Dash, N. K.; Menon, M. B.
Explains the concepts of distance education and educational technology and describes the major objectives of teacher education. Discusses the teacher education programs of Indira Gandhi National Open University (India) and describes print materials, audio-video programs, assignments, project work, academic counseling, the extended contact…
Flowers, Jim; Hunt, Brian
A proposal is made suggesting the inclusion of historiography (i.e., historical research and the writing of history) into graduate technology teacher education. In particular, a strategy is forwarded to have graduate students in technology teacher education, who are working at schools in different locations, conduct historical research and write…
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…
Yamamoto, Junko; Kush, Joseph C.; Lombard, Ron; Hertzog, C. Jay
Today's students are faced with the challenge of utilizing technology to support not only their personal lives, but also their academic careers. "Technology Implementation and Teacher Education: Reflective Models" provides teachers with the resources needed to address this challenge and develop new methodologies for addressing technology in…
As a teacher educator in the field of Technology Education, the author is concerned to understand the factors constraining the uptake and development of Technology Education in South Africa. In this paper, an analysis of the background to the introduction of the learning area into South Africa is looked at. A few of the specific constraints to the development of
Steinke, Luke Joseph; Putnam, Alvin Robert
Technology education is facing a significant teacher shortage. The purpose of this study was to address the technology education teacher shortage by examining the factors that influence technology education teachers to accept teaching positions. The population for the study consisted of technology education teachers and administrators. A survey…
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
Schulze, Kurt Ronald
Too often, teachers are using educational technology resources for administrative purposes instead of using these resources in a constructivist manner to enhance student learning. The study site was well behind the national average in overall educational technology use categories. The purpose of this explanatory correlational research was to…
Sylvia S. Martin
Recent trends in special education include the use of technology to provide essential supports so students with disabilities can access, participate in, and demonstrate progress in the general education standards-based curriculum. Research addressing technology's impact on student learning must be demonstrated for continued support of technology in teaching. For students with disabilities, student learning is expanded to include not only
Long, Kim Martin
For a college educator who works with students seeking certification to teach English, supervising student teachers affords the opportunity to visit many schools in any given semester. In Pennsylvania, school districts fund their own schools (with very little state assistance), so there is immense diversity in terms of access to technology. The…
Alister Jones; Malcolm Carr
This paper describes research into teachers' perceptions of technology education carried out as part of the Learning in Technology\\u000a Education Project. Thirty primary and secondary school teachers were interviewed. Secondary teachers interpreted technology\\u000a education in terms of their subject subcultures as did some primary teachers. The primary teachers were also influenced by\\u000a current initiatives, outside school interests and teaching programs.
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…
The concern that teachers are being inadequately prepared by their pre-service education to be confident and competent users of information technology remains, despite over a decade of computer availability in education systems. This paper examines the views of 234 pre-service teachers who experienced an information technology component in their teacher education course. It finds that many students have low computer
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…
Dina B. Rosen; Candace Jaruszewicz
Early childhood teacher education methods classes often emphasize the application of developmentally appropriate practices (DAP). In today's digital age, it is important for teacher educators and their students to think about how to extend DAP to technology use. In this article, two contrasting classroom scenarios are provided to illustrate developmentally appropriate technology use (DATU), a new educational term coined by
Marsh, Brian; Mitchell, Nick; Adamczyk, Peter
The University of Sussex In-School Teacher Education Project (InSTEP) uses interactive video technologies to enhance initial teacher education programmes for science trainee teachers. With four Internet Protocol cameras and mounted microphones in both school laboratories and the university teaching room, trainees and their tutors have access to…
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 purpose of this paper is threefold: to show that it is essential that language teacher training programs include courses exclusively prepared to familiarize the educator-to-be with the effective use of the technologies in the teaching/learning setting; to show how the impact of plug power in teacher education programs is best felt when the…
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…
Wojcik, Brian W.; Peterson-Karlan, George; Watts, Emily H.; Parette, Phil
This article describes a comprehensive assistive technology (AT) teacher preparation model designed to address both general education and special education or early childhood education students. National technology standards provide the context for the model that incorporates (a) an innovative component, consisting of web-based modules and…
Irving, Karen Elizabeth
The secondary science teacher preparation at the University of Virginia provides a model technology enrichment program for preservice teachers. Important features of this program include an introductory course with an educational technology component, an educational technology course focused on technology uses in teaching science and mathematics and a secondary science methods class where preservice teachers observe effective technology integration models and experience opportunities to design and implement lessons with technology components. This study explores the use of educational technology during student teaching by 15 secondary science preservice teachers who have completed this technology rich program. The data corpus includes pre and post questionnaires and formal interviews, 63 hours of classroom observations, 355 lesson plans and artifacts collected during the student teaching experience. Analytic induction was used for data analysis to derive 6 assertions describing aspects of technology use and 3 assertions describing influencing factors. Participants reported adequate skills and intent to use educational technology during their student teaching and the secondary school placement sites provided adequate opportunities for teaching with technology. Student teacher participants chose to use educational technology to involve their students in learning science by visually enhancing aspects of their curriculum that were too abstract, too subtle to notice, too large to see, too dangerous for the classroom, or too complex to make science topics more relevant for their students. In addition, many participants used educational technology for inquiry-based lessons. Student teachers planned and implemented lessons in which the educational technology was used primarily by the student teacher in a supporting role in the classroom and successfully identified appropriate educational technologies that fit their curriculum topics. The findings include three factors that influenced student teacher use of educational technology: (a) cooperating teacher attitudes toward technology use; (b) student teacher concerns regarding achievement level, behavioral characteristics and technology skills levels of the secondary students; and (c) access/reliability issues. A technology integrated preservice program along with a technology supportive environment provided the participants in this study with sufficient knowledge of both technology and pedagogy to experiment with modern technologies during their student teaching. Implications for ePCK are included.
Weinburgh, Molly; Collier, Sunya; Rivera, Mark
Describes the program at Georgia State University's Department of Early Childhood Education that trains teachers to integrate technology into their elementary classrooms. Discusses the International Society for Technology in Education standards; shared vision for the preservice teacher education program; skilled faculty in educational technology;…
Bouras, Adel; Albe, Virginie
In the context of recent debates on technological literacy, a renewed research effort has focused on the nature of technologies. The aim of this work, which considers "epistemological knowledge" as viewpoints which spring into gear in a given situation, is to use questionnaires and interviews to identify the opinions of teachers in a training…
In this study, an instructional design model was employed for restructuring a teacher education course with technology. The model was applied in a science education method course, which was offered in two different but consecutive semesters with a total enrollment of 111 students in the fall semester and 116 stu- dents in the spring semester. Using tools, such as multimedia
Kaufman, Andrew R.; Warner, Scott A.; Buechele, Jessica R.
The things that make the quality of a teacher stand out can cover a wide range of characteristics, actions, words, and experiences. The mark left on a student by a teacher, for good or bad, is written in an ink that will last a lifetime. This article describes a study that identifies the characteristics of exceptional technology education…
Kemp, Leroy, Ed.
This quantitative and qualitative study examined self-reported perceptions of student teachers, inservice teachers, parents, and community members regarding beginning and preservice teachers' levels of technological competence, focusing on (1) how well beginning teachers were able to apply these technology competencies; (2) where the gaps were…
Keengwe, Jared; Onchwari, Grace
Despite the promise of technology in education, many practicing teachers are faced with multiple challenges of effectively integrating technology into their classroom instruction. Additionally, teachers who are successful incorporating educational technology into their instruction recognize that although technology tools have the potential to help…
Wright, Vivian H.; Wilson, Elizabeth K.
The Master Technology Teacher (MTT) initiative at the University of Alabama is a collaborative technology partnership among university secondary education faculty, inservice teachers, and preservice teachers. MTT is designed to provide, to the partners, resources and long term development for enhancement of classroom technology integration and the…
Zhao, Yong, Ed.
This collection of papers includes: "Introduction" (Yong Zhao); (1) "What Teachers Need to Know about Technology? Framing the Question" (Yong Zhao); (2) "From Luddites to Designers: Portraits of Teachers and Technology in Political Documents" (Paul Conway and Yong Zhao); (3) "Educational Technology Standards for Teachers: Issues of Interpretation,…
Smith, Bonnie; And Others
This collection of 21 booklets about the Western Illinois University (WIU) model for teacher education, centered on principles of instructional designs, targets five technologies: computer applications, telecommunications, distance learning, interactive multimedia, and instructional video. Teacher competencies are specified for instructional…
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…
Jared Keengwe; Grace Onchwari
Despite the promise of technology in education, many practicing teachers are faced with multiple challenges of effectively\\u000a integrating technology into their classroom instruction. Additionally, teachers who are successful incorporating educational\\u000a technology into their instruction recognize that although technology tools have the potential to help children, they are not\\u000a ends in themselves. This article describes a Summer Institute project that the
Cottle, Karen; Juncker, Janeel; Aitken, Meghan; West, Richard E.
In this study, the authors examined the "Journal of Technology and Teacher Education" to determine research trends from the past decade (2001-2010). Topical (via EBSCO subject term analysis), article types, and authorship trends were all analyzed. A few of "JTATE"'s seminal articles were also identified using "Publish or Perish." Findings were…
The deployment of teacher education programmes, especially to upgrade and change teaching practices, has always been a challenge for teacher educators. It is even more challenging when a group of teacher educators from conventional educational practices get together to develop an innovative professional development programme that is aimed at bringing about a paradigm shift in teaching-learning processes. This is especially
This article for elementary teachers discusses what a blog is, why you should blog, how to get students involved, and steps on how to get started with your own blog. Free blogging software is described and exemplary blogs and posts are recommended.
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…
Carey, Doris, Ed.; And Others
Papers from the fourth annual conference on Technology and Teacher Education are presented. The keynote address, "Teaching Matters: The Role of Technology in Education" (K. Fulton) explores some of the key findings of educational technology studies conducted by the Office of Technology Assessment over the last five years. Conference sections and…
The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine the impact of educational technology courses on pre-service teachers' development of knowledge of technology integration in a teacher preparation program in the USA. The present study was conducted with eight pre-service teachers enrolled in the elementary teacher education program at a large…
Oklahoma State Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education, Stillwater. Curriculum and Instructional Materials Center.
This curriculum guide provides technology learning activities designed to prepare students in grades 6-10 to work in the world of the future. The 8-day course provides exploratory, hands-on learning activities and information that can enhance the education of students of all types in an integrated curriculum that provides practical applications of…
Oklahoma State Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education, Stillwater. Curriculum and Instructional Materials Center.
This curriculum guide provides technology learning activities designed to prepare students in grades 6-10 to work in the world of the future. The 8-day course provides exploratory, hands-on learning activities and information that can enhance the education of students of all types in an integrated curriculum that provides practical applications of…
, and Technology Approach. Douglas Franks, Michael McCabe, Barbara Olmsted1 Faculty of Education, NipissingExtending Pre-Service Teacher Education through an Interdisciplinary Mathematics, Health in mathematics education and health education in Nipissing University's teacher education program have engaged
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…
The purpose of this mixed methods study was to investigate urban middle school teachers' descriptions of their competency in the current National Education Technology Standards for Teachers (NETS-T). The study also investigated how urban middle school teachers currently use technology to support their teaching and student learning. Research…
Pranita Gopal; Delhi Cantt
Technology education is a study of technology, which provides an opportunity for students to learn about the processes and knowledge related to technology. In the field of education, computers have become an important metaphor to denote technology in the classroom. Keeping this in mind, most teacher education institutes in India have introduced a course in Computers in Education, but due
Churchill, Daniel; Churchill, Natalia
This paper reports on a case study of a teacher from a technical education institution who explored the educational affordances of PDA technology over a period of six months. Based on this teacher's perspectives, the study was designed to inform our own understanding of educational affordances of this new and emerging technology. Understanding of…
Introducing a course in educational technology is vital especially to pre-service teachers in establishing early interest and long term habits. The initial disclosure and guidance in educational technology will determine the technique of beginning teachers at integrating ICT into their teaching-learning activities. Educators should feel…
Vicki Compton; Alister Jones
This paper reflects on the outcomes of teacher professional development programmes in technology education. These programmes\\u000a were based on a model which emphasised the importance of teachers developing an understanding of both technological practice\\u000a and technology education. Two different programmes have been developed and trialed in the New Zealand context. They are the\\u000a Facilitator Training programme, and the Technology Teacher
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…
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…
Educators have been optimistic that technology would enhance teaching and learning by effective use of educational technology in classroom atmosphere. But, little attention has focused on the attitudes of both preschool pre-service and their cooperating teachers towards using educational technology in the classroom. This study employed an \\
Fox, Selena; Donohue, Chip
The first Working Forum for Teacher Educators was held in Auckland, New Zealand, in May 2008. Working Forum hosts Selena Fox, Chip Donohue, and Bonnie and Roger Neugebauer, organized the three-day event and created a format in which conversations on a variety of topics related to teacher education helped to organize and guide the Working Forum.…
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…
Willis, Jerry, Ed.; And Others
This document presents 194 papers discussing technology and teacher education in the following areas: diversity and international perspectives; research in information technology for teacher education (ITTE); concepts and procedures; preservice teacher education; integration of technology into methods courses; inservice and graduate education;…
Jang, S. J.
The purpose of this study was to integrate technology and team-teaching techniques into science teacher education method courses in order to explore the effects of such integration on preservice teachers. The participants included one instructor and a total of 42 preservice teachers. A technology team-teaching model (TTT) was designed in this…
Connor, Cynthia; Snell, Martha; Gansneder, Bruce; Dexter, Sara
Teachers' integration of computer-based assistive technology has been linked to positive educational outcomes for students with disabilities. This study was conducted to identify factors that are predictive of integrating assistive technology into teaching practices among general and special education teachers of students with severe disabilities.…
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…
This paper examines the ICT curriculum in the teacher education programmes of Kerala in the context of globalization. Globalization indicates interconnectivity of technologies (Kushner. 2008). The quality of education is a direct outcome of the quality of teacher education system. Due to globalization, the last five decades witnessed several…
Carey, Doris, Ed.; And Others
The 147 papers in this collection represent the cutting edge in the field of information technology for teacher education. The keynote address, presented by Thomas F. Ryan of Illinois State University, is entitled "Using Technology: A College of Education's Experience." Following that is an invited paper presented by Brent Robinson of the…
Technology is an innovation that can offer much to facilitate a transformative social studies approach. The paper discusses the potential for technology in social studies teacher education by providing survey and interview results and models and examples for successful integration. The suggestion is that technology can provide opportunities for empowering students and teachers, but meaningful, student-centered critical constuctivist approaches are
Habre, Samer; Grundmeier, Todd A.
It is important for future teachers of mathematics to distinguish between technology as course content to be taught and technology as a teaching tool. This exploratory study examines prospective teachers' views of the role of technology in mathematics education before, during, and after their experience in a mathematics class that focused on…
Sara Flanagan; Emily C. Bouck; Jennifer Richardson
This research 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 suggested teachers' perceived assistive technology to be an effective tool for literacy, but use it minimally. When assistive
Semiz, Kivanc; Ince, Mustafa Levent
The purposes of this study were to (1) identify the Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK), Technology Integration Self Efficacy (TISE) and Instructional Technology Outcome Expectations (ITOE) of pre-service physical education teachers, (2) examine the relationships among TPACK, TISE and ITOE, and lastly (3) examine the differences…
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…
This study examined the use of educational technology by primary and subject teachers (i.e. secondary and high school teachers) in a small town in the eastern part of Turkey in the spring of 2012. The study examined the primary, secondary and high school teachers': (1) personal and computer related (demographic) characteristics; (2) their…
Lobato, Joanne; Ellis, Amy Burns
Discusses the focusing effect of technology as a way of systematically accounting for the role of technology when students form ideas that are unexpected and unwanted by teachers and designers of the technology being implemented. Includes examples of university students using graphing calculators and mathematics software and considers implications…
Dexter, Sara; Doering, Aaron H.; Riedel, Eric
In this article we present a model of content-area specific technology preparation. This approach was premised on the fact that even if preservice teachers know how to operate technology, they need help to understand how to flexibly incorporate new technology resources into their knowledge of a content area in ways that enhance student learning.…
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…
Hill, Roger B.
Initiatives to integrate engineering design within the field of technology education are increasingly evident. The National Science Foundation has encouraged and funded opportunities for technology educators and engineers to work collaboratively. However, perspectives regarding the role engineering should play within the discipline of technology…
Lau, Wilfred Wing Fat; Yuen, Allan Hoi Kau
This study examined the effects of educational technology training workshops on perception changes of mathematics teachers. Three perceptions, namely, pedagogical orientation, efficacy, and liking in relation to technology integration, were explored in this study. Two research questions were addressed: Do educational technology training workshops…
Zimlich, Susan L.
New technologies emerge frequently. Administrators and teachers have to decide which technologies are worthwhile investments of both limited funds and instructional time. Standards from the Partnership for 21st Century Skills and the International Society for Technology in Education encourage educators to teach skills that will help students adapt…
Matthew T. Marino; Pauline Sameshima; Constance C. Beecher
As the global community continues the transition from an industrialized factory model to an information and now participatory networked-based society, educational technology will play a pivotal role in preparing students for their futures. Many teacher preparation programs are failing to provide preservice teachers with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to adopt and utilize technology effectively. This paper presents an
Rohaan, Ellen J.; Taconis, Ruurd; Jochems, Wim M. G.
In the study described in this article, primary school teachers' pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) of technology education was measured with a multiple choice test; the Teaching of Technology Test (TTT). The aim of the study was to explore the latent factor structure of PCK, which is considered to be a crucial and distinctive domain of teacher…
Kadijevich, Dj.; Haapasalo, Lenni
Bearing in mind the importance of a transition from teacher-centred, lecture-based teaching to student-centred, technology-based learning, this study examined teachers' interest to achieve educational technology standards ("Interest") in terms of their computer attitude ("Attitude"), computer experience ("Experience") and the professional 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;…
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…
Paul Kirschner; Niki Davis
This special issue has described a number of excellent initiatives for the implementation of information and communications technology (ICT) into teacher training which achieve more than functional digital literacy. This article is a synthesis of these 26 cases of good practice and reveals that there are many examples of good practice which can be used as models for calibration and\\/or
Volk, Kenneth S.
Trends in technology teacher education programs since 1995 include the following: the number of graduates continues to decrease; numbers receiving alternative certification are increasing; elementary-level technology education is being emphasized; undergraduate and doctoral programs are declining; and the gender/racial imbalance continues. (SK)
Volk, Kenneth S.
Analysis of data from the Industrial Teacher Education Directory (1970-90) revealed (1) 14% decrease in industrial arts/technology education (IA/TE) university programs and 70% decrease in graduates; (2) increase in numbers of IA/TE majors graduating from expanded areas such as industrial technology; and (3) significant decline in IA/TE graduates…
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…
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…
Bers, Marina Umaschi
impediments for bringing technology and engineering into early childhood education. first, among early child the T and E of STEM in Early Childhood Teacher Education Marina UMaschi Bers, safoUra seddighin, and aManda s has shown that early childhood educators demon- strate a lack of knowledge and understanding about
Huang, Kun; Lubin, Ian A.; Ge, Xun
This qualitative study investigated a situated learning environment implemented in an educational technology course where pre-service teachers worked collaboratively on meaningful real-world projects, assuming the role of professional teachers. With a traditional learning environment as a critical frame of reference, we found that the students in…
Korkmaz, Hunkar; Gucum, Berna; Hakverdi, Meral
The purpose of this study is to assess the usage of educational technology of pre-service science teachers in their field experiences. This study was carried out on 45 pre-service science teachers taking School Experience and Practice Teaching courses at Hacettepe University in Turkey. The data were obtained from the evaluation of pre-service…
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
Glenn Finger; Belinda Houguet
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\\u000a by teachers during the implementation of technology education within primary school settings. The official publication and\\u000a launch of the Technology years 1–10 syllabus and associated curriculum materials by the Queensland Studies Authority during
Joseph L. Polman; Jan Mastin; Katherine Beyer; Virginia Navarro
Today's schools must prepare students to use computer-related technologies well in a range of tasks. For K12 schools to prepare their students, colleges and universities must prepare teachers to integrate technologies well for learning. Thus, reform in teacher preparation must become a high priority. Research has shown that lasting reform must be systemic—in other words, the parts of an educational
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…
The discipline of teacher education and technology is poised to leave poor research behind and to remove the false wall between qualitative and quantitative methods of describing, predicting, and controlling education. The arguments used by Dewey early in the century against the dualisms of his day are still powerful and have a bearing on the…
This article provides a model of online professional development that is consistent with recommendations from the fields of teacher education, technology staff development and online learning. A graduate mathematics education course designed and implemented using the model is presented to exemplify the model's core components and interactions. The…
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…
Examines technopositivism as a marketed ideology and follows the marketing strategies that appropriate and redefine educational goals and problems, exploring the alleged link between constructivism and technology, considering how teacher education and standard-setting bodies perpetuate this contestable association, and suggesting some deliberately…
Stokes, Sandra M.; Kaufman, Timothy U.; Lacey, Arthur
Outlines the pre-service program at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, in which technology is a feature of the preservice teachers' first experiences in order to provide them with early opportunities to acquire technological literacy. Explains that throughout the Instructional Technologies course, undergraduate students focus on the use of…
Waliser, Duane E.
conventional chemical propulsion, and will do so on a lot less fuel. In this activity, students use their own, by the International Technology Education Association 2 Four-or-more-person Model Using a Rope: Photo: CourtesyInitially published in The Technology Teacher, November 1998, by the International Technology
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…
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…
Varank, Ilhan; Ilhan, Savas
Because technology integrations require changes in instructional processes it may require different approaches for classroom management. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether teachers' educational technology skills, besides their gender and years of experiences, significantly explain their classroom management skills. The data…
Hong, Kwang Hee
Primary issues concerned with CALL (Computer-Assisted Language Learning) teacher education are twofold: Integration of CALL technology into foreign and second language (L2) teacher education programs and L2 teachers' integration of CALL technology into their classroom. While increased attention has been paid to the former, only a small body of…
Abbasi, M. Hashim; Millar, Alex C.
This paper outlines a joint Asian Bank/Pakistan Ministry of Education project designed to upgrade the state of teacher education and to improve the quality, status, and professional self-esteem of Pakistan's teachers. The main strategies identified by the Project for priority attention include: structural changes through the creation of four new…
Badia, Antoni; Meneses, Julio; Sigales, Carles
Introduction: The purpose of this study is to identify the main factors that influence teachers' decision-making regarding the educational use of ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) in technology-rich classrooms. Method: We collected data from 278 teachers in Catalonia (Spain) working in eight primary and secondary education…
Paraskeva, F.; Bouta, H.; Papagianni, Aik.
The development of modern technologies and their extension to every domain of our daily life nowadays is an indisputable fact. The widespread use of computers renders training in these technologies necessary. Consequently, computers were soon introduced into the Greek educational system. Factors related to the nature of the teacher's personality,…
Rogers, Steven E.
The purpose of this study was to determine Engineering/Technology Education (ETE) teachers' perceptions of Project Lead The Way's (PLTW) pre-engineering program in the state of Indiana utilizing the Characteristics of Technology Education Survey (CTES) (Daugherty, Hill, & Wicklein, 1996). The study focused on the perceptions 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…
Good practice with information and communication technologies (ICT) in teacher education is responsive to its society's needs. This article provides a complementary view to those from Europe and elsewhere in the world from the perspective of federal USA, with this nation's localised support for K-12 schools. It is part of the quick-scan study in 2002 led by Paul Kirschner of
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…
Jean Anne Hattler
The rapid advances in technology present challenges to collegiate departments of education in their preservice-teacher coursework. Specifically, in this paper, the use of the Internet's World Wide Web (WWW), the information superhighway, is presented as one important way to integrate technology and the vast amount of information it makes available. The discussion includes a look at the current and future
Hagerman, Michelle Schira; Keller, Alison; Spicer, Jodi L.
The Educational Technology Certificate (ETC.) courses at Michigan State University are a set of three courses that can be taken as a standalone qualification or as the first three courses in the Master's of Educational Technology degree. Together, the courses emphasize the development of technology skills and advanced mindsets for technology…
Byrd-Jones, Shannon L.
Effective professional development training is essential to ensuring full technology integration in all classrooms by all teachers on a regular basis. Technology integration can greatly enhance the learning of all students. In particular students with disabilities and special needs benefit a great deal from the use of technology during…
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This packet of technology learning activity (TLA) materials on aerospace and flight for students in grades 6-10 consists of a technology education overview, information on use, and instructor's and student's sections. The overview discusses the technology education program and materials. Components of the instructor's and student's sections are…
This packet of technology learning activity (TLA) materials on introduction to animation for students in grades 6-10 consists of a technology education overview, information on use, and the instructor's and student's sections. The overview discusses the technology education program and materials. Section components are described next. The…
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…
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…
Jerry Willis; Ann Thompson; William Sadera
Within the context of a brief history of information technology in teacher education (ITTE), current research on ITTE is reviewed.\\u000a It is argued that ITTE research can be categorized into three paradigms: empirical, critical, and interpretive. The need for\\u000a a clear, multi-paradigmatic approach for future work is emphasized. Examples of exemplary work are cited. Conclusions suggest\\u000a needs for more sharing
Vanwyk Khobidi Chikasanda; Kathrin Otrel-Cass; Alister Jones
Internationally there has been concern about the direction of technical education and how it is positioned in schools. This\\u000a has also been the case in Malawi where the curriculum has had a strong focus on skills development. However, lately there\\u000a has been a call for enhancing technological literacy of students, yet little support has been provided for teachers to achieve
Patricio HerbstDaniel; Daniel Chazan; Chia-Ling Chen; Vu-Minh Chieu; Michael Weiss
This article situates comic-based representations of teaching in the long history of tensions between theory and practice\\u000a in teacher education. The article argues that comics can be semiotic resources in learning to teach and suggests how information\\u000a technologies can support experiences with comics in university mathematics methods courses that (a) help learners see the\\u000a mathematical work of teaching in lessons
Cosgrove, Maryellen S.
The Armstrong Atlantic State University Teacher Education Program is a participant in the Georgia Statewide Academic and Medical System, an interactive distance learning network. Over 400 sites have been linked within the state with an additional 1,700 in the planning stage. The network includes students at the high school, college, and graduate…
Lynch, Linda L.; Purnawarman, Pupung
In recent years portfolios have served increasingly as a vehicle for individual and program evaluation, as well as for career purposes in many fields including education (Galloway, 2001). Nationwide, teacher development programs are being asked to include their students' artifacts in some form of teaching portfolio that will ultimately be used as…
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 additional course and often considered irrelevant to teaching practice. The current
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.
Rienties, Bart; Brouwer, Natasa; Lygo-Baker, Simon
An important development in higher education is the increased learning possibilities brought by ICT. Many academics seem reluctant to embrace technology. An online teacher training program was followed by 73 academics from nine higher educational institutions. Data were gathered using the Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) model…
Habowski, Thomas; Mouza, Chrystalla
This study investigates pre-service teachers' TPACK development in a secondary science teacher education program that combined a content-specific technology integration course with extensive field experience. Both quantitative and qualitative data were collected. Quantitative data were collected through a pre-post administration of the…
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…
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…
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…
Grauer, Kit, Ed.
This journal issue provides a cogent look at general issues in art teacher education, specific teacher education programs and particular agendas as they are played out in a number of different countries. The topic is introduced in the Editorial, "The Education of Educators: Art Teacher Education around the World" (Kit Grauer). Articles that follow…
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…
Mayher, John S.
This article presents the author's keynote address from the 2011 CEE Summer Conference at Fordham University in which he challenges educators to rethink what they do and how they do it. He talks about English teacher education as literacy teacher education. He tries to sketch a picture of the status quo and its limits, and an alternative picture…
Educational technology has changed the definition of classroom in terms of location, size, composition, learning environment, and teacher role. Educational technology in developing nations helps accommodate people in poor and rural areas. Distance education through open universities has increased in several countries. It includes two-way…
This paper argues for a new perspective on information technology programmes in pre?service education, suggesting that the majority of such programmes are constructed on weak and sometimes ill?defined premises. It provides an assessment of the nature and relative effectiveness of current information technology programmes, as well as noting those factors and characteristics which are likely to impact significantly on the
Tennessee, University of
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
Dexter, Sara; Riedel, Eric
Surveyed preservice teachers regarding important factors in predicting their professional uses of technology and having K-12 students use technology in the classroom. Results found that setting high expectations for designing and delivering instruction using technology was effective in getting student teachers to use technology during clinical…
STEM Career Cluster Engineering and Technology Education pathway in Georgia: Perceptions of Georgia engineering and technology education high school teachers and CTAE administrators as measured by the Characteristics of Engineering and Technology Education survey
Crenshaw, Mark VanBuren
This study examined the perceptions held by Georgia Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Career Cluster Engineering and Technology Education (ETE) high school pathway teachers and Georgia's Career, Technical and Agriculture Education (CTAE) administrators regarding the ETE pathway and its effect on implementation within their district and schools. It provides strategies for ETE teaching methods, curriculum content, STEM integration, and how to improve the ETE pathway program of study. Current teaching and curricular trends were examined in ETE as well as the role ETE should play as related to STEM education. The study, using the Characteristics of Engineering and Technology Education Survey, was conducted to answer the following research questions: (a) Is there a significant difference in the perception of ETE teaching methodology between Georgia ETE high school teachers and CTAE administrators as measured by the Characteristics of Engineering and Technology Education Survey? (b) Is there a significant difference in the perception of ETE curriculum content between Georgia ETE high school teachers and CTAE administrators as measured by the Characteristics of Engineering and Technology Education Survey? (c) Is there a significant difference in the perception of STEM integration in the ETE high school pathway between Georgia ETE high school teachers and CTAE administrators as measured by the Characteristics of Engineering and Technology Education Survey? and (d) Is there a significant difference in the perception of how to improve the ETE high school pathway between Georgia ETE high school teachers and CTAE administrators as measured by the Characteristics of Engineering and Technology Education Survey? Suggestions for further research also were offered.
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
Perraton, Hilary; Creed, Charlotte; Robinson, Bernadette
These guidelines are designed to help anyone considering the use of open and distance learning for teachers. They answer eight major questions and identify options available to planners and strategies for choosing them. Eight sections include: (1) "What is Wrong With Teacher Education?" (e.g., what it consists of and who the teachers are); (2) "Is…
Gleason, Shannon C.
I argue that larger cultural concerns about human-technology interactions are seldom addressed in teacher education. This article seeks to trace cultural anxieties about technology by addressing the long-standing trope of human versus machine; examine how these concerns are manifested and addressed (or not) in popular culture, educational…
Anand R. Marri
This case study analyzes the pedagogy of one US history teacher as he prepared students for active and effective citizenship through multicultural democratic education in an underresourced alternative public high school. In particular, the paper examines his practice and focuses on his incorporation of educational technology (the Internet, multimedia technology, and word-processing applications) to achieve his pedagogical goals while teaching
Teacher shortages have encouraged initiatives to tailor training programs to meet the demand in both past, current and future contexts. Such programs have been streamlined to ensure a rapid response to shortages, in addition to also drawing participants from non-traditional groups as a source of potential educators. Within teacher education,…
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…
This study investigated teachers' perceptions about how information and communications technology (ICT) is being incorporated into teaching and learning, the level of teachers' digital competence and what factors, in their opinions, might be hindering the use of ICT in schools. A total of 292 Finnish teachers took part in the survey.…
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…
Years ago, as personal computers and other technological advancements began to find their way into classrooms and other educational settings, teachers and administrators sought ways to use new technology to benefit students. The potential for improving education was clear, but the limitations of the available education technology made it difficult…
Hauselt, Peggy; Helzer, Jennifer
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…
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…
Alister Jones; Vicki Compton
This paper reports on a series of interventions in New Zealand schools in order to enhance the teaching of, and learning in, technology as a new learning area. It details the way in which researchers worked with teachers to introduce technological activities into the classroom, the teachers' reflections on this process and the subsequent development of activities. These activities were
The purpose of the study is to build a model that predicts the level of technology acceptance by pre-service teachers at a teacher training institute in Singapore. It examines relationships among variables associated with factors that influence technology acceptance. Data was collected from 475 participants using a survey questionnaire. Employing structural equation modelling, a hypothesized model was tested for model
Niess, Margaret; Gillow-Wiles, Henry
This primarily online Master's degree program focused on advancing K-8 teachers' interdisciplinary mathematical and science content knowledge while integrating appropriate digital technologies as learning and teaching tools. The mixed-method, interpretive study examined in-service teachers' technological, pedagogical, and content knowledge (TPACK)…
This is a must-have resource for all K-12 teachers and administrators who want to really make the best use of available technologies. Written by Doug Johnson, an expert in educational technology, "The Classroom Teacher's Technology Survival Guide" is replete with practical tips teachers can easily use to engage their students and make their…
Flinders, David J.
Educational researchers and teacher educators are often concerned with immediate and practical questions. How can health teachers help youth avoid substance abuse? Should a high school biology teacher show Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth," or is that film too political for a science classroom? What sports should be included in a physical…
This study was designed to enrich the learning experiences of in-service and pre-service teachers in two educational technology classes by adopting e-books as the course material. Graduate students were more positive about their e-book reading experience than undergraduate students, but, surprisingly, more undergraduates (63.6%) became interested…
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…
Montgomery, Lee; Whiting, David
This paper is a report on the findings of an action research project conducted during an undergraduate "Technology in Education" class for preservice teachers at Southern Utah University. The course was structured using a constructivist approach and designed to incorporate principles of brain-based and engaged learning. A five-step sequence of…
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…
Ozturk, Ibrahim Hakki
This paper seeks to explore a web-based teaching activity designed for technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPCK) development in pre-service history teacher education in Turkey. The study is conducted by action research methodology. Using a project-based learning (PBL) approach, the designed activity aims to provide the necessary…
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…
Thurston, Linda P.; Sebastian, Joan
Providing inservice education for rural special education personnel is often a problem. Educational technology offers inservice and preservice education at rural sites and brings the "rural context" to university classrooms. This paper presents three models that employ technology to prepare personnel to serve rural children with disabilities. The…
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…
Recently there has been significant emphasis on changing teacher preparation programs to ensure that new teachers are prepared to use technology in the classroom. There are several illustrations of this increased attention across the nation, including: the U.S. Department of Education's "Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers" program; the "Teacher…
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…
Forum on Education Newsletter, Summer 2006. Articles included: The Learning Assistant Model for Teacher Education in Science and Technology by Valerie Otero, Undergraduate Learning Assistants at the University of Arkansas by Gay Stewart, and Creating and Sustaining a Teaching and Learning Professional Community at Seattle Pacific University by Lane Seeley and Stamatis Vokos.
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…
Donovan, Loretta; Green, Tim; Hansen, Laurie E.
This study compares teacher candidates' initial and changed beliefs, dispositions, and uses of technology in two credential program models: a one-to-one laptop program with ubiquitous technology use and a traditional credential program in which students are expected to have specific technology experiences and requirements in each course (a model…
Rahman, Mohammad Ataur
This study examined how teacher educators perceive the attitude towards use of computer technology in Teachers' Training Colleges in Bangladesh. This study investigated teacher educators' computer attitudes by using the valid and reliable instruments of Loyd and Gressard's (1984) Computer Attitude Scale (CAS). The data was collected through …
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…
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…
Nancy Wentworth; Eula E. Monroe
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 themselves used the technology for inquiry learning, (b) technology was integral to the
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.
Franz, Dana Pomykal; Hopper, Peggy F.
This paper examines the reality of teaching math in the rural southeast. Rural districts have low student expenditures and high transportation costs, due in part to the limited tax-base available. This leaves limited funds for technology. Universities prepare preservice teachers to teach math using the latest technology, however, many of these…
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.
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
One of the first educational technologies was writing, and like every subsequent educational technology, it had its critics. Plato, most famously, denounced the medium for its inability to recreate the give and take of spoken discourse. Writing is analogous to painting, he has Socrates argue in The Phaedrus (a text that, fittingly, depicts an intimate conversation between teacher and student).
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…
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…
This paper examines the current state and a challenge faced by teachers and teacher education in Vietnam, and analyzes international aid projects providing support to teacher education there. It is necessary to grasp changes in teacher education in Vietnam in the context of the current comprehensive reform of education, which has been greatly…
Martin, Ken; Summers, Denise; Sjerps-Jones, Harriet
Sustainability is now a key concept in both government policy and wider global concerns. Issues of climate change and global warming can no longer be ignored in teacher education programs in the post-compulsory education and training sector. Government policy-makers, notably the Department for Education and Skills (DfES), Learning Skills Council…
College of Education Teacher Education Division Master of Education in Early Childhood Education (270/MECH) The Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education is designed for professionals who currently Requirements Early Childhood Education Courses With assistance from college advisors, students plan
Dalton, Elizabeth M.; Roush, Susan E.
The federal No Child Left Behind Act mandates the application of the principles of evidence-based practice (EBP) in U.S. education. The purpose of this study was to identify available assistive technology (AT) and educational technology (ET) literature that relates to standards and teacher competencies, and to categorize that literature in…
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
Gist, Conra D.
Recent research on teacher diversity has highlighted the challenges new teachers of color face when they enter diverse school settings. In this study the pedagogy of three sociopolitically conscious teacher educators is investigated to understand how they tailor preparation for teachers of color. Findings revealed that teacher educators'…
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…
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…
Adams State Coll. of Colorado, Alamosa.
The Adams State College Teacher Education Center at Los Alamos was established cooperatively by the College and the Los Alamos Public Schools. The center provides students in the elementary education program, over a span of two consecutive college quarters, the opportunity to complete the equivalent of 30-36 quarter hours of work in professional…
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…
McCarthy, Raymond R.; Berger, Joseph
Women are underrepresented in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields of study and careers with a subset of STEM--Technology Education--possibly one of the least integrated fields for women as students and as professionals. What accounts for this situation and what are potential remedies? The purpose of this study was to learn…
Peart, Moses; Sheffield, Caryl J.
The major challenges facing education systems in the information age include issues of how to prepare for and capitalize on the technological revolution and how to integrate computer technology into the curriculum. Jamaica, like most developing countries, is taking on these challenges with perhaps as much focus and increased importance as any…
Moody, Kimberly Brown
The purpose of this study was to explore the beliefs and perceptions of teachers participating in a project funded by an EETT grant for technology integration, concentrating on factors that reveal how the implementation of the 21st century hardware and staff development might have changed the atmosphere of their classrooms and teaching practices.…
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…
Denise Zinn; André Keet
\\u000a The concept of diversity has been foregrounded in educational discourse, since inequalities, including educational inequalities,\\u000a are constitutive of and are, in turn constituted by diversities. This is the starting point of the argument in this chapter,\\u000a en route to presenting new ways of thinking about diversity, social justice, difference and solidarity in the context of teacher\\u000a education. It takes issue
Vessel, Kanika Nicole
There is an increasing demand for individuals with engineering education and skills of varying fields in everyday life. With the proper education students of high-needs schools can help meet the demand for a highly skilled and educated workforce. Researchers have assumed the supply and demand has not been met within the engineering workforce as a result of students' collegiate educational experiences, which are impacted by experiences in K-12 education. Although factors outside of the classroom contribute to the inability of universities to meet the increasing demand for the engineering workforce, most noted by researchers is the academic unpreparedness of freshman engineering students. The unpreparedness of entering freshman engineering students is a result of K-12 classroom experiences. This draws attention not only to the quality and competence of teachers present in the K-12 classroom, but the type of engineering instruction these students are receiving. This paper was an effort to systematically address one of the more direct and immediate factors impacting freshman engineering candidates, the quality of secondary engineering educators. Engineers develop new ideas using the engineering design process, which is taught at the collegiate level, and has been argued to be the best approach to teach technological literacy to all K-12 students. However, it is of importance to investigate whether technology educators have the knowledge and understanding of engineering design, how to transfer that knowledge in the classroom to students through instructional strategies, and their perception of their ability to do that. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to show the need for examining the degree to which technology and non-technology educators are implementing elements of engineering design in the curriculum.
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.
Historically, "teacher action research" and "teacher research" have been terms mostly used at the PK-12 level. Yet, embracing it fully and visibly in the teacher education realm is important because it raises awareness of the critical and transformative aspects of teaching and learning. It allows teacher research to be made visible and validated…
Klawiter, M.; Klawiter, F.
Michigan Technological University has a long and successful tradition of coupling its spectacular geological setting with a dedicated faculty and staff in efforts to improve geoscience education. Beginning with a National Science Foundation Summer Institute in 1960 and culminating in MiTEP (Michigan Teacher Excellence Program, a NSF-funded Math-Science Partnership) now in midcourse, the presenter will focus on many facets of planning, implementation, and evaluation of several successful MTU Geoscience Education programs funded by NSF. Featuring personal accounts and reminiscences of involvement (beginning in 1960) as an attendee, teacher participant, evaluator, pedagogy consultant, and finally as a graduate student contributing to the planning of NSF-funded professional development activities at Michigan Technological University, the presenter will discuss how a consideration of prior program designs has led to a synthesis of successful strategies employed in MiTEP, including: -Addressing teachers' needs based upon pre-assessments in the planning and implementation of high-quality professional development activities -The employment of extensive and varied field-based learning experiences in expanding teachers' content knowledge -The importance of pedagogy in stimulating improvement in course content -Place-based design -Sustainability of lessons learned through sharing methods (such as lesson study, professional learning communities, and participation in conferences conducted by professional organizations) -Incorporation of resources and initiatives from state and federal agencies and organizations into the design and implementation plan (e.g. ESLP Big Ideas, state and federal academic standards, EarthComm) -Evaluation of program effectiveness and implementation of corrections and/or enhancements based upon critical evaluative feedback -Communication of lessons learned
Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College Fall Â Winter 2013 A C L M T #12;Â© Copyright 2013 by the Program in Mathematics and Education Teachers College Columbia University in the City of New York #12;Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College Modeling
Reviews three books that examine teacher-education reform from an international comparative perspective: "The Crisis in Teacher Education: A European Concern," by Anthony Adams and Witold Tulasiewicz; "Global Perspectives on Teacher Education," edited by Colin Brock; and "Learning and Teaching in an International Context: Research, Theory and…
Mora, Raúl A.
Using both data from my dissertation and ideas from my most recent research and academic projects, this paper will discuss some challenges and potential opportunities that the inextricable links between literacy and technology pose for second language educators in this decade and beyond. In the first part of this paper, I will describe a series of…
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…
Olsen Jr., Dan R.
Completing an Honors Thesis in Teacher Education Early Childhood Education Elementary Education to the major program, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, or Social Studies Education (which in the Department of Teacher Education (Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, and Social Studies
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…
Tondeur, Jo; Kershaw, L. H.; Vanderlinde, R.; van Braak, J.
This study explored the black box of technology integration through the stimulated recall of teachers who showed proficiency in the use of technology to support teaching and learning. More particularly, the aim of the study was to examine how these teachers use technology in their lessons and to gain deeper insights into the multifaceted…
Feng Wang; Michael J. Hannafin
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 of knowledge and skills, may help preservice teachers to better
Kolloff, Mary Ann; Dickey, JoAnna; Long, Shirley; Reehm, Sue P.; Thomas, Joyce Harris
The Kentucky Department of Education and the National Council for Accreditation in Teacher Education guidelines direct institutions of higher education to plan a continuous assessment component in their preservice and inservice teacher education programs. To meet these guidelines, Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) has created a portfolio…
Ballinger, Debra A.; Bishop, Jan G.
There is a special relationship between a student teacher, the PK-12 teacher who serves as mentor, and the university/college supervisor. These three individuals, often called the triad, work together to transition the student from pre-service teacher to professional educator. This article focuses on the roles of mentor teachers and…
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.
Barreto-Marrero, Luz N.
This case study presents the experiences of three public school chemistry teachers in the transformation of their teaching processes with the use of ICT. The processes' characteristics are documented, what knowledge and skills were learned, and how it changed their organization, planning and teaching. D. H. Jonassen's (1999) ideas on learning strategies for the integration of ICT, from a constructivism and critical thinking perspective guide this study. MacFarlane and Sakellariou's (2002) ideas on the use of ICT in science teaching are also considered. The relationship between ICT, mind tools, learning strategies and teaching methods is studied. The information was collected by semi-structured interviews, classroom observations and document analysis. The results were analyzed according to Wolcott's qualitative analysis model (1994), along with the QRS NVivo (2002) computer program. The teachers learned to use several new ICT equipment and materials that facilitated their teaching and evaluation processes. Among these are the use of lab simulators, various software, CBL sensors, graphic calculators, electronic blackboards, and the Internet. They used teaching strategies for active, authentic, collaborative, constructive and reflective learning according to Jonassen. Their science teaching methods corresponds to the three types, according to MacFarlane and Sakellariou, which fosters scientific method skills and scientific reasoning for science literacy. The teachers, as facilitators and mediators, were inquirers of their students needs; investigators of their curricula, strategists as they organize their teaching skills and methods; experimenters with what they had learned; and collaborators as they fostered cooperative learning. Teachers' developed better lessons, lab exercises and assessment tools, such as rubrics, concept maps, comic strips, and others. They also affirmed that their students demonstrated more motivation, participation, collaboration and learning; developed scientific and technological skills; worked real situations in a collaborative way guided by science standards; and that parents participated in their children's learning. The conditions that facilitated these processes were the availability of technological resources, practical and continuous professional development, colleague communication and collaboration, the paradigmatic change towards constructivism with changes in assessment, school texts, curriculum and educational software, and a new generation of students and teachers open towards ICT, and pre-service teachers with technological skills.
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.
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…
Pedras, Melvin J.; Horton, Jeff
This paper discusses the use of technology, including computers and media tools, to enhance teacher education. Benefits of technology in the classroom are considered, particularly increasing student and instructor motivation, enhancing the learning process and instruction, and facilitating classroom management and organization. Technological…
With the growing needs to address the challenges that new teachers face and the popularity of social networking technology, this study explores how to increase the effectives of teaching through the use of such technology, and how the technology may serve to promote collaboration and open new resources of support in public education. In this…
Teachers bring to their work assumptions that shape how they think about globalization. To prepare children to analyze globalization perceptively, teachers must stretch their assumptions and knowledge; teacher education can help. First, if teacher candidates have not already had substantive interaction with people whose backgrounds and…
IDRA Newsletter, 1995
This theme issue includes four articles on the effective use of computers and electronic technology in education, and on equitable access to educational technologies for Hispanics and other minority groups. "Teachers and Instructional Technology: Wise or Foolish Choices" (Laura Chris Green) describes three unproductive roles for computer…
Gumbo, Mishack; Makgato, Moses; Muller, Helene
The aim of this paper is to assess the impact the Advanced Certificate in Education (ACE) in-service technology training program has on technology teachers' knowledge and understanding of technology. The training of technology teachers is an initiative toward teachers' professional development within the mathematics, science, and technology sphere…
Bullough, Robert V., Jr.
Arguing that teacher education has become rule bound, even in the use of teaching narratives and cases, and for the need to challenge beginning teachers' conceptions of teaching and learning, the author suggests parables as promising means for enlivening teacher education and for stretching understanding. After defining parable, the author…
Lafayette, Robert C.
Implementation of global education in the classroom is possible only if the teachers themselves process a global content and are properly prepared to address the issue of globalness. In a discussion on traditional teacher education curriculum, it is noted that although virtually all teacher preparation programs include special methods courses at…
Research evidence suggests that, worldwide, physical education in early years is mainly taught by primary teachers (Graber et al., 2008; Hunter, 2006; Kirk, 2005). Descriptions of primary teachers' experiences of teaching physical education are particularly essential as an avenue for developing better-quality teacher training for teaching primary…
Introduction: Countries dwell upon the quality in teacher training when raising the young generations. The teacher is the one who trains the young generations as good consumers, good producers and as the acquirers of the self-interest of their country in both the borders of their country and the globe. In international teacher training, all…
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…
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.…
The paper discusses challenges appearing in the value-based work in science teacher education in Sweden and other European countries. An analysis is offered of some aspects of emotional, intellectual and pedagogical values in the light of theoretical elaborations and practices of liberal science education developed during the 1950s. Currently, the science teacher education faces the situation in which the values
Castro, Edward Anthony
Purpose: The study's purpose was to determine the degree to which connoisseurship and educational criticism exists in student work evaluation; to identify master teachers' methods utilizing verbal feedback; and to determine the degree that project-based learning (PBL) principles serve as a "model of practice" for selected PBL technology arts…
Kitchenham, Andrew D.
This article outlines a recent study on school culture and technology adoption. Adapting Hargreaves' (2003) model of school cultures, research findings are presented on three schools involved in a study on teacher transformation using educational technology to explain how each school represents a separate school culture and school regime. Each…
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…
O'Neal, Michael L.
Describes the pilot of a field-based research experience in earth science teacher education designed 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. Indicates that the pilot program was…
Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education and the College of Education and Human Sciences in partnership with the Center for Economic Education Guffey Scholarships: Scholarships are available to Nebraska educators taking the Economic Education focus area courses (Econ 850 and 851) offered by the UNL Center
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,…
This research draws on the experiences of two new teacher educators to sketch the beginning of a theory accounting for a process of transition from classroom teacher to teacher educator. As these two educators negotiated the transition from the world of classroom teaching to that of the university-based teacher educator, attention was focused on…
Kosnik, Clare; Cleovoulou, Yiola; Fletcher, Tim; Harris, Tiffany; McGlynn-Stewart, Monica; Beck, Clive
This paper describes an initiative, Becoming Teacher Educators (BTE), which is a group for doctoral students who want to become teacher educators. The group is composed of two professors and 12 doctoral students. The various activities in which the group has engaged over the past three years are described. This article brings to light a few key…
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…
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…
Giles, Rebecca M.; Baggett, Paige V.
This study investigated the impact of presentation formats on preservice teachers' ability to retain information along with their perceptions regarding subject matter and instructor's effectiveness. Participants were 79 preservice teachers in three sections of an elementary methods course. Each section received instruction using lecture and…
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).…
Sasova, I. A.
Recently, the need to turn away from technological education in general education schools and go back to labor training has been expressed, particularly by: (1) long-term teachers in the "Labor" (Trud) general education school who do not want to change their ways, go through retraining, and increase the amount of their work efforts in accordance…
Li, Alan L.
Current research into educational technology often uses partnerships between teachers, researchers, and technology designers to study the introduction of new technology in the classroom. However, these partnerships involve commitments of time from teachers and technology reform projects. In addition, these partnerships often focus on student…
Cavenall, Pamela Elaine Rogers
of transferring facts from one person to another, but when the teacher's goal is to empower students as thinkers and problem solvers" (p. 176). Gimbert and Zembal-Saul (2002) co-authored an article in which they examine the successful integration of technology... that the model "is designed to raise the status of prospective teachers? conceptions of supporting children?s learning using technology" (Gimbert & Zembal-Saul, 2002; Friedrichsen, Dana, Zembal-Saul, Munford, & Tsur, 2001). 23 According to the ?Learning...
Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock. Curriculum Center for Family and Consumer Sciences.
This teacher resource guide is an instructional resource for these three separate courses: exploring education careers, elementary school teacher assistant, and elementary school teaching internship. (Exploring education careers is designed as a field-based internship that provides students a background knowledge of child and adolescent…
Genevieve H. Hay Teacher Education 2013 Distinguished Advising Award Genevieve Howe Hay received her B.S. in Special Education in Behavioral Disorders and Elementary Education in 1982 and her M.Ed. in Special Education in Learning Disabilities in 1985 from the College of Charleston. She received her Ph
Maurer, Marcy R.; Jordan, Pat J.
The purpose of this article is to describe the steps to the development of a successful Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) workshop. PETE professors share a common goal for improving undergraduate pedagogy instruction. Pedagogy issues and concerns include curriculum decisions, field experience assignments, technology in the classroom,…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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.
Shields, C. J.; Harris, Kara
Technology and the job of educating students about technology has been changing and evolving since the dawn of humanity. Many technology education (TE) teachers have readily adapted to recent changes and seek to educate a diverse group of students about the ever changing world of technology. However, there are some within the TE community that…
Pantic, Natasa; Wubbels, Theo; Mainhard, Tim
Orientation of teacher preparation toward the development of competence has recently been suggested as a worthwhile direction of change in teacher education in the Western Balkan countries. In this study, 2,354 teachers, teacher educators, and student teachers from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia responded to a…
Trexler, Cary J.; Meischen, Deanna
Interviews with eight preservice elementary teachers regarding benchmarks related to agricultural technology for food and fiber showed that those from rural areas had more complex understanding of the trade-offs in technology use; urban residents were more concerned with ethical dilemmas. Pesticide pollution was most understood, genetic…
This article argues that to understand how new technologies and media can become co-agents in the process of pedagogical change, we first need to understand teachers' complex relationship with new technologies and media in both their personal and their professional lives. A conceptual framework is delineated for constructing a complex narrative…
Allender, Jerome S.
This book for teacher educators and teachers emphasizes the challenges of teacher learning as the essential feature of education. It features a collection of narratives that incorporates the personal, emotional, and intellectual commonplaces of teacher learning. It focuses on the continuous process of becoming, as one teacher educator and his…
From Blackboard to Green Screen: Teachers, Technology and Turmoil. Proceedings of the Conference of the Townsville Regional Group of the Australian College of Education (8th, Townsville, Queensland, Australia, May 15-16, 1987).
Moon, R., Ed.
The examination of technological change and its impact on schools that is reported in these conference proceedings focuses on the human dimensions of this change, and in particular, whether the introduction of technology into education is causing turmoil for teachers. It is argued that teachers appear to be feeling the strain of the actual changes…
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…
Lee, Seungyoun; Powell, Jack V.
Problems related to disruptive behaviors of children in schools continue to be a topic of public debate and empirical inquiry among teachers and researchers across America. Although this problem is historic, it has resurfaced, with momentous attention during recent years. This article focuses on a computerized simulation used as an integrated…
Mills, Allen P.
of California, Riverside is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Hispanic Serving Institution #12;: (951) 827-5225 Fax: (951) 827-3291 The Graduate School of Education at the University of California Education Program is committed to serving the Inland Southern California community and has partnerships
Wachira, Patrick; Keengwe, Jared
Despite the promise of technology in education, many practicing teachers face several challenges when trying to effectively integrate technology into their classroom instruction. Additionally, while national statistics cite a remarkable improvement in access to computer technology tools in schools, teacher surveys show consistent declines in the…
Resta, Paul; Allen, Nancy J.; Noonan, Coral M.
Describes the Technology Leadership Academy (University of Texas at Austin) whose mission is to develop a learning community among teacher preparation programs to improve technology integration. Explains the academy's development, which was part of a grant from the Department of Education's Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers To Use Technology…
Jef Peeraer; Peter Van Petegem
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\\u000a to study the national vision on ICT in education. The policy analysis takes into account a decade of governmental policy guidelines\\u000a on ICT
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…
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…
Hughes, Thomas A., Jr.
The two goals of this project are: the use of integrative field of aerospace technology to enhance the content and instruction delivered by math, science, and technology teachers through the development of a new publication entitled NASA Technology Today, and to develop a rationale and structure for the study of technology, which establishes the foundation for developing technology education standards and programs of the future.
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…
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…
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. The computer program, ENERGY, at the base of this unit, simulates the pattern of energy consumption in the United States. The total energy demand is determined by energy use in the various sectors…
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 concerned with the attitude of people toward gasoline shortages and different steps the government could take to reduce gasoline consumption. Through the exercises, part of which make…
In this article, the author proposes that now is a propitious time to consider developing one or more distinctive teacher education programs in music. Undergraduate education should prepare some educators for more than excellence in the classroom, the concern of Karl Gehrkens in the 1920s. Individuals considering doctoral work, those with an…
Smith, Robert M., Ed.
Seven contributors treat teacher diagnosis of educational difficulties. Robert Smith and John Neisworth review the fundamentals of informal educational assessment; Neisworth describes the educational irrelevance of intelligence; and Smith discusses perceptual motor skills. Also included are James Lister on personal-social-emotional skills, G.…
Morine-Dershimer, Greta, Ed.; Huffman-Joley, Gail, Ed.
This collection of papers presents the experiences of several university educators in dispelling myths about teacher education. The papers include: "Introduction--Out of the Ivory Towers: Making Connections with the Public" (Gail Huffman-Joley); "Education Deans Are Not Activists for Reform" (Richard C. Kunkel and Molly Hultquist Gregg); "There Is…
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…
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…
Konecki, Loretta; Pottorff, Don; King, Caryn; Lin, Emily; Armstrong, Dorothy; Pryor, Sherrill; Reinken, Barbara; Collins, Sherry; Melin, Jacque; Shroyer, Janet; Eikenberry, Glenda
This paper describes a graduate teacher certification program for people with baccalaureate degrees and teachable majors and minors, examining program development, design, recruitment, and admissions processes and discussing the teacher education needs of these post-baccalaureate career changers. The program is responsive to adult learners who are…
For almost as long as there have been institutions dedicated to the preparation of new teachers, the endeavor has come in for criticism. Teacher education has long struggled both to professionalize and to fully integrate itself into mainstream academia. At the core of this struggle was a perception that there was no body of specialized knowledge…
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…
Shealy, Barry E.
This paper describes mathematical modeling activities from a secondary mathematics teacher education course taken by fourth-year university students. Experiences with mathematical modeling are viewed as important in helping teachers develop a more intuitive understanding of mathematics, generate and evaluate mathematical interpretations, and…
Bronkhorst, Larike H.; Meijer, Paulien C.; Koster, Bob; Vermunt, Jan D.
Deliberate practice is increasingly recognised as necessary for professional development. This paper sets out to explore in what ways student teachers' learning activities in a teacher education programme can be characterised as deliberate practice. Based on an in-depth exploration of 574 learning activities, our results highlight the…
The beliefs of teachers with respect to open education are discussed. The point is made that a teacher who expresses a desire to move toward an open classroom environment must first come to trust beliefs and values that may be alien to her own beliefs and must learn to value the following ideas: (1) The life of a child in school is not a…
It would be difficult to argue that the use of online technology to support teaching and learning has not undergone significant change in the last two decades. Recently, with the promotion of social software technologies such as blogs, wikis, podcasts and virtual classrooms, we have seen the emergence of the idea of e-learning 2.0. That is, the…
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…
Milner, Joseph O.
Joseph O. Milner explores a narrowing of differences between English teacher educators and classroom teachers. Using North Carolina as a national barometer for his action research, Milner cites the shifting attitudes of classroom teachers toward the shared values of English teacher educators, and he opens the door for similar research projects in…
A study was conducted to determine how well technology education teachers feel they educate students with disabling conditions. The participants were asked to rank the teaching strategies which led to success for students with disabilities enrolled in technology education classes. The need for the study to provide information on the technologically advanced society and the roles of its inhabitants; however,
Rahman, Mohammad Ataur
This study examined how teacher educators perceive the incorporation and use of computer technology resources in Teachers' Training Colleges in Bangladesh. This study encompasses the thorough investigation of teacher educators' "computer skills" by using the valid and reliable instruments. The study finally examined whether any differences towards…
Summary Globalisation in early childhood teacher education is examined in light of a study of the life histories and course experience\\u000a of students in early childhood teacher education in Queensland, Australia. Contemporary teacher education is embedded in global\\u000a economies, new technologies and marketisation, which, in turn, may contribute to students feeling unrecognized and alienated.\\u000a This study highlights the need for communities
Teachers can echo the ethnic diversity of students in simulation trips to achieve an appreciation of globally indigenous education practices for future teachers. This article explores the three methods of achieving this, consisting of technology, acting out, and simulated trips, as they may be used by teachers to blend the more salient…
Boling, Erica; Adams, Sharman Siebenthal
Teacher candidates can benefit from teacher preparation programs that couple learned classroom experiences with the use of hypermedia, yet challenges can arise when such technologies are integrated into university classrooms. Hypermedia in the context of teacher candidate learning can aid educators in meeting the needs of this population. This…
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…
Michele Wilson Kamens; Susan J. Loprete; Frances A. Slostad
The purpose of this article is to share the results of a study that explored the recommendations of practicing teachers about ways to prepare preservice teachers for including children with disabilities into general education classrooms. A survey was distributed to 71 practicing general elementary education teachers. The survey included the following questions: What should the general education student know about
Willis, Jana M.; Weiser, Brenda
Preparing teacher candidates to integrate technology into their future classrooms effectively requires experience in instructional planning that utilizes technology to enhance student learning. Teacher candidates need to work with curriculum that supports a variety of technologies. Using Project Learning Tree and environmental education (EE),…
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…
Phillips, Amber; Rodenbeck, Myshel; Clegg, Bethany
Physical education teachers have been encouraged to use technology in their classes to enhance student motivation and learning. The purpose of this article is to share iOS applications (apps) that K-12 physical education teachers and students have found useful.
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…
Franklin, Teresa; Sexton, Colleen; Lu, Young; Ma, Hongyan
The classroom computer is no longer confined to a box on the desk. Mobile handheld computing devices have evolved into powerful and affordable learning tools. Handheld technologies are changing the way people access and work with information. The use of Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs or handhelds) has been an evolving part of the business world…
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…
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…
Van Galen, Jane A.
This paper explores the possibilities of working with White, working-class teacher education students to explore the "complex social trajectory" (Reay in Women's Stud Int Forum 20(2):225-233, 1997a, p. 19) of class border crossing as they progress through college. Through analysis of a course that I have developed, "Education and the American…
Klassen, Frank H.
The preparation of teachers to accomplish the objectives underlying the International Education Act of 1966 is a focal point on which major efforts must be concentrated so that new perspectives can be introduced into the structure and content of American education. The federal government role will be to provide large-scale financing for…
Crowley, Christopher B.; Apple, Michael W.
Underpinning many of the ongoing debates over the means and ends of teacher education are serious differences about the purposes of education in general and about the relationship between schooling and a democratic society in particular. At stake in these debates is the nature of what counts as "democracy," a word with multiple political meanings.…
Byrd, H.B.; Jennings, R.
This endeavor was comprised of three companion projects. They are interdependent components which together provide a significant enhancement to the existing programs in the School of Education at Norfolk state University.The primary focus of the project was in instructing regular and special education undergraduate students and teachers. As a result of this endeavor, instruction in science and engineering majors was enhanced.
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…
Bencze, Larry; Hewitt, Jim; Pedretti, Erminia
Results of various studies suggest that multimedia "case methods" (activities associated with case documentaries) have many benefits in university-based teacher education contexts. They can, for example, help to "bridge the gap" between perspectives and practices held by academic teacher educators and those held by student-teachers--who may adhere…
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…
This guide was developed by the National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project's Teacher Advisory Board for the DOE Hydrogen Program. The guide provides information and hands-on activities to teach students about hydrogen as a fuel for the future. There is also a student guide available for download from DOE. Materials for the H2 Educate kit can be purchased from NEED (http://www.need.org/needpdf/H2EducatePriceList.pdf).
Teacher to Teacher Master of Arts in Education Concentration: Early Childhood Education Program in early childhood education is limited to Furman students enrolled in the five-year extended program. Core level, will have a 36 credit program. To add certification in Early Childhood Education, the candidate
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…
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.…
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…
Seldin, Jonathan P.
, International Education, Early Childhood Education, Special/Inclusive Education, or Technology in Education (Early Childhood Education, Special/Inclusive Education, and Technology in Education). A minor consistsStudents seeking to apply to the University of Lethbridge Teacher Education program who already
Olsen Jr., Dan R.
of Instructional Design & Assessment IP&T 334 Integrating Technology into Early Childhood Education Instruction IP&T 444 Integrating Technology into Elementary Education Instruction MthEd 305 Basic ConceptsBS in ELEMENTARY EDUCATION (356020) MAP Sheet Department of Teacher Education For students entering
Olsen Jr., Dan R.
& Assessment IP&T 334 Integrating Technology into Early Childhood Education Instruction IP&T 444 Integrating Technology into Elementary Education Instruction MthEd 305 Basic Concepts of Mathematics MthEd 306 ConceptsBS in ELEMENTARY EDUCATION (356020) MAP Sheet Department of Teacher Education For students entering
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.
Today, American education faces a crisis. It is not too extreme to say that public education hangs in the balance. Anyone who has read the history of American education knows that there have always been critics. But they did not want public education dismantled. They wanted it to be better. Today, however, there are critics who believe that public…
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…
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…
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…
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).…
The purpose of this study was to examine Turkish science teachers and pre-service teachers' attitudes towards the use of technological tools in their science lessons in Turkish colleges of education in the assist of Turkish government projects, and how science education teachers, who have earned a science education degree from western countries, influence the use technology in Turkish higher education. The research method employed were quantitative data sources, including a technology background questionnaire, which is cross-sectional design, and qualitative historical research data sources. The study analyzed the data under a cross-section or between subjects' method with four factors: Turkish science teachers; Turkish pre-service science teachers; Turkish science teachers who have earned science degrees from western universities; and Turkish graduate students whose majors are in science education in U.S. It was anticipated that an analysis of variance (ANOVA) would be used to analyze data and "level 0.05" was established. Major findings of the study include: (1) Science education faculty members who have earned science education degrees from western countries have a positive effect on the use of technological tools in science courses in Turkish higher education. (2) Science education faculty members who have earned science degrees from Turkish universities have a limited knowledge on the use of technological tools in science courses in Turkish higher education. (3) Science education graduate students who have been studying in science education in western countries have positive attitudes for the use of technological tools in science courses have potential to impact Turkish higher education, when they return to Turkey. (4) Most Turkish pre-service teachers know very little about effective use of technology in education. Gender differences are apparent and females consistently indicated that they knew less and hence may not integrate technological tools in their teaching. (5) Turkish pre-service or new teachers are exposed to teacher educators that do not sufficiently model the appropriate use of computers for instructional purposes, either in courses or in field experiences. The technology that is used focuses more on older and simpler instructional applications of computer technology (e.g., computer assisted instruction, word processing) and older educational technologies (e.g., overhead projectors, calculators, slides). (6) Faculty rank in general, made little vis-a-vis technology use in knowledge. Integrating technology into teaching and learning in Turkish education is a slow, time-consuming process that requires substantial levels of support and encouragement and requires patience and understanding. In light of efforts by the Turkish government, Turkish faculty members who earned their degrees from western universities, and graduate students earning degrees from American universities will be leaders on the long road to change.
Science and technology are often presented and taught as two separate essences. When this is done, students as well as teachers are forced to attempt to develop the appropriate linkages. This book is one of a series designed to help teachers develop their science and technological education in ways that are both satisfying to themselves and…
Anderson, Betty; And Others
The Florida legislature recently mandated several testing programs to improve the quality of teacher education entrants, students, and graduates. These requirements and their impact on teacher education in Florida are discussed. (MT)
Jones, Robert M.
This articles attempts to stimulate otherwise reluctant school teachers to involve aerospace education in their content repertoire. Suggestions are made to aid the teacher in getting started with aerospace education. (MDR)
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…
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…
This article argues for the use of literary texts in teacher education. Discussed are John Updike's "Roger's Version" and Margaret Laurence's "A Jest of God," which illuminate two difficult problems facing teachers: intellectual paternalism and emotional distancing. (IAH)
Liang, Jyh-Chong; Chai, Ching Sing; Koh, Joyce Hwee Ling; Yang, Ching-Ju; Tsai, Chin-Chung
Many teachers are reporting that they need to develop more subject-specific applications of educational technology. However, there seems to have been a lack of theoretical frameworks to guide educators in preparing and developing in-service preschool teacher education in the area of educational technology until the recent emergence of the…
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.…
Prater, Mary Anne; Devereaux, Temma Harris
Given that the numbers of culturally and/or linguistically diverse students being educated in U.S. public schools are growing immensely, teacher educators must take responsibility for preparing teacher candidates to work in today's diverse classrooms. This can be difficult, however, if teacher educators are not culturally responsive in their…
Starlings, Cable; McLean, Debbie; Moran, Patrick
This study examined reasons for the high level of attrition among special education teachers in Alaska. A survey was sent to a stratified sample of 225 special educators in either remote, rural, or urban locations. Also surveyed were teachers who had removed their special education credentials and teachers who had moved out of state in 2001. A…
McCall, Zach; McHatton, Patricia Alvarez; Shealey, Monika Williams
Teacher preparation has been under intense scrutiny in recent years. In order for preparation of special education teacher candidates to remain viable, candidate assessment practices must apply practices identified in the extant literature base, while special education teacher education researchers must extend this base with rigorous efforts to…
Kloeppel, Tiffany; Hodges-Kulinna, Pamela; Cothran, Donetta
Relatively little is known about the use of structured physical education curricular models in physical education settings. The purpose of this study was to examine teachers' perspectives of various physical education curricular models. Teacher participants ranged from those involved in very structured curricular programs, to teachers that chose…
Meifeng, Liu; Jinjiao, Lv; Cui, Kang
This paper elaborates the two different academic views of the identity of educational technology in China at the current time--advanced-technology-oriented cognition, known as Electrifying Education, and problem-solving-oriented cognition, known as Educational Technology. It addresses five main modes of educational technology in China: as a…
Dawes, Lyn; Selwyn, Neil
Examined the depiction and positioning of teachers, technology, students, and information technology (IT) firms in educational information and communications technology advertisements, discussing the paucity of teacher representation within advertisements and the recurring representation of teachers and technology on a dream/nightmare basis, where…
education program and be licensed in Early Childhood/Elementary Education. While the minor1 GRADUATE TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAM EARLY ADMISSIONS PROCESS For Elementary Education Minor ORELA (Early Childhood, Elementary, and Middle Level applicants) Applicants successful in the Early
Funded by grants from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and the National Science Foundation, the Physics Education Technology (PhET) site features many well-designed and engaging physics and chemistry simulations for use in the classroom. Currently, the site offers a number of simulations, which cover projectile motion, salts & solubility, wave interference, and other related areas. Visitors can run the simulations from their computer, or they can also elect to download them individually. The simulations are all interactive, full of color, and very engaging. Of course, they have also provided a "Teachers" area. Here visitors can browse through activities created by educators across the country which are based on these simulations. Visitor can look over the activities by type or grade level, and they can also submit their own activities for inclusion. The site is rounded out by a list of FAQ's and a troubleshooting section.
Smith, Gerald R.; And Others
This book, comprising seven chapters, describes the TTT (Trainers of Teacher Trainers) program at the national and local levels, discusses some concerns of the program, and describes the impact of the program on individuals and institutions. Chapter 1 provides background information, including definitions and a review of TTT at the national and…
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.
And Others; Little, Robert M.
The University of Washington School of Dentistry developed a 36-month formal teacher education program in combination with joint specialty training in pedodontics and orthodontics. The rationale and structure of the original program is outlined and the reasons for its termination are discussed. (Author/MLW)
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…
Twelker, Paul A.
In 1961, Teaching Research Division of Oregon State System of Higher Education began developing a variety of simulated classroom situations through the medium of sound motion pictures and printed materials. It has been testing this technique which permits a supervising teacher to control the stimulus events in the classroom via simulated…
Denning, Tim; Fisher, Tony; Higgins, Chris
This article explores the development of the Journal over the first 20 years of its existence, reflecting a period of ongoing change in educational technologies and their role in teacher education and development. This exploration is undertaken through an analysis of the abstracts of articles published in the first 19 volumes of the Journal. Word…
Colelli, Leonard A.
Technological literacy is the primary goal of technology education. The systems approach promotes the understanding of technology education. Technology education comprises a study of four technical human-adaptive systems: communications, construction, manufacturing, and transportation. Six classes of inputs are required for technology systems:…
Seldin, Jonathan P.
, International Education, Special/Inclusive Education or Technology in Education. In the remaining semester/Inclusive Education and Technology in Education.A minor consists of five non-Education courses and one curriculumStudents seeking to apply to the University of Lethbridge Teacher Education program who already
Discusses interactive television technologies that are under development and experimentation in India for in-service teacher education at the Indira Gandhi National Open University. Describes the VSAT (Very Small Aperture Terminal) system and ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Network) that are used for video technology in distance education.…
Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge.
A staff development project to create closer integration and mutual support between specialized science and technology curricula and vocational education courses is described. Project activities are listed, and a statement of underlying assumptions is provided. A list of guidelines for coordinating shop and academic projects follows. Guidelines…
Blackbourn, J. M.; Fillingim, Jennifer G.; McCelland, Susan; Elrod, G. Franklin; Medley, Meagan B.; Kritsonis, Mary Alice; Ray, Jan
This study examines the use of wireless laptop technology to support the application of problem-based learning (PBL) in a special education methods course. This field based course used a progressive disclosure process in weekly seminars to address issues posed in a case study. Eight scenarios, all related to the case, were presented to upper level…
The purpose of this study is to determine the attitude of in-service science teachers towards information communication technology (ICT) in education. The study explores the relationship between in-service teachers and four independent variables: their attitudes toward computers; their cultural perception of computers; their perceived computer…
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…
Eric R. Muller
This paper discusses the evolution of mathematics programs at Brock University, outlines the discipline requirements to be a teacher in Ontario, and provides examples of mathematics course and summer project work completed by future teachers. Features of all the examples are that they focus on mathematics concept development, and they make extensive use of computer technology. The education of future
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…
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.…
Mary T. Brownell; Dorene D. Ross; E. P. Colon; Cynthia L. McCallum
Policy and program decisions involve choices among different ways of preparing teachers. These choices are shrouded in increasingly contentious debates as teacher shortages reach crisis proportions. Yet, research on special education teacher education is almost nonexistent. Findings from comparative research documenting the characteristics of effective teacher education programs can inform these choices, but these findings should be grounded in what
Wade, Suzanne E., Ed.
This book is designed to accompany the book, "Inclusive Education: A Casebook and Readings for Prospective and Practicing Teachers." It introduces case pedagogies and describes curricula that teacher educators have developed using cases designed to prepare preservice teachers for inclusive education. Part 1, "Curricula for Preparing Teachers for…
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,…
Wolf, Kattlyn J.
The purpose of this study was to describe beginning agriculture teachers' perceived agricultural education teacher self-efficacy. Additionally, the researcher sought to describe the relationship among teachers' demographic characteristics and their agricultural education teacher self-efficacy. An instrument specific to agricultural education was…
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,…
Bentley, Kimberly Marie
, teacher preparation programs have begun to emerge. Historically, teacher preparation was done through traditional teacher certification programs at traditional institutions of higher learning (Scott, Milam, Stuessy, Blount, & Bentz, 2006). However..., in response to the growing teacher shortage, nontraditional teacher certification programs have emerged over the past decade (Liou et al., 2009; Scott et al., 2006). Perceptions of preservice and inservice teachers with respect to race and class...
Kock, Helen T.; And Others
This series of five articles discusses minimizing computer failure; a national software clearinghouse for educational programs; Apple Software with a Purpose; a student-run word processing center at Jefferson College in Missouri; Wisconsin Technical School of the Air; vocational courses delivered by broadcast and cable television; and the delivery…
Elliot Soloway; P. Blumenfeld; J. Krajcik
This article describes the potential of new technologies for teacher professional development. The article examines literature on teacher knowledge and professional development and discusses how this literature can inform the design of three types of technology to support teacher learning: multimedia, productivity tools, and telecommunication information systems. We consider how these technologies can contribute to innovation, identify questions to address,
Thornton, Bill; Peltier, Gary; Medina, Ricky
New demands and high attrition levels of special education teachers have created a crisis for education and extensive additional stress for special education directors and principals. The critical shortage of highly qualified special education teachers has significantly increased the pressure to hire and retain them. This article discusses factors…
Tuomi, Margaret Trotta
Group consultation was used with educators at different stages of their careers as an innovative research tool in the development of both pre- and in-service teacher training for world citizenship education. The themes identified by the teachers were quite broad, and included the need for more educational philosophy, varied educational methodology…
Cambre, Marge; Hawkes, Mark
Cambre and Hawkes offer a framework for thinking about technology as it impacts teaching and learning today. "Toys, Tools, and Teachers" takes a hard look at the benefits and the trade-offs of a technology-saturated education. The authors look at technology through a trifocal lens: as teaching aid, as a threat, and as progress. They also explore…
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…
Pedras, Melvin J.; And Others
With technology constantly changing, educators are challenged to integrate technology education into the curriculum. In an effort to integrate a study of technology into the public school curriculum, educators at the University of Idaho identified the following areas as representative of modern technology literacy: computers and computer-aided…
Davis Lenski, Susan, Ed.; Grisham, Dana L., Ed.; Wold, Linda S., Ed.
The quality of teacher preparation is frequently under public scrutiny. In this collection, experts in literacy teacher preparation offer ten truths--based on evidence, not ideology-- that support the ongoing positive efforts of teacher educators. In this book, the reader will find: A review of the existing knowledge base; Evidence of the improved…
Teacher education--as currently practised--is solidly based on a developmental model of growing expertise, where novices move from error to effective practice by replicating the strategies and classroom moves of model teachers. Short timelines and limited opportunities for experience create challenges for students wishing to become teachers.…
Guzey, Siddika Selcen
Technology has become a vital part of our professional and personal lives. Today we cannot imagine living without many technological tools such as computers. For the last two decades technology has become inseparable from several areas, such as science. However, it has not been fully integrated into the field of education. The integration of technology in teaching and learning is still challenging even though there has been a historical growth of Internet access and available technology tools in schools (U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, 2006). Most teachers have not incorporated technology into their teaching for various reasons such as lack of knowledge of educational technology tools and having unfavorable beliefs about the effectiveness of technology on student learning. In this study, three beginning science teachers who have achieved successful technology integration were followed to investigate how their beliefs, knowledge, and identity contribute to their uses of technology in their classroom instruction. Extensive classroom observations and interviews were conducted. The findings demonstrate that the participating teachers are all intrinsically motivated to use technology in their teaching and this motivation allows them to enjoy using technology in their instruction and keeps them engaged in technology use. These teachers use a variety of technology tools in their instruction while also allowing students to use them, and they posit a belief set in favor of technology. The major findings of the study are displayed in a model which indicates that teachers' use of technology in classroom instruction was constructed jointly by their technology, pedagogy, and content knowledge; identity; beliefs; and the resources that are available to them and that the internalization of the technology use comes from reflection. The study has implications for teachers, teacher educators, and school administrators for successful technology integration into science classrooms.
Stripling, Christopher T.; Roberts, T. Grady
The purpose of this study was to examine the mathematics ability of the nation's preservice agricultural education teachers. Based on the results of this study, preservice teachers were not proficient in solving agricultural mathematics problems, and agricultural teacher education programs require basic and intermediate mathematics as their…
Kamehameha Journal of Education, 1993
The paper presents an overview of a two-year program called PETOM (Preservice Education for Teachers of Minorities), which receives funding from the Kamehameha Schools and the University of Hawaii to prepare teachers of underachieving minority children. The program educates teachers who can make school successful for Hawaii's minority students.…
Johnson, Dale D.; Johnson, Bonnie; Farenga, Stephen J.; Ness, Daniel
This book presents a critical analysis of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). This accreditation organization has been in existence for 50 years and claims to accredit approximately 700 teacher education programs that prepare two-thirds of the nation's teachers. There is no convincing research, however, that…
Burnsed, C. Vernon
This book is intended to help the elementary classroom teacher to develop an understanding of why music education is important, how music education works, and how music can be a powerful force for the teacher. Based on realistic expectations, the teacher does not need music theory or performance skill in order to understand the content of the…
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC.
Since 1992, AACTE and the DeWitt Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund have worked in partnership to advance the knowledge base of comprehensive teacher education. The AACTE/DeWitt Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund's Comprehensive Teacher Education National Demonstration Project is grounded in the mutual belief that preparation of classroom teachers must…
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…
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…
Lin, Tzu-Chiang; Tsai, Chin-Chung; Chai, Ching Sing; Lee, Min-Hsien
The application of information and communication technology in instruction is highly emphasized in the contemporary education of science teachers. This paper hence aims to explore science teachers' perceptions of technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK) addressing teachers' perceptions of the affordances of technology application in…
Discusses myths regarding history and teacher education, arguing that research in educational history is important for teacher education and for professional educators. Two case studies of lessons in Swedish teacher training institutions in the late 19th and early 20th centuries show how yesterday's teaching practices and rationales influence…
Seldin, Jonathan P.
Arts (Art, Drama or Music) Education, Native Education, International Education,orTechnology.The Faculty of Education offers 19 minors and a specialization in Technology in Education.A minor consistsStudents seeking to apply to the University of Lethbridge Teacher Education program who already
MENC: The National Association for Music Education, 2004
Another new title addressing the issue of teacher retention, this practical guide is full of "real-life" strategies and suggestions for coping with the challenges facing teachers today. An excellent resource for beginning teachers, it includes chapters on classroom management, relationships with colleagues and students, setting goals, curriculum,…
Kali, Yael; McKenney, Susan; Sagy, Ornit
While the benefits of teacher involvement in designing technology enhanced learning are acknowledged in the literature, far less is known about shaping that involvement to yield those benefits. Research is needed to understand how teachers learn through design; how teacher design activities may be supported; and how teacher involvement in design…
Campbell, Shirley; Ozgul, Songul
The Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Use Technology (PT3) Project was created by the U.S. Department of Education to address the need for newly certified teachers to be able to integrate technology in their first years of teaching. The U.S. Education Department's PT3 Program has provided funding for projects nationwide. At the School of Education…
van den Berg, Ed
Ten years ago I sat down with the first batch of students in our science/math teacher education program in the Philippines, then third-year students, and asked them what they could do for the opening of the new science building. One of them pulled a stack of papers out of his bag and put it in front of me: a complete script for a science play!…
E. Georgii-Hemming; M. Westvall
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 experiences from their school-based in-service education are considered,
Kersaint, Gladis; Horton, Bob; Stohl, Hollylynne; Garofalo, Joe
Using survey methodology, this study examined the beliefs and practices of mathematics teacher educators (MTEs) regarding the integration of technology in their teacher education programs. In addition, the relationship among MTEs' beliefs about the importance of technology, their comfort with using and teaching with technology, and the degree to…
Moore, Terah R.
Schools, colleges, and departments of education across America currently are investigating how preservice teachers are being prepared to use technology in the classroom. Technologies available in education have evolved but technological literacy for teachers has not always kept pace. Research suggested the need for continued development and study…
Mistretta, Regina M.
Today's technology standards (International Society for Technology in Education, 2000) challenge teacher education programs across the nation to address the need to produce computer literate teachers who are confident in their ability to choose and incorporate instructional technology into their classroom teaching. The purpose of this paper is to…
Hedlin, Maria; Gunnarsson, Gunilla
The Swedish preschool curriculum emphasises preschool teachers' task to stimulate children's interest in science and technology. Technology education, however, has not always had a given place in Swedish early childhood education, and this has been associated with female preschool teachers' fear of technology. This qualitative study…
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…
In the last 5 years, industries have begun to recognize a growing gap in the production of college graduates in areas of STEM. Researchers in various industries believe this gap will create a significant loss of competitive edge in the STEM fields, which will leave the United States pursuing STEM graduates from foreign countries and may ultimately leave the US behind in the industry of science, technology and innovation. This qualitative study analyzes the value and impact of STEM teacher leaders in secondary education. A phenomenological study was conducted with 10 secondary school science and math teacher leaders in order to gain a better understanding of teacher leaders' perceptions, classroom practices and the role of a STEM teacher leader. This study addresses the following research questions: 1) What attributes define effective STEM teacher leaders, according to teacher leaders who have completed the Center for Math and Science Teaching system? 2) What success strategies, among teacher leaders of the Center for Math and Science Teaching program, have enabled further development of teacher leadership? 3) What is the best model in developing teacher leaders, according to literature from 2005 to present? 4) What is an optimal model of developing STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) teacher leaders within secondary education? This research aims to explore teacher leaders' perceptions of their role as a teacher leader based on strategies learned from CMAST and past experiences. Findings from this study provide critical data for making informed decisions on including important elements when implementing an effective STEM teacher leader system or program, and the impact it can create on science and math teaching and learning in secondary education. The investigator concludes this study with the development of a STEM teacher leader model that merges these findings with existing research.
Wang, Jian; Odell, Sandra J.
There are serious implications of the global economy for teacher education. In this paper, the authors identify some of the influences of the global economy on education and teacher education, point out responses to these, and discuss some of the resultant challenges from the vantage point of the United States.
Deer, Christine E.; And Others
This paper examines political and government changes affecting higher education in Australia, particularly as they impact upon teacher education, and with specific emphasis upon practices in New South Wales (NSW). Structural features of the governance of education at the federal and state/territory levels are outlined, noting that teacher…
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…
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…
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…
Joy Egbert; Trena M. Paulus; Yoko Nakamichi
This purpose of this study is to examine how language teachers apply practical experiences from computer-assisted language learning (CALL) coursework to their teaching. It also examines ways in which teachers continue their CALL professional development. Participants in the study were 20 English as a second language and foreign language teachers who had, within the last 4 years, completed the same
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
Marques, Juracy C.; Baquero, Rute Angelo
Discusses some problems and solutions related to the use of educational technology in teacher training for higher education, the historical aspects of the educational technology developments in Brazil in the last two decades, and basic trends and perspectives for use of educational technology in the future. Five references are listed. (MBR)
Kirk, Albert S., Ed.
This guide is intended to alert occupational/technology teachers, teacher educators, school administrators, and industrial education supervisors to the need and importance of a strong and active safety program. Responsibilities are detailed for all individuals involved. Teacher liability is addressed. A section on emergency procedures covers…
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…
Teacher Education is considered to be the first and perhaps the most important stage in the professional development of student teachers (Wideen, Mayer-Smith, & Moon, 1998) as teacher educators who work with student teachers during these programs exert significant influence on who students are and will become (Caires, 2007; Chalies, Ria, Bertone,…
Zayapragassarazan, Z.; Ramganesh, E.
Higher education professionals generally work in an information and communication technology (ICT) rich environment. In this paper, we present the findings of a study of computer competencies of higher education teachers working in the arts and science colleges of Puducherry region. The present research is aimed at answering the research questions…
Tobeylynn Birch; Louise Greenfield; Karen Janke; Deborah Schaefer; Ada Woods
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 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). Academic librarians with their
Hornung, Claire Smith; Bronack, Steve
Describes the Technology-Based Teacher Education (TBTE) Program at Lehigh University. Discusses the Seminar in Elementary and Secondary Education, in which preservice teachers regularly work in classrooms with inservice teachers, and the partnership with a K-12 independent school--which addresses the needs of both inservice and preservice…
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…
Efforts to prepare students with skills necessary to compete in a 21st Century global, digital economy require technological literacy, but many teachers are inhibited by antiquated models of education and epistemological beliefs that leave them reluctant to integrate educational technologies in their content instruction (Dunn & Rakes, 2010;…
Background: Teacher education is expected to support pre-service teachers (PSTs) as they respond to the challenges of becoming self-reliant learners, and position them within the context of a professional learning approach. In doing so, teacher educators need to exemplify lifelong characteristics of learning in our practice and attitudes,…
Stewart, Roger A.; Coll, Kenneth M.; Osguthorpe, Richard
Teacher education has not historically focused on the social and emotional development of teachers even though there is evidence that such variables influence student success (Jennings & Greenberg, 2009). We believe such a focus is important and we explored variables in teacher education students' families of origin that underpin social…
Edwards, Sarah; McNamara, Karen; Carter, Kathy
This qualitative case study documents how one student teacher was able to enrich her understanding of what it means to work in a multicultural environment. The study examined what the student teacher considered to be culturally responsive teaching and how she described culturally responsive teaching. As part of a larger study, she read 12 teaching…
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
Education Social Studies Programs 7 Physical Education Programs 7 K-12 Foreign Language Education Programs, and special services (including English as a Second Language, Physical Education, art, music, etcTransfer Guide for Undergraduate Teacher Education Programs A Coursework Transfer Guide for Public
Oneyda Maria Paneque
This research examined the perceived teacher efficacy of special education teachers of English Language Learners (ELLs) with educational disabilities by surveying 202 elementary special education teachers using the EXCEL Teacher Inventory. EXCEL consists of 20 teacher efficacy items, three open-ended questions, and participant demographic items. ^ Overall participant teacher efficacy scores were high. Of the variables assessed, a statistically significant
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…
Maeng, Jennifer L.; Mulvey, Bridget K.; Smetana, Lara K.; Bell, Randy L.
This investigation provides detailed descriptions of preservice secondary science teachers' technology-enhanced inquiry instruction and their developing TPACK. Prior to student teaching, 27 preservice teachers were introduced to general guidelines for integrating technology to support reform-based science instruction. This instruction was in the context of a 2-year Master of Teaching program. Of the 27 preservice teachers, 26 used technology for inquiry instruction during student teaching. Our goals were to describe how these 26 preservice science teachers: (1) used educational technologies to support students' investigations and (2) demonstrated their developing TPACK through technology-enhanced inquiry instruction. Multiple data sources (observations, lesson plans, interviews, and reflections) allowed for characterization of participants' technology integration to support inquiry instruction and their decision-making related to the use of technology to support inquiry. Results indicated that participants incorporated technologies appropriate to the content and context to facilitate non-experimental and experimental inquiry experiences. Participants developing TPACK was evidenced by their selective and appropriate use of technology. Appropriate technology use for inquiry included the following: (1) to present an engaging introduction, (2) to facilitate data collection, (3) to facilitate data analysis, and (4) to facilitate communication and discussion of results. These results suggest that using digital images to facilitate whole-class inquiry holds considerable promise as a starting point for teachers new to inquiry instruction. Results of the present study may inform science teacher educators' development of content-specific, technology-enhanced learning opportunities that: prepare preservice teachers for the responsibility of supporting inquiry instruction with technology, facilitate the transition to student-centered instruction, and support TPACK development.
National consortium of educational institutions and organizations seeking to improve marine technology education. The website has an overview of marine technology with current status and future development, information on careers and educational and professional development opportunities. Some curriculum material is provided with more coming soon. Learn how to make your very own ROV. Additional information on ROV contests, workshops, and cost-associated teacher resources are available.
Teacher education courses training and participating in school-based field practice are important processes for equipping preservice teachers with technology integration ability. However, preservice teachers still lack the ability and knowledge needed to teach successfully with technology. This paper investigates the significance of, and…
The present article focuses on Technology Education teachers' opinions on the physical learning environment of Technology Education. The study compares and analyses the changes in the physical learning environment of Technology Education. Two questionnaire surveys (Study I and Study II) were carried out among teachers of Technology Education…
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,…
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…
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…
Both in Europe and in North America, teacher education plays a key role in guaranteeing an inclusive school for all and, in particular, is crucial for preparing teachers working with diverse students. However, because of the lack of consistent empirical research in this field, the elements that qualify an effective initial training for teachers…
Belvis, Esther; Pineda, Pilar; Armengol, Carme; Moreno, Victoria
Teacher education based on "reflective practice" consists of observing, analysing and reflecting on teacher performance in order to improve professional practice. This article presents the results of an evaluation of a programme on mathematics teaching carried out using reflective practice. It was targeted at 284 teachers in various…
Reiss, Michael J.
Recent years have seen a growth not only in biological knowledge but also, and more significantly for teacher education, in the types of knowledge manifested in biology. No longer, therefore, is it adequate for teachers to retain a Mertonian or a Popperian conception of science. Today's teachers of science need also to be able to help their…
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.
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…
Scaife, Jon; Wellington, Jerry
Science and technology are often presented and taught as two separate essences. When this is done, students as well as teachers are forced to attempt to develop the appropriate linkages. This book is one of a series designed to help teachers develop their science and technological education in ways that are both satisfying to themselves and…
In this EL interview, Karen Cator, the director of the Office of Educational Technology at the U.S. Department of Education, talks about ways to realize the potential of technology to transform education. She discusses what students need: their own digital devices for classroom use, the ability to use the information they access, the skills to…
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…
Rozelle, Jeffrey J.
A culminating student teaching or internship experience is a central component of nearly every teacher education program and has been for most of teacher education's history. New teachers cite field experience and student teaching as the most beneficial, authentic, or practical aspect of teacher education. Teacher educators, however, have cause to…
Professional Learning Communities: A Practice to Support the Induction and Retention of Novice Special Education Teachers. Induction Insights. Supporting Special Education Teachers - Teacher Educators [TEII-5
National Center to Inform Policy and Practice in Special Education Professional Development, 2010
Collaboration among novice special education teachers and their general education colleagues can bolster the impact of induction programs for all novice teachers, including special education teachers. Strong, supportive collaborative structures also can influence novice special education teacher retention. A Professional Learning Community--the…
van den Berg, Ed
Ten years ago I sat down with the first batch of students in our science/math teacher education program in the Philippines, then third-year students, and asked them what they could do for the opening of the new science building. One of them pulled a stack of papers out of his bag and put it in front of me: a complete script for a science play! This was beyond expectation. The play was practiced several times for groups of high school students visiting the science exhibition that was also organized by the students. During the opening of our building, the play was performed for visiting dignitaries including the Assistant Secretary for Education, Culture, and Sports. It was a great success! The cast got invited to present their production at a number of places and occasions.
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…
This paper was written to support a position on using technology in education. The purpose of this study was to support the use of technology in education by synthesizing previous research. A variety of sources including books and journal articles were studied in order to compile an overview of the benefits of using technology in elementary,…
"Educational technology" is often equated in the popular imagination with "computers in the schools." But technology is much more than merely computers, and education is much more than mere schooling. The landscape of child-accessible technologies is blossoming in all sorts of directions: tools for communication, for physical construction and…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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.
Al-Fudail, Mohammed; Mellar, Harvey
In this study we use a model which we refer to as the "teacher-technology environment interaction model" to explore the issue of the stress experienced by teachers whilst using ICT in the classroom. The methodology we used involved a comparison of three datasets obtained from: direct observation and video-logging of the teachers in the classroom;…
Vare, Jonatha W.; Dewalt, Mark W.; Dockery, E. Ray
This paper describes the preliminary results from a longitudinal study of student teacher attrition and retention. The sample consisted of 316 students in an initial course in teacher education. Data collection included the following: high school grade point ratio (GPR); SAT scores; other demographic information, such as education of father and…
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…
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…
Conroy, James; Hulme, Moira; Menter, Ian
This paper reports on the introduction of a "clinical model" of teacher education at the University of Glasgow in 2011. The account is set against the backdrop of a review of major contemporary developments in teacher education. The common focus in this work is on such themes as the key function of the practicum, on "teaching…
The aim of this study is to analyze discursively how the relationship between educational institutions and workplaces materializes in the position of a vocational teacher. Several studies have pointed out that the role of vocational teachers is changing as a result of current educational reforms, which can be understood in terms of bringing…
Ruskovaara, Elena; Pihkala, Timo
Purpose: This study aims to highlight the entrepreneurship education practices teachers use in their work. Another target is to analyze how these practices differ based on a number of background factors. Design/methodology/approach: This article presents a quantitative analysis of 521 teachers and other entrepreneurship education actors. The paper…
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…
Olson, Margaret R.
Narrative authority is presented as an alternative to positivism in teacher education research and curricula, emphasizing the personal practical knowledge of everyone involved in teacher education. After describing Dewey's conception of experience, the paper discusses the construction of knowledge from experience and the influence of authority,…
The aim of this study was to determine physical education teachers' organizational commitment levels. The sample consisted of 204 physical education teachers working in the city center of Konya in the 2011 to 2012 academic year. The respondents were randomly selected in this research. Data collected for this research by using the Scale for…
Van Fleet, Alanson A.; And Others
This monograph is an historical document portraying the problems of starting Florida's first ten teacher education centers (1974-75). Its aim is to provide information to individuals and groups considering active participation in teacher education centers. The document is organized as four sections followed by a bibliography and appendix. The…
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…
Boone, William J.; Gabel, Dorothy
This paper tracks the "computer attitudes" of over 150 undergraduates during their preservice teacher education program. Analysis includes a comparison of attitudinal change as a function of numerous demographic factors and a description of ways in which computers are being integrated into the preservice teacher education curriculum. (40…
Thornton, Stephen J.
Any comprehensive scheme of teacher education must confront the fact that the purposes, content, and methods of college liberal arts courses may hold limited relevance to the subject matters of the school curriculum. It has become customary to divide the education of U.S. social studies teachers into two main parts: liberal arts courses and work…
Bastos, Lilia da Rocha; And Others
By 1976, compliance of 13 Brazilian teacher education institutions in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo with the Educational Reform Law of 1971 was judged as poor. The law demanded radical institutional change and created a teacher profile which was too comprehensive and complex. (CP)
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,…
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.…
Interviews with 12 further education teachers in Britain revealed a variety of conceptions of professionalism that conflict with standard definitions. The diversity of types may explain why further education teachers are not organized as a profession, are accorded low status, and are subject to exploitation. (Contains 26 references.) (SK)
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…
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.
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…
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…
Background: As countries continue to invest in technology and place educational technology in schools, teachers are expected to make use of technology in their teaching. At this point in time, we can say that technology will stay in schools. Many countries have already included the integration of technology into education in their agenda for…
Lee, Lung-Sheng Steven
The technology education in Taiwan is prescribed in the national curriculum and provided to all students in grades 1-12. However, it faces the following challenges: (1) Lack of worthy image, (2) Inadequate teachers in elementary schools, (3) Deficient teaching vitality in secondary schools, and (4) Diluted technology teacher education programs. In…
Paris-Sud XI, UniversitÃ© de
Educational applications of networking technologies are becoming increasingly prevalent (National Center learning through guided inquiry and affiliated new roles for teachers (National Research Council, 1996 enable precollege science education Roy D. Pea, SRI International, 333 Ravenswood Avenue,Menlo Park, CA
Tenorio, Encarnacion Hidalgo
Examines information and communication technologies and their use in education, including advantages and disadvantages. Highlights include gains made by students who were given computers to use, Internet use in Spain, new attitudes toward education; the teacher's role, necessary student characteristics, and factors influencing the success of an…
South Carolina State Dept. of Education, Columbia. Office of Occupational Education.
This guide is intended for teachers conducting industrial technology education (TE) courses in South Carolina. Presented first is introductory information about the mission, clusters and units, and recommended educational format of TE in South Carolina. Discussed in the seven sections are various aspects of South Carolina's modular delivery system…
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…
C. Candace Chou
Abstract This study examines the process of employing technology to support in-service teachers in the development of science curriculum. The action research concludes with four main challenges in the integration of technology into curriculum: computer access, computer experience, technology support and institutional support. This study suggests various ways to strengthen technical support such as electronic portfolio, site visit, tutorials, and
This paper describes the primary school teacher education curriculum reform currently under way in the Department of Teacher Education at the University of Jyvaskyla, Finland. A general overview of the Finnish context and relevant inclusive education policy issues are presented. The process of developing inclusive education in the curriculum and…
Cochran-Smith, Marilyn, Ed.; Zeichner, Kenneth M., Ed.
This landmark volume presents the work of the American Educational Research Association's Panel on Research and Teacher Education. It represents a systematic effort to apply a common set of scholarly lenses to a range of important topics in teacher education. The Panel's charge was twofold: (1) to create for the larger educational research…
Ronald Hansen; Maaike Froelich
This paper originated from a two-year technological education teacher development project at the Faculty of Education, The University of Western Ontario. The authors searched for an understanding of technology and technological education through traditional scholarly means, i.e., a literature review, and through an action research venture that, it was thought, would reveal the parameters of ‘technology’. The paper, beyond helping
Wisconsin State Univ., La Crosse.
The College of Education at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse has initiated a nuclear design for teacher education. The design provides two centers working in cooperation with the College of Education and the cooperating schools. The Education and Resource Center has five components: social studies, English, science, mathematics, and reading.…
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…
Increased primary and secondary student enrollment, recent expansion of secondary technology education programs, teacher attrition, and the decreasing number of universities offering technology education degrees have led to a nationwide shortage of technology teachers. This study sought to identify effective recruitment techniques and factors that might influence students to enroll in undergraduate technology education programs. To accomplish the purposes of the study, two sample populations were surveyed: (1) Technology Education Collegiate Association (TECA) undergraduate students who attended the 2001 TECA Midwest Regional Competition in Peoria, Illinois and (2) Technology teacher education faculty members in Midwest institutions as listed in the Industrial Teacher Education Directory (Bell, 2001). Target Audience: 2-4 Year College Faculty/Administrators
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…
Jim Sweeney; Bonita Twedt
Special education teachers are a significant entity in American education. Nearly 300,000 special education teachers serve approximately 4.5 million students, 11 percent of the total student population. Nearly all of these teachers are evaluated by school principals in much the same fashion as are regular education teachers. There are some, however, who contend that special education is indeed special, that
Rots, Isabel; Aelterman, Antonia; Devos, Geert
In an era of recurring teacher shortages, Flanders struggles with a considerable proportion of teacher education graduates who do not enter the teaching profession. This study identifies the predictors of teacher education graduates' choice on job entry (teaching profession or not). A prospective research design with two data collection…
Maxine Cooper; Maureen Ryan; Jan Gay; Chris Perry
This paper reports on a study that has mapped the stories of a group of women teacher educators. While the focus is on the period of change during the last 10 years from primarily teachers’ colleges to university?based teacher education, the broader context of the individual women's lives is explored as well. The stories are mapped against each other and
Finch, Curtis; And Others
Designed to provide direction for those who contemplate establishing a competency-based program for vocational teachers, this monograph contains major papers developed for the Institute on Competency-Based Teacher Education for Virginia Vocational and Technical Teacher Educators held in Blacksburg, November 23-26, 1975. Also included are two…
Paris-Sud XI, Université de
a minimum of 12 lessons in the classroom environment. (I.e. during the university study, students teach teacher, information education, Informatics, computer technology, teacher education, lesson plan, Primary implemented into a study program of a Master's Degree study of Information and Technical Education
Daugherty, Michael K.; Klenke, Andrew M.; Neden, Michael
One of the most intimidating tasks faced by new or practicing technology education teachers is the challenge of creating new facilities or renovating current facilities for a new purpose. While the fourth program standard in "Advancing Excellence in Technological Literacy: Student Assessment, Professional Development, and Program Standards (AETL)"…
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…
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Wozney, Lori; Venkatesh, Vivek; Abrami, Philip
This study investigates personal and setting characteristics, teacher attitudes, and current computer technology practices among 764 elementary and secondary teachers from both private and public school sectors in Quebec. Using expectancy-value theory, the Technology Implementation Questionnaire (TIQ) was developed; it consists of 33 belief items…
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…
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…
Janet R. Young; Lynnette B. Erickson
This is a self-study wherein we, two teacher educators who are both former public school elementary-grade teachers, sought increased understanding of our professional identities as teachers. We asked, “How is the professional identity of teacher educators mediated by their prior experience as teachers?” We independently created retrospective narratives of our teaching histories, recording key events in our development as teachers
de Guzman, Allan B.; dela Rosa, Praxedes S. M.; Arcangel, Clotilde N.
This qualitative study is an attempt to describe how administrators, teachers and researchers in a select group of teacher education institutions (TEIs) in the capital of the Philippines collectively view globalization. Specifically, concepts of a globalized teacher education, impact of globalization in teacher education, and problems of teacher…
Gibbone, Anne; Mercier, Kevin
Teacher candidates' use of technology is a component of physical education teacher education (PETE) program learning goals and accreditation standards. The methods presented in this article can help teacher candidates to learn about and apply technology as an instructional tool prior to and during field or clinical experiences. The goal in…
The purpose of this study was to determine if I, as a school technology coordinator, could impact how much teachers use technology in the classroom. I provided a variety of resources to the teachers in an effort to support and improve their use of technology. These resources became the intervention components of the study. They consisted of weekly training workshops,
Morva A. McDonald
This article examines the integration of social justice in teacher education and defines dimensions of teachers' opportunities to learn. Findings come from a comparative case study of two elementary teacher education programs: the Teachers for Tomorrow's Schools Program at Mills College and the Teacher Education Intern Program at San José State University. Combining concepts from sociocultural theory and a theory
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 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.
Jazlin Ebenezer; Russell Columbus; Osman Nafiz Kaya; Lin Zhang; Devairakkam Luke Ebenezer
The purpose of this case-study is to narrate a secondary science teacher’s experience of his professional development (PD)\\u000a education and training in innovative technologies (IT) in the context of engaging students in environmental research projects\\u000a The sources from which the narrative is derived include (1) the science teacher’s reflective reports during three summer institute\\u000a programs and (2) the science teacher’s