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

August 2008 Volume 24, Number 6

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Number of articles: 20

  1. Agency and conformity in school-based teacher training

    Jon Roberts & Suzanne Graham

    Concern has been expressed that the current climate in schools militates against trainee teachers’ self-directed development. This article explores the issue of trainees’ capacity for self... More

    pp. 1401-1412

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  2. Transformative education for culturally diverse learners through narrative and ethnography

    Aileen Hale, Jennifer Snow-Gerono & Fernanda Morales

    This article presents a study of the effects of creating a bridge between the narrative and ethnographic methods and writing processes as a means to more effectively educate teachers of culturally ... More

    pp. 1413-1425

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  3. Capturing and assessing evidence of student teacher inquiry: A case study

    Peter Rich & Michael Hannafin

    In this paper, we present five principles underlying teacher inquiry and report a case study during which student teachers in a US teacher education programme used evidence-based decision support, ... More

    pp. 1426-1440

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  4. Goal orientations and perceptions of the motivational climate in physical education classes among Colombian students

    Jairo Flores, Alfonso Salguero & Sara Márquez

    This study examined the relationships of achievement goal orientations and perceptions of the motivational climate in physical education classes among Colombian students, and tested gender and age ... More

    pp. 1441-1449

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  5. Content-area teachers and scaffolded instruction for English language learners

    Faridah Pawan

    Scaffolding provides content-area teachers (CATs) with an effective means to integrate language instruction into content-area instruction for English language learners (ELLs). Data for this study... More

    pp. 1450-1462

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  6. Does the use of end of semester evaluation forms represent teachers’ views of teaching in a tertiary education context in Japan?

    Peter Burden

    This paper considers both how the mandatory introduction of student evaluation of teaching surveys (SETs) fits into the social and political context of tertiary education in Japan, and the... More

    pp. 1463-1475

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  7. Multi-point e-conferencing with initial teacher training students in England: Pitfalls and potential

    Nick Pratt

    This article reports on attempts to initiate multi-point e-conferencing between English teacher education students on school placements, their host teachers and their university tutors. A... More

    pp. 1476-1486

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  8. Exploring teachers’ value orientations in literature and history secondary classrooms

    Evangelia Frydaki & Maria Mamoura

    This study explores teachers’ observable value orientations in literature and history classrooms, wishing to investigate how teachers infuse their values into instructional settings through their... More

    pp. 1487-1501

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  9. Locating supervision—A reflective framework for negotiating tensions within conceptual and procedural foci for teacher development

    Jennifer L. Snow-Gerono

    This manuscript presents a theoretical construct for analyzing procedural and conceptual tensions within instructional leadership for teacher development. The dynamic, multi-dimensional framework... More

    pp. 1502-1515

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  10. Working towards inclusion: Reflections from the classroom

    Nidhi Singal

    This article explores developments towards inclusive education being undertaken in some schools in India. Drawing on data collected through interviews with key professionals working in schools and ... More

    pp. 1516-1529

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  11. Crossing horizons: Continuity and change during second-career teachers’ entry into teaching

    Anke Tigchelaar, Niels Brouwer & Fred Korthagen

    Findings are reported from two studies examining from which specific backgrounds and in which ways second-career teachers make the transition to teaching. The transfer of existing competencies to... More

    pp. 1530-1550

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  12. The Perceptions of Success Inventory for Beginning Teachers: Measuring its psychometric properties

    Kristen A. Corbell, Alan J. Reiman & John L. Nietfeld

    This study investigated the construction and evaluation of an instrument called the Perceptions of Success Inventory for Beginning Teachers (PSI-BT) intended to measure factors documented in... More

    pp. 1551-1563

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  13. Narrative of a cross-cultural language teaching experience: Conflicts between theory and practice

    Shih-hsien Yang

    China's economic performance over the past few decades has put China in a position where it now accounts for one-third of global economic growth, twice as much as America. The large-scale growth of... More

    pp. 1564-1572

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  14. Disrupting deficit notions of difference: Counter-narratives of teachers and community in urban education

    H. Richard Milner

    The author reports on research conducted of teachers and their instruction in a US urban public school, with narrative and counter-narrative employed as analytic tools. Central questions guiding... More

    pp. 1573-1598

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  15. School organisational efforts in search for alternatives to ability grouping

    Bracha Alpert & Shlomit Bechar

    The paper presents a case study of a secondary school in Israel and its efforts at attending to students’ needs without resorting to tracking and ability grouping. It explores an organisational... More

    pp. 1599-1612

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  16. Teaching and learning cycles in a constructivist approach to instruction

    Florence Mihaela Singer & Hedy Moscovici

    This study attempts to analyze and synthesize the knowledge collected in the area of conceptual models used in teaching and learning during inquiry-based projects, and to propose a new frame for... More

    pp. 1613-1634

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  17. Integrating technology into teacher education: How online discussion can be used to develop informed and critical literacy teachers

    Josephine Ryan & Anne Scott

    This paper reports findings from 6 years of investigation of the use of online discussions with large cohorts of preservice literacy teachers (approximately 150 each year). The report outlines... More

    pp. 1635-1644

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  18. Negotiating epistemological challenges in thinking and practice: A case study of a literacy and inquiry tool as a mediator of professional conversation

    Mark Baildon & James Damico

    This study examines how a Humanities team engaged in professional conversation to refine and implement a literacy and inquiry tool in an Asian Studies curriculum. Drawing on socio-cultural... More

    pp. 1645-1657

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  19. Building the bridge as you walk on it: Didactic behaviors of elementary teachers in a dual language program

    Juliet M. Ray

    While there is evidence that the dual language model has the potential to raise the academic achievement of English language learners (ELLs), the policies mandated through the No Child Left Behind ... More

    pp. 1658-1671

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  20. What can be learned from writing about early field experiences?

    Deborah J. Trumbull & Kimberly Fluet

    This paper describes the evolution of assignments in a course for students preparing to teach secondary science, mathematics, and agriculture science. We describe and analyze work done by... More

    pp. 1672-1685

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