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Kourieos, Stella; Diakou, Maria – New Educator, 2019
This study examined the effectiveness of pre-service education in Cyprus, in preparing primary teachers to teach English in primary state schools. A survey and follow up interviews were employed to investigate the following: a) Novice teachers' perceptions of their preparedness to teach English after completing a 4-year Teacher Education program,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, English Teachers, English (Second Language)
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Johnson, Elisabeth; Oppenheim, Rachel; Suh, Younjung – New Educator, 2009
For new educators, the obstacles of high-stakes testing, curricular mandates, and their own inexperience and self-doubt can render teaching for justice and equity overwhelming, seemingly impossible ideals. However, as students are increasingly tied to prescriptive curricula and academic performance standards, the goals of social justice and…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Social Justice, Course Content, Curriculum Development