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

Volume 21, Number 7

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Number of articles: 9

  1. The case for reconceptualizing teacher efficacy research

    Karl F. Wheatley

    This paper explores possible uses of teacher efficacy research by democratic teacher educators. The many possible meanings of teacher efficacy levels make it problematic for teacher educators to... More

    pp. 747-766

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  2. Stability and change in US prospective teachers’ beliefs and decisions about diversity and learning to teach

    H. Richard Milner

    Helping prospective teachers develop the beliefs, knowledge, skills, attitudes, and practices necessary to meet the needs of diverse learners in the US is critical given that the teaching force... More

    pp. 767-786

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  3. Collaborative teacher learning: Findings from two professional development projects

    Gaalen Erickson, Gabriella Minnes Brandes, Ian Mitchell & Judie Mitchell

    This article discusses two projects that were aimed at enhancing the opportunities for professional development of the participants through collaboration between classroom teachers and teacher... More

    pp. 787-798

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  4. New learning and choices of secondary school teachers when arranging learning environments

    Adrianus de Kock, Peter Sleegers & Marinus J.M. Voeten

    The aim of this study was to determine the types of choices secondary teachers make when arranging learning environments and to determine how these choices change within the context of educational ... More

    pp. 799-816

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  5. Shared responsibility for teacher preparation: An exploratory study of the match between skills of clinical teachers and those required of their teacher candidates

    Deanna Iceman Sands & Laura D. Goodwin

    This paper reports the results of a study conducted within the context of a school–university partnership. Researchers investigated the degree to which clinical teachers regularly use and model... More

    pp. 817-828

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  6. Development of the teaching in urban schools scale

    Ellen Swartz & Rosenna Bakari

    This study presents the development of a 91-item instrument to measure what pre-service teachers know about effective teaching in urban schools. The instrument, Teaching in Urban Schools Scale, was... More

    pp. 829-841

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  7. Focusing new teachers on diversity and equity: Toward a knowledge base for mentors

    Betty Achinstein & Steven Z. Athanases

    New teachers in the US often are unprepared to meet the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse students. Preparing teachers for diversity has generated widespread interest in mentoring, yet... More

    pp. 843-862

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  8. (Re)Examining identities: Working with diversity in the pre-service teaching experience

    Ninetta Santoro & Andrea Allard

    Australia, like the United States (US) and the United Kingdom (UK), continues to experience a mismatch between the cultural backgrounds and socio-economic class of teachers and those of the... More

    pp. 863-873

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  9. It takes two to tango: In dynamic inquiry, the self-directed student acts in association with the facilitating teacher

    Michal Zion & Michaela Slezak

    The current research presents a qualitative view of a teacher–student association within the context of dynamic inquiry, as encouraged by a new biology curriculum, “Biomind”. This curriculum... More

    pp. 875-894

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