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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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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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Villar, Luis M.; Alegre, Olga M. – Interactive Learning Environments, 2008
Online education is used for a variety of purposes in higher education. Two such purposes are improving one's performance over time and understanding one's professional development in the context of online teaching and learning. Relying on data from online staff development courses delivered in five Spanish universities, this article explores…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Quality Control, Faculty Development, College Faculty
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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