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Simic-Muller, Ksenija; Fernandes, Anthony; Felton-Koestler, Mathew D. – Journal of Urban Mathematics Education, 2015
In this article, the authors report on the initial results of a mixed methods study that examined the beliefs that preservice teachers have about teaching real-world contexts, including those related to injustices, controversial issues, and children's home and cultural backgrounds. Data collection included a survey with 92 preservice Pre-K-8…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Education
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Hine, Gregory S. C. – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2015
Over the past two decades there has been a growing body of literature concerning the preparation of pre-service mathematics teachers. Research efforts have focused principally on approaches conducted by tertiary educators to adequately prepare pre-service teachers (PST) for the mathematics classroom. Despite the extensive literature there is no…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, College Faculty
Miles, Rhea; Slagter van Tryon, Patricia J.; Mensah, Felicia Moore – Science Educator, 2015
TechMath is a professional development program that forms collaborations among businesses, colleges, and schools for the purpose of promoting Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) careers. TechMath has provided strategies for creating highquality professional development by bringing together teachers, students, and business…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Science Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Science Teachers
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McMurtrie, Deborah H.; Coleman, Bridget K.; Ruppert, Nancy; Senn, Gary J. – Current Issues in Middle Level Education, 2014
In this study, candidates at two universities in the southeastern United States engaged in service-learning projects that investigated the effects of service learning on pre-service teachers' understanding of the unique characteristics of young adolescents from diverse backgrounds and knowledge of middle level professional roles. Data were…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Middle School Teachers
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Alexander, Curby; Knezek, Gerald; Christensen, Rhonda; Tyler-Wood, Tandra; Bull, Glen – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2014
Researchers in this study looked at the effect of content-specific, technology-rich project-based learning activities on EC-8 pre-service teachers' competencies and skills, as well as pre-service teacher's attitudes toward science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Researchers employed a quantitative design involving participants in…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Preservice Teachers, STEM Education, Student Teacher Attitudes
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Leis, Adrian – JALT CALL Journal, 2014
The use of social networking systems has enabled communication to occur around the globe almost instantly, with news about various events being spread around the world as they happen. There has also been much interest in the benefits and disadvantages the use of such social networking systems may bring for education. This paper reports on the use…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Second Language Instruction, Cultural Awareness, Questionnaires