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Stripling, Christopher T.; Roberts, T. Grady – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2012
The purpose of this study was to examine the mathematics ability and efficacy of Florida preservice agricultural education teachers. Results indicated that the preservice teachers were not proficient in solving agricultural mathematics problems. On the other hand, the preservice teachers were efficacious in personal teaching efficacy and personal…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teachers
Richardson, Greer M.; Liang, Ling L. – Journal of Elementary Science Education, 2008
Preservice teachers enrolled in a two-part course entitled Investigations in Mathematics and Science (IMS) were provided inquiry-based mathematics and science instruction in order to develop both content and process skills. This investigation sought to determine the pedagogical nature of the course and the impact it had on its participants.…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy
Densmore-James, Susan – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The purpose of this experimental study was two-fold. The first purpose was to explore the levels of self-efficacy of pre-service teachers regarding their own reading and writing processes and their abilities to be effective literacy leaders. The second purpose was to implement two different interventions in literacy instruction for pre-service…
Descriptors: Methods Courses, Literacy Education, Intervention, Beginning Reading
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Coady, Maria; Harper, Candace; de Jong, Ester – Bilingual Research Journal, 2011
The relationship between English Language Learners' (ELL) academic achievement and teacher education programs that prepare preservice teachers for working with those students has largely been ignored in the literature to date. This article reports findings from a study of how graduates from one elementary teacher education program, in which the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Second Language Learning
Feng, Li; Sass, Tim R. – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research, 2010
This paper contributes importantly to the growing literature on the training of special education teachers and how it translates into classroom practice and student achievement. The authors examine the impact of pre-service preparation and in-service formal and informal training on the ability of teachers to promote academic achievement among…
Descriptors: Education Courses, Academic Achievement, Disabilities, Special Education Teachers
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Fisher, Linda; Kim, Deoksoon – Language Learning Journal, 2013
This article explores the use of blogs for pre-service language teacher education in two national settings, the UK (University of Cambridge) and the US (University of South Florida). Taking two approaches to blogging and to learning through blogging (one based on self-reflection and a constructivist approach and one based on social and…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Technology Uses in Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Context Effect
Fountain, Cheryl Ann – 1997
This paper describes the evolution of a Professional Development School (PDS) continuum for urban teachers through 5 years of school-university collaboration. The paper reports the impact on education students completing internship experiences at urban PDS's, discusses the impact of the collaborative initiative on PDS faculty, and identifies…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Field Experience Programs, Higher Education