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Kretchmar, Kerry; Zeichner, Ken – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2016
Teacher education in the USA is composed of both defenders and critics of the current system of teacher preparation. Some critics of college and university-based teacher education who describe themselves as "reformers" have referred to the non-university programmes as "teacher preparation 2.0" in order to emphasise the…
Descriptors: Social Change, Educational Change, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Effectiveness
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Dobbs-Oates, Jennifer; Wachter Morris, Carrie – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2016
In many PreK-12 school environments, individuals with a variety of professional identities and roles provide services to students. Typically, these individuals are trained with minimal interaction with each other, yet they must work cooperatively with each other in the schools. Interprofessional education (IPE) provides a model whereby students in…
Descriptors: Professional Education, Interprofessional Relationship, Interdisciplinary Approach, Models
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Panjwani, Farid – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2016
New Teachers' Standards were implemented in England in September 2012, giving prominent place to "Fundamental British Values" (FBV). This paper presents the findings of a small-scale research project carried out to understand Muslim teachers' perspectives on the standards, and FBVs in particular. Though the teachers made several…
Descriptors: Muslims, Teacher Attitudes, Standards, Values
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Tirri, Kirsi; Kuusisto, Elina – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2016
This study identifies the nature of the purposes that Finnish student teachers of different subjects (N = 372) have for teaching and how these perceptions could inform teacher education. Earlier studies have shown that both American and Finnish students have found the role of their teachers to be very important in teaching and learning purpose.…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Student Surveys
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Araujo, Ulisses F.; Arantes, Valeria Amorim; Danza, Hanna Cebel; Pinheiro, Viviane Potenza Guimarães; Garbin, Monica – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2016
This article presents a Brazilian experience in training teachers to educate for purpose. Understanding that purpose is a value to be constructed through real-world and contextualised experiences, the authors discuss some psychological processes that underlie purpose development. Then the authors show how these processes are used in a purpose…
Descriptors: Professional Training, Preservice Teachers, Developmental Programs, Problem Based Learning
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Kuusisto, Elina; Gholami, Khalil; Tirri, Kirsi – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2016
This paper examines Finnish (n = 464) and Iranian (n = 556) teachers' views on their competence to teach purpose. "Purpose" is defined as a stable intention to accomplish something that is both meaningful to the self and of consequence beyond the self over time. The study revealed that all Iranian teachers evaluated their competence for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Attitudes, Cross Cultural Studies
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Jiang, Fei; Lin, Shan; Mariano, Jenni Menon – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2016
Research studies agree on the role formal education can play in facilitating students building a sense of life purpose. This paper examined the influence of Chinese college students' perceived competence of their teachers for supporting purpose on these same college students' purpose status. Portions of the Revised Youth Purpose Survey were…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Students, Foreign Countries, Self Concept
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Quinn, Brandy P. – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2016
Purpose in life is beneficial for adolescents and their communities. However, less is known about supports for purpose development during adolescence, particularly in the school setting. The study described here drew from theories about teacher beliefs and knowledge, and a multidimensional definition of purpose in life, in order to learn from…
Descriptors: High School Students, Secondary School Teachers, Beliefs, Knowledge Level
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Teng, Lin Sophie – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2016
A plethora of research has found that teachers' beliefs directly influence their classroom practices and teaching outcomes. While numerous studies in second/foreign language writing have examined the effectiveness of different innovative approaches on students' learning to write, there is a paucity of research on writing teachers' beliefs about…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beliefs, Teacher Attitudes, Faculty Development
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Qiao, Xuefeng; Yu, Shulin – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2016
This qualitative case study examines the perspectives and experiences of seven Chinese primary teachers on the integration of shared knowledge artefacts into teaching in professional learning communities. The analysis of the semi-structured interviews and observation data revealed that using knowledge artefacts, such as preview sheets, flowing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Teacher Attitudes
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Maaranen, Katriina; Pitkäniemi, Harri; Stenberg, Katariina; Karlsson, Liisa – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2016
Personal practical theories (PPTs) are built based on underlying beliefs, experiences, values and conceptions regarding 'good teaching'. Having a vision of teaching and valuing the work may have a strong effect on one's sense of identity, resilience and commitment. This study focused on Finnish teacher students' (N = 84) PPTs constructed during…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Teachers, Theories, Graduate Students
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Burden, Kevin; Aubusson, Peter; Brindley, Sue; Schuck, Sandy – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2016
Recent research in teacher education futures has identified two themes that require further study: the changing nature of knowledge and the changing capabilities of technologies. This article examines the intersection of these two themes and their implications for teacher education. The research employed futures methodologies based on scenario…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Teacher Education, Alternative Teacher Certification
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Santoro, Ninetta; Sosu, Edward; Fassetta, Giovanna – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2016
This article reports on a study that examined Scottish student teachers' attitudes to study-abroad and the reasons underpinning their reluctance to participate in these programmes. Data collection comprised a mixed-methods approach consisting of a survey of 318 student-teachers in one Scottish university followed by semi-structured interviews with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Attitude Measures, Study Abroad
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Martzog, Philipp; Kuttner, Simon; Pollak, Guido – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2016
Teachers are confronted with complex and unexpected classroom situations that not only demand knowledge but also social-emotional competencies. Consequently, researchers have tried to identify conditions that support the development of relevant abilities in this domain. This study examined the frequently stated, but not yet empirically…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Comparative Analysis, Student Teachers, Teacher Competencies
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Ye, Wangbei – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2016
Traditional teacher education's supposed failure to prepare prospective teachers for classroom realities (the transfer problem) is a widely discussed topic in the teacher education literature. Previous studies have focused on causal relationships between teaching and such factors as pre-service teacher education programmes, contextual factors in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Transfer of Training
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