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Rodgers, Adrian; Jenkins, Deborah Bainer – Teachers College Press, 2010
In "Redesigning Supervision", active professionals in teacher education and professional development share research-based, alternative models for restructuring the way pre-service teachers are supervised. The authors examine the methods currently used and discuss how teacher educators have striven to change or renew these procedures. They then…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Student Teachers, Models, Field Experience Programs
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Igonina, M. V. – Russian Education and Society, 2009
It has become common to hear that "young teachers are the hope and foundation of the schools. The future is in their hands." There is good reason for these expectations: young people have a long professional life ahead of them. However, the pedagogical professions are not that popular. Many graduates of higher pedagogical educational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Mentors
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Jones, M. Gail; Tretter, Thomas; Taylor, Amy; Oppewal, Tom – International Journal of Science Education, 2008
Scale is one of the thematic threads that runs through nearly all of the sciences and is considered one of the major prevailing ideas of science. This study explored novice and experienced teachers' concepts of spatial scale with a focus on linear sizes from very small (nanoscale) to very large (cosmic scale). Novice teachers included…
Descriptors: Science Programs, Measurement, Science Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Casey, Catherine E.; Childs, Ruth A. – Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy, 2007
Most teacher education programs receive many more applications than they can accept. How should programs select among applicants and how should the programs evaluate the success of their selection processes? In this article we review the criteria utilized throughout North America to select prospective teachers into education programs. The…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Admission Criteria, Beginning Teachers
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Yu, Chien; Brandenburg, Teri – Journal of Technology Studies, 2006
This paper is to explore "I-would-have-had-more-success-if...," the reflections of a beginning online teacher and her students in an undergraduate Web-based course. The data used in the paper was gathered using the instructor's journals, student feedback, and an analysis of online discussions. The instructor maintained journals reflecting upon…
Descriptors: Course Evaluation, Web Based Instruction, Online Courses, Student Journals