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Gavish, Bella – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
To open a window into perceptions entailed in the professional world view of special education teacher trainees, three research questions were developed: (a) What are their motives for joining the profession? (b) How do they perceive the role of the special education teacher? and (c) What are their expectations from teacher training? The research…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Training
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Goldstein, Olzan – Cogent Education, 2016
This paper describes the impact of the project-based learning (PBL) approach on learning and teaching physics from the perspective of pre-service elementary school teacher education students and an instructor. This approach promoted meaningful learning (mainly in the scope of projects), higher motivation, and active involvement of students in…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Intercultural Communication, Course Content, Teaching Methods
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Schatz-Oppenheimer, Orna – Intercultural Education, 2016
This study addresses intercultural differences among novice teachers (K-12) who graduated Arab academic teachers' colleges and lived in northern and central Israel before moving south to teach in Israel's Bedouin diaspora. The source material consists of stories they entered in a contest, describing the personal and professional aspects of their…
Descriptors: Arabs, Foreign Countries, Cultural Differences, Minority Groups
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Achituv, Sigal; Manzura, Shulamit – Journal of Jewish Education, 2016
This article summarizes a study of the viewpoints of Bible lecturers in the Kindergarten Education Department while teaching content related to the biblical "other." The study, by two researchers themselves part of the study population, was conducted according to the qualitative approach and included interviews with participants from a…
Descriptors: Biblical Literature, Student Characteristics, Kindergarten, Qualitative Research
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Ungar, Orit Avidov; Baruch, Alona Forkosh – Interdisciplinary Journal of e-Skills and Lifelong Learning, 2016
ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) in teacher education poses new challenges to faculty and students. This study was carried out to examine factors facilitating and hindering ICT implementation in teacher education institutes in Israel. Findings from our study, administered at two points in time, revealed that providing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Educators, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Education Programs
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Klieger, Aviva; Oster-Levinz, Anat – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2015
Apprenticeship and professional development schools (PDSs) are two models for teacher education. The mentors that are the focus for this research completed their initial teacher training through one of these models and now mentor in PDSs. The paper reports on how the way in which they were trained as student teachers influenced their role…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Development Schools, Faculty Development, Mentors
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Brody, David L.; Hadar, Linor L. – Teacher Development, 2015
Experience in the workforce influences teacher educators' responses to professional development efforts for adapting new practices. This study examines trajectories of novices and experienced teacher educators in a three-year longitudinal professional development community focused on infusing thinking into college teaching. A four-stage trajectory…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Experienced Teachers, Communities of Practice, Faculty Development
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Huss, John A.; Sela, Orly; Eastep, Shannon – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
The purpose of this study was to explore the attitudes and experiences of seven online instructors in Teacher Education (three from the United States, four from Israel) pertaining to the deliberate efforts they make to build interaction into their web-based classes to support learning. In the tradition of cooperative inquiry, the use of purposive…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Web Based Instruction, Teacher Education, Distance Education
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Seifert, Tami – International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, 2015
As the disparity between educational standards and reality outside educational institutions is increasing, alternative learning infrastructure are challenging traditional modes of teaching. This study was based on an experiment with middle school pupils, pre-service teachers and college lecturers. The aim of this study was to examine the extent to…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Teaching Methods, Qualitative Research, Statistical Analysis
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Mevorach, Miriam; Miron, Mordechai – Journal of Educational Issues, 2015
This study examined the professional and personal transition undergone by eight experienced early childhood (EC) teachers after completing their graduate studies. The data were collected through interviews and online communication. Three main categories arose in the qualitative content analysis of the text: (1) personal process of change; (2)…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Graduate Study, Interviews
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Dehan, Nicole – Journal of Social Work Education, 2013
The article summarizes a longitudinal case study of the very first Israeli program in social work targeted to the Haredi (ultra-Orthodox Jewish) population (1997-1999). The program's success played an important role in the last decade's dramatic change of attitude in the Israeli Council for Higher Education toward social work education and higher…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Case Studies, Social Work, Counselor Training
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Tal, Clodie – Journal of Jewish Education, 2013
In this study we investigated the perceptions and interpretations of 14 various stakeholders in the field of teacher preparation and early childhood education regarding what and how Jewish education should be learned and taught, in general, and to preschool children in contemporary Israel, in particular. The present study, carried out in the…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Professional Development, Stakeholders, Transcripts (Written Records)
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Sabag, N.; Kosolapov, S. – American Journal of Engineering Education, 2012
This paper presents the outcomes of the preliminary survey in which the method of IFS was used to integrate motivating questions into the lecture presentations in order to increase the students' involvement. Instant Feedback System (IFS) enables the educators to improve their own teaching by getting instant and real-time feedback about how clear…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Engineering, Engineering Education, Feedback (Response)
Mevorach, Miriam; Ezer, Hanna – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2010
This study examines changes at a large teacher education college in Israel and considers how teacher educators perceive these changes. The research tools included protocols documenting formal meetings of college decision makers, questionnaires distributed among the college teaching faculty, analyzed quantitatively, and in-depth narrative…
Descriptors: College Instruction, Research Tools, Foreign Countries, Teacher Educators