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

November 2008 Volume 24, Number 8

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Number of articles: 20

  1. Equity, democracy, and neoliberal assaults on teacher education

    Christine Sleeter

    Although in the long run, neoliberalism has a track record of undermining equity and democracy, in the short run it has directed attention to education needs that have been inadequately addressed. ... More

    pp. 1947-1957

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  2. W(h)ither the sense of wonder of pre-service primary teachers’ when teaching science?: A preliminary study of their personal experiences

    Tonie L. Stolberg

    This preliminary study seeks to explore whether wonder-based reflections are sources of inspiration for our future teachers of science. What experiences have brought them personally a sense of... More

    pp. 1958-1964

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  3. The role of elementary teachers’ conceptions of closeness to students on their differential behaviour in the classroom

    Melissa Newberry & Heather A. Davis

    While many studies have documented the importance of supportive student–teacher relationships, particularly during students’ formative education experiences, few studies have systematically... More

    pp. 1965-1985

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  4. Pedagogical literacy: What it means and what it allows

    Effie Maclellan

    In the context of literacy being understood as an evolving concept, this article argues that a particular form of literacy, pedagogical literacy, is an important cognitive tool for a developed... More

    pp. 1986-1992

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  5. Joseph Schwab, self-study of teaching and teacher education practices proponent? A personal perspective

    Cheryl J. Craig

    The field of self-study of teaching and teacher education practices, like a number of other areas of inquiry, appears negligent in paying intellectual debt to Joseph Schwab who revolutionalized the... More

    pp. 1993-2001

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  6. Rethinking classroom-oriented instructional development models to mediate instructional planning in technology-enhanced learning environments

    Cher Ping Lim & Ching Sing Chai

    Although classroom-oriented instructional development (ID) models have the potential to help teachers think and plan for effective instruction with technology, research studies have shown that they... More

    pp. 2002-2013

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  7. Learning from curriculum materials: Scaffolds for new teachers?

    Pam Grossman & Clarissa Thompson

    This article explores how beginning teachers use and learn from curriculum materials. As part of a longitudinal study of beginning English teachers who teach in the Pacific Northwest of the United ... More

    pp. 2014-2026

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  8. Getting the fish out of the water: Considering benefits and problems of doing research on teacher education at an international level

    Sigrid Blömeke & Lynn Paine

    Structure and content of teacher education depend on a deeper rationale, which is a result of cultural boundaries. At the same time teaching is a cultural practice that differs across countries.... More

    pp. 2027-2037

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  9. Synergistic scaffolds as a means to support preservice teacher learning

    Laura R. Van Zoest & Shari L. Stockero

    This study investigates the role of synergistic scaffolds in supporting preservice teachers’ knowledge of self-as-teacher. Data include preservice teacher papers written before and after the... More

    pp. 2038-2048

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  10. Pre-service teachers’ use of the objective knowledge framework for reflection during practicum

    Stephanie Chitpin, Marielle Simon & James Galipeau

    This empirical study, conducted in a Canadian university, argues that the objective knowledge growth framework (OKGF), a self-directed reflective approach, can contribute to the professional... More

    pp. 2049-2058

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  11. Teacher perceptions and individual differences: How they influence rural teachers’ motivating strategies

    Patricia L. Hardré & David W. Sullivan

    This study examined the influence of high school teachers’ perceptions and individual difference characteristics on teachers’ use of motivating strategies in their classrooms. Participants were 75 ... More

    pp. 2059-2075

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  12. Alternative placements in initial teacher education: An evaluation

    Noel Purdy & Ken Gibson

    The paper evaluates a programme of short alternative placements for final-year B.Ed. students in Northern Ireland, which aims to broaden student teachers’ experience and develop their transferable ... More

    pp. 2076-2086

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  13. The efficacy of embedding special education instruction in teacher preparation programs in the United States

    Kimberlee S. Brown, Lesley A. Welsh, Kristin Haegele Hill & Joseph P. Cipko

    This study examined the effects of embedding special education instruction into preservice general education assessment courses. Participants were teacher candidates in the United States enrolled... More

    pp. 2087-2094

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  14. Primary and secondary teachers’ conceptions about heritage and heritage education: A comparative analysis

    Jesús Estepa Giménez, Rosa María Ávila Ruiz & Mario Ferreras Listán

    This study describes and analyses the conceptions of primary teachers and secondary teachers of Physics–Chemistry, Biology–Geology and Geography–History with respect to the concept of heritage and ... More

    pp. 2095-2107

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  15. Preparing preservice teachers to make instructional decisions: An examination of data from the teacher work sample

    Frank Kohler, John E. Henning & Jaime Usma-Wilches

    The purpose of this American study was to examine student teachers’ ability to make instructional decisions as they engaged in teaching. We examined the narrative accounts provided by 150 student... More

    pp. 2108-2117

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  16. Social competence as an educational goal: The role of the ethnic composition and the urban environment of the school

    Annemieke Zwaans, Ineke van der Veen, Monique Volman & Geert ten Dam

    This article concerns the relationship between social–educational goals and the school context. We used a questionnaire to map the educational goals of teachers in pre-vocational education in the... More

    pp. 2118-2131

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  17. Borders to cross: Identifying sources of tension in mentor–intern relationships

    Leslie Upson Bradbury & Thomas R. Koballa

    We used border crossing as a theoretical framework to explore the tensions that developed between two mentor–intern pairs during the course of a yearlong internship in high schools in the United... More

    pp. 2132-2145

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  18. Service-learning in early childhood teacher education: Using service to put meaning back into learning

    Vickie E. Lake & Ithel Jones

    Service-learning is defined as a teaching/learning method that connects meaningful community service with academic learning, personal growth, and civic responsibility. In this study, conducted at... More

    pp. 2146-2156

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  19. Through the nominations of principals: Effective teachers of African American students share limitations of high-stakes testing

    Kenya L. Haynes

    This study examines how elementary school teachers, nominated by their principals as effective teachers of African American students, perceive their effectiveness in an era of high-stakes testing... More

    pp. 2157-2167

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  20. The paired-placement of student teachers: An alternative to traditional placements in secondary schools

    Jeffery D. Nokes, Robert V. Bullough, Winston M. Egan, James R. Birrell & J. Merrell Hansen

    The purpose of this study was to test the effectiveness of the paired-placement of student teachers in secondary school settings. Would such placements foster the learning and development of... More

    pp. 2168-2177

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