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Dudley, Dean; Baxter, David – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2009
This paper reports the findings of an exploratory study concerning the development of higher-order conceptual understanding of Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) among physical education pre-service teachers. The development of such understandings has been seen as problematic among pre-service teachers (Randall, 2003). An analysis of the…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Student Evaluation, Preservice Teachers
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Clerici, Renata – Educational Studies, 2008
Analysis of the university careers of students who are training to become primary school teachers has shown that a certain number have real difficulty in passing examinations in the scientific and methodological fields. This paper uses both objective and subjective data to analyse the levels of competence in this cultural field, and the propensity…
Descriptors: Negative Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Competency Testing
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Dong, Yu Ren – Clearing House, 2004
More and more subject matter area teachers find themselves working with students whose native language is not English. A report from the National Center for Education Statistics (2003) showed that close to four million students nationwide were classified as English language learners (ELL) in the school year of 2001-2002, a 30 percent increase from…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Urban Areas, Required Courses