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Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education

September 2009 Volume 9, Number 3


Glen L. Bull; Lynn Bell; Chrystalla Mouza

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 7

  1. Editorial: A Rationale for Incorporating Engineering Education Into the Teacher Education Curriculum

    Glen Bull, University of Virginia, United States; Knezek Gerald, University of North Texas, United States; David Gibson, University of Vermont, United States

    Investment in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education has been identified by the U.S. Department of Education and other agencies as a pressing need. Although science and ... More

    pp. 222-225

  2. Online Dialogue Discussion: A Tool to Support Pre-Service Teacher Candidates’ Understanding of Literacy Teaching and Practice2

    Ann Courtney & Frederick B. King, University of Hartford, United States

    One of the challenges of teacher education is to train preservice teachers to deliver a wide range of literacy skills to a diverse population. This article describes a mixed methods research study ... More

    pp. 226-256

  3. A comparison study of web-based and traditional instruction on pre-service teachers’ knowledge of fractions

    Cheng-Yao Lin, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, United States

    This study investigated the comparative efficiency of Web-based instruction (WBI) and traditional teaching methods on preservice teachers’ fraction knowledge. Students’ knowledge of fractions was... More

    pp. 257-279

  4. The Impact of Digital Tools on Middle School Science Literacy

    Randy Yerrick & Joseph Johnson, SUNY, United States

    This mixed methods study examined the effects of inserting laptops and science technology tools in middle school environments. Working together with a local university, middle school science... More

    pp. 280-315

  5. GeoThentic: Designing and Assessing with Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge

    Aaron Doering, Cassandra Scharber & Charles Miller, University of Minnesota, United States; George Veletsianos, University of Manchester, United Kingdom

    GeoThentic, an online teaching and learning environment, focuses on engaging teachers and learners in solving real-world geography problems through use of geospatial technologies. The design of... More

    pp. 316-336

  6. Using Technology with Students with Mild Disabilities: A Review of Literature

    Cindy L. Anderson, Roosevelt University, United States; Susan Cherup, Hope College, United States; Kevin M. Anderson, Oak Park District 97, United States

    This article presents a review of the research on technology integration in the area of literacy for individuals with mild disabilities. It describes relevant legislation, including how special... More

    pp. 337-355

  7. On the Outs: Learning Styles, Resistance to Change, and Teacher Retention

    Amy Overbay, North Carolina State University, United States; Ashley Patterson, University of Richmond, United States; Lisa Grable, North Carolina State University, United States

    This study examined the relationship between learning style, level of resistance to change, and teacher retention in schools implementing an intensive schoolwide technology and media integration... More

    pp. 356-370