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Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education

December 2006 Volume 6, Number 4


Glen L. Bull; Lynn Bell; Chrystalla Mouza

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 7

  1. Editorial: Are We Talking Only to Ourselves? Perhaps!

    Michael Searson, Kean University, United States

    In her 2004 article "Technology and Teacher Education: Are We Talking to Ourselves?" Debra Sprague pointed out that in presenting an educational technology agenda there are two general audiences:... More

    pp. 350-353

  2. Encouraging ownership of online spaces: Support for pre-service English teachers through computer-mediated communication:

    Lisa Scherff, University of Alabama, United States; Trena Paulus, University of Tennessee, United States

    High attrition rates among new teachers are of concern to teacher educators. Support mechanisms may help teachers feel less isolated in their new profession. Computer-mediated communication (CMC)... More

    pp. 354-373

  3. "Shutting the Box": Fostering Collaboration Among Early Grades and Secondary Preservice Teachers Through Authentic Problem Solving

    Michael Todd Edwards, Miami University (Ohio), United States

    In this paper are discussed recent efforts to provide preservice mathematics teachers with opportunities to connect elementary teaching methods and content with the content and methods of secondary... More

    pp. 374-398

  4. Integrating Point-to-Point Videoconferencing Into Professional Development of Rural Elementary School Science Teachers

    Leonard Annetta, North Carolina State University, United States; Daniel Dickerson, Old Dominion University, United States

    This study investigated the effectiveness of using point-to-point videoconferencing for a 3-day professional development workshop of elementary school science teachers as part of the Science Co-op ... More

    pp. 399-413

  5. Editorial: Discourse on Technology in Social Education

    John K. Lee, North Carolina State University, United States; David Hicks, Virginia Tech, United States

    Research and scholarship in social studies and technology has taken two basic forms over the past decade and a half. Early scholarship on social studies and technology focused on theoretical... More

    pp. 414-417

  6. Faculty Perceptions of Electronic Portfolios in a Teacher Education Program.

    Christian Penny & John Kinslow, West Chester University, United States

    The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore the experiences of selected teacher education faculty members engaged in electronic portfolio development. The research questions driving this... More

    pp. 418-435

  7. Modeling Technology Integration for Preservice Teachers: A PT3 Case Study

    Leslie Hall, Washington State University, United States

    This case study describes the outcomes of 4 years of professional development funded by a PT3 grant. Participants included general education university faculty members, teacher education faculty... More

    pp. 436-455