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Jao, Limin; Sahmbi, Gurpreet; Huang, Ying-Syuan – Teacher Educator, 2020
In this article, we describe the experiences of two preservice teachers (PSTs) who served as teaching assistants (TAs) in a secondary mathematics teaching methods course. As TAs, the PSTs approximated practice by being independently responsible for a learning environment and leading discussions with groups of students. Although the PSTs felt…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction
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Ciampa, Katia; Gallagher, Tiffany – Teacher Educator, 2016
The purpose of this collective case study was to explore the resultant effects of vertical team teaching and collaborative inquiry on elementary (Grade 8) and secondary (Grade 9) educators' literacy instructional and assessment practices. Key elements of the program included collaborative inquiry and vertical team teaching. The findings of this…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Literacy, Inquiry, Case Studies
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Fazio, Xavier; Volante, Louis – Teacher Educator, 2011
Practicum experiences in schools are highly valued in science teacher education programs. Yet, there are few studies examining secondary preservice science teachers' practicum classrooms. This mixed-methods study explored secondary preservice science teachers' perceptions of their practicum classroom learning environments, interpreted from an…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Constructivism (Learning), Preservice Teachers, Methods Courses
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Cherubini, Lorenzo – Teacher Educator, 2010
This qualitative research study examined 190 concurrent education students' case-based reflections from 2005 to 2008. A grounded theory analysis was applied to 3,800 reflection logs. The article describes the use of constant comparison and theoretical saturation that identified two core categories emerging from participants' meta-cognitive…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Foreign Countries, Metacognition, Cognitive Processes
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Cooper, Karyn; Peterson, Shelley; Broad, Kathryn – Teacher Educator, 2003
Investigated reasons for tensions among stakeholders, such as Ontario's ministries of education, teacher associations, local school districts, and university teacher education programs regarding the meaning and implications of professional development. Interview data clarified stakeholders' perspectives and priorities and noted that effective…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries
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Winsor, Pamela J.; Ellefson, Bryan A. – Teacher Educator, 1995
This article discusses the value of professional portfolios, describes how they are used in a five-year Canadian teacher preparation program, and includes criteria for assessing student teacher portfolios. Findings from two surveys of superintendents indicate that, overall, including a portfolio among an applicant's credentials can enhance the…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Elementary Secondary Education, Extended Teacher Education Programs, Foreign Countries
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Grimmett, Peter P. – Teacher Educator, 1992
Comments on major issues in Canadian teacher education; describes a trend toward structural collaboration in British Columbia's (BC) teacher preparation. The BC College of Teachers, an independent professional organization, removes government control of the teaching profession and places it in the hands of teachers and administrators in public…
Descriptors: Collegiality, Cooperation, Educational Innovation, Educational Trends
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Radford, Keith; And Others – Teacher Educator, 1993
This study examined preservice teachers' locus of control, collecting data from students at one university with most practical experience during the final year and one with practical experience integrated throughout four years. Students from the latter university gained greater confidence and knowledge through continuing experience in public…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Field Experience Programs, Foreign Countries, Higher Education