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Mills, Martin; Mockler, Nicole; Stacey, Meghan; Taylor, Becky – Teaching Education, 2021
Teachers' engagement with and understanding of educational research and data is an increasing concern for policy-makers around the globe. With unprecedented access to, and new forms of, 'data' in schools, concerns for its 'best practice' use in classroom decision-making have come to the fore. In academic spaces, these developments have also been…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Cross Cultural Studies, Decision Making, Action Research
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Nguyen, Huong Thi Mai; Hall, Christine – Teaching Education, 2017
In order for Vietnam to seek better international integration into an increasingly globalised world, the Vietnamese Government has launched educational reforms requiring teachers to adopt "Western" constructivist pedagogies. This paper reports on an action research study in a Vietnamese teacher training institution which found that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Attitude Change, Action Research, Student Attitudes
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Mikulec, Erin; Herrmann, Adam – Teaching Education, 2016
This paper examines how a clinical experience in an alternative educational setting impacted both pre-service secondary teachers and the students with whom they worked. The participants were pre-service secondary teachers completing a clinical experience at a local agency that served a population of students for whom traditional school settings…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, Preservice Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Secondary School Students
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Brown, Amber L.; Lee, Joohi; Collins, Denise – Teaching Education, 2015
The purpose of this study was to investigate how student teaching experiences impact the sense of teaching efficacy and feelings of preparedness of pre-service teachers in a nearly and elementary teacher education program (EC-6). The study used an action research, mixed-methods design. Seventy-one pre-service teachers at a large public university…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Investigations, Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy
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Anderson, Vince; McKenzie, Marcia; Allan, Scott; Hill, Teresa; McLean, Sheelah; Kayira, Jean; Knorr, Michelle; Stone, Joshua; Murphy, Jeremy; Butcher, Kim – Teaching Education, 2015
A research collective comprised of teacher candidates, graduate students, and faculty set out to investigate the role and impact of social and ecological justice learning in a teacher education program. Amidst the tensions, negotiations, and articulations of the research design, the collective came to recognize the spaces of participatory action…
Descriptors: Participatory Research, Action Research, Social Justice, Ecology
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Turunen, Tuija A.; Tuovila, Seija – Teaching Education, 2012
In this article, we describe a collegial case study conducted in one Finnish university during the last field experience in a primary school teacher education program and discuss pedagogy of supervision from university supervisors' perspectives. The aim of the study was to clarify the role of university supervisors and try out a collegial…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Teacher Education Programs, Experiential Learning, Language Skills
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Hussein, Jeylan Wolyie – Teaching Education, 2009
This article reports on hopes and challenges in the first attempt to assist Ethiopian student teachers to develop practical awareness about action research through collaborative learning methods. First, the candidates were organized as a cohort. Then a framework was developed to help them construct reflective questions before and during action…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Intervention, Action Research, Field Experience Programs
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Shalom, Yehuda Bar; Schechet, Nita – Teaching Education, 2008
This article describes an in-service training program in action research designed for mature teachers returning to college to upgrade their teaching diplomas and complete their BEd degrees. The initial impetus was the need to develop a student-oriented pedagogy based on and enhancing the extensive professional experience of these teachers,…
Descriptors: Action Research, Rhetorical Criticism, Reflective Teaching, Teaching Methods
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de Freitas, Elizabeth – Teaching Education, 2008
This paper reports on an action research project designed to explore the complexities of pre-service mathematics teacher resistance to social justice issues. Research on equity and mathematics education has indicated that such resistance seems particularly strong for mathematics teachers. Twelve pre-service mathematics teachers participated in a…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Methods Courses, Teacher Education Curriculum, Mathematics Education
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Shosh, Joseph M.; Zales, Charlotte Rappe – Teaching Education, 2007
Responding to the call for reform in American graduate teacher education programs, the authors of this paper examine the design of a teacher action research-based approach in which teacher inquiry lies at the heart of individual courses and the program as a whole. The authors report on the transformation of program graduates from teachers to…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Action Research, Educational Change, Case Studies
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Gu, Lingyuan; Wang, Jie – Teaching Education, 2006
In-service teacher education in China has traditionally been mainly lecture-centred, theory-orientated, and experience-led. For various contemporary reasons such an approach may not be effective since it is unlikely to provide a context in which teachers are able to put educational theories into practice. "Action Education", a…
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Teacher Improvement, Theory Practice Relationship, Experiential Learning
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Goodnough, Karen – Teaching Education, 2004
This paper describes how collaboration emerged in a school district-university partnership designed to foster teacher development in the context of elementary science education. The Teachers Researching Inquiry-Based Science project involved four elementary teachers, a school district science mentoring teacher, a school district science…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Science Projects, Action Research, Participant Observation
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Kile, Diane W.; And Others – Teaching Education, 1987
Excerpts from an interview with teachers of a graduate program called the Classroom Research Study Group disclose details of the two-semester, four-course program focusing on the teacher as researcher. Program activities seek to develop teacher skills in identifying research questions, gathering data, and writing about the studies. (IAH)
Descriptors: Action Research, Classroom Research, Course Content, Education Courses
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Frankes, Lisa – Teaching Education, 1993
Book review recommends "Teachers and Teaching," edited by Tom Russell and Hugh Munby, to educators who envision a symbiosis of professional practice and research to promote teacher researchers, suggesting that the book's strength lies in its diversity of forms of enquiry--from narrative dialogs between educators, to case studies, to more…
Descriptors: Action Research, Preservice Teacher Education, Reflective Teaching, Research and Development
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Glasgow, Jacqueline N. – Teaching Education, 1994
Action research can promote cultural literacy by increasing teachers' awareness of their own values and perspectives and encouraging them to entertain perspectives different from their own. The paper describes how one prospective teacher, through classroom observation in a one-room Amish school, developed positive, culturally sensitive images and…
Descriptors: Action Research, Amish, Attitude Change, Consciousness Raising
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