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Hao, Yungwei; Lee, Kathryn S. – European Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
To promote technology integration, it is essential to address pre-service teacher (PST) concerns about facilitating technology-enhanced learning environments. This study adopted the Concerns-Based Adoption Model to investigate PST concern on Web 2.0 integration. Four hundred and eighty-nine PSTs in a teacher education university in north Taiwan…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Technology Integration
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Hennessy, Jennifer; Lynch, Raymond – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
This study investigated the suitability of the FIT-Choice scale for use within an Irish Initial Teacher Education setting with a cohort of first year pre-service teachers (n = 143), from across five different subject disciplines. Exploratory factor analyses were conducted to examine participants' motivations for choosing teaching as a career, as…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Preservice Teachers, Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education
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Palmer, David; Dixon, Jeanette; Archer, Jennifer – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
Many preservice primary teachers have low self-efficacy for science teaching. Although science methods courses have often been shown to enhance self-efficacy, science content courses have been relatively ineffective in this respect. This study investigated whether a tailored science content course would enhance self-efficacy. The participants were…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Student Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Interviews
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Effeney, Gerard; Davis, Julie – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2013
This study investigated the relationships between knowledge and efficacy for teaching sustainability in a sample of 266 pre-service primary teachers at a large, metropolitan university in Australia. A survey gathered information about the participant's attitudes and self-efficacy for education for sustainability, along with their perceived and…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Elementary School Teachers, Sustainability, Preservice Teachers
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Russell-Bowie, Deirdre E. – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2013
In many public primary schools across different countries, generalist primary teachers are required to teach all subjects, including music, dance, drama and visual arts. This study investigates the background and confidence of preservice primary teachers from five countries in relation to drama and drama education. It also examines if there is a…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Curriculum, Comparative Education, Drama
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Landmann, Mareike – European Journal of Teacher Education, 2013
Universities in Germany show an increasing need for specific information on professional demands encountered and addressed by graduates training to become teachers. To provide information on demands and abilities in teaching graduates, a specialised teacher module was developed in the framework of the German Cooperation Project for Graduate Tracer…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Competencies
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Spittle, Michael; Petering, Felicity; Kremer, Peter; Spittle, Sharna – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2012
Stereotypes and self-perceptions are important in understanding how people develop their self-knowledge and social identity, become members of groups, and view groups and their members. While we have some understanding of the stereotypical view of the physical education teacher, we currently have little knowledge of how physical education…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Physical Education, Physical Activities, Student Attitudes
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Ting, Claire; Gilmore, Linda – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2012
This study explored preservice teacher attitudes towards teaching a deaf student who uses Australian Sign Language (Auslan) compared to a student who is new to Australia and speaks Polish. The participants were 200 preservice teachers in their third or fourth year of university education. A questionnaire was created to measure attitudes, and…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Teaching Methods, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs
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Konig, Johannes; Rothland, Martin – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2012
The authors first ask to what extent future teachers in Germany endorse teaching motivations indicated by the FIT-Choice scale. This includes reporting on the confirmatory factor analysis they carried out to examine and to replicate the FIT-Choice scale structure in the specific cultural context of Germany with a sample of 1287 preservice…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Incentives, Career Choice
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Fokkens-Bruinsma, Marjon; Canrinus, Esther T. – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2012
This study examined the suitability of the FIT-Choice scale in a Dutch educational context among two cohorts of preservice teachers (Ns = 62, 89), surveyed at the end and the beginning of their one-year program respectively. The relationships between the motivations for becoming a teacher and concurrent commitment were examined, as well as the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Student Teacher Attitudes
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Molto, M. Cristina Cardona; Florian, Lani; Rouse, Martyn; Stough, Laura M. – European Journal of Teacher Education, 2010
This study explores the beliefs and attitudes that university students enrolled in teacher education programmes in Spain, England and the US (Texas) hold about individuals who differ. A beliefs and attitudes toward difference scale (BATD) was constructed using nine dimensions of diversity; culture, language, socioeconomic status/social class,…
Descriptors: Ideology, Factor Analysis, Foreign Countries, Cross Cultural Studies
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Grossman, Pam; Hammerness, Karen M.; McDonald, Morva; Ronfeldt, Matt – Journal of Teacher Education, 2008
In this article, the authors focus on the concept of coherence, a relatively underexplored concept in teacher education. They investigate the relationship between students' perceptions of coherence and a number of structural features of teacher education programs to help develop a stronger definition of one important dimension of coherence--the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Student Attitudes, Education Courses, Field Experience Programs
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Wong, Angela F. L.; Chong, Sylvia; Choy, Doris; Wong, Isabella Y-F; Goh, Kim Chuan – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2008
The purpose of this study was to investigate if there were differences in the levels of pedagogical knowledge and skills as perceived by the student teachers who were enrolled in the Primary and the Secondary Post Graduate Diploma in Education programme at the National Institute of Education in Singapore. 170 Primary and 426 Secondary student…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Student Teachers, Knowledge Level
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Lyublinskaya, Irina; Tournaki, Nelly – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2014
Invited as a paper from SITE 2013. This study focuses on the development of Technological Pedagogical And Content Knowledge (TPACK) in mathematics and science of pre-service special education teachers for teaching mathematics and science via one course. This course introduces a variety of strategies and techniques for using instructional…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Lesson Plans, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Preservice Teacher Education
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Gazzetta, Vincent – Journal of Teacher Education, 1978
The importance placed by the New York State Department of Education on collaborative identification of teaching competencies and on teacher education assessment and evaluation is illustrated by reference to registration procedures for teacher education programs. (MJB)
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Factor Analysis, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education