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Canrinus, Esther T.; Klette, Kirsti; Hammerness, Karen; Bergem, Ole Kristian – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
The aim of this article is to explore similarities and differences in teacher candidates' perceptions of their opportunities to enact practice in university courses in five teacher education programmes, located in Norway, Finland, USA, Cuba, and Chile. Paper and pencil surveys were distributed among candidates (N = 488) to measure their perception…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs
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Qiao, Xuefeng; Lai, Manhong – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
This article examines the development of pre-service teachers' job-related perceptions of teaching in rural areas in the Free Teacher Education (FTE) programme in mainland China. Drawing on in-depth interviews with 22 teacher educators and 11 pre-service teachers, this study found that pre-service teachers' perceptions were constructed through…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Rural Areas, Student Attitudes, Teacher Education Programs
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Liu, Yibing; Wu, Na; Chi-Kin Lee, John – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
This article is based on the empirical research involving Chinese exchange teacher candidates from Southwest University in China who participated in the "Reciprocal Learning in Teacher Education and School Education between Canada and China (RLTESECC)" project and studied at the University of Windsor. These teachers conducted classroom…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Educational Exchange, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs
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López Solé, Susana; Civís Zaragoza, Mireia; Díaz-Gibson, Jordi – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
This paper studies the social side of pre-service teacher education and draws on social network analysis to explore the relation between the social capital of pre-service teachers and their academic and professional success. An online survey was applied to a sample of 321 students enrolled full time either in Preschool Education or Primary…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Social Networks, Network Analysis
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Youens, Bernadette; Smethem, Lindsey; Simmons, Mark – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
Recruiting, preparing and retaining high-quality teachers are recurrent themes of local, national and international education agendas. Traditional university-led forms of teacher education continue to be challenged, and defended, as nations strive to secure a teaching force equipped to achieve high-quality learning outcomes for all students. One…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Alternative Teacher Certification, Graduate Study, Teacher Education Programs
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Nguyen, Thi Quynh Trang – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
Gaining and saving face are very important in Vietnam as a mechanism of social control, including the professional behaviour of teachers. Interviews with 15 lecturers (aged 24-37) at a teacher training college in a Central Coast province of Vietnam illustrated the relationship between their concepts of face and their beliefs about good teaching.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interviews, College Faculty, Teacher Education Programs
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O'Flaherty, Joanne; Gleeson, Jim – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
The moral role of the teacher has long been recognised and this has implications for the selection and education of student teachers. There is growing recognition of the importance of teachers' capacity to make sound moral judgements and of the influence of teachers' levels of moral reasoning on their professional practice. The paper presents the…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Moral Values, Longitudinal Studies, Undergraduate Students
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Liou, Yi-Hwa; Daly, Alan J.; Canrinus, Esther T.; Forbes, Cheryl A.; Moolenaar, Nienke M.; Cornelissen, Frank; Van Lare, Michelle; Hsiao, Joyce – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
This exploratory study foregrounds the important, but often understudied social side of pre-service teacher development and its relation to teaching performance in one university-based teacher preparation program in the US. We examine the extent to which pre-service elementary teachers' social relationships and perceptions of peer trust and…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Effectiveness
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Admiraal, Wilfried; Berry, Amanda – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
In teacher education programmes, written portfolios or text-based self-evaluations are generally used to document the development of student teachers' competence. However, such approaches do no justice to the complex nature of teaching as they tend to lead to evidence in which teacher competencies are disconnected and removed from the actual…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs, Student Teachers, Video Technology
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Lemon, Narelle; Garvis, Susanne – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
Self-efficacy is an important motivational construct for primary school teachers (teachers of children aged 5-12 years) within Australia. Teacher self-efficacy beliefs will determine the level of teacher confidence and competence to engage with a task. In this study, we explore engagement with digital technology and the associated learning and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Technological Literacy
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Klug, Julia; Bruder, Simone; Schmitz, Bernhard – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
Diagnosing is one of teachers' key competences. Lately, a new model of teachers' diagnostic competence and therewith a new measurement method focusing on diagnosing students' learning behavior in an interdisciplinary approach have been developed. They can build a basis for promoting teachers' diagnostic competence. However, some questions relevant…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Competence, Student Behavior, Teacher Attitudes
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Fransson, Göran; Frelin, Anneli – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
This article focuses on teacher commitment, and particularly on teachers displaying sustained high levels of commitment throughout their teaching careers (over 15 years). Graduates from one Teacher Education programme responded to an open-ended questionnaire conducted on 10 occasions concerning their work as teachers, from graduation in 1993 to…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Persistence, Teacher Characteristics, Self Efficacy
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Pecek, Mojca; Macura-Milovanovic, Suncica – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
The relationship between admissions criteria, the preparation provided by teacher education programmes and student teachers' (STs) beliefs about inclusive education (IE) are rarely made explicit. The paucity of data regarding this relationship leads us to question whether teacher candidates' prior beliefs matter relative to admissions criteria or…
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Correlation, Teacher Education Programs, Student Teachers
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Rice, Suzanne; Volkoff, Veronica; Dulfer, Nicky – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
"Teach For" and "Teach First" programs now constitute a significant pathway into teaching in a number of countries. One criterion for selection into these programs is leadership capacity, and evidence indicates that many candidates do move into leadership roles in education, business, and policy in the years following their…
Descriptors: Low Achievement, Economically Disadvantaged, Achievement Gap, At Risk Students
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Gleeson, J.; O'Flaherty, J.; Galvin, T.; Hennessy, J. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
The dissonance between the socialisation experiences of student teachers during their own schooling and practicums and university-based teacher education programmes is indicative of the broader theory/practice dichotomy in education. While this dichotomy is of considerable interest to all teacher educators, studies of students' pre- and…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Student Placement, Schizophrenia, Practicums
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