions in terms of how they related to or created student involvement.
September 2013
All Recent Items
Multiculturalism & Diversity
Race, Ethnicity, and College Success: Examining the Continued Significance of the Minority-Serving Institution
Living Contradictions and Working for Change: Toward a Theory of Social Class–Sensitive Pedagogy

Professional Development

A ‘Partnership in Teaching Excellence’: Ways in which One School–University Partnership Has Fostered Teacher Development
‘Let Them Fish’: Empowering Student-Teachers for Professional Development through the Project Approach

Teacher Education & Instruction

Child-Centered Classroom Management
Establishing Dialogues: Moral Reflection Within Online, Threaded Case Discussions
Learning to Teach Through a Practicum-Based Microteaching Model
How to Teach to the Child When the Stakes Are High: Examples of Implementing Developmentally Appropriate and Culturally Relevant Practices in Prekindergarten

Research Methods

Improving Educational Aspirations and Outcomes through Community Action Research

Mentoring & Supervision

Teacher Academy Induction Learning Community: Guiding Teachers Through Their Zone of Proximal Development
The Mentoring Relationship as a Complex Adaptive System: Finding a Model for Our Experience

Teacher Educators

Becoming Teacher Educators: An Innovative Approach to Teacher Educator Preparation
Forming a Teacher Educator Identity: Uncertain Standards, Practice and Relationships
Teacher Educator Changing Perceptions of Theory

Preservice Students

A Bridge Over Troubling Waters: A Snapshot of Teacher Graduates' Perceptions of their Ongoing Professional Learning Needs
Collaborative Feedback and Reflection for Professional Growth: Preparing First-Year Pre-service Teachers for Participation in the Community of Practice
Impact on Student Teachers' Conception of Learning and Teaching from Studying a Course in Educational Psychology
Strategies for Encouraging Behavioural and Cognitive Engagement of Pre-service Student-Teachers in Bhutan: An Action Research Case Study

Teaching Assessment

The Common Core State Standards’ Quantitative Text Complexity Trajectory: Figuring Out How Much Complexity Is Enough
Evidence-Based Standard Setting: Establishing a Validity Framework for Cut Scores
The ACT of Enrollment: The College Enrollment Effects of State-Required College Entrance Exam Testing
Including Students With Disabilities and English Learners in Measures of Educator Effectiveness

Technology & Computers

Jumpstarting Novice Teachers’ Ability to Analyze Classroom Video: Affordances of an Online Workshop
Cyberethics, Cybersafety, and Cybersecurity: Preservice Teacher Knowledge, Preparedness, and the Need for Teacher Education to Make a Difference

Theories & Approaches

The Consequences of International Comparisons for Public Support of K–12 Education: Evidence From a National Survey Experiment
Scholarships to Recruit the “Best and Brightest” Into Teaching: Who Is Recruited, Where Do They Teach, How Effective Are They, and How Long Do They Stay?
Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy: A Needed Change in Stance, Terminology, and Practice
Facing the Changing Demands of Europe: Integrating Entrepreneurship Education in Finnish Teacher Training Curricula
The Epistemological Fog in Realising Learning to Learn in European Curriculum Policies
Comparison as Curriculum Governance: Dynamics of the European-Wide Governance Technology of Comparison within England’s National Curriculum Reforms
September 2013
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