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McDermott, Kevin; Hinchion, Carmel; McGivern, Alicia; Meade, Della – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2018
This article looks back on the professional development offered to teachers of English to support them in their teaching of film since the introduction of film into the English syllabus in Ireland in 1998. It focuses on three inter-related elements: the interpretation or reading of film; the pedagogy that supports this interpretation; the…
Descriptors: Films, Teaching Methods, Workshops, English Instruction
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Cook, Sharon Anne – Curriculum Inquiry, 2014
This retrospective essay examines one long-standing peace and global education initiative for pre-service teacher candidates. The article probes the meanings of peace education and of global education embedded in the program, as well as the program's apparent consequences: What understandings of peace education did the pre-service candidates…
Descriptors: Peace, Teaching Methods, Curriculum Design, Focus Groups
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Trinidad, Sue; Broadley, Tania; Terry, Emmy; Boyd, Don; Lock, Graeme; Sharplin, Elaine; Ledger, Sue – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2013
This paper reports on the outcomes of a two year ALTC Competitive Research and Development Project that aimed to "Develop Strategies at the Pre-Service Level to Address Critical Teacher Attraction and Retention Issues in Australian Rural, Regional and Remote Schools". As well as developing a "training framework" and teaching…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Competencies, Rural Education, Indigenous Populations
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Webster, Nina Lee; Valeo, Angela – TESL Canada Journal, 2011
English-language learners (ELLs) are becoming common in classrooms with Ontario's escalating immigration trends. Elementary school teachers are increasingly becoming responsible for meeting the needs of linguistically diverse children. This qualitative study explores current teacher preparation practices through preservice teachers' (PT)…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Preservice Teachers, Interviews, Foreign Countries
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Kurz, Terri L.; Batarelo, Ivana – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2010
After interacting with a Best Practices video case whole class and individually, preservice teachers were asked to reflect on what features they deemed helpful. In addition, they were asked to reflect on what additional features they would find desirable. The constant comparative method was used to analyze the data (Glaser, 1965). Three features…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Classroom Techniques, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
Daoud, Annette M. – Online Submission, 2010
This inquiry highlights a research study with secondary teacher candidates (grades 9-12) in a teacher credentialing program in southern California that has been recognized for its effectiveness in preparing candidates to teach English learners. Within the frame of creating critical leaders, data collected in this inquiry show that teacher…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Education Courses, Equal Education, Definitions
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McCormack, Orla; O'Flaherty, Joanne – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2010
As part of an undergraduate concurrent initial teacher education programme pre-service teachers participate in an education module consisting of a number of workshops relating to the integration of development education active learning methodologies into their teaching. Following completion of the module, pre-service teachers participate in a…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Teaching Methods, Economic Development, Secondary School Teachers
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Khan, Shafqat Hussain; Saeed, Muhammad – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2010
Quality assurance of teacher training has become of a great concern nowadays. This paper addresses the quality of BEd programme of the University of Education (UE) Lahore. The main purpose of the study was to evaluate the quality of BEd programme with regard to the internal efficiency of Government Colleges for Elementary Teachers (GCETs), the…
Descriptors: Quality Control, Measures (Individuals), Learning Processes, Teacher Educators
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Rabin, Colette – Action in Teacher Education, 2009
The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (2008) requires that institutions preparing teachers consider not only the knowledge and skills needed to enter the classroom but also the dispositions for professional practice. Thus, teacher educators need to develop pedagogical practices designed to foster dispositions such as those…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship
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Van Laarhoven, Toni; Munk, Dennis D.; Zurita, Leslie M.; Lynch, Kathleen; Zurita, Brian; Smith, Thomas; Chandler, Lynette – Journal of Special Education Technology, 2009
Students with disabilities are guaranteed access to assistive technologies (AT) by provisions of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA) (2004) and its predecessor, the Technology Related Assistance Act (Tech Act) (1988). Design and development of AT, including devices and software programs, has burgeoned to a point…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Disabilities, Educational Technology, Assistive Technology