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What Works Clearinghouse, 2018
The "National Board for Professional Teaching Standards" ("NBPTS") establishes standards for accomplished teachers and awards professional certification to teachers who can demonstrate that their teaching practices meet those standards. Educators and experts in child development and related fields established the organization,…
Descriptors: Standards, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Certification, Teacher Effectiveness
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Varea, Valeria – Sport, Education and Society, 2018
This paper explores how a cohort of pre-service Health and Physical Education (HPE) teachers from an Australian university describe and construct their understandings of health and the body. Given that the courses that these undergraduates take in their degree programme present different perspectives on health and the body, a relevant question is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education Teachers, Health Education, Preservice Teachers
Stiggins, Rick – Educational Leadership, 2018
Stiggins says that, to build better assessment systems, educators and education leaders need more opportunities to learn the basic principles of sound assessment practice. He lays out what he views as the fundamental elements of assessment literacy.
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Educational Principles, Educational Practices, Fundamental Concepts
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Ward, Phillip; Tsuda, Emi; Dervent, Fatih; Devirlmez, Erhan – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2018
Purpose: Little is known about how teachers acquire specialized content knowledge (SCK). We examine the hypothesis that SCK is not acquired from K-12 physical education and from extracurricular activities characterized by playing; instead, SCK must be explicitly taught to teachers. Method: Students were enrolled in either basic physical activity…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Elementary Secondary Education, Physical Education, Teacher Education Programs
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Lei, Xiaoxuan; Li, Hongli; Leroux, Audrey J. – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2018
Classroom observations have been increasingly used for teacher evaluations, and it is important to examine the measurement quality and the use of observation ratings. When a teacher is observed in multiple classrooms, his or her observation ratings may vary across classrooms. In that case, using ratings from one classroom per teacher may not be…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Observation, Mathematics Instruction
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Ní Chróinín, Déirdre; Fletcher, Tim; O'Sullivan, Mary – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background: Concerns that current forms of physical education teacher education (PETE) are not adequately providing teachers with the tools necessary for working with the realities and challenges of teaching physical education in contemporary schools has led some scholars to advocate for an approach that prioritises meaningfulness in physical…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Competencies
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Marfan, Javiera; Pascual, Javier – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
The article reports the results of a cross-country educational research project that uses quantitative methods to identify school leadership practices and contextual characteristics that contribute to explain student achievement in Chile, considering international comparisons. The results question previous evidence about a common repertoire of…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Cross Cultural Studies, Statistical Analysis, Instructional Leadership
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Gudmundsdottir, Greta Björk; Hatlevik, Ove Edvard – European Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
The professional digital competence (PDC) of teachers is of growing importance in classrooms, now that digital resources and digital media are becoming important parts of teachers' everyday practice. This study explores how newly qualified teachers are prepared to use information and communication technology (ICT) in their initial teacher…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Teacher Competencies, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Technological Literacy
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Ni Shuilleabhain, Aoibhinn; Seery, Aidan – Professional Development in Education, 2018
Based in a time of major curriculum reform, this article reports on a qualitative case study of teacher professional development (PD) in the Republic of Ireland (ROI). Five mathematics teachers in an Irish secondary school were introduced to and participated in successive cycles of school-based lesson study (LS) over the course of one academic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Faculty Development, Mathematics Teachers
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Perry, Emily; Boylan, Mark – Professional Development in Education, 2018
Research on teacher professional development is extensive but there are fewer studies about the practitioners who facilitate professional development. Here we report on a pilot programme for professional development facilitators rooted in a cycle of action research. Informed by a categorisation of professional knowledge and skills of facilitators,…
Descriptors: Facilitators (Individuals), Faculty Development, Pilot Projects, Action Research
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Xuehui, An – Chinese Education & Society, 2018
Teacher salary level and structure are not only important factors affecting the supply of primary and secondary school teachers, but they are also crucial to attracting, training, and retaining high-quality teachers, thereby impacting the overall quality of education and teaching in schools. The reform of China's basic education management system…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Salaries, Teacher Shortage, Teacher Competencies
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Guihang, Guo; Dan, Li – Higher Education Studies, 2018
Business English as a lingua franca (BELF) has aroused increasing research interest in the fields of English for Specific Purposes (ESP) and business communication. In China, Business English as an undergraduate program was approved by the Ministry of Education in 2006 and Business English Studies as a discipline and postgraduate program was…
Descriptors: Business English, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Pulham, Emily B.; Graham, Charles R.; Short, Cecil R. – Journal of Online Learning Research, 2018
Although research has explored teacher competencies in K-12 blended and online learning, it has not specified which competencies are appropriate to an online or digital medium, which refer to blending in-person with online experiences, or which are generic--applicable in any teaching modality. This article explores selected K-12 online and blended…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Blended Learning, Online Courses, Educational Technology
Rose, Colin; Issa, Mwalimu Donkor – Voices in Urban Education, 2018
Boston Public Schools' system-wide professional development on culturally and linguistically sustaining practices (CLSP) creates consistent expectations for educators to address their biases, build relationships with students and parents, and improve instruction--and gives them the tools to do so. In this article, the authors touch on changes at…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Sustainability, Culturally Relevant Education, Language Usage
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Chang, Sau Hou – Teacher Educators' Journal, 2018
Successful co-teaching relied on essential elements and different approaches. However, few studies were found on these essential elements and different approaches in student teaching. The objective of this study was to examine how teacher candidates and cooperating teachers used the essential co-teaching elements and co-teaching approaches.…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Teacher Collaboration, Preservice Teachers, Cooperating Teachers
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