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Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies

April 2009 Volume 25, Number 3

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Number of articles: 19

  1. Self-directed professional development – Hope for teachers working in deprived environments?

    Emmanuel Mushayikwa & Fred Lubben

    Self-direction has been identified as a potential key to the success of professional development of teachers, especially those working in deprived environments. This paper develops a model for self... More

    pp. 375-382

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  2. Sexuality, schooling, and teacher identity formation: A critical pedagogy for teacher education

    Michael Vavrus

    Offering an alternative to normative teacher education that excludes meaningful sexuality and gender education from its curriculum, this article presents a critical teacher education multicultural ... More

    pp. 383-390

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  3. New peace, new teachers: Student teachers' perspectives of diversity and community relations in Northern Ireland

    Alison Montgomery & Claire McGlynn

    This paper reflects upon student teachers' conceptions of inter-community relations and the preparation they receive to address issues of diversity and mutual understanding. The study in Northern... More

    pp. 391-399

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  4. Learning through action: Parallel learning processes in children and adults

    Elizabeth A. Ethridge & Kathryn R. Branscomb

    Experiential learning has become an essential part of many educational settings from infancy through adulthood. While the effectiveness of active learning has been evaluated in youth and adult... More

    pp. 400-408

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  5. A course on gender equity in education: Does it affect gender role attitudes of preservice teachers?

    Feyza Tantekin Erden

    The aim of this study is to investigate if a semester-long course on gender equity in education has an impact on the attitudes of preservice teachers toward gender roles. To this end, a pretest... More

    pp. 409-414

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  6. The Video Viewing Task: A source of information for assessing and addressing teacher understanding of text-based discussion

    Linda Kucan, Annemarie Sullivan Palincsar, Debi Khasnabis & Ching-I. Chang

    This paper reports on the Video Viewing Task (VVT), an assessment designed to measure teachers' developing understanding of two reading comprehension instruction approaches: Reciprocal Teaching ... More

    pp. 415-423

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  7. It's not all about school: Ways of disrupting pre-service teachers' perceptions of pedagogy and communication

    Mary Ryan & Annah Healy

    Many pre-service teachers enter teacher education with problematic or unexamined assumptions about learners and teaching. This article reports on an authentic learning opportunity offered to 22 pre... More

    pp. 424-429

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  8. Multitasking and synchronous work: Complexities in teacher work

    Göran Brante

    Teacher work is described as increasing in complexity and intensity. Reasons for this include societal changes, reformed and increased work tasks, and the changed moral and normative character of... More

    pp. 430-436

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  9. The effects of laboratory-based and field-based practicum experience on pre-service teachers' self-efficacy

    Rachel Gurvitch & Michael W. Metzler

    A well defined line of research has been conducted on the role of self-efficacy (Bandura, A. (1977). Self-efficacy: toward a unifying theory of behavioral change. Psychological Review, 84, 191–215.... More

    pp. 437-443

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  10. Bridging the real and ideal: A comparison between learning community characteristics and a school-based case study

    Kurt W. Clausen, Anna-Marie Aquino & Ron Wideman

    While a growing body of literature advocates the importance of school-based, collaborative action research, less attention has been focused on how these projects are developed and implemented in... More

    pp. 444-452

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  11. Teachers’ practical knowledge about classroom management in multicultural classrooms

    Jan van Tartwijk, Perry den Brok, Ietje Veldman & Theo Wubbels

    Creating a positive working atmosphere in the classroom is the first concern of many student and beginning teachers in secondary education. Teaching in multicultural classrooms provides additional ... More

    pp. 453-460

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  12. Navigating the unfamiliar in a quest towards culturally responsive pedagogy in the classroom

    Delia Baskerville

    This paper examines a New Zealand Pākehā (European) teacher's professional development experience working with Māori (indigenous people of New Zealand), and their protocols and practices. A Māori... More

    pp. 461-467

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  13. Doth the lady protest too much? Pre-service teachers and the experience of dissonance as a catalyst for development

    Sally Galman

    This paper presents findings from an ethnographic study of beginning pre-service teachers enrolled in a large U.S. teacher preparation program (N=34). Discussion focuses on participants' identity... More

    pp. 468-481

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  14. The role of the teaching headteacher: A question of support?

    Valerie Wilson

    This article reports findings from a study of 100 headteachers of very small Scottish primary schools. The main aim of the research was to follow up a sample of those schools that had participated ... More

    pp. 482-489

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  15. Integrating social justice with mathematics and science: An analysis of student teacher lessons

    Barbara Garii & Audrey C. Rule

    Student teachers have difficulty planning lessons that fully integrate social justice with mathematics/science content. This study was a content analysis of 26 poster presentations of mathematics... More

    pp. 490-499

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  16. Teaching skills and personal characteristics of sex education teachers

    Greetje Timmerman

    This article examines relationships between various dimensions of teachers' professionalism, that is, pedagogical content knowledge and personal characteristics. Using Shulman's notion of... More

    pp. 500-506

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  17. Using activity systems analysis to identify inner contradictions in teacher professional development

    Lisa C. Yamagata-Lynch & Michael T. Haudenschild

    This study took place in the United States and explored teacher perspectives on the situational factors that influence their professional development using Engeström's (Engeström, Y. (1987).... More

    pp. 507-517

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  18. Does school context matter? Relations with teacher burnout and job satisfaction

    Einar M. Skaalvik & Sidsel Skaalvik

    This study examined relations between teachers' perception of the school context, teacher burnout, and teacher job satisfaction. Participants were 563 Norwegian teachers in elementary school and... More

    pp. 518-524

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  19. Consonance and dissonance in a study abroad program as a catalyst for professional development of pre-service teachers

    Roger Brindley, Suzanne Quinn & Mary Lou Morton

    This research examines the experiences of elementary and early childhood pre-service teachers from the U.S. engaged in a month long study abroad internship program in England. Using data from... More

    pp. 525-532

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