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Metzler, Michael – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2009
A debate over the quality of teacher education programs has been ongoing for nearly 100 years. The most current round in this debate started with "A Nation at Risk" (National Commission on Excellence in Education, 1983) and has escalated in recent years to involve an increasing number of participant-constituents, each of whom has voiced…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Physical Education, Excellence in Education, Rhetoric
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Brownlee, Joanne; Chak, Amy – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2007
Twenty-one in-service early childhood students participated in a teaching practicum in Australia as part of the final year of a Bachelor of Arts in Hong Kong. Students spent two weeks visiting a university and early childhood settings in Australia. The university based component of the program included workshops and discussions with lecturing…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Student Teachers, Practicums, Teacher Education Programs
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Aldrich, Jennifer E.; Thomas, Kelli R. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2005
Teacher education programs that want their future teachers to embrace and employee constructivist principles must strive to provide opportunities for teacher candidates to develop an understanding of constructivism. The paper presents a structure for embedding constructivist principles into early childhood and elementary teacher education courses…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Constructivism (Learning), Education Courses, Teacher Education Programs