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Erben-Kecici, Sayime; Aydin, Mustafa – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2022
In the present study, it is aimed to develop a valid and reliable scale to examine the factors playing role in the career choices of pre-service teachers studying in different teacher education programs. Accordingly, the scale was developed with the data gathered from 360 pre-service teachers studying in different departments of the education…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Career Choice, Test Construction, Test Validity
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Ökmen, Burcu; Kiliç, Abdurrahman – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2021
The aim of this study is to reveal the development of professional knowledge and competencies among pre-service English teachers through the practice of lesson study. This study was carried out to improve pre-service teachers' teaching skills and to show the effect of the practice of lesson study. The action research method was used in this…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teaching Skills, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Erdem, Cahit – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2020
Pre-service teacher (PST) education at higher education institutions is pivotal to early teacher identity development. Possible selves theory presents a framework for understanding teacher professional identity, which is theoretically supported but not empirically tested sufficiently. This study set out to examine PSTs' early teacher identity in…
Descriptors: Correlation, Self Concept, Professional Identity, Beginning Teachers
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Bracho, Christian Alejandro – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2019
Drawing on ethnographic data and interviews with 17 teacher educators and normal school students in Oaxaca, Mexico, this article examines a particular teaching formation rooted in the concept of lucha, revolutionary struggle. Participants described how, during their four years at a normal school, they learn, rehearse, and internalize a historical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Resistance (Psychology), Teacher Educators, Preservice Teachers
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Dharamshi, Pooja – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2019
This paper reports findings from a study examining pre-service teachers' perceptions of Indigeneity and literacy in a literacy teacher education course. In 2015, the new British Columbia K-9 curriculum was implemented with a focus on integrating Indigenous perspectives into the curriculum in thoughtful and meaningful ways. This includes an…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Literacy, Teacher Attitudes, Indigenous Knowledge
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Fickel, Letitia Hochstrasser; Abbiss, Jane – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2019
In Aotearoa New Zealand, the continuing disparity in educational outcomes has resulted in a growing call for changes in teacher preparation to better support culturally diverse learners in ways that are responsive to the particular national and cultural context. This paper presents findings from practitioner inquiry into a teacher education…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Professional Identity, Cultural Context, Culturally Relevant Education
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Sofo, Seidu; Thompson, Emmanuel; Kanton, Tontie L. – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2019
Many countries in Sub-Saharan Africa have used non-traditional teacher education programs to address the perpetual problem of inadequate provision of trained teachers. Using the bioecological systems theory, the present study examined untrained teacher trainees' perceptions about the prospects and challenges of upgrading untrained teachers in…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, Teacher Education, Teacher Qualifications, Systems Approach
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Lussier, Kristie O'Donnell; Assaf, Lori Czop; Hoff, Meagan – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to explore how preservice teachers (PST) became aware of literacies in global and local contexts and to understand how PST conceive of literacy after experiencing an international service learning (ISL) study abroad program in rural South Africa. For this qualitative grounded theory study, we used critical literacy…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Study Abroad, Service Learning, International Education
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Riedel, Marian; Moll, Rachel – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2019
Little has been written about "how" or "whether" pre-service teachers construct understandings of good teaching during an international field placement; thus, a need arises to examine these contexts as sites to question, "How do we know what we know?" (Britzman, 2003, p. 58). Based on a qualitative study of six…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Teacher Effectiveness, Preservice Teachers, Student Teaching
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Shah, Payal; Brown, Kara D. – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2016
This article contributes to a growing appreciation and understanding of both the ways to include exposure to Comparative and International Education (CIE) in undergraduate teacher education as well as to how students take up and respond creatively to opportunities for comparative exploration. In order to make space for comparative education in the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Education Courses, Foundations of Education, International Education
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Chacko, Jacob B.; Lin, Miranda – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2015
As globalization lessens the distance between peoples and diversifies the common classroom, teacher education programs lag behind in producing globally-minded educators. One approach used by some teacher education programs to remedy this issue is to offer international student teaching experiences. While the literature related to these programs is…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Teacher Education, Foreign Students, Student Teachers