Web Teachers Talking
Fitri Suraya Mohamad, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia ; Karen Yeok-Hwa Ngeow, Indiana University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, ISBN 978-1-880094-33-4 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
As student teachers proceed to become teachers in classrooms, they are faced with real-world challenges that involve infusing theories acquired from their teacher education programs into existing school curricula. These new teachers are finding it increasingly difficult to attain a balance between conventional pedagogical objectives for students and market-driven needs to produce knowledge workers in their teaching practices. This is especially prevalent in a teaching-learning domain that uses web-based instruction, where teachers are compelled to deal with issues that arise from integrating the culture of Internet use with the learning culture of the more conventional classroom. In this paper, we will examine issues that emerged from an analysis of qualitative data from new teachers' reflections and videotaped interviews. The thrust of our discussion is on these teachers' practices and decisions regarding adapting web-based instruction to suit or adapt to the conventional classroom learning culture.
Mohamad, F.S. & Ngeow, K.Y.H. (1999). Web Teachers Talking. In J. Price, J. Willis, D. Willis, M. Jost & S. Boger-Mehall (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 1999--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1943-1948). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).