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  1. [Teacher Training.

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    Palmatier, Robert A., Ed.

    1977-01-01

    This issue collects three articles concerning reading-teacher training. "Language, Failure, and Panda Bears" by Patricia M. Cunningham calls attention to dialect difficulties in the classroom and provides ideas for teacher training programs and for public schools to solve this problem. William H. Rupley, in "Improving Teacher Effectiveness in…

  2. Teacher-Training Projects

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    Greer, Leslie

    1977-01-01

    The Sociedade Brasileira de Cultura Inglesa of Sao Paolo, Brazil, is an English teaching center which also runs an introductory course to train teachers of English. This article describes some of the projects completed by prospective teachers; they include language games, pictures, cartoons, role-playing and writing creative dialogue. (CHK)

  3. Teacher Acquisition of Functional Analysis Methods Using Pyramidal Training

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    Pence, Sacha T.; St. Peter, Claire C.; Giles, Aimee F.

    2014-01-01

    Pyramidal training involves an experienced professional training a subset of individuals who, in turn, train additional individuals. Pyramidal training is effective for training a variety of behavior-analytic skills with direct-care staff, parents, and teachers. As teachers' roles in behavioral assessment increase, pyramidal training may be…

  4. Teacher Training, Tailor-Made

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    Newman, Katherine

    2009-01-01

    Family Partnerships for Achievement is not a course typical of most master's programs in education. The course was designed with one overriding goal: to prepare teachers to be effective in the Boston Public Schools (BPS). This goal drives every aspect of the Boston Teacher Residency (BTR), a district-based program for teacher training and…

  5. Entrepreneurship Education: Implications for Teacher Training.

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    Gouws, E.

    2002-01-01

    Explores the implications of South Africa's national Entrepreneurship Education curriculum for teacher training, and suggests some guidelines for compiling a relevant curriculum for teacher training. (EV)

  6. A Study of the Effects on Student Achievement in Elementary Science Programs Resulting from Teacher In-Service Training and Additional Instructional Aids, Final Report.

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    Smith, George F.

    Twenty-four teachers, from a school system not using the new elementary science programs, taught representative new units to 544 students, with variations in their inservice training and the amount of classroom science equipment provided. Classrooms at three grade levels (1, 3, and 6) were used twice under opposing conditions. For each unit, the…

  7. Screening Applicants for Teacher Training

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    Draba, Robert E.; Steinkellner, Lesley Linde

    1977-01-01

    The identification of criteria and procedures to be used for selecting applicants for teacher training is a problem that has received considerable comment and inquiry. Evaluates one selection criterion, the preservice teacher's ability to read, as an aid in the screening process. (Author/RK)

  8. Enhanced Teacher Training Program

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    Harrington, Ingrid

    2013-01-01

    Teacher preparation and preparedness have been the focus of much research connecting quality teaching and learning, retention, and teacher satisfaction (Halsey, 2005; Hayes, Mills, Christie, & Lingard, 2006; MCEETYA, 2006). The successful recruitment and retention of teachers to rural and remote schools Australia-wide has been problematic for…

  9. Training Teachers for Regional Colleges.

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    Hla Myint; And Others

    This report presents alternative plans for training teachers for the newly-established Regional Colleges in Burma. The Regional Colleges are three-year postsecondary institutions designed to train middle level technicians to help increase the production of goods and services needed in the Burmese economy. Concentrating on the Hawaii Community…

  10. Teacher Training: A Counseling Focus.

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    Dowling, Gretchen; Sheppard, Ken

    Drawing on the work of Charles Curran, this paper proposes ways in which the training of teachers might be facilitated through regular counseling. Anxiety is seen as the chief difficulty in the conventional training process. This anxiety, caused by fear of making mistakes, of losing job security, or of performing in public and being evaluated, can…

  11. Telematics for Teacher Training Project. Final Report.

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    Davis, Niki, Ed.; Prosser, Dominic, Ed.

    Telematics for Teacher Training (T3), as a European support action, has prepared the profession of European teacher training for the infusion of Telematics into courses, plus the enhancement of training provision via telematics applications. T3 Consortium partners included eight teacher training institutions across eight European countries.…

  12. Practical Aspects in L3 Teacher Training.

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    Virkkunen, Anu

    A discussion of issues in third-language instruction and language teacher training focuses on the situation in Finland, where a second and third language is required of all students and it is possible to study as many as six languages in addition to the native language. The Finnish school system is explained, noting that second and third languages…

  13. Teachers' Expectations from In-Service Training and the Project "No Limit to Teach(er)"

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    Akçadag, Tuncay

    2012-01-01

    Problem Statement: Training qualified teachers is possible through pre-service and in-service training programs. The in-service training of teachers in Turkey is primarily planned and delivered by the Directorate of In-Service Office at the Ministry of National Education (MoNE). In addition to this, some Non Governmental Organizations (NGO)…

  14. Training Distance Teachers.

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    Ingesman, Lars

    1993-01-01

    Outlines a course designed to enable distance teachers to develop and teach courses using computer-mediated communication and emphasizing basic pedagogy. The teaching strategies and learning points of each module, as well as the organizational and technical set-up, are described. (Contains seven references.) (EAM)

  15. Teacher Training under Pressure.

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    Hallett, John

    1987-01-01

    The ways that teacher education is distinctly different from the other activities of higher education and is subject to greater external management and control are explored. The case is made that coercive external intervention damages quality and that the profession has the capacity for quality control. (Author/MT)

  16. Teacher Training Perspectives.

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    Johnson, William H., Ed.; And Others

    This publication consists of articles that detail the state of teacher education programs in the Rocky Mountain area. The articles discuss: 1) the evaluation of college courses taught in a rural setting, 2) professional development and role models, 3) multicultural education, 4) future educational trends, 5) educational cooperation, 6) student…

  17. Teacher Training in Curative Education.

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    Juul, Kristen D.; Maier, Manfred

    1992-01-01

    This article considers the application of the philosophical and educational principles of Rudolf Steiner, called "anthroposophy," to the training of teachers and curative educators in the Waldorf schools. Special emphasis is on the Camphill movement which focuses on therapeutic schools and communities for children with special needs. (DB)

  18. Models of Inservice Teacher Training.

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    Mercado, Carmen I.

    The federally-funded New York Bilingual Education Multifunctional Support Center provides support services for Title VII and other bilingual education programs, and actively promotes the analysis and application of research findings relating to bilingual instruction and teacher training. It promotes professional development activities that are…

  19. Teacher Training: A Personal Approach.

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    Henson, Kenneth T.

    Indiana State University has developed an experimental program to develop a personal approach to teacher training. The ultimate intention of the program is to produce educators who are personally committed to the development of the young people often collectively labeled "students." Devices used in the program include the use of student names,…

  20. Teacher & Administrator Training in Technology.

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    Ambron, Sueann, Ed.

    1986-01-01

    This report summarizes a November 1985 meeting at which members of the Apple Education Advisory Council addressed the issues involved in training teachers and administrators on the best ways to use computers in education. In their discussions, Advisory Council members first summarized the roles that are played by each type of organization involved…

  1. The Galileo Teacher Training Programme

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    Doran, Rosa

    The Galileo Teacher Training Program is a global effort to empower teachers all over the world to embark on a new trend in science teaching, using new technologies and real research meth-ods to teach curriculum content. The GTTP goal is to create a worldwide network of "Galileo Ambassadors", promoters of GTTP training session, and a legion of "Galileo Teachers", edu-cators engaged on the use of innovative resources and sharing experiences and supporting its pears worldwide. Through workshops, online training tools and resources, the products and techniques promoted by this program can be adapted to reach locations with few resources of their own, as well as network-connected areas that can take advantage of access to robotic, optical and radio telescopes, webcams, astronomy exercises, cross-disciplinary resources, image processing and digital universes (web and desktop planetariums). Promoters of GTTP are expert astronomy educators connected to Universities or EPO institutions that facilitate the consolidation of an active support to newcomers and act as a 24 hour helpdesk to teachers all over the world. GTTP will also engage in the creation of a repository of astronomy education resources and science research projects, ViRoS (Virtual Repository of resources and Science Projects), in order to simplify the task of educators willing to enrich classroom activities.

  2. Assertion Training: A Tool for Teacher Educators.

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    Hoffman, Darlene Haffner

    Assertion training should be an integral part of preservice teacher training so that, when beginning teachers enter the classroom, they will be confident and able to establish a positive learning climate and minimize discipline problems. A graduate course was developed to assist teachers to develop assertive communication and to use assertive…

  3. Teacher Training and Teacher Optimism about the American Economic System.

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    Chang, Cyril F.; Tuckman, Howard P.

    1989-01-01

    Studies how training in economic education affects teacher optimism concerning the future of the U.S. economic system. Finds that economic education increases teacher optimism. Supports the hypothesis that degree-based and nondegree-based training have different impacts with higher optimism found in the degree-based training. (GG)

  4. The Generalization of Behavioral Teacher Training.

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    Robinson, Viviane; Swanton, Christine

    1980-01-01

    A conceptual framework is developed that is systematically applied to the published literature on the generalization of behavioral teacher training. Two variables were hypothesized to explain the occurrence or nonoccurrence of generalization: the type of training provided and the teachers' attitudes toward the training. (Author/RL)

  5. Developing Teacher Effectiveness Through Interpersonal Skill Training

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    Vander Kolk, Charles J.

    1975-01-01

    A model for developing teacher interpersonal skill was employed to improve teacher-student relationships. Teachers (N=18) received 20 hours of training that consisted of studying human relationship skills, listening to taped examples of good relationships, and practice through role playing. Teachers did significantly increase their ability to…

  6. Child sexual abuse prevention: evaluation of a teacher training model.

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    Kleemeier, C; Webb, C; Hazzard, A; Pohl, J

    1988-01-01

    Teachers are potentially helpful resource persons for large numbers of sexually abused children who may have difficulty disclosing abuse, particularly to family members. In the present study, the effectiveness of a 6-hour teacher training workshop on child sexual abuse prevention was evaluated. Responses of 26 female elementary teachers who participated in the workshop were compared to responses of 19 control teachers on several pre-, post-, and follow-up measures. Relative to controls, trained teachers demonstrated significant increases from pre- to post-testing in knowledge about child sexual abuse and pro-prevention opinions. On a post-only vignettes measure, trained teachers were better able than control teachers to identify behavioral indicators of abuse and suggest appropriate interventions for hypothetical sexually abused children. Over a 6-week follow-up period, trained teachers read more about child abuse than control teachers but did not differ on other behavioral dimensions such as reporting suspected abuse cases. Further research will examine the effects of additional teacher training over an extended follow-up period. PMID:3233520

  7. Teacher Role Group Response on Special Training Provided by Projects and Networks in 1975-1976.

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    Goddu, Roland

    This paper is a summative review of responses received from teachers who participated in Teacher Corps projects during 1975-1976. The survey sought to determine involvement by teachers in Teacher Corps training, planning, evaluation, work-related activities, network activities, and in decision-making about training events. In addition, teachers…

  8. Training Guides for Teacher Corps Team Leaders.

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    Saxe, Richard W.; And Others

    These guides are process and product of a continuing effort to design a training program for Teacher Corps team leaders. As a process, they represent one phase in the delineation of a training program. As a product, they are drawn form observations of team leaders in action in 10 cities, a survey of all Teacher Corps leaders and directors, and the…

  9. Activities and Procedures for Teacher Training.

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    Ellis, Rod

    1986-01-01

    Provides an analytical framework for describing various kinds of teacher-training activities and distinguishes between experiential and awareness-raising practices. Presents a taxonomy of awareness-raising practices in terms of activities and procedures. To illustrate the descriptive framework, a sample training activity and training plan for…

  10. "Training the Trainers" of Teachers in France: Assessment and Outlook

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    Lapostolle, Guy

    2009-01-01

    With the creation of IUFMs (university institutes of teacher training) in the 1990s, the training of teacher trainers in France has become a fundamental part of the renewal of teacher training. It is seen as a fundamental lever for the IUFMs to achieve the tasks and goals entrusted to them: training teachers who need to accommodate the new demands…

  11. Investigation about Participatory Teachers' Training Based on MOOC

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    Zhou, Qing-Guo; Guo, Shou-Chao; Zhou, Rui

    2015-01-01

    In consideration of shortcomings of general teachers' training module, such as less chance, inefficiency, theory-practice gap and short duration, we expounds the concept and process of teachers' training module based on MOOC, discusses how MOOC platform promote collaborative teachers' training development and improve teachers' training methods and…

  12. Initial Teacher Training Courses and Non-Native Speaker Teachers

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    Anderson, Jason

    2016-01-01

    This article reports on a study contrasting 41 native speakers (NSs) and 38 non-native speakers (NNSs) of English from two short initial teacher training courses, the Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults and the Trinity College London CertTESOL. After a brief history and literature review, I present findings on teachers'…

  13. Multiplying the Effect of Professional Development: Teachers Training Teachers

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    Hansen-Thomas, Holly; Casey, Patricia J.; Grosso, Liliana

    2013-01-01

    This article describes the effects of participation and collaboration in an in-service professional development project for secondary content area teachers referred to as "turnaround training." The participating teachers were experienced, skilled practitioners in their content areas (math, science, social studies, or English language arts) who…

  14. CSCL in Teacher Training: What Learning Tasks Lead to Collaboration?

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    Lockhorst, Ditte; Admiraal, Wilfried; Pilot, Albert

    2010-01-01

    Professional teacher communities appear to be positively related to student learning, teacher learning, teacher practice and school culture. Teacher collaboration is a significant element of these communities. In initial teacher training as well as in-service training and other initiatives for teacher learning, collaborative skills should be…

  15. The Status of In-Service Training Programs for Lower Secondary Science Teachers in Japan.

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    Nagasu, Namio

    This study was designed to determine the status of in-service teacher training programs for lower secondary science teachers in Japan. The investigation involved measuring the percentage of science teachers attending in-service training sessions on pure science fields, science teaching, and the use of audio-visual aids. In addition, science…

  16. Teacher Training for High Technology. Final Report.

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    Goettmann, Thomas L.

    The objective of this project was to develop computer literacy and a working knowledge of microprocessor applications and digital circuits for teachers in selected vocational subject areas. Twenty-four vocational trade and industry teachers completed 16 hours of training in microprocessor skills for computerized instruction and curriculum update.…

  17. A Teacher-Parent Communication Training Approach.

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    Sawyer, Horace W.; Sawyer, Suzanne H.

    Sixteen teachers of preschool handicapped children were assigned to a microcounseling group and 16 to a didactic lecture control group. Microcounseling training included viewing of a parent-teacher videotape model and discussion of appropriate communication skills such as clarification, reflective listening, and dealing with parental resistance to…

  18. Directory of Teacher-Training Colleges.

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    United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).

    This directory contains information on the organization, trends, and current problems of teacher education in the 24 teacher-training colleges established in Africa since 1960 with the financial support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) (Special Fund) and technical assistance from United Nations Educational, Scientific, and…

  19. IT in Post-Graduate Teacher Training.

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    Mellar, Harvey; Jackson, A.

    1992-01-01

    Describes a survey of teachers enrolling in postgraduate courses in Great Britain that was conducted to determine prior information technology experience and what the students perceived as information technology training needs. Highlights include differences between primary and secondary teachers, gender issues, age, and computer ownership. (16…

  20. A Corporate Partnership to Enhance Teacher Training

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    Fine, Bethann

    2012-01-01

    This article discusses a corporate partnership with SMART Technologies that changed what teacher candidates learned and how they learned. The experience of the partnership has revealed five best practices for implementing white board technology. Teacher training benefits of the partnership are evident in descriptions of three instructional…

  1. The Missing Link in ESL Teacher Training.

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    Justen, Edward F.

    1984-01-01

    Many sincere, well-prepared, and technically qualified teachers of English as a second language (ESL) are awkward in class, stressed, and insecure, showing little excitement or energy. The missing element in training programs for ESL teachers is a good basic course in drama. It is an expression at both the visual and auditory levels, is a medium…

  2. Evaluating Teacher Training for Industry Trainers.

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    McBeath, Clare; Nicholson, Lindsay

    The research methods selected for an evaluation of courses in vocational education and training (VET) teacher education at Curtin University (Western Australia) were examined. The university hired an outside research body from a different TAFE college to conduct the evaluation because Curtin University's courses in postschool teacher education,…

  3. Practicum Training for Teachers of Struggling Readers

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    Morris, Darrell

    2011-01-01

    Teachers who work with struggling beginning readers need a supervised training experience that leads them to understand both how reading ability develops and how to adapt instruction to meet the needs of individual children. The practicum, in which a teacher works with one struggling reader under the supervision of an experienced and expert…

  4. Teacher Effectiveness Training and Pupil Attitude.

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    Nummela, Renate; Avila, Donald

    This study focuses upon Thomas Gordon's Teacher Effectiveness Training (TET) as it affects student attitudes. Of the 104 third, fourth and fifth graders who participated in the study, 48 were students of teachers who volunteered to participate in a TET workshop and agreed to use the TET model throughout the school year. The remaining 56 students…

  5. TEACHER TRAINING AND THE CLASSICS.

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    REXINE, JOHN E.

    WITH THE STUDY OF MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGES FAR OUTSTRIPPING THE STUDY OF LATIN, IT BEHOOVES LATIN TEACHERS TO REVITALIZE THEIR TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAMS. MORE SPECIFICALLY, NEW PROGRAMS SHOULD REFLECT THE IDEAS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF JAMES B. CONANT, THE PLANS OF FIVE EXPLORATORY PROGRAMS IN TEACHER PREPARATION INITIATED BY THE N.Y. STATE…

  6. Training Teachers to Evaluate Reading.

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    Kozacik, George J.

    The effectiveness of instruction in the use of the Program Improvement Project (PIP) model for helping teachers become informed classroom decision makers was examined. Subjects were 60 teacher volunteers from inner-city elementary schools in Indianapolis, Indiana. The teachers were exposed to the main concepts of the PIP model in six seminar…

  7. Career Education Teacher Training Corps. Final Report.

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    Kiefert, Kaye D.; And Others

    A project was conducted to develop a Career Education Teacher Training Corps model for local district staff development and district program planning and development. Seven training modules were developed which provide a comprehensive planning and staff development system that can be adapted for use in a variety of educational settings. These…

  8. "When They First Come in What Do You Do?" English as an Additional Language and Newly Qualified Teachers

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    Cajkler, Wasyl; Hall, Bernadette

    2009-01-01

    The Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA), responsible for teacher training in England, requires all trainees to be prepared for the teaching of English as an additional language (EAL). This study investigated newly qualified teachers' (NQTs) continuing training needs in relation to the standards set by the TDA. One hundred and thirty…

  9. Media and Teacher Training Colleges.

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    Mertens, J.

    Many teachers resist the use of media in their classrooms, holding an anti-machinery bias much like that of the Luddite movement of 19th century England. Based on experience dating back to the protests by teachers in France against the introduction of books into the classroom in the 16th century, a law of media acceptance in the classroom can be…

  10. Engineering teacher training models and experiences

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    González-Tirados, R. M.

    2009-04-01

    Institutions and Organisations that take training seriously and devote time, effort and resources, etc, to their own teams are more likely to succeed, since both initial teacher training and continuous improvement, studies, hours of group discussion, works on innovation and educational research, talks and permanent meetings, etc, will all serve to enhance teaching and its quality. Teachers will be able to introduce new components from previously taught classes into their university teaching which will contribute to improving their work and developing a suitable academic environment to include shared objectives, teachers and students. Moreover, this training will serve to enhance pedagogic innovation, new teaching-learning methodologies and contribute to getting teaching staff involved in respect of the guidelines set out by the EHEA. Bearing in mind that training and motivation can be key factors in any teacher's "performance", their productivity and the quality of their teaching, Teacher Training for a specific post inside the University Organisation is standard practice of so-called Human Resources management and an integral part of a teacher's work; it is a way of professionalising the teaching of the different branches of Engineering. At Madrid Polytechnic University, in the Institute of Educational Sciences (ICE), since it was founded in 1972, we have been working hard with university teaching staff. But it was not until 1992 after carrying out various studies on training needs that we planned and programmed different training actions, offering a wide range of possibilities. Thus, we designed and taught an "Initial Teacher Training Course", as it was first called in 1992, a programme basically aimed to train young Engineering teachers just setting out on their teaching career. In 2006, the name was changed to "Advanced University Teacher Training Course". Subsequently, with the appearance of the Bologna Declaration and the creation of the European Higher

  11. A Generic Competency Based Teacher Training Program in Special Education.

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    Van Nagel, Clint; And Others

    The competency based teacher training program in special education at the University of North Florida is described. The program is said to revolve around 13 generic competencies, including establishment of rapport with the student, identification of student motivation, modality assessment, and evaluation skills. In addition to coursework, students…

  12. Talent Research and Teacher Training for Gifted Education

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    David, Imre; Balogh, Laszlo

    2013-01-01

    The objective of our article is to give an outline of the work carried out in assisting gifted individuals at the University of Debrecen. We also give an account of the historical background of our institute, including the relationship between our doctoral programme and gifted education; in addition, we run a teacher training programme that awards…

  13. Enlist micros: Training science teachers to use microcomputers

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    Baird, William E.; Ellis, James D.; Kuerbis, Paul J.

    develop, evaluate, and disseminate a complete model of teacher enhancement for educational computing in the sciences. In that project, we use the ENLIST Micros curriculum as the first step in a training process. The project includes seminars that introduce additional skills: It contains provisions for sharing among participants, monitors use of computers in participants' classrooms, provides structured coaching of participants' use of computers in their classrooms, and offers planned observations of peers using computers in their science teaching.

  14. How Valuable Is Teacher Training to Beginning Teachers? An Analysis of Graduate Feedback from a Rural Teacher Training Program.

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    Hoffman, David E.; Roper, Susan Stavert

    This paper offers a strategy for evaluating effectiveness of preservice teacher education programs focusing on importance of the program to the beginning teacher. A survey of beginning teachers sought their evaluation of the relative value of selected competencies (N=35) emphasized in their training programs. Responses to a questionnaire were…

  15. Organisational and Training Factors Affecting Academic Teacher Training Outcomes

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    Renta-Davids, Ana-Inés; Jiménez-González, José-Miguel; Fandos-Garrido, Manel; González-Soto, Ángel-Pío

    2016-01-01

    University teacher training has become an important topic in recent years due to the curricular and methodological reforms introduced by the Bologna process. Despite its acknowledged importance, evaluations have been limited to measures of participants' satisfaction, and little is known about its impact on teaching practices. This study seeks to…

  16. Teacher Training Resources: Preparing Teachers for Mainstreaming. A Selected Bibliography.

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    Croll, Valerie J.; Shank, Kathleen S.

    This bibliography contains references to writings and publications which may be of interest to those responsible for training and preparing teachers for working in mainstreamed classrooms. Citations are presented on: (1) classroom management; (2) faculty development; (3) individualized instruction; (4) mainstreaming; (5) behavior disorders; (6)…

  17. Training Strategy: Computer Education for Teachers in Uruguay.

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    Grunberg, Jorge

    1987-01-01

    Described is the Alfa Project in Uruguay, designed to integrate computer education into secondary schools through teacher-training. Both teacher-users and teacher-authors were considered. Course objectives, curriculum content, and teaching guidelines are presented. (MNS)

  18. In Classroom Mentor Teachers: An Addition to Mentor Teachers

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    Carney, Paul; Crilley, Elizabeth; Fala, John T.; Tully, Christopher; Strouse, Kathryn; Viviano, Thomas

    2012-01-01

    There have been numerous studies done on the impact that mentor teachers and new teacher induction plans have on the new teachers' success in the first couple of years. A lot of these studies were done in an attempt not only to determine how to attract good teachers, but to retain them. It is our hope in this article to also determine if by having…

  19. Humanistic Teaching: A Process for Training Teachers.

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    London, Robert

    This paper outlines an approach to training teachers in a repertoire of behaviors thought essential to humanistic teaching. Exercises necessary to give students a reasonable mastery of desired teaching behaviors are provided. The outline contains the following tasks: community-building exercises; definitions of nonjudgemental, acceptant,…

  20. Humanistic/Behavioristic Training Program for Teachers.

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    Brownlee, Gwyn; Ring, Barbara

    The purpose of this practicum was to develop, field test, evaluate, and disseminate two teacher training packages--elementary and secondary--which would integrate behavioristic and humanistic approaches to classroom management. The practicum was divided into three phases. Phase 1 involved program development. Activities included small group…

  1. Smart Portfolios for Teachers in Training.

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    Wilcox, Bonita L.

    1996-01-01

    Argues that a portfolio process that encourages teachers in training to practice strategies that result in thoughtfulness will help them avoid entrenchment, and can facilitate and demonstrate professional growth. Describes how to organize and use such portfolios, showing how they contain evidence of thoughtful teaching and learning and make…

  2. E-Learning Approach in Teacher Training

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    Yucel, Seda A.

    2006-01-01

    There has been an increasing interest in e-learning in teacher training at universities during the last ten years. With the developing technology, educational methods have differed as well as many other processes. Firstly, a definition on e-learning as a new approach should be given. E-learning could shortly be defined as a web-based educational…

  3. Preservice Teacher Training for Successful Inclusion

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    Jung, Woo Sik

    2007-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate preservice teacher candidates' attitudes and confidence levels in working with students with special needs. Confidence levels have been shown to increase with training, exposure to specific situations, and knowledge utilizing explicit interventions. Also examined were the strengths and improvement of a…

  4. Educational Transforming, Learning Communities and Teacher Training

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    Alvarez-Alvarez, Carmen; Fernandez-Diaz, Elia; Osoro-Sierra, Jose Manuel

    2012-01-01

    This analyses of the paper show to develop innovative educational projects through teacher training. The starting point is "learning communities", which is a project to change educational practice. It has a long history in Spain. This project is generated according to the assessment process in order to change practices required by Miguel Hernandez…

  5. Tourette Syndrome: A Training Day for Teachers.

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    Chowdhury, Uttom; Christie, Deborah

    2002-01-01

    This article describes a Tourette syndrome training day for teachers facilitated by members of the Tic Disorders Clinic at Great Ormond Street Hospital in England. The day provided a mix of information giving and discussion of current practice. Outcomes of the day are related to professional knowledge and experience. (Contains references.) (CR)

  6. THE NEW TECHNOLOGY OF TEACHER TRAINING.

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    MACKEY, WILLIAM F.

    DESIGNED TO GIVE INFORMATION ABOUT THE USE OF CLOSE-CIRCUIT TELEVISION AND VIDEOTAPE IN TRAINING PROGRAMS FOR LANGUAGE TEACHERS, THIS BRIEF DOCUMENT DISCUSSES THEIR OPERATION AND POTENTIAL AND DESCRIBES SPECIFIC PLANS FOR QUARTERS, EQUIPMENT, AND PERSONNEL. INCLUDED IN THE FIRST SECTION ON QUARTERS AND EQUIPMENT ARE DESCRIPTIONS OF THE…

  7. Legal Instruction within Initial Teacher Training

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    Hunter-Jones, John

    2006-01-01

    England's Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA) requires that students, in order to qualify for teacher status, must undertake the study of law. This article reviews the TDA standards and considers its rationale for the selection of law. Such selection and the need, if any, to study law are contrasted with texts written for teachers…

  8. The Effects of Self-Confrontation via TV and of Additional Training Components: Group Discussion, Discrimination Training, and Practice in a Scaled-Down Situation on the Indirectness of Teacher Trainees.

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    Klinzing, Hans Gerhard; Klinzing-Eurich, Gisela

    Four experimental studies were conducted to assess the differences in effectiveness of self-confrontation via TV when used exclusively and in combination with group discussion, discrimination training (training in the use of interaction analysis), and practice in a scaled-down situation (peerteaching) on "the indirectness" of future secondary…

  9. Cooperating Teachers: An Investigation into Their Needs and Training as Mentors and Supervisors of Student Teachers

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    Hamilton, Joy

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine (a) the role of the cooperating teacher in relationship to his or her assigned student teachers, (b) the cooperating teachers' training and preparation for those roles, and (c) the cooperating teachers' perceived needs regarding training and support. Ten cooperating teachers from different…

  10. Developing ICT Competency for Thai Teachers through Blended Training

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    Akarawang, Chaiya; Kidrakran, Pachoen; Nuangchalerm, Prasart

    2016-01-01

    The purpose of this study aims to enhance teachers' ICT competency. Three hundred and thirty seven teachers are surveyed through a questionnaire to identify training problems and training needs. Then the blended training model is implemented with teachers. The result showed that it can increase score in cognitive and attitude tests. The post-test…

  11. Child Sexual Abuse Prevention: Evaluation of a Teacher Training Model.

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    Kleemeier, Carol; And Others

    1988-01-01

    The effectiveness of a six-hour teacher training workshop on child sexual abuse prevention was evaluated. Findings indicated that trained teachers demonstrated significant increases in knowledge about child sexual abuse and pro-intervention opinions. Trained teachers were better able to identify behavioral indicators of abuse and suggest…

  12. Transversal Training within Secondary Teachers' Training in the Face of Current Reforms in France

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    Lapostolle, Guy; Genelot, Sophie; Mabilon, Bonfils Beatrice

    2009-01-01

    This article aims to define what "transversal training" represents in secondary teachers' training in France. It attempts at the same time to assess critically the place it holds in the framework of the two years of training that university institutes for teacher training provide for young teachers. Noting the small place occupied by transversal…

  13. Focus on the Teacher. Communicative Approaches to Teacher Training. ELT Documents 110.

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    British Council, London (England). English Language and Literature Div.

    A collection of papers on the training of English teachers includes: an introduction (Gillian Marsh); "The Use of Video in EFL Teacher Training" (Michael J. Wallace); "Designing a Micro-Teaching Programme in the Third World" (Donard Britten, Falla Sow); "Teacher Training at the Colchester English Study Centre" (Jonathan Seath); "The Training of…

  14. Teacher Training in China: A Case Study of the Foreign Languages Department of Peking Teachers' Training College.

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    Chan, Sylvia; Price, R. F.

    1978-01-01

    The PTTC (Peking Teachers' Training College) was set up in 1954 to train secondary school teachers. The authors investigate the recruiting and training of future teachers both before and after the GPCR (Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution) to determine whether the GPCR brought about any significant change in Chinese education. (KC)

  15. Partnership in Initial Teacher Training: After the Shotgun Wedding.

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    Dunne, Mairead; And Others

    1996-01-01

    Interviews with student teachers, mentors, and tutors provided insights into the development of a teacher training partnership between a higher education institution and several secondary schools. The partnership entailed a complex reconfiguration of the roles of student teachers, cooperating teachers, and teacher educators, and contradictions…

  16. Learning Together: Advancing the Training of Preservice Teachers While Training Mentor Teachers to Lead

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    Santoli, Susan P.; Martin, Susan Ferguson

    2012-01-01

    This study summarizes the results of a survey conducted by university faculty to improve the secondary teacher education program at a public university in the southeast. The survey's primary objectives were to identify areas of needed improvement among student teachers and to identify areas in which supervising teachers desired additional training…

  17. A Sustainable Model for Training Teachers to Use Pivotal Response Training

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    Suhrheinrich, Jessica

    2015-01-01

    The increase in the rate of autism diagnoses has created a growing demand for teachers who are trained to use effective interventions. The train-the-trainer model, which involves training supervisors to train others, may be ideal for providing cost-effective training and ongoing support to teachers. Although research supports interventions, such…

  18. Astronomy Education and Teacher Training in Turkey

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    Kirbiyik, Halil

    In this talk, education in astronomy and space sciences in schools in Turkey as well as activities to create awareness in these subjects will be discussed. A search done among youngsters(ages from 15 to 24) for measuring the scientific literacy showed that most attractive subjects to the Turkish younsters are “internet” and “astronomy”. This result led authorities to take necessary measures to fill the gap especially in teaching material such as books. Another attempt along this is to increase astronomy subjects in the school curricula. Besides TUBITAK National Observatory, universities and Turkish Astronomical Society are giving every efort to create public awareness of space activities and space sciences. As for the teacher training in astronomy and space sciences, much has been done but no success has come yet. Astronomy subjects, in schools, are generally taught not by astronomers but some other substitutes from other branches, such as physics and mathematics. Thus the Ministry of Education prefers training teachers in service. Nevertheless it must be stated that astronomers are pushing forward to formally have the right to train astronomers to become teachers to be hired by the Ministry of Education in schools.

  19. Pre-Service Music Teachers Perceptions of Teaching and Teacher Training

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    Legette, Roy M.; McCord, Dawn H.

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine perceptions of pre-service music teachers (n = 104) regarding school music teaching and the quality of their teacher training. Research questions were: 1) What are the perceptions of pre-service music teachers regarding skills and knowledge provided by their teacher training programs? 2) What aspects of the…

  20. ICT Teacher Training: Evaluation of the Curriculum and Training Approach in Flanders

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    Valcke, Martin; Rots, Isabel; Verbeke, Marjolein; van Braak, Johan

    2007-01-01

    A policy-evaluation study was set up of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) teacher training in Flanders, focusing on the following questions: (a) What is the validity of the content and format of the teacher training, and (b) to what extent is the ICT teacher training linked to policies of schools? In-depth interviews were organised…

  1. 38 CFR 21.8284 - Additional vocational training.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... (CONTINUED) VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AND EDUCATION Vocational Training and Rehabilitation for Certain Children of Vietnam Veterans-Spina Bifida and Covered Birth Defects Vocational Training Program Entrance, Termination, and Resources § 21.8284 Additional vocational training. VA may provide an additional period...

  2. Kindergarten Teachers' Professional Training and Their Social Status in Korea

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    Lee, Guang-Lea; Myers, Donald A.; Kim, Kyoung Jin

    2009-01-01

    This article describes kindergarten teachers' professional training and their social status in Korea. It includes discussions of the historical development of Korea's kindergarten teacher training system and pedagogical methods, the unequal social status of kindergarten teachers, and the implementation of innovative pedagogical practices modeled…

  3. German Trainees' Reflections on Two Approaches to Initial Teacher Training

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    Chambers, Gary N.

    2007-01-01

    Two German native speakers come to England to undertake a course of initial teacher training. They complete the course successfully. Instead of seeking and finding jobs as teachers, however, they return to Germany to undertake a second course of initial teacher training. This is unusual. This article reviews their reasons for taking two routes in…

  4. Online Training of Teachers Using OER: Promises and Potential Strategies

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    Misra, Pradeep Kumar

    2014-01-01

    Teacher education nowadays needs a change in vision and action to cater to the demands of changing societies. Reforms, improvements, and new approaches in teacher education are an immediate need. Online training of teachers using OER has emerged as a new approach in this direction. This approach is based on the assumption that online training will…

  5. Another Innovation from High Tech High--Embedded Teacher Training

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    Griswold, Janie; Riordan, Rob

    2016-01-01

    High Tech High School's teaching internship program blends on-the-job work with classroom theory. Interns spend two years working as full teachers as they take courses. The program serves three large purposes: Train new teachers and build capacity in the HTH organization; train teachers in and beyond HTH for success in a wide range of contexts;…

  6. Training Teachers for Virtual Collaboration: A Case Study

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    Vinagre, Margarita

    2016-01-01

    This study aims to explore the development of teachers' competences when trained in virtual collaboration. In order to do so, we analyse the data gathered from a group of nine in-service teachers who were trained in a forum and a wiki to become future telecollaborative teachers (TTs). During the course, participants worked in small groups and they…

  7. 34. VIEW OF SUBMARINE ESCAPE TRAINING TANK PRIOR TO ADDITION ...

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    34. VIEW OF SUBMARINE ESCAPE TRAINING TANK PRIOR TO ADDITION OF BLISTERS IN 1959, LOOKING SOUTHEAST - U.S. Naval Submarine Base, New London Submarine Escape Training Tank, Albacore & Darter Roads, Groton, New London County, CT

  8. Communication Skills Training in Trainee Primary School Teachers in Spain

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    Ortega, José Luis Gallego; Fuentes, Antonio Rodríguez

    2015-01-01

    Research on teacher training often focuses on learners' perceptions of that training. The focus of this paper, which uses a research-to-practice approach, is instead on the views of the trainers. It evaluates the perceptions of university lecturers teaching classes as part of primary teachers' training degrees and assesses their views of the…

  9. Teaching the Teacher: Technology Training in the Classroom.

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    Dasher, Joan M.

    1997-01-01

    One way to improve technology training for teachers is to use multimedia. This article defines multimedia, discusses the benefits and measurable outcomes of interactive multimedia training, and presents a case study of the DeKalb County (Atlanta, GA) School System's teacher training project and family technology resource centers, resulting in a…

  10. A sustainable model for training teachers to use pivotal response training.

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    Suhrheinrich, Jessica

    2015-08-01

    The increase in the rate of autism diagnoses has created a growing demand for teachers who are trained to use effective interventions. The train-the-trainer model, which involves training supervisors to train others, may be ideal for providing cost-effective training and ongoing support to teachers. Although research supports interventions, such as pivotal response training, as evidence-based, dissemination to school environments has been problematic. This study assessed the benefits of using the train-the-trainer model to disseminate pivotal response training to school settings. A multiple-baseline design was conducted across three training groups, each consisting of one school staff member (trainer), three special education teachers, and six students. Trainers conducted the teacher-training workshop with high adherence to training protocol and met mastery criteria in their ability to implement pivotal response training, assess implementation of pivotal response training, and provide feedback to teachers. Six of the nine teachers mastered all components of pivotal response training. The remaining three teachers implemented 89% of the pivotal response training components correctly. The majority of trainers and teachers maintained their abilities at follow-up. These results support the use of the train-the-trainer model as an effective method of disseminating evidence-based practices in school settings. PMID:25319208

  11. An Analysis of the Selection and Training of Guiding Teachers in an Urban Teacher Education Program

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    Lopez, Carmen Lizette

    2012-01-01

    In response to a growing trend towards alternative teacher education programs, this study aims to direct the focus on traditional teacher preparation programs. The purpose of this study is to analyze the processes of how classroom teachers are selected, trained, and supported as guiding teachers in one urban teacher education program. The…

  12. What Millennial Preservice Teachers Want to Learn in Their Training

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    Clark, Sarah K.; Byrnes, Deborah

    2015-01-01

    As teacher educators, we implore teacher candidates to understand the cultures and experiences of their students to engage them in learning. Yet, preservice teachers are seldom asked what they hope to learn in their training to become teachers of young children. In this study, we examined the interests, resources, and expectations of millennial…

  13. Gestalt Workshops: Suggested In-Service Training for Teachers.

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    Fiordo, Richard

    1981-01-01

    Fritz Perls' Gestalt Workshops are explained and recommended for inservice training for teachers. Since Gestalt Workshops increase their participants' growth, awareness, and integration personally and environmentally, their benefit to classroom teachers would be direct and dramatic. (Author)

  14. Enhancing Science Teacher Training Using Water Resources and GLOBE

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Falco, James W.

    2002-01-01

    Heritage College, located on the Yakama Indian Reservation in south central Washington state, serves a multicultural, underserved, rural population and trains teachers to staff the disadvantaged school districts on and surrounding the reservation. In-service teachers and pre-service teachers in the area show strength in biology but have weak backgrounds in chemistry and mathematics. We are addressing this problem by providing a 2-year core of courses for 3 groups of 25 students (15 pre-service and 10 in-service teachers) using GLOBE to teach integrated physical science and mathematics. At the conclusion of the program, the students will qualify for science certification by Washington State. Water resources are the focal point of the curriculum because it is central to life in our desert area. The lack or excess of water, its uses, quality and distribution is being studied by using GIS, remote sensing and historical records. Students are learning the methodology to incorporate scientific protocols and data into all aspects of their future teaching curriculum. In addition, in each of the three years of the project, pre-service teachers attended a seminar series during the fall semester with presentations by collaborators from industry, agriculture, education and government agencies. Students used NASA educational materials in the presentations that they gave at the conclusion of the seminar series. All pre- and in-service teachers continue to have support via a local web site for Heritage College GLOBE participants.

  15. Pedagogical Attitudes of Conventional and Specially-Trained Teachers

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    Rosenthal, Ted L.; and others

    1970-01-01

    Short term intensive training and long term diffuse training under resource personnel both produced substantial modification of teacher classroom behaviors. Creates optimism regarding reliance upon environmental stimulation to foster academic and behavioral improvements. (CJ)

  16. Initial Teacher Training or Education? ITT or ITE?

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    Chitty, Clyde

    2009-01-01

    In this article, it is argued that the terms education and training are different, but not mutually exclusive. Where post-graduate certificate courses are concerned, training forms only part of the preparation of new teachers. (Contains 1 note.)

  17. Computer Literacy of Turkish Preservice Teachers in Different Teacher Training Programs

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    Ozsevgec, Tuncay

    2011-01-01

    This paper reports on an investigation into the sophomore and senior preservice teachers' computer literacy in different teacher training programs and to determine relationship between grades and the teacher training programs in terms of their computer literacy. The study used case study research methodology, and the sample consisted of 276…

  18. Hunter College TTT Program: Training the Teachers of Teachers Elementary Education.

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    Gold, Milton J.

    The Training the Teachers of Teachers Program at Hunter College is a program designed to train faculty and field personnel so that a more effective teacher education program can be implemented. Feedback from faculty, students, and a core of liberal arts and education faculty recruited for the program resulted in several changes. A new group of…

  19. Classroom Profiling Training: Increasing Preservice Teachers' Confidence and Knowledge of Classroom Management Skills

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    Jackson, Cliff; Simoncini, Kym; Davidson, Mark

    2013-01-01

    Classroom management is a serious concern for beginning teachers including preservice teachers. The Queensland Department of Education, Training and Employment (DETE) has developed the Essential Skills for Classroom Management (ESCM), a system of positive and pro-active strategies for maintaining supportive learning environments. In addition, the…

  20. Training Teachers to Use Pivotal Response Training with Children with Autism: Coaching as a Critical Component

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    Suhrheinrich, Jessica

    2011-01-01

    Although evidence-based practices (EBPs) for educating children with autism, such as pivotal response training (PRT), exist, teachers often lack adequate training to use these practices. The current investigation examined the efficacy of a 6-hour group workshop plus individual coaching for training 20 teachers to use PRT. Results indicate that the…

  1. Problems in Teacher Training: What Innovations Are Possible?

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    Oelkers, Jurgen

    2004-01-01

    In this article, the author discusses the problems in teacher training. He addresses three themes of innovation that could be interpreted as a questioning of the very existence of teacher training: (1) What is its mission, that is, what is it supposed to be doing?; (2) What is the appropriate structure for this?; and (3) In turn, what is the…

  2. Curriculum Orientation of Lecturers in Teacher Training College in Malaysia

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    Salleh, Halimatussaadiah; Hamdan, Abdul Rahim; Yahya, Fauziah; Jantan, Hafsah

    2015-01-01

    Curriculum development in teacher training college can be facilitated by indentifying the lecturers curriculum orientation. This study focuses on curriculum orientation of lecturer in Teacher Training Colleges (TTC) in Malaysia. Data were collected through questionnaire survey using the Curriculum Orientation Inventory, an instrument developed by…

  3. Training and Qualifications (Teachers and Workers for the Deaf).

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    World Federation of the Deaf, Rome (Italy).

    Three papers consider the training and qualifications of teachers and workers for the deaf. H. Okopinski describes "Training Teachers for Deaf Children's Schools in Poland" and A. F. Mackenzie defines "The Qualifications of Workers for the Adult Deaf" in the United Kingdom. E. S. Levine reports on New York University's "Center for Research and…

  4. Designing ICT Training Material for Chinese Language Arts Teachers.

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    Lin, Janet Mei-Chuen; Wu, Cheng-Chih; Chen, Hsiu-Yen

    The purpose of this research is to tailor the design of information and communications technology (ICT) training material to the needs of Chinese language arts teachers such that the training they receive will be conducive to effective integration of ICT into instruction. Eighteen experienced teachers participated in a Delphi-like survey that…

  5. Multicomponent Training of Teachers of Students with Severe Disabilities

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    Brown, Phillip; Stephenson, Jennifer; Carter, Mark

    2014-01-01

    Over the last decade, the obligation of general and special educators to utilize evidence-based instructional practices has become more prominent. Research increasingly suggests the failure of didactic teacher training alone to ensure implementation with fidelity of these practices by teachers in their classrooms. Multicomponent training (MCT)…

  6. Introduction of ICT and Multimedia into Cambodia's Teacher Training Centres

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    Dionys, David

    2012-01-01

    This article describes the integration of ICT in the teacher training centres of Cambodia. It focuses on the collaboration between the Teacher Training Department of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MoEYS) of Cambodia and VVOB (Flemish Association for Development Cooperation and Technical Assistance), which is aimed at improving ICT…

  7. Teacher Training and the Educational System in Poland. Some Notes.

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    Hult, Hakan, Ed.

    This volume contains 12 papers on teacher training in Poland. Many reflect a special collaborative relationship between the Departments of Education at universities in Gdansk and Linkoping. The papers are: "Teacher Training-Between Atomism and Holism" (Joanna Rutkowiak); "Following-Applying-Seeking Inspiration as Possible Varieties of Dialogue…

  8. Spirituality in Teacher Training at an Islamic College in Israel

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    Erdreich, Lauren

    2016-01-01

    This article looks at an Islamic teacher training college in Israel in an attempt to understand how religious revival shapes women's understandings of being Muslim women professionals in Israel. The college grew out of Islamic revival in Israel; its teacher training program reflects the sensibilities that Islamic revival hopes to foster in women…

  9. Training Project for Teachers of Adult ESL Students.

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    Lydon, James

    This coordinator's report and training manual are materials from a teacher training project for teachers of English to adult speakers of other languages in state-funded adult education programs in central New Jersey. The 14-page report is a personal narrative with no supporting documentation. It covers objectives, the project's educational…

  10. Teacher Training Colleges in the Rural Areas of Angola

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    Nsiangengo, Pedro; Diasala, Andre Jacinto

    2008-01-01

    The Aid for the Development of the People by the People (ADPP), a non-governmental organization (NGO), in collaboration with Angola's Ministry of Education, has set up a network of secondary schools to train teachers to work in primary schools in the rural areas of Angola. These schools, called Training Colleges for the Teachers of the Future…

  11. Child Sexual Abuse Prevention: Evaluation of a Teacher Training Program.

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    Randolph, M. K.; Gold, C. A.

    1994-01-01

    Evaluates teacher-training programs on child-sexual-abuse prevention developed by Hazzard, Kleemeir, Pohl, and Webb (1986). Trained teachers demonstrated significant increase in knowledge about child sexual abuse, attitudes regarding prevention, identifying behavioral indicators of abuse, and appropriate intervention in potential abuse cases.…

  12. Race, Identity and Support in Initial Teacher Training

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    Bhopal, Kalwant

    2015-01-01

    This article examines the experiences of 22 Black and minority ethnic (BME) trainee teachers who were enrolled on a secondary teacher training course at one university over a two-year period. It argues that BME trainee teachers experience different forms of exclusionary practices in the classroom, but use their identities in a positive way to…

  13. Improved Teacher Training Through Dimensions of International Education.

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    Alabama Univ., University. Coll. of Education.

    The program is a learning system designed to facilitate the professional growth of (1) teachers in training (student teachers, doctoral interns, overseas personnel); (2) teachers in service (in Alabama and overseas schools, and university professors); (3) educational leadership personnel (overseas school administrators, State Department of…

  14. Training Manual for ABE/GED Teachers. Entry Level.

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    Muir, Buzz; Wischropp, Theodore

    This training manual is intended for teachers new to adult basic education programs and attempts to cover certain aspects and knowledge areas relevant to the adult learner's situation. Chapter 1 outlines what teachers and students need to know. For teachers this includes content knowledge, learner characteristics, interpersonal skills, and…

  15. Training Teachers to Identify and Intervene with Abused Children.

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    Hazzard, Ann; Rupp, Gary

    Teachers are a potentially helpful resource for abused children, but generally lack training in child abuse identification and intervention. Elementary and junior high school teachers (N=104) were surveyed concerning their abuse-related experience, knowledge and attitudes. Sixty-eight percent of the teachers reported 3 or fewer hours of education…

  16. Training Preservice Teachers Rapidly: The Need to Articulate the Training Given by University Supervisors and Cooperating Teachers

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    Chalies, Sebastien; Bruno-Meard, Francoise; Meard, Jacques; Bertone, Stefano

    2010-01-01

    This study evaluated the impact of a specific program on the training of preservice teachers; the program consisted of alternating periods of "condensed" and autonomous classroom work and training sequences with university supervisors and cooperating teachers in order to prepare for these practical work periods. Borrowing from an original…

  17. An Environmental Education Approach to the Training of Elementary Teachers: A Teacher Education Programme. A Discussion Document for Unesco Training Seminars on Teacher Training in Environmental Education.

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    Hungerford, Harold R.; And Others

    This document describes an elementary teacher education program (TEP) for training elementary school teachers to include the environment in the content and methods of the early years of education. The major focus of this document is to infuse environmental content and methods in existing or planned courses of instruction in the TEP. The topics in…

  18. 38 CFR 21.8284 - Additional vocational training.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 2 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Additional vocational training. 21.8284 Section 21.8284 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS (CONTINUED) VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AND EDUCATION Vocational Training and Rehabilitation for Certain Children of Vietnam Veterans and...

  19. 48 CFR 301.603-73 - Additional HHS training requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... electives for the purpose of satisfying FAC-C requirements or as continuous learning for maintenance of FAC... is required every 2 years. This course is in addition to the training requirements for...

  20. 48 CFR 301.603-73 - Additional HHS training requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... electives for the purpose of satisfying FAC-C requirements or as continuous learning for maintenance of FAC... is required every 2 years. This course is in addition to the training requirements for...

  1. 38 CFR 21.8284 - Additional vocational training.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... Children of Vietnam Veterans and Veterans with Covered Service in Korea-Spina Bifida and Covered Birth Defects Vocational Training Program Entrance, Termination, and Resources § 21.8284 Additional...

  2. 38 CFR 21.8284 - Additional vocational training.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... Children of Vietnam Veterans and Veterans with Covered Service in Korea-Spina Bifida and Covered Birth Defects Vocational Training Program Entrance, Termination, and Resources § 21.8284 Additional...

  3. 38 CFR 21.8284 - Additional vocational training.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... Children of Vietnam Veterans and Veterans with Covered Service in Korea-Spina Bifida and Covered Birth Defects Vocational Training Program Entrance, Termination, and Resources § 21.8284 Additional...

  4. Teachers Training Teachers: Four Perspectives on an Innovative Mentoring Program for Intern Science Teachers.

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    Diehl, Christine L.; Harris, Jerilyn; Barrios, David; O'Connor, Heather; Fong, Jennifer

    The Graduate School of Education (GSE) at the University of California at Berkeley (UCB), the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD), and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) have collaborated to pilot an on-site training and mentoring program for intern science teachers. Exit interviews suggest that its innovative mentoring…

  5. The Galileo Teacher Training Program Global Efforts

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    Doran, R.; Pennypacker, C.; Ferlet, R.

    2012-08-01

    The Galileo Teacher Training Program (GTTP) successfully named representatives in nearly 100 nations in 2009, the International Year of Astronomy (IYA2009). The challenge had just begun. The steps ahead are how to reach educators that might benefit from our program and how to help build a more fair and science literate society, a society in which good tools and resources for science education are not the privilege of a few. From 2010 on our efforts have been to strengthen the newly formed network and learn how to equally help educators and students around the globe. New partnerships with other strong programs and institutions are being formed, sponsorship schemes being outlined, new tools and resources being publicized, and on-site and video conference training conducted all over the world. Efforts to officially accredit a GTTP curriculum are on the march and a stronger certification process being outlined. New science topics are being integrated in our effort and we now seek to discuss the path ahead with experts in this field and the community of users, opening the network to all corners of our beautiful blue dot. The main aim of this article is to open the discussion regarding the urgent issue of how to reawaken student interest in science, how to solve the gender inequality in science careers, and how to reach the underprivileged students and open to them the same possibilities. Efforts are in strengthening the newly formed network and learning how to equally help educators and students around the globe.

  6. Teacher Training for Early Childhood Development and Education in Kenya

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    Mbugua, Tata

    2009-01-01

    The training of early childhood development and education (ECDE) teachers in Kenya remains a priority in recognition of the vital role well-trained professionals play in the quality of early childhood experiences for children ages 0+ to 5+. This article provides a detailed overview of the current structure and training of ECDE professionals,…

  7. Training for Teachers of Nursing: A Contribution towards an Assessment of Training Practices

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    Oliveira, Maria de Lourdes Magalhaes

    2004-01-01

    We present an exploratory study that seeks to assess training practices and to link the training of teachers of nursing to changes in these practices. This is relevant because of the need to discover how training leads to changes in teaching practice. The objectives of the present study were to rate the importance attributed to training by…

  8. Training English Language Student Teachers to Become Reflective Teachers

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    Al-Issa, Ali; Al-Bulushi, Ali

    2010-01-01

    Reflective teaching practice has become a central theme in professional growth at the pre-service teacher education level almost everywhere. English language teaching (ELT) teacher trainers, like any other teacher trainers, have a powerful role to play in fostering reflection in their student teachers through the approaches and strategies they…

  9. In-Service Early Childhood Teachers Reflect on Their Teacher Training Program: Reconceptualizing the Case of Cyprus

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    Loizou, Eleni

    2009-01-01

    This is a study that investigates the views of in-service Early Childhood teachers concerning their teacher training program. Ninety in-service teachers were interviewed and asked to reflect on their teacher training. The focus of this paper is on two major issues: the challenges teachers have faced and are facing during their years of teaching…

  10. Birmingham University and Teacher Training: Day Training College to Department of Education.

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    Thomas, J. B.

    1992-01-01

    Traces the development of teacher education in Birmingham, England, from the Victorian period through the 1920s. Describes the transition of Mason College and the Birmingham Day Training College into the education department of Birmingham University. Discusses women's education, teacher training for men, student life, faculty, and curriculum. (DK)

  11. Pre-Service Training Model for TESOL/ABE Teachers and Teacher-Aides.

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    Southwestern Cooperative Educational Lab., Albuquerque, NM.

    Developed by the Proteus Adult Education Team of Visalia, Calif., this preservice training model, the result of a project for teachers and teacher-aides of Mexican American adult students, recommends a structure of 30 hours intensive training conducted over a period of 2 weeks (to be followed by weekly 2 1/2-hour inservice sessions). This booklet…

  12. Teacher Training in the Research University: A Survey of Teachers' Opinions.

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    Tanaka, Masato; And Others

    1993-01-01

    Characteristics and opinions of 510 public school teachers who were graduate and undergraduate alumni of Kyoto University (Japan), a research university, were analyzed in an effort to assess the teacher education experience in a general research university program as compared to preservice education in a teacher training institution or department.…

  13. Teacher Training and Pre-Service Primary Teachers' Self-Efficacy for Science Teaching

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    Velthuis, Chantal; Fisser, Petra; Pieters, Jules

    2014-01-01

    This study focuses on the improvement of pre-service teachers' self-efficacy for teaching science by including science courses within the teacher training program. Knowing how efficacy beliefs change over time and what factors influence the development by pre-service primary teachers of positive science teaching efficacy beliefs may be useful…

  14. Mentoring Experiences of Beginning Teachers: Perceptions of Traditionally, Alternatively, and Foreign Trained Teachers

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    Gibson, Doncella

    2009-01-01

    School districts are faced with teacher shortages and have turned to alternatively certified and foreign trained teachers to staff classrooms. To increase retention rates of qualified teachers, districts use different methods such as mentoring programs. The purpose of this study was to investigate differences in mentoring experiences and mentoring…

  15. Effects of Teacher-Child Interaction Training (TCIT) on Teacher Ratings of Behavior Change

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    Garbacz, Lauren L.; Zychinski, Kristen E.; Feuer, Rachel M.; Carter, Jocelyn S.; Budd, Karen S.

    2014-01-01

    Problem behaviors in preschool-aged children negatively affect teacher-child relationships and children's skill development. In this clinical replication of an initial study, we implemented Teacher-Child Interaction Training (TCIT), a teacher-delivered, universal intervention designed for early childhood settings. The initial study evaluated…

  16. Teachers as Society-Involved "Organic Intellectuals": Training Teachers in a Political Context

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    Yogev, Esther; Michaeli, Nir

    2011-01-01

    This article presents a new model for teacher training in which teachers are encouraged to become intellectuals involved in the community. Involved intellectual teachers are those whose professional identity leans on robust intellectual self-esteem, a culture of actively caring about other people, awareness of social activism, and commitment to…

  17. The First Training Colleges for Teachers of the Blind

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    Butterfield, P. H.

    1977-01-01

    Discusses the founding of the first schools for the education of blind students in the late eighteenth century and early nineteenth century and the long period of development for establishing institutions for training teachers of those blind students. (RK)

  18. A Conference Training Model for Learning Disabilities Resource Teachers.

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    Cohen, Sandra B.; Safran, Joan

    1981-01-01

    The development of teaching strategies, communication, and conferencing skills through microteaching and simulation are emphasized. Feedback is provided at several interaction points. The design for university training parallels the resource/consultant teacher program implemented in many schools. (Author)

  19. The Effectiveness of Teacher Training as Measured by Pupil Performance.

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    Rice, Marion J.

    This paper reports research conducted with materials from the Anthropology Curriculum Project, which follows a substantive model, to answer the question: was pupil achievement in anthropology primarily a functon of the trained teacher, or a function of the materials used by any teacher in anthropology. A quasi-experimental design involving intact…

  20. Mismanagement, Ambiguity and Delusion: Training Primary Teachers in Greece.

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    Cowan, Bryan J.; Koutouzis, Emmanuel

    1997-01-01

    Examines the influence of social origins, characteristics, and qualifications of entrants to primary teaching in Greece and its role in social mobility. Research based on first-year student teachers along with unpublished research from government sources show a greater need for creative and strategic planning in the training of primary teachers.…

  1. MICRO-TEACHING--A PROMISING MEDIUM FOR TEACHER TRAINING.

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    DUGAS, DONALD G.

    THAT MICRO-TEACHING CAN BE USED EFFECTIVELY FOR TEACHER TRAINING AND RETRAINING WAS INDICATED BY A 1966 NDEA INSTITUTE WHERE PARTICIPANTS VIEWED ON VIDEO-TAPE AND DISCUSSED THE WORK OF A TEACHER IN A SMALL DEMONSTRATION CLASS OF HIGH SCHOOL FRENCH. EACH MEMBER HIMSELF TAUGHT TWO 15-MINUTE CLASS SEGMENTS OF THE SAME CLASS, WHICH WAS ALSO…

  2. Education, Teacher Training and Prospects for Economic Recovery in Cambodia.

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    Duggan, Stephen J.

    1996-01-01

    Traces the history of Cambodian education, 1945-95, including heavy investment in urban secondary and higher education after independence, Khmer Rouge destruction of the educational system, rapid educational expansion in the 1980s despite the lack of qualified teachers, and present international aid programs to train teachers. Discusses…

  3. Identifying Collaborative Behaviours Online: Training Teachers in Wikis

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    Vinagre Laranjeira, Margarita

    2016-01-01

    In this paper we explore the data gathered from a group of nine in-service teachers who were trained online to become future telecollaborative teachers. Participants from different countries worked in two small groups in a wiki designed specially to facilitate discussion and collaboration. Tasks included reading and reviewing articles on…

  4. Teacher Training in Family Involvement: An Interpersonal Approach.

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    Coleman, Mick; Wallinga, Charlotte

    2000-01-01

    Discusses ways to develop family-school-community involvement, based on an early childhood teacher training course in family involvement. Discusses strategies for using Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs to facilitate family involvement interactions, and using student teachers' experiences for structuring reflective thought about family involvement…

  5. Are Professional Development School Trained Teachers Better Classroom Managers?

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    Wait, Dan B.; Warren, Louis L.

    This study examined the effectiveness of teachers trained in a Professional Development School (PDS) versus a traditional program. The paper begins with data from earlier research which shows that PDSs prepare graduates better for teaching and managing classrooms than do traditional programs. This study used the North Carolina Teacher Performance…

  6. Interactive Video in the In-Service Training of Teachers.

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    Kari, Jouko; Nojd, Olavi

    The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that the different teacher groups of the Finnish comprehensive school differ from one another in their pedagogical thinking and practices. The authors of this article have conducted teacher in-service-training on integrated curriculum using new educational technology (interactive video and a…

  7. Classroom Management: Teacher Training, Attitudes and Beliefs, and Intervention Practices

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    Ladner, Margaret Catherine Davis

    2009-01-01

    This study examined the factors that are associated with teacher classroom management with regard to training, attitudes and beliefs, and intervention practices of general and special education teachers in dealing with classroom control. These factors were examined in general and special education classrooms. The participants for this study were…

  8. The Training of Science Teachers in Papua New Guinea

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    Palmer, W. P.

    1987-01-01

    The Currie Report (1964) pointed out that "So far as any one strand in the "seamless web" of education can be picked out as of more fundamental importance than another it is the training of teachers/probably no other activity of the Administration is quite so important as this." Klassen (1982) has also rated teacher education highly: "Teacher…

  9. Pre-Service Teacher Training at the Museum School

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    Stetson, Ranae; Stroud, Nicole Devlin

    2014-01-01

    This article describes the powerful and long-term partnership between a museum preschool and a local university teacher preparation program. The authors describe the unique and rich learning environment of the Museum School and its dramatic and positive impact on pre-service teacher training. The hands-on learning experiences taught at the Museum…

  10. Report Card on the Effectiveness of Teacher Training Programs

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    Tennessee State Board of Education, 2010

    2010-01-01

    Tennessee Code Annotated 49-5-108 requires the state to develop a report card or assessment on the effectiveness of teacher training programs. This report includes data on the performance of each institution's graduates in the following areas required by state statute: placement and retention rates, Praxis results, and teacher effect data based on…

  11. Biotechnology 13-18: In-Service Training for Teachers.

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    Gayford, Chris

    1987-01-01

    Discusses the rapid increase in interest in biotechnology. Emphasizes the implications for inservice training of teachers. Describes a means of producing a modular course which may be flexibly used for inservice work. Focuses on improving the background knowledge of teachers, giving relevant practice experience and considering various teaching…

  12. Teacher Training and Urban Language Problems. Prepublication Version.

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    Shuy, Roger W.

    A recent study of 30 urban teachers showed that they were not only unable to give a precise description of their students' speech, but had no idea of how to go about making a description. Their ideas on vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation were formed by popular folk-lore rather than linguistic knowledge. Current teacher training programs are…

  13. An Attempt at Innovation in Teacher Training in Sweden.

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    Tibell, Gunnar

    2000-01-01

    Reports on an innovation in Swedish teacher training that is attracting students taking courses on interdisciplinary thematic topics. Notes that unqualified teachers are teaching in the science disciplines of physics, chemistry, and biology. Provides three years worth of statistics on the number of applicants and admitted students in teacher…

  14. Identifying Technical Content Training Needs of Georgia Agriculture Teachers

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    Peake, Jason B.; Duncan, Dennis W.; Ricketts, John C.

    2007-01-01

    The continuing trend toward increasing diversity of curriculum offered within secondary agricultural education programs is driving a change in pre-service and in-service technical training for agriculture teachers. This study looks at agriculture teachers' perceived importance of, and competence in, traditional technical competencies such as…

  15. A Comprehensive Approach to Technology Training for Early Childhood Teachers

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    Chen, Jie-Qi; Chang, Charles

    2006-01-01

    This study describes the development and implementation of a comprehensive approach to computer technology training for early childhood teachers. Departing from the singular goal of conveying skills and knowledge, a comprehensive program targets the development of teachers' attitudes and practices as well as knowledge and skills. All 3 areas are…

  16. Basic Training and Resource Connections for Novice ESL Teachers

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    Henrichsen, Lynn

    2010-01-01

    A large number of teachers and tutors of English as a Second Language (ESL) lack professional-level preparation. The Basic Training and Resources for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (BTRTESOL) program is being developed to prepare untrained, novice, volunteer ESL teachers to be more successful. In contrast with previous programs…

  17. GIS In-Service Teacher Training Based on TPACK

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    Hong, Jung Eun; Stonier, Francis

    2015-01-01

    This article introduces the geographic information systems (GIS) in-service teacher training, focusing on the intersection of technological, pedagogical, and content knowledge (TPACK) for successful implementation of GIS in the classroom. Eleven social studies teachers in Georgia learned GIS technologies, inquiry-based learning, and social studies…

  18. ESL Teacher Training in 3D Virtual Worlds

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    Kozlova, Iryna; Priven, Dmitri

    2015-01-01

    Although language learning in 3D Virtual Worlds (VWs) has become a focus of recent research, little is known about the knowledge and skills teachers need to acquire to provide effective task-based instruction in 3D VWs and the type of teacher training that best prepares instructors for such an endeavor. This study employs a situated learning…

  19. Instructional Development for Training Teachers of Exceptional Children: A Sourcebook.

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    Thiagarajan, Sivasailam; And Others

    Presented in the sourcebook for the teacher educator is the Four-D model (define, design, develop, and disseminate) to be used for developing instructional materials for training teachers of exceptional children. Listed at the beginning of chapters are instructional objectives; included when appropriate are guidelines, checklists, and flow charts.…

  20. Multicultural Education in Teacher Training (Curriculum Guide for Universities).

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    Mistrik, Erich

    The Slovak society is in the process of transformation. The main direction of transformation is political, from the totalitarian to the democratic society. The growing cultural variety of Slovakia increases the importance of multicultural education for student teachers. This curriculum guide for multicultural education in teacher training in…

  1. Teacher Training Resource Handbook: Innovative Approach to Teaching and Learning.

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    Namathaka, Lester; Kalulu, Master; Malisawa, Andrew; Mhoni, Sophie; Kabuwe, Enock; Kasitomu, Helix; Mhura, Hastings; Namachapa, Arton

    This manual provides a tool for training community-based primary school teachers with a focus on a child-centered approach. There are 34 sections: (1) "Who an Affective Teacher Is"; (2) "How Children Learn"; (3) "Schemes of Work" and "Records of Work"; (4) "The Lesson"; (5) "Lesson Plan"; (6) "Effective Methods of Teaching"; (7) "Effective…

  2. Perceptual Shift Training for Teachers of Disadvantaged Children.

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    Robison, Esther; Holmes, Douglas

    This study describes the development of a technique to help the pre-school teacher create an environment in which a large group of children can learn and to be an effective mediator between the environment and the interests and abilities of each child. Teachers were trained to rate children in terms of observational categories, to help them…

  3. Training Our Future Teachers: Classroom Management. Revised

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    Greenberg, Julie; Putman, Hannah; Walsh, Kate

    2014-01-01

    This report examines traditional teacher preparation in classroom management, which is a struggle for many teachers, especially new ones. 122 teacher preparation programs--both elementary and secondary, graduate and undergraduate--were examined to review the full breadth of the professional sequence. The following conclusions are made as a result…

  4. Organizing Science Popularization and Teacher Training Workshops : A Nigerian Experience

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    Okpala, Kingsley; Okere, Bonaventure

    Funding for science popularization has become a huge challenge in recent times especially for developing countries like Nigeria. However, a change in the school system from the 6-3-3-4 system (6 years primary, 3 years Junior secondary, 3year senior secondary, and 4 years tertiary education) to the 9-3-4 system ( 9 years junior basic, 3 years secondary, and 4 tertiary education) has made it even more convenient to strategically target the students through their teachers to attain the desired quality of education since the introduction of space science into the curriculum at the primary and secondary levels. Considering the size of Nigeria, there Is need for a shift in paradigm for sourcing resources to tackle this deficiency in a sustainable manner. Recently a teacher training and science popularization workshop was organized as a first in a series of subsequent workshops geared towards having a sustainable means of popularizing Science in Nigeria. Principally, the key lies in the partnership with the colleges of education which produce the teachers for primary schools in addition to the usual governmental actions. Experiences from this workshop will be enumerated with the hope of inspiring the same success in similar societies.

  5. Teamwork of clinical teachers in postgraduate medical training.

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    Slootweg, Irene Arida

    2016-08-01

    Teamwork among clinical teachers is essential for continuous improvement of postgraduate medical training. This thesis deconstructs teamwork in four studies, mostly based on qualitative research approaches and one study utilizes mixed methods. We found that clinical teachers do train residents, but individually rather than as a team. The programme directors as leaders focus more on teaching activities than on the collective ambition and mutual engagement of clinical teachers. During the teaching meetings, mistakes and conflicts are mainly discussed in a general sense and are often neither directed at the individual, nor result-oriented. A valid evaluation instrument is constructed to improve teamwork. PMID:27432367

  6. Teacher Training and Pre-service Primary Teachers' Self-Efficacy for Science Teaching

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    Velthuis, Chantal; Fisser, Petra; Pieters, Jules

    2014-06-01

    This study focuses on the improvement of pre-service teachers' self-efficacy for teaching science by including science courses within the teacher training program. Knowing how efficacy beliefs change over time and what factors influence the development by pre-service primary teachers of positive science teaching efficacy beliefs may be useful for teacher training universities, so that they can adapt their curriculum to accommodate these factors. Participants included 292 pre-service primary teachers, a cross-sectional sample from two different universities in the Netherlands across the four different years of study in the training program. Based upon our results, we conclude that the science teaching self-efficacy of pre-service teachers, in particular, improved during years 1 and 2, and not during years 3 and 4. Higher levels of self-rated subject-matter knowledge and science teaching experience in primary schools both contributed to higher levels of personal self-efficacy for science teaching. Differences at the university level in courses taken during the first year between science content courses and science methods courses also influenced the pre-service teachers' development of science teaching self-efficacy. After their first year, the pre-service teachers from the university with science content courses had significantly higher self-efficacy than pre-service teachers from the university that offered science methods courses. After the second year of teacher training, however, this difference in self-efficacy was no longer present.

  7. Teacher Training in Afghanistan: Intersections of Need and Reality

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    Husting, Sheila; Intili, Jo Ann; Kissam, Edward

    2008-01-01

    As post-Taliban Afghanistan moves toward the establishment of a viable educational system, key stakeholders and donors are faced with the formidable challenge of how to most rapidly implement teacher training within an environment of diverse, changing, and largely unassessed training needs. The current article explores the dilemmas inherent in…

  8. Teacher Training Designs for Improving Instruction in Interracial Classrooms.

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    Chesler, Mark A.

    Teachers in racially desegregated classrooms often need special instruction or retraining for the peculiar academic and social problems of their students. Planning such training programs involves identifying change "targets" (persons or relations the change efforts will focus on) and choosing appropriate "strategies" or training methods. Targets…

  9. Simulation Models for Teacher Training: Perspectives and Prospects

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    Sharma, Manisha

    2015-01-01

    It has always been a mind dwelling exercise for the trainers to meet the training needs of the future role players of any organization. May it be corporate offices, Government offices and charitable organizations; training is needed at various stages of job from executives to administrators, from teachers to principals, from line officer to JE and…

  10. Development of a Manual for Training Teacher Aides.

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    Rademaker, Elizabeth Spencer

    Based on two years of training for teacher aides involved in a high school equivalency program (HEP) for disadvantaged youth, a manual was developed to equip nonprofessionals to conduct basic skills classes in similar settings. The training program used task analysis in setting up the basic skills classes, and a group dynamics approach in which…

  11. 48 CFR 301.604-74 - Additional COTR training requirements.

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    2012-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 4 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Additional COTR training requirements. 301.604-74 Section 301.604-74 Federal Acquisition Regulations System HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES GENERAL HHS ACQUISITION REGULATION SYSTEM Career Development, Contracting Authority, and...

  12. 48 CFR 301.604-74 - Additional COTR training requirements.

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    2011-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 4 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Additional COTR training requirements. 301.604-74 Section 301.604-74 Federal Acquisition Regulations System HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES GENERAL HHS ACQUISITION REGULATION SYSTEM Career Development, Contracting Authority, and...

  13. 48 CFR 301.603-73 - Additional HHS training requirements.

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    2012-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 4 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Additional HHS training requirements. 301.603-73 Section 301.603-73 Federal Acquisition Regulations System HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES GENERAL HHS ACQUISITION REGULATION SYSTEM Career Development, Contracting Authority, and...

  14. 48 CFR 301.604-74 - Additional COTR training requirements.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Additional COTR training requirements. 301.604-74 Section 301.604-74 Federal Acquisition Regulations System HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES GENERAL HHS ACQUISITION REGULATION SYSTEM Career Development, Contracting Authority, and...

  15. India. Rajasthan adopts new strategy in teacher training.

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    1994-01-01

    In the State of Rajasthan, there are about 100,000 teachers working in remote places. Training this large number of teachers in population education is always tedious, time consuming and expensive. To be able to reach and train these teachers working in primary schools without extra effort, time and money, the State Institute of Educational Research and Training (SIERT) adopted a new approach for this purpose. The approach makes use of the block level administrative approach in Rajasthan, where the monthly pay is distributed at various pay centers in the block. Every month, about 50-60 teachers gather at each pay center to collect their salaries. These teachers also take this opportunity to spend some time to learn new academic information and solve their problems. The SIERT took this opportunity of group meetings by presenting lectures or talks on population education to these teachers. Experts were invited from the District Institute of Education and Training to give lectures on various topics such as concepts and needs for population education; teaching, strategies and organization of co-curricular activities and discussion on the textual material in the Hindi language and environmental education for primary school students. So far, these talks had been arranged at 150 pay centers covering around 7500 teachers in the year 1993. PMID:12345765

  16. Voice Education in Teacher Training: An Investigation into the Knowledge about the Voice and Voice Care in Teacher-Training Students

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    Kovacic, Gordana

    2005-01-01

    The aim of the present study was to investigate knowledge about the voice and voice care in teacher-training students. A voice care questionnaire was administered to teacher-training students (N = 184) and students of other professions (N = 143). Discriminant analysis demonstrated that the teacher-training students' knowledge was significantly…

  17. Teacher Training and Teacher Use of Laptops in a 1:1 Laptop Program: A Correlational Study

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    Staub, Justin H.

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this quantitative correlational study was to examine the relationship, if any, between teacher training and teacher use of a laptop in a one-to-one laptop program. Teachers recorded their training weekly throughout the twelve-week study. Teacher use of laptops was measured through self-reporting in a pretest and posttest design,…

  18. An Investigation into Teacher Wellbeing during the Teacher Training Year

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    Turner, Sarah; Zanker, Nigel; Braine, Maggie

    2012-01-01

    For those studying for the Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), the teaching practice placement can be a daunting experience. Trainee teachers have to adjust into a new workplace and a complicated professional role which can be stressful; this can result in teachers leaving the profession in their early years if they do not equip…

  19. The Teacher's Voice: Vocal Training in Teacher Education

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    Bele, Irene Velsvik

    2008-01-01

    The voice is a basic tool in human communication and an important factor in a positive self-understanding and identity, both for the teacher's sense of profession and for the pupils' ability to express themselves orally; two perspectives of great importance in the Norwegian National Curriculum. Voice disorders are common among teachers world-wide…

  20. Training Inservice Teachers' Competencies in Classroom Management. A Quasi-Experimental Study with Teachers of Secondary Schools

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    Piwowar, Valentina; Thiel, Felicitas; Ophardt, Diemut

    2013-01-01

    The current study evaluated the effectiveness of a training program for inservice secondary school teachers in classroom management. In a non-randomized pre-post-design, 19 teachers participated in a newly developed training (the intervention group) and 18 teachers participated in a control training (the control group). All participants reported…

  1. Methods and Techniques for Communicative Competence in Bilingual Education, Packet II. Language Proficiency Acquisition, Assessment, and Communicative Behavior, Series B. Teacher Edition. Bilingual Education Teacher Training Packets.

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    Calderon, Margarita; And Others

    A teacher training packet (teacher's edition) on methods and techniques for communicative competence in bilingual education is presented. In addition to state-of-the-art reviews, the packet contains: a course syllabus, a pretest and answer key, a glossary, learning objectives, learning activities, a notional-functional taxonomy, diagrams of the…

  2. The Evaluation of Micro Teaching Method Used in the Training of Primary School Teachers in Turkey

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    Musa, Taskaya Serdarhan

    2014-01-01

    Micro teaching, one of the most frequently used methods in the pre-service education of teachers, is used in many lectures for the training of teachers in the faculties of education in Turkey. Micro teaching is a teaching method which is especially used in the pre-service training of teachers and it aims to train prospective teachers by making…

  3. The Effectiveness of Indonesian English Teachers Training Programs in Improving Confidence and Motivation

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    Wati, Herlina

    2011-01-01

    This study intends to identify the effectiveness of the English teachers training program of elementary school English teachers in Riau province, Indonesia. The study also intends to identify the further needs of the English teachers in attending the training program. Fifty five English teachers who had attended the training program were the…

  4. The Teachers' Views on Soroban Abacus Training

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    Altiparmak, Kemal

    2016-01-01

    Soroban abacus training is called as mental arithmetic training in our country. It is known for mental arithmetic to increase the ability of four mode operations. Besides this, how is the situation for the students which are having Soroban abacus training in the terms of problem solving abilities, creativity, development of concepts, attraction…

  5. Experiential Training of Teachers. Director's Report.

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    Outward Bound, Inc., Andover, MA.

    Three 5-week summer Outward Bound practicums (two in conjunction with Colorado State College and one with Dartmouth College) were conducted for 106 teachers in response to the need for humane, secure teachers who understand the need for a holistic approach to education. The program consisted of a 26-day Outward Bound course and a debriefing…

  6. Thorny Issues Hamper Teacher-Training Rules

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    Sawchuk, Stephen

    2012-01-01

    The tenor of discussions held in Washington last week by negotiators rewriting federal rules on teacher preparation underscored deep-seated philosophical divisions within the field, including the thorny issue of how much responsibility schools of education should bear for producing effective teachers. Though the panelists did reach compromises on…

  7. Teachers' Emotional Intelligence: The Impact of Training

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    Dolev, Nina; Leshem, Shosh

    2016-01-01

    A growing number of studies have suggested that teachers' personal competencies, and more specifically Emotional Intelligence (EI), are particularly important for teacher effectiveness. Recently, there has also been a growing recognition of the importance of social-emotional competencies to students' learning and academic achievement. However,…

  8. Rites of Passage and Teacher Training Processes.

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    Katz, Fred E.

    The student teaching process may have features which actually interfere with the processes of learning. Many student teachers revealed in interviews that they went through humiliation, trauma, and disenchantment with teaching in their interactions with cooperating teachers, with other school personnel, and with children in the student teaching…

  9. Training College Physics and Physical Science Teachers

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    Henderson, R. B.; And Others

    1974-01-01

    Summarizes survey data about the need and appropriate character of graduate degree programs designed to prepare two-year and four-year college physics and physical science teachers. Indicates that future employment favors two-year college teachers with a master's degree in the region west of the Mississippi River. (CC)

  10. Designing Classrooms that Work: Teacher Training Guide.

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    Ramsey, Kimberly; Stasz, Cathleen; Ormseth, Tor; Eden, Rick; Co, Jennifer

    This document is a guide for teachers and trainers participating in the initial experimental offering of a 6-week minisabbatical, Designing Classrooms that Work (CTW). The minisabbatical is designed to help teachers learn how to make the kinds of curricular and pedagogical changes implied by reforms to integrate vocational and academic education…

  11. A training program for elementary school teachers. Optometrist-teacher communications.

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    Williams, J F

    1975-10-01

    Communication between optometrists and teachers is critical to optometric involvement in interdisciplinary team approaches to learning disabilities. The classroom teacher may be a prime source of referrals to the general optometrist as well as the vision development specialist. Optometry's contribution to classroom learning cannot be fully realized without sound optometrist-teacher communication. The basic design of a training program to enhance optometrist-teacher communications is presented in this paper. The individual optometrist may modify and supplement the program to suit the special needs of the teachers involved. PMID:1078345

  12. Teacher Training Needs for Bilingual Education: In-Service Teacher Perceptions

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    Pérez Cañado, María Luisa

    2016-01-01

    This article presents the outcomes of a European study on the main training needs which in-service teachers consider they have in order to adapt to a bilingual education model. The investigation has designed, validated, and administered four sets of questionnaires to 706 informants (241 of whom have been in-service teachers) across Europe, which…

  13. Teachers' Perceptions of the Effectiveness of a Blended Learning Approach for ICT Teacher Training

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    Mouzakis, Charalambos

    2008-01-01

    The survey presented in this article examines teachers' perspectives of the effectiveness of the European Pedagogic ICT Licence pilot test in Greece. A total of 51 primary and secondary education teachers participated in the study, immediately following the blended training course. Data were gathered using both quantitative and qualitative…

  14. Preparation of Teacher Training Aid to Help Teachers Understand the Processes of Science, Final Report.

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    Curtis, William C.

    A preliminary draft of a "Teacher Training Aid to Help Teachers Understand the Processes of Science" has been prepared on the basis of a careful analysis of the current practice of science. This manuscript attempts to formulate guidelines for an explanation of communicative processes of scientific inquiry to students without rigorous background…

  15. University Teacher Competencies in a Virtual Teaching/Learning Environment: Analysis of a Teacher Training Experience

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    Guasch, Teresa; Alvarez, Ibis; Espasa, Anna

    2010-01-01

    This paper attempts to shed light on the competencies a university teacher must have in order to teach in virtual learning environments. A teacher training experience was designed by taking into account the methodological criteria established in line with previous theoretical principles. The main objective of our analysis was to identify the…

  16. Provision of In-Service Training of Mathematics and Science Teachers in Botswana: Teachers' Perspectives

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    Ramatlapana, Kim Agatha

    2009-01-01

    Teaching is a field that is dynamic, with innovations necessitating upgrading of skills and education of teachers for the successful implementation of reforms. The behaviour and attitudes of teachers towards teaching and learning and their knowledge banks are the result of the impact of in-service training. This study investigated the perceptions…

  17. Educating Reflective Teachers for Teaching Culturally Valued Subjects: Evaluation of a Teacher-training Project.

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    Shkedi, Asher

    2000-01-01

    Evaluated a teacher training project in Israel for teaching Jewish culturally valued subjects focusing on the practicum activities of the first year. Many of the 16 student teachers displayed a significant measure of reflectivity, but their critical reflection was almost completely undeveloped. Results suggest that the key to developing reflective…

  18. Training Teachers to Build Resilience in Children in the Aftermath of War: A Cluster Randomized Trial

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    Baum, Naomi L.; Cardozo, Barbara Lopes; Pat-Horenczyk, Ruth; Ziv, Yuval; Blanton, Curtis; Reza, Avid; Weltman, Alon; Brom, Danny

    2013-01-01

    Background: There is growing interest in school-based interventions for building resilience in children facing trauma and adversity. Recent studies focus on teacher training as an effective way to enhance resilience in their students, and emphasize the need for additional evidence-based practice. Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate…

  19. To What Extent Do Professional Training, School Demographics, Teacher Bilingualism, and Teacher Attitude Predict the Instructional Strategies that Elementary School Content Area Teachers Use with English Language Learners?

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    Rader-Brown, Lucy M.

    2010-01-01

    Using responses from a survey of elementary teachers from the state of Ohio, this study analyzed the influences of teachers' professional training (both pre-service training and in-service professional development), teachers' attitude towards ELLs, teachers' bilingualism, schools' percent of ELLs, and schools' resources (both socioeconomic status…

  20. "Does Knowing Stuff like PSHE and Citizenship Make Me a Better Teacher?": Student Teachers in the Teacher Training Figuration

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    Velija, Philippa; Capel, Susan; Katene, Will; Hayes, Sid

    2008-01-01

    One of the key elements of figurational sociology is the emphasis on understanding complex networks of interdependencies in which people are involved. The focal point of this paper is the process of initial teacher training (ITT) and the relationships of which student teachers are part during their ITT course. The paper does not look at what…

  1. Teacher Training in Graduate Endodontic Programs.

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    Burrell, William; Lee, Mickey M.

    1981-01-01

    A national survey of postdoctoral endodontic students on the perceived educational needs of dental faculty indicated that most endodontic students possess very little formal educational training, they perceive a strong need for it, and that they desire more training in evaluation/testing methods. (MLW)

  2. The Relationship between Teacher Training, Intervention Strategies, and Students' Academic Achievement in the Classroom with K-5 ADHD Students

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    Cooper, Nancy A.

    2014-01-01

    The primary intent of this study was to explore the effect between teachers' training, intervention strategies, and the academic achievement of K-5 ADHD students. The study design employed a mixed research design. The quantitative method focused on collecting data from certified regular and special-education teachers. Additionally, effects were…

  3. Training Health Service Technicians as Teacher Assistants in an Inpatient Residential Emotional/Behavior Disorder Classroom Setting

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    Banks, Walter E.

    2012-01-01

    Schools have identified that the use of Teacher Assistants often provides needed additional support in the school setting. In a Health Care Facility that provides inpatient psychiatric services, children ages 5-14 are required to engage in school activities. Currently there are no Teacher Assistants trained in the facility. This study focuses on…

  4. The Effect of Involving Classroom Teachers in a Parent Training Program for Families of Children with ADHD

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    Corkum, Penny V.; Mullane, Jennifer C.; McKinnon, M. Margaret

    2005-01-01

    This study evaluated a 10-week behavior training program for parents of children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and also examined whether the inclusion of an intervention provided to children's classroom teachers would result in additional behavioral benefits. Parents and teachers of 30 children with ADHD were randomly…

  5. A Sustainable Model for Training Teachers to Use Pivotal Response Training

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    Suhrheinrich, Jessica Brooke

    2010-01-01

    The increase in the rate of autism diagnoses has created a growing demand for teachers who are trained to use effective interventions. Research supports behavioral interventions as effective methods for teaching children with autism, however dissemination of these methods has been problematic. Ineffective training and lack of ongoing support after…

  6. Teacher Training Bibliography: An Annotated Listing of Materials for Bilingual Bicultural Teacher Education.

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    Dissemination and Assessment Center for Bilingual Education, Austin, TX.

    Seven major categories of training materials comprise this annotated listing: Bilingual Education (general information), Teacher Training, Cultural Awareness, the Student, Language Acquisition and Second Language, Methods and Materials, and Evaluation. These nearly two hundred books and programs were those suggested by directors of classroom and…

  7. Teacher Trainees' Assessment of the Chapter 74 Vocational Teacher Training Program.

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    Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston. Div. of Occupational Education.

    A mail survey was conducted in February 1989 of trainees who had completed the Massachusetts Chapter 74, five-course, 18-credit vocational-technical teacher training program in its revised and competency-based format. The survey was designed to assess trainees' satisfaction with the training program, to determine their perceptions of how well the…

  8. A Model for Multiple Competency Teacher Training

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    Gargiulo, Richard M.; Swartz, Stanley L.

    1977-01-01

    Project Merge is an undergraduate, preservice education program at Bowling Green University providing training and experience leading to dual or triple certification in elementary education plus educable mental retardation and/or learning disabilities behavior disorders. (MB)

  9. Social Skills Training: Teacher Practices and Perceptions

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    Battalio, Rosemary; Stephens, J. Todd

    2005-01-01

    Speaking out without raising a hand, interrupting conversations, refusing to complete work or to follow directions, becoming aggressive toward peers or teachers with the slightest provocation, and generally having poor peer relations are only some of the myriad of problematic behaviors presented in classrooms at any given time. The historical…

  10. Highlights of Early Teacher Training in Kentucky.

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    Hartford, Ellis Ford

    1974-01-01

    This speech surveys the development of teacher education from the earliest concerns of the pioneers until the establishment of the University of Kentucky College of Education in 1923. In the search for a system of education, three theories influenced Kentucky leaders. They were the Lancasterian plan of organization and instruction (i.e., the…

  11. Special Education Teacher Training: A Comparative Profile.

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    Wheatley, F. Wayne; And Others

    1983-01-01

    Special education teacher preparation is analyzed in a small college, a medium-sized university, and a large doctoral-degree-granting university. A comparative profile of such programs is developed, using such information as definition, areas of programmation emphasis, diversity of faculty, curricular flexibility, faculty-student ratio, resources,…

  12. Summary of Foreign Language Teacher Training Survey.

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    Washington Univ., Seattle. Washington Foreign Language Program.

    Results of a survey conducted in the Spring of 1969 by the Washington Foreign Language Program and local school districts of recent graduates from the University of Washington are presented in this report. Information concerning the background and experiences of 52 practicing teachers in seven urban and suburban districts is summarized in tables…

  13. Psychodrama Techniques for Inservice Teacher Training

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    Kohut, Sylvester, Jr.

    1976-01-01

    By using psychodrama techniques in inservice programming, improvement in communication among members of the school community occurs. With modification the psychodrama approach can be used with inservice teachers and administrators to improve self-realization and communication. A program using psychodrama techniques is described in the article.…

  14. A New Teachers' Training Project in Czechoslovakia.

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    Fiser, Jiri

    Education in Czechoslovakia is compulsory for all children from the ages of six to sixteen and is founded on Marxist-Leninist principles. Teachers are required to exhibit undivided ideological and political influence, guide the young toward moral standards advocated by the communist government, and be fully prepared to teach in a specialized…

  15. Aesthetic Education: Its Place in Teacher Training

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    Frawley, Timothy J.

    2013-01-01

    While it would be egregious not to acknowledge the dire state and looming removal of art and music programs in many schools today, it is equally important to recognize that individual classroom atmosphere ultimately begins with and emanates from the primary/elementary teacher. Teaching of young children is a soulful experience; it comes from the…

  16. Teacher Training in a Synchronous Cyber Face-to-Face Classroom: Characterizing and Supporting the Online Teachers' Learning Process

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    Wang, Yuping; Chen, Nian-Shing; Levy, Mike

    2010-01-01

    This article discusses the learning process undertaken by language teachers in a cyber face-to-face teacher training program. Eight tertiary Chinese language teachers attended a 12-week training program conducted in an online synchronous learning environment characterized by multimedia-based, oral and visual interaction. The term "cyber…

  17. Revisiting Gordon's Teacher Effectiveness Training: An Intervention Study on Teachers' Social and Emotional Learning

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    Talvio, Markus; Lonka, Kirsti; Komulainen, Erkki; Kuusela, Marjo; Lintunen, Taru

    2013-01-01

    Introduction: This study explored the development of teachers' social and emotional learning (SEL) skills by using "Teacher Effectiveness Training (TET)" (Gordon Training International) as an intervention with two groups of teachers. Further Gordon's model was approached from the perspective of modern educational psychology.…

  18. An Overview of Inquiry in Teacher Training at Indiana University-Bloomington. Teacher Education Forum; Volume 3, Number 5.

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    Harste, Jerome C.

    This paper develops and presents a scheme to facilitate the organization of inquiries in teacher training, and it reviews current research conducted by the faculty at Indiana University, Bloomington, in the area of teacher preparation. The paper is organized into two major sections: (1) "A Scheme for Organizing Information Within Teacher Training"…

  19. Teacher Competence and Teacher Quality in Cambodia's Educational Context Linked to In-Service Teacher Training: An Examination Based on a Questionnaire Survey

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    Phin, Chankea

    2014-01-01

    Competent teacher is an indispensable pillar for students' learning outcome and education quality improvement. This paper examines Cambodian teachers' perception regarding: (1) teacher competence and improving education quality and (2) ensuring teacher quality and in-service teacher training. This study used questionnaire that targeted a line of…

  20. Humanism and Autonomy in the Neoliberal Reform of Teacher Training

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    Kascak, Ondrej; Pupala, Branislav; Petrova, Zuzana

    2011-01-01

    This article analyses the discursive unities which make possible the current transformation of teacher training and our understanding of teaching as a profession, while focusing particularly on European educational policy and the situation in Slovakia. Using Foucault's archaeological method, we reconstruct the discursive link points between the…

  1. Teacher Training and Multiculturalism: National Studies. Studies in Comparative Education.

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    Gagliardi, Raul, Ed.

    This book presents outcomes of UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) studies on teacher training in eight countries (Bolivia, the Czech Republic, Jordan, Lebanon, Mauritius, Poland, Senegal, and Tunisia) representing different levels of development and different regions of the world but who are facing a common…

  2. Training Beginning Teachers How to Engage Families: A Case Study

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    Hackett-Villalobos, Karen

    2013-01-01

    This qualitative study focuses on how beginning teachers attain skills to engage families in the educational process. Historical rationale, theoretical frameworks, and key research findings for family engagement training during the last three decades were reviewed, studied, and analyzed for themes. A review of scholarly literature is incorporated…

  3. Child Abuse and Neglect: Training Needs of Student Teachers

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    McKee, Bronagh E.; Dillenburger, Karola

    2009-01-01

    Increasing awareness of child abuse and neglect (CAN) raises questions about how well teachers are prepared for their role in child protection. This paper assesses and differentiates training needs of first-year students (n = 216) in Northern Ireland. Multiple-choice tests were used to assess knowledge of CAN statistics; recognising and reporting;…

  4. Efficacy of Teachers Training Paraprofessionals to Implement Peer Support Arrangements

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    Brock, Matthew E.; Carter, Erik W.

    2016-01-01

    Although peer support arrangements are a promising strategy to promote inclusion in general education classrooms, previous studies have not addressed how paraprofessionals might implement this strategy under typical circumstances without extensive researcher involvement. In this single-case design study, four special education teachers trained and…

  5. Current Status of Abacus Training in Teacher Education Institutions.

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    Steinbrenner, Arthur; Becker, Carol

    1982-01-01

    Because of the applicability to blind and visually impaired students, the study surveyed 25 teacher training institutions about the kinds of abacus programs available to trainees and the effectiveness of these programs. On the basis of respondents' statements, the authors concluded the majority of programs were both incomplete and ineffective.…

  6. Initial Teacher Training: Understanding "Race," Diversity and Inclusion

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    Bhopal, Kalwant; Rhamie, Jasmine

    2014-01-01

    There is little research which has explored how students on Initial Teacher Training (ITT) courses understand and conceptualise discourses of "race," diversity and inclusion. This article will focus on student understandings of racialised identities; it will explore the discourses by which students understand what it means to be White…

  7. 2011 Report Card on the Effectiveness of Teacher Training Programs

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    Tennessee State Board of Education, 2011

    2011-01-01

    The Tennessee General Assembly passed legislation in 2007 requiring that the State Board of Education produce an assessment on the effectiveness of teacher training programs. The law requires that the report includes data on the performance of each program's graduates in the following areas: placement and retention rates, Praxis II results, and…

  8. Jointly Constructing Semantic Waves: Implications for Teacher Training

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    Macnaught, Lucy; Maton, Karl; Martin, J. R.; Matruglio, Erika

    2013-01-01

    This paper addresses how teachers can be trained to enable cumulative knowledge-building. It focuses on the final intervention stage of the "Disciplinarity, Knowledge and Schooling" ("DISKS") project at the University of Sydney. In this special issue, Maton identifies "semantic waves" as a crucial characteristic of teaching for cumulative…

  9. Teachers' Attitudes towards Training in ICT: A Critical Approach

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    Giavrimis, Panagiotis; Giossi, Stella; Papastamatis, Adamantios

    2011-01-01

    Purpose: The aim of the present study is to investigate why teachers participate in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) programmes, what their sociological approaches are, and where they focus their attention in order to achieve the objectives of their training in these new technologies. Design/methodology/approach: The sample group of…

  10. Comprehensive School Physical Activity Programs: Characteristics of Trained Teachers

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    Centeio, Erin E.; Erwin, Heather; Castelli, Darla M.

    2014-01-01

    As public health concerns about physical inactivity and childhood obesity continue to rise, researchers are calling for interventions that comprehensively lead to more opportunities to participate in physical activity (PA). The purpose of this study was to examine the characteristics and attitudes of trained physical education teachers during the…

  11. Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Training: An Innovative Approach.

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    Hendricks, J. Robert; Corkill, Phillip M.

    1987-01-01

    Describes the University of Arizona's field-based teacher certification program with an option for a master's degree in education. Explains the Flowing Wells School District's participation as a training site for post-baccalaureate students seeking certification. Reviews the content of the 15-month full-time program, results, and future…

  12. The Training of Music Teachers in Colombia: A Descriptive Analysis

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    Nayibe Cárdenas Soler, Ruth; Lorenzo Quiles, Oswaldo; Hargreaves, David J.

    2015-01-01

    This study is an evaluative analysis of 13 Music Education programs in Colombia that provide training for secondary school music teachers for 6th to 11th grade in the Colombian education system. The study utilized an analysis matrix from the International Research Project ALFA II-0448-A, which developed a similar study with Latin American and…

  13. Persistent Classroom Management Training Needs of Experienced Teachers

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    Stough, Laura M.; Montague, Marcia L.; Landmark, Leena Jo; Williams-Diehm, Kendra

    2015-01-01

    Experienced special education teachers (n = 62) were surveyed on their professional preparation to become effective classroom managers. Despite having received extensive preservice training, over 83% of the sample reported being underprepared in classroom management and behavioral interventions. No statistically significant difference was found…

  14. Videotutoring, Non-Verbal Communication and Initial Teacher Training.

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    Nichol, Jon; Watson, Kate

    2000-01-01

    Describes the use of video tutoring for distance education within the context of a post-graduate teacher training course at the University of Exeter. Analysis of the tapes used a protocol based on non-verbal communication research, and findings suggest that the interaction of participants was significantly different from face-to-face…

  15. A TRAINING INSTITUTE FOR TEACHERS OF TECHNICAL PROGRAMS IN AGRICULTURE.

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    State Univ. of New York, Cobleskill. Agricultural and Technical Coll.

    A TRAINING INSTITUTE WAS HELD FOR TEACHERS OF TECHNICAL PROGRAMS IN AGRICULTURE IN WHICH SPEAKERS AND DISCUSSION GROUPS EXPLORED AND EXPLAINED (1) THE NEED FOR TECHNICAL EDUCATION IN AGRICULTURE, (2) FACILITIES NECESSARY FOR SUCH INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS, (3) FACULTY REQUIREMENTS FOR TEACHING COURSES IN THE TECHNICAL FIELDS OF AGRICULTURE, (4)…

  16. Resistance to the Reform of Teacher Training in Kosovo

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    Walker, Laurie; Epp, Walter

    2010-01-01

    This paper outlines a project to transform part of the shattered education system of Kosovo. By way of case study, it presents some of the factors that were impediments to the formation of a reformed system for training new teachers. This was part of an attempt by international agencies to assist Kosovo in modernizing its education system.…

  17. Report Card on the Effectiveness of Teacher Training Programs

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    Tennessee State Board of Education, 2009

    2009-01-01

    Tennessee Code Annotated 49-5-108 specifies that the State Board of Education "with the assistance of the department of education and the Tennessee higher education commission, shall develop a report card or assessment on the effectiveness of teacher training programs." The State Board is directed to "annually evaluate performance of each…

  18. Learning Styles and Teacher Training: Are We Perpetuating Neuromyths?

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    Lethaby, Carol; Harries, Patricia

    2016-01-01

    Recent research suggests that brain-based teaching, as exhibited in the idea of teaching to address perceptual learning styles, has no basis in what scientists are learning about the brain and how it works. This article questions whether training teachers to assess and accommodate learning styles is harmless or potentially poor educational…

  19. Burnout and Competency Development in Pre-Service Teacher Training

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    Rodríguez-Hidalgo, Antonio J.; Calmaestra, Juan; Dios, Irene

    2014-01-01

    Introduction: The burnout syndrome negatively affects the students' academic performance. The relation between academic burnout and the self-perception of skills in initial teacher training is subjected to analysis. Method: A sample of 274 students (average age = 20,61 years old) from the Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Education and the…

  20. Training the EFL Teacher--An Illustrated Commentary.

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    Rees, Alun L. W.

    1970-01-01

    Despite current interest in the field of teaching English as a foreign language, there is still cause for dissatisfaction with the training of EFL teachers, both in Britain and abroad. The author presents, in the form of a "duologue," some pertinent views from a variety of sources, and stresses the need for a more realistic approach to…

  1. Emerging Models of Teacher Training: The Case of Portugal

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    Alexandre, Fernando; Ferreira, Manuela; Miranda, Branca

    2004-01-01

    The structural reforms of geography teacher training in Portugal have been justified by the global evolution of the educational system and took into account: (1) the political will to extend the period of compulsory schooling, which now covers the whole of lower secondary education, but will soon cover upper secondary education as well; (2) the…

  2. Training Teachers as Key Players in Poverty Alleviation

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    Benavente, Ana; Ralambomanana, Stangeline; Mbanze, Jorge

    2008-01-01

    This article presents several questions, reflections and suggestions on pre-service and in-service teacher training that arose during the project "Curricular innovation and poverty alleviation in sub-Saharan Africa". While recognizing that the situation in the nine countries taking part in the project, and in many other countries in the southern…

  3. Constraints in Teacher Training for Computer Assisted Language Testing Implementation

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    Garcia Laborda, Jesus; Litzler, Mary Frances

    2011-01-01

    Many ELT examinations have gone online in the last few years and a large number of educational institutions have also started considering the possibility of implementing their own tests. This paper deals with the training of a group of 24 ELT teachers in the Region of Valencia (Spain). In 2007, the Ministry of Education provided funds to determine…

  4. Models for Coalitions in Special Education Teacher Training.

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    Reynolds, Maynard C.

    The author identifies current trends and forces in special education, reviews models of special education teacher training, and proposes a model voluntary consortium model. The most dramatic development is seen to be the extension by the courts of appropriate education in the least restrictive environment to all handicapped children. Described and…

  5. Tailoring Inservice Training in Science to Elementary Teachers' Needs.

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    Bethel, Lowell J.

    1982-01-01

    Elementary school teachers feel inadequately prepared to teach science and spend little class time on science instruction. Until undergraduate science preparation improves, inservice training must take up the slack. An inservice program developed by the Science Education Center at the University of Texas' College of Education shows positive…

  6. Using TI-Nspire in a Modelling Teacher's Training Course

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    Flores, Ángel Homero; Gómez, Adriana; Chávez, Xochitl

    2015-01-01

    Using Mathematical Modelling has become a useful tool in teaching-learning mathematics at all levels. This is so because mathematical objects are seen from their very applications, giving them meaning from the beginning. In this paper we present some details on the development of a teacher's training course called Modelling in the Teaching of…

  7. Computer Education in the Vocational Teacher Training Centre at Eindhoven.

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    Houben, J. W. M. A.; Verbunt, J. A.

    1985-01-01

    Teachers from The Netherland's 26 higher technical colleges in need of a teaching qualification (called an "informatica") were able to obtain it by in-service training, organized and offered by universities. Types of courses offered and policy describing information technology activities to be developed in the country by 1989 are discussed. (JN)

  8. The Challenges of Mathematics Education for Indigenous Teacher Training

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    Gavarrete, Maria Elena

    2015-01-01

    In this article, I outline research carried out on in an Ethnomathematics course designed to train Indigenous teachers in Costa Rica, in which the following ethnic groups participated: Ngabes, Bribris, and Cabecares. The challenge is to develop a mathematical education that provides equitable conditions for the different groups within innovative…

  9. Training Teachers to Evaluate Emerging Bilingual Students' Biliterate Writing

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    Butvilofsky, Sandra Adriana; Sparrow, Wendy Lynn

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this mixed-methods study was to explore and identify issues related to training teachers to use a bilingual writing rubric designed to examine the biliterate writing of emerging bilingual students who are participating in a biliteracy model. Findings indicate the need to provide clarifications on the rubric rating criteria and the…

  10. Middle East Studies Teacher Training Program. Final Report.

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    Sefein, Naim A.

    This guide presents a teacher training program in Middle Eastern studies and procedures for program implementation. Details concerning program announcement, participant selection, and travel accommodations are included. Participants attended an orientation and registration workshop and an intensive academic workshop before flying to Egypt for the…

  11. Child Abuse Teacher Inservice Training: A Cooperative Venture.

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    Hilbert, Harvey C.; Morris, Judson H., Jr.

    In order for Child Protective Services (CPS) to be increasingly effective in a community, there must be a continuing attempt to build and maintain a sense of trust and credibility between local CPS agencies and school systems. Literature justifies the need for a teacher inservice training by the necessity of developing greater community awareness…

  12. 2012 Report Card on the Effectiveness of Teacher Training Programs

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    Tennessee Higher Education Commission, 2012

    2012-01-01

    The Tennessee General Assembly passed legislation in 2007 requiring that the State Board of Education produce an assessment on the effectiveness of teacher training programs. The law requires that the report include data on the performance of each program's graduates in the following areas: placement and retention rates, Praxis II results, and…

  13. Teaching the Teachers: Emotional Intelligence Training for Teachers

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    Hen, Meirav; Sharabi-Nov, Adi

    2014-01-01

    A growing body of research in recent years has supported the value of emotional intelligence in both effective teaching and student achievement. This paper presents a pre-post, quasi-experimental design study conducted to evaluate the contributions of a 56-h "Emotional Intelligence" training model. The model has been developed and…

  14. Orff Schulwerk: The Development of Teacher Training in the United States, 1958-1980

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    Brandon, Joani Somppi

    2013-01-01

    This study examines teacher training in Orff Schulwerk in the United States and how the training system currently in practice was initially developed. Since the first Orff Schulwerk teacher training, conducted by Gunild Keetman at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria in 1953, teachers have been seeking ways to adapt the Schulwerk approach to…

  15. The Place of Philosophy in the Training of Teachers: Peters Revisited

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    Clark, John A.

    2013-01-01

    In 1964, Richard Peters examined the place of philosophy in the training of teachers. He considered three things: Why should philosophy of education be included in the training of teachers; What portion of philosophy of education should be included; How should philosophy be taught to those training to be teachers. This article explores the context…

  16. An International Teacher Training Project: Integrating Subject Content, Communicative and Digital Competences in Didactic Materials

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    Sierra, Lina; Martin, Piedad

    2012-01-01

    The European intTT project "An Integral Teacher Training for Developing Digital and Communicative Competences and Subject Content Learning at Schools" deals with initial teacher training in primary and secondary School. The general objective of the project is to train future school teachers in order to improve the development of communicative and…

  17. A Collaborative Strategy with Medical Providers to Improve Training for Teachers of Children with Cancer

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    Brown, Michael B.; Bolen, Larry M.; Brinkman, Tara M.; Carreira, Kay; Cole, Susan

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to illustrate the collaborative development of a teacher training program for teachers who have a child with cancer in their classroom. Five hundred twenty-eight kindergarten through 12th grade public school teachers were surveyed to identify their training needs. Based on these needs a computer-based training program…

  18. Preservice Teachers' Classroom Management Training: A Survey of Self-Reported Training Experiences, Content Coverage, and Preparedness

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    Christofferson, Michael; Sullivan, Amanda L.

    2015-01-01

    Many teachers report that their preservice training in classroom management was inadequate or ineffective, but little is known about the types of training they receive. In this exploratory study, 157 preservice teachers from throughout the United States were surveyed about the training sources through which they obtained knowledge and skills in…

  19. Increasing Teacher Access to Ongoing Computer Training.

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    Carlson, Elizabeth A.; Berger, Carl F.

    1988-01-01

    Describes the Training Modules for Trainers (TMT) Project. Discusses the creation of competency-based materials, observing trainers at work and choosing a feasible model. Lists the titles and descriptions of TMT modules. Describes the purpose of the project as promoting the creative and productive use of computers as instructional tools. (CW)

  20. Training of medical teachers in India: need for change.

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    Bansal, Payal; Supe, Avinash

    2007-08-01

    India has the highest number of medical colleges in the world and consequently the highest number of medical teachers. The unprecedented growth of medical institutions in India in the past two decades has led to a shortage of teachers and created a quality challenge for medical education. In recent years, though medical advances have been understood and adopted by many institutions, the same is not true for educational planning and implementation. There is a need for well-trained faculty who will help improve programs to produce quality graduates. The existing teachers' training programs are insufficient, both in number and the aspects that they cover, to meet this demand. The globalization of education and India's potential as a destination for higher education have brought the issue into sharper focus. Medical educators must stand up to meet this challenge. This paper briefly describes the current status of training programs for medical teachers in India, outlines an approach for developing future programs and defines key content areas to focus on in order to enhance faculty development efforts. PMID:17679740

  1. The Supply and Training of Teachers for Further Education, Report of the Standing Sub-committee on Teachers for Further Education of the National Advisory Council on the Training and Supply of Teachers.

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    Department of Education and Science, London (England).

    With the aim of substantially increasing the number and proportion of trained teachers in British further education, a subcommittee of the National Advisory Council on the Training and Supply of Teachers reported on the requirements and objectives of professional training, estimated numbers of teachers needed through 1973-74, needed expansion of…

  2. Assess the Impact of an Online Tobacco Prevention Training Program on Teachers and Their Students

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    Chen, W. William; Sheu, Jiunn-Jye; Weng, Chung-Bang

    2013-01-01

    School-based tobacco prevention programs have been proven effective in reducing tobacco use. This evaluation aimed to assess the impact of an online tobacco prevention teacher training program on teachers and their students in Florida schools. A total of 344 teachers, including 72 K-3 grade teachers, 44 4th-5th grade teachers, and 228 6th-12th…

  3. The Effects of Music Teacher Beliefs, Training, and Resources on Use of Technology

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    Sorah, Donald Wayne, Jr.

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to compare teacher beliefs about music technology, types of teacher training in music technology, music technology resource availability, and levels of teacher use of music technology based on school socioeconomic status, teacher age, number of years teaching, and teacher gender. High-school band directors from the…

  4. The Development of Teachers' Responses to Challenging Situations during Interaction Training

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    Talvio, Markus; Lonka, Kirsti; Komulainen, Erkki; Kuusela, Marjo; Lintunen, Taru

    2015-01-01

    The qualitative changes in teachers' responses in challenging situations were analysed during a four-day Teacher Effectiveness Training (TET) course, which aimed at improving teachers' interpersonal dynamics with pupils, parents and colleagues. The participants were 21 teachers from one elementary and 23 teachers from one secondary…

  5. Initial Training for VET Teachers: A Portrait within a Larger Canvas

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    Guthrie, Hugh; McNaughton, Alicen; Gamlin, Tracy

    2011-01-01

    This study focuses on a critical aspect of the vocational education and training (VET) workforce: initial VET teacher training. It has identified the generic teacher education courses offered both by the VET and higher education sectors, ranging from the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (now the Certificate IV in Training and Education)…

  6. Hands-on Optics training courses for school teachers

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    M. Costa, Manuel F.; Vazquez-Dorrio, José B.

    2009-06-01

    For long time optics' scientists all around the world realised the importance to the development of optics of providing our school students a good effective education in optics. A large range of quality educational support materials was developed and is readily available. Fortunately this is also true in what concerns materials to be used in hands-on experiments based learning covering virtually all fields of optics and also intended or adapted for use at all school levels. Recent trends in educational policies are given science education an increasing importance within school' curricula. Furthers efforts must be developed in order to increase the importance of optics in school syllabus and generalize it throughout all school levels, while guaranteeing a quality effective education. This demands a strong focus on an active investigative hands-on experiments based study of the different subjects of light and optics by the students at the classroom in formal context but also in different informal activities. In this process the role of the teacher is of crucial importance. Quite often, however, teachers are not adequately trained in this type of pedagogic approach and frequently feel the need of further training in these issues but also on the recent advances of optics and photonics. In other to tackle this need a number of different training courses for school teachers, from pre-school to highschool and vocational training schools, were designed and will be presented and discussed in this communication.

  7. Evaluation of the Latest English Language Teacher Training Programme in Turkey: Teacher Trainees' Perspective

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    Uzun, Levent

    2016-01-01

    The present study evaluated the latest English Language Teacher Training Programme in Turkey from the viewpoint of students who were enrolled on the programme for a period of four years. Participants were 90 last year students who were enrolled in the English Language Teaching department at Uludag University, Turkey. Data were collected by means…

  8. Some Key Issues in Intercultural Bilingual Education Teacher Training Programmes--as Seen from a Teacher Training Programme in the Peruvian Amazon Basin.

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    Trapnell, Lucy A.

    2003-01-01

    Presents a critical reflection of the author's 14-year experience in the Teacher Training Program for Intercultural Bilingual Education in the Peruvian Amazon Basin, developed by a national Peruvian indigenous confederation and the Loreto state teacher training college. Focuses on ethical, political, and pedagogical challenges that intercultural…

  9. Special Study Institute Report: Competency Based Training Criteria for Special Class Teachers. An Alternative Approach to Manpower Development; Guidelines for Special Education and Teacher Training Programs.

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    California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Div. of Special Education.

    The special study institute report proposed an alternative approach to manpower development guidelines for special education and teacher training programs which centered on the development of measurable competency based training criteria for special class teachers. Briefly reviewed are the background, planning, and design of the institute.…

  10. Teacher ratings of student risk for substance use as a function of specialized training.

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    McLaughlin, R J; Holcomb, J D; Jibaja-Rusth, M L; Webb, J

    1993-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to determine if teachers' abilities to identify accurately students who are at risk for substance abuse can be improved through attendance at a specialized training program. Sixty-three eighth-grade teachers participated in the study. Of these, thirty-six teachers participated in the training sequence (intervention group), while the remaining twenty-seven teachers served as a comparison group. All eighth-grade students in the school district were surveyed regarding their substance usage. Teachers rated the students regarding their risk for substance usage. Teachers' ratings and students' reported substance usage were compared to assess the percentage of matching responses. After training, the intervention teachers provided more accurate ratings among usage categories than did the comparison teachers. The trained teachers were better at correctly identifying the students who were at risk for substance use. PMID:8487144

  11. The Efficacy of a Research-based Training Regimen on the Instructional Clarity of Preservice Teachers.

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    Metcalf, Kim K.

    The purpose of this study was to determine whether preservice teachers can be trained to be more clear during instruction and whether a causal relationship exists between teacher clarity and student achievement. A review of literature in teacher education, business, and industrial training revealed that no intact, empirically verified training…

  12. The Impact of In-Service Technology Training Programmes on Technology Teachers

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    Gumbo, Mishack; Makgato, Moses; Muller, Helene

    2012-01-01

    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…

  13. Education in the Age of the Information Superhighway: An Investigation into Initial Teacher Training in Canada

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    Illingworth, Martin

    2012-01-01

    This article discusses particular aspects of current Canadian teacher training that seem healthy practice to an experienced school-teacher from the United Kingdom. With the UK government increasingly interested, some would say determined, in moving the funding of initial teacher training away from universities and to schools, my visit to Canada,…

  14. The First Line of Defense: Training Teachers to Address Bullying in Rural Schools

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    Townsend, LaSonya C.

    2013-01-01

    This action research study investigated teachers' perception of bullying and bullying training. It also examined the effects the Bully Busters training had on the bullying knowledge, skills, and self-efficacy of teachers and teacher assistants. A mixed method approach, which included a pre-experimental design and interviews were used to collect…

  15. Classroom Management: A Study on the Training Needs of Primary School Teachers

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    El Warfali, Faida Imhemid Salem; Yusoff, Nik Mohd Rahimi Nik

    2014-01-01

    This study aimed to identify the training needs of the in-service primary school teachers in the city of Benghazi, Libya. Data collection involved the administration of a set of questionnaire to 420 teachers and interviews with ten of them. The study found that the most important training needs of the primary school teachers in terms of classroom…

  16. An Information and Technical Manual for the Computer-Assisted Teacher Training System (CATTS).

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    Semmel, Melvyn I.; And Others

    The manual presents technical information on the computer assisted teacher training system (CATTS) which aims at developing a versatile and economical computer based teacher training system with the capability of providing immediate analysis and feedback of data relevant to teacher pupil transactions in a classroom setting. The physical…

  17. Assessing Graduate Teacher Training Programs: Can a Teaching Seminar Reduce Anxiety and Increase Confidence?

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    Pelton, Julie A.

    2014-01-01

    Some effort to test the effectiveness of teacher assistant training programs is common, but these evaluations are typically limited to measures of student satisfaction. Two forms of assessment commonly used in elementary and secondary teacher training programs, measuring levels of teaching anxiety and teacher efficacy, may be of use for sociology…

  18. Tensions in Teacher Training for School Effectiveness: The Case of Pakistan.

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    Davies, Lynn; Iqbal, Zafar

    1997-01-01

    Investigates whether trainees, tutors, and practicing teachers at a Pakistani teacher-training college felt that training matched the researched factors linked to successful schools. Fewer than half the practicing teachers felt well-prepared; groups could not decide which effectiveness elements should be included. The institution's hidden…

  19. In Situ Training for Increasing Head Start After-Care Teachers' Use of Praise

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    LaBrot, Zachary C.; Pasqua, Jamie L.; Dufrene, Brad A.; Brewer, Elizabeth Ann; Goff, Brian

    2016-01-01

    This study tested the effects of the direct behavioral consultation in situ training procedure for increasing Head Start teachers' praise during an after-school program. Participants included four Head Start teachers in one Head Start center. A multiple baseline design across teachers was employed to test the effects of in situ training on…

  20. State of the Art of Technical Teacher Training. Philippines Country Paper.

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    Guiang, Alcestis M.

    This paper presents an overview of the needs of and training programs for vocational education teachers in the Philippines. Following a discussion of the need and rationale for and objectives of teacher training programs, the paper is organized in three sections. The first section describes the preservice technical teacher education system,…

  1. Key Points in the Core Curriculum of Teacher Training: The Contribution of the Educational Sciences to the Professionalization of Teachers

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    Stubig, Heinz

    2004-01-01

    This paper presents the key points in the core curriculum of teacher training. These key points describe a rough conceptual framework for action with a view to reforming university teacher training. The ideas, competences, and general themes and the academic work forms mentioned in this paper must be tailored by the individual universities on…

  2. What Makes Special Education Teachers Special? Teacher Training and Achievement of Students with Disabilities. Working Paper 49

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    Feng, Li; Sass, Tim R.

    2010-01-01

    This paper contributes importantly to the growing literature on the training of special education teachers and how it translates into classroom practice and student achievement. The authors examine the impact of pre-service preparation and in-service formal and informal training on the ability of teachers to promote academic achievement among…

  3. Impact of an In-Service Training in Neurocognitive Insights on Teacher Stress, Teacher Professionalism and Teacher Student Relationships

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    Sneyers, Elien; Jacobs, Karen; Struyf, Elke

    2016-01-01

    The stressful nature of the teaching profession is recognised worldwide. Consistent with the recent international attention regarding the connection between neurocognition and education, the study "Learn2be@school" introduced a training for teachers about the occurrence of stress and the relationship between human behaviour and the…

  4. The effects of e-simulation interview training on teachers' use of open-ended questions.

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    Brubacher, Sonja P; Powell, Martine; Skouteris, Helen; Guadagno, Belinda

    2015-05-01

    Teachers in many parts of the world are mandated reporters of child abuse and maltreatment but very little is known concerning how they question children in suspicious circumstances. Teachers (n=36), who had previously participated in a mock interview scenario designed to characterize their baseline use of various question-types when attempting to elicit sensitive information from children, were given online training in choosing effective questions. They engaged in simulated interviews with a virtual avatar several times in one week and then participated in a mock interview scenario. The amount and proportion of open-ended questions they used increased dramatically after training. The overall number of questions, and amount and proportions of specific and leading questions decreased. In particular, large decreases were observed in more risky yes-no and other forced-choice questions. Given that most teachers may feel the need to ask a child about an ambiguous situation at some point during their careers it is worthwhile to incorporate practice asking effective questions into their training, and the present research suggests that an e-learning format is effective. Additionally, effective questions encourage the development of narrative competence, and we discuss how teachers might include open-ended questions during regular classroom learning. PMID:25703802

  5. Assessment of the Quality of Information Literacy (IL) Training among Teacher Trainees Enrolled in Selected Northern Malaysian Teacher Education Institutes

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    Hamid, Siri Sena Baba; Nadzar, Fuziah Mohd; Dollah, Wan Ab. Kadir Wan

    2015-01-01

    Our case study examined and assessed the quality and effectiveness of information literacy training employed by teacher trainees in their follow-on research process. A sample of teacher trainees enrolled in selected Malaysian Teacher Education Institutes located in the northern region of Malaysia was surveyed. These Institutes' mission is to…

  6. What Characterises the Competent RE Teacher? Finnish Student Teachers' Perceptions at the Beginning of Their Pedagogical Training

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    Ubani, Martin

    2012-01-01

    This study is part of a research project concerning perceptions of competence among RE student teachers at different stages of their pedagogical studies. This article focuses on the perceptions of RE teachers' competence at the beginning of their training. According to the qualitative data the RE student teachers discerned various areas of…

  7. The Miniature Job Training and Evaluation Approach: Additional Findings.

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    Siegel, Arthur I.

    1983-01-01

    Describes miniature job training and evaluation situations administered to 1,034 "low aptitude" Navy recruits. Checklist criterion data describing the on-the-job performance of the sample were collected after the recruits were on their fleet assignments. The results confirmed the predictive validity of the miniature job training approach.…

  8. Republic of Palau Vocational Teacher Training Project. Summer 1989 (May 24, 1989-January 31, 1990).

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    Tanigawa, Christine

    A vocational teacher training project was designed to provide a short-term period of training at the University of Hawaii at Manoa to upgrade the computer and secretarial skills of three potential vocational education teachers from the Republic of Palau. The training consisted of scheduled computer courses at Kapiolani Community College,…

  9. The Role of the University in Initial Teacher Training: Trends, Current Problems and Strategies for Improvement.

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    Martin, Michaela

    This paper critically reviews the specific role played by universities in initial teacher training. It highlights several unique contributions to good quality teacher training within the university setting. These include advanced subject matter training, research-based instruction, and a critical reflection on practice. The paper also identifies a…

  10. Teacher Training inside or outside the University: The Belgian Compromise (1815-1890)

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    Dhondt, Pieter

    2008-01-01

    During the nineteenth century, educationists, professors and politicians in many European countries struggled with the question of whether secondary school teachers should be trained at the university, or in separate teachers' colleges, where they would receive a proper vocational training. This article explores the development of the training of…

  11. Development of an Advanced Training Course for Teachers and Researchers in Chemistry

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    Dragisich, Vera; Keller, Valerie; Black, Rebecca; Heaps, Charles W.; Kamm, Judith M.; Olechnowicz, Frank; Raybin, Jonathan; Rombola, Michael; Zhao, Meishan

    2016-01-01

    Based on our long-standing Intensive Training Program for Effective Teaching Assistants in Chemistry, we have developed an Advanced Training Course for Teachers and Researchers in Chemistry at The University of Chicago. The topics in this course are designed to train graduate teaching assistants (GTAs) to become effective teachers and well-rounded…

  12. Education Reform at the Science University and the New Strategy for Training Science Teachers

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    Gabdulchakov, Valerian F.; Kusainov, Askarbek K.; Kalimullin, Aydar M.

    2016-01-01

    The urgency of the problem of designing a new strategy of teacher training due to the reform of education in universities: decrease of pedagogical disciplines, strengthening fundamental (subject) training, etc. The goal of the article lies in identification of the main components of the new strategy of teacher training. A leading approach to the…

  13. Fast Start: Training Better Teachers Faster, with Focus, Practice and Feedback

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    Menzes, Ana; Maier, Adam

    2014-01-01

    The field of teacher preparation is falling short of its most important responsibility: ensuring that the teachers we train are ready to do the job. For more than a decade,TNTP preparation programs produced teachers who were no more or less effective than teachers from any other program-- some were great, some were poor, most were about average.…

  14. The Impact of Teachers' Participation in eTwinning on Their Teaching and Training

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    Crisan, Gabriela Ileana

    2013-01-01

    eTwinning programme enjoys great popularity and large participation of the Romanian teachers. The present study aims at investigating the teachers' opinions about the impact of eTwinning on teaching practices, as well as on teachers' training needs. Data for this study were collected through an online questionnaire distributed to 108 teachers that…

  15. Training for Cooperating Teachers and University Supervisors in Their Role as Evaluators in Early Field Experiences.

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    Ramanathan, Hema; Wilkins-Canter, Elizabeth

    This study investigated perceptions of cooperating teachers, university supervisors, and early field experience directors who were involved in supervising and evaluating preservice elementary teachers. It also addressed whether cooperating teachers and university supervisors were properly trained to be evaluators. Eight cooperating teachers, eight…

  16. The Effects of Group Creativity Training on Teachers' Empathy and Interactions with Students.

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    McConnell, David M.; LeCapitaine, John E.

    This study examined the effects of group creativity training upon teachers' empathy and interactions with students as perceived by students and teachers. A group of 26 secondary teachers were divided into an experimental and a control group and were administered the McConnell revised Teacher Behavior Description Questionnaire (TBDQ) and the…

  17. Educational Research and Teacher Training for Successfully Teaching Limited English Proficient Students.

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    Grant, Carl A.

    The paper examines the research on teacher training particularly as it relates to preservice and inservice teacher preparation of teachers to work with limited-English-proficient (LEP) students. It highlights successful programmatic patterns and innovations based on research for preparing teachers to work with LEP students. A discussion of…

  18. Technology for Pre-service and In-service Training of Teachers of Ghetto Children.

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    Crim, Alonzo A.

    Technology can best be applied in the preparation of teachers for the ghetto by evaluating current practices in teacher training and by using the results of this evaluation in applied and basic research. Some acute problems facing teacher education for ghetto schools include language barriers, cultural gaps, and teacher career patterns. (SP)

  19. Integrated Design of Basic Training, Practicum and End-of-Course Assignment Modules in the Teacher Training Degree: Perception of University Teachers, Students, and School Teachers

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    Torremorell, Maria Carme Boqué; de Nicolás, Montserrat Alguacil; Valls, Mercè Pañellas

    Teacher training at the Blanquerna Faculty of Psychology and Educational and Sports Sciences (FPCEE), in Barcelona, has a long pedagogical tradition based on teaching innovation. Its educational style is characterised by methods focused on the students' involvement and on close collaboration with teaching practice centres. Within a core subject in the Teacher Training diploma course, students were asked to assess different methodological proposals aimed at promoting the development of their personal, social, and professional competences. In the assessment surveys, from a sample of 145 students, scores for variables very satisfactory or satisfactory ranged from 95.8 % to 83.4 % for the entire set of methodological actions under analysis. Data obtained in this first research phase were very useful to design basic training modules for the new Teacher Training Degree. In the second phase (in process), active teachers are asked for their perception on the orientation of the practicum, its connection with the end-of-course assignment, and the in-service student's incidence on innovation processes at school.

  20. This Regional In-service Training Program Is Voluntary, and Teachers Flock to It.

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    Condra, James B.

    1986-01-01

    Describes a four-year-old program that provides voluntary weekend teacher inservice training workshops. Teachers have eagerly been attending the workshops run by the University of Alabama and a consortium of a dozen school districts. (MD)

  1. Teacher Training and the Pupil-Oriented Lesson in West Germany.

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    La Pensee, Clive W.

    1981-01-01

    Describes a typical gymnasium curriculum, course sequences for upper school chemistry students and training seminar for chemistry teachers. Includes a lesson profile for a chemistry class session. (JN)

  2. Two Teacher in Space candidates during training at JSC

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    1985-01-01

    Two women representing the Teacher in Space Project undergo training in preparation for the STS 51-L mission. Sharon Christa McAuliffe (second right), prime crewmember; and Barbara R. Morgan (second left) backup, are briefed in the Shuttle mission simulator's instruction station by Jerry Swain, instruction team leader. Others pictured are Michelle Brekke (far right) of the payload specialists office and Patricia A. Lawson (lower left foreground) (40510); Astronaut Ellison S. Onizuka assists Morgan with a head set as the two trainees are familiarized with launch and entry stations in the motion base Shuttle mission simulator (SMS) (40511).

  3. The Teacher as Learner: A Model for Inservice Training and the Classroom

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    Lansky, Leonard M.

    1972-01-01

    A discussion of the use of sensitivity training techniques in inservice teacher training for geography and mathematics curricula. Workshop activities are described under such headings as confusion,'' conflict,'' confrontation,'' collaboration,'' and choice.'' (Author/RF)

  4. Rural Special Education Teacher Training. Issues in the Pacific Basin Territories.

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    Brady, Michael P.

    1983-01-01

    Present teacher training methods used in the Pacific Basin territories are described, and a paradigm is presented with suggestions for content and method (including a discussion of learning style, independent functioning, and noncategorical training). (CL)

  5. The perceptions of teachers and principals toward providing additional compensation to teachers in high-need subject areas

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    Longing, Jeffrey Lucian

    The purpose of this study was to determine possible differences in the perceptions of teachers teaching in high-need areas (i.e., math, science, special education, etc.) and teachers not teaching in high-need areas, (i.e., business education, physical education, etc.) as defined by the states of Arkansas and Louisiana, regarding higher compensation for high-need teachers. In addition, possible perception differences among principals and teachers were determined. The independent variables consisted of gender, position held, years of certified experience, and certification areas. The dependent variable was the perceptions of the participants on providing higher compensation for high-need teachers in order to attract and retain them. The data for all variables were collected using the Teacher Compensation Survey. The sample for this study was limited to teachers, grades 9 through 12, and principals of public high schools in south Arkansas and north Louisiana. Forty-four school districts in south Arkansas (Arkansas Department of Education, 2008a) and north Louisiana (Louisiana Department of Education, 2008a) met the criteria for this study. Twenty-two superintendents gave permission for their districts to participate in the research. A sample of 849 teachers and 38 principals were identified in these districts. Surveys were returned from 350 teachers, creating a 41% response rate. When the 31 principals that returned surveys were added to the total population, the response rate increased to 43% with 381 of the 887 surveyed responding. However, 42 of the teachers and two of the principals skipped some of the questions on the survey and were not included in the study. The researcher used a One-Way ANOVA and independent t-tests to determine the presence of statistical differences at the .05 level. The data showed that most math and science teachers agreed that high-need teachers should be compensated at a higher rate than teachers not teaching in high-need areas. The data

  6. 48 CFR 301.603-73 - Additional HHS training requirements.

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    2010-10-01

    ... GENERAL HHS ACQUISITION REGULATION SYSTEM Career Development, Contracting Authority, and Responsibilities... administration of any contract to which earned value management (EVM) is applied pursuant to 334.201(a) or (b) must successfully complete an EVM training course before they commence administration of the...

  7. 48 CFR 301.603-73 - Additional HHS training requirements.

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    2011-10-01

    ...-C or SAC certifications. (a) Earned value management training. Effective January 1, 2010, all... administration of any contract to which earned value management (EVM) is applied pursuant to 334.201(a) or (b... Facilities Management and Policy (OFMP), as appropriate. To be eligible, the basic and refresher courses...

  8. Planetary Perspectives: Training Teachers about Rocks from Earth and Space Through Project WISER

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    Buxner, S.; Crown, D. A.; Lebofsky, L. A.; Croft, S. K.; Canizo, T.; Baldridge, A. M.; Kortenkamp, S.; Chuang, F.; Pierazzo, E.

    2011-12-01

    Within the exciting context of planetary exploration, the Planetary Science Institute is offering an ongoing series of professional development workshops for elementary and middle school science teachers in Southern Arizona. Each workshop is an opportunity for teachers to learn about current exploration of the Solar System, engage in modeling scientific inquiry, and interact with active planetary science researchers. Current workshops include the Moon-Earth System, Exploring the Terrestrial Planets, Impact Cratering, Asteroid-Meteorite Connection, and Volcanoes of the Solar System. Two more workshops, Deserts of the Solar System and Astrobiology and the Search for Extrasolar Planetary Systems are being developed. Three rock kits have been designed for use during these workshops: the Impact Rock Kit, Meteorite Kit, and Volcanic Rock Kit. Each kit includes supporting materials with scientific background, supporting presentations, and additional ideas for using the kits in the classroom. In response to teachers' request to be able to use these kits in their classrooms, we have created a series of stand-alone workshops to train educators to use the rock kits in their own educational settings. After completing the training, teachers and other community educators are able to check out the kits for use in their classrooms, science fairs, star parties, and educational and social events. This work is supported by NASA EPOESS award NNX10AE56G: Workshops in Science Education and Resources (Wiser): Planetary Perspectives.

  9. The Deployment, Training and Teacher Relationships of Teaching Assistants Supporting Pupils with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in Mainstream Secondary Schools

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    Symes, Wendy; Humphrey, Neil

    2011-01-01

    Growing numbers of pupils with autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) are attending mainstream schools, and increasing numbers of additional staff are being deployed to support them. Recent research has cast doubt on the effectiveness of this support, by highlighting issues relating to deployment and training, and to relationships with class teachers.…

  10. Minority Pre-service Teachers' and Faculty Training on Climate Change Education in Delaware State University

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    Ozbay, G.; Fox-Lykens, R.; Veron, D. E.; Rogers, M.; Merrill, J.; Harcourt, P.; Mead, H.

    2015-12-01

    Delaware State University is working toward infusing undergraduate education with climate change science and enhancing the climate change learning content of pre-service teacher preparation programs as part of the MADE-CLEAR project (www.madeclear.org). Faculty development workshops have been conducted to prepare and educate a cadre of faculty from different disciplines in global climate science literacy. Following the workshops, the faculty participants have integrated climate literacy tenets into their existing curriculum. Follow up meetings have helped the faculty members to use specific content in their curriculum such as greenhouse gases, atmospheric CO2, sea level rise, etc. Additional training provided to the faculty participants in pedagogical methods of climate change instruction to identify common misconceptions and barriers to student understanding. Some pre-service teachers were engaged in summer internships and learned how to become messenger of climate change science by the state parks staff during the summer. Workshops were offered to other pre-service teachers to teach them specific climate change topics with enhanced hands-on laboratory activities. The participants were provided examples of lesson plans and guided to develop their own lesson plans and present them. Various pedagogical methods have been explored for teaching climate change content to the participants. The pre-service teachers found the climate content very challenging and confusing. Training activities were modified to focus on targeted topics and modeling of pedagogical techniques for the faculty and pre-service teachers. Program evaluation confirms that the workshop participant show improved understanding of the workshop materials by the participants if they were introduced few climate topics. Learning how to use hands-on learning tools and preparing lesson plans are two of the challenges successfully implemented by the pre-service teachers. Our next activity includes pre

  11. Effects of Classroom Management Intervention Based on Teacher Training and Performance Feedback on Outcomes of Teacher-Student Dyads in Inclusive Classrooms

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    Akalin, Selma; Sucuoglu, Bulbin

    2015-01-01

    Teacher training and teacher quality are an important part of the education system, therefore there is a need for new training programs for teachers to gain new knowledge and skills and to support their professional development. In recent years, new programs have been developed to offer knowledge and experience to teachers, and different methods…

  12. The Reforming of Vocational Teacher Training Colleges in Turkey

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    Çavuşoğlu, Abdullah; Günay, Durmuş

    In Turkey, for many decades college level technical education has been in the form of two main tracks: namely the "Faculty of Engineering" and the "Faculty of Technical Education". The Faculties of Engineering are very similar to engineering schools and colleges around the world; they train engineering students. The "Faculties of Technical Education" are similar to the "Schools of Applied Sciences" that many European countries have. The graduates of these schools are either employed at high schools as teachers at technical or vocational high schools, self employed or employed at other governmental organizations as technical staff. Due to the employability problems that the graduates of these schools have faced in recent years and the suggestions made by the The Council of the Higher Education of Turkey (CoHE), Turkish parliament has recently took a decision to close down these colleges and open new colleges called "Faculty of Technology" in November of 2009. According to the CoHE, these new faculties will train engineering students. The graduates of these faculties can also become teachers at the technical or vocational high schools if they get teaching certificate. This paper discusses the content, outlook, and prospects of this recent reform.

  13. Enhancing the Reading Engagement of African-American and Hispanic Learners in Inner-City Schools: A Curriculum Guide for Teacher Training. Instructional Resource No. 21.

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    Thompson, Ruby L.; Mixon, Gloria A.

    There is a mandate for teachers who are trained to meet the needs of the increasingly more culturally diverse populations, particularly in urban schools. General competencies which all teachers of urban learners should develop include respect for cultural differences and a belief in the abilities of culturally different learners. Additionally,…

  14. Teacher Renewal for Informal Education: A Cooperative In-Service Training Model.

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    LeGrand, Raymond A.; And Others

    The purpose of this project was to re-educate veteran teachers to understand and conceptualize child-centered, informal education as preparation for a new, open-architecture setting. The first phase of the project consisted of a needs assessment; the second, of three training days for teachers. Training covered interpersonal relations skills,…

  15. Teacher Preparation for Vocational Education and Training in Germany: A Potential Model for Canada?

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    Barabasch, Antje; Watt-Malcolm, Bonnie

    2013-01-01

    Germany's vocational education and training (VET) and corresponding teacher-education programmes are known worldwide for their integrated framework. Government legislation unifies companies, unions and vocational schools, and specifies the education and training required for students as well as vocational teachers. Changing from the Diplom…

  16. Innovation in In-Service Education and Training of Teachers--France.

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    Belbenoit, Georges

    This report discusses innovation in inservice education and training of teachers (INSET) in France. The first section deals with INSET in relationship to the French educational system, research institutes on the teaching of mathematics, and teacher training assignments in business and industrial firms. Section two presents four case studies. The…

  17. Theoretical Backgrounds: Internet for Training Teachers and the Development of the HyperCard Internet Primer.

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    Anderson, Daniel K.

    1996-01-01

    Discusses theoretical backgrounds for training teachers to use the Internet, including: a history of the Internet, education reform, technology and education, teacher training, affective domains, learning styles, and evaluation. Instructional design considerations are described for developing the HyperCard Internet Primer, software introducing…

  18. Environmental Education in Pre-Service Teacher Training: A Literature Review of Existing Evidence

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    Álvarez-García, Olaya; Sureda-Negre, Jaume; Comas-Forgas, Rubén

    2015-01-01

    The importance of pre-service teacher training regarding environmental education (EE) has been vastly demonstrated. This systematic review examined the existing evidence from studies evaluating and analysing the relationship between EE, including environmental competences and pre-service primary school teacher training. The literature review…

  19. A Process and Outcome Evaluation of an Affective Teacher Training Primary Prevention Program.

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    Schaps, Eric; And Others

    Effective Classroom Management (ECM)-Elementary, an in-service course in which teachers were taught various communication, problem solving, and self-esteem enhancement techniques was evaluated. Process evaluation data included: (1) documentation of in-service training by outside observers; (2) teacher feedback on the individual training sessions;…

  20. Process Evaluation of the Teacher Training for an AIDS Prevention Programme

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    Ahmed, Nazeema; Flisher, Alan J.; Mathews, Catherine; Jansen, Shahieda; Mukoma, Wanjiru; Schaalma, Herman

    2006-01-01

    This paper provides a process evaluation of a 6-day teacher training programme which forms part of a sexuality education project. The training aimed at providing teachers with the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively teach a 16-lesson Grade 8 (14 year olds) life skills curriculum consisting of participatory exercises on sexual…

  1. The Effects of Teacher Sex Equity and Effectiveness Training on Classroom Interaction at the University Level.

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    Long, Joan E.; And Others

    The effects of faculty training in sex equitable and effective interaction skills were assessed. Twenty-three professors participated in a two and one-half day training workshop that focused on (1) the elimination of sex-biased teacher-student interactions in the classroom; and (2) the distribution, precision, and quality of teacher responses to…

  2. Implementing the Early Childhood Development Teacher Training Framework in Uganda: Gains and Challenges

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    Ejuu, Godfrey

    2012-01-01

    Training of quality early childhood development (ECD) teachers is paramount in ensuring quality ECD service provision. This exploratory study focuses on the gains and challenges met in the implementation of the Uganda ECD teacher training framework. Data were obtained using questionnaires and interviews from principals and tutors of ECD teacher…

  3. Southwest University's No-Fee Teacher-Training Model

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    Chen, Shijian; Yang, Shuhan; Li, Linyuan

    2013-01-01

    The training model for Southwest University's no-fee teacher education program has taken shape over several years. Based on a review of the documentation and interviews with administrators and no-fee preservice students from different specialties, this article analyzes Southwest University's no-fee teacher-training model in terms of…

  4. Variations of In-Service Training for Primary Mathematics Teachers: An Empirical Study

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    Selter, Christoph; Gräsel, Cornelia; Reinold, Martin; Trempler, Kati

    2015-01-01

    Previous findings indicate that the effectiveness of in-service teacher training can be increased by a (pedagogical) content knowledge orientation on the one hand and the stimulation of cooperation among teachers on the other. In this paper, three versions of a multi-phase training program were compared in a quasi-experimental field study with a…

  5. College-School Dialogue and Mentoring in Teacher Training Programmes in Zimbabwe

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    Maunganidze, Omega

    2015-01-01

    Globally, mentoring has been recognized as one of the effective approaches in professional training and development of teachers. Most importantly, in Zimbabwe, mentoring has been largely adopted as one of the Teaching Practice strategies by teacher training colleges and schools. Good quality mentoring in schools makes an important contribution to…

  6. Bourgeois Ideas in Communist Construction: The Development of Stanislav Shatskii's Teacher Training Methods

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    Partlett, William

    2006-01-01

    This article traces the role of the non-communist, late Tsarist, "new education" movement in shaping early Soviet views of teacher-training. Comparing the teacher-training approach of one of the leaders of this Tsarist educational movement--Stanislav Shatskii--with that of the Soviet Commissariat of Enlightenment (Narkompros), the article first…

  7. Classroom Observation of Students and Teachers (COST): A Multiple Payoff Approach to Inservice Training. A Symposium.

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    Knowling, Wynn; And Others

    This group of papers was presented as part of a symposium entitled "Classroom Observation of Students and Teachers (COST): A Multiple Payoff Approach to Inservice Training." The first paper, "Films for Inservice Teacher Training: A Miniworkshop," outlines the rationale and development of the film series of which the film, Consequences of Behavior,…

  8. Translating National Standards into Practice for the Initial Training of Further Education (FE) Teachers in England

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    Nasta, Tony

    2007-01-01

    Over the last decade the system for training FE teachers in England has been the subject of almost continuous government reform. Central to the reforms has been the definition of national standards as the foundation for qualifications and training. This paper focuses upon how standards for FE teachers are translated as they move from the worlds of…

  9. A Preliminary Evaluation of the Distance English Language Teacher Training Program (DELTTP) in Anadolu University, Turkey

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    Biyil, Cagri, Ozkose

    2007-01-01

    This paper presents a preliminary evaluation of a relatively new interactive distance learning model for training English language teachers in Turkey. The Distance English Language Teacher Training Program (DELTTP) was established as a result of the contractual agreement between the Ministry of National Education and Eskisehir Anadolu University,…

  10. Teacher Training Products: The State of the Field. Research and Development Memorandum No. 116.

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    Bierly, Margaret; And Others

    This report describes the development and contents of a computerized catalog of teacher training products. The catalog was compiled by the staff of the Stanford Center for Research and Development in Teaching (SCRDT) Program on Teaching Effectiveness as part of an effort to develop a systematic teacher training model. A 117-item product…

  11. Understanding Expertise-Based Training Effects on the Software Evaluation Process of Mathematics Education Teachers

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    Incikabi, Lutfi; Sancar Tokmak, Hatice

    2012-01-01

    This case study examined the educational software evaluation processes of pre-service teachers who attended either expertise-based training (XBT) or traditional training in conjunction with a Software-Evaluation checklist. Forty-three mathematics teacher candidates and three experts participated in the study. All participants evaluated educational…

  12. Performance Management in the French System of Secondary-Teacher Training

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    Tchibozo, Guy

    2005-01-01

    The present study focuses on performance analysis and performance management in teacher training in France. After a brief summary of the French system of secondary-teacher training, determinants affecting performance are analyzed. The analysis shows that three determinants--the number of external competitors, the size of a department and the…

  13. Study on Innovation of Teacher Training Model in Basic Education from the Perspective of "Blended Learning"

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    Bu, Huabai; Bu, Shizhen

    2012-01-01

    Gradual integration of synergetic technology, P2P technology and online learning community furnishes a new research field for innovation of teacher training model in a knowledge economy era. This article proposes the innovative model of "whole of three lines" in teacher training in basic education from the perspective of "blended…

  14. Hit or Miss, or Missing: The Role of Second Language Acquisition Research in Language Teacher Training.

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    Rankin, Jamie

    1994-01-01

    This article discusses how the syllabus for language teacher training in German has evolved and considers what direction foreign language teacher training might take if it were to follow the cue of "Deutsch als Fremdsprache" and appropriate the research agenda of second-language acquisition studies. (Contains 51 references.) (JL)

  15. Reforming Further Education Teacher Training: A Policy Communities and Policy Networks Analysis

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    Holloway, David

    2009-01-01

    Throughout the 1980s and 1990s teacher preparation for the schools sector in the United Kingdom was subject to a series of reforms and innovations including the establishment of new institutional arrangements to oversee the sector, namely the Teacher Training Agency (TTA--now the Training and Development Agency, TDA). Since 2002 the arrangements…

  16. HUMAN RELATIONS TRAINING AND ITS EFFECT ON THE TEACHER-LEARNING PROCESS IN THE SOCIAL STUDIES.

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    ROBERTS, JULIAN

    TO TEST THE EFFECTS OF SENSITIVITY TRAINING ON STUDENTS, RANDOMLY-SELECTED 12TH GRADE SOCIAL STUDIES STUDENTS PARTICIPATED IN A T-GROUP FOR THE FIRST THREE WEEKS OF THE FALL 1966 SEMESTER. ANOTHER GROUP, TAUGHT BY THE SAME TEACHER, WAS NOT EXPOSED TO SENSITIVITY TRAINING, WHILE A SECOND CONTROL GROUP WAS TAUGHT BY A TEACHER WITHOUT T-GROUP…

  17. Experiments Using CCTV New Courses of Teacher Training (ITV-LHS II).

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    Naeslund, Jon

    The early phases of a study at the Stockholm School of Education, Stockholm, Sweden, explored the use of closed circuit television to: (1) replace classroom visits by supervisors of student teachers; (2) assess the reliability of subjective assessments in teacher training; and (3) tape micro-teaching sessions so that teacher trainees could analyze…

  18. An Evaluation of Teachers Trained through Different Routes to Certification. Final Report. NCEE 2009-4043

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    Constantine, Jill; Player, Daniel; Silva, Tim; Hallgren, Kristin; Grider, Mary; Deke, John

    2009-01-01

    This study addresses two questions related to teacher preparation and certification: (1) What are the relative effects on student achievement of teachers who chose to be trained through different routes to certification and how do observed teacher practices vary by chosen route to certification?; and (2) What aspects of certification programs…

  19. The Training Situation of the Non-Native EFL Teacher in London

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    Martin, M. H. Combe

    1975-01-01

    Describes problems faced by non-native teacher trainees in London and emphasizes necessity of EFL teachers to be aware of these problems. RSA courses in EFL have successfully prepared non-native trainees from many countries. Six centers outside the UK are training mostly non-native teachers for the RSA certificate. (CJ)

  20. Blended Learning: Investigating Its Potential in an English Language Teacher Training Program

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    Kocoglu, Zeynep; Ozek, Yesim; Kesli, Yesim

    2011-01-01

    Although the benefits of blended learning have been well documented in educational research, relatively few studies have examined blended learning in language teacher education. This study discusses a blended learning approach for a teacher training program designed for in-service English language teachers, and investigates its effectiveness by…

  1. Furnished Imagination: The Impact of Preservice Teacher Training on Early Career Work in TESOL

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    Kiely, Richard; Askham, Jim

    2012-01-01

    This article presents the findings of an impact study of a short teacher training course in teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL). Impact is conceptualised as teacher learning, particularly perceived achievements in learning, evidenced in the ways teachers talk about their work in TESOL. The theoretical framework for the research…

  2. Contemporary Technologies to Improve the Quality of Education When Training Teachers

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    Sibgatullina, Alfiya

    2015-01-01

    The article considers contemporary technologies to improve the quality of teachers' education (as exemplified by the training of foreign language teachers). The author presents analysis of the "quality of education" concept, proposes and analyzes the criteria for assessing the quality of education of future foreign language teachers.…

  3. Increasing Multiculturalism in Education through Teacher Self-Assessment and Training

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    Smith, Lisa A.

    2010-01-01

    A superintendent's mandate required that teachers in a Midwestern U.S. city public school system tailor their lessons to be culturally sensitive. Teachers at one high school lacked training to support their implementation of this initiative. This project study evaluated participating teachers' racial awareness, determined how this awareness…

  4. Factors within Response to Intervention Implementation Training Associated with Teacher Efficacy Beliefs

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    Nunn, Gerald D.; Jantz, Paul B.

    2009-01-01

    This study examined the impact of Response to Intervention-Involvement (RtI-INV) and Response to Intervention-Implementation (RtI-IMP) variables associated with teacher efficacy beliefs by 429, K-12 teachers and support professionals trained to implement Response to Intervention (RtI) methodologies. The Teacher Efficacy Belief and Behavior…

  5. Assessment of Resources for Training Prospective Teachers in Business Education at the Colleges of Education

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    Okoro, James

    2014-01-01

    This study assessed Resources for Training Prospective Teachers in Business Education at the colleges of Education at South South Nigeria. Business Teacher Education programmes are set up to produce competent teachers for the secondary schools and skilled labour force for the private sector. These products of Business Education programme at the…

  6. Technical and Vocational Teaching and Training in Gabon: How Future Teachers Build Their Vocational Identity?

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    Nze, Jean Sylvain Bekale; Ginestie, Jacques

    2012-01-01

    The professionalism of teachers is based on three levels of expertise: mastering academic knowledge, mastering the teaching of this knowledge and mastering the role played by teachers in schools. For each of these levels, each student during the teacher training courses has his own understanding. This understanding influences their perception of…

  7. Modelling Beginning Teachers' Assessment Literacy: The Contribution of Training, Self-Efficacy, and Conceptions of Assessment

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    Levy-Vered, Adi; Alhija, Fadia Nasser-Abu

    2015-01-01

    Teachers devote a substantial amount of their time to assessment-related activities. This study aimed to describe beginning teachers' assessment literacy and to examine a structural model that binds assessment literacy with assessment training, self-efficacy, and conceptions of assessment. Data were collected from 327 Israeli inductee teachers and…

  8. Teacher Evaluation: Five Keys to Growth. "A Training Program for Effective Evaluation."

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    Rose, Mary; And Others

    This manual describes a training program for teacher evaluation. The purpose of the program is to provide educators who evaluate classroom instruction with the tools that result in professional growth for the teachers and improvement of classroom instruction. Joint participation by teachers and administrators is encouraged in all phases of the…

  9. Effects in Post-Conflict West Africa of Teacher Training for Refugee Women

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    Shepler, Susan; Routh, Sharyn

    2012-01-01

    This article draws data from an innovative research project tracing former refugee teachers who received teacher training from the International Rescue Committee (IRC) over a 17-year-long education programme in refugee camps in Guinea (1991-2008). The research traced repatriated refugee teachers who had returned to their homes in Sierra Leone and…

  10. The Bilingual-Bicultural Teacher Training Model at Eastern Oregon State College.

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    Veloz, Felipe

    A bilingual-bicultural education program has been instituted at Eastern Oregon State College to train classroom teachers for migrant programs in the schools. The pupils are Mexican-American-Chicano children. Under the supervision of master teachers, the student teacher follows a curriculum designed to instruct in both English and Spanish. Central…

  11. Microteaching Experience in Distance English Language Teacher Training: A Case Study

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    Merc, Ali

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of this single-subject case study was to document the experiences of a teacher trainee during a 12-week microteaching process in the Distance English Language Teacher Training program (DELT). The student teacher subject responded to questionnaires, submitted online dialogue journals, and answered open-ended questions before and after…

  12. A Structural Equation Modelling Approach for Massive Blended Synchronous Teacher Training

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    Kannan, Kalpana; Narayanan, Krishnan

    2015-01-01

    This paper presents a structural equation modelling (SEM) approach for blended synchronous teacher training workshop. It examines the relationship among various factors that influence the Satisfaction (SAT) of participating teachers. Data were collected with the help of a questionnaire from about 500 engineering college teachers. These teachers…

  13. THE DEVELOPMENT OF DIFFERENTIATED CURRICULA FOR ABILITY GROUPED BIOLOGY CLASSES, INCLUDING TEACHER TRAINING AND PROGRAM EVALUATION.

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    BEHRINGER, MARJORIE PERRIN

    THIS STUDY INVOLVED (1) THE MODIFICATION OF BIOLOGY CURRICULA FOR USE BY 35 TEACHERS AND 4,264 STUDENTS IN THE SAN ANTONIO HIGH SCHOOLS, (2) THE ORGANIZATION OF A SEMIMONTHLY INSERVICE TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM, AND (3) A STATISTICAL EVALUATION OF THE PROGRAM BASED ON DATA COLLECTED FROM A SAMPLE GROUP OF NINE TEACHERS AND 579 STUDENTS. BIOLOGY…

  14. BRAC's Non-Formal Primary Education (NFPE) Teacher Training Program. Panel Paper (Summary).

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    Haiplik, Brenda

    BRAC (formerly Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee), the largest Indigenous nongovernmental organization in the world, has a unique teacher training program in rural Bangladesh. Almost all BRAC teacher-trainees are rural women, who must have completed at least 9 years of schooling. Trainees spend only 12 days in initial basic teacher training…

  15. The Role of Teacher Training on Student Computer Use in Illinois at the Third Grade Level.

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    Bedard, Annette

    In a national survey, teachers who had more computer technology training used computers with their students in more ways and to a greater extent than teachers with fewer hours. Using the same questions, responses from third grade public school teachers in Illinois were compared to the responses in the national survey. Also, in this study, the…

  16. Assessment of Leadership Training of Head Teachers and Secondary School Performance in Mubende District, Uganda

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    Benson, Kayiwa

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of the study was to establish the relationship between leadership training of head teachers and school performance in secondary schools in Mubende district, Uganda. Descriptive-correlational research design was used. Six schools out of 32 were selected and the sample size of head teachers, teachers and students leaders was 287 out of…

  17. Teachers' Perceptions of Students' Additional Support Needs: In the Eye of the Beholder?

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    Bruggink, Marjon; Goei, Sui L.; Koot, Hans M.

    2016-01-01

    Nowadays, teachers are regarded as key players in the process of identifying and catering to students' additional support needs within mainstream primary classrooms. However, teachers' professional judgements regarding students with special needs have been found to be contextually influenced (e.g. by school context, student population, level of…

  18. Developing Prospective Teachers' Understanding of Addition and Subtraction with Whole Numbers

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    Roy, George J.

    2014-01-01

    This study was situated in a semester-long classroom teaching experiment examining prospective teachers' understanding of number concepts and operations. The purpose of this paper is to describe the learning goals, tasks, and tools used to cultivate prospective teachers' understanding of addition and subtraction with whole numbers.…

  19. Video Conferencing and Knowledge Management in In-Service Teacher Distance Lifelong Training and Development

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    Kamakari, Anna; Drigas, Athanasios

    In Greece, the training system and education can be adapted to distance lifelong e-learning and the teachers, the society and the economy can be benefited via the introduction and training of in-service teachers in a) the Video Conferencing (VC) technology and mode of distant training, granted that VC is put into a learning framework, and b) Knowledge Management (KM) methodology, through lectures and seminars. Incidentally, VC technology and KM methodology can be integrated into in-service teacher distance lifelong training and development, and to this end, an example, a hybrid model, of the manner VC technology and KM methodology can be integrated into in-service teacher distance lifelong training and development, that is, a microteaching session via VC and KM, which is advisable for Greek teachers of all specialisations in Greece or abroad, is given.

  20. Effects of Inservice Teacher Training on Correct Implementation of Assessment and Instructional Procedures for Teachers of Students with Profound Multiple Disabilities

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    Horrocks, Erin L.; Morgan, Robert L.

    2011-01-01

    A multicomponent training package (live training, video modeling, role playing, and feedback) was used to train teachers to conduct assessment and to instruct students with profound multiple disabilities. Phase 1 of the study involved training seven teachers to conduct assessment in three areas: (a) preference assessment (i.e., identification of…

  1. An Investigation into the Effects of a Humanistic Training Method on the Perceptions of Elementary Teachers-in-Training.

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    Bingman, William S.

    This study compares the effects of a 2-week humanistic training program, a 4-week participation observation experience, and a 7-week special methods program on the perceptions of prospective elementary school teachers from West Virginia University and elementary teachers from Monogalis County, West Virginia. Sixty-six subjects took part. The…

  2. Teachers' Perceptions of In-Service Teacher Training to Support Curriculum Change in Physical Education: The Hong Kong Experience

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    Ha, Amy; Lee, John; Chan, Daniel; Sum, Raymond

    2004-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of an in-service training program and understand teachers' receptivity to curriculum change in physical education. A total of 183 primary school teachers were recruited as participants on a voluntary basis. They were asked to respond to a questionnaire about their receptivity to changes…

  3. A Model Program for Training Teachers of the Mildly Handicapped. Teacher Education Forum; Volume 4, Number 4.

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    Mosley, William J.; Sitko, Merrill C.

    The development, operation, and evaluation of an experimentally based teacher training program, the Mildly Handicapped Program (MHP), is described in this report. The overall concern of the program is to develop teachers who, in the real world public school classroom setting, obtain the best possible results from elementary age children in special…

  4. Pre-Service Teacher Training in Classroom Management: A Review of State Accreditation Policy and Teacher Preparation Programs

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    Freeman, Jennifer; Simonsen, Brandi; Briere, Donald E.; MacSuga-Gage, Ashley S.

    2014-01-01

    Effective classroom management skills are essential for teachers. Unfortunately, many teachers do not receive adequate classroom management training prior to beginning their teaching careers and feel unprepared for the demands of managing student behaviors in their classrooms. In this article, we describe (a) the number of states with state policy…

  5. What Type of Teachers Do We Intend to Train? An Analysis of Teacher Profiles in MERCOSUR Curricula

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    Alliaud, Andrea; Feeney, Silvina María

    2015-01-01

    Over the last decades, teachers have often been identified as 'key' players for the improvement of education systems. The successive waves of reform taking place in Latin America since the 1990s have aimed at initial and continuous teacher training. The main changes intended to improve the quality and lengthen the duration of initial teacher…

  6. Institutos Superiores de Formacion Docente: Profesorado de Nivel Elemental (Higher Institutes for Teacher Training: Elementary School Teachers).

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    Ministerio de Cultura y Educacion, Buenos Aires (Argentina). Centro National de Documentacion e Informacion Educativa.

    This booklet describes and explains the Argentine educational reform, instituted in March 1971, concerning the training of elementary school teachers in institutions of higher learning. The legislation cited here establishes areas of study and qualifications. The document also contains a discussion of previous teacher education and the bases and…

  7. The Development of Student Teachers' Views on Pupil Misbehaviour during an Initial Teacher Training Programme in England and Norway

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    Kyriacou, Chris; Avramidis, Elias; Hoie, Harald; Stephens, Paul; Hultgren, Age

    2007-01-01

    A group of postgraduate (secondary school) student teachers attending a teacher training course in York (England) and Stavanger (Norway) completed a questionnaire at the start (N = 174) and at the end (N = 128) of their course which explored their views regarding the factors accounting for pupil misbehavior, the frequency of pupil misbehavior, the…

  8. The Influence of Group Training in the Incredible Years Teacher Classroom Management Program on Preschool Teachers' Classroom Management Strategies

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    Carlson, John S.; Tiret, Holly B.; Bender, Stacy L.; Benson, Laurie

    2011-01-01

    This study examined changes in preschool teachers' perceptions of classroom management strategies following group training in the recently revised Incredible Years Teacher Classroom Management Program (C. Webster-Stratton, 2006). The authors used a pre/post follow-up design across 2 groups that each met for 8 sessions over an 8-10-week period for…

  9. Non invasive ventilation as an additional tool for exercise training.

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    Ambrosino, Nicolino; Cigni, Paolo

    2015-01-01

    Recently, there has been increasing interest in the use of non invasive ventilation (NIV) to increase exercise capacity. In individuals with COPD, NIV during exercise reduces dyspnoea and increases exercise tolerance. Different modalities of mechanical ventilation have been used non-invasively as a tool to increase exercise tolerance in COPD, heart failure and lung and thoracic restrictive diseases. Inspiratory support provides symptomatic benefit by unloading the ventilatory muscles, whereas Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) counterbalances the intrinsic positive end-expiratory pressure in COPD patients. Severe stable COPD patients undergoing home nocturnal NIV and daytime exercise training showed some benefits. Furthermore, it has been reported that in chronic hypercapnic COPD under long-term ventilatory support, NIV can also be administered during walking. Despite these results, the role of NIV as a routine component of pulmonary rehabilitation is still to be defined. PMID:25874110

  10. Reshaping the Focus and Structure of Vocational Teacher Education and Training Strategy in Lithuania--A Systematic Approach

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    Kestutis, Pukelis; Lauzackas, Rimantas

    2004-01-01

    In this article the contemporary state of pedagogical qualification of Lithuanian vocational teachers is discussed. The new role of VET teacher and VET school in vocational teacher training, following the lifelong learning paradigm, are discussed. Main approaches, principles and parameters of the new vocational teacher training strategy in…

  11. Examining the Training Process of a New Teacher Educator in the Field of the Education of the Hearing Impaired

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    Gurgur, Hasan

    2012-01-01

    Training of beginning teacher educators has become a popular topic in the literature. This study aimed to investigate the training procedures of a new teacher educator who would be working in the division of the hearing impaired. The study was designed as action research and a new teacher educator, an experienced teacher educator and an academic…

  12. The Research and Development of an International Core Curriculum for Information and Communications Technology in Teacher Training.

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    Davis, Niki; Tearle, Penni

    This paper outlines progress of the European Commission (EC) supported Telematics for Teacher Training (T3) project in the development and dissemination of a European Core Curriculum for Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in Teacher Training. National and European governments have recognized the importance of training teachers in the…

  13. The Teacher Training Project: Study of the Implementation of Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Classrooms and Schools. Final Report.

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    Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.

    A study evaluated the Early Childhood Resources Teacher Training Project (TTP). The purpose of the TTP is to train preschool and early primary grade teachers in developmentally appropriate practices. The evaluation sought to: (1) determine the extent to which teachers undergoing training were able to understand and implement the content of the…

  14. The Project of Critical Reflexive Education: American-Trained Taiwanese English Teachers' Identity-in-the-Making

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    Yeh, Fang Ping

    2012-01-01

    This dissertation explores what happens to American-trained Taiwanese English teachers when they return to teaching in Taiwan. Using a method of "collective biography", it inquires into three American-trained Taiwanese English teachers' life stories and the researcher's own as an American-trained Taiwanese English teacher and…

  15. A Proposed Biology Teacher Training Program for Secondary School Teachers in the Mekong Delta Region of Vietnam.

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    Phung, Thi Nguyet Hong

    This study was undertaken to design a biology training program for secondary school teachers in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam. The methods reported in this study included an analysis of the current biology training programs with reference to a set of biology objectives developed in the 1970 curriculum revision. Second, modern developments in…

  16. Mental health first aid training for high school teachers: a cluster randomized trial

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    2010-01-01

    Background Mental disorders often have their first onset during adolescence. For this reason, high school teachers are in a good position to provide initial assistance to students who are developing mental health problems. To improve the skills of teachers in this area, a Mental Health First Aid training course was modified to be suitable for high school teachers and evaluated in a cluster randomized trial. Methods The trial was carried out with teachers in South Australian high schools. Teachers at 7 schools received training and those at another 7 were wait-listed for future training. The effects of the training on teachers were evaluated using questionnaires pre- and post-training and at 6 months follow-up. The questionnaires assessed mental health knowledge, stigmatizing attitudes, confidence in providing help to others, help actually provided, school policy and procedures, and teacher mental health. The indirect effects on students were evaluated using questionnaires at pre-training and at follow-up which assessed any mental health help and information received from school staff, and also the mental health of the student. Results The training increased teachers' knowledge, changed beliefs about treatment to be more like those of mental health professionals, reduced some aspects of stigma, and increased confidence in providing help to students and colleagues. There was an indirect effect on students, who reported receiving more mental health information from school staff. Most of the changes found were sustained 6 months after training. However, no effects were found on teachers' individual support towards students with mental health problems or on student mental health. Conclusions Mental Health First Aid training has positive effects on teachers' mental health knowledge, attitudes, confidence and some aspects of their behaviour. Trial registration ACTRN12608000561381 PMID:20576158

  17. Effects on students of teacher training in use of a drug education curriculum.

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    Allison, K R; Silverman, G; Dignam, C

    1990-01-01

    The study reported here examines the effects of differential teacher training in use of a drug education curriculum on students' knowledge levels, problem-solving and coping skills, attitudes towards planned decision making, behavioral intentions and tobacco and alcohol use. An experimental design was used to compare the effects of exposure to teachers who had either intensive staff development, in-service training or no training. The findings indicate a statistically significant difference between groups of students on the intention to drink alcohol. Students whose teachers had intensive staff development were less likely to intend to take a drink if offered than students whose teachers had in-service or no training. Possible reasons for a lack of significant results on other variables are the confounding influences of school, classroom and teacher effects. PMID:2348304

  18. The Effectiveness of Substitute Teacher Training: The Results of a Utah Study.

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    Cardon, Peter W.; Tippetts, Zachary; Smith, Geoffrey G.

    2003-01-01

    Examines effectiveness of substitute-teacher training in 40 Utah school districts. Finds that 40 percent of districts provide more than 3 hours of training and that principals in these districts rated substitutes' overall performance significantly higher than did principals in districts that provide no training (25 percent) or less than 3 hours…

  19. Inservice Training of Primary Teachers Through Interactive Video Technology: An Indian Experience

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    Maheshwari, A. N.; Raina, V. K.

    1998-01-01

    India has yet to achieve elementary education for all children. Among the centrally sponsored initiatives to improve education are Operation Blackboard, to provide sufficient teachers and buildings, Minimum Levels of Learning, which set achievement targets, and the Special Orientation Programme for Primary School Teachers (SOPT). This article focuses on the last of these and describes the new technology used to train teachers so that the losses in transmission inherent in the cascade model are avoided. Interactive Video Technology involving the Indira Gandhi Open University and the Indian Space Research Organisation was used experimentally in seven-day training courses for primary school teachers in 20 centres in Karnataka State, providing one-way video transmissions and telephone feedback to experts from the centres. The responses from teachers and their trainers indicate considerable potential for the exploitation of new technology where large numbers of teachers require training.

  20. Teacher-Child Interaction Training: A Pilot Study With Random Assignment.

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    Fernandez, Melanie A; Adelstein, Jonathan S; Miller, Samantha P; Areizaga, Margaret J; Gold, Dylann C; Sanchez, Amanda L; Rothschild, Sara A; Hirsch, Emily; Gudiño, Omar G

    2015-07-01

    Teacher-Child Interaction Training (TCIT), adapted from Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), is a classroom-based program designed to provide teachers with behavior management skills that foster positive teacher-student relationships and to improve student behavior by creating a more constructive classroom environment. The purpose of this pilot study was to evaluate TCIT in more classrooms than previously reported in the literature, with older children than previously reported, using random assignment of classrooms to TCIT or to a no-TCIT control condition and conducting all but two sessions within the classroom to enhance feasibility. Participants included 11 kindergarten and first grade classroom teachers and their 118 students from three urban, public schools in Manhattan, with five classrooms randomly assigned to receive TCIT and six to the no-TCIT control condition. Observations of teacher skill acquisition were conducted before, during, and after TCIT for all 11 teachers, and teacher reports of student behavior were obtained at these same time points. Teacher satisfaction with TCIT was assessed following training. Results suggested that after receiving TCIT, teachers increased rates of positive attention to students' appropriate behavior, decreased rates of negative attention to misbehavior, reported significantly less distress related to student disruptive behavior, and reported high satisfaction with the training program. Our study supports the growing evidence-base suggesting that TCIT is a promising approach for training teachers in positive behavior management strategies and for improving student disruptive behavior in the classroom. PMID:26163711

  1. Nurse teacher candidates learned to use social media during the international teacher training course.

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    Salminen, Leena; Gustafsson, Marja-Liisa; Vilén, Liisa; Fuster, Pilar; Istomina, Natalja; Papastavrou, Evridiki

    2016-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to describe the nurse teacher candidates' learning outcomes and experiences in social media during the international nurse teacher training course, Empowering learning environments in nursing education, Intensive Program (EleneIP). The pre-post research design was used. The data was collected before and after the course, with the questionnaire consisting of structured and open questions. Altogether, 24 nurse teacher candidates from four different European countries participated in the course and this study. The results showed that the knowledge of using social media applications increased during the course from 5.2 (range 1-9) to 8.1 (range 4-10), and their skills increased from 4.5 (range 1-8) to 7.6 (range 4-10).The main topics learnt during the course were divided in two categories: subjects of the course and teaching and learning methods. The students' experiences concerning the EleneIP course were positive in both categories. The international group created during EleneIP course also allowed the students to achieve another important aim, learning from a collaborative group the importance and possibilities of different learning environments, considering the cultural and social characteristics of each country participating in it. PMID:26358632

  2. Interactive Whiteboard Integration in Classrooms: Active Teachers Understanding about Their Training Process

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    Pujol, Meritxell Cortada; Quintana, Maria Graciela Badilla; Romaní, Jordi Riera

    With the incorporation in education of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), especially the Interactive Whiteboard (IWB), emerges the need for a proper teacher training process due to adequate the integration and the didactic use of this tool in the classroom. This article discusses the teachers' perception on the training process for ICT integration. Its main aim is to contribute to the unification of minimum criteria for effective ICT implementation in any training process for active teachers. This case study begins from the development of a training model called Eduticom which was putted into practice in 4 schools in Catalonia, Spain. Findings indicated different teachers' needs such as an appropriate infrastructure, a proper management and a flexible training model which essentially addresses methodological and didactic aspects of IWB uses in the classroom.

  3. A General Investigation of the In-Service Training of English Language Teachers at Elementary Schools in Turkey

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    Koç, Ebru Melek

    2016-01-01

    This study presents a critical diagnosis of in-service teacher-training activities offered to English-language teachers in Turkey and aims to investigate whether those teachers are satisfied with the activities. Thirty-two English-language teachers participated in this study. Data were collected from 32 elementary-school teachers of English as a…

  4. Preparing Beginning Teachers for Working with the Educationally Disadvantaged: A Continuing Study of the Influence on Student Teachers of a Training Program for Cooperating Teachers. Final Report.

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    Clayton, Thomas E.; And Others

    A 2-year investigation attempted to ascertain whether summer workshop training of elementary teachers in the use of such feedback practices as Flanders' interaction analysis, video tape techniques, and other conceptual supervisory tools would produce measurable change in the instructional behavior of their student teachers as compared to student…

  5. CTE Teacher Succession: Insuring a Smooth Transition

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    Mattoon, Dennis

    2008-01-01

    Many career and technical education (CTE) teachers are nearing retirement, and, due to national demographic and teacher training concerns, there are not enough new teachers trained to replace them. In addition, school district hiring practices are typically designed around an expected surplus of newly trained teacher job applicants. By the time…

  6. A case study of alternatively trained science teachers: Attainment of pedagogical content knowledge

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    Duncan, Benjamin R.

    Elements essential to effective teaching are closely aligned with the domains of a teacher's pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) (Park & Oliver, 2008). Often, alternatively trained teachers enter the teaching profession lacking exposure to pedagogical events that allow these educators opportunities to reflect on their practice and construction of their PCK (Friedrichsen et al., 2007); yet little is known about the knowledge of experienced alternatively trained educators and the complexities associated with their PCK development. The purpose of this study was to describe the nature and sources of alternatively trained secondary school science teachers' PCK after gaining classroom experience. The Park and Oliver (2008) hexagon PCK model was used as the theoretical framework. A case study of two experienced secondary science teachers at a school in the southeastern region of the United States was conducted. Data were collected from multiple sources, such as interviews, classroom observations, participant field journals, lesson plans, classroom assignments, classroom assessments, and researcher's field notes. Data analysis was conducted using the constant comparative method, qualitative deductive analysis, and a content representation. The results showed that experienced alternatively trained science teachers' PCK development was heavily influenced by each teacher's orientation to science teaching. Alternatively trained science teachers compensated for their lack of pedagogical training by relying heavily upon their content knowledge, their knowledge of students, and past experiences. Even after gaining years of experience in a school setting, alternatively trained teachers still lacked familiarity with traditional educational terminology and practices, rather relying upon instructional approaches and techniques independently acquired while each teacher was in "survival" mode. This study provides several implications for teacher preparation, research, and policy.

  7. Beyond the Call of Duty: A Qualitative Study of Teachers' Additional Responsibilities Related to Sexuality Education

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    Eisenberg, Marla E.; Madsen, Nikki; Oliphant, Jennifer A.; Resnick, Michael

    2011-01-01

    Seven focus groups were conducted with sexuality educators in Minnesota to explore ways that teaching sexuality education differs from teaching other health education content and to determine if additional supports or resources are needed for sexuality educators. Teachers described many specific additional responsibilities or concerns related to…

  8. Voices from the Classroom: Experiences of Teachers of Deaf Students with Additional Disabilities

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    Musyoka, Millicent Malinda; Gentry, Mary Anne; Bartlett, James Joseph

    2016-01-01

    The purpose of this research is to investigate experiences of K-12 classroom teachers of deaf students with additional disabilities. Today, more deaf and hard of hearing students are identified as having additional disabilities (Bruce, DiNatale & Ford, 2008; Ewing, 2011; Gallaudet Research Institute, 2011; Jones, Jones & Ewing, 2006;…

  9. 34 CFR 75.534 - Training grants-automatic increases for additional dependents.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 34 Education 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Training grants-automatic increases for additional dependents. 75.534 Section 75.534 Education Office of the Secretary, Department of Education DIRECT GRANT PROGRAMS What Conditions Must Be Met by a Grantee? Allowable Costs § 75.534 Training...

  10. 34 CFR 75.534 - Training grants-automatic increases for additional dependents.

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    2011-07-01

    ... 34 Education 1 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Training grants-automatic increases for additional dependents. 75.534 Section 75.534 Education Office of the Secretary, Department of Education DIRECT GRANT PROGRAMS What Conditions Must Be Met by a Grantee? Allowable Costs § 75.534 Training...

  11. 34 CFR 75.534 - Training grants-automatic increases for additional dependents.

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    2012-07-01

    ... 34 Education 1 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Training grants-automatic increases for additional dependents. 75.534 Section 75.534 Education Office of the Secretary, Department of Education DIRECT GRANT PROGRAMS What Conditions Must Be Met by a Grantee? Allowable Costs § 75.534 Training...

  12. 34 CFR 75.534 - Training grants-automatic increases for additional dependents.

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    2013-07-01

    ... 34 Education 1 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Training grants-automatic increases for additional dependents. 75.534 Section 75.534 Education Office of the Secretary, Department of Education DIRECT GRANT PROGRAMS What Conditions Must Be Met by a Grantee? Allowable Costs § 75.534 Training...

  13. 34 CFR 75.534 - Training grants-automatic increases for additional dependents.

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    2014-07-01

    ... 34 Education 1 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Training grants-automatic increases for additional dependents. 75.534 Section 75.534 Education Office of the Secretary, Department of Education DIRECT GRANT PROGRAMS What Conditions Must Be Met by a Grantee? Allowable Costs § 75.534 Training...

  14. 14 CFR 61.31 - Type rating requirements, additional training, and authorization requirements.

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    2010-01-01

    ... holder is already qualified. (k) Additional training required for night vision goggle operations. (1... aircraft using night vision goggles only if that person receives and logs ground training from an...: (i) Applicable portions of this chapter that relate to night vision goggle limitations and...

  15. 34 CFR 461.33 - What are special experimental demonstration projects and teacher training projects?

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    2010-07-01

    ... (B) Training teachers to recognize and more effectively serve illiterate individuals with learning disabilities and individuals who have reading ability below the fifth grade level. (b) An SEA shall use...

  16. Attitude Changes of Specialist Students of Physical Education towards Physical Activity during Teacher-Training Courses.

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    Barrell, G. V.; Holt, D.

    1982-01-01

    A longitudinal investigation of the attitudes towards physical activity of specialist students of physical education was undertaken during a course of training teachers. Significant changes of attitude with time were noted, particularly in the Vertigo and Ascetic dimensions. (Author)

  17. National Association of Geology Teachers--U.S. Geological Survey Cooperative Summer Field Training Program

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    Freedman, Jacob

    1977-01-01

    Provides detailed procedures and policies concerning the National Association of Geology Teachers--U.S. Geological Survey Cooperative Summer Field Training Program to provide professional geologic field experiences for undergraduate Geology majors. (SL)

  18. Teacher Aides in Comprehensive Career Education. An In-service Training Program for the Teacher Aide.

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    Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Vocational Education.

    This study guide for teacher aides is one of a 4-volume series to be used in an in-service program designed to create an awareness in teacher aides, teachers, and administrators of the potential contribution of teacher aides to career education. (The other three volumes are a coordinator's manual and the separate programs for teachers and for…

  19. Students' Performances in Selected Mathematics Teacher Training Programs in North Carolina

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    Olaniyi, Olusola Ademola; Olaniyi, Olanike Oluwakemi; Olaniyi, Oluwasemire Ayotunji; Lowe-Nicolas, Serign Omar; Dumeh, Raymond Nwinkom; Omojowo, Adetokunbo Omotade

    2015-01-01

    (Purpose) The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of math teacher program on students' performances in math teacher training programs in five selected colleges in North Carolina. (Methodology) This study collected 300 data (150 pre-tests and 150 post-tests) data of college students enrolled in the five selected colleges. The ANOVA and…

  20. Critical Issues in Reading Instruction Among Black Teachers and Students: Personnel and Training.

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    Vick, Marian Lee

    Research studies agree that the teacher, above any other factor, is the key to successful reading instruction. Therefore, in order to improve reading achievement of pupils in any ethnic group, one should look first at the teacher, paraprofessional, tutor or volunteer and his training. New developments such as microteaching, self-analysis of one's…

  1. Questioning to Scaffold: An Exploration of Questions in Pre-Service Teacher Training Feedback Sessions

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    Engin, Marion

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this research was to explore trainer questioning strategies which aimed to scaffold development and learning in teacher training feedback sessions. Research was conducted with a group of Turkish pre-service English teacher trainees at an English-medium university in Turkey. Findings include a categorisation of different question…

  2. The Training of Foreign Language Teachers: Recent Developments in Europe. Occasional Paper.

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    Grenfell, Michael

    This research project examined the training of foreign language teachers in Europe. Data were collected from 32 European countries from February to June 2002. Information was also gathered from published documents, ministries of education, higher education institutions, cultural organizations, UNESCO, and teacher associations. Data were fed into a…

  3. Teachers' Views on the Potential Use of Online In-Service Education and Training Activities

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    Kokoc, Mehmet; Ozlu, Aysenur; Cimer, Atilla; Karal, Hasan

    2011-01-01

    This study examined teacher's views on the potential use of online in-service education and training (INSET) activities. The study used a qualitative approach. A total of 13 in-service teachers from primary school, vocational school, science and art center, high school in Trabzon (on the Black Sea coast of Turkey) participated in the study. To…

  4. Model Program for Teacher In-Service Training Emphasizing the Affective Dimension.

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    Johnson, Mel

    Realizing that most teachers are quite adequate in their own background of knowledge and skills, sensing the growing threat to students and teachers of the impersonalization and isolation in many crowded classrooms today, the In-Service Training Program Emphasizing the Affective Dimension was innovated at Wheeling High School, Illinois, during the…

  5. The Challenge of Self-Regulated Learning in Mathematics Teachers' Professional Training

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    Kramarski, Bracha; Revach, Tali

    2009-01-01

    This study investigated mathematics teachers' professional knowledge among elementary school teachers exposed to a professional training program that either supported self-regulated learning (SRL) or offered no SRL support (no-SRL). The SRL support was based on the IMPROVE metacognitive self-questioning method that directs students' attention to…

  6. ICT Teacher Training: Evidence for Multilevel Evaluation from a National Initiative

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    Davis, Niki; Preston, Christina; Sahin, Ismail

    2009-01-01

    This paper is one of a pair that re-examines the evidence from a national initiative to train all teachers in England to bring them up to the level of newly qualified teachers, who are required to know when to use and when not to use information and communication technologies (ICT) in their professional practice. Reanalysis of data gathered for…

  7. A Case Study of Alternatively Trained Science Teachers: Attainment of Pedagogical Content Knowledge

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    Duncan, Benjamin R.

    2013-01-01

    Elements essential to effective teaching are closely aligned with the domains of a teacher's pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) (Park & Oliver, 2008). Often, alternatively trained teachers enter the teaching profession lacking exposure to pedagogical events that allow these educators opportunities to reflect on their practice and construction…

  8. Directory of Teacher-Training Colleges Assisted by UNDP (Special Fund) and Unesco.

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    United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).

    This directory of African teacher-training colleges assisted by UNESCO and the United Nations Development Program (Special Fund) is intended to aid the exchange of information on the organization, trends, and current problems of teacher education. The following headings are used for each of 24 colleges in 22 countries: general information;…

  9. Exploring the Training of Buddhist Teachers: Implications for Mindfulness-Based Practitioners

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    Lepore, Joshua David

    2010-01-01

    This dissertation explored how participants' meditation practice and participation in a teacher-training program affected their ability to embody and teach mindfulness. Six participants from the American Vipassana tradition were interviewed. All had at least 10 years of meditative practice, working with both Buddhist and nonBuddhist teachers. …

  10. Educational Reform in Japan towards Inclusion: Are We Training Teachers for Success?

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    Forlin, Chris; Kawai, Norimune; Higuchi, Satoshi

    2015-01-01

    Within a tradition of a dual regular and special education system in Japan, the Government is promoting education reform that encourages an inclusive approach to education. This research investigates whether teachers are being trained for successful inclusion in Japan by reviewing the perceptions of all pre-service teachers in one university…

  11. The Teaching of the Social Studies in Primary Teacher Training Institutions in Asia.

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    Pires, Edward A.

    This comparative study was undertaken to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the social studies programs in the training of primary school teachers in the Asian countries. A detailed questionnaire was sent to selected associated institutions of the Asian Institute for Teacher Educators in each of the member states of UNESCO, except Mongolia;…

  12. Learn by Doing: A Collaborative Model for Training Teacher-Candidate Students in Autism

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    Ruef, Michael B.; Openden, Daniel; Harris, Kathleen C.; Nefdt, Nicolette; Elmensdorp, Sharon; Robinson, Suzanne

    2009-01-01

    With the large number of students with autism entering the educational system, the need for empirically supported treatment (EST) in the classroom and special education teachers with training in autism and ESTs is necessary now more than ever. This paper describes a collaborative model between 2 universities aimed at providing teacher-candidate…

  13. The Effects of a Classroom Management Teacher Training Primary Prevention Program on Fifth-Grade Students.

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    Moskowitz, Joel M.; And Others

    Effective Classroom Management II-Elementary (ECM), an in-service teacher training course, was evaluated. Grade 5 teachers were taught techniques in communication, classroom management, and self-esteem enhancement. The goals were to make classroom environments more responsive to students' affective and cognitive needs, thereby fostering positive…

  14. A Process and Outcome Evaluation of an Affective Teacher Training Primary Prevention Program.

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    Schaps, Eric; And Others

    1984-01-01

    Evaluated effective Classroom Management (ECM)-Elementary, an inservice course in which teachers (N=23) were taught communication, problem solving, and self-esteem enhancement techniques to encourage positive attitudes and eventually reduce student drug use. Results showed teachers regarded the training highly but treatment effects on students…

  15. Teaching Efficacy in the Classroom: Skill Based Training for Teachers' Empowerment

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    Karimzadeh, Mansoureh; Salehi, Hadi; Embi, Mohamed Amin; Nasiri, Mehdi; Shojaee, Mohammad

    2014-01-01

    This study aims to use an experimental research design to enhance teaching efficacy by social-emotional skills training in teachers. The statistical sample comprised of 68 elementary teachers (grades 4 and 5) with at least 10 years teaching experience and a bachelor's degree who were randomly assigned into control (18 female, 16 male) and…

  16. A Field-Based Deaf Education Teacher Training Model: Does It Make a Difference?

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    Hadadian, Azar; Koch, Kourtland; Merbler, John

    2012-01-01

    This article provides professional perspective of a teacher-training model which relies heavily on an intensive, culturally immersive field experience for the teacher of the Deaf and hard of hearing. Survey results were based upon 21 past participants concerning their perceptions during their one-year internship experience at Indiana School for…

  17. Transnational Learning: The Integration of Jugyou Kenkyuu into Iranian Teacher Training

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    Arani, Mohammad Reza Sarkar

    2006-01-01

    I clarify in this chapter what Iran can learn from Japan's experience of jugyou kenkyuu(lesson study) model, and what we can apply to the Iranian educational context. The chapter also discusses the process, progress and challenges of incorporating jugyou kenkyuu into Iranian teacher training. I examine how Iranian teachers and school…

  18. Teacher Training and Transitions in Rural Indonesian Schools: A Case Study of Bogor, West Java

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    Luschei, Thomas F.; Zubaidah, Ida

    2012-01-01

    As one of the world's largest and most diverse countries, Indonesia faces an enormous challenge as it seeks to upgrade the skills and knowledge of its widespread primary teacher workforce. This challenge is even more acute in remote rural areas, where practising teachers require specialized training to work in classrooms with children of different…

  19. Suggested Procedures for Meeting Needs of Limited English Proficient Students. Teacher Training.

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    Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg.

    Fourth in a series of state publications providing suggestions to school districts for serving limited-English-proficient (LEP) students, the handbook on teacher training outlines the characteristics necessary for mainstream, English as a second language (ESL), or bilingual program teachers of LEP students, in-service and preservice training…

  20. A Study on Contribution of the Basic Training Course to the Professional Development of Probationary Teachers

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    Yildirim, M. Cevat

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to make an evaluation on contribution of the basic training course to the professional development of probationary teachers. The study group consisted of 21 probationary teachers and 5 education supervisors in Sanliurfa province. The data were collected through semi-structured observation, focus group interview and…

  1. Training Teachers to Use New Technologies Impacts Multiple Ecologies: Evidence from a National Initiative

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    Davis, Niki; Preston, Christina; Sahin, Ismail

    2009-01-01

    A pair of papers re-examined the evidence from a national initiative to train all teachers in England to bring them up to the level of newly qualified teachers, who are required to know when to use and when not to use information and communication technologies (ICT) in their professional practice. The first paper confirmed that multilevel…

  2. The Creation of Virtual Communities in a Primary Initial Teacher Training Programme

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    Williams, Anne; Tanner, Doug; Jessop, Tansy

    2007-01-01

    This paper discusses some of the conditions that have facilitated the use of a customised virtual learning environment as part of a blended learning approach on a part-time postgraduate initial teacher training programme for prospective primary school teachers. It is based on data gathered as part of a study of the impact of e-learning on students…

  3. Doorways III: Teacher Training Manual on School-Related Gender-Based Violence Prevention and Response

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    US Agency for International Development, 2009

    2009-01-01

    The Doorways training program was designed by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Safe Schools Program (Safe Schools) to enable teachers, community members and students to prevent and respond to school-related gender-based violence (SRGBV). Teachers can play a central role in violence prevention, and they can also help…

  4. Teacher Change and Development during Training in Social and Emotional Learning Programs in Sweden

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    Kimber, Birgitta; Skoog, Therése; Sandell, Rolf

    2013-01-01

    The paper presents the results from a thematic analysis of the process diaries of teachers involved in teacher training in social and emotional learning (SEL) in Sweden. Twenty-nine out of the 122 diaries available were analyzed until saturation was reached. The following themes and sub-themes were extracted: development (professional and…

  5. Effects of Levels of Formal Educational Training in Mathematics on Teacher Self-Efficacy

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    Carson, Phyllis B.

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the formal mathematics educational training of elementary grade teachers as well as their perceived levels of self-efficacy regarding the Georgia Performance Standards for mathematics. This study investigated 129 first through fifth grade teachers in Northeast Georgia. The researcher administered a…

  6. The Effect of Preventive Classroom Management Training Program on Approval and Disapproval Behaviors of Teachers

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    Guner, Nevin

    2012-01-01

    In this study, the effect of Preventive Classroom Management Training Program (PCMTP) on approval and disapproval behaviors of teachers working in inclusive classrooms was investigated. The study group consisted of 45 teachers who were working in public schools and had students with special needs in their classrooms. Data were gathered using…

  7. Innovation in Inservice Education and Training of Teachers. Practice and Theory.

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    Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Centre for Educational Research and Innovation.

    Representatives from ten nations met to exchange experiences and information on the role attached to the Inservice Education and Training (INSET) needs of teachers. Four principal aims were defined for this report: (1) to summarize and synthesize the main findings from the first phase of a project on innovative approaches to the INSET of teachers,…

  8. The SOED Competence' Guidelines for Initial Teacher Training: Issues of Control, Performance and Relevance.

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    Stronach, Ian; And Others

    1994-01-01

    Evaluates the Scottish Education Department's Competence Guidelines for Initial Teacher Training from two perspectives: guidelines as coercive mechanism of state regulation or as compromise among various conceptualizations of teaching. Research concerning the school-based experiences of beginning teachers finds that the competencies and some of…

  9. Brief Report: Outcomes of a Teacher Training Program for Autism Spectrum Disorders

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    Probst, Paul; Leppert, Tobias

    2008-01-01

    In this study a teacher training program for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), based on "structured teaching" (Mesibov et al., The TEACCH approach to autism spectrum disorders, 2006) was developed and evaluated within a Pre-Post design. In total, 10 teachers working with 10 students with ASD (mean age 10.0 years) in special education classrooms in…

  10. Australian-Trained Vietnamese Teachers of English: Culture and Identity Formation

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    Ha, Phan Le

    2007-01-01

    The identity formation of Australian-trained Vietnamese teachers of English is explored by looking at their experiences as TESOL (teaching English to speakers of other languages) students in Australia and as teachers of English in Vietnam. On the one hand, the paper consolidates the understanding of identity in relation to difference and…

  11. Developmental Dyslexia: Perspectives on Teacher Training and Learning Disabilities in Portugal

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    Carvalhais, Lenia; da Silva, Carlos Fernandes

    2010-01-01

    The focus of this study was to explore primary teachers' attitudes and perceptions toward their training experiences, instructional practices, and supports received in their schools toward working with students with dyslexia in Portugal. Primary school teachers from the centre of Portugal, working with children between the first and fourth grades,…

  12. Teacher Training for Secondary Education and Graduates' Entrance into the Teaching Profession

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    Rots, Isabel; Aelterman, Antonia

    2008-01-01

    This study focuses on the relationship between teacher education and graduates' intended and actual entrance into teaching. Moreover, it explores how this relationship differs for two types of initial teacher training for secondary education. A hypothetical model of graduates' entrance into the teaching profession comprising empirically grounded…

  13. The Ideas of Geography Teachers about In-Service Geography Training Activities

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    Koc, Hakan

    2013-01-01

    The aim of the study is to evaluate the geography workshop (new approaches and new knowledge in geography), in view of the teachers, conducted within the in-service training activities for the geography teachers working in Sivas and Erzurum. The questionnaire, used as the data collection tool, was developed by the researcher. The questionnaire…

  14. Realisation of Post-Graduate Training for Teachers of Informatics of Rural Secondary Schools via Internet

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    Lavendels, Jurijs; Shitikov, Vjacheslav; Klints, Daile

    2007-01-01

    The Curriculum combining both traditional classrooms and Internet-based activities for regular post-graduate training for the teachers in informatics is developed, approved by the Ministry of Education and Science and implemented in Latvian Republic. The Curriculum is anticipated for teachers from rural schools, excludes embarrassing overnight…

  15. Training Teachers to Give Effective Commands: Effects on Student Compliance and Academic Behaviors

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    Matheson, Andrea Starkweather; Shriver, Mark D.

    2005-01-01

    This study examined the effects of effective command training with teachers on students' compliance rates and academic engagement. Three target students were selected who were exhibiting compliance rates substantially below peers. The students' teachers were taught how to provide effective commands. Results indicated that students' rates of…

  16. Assessment of a National Network: The Case of the French Teacher Training Colleges' Health Education Network

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    Guevel, Marie-Renee; Jourdan, Didier

    2009-01-01

    The French teacher training colleges' health education (HE) network was set up in 2005 to encourage the inclusion of HE in courses for primary and secondary school teachers. A systematic process of monitoring the activity and the impact of this initiative was implemented. This analysis was systematically compared with the perceptions of teaching…

  17. Team Communication amongst Clinical Teachers in a Formal Meeting of Post Graduate Medical Training

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    Slootweg, Irene A.; Scherpbier, Albert; van der Leeuw, Renée; Heineman, Maas Jan; van der Vleuten, Cees; Lombarts, Kiki M. J. M. H.

    2016-01-01

    The importance of team communication, or more specifically speaking up, for safeguarding quality of patient care is increasingly being endorsed in research findings. However, little is known about speaking up of clinical teachers in postgraduate medical training. In order to determine how clinical teachers demonstrate speaking up in formal…

  18. Physics Teachers' Beliefs and Their Performance in an In-Service Training Program

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    Mistades, Voltaire

    2007-01-01

    Research in science education identified a variety of attitudes and beliefs that shape and/or are shaped by classroom experience. The present study identified high school teachers' beliefs about Physics and learning Physics. Since the background of the forty-one teachers who participated in a six-week in-service training program was neither in…

  19. Blended Learning in a Teacher Training Course: Integrated Interactive E-Learning and Contact Learning

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    Kupetz, Rita; Ziegenmeyer, Brigit

    2005-01-01

    The paper discusses a blended learning concept for a university teacher training course for prospective teachers of English. The concept aims at purposeful learning using different methods and activities, various traditional and electronic media, learning spaces covering contact and distance learning, and task-based learning modules that begin…

  20. Multicultural Curriculum Training with Pre-Student Teachers in Language Arts.

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    Hubble, Martha Weidman

    This study relates to two problems in multicultural education: the inability of teachers to relate to and understand the culturally diverse learner; and the dearth of teaching materials based on the minority group members' cultural heritages. A Multicultural Curriculum Training (MCT) program was developed to promote in prospective teachers an…

  1. Utilisation of 2nd Generation Web Technologies in Master Level Vocational Teacher Training

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    Tóth, Péter

    2009-01-01

    The Masters level Opportunities and Technological Innovation in Vocational Teacher Education project (project site: http://motivate.tmpk.bmf.hu/) aims to develop the use and management of virtual learning environments in the area of vocational teacher training, drawing on a well established international partnership of institutions providing both…

  2. Teacher Training Intervention for Early Identification of Common Child Mental Health Problems in Pakistan

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    Hussein, S. A.; Vostanis, P.

    2013-01-01

    School-based interventions involving teacher training programmes have been shown to benefit teachers' ability to identify and manage child mental health problems in developed countries. However, very few studies have been conducted in low-income countries with limited specialist services. The aim of the study was to evaluate the impact of the…

  3. Educative Experience of the Use of Concept Mapping in Science and Environmental Teacher Training Programmes

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    Pontes-Pedrajas, Alfonso; Varo-Martínez, Marta

    2014-01-01

    Environmental education in the 21st century requires well-instructed teachers with teaching and communication abilities. This paper presents an educational experience developed in several biology and environmental teacher training courses and focused on the treatment of environmental education as a transversal educational topic. For that aim, text…

  4. The Impact of Checklist-Based Training on Teachers' Use of the Zone Defense Schedule

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    Casey, Amy M.; McWilliam, R. A.

    2011-01-01

    We assessed the impact of checklist-based training on teaching teams' use of the zone defense schedule. Three teaching teams (lead teacher plus 2 assistant teachers) in an inclusive early childhood program participated. A multiple baseline design across teams was used to determine whether accurate implementation of the zone defense schedule…

  5. Effects of Training and Coaching with Performance Feedback on Teachers' Use of "Pyramid Model" Practices

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    Hemmeter, Mary Louise; Hardy, Jessica K.; Schnitz, Alana G.; Adams, Jessie Morris; Kinder, Kiersten A.

    2015-01-01

    Training and coaching with performance feedback has been effective for supporting teachers to use evidence-based instructional practices. However, coaching with performance feedback has primarily been used to support teachers to use discrete skills, and there has been little evidence of maintenance and generalization. The purpose of this study was…

  6. A Descriptive Study of Spanish Reading Proficiency and Training among Bilingual Elementary School Teachers.

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    Carrasquillo, Angela L.

    The knowledge and training of 80 bilingual elementary school teachers in the areas of Spanish language, reading skills, and reading methodology were studied. The teachers met the following criteria: they were bilingual (English and Spanish), they were licensed and currently teaching in New York City, and they had been exposed to the teaching of…

  7. "Paradoxical Health Education": Learning about Health in Kenyan Teacher Training Colleges

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    Dahl, Kari Kragh Blume

    2014-01-01

    This paper suggests the term "paradoxical" to understand how health education (HE) is carried out and experienced as contradictory and inconsistent by student-teachers who learn about health in Kenyan teacher training colleges (TTC). The claim is that students, apart from formal HE lessons, also learn about health in non-curricular HE,…

  8. Developing an International Education Program in Pre-service Teacher Training.

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    Cole, Donna J.; Mulder, Robert L.

    Most preservice teacher training institutions are aware of both the charge placed upon them to develop international understanding and the idea of the human family. The finite nature of the world, whose future rests on appropriate organization and ethical interaction, has made it imperative that teachers help children of the 21st century…

  9. The Impact of Professional Development Training in Autism and Experience on Teachers' Self-Efficacy

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    Biasotti, Nancy

    2013-01-01

    Regular education teachers' self-efficacy may be negatively impacted due to a lack of professional development and experience teaching students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Research links teacher self-efficacy with increased student academic achievement. The purpose of this study was to examine to what degree training on ASD during and…

  10. Teacher Training and Effective Pedagogy in the Context of Student Diversity. Research in Bilingual Education.

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    Minaya-Rowe, Liliana, Ed.

    This collection of papers includes nine chapters in three parts. Part 1, "Effective Practices in Teacher Training," offers: (1) "Research-Based Teaching Practices that Improve the Education of English Language Learners" (Hersh C. Waxman and Yolanda N. Padron); (2) "Relationship between Pre-Service Teachers' Beliefs About Second Language Learning…

  11. The Curriculum Development for Science Teachers' Training: The Action Lesson Focusing on Science Process Skills

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    Khayotha, Jesda; Sitti, Somsong; Sonsupap, Kanyarat

    2015-01-01

    The objectives of this research were to develop innovation curriculum and study the effect of curriculum usage in science teachers' training in establishing the supplementary subject curriculum for action lesson. It focuses on science process skills with 10 teachers for 4 days, and 236 Grade 9 students from 10 schools during the first semester of…

  12. A Cross Sectional Study of Pre-Service Teacher Efficacy throughout the Training Years

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    Woodcock, Stuart

    2011-01-01

    Teachers' judgments in their ability to motivate students and promote learning can play a vital role in determining a student's performance in the classroom and once a belief has been held for a long time, it can become difficult to change. Utilising a sample of 467 beginner and final year pre-service teachers training to become primary…

  13. Assistive Technology in Teacher-Training Programs: A National and International Perspective

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    Safhi, Mohammad Y.; Zhou, Li; Smith, Derrick W.; Kelley, Pat

    2009-01-01

    The study presented here investigated how assistive technology training is being integrated into teacher preparation programs for teachers of students with visual impairments worldwide. The survey investigated how knowledge of assistive technology is addressed (whether in specific courses or by embedding the content throughout the program), what…

  14. Curriculum-Based Measurement: Attitudes and Training Practices in Teacher Education Programs

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    Graves, Misha Nicole

    2010-01-01

    Curriculum-based measurement (CBM) has been shown to be an effective tool for screening and progress-monitoring in the general education classroom. However, CBM has been slow to gain a foothold among teachers. The purpose of this study was to identify the barriers to the implementation of comprehensive CBM training in pre-service teacher education…

  15. Evaluating Corpus Literacy Training for Pre-Service Language Teachers: Six Case Studies

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    Heather, Julian; Helt, Marie

    2012-01-01

    Corpus literacy is the ability to use corpora--large, principled databases of spoken and written language--for language analysis and instruction. While linguists have emphasized the importance of corpus training in teacher preparation programs, few studies have investigated the process of initiating teachers into corpus literacy with the result…

  16. Determining Attitudes towards Pedagogical Teacher Training: A Scale Development Study

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    Aydin, Hasan; Aslan, Dolgun

    2016-01-01

    Education is the key to raising generations that are modern, democratic, productive, diligent, understanding, perceptive, critical and inquisitive. Teacher education is more important today than it has been in half a century. Thus, teachers are so significant to education and scholars argue that teacher quality is the most important within-school…

  17. Implications of Ethnographic Approaches for Teacher Training Programs.

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    Warren, Richard L.

    Application of certain anthropological research methods to teacher education, particularly the field experience component, could have a beneficial effect on a future teacher's perception of his role. Present field experience programs can be divided into two types: "apprentice" or student teaching, in which the teacher trainee progresses from…

  18. Teacher Training for "Response to Intervention" at a Midwest University

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    Barnett, LaDonna Jean

    2012-01-01

    The compelling force behind education is improving teacher quality. This research study was designed to find out how improving teacher quality in terms of RTI knowledge occurred at differing levels of instruction and how faculty perceived the changing role of general education teachers and administrators with regard to RTI. Participants in the…

  19. NASE Training Courses in Astronomy for Teachers throughout the World

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    Ros, Rosa M.

    2012-01-01

    Network for Astronomy School Education, NASE, is a project that is organizing courses for teachers throughout the entire world. The main objective of the project is to prepare secondary and primary school teachers in astronomy. Students love to know more about astronomy and teachers have the opportunity to observe the sky that every school has…

  20. Pedagogical Obstacles in Teacher Training in Information and Communication Technology

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    Minaidi, Athina; Hlapanis, George Henry

    2005-01-01

    Recognising the key role of the teacher for the application of technology in education, this study investigated the nature of the "epistemological obstacles" that hinder the acquisition of information and communication technology (ICT) skills by teachers. The research was implemented among a group of teachers who participated in a national…

  1. Teacher Training and Educational Foundations: A Plea for Discontent.

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    Beyer, Landon E.; Zeichner, Kenneth M.

    1982-01-01

    Discontent over educational foundations in teacher education programs is felt because: (1) a vocational approach to teacher education is viewed as neutral process; (2) this approach does not recognize political and ideological commitments that guide public schools and teacher education programs; and (3) foundations are seen as contentious because…

  2. Technology Incentives: Motivating Teachers to Attend Professional Development Training

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    Richard, Virginia

    2007-01-01

    Technology incentives are a great way to motivate teachers to learn to use technology. Polk County Schools in Florida has proven that technology incentives work to their advantage. A highlight that motivates Polk County teachers, is that a technology coaching program is in place to assist teachers at different schools. In this article, the author…

  3. Training Our Future Teachers: Easy A's and What's behind Them

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    Putman, Hannah; Greenberg, Julie; Walsh, Kate

    2014-01-01

    Using evidence from more than 500 colleges and universities producing nearly half of the nation's new teachers annually, this report answers two questions that go to the heart of whether the demands of teacher preparation are well matched to the demands of the classroom: Are teacher candidates graded too easily, misleading them about their…

  4. E-Learning Teacher Training Courses for Differentiated Instruction in Multicultural Classrooms: Reflections upon the Participants' Experiences

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    Dimitriadou, Catherine; Nari, Eirini; Palaiologou, Nektaria

    2012-01-01

    The focus and purpose of this paper is to present an e-learning teacher training course, including its aims and main results from teachers' interviews. The case study presented here examines the effectiveness of an in-service training seminar which was targeted toward teachers at multicultural schools. It concerns qualitative research that…

  5. The Effects of Special Education Category and Type of Training on Job Burnout in Special Education Teachers.

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    Banks, Steven R.; Necco, Edward G.

    1990-01-01

    This study of 181 special education teachers found that job burnout levels were related to special education category, training background, and teachers' age. The typical special educator "at risk" is a younger teacher with undergraduate training who teaches in a resource room or classroom for students with behavior disorders. (Author/JDD)

  6. Activities Underway To Improve Teacher Training, but Reporting on These Activities Could Be Enhanced. Report to Congressional Committees.

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    Ashby, Cornelia M.

    This report examines two components of federal legislation to enhance teaching quality by improving the training of prospective teachers and the qualifications of current teachers. One component provides grants, and the other (the accountability provisions) requires collecting and reporting information the quality of teacher training programs and…

  7. Assessing the Assessment: Rubrics Training for Pre-Service and New In-Service Teachers

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    Lovorn, Michael G.; Rezaei, Ali Reza

    2011-01-01

    Recent studies report that the use of rubrics may not improve the reliability of assessment if raters are not well trained on how to design and employ them effectively. The intent of this two-phase study was to test if training pre-service and new in-service teachers in the construction, use, and evaluation of rubrics would improve the reliability…

  8. A Team Approach to Behaviour Management: A Training Guide for SENCOs Working with Teacher Assistants

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    Derrington, Chris; Groom, Barry

    2004-01-01

    This training guide has been developed and written primarily for Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinators (SENCOs) in primary, secondary and special schools who manage the work of teaching assistants. It will also be of interest to other senior teachers or advisory staff who lead training in the area of behaviour management. There has been a…

  9. The Application of Microteaching Techniques to the Training of University Teachers.

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    McAleese, Ray

    In an attempt to devise protocols for the microteaching of university teachers, an experiment was undertaken using 15 subjects in four training sessions. Attitudes of lecturers to training were used as the dependent variable. Independent variables were the feedback medium (CCTV and audio) and the type of feedback (low and high structure). The…

  10. Educational Technology Training Workshops for Mathematics Teachers: An Exploration of Perception Changes

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    Lau, Wilfred Wing Fat; Yuen, Allan Hoi Kau

    2013-01-01

    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…

  11. To Have or Have Not: The Foucauldian Quandary of Control in Teacher-Training.

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    Kelly, Kathleen Ann; And Others

    Michel Foucault's theories provide a way to understand the power dynamics often present in teacher-training, in which teaching assistants negotiate among various "knowledges" in order to develop a classroom teaching style that both honors and resists their training. In "The Archaeology of (Gendered) Knowledge" (by Scot Petersen), a graduate…

  12. The CPD Needs of Mentors in Post-Compulsory Initial Teacher Training in England

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    Ingleby, Ewan; Hunt, John

    2008-01-01

    This paper discusses the compulsory professional development (CPD) needs of mentors within post-compulsory Initial Teacher Training (ITT) provision in England. The discussion applies the ideas of Weber, Foucault, Habermas and Bourdieu in interpreting the implications for post-compulsory ITT mentor CPD training. The paper's primary and secondary…

  13. Teacher in Space Christa McAuliffe on the KC-135 for zero-G training

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    1986-01-01

    Teacher in Space Christa McAuliffe on the KC-135 for zero-G training. McAuliffe, left, and backup Barbara Morgan experience a few moments of weightlessness on the KC-135 (25191); McAuliffe, center. and Morgan with U.S. Rep. Bill Nelson (D. Florida), left, aboard the KC-135 for weightlessness training (25192).

  14. Training Rural Special Educators to Transition to the Workplace: Lessons for Small Teacher Education Programs.

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    Fallon, Moira A.; Hammons, Jo-Ann

    There are many important workplace issues that must be considered when training rural special educators, particularly those who come from small rural environments with limited diversity. Teacher education programs and rural educators view practicum experiences as integral in transitioning from the training program to the diverse challenges of the…

  15. Curriculum Reform and Teachers' Training Needs: The Case of Higher Education in Ghana

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    Bakah, Marie A. B.; Voogt, Joke M.; Pieters, Jules M.

    2012-01-01

    Professional development is the key to curriculum-based reform, yet there is little empirical evidence upon which to base decisions of design or implementation of training and development programmes. This study examined the training and development needs of Ghana's polytechnic teachers in an existing curriculum reform scenario as they became…

  16. Pilot Training Project for Teachers of Distribution and Marketing, Focusing on Responsibilities for Career Development.

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    Tennyson, W. Wesley; Meyer, Warren G.

    This pilot training project conducted during the summer of 1967 was Phase I of a two-phase training program. Phase I (ED 016 805) was conducted during the summer of 1966 and provided a group of 30 distributive education teacher-coordinators with distributive occupational experience in two business firms. The purpose of Phase II was to increase…

  17. An Old Chestnut Revisited: Teachers' Opinions and Attitudes toward Grading within a Competency Based Training Framework

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    Richards, James

    2014-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to explore teachers' opinions with regard to the value and process of grading within a competency based training (CBT) framework, following the introduction of a formalised grading system at a specialist Technical and Further Education centre for hospitality and tourism training The data were gathered using a 16-item…

  18. Legal Translator Training: Partnership between Teachers of English for Legal Purposes and Legal Specialists

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    Northcott, Jill; Brown, Gillian

    2006-01-01

    Training legal English specialists is one area in which cooperation between discipline and language specialists is particularly valuable. Seven short excerpts from a short training course run jointly by teachers of English for legal purposes and legal specialists are presented and analysed to illustrate the contribution an ESP oriented approach,…

  19. Building Capacity for Oman's Online Teacher Training: Making an International Partnership Work

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    Sales, Gregory C.; Al-Rahbi, Fathiya

    2008-01-01

    The Sultanate of Oman recently investigated the viability of online teacher training through a joint project funded by the U.S. Middle East Partnership Initiative and the Oman Ministry of Education. One aspect of the project was to build sufficient capacity within the Ministry to enable Oman to produce online training in the future. This article…

  20. An Evaluation of Suicide Gatekeeper Training for School Counselors and Teachers

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    Reis, Carli; Cornell, Dewey

    2008-01-01

    The study in this article compared counselors and teachers on measures of suicide knowledge and prevention practices after participation in a statewide training program in student suicide prevention using the "Question, Persuade, and Refer" program. Follow-up surveys conducted an average of 4.7 months after training indicated that trainees (73…

  1. Developmental and Adapted Physical Education: A Competency-Based Teacher Training Manual.

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    Vodola, Thomas M.

    Presented is the competency-based teacher training manual for Project ACTIVE (All Children Totally Involved in Exercising), a program designed for training educators to organize, conduct, and evaluate individualized-personalized physical education programs for handicapped students, prekindergarten through high school. The first three chapters…

  2. Ubuntu-Inspired Training of Adult Literacy Teachers as a Route to Generating "Community" Enterprises

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    Quan-Baffour, Kofi P.; Romm, Norma R. A.

    2014-01-01

    This article describes experiences of an adult educator (Kofi Quan-Baffour) at the University of South Africa, 1995 to 2009, teaching tutorial classes to train teachers who, in turn, would offer adult literacy classes/sessions (in relation to adult basic education and training [ABET] policies initiated post-1994). The article aims to make a…

  3. Asclepius or Hippocrates? Differing Interpretations of Post-Compulsory Initial Teacher Training Mentoring

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    Ingleby, Ewan

    2011-01-01

    This article discusses qualitative research findings on mentoring within PCET ITT (post-compulsory education and training initial teacher training). The article complements the findings of Tedder and Lawy (2009) and Ingleby (2010). The article develops Downie and Randall's consideration of the merits or otherwise of mirroring either "Asclepius" or…

  4. Giving Students a Voice: Perceptions of the Pedagogical Advisory Role in a Teacher Training Program

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    Flavian, Heidi; Kass, Efrat

    2015-01-01

    The pedagogical advisors play a central role in students' experience of the training process. Nevertheless, the students' perception of the role of the pedagogical advisor is absent. Consequently, our study focused on this missing link. Our study included 118 participants enrolled in an academic teacher training education program in one college in…

  5. Effects of Training and Feedback on Teachers' Use of Classroom Preventive Practices

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    Artman-Meeker, Kathleen M.; Hemmeter, Mary Louise

    2013-01-01

    This study examined the effects of in-service training with performance feedback on preschool teachers' use of classroom preventive practices. Three practices designed to prevent challenging behavior were selected: transition preparations, rule reminders, and social-emotional teaching strategies. Following a brief training on each practice,…

  6. Renaming Teaching Practice through Teacher Reflection Using Critical Incidents on a Virtual Training Course

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    Badia, Antoni; Becerril, Lorena

    2016-01-01

    This study approaches teacher learning from a dialogical viewpoint where lecturers' voices used in a training course context reflect how lecturers generated new professional discourse. The design of the training course considered the analysis of several critical incidents (CIs) in online teaching. An analytical framework based on lecturers'…

  7. Assessing Pre-Service Teachers' Training in Empirically-Validated Behavioral Instruction Practices

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    Begeny, John C.; Martens, Brian K.

    2006-01-01

    Although many behaviorally-based instructional practices have been shown empirically to promote student achievement, it is unknown to what extent teachers receive adequate training in these methods. This study surveyed master's-level elementary, secondary, and special education students about their coursework and applied training in 25 behavioral…

  8. Efficacy of Teacher In-Service Training for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

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    Jones, Heather A.; Chronis-Tuscano, Andrea

    2008-01-01

    Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) evidence many problems in the classroom. Teacher in-service training is routinely used to inform school professionals about a number of special topics; however, the efficacy of such in-service training for ADHD has not been established. The present study examined the efficacy of brief…

  9. Inservice Training in Special Education for Classroom Teachers - Kindergarten through Grade 3.

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    Howze, Wendell M.

    A core group of pre-kindergarten through fourth-grade teachers and staff at a private day school were given in-service training to meet the special education needs of students. Training aimed to prepare personnel to identify students with mild handicaps, refer more severely handicapped students for diagnosis, and teach students with special…

  10. A Study of the Views of Information Technologies Teachers Regarding In-Service Training

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    Arslan, Halit; Sahin, Ismail; Akturk, Ahmet Oguz; Celik, Ismail

    2014-01-01

    Today, the means of following the developments in the area of science and technology is to keep up with the pace of the advancements in this area. As is in every profession, apart from their personal efforts, the training of teachers in the period after they start their careers is only possible through in-service training. The aim of the present…

  11. Challenges and Strategies of Working with Learners with Low Vision: Implications for Teacher Training

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    Yalo, J. A.; Indoshi, F. C.; Agak, J. O.

    2012-01-01

    Learners with low vision can be trained to increase their visual functioning through a planned programme of visual experiences. Such a low vision training programme was introduced in Kenya in 1994. However, despite its implementation over the last 15 years, challenges still persist among teachers who work with such learners. The purpose of this…

  12. In-Service Training of Chemistry Teachers: The Use of Multimedia in Teaching Chemistry

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    Ferreira, Celeste; Baptista, Monica; Arroio, Agnaldo

    2013-01-01

    Information and Communication Technology has allowed the use of several types of visualizations, especially multimedia environments in science teaching. The aim was to investigate how in-service teachers enrolled in a training course understand the nature and the role of visualizations in science teaching as well as the impact of this training on…

  13. Strengthening the Special Educational Needs Element of Initial Teacher Training and Education

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    Golder, Gill; Jones, Nicky; Quinn, Erica Eaton

    2009-01-01

    In the academic year 2006-2007, the Training and Development Agency (TDA) set up a development programme to enable Initial Teacher Training and Education (ITTE) placements in specialist special education provision. The goal of the programme was to enhance the knowledge, skills and understanding of inclusive practice for special educational needs…

  14. Learner Orientation through Professional Development of Teachers? Empirical Results from Cascade Training in Anglophone Cameroon

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    Lange, Sarah

    2014-01-01

    This paper examines the effects of a professional development programme on the attitudes towards the teaching and learning of teachers in the Anglophone part of Cameroon. The development programme combines a multiplier system with school-based in-service training. The research compares the effects that the training had on the attitudes of three…

  15. Business Education Teachers Perceptions of the Effect of Technology Training on Instructional Practices

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    Gaytan, Jorge

    2006-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to determine the perceptions held by business education teachers regarding the effect of technology training on instructional practices. A causal-comparative research design was used in this study to determine the relationship, if any, between technology training and instructional practices of business education…

  16. Scientist-Teacher-Student Interactions: Experiences around the Fall 2010 A-Train Symposium

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    Chambers, L. H.; Rogers, M. A.; Charlevoix, D. J.; Kennedy, T.; Oostra, D. H.

    2010-12-01

    In late October 2010, the second A-Train Science Symposium will be held in New Orleans, LA. (The first such event was hosted by CNES in France in 2007.) In conjunction with the symposium, a multi-faceted education event is also being planned. This will include: - Onsite one-day teacher workshops for local teachers introducing remote sensing and the use of satellite data in the classroom - Visits by scientists to local classrooms for direct interaction with students the day after the symposium - A Student-Scientist Observation Campaign which will engage A-Train scientists in a social media website with teachers and students from around the world. This paper will focus primarily on the observation campaign. It will describe the rapid development and testing of a web-based framework to support student-scientist interaction. It will lay out the steps used to activate a (hopefully significant) number of students and teachers through the GLOBE Program (www.globe.gov) and the S’COOL Project (scool.larc.nasa.gov). It will describe the interaction during the event, which will be a 3-week period before, during and after the symposium. During this time, A-Train scientists will be posting interesting satellite observations on a social media website. Students will be able to comment, ask questions, and post their own observations of related phenomena observed from the ground. Scientists will respond to student questions, and comment or ask questions on student observations. In addition, student observations will be collected through the existing S’COOL and GLOBE websites, and combined into a common visualization tool that is easily accessible through the social media framework. A photo upload pilot system is also planned, taking advantage of advances in exif photo metadata in new electronics (cell phones, smart phones, digital cameras) to easily geolocate this imagery for correlation to satellite remote sensing data and images. It is our hope that this approach will be

  17. Experts' Meeting on Teacher Training and New Contents in Teacher Training Curricula. Final Report (Paris, France, September 16-18, 1991).

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    United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). Dept. of Higher Education and Training of Educational Personnel.

    The objectives of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) meeting described in this document were: to provide a forum for the exchange of information on the introduction of new contents into teacher training curricula and on innovative experiments undertaken in the European region; to make recommendations…

  18. Training Music Teachers through Distance Learning: The Case of Teaching Practice Mentoring at One Primary School Teacher Training College in Zimbabwe

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    Bhebhe, Sithulisiwe; Runhare, Tawanda; Monobe, Ratau John

    2015-01-01

    This study sought to examine the quality of teaching practice (TP) mentoring in the teaching of music at primary school level through the distance mode of training at one college of education in Zimbabwe. The study examined the experiences and perceptions of lecturers and student teachers on TP mentoring in music within the context of a distance…

  19. A Study on Teacher Training to Incorporate Gamification in Class Design--Program Development and Implementation in a Teacher Training Course

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    Shiota, Shingo; Abe, Manabu

    2015-01-01

    Having classes with "fun" incorporated into their design is crucial for learners. Students can learn from classes that combine learning with fun. In this study, we developed a program for university students in a teacher training course that aimed to teach ways of incorporating gamification into class design. [For the complete…

  20. "Integration" of the Language Arts and Teacher Training: An Examination of Speech Communication Instruction in High School English Classrooms.

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    Barnes, Judith A.; Hayes, Andrew F.

    1995-01-01

    Surveys high school English teachers in California. Finds that in many areas English teachers' classroom practices do not conform to the integration curriculum guidelines issued by the state. Finds no systematic trend for teachers with an oral communication background to be integrating the language arts more than teachers without this training.…