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Jordan, Robert; DiCicco, Mike; Sabella, Laura – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2017
To meet the demand for certified math and science teachers, alternative certification programs attempt to provide fast-track training and licensure of STEM-area educators (Goldhaber, Kreig, Theobald, & Brown, 2014). Teachers prepared in programs with a middle level specialization have been shown to participate in effective practices such as…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Adolescents, Alternative Teacher Certification, Teacher Education Programs
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James, Joan K.; Williams, Theresa – Journal of Experiential Education, 2017
In this research study, we hear the voices of middle school students, preservice teachers, and practicing middle school teachers in support of school-based experiential outdoor education. The benefits of engaging youth in memorably relevant learning, immersing them in physically active, field-based education, and providing them with authentic,…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Outdoor Education, Middle School Students, Preservice Teachers
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de Villiers, Rian; Plantan, Tiffany; Gaines, Michael – Education as Change, 2016
The Science Made Sensible (SMS) programme began as a partnership between the University of Miami (UM), Florida, USA, and some public schools in Miami. In this programme, postgraduate students from UM work with primary school science teachers to engage learners in science through the use of inquiry-based, hands-on activities. Due to the success of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Statistical Analysis, Hands on Science, Inquiry
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Simic-Muller, Ksenija – REDIMAT - Journal of Research in Mathematics Education, 2015
Preservice teachers often hold deficit views about the students they will teach and their communities. These limiting beliefs can result in lower expectations of and poor outcomes for the students, and need to be addressed in all areas of teacher education, including mathematics courses. The assignment described in this manuscript provides an…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Mathematics
Seifert, Tami – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2014
As the disparity between educational standards and reality outside educational institutions is increasing, alternative learning infrastructure such as mobile technologies are becoming more common, and are challenging long held, traditional modes of teaching. Educators' attitudes toward wireless devices are mixed. Wireless devices are perceived by…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Technology Integration, Middle School Students
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Alpaslan, Mustafa; Isiksal, Mine; Haser, Çigdem – Science & Education, 2014
This study examined pre-service mathematics teachers' knowledge of history of mathematics and their attitudes and beliefs towards using history of mathematics in mathematics education based on year level in teacher education program and gender. The sample included 1,593 freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior pre-service middle school (grades 4-8)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Teacher Attitudes
Allen, Jeff; Fisher, Teri; Robbins, Steve; Moore, Joann; Buck, Jill; McKinniss, Tamera; Hanson, Mary Ann – ACT, Inc., 2011
This study examined teacher perceptions of online and face-to-face professional development (PD) in four large school districts implementing an integrated school improvement initiative. The online PD component of this study was designed to support core 9th grade mathematics curriculum, and aligned safety net programs in literacy and mathematics.…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Faculty Development, School District Size, Online Courses
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Komulainen, Katri; Naskali, Paivi; Korhonen, Maija; Keskitalo-Foley, Seija – Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, 2011
This paper explores the effects of neoliberal education policies, by examining how the Finnish pre- and in-service teachers engage with the discourses of "external" and "internal entrepreneurship", create related inclusions and exclusions, and implement or challenge the aim of educating enterprising and entrepreneurial…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Entrepreneurship, Foreign Countries, Governance
Russell, Michael; Kleiman, Glenn; Carey, Rebecca; Douglas, Joanne – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2009
The study investigated whether online professional development courses with different levels of support have different impacts on teacher outcomes. Variations of an online course for middle school algebra teachers were created for four experimental conditions. One was a highly supported condition, with a math education instructor, an online…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Algebra, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Teachers
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Halat, Erdogan – International Journal for Technology in Mathematics Education, 2009
The aim of this study was to examine the views of pre-service mathematics teachers on the use of webquests in teaching and learning geometry with reference to a theoretical framework developed by Dodge in 1995. For this study the researcher identified four groups containing nineteen pre-service mathematics teachers, which were then assigned to…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Grade 7, Mathematics Teachers, Geometry
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Ambrosetti, Debra; Cho, Grace; Slate, John R. – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2009
In this study, the authors conducted a mixed analysis of student perceptions of their best high school teachers. The sample of 257 preservice teachers from a College of Education in California described their best high school teacher. From their descriptions, qualitative analysis through the method of constant comparison yielded eight themes:…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, High Schools, Secondary School Teachers, Preservice Teachers