DeVore, Paul W.; McCrory, David L.
This document describes the Technology Education Teacher Center, which was designed as a pilot model for a specific field of study--technology education. The first section of the document examines the development of the Center during its five years of operation. The second section discusses the design of the Center, concentrating on the following…
Christensen, Kip; And Others
Describes Brigham Young University's technology teacher education program, detailing learning activities in the four clusters (communications, manufacturing, construction, transportation/power). Provides diagrams of the communication/power/energy lab and the advanced technology lab. (SK)
Harris, Kara S.
The purpose of this study was to examine teachers' perceptions concerning the modular technology approach to teaching technology education in Georgia. The study addressed the following basic research question: What do teachers in Georgia perceive to be the main advantages and drawbacks to teaching technology education in a modular environment…
Williams, P. John
A typical definition of distance education is the delivery of instruction in a format that separates the teacher and learner, often both in time and space. It tends to be an umbrella term that may encompass more specific forms of education such as distributed learning, independent study, correspondence education, satellite education, etc. This…
Cohen, Marvin T.; Pelligrino, James W.; Schmidt, Denise A.; Schultz, Susan
The three cases presented in this article compose the stories of how, beginning in 1999, these institutions took up the challenge to systematically integrate technology into their core teacher education programs. Each college of education received funding from the U.S. Department of Education PT[superscript 3] (Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Use…
Fox-Turnbull, Wendy; Snape, Paul
This paper reviews literature on constructivist learning theories relevant to and evident in teacher education in a New Zealand university. These theories are illustrated within an authentic technology education context which involves students from a primary teacher-education degree programme. It investigates how a practical activity, based on…
AN INNOVATIVE INTEGRATED MATHEMATICS, SCIENCE, AND TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION TEACHER CERTIFICATION University, Columbus, OH, USA INTRODUCTION The mathematics, science, and technology education communities, and technology education in the United States (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 1989, 1991, 1995
Rohaan, Ellen J.; Taconis, Ruurd; Jochems, Wim M. G.
Teacher knowledge guides a teacher's behaviour in the classroom. Teacher knowledge for technology education is generally assumed to play an important role in affecting pupils' learning in technology. There are an abundant number of teacher knowledge models that visualise different domains of teacher knowledge, but clear empirical evidence on how…
McRobbie, Campbell J.; Ginns, Ian S.; Stein, Sarah J.
Reports an investigation, using an interpretive research methodology, of preservice primary teachers' prior perceptions of design and technology and changes in their perceptions as a result of their engagement in independent technology projects. Discusses implications for the design of technology education courses for preservice and inservice…
Fulton, Kathleen; Glenn, Allen D.; Valdez, Gilbert
This guide can be used as an assessment, discussion guide, and planning and decision support resource for deans, department chairs, teacher education faculty, their counterparts in the arts and sciences involved in teacher preparation, and teacher education supervisors, as well as the administrators and other PK?12 school personnel with whom they…
Lorraine Sherry; David Gibson
Educational technology adoption models have not traditionally incorporated either teacher leadership or the complex systems in which teachers work. This article presents two frameworks for viewing online technologies and implementation practices within the complex interrelationships among key actors and parts of an educational system. The Learning\\/Adoption Trajectory and Systemic Sustainability models, developed in different lines of research, fit together to
Thompson, Ann D.; Schmidt, Denise A.; Davis, Niki E.
Describes the Technology Collaborative for Simultaneous Renewal in Teacher Education project, based in John Goodlad's theory of simultaneous renewal, which is a systemic approach to using technology to help facilitate renewal in both teacher education and elementary and secondary schools. Evaluation results suggest changing attitudes and…
Willis, Dee Anna, Ed.
This document contains the following papers on international issues in technology and teacher education: "Developing and Researching the International Dimension in Teacher Education and Technology: A SITE Invited Panel" (Niki Davis, Therese Laferriere, Bridget Somekh, Wim Veen, and Jerry Willis); "Integrating ICT into the Curriculum: A Case Study…
Gatrell, Jay D.
Geo-educators focus on content standards, particularly the 1994 "Geography for Life" standards, as the primary rationale for integrating geo-spatial technologies into preservice teacher education programs. In this paper, an alternative framework is proposed to infuse GIS and GIScience into existing teacher education programs. Specifically, the…
The College of Education Technology Group is a pilot program that supports teacher candidates in developing an understanding of the integration of technology. By engaging teacher candidates with local schools the program is enhancing technology-based learning in the classroom for high school students, especially those from First Nations and other…
Hong, Kwang Hee
The ultimate goal of CALL teacher education is to enable L2 teachers to integrate CALL technology into their classroom with confidence and knowledge. As a way to achieve this goal, an increasing number of studies have paid attention to the integration of CALL technology into the teacher education program and into the classroom. Nonetheless, there…
Turkmen, Hakan; Pedersen, Jon E.; McCarty, Robbie
Helping prospective teachers become more knowledgeable and skilled in the use of technology in education is an important goal of today's teacher preparation programs. This article reports the results of a survey, "Pre-service Teacher Technology Survey: technology usage and needs of science educators", that determined pre-service science education…
This in-progress study presents aspects of using educational technology in teaching mathematics education. More exactly, it explores ways in which educational technology might be used in order to improve teachers' cultural awareness and social activism. A rationale for a qualitative research study is presented by using multiple methods…
Carroll, James B.; Morrell, Patricia D.; Eifler, Karen E.
Federal educational technology grant coordinators from seven small liberal arts colleges were interviewed to determine the ways in which technology had been infused in teacher education programs over the life of the grant. Substantive integration of technology had occurred in each of the schools. Traditional change models were unable to explain…
Jalkanen, Juha; Laakkonen, Ilona
Despite the national strategies and major efforts to promote pedagogical use of ICTs in education, training programs for in-service teachers have often failed to develop sustainable pedagogical practice. For sustainable development, teachers need to be offered opportunities to explore the role of technology in relation to their concept of language…
Kelley, Todd R.; Wicklein, Robert C.
This descriptive study examined the current status of technology education teacher practices with respect to engineering design. This article is the third article in a three-part series presenting the results of this study. The first article in the series titled "Examination of Engineering Design Curriculum Content" highlighted the research…
Lee, Lung-Sheng; Yang, Hsiu-Chuan
The purpose of this paper was to explore high-school (grades 10-12) technology teachers' attitudes toward nuclear energy and their implications to technology education. A questionnaire was developed to solicit 323 high-school technology teachers' responses in June 2013 and 132 (or 41%) valid questionnaires returned. Consequently, the…
Kotrlik, Joe W.; Redmann, Donna H.
Research could not be found that addressed how technology teachers are integrating technology in their instruction. However, several studies have been conducted in other areas of career and technical education. Abbot and Fouts (2001) found that over half of the teachers they studied did not routinely use technology in teaching and learning. The…
Forret, Michael; Fox-Turnbull, Wendy; Granshaw, Bruce; Harwood, Cliff; Miller, Angela; O'Sullivan, Gary; Patterson, Moira
The Pre-service Technology Teacher Education Resource (PTTER) was developed as a cross-institutional resource to support the development of initial technology teacher education programmes in New Zealand. The PTTER was developed through collaboration involving representatives from each of the six New Zealand university teacher education providers,…
Dragon, Karon; Peacock, Kim; Norton, Yvonne; Steinhauer, Evelyn; Snart, Fern; Carbonaro, Mike; Boechler, Patricia
This article explores changes that occurred in preservice teachers' thinking about the use of educational technology in a post-secondary, Aboriginal, elementary teacher education program. The research explores relationships associated with changes in preservice teachers' attitudes and perceived proficiency with technology integration. Quantitative…
Bruning, Merribeth J.
Video Information Systems (VIS) is fiber optics network that connects campus classrooms to VIS central library. Remotely controlled by instructors, VIS incorporates use of number of audiovisual materials and can be used in cross-cultural training in which visual aids assist in showing cultural differences. VIS assists in education of future…
Lowther, Deborah L.; Sullivan, Howard J.
Discusses the results of a study that examined the perceptions of elementary and secondary school teachers and of educational technology faculty and graduate students about five topic areas related to educational technology: instructional design, cooperative learning, learner control, school reform, and computers and media. (Author/LRW)
Wicklein, Robert C.; Rojewski, Jay W.
Of secondary school teachers who completed the Keirsey-Bates Temperament Sorter, 136 were in technology education, 110 in industrial arts. Two types were prevalent among industrial arts teachers: Extrovert Sensing Feeling Judging and Introvert Sensing Feeling Judging. Technology education teachers were more Extrovert Intuitive Thinking Judging,…
The article considers contemporary technologies to improve the quality of teachers' education (as exemplified by the training of foreign language teachers). The author presents analysis of the "quality of education" concept, proposes and analyzes the criteria for assessing the quality of education of future foreign language teachers.…
George, Marshall; Pope, Carol; Reid, Louann
Three leaders of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Conference on English Education (CEE) reflect on the changes that have occurred in English language arts teacher education in the past 15 years since the first edition of "Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education" ("CITE Journal") was published.…
Wang, Yu-Mei; Patterson, Jerry
While the discussion on the topic of technology diffusion in teacher education primarily centers on course design, program development, and faculty technology training, this article explores technology diffusion from the perspective of organizational change. Technology diffusion in teacher education is a multi-faceted task and, therefore, requires…
Ellen J. Rohaan; Ruurd Taconis; Wim M. G. Jochems
This literature review reports on the assumed relations between primary school teachers’ knowledge of technology and pupils’\\u000a attitude towards technology. In order to find relevant aspects of technology-specific teacher knowledge, scientific literature\\u000a in the field of primary technology education was searched. It is found that teacher knowledge is essential for stimulating\\u000a a positive attitude towards technology in pupils. Particularly, teachers’
David Sade; Richard K. Coll
The implementation of technology as a formal subject – either separate or integrated – in school curricula is a relatively recent phenomenon with most studies confined to Western or developed countries and little known about non-Western contexts. In this study we sought to gain an understanding of primary teachers' and curriculum development officers' perceptions of technology and technology education for
Stein, Sarah J.; Ginns, Ian S.; McDonald, Christine V.
The introduction of technology education in primary and secondary schools during the past 10-15 years around the world has presented a number of difficulties for teachers, primarily related to their coming to understand the phenomenon of technology and to conceptualise the technology learning area in line with national frameworks. This paper…
John Wedman; Laura Diggs
Creating technology-enhanced learning environments is a particularly challenging task when the environment includes a complex set of actual and virtual features. The challenge is readily evident in teacher education programs attempting to prepare future educators to use technology in their teaching. Unfortunately, most of these attempts have been marginally successful. What factors are restraining teacher education programs in terms of
Koch, Anne S.
In the past twenty years, substantial investments have been made in educational technology at the K-12 level. While increased integration of technology in K-12 teaching is more likely to occur when prospective teachers are exposed to a variety of computer uses in the majority of their undergraduate courses prior to their teaching in schools, due…
Stobaugh, Rebecca Ruth; Tassell, Janet Lynne
Technology is not in the forefront of teacher education program thinking and planning. Yet, it is the tool dramatically changing education. Internationally, the role of technology has evolved from the role of assisting the teacher in personal management to using technology for instruction. To respond to this need, universities are altering courses…
Berlin, Donna F.; White, Arthur L.
Describes the purpose of the Master of Education (M. Ed.) Program in Integrated Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education (MSAT Program) at The Ohio State University and discusses preservice teachers' attitudes and perceptions toward integrated curriculum. (Contains 35 references.) (YDS)
Huiyu, Zhang; Yan, Dong; Geng, Chen
This article describes current practices in educational technology training for higher education teachers in China, using information derived from questionnaires and statistics. It addresses problems identified in questionnaires, such as upgrading and improving training content and training modes, and makes some constructive suggestions for the…
Billingsley, Glenna M.; Scheuermann, Brenda K.
Teacher educators of pre-service teachers of students with special needs face challenges in providing the unique knowledge and skills required of highly qualified special education teachers. The emerging use of various forms of virtual technology, however, offers realistic solutions to these problems. This systematic review of literature examines…
Steinberg, Mary Anne
The purpose of this study was to investigate how secondary special education teachers are using technology for instruction. Scott's (1981) Rational Perspective served as the theoretical perspective for this study. A survey was used to gather data pertaining to how secondary special education teachers were using technology for instruction and…
Moye, Johnny J.
Technology education is an excellent format to integrate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) studies by employing problem-based learning activities. However, the benefits of technology education are still generally "misunderstood by the public." The effects of technology education on increased student mathematics abilities…
Akpan, Ben B.
One emerging issue highlighted in a UNESCO booklet (Fensham, 2008, p6) is to draw attention to the need for students to receive science education from able science teachers. The booklet emphasizes that quality science learning time, albeit less, is preferable to the damage done by underequipped science teachers. It also draws attention to the…
Yong, D. Lilinoe; Hoffman, Ellen S.
Narrative inquiry is a method by which "silenced voices" may be heard. In this study, eight Native Hawaiian teachers share their experiences of the Hawaiian Language Immersion Program (HLIP), or Papahana Kaiapuni, within the Hawai'i public school system. The teachers describe change over time in HLIP with a focus on technology and…
Howe, Edward R.
This narrative paper investigates a number of enduring and emerging themes reflecting teacher education in Canada over the past 40 years, including changes in information and communication technology, bridging gaps in theory and practice, English as a second language, French immersion and multicultural teacher development. Canadian teacher…
Kalemoglu Varol, Yaprak
The aim of research is to investigate the relationship between attitudes of prospective physical education teacher towards education technologies and their computer self-efficacy beliefs. Relational research method has been used in the study. Study group consists of 337 prospective physical education teachers ("M"[subscript age] = 21.57…
Brown, Peggy Ann, Ed.
Articles on improving preservice teacher education, with particular considerations on proposed five-year programs, are featured in this theme issue. In "Fifth Year Teacher Preparation: A Solution in Search Of a Problem," Alan R. Tom weighs the pros and cons of extending teacher preparation for a fifth year, noting the fact that high-quality…
Having in mind the need for an increased attention to the importance of pre-service teacher development concerning technology, this study examined teachers' interest to attain educational technology standards (Interest) in terms of their computer attitude (Attitude) and the professional support they received to attain these standards (Support).…
Vogt, Gregory L.; George, Jane A. (Editor)
A Teacher's Guide with Activities for Technology Education, Mathematics, and Science National Aeronautics and Space Administration Office of Human Resources and Education Education Division Washington, DC Education Working Group NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, Texas This publication is in the Public Domain and is not protected by copyright. Permission is not required for duplication.
Oklahoma State Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education, Stillwater. Curriculum and Instructional Materials Center.
This packet of technology learning activity (TLA) materials for residential construction for students in grades 6-10 consists of an instructor's section and student materials. The instructor's section contains background information, suggested activities, and a list of suggested resources. A lesson plan for the 10-day module includes assignments;…
Wursta, Melanie; Brown-DuPaul, Judy; Segatti, Laura
Teacher education faculty need to bridge college course knowledge to actual practices in early childhood classrooms. Historically, faculty have lectured about best practices and then students have attempted to integrate these concepts into their own teaching with children. This article highlights one community college's use of digital photography…
Hechter, Richard; Vermette, Laurie Anne
This paper examines the technology integration practices of Manitoban K-12 inservice science educators based on the Technological, Pedagogical, and Content knowledge (TPACK) framework. Science teachers (n = 433) completed a 10-item online survey regarding pedagogical beliefs about technology integration, types of technology used, and how often…
Chitiyo, Rodwell; Harmon, Stephen W.
In the context of continuous innovations in information and communication technology (ICT) and its impact on higher education, this study explored the integration of instructional technology (IT) by university lecturers in pre-service secondary school teacher education programs in Zimbabwe. Specifically, the study examined how lecturers integrate…
Chell Roberts; Dale Baker; Stephen Krause; Antonio Garcia; Sharon Robinson Kurpius; James A. Middleton; D. L. Evans; Mary R. Anderson-Rowland; Debra Banks; Cheryl Gengler; Peter Crouch; Senay Yasar
Arizona State University has had several programs for in-service training of teachers, counselors, and administrators to better understand design, engineering, and technology (DET). However, a need was identified to develop pre-service or graduate courses for education majors that addressed DET concepts and linked them to science and technological standards. A team of educators from the College of Engineering and Applied
Finger, Glenn; Houguet, Belinda
This study, embedded within the "Researching School Change in Technology Education" (RSCTE) project in Queensland, Australia, aimed to gain insights into the intrinsic and extrinsic challenges experienced by teachers during the implementation of technology education within primary school settings. The official publication and launch of the…
Elicitation of pre-service physical education teachers' attitudes towards computer technologies seems to be of great importance to satisfy the conditions to be met for the conscious and effective use of the technologies required by the age to be used in educational settings. In this respect, the purpose of the present study is to investigate…
Bullock, Shawn Michael
This article begins with the perspective that teacher education programmes are cultural institutions and are thus compelled to respond to the societal push for teachers to be conversant in so-called twenty-first-century skills, grounded primarily in the ability to use digital technologies for pedagogical purposes. The results of an attempt to…
Kopcha, Theodore J.; Sullivan, Howard
This study investigated self-presentation bias in the self-reports of teachers about their practices in six topic areas in educational technology (Instructional Design, Assessment, Learner-Centered Instruction, Curriculum Alignment, Attitudes about Computers, and Use of Computers with Students). Subjects were 50 middle-school teachers. Data were…
Yakin, Ilker, Sumuer, Evren
The purpose of the study is to explore the attitudes of first year university students towards computers. The study focuses on preservice teachers (N=46) included 33 male and 12 female from Middle East Technical University, Computer Education and Instructional Technology (CEIT) department. The study is delimited to first grade preservice teachers…
Rook, Michael Montalto
This study examined prospective teachers' lived experiences of assisting peers with instructional technology issues. The study built upon one of ISTE's (2003) essential conditions for integrating technology in education: technical assistance for using technology. Through a review of relevant literature, an argument was made for the study based on…
Kollmer, Michael J.
Not all teachers and students have equal access to technology. This inequality of access creates an uneven instructional practice that may result in varied student learning. By and large, students have limited access to technology within the confines of the classroom. New educational technologies provide schools with an opportunity to broaden and…
Department of Engineering Technology Technology Education A Teacher Education Program New Jersey Institute of Technology #12;WHAT WILL YOU LEARN? Technology teachers teach problem-based learning utilizing math, science and technology principles. Technological studies involve students: · Designing
Extending Pre-Service Teacher Education through an Interdisciplinary Mathematics, Health in mathematics education and health education in Nipissing University's teacher education program have engaged years faculty members in mathematics education and health education in Nipissing University's one year
Reed, Philip A.
Laboratory instruction has long been a cornerstone of technology education pedagogy. The French realized the potential for technical laboratory instruction within general education in 1865 (Bennett, 1926). By the 1880s, the United States also realized the benefits of the technical laboratory for general education (Anderson, 1926). Despite these early roots and the continued practice of utilizing laboratory instruction within technology education, there is little research to support this teaching method. McCrory (1987) noted that there were no studies on laboratories (excluding machine safety) or new technology education equipment during the period 1980-1986. Laboratory studies during the period 1987-1993 concentrated on curriculum and did not focus on new instructional methods and strategies (Zuga, 1994). The adoption of modular technology education has only heightened the need for research on laboratory instructional methods. Since the middle of the 1980s, modular technology education has grown considerably. Brusic and LaPorte (2000) found that almost half of the technology education teachers they surveyed in Virginia taught in some type of modular lab. Despite such emerging research, opinions concerning the merit of modular technology education, especially commercially created packages, dominate the field of technology education. To address these opinions, this study investigated whether the preference for a conventional or modular laboratory is influenced by the learning style of the teacher. Target Audience: Middle School Faculty/Administrators
Okamoto, Toshio; Nakagawa, Masaki
This paper describes the development of a case-based system for information technology (IT) education, to be used in high schools across Japan, so that teachers can share a common knowledge about IT education. The first section covers the study purpose and describes the case-based system, including registration of cases, searching cases, and…
Godfrey, Roxie V.; Duke, Sandra E.
A stroll across campus reveals that students are plugged into mobile technology. They never have to break stride in their social connectivity as they pursue an education.Where does the family and consumer sciences (FCS) teacher educator fit into this opportunistic scenario? From its inception, FCS has been at the forefront in the application of…
Rhee, Hyang-yon; Choi, Kyunghee
The purposes of this study were (1) to develop a science and technology (ST) ethics education program for prospective science teachers, (2) to examine the effect of the program on the perceptions of the participants, in terms of their ethics and education concerns, and (3) to evaluate the impact of the program design. The program utilized…
In this article the impact of technology education, as a new learning area (subject) in the curriculum, on in-service teacher education in South Africa is described in order to ascertain the extent of the impact. The research on which this article is based draws on a variety of experiences and observations in the field at grassroots level (in…
Aypay, Ayse; Celik, Halil Coskun; Aypay, Ahmet; Sever, Mustafa
The purpose of this study is to test a model that predicts the level of technology acceptance across pre-service teachers at the faculties of education in Turkey. The relationship among the factors that have influence on technology acceptance was investigated. Adopting a questionnaire developed by Timothy (2009) data was collected from 754…
Mapotse, Tomé Awshar
This article reports on how action research (AR) was influential in designing an educational instrument to contribute to emancipating teachers with no formal training to teach technology as a subject in secondary schools. The subject technology is referred to using different names in different countries. Some call it "science and…
Flanagan, Sara; Bouck, Emily C.; Richardson, Jennifer
In this research the authors examined middle school special education teachers' perceptions of assistive technology during literacy instruction with students with high incidence disabilities. A survey explored the use, effectiveness, and factors impacting use or effectiveness of assistive technology for literacy teaching and learning. Results…
Sherron Killingsworth Roberts; Ying-shao Hsu
This research examined the effectiveness and efficiency of preservice teachers' use of technology to create instructional materials developed in an undergraduate reading and lan-guage arts course. Four trained raters judged the quality of 130 writing prompts (independent writing ideas or prompts that motivate children to write creatively) according to five design-related criteria and five idea-related criteria. Preser-vice teachers self-reported the
Holden, Heather; Ozok, Ant; Rada, Roy
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to explore the current usage and acceptance of classroom technologies by secondary math/science education teachers in one community. Design/methodology/approach: Forty-seven secondary education math and science teachers in one American city responded to a survey about their use and perceptions of technology in…
Glantz, C.S. [Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States); Fayette, L. [Toppenish Middle School, Toppenish, Washington (United States)
Options is a US Department of Energy/Pacific Northwest Laboratory (DOE/PNL) project whose goal is to assist Washington and Oregon middle schools having high percentages of students historically underrepresented in mathematics, science, and technology. The goal is to ensure that all students receive high-quality mathematics, science, and technology education throughout their middle school years. Teams of scientists work with teams of teachers from participating OPTIONS schools to initiate significant change in the manner in which science, mathematics, and technology are taught. As part of this effort, PNL scientists team up with teachers to develop curricula.
The U.S. Department of Education's Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers To Use Technology (PT3) grant program started in 1999. PT3 provides grants to "transform teacher education so that technology is integrated throughout teaching and learning" and so "new teachers enter the classroom prepared to effectively use the computers that await them." The website offers stories about innovative strategies used by grantees to "transform teacher education." Approaches highlighted include: Course Redesign, Digital Equity, E-Portfolios, Faculty Development, State-Wide Change, Technology Tools, and Video Learning Tools. The website provides information on grant application procedures and a database on PT3 projects which includes information on the Grant Type, Grant Year, State, Grant Focus, Subject Focus, Grade, Scope, Impact, Products, and Consortium Members. States that have PT3 project websites are listed alphabetically by state. Various resources on education and technology are also available from this website, such as Digital Equity Resources from the PT3 Digital Equity Task Force, and a bibliography and resource list on Technology and Change.
The current study aims at understanding the place of technology integration in Saudi pre-service teacher education curriculum. To achieve this, a sequential qualitative approach was implemented in two main stages. First, national and curriculum policies were thematically analysed. Based on this, semi- structured interviews with three key…
Rogers, George E.
A study asked 287 industrial technology education (ITE) teachers in Nebraska to identify what equipment was being used by ITE students. It also compared ITE equipment usage with regard to school type and school size. The response rate was 59.2 percent (n=170). Findings indicated the drill press and band saw were the most widely used pieces of…
Van Laarhoven, Toni; Munk, Dennis D.; Chandler, Lynette K.; Zurita, Leslie; Lynch, Kathleen
This article describes several stages in the integration of assistive technology (AT) into and across the curriculum of a teacher education program. The multi-year initiative included several projects and strategies that differentially affected faculty ability to integrate training and evaluation in using AT in their coursework. All strategies…
Westberry, Nicola; McNaughton, Susan; Billot, Jennie; Gaeta, Helen
This paper presents the findings from a project that explored teachers' adaptations to technological change in four large classes in higher education. In these classes, lecturers changed from single- to multi-lecture settings mediated by videoconferencing, requiring them to transfer their beliefs and practices into a new pedagogical space.…
Kotrlik, Joe W.; Redmann, Donna H.
This study addressed utilization of technology in instruction by secondary career and technical education (CTE) teachers in seven program areas in Louisiana. A stratified random sample was utilized, with 539 teachers responding to the survey after three data collection efforts. The data were determined to be representative of all CTE teachers in…
Carey, Doris, Ed.; And Others
The more than 100 papers in this collection describe examples of successful technology integration in teacher education. The applications are extremely diverse, including computer-assisted instruction, hypermedia, interactive video, computer simulations, telecommunications, and more. The applications also represent the range of instructional and…
Every public school teacher's professional career will eventually come to an end, but the natural process of reflecting on one's career will last the rest of his/her life. When that time arrives to reflect, the author would like to have good memories and extreme pride of accomplishment both for himself and his students. As most people know,…
Wetzel, Keith; Williams, Mia Kim
This study evaluates a Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Use Technology (PT[cube]) project that endeavored to improve teacher educators' uses of technology so as to influence future teachers. This PT[cube] project sought to build on a foundation of key characteristics of teacher education programs thought to be exemplary in the use of technology…
MATTHEW J. KOEHLER; PUNYA MISHRA
We introduce Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPCK) as a way of representing what teachers need to know about technology, and argue for the role of authentic design-based activities in the development of this knowledge. We report data from a faculty development design seminar in which faculty members worked together with masters students to develop online courses. We developed and administered
Bell, Edwin D.; Ireh, Madu
This study examined planned change in Winston-Salem State University's teacher education program. An external review of the School of Education indicated a weakness in program planning and curriculum design. This review stimulated planned change initiative to strengthen teacher education. Factors influencing the internal environment of teacher…
Cavenall, Pamela Elaine Rogers
The purpose of this study was to examine the proficiency or lack of proficiency of prospective teacher education students at two-year community colleges to use and integrate instructional technologies. In addition, this ...
In a context where the role of the teacher and teacher education are undergoing considerable change, the role of educational psychology in teacher preparation is discussed within a new framework. Educational psychology is now perceived as an inherent component within teacher training and professional development, having previously been an…
Lewis, E.; Cline, T.; Thieman, J.
The Space Weather Around the World Program uses NASA satellite data and education technology to provide a framework for students and teachers to study the effects of solar storms on the Earth and then report their results at their own school and to others around the world. Teachers and students are trained to create Space Weather Action Centers by building their own equipment to take data or using real satellite and/or ground-based data available through the internet to study and track the effects of solar storms. They can then predict "space weather" for our planet and what the effects might be on aurora, Earth-orbiting satellites, humans in space, etc. The results are presented via proven education technology techniques including weather broadcasts using green screen technology, podcasts, webcasts and distance learning events. Any one of these techniques can capture the attention of the audience, engage them in the science and spark an interest that will encourage continued participation. Space Weather Around the World uses all of these techniques to engage millions. We will share the techniques that can be applied to any subject area and will increase participation and interest in that content. The Space Weather program provides students and teachers with unique and compelling teaching and learning experiences that will help to improve science literacy, spark an interest in careers in Science, Technology, Engineeering, and Mathematics (STEM), and engage children and adults in shaping and sharing the experience of discovery and exploration.
Rodriguez, Diane; Pelaez, Gloria
The preparation of qualified teachers with knowledge and skills in the areas of English as a Second Language (ESL) and technology is an important issue in urban educational reform. This paper addresses components that one teacher preparation program is implementing in training multicultural, urban public school teachers in this critical shortage…
Kafyulilo, Ayoub C.
This study investigated the ways through which pre-service science and mathematics teachers at Dar es Salaam University College of Education (DUCE) can acquire competencies for integrating technology pedagogy and content in teaching. Specifically the study investigated the preservice teachers' ICT integration competencies; practices that can be…
Pedras, Melvin J.; Braukmann, Jim
This report contains four learning modules designed to support a range of objectives that include increasing technological literacy, and improving written and verbal communication skills, psychomotor skills, computational skills, geometry, analysis, problem solving, and other critical thinking skills. The activities described in each module…
This document contains the papers on preservice teacher education from the SITE (Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education) 2002 conference. Topics covered include: examples of models of teacher development for technology integration from the SITE 2001 proceedings; Portuguese student teachers' experiences regarding use of the…
This statewide study of teachers of intellectually gifted students examined teachers' attitudes toward information technology. Participants were 418 teachers of the intellectually gifted in a southeastern state who voluntarily responded to a survey about technology attitudes. Results indicated positive attitudes toward technology, with training in…
Stein, Sarah J.; McRobbie, Campbell J.; Ginns, Ian S.
Explores the issues and concerns identified by a small group of teachers implementing technology using the document "A Statement of Technology for Australian Schools". Reviews four key questions posed by the teachers and argues that teachers' questions about their own beliefs and practices should drive professional development in technology…
Qasem, Ra'ed F.
Though there is evidence that postsecondary foreign language (FL) teachers have not maximized computer technology for language teaching and learning, there is a lack of studies that attempt to uncover reasons for this underutilization. Research in other disciplines within general education suggested that teachers' beliefs in student-centeredness…
Peggy Hauselt; Jennifer Helzer
One of the primary missions of our university is to train future primary and secondary teachers. Geospatial sciences, including GIS, have long been excluded from teacher education curriculum. This article explains the curriculum revisions undertaken to increase the geospatial technology education of future teachers. A general education class introducing geospatial technology to the general student body has been developed, a
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SPECIAL EDUCATION: TEACHER EDUCATION MAJORS The Special Education program is designed to give teacher candidates a strong foundation in both general and special education pedagogical knowledge and skills. The program offers a Bachelor's degree, two types of Master's degrees, an Education Specialist
This report is the second in a series of policy papers on the education of educators. It identifies several model teacher education programs, but also finds that the majority of the nation's teachers are prepared in programs that have low admission and graduation standards and cling to an outdated vision of teacher education. Both state…
Billingsley, Bonnie; Israel, Maya; Smith, Sean J.
resources, we organized content into six categories based on a recent review of 18 studies of new teachers' concerns (see Bil- lingsley, Griffin, Smith, Kamman & Israel, 2009). Across these qualitative and quantitative studies, new SETs reported concerns... networks: Cyber net- works require cyber research tools. Jour- nal of Teacher Education, 60(1), 86-100. Smith, S. & Israel, M. (2010). E-mentoring: Enhancing special education teacher induction. The Journal of Special Education Leadership, ¿3(1), 30...
Yaseen, Niveen K.
The purpose of this study was to identify science teachers' perceptions concerning the use of technology in science laboratories and identify teachers' concerns and recommendations for improving students' learning. Survey methodology with electronic delivery was used to gather data from 164 science teachers representing Texas public schools. The data confirmed that weaknesses identified in the 1990s still exist. Lack of equipment, classroom space, and technology access, as well as large numbers of students, were reported as major barriers to the implementation of technology in science laboratories. Significant differences were found based on gender, grade level, certification type, years of experience, and technology proficiency. Females, elementary teachers, traditionally trained teachers, and less experienced teachers revealed a more positive attitude toward the use of technology in science laboratories. Participants in this study preferred using science software simulations to support rather than replace traditional science laboratories. Teachers in this study recommended professional development programs that focused on strategies for a technology integrated classroom.
Recent scholarship on teacher education has drawn a sharp contrast between “top–down” and “teacher-directed” approaches to instructional reform. However, this article suggests that all forms of teacher education share a common ground: they are all inescapably rhetorical in nature, aimed at the persuasion of teachers. While reformers may attempt to deny such intentions, they cannot help but employ rhetoric in
Oklahoma State Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education, Stillwater. Curriculum and Instructional Materials Center.
This document contains the materials required for presenting an 8-day competency-based technology learning activity (TLA) designed to introduce students in grades 6-10 to advances and career opportunities in the field of robotics-control technology. The guide uses hands-on exploratory experiences into which activities to help students develop…
Morgan, A. Christian; Parr, Brian; Fuhrman, Nick
Teacher collaboration has been recognized as a vital component to student success. This project represents an evaluation of the researchers' initial efforts toward providing in-service education for teachers focused on collaboration between math and CTE teachers. The purpose of this study was to (1) describe selected characteristics of secondary…
Scott, Robert A.
In discussing the future of teacher education, several factors can be considered. The control of teacher education is exercised by college and university faculty, professional associations, government agencies, and accreditation groups. In preservice and inservice teacher education, there is a need for more discipline-based study and clinical…
Walta, Caroline; Nicholas, Howard
Hand-held technologies are pervasive and convenient in everyday use, but less commonly associated with the delivery of teacher education programs. This has implications for the way graduate teachers view the challenge of utilising these devices once they become classroom teachers, as pre-service teachers generally associate these devices with…
Discussion of the need to educate and train teachers to use educational technology emphasizes the viewpoint of the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA). Highlights include preservice and inservice teacher education; the roles of the Federal government, the states, and schools of education; and training and support from the private sector. (five…
Singletary, Thomas Alexander
The purposes of this study were to analyze and describe metal finishing processes and to ascertain the extent to which these processes are taught in industrial teacher education programs. Handbooks and industrial literature were reviewed, and a survey of 165 teacher education departments was made to collect the data. Finishing processes were…
Kabakci, Isil; Odabasi, H. Ferhan; Kilicer, Kerem
Teacher educators need professional development in effective use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in order to keep up with the changes and developments in ICT and to pose as a model for teacher candidates. For the purpose of meeting teacher educators' professional development needs in ICT, it is necessary to take…
As well as other school subjects, physical education (PE) is emerging in terms of integrating information and communication technology (ICT) into regular classes. Such innovative teaching practices that implement ICT in PE involve diverse parties that are affected by these teaching processes. Students, principals, districts, parents,…
EURYDICE European Unit, Brussels (Belgium).
Prepared by the Eurydice European Unit on the basis of data supplied by its national partners, this document analyzes national policies for education in information and communication technology (ICT). Highlights include: (1) national policy and official documents on the use of ICT; (2) national or official bodies responsible for supervising the…
Heitzmann, William R.; Staropoli, Charles J.
The authors remind us that if you can't get a job as a teacher, there are other jobs, and teacher education institutions ought to help students choose alternate careers. Warning: "superintendent" is not an alternate job! (Editor)
Daniela Sime; Mark Priestleyw
This article explores student teachers' views of the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in schools. There is limited research literature regarding the perceptions that such students develop in relation to the use of ICT in teaching while observing practice in schools. The paper offers an interpretive analysis of the opinions that a cohort of un- dergraduate student teachers
Teacher to Teacher Master of Arts in Education Concentration: Curriculum and Instruction Program 608: The Culture of Schooling in America (3) EDEP 640: Best Practices for the Induction Teacher (3 Assessment and Grading (3) EDCI 679: Technology Literacy for Teachers (3) EDRD 640: Current Trends
This article describes research on the quality of a computer program designed to help secondary level science teachers in southern Africa create exemplary paper-based lesson materials. Results of this study show that the content, support, and interface of the program combine to form a tool that is considered by both users and experts to be valid…
Knamiller, G. W.; And Others
Explored the degree to which a sample of Tanzania science teachers were able to interpret the local production of alcohol in light of their conceptual knowledge of the science involved, designed experiments for investigating factors relating to the processes of fermentation and distillation, and considered alternatives for improving this…
Teter, Richard B.
The purpose of this research and development study was to design and develop an affordable, computer-based, pre-service teacher assessment and reporting system to allow teacher education institutions and supervising teachers to efficiently enter evaluation criteria, record pre-service teacher evaluations, and generate evaluation reports. The…
Nelson, Lauri H.; Poole, Bridget; Munoz, Karen
Purpose: This study explored how often sound-field amplification and personal frequency-modulated (FM) systems are used in preschool classrooms, teacher perceptions of advantages and disadvantages of using hearing assistive technology, and teacher recommendations for hearing assistive technology use. Method: The study used a cross-sectional survey…
Worldwide there are critical shortfalls of teachers, particularly in Indigenous communities. This article considers the use of nonformal education (NFE) in the form of community-based adult education (CBAE) for Indigenous teacher training to meet this need. Drawing on a literature search of Indigenous CBAE initiatives, some of the challenges and…
Gilmore, Joanna; Hurst, Melissa; Maher, Michelle
Much of the science education community has advocated for a new vision of instruction emphasizing inquiry-based teaching (National Research Council, 1996). Unfortunately, as Anderson (2002) notes, many science teachers are not adopting inquiry-based teaching practices for a variety of reasons such as that teachers commonly favor text-book…
Thorp, Sally A.
The focus of this study was special education teachers, who remained in the teaching field 5 or more years. Through the use of qualitative mixed-methods study, variables contributing to their longevity were explored. Research indicates that 50% of special education teachers leave the field within five years of employment (Alliance for Education,…
Uslu, Oner; Bumen, Nilay T.
The purpose of this study is to analyze the impact of the professional development (PD) program on technology integration (TI) besides attitudes towards ICT in education of Turkish teachers. This study demonstrates the outcomes of one group pre-test and post-test design based on data, collected before, just after and six weeks after the PD…
Thayer, Kelly Keener
This study explored secondary English Language Arts teachers' experiences using digital technologies in their classrooms, as presented in two key journals in the English Education field: the "Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy" ("JAAL"), sponsored by the International Reading Association, and "English…
Tecnica Education Corp., San Carlos, CA.
This book is one of a series in Course II of the Relevant Educational Applications of Computer Technology (REACT) Project. It is designed to point out to teachers two of the major applications of computers in the social sciences: simulation and data analysis. The first section contains a variety of simulation units organized under the following…
Mitchell, Rebecca; Laski, Elida
Instructors (N = 204) of elementary mathematics methods courses completed a survey assessing the extent to which they stay informed about research related to effective uses of educational technology and the kinds and numbers of educational technologies they include in their courses. Findings indicate that, while they view educational technology…
The ability of pre-service teachers (PSTs) to transfer learning between subjects and contexts when problem solving is critical for developing their capability as technologists and teachers of technology. However, a growing body of literature suggests this ability is often assumed or over-estimated, and rarely developed explicitly within courses or…
Mentz, Elsa; Bailey, Roxanne; Havenga, Marietjie; Breed, Betty; Govender, Desmond; Govender, Irene; Dignum, Frank; Dignum, Virginia
This article reflects on the first phase of a research project aimed at the empowerment of Information Technology (IT) teachers in black rural schools in the North-West province of South Africa. In order to empower these IT teachers, the first phase aimed at understanding their unique challenges and needs. Qualitative research methodology was used…
According to No Child Left Behind (NCLB), the definition of a highly qualified teacher includes three components: obtaining a bachelor's degree; having full licensure as defined by the state; and demonstrating competency, as defined by the state, in each subject taught (U.S. Department of Education, 2004). However, NCLB does not specifically…
Students involved in holistic technological practice need to develop an understanding of technological practice outside the classroom and to participate in tasks set as close as practicable to actual technological practice. This paper investigates the context of assessment and its relationship to achievement and the importance of teacher knowledge…
Berns, Robert G.
A project created a framework for integrating school-to-work (STW) into the preservice curriculum for all new teachers in Ohio and conducted a professional development activity for college and university faculty involved with preparation of new teachers. A work team of teacher education faculty representing six public universities met to learn…
The trend in Scandinavia is to broaden teacher education and training for academic secondary school teachers in order to overcome excessive specialization. The context of apprenticeship of pre-school, primary teachers is changing toward a more academically oriented program. However, the affective part of the learning/teaching process is becoming…
Slater, Frances; Rask, Raymond
This article, on mediating theory and practice through experience in geography teacher education at the University of London Institute of Education, offers a conceptual framework for establishing an interelationship of theory and practice. (Authors/CJ)
Miller, A. H.; And Others
Cognitive dissonance theory implies that teacher education students will optimally internalize and most fully use pedagogical learnings compatible with their attitude systems. In order to determine the self-reported attitudes of teacher education students toward teachers, a pilot-study sample of graduate students reacted to four teacher-types…
R. Doron; A. Braunstein
The results of a survey analyzing and classifying the jobs of CTEH (Center for Technological Education Holon) graduates are presented. It was found that out of the 171 graduates who were involved in the survey, 22% were classified as `educators,' 6% as `educators in industry,' and the rest, 72%, had various engineering and technological occupations. The distribution according to sex
The development of a professional teacher educator identity has implications for how one negotiates the duties of a teacher, scholar, and learner. The research on teacher educator identity in the USA has been largely conducted on traditional teacher educators, or those who have started their careers as public school teachers and then went on to…
This article considers the impact of the "transfer problem" from a personal perspective. Drawing on experiences in teacher educator as preservice teacher, a practicing educator and later a preservice educator the author examines how she has seen and experienced the transfer problem and the potential for teacher education to enact a separation…
Warny, S.; Egea-Kuehne, D.; Tedford, R.; Lopez, A.
The Virtual Museum, a Louisiana Board of Regents sponsored SELECT program, is a collaborative project between the Museum of Natural Science and the French Education Project at Louisiana State University. It offers Louisiana science teachers, in-training teachers, and immersion teachers a professional development program via six videoconferences. These videoconferences are broadcast from LSU to six distance-learning sites across the entire state of Louisiana. This unique teacher population was selected because in Louisiana, there are two types of K-8 science teachers: teachers in traditional classroom settings and teachers in immersion programs. In the Foreign language Immersion programs, the target language (French or Spanish) is the language of instruction and communication in the classroom. For each videoconference, teachers are provided content material that is prepared by geology faculty and graduate students, example of ongoing field research by LSU faculty members, classroom-ready activities, information on available loan material and on-line resources, training on the unique Scope-On-A-Rope microscope, pre-made PowerPoint presentations and virtual museum photos, all, in French and in English. Three of the videoconferences emphasize regional and statewide earth science topics including Louisiana fossils, rocks and minerals, and field techniques used to interpret Louisiana's geologic history. The activities provided for teachers are hands-on, inquiry based classroom exercises that focus on the availability of local materials. These activities can also be scaled for use in a variety of grade-levels and teachers are encouraged to use these activities in their classrooms. The program has proven to foster new collaboration between science teachers in regular programs and immersion schools while boosting the interest statewide for natural science topics.
Wentworth, Nancy; Monroe, Eula E.
Technology-enhanced mathematics tasks were introduced to elementary pre-service candidates (n = 84) and in-service teachers (n = 38), who then, either in partners or small groups, created and taught inquiry-based lessons incorporating technology, with individual reflections. The lessons were coded using the following criteria: (a) The students…
Willis, Dee Anna, Ed.; Price, Jerry, Ed.; Davis, Niki, Ed.
This proceedings contains papers from the 2002 Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE) conference. Papers are organized in the following sections: (1) Invited Papers and Invited Panels; (2) Concepts & Procedures; (3) Corporate & Distance Education; (4) Diversity/Equity; (5) Educational Computing Course; (6) Educational…
Promoting the use of the internet and technology in education is not new. However, the use of technology, especially videos and web-based discussion groups, for teacher professional development is a recent development, spurring interest from state education policy makers, school districts and the technology industry giants. Some examples of these developments and issues to consider are examined in this Topic in Depth. [VF]This article in the Christian Science Monitor (1) discusses some of the recent developments in web-based teacher professional development resources. The Teachers Network (2) is one example of an organization that identifies and exhibits innovative teacher practices. Teachers are able to watch videos of best practices and discuss pedagogical issues with teachers nationwide (Note that a number of these sites require registration, but the registration is free). Similarly, TAPPED IN" (3) provides space for an international community of education professionals, including K-12 teachers and librarians, professional development staff, teacher education faculty and students, and researchers to engage in professional development programs and informal collaborative activities. The PBS Teacher Source (4) offers over 4000 lesson plans and activities in Arts and Literature, Mathematics, Science, Health and Fitness, Social Studies, Early Childhood, and Library Media. The AECT Project (4), funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers To Use Technology (PT3) grant program (5), has developed web-based tools that provide teachers with technological resources to use in their student assessments and instructional planning. These efforts are all in support of policies and standards developed by several states and organizations that encourage teachers to integrate technology into their instruction. For example, this website (6 ) describes a project of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) to develop standards for the uses of technology that foster school improvement. This report by the U.S. Department of Education (7)df}) reviews the past twenty years of technology policy in education, articulating key themes and approaches taken to integrate technology in education and offers recommendations for ways to support and sustain future investments. This article in EdWeek (8) provides some figures on current statistics for technology use in schools.
Hauser, Zoltan; Kis-Toth, Lajos
Examines developments in information dissemination and educational technology. Highlights include telecommunications, audiovisual media and programmed education, pedagogical technology, advantages of computer-based learning, instructional materials, applied informatics, teacher training, and future perspectives. (AEF)
This article describes an indoor, game-type demonstration, incorporating physics (EM wave modulation), math (binary codes), space technology, and music to show how spacecraft put information into the radio signals they send back to Earth. The article was originally written for and published by the International Technology Education Association in its journal, The Technology Teacher. It is now archived on The Space Place Web site.
John Lawrence Bencze
Future elementary school teachers often lack self-efficacy for teaching science and technology. They are particularly anxious\\u000a about encouraging children to carry-out student-directed, open-ended scientific inquiry and\\/or technological design projects.\\u000a Moreover, because this often also is the case with practising elementary school teachers, it is difficult for student–teachers\\u000a to gain practical experience facilitating student-led project work during practicum sessions. To provide
Zaman, Halimah Badioze
Discusses the impact of information technology on learning and teacher education and outlines a scenario for the use of information technology in education in Malaysia, including online systems and an experimental computer-integrated learning system. Interactive computer systems used in the Open University (United Kingdom) are described. (Contains…
Harms, Henry R.; Swernofsky, Neal R.; Reisman, David, Ed.
This teacher's guide, intended to be used with a videotape, provides five lessons to accompany each segment of the program. The program shows the importance of technology and describes some of the exciting career possibilities offered by new technologies. It offers high school teachers interdisciplinary lessons, relating technology education to…
Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.
This is the teacher's guide to accompany the student guide which together comprise one of five computer-oriented environmental/energy education units. This unit is organized around a computerized data base of information related to global energy use. The data is organized on a country-by-country basis for the 83 largest countries in the world. For…
The national program Informatique Pour Tous was announced in France in 1985. This paper describes a resulting training program conducted in French secondary schools, the assessment of this program, and conclusions that can be drawn from it in terms of contents for pre?service and in?service teacher training in the educational use of computers. In this article, after a short background
Jo Ann Oravec
Privacy studies may be seen by some teacher educators as being ‘anti-technology’ in their character, with the potential to dim the enthusiasm of future teachers for new technological initiatives. However, privacy is taking on new significance in an age of the Internet and advanced information technologies, as the examples and sources outlined in this article demonstrate. Privacy issues have a
Ernst, Jeremy V.; Moye, Johnny J.
Individual technology education students' subgroup dynamic informs progressions of research while apprising technology teacher educators and classroom technology education teachers of intricate differences between students. Recognition of these differences help educators realize that classroom structure, instruction, and activities must be…
Indiana State Univ., Terre Haute. Elementary Education Dept.
The first two years of the Indiana State University Elementary Teacher Education Program (I.S.U.E.T.E.P.) emphasize the basic bachelor degree requirements so as to provide each student with a balanced and adequately developed program of general education. The last two years of the student's training stress professional education. The second phase…
As part of its teacher training program series on population education, the Population Education Unit of the Tribhuvan University organized a one-week training course on population education from 5-11 July 1994. Attended by 20 teacher educators who are involved in teaching population education in their respective campuses, the training provided opportunities for upgrading the participants' knowledge, and changing their attitudes and behavior with regard to population concepts. It also developed their skills in more effective methodologies for teaching population education in their campuses. The Faculty of Education, through its Population Education Unit, has been introducing population education in its teacher training program under the UNFPA-funded country program. This is done through incorporating population education contents into different subject areas such as health education, geography and economics in the curriculum of Proficiency Certificate Level, Bachelor Level and Master Degree. In addition, it has been offering population education as major subject at the Proficiency Certificate Level in Mahendra Ratna Campus. Thirteen resource persons from Tribhuvan University, Curriculum Development Center of the University and UNFPA Field Office and Country Support Team, Kathmandu, provided lectures on the following topics: population education in Asia and the Pacific, population situation in Nepal, demography and population dynamics, population theories, curriculum development in population education, teaching methods, human sexuality, STDs and AIDS, population education program, research, and population policy. PMID:12319760
Berra, Margaret; And Others
This document is the Process Education for Teachers Package, which was designed to give teachers an understanding of the learning process. The package contains an introductory booklet, a research paper, and 13 modules. The introductory booklet presents a history of the formation of the materials and the rationale for the emphasis on the "process…
Teachers are increasingly recognized as the most important in-school factor in student achievement, yet the quality of the country's K-12 teaching force is not up to snuff. Much of the blame has been placed on education schools, which have come under fire for failing to produce enough high-performing teachers. Both initial certification…
Gencay, Okkes Alpaslan
The main purpose of this study is to determine the validity and reliability of the Teacher Efficacy Scale in Physical Education (TESPE) in Turkey's conditions, and to test if there are any differences in gender and teaching experience of Turkish PE teachers. Turkish version of the scale was administered to 257 physical education teachers (184…
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Office of Technology Assessment.
Do teachers use technology in their teaching? Why? What happens when they do? Why don't more teachers use technology? How do teachers learn about technology? Are prospective teachers being prepared to use technology before entering the classroom? Which factors influence implementation of technology across schools and districts? What roles do…
Lee, Jung; Cerreto, Frank A.; Lee, Jihyun
According to Ajzen's Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB), behavioral intention (BI) is predicted by attitude toward the behavior (AB), subjective norm (SN), and perceived behavioral control (PBC). Previous studies using the TPB to explain teachers' intentions to use technology have resulted in inconsistent findings. This inconsistency might be due to…
Knapczk, Dennis R.
Audiographics is a computer-based technology that allows simultaneous transmission of voice and graphic images across local telephone lines in a conference call format. Indiana University uses audiographics to deliver graduate coursework to practicing rural teachers and to deliver and supervise practicum projects. Particular advantages of…
Teacher Education 1124 Sproul Hall Riverside, CA 92521 Phone: (951) 827-5225 Fax: (951) 827-3291 GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION Supervisor of Teacher Education The Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Riverside invites applications for the position of Supervisor of Teacher Education
Halterman, Jerry J.
Discusses educational qualifications of the technical teacher and identifies emerging trends in education and the agricultural complex. Implications are derived for selection and recruitment of teachers as well as preservice and inservice education. (SB)
Price, Jerry D., Ed.; Willis, Jerry, Ed.; Willis, Dee Anna, Ed.; Jost, Muktha, Ed.; Boger-Mehall, Stephanie, Ed.
This proceedings contains the papers presented at SITE 99, the 10th annual international conference of the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education. Papers are listed under the following headings: "Concepts and Procedures" (24 papers); "Distance Education" (44 papers); "Diversity" (12 papers); "Educational Computing Course" (12…
McNeil, Sara, Ed.; Price, Jerry D., Ed.; Boger-Mehall, Stephanie, Ed.; Robin, Bernard, Ed.; Willis, Jerry, Ed.
This proceedings contains the papers presented at SITE 98, the ninth annual international conference of the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education. Papers are listed under the following headings: "Concepts and Procedures" (18 papers); "Distance Education" (23 papers); "Diversity" (8 papers); "Educational Computing Course" (7…
Ling, Lorraine; Burman, Eva; Cooper, Maxine; Ling, Peter
In this article, the implications of international students undertaking teacher education in Australian universities are discussed as an example of global teacher education and its consequences for teacher educators and students. Increasing numbers of international students come to Australia to qualify as teachers and this has consequences for the…
The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of a site-based technology coach program over the course of three years on teachers' perceptions of their implementation of NETS-T in a Tennessee school system. The study was a causal comparative study in which ten elementary schools had a site-based technology coach and ten elementary schools…
Jenlink, Patrick M.
These are strange times for teacher education in a democratic society because globalization dominates economic, political, and technological interfaces among social institutions, nation-states, and the world. These are also dangerous times for teacher education in a democratic society because the expansion of neoliberalism as form of contemporary…
Palmatier, Robert A., Ed.
This issue of "Epistle," the publication forum of Professors of Reading Teacher Educators, contains three papers as well as the regular features on job openings and on miscellaneous facts. Titles and authors of the articles are: "Doctoral Education in Reading: The State of the Art," by Richard Allington; "The Virtues of Being a Toad and What That…
In: Gibson, I. et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (SITE) 2009, Charleston, SC, USA. Chesapeake, VA : AACE. ISBN 1-880094-67-3. pp. 1141-1148
Lübeck, Universität zu
In: Gibson, I. et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education factual information. But normally, teachers in training in the State of Schleswig-Holstein, Germany-1148 1 Connecting Second Life and Real Life: Integrating Mixed-Reality-Technology into Teacher Education
Cavas, Bulent; Cavas, Pinar; Karaoglan, Bahar; Kisla, Tarik
Integration of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) into education has been an important concern in many countries. Recently, Turkish Ministry of Education has also done great efforts and major financial investments to implement ICT into teaching and learning environments. However, as in many developing countries, ICT tools are…
Yang, Chien-Hui; Tzuo, Pei-Wen; Higgins, Heidi; Tan, Clarence Puay Yon
Under the current trend of globalization and economic dynamics, the accountability of our educational systems is being seriously tested. In response to the demands of the future, the Ministry of Education (MOE) in Singapore has wisely proposed several initiatives to promote the integration of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in…
This report is the second in a series of policy papers on the education of educators. It identifies several model teacher education programs, but also finds that the majority of the nation's teachers are prepared in programs that have low admission and graduation standards and cling to an outdated vision of teacher education. Both state…
Hawkins, Margaret R.
Social justice language teacher education conceptualizes language teacher education as responding to social and societal inequities that result in unequal access to educational and life opportunities. In this volume authors articulate a global view of Social Justice Language Teacher Education, with authors from 7 countries offering a theorized…
Raudebaugh, Robert A.
Western Washington University's Center for Vocational Educator Preparation identified a prioritized list of technology teacher competencies validated by practitioners and an expert panel. Instructional strategies, resources, and assessment methods for teacher education were developed based on the competencies. (SK)
Proposing a teacher-based approach to educational reform, the Teacher's Mind Resources site is built around a recently published study of education, entitled Teaching in Mind: How Teacher Thinking Shapes Education. While largely promotional, the site offers a great deal of perspective into the current analysis of reformist trends and initiatives to stand on its own as a valuable source of insight and inspiration to educators at every level. Philosophically, the site's author is convinced that popular efforts to apply "universal" educational standards are meaningless - if they fail to take into account what each teacher brings to the class as an individual. Thus, it focuses on the teacher's mind as a unique tool destined to interpret every mandated standard differently and uniquely. Offering forums, media, and recently published research in the area, the Teacher's Mind site looks both to inform and engage all users.
Tsai, Chin-Chung; Chai, Ching Sing
Technology integration is a major trend in contemporary education practice. When undertaking technology integration in classrooms, a first-order barrier and a second-order barrier, as proposed by Ertmer (1999), can hinder its implementation. The first-order barrier is external, such as lack of adequate access, time, training and institutional…
Oklahoma State Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education, Stillwater. Curriculum and Instructional Materials Center.
This Technology Learning Activity (TLA) for agriculture education in grades 6-10 is designed to help students learn the basic terminology of a farm system while they experience the responsibility of keeping a profitable farm in operation through use of the interactive SimFarm software. Introductory materials provide an overview of technology…
Trow, Wm. Clark, Ed.; Haddan, Eugene E., Ed.
This book of readings in educational psychology for teachers contains selections which are both historical and technological. More emphasis is placed on general information and direct educational applications than on theoretical and experimental education psychology, and some of the articles have been abridged. Topics covered include teacher…
Wells, Mathew G. - Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences, University of Toronto
1 Concurrent Teacher Education Program HANDBOOK Introduction The Concurrent Teacher Education Program (CTEP) is intended for students who wish to become school-teachers in selected areas of study upon, French, Mathematics and Physics. These are among the areas of highest demand for teachers in Ontario
Lloyd H. Barrow
Since educational technology has become an integral component in teacher education programs, an analysis was conducted of educational technology positions listed in The Chronicle of Higher Education. Weekly job listings were coded from August, 2000 through July, 2001. Over this time period, 70 positions were advertised. Results found that the majority of the positions were tenure track and tended to
This article describes an indoor, game-type demonstration, incorporating physics (EM wave modulation), math (binary codes), space technology, and music to show how spacecraft put information into the radio signals they send back to Earth. Beat out rhythms on drums or desks and send messages using the same principles used in space exploration. This article was originally written for and published by the International Technology Education Association in its journal 'The Technology Teacher.' It is now archived on The Space Place Web site.
Bechtol, William M.
In 1970 Southwest Minnesota State College was new and was developing a model teacher education program. In an attempt to respond to the question, "What does a teacher need to be able to do? the education division staff found that teacher education must be competency based, field centered, individualized, and systematically designed. In organizing…
Engbretson, William B.
Major trends toward increasing curricular relevance in teacher education are discussed. These include concern for the education of teachers of disadvantaged youth and a return to the concept of early direct and laboratory experience programs exemplified in the San Francisco State College-Sausalito Teacher Education Project, STEP (see ED 023 633),…
This paper is a reflective exploration of major challenges facing new teacher educators as they make the transition into the academy, and of ways that best support them. The transition problems identified in the emerging body of literature about teacher educator career entry were offered for comment to a small group of new teacher educators in an…
The Open University of United Kingdom's Postgraduate Certificate of Education program is an 18-month, part-time course that annually trains over 1000 graduate teachers via electronic conferencing and open learning methods. The program provides every student and tutor with a Macintosh computer, printer, and modem and builds on face-to-face contacts…
Rieg, Sue A.; Helterbran, Valeri R.
The author discusses factors considered on how to become a teacher educator. Most colleges and universities consider the academic alliance of teaching, scholarship, and service to be an interdependent trilogy. Some institutions place more weight on one area than another. In many universities, teaching is the area of emphasis although the other two…
Donlevy, Tia Rice; Donlevy, James G.
Summarizes four perspectives that education and school-reform writings fall into: technological, psychological, ideological, and sociological. Focusing on the ideological perspective, briefly discusses the work of Paulo Freire, Ira Shor, and Henry Giroux, theorists representative of this perspective. The dimensions of complexity, diversity,…
Chikasanda, Vanwyk Khobidi; Otrel-Cass, Kathrin; Jones, Alister
Internationally there has been concern about the direction of technical education and how it is positioned in schools. This has also been the case in Malawi where the curriculum has had a strong focus on skills development. However, lately there has been a call for enhancing technological literacy of students, yet little support has been provided…
Information Technologies in Teacher Education. Issues and Experiences for Countries in Transition. Proceedings of a European Workshop, University of Twente (Enschede, Netherlands, February 20-23, 1994).
Collis, Betty, Ed.; And Others
This document contains 21 papers from an international workshop designed to facilitate the exchange of ideas concerning the use of information technology in teacher education among experts from Central, Eastern, and Western Europe. The papers include: (1) "Communication and Information Technologies as Change Agents" (Jef Moonen); (2) "In-service…
Offers regional and topical training workshops for teachers, hands-on programs for classrooms, on-line and hard copy resources. Teachers can arrange Sanctuary access to conduct intertidal monitoring, data collection and analysis. Grant opportunities for developing outdoor education. Ocean, watershed and technology topics covered using curricula, lesson plans, field activities and methods, data and virtual sanctuary fieldtrips.
Discussion of the changing role of teachers in higher education with modern technology focuses on open and distance learning and the concept of a peripatetic electronic teacher (PET) who would surf around the World Wide Web. Describes a PET-world paradigm, a global networked environment that supports advanced multimedia features. (Author/LRW)
Alfredo H. Benavides; Eva Midobuche
With the explosion of technology in the field of education and the tremendous need for Bilingual Education and English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers, it is tempting for many institutions to attempt to fill this void with fast-track programs aimed at preparing as many teachers as possible. Many people have come to believe that online coursework is viable for
Mason, Kevin O.
Many researchers in the field of teacher education have proposed the formation of partnerships between teachers and teacher educators, without explicitly stating what additional roles teachers might play in the teacher preparation process. This article describes how some pre-service teacher education programmes have increased the involvement of…
Hansen, John W.
This article seeks to open this dialogue by questioning the role of technology teacher preparation programs that are based on an "industrial tool use" model to develop technology education teachers. It is the position of the authors that the manner by which technology education teachers are prepared may need revision and that technology teacher educators need to reanalyze the objectives and methods used to develop their proteges. The ideas posited in this article find their locus in the experience of the authors while directing the rewrite of the K-12 Technology Education Standards for the state of Texas.
Baker, Marianne; Martin, Doris; Pence, Holly
In examining their elementary teacher education program at James Madison University, from their mission to the curriculum and program delivery, the authors used the opportunity to focus explicitly on peace education. The mission and content of teacher education programs are determined largely by the faculty of the institutions of higher education…
Busby, Joe R.; Mupinga, Davison M.
Student teaching experience is important in the professional preparation of teachers. Successful teaching practice hinges on the effectiveness of cooperating teachers (CTs) who spend considerable time supervising and mentoring student teachers. Unfortunately, the welfare of the cooperating teachers is often neglected, and this is detrimental to…
Joe R. Busby; Davison M. Mupinga
Student teaching experience is important in the professional preparation of teachers. Successful teaching practice hinges on the effectiveness of cooperating teachers (CTs) who spend considerable time supervising and men- toring student teachers. Unfortunately, the wel- fare of the cooperating teachers is often neglect- ed, and this is detrimental to student teaching practice. This study established the requirements of becoming cooperating
Ching, Chin Phoi; Yee, Chin Peng
In Malaysia the training of primary school teachers is solely carried out by teacher training institutes which offer the Bachelor of Teaching with Honors (Primary education) program and was first launched in 2007. This program prepares primary school teachers specializing in various subjects or major and is carried out in 27 teacher training…
Harrison, Louis, Jr.; Carson, Russell L.; Burden, Joe, Jr.
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the common assumption that teachers of color (TOC) are more culturally competent than White teachers by assessing physical education teachers' cultural competency. A secondary purpose was to ascertain the possible differences in cultural competence levels of White teachers in diverse school settings versus…
While the nature of mathematics and the nature of science have received much attention, there is a lack of research on the nature of technology. This study sought to investigate preservice teachers' perceptions about the nature of technology and its role in mathematics education and society. Based on two philosophical theories of technology, the…
LARSON, CARL A.
THE FALL 1960 CONFERENCE OF CALIFORNIA COUNCIL ON TEACHER EDUCATION INCLUDED THREE SESSIONS. THE FIRST SESSION CONSISTED OF THE "PROGRESS REPORT OF THE STATE CENTRAL COORDINATING COMMITTEE ON CREDENTIAL REVISION" BY FRED SCHRUPP AND THE "PROPOSED POLICY STATEMENT ON TEACHER EDUCATION OF THE CALIFORNIA TEACHERS ASSOCIATION" BY CHARLES HAMILTON.…
Seidl, Barbara L.; Monobe, Gumiko; Conley, Matthew D.; Burgos, Lisandra Pedraza; Rivera, Herminia Janet; Uchida, Chiharu H.
The purpose of this paper is to explore the theoretical structure of what we call multicultural apprenticeships in teacher education. This structure is drawn from decades of scholarship and research in teacher education, in general, and in preparing teachers for diversity, in particular. It is further situated within our own work in an Early…
Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Center for Instructional Development and Services.
This bibliography contains information on technology education for use at the middle, junior, and senior high school levels. Materials for implementing technology education and technological literacy are also included. Thirty-four citations from ERIC and other databases include curriculum materials, teacher guides, behavioral objectives, journals,…
O'Sullivan, Margo C.
Who educates teacher educators? How are teacher educators educated and prepared for their roles and tasks? This article uses a review of a two-year full-time Diploma in Teacher Education (DTE) for teacher educators in Uganda to engage with these questions. The article begins with a presentation of the Ugandan teacher education context and a…
Raina, T. N.
This document investigates the extent, degrees, and educational implications of the dogmatism of Indian teacher educators. The study is reported to have involved 126 teacher educators in the state of Rajasthan who filled out the Dogmatic Scale (E form) by Rokeach. The document discusses the scores as to general distribution of scale scores,…
Mehrotra, R. N.; Katiyar, S. N., Eds.
This report reviews the proceedings of the First Asian Conference on Teacher Education held in Bangalore, India, June 1971. The theme of the conference was teacher education and social change. Four aspects of this theme were covered including a) modernization as a process and social ideal, b) socio-economic change and education, c) national goals…
Kovalik, Cindy; Kuo, Chia-Ling; Karpinski, Aryn
The impact of a redesigned educational technology course on preservice teachers' knowledge and skills with regard to information and communications technology as defined by ISTE's National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers (NETS-T) was investigated in this study. Two changes were made to the course: (1) a commercially available…
Tseng, Kuo-hung Ken
An observation instrument was developed for use in assessing the competence of preservice technology teachers in Taiwan. The observation instrument was developed by using the nominal group technique to gather input from 5 experts in technology education and 60 junior high school teachers with a background in technology education. To evaluate the…
Swedish technology teachers' views of technological knowledge are examined through a written survey and a series of interviews. The study indicates that technology teachers' understandings of what constitutes technological knowledge and how it is justified vary considerably. The philosophical discussions on the topic are unknown to them.…
Byran B. Korth; Lynnette Erickson; Kendra M. Hall
The purpose of this study was to analyze a sample of classroom teachers' definitions of the term teacher educator and determine whether they considered themselves to be teacher educators. The extent that classroom teachers' definitions of a teacher educator were influenced by involvement in a university-public school partnership was also examined. Results indicated that a large majority of the study's
Bruce, David L.; Chiu, Ming Ming
This study explores teachers' reflections on their learning to compose with new technologies in the context of teacher education and/or teacher professional development. English language arts (ELA) teachers (n = 240) in 15 courses learned to use digital video (DV), completed at least one DV group project, and responded to open-ended survey…
Adcock, Lee; Bolick, Cheryl
Teacher educators are constantly revisiting and revising their teacher education programs. Historically, research, educational policy, and accreditation requirements have been the impetus for renewal in teacher education. For the past 20 years, technology innovation has played an increasingly significant role in rethinking teacher education. This…
Mendrinos, Roxanne Baxter
Based on extensive research, this guide offers library media specialists and teachers solutions and practical applications of educational technology within subject disciplines to help improve the achievement of at-risk students. Included are lesson plans, successful case studies, and project ideas for replication in language arts, science, and…
Maryland, Baltimore County, University of
SHERMAN TEACHER EDUCATION SCHOLARS APPLICATION MAJORS Biological Sciences Chemistry Computer EDUCATION CERTIFICATE #12;SHERMAN TEACHER EDUCATION SCHOLARS APPLICATION The Sherman Scholars Program of highly qualified math and science teachers. A generous gift from George and Betsy Sherman, founders
Hulela, K.; Rammolai, M.; Mpatane, W.
This study examines the availability, accessibility and usability of computer as a form of information and communication technologies (ICTs) by student teachers in secondary schools. 44 out of 51 student teachers of Agriculture responded to the questionnaire. Means and percentages were used to analyze the data to establish the availability,…
Sutton, Susan R.
The researcher designed this qualitative study to identify and explore the preservice technology training experiences of novice teachers and examine their perceptions of how well their teacher preparation program equipped them with the knowledge and skills necessary to fulfill the National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers (NETS.T).…
Wiens, Peter D.
Teacher education has recently come under attack for its perceived lack of efficacy in preparing teachers for classroom duty. A lack of comprehensive research in teacher education makes it difficult to understand the effects of teacher education programs on student learning. There is a missing link between what happens in teacher education…
Flanigan, Rod; Becker, Kurt; Stewardson, Gary
In order to teach engineering education, today's engineering and technology education teachers must be equipped with lesson plans to teach engineering design, among other principles, to the 6th-12th grade levels. At Utah State University (USU), curriculum has been developed for preservice engineering and technology education teachers that…
Wang, Feng; Hannafin, Michael J.
During the past decade, WebQuests have been widely used by teachers to integrate technology into teaching and learning. Recently, teacher educators have applied the WebQuest model with preservice teachers in order to develop technology integration skills akin to those used in everyday schools. Scaffolding, used to support the gradual acquisition…
Woods, Marianne L.; Goc Karp, Grace; Miao, Hui; Perlman, Dana
The purpose of this study was to examine K-12 physical education teachers' perceptions of ability and usage of technology. Physical educators (n = 114) completed the Physical Education Technology Usage Survey assessing their perceived technology competency, how and why they utilize technology, challenges they face in implementing technology, and…
Billingsley, Bonnie S.; Griffin, Cynthia C.; Smith, Sean J.; Kamman, Margaret; Israel, Maya
The purpose of this paper is to provide a comprehensive review of what is known about teacher induction in special education and to outline recommendations for the design of induction programs and further research. Five questions guided this research: (1) What are the experiences and concerns of new special educators in their first years of…
Emil Stan; Mihaela Suditu; Cristina Safta
The research in education shows a contradictory situation: although the Romanian teachers participate in many training courses, when students get to the end of compulsory education their results are disappointing, in both national and international recent evaluations. Out of the need to sort out this contradiction, we developed a Master program that should make available the latest teaching-learning strategies and
Provides a list of annotated citations about teacher education programs and issues related to community college involvement in teacher education initiatives. Reports that new programs include articulation and registration partnerships with local universities, four-year bachelor's degree programs offered at community colleges, and…
Sandefur, J. T.
Part of a 1968 commencement address by John W. Gardner is used in this paper as a foundation for explaining the status of teacher education and as a background for proposals on six teacher education issues. In Gardner's speech, an imaginary view of what scholars, living in an authoritarian society of the twenty-third century, will think of…
Wright, Steven C.; Grenier, Michelle; Channell, Kathy
Physical education teacher education (PETE) students are given opportunities in "early field experiences" (EFEs) to observe and assist experienced teachers in schools. Typically, students are then required to do some autonomous teaching, to give them practical experience in the real world of local schools. Ultimately students will move on to…
Newhouse, C. Paul; Williams, P. John; Pearson, Jennifer
Mobile computing devices are increasingly finding a place in universities, putting the pressure on teacher education to consider how best to incorporate the use of these technologies. At the same time there is pressure from the requirement for teacher education students to develop skills and experience in using digital technologies to support…
College of Education Teacher Education Division Detroit, Michigan 48202 GUIDELINES FOR ENGLISH a Michigan Provisional or Professional Elementary or Secondary Certificate. The College of Education has designed this program in accordance with the Standards of the Michigan State Board of Education
Flanagan, Sara; Shoffner, Melanie
Technology plays an integral role in the English Language Arts (ELA) classroom today, yet teachers and teacher educators continue to develop understandings of how technology influences pedagogy. This qualitative study explored how and why two ELA teachers used different technologies in the secondary English classroom to plan for and deliver…
Quality STEM education is the key in helping the United States maintain its lead in global competitiveness and in preparing for new economic and security challenges in the future. Policymakers and professional societies emphasize STEM education by legislating the addition of engineering standards to the existing science standards. On the other hand, the nature of the work of most STEM professionals requires people to actively apply STEM knowledge to make critical decisions. Therefore, using an integrated approach to teaching STEM in K-12 is expected. However, science teachers encounter numerous difficulties in adapting the new STEM integration reforms into their classrooms because of a lack of knowledge and experience. Therefore, high quality STEM integration professional development programs are an urgent necessity. In order to provide these high quality programs, it is important to understand teachers' perceptions and classroom practices regarding STEM integration. A multiple-case study was conducted with five secondary school science teachers in order to gain a better understanding of teachers' perceptions and classroom practices in using STEM integration. This study addresses the following research questions: 1) What are secondary school science teachers' practices of STEM integration? 2) What are secondary science teachers' overall perceptions of STEM integration? and 3) What is the connection between secondary science teachers' perceptions and understanding of STEM integration with their classroom practices? This research aims to explore teachers' perceptions and classroom practices in order to set up the baseline for STEM integration and also to determine STEM integration professional development best practices in science education. Findings from the study provide critical data for making informed decision about the direction for STEM integration in science education in K-12.
This site offers regional and topical training workshops for teachers, as well as hands-on programs for classrooms, with on-line and hard copy resources. Teachers can arrange Sanctuary access to conduct intertidal monitoring, data collection and analysis. Grant opportunities for developing outdoor education are discussed. Ocean, watershed and technology topics are covered using curricula, lesson plans, field activities and methods, data and virtual sanctuary fieldtrips.
Akpan, Joseph P.; Beard, Lawrence A.
Educators and caregivers now have the opportunity to individualize and differentiate instructions with many technological devices never before available. Assistive Technology is being introduced in the classroom at all levels as a tool for teachers to help deliver instruction to all students. Assistive Technology is widely used to ensure…
Retired teacher Roma Gans is described in terms of her early life and education, early teaching experience, teaching experience at Teachers College, publishing experience, citizenship, and retirement. (DG)
Kim, ChanMin; Kim, Min Kyu; Lee, Chiajung; Spector, J. Michael; DeMeester, Karen
The purpose of this exploratory mixed methods study was to investigate how teacher beliefs were related to technology integration practices. We were interested in how and to what extent teachers' (a) beliefs about the nature of knowledge and learning, (b) beliefs about effective ways of teaching, and (c) technology integration practices were…
Wieda, Karen J.; Schweiger, Michael J.; Bliss, Mary; Pitman, Stan G.; Eschbach, Eugene A.
The Materials Science and Technology (MST) Handbook was developed by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, in Richland, Washington, under support from the U.S. Department of Energy. Many individuals have been involved in writing and reviewing materials for this project since it began at Richland High School in 1986, including contributions from educators at the Northwest Regional Education Laboratory, Central Washington University, the University of Washington, teachers from Northwest Schools, and science and education personnel at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Support for its development was also provided by the U.S. Department of Education. This introductory course combines the academic disciplines of chemistry, physics, and engineering to create a materials science and technology curriculum. The course covers the fundamentals of ceramics, glass, metals, polymers and composites. Designed to appeal to a broad range of students, the course combines hands-on activities, demonstrations and long term student project descriptions. The basic philosophy of the course is for students to observe, experiment, record, question, seek additional information, and, through creative and insightful thinking, solve problems related to materials science and technology. The MST Teacher Handbook contains a course description, philosophy, student learning objectives, and instructional approach and processes. Science and technology teachers can collaborate to build the course from their own interests, strengths, and experience while incorporating existing school and community resources. The course is intended to meet local educational requirements for technology, vocational and science education.
Peeraer, Jef; Van Petegem, Peter
During the school year 2008-2009, the Ministry of Education and Training of Vietnam launched the "Year of ICT" to produce a breakthrough in educational innovation. In light of this development we have carried out a policy analysis to study the national vision on ICT in education. The policy analysis takes into account a decade of governmental…
Gives simple, yet authoritative answers to the questions "Why is the sky blue?" and "Why is the sky black at night?" Combines technology with its application to Earth science, astronomy, and cosmology, and does so via language arts and music! This article was originally written for and published by the International Technology Education Association in its journal 'The Technology Teacher.' It is now archived on The Space Place Web site.
The supposed benefits of teachers' use of information and communications technology (digital technology) are well reported throughout the academic literature--most often involving issues of enhanced learning outcomes, increased pupil engagement and more efficient management and organisation of learning. This paper uses survey data from 683…
Solvie, Pamela; Sungur, Engin
This study, using mixed methods design research, examined the achievement of third level preservice teachers when advice in the form of text and resources was provided based on students' identified learning styles. In this study, Kolb's learning style inventory was used to identify students' preferred learning style preferences, and an online…
This article discusses the three "Rs" of teacher education in the twenty-first century: recruit, retain, and re-train teachers. The author argues that, as with other "caring" professions, such as nursing and social work, the marketisation of the professions will impact to such an extent that all three "Rs" will be under pressure. He believes it…
Starling, Tina T.
This comparative study examined discourse and opportunities for interaction in two mathematics education methods classes, one face-to-face and one synchronous, online. Due to the content taught in the course, this study also sought to determine prospective mathematics teachers' understanding of variability and the role of discourse in each…
Pantic, Natasa; Wubbels, Theo
Around the world reforms in teacher education have been oriented towards making the preparation of teachers more functional for development of competencies they need in practice. At the same time, much criticism has been voiced about such reforms jeopardising the fundamental humanist traditions in teaching, based on beliefs about non-instrumental…
Information Bulletin, 1973
Six lectures are presented in this report of the Symposium on Research and Reform in Teacher Education. The lectures are entitled (a) "Teacher Education--Research and Change"; (b) "Theories of Learning and Teacher Education"; (c) "Is Teacher Training Really Any Use?"; (d) "From Studying Education to Teaching a Class: Problems of Transition"; (e)…
Miller, Brian P.
A project identified and validated minimal competencies that describe what K-8 classroom teachers actually do in community education. A total of 27 participants from four Phoenix elementary schools, each of which had an active community education program, identified tasks in five areas related to community education. These were program planning,…
European Information Center of the Charles Univ. for Further Education of Teachers. Prague (Czechoslovakia).
The document contains papers from a symposium to confront the concepts of further education of teachers, educators, and other specialists in the field of care for the physically, sensorily, and mentally handicapped and socially maladjusted youth in individual European countries with different educational systems and different social systems.…
Young, John; Lum, John
A guide to bilingual education for Asians contains chapters on bilingual and multicultural education characteristics; the learner; Asian and Asian American learners; bilingual program designs, methodology, and classroom activities; instructional materials and resources for Asian bilingual education programs; and teacher competencies, staff…
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC.
Changes made by 41 institutions of higher education to improve the quality of teacher education are briefly reported in this news release, as examples of responses to the need to improve educational quality. In general, institutions are raising standards, changing their programs, offering faculty and staff development activities, developing…
Teacher Educator, 2012
Although education is not the highest priority in this year's presidential election, the fact that education is an issue at all highlights the role of politics in education. More than for most professions, from the district to the national level, elections and political agendas shape the policies that govern classrooms. Although the teacher unions…
Rita A. Hagevik; Harriett S. Stubbs; Diane C. Whitaker
\\u000a Current national reform recommendations in the United States have largely neglected nature study and place-based learning\\u000a as an explicit component of scientific content and literacy. The role of nature study needs to be expanded in both science\\u000a instruction and science teacher preparation. One way to do this is to use a curriculum grounded in nature study and ideally\\u000a contextualized in
Konecki, Loretta R.; Stein, Alida A.
A teacher education program at Loretto Heights College (Colorado) integrates multicultural education into an undergraduate teacher education program. Opinions on student needs were gathered from liberal arts faculty, minority representatives, elementary and secondary school staff, teacher educators, and students in teacher education. The diverse…
Hebebci, Mustafa Tevfik; Kucuk, Sirin; Celik, Ismail; Akturk, A. Oguz; Sahin, Ismail; Eren, Fetah
The purpose of this paper is to introduce an interactive online case-study library website developed in a national project. The design goal of the website is to provide interactive, enhanced, case-based and online educational resource for educators through the purpose and within the scope of a national project. The ADDIE instructional design model…
Fantz, Todd D.; Katsioloudis, Petros J.
In order to effectively teach engineering, technology teachers need to be taught engineering content, concepts, and related pedagogy. Some researchers posit that technology education programs may not have enough content to prepare technology teachers to teach engineering design. Certain technology teacher education programs have responded by…
Boer, Perien Joniell
The purpose of this study was to explore how Namibian high school teachers experienced the ICT policy for education in their schools. This mixed methods sequential explanatory design consists of two distinct phases: quantitative followed by qualitative (Creswell & Plano Clark, 2011). Quantitative data collection involved the distribution and…
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Centre for Educational Research and Innovation.
This report from the Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI) presents responses to a questionnaire and supporting documentation from 107 universities and 22 member countries of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). The survey covered 154 projects on teacher training, research, and evaluation in information…
Smiley, Azure Dee
Many European American pre-service special education teachers participate in activities and coursework to prepare them to engage with diverse students in urban settings. This qualitative study explores the experience of two teacher candidates taking part in one such program. Specifically, the interactions and perceptions of the participants' first…
Anita Woolfolk Hoy
What can teachers and schools do to support achievement for all students? Surely this is a basic and critical question for teacher educators as well as families, communities, policy makers—everyone concerned about our children and our future. The question is not new and the answers proposed are legion. What could I add to the conversation? The purpose of this brief
Two basic reasons compel a strong personalizing emphasis--a concern for the teacher-as-a-person--in the model teacher education program. Both are directly related to the "global objective" of providing for adaptive capabilities. The first reason derives from the already established mental health movement in our schools--the accepted responsibility…
Woolfolk Hoy, Anita
What can teachers and schools do to support achievement for all students? Surely this is a basic and critical question for teacher educators as well as families, communities, policy makers--everyone concerned about our children and our future. The question is not new and the answers proposed are legion. What could I add to the conversation? The…
Dakota State Coll., Madison, SD.
Discussed is Dakota State College's Experience Oriented Teacher Education Program designed to prepare prospective teachers through experience in addition to theory. This report describes the four major aspects of the program: participation in public school classrooms prior to student teaching, human relations training experience, field seminars,…
Stein, Sarah J.; Ginns, Ian S.; McRobbie, Campbell J.
This paper reports on an investigation into the first time implementation of a technology education unit of work by a beginning primary school teacher. The researchers monitored the teacher's implementation of the unit across a 6 week period using an interpretivist research approach. A variety of data sources were drawn upon including teacher and…
Nielsen, Wendy S.; Triggs, Valerie; Clarke, Anthony; Collins, John
This study investigated a professional learning community of cooperating teachers and university-based teacher educators. To examine our roles and perspectives as colleagues in teacher education, we drew on frameworks in teacher learning and complexity science. Monthly group meetings of this inquiry community were held over two school years in a…
Zumwalt, Karen Kepler
Explores implications of the "master teacher" concept and speculates on some of the contributions professional educators might make to the public dialogue. Discusses changes that might occur in teacher education programs if the master teacher idea becomes a widespread reality and offers a definition of the master teacher that is based on a…
Bertil P. Marques; Jaime E. Villate; Carlos Vaz Carvalho
Many research theories try to explain the adoption\\/ rejection of technology by the users. One of them focuses on the study of the acceptance and the intention of its use and it is named Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT). The main goal of this article is to model the verification of the adequacy of UTAUT to
Wise, Stuart; Greenwood, Janinka; Davis, Niki
The music industry in the 21st century uses digital technology in a wide range of applications including performance, composition and in recording and publishing. Much of this digital technology is freely available via downloads from the internet, as part of software included with computers when they are purchased and via applications that are…
1 Teacher Education Services 1124 Sproul Hall Riverside, CA 92521 Phone: (951) 827-5225 Fax: (951) 827-3291 GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION Supervisor of Teacher Education The Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Riverside invites applications for the position of Supervisor of Teacher Education
Harris, Mary M.
In 2001, 11 Texas universities offering doctoral programs in education completed surveys about the focus of their programs on preparing teacher educators. Overall, three stated that their degrees in educational leadership were designed primarily to prepare school leaders, but might prepare teacher educators. The rest cited as teacher education…
Judge, Harry G.
This paper addresses the following issues and problems facing teacher education in England and Wales: (1) the implications for teacher education of the government decision to change from a dual (elitist) system of education (which was mirrored in a dual system of teacher education) to a system of equal education for all children; (2) the effects…
Paris-Sud XI, Université de
teacher, information education, Informatics, computer technology, teacher education, lesson plan, Primary or stand-by teachers in classrooms. During this period they design their own lesson plans and teach of Education. For each lesson ICT student teachers design their lesson plans while using an identical template
Holden, Heather; Rada, Roy
The Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) represents how users come to accept and use a given technology and can be applied to teachers' use of educational technologies. Here the model is extended to incorporate teachers' perceived usability and self-efficacy measures toward the technologies they are currently using. The authors administered a survey…
Ellis, Richard S.; Okpala, Comfort O.
Digital video cameras are part of the evolution of multimedia digital products that have positive applications for educators, students, and industry. Multimedia digital video can be utilized by any personal computer and it allows the user to control, combine, and manipulate different types of media, such as text, sound, video, computer graphics,…
Muston, Ray; Wagstaff, Rita
As one component of a university-wide program to improve instructional effectiveness by introducing interactive computing into the curriculum, the College of Education at the University of Iowa received eight computer terminals. The goals of the project were to develop faculty capacity to integrate instructional media into their teaching and to…
A survey of 70 deaf education faculty and 50 administrators of programs serving students who are deaf of hard of hearing found 99 percent used computers and printers for instruction during class, 84 percent used VCRs for instruction during class, and 56 percent used video cameras for instruction during class. (Contains references.) (CR)
Terry King; Emma Duke-Williams; Glyn Mottershead
Findings from research studies carried out during 2001-2007 at the University of Portsmouth, UK , with online MSc students using Knowledge Forum ®(KF) software provided impressive evidence of the formation of knowledge building communities (KBC's). Since 2005, as part of studies on the Internet with Web 2.0 environments, research has been carried out with undergraduates using the educational blogging and
Sanders, Jo; Campbell, Patricia B.
This paper describes a national project concerning gender equity in teacher education in mathematics, science, and technology. Using a model of external mentors and on-site teams, the Teacher Education Mentor Program (TEMP) worked with seven universities to facilitate the inclusion of gender equity in individual college courses and in college of…
This article draws from ethnographic data produced inside mathematics teacher education in Sweden. It explores and makes visible the ongoing process of education during workshops in information and communication technology (ICT) laboratory contexts in which student teachers were working with spreadsheet applications on the computer. The main…
Meletiou-Mavrotheris, Maria; Mavrotheris, Efstathios; Paparistodemou, Efi
We provide an overview of "EarlyStatistics," an online professional development course in statistics education targeting European elementary and middle school teachers. The course facilitates intercultural collaboration of teachers using contemporary technological and educational tools. An online information base offers access to all of the course…
Houston, W. Robert; Pierson, Melissa E.
Challenges facing teacher education in an increasingly global society are actually reflections of four major shifts in society--shifts that teacher educators must understand and accommodate to develop programs that capture the essence of the schools of tomorrow rather than stagnate in models of yesterday. First, electronic technology has become…
National Education Association, Washington, DC.
NEA Teacher-to-Teacher Books are designed to promote team building, to enhance collegial leadership, and to give all K-12 teachers ideas and strategies for improving student learning. This book describes the personal odysseys of six teachers who have used technology to transform their teaching. Each story illustrates step-by-step how the teachers…
Paris-Sud XI, Université de
in technology-based lessons. It is a discursive paper that uses data from a teachers using technology project This paper focuses on high school mathematics teachers and what they do when they use technology, to my knowledge, of teachers' practices in technology-based mathematics lessons. She focuses on both
Hardman, Frank; Abd-Kadir, Jan; Tibuhinda, Audax
It is widely acknowledged that in order to improve the quality of education in primary schools in developing countries there is a need to place pedagogy and its training implications at the centre of teacher education reform. Like many countries in Eastern and Southern Africa, Tanzania has introduced various initiatives and reforms to improve the…
Drowatzky, John N.
A summary is presented of some of the ways that judicial decisions and laws have an impact on higher education and on public education. The sources of legal obligation that impose duties and responsibilities on teachers are discussed. These are: common law, contractual obligations, state laws, and federal laws. The legal definitions are given of…
Howard, Sarah K.
Educational change, such as technology integration, involves risk. Teachers are encouraged to "take risks", but what risks they are asked to take and how do they perceive these risks? Developing an understanding of teachers' technology-related risk perceptions can help explain their choices and behaviours. This paper presents a way to understand…
Fischetti, John C.
In this brief article, the author argues that if society defines schools as testing centers instead of learning centers where young people go to watch adults work, then teacher education programs are replaceable. Online technologies allow for the transmittal of information without the need for traditional classroom settings. However, if schools…
Reeve, Edward M.; Nielsen, Charlie; Meade, Shelli D.
Responses from 51 of 107 Utah technology education teachers found the following: 19% had inservice training on the Standards for Technological Literacy; 76% believe standards will strengthen technology education; 78% were modifying curricula to reflect them (but not creating standards-based curricula); and 81% felt prepared to teach the five…
Rose, Mary Annette; Shumway, Steven; Carter, Vinson; Brown, Josh
Preparing a technology and engineering (TE) teacher who strives for teaching excellence is a fundamental mission of TE teacher education programs in the United States. In 2012, the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA, formerly the International Technology Education Association, ITEA) Council on Technology and…
Teacher licensing is a state responsibility. In most states, educators must complete professional development courses to renew their credentials. Teacher educators and state licensing officials must work together to help educators become effective lifelong learners, collaborating on the design of a strategic plan for career-long teacher education.…
MENC: The National Association for Music Education, 2005
The fall 2004 and spring 2005 issues of Journal of Music Teacher Education, the online journal of MENC's Society for Music Teacher Education, in one print edition, includes a special issue on the future of music education, with articles about certification practices, second-career music teachers, music education philosophy and research for future…
Marra, Rose M.
The technology information age mandates that teacher education programs integrate technology into the curriculum. Yet, as the demand for technology use in K-12 classrooms increases nationwide, many teachers feel unprepared for this task (Sprague, Kopfman, & Dorsey, 1998). Traditional face-to-face teacher education and professional development…
As technology integration continues to gain importance, preservice teachers must develop higher levels of confidence and proficiency in using technology in their classrooms (Kay, 2006). The acceptance of the National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers (NETS-T) by National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) has…
Anthony Chan; Mark J. W. Lee
Information Superhighway is a technical subject on Internet technologies and web authoring whose content is geared primarily towards undergraduate students majoring in information technology, but is a undertaken by Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Teaching students at Charles Sturt University, a regional university based in New South Wales, Australia. The lecturer is tasked with the challenge of targeting the
Williams, Skip M.; Coleman, Margo M.; Henninger, Mary L.; Carlson, Kristin B.
The most recent publication of the "National Standards and Guidelines for Physical Education Teacher Education" (National Association for Sport and Physical Education [NASPE], 2009) requires physical education teacher education (PETE) programs to demonstrate that teacher candidates display both tactical knowledge and physical competence.…
This paper proposes a rethinking of intercultural education in teacher education, arguing that discussion of the intercultural education of student teachers tends to have the following two gaps: "one," such discussion tends to overlook student teacher education as a context for teaching intercultural education, and "two," it…
Sustainability education competes for curricular space, both in schools and in teacher education. Opportunities and barriers for the inclusion of sustainability education in an Australian university primary teacher education program are examined in this article. The study focused on the roles, practices and perceptions of teacher educators in…
Borgerding, Lisa A.; Sadler, Troy D.; Koroly, Mary Jo
The impacts of biotechnology are found in nearly all sectors of society from health care and food products to environmental issues and energy sources. Despite the significance of biotechnology within the sciences, it has not become a prominent trend in science education. In this study, we seek to more fully identify biology teachers' concerns about biotechnology instruction and their reported practices. Consistent with the Stages of Concern framework as modified by Hord et al., we investigated teachers' awareness, informational, personal, management, consequences, collaboration, and refocusing concerns about biotechnology teaching by employing a qualitative design that allowed for the emergence of teachers' ideas. Twenty high school life science teachers attending a biotechnology institute were interviewed using an interview protocol specifically designed to target various Stages of Concern. Although the Stages of Concern framework guided the development of interview questions in order to target a wide range of concerns, data analysis employed a grounded theory approach wherein patterns emerged from teachers' own words and were constantly compared with each other to generate larger themes. Our results have potential to provide guidance for professional development providers and curriculum developers committed to supporting initial implementation of biotechnology education. Recommendations include supporting teacher development of biotechnology content knowledge; promoting strategies for obtaining, storing and managing biotechnology equipment and materials; providing opportunities for peer teaching as a means of building teacher confidence; and highlighting career opportunities in biotechnology and the intersections of biotechnology and everyday life.
Gallant, Andrea; Mayer, Diane
As part of a cross-cultural collaboration, a teacher performance assessment (TPA) was implemented during 2009 in three Malaysian institutes of teacher education. This paper reports on the TPA for graduating primary teachers in Malaysia. The investigation focused on the pre-service teachers' perceptions about whether the TPA provided them with an…
Ezer, Hanna; Gilat, Izhak; Sagee, Rachel
This study examines student teachers' perceptions of teacher education and its contribution to their professional life, when they become novice teachers during their internship period. The sample comprised 97 student teachers in their fourth year of studies for a BEd degree. Data were collected through questionnaires which included both a…
Dunn, Karee E.; Rakes, Glenda C.
Influenced by work on learner-centred education, teacher efficacy and teachers' concerns, we conducted an investigation of the influence of 185 preservice teachers' teacher efficacy and concerns on their learner-centred beliefs. Learner-centred beliefs were selected for the purposes of this study as the best indicator of future teaching actions…
Brown, Amber L.; Harris, Mary; Jacobson, Arminta; Trotti, Judy
This article describes the Parent Teacher Education Curriculum, a Web-based curriculum focused on instructing teachers about best practices in family involvement and assesses its impact on the knowledge and attitudes of preservice teachers related to family involvement. Pre- and post-measures of preservice teacher candidate knowledge of and…
Martinez, Tony R.
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Hogan, Andrea E.
Special Education Teacher Retention: An Examination of Selected Veteran Teachers is a qualitative study that examined what prompted veteran special education teachers to continue in the critical shortage fields even though they contend with challenging situations that have been a deterrent for others to remain in the classroom (e.g. Nelson, 2001).…
Hawley, Willis D., Ed.
Criticisms of teacher education, the low economic and political costs of trying to reform schools by reforming teacher education, along with the difficulty of filling some teaching positions with persons certified in traditional ways, have fueled a movement to create alternative routes to teacher certification in the vast majority of states. This…
Chenevey, Jamie L.; Ewing, John C.; Whittington, M. Susie
The demands on teachers both in and out of classrooms combined with increased budget cuts have led many to question the levels of job satisfaction and burnout among agricultural education teachers. The purpose of this study was to describe the occurrence of burnout and the level at which burnout exists among agricultural education teachers in…
This paper describes a teacher education effort that developed conditions for teachers to be more effective learners about teaching and encouraged teachers' development of a personal understanding of educational issues. A group of teachers in one school established the Project To Enhance Effective Learning (PEEL) as an approach to encourage more…
McFarlane, Terry A.; Hoffman, Eleanor R.; Green, Kathy E.
Teachers' attitudes play a critical role in the effectiveness of technology. The Technology Attitude Survey (TAS) was developed to assess teachers' attitudes toward the general use of technology as an educational tool in the classroom. Reliability and validity of the TAS were investigated. A small pilot study showed high reliability. Pretest and…
Cole, Ardra L., Ed.; Elijah, Rosebud, Ed.; Knowles, J. Gary, Ed.
This collection of papers examines the role of teacher educators in teacher education reform. Part 1, "The Reform Context," includes the first chapter: (1) "Setting and Defining the Context" (J. Gary Knowles and Ardra L. Cole). Part 2, "Self-Study as Teacher Education Reform," includes chapters 2-6: (2) "Reforming Teacher Education through…
Russell, Michael; O'Dwyer, Laura M.; Bebell, Damian; Tao, Wei
In spite of large expenditures on and increased access to educational technologies, a concern remains that computer-based technologies are not being integrated into regular instructional practices. While there is evidence to support the hypothesis that newer teachers' familiarity with technology leads to increased technology integration, a…
Stremmel, Andrew J.; Burns, James; Nganga, Christine; Bertolini, Katherine
In this paper, the authors engage in a collaborative inquiry illustrative of a dialogical process of meaning making addressing the future of teacher education in times marked by uncertainty, intense public and political scrutiny, changing policy, and imposed learning standards. The authors urge teacher education programs and teacher educators to…
This paper reviews early childhood teacher education in the People's Republic of China in the past years and raises the issues about teacher's education in the future. With thinking about early childhood education reform in China, unevenness in development in different areas and regions, and disparity in resources and programming among teacher…
Abell, Sandra K., Ed.
This book presents reform efforts in science teacher education from an international perspective. Chapters include: (1) "International Perspectives on Science Teacher Education: An Introduction" (Sandra K. Abell); (2) "The Development of Preservice Elementary Science Teacher Education in Australia" (Ken Appleton, Ian S. Ginns, and James J.…
Zeichner, Ken, Ed.; And Others
This book provides an analysis of efforts to improve the education of preservice teachers and of the limitations of contemporary teacher education reform proposals. Following Chapter 1, "Introduction" (Ken Zeichner), the book is divided into three parts. Part 1, "Regulation and Standards in Teacher Education," consists of four chapters: (2)…
The Mis-Education of Mathematics Teachers H. Wu I f we want to produce good French teachers in Latin! As ridiculous as this scenario is, its exact analogue in mathematics education turns out of the mathematical education of teachers in the past four decades, and then give an indication of what needs
Sockett, Hugh T., Ed.; DeMulder, Elizabeth K., Ed.; LePage, Pamela C., Ed.; Wood, Diane R., Ed.
This book investigates many aspects of educational reform, pivoting around an innovative master's degree program for teachers. After "Foreword" (David T. Hansen), there are 14 papers: (1) "Transforming Teacher Education" (Hugh T. Sockett); (2) "From Educational Rhetoric to Program Reality" (Hugh T. Sockett and Pamela C. LePage); (3) "Teacher as…
Dick W. Maandag; Jan Folkert Deinum; Adriaan W. H. Hofman; Jaap Buitink
Learning at the workplace is an important development in teacher education in secondary education. In this study we look at the school?linked models for teacher education that exist in England, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden. The characteristics of these models and their possible consequences for the quality of teachers are investigated. We observed among others a substantial variation between
There is growing interest in the professional development of teacher educators as the demands, expectations, and requirements of teacher education increasingly come under scrutiny. The manner in which teacher educators learn to traverse their world of work in the development of their knowledge, skills, and ability is important. This article…
Lunenberg, Mieke; Korthagen, Fred; Swennen, Anja
New visions of learning have entered education. This article discusses the consequences for teacher education, and examines modelling by teacher educators as a means of changing the views and practices of future teachers. The results of a literature search and a multiple case study on modelling are discussed. Both the literature search and the…
Traces the development of teacher education research, discussing five segments of recent scholarship and their contributions to teacher education policy and practice: survey research, case studies, conceptual and historical research, studies of learning to teach, and examinations of the nature and impact of teacher education activities, including…
This article suggests that part of the task of the teacher educator is functioning simultaneously as both researcher and practitioner. However, there are sharply diverging viewpoints about the worth of this kind of research. On the one hand, there is now more research about teacher education being conducted by teacher educators themselves than at…
McDonnell, John; Jameson, J. Matt; Riesen, Tim; Polychronis, Shamby; Crockett, Margaret A.; Brown, Brigid E.
Distance teacher education programs employing videoconferencing technology and other online teaching tools are increasingly being used to prepare teachers of students with disabilities in rural and remote communities. This evaluation study compared the effectiveness of a distance and an on-campus teacher education program for teachers of students…
Custer, Rodney L., Ed.
These Technology Activity Modules are designed to serve as an implementation resource for technology education teachers as they integrate technology education with Missouri's Academic Performance Standards and provide a source of activities and activity ideas that can be used to integrate and reinforce learning across the curriculum. The modules…
Ferdig, Richard E.; Coutts, Jade; DiPietro, Joseph; Lok, Benjamin; Davis, Niki
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to discuss several technology applications that are being used to address current problems or opportunities related to multicultural education. Design/methodology/approach: Five technology applications or technology-related projects are discussed, including a teacher education literacy tool, social networking…
The purpose of this study is to examine the relationships between school district and technology education district-level supervisor variables and the technology education teachers' perceived levels of classroom implementation of the Standards for Technological Literacy in their respective districts. Target Audience: High School Faculty/Administrators
Research supports the contention that teacher education programs are not teaching character education methods as seriously as they do other subjects. This paper examines the state of character education methods instruction in U.S. teacher education and provides a rationale for the consideration of intentional moral or character education…
Teaching is rarely theory related or experimentally oriented. The same is true of most teacher preparation courses in training institutions. Basically, both types of teaching involve the transmission of received knowledge and the imitation of performers judged to be skilled. The paradox of the uncritical acceptance of existing teaching practice…
Presmeg, Norma C.
Describes the need and rationale for a culture-inclusive course for prospective and practicing teachers. Discusses related research that was carried out in a high school mathematics class, together with some of the issues and constraints that arose. Provides two examples of student projects and a description of the course. Contains 49 references.…
Search for science units, lessons and activities by subject and grade level (oceanography resources available). Several resources are correlated to the National Science Education Standards, and some include supporting materials such as video clips. Teacher professional development programs offered, in addition to schedules of PBS science-related programs.
Muhoro, Peter; Cochran, Geraldine; Gonzalez, Victor; Rockward, Willie; Sunda-Meya, Anderson; Incera, Vivian
Populations that are underrepresented in physics generally are even more severely underrepresented among US physics teachers. Based on national data from the American Institute of Physics (AIP), 95% of physics teachers are White/non-Hispanic, about 1.5% are Hispanic, and approximately another 1.5% African-American. While 25% of our nation's African-American and Hispanic students now take physics in high school, they are very unlikely to have a role model, of similar race and ethnicity, teaching their physics classes. PhysTEC is making an effort to find and disseminate successful models for attracting more underrepresented minority students to high school physics teaching. This panel discussion, focusing on cultural perspectives on teacher education, will feature faculty from Minority Serving Institutions, which educate almost 60% of underrepresented minorities who get college degrees in the US, and individuals who have taught high school physics in areas with a dense minority population.
Jackson, Chavon L.
The purpose of this study was to examine to what extent a teacher education program prepares teacher candidates to be effective urban educators who are reflective, innovative, and committed to diversity based on the perceptions and insight from students. As the nation grapples with an extreme range of outputs from our public schools, an…
Borgerding, Lisa A.; Sadler, Troy D.; Koroly, Mary Jo
The impacts of biotechnology are found in nearly all sectors of society from health care and food products to environmental issues and energy sources. Despite the significance of biotechnology within the sciences, it has not become a prominent trend in science education. In this study, we seek to more fully identify biology teachers' concerns…
This paper provides an overview of how teacher education is currently structured in New Zealand. This overview is set in a historical, cultural, political and professional context with a brief examination of aspects of these influences on the structure. Two very recent policy documents are discussed to exemplify current directions in New Zealand…
Flynn, Ralph J.
This paper advocates the use of political power and collective bargaining by teachers to improve public education. The following are listed as reasons why collective bargaining has not been very successful: (a) collective bargaining was not designed to accommodate the needs and commitment of professional employees; (b) there is no national policy…
Molebash, Philip; Milman, Natalie
This paper examines the effectiveness of increasing the confidence of preservice teachers in using technology for personal and instructional purposes as a result of participating in an introductory educational technology course offered at the University of Virginia's Curry School of Education. Course participants attended sections designed for…
Yeung, Alexander Seeshing; Lim, Kam Ming; Tay, Eng Guan; Lam-Chiang, Audrey Cheausim; Hui, Chenri
Teachers today are expected to be able to apply a wide range of digital technologies in the classroom. Initial teacher education programs should prepare teachers to apply them with confidence. Pre-service teachers in Singapore responded to a survey on use of technologies in their personal lives and in their teaching, and how confident they were in…
This well-organized and very useful metasite has something for everyone involved in K-12 education professionally or as a parent. The site is essentially a collection of links to a large number of on-line resources grouped in five categories. The Community Center currently offers two topics: Improving Education and Model Consortia, the first containing a large number of Department of Education publications. The Support Offices section contains resources of interest to a variety of K-12 professionals: teachers, librarians, administrators, and nurses. The Schoolhouse is appropriately the largest area, and it features assessment and general education tools as well as subject area resources, including social studies and technology. Visitors to the Parent Building will find a list of Family-Friendly Internet Sites, tips for involving the family in education, and Family Health Resources. Finally, the Professional Development section covers a number of topics, including tutorials for using technology in education. This metasite is especially recommended because unlike many other K-12 sites, it aims beyond the teachers and includes valuable information for families and all K-12 professionals.
Hogg, Linda; Yates, Anne
This self-study investigated student teachers' perceptions of teacher educators modeling practices within a large lecture class in an initial teacher education program. It also studied factors that affected student teachers' developing ideas and practice. Phase 1 collected data from student teachers through focus group interviews and…
Bacevich, Amy E.
Research has long recognized the value of video technology in supporting preservice teachers' learning, and recent technological and conceptual advances further demonstrate its potential as an everyday tool for teacher education. This dissertation examines video's role in efforts to develop a "practice-based" curriculum for teacher education.…
Leeman, Yvonne; Ledoux, Guuske
Opinions differ on the desirability of paying attention to intercultural education in schools and on the opportunities to do this. Theoretical agreement and conceptual clarity on the concept are hard to find. The theoretical debate on intercultural education is far removed from daily practice in the classroom. Ideally, experience-related ideas and…
Utah State Board of Education, Salt Lake City.
Conducted by the State Office of Education in cooperation with IBM Corporation, this study was designed to examine the uses of technology in Utah schools and how the implementation of technology could greatly assist the educational process. Six objectives are specified in Section I: (1) design state-of-the-art technological models to be offered by…
Brzycki, Dolores; Dudt, Kurt
Indiana, Clarion, and Edinboro Universities of Pennsylvania are completing a PT3 grant, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, entitled "Preparing Teachers for the Digital Age." The grant made great progress in infusing technology into the teacher preparation curriculum possible, and participating faculty know how far they have come. But this…
Joerschke, John D.; Eichhorn, Lane
This complete teacher edition of a diesel technology course consists of introductory pages, teacher pages, and the student edition. The introductory pages provide these tools: training and competency profile; National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation Crosswalk; instructional/task analysis; basic skills icons and classifications; basic…
McIntyre, D. John, Ed.; Byrd, David M., Ed.
This yearbook addresses the nation's need to train and retain good teachers, exploring exemplary practices in teacher education. There are four sections divided into 12 chapters. The book begins with a forward, "Research on Effective Models for Teacher Education: Powerful Teacher Education Programs" (E.M. Guyton). Section 1, "Models for Enhancing…
Taylor, Bob L., Ed.
This monograph reports on the Cherry Creek-University of Colorado Teacher Education Program, which utilized a number of innovations in teacher education and stressed the potential of differentiated staffing in the preparation of teachers. Following the introduction, emphasis is placed on theories of teacher education, the Cherry Creek program,…
Avidov-Ungar, Orit; Iluz, Irit Emma
This article examines the perspective of teacher educators and academic officials in an academic teacher education program regarding the integration of ICT in the teacher education program. The study portrays the current state of the ICT integration process and the implementation of the program for "Adapting Teacher Training Colleges to 21st…
Tamar Levin; Rivka Wadmany
This study was conducted in the framework of a project that sought to change the school learning and teaching environment and adapt it to current reality through the proactive use of technology in the search for knowledge. It is an exploratory, longitudinal, case study of a single school, in one city in central Israel, which examines changes in educational beliefs,
Arora, G. L.; Pandey, Saroj
Describes changes required of teacher-training facilities in India, and a case for use of communication technologies to train a huge number of teachers in schools. Analyzes recent experiments in the country, as well as the effectiveness and usefulness of distance education/training. Suggests that in spite of its use in the recent past, its…
Many undergraduate teacher education programs still treat technology as an elective, instead of an integral and inseparable part of the curriculum. So when "T.H.E. Journal" set out to find the best program for training tomorrow's teachers, it found one at a K-12 school district in Kansas. The Blue Valley School District in Overland Park, Kansas,…
Cosgrove, Maryellen S.
This publication describes some of the key technologies of distance education in the context of teacher education at Armstrong Atlantic State University, Georgia. The technologies permit college-to-school and school-to-school links, cross-cultural communication, and other expanded forms of communication. Section 1 examines distance education…
Bentley, Kimberly Marie
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This is a journal article and activity/demonstration about navigation in space. Learners will learn about gyroscopes by playing with a spinning bicycle wheel to demonstrate momentum, centripal force and angular momentum. First the spinning wheel is held perpendicular to the ground, then parallel to the ground, then it is hung from a string, and finally the wheel is held in the center by at its axle points while the person is on a swivel stool. The results are explained, specific vocabulary is introduced, and questions are presented. The article was originally published in The Technology Teacher, by the International Technology Education Association.
Martin T. Connell
This article examines the role modes of participation play in pre-service teachers' learning – what it means to teach and to learn, and what it means to be a teacher and a student. In particular, it examines how a teacher educator's taking up some social positions and refusing to take up others serves to cultivate active engagement and inquiry about
Banville, Dominique; Rikard, G. Linda
Data show that 46% of all teachers in public schools will leave the profession within their first 5 years of teaching (Ingersoll, 2003). These data refer to teachers from all disciplines including physical education. To address these problems school districts have developed teacher induction programs that show promising results. Our literature…
This report is designed to assist the personnel of organized teacher centers in instituting the School Based Teacher Educators program. The first section explores some basic assumptions and general principles underlying the concept of teacher centering as it is currently being employed, including collaboration, governance, societal role, diversity…
Jax, Judy A., Comp.
Developed for cooperating teachers and teacher trainees working with the University of Wisconsin-Stout's Home Economics Education Program, this handbook is intended as a reference which may supplement the guidance given by the cooperating teacher, principal, college supervisor or other personnel involved in the guidance and evaluation of teacher…
Greher, Gena R.
The intersection of the arts with technology can provide educators with a focus that is more in tune with students' lived experiences, providing a relevant context for the making of meaning. Yet the technological advances of the last few decades have done little to alter the pedagogical practice of most music teachers. Teaching with technology…
Wake, Donna; Whittingham, Jeff
This study explores teacher education candidates' perceptions of technologies used to support K-12 student literacy development. Candidates scored each technology based on their impressions of its ability to support student literacy development. They also evaluated their own level of expertise with each piece of technology using a pre-post…
Ipek, A. Sabri; Berigel, Muhammed; Albayrak, Mustafa
Role of technology which is an important tool for new approaches in learning mathematics is rapidly increasing at focus point of learning mathematics with new designs. One of the biggest factors at learning and instructing technology based mathematic education is attitudes of mathematics teachers towards technology. At this study, attitudes of…
Denzine, Gypsy M.; Martin, William E., Jr.; Cramblet, Leslie D.
Teacher education programs might consider the extent to which their own curriculum provides pre-service teachers with some foundational knowledge in personality psychology. It seems reasonable to consider that a course in educational psychology might be the course in which future teachers are presented an introduction to personality theory. In…
Rink, Judith E.
This article summarizes the research base on teacher effectiveness in physical education from a historical perspective and explores the implications of the recent emphasis on student performance and teacher observation systems to evaluate teachers for physical education. The problems and the potential positive effects of using student performance…
Katz, Lilian G., Ed.; Raths, James D., Ed.
This book contributes 8 chapters on issues related to the general movement in the United States to reform teacher education: "Teacher Education at the Crossroads" (Thomas J. Lasley and Joseph Watras) details some areas of difficulty in achieving reform; "Teacher Preparation in the Normal School" (R. S. Patterson) describes and analyzes the role of…
Chen, Yun-hong; Li, Bing; Xie, Bai-zhi
The paper discussed the difficulties and problems in experimental researches in educational technology, such as misunderstanding in teachers' concept, disjointedness between theory and practice, inadequate understanding of dialectics in experimental educational technology researches, research project selection and theoretical hypothesis formation…
Hardy, Christopher R.
1 Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant (TEACH Grant) Initial and Subsequent Counseling Guide June 16, 2009 #12;2 Overview What is the TEACH Grant Program? The U.S. Department of Education's Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant (TEACH Grant) Program
Kagoda, Alice Merab; Sentongo, John
Practicing teachers are partners in preparation of teacher trainees. However, little is known about their perceptions of the teacher trainees they receive every year in their schools. Ninety three practicing teachers from twenty schools participated in this study. The objectives were to find out the practicing teachers' perceptions of teacher…
Hur, Jung Won; Cullen, Theresa; Brush, Thomas
The purpose of this paper is to introduce a technology integration model designed to assist pre-service teachers to learn meaningful uses of technology in K-12 classrooms. Based on studies in teacher education, learning theory, and technology integration, the authors define five essential characteristics necessary for pre-service teacher…
Gimbert, Belinda; Zembal-Saul, Carla; Abruzzo, Sheila
This article explores the question of how engaging in teacher inquiry within the context of a school-university partnership influences teachers' use of technology to enhance student learning. While striving to meet the National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) and performance indicators for teachers (Information Society for Technology in…
Kabakçi-Yurdakul, Isil; Ursavas, Ömer Faruk; Becit-Isçitürk, Gökçe
Problem Statement: In educational systems, teachers and preservice teachers are the keys to the effective use of technology in the teaching and learning processes. Predicting teachers' technology acceptance and use remains an important issue. Models and theories have been developed to explain and predict technology acceptance. The Unified Theory…
McIntyre, D. John, Ed.; Byrd, David M., Ed.
This yearbook provides educators with current research and practical guidelines for improving the education of teacher candidates and beginning teachers. The book has four sections, each on a particular topic and containing an overview and a response (reflections and implications). The first section focuses on contexts for effective field…
The materials in this bibliography are grouped into the following categories: (a) materials for training teachers; (b) materials for teaching children; (c) teacher certification materials; (d) educational management materials; (e) materials relating to performance-based assessment; (f) materials relating to educating children with learning and…
Peake, Jason Boone
The purpose of this study was to determine if agriscience teacher integration of instructional technology was related to student achievement. Knowledge of these correlations will assist teacher educators in offering more appropriate professional...
Competency Based Teacher Education (CBTE) proposes changes in the traditional teacher education system, which include establishing behavioral objectives for student teachers and modifying basic teaching tools that all students must learn to master. CBTE also proposes that teachers colleges be conducted without failure. Critics of CBTE question the…
Krumsvik, Rune Johan
This position paper focuses on how the new national curriculum for school and the new general plan for teacher education in Norway change the underlying premises for teaching and learning in today's teacher education. This has become particularly pressing as a result of the new educational reform "Knowledge Promotion" in schools,…
Reynolds, Richard J.; And Others
This paper synthesizes the impressions of what is known about members of the education professorate, examines the relationships between teacher educators' formative experiences and personal and professional characteristics, and attempts to answer the etiological question: who is an effective teacher educator? A body of literature on the…
Young, G. M.
Reports a survey of educational attitudes among teachers and tutors in English colleges of education. Three domains were studied: naturalism-formalism in attitude toward pedagogic role and student-teacher interaction; egalitarianism-conservatism in attitude toward access to educational systems and resources; and liberalism-utilitarianism in…
Zambo, Debby; Zambo, Ron
Information from neuroscience is readily available to educators, yet instructors of educational psychology and related fields have not investigated teachers' beliefs regarding this information. The purpose of this survey study was to uncover the beliefs 62 teachers held about neuroscience and education. Results indicate there were three types of…
Discusses incentives for teacher educators to engage in professional development, proposing examples of how teacher educators' professional development is initiated by individual teacher educators and occurs outside the teacher education institution and suggesting that systematic professional development is needed within the teacher education…
Howley, Aimee; Wood, Lawrence; Hough, Brian
Based on survey responses from more than 500 third-grade teachers, this study addressed three research questions relating to technology integration and its impact in rural elementary schools. The first analyses compared rural with non-rural teachers, revealing that the rural teachers had more positive attitudes toward technology integration. Then…
Technology integration is an approach which has been stressed in higher education in the USA for several decades. Many colleges and universities now offer online courses and encourage faculty to incorporate technology into courses. Technology integration in teacher education courses is particularly important. In general, pre-service teachers are…
Reed, Christopher A.
GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF TEACHER EDUCATION The Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Riverside, invites applications for the position of Assistant Director of Teacher Education. We are particularly interested in applicants who have a strong interest
Reed, Judith; Black, Deborah J.
By describing an innovative model for teacher education, these authors hope to contribute to an interrogation of teacher education, class, and culture within the current political and economic system. Inaugurated at Keene State College in New Hampshire in May 2002, World Educational Links (WEL) prepares future educators for anti-oppressive…
The business education teacher must thoroughly understand why and what he is doing in career education. A career education program can be viewed as consisting of five categories from which the teacher is to form a basic career education philosophy. (1) To develop in the student self-awareness and a positive attitude toward self, school, and work.…
This qualitative research investigated the perspectives and experiences of 17 social studies teachers following technology integration training. The research indicated that the teachers held a variety of views of technology integration. These views influenced their use of technology in the classroom. Four major categories of technology-related…
Examines the history and concepts that are essential to educational technology as a process, focusing on the ways in which engineering, the use of science in education, and the rise of the audiovisual-education movement helped to shape the assumptions and goals of modern educational technology. Contains 39 references. (AEF)
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Pusey, Portia; Sadera, William A.
In teacher education programs, preservice teachers learn about strategies to appropriately integrate computer-related and Internet-capable technologies into instructional settings to improve student learning. Many presume that preservice teachers have the knowledge to competently model and teach issues of safety when working with these devices as…
Sullivan, Florence R.; Moriarty, Mary A.
Much educational software is designed from a specific pedagogical stance. How teachers conceive of the pedagogical stance underlying the design will affect how they utilize the technology; these conceptions may vary from teacher to teacher and from teacher to designer. There may be a conflict between the designer's pedagogical beliefs inscribed in…
Birch, Tobeylynn; Greenfield, Louise; Janke, Karen; Schaeffer, Deborah; Woods, Ada
As colleges of education prepare to meet NCATE standards they will find technically savvy allies and willing partners at their campus libraries. The information literacy and technology targets in the standards of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) parallel the information literacy standards developed by the…
UC Irvine School of Education Position: Supervisor of Teacher Education For the 2014-2015 academic in its teacher credential programs. The supervisor is responsible for observing and providing feedback, and attends professional development and faculty meetings. In addition, supervisors of student teacher
Today's world is filled with technology resources such as cellphones, iPods, laptops and the internet. By using these technological resources, adult education ESOL teachers can improve instruction, boost learning and better prepare students for real world English use. This article examines advantages of technology use and offers examples of…
Agostino, Andrew; And Others
Presents eight responses to an article in a previous issue by Mitchell, "The Future of Educational Technology Is Past." Highlights include the theory of educational technology, the future of the field of educational technology, cybernetics, educational psychology, systems theory, the role of teachers, control systems, computer assisted…
Byrd, David M., Ed.; McIntyre, D. John, Ed.
This publication, the fifth annual yearbook of the Association of Teacher Educators, examines four aspects of teacher education: context, process, curriculum, and communication. The volume is introduced by a Foreword (M. Ishler) and "Introduction: Educating Our Nation's Teachers" (D. J. McIntyre and D. M. Byrd). The remainder of the book has four…
Badia, A.; Barbera, E.; Guasch, T.; Espasa, A.
This paper reports on an empirical and descriptive investigation into how teachers and learners use technology in three prototypical learning activities in a higher educational online learning environment. Additionally, the relationship between the educational uses of technology and the overall educational patterns of interaction between teachers…
Smith, Leigh K.; Draper, Roni Jo; Sabey, Brenda L.
This qualitative study examined the use of WebQuests as a teaching tool in problem-based elementary methods courses. We explored the potential of WebQuests to address three dilemmas faced in teacher education: (a) modeling instruction that is based on current learning theory and research-based practices, (b) providing preservice teachers with…
Teacher Education M. Winston Egan, Chair 205 MCKB David O. McKay School of Education Advisement of requirements in general and religious education (See the University Core section of this catalog for details.0 Undergraduate Programs and Degrees BS Early Childhood Education BS Elementary Education Emphasis (optional
Gorman, Anna M., Ed.; Clark, Joseph F., Ed.
This publication contains the papers presented during a 4-day teacher education seminar. The papers are: (1) "Rationale for Career Education" by R.N. Evans and G. McClosky, (2) "The Context of Career Education" by K. Goldhammer, (3) "Career Education Tenets" by A. J. Miller, (4) "Employer-Based Career Education: The RBS Model" by L.M. Maguire and…
State Univ. System of Florida, Tallahassee.
This report, which identifies problems and needs of teacher education in Florida through 1978, is the product of a 3-year task force created to explore the educational manpower needs and to study the present potential capacity of the State University System for meeting these needs. Chapter 1, which discusses the broad context of the new technology…
Georgii-Hemming, E.; Westvall, M.
This article concerns students of music education in Sweden. It investigates the student teachers' perceptions of their ongoing music teacher education, with a particular focus on the task of teaching music today. It considers whether they believe their teacher education prepares them for this undertaking, and in that case, how. Their various…
at the turn of 21st century, it is unwise to deny possible outcomes of technology in English Language Teaching to make teaching and learning effective and meaningful using technology. In their recent study KurtThe Many Faces of TPACK/English Language Teacher Education
The author posits that testing teacher quality will not improve education unless people realize how current means of teacher testing could eliminate from teacher preparation the utopian elements that foundations courses present through material from authors such as Maxine Greene, Samuel Bowles, and Herbert Gintis. He presents a history of the…
Rodriguez, Arturo; Smith, Matthew David
Corporatization of the Academy ensures teacher education is less about the preparation of teachers and more about the reproduction of minimally skilled labor and the neoliberal global capitalist status quo. Colleagues from across the US recount in conversation at conferences and in the field the decline of the quality of teacher preparation…
Milkent, Marlene M.; And Others
A survey of Alabama and Mississippi high school science teachers was conducted in the spring of 1979 as an initial step in the Man and the Gulf of Mexico (MGM) marine education project. Most teachers surveyed had little or no formal coursework pertaining to the marine sciences. The teachers felt they did not have adequate knowledge for teaching…
Krosky, Roy T.
The Inner City Teacher Education Program (ITEP), designed by the University of Northern Colorado, emphasizes the preparation of prospective teachers for working in urban schools whose populations are composed of children from culturally diverse backgrounds. Objectives were developed in relation to three categories: a) the prospective teacher's…
Young, David B.
A study was conducted to determine differences in performance and attitudes between center and non-center student teachers. Those in the Teacher Education Center [University of Maryland], a cooperatively developed and administered program, were assigned not to one supervising teacher but to the center staff or a department. The study included…
Teacher education programs face significant challenges in preparing future teachers for diverse classroom settings. Rising student socioeconomic and ethnic diversity is sharply juxtaposed against a relatively homogenous preservice teacher population. This article advances arguments that support the incorporation of service-learning experiences…
Shaklee, Beverly D., Ed.; Baily, Supriya, Ed.
As countries become increasingly interdependent, student populations in the United States are becoming more culturally diverse. These students' transnational perspectives present significant challenges to teachers, but a disconnect exists between the skills teachers need and those provided to them by colleges of education. As teacher preparation…
McMahon, Margery; Forde, Christine; Dickson, Beth
The current policy gaze on teacher quality is resulting in significant shifts in how teacher education is conceptualized, designed and delivered. Traditional approaches to teacher preparation and continuing professional development (CPD) are being challenged, and often displaced, by new models that expedite the process and experience of becoming a…
The aim of this study was to explore preservice classroom teacher reflection in a physical education teaching and learning environment and to describe how the teachers' reflections related to their practices. Two preservice classroom teachers voluntarily participated in the study. Data were collected using observations, journals, documents, and…
This paper is a theoretical and analytical account of a digital video-editing project with student teachers. The work was part of a wider study known as "Creative Teachers for Creative Learners," and investigated how creativity could be integrated within existing structures and courses of initial teacher education. The paper draws on notions of…
Thobega, Moreetsi; Miller, Greg
The purpose of this study was to determine the extent to which cooperating agricultural education teachers used selected supervision models. The relationships between maturity characteristics of the cooperating teachers and their choices of a supervision model were also examined. Results showed that cooperating teachers commonly used clinical,…
Many southern states have taken action to improve the effectiveness of teaching by increasing teacher salaries, establishing career ladder and incentive programs, and ensuring teachers' knowledge of the subject area they teach. Attention is also now being directed to improvement of teacher education programs, and many of the southern states are…
Tim F. Hopper; Kathy J. Sanford
This paper reports on the influence of school integrated teacher education (SITE) courses on student teachers initial experiences of learning how to teach. SITE refers to the systematic incorporation of school experiences into teaching and learning within university courses. The paper explores how SITE courses can inform our understanding of how teacher identity forms and how teacher knowledge develops. Through
Rubenow, Robert C.; Pauls, Leo W.
This article outlines the structures and outcomes for teacher education that characterize the collaboration between the college of arts and sciences and the school of education at Emporia State University (Kansas). (IAH)
Johnson-Gentile, Kay; Lonberger, Rosemary; Parana, Joseph; West, Annette
Describes the first year of an ongoing professional development school project designed to integrate computer technology into elementary school lessons, while simultaneously providing educational technology experiences for preservice teachers and student teachers, as well as their cooperating teachers and college supervisors. College students…
Globalization is one of the most powerful forces that will shape the future world in which our children will live. How to prepare our children to live successfully in this world has become a challenging question for education. This article discusses the challenges globalization presents to education and the implications for teacher education.
Research suggests that the development of a teacher educator identity is a central process in becoming a teacher educator. Recently, there has been an increasing interest in the concept of teacher identity. However, teacher educator identity seems to be still under-researched. In this article, a review of literature on teacher educator identity is…
For over a decade, physics teacher education programs have been transformed at a number of institutions around the country through support from the Physics Teacher Education Coalition (PhysTEC), led by the American Physical Society in partnership with the American Association of Physics Teachers. In 2012-2013, PhysTEC supported an independent study on the sustainability of its sites after project funding ends. The study sought to measure the extent to which programs have been sustained and to identify what features should be prioritized for building sustainable physics teacher education programs. Most PhysTEC legacy sites studied have sustained their production of physics teachers. A few sites studied have thriving physics teacher education programs, that is, programs that have continued to substantially increase their production of teachers since the PhysTEC award. All of the studied sites that sustained their production of physics teachers have a champion of physics teacher education and corresponding institutional motivation and commitment. The necessity of the champion was known from the Report of the Task Force on Teacher Education in Physics (T-TEP report) and borne out by this study. The necessity of institutional motivation and commitment is a finding of this study. At some sites, PhysTEC support has precipitated an institutional focus on physics teacher education, leveraging other resources (including both awards and personnel) benefiting physics teacher education. The study also documented the sustainability of components of physics teacher education programs, such as recruitment, early teaching experiences, and a teacher in residence. Sustained components tend to be those that have direct benefit to undergraduates in the physics department, whereas less-sustained components seem to be those that primarily benefit secondary teachers. The number of sustained components does not appear to correspond to teacher production; that is, sites that have sustained more (or fewer) components do not produce larger (or smaller) numbers of teachers. This result further supports the finding that the presence of the champion and corresponding institutional motivation and commitment are the key features of successful physics teacher education programs.
Guzey, S. Selcen; Roehrig, Gillian H.
The integration of technology in teaching is still challenging for most teachers, even though there has been a historical growth of Internet access and available educational technology tools in schools. Teachers have not incorporated technology into their teaching for various reasons, such as lack of knowledge of technology, time, and support. In…
Kane, Ruth G.; Francis, Andrew
Today the quality of teachers is held to be increasingly important yet there continue to be doubts about whether teacher education programs graduate teachers ready to meet the challenges of their initial years of teaching. In some jurisdictions, other agencies (Ministries of Education, school districts, and private providers) are supplementing the…
Shinew, Dawn; Walter, Scott
Describes a three-dimensional approach to approaching information literacy instruction for pre-service teachers through a case study of library-faculty collaboration at Washington State University....
Johnson, Tyler G.
The current philosophical paradigm in higher education, where theory transcends practice, consigns physical education to the bottom of a hierarchy of educational content (Kretchmar, 2005). Leaders of physical education teacher education programs are left with three difficult choices: (a) accept physical education's lowly position in the…
Erickson, Lynnette B.; Young, Janet R.
This self-study emerged within the context of a school-based professional development project that established collaboration between two teacher educators and a group of elementary public school teachers. We launched the Book in a Bag project as a way to promote curriculum integration in classrooms and at the same time to provide a venue for…
The integration of technology into preservice teacher education continues to be emphasized as important. The hope is that if future teachers obtain technology skills they will design meaningful technology-mediated learning experiences for their students. However, gaining technology skills alone does not ensure the ability to envision and employ…
Golas, Jennifer Lynn
This research study investigated the factors that either contribute or inhibit a teacher from using information and communication technology as an educational tool in the classroom. Factors as teachers' perceived level of proficiency with technology, technology-related professional development, planning time, and the technology resources available…
Yook, Cheong Min
The study aims to expand studies on ESL/EFL teachers' beliefs by investigating the relationship among Korean teachers' beliefs about English language education in Korea, sources of their beliefs, their perceptions of the Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology (MOE)-initiated reforms in English language education, and the degree of…
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (NJ3), 2006
This DVD begins a conversation about the education workforce for the year 2020. The video was shown as part of the 2006 Annual Meeting Opening Night Program and was followed by a panel discussion among teacher educators, moderated by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) President/CEO Sharon P. Robinson.
With few exceptions, global and international education issues have not dominated the discourse or research on teacher education until recently. Merryfield (1995) notes that in the 1980s the National Governors Association called for teachers to be better prepared in global education and international studies, and in 1994 the National Council for…
Jennings, Gregory; Peloso, Jeanne M.
The hybrid educator is an essential contributor to the development of new public school teachers. A hybrid educator is a college adjunct professor employed full time by a public school system. The role of the hybrid educator involves the navigation of two separate systems in developing new teachers: the university and the public school. This…
Dawson, Vaille; Forster, Patricia; Reid, Doug
There is an expectation that new science teachers will be able to effectively use a range of information communication technology (ICT) related resources in the science classroom in order to enhance student learning. All school systems in Australia are in the process of providing teachers with ICT professional development and infrastructure. This…
This educational project involves prospective science teachers in implementing a natural science course for nonscience majors. The model creates a space for nonscience majors to experience learner-centered teaching practices while giving prospective teachers an opportunity to apply their science and science education course knowledge and learning.
Talanquer, Vicente; Morgan, Del; Maeyer, Jenine; Young, Krista
This educational project involves prospective science teachers in implementing a natural science course for nonscience majors. The model creates a space for nonscience majors to experience learner-centered teaching practices while giving prospective teachers an opportunity to apply their science and science education course knowledge and learning.…
Anthony Clarke; Gaalen Erickson; Steve Collins; Anne Phelan
In this paper we examine the nature of our self-study practices in an elementary teacher education cohort called CITE (Community and Inquiry in Teacher Education). We argue that self-study is not only important to our continued work in CITE but also a critical feature of professional practice in general. Two general questions frame our analysis: (1) What is significant about
Drawing upon recent research in the United States, this paper proposes that there are three key features undergirding powerful teacher education programs. The research suggests that in order to be powerful and effective, teacher education programs need to have a vision, be coherent, and provide opportunities to learn that are grounded in teaching practice. The author uses these features as
Lugovtsova, Alena; Krasnova, Tatiana; Torhova, Anna
This article describes the unique characteristics of internationalization in teacher education in the Republic of Belarus, by asking how the creation of a national system of teacher education after the USSR's disintegration has both enhanced and hindered internationalization. The question is answered by providing an overview of the specific…
North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.
The practical experiences, or the professional laboratory program in teacher education, is the subject of this publication. Its intent is to serve colleges, universities, and schools as a guide in their development of a full range of laboratory experiences in an effort to assure more competent and committed teachers to improve the education of…
Scherff, Lisa; Kaplan, Jeff
This collaborative self-study, told through email excerpts and reflections, explores a teacher educator's return to high school teaching. In this study, we juxtapose our voices and alternate between past and present to develop insights that reveal how going back can lead to moving forward with respect to educating prospective teachers. While the…
Educational psychology is a curricular requirement for most teacher preparation programs in the world. Knowledge of educational psychology is assessed on examinations for teacher licensure in most jurisdictions, and understanding of psychology is assumed to be indispensible for effective teaching at all levels. Traditional university-based…
Young, Barbara Newman
Exclusion, hatred, and injustice have caused much pain in U.S. society. Teacher educators are faced with a formidable challenge as they strive to present equality of opportunity through education. In order to meet the needs of a diverse student population, teachers must be able to recognize, understand, and celebrate differences. Incorporating the…
Social capital theorist Robert Putnam (2007) argued that diversity produces fear and leads people to disconnect from one another. For student teachers, diversity of whatever kind--ethnicity, religion, class, disability, gender, or sexuality--generates fear and an expectation that it has to be managed. Civic education within teacher education has a…
Dempsey, Ian; Dally, Kerry
Although professional standards for Australian teachers were developed several years ago, this country is yet to develop such standards for special education teachers. The lack of standards for the special education profession is associated with the absence of a consistent process of accreditation in Australia and a lack of clarity in the pathways…
Major, Amanda E.
Special education teachers, especially those that teach students with behavioral/emotional challenges, have high attrition rates stemming from stress, job dissatisfaction, and low motivation. The external factors in the school setting and job contribute to special education teachers' attrition and disengagement. A relationship between motivation…
Bain, Robert B.; Moje, Elizabeth Birr
Teacher education in the U.S. suffers from a form of continental drift with deep fault lines. Most teachers learn to teach in three disconnected lands--colleges of arts and science, schools of education, and K-12 classrooms. There is little to help preservice travelers navigate within and bridge across these spaces. This article describes the…
Garrett, H. James
The author uses a trip to a Holocaust museum to explain and illustrate psychoanalytic concepts from Freud to Lacan in order to re-imagine persistent dilemmas in teacher education. The author suggests that psychoanalytic vocabularies provide an additional and productive lens to conceptualize productive possibilities in teacher education.
Dottin, Erskine S.
The word "dispositions" has suddenly emerged in the lexicon of teacher educators in the United States of America, and around the globe as found in publications such as "The International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations and the Journal of the International Society for Teacher Education". However, it is clear from the…
Hammett, Earl Lee
This curriculum guide for teachers of adult education is divided into three parts. The first offers an overview of adult basic education, the teacher as counselor, testing and evaluation, instructional procedures--physical environment and classroom management, techniques providing variety in instruction--discussions, demonstrations, projects,…
In this article, Christine Harrison questions the quality of education received by today's trainee teachers and illustrates how different routes providing initial teacher education can be problematic. Many of the new routes involve schools, more than previously, in deciding on which aspects need to be focused on. While there are some excellent…
There is a growing consensus among educators and the general public that technology should play a more integral role in students' education. However, the question of whether the introduction of technology into the classroom has a positive impact on teaching and learning is still under intense debate within the educational community. This…
Sezenler, Alpay; Caglar, Mehmet
Nutrition is indispensable for human beings from the day they were born to the day they die. Besides having the right information for a balanced diet, it is also important to know how to use such information. This paper evaluates the nutritional knowledge of primary school teachers in Guzelyurt district. The questionnaire was given to 71 teachers…
Suleiman, Mahmoud F.
Institutions of higher education have been on the forefront of technology integration. In particular, teacher education programs must respond to the training needs of prospective teachers who will in turn help young learners grow in the technologically advanced society. Several steps have been taken by universities and colleges to meet relevant…
West, Darrell M.; Bleiberg, Joshua
Advances in technology are enabling dramatic changes in education content, delivery, and accessibility. Throughout history, new technologies have facilitated the exponential growth of human knowledge. In the early twentieth century, the focus was on the use of radios in education. But since then, innovators have seen technology as a way to improve…
The purpose of this study is to examine pre-service teachers' attitudes to computers. This study extends the technology acceptance model (TAM) framework by adding subjective norm, facilitating conditions, and technological complexity as external variables. Results show that the TAM and subjective norm, facilitating conditions, and technological…
Elementary Teacher Education Undergraduate Program 2013-2014 Academic Year Urban Institute for Teacher Education College of Education Program information is subject to change without notice Updated 8/2013 Elementary Education and Teacher Licensure The Elementary Teacher Education Program at the Urban Institute
Ely, Donald P.
This book provides an overview of current applications of technology in education; it is organized in eight chapters covering the following trends. (1) There is near saturation of computers in K-12 schools, while higher education institutions report moderate saturation. Students and teachers have almost universal access to computers, many of which…
Bowers, Janet S.; Stephens, Becky
The technological revolution that has finally permeated K-12 education has direct implications for modern teacher educators whose "Hippocratic oath" is to best prepare future teachers for twenty-first-century classrooms. The goal of this article is to suggest that the heart of sound technological implementation is to encourage students to use…
This is an overview of a field-based research experience in Earth Science teacher education program that was conducted for secondary science teachers from Prince George's County, Maryland. The goal of the program was to produce well-prepared, scientifically and technologically literate Earth Science teachers through a teaching- and research-oriented partnership between in-service teachers and a university scientist-educator. Program participants were exposed to a broad background in field-based instruction in physical, historical, and environmental aspects of Earth Science content and teaching methods, followed by participation in an authentic, technology-rich field research project. Although attrition rates were high, program participants indicated that they were more confident in their Earth Science content knowledge and teaching ability than they had been initially. All respondents also indicated that they were currently using methods, strategies, and activities they had learned in the program within their own classrooms.
Tofan, Daniel C.
This paper describes an upper-level undergraduate and graduate-level course on computers in chemical education that was developed and offered for the first time in Fall 2007. The course provides future chemistry teachers with exposure to current software tools that can improve productivity in teaching, curriculum development, and education…
Bullough, Robert V., Jr.
Studying democracy, and doing so critically, while striving to live it presents a peculiar and special charge to public education. As John Goodlad suggested, for teacher educators and in-service educators, this charge brings with it a responsibility to stand as stewards of public education and, hence, the most noble traditions of democracy in…
Minnesota Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, St. Paul.
This report on the current status of teacher education in Minnesota, and plans for program improvements, is based on responses to a survey distributed to all 26 institutions of higher education approved to prepare teachers, and random samples from public and private school teachers and principals. The issues covered in the report include: (1)…
Buter, E. M.
Discusses the impact of programed instruction on the didactic tradition in education Holland and reviews the thinking on educational technology currently being done at the Teachers' Training Institute of the University of Amsterdam. (LS)
Becoming a teacher is not developing an identity, but is developing identity as a continuous process of constructing and deconstructing understandings within the complexities of social practice, beliefs, experiences, and social norms. I take up this stance on identity as articulated in Judith Butler's (1999) work with gender identity and…
This paper analyzes the positioning of technology education within the tradition of classical liberal arts education. The author proposes ideas for mutual enrichment of classical liberal arts disciplines alongside technology education. He contends that technology education is general education for a technological world. His proposition is to…
Association for Health Physical Education Recreation and Dance) activities. - Participation and/or makingPhysical Education majors must be accepted to the College of Education Physical Education Teacher Education Program Physical Education Admissions to College of Education Requirements 1. Completion of 45
This article presents an account of biodiversity education in a national teacher education project in Jamaica. Four case studies are examined here. Document analyses and interviews of educators and student teachers are used to explore how biodiversity was addressed in teacher education curricula, the processes and outcomes of learning in education…
Dolly, John; And Others
Educational changes in Wyoming that are linked to the emergence of new informational technologies are considered. Attention is directed to the following topics: assumptions for Wyoming educators as they plan to respond to the impact of technology on teacher education; the importance of educational goals and objectives; the national climate…
Fletcher, Tim; Mandigo, James; Kosnik, Clare
Background: In many contexts, elementary physical education (PE) classes are taught by the classroom teacher rather than by a PE specialist. Elementary classroom teachers often cite negative attitudes resulting from experiences as school pupils and inadequate pre-service PE teacher education as barriers to teaching a quality PE programme. Purpose:…
Prakash, S.; Xavier, S. Amaladoss
Teacher Education is an integral part of any educational system. It should provide a platform in developing the holistic personality of a student teacher. This paper reports on personality of student teachers and the role of Teacher Educational institutions in developing it. The sample consists of 1080 student teachers of Madurai revenue district.…
Lasley, Thomas J., Ed.
The articles in this monograph provide a framework for reflecting on a variety of educational issues. In section one the historical roots of teacher education are examined. The second section deals more directly with what a teacher is and how the definitional properties of "the teacher" begin to dictate a curriculum for teacher education. The…
This study aims to identify the relationship between elementary school teachers' ICT engagement with their attitudes towards technology. To this end, one hundred elementary school students were asked to fill out questionnaires related to their ICT knowledge, usage, and attitude towards technology. The results show that teachers' ICT…
Lee, Lung-Sheng Steven
Technology education in Taiwan is categorized into the following two types: (1) technological literacy education (TLE)--the education for all people to become technological literates; and (2) technological specialty education (TSE)--the education for specific people to become technicians and professionals for technology-related jobs. This paper…
In this article, the author explores how collaborative teacher research can reposition teachers to be powerful stakeholders and policymakers rather than skilled technicians and implementers. She begins with a brief review of the historical antecedents to collaborative teacher research in order to detail how teachers and their allies have fought…
Jennings, Miranda E.; Holcomb, Lori B.; Lima, Clarisse O.; Brown, Scott W.
This study investigates the possible relationship between teachers' perception of their classroom technological resources and the perceived feasibility of implementation of their Connecticut Teacher Technology Competencies (2001) Level II (LII) proposals. The impact of gender, years of teaching experience, and level of education were evaluated…
Lee, Lung-Sheng Steven
Technology education focusing on technological literacy is provided to Taiwanese students in grades 1-11, primarily through the secondary school subject Living Technology (LT). Taiwan's newly promulgated national curriculum for grades 1-9 has integrated LT with natural science for the key learning area (KLA) Natural Science and Living Technology.…
Gilchrist, James F.
Adopted 08/24/11, Revised 12/4/11 1 TEACHER EDUCATION INTERNSHIPS: REQUIREMENTS AND ELIGIBILITY and eligibility for field-based "internship" placements for all teacher candidates in both the Special Education and the Teaching, Learning, and Technology Programs. For purposes of this policy, teacher-education internships
Ullmann, Rebecca; Hainsworth, Howard
The need for qualified teachers of French as a second language and ways of renewing teacher education programs to meet the need are discussed. Preservice and inservice teacher education are considered. (27 references) (Author/MSE)
This article describes the characteristics of quality leadership and discusses critical educational leadership issues. A brief history traces the evolution of school leadership from a managerial business-type approach to a style that includes a vital instructional leadership component. The need for teacher leadership and the effects of the decentralization of schools are noted. Also explored are the qualities of transformational education leaders, the complexity of schools, and the usefulness of a systems thinking approach. The authors conclude with a discussion of how educational technology leadership can promote needed school change and increase educational productivity. In addition, the article provides suggested improvement goals and action options for administrators, teachers, and school board members to consider when encouraging the use of technology. Differing view points are offered, as well as a discussion of potential implementation pitfalls. Supplementing the article are links to illustrative case studies and contact information for both school administration and educational technology organizations.
Pellegrino, James W.; Altman, Janice E.
In 1995, the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) reported that substantial numbers of teachers report little or no use of computers for instruction. This paper discusses technology education for preservice teachers at Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, examining changes the school has made in technology training for…
Seikkula-Leino, Jaana; Satuvuori, Timo; Ruskovaara, Elena; Hannula, Heikki
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to ascertain how the people who train Finnish teachers implement entrepreneurship education in the guidance they provide. The authors show how learning through, for and about entrepreneurship manifests in the self-evaluations of Finnish teacher educators. Design/methodology/approach: Data were collected in…
Pearl, Art, Ed.; Pryor, Caroline R., Ed.
This book presents the findings of eleven teacher educators as they examine the meaning of democracy and its application to classroom practice. There is a shared belief among all contributors to this volume: that incorporating democratic practice into teacher education is an essential requirement to introducing democratic practices in K-12…
Futrell, Mary Hatwood
Moving beyond "reform", teacher education programs need to be "transformed" to better prepare teachers, school counselors, and administrators to teach, guide, and lead in this complex society. Educators must have the skills, knowledge, and commitment to be part of the leadership team that assumes the responsibility for carrying the mantra of the…
Darcia Narvaez; Daniel K. Lapsley
Debating whether or not teachers should teach values addresses the wrong question. Education already is a values-infused enterprise. The larger question is how to train teachers for positive character formation. Two teacher education strategies are presented in this article. A “minimalist” strategy requires teacher educators to make explicit the hidden moral education curriculum and to reveal the inextricable linkage between
Snoek, Marco; Baldwin, Gavin; Cautreels, Paul; Enemaerke, Torsten; Halstead, Valerie; Hilton, Gillian; Klemp, Torunn; Leriche, Leo; Linde, Goran; Nilsen, Elisabeth; Rehn, Joran; Smet, Ronny; Smith, Kari; Sousa, Jesus Maria; Stomp, Lex; Svensson, Hans; and Svensson, Leif
Presents four scenarios that illustrate possible futures of teacher education in Europe. The scenarios differ in their emphasis on four driving forces: pragmatism, idealism, individualism, and social coherence. Each scenario is described in terms of characteristics of society, education/teacher education, and teacher/teacher educator roles and is…
This article describes four teacher education programs and their student teachers' responses to why some students in their classrooms were not doing well. The responses and programs fell into two categories: education for replication of inequities and education for transformation. If teacher education programs want their prospective teachers to be…
Education policies, and in particular those related to teacher education, are central to the construction of Europe as a knowledge society and for facing the social and economic challenges that European countries must respond to in this millennium. This article presents an analysis of studies on the evaluation of in-service teacher education…
Ingle, Henry T.
Featured in this issue are the English translations of two speeches delivered to graduate students in educational technology at Pontificia Universidade, Porto Alegre, Brazil. Henry Ingle defines educational technology in the traditional as well as modern sense, describes its essential elements, and discusses situations in which the use of…
Lazinica, Aleksandar, Ed.; Calafate, Carlos, Ed.
The widespread deployment and use of Information Technologies (IT) has paved the way for change in many fields of our societies. The Internet, mobile computing, social networks and many other advances in human communications have become essential to promote and boost education, technology and industry. On the education side, the new challenges…
Frankle, Charles; Frankle, Edna
"Educational technology is a means for organizing a systematic process for designing, operating, evaluating, and upgrading the learning experiences of individuals in terms of specific objectives, based on research in human learning, so as to increase the effectiveness of education." This reference book provides information on educational…
To ensure that future generations of girls as well as boys fulfill their potential without restriction, it is important that gender equity be taught in teacher education programs as a matter of course. Gender equity is defined as the set of behaviors and knowledge that permits educators to recognize inequality in educational opportunities, to…
This brief paper is part of a larger research project which examined the historical background of teaching in the Kuwaiti educational system before and after the Gulf War in 1990 in order to propose a new perspective on teacher education in Kuwait, particularly with regard to religious education. The author is interested in whether others have a…
Project TEACH (Teacher Education: A Career Headstart) was created at LaGuardia Community College (LCC), New York, to recruit community college students for a career in teaching and provide them with educational, personal, and career support and counseling as they complete a pre-education curriculum. During its 3 years in operation, Project TEACH…
This article reports on teacher education participation in the programs of the ERASMUS Bureau. The ERASMUS Bureau and its Inter-university Co-operation Programme is a vehicle designed to promote European awareness among European higher education institutions. Promotion of European awareness through education is considered vital to development of…
Emery, Debra W.; Vandenberg, Brian
Special educators are a high risk group, prone to low job satisfaction, low self-efficacy, and increased stress and burnout. The attrition rate of special educators is particularly high, contributing to an overall shortage of qualified teachers throughout the United States. While the problems of special educators are widely discussed in the…
Kitchen, Julian; Raynor, Marg
This action research report focuses on a new elective course entitled "Indigenizing Education: Education for/about Aboriginal Peoples" that was developed and taught by two teacher educators--one Euro-Canadian and the other Metis. The purpose of the course was to increase understanding of Indigenous peoples and of the impact of…
Hamilton, James B.; McElroy, Jack
As part of an effort to address the problem of the technological update of vocational and technical teachers, the National Center for Research in Vocational Education conducted a status study to determine the nature and extent of the problem with respect to institutional level and occupational area. A second aspect of the study dealt with…
Jones, Alister; Moreland, Judy
This paper describes the frameworks and cognitive tools that have been developed to enhance practising teachers' pedagogical content knowledge in primary school technology education. The frameworks evolved from our research that firstly examined existing teaching practices, secondly enhanced formative interactions and thirdly enhanced summative…
Judy Moreland; Alister Jones; Megan Chambers
This paper reports on the research and intervention approaches undertaken by a research team when working with 14 primary school teachers (as well as two of the principals) in technology education over a three-year period (1998-2000). The evidence gained over the three years has shown how effective research, development, and negotiated intervention strategies can be introduced to enhance student learning.
Dragonas, Thalia; Kostakis, Anastasia
A study of the expectations of incoming students and evaluations of graduating students regarding the educational environment at the new Athens Technological Educational Institute is reported. Student concerns focused on teacher effectiveness, instructional quality, and need for occupational information. (MSE)
Valda Kirkwood; Margaret Bearlin; Tim Hardy
Conclusion These preliminary findings have implications for the effective inservicing of early childhood and primary teachers in the\\u000a science and technology areas. They are also likely to have implications for preservice courses. The research findings indicate\\u000a that teachers can overcome their often negative views of science and of science teaching. Factors significant in this process\\u000a appear to be: firstly, and most
Crook, Shirley J.
This booklet provides guidelines for updating secondary school trade and industrial education teachers in the technologies of their teaching areas. The first part of the guide gives suggestions for organizing a staff development program. Next, specific programs that might be used are described, including the following: work experience internships;…
White, Tedra H.; Smith, Bettye P.
The purpose of this study was to determine the leadership attributes, professional characteristics, and personal characteristics of secondary female teachers in career and technical education program areas of agriculture, business, family and consumer sciences, healthcare science, marketing, and technology. This study included 179 female secondary…
Gray, Lynne E.
California took a giant step toward a technological future by creating 15 regional teacher education and computer centers. This article focuses on the structure and activities of a regional center that serves Monterey, San Benito, San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Santa Cruz counties. (Author/PP)
The aim of this descriptive study is to review the applications and problems on the teacher training programs for computer education and computer assisted education (CAE) in Turkey. The study, firstly, introduces some applications and major problems on using instructional media and computers in developing countries and instructional technology…
32 Graduate Teacher Education Program Graduate School of Education Portland State University 2011-12 Student's Letter of Understanding I have read and understand the National Education Association's Code of Ethics of the Education Profession, Portland State University's Student Conduct Code, the Graduate School
Stilwell, William E.; Gyuro, Steven J.
This paper presents a model dividing the teacher education process into four sub-systems: assessment, management, curricular experiences, and supportive resources. Emphasis is placed on the teacher role of manager of learning experiences. Ninety performance objectives are arranged in 18 capsulized skill areas each of which consists of: a) a list…
Caroline Minter Hoxby
This study helps to explain why measured school inputs appear to have little effect on student outcomes, particularly for cohorts educated since 1960. Teachers' unionization can explain how public schools simultaneously can have more generous inputs and worse student performance. Using panel data on United States school districts, I identify the effect of teachers' unionization through differences in the timing
Brown, Jessie C., Ed.; Adams, Arlene, Ed.
This book provides information from experienced teachers on constructivist teaching, offering examples of preservice teachers' projects, lesson plans, and real-life advice. The 11 chapters are: (1) "Writing Case Studies: Constructing an Understanding of Student and Classroom" (Bettejim Cates); (2) "Educating Children Who are Racial and Ethnic…
Firestone, William A.
How changes in teacher pay can contribute to systemic educational reform and school restructuring is discussed, focusing on knowledge- and skill-based pay, job enlargement, and collective incentives. These alternatives have the potential to improve teacher motivation and support other reforms. (SLD)
Nebraska Univ., Omaha. Teacher Corps Recruitment and Technical Resources Center.
These technical papers examine alternative approaches to the evaluation of inservice and preservice training programs for Teacher Corps interns. The first paper explores the theoretical and practical consequences in conceptualizing teacher education as a socialization process. In the second, the suggestion is made that to understand the…
Abbott, James W.; And Others
Describes briefly the program in Wichita, Kansas, initiated by 11 liberal arts colleges in cooperation with the public and Catholic schools and Kansas State University to prepare teachers for work in urban areas. Includes a series of lessons designed to help students in teacher education programs to cope with their own fears and to help their…
Vannest, Kimberly J.; Hagan-Burke, Shanna
How special education teachers spend their time is largely unknown. Yet conceptually, "time" is one of the most tangible and salient variables of the effective instruction literature, Carroll's model of school learning and many economic models of performance measures. This currently unknown use of teacher time has clear and important implications…