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

April 2007 Volume 23, Number 2

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Number of articles: 9

  1. Clashing epistemologies: Aspiring teachers’, practicing teachers’, and professors’ beliefs about knowledge and research in education

    Elana Joram

    The purpose of this study was to investigate differences in preservice teachers’, practicing teachers’, and teacher education professors’ beliefs about educational research; specifically, what... More

    pp. 123-135

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  2. The spectrum of school–university partnerships: A typology of organizational learning systems

    Jamie L. Callahan & Dorian Martin

    School–university partnerships are not uni-dimensional projects. Success in these partnerships can be found in loosely-coupled systems such as client–server partnerships and in more tightly-coupled... More

    pp. 136-145

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  3. Teacher self-assessment: A mechanism for facilitating professional growth

    John A. Ross & Catherine D. Bruce

    Self-assessment is a powerful technique for improving achievement. In this article we outline a theory of teacher change that links self-assessment by teachers to their professional growth. This... More

    pp. 146-159

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  4. Complexity science and student teacher supervision

    Anthony Clarke & Steve Collins

    To what extent might the practicum be regarded as a complex phenomenon? After introducing complexity science and its potential to illuminate educational practice, five characteristics are explored ... More

    pp. 160-172

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  5. Story constellations: A narrative approach to contextualizing teachers’ knowledge of school reform

    Cheryl J. Craig

    This article traces the roots of narrative research in the social sciences and education, then centers on ‘story constellations,’ a version of narrative inquiry that uncovers teachers’ knowledge of... More

    pp. 173-188

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  6. Linking technology, learning, and stories: Implications from research on hypermedia video-cases

    Erica C. Boling

    Teacher educators have been turning to video-based hypermedia cases as a strategy to confront the challenges of preparing teachers. Even though technology has been shown to have a transformative... More

    pp. 189-200

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  7. Mentoring—A new mantra for education?

    Liv Sundli

    Mentoring has become an important part of teacher education, as an element in both the enhancement of reflective practice and the professional development of schools. Yet the concept remains... More

    pp. 201-214

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  8. Teacher candidate narratives about extreme social events: Implications for teacher education

    Tetyana Koshmanova, Nadia P. Hapon & Candice C. Carter

    The researchers examined the narratives of Ukrainian teacher candidates about an international conflict, which they perceived as an extreme event that could affect them. Discourse analysis revealed... More

    pp. 215-225

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  9. Pupils’ attitudes towards foreign-language learning and the development of literacy skills in bilingual education

    Tuula Merisuo-Storm

    The study investigated the effects of bilingual teaching on the development of children's literacy skills and attitudes towards language learning. In the bilingual classes 20% of the instruction... More

    pp. 226-235

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