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Sims, Linda; Walsh, Daniel – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2009
This article examines a 2-year process of integrating Lesson Study--a form of teacher-led professional development--into an introductory course on the principles of teaching for students majoring in early childhood education. The course is taught in conjunction with beginning practicum work in area schools. We describe obstacles, modifications,…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Introductory Courses, Early Childhood Education, Professional Development
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Gorski, Paul C. – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2009
This study is an examination of syllabi from multicultural teacher education (MTE) courses taught across the United States. Using qualitative content analysis and drawing on existing typologies for multicultural education, I analyzed the theories and philosophies underlying MTE course designs. The analysis revealed that most of the courses were…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Equal Education, Content Analysis, Course Descriptions
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Ovens, Alan; Tinning, Richard – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2009
The aim of this paper is to understand whether student teachers enact reflection differently as they encounter different situations within their teacher education programme. Group memory-work was used to generate and analyse five participants' memories of learning to teach. Three different discursive contexts were identified in the students'…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Memory, Reflection
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Kokko, Teemu H. J.; Porhola, Maili – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2009
The present study focuses on student teachers as a prospective special resource in the prevention of school bullying in the course of their future professional careers. Special attention is paid to the influence the respondents' own childhood experiences of bullying may have in this regard. To investigate this question, we assessed the…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Bullying, Empathy, Victims of Crime
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Cartaut, Solange; Bertone, Stefano – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2009
The goal of this study was to evaluate the effects of the joint training activities of a cooperating teacher and a university supervisor during an advisory visit on (a) the professional development of a preservice teacher's activity and (b) the reorganization of mentoring activity following this visit. The results are considered from a theoretical…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Constructivism (Learning), Case Studies, Foreign Countries
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Wang, Tsungjuang – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2009
This paper attempts to answer three questions: (1) What are the benefits of fully implementing ICTs for the education of professionals, such as architects? (2) What are the difficulties involved with carrying out these technological changes? and (3) How do these benefits and difficulties interact in a rapidly developing Asian nation such as…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Architectural Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Technology
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Barrett, Brian D. – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2009
This Bernsteinian analysis conceptualizes No Child Left Behind legislation in the United States as a recent and deliberate shift towards a ''performance'' model of official pedagogic discourse. The paper posits that this shift carries the capacity to fundamentally alter teachers' professional practices and identities. It examines particularly…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Policy, Discourse Analysis, Preservice Teachers
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van Tartwijk, Jan; van Rijswijk, Martine; Tuithof, Hanneke; Driessen, Erik W. – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2008
Students in many teacher education programmes experience confusion about portfolios. This study investigated whether using an analogy in the introduction of a portfolio helps teacher education students understand both the purpose of a portfolio and how to compile it. It was also investigated whether these students' understanding correlates with…
Descriptors: Job Application, Portfolios (Background Materials), Employment Interviews, Teacher Education
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Young, Kathryn – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2008
The process of organizational socialization sheds light on the difficulty of a university program to effectively socialize its special education teacher candidates into believing and acting on theories of inclusion for students with disabilities in public schools. In general, people are socialized by prior experiences, then the university, then…
Descriptors: Socialization, Inclusive Schools, Mainstreaming, Regular and Special Education Relationship
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Chan, David W. – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2008
This study assessed two global (general and collective) and seven domain-specific sets of teacher self-efficacy beliefs among 273 Chinese prospective and in-service teachers in Hong Kong. While teachers generally reported having the highest confidence in teaching highly able learners and the least confidence in classroom management, there were…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Self Efficacy, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
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Pachler, Norbert; Makoe, Pinky; Burns, Michele; Blommaert, Jan – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2008
Ideologies of education and of teaching are complex and layered, and they contain macro-social, institutional as well as micro-ideological levels. Building on cases from the UK and South Africa, this paper argues that notions of "professionalism" among teachers display such ideological layering, and that such notions are heavily invested…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Student Teachers, Ideology, Foreign Countries