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  1. Statewide Telecourse Survey: Teachers, Administrators & Students.

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    Eastmond, J. Nicholls, Jr.; And Others

    This study surveyed high school students, teachers, and administrators of rural schools in Utah to determine what courses and inservice training offerings these groups wish to see made available via telecommunications. Delivery systems for such courses would include one or more of the following elements: broadcast media, audio teleconferencing,…

  2. From Student to Teacher. A Handbook for Student Teaching. Practicum Guidelines for Student Teachers, Master Teachers, Administrators, College Supervisors.

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    Liebert, Doris K.

    This manual presents guidelines for individuals involved in the student teacher practicum-- student teachers, master teachers, administrators, and college supervisors. The objectives of the student teaching program at Whitworth College (Washington) are stated, and the qualifications, roles, and responsibilities of student teachers are described.…

  3. Help Teachers Engage Students: Action Tools for Administrators

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    Brinkman, Annette; Forlini, Gary; Williams, Ellen

    2009-01-01

    This unique, hands-on reference for school administrators offers guidelines for effective student engagement as well as reproducible action tools that will enable you to: (1) Identify and share "The Big Eight Student Engagement Strategies" with your teachers; (2) Promote teacher growth and provide support for new and/or struggling teachers; (3)…

  4. A Practical Guide to Accelerating Student Achievement across Cultures: Strategies for Administrators, Teachers, Students, and Parents

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    Maryland State Department of Education, 2008

    2008-01-01

    This document was developed to provide action steps that can be taken by teachers, parents, administrators, and students themselves to develop the personal, cognitive, and social dimensions of students. These advocates are identified in "The Holistic Learner Framework: A Culturally Responsive Approach to Accelerating the Achievement of Low…

  5. Teachers That Sexually Abuse Students: An Administrative and Legal Guide.

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    Rubin, Stephen; Biggs, John S.

    This book examines sexual abuse and provides a plan of action for educators in schools. Following a historical perspective and a report on the extent of the problem in chapters 1 and 2, chapter 3 presents case studies of abuse involving adult males and female students, adult males and male students, and adult females and male students. Chapter 4,…

  6. Responding to Student Unrest: A Guide for Administrators and Teachers.

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    House, James; Miller, William

    The aim of this essay is to help educators understand, respond to, and survive student militancy. The author analyzes the problem of student unrest; discusses programs for reducing militancy; and explains why student involvement is necessary and how it helps accomplish the purposes of education, stimulates interest, and reduces dropouts and…

  7. Countdown to the First Day of School: A K-12 Get Ready Checklist for Beginning Teachers, Teacher Transfers, Student/Preservice Teachers, Mentors and School Administrators, Teacher Educators. New Revised Edition. NEA Checklist Series.

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    Schell, Leo M.; Burden, Paul R.

    This checklist is intended for beginning teachers, transfer teachers, school administrators, mentors, teacher educators, and student teachers. Seven sections focus on "Getting Acquainted" (instructional resources; community facilities and resources; the school district; school rules, procedures, and policies; school personnel, services, and…

  8. Administration for Student Development.

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    Bergen, J. J., Ed.

    This collection of papers focuses on school administration and its relation to students. It is contended that toay's student matures earlier; has higher expectations; is more affluent; is more isolated from adults; is more critical and outspoken; and, therefore, must be heard by teachers and administrators. A related document is EA 001578.…

  9. School Administrator Assessment of the Personality Traits of General Education Teachers for Suitability to Teach a Student with Asperger's Syndrome

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    Bernard, Arthur Ellis

    2011-01-01

    Most students with Asperger's syndrome are taught in general education classes by teachers who do not have special education training and it is the usually the administrator's responsibility to determine which general education teacher will teach a child with Asperger's syndrome. It is likely that most such decisions rely heavily on the…

  10. Student Evaluation of Teachers and Administrators. Oregon School Study Council Bulletin, Vol. 18, No. 8.

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    Halbert, Susan J.

    In mid-1973, the Educational Research Service found that nearly one out of four districts surveyed had some form of student evaluation of teachers. Research indicates that informational feedback from students is an effective means of influencing teacher behavior--sometimes more effective than supervisory feedback. In considering student evaluation…

  11. The Influence of Teacher Perceived Administration of Self-Regulated Learning on Students' Motivation and Information-Processing

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    Rozendaal, J.S.; Minnaert, A.; Boekaerts, M.

    2005-01-01

    This study investigates the influence of teacher perceived administration of self-regulated learning on students' motivation and information-processing over time. This was done in the context of the Interactive Learning group System (ILS^(R)): a large-scale innovation program in Dutch vocational schools. A total of 185 students were grouped post…

  12. Is Inclusion Really Beneficial for Students with Mild to Moderate Disabilities? An Examination of Perspectives from Secondary General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers and Administrators

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    Bouer, Sarah E.

    2013-01-01

    The perceptions of general education teachers, "special education teachers," and site administrators' regarding the benefits of "inclusion", or "mainstreaming", for students with mild to moderate disabilities at the secondary level were examined using the lenses of psychological benefit, academic benefit, behavioral…

  13. Perceptions of Pennsylvania School Librarians Regarding Their Role in Providing Copyright Advice to Students, Teacher, and Administrators in Their School

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    Kell, Susan E.

    2014-01-01

    This qualitative study examined the perceptions of Pennsylvania school librarians about the role they play in providing copyright guidance to the students, teachers, and administrators in their school during the 2011-2012 school year. Using two electronic mailing lists for Pennsylvania school librarians, the researcher posted an email asking…

  14. Emerging Thought and Research on Student, Teacher, and Administrator Stress and Coping. Research on Stress and Coping in Education

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    Gates, Gordon S., Ed.; Wolverton, Mimi, Ed.; Gmelch, Walter H., Ed.

    2007-01-01

    This collection of chapters presents research focused on emerging strategies, paradigms, and theories on the sources, experiences, and consequences of stress, coping, and prevention pertaining to students, teachers and administrators. Studies analyze data collected through action research, program evaluation, surveys, qualitative interviewing,…

  15. A Phenomenological Study of Teacher and Administrator Experiences in the Analysis and Interpretation of Student Assessment Data

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    Ross, Matthew William

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this qualitative empirical phenomenological study was to examine the experience of analyzing and interpreting student assessment data from the perspective of both teachers and administrators in order to identify: (a) those aspects of the experiences which are similar or dissimilar among the two groups, (b) the priorities and…

  16. Teacher and Administrator Perceptions of In-School Suspension Programs on Changing Student Behavior and Academic Success in Schools

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    Rimes, John Scott

    2012-01-01

    This study was performed to examine the perception of teachers, in-school suspension (ISS) staff, and administrators on the effectiveness of the in-school suspension program in changing students' behavior and academic success at various schools with different performance levels according the current Mississippi Accountability Model. The 32…

  17. Technology's Impact on Student Engagement in Urban Schools: Administrators', Teachers', and Students' Perspectives in Urban High Schools

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    McDowell, Fredrick H., Jr.

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this qualitative study is to investigate how the use of technology may increase student engagement and learning in urban schools, as perceived by administrators, teachers, and students. Engagement Theory informed the design of the study and interpretation of findings and the literature review provides a context for pursuing this…

  18. K-12 Students, Teachers, Parents, Administrators and Higher Education Faculty: Partners Helping Rural Disadvantaged Students Stay on the Pathway to a Geoscience Career

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    Slattery, W.; Antonucci, C.; Myers, R. J.

    2013-12-01

    The National Science Foundation funded project K-12 Students, Teachers, Parents, Administrators and Higher Education Faculty: Partners Helping Rural Disadvantaged Students Stay on the Pathway to a Geoscience Career is a research-based proof of concept track 1 pilot project that tests the effectiveness of an innovative model for simultaneous K-12 teacher professional development, student learning and workforce development. The project builds a network of science experiences designed to keep eighth and ninth grade students from the Ripley, Union, Lewis, Huntington (RULH) Ohio school district on the path to a geoscience career. During each summer of the ongoing two-year project teams of RULH students, parents, teachers, administrators and college faculty traveled to the facilities of the New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium at Sandy Hook, New Jersey to study science from an Earth system perspective. Teachers had the opportunity to engage in professional development alongside their students. Parents participated in the science activities alongside their children. Administrators interacted with students, parents and their teachers and saw them all learning science in an engaging, collaborative setting. During the first academic year of the project professional development was provided to RULH teachers by a team of university scientists and geoscience educators from the Earth System Science Education Alliance (ESSEA), a National Science Foundation funded project. Teachers selected for professional development were from science disciplines, mathematics, language arts and civics. The teachers selected, taught and assessed ESSEA Earth system science modules to all eighth and ninth grade students, not just those that were selected to go on the summer trips to New Jersey. In addition, all ninth grade RULH students had the opportunity to take a course that includes Earth system science concepts that will earn them both high school and college science credits. Professional

  19. An Administrator and Teacher Perspective on Program Quality Indicators for Students with Severe Disabilities.

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    Echinger, Joanne; Downing, June

    1992-01-01

    Forty-eight teachers and 41 program administrators working with learners with severe disabilities completed the Program Quality Indicator checklist. Both groups consistently rated the majority of the 123 criteria as important or very important. The two dimensions considered most important were also ranked most important by six professional groups…

  20. Combating the Attrition of Teachers of Students with EBD: What Can Administrators Do?

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    Cancio, Edward Joseph; Albrecht, Susan Fread; Johns, Beverley Holden

    2014-01-01

    Students with emotional/behavioral disorders (EBD) can present intensive needs, requiring the intervention and instruction of well-trained and qualified teachers who work with them in the classroom. However, schools face serious shortages in the field of special education, particularly for staff who work with this population of children (McLeskey,…

  1. Banding Together: Union City's Teachers and Administrators Work Together to Improve Student Achievement

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    Kirp, David L.

    2014-01-01

    For years, points out David L. Kirp, critics have lambasted public schools as fossilized bureaucracies run by paper-pushers and filled with time-serving teachers preoccupied with their job security, not the lives of their students. Yet, as this article describes, running an exemplary school system does not demand heroes or heroics, just hard and…

  2. The Value of Student Ratings: Perceptions of Students, Teachers, and Administrators

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    Campbell, Judith Prugh; Bozeman, William C.

    2008-01-01

    Colleges and universities invest time, personnel, and money into the process of student evaluations of faculty. These data provide only one measure of evaluating the quality and effectiveness of instruction. This research responded to the lack of emphasis on more effective use of the data for the purpose of improving teaching effectiveness by…

  3. An Administrative Concern: Science Teachers' Instructional Efficacy Beliefs regarding Racially, Culturally, Economically, and Linguistically Diverse Student Populations

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    Tuck Bonner, Natalie Christine

    2009-01-01

    A teacher's sense of {instructional} efficacy has been considered a critical variable in student academic performance. Researchers Tschannen-Moran and Hoy Woolfolk (2001, p.783) defined teachers' {instructional} efficacy as a teacher's judgment of his or her capabilities to bring about desired outcomes of student engagement and learning, even…

  4. Context Matters: Effects of Student Characteristics and Perceived Administrative and Parental Support on Teacher Self-Efficacy

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    Stipek, Deborah

    2012-01-01

    The cross-sectional study of factors predicting teacher self-efficacy involved surveys of 473 third- and fifth-grade, predominantly White female teachers in 196 schools. The schools served, on average, a relatively high proportion of students living in poverty and students of color. The findings indicate that the proportion of minority students in…

  5. The Teachers That Oklahoma Students Deserve: Recommendations from National Board Certified Teachers[R] and Administrators on How to Support and Staff High-Needs Schools

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    Berry, Barnett; Rasberry, Melissa

    2006-01-01

    Studies continue to surface a disheartening fact: while research shows that teachers are key to closing achievement gaps, poor and minority students as well as those in low-performing schools are far less likely to have access to the most experienced and qualified teachers. For instance, although National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) are…

  6. Vouchers Impact Teachers, Administrators.

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    Nolan, Robert R.; Carey, Helen

    1979-01-01

    Interviews with participants in the Alum Rock Voucher Project revealed that the effects of a voucher system on teachers were varied and profound: greater teacher autonomy but increased responsibilities; more within-program cohesion but increased competition between programs; and greater parent involvement, requiring teachers to improve…

  7. Defining Administrative Support and Its Relationship to the Attrition of Teachers of Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

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    Cancio, Edward J.; Albrecht, Susan Fread; Johns, Beverley H.

    2013-01-01

    Special education faces serious shortages of teachers, and the area of special education teaching with the greatest shortage is in the field emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD). This study was conducted to identify the perceptions of current teachers of students with EBD on the definition of and the extent and importance of administrative…

  8. Collaborative Behaviors Practiced by Teachers and Their Administrators Resulting in Increased California High School Exit Exam Pass Rates for Students with Learning Disabilities

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    Everett, Katherine E.

    2013-01-01

    Purpose. The purpose of this replication study was to describe the extent to which seven collaborative behaviors were demonstrated by general education teachers assigned students with disabilities, education specialists, and their administrators in selected California high schools that exceeded the state average pass rate for 10th-grade students…

  9. STEM High School Administrators', Teachers', and Students' Perceptions of Curricular and Instructional Strategies and Practices

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    Bruce-Davis, Micah N.; Gubbins, E. Jean; Gilson, Cindy M.; Villanueva, Merzili; Foreman, Jennifer L.; Rubenstein, Lisa DaVia

    2014-01-01

    The present qualitative study was conducted in response to federal initiatives aimed at increasing the number of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) schools in the United States; and to better understand STEM high school administrators', teachers', and students' perceptions of the characteristics of the…

  10. An administrative concern: Science teachers' instructional efficacy beliefs regarding racially, culturally, economically, and linguistically diverse student populations

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    Tuck Bonner, Natalie Christine

    A teacher's sense of {instructional} efficacy has been considered a critical variable in student academic performance. Researchers Tschannen-Moran and Hoy Woolfolk (2001, p.783) defined teachers' {instructional} efficacy as a teacher's judgment of his or her capabilities to bring about desired outcomes of student engagement and learning, even among those students who may be difficult or unmotivated. There has been a substantial amount of research which reveals a strong correlation among teacher efficacy, teaching performance, and student achievement (Goddard & Goddard, et.al., 2000; Hackett; Hackett, 1995; Pajares, 1997 as cited in Villereal, 2005). This research study explored the content area of science and teacher's personal perception of their competency level in teaching science to all learners regardless of socio-economic, ethnicity/race or gender for grade levels Pre-K to 12. Lewthwaite states that a science teacher's personal teacher attributes or intrinsic factors such as science teaching self-efficacy, professional science knowledge, science teaching, instructional methodologies, interest in science, and motivation to teach science are critical dimensions and noted barriers in the delivery of science programs on elementary level campuses (Lewthwaite, Stableford & Fisher, 2001). This study focused on teacher instructional efficacy issues which may affect diverse learners' classroom and state-mandated assessment academic performance outcomes. A SPSS analysis of data was obtained from the following teacher survey instruments: The Bandura Teacher Efficacy Scale, the SEBEST, and the SETAKIST. Research findings revealed that a majority of science teachers surveyed believe they can effectively teach learners of diverse backgrounds, but responded with a sense of lower efficaciousness in teaching English Language Learners. There was also a statistically significant difference found between a state science organization and a national science organization

  11. Principals Learning from Veteran Teachers Serving Impoverished Students: Social Justice Implications for Professors of Educational Administration

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    Rosine, Dale

    2013-01-01

    This qualitative study of ten elementary veteran teachers used Hargrove's single, double, and triple-loop thinking to understand their perceptions regarding knowledge new principals need to be social justice leaders working in impoverished schools. Findings in three categories revealed the importance of principals learning to identify their…

  12. Analysis of Student Misbehavior Patterns: Corrective Guidelines for Administrators and Teachers in Alternative Education Programs.

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    Dix, Jerry Edward; Karr-Kidwell, PJ

    This paper presents an analysis of adolescent violent behavior in schools. The paper offers an overview that includes student violence and discipline issues, school law, special services for at-risk students, and programs to enhance the opportunities for successful interventions. The paper is also a vehicle for a new discipline-management…

  13. The Survival of Teachers and Administrators.

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    Delattre, Edwin J.

    While the work of teachers and administrators should ideally provide exceptional opportunities for personal fulfillment, these professionals increasingly face diminishing income, negative public opinion, and a growing number of underprepared and undisciplined students. Though a need exists to weed out the small number of destructively self-serving…

  14. Teachers' and School Administrators' Preparedness in Handling Students with Special Needs in Inclusive Education in Kenya

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    Gathumbi, Agnes; Ayot, Henry; Kimemia, John; Ondigi, Samson

    2015-01-01

    The philosophy of social inclusion is embedded in current legislation of the convention of child rights and the requirement of equal opportunities for those with disability (Salamanca Statement, 1994). Inclusive education entails taking care of all students including those with special needs like physical, mental or developmental. This paper…

  15. Narrative Understandings of a School Policy: Intersecting Student, Teacher, Parent and Administrator Perspectives

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    Chan, Elaine; Ross, Vicki

    2014-01-01

    In this article, we examine one school's experience with policy, as a means of shedding light on the intersection of factors contributing to challenges of implementing policies to support the academic achievement and social adaptation of immigrant and minority students in their school context. We begin with the presentation of a "big…

  16. Educate, Medicate, or Litigate? What Teachers, Parents, and Administrators Must Do about Student Behavior.

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    DiGiulio, Robert C.

    This book explores factors that contribute to antisocial behavior among students and reviews the literature on preventing and responding to antisocial behavior. Chapter 1, "A Culture of Violence," links the widespread perception that school violence is increasing to a broader culture of violence. Schools are increasingly turning to medication and…

  17. Student Teachers Speak Out!

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    Berridge, Gina G.; Goebel, Vella

    2013-01-01

    The high teacher attrition and early-career exodus of beginning teachers suggest that traditional methods fall short of providing the support needed by beginning teachers. This qualitative study examined the challenges encountered by student teachers during their practicum experience. Findings suggest that the attrition rate may be at least…

  18. Professional Development for Teachers' Improvement and Students' Outcomes in Elementary Schools: Responses of Teachers, Coaches, and Administrative Staff

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    Arjoon, Neelawattie

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of this research was to explore why some elementary ETS benefited from professional development in terms of increased students' outcomes, while other ETS did not produce the same gains. The aim of this research was to analyze the degree of satisfaction and effectiveness of professional development by interviewing coaches,…

  19. Assessment of Student Teachers by Supervising Teachers.

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    Hattie, John; And Others

    1982-01-01

    Supervising teachers appear to reliably evaluate student teachers and tend to perceive student teachers in terms of two major factors: preparation and presentation. There were differences between primary and secondary level supervisors. (Author/PN)

  20. "Student Teaching Abroad Will Help You Get a Job": Exploring Administrator Perceptions of International Experiences for Preservice Teachers

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    Shiveley, James M.; Misco, Thomas

    2012-01-01

    Given the purported benefits pre-service teachers can gain from international experiences, we chose to conduct a qualitative case-study to explore the extent to which these experiences influenced the hiring decisions of local school administrators. We collected data using questionnaires and follow-up interviews and found that in many instances…

  1. Administrators Confront Student "Sexting"

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    Manzo, Kathleen Kennedy

    2009-01-01

    Cellphone-savvy students have created instructional and disciplinary challenges for educators for years. But the recent emergence of "sexting" by adolescents over their mobile phones caught many school administrators off guard, and the practice is prompting efforts around the country to craft policy responses. Students' sharing of nude or…

  2. 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…

  3. Moral Teachers, Moral Students.

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    Weissbourd, Rick

    2003-01-01

    Argues that schools will largely fail in their efforts to improve the moral and emotional growth of students if they do not attend to the moral and ethical development of teachers, especially urban teachers, who suffer from depression and disillusionment, the two primary causes of which are isolation and stress induced by problem students.…

  4. When My Teachers Were Not Anonymous: A Student Proposes that Conflicts with Authority Are Best Addressed by Forging Stronger Bonds with Teachers and Administrators

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    Weissberg, Elizabeth W.

    2004-01-01

    A closer relationship with teachers might impact students in more academic ways. It is said often that teenagers learn the most from their friends. The author believes that a major part of it is due to the relationships these teenagers have with them. In this article, the author proposes that conflicts with authority are best addressed by forging…

  5. The New Digital Advance Team--America's K-12 Students Leading the Way to Transforming Learning with 21st Century Technology Tools. Selected National Findings: Speak Up 2008 for Students, Teachers, Parents and Administrators

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    Project Tomorrow, 2009

    2009-01-01

    Since 2003, the Speak Up National Research Project has collected and shared the ideas and views of more than 1.5 million K-12 students, teachers, parents and administrators on education and technology. This dataset provides national education leaders and policy makers with the largest collection of authentic, unfiltered stakeholder feedback to…

  6. AVID Teacher Leadership: Administrator and Teacher Perceptions of Leadership Attributes

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    Mills, Shirley J.; Huerta, Jeffery J.; Watt, Karen M.; Martinez, Jorge

    2014-01-01

    This study examined the perceptions of teachers and administrators with regard to AVID (Advancement via Individual Determination) teacher leaders. The purpose was to compare whether teachers and administrators agree on the types of attributes needed for teacher leaders involved in implementing AVID as a school reform effort. Results revealed that…

  7. Evaluating Student Teacher Performance

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    Castolo, Carmencita L.; Dizon, Rosemariebeth R.

    2007-01-01

    Evaluation is a continuous process interwoven into the entire students teaching experience. Preplanning the evaluation process is therefore very important. Without continuous planned evaluation from the co-operating teacher, the value of student teaching is greatly reduced. One of the main purposes of the student teaching experience is to allow…

  8. Do Teacher Characteristics Matter? New Results on the Effects of Teacher Preparation on Student Achievement

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    Kukla-Acevedo, Sharon

    2009-01-01

    Research fairly consistently demonstrates that teachers are an important measurable factor in student learning, yet few teacher characteristics are shown to be consistently related to student achievement. Using a state administrative dataset that matches individual students to their teachers over time, I find that math teachers' undergraduate…

  9. Extraordinary Teachers, Exceptional Students

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    Arnove, Robert. F.

    2010-01-01

    A study of master teachers in the arts, sports, cooking, and other fields reveals characteristics and attitudes that enable them to help their students succeed. These characteristics include a deep knowledge of their field, caring, generosity, and being self critical. Exemplary public school teachers also possess these characteristics, but they…

  10. Unsuccessful Student Teachers

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    Phifer, Sandra J.

    2007-01-01

    Metropolitan State College of Denver is an urban college in Denver, Colorado, serving 200-240 student teachers per semester, with teacher licensure programs in Early Childhood, Elementary K-6, Special Education, Secondary English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Modern Languages, K-12 Art, Music, and Physical Education. Approximately 97…

  11. Students Teaching Teachers

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    Chuang, Hsueh-Hua; Thompson, Ann

    2006-01-01

    The well-known GenYES (www.genyes.com) mentoring model, which originated in Washington State's Olympia School District in 1996, makes teachers and students collaborative partners in learning. This program has developed and implemented an instructional technology support model that includes authentic involvement of students in grades 3-12. Instead…

  12. Looking through Different Lenses: Teachers' and Administrators' Views of Accountability

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    Jones, Brett D.; Egley, Robert J.

    2006-01-01

    Teachers and principals don't always agree about the effects on education of accountability systems based on high-stakes testing. Mr. Jones and Mr. Egley look at the implications of these differing perceptions and suggest some strategies for creating a climate in which teachers and administrators can move forward on improving student learning.…

  13. Identifying Exemplary Teachers: Evidence from Colleagues, Administrators, and Alumni.

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    Centra, John A.

    1996-01-01

    Research indicates that colleagues, administrators, students, and alumni have all identified similar general characteristics of effective college teachers and teaching and can make valid evaluations of individual teachers. A proposed process for identifying teaching award winners has two stages: (1) nomination using a rating and description form;…

  14. Administrator-Teacher Ratio Study: Executive Summary.

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    School Services of California, Inc., Sacramento.

    Since the early 1970s, financial penalties have been levied in California school districts if their administrator-to-teacher ratio is in excess of a standard set by law. A study was conducted to determine whether the provisions of administrator-teacher maximum ratio are effective for calculating, monitoring, and reporting administrative costs.…

  15. Becoming a Teacher: Practicum Guidelines for Student Teachers, Cooperating Teachers, Principals, College Supervisors.

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    Liebert, Doris K.

    This manual is intended to serve as a basic guide for the partners in the Whitworth College (Washington) student teaching program--the student teacher, the cooperating teacher, the college supervisor, and the building administrator. It contains basic information about the education program, serves as a general reference for practicum procedures,…

  16. Make the Most of Student Teachers.

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    Jinks, Michael W.; And Others

    1989-01-01

    School district administrators and university professors developed "SAM--Supervisors as Mentors," a program for supervising teachers' work with student teachers. Intensive assistance is offered in the clinical supervision cycle (preconference, observation, and postconference) once a day for the first two weeks. (MLF)

  17. The Empirical Relationship between Administrator Ratings of Teacher Effectiveness and Student Achievement on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness

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    Oliveras, Yanira

    2014-01-01

    The quality of education and the teachers' effectiveness impact students' lives beyond classroom performance (Chetty, Friedman, & Rockoff, 2012) and achievement on standardized tests. However, some claim there is a prevalent failure to recognize teacher's effectiveness, to effectively document poor teacher performance and to provide teachers…

  18. Administrative support of novice science teachers: A multiple case study

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    Iacuone, Leann

    Novice science teachers leave the confines of colleges and universities to embark on a new adventure in education where they aim to influence young minds, make a difference in the world, and share their love for their content. They have learned their pedagogical skills with the support and assistance of fellow classmates, a supporting professor, and a cooperating teacher. These teachers enter their new place of employment and are met with many unexpected challenges, such as a lack of resources, no one to ask questions of, and a busy staff with already established relationships, causing them to feel an overall lack of support and resulting in many new teachers rethinking their career choice and leaving the field of education within 5 years of entering. This multiple-case study investigated the administrative support 4 novice science teachers received during an academic year and the novice teachers' perceptions of the support they received to answer the following research question: How do novice science teachers who have consistent interactions with administrators develop during their first year? To answer this question, semistructured interviews, reflection journals, observations, resumes, long-range plans, and student discipline referrals were collected. The findings from this study show novice science teachers who had incidents occur in the classroom requiring administrative assistance and guidance felt more confident in enforcing their classroom management policies and procedures as the year progressed to change student behavior. The novice science teachers perceived administrators who provided resources including technology, office supplies, science supplies, and the guidance of a mentor as supportive. Novice science teachers who engaged in dialogue after administrative observations, were provided the opportunity to attend professional development outside the district, and had a mentor who taught the same discipline made more changes to their instructional

  19. Student Teachers and Legal Issues.

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    Monts, Dana R.

    In most cases, a student teacher's actions are subject to the same laws as are the teacher's actions. Numerous laws are enacted each year that affect teachers and their classrooms. Teachers and teacher educators must be kept informed of the legal consequences of their actions or inaction. Researchers sent a survey to area superintendents,…

  20. Teachers and Students Speak

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    Stone, Susan; Jacob, Robin Tepper

    2005-01-01

    Despite mixed reviews from many educators--and some researchers--Chicago's retention policy to end social promotion has turned out to be a popular program. Surprisingly, perhaps, its most avid fans are the people most affected by it: teachers and students. Chicago's ending of social promotion was intended to make educators pay more attention to…

  1. Effective Administrative Support for Able Teachers.

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    Willing, Delight C.

    1979-01-01

    The continuing education administrator should provide support that will enable teachers to perform effectively. By using Herzberg's motivation-hygiene theory as a framework, the administrator can develop a positive working environment and seek ways of providing motivation to the teacher. (SK)

  2. Perceived Effects of LAUSD's New Teacher Growth and Development Cycle on Teacher and Administrator Practice

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    Meza, Douglas Renato

    2013-01-01

    The objective of this study was to document teachers' and administrators' perceptions of how, if at all, LAUSD's new Teacher Growth and Development Cycle (TGDC) changed their practice in ways that can be expected to lead to improved student learning. Specific emphasis was placed on how the TGDC, the comprehensive observational system (teacher…

  3. How Do Principals Assign Students to Teachers? Finding Evidence in Administrative Data and the Implications for Value Added

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    Dieterle, Steven; Guarino, Cassandra M.; Reckase, Mark D.; Wooldridge, Jeffrey M.

    2015-01-01

    The federal government's Race to the Top competition has promoted the adoption of test-based value-added measures (VAMs) of performance as a component of teacher evaluations throughout many states, but the validity of these measures has been controversial among researchers and widely contested by teachers' unions. A key concern is the…

  4. The Teacher-Student Mismatch.

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    Latham, Andrew S.

    1999-01-01

    As the student body grows more heterogeneous, white women continue to dominate the teaching profession. Disparity between teacher/student demographic profiles is of growing concern. Although not all studies find clear connections among teacher and student racial/ethnic backgrounds and student achievement, minority role models are needed. (MLH)

  5. Perceptions of Administrators, Guidance Counselors, and Science Teachers Concerning Pilot Agriscience Courses.

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    Johnson, Donald M.; Newman, Michael E.

    1993-01-01

    Administrators, counselors, and teachers from 41 Mississippi schools (n=123) supported a pilot agriscience curriculum. Science teachers expressed strong support for granting science credit for agriscience. The curriculum was perceived as primarily for students planning agricultural careers. (SK)

  6. Teacher Certification and Student Achievement

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    Moss, Patricia Lewis

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this mixed-method study was to determine if there is a significant difference between the achievement of students who are taught by traditionally prepared teachers and that of students who are taught by alternatively prepared teachers. The study further addressed the perspectives of both groups of teachers regarding selected…

  7. Enriching Student Teaching Relationships. Student Teacher Edition.

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    Clothier, Grant; Kingsley, Elizabeth

    This document seeks to enable student teachers to deal more effectively with their cooperating teachers. The student teaching situation can be a time of stress for the student because of the abrupt change to near-professional status, the experience of being closely supervised by another person in foreign territory, and the knowledge that his…

  8. Systemic, Stakeholder Driven, Sustained: A Professional Development Initiative's Impact on Teacher and Administrator Perception and Student Achievement

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    Perry, Anna Theresa

    2010-01-01

    The value of professional development continues to be emphasized on educational and governmental levels. Even as this study was being conducted, the U.S. Department of Education launched a $4.35 billion dollar grant that includes improving teacher effectiveness as a core component of the grant's purpose…

  9. Factors That Impact Administrator-Teacher Relationships

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    Gray, Patrick Sean

    2013-01-01

    Retaining teachers continues to be problematic for educational leaders across the country. With these numbers steadily increasing, one must examine the reasons as to why teachers are leaving the profession and how school administrators can address these problems if schools are going to maintain and increase their levels of success. Reasons…

  10. Late Immersion Foundation Document: Teachers and Administrators

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    Alberta Education, 2010

    2010-01-01

    The aim of this document is to give teachers and administrators the contextual and pedagogical tools for the late immersion program. It acts as a guide for beginning and experienced teachers who need to update their knowledge regarding this program and its details. For many working in this area, it also confirms their daily practices as well as…

  11. Native and Nonnative English-Speaking English as a Second Language Teachers: Student Attitudes, Teacher Self-Perceptions, and Intensive English Administrator Beliefs and Practices

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    Moussu, Lucie M.

    2006-01-01

    The number of learners of English as an international means of communication increases hand in hand with the number of nonnative English-speaking teachers (NNESTs) of English as a Second Language (ESL) and the number of Native English-Speaking ESL teachers (NESTs). At the same time, scholars (Kamhi-Stein, 1999; Liu, 1999; Llurda, 2005) have…

  12. Perspectives of Special Education Administrators and Teachers of Students with Significant Disabilities of the Post-High School Transition Process

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    Harden, Lorie A.

    2012-01-01

    Although transition of students with disabilities has been part of federal mandates since the passage of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 1990 and IDEA amendments of 1997, many students with disabilities continue to leave high school without a functional postsecondary transition plan. The purpose of this qualitative…

  13. The Impacts of Teenage Employment: Teachers' Perceptions Versus Student Realities.

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    Goldstein, Marc B.

    There has been considerable debate regarding the consequences of students working part time while attending school. This study was conducted to compare teachers' perceptions of work impacts with other measures of students' academic performance and involvement. Surveys were completed by 172 high school students and 47 teachers and administrators.…

  14. English Language Teachers as Program Administrators

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    Tannacito, Dan J.

    2013-01-01

    An administrator, broadly conceived, is a person who has authority to lead and manage people, practices, materials, and policies in an educational unit. Dan Tannacito shows teachers the pathway to becoming English language program administrators (ELPAs) and the myriad benefits they can derive. Most may be surprised to see that they are already on…

  15. Teaching Student Teachers to Reflect.

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    Zeichner, Kenneth M.; Liston, Daniel P.

    1987-01-01

    The authors argue that the current teacher education program model, featuring apprenticeship, inhibits the self-directed growth of student teachers and fails to promote their full professional development. They describe an alternative model used at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, that promotes reflective teaching, teacher autonomy, and…

  16. Teachers' and Students' Perceptions of Effective Physics Teacher Characteristics

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    Korur, Fikret; Eryilmaz, Ali

    2012-01-01

    Problem Statement: What do teachers and students in Turkey perceive as the common characteristics of effective physics teachers? Purpose of Study: The first aim was to investigate the common characteristics of effective physics teachers by asking students and teachers about the effects of teacher characteristics on student physics achievement and…

  17. Changes in Student Teacher Perceptions of the Student Teacher-Cooperating Teacher Relationship throughout the Student Teaching Semester

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    Kasperbauer, Holly J.; Roberts, T. Grady

    2007-01-01

    The purpose of the study was to explore student teacher perceptions of the student teacher/cooperating teacher relationship throughout the student teaching experience. The target population of this study consisted of preservice agricultural education students at Texas A&M University. The accessible sample consisted of student teachers in…

  18. Student Teachers: Reason To Cheer.

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    Marlowe, John; Key, Sylvia

    1987-01-01

    Describes Albany (California) High School's welcoming approach to student teachers, invaluable for freeing up time for veteran teachers. Students gain because this school recruits the best interns. Interns benefit from warm faculty acceptance and exposure to both instructional and noninstructional responsibilities. Offers tips for creating…

  19. Student Perceptions of Their Biology Teacher's Interpersonal Teaching Behaviors and Student Achievement

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    Madike, Victor N.

    Inadequate student-teacher interactions in undergraduate courses have been linked to poor student performance. Researchers have noted that students' perceptions of student-teacher relationships may be an important factor related to student performance. The administration of a Mid-Atlantic community college prioritized increasing undergraduate biology student performance. The purpose of this quantitative study was to examine the relationship between students' biology achievement and their perceptions of interpersonal teaching behaviors and student-teacher interactions in introductory biology courses. Leary's theory on interpersonal communication and the systems communication theory of Watzlawick, Beavin, and Jackson served as the theoretical foundation. The Wubbel's Likert-scale questionnaire on student-teacher interactions was administered to 318 undergraduate biology students. Non-parametric Spearman's rank correlations revealed a significant direct correlation between students' grades and their perceptions of teachers' interpersonal teaching behaviors. The relationship between student achievement and students' perceptions of student-teacher interactions prompted the recommendation for additional study on the importance of student-teacher interactions in undergraduate programs. A recommendation for local practice included faculty development on strategies for improving student-teacher interactions. The study's implications for positive social change include increased understanding for administrators and instructors on the importance of teacher-student interactions at the community college level.

  20. The Impact of Library Media Specialists on Students and How It Is Valued by Administrators and Teachers: Findings from the Latest Studies in Colorado and Idaho

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    Francis, Briana Hovendick; Lance, Keith Curry

    2011-01-01

    School library media specialists wear many hats within their school libraries, classrooms, and districts. Whether these roles are formally acknowledged or not, library media specialists (LMSs) are functioning as co-teachers, curriculum designers, website managers, technology troubleshooters, administrators, and in-service staff development…

  1. Teachers' Sense of Efficacy: Examining the Relationship of Teacher Efficacy and Student Achievement

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    Alrefaei, Nouf

    The purpose of this study was to investigate which teachers' characteristics have an impact on teachers' sense of efficacy. In addition, the relationship between mathematics and science fifth grade teachers' sense of efficacy and student achievement was examined. Two characteristics related to teachers were examined: teachers' years of teaching experience and teachers' highest degree. Participants included 62 mathematics and science teachers from three school districts in Northwest Arkansas. When comparing fifth grade mathematics and science teachers' efficacy beliefs based on their highest degree, a significant difference in teachers' efficacy beliefs was found based on their degrees. Teachers with a Bachelor degree have higher total efficacy than teachers who hold Master's degrees. Moreover, an investigation to determine if there is a difference in mathematics and science teachers' efficacy beliefs in the three subscale of teachers' efficacy (for classroom management, for student engagement, and for instructional strategies) revealed a significant difference in teachers' efficacy for two of the three constructs. However, when examining teachers' sense of efficacy based on their teaching experience, no differences in teachers' efficacy were found. A correlation was conducted and the results indicated that there was no significant relationship between fifth grade teachers' sense of efficacy and students' achievement in the benchmark test in mathematics and science. The recommendations from this study should be used to inform other scholars and administrators of the importance of teachers' sense of efficacy in order to improve students' achievement gains.

  2. Teacher Expressiveness: Effects of Teacher Sex and Student Sex.

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    Basow, Susan A.

    Student ratings of college professors play an important role in many employment decisions. One factor strongly associated with student ratings is teacher expressiveness. A study was conducted to explore the effects of teacher expressiveness, teacher sex, and student sex on student ratings of their instructor, student perceptions of their…

  3. A Comparison of Contextual Teacher Preparation Student Teachers with Traditionally Prepared Student Teachers (A Preliminary Study).

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    Connor, Kathy R.; Killmer, Nadine

    This study investigated differences between student teachers prepared in Iowa State University's contextual teacher preparation program (Project Opportunity) and student teachers prepared via traditional teacher education. Project Opportunity offered college-school collaboration and extensive field experiences at alternating rural, urban, and…

  4. Motivation for Math in Rural Schools: Student and Teacher Perspectives

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    Hardre, Patricia L.

    2011-01-01

    Rural schools, students, teachers, administrators, families and community leaders face unique challenges from those of their urban and suburban counterparts. This paper investigates motivation in rural secondary schools, with a particular focus on mathematics, from teacher and student perspectives. It integrates recent research on math learning…

  5. Perceptions of the Impact of School Administrators on Teacher Retention

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    Knight, Zsa Zsa L.

    2012-01-01

    This qualitative study investigated the behaviors of administrators and their impact on teacher retention. Teachers' perceptions were obtained in order to gain further understanding of the impact that administrators have on teachers' job satisfaction as well as of administrators' motivation to increase teacher retention. According…

  6. Student Portfolios. NEA Teacher-to-Teacher Books.

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    National Education Association, Washington, DC.

    In the Teacher-to-Teacher series of the National Education Association's Professional Library, teachers speak directly to other teachers about school restructuring issues. This volume covers issues in student assessment, focusing on student portfolios and their uses in reflecting student processes, collaboration, and literacy. Various portfolios…

  7. Neuromyths among Teachers and Student Teachers

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    Tardif, Eric; Doudin, Pierre-André; Meylan, Nicolas

    2015-01-01

    Many so-called brain-based educational approaches have been strongly criticized for their lack of empirical support and occasionally for their use of pseudoscientific concepts. As a result, several use the term neuromyths to refer to false beliefs or misinterpretations regarding neuroscientific facts. We surveyed both teachers and student teachers…

  8. The School Administrator Payoff from Teacher Pensions

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    Koedel, Cory; Ni, Shawn; Podgursky, Michael

    2013-01-01

    It is widely recognized that teacher quality is the central input in school performance. This insight has put human resource and compensation policies, including performance pay, tenure, alternative route recruitment, and mentoring, at center stage in school reform debates. Some school administrators have been innovators and reform leaders in…

  9. Medication Administration Technician. Update. Teacher Edition.

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    Oklahoma State Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education, Stillwater. Curriculum and Instructional Materials Center.

    This teacher's edition contains curriculum materials for an upgrading course for medication administration technicians who have completed initial training. The course consists of six units of instruction that cover the following: (1) controlling infection; (2) administering medication; (3) obtaining vital signs; (4) discussing legal issues and…

  10. Knowledge Strategies of School Administrators and Teachers

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    Hamid, Jamaliah Abdul

    2008-01-01

    Purpose: To examine the knowledge strategies of school administrators and teachers in schools to acquire and use information for decision making in various areas of school development. Design/methodology/approach: Quantitative correlational research design using survey questionnaire as the main instrument for data collection. The respondents were…

  11. Grievance Administration. Enforcing Teachers' Contract Rights.

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    National Education Association, Washington, DC. Commission on Professional Rights and Responsibilities.

    This report discusses the alternatives confronting teacher associations when they select a contract grievance procedure and choose an organization for grievance administration. The six major topics covered include (1) post negotiation questions, (2) grievance procedure, (3) grievance advocacy, (4) arbitration in grievance impasse, (5) specific…

  12. Who Should Become a Teacher? Current Student Selection-Retention Policies of Teacher Education Institutions.

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    Brubaker, Harold A.

    This study (1) describes student selection and retention procedures currently used by North Central Association colleges and universities which are accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, and (2) determines student selection and retention procedures which administrators of teacher education programs at the…

  13. Cooperating and Student Teacher Expectations: Beefs and Bouquets.

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    Beauchamp, Larry

    1983-01-01

    Cooperating teachers (144) and student teachers (224) provided information on what they appreciated most and least about the student teacher/cooperating teacher they worked with. "Bouquets" and "beefs" for student teachers and for cooperating teachers are listed. (CJ)

  14. The Art of Student Teachers

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    Szekely, George

    2004-01-01

    According to Hanes and Schiller (1994), "The student teacher experience is the traditional transition from theories of the university to practical realities of public schools. It is in this experience that critical changes occur and determine the manner of practice that preservice teachers tend to adopt for their future classrooms" (p. 218). The…

  15. Becoming a "Teacher-Student"

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    Brent, Ginger

    2005-01-01

    Several years ago the author attended a week-long orientation for a new job she was taking as an English teacher in an affluent suburb of Chicago. On the first day, the school's director of student activities led all of the new teachers in an "icebreaker," wherein they were taught how to juggle. However, the author could not juggle. When it was…

  16. Block Scheduling in Missouri: A Study of Administrator and Teacher Perceptions.

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    Stader, David L.; DeSpain, B. C.

    This paper reports on a Missouri study that compared block scheduling to traditional schedules in small high schools (schools with fewer than 500 students in grades 9 to 12). The study focused on small-school administrator and teacher perceptions of the effects of block scheduling on student achievement, school climate, and teacher methodology.…

  17. Student Teachers' Classroom Management Preferences.

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    Osborne, John W.; Boisvert, Gloria

    1989-01-01

    Investigated student teachers' preferences for several methods of classroom management. Fourth-year education students (N=70) were presented with four typical classroom problem behavior scenarios and were offered a choice of four approaches to manage problem. Results revealed that subjects strongly favored humanistic approaches to classroom…

  18. Student-Identified Exemplary Teachers: Insights from Talented Teachers

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    Gentry, Marcia; Steenbergen-Hu, Saiying; Choi, Byung-yeon

    2011-01-01

    What roles do teachers play in the development of talent and in the attitude of students toward school? Research indicates that teacher enthusiasm, feedback, and content knowledge are keys to student motivation, learning, and engagement. Research also reveals the importance of positive and supportive student/teacher relationships. In previous work…

  19. Teachers' Understanding of Their Students' Motivation.

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    Givvin, Karen B.; And Others

    This study investigated the nature and validity of teacher judgments about student motivation as part of a project related to the teaching of mathematics. The study examined: (1) the degree of correlation between teachers' and students' assessments of students' motivation regarding mathematical topics; (2) the stability of teachers' and students'…

  20. Teacher Greetings Increase College Students' Test Scores

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    Weinstein, Lawrence; Laverghetta, Antonio; Alexander, Ralph; Stewart, Megan

    2009-01-01

    The current study is an extension of a previous investigation dealing with teacher greetings to students. The present investigation used teacher greetings with college students and academic performance (test scores). We report data using university students and in-class test performance. Students in introductory psychology who received teachers'…

  1. Linking Teacher Quality, Student Attendance, and Student Achievement

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    Gershenson, Seth

    2016-01-01

    Research on the effectiveness of educational inputs, particularly research on teacher effectiveness, typically overlooks teachers' potential impact on behavioral outcomes, such as student attendance. Using longitudinal data on teachers and students in North Carolina I estimate teacher effects on primary school student absences in a value-added…

  2. Administrators as Advocates for Teacher Collaboration

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    Ketterlin-Geller, Leanne R.; Baumer, Patricia; Lichon, Kathryn

    2015-01-01

    This column contends that administrators are responsible for constructing a culture of collaboration in their schools and that ultimately, the facilitation of collaboration affects students' academic achievement. Within the context of a leadership scenario, this article outlines the need for, function of, and logistical implementation of…

  3. Praxis as Dialogue: Teacher and Administrator

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    Bragelman, John

    2015-01-01

    In the spring of 2014, John Bragelman accepted an administrative position at a community college in Chicago. He struggled with the decision because it meant leaving the mathematics classroom, a space he calls home. As a critical educator, he had the opportunity to watch his students become critical participators in their communities, readers and…

  4. Working with Teachers to Develop Healthy Relationships with Students

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    Bernstein-Yamashiro, Beth; Noam, Gil G.

    2013-01-01

    This article describes activities that can be used with multiple audiences of teachers, administrators, or other caregivers regarding setting boundaries in personal relationships with students. First, participants must think about and discuss relationships that they experienced with their own teachers in the past and determine what aspects of…

  5. Teacher Collaboration in Instructional Teams and Student Achievement

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    Ronfeldt, Matthew; Farmer, Susanna Owens; McQueen, Kiel; Grissom, Jason A.

    2015-01-01

    This study draws upon survey and administrative data on over 9,000 teachers in 336 Miami-Dade County public schools over 2 years to investigate the kinds of collaborations that exist in instructional teams across the district and whether these collaborations predict student achievement. While different kinds of teachers and schools report…

  6. Teacher thinking and interconnectedness: Teachers' thinking about students' experiences and science concepts during classroom teaching

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    Upadhyay, Bhaskar Raj

    2004-11-01

    This study examined 4 elementary school teachers' thinking during science teaching in 2 urban schools in the southern United States. Most of the students in these schools come from minority families with low socioeconomic status. The teachers involved in this study were participants in the Linking Food and the Environment (LIFE) program, a curriculum designed for urban elementary students to learn life and environmental sciences. The research employed cross-case study methodology to understand teachers' thinking and the decisions they made during classroom teaching. Fifteen science lessons were taped (7 videotaped and 8 audiotaped) for each teacher over a period of 7 months. Six stimulated recall interviews were conducted to elicit the teachers' thinking and decision-making process during teaching. Data were analyzed using William and Baxter's (1996) discourse analysis framework. Three factors that influence elementary school teachers' thinking and the decisions they made during science teaching emerged from the data analysis: (1) Most teachers believed that students' experiences could be used during teaching, but they disagreed about the usefulness of students' experiences in teaching science for understanding. Two teachers who perceived their students to be less intelligent did not use students' experiences during teaching. (2) All the teachers in the study asserted that students must have the knowledge of science process skills to succeed in science investigation and high-stakes tests. These teachers also believed that mastering science process skills aided in students' understanding of science concepts. (3) In an academically high-performing school, the school administrators played a less significant role in teachers' thinking and decision making than in an academically low-performing school. Administrators were under pressure to "teach to the test" so that students would perform better in the high-stakes test. Teachers perceived a higher incentive for teaching

  7. Changes in Student Teachers' Intention to Teach during Student Teaching

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    Roberts, T. Grady; Greiman, Bradley C.; Murphy, T. H.; Ricketts, John C.; Harlin, Julie F.; Briers, Gary E.

    2009-01-01

    Over the course of the student teaching experience, a student teacher's intention to teach can increase, decrease, or remain the same. The purpose of this study was to explore differences in student teachers that were representative of each category. Teaching intention of 103 student teachers at four universities in 2005-2006 exhibited little…

  8. Teacher Motivation Strategies, Student Perceptions, Student Motivation, and English Achievement

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    Bernaus, Merce; Gardner, Robert C.

    2008-01-01

    This study investigated language teaching strategies, as reported by teachers and students, and the effects of these strategies on students' motivation and English achievement. The participants consisted of 31 English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers and their students (N = 694) in Catalonia, Spain. The teachers and students rated the…

  9. Secretarial Administration: Help Your Students Choose a Different Secretarial Career

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    Walls, Elizabeth

    1978-01-01

    In addition to providing secretarial training, teachers of secretarial administration and office practice are responsible for informing their students about the variety of secretarial careers available. A few of the career opportunities are briefly described: technical secretary, public stenographer, civil service secretary, foreign service…

  10. Short-Term Teacher Workshops: Examining the Assumption of Teacher-to-Student Transfer.

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    Storti, Janet

    This study explored the feasibility of evaluating the effectiveness of learning transfer from National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) short-term (1 day or less) workshops to the teacher and through the teacher to the student, focusing on attitude toward science, science-related behavior, and knowledge variables. Participants were 33…

  11. Pasteur: Student and Teacher.

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    Moseley, Nicholas

    1983-01-01

    Louis Pasteur's career as a scientist and as a teacher of science is traced. The discovery of his ability and interest, his choice of teaching as a profession, the controversy over teaching versus research, and his methods of teaching science are included. (MNS)

  12. Dispelling the Myths: Student Teachers and Interdisciplinary Programs.

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    Burton, John

    2002-01-01

    An interdisciplinary outdoor program in Ontario has hosted student teachers for several years. A classroom teacher in the program describes program orientation for student teachers, student reactions to the student teacher, how student teachers can help interdisciplinary programs, qualities of an ideal student teacher, and recommendations to other…

  13. Tracing Teacher and Student Learning in Teacher-Authored Narratives

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    Johnson, Karen E.

    2007-01-01

    Using a Vygotskian sociocultural view of learning, this article explores what teacher-authored narratives can tell us about the internal activity of teacher learning, how teacher learning works to alter the nature of activity in the classroom, and how that, in turn, influences how teachers describe the nature of student learning. By examining how…

  14. 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…

  15. The Student as Teacher.

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    Raushenbush, John

    1967-01-01

    Through "preparing-to-teach," students at Fountain Valley School, Colorado Springs, felt that they learned material better and gained confidence and personal satisfaction. Their interest in teaching began with two unrelated projects--(1) an "older brother" project in which 11th- and 12th-grade boys tutored elementary students from predominantly…

  16. Measures of Student Learning: Teacher

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    Rhode Island Department of Education, 2014

    2014-01-01

    The purpose of this Guidebook is to describe the process and basic requirements for the student learning measures that are used as part of the teacher evaluation and support process. For aspects of the process that have room for flexibility and school/district-level discretion, the different options have been clearly separated and labeled with a…

  17. Perceptions of Professional Development from Northern Illinois Secondary Public School Health Teachers and School Administrators

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    LaCursia, Nancy

    2011-01-01

    Introduction: Quality professional development (PD) is critical for health teachers to positively impact student learning. PD elements include administrator support, teacher involvement, content-specific focus, collaboration time, and program evaluation. Purpose: This study investigated (a) whether PD was supported, (b) which PD opportunities were…

  18. Motivation for math in rural schools: student and teacher perspectives

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    Hardré, Patricia L.

    2011-06-01

    Rural schools, students, teachers, administrators, families and community leaders face unique challenges from those of their urban and suburban counterparts. This paper investigates motivation in rural secondary schools, with a particular focus on mathematics, from teacher and student perspectives. It integrates recent research on math learning and motivation from the fields of educational psychology, human neuroscience and rural education, to present an integrated systemic view of motivation for learning math in rural schools.

  19. Teachers' and Administrators' Perceptions of Knowledge Management Competence of High School Administrators

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    Memisoglu, Salih Pasa

    2016-01-01

    This study aims to determine the teachers' and administrators' perceptions of knowledge management competence in high school administration. The study was conducted using the screening model and the study group consisted of 162 teachers and 35 administrators working at eight high schools in Turkey. Administrators' knowledge management competence…

  20. The Relationship between Job Involvement and School Administrative Effectiveness as Perceived by Administration Teachers

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    Lin, Ruilin; Xie, Jingchen; Jeng, Yoau-Chau; Wang, Zheng-Hong

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to explore the relationships between "job involvement" and "school administrative effectiveness" as perceived by junior high school administration teachers. The findings are as follows. (1) The current status of "job involvement" and "school administrative effectiveness" as perceived by administration teachers is…

  1. A Student Teacher Effectiveness Review System

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    Wenning, Carl J.

    2006-12-01

    Student learning is one measure of the efficacy of a student teacher. The current NCATE/NSTA accreditation process for teacher education programs calls for student teachers to demonstrate efficacy in different areas of instruction. In response to this call for performance-based assessments, the secondary science teaching sequences at Illinois State University have developed a Student Teacher Effectiveness Review System. The system consists of seven lesson types with corresponding assignments that cumulatively validate the impact on science learning during the student teaching practicum. Both university supervisors and cooperating teachers in inextricably involved in the success of these lessons and their associated assessments.

  2. The Tip of the Iceberg: Teacher Distrust of Administrators.

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    Rothstein, Stanley W.

    1980-01-01

    The ambivalent attitudes of prospective administrators is the tip of the iceberg, hiding resentments which have been aggravated by teachers' militancy and administrators' obtuseness. To get teachers to understand and cope with these feelings, as they study educational administration, is an important challenge for professional schools of education.…

  3. Falling Off Track: How Teacher-Student Relationships Predict Early High School Failure Rates.

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    Miller, Shazia Rafiullah

    This paper examines the relationship between the climate of teacher-student relations within a school and individual student's likelihood of freshman year success. Using administrative data from the Chicago Public Schools and survey data, researchers used hierarchical linear modeling to determine whether teacher-student climate predicts students'…

  4. Inappropriate Student Behavior--A Problem for Student Teachers.

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    Boyce, Ann

    1997-01-01

    Describes a strategy used in a preservice teacher education program to help student teachers and practicum students deal effectively with inappropriate pupil classroom behavior. The three-step strategy helps student teachers effectively identify and modify the behavior of children who misbehave. (SM)

  5. Does Student-Teacher Thinking Style Match/Mismatch Matter in Students' Achievement?

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    Zhang, Li-fang

    2006-01-01

    This study concerns the contingent nature of the relationships of student-teacher style match (or mismatch) to students' academic achievement. Participants were 135 (59 male and 76 female) students (average age of 21.5 years) from three academic disciplines (mathematics, physics, and public administration) who responded to the Thinking Styles…

  6. Interventions: Collaborative Planning for Students at Risk. A Resource for Administrators, School Psychologists, School Counselors, Classroom Teachers, Resource Teachers, Behavioral Specialists, Mentor Teachers, and Intervention Teams (SSTs, TATs, etc.) [and] Procedural Manual.

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    Sprick, Randall; And Others

    This set of materials is designed to assist in creating productive, safe, and respectful learning environments for students at risk. The materials are designed around the concepts of treating students with dignity and respect, developing students' skills for success, emphasizing positive interactions, using misbehavior as a teaching opportunity,…

  7. Providing Effective Feedback to EFL Student Teachers

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    Ali, Holi Ibrahim Holi; Al-Adawi, Hamed Ahmed

    2013-01-01

    Feedback on school practicum is of utmost importance for student teachers to help them to develop their pedagogical and teaching skills. This paper attempts to collect data from both student teachers and their mentors in an ELT teacher training programme in Oman to answer the questions which are raised by this study: 1) What kind of feedback do…

  8. Student Teachers' Use of Laptops in Schools

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    Abbott, Lesley; Clarke, Linda; Austin, Roger

    2005-01-01

    The Laptop Integration in Teacher Education project provided laptop computers for a cohort of students undertaking a one-year Initial Teacher Training course at the University of Ulster for the award of Post Graduate Certificate in Education. The study sought to measure the value of laptops to student teachers whilst on Teaching Practice. Data…

  9. Teacher Consultant Services for Advanced Students.

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    Idol-Maestas, Lorna; Celentano, Ray

    1986-01-01

    The article describes the role of teacher consultants in working with classroom teachers, school counselors, and parents at one high school for academically gifted students. Two examples of how a teacher consultant effectively altered the performance of two students with organizational and study skill problems are offered. (Author/DB)

  10. K-12 Teachers' Preparedness for Utilizing Technology to Reduce Classroom Administrative Workload

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    Parizo, Daniel C.

    2013-01-01

    Research on technology in the K-12 classroom has focused on student learning initiatives. Few studies, however, have addressed whether technology is being used to reduce classroom administrative workload or whether teachers are prepared to utilize technology for reducing administrative workload. The problem this study addressed was the unclear…

  11. Implementation Issues of a Standards-Based Teacher Evaluation System: Perceptions of Campus Administrators

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    Nixon, Lisa

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this mixed methods study was to determine the key implementation issues of a standards-based teacher evaluation system as perceived by campus administrators. The 80 campus administrators that participated in this study were from six public school districts located in southeastern Texas that serve students in grades Kindergarten…

  12. Enriching Student Teaching Relationships. Supervising Teacher Edition.

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    Clothier, Grant; Kingsley, Elizabeth

    This training series was developed to improve the working relationships between supervising teachers and their student teachers. This supervising teacher's edition contains suggestions for such teachers as regards various activities dealing with the supervising/teaching situation, behavior problems, change, conference sessions, communication,…

  13. Mentoring Matters: Working with Student Teachers

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    McCann, Thomas M., Ed.; Johannessen, Larry, Ed.

    2009-01-01

    This article presents the story and reflection of Jennifer Ritter who shares two critical elements in the process of induction into the world of teaching English. She reminds teachers that the matching of student teacher and cooperating teacher is seldom the result of the extended scrutiny of the attributes of the prospective teacher and the…

  14. Leadership Styles of Supervising Teachers and Student Teachers Utilizing A Grid Technique.

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    Bennett, Roy M.; Morris, John E.

    1979-01-01

    Identified perceived leadership styles of student teachers and their supervising teachers and compared leadership styles of elementary and secondary student teachers. Student teachers saw themselves as having greater concern for students than did their supervising teachers. Secondary student teachers were significantly more task-oriented than…

  15. Teacher Feedback and Student Academic Achievement: Teacher Use of Student Information Systems

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    Bishop, Daniel J.

    2013-01-01

    In an era of professional standards for educators and teacher evaluations linked to measures of student achievement, researchers use data from student information systems to address research questions linking teacher feedback to student achievement. A quantitative study of teacher use of the Skyward student information system (SIS) was conducted…

  16. Helping Teachers Be Successful: Lessons for Administrators

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    Neill, Steven W.; Bland, Paul; Church, Edwin; Clayburn, Climetine; Shimeall, W. Michael

    2011-01-01

    The goal of this study was to identify areas of teacher performance that were lacking to the point that the teacher was nonrenewed. Individual school districts can gain insight into why teachers are failing and make adjustments to their training and teacher induction programs that will improve professional practice. The study found that teachers…

  17. Longitudinal Effects of Teacher and Student Perceptions of Teacher-Student Relationship Qualities on Academic Adjustment

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    Hughes, Jan N.

    2010-01-01

    The shared and unique effects of teacher and student reports of teacher student relationship quality (TSRQ) in second and third grade on academic self views, behavioral engagement, and achievement the following year were investigated in a sample of 714 academically at-risk students. Teacher and student reports of teacher-student support and conflict showed low correspondence. As a block, teacher and student reports of TSRQ predicted all outcomes, above prior performance on that outcome and background variables. Student reports uniquely predicted school belonging, perceived academic competence, and math achievement. Teacher reports uniquely predicted behavioral engagement and child perceived academic competence. Teacher and student reports of the teacher-student relationship assess largely different constructs that predict different outcomes. Implications of findings for practice and research are discussed. PMID:21984843

  18. Emotional Identification with Teacher Identities in Student Teachers' Narrative Interaction

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    Karlsson, Marie

    2013-01-01

    The paper suggests that narrative interaction in student teacher peer groups is an important context for emotional identification with culturally available teacher identities. It addresses issues pointed out as problematic in research on teacher identity formation: focus on the individual and the underestimation of context. A positioning analysis…

  19. Teachers Know Best: Making Data Work for Teachers and Students

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    2015-01-01

    As part of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's broader efforts to improve educational opportunities for all students, the "Teachers Know Best" research project seeks to encourage innovation in K-12 education by helping product developers and those who procure resources for teachers better understand teachers' views. The original…

  20. Video Narratives to Assess Student Teachers' Competence as New Teachers

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    Admiraal, Wilfried; Berry, Amanda

    2016-01-01

    In teacher education programmes, written portfolios or text-based self-evaluations are generally used to document the development of student teachers' competence. However, such approaches do no justice to the complex nature of teaching as they tend to lead to evidence in which teacher competencies are disconnected and removed from the actual…

  1. Student Attitudes to Teachers and Teaching.

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    Angus, L.

    1984-01-01

    Presents an analysis of good and bad teaching practices through the perceptions of students and teachers in an Australian Catholic boys' school. Investigates ways teachers negotiate order in the classroom. (MD)

  2. Help-Seeking Behaviour of Student Teachers

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    Hsu, Shihkuan

    2005-01-01

    Background: Student teachers struggle with a wide range of problems because they are lacking professional knowledge, inexperienced in dealing with colleagues and students, and unfamiliar with school environments. It is essential for the survival of student teachers to establish supportive relationships for professional and personal help.…

  3. Professional Development School and Teacher Preparedness: Perceptions of Student Teachers

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    Watson, Sandy White

    2004-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to compare and contrast Professional Development School (PDS) and non-Professional Development School intern/student teachers' views at the end of their student teaching experiences in terms of their (a) perceptions of the knowledge and skills they perceived the Teacher Education Program (TEP) at the University of…

  4. TeacherNet: Student Teachers Travel the Information Highway.

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    Casey, Jean M.

    1994-01-01

    Describes TeacherNet, a program designed to integrate technology use during student teaching at California State University, Long Beach. A study of TeacherNet's usefulness found that the program increased student reflectivity, rapport with supervisors, team support, self-esteem, knowledge and use of information access and retrieval, and use of…

  5. Teachers' Perceptions of Administrative Support in Incentive Grant Schools

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    Crowder, William J., Jr.

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to investigate teachers' perceptions of administrative support in incentive grant schools. The primary objective of this study is to determine the effect of participation in an incentive grant on the perceived level of administrative support. The research questions were as follows: 1) Do teachers who are participating…

  6. Elementary Teachers' Perceptions of Administrators and Job Satisfaction

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    Davis, Christen M.

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate administrative influence on teacher job satisfaction based on the perspectives of teachers using Frederick Herzberg, Bernard Mausner, and Barbara Snyderman's Two-Factor Theory on job satisfaction as the theoretical framework. This study also explored the administrative actions and behaviors that…

  7. Teacher and Administrator Views on School Principals' Accountability

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    Argon, Turkan

    2015-01-01

    The current study aims to identify teacher and administrator views regarding primary school principals' accountability. The case study model, a qualitative research method, was adopted in the study using the holistic single-case design. The working group was composed of a total of 56 individuals, 42 teachers and 14 administrators (11 principals…

  8. Teacher Preferences for Alternative School Site Administrative Models

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    Hewitt, Paul M.; Denny, George S.; Pijanowski, John C.

    2012-01-01

    Public school teachers with high leadership potential who stated that they had no interest in being school principals were surveyed on their attitudes about six alternative school site administrative organizational models. Of the 391 teachers surveyed, 53% identified the Co-Principal model as the preferred school site administrative structure. In…

  9. Teachers' and School Administrators' Perceptions and Expectations on Teacher Leadership

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    Kiranh, Semra

    2013-01-01

    In this study it is aimed to find out primary school teachers' and principals' expectations and perceptions related to teachers' leadership. The population of this survey consists of primary school teachers and principals in Odunpazari, one of the two central municipalities in Eskisehir, in 2011-2012 educational year. Teachers and principals of…

  10. Spiritual Reflectivity among Mormon Teachers and Administrators in Public Schools.

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    Mayes, Clifford; Mayes, Pamela Blackwell

    2002-01-01

    Results of 7-question, 45-60-minute interviews with 9 Mormon teachers asking them to reflect on the spiritual side of teaching. Teachers were asked, for example, are there spiritual values that you think are important to pass on to your students? Reports and analyzes answers to this and other questions. Draws implications for teachers,…

  11. Administrative Support and Alternatively Certified Teachers: A Mixed Methods Study on New Teacher Support and Retention

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    Anderson, Erin M.

    2012-01-01

    A non-experimental study was conducted to examine the perceived administrative support needs of alternatively certified teachers and determine their impact on teacher retention. The study sought to identify the most valued administrative support needs of alternatively-certified teachers; to compare those needs by gender and tier teaching level;…

  12. Comparing Teacher and Administrator Perspectives on Multiple Dimensions of Teacher Professionalism

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    Tichenor, Mercedes; Tichenor, John

    2009-01-01

    In this paper, we compare teacher and administrator perspectives on multiple dimensions of teacher professionalism. An instrument with a total of 51 professional behaviors and characteristics that operationalize the multiple dimensions of professionalism was developed. Survey participants, including 216 teachers and 89 administrators, were asked…

  13. Trickle-Down Accountability: How Middle School Teachers Engage Students in Data Use

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    Marsh, Julie A.; Farrell, Caitlin C.; Bertrand, Melanie

    2016-01-01

    Despite a growing body of research on data use in education, there has been relatively little focus on the role of students. This article begins to fill this gap by exploring teacher and administrator reports on engaging students in data use at six middle schools. Even though teachers expressed a belief that involving students in data use would…

  14. Enhancing Teachers' Counselling Skills: Student Teachers' Views on a Teachers' Education Programme

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    Doikou, Maro; Diamandidou, Konstantina

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of this small-scale study is to investigate the outcomes of a brief teacher education programme by exploring student teachers' views. The teacher education programme aimed to provide teachers with the opportunity to develop qualities and skills that facilitate communication and to enhance teachers' competence to apply social and…

  15. The Relationships between Teacher Empowerment, Teachers' Sense of Responsibility for Student Outcomes, and Student Achievement.

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    Martin, Barbara N.; Crossland, Barbara J.

    Relationships between the level of teachers' perceived empowerment, the degree of teachers' perceived responsibility for student outcomes, and student achievement were studied with 271 elementary school teachers. The Responsibility for Student Achievement Scale (RSA) (T. Guskey, 1981) and the School Participant Empowerment Scales (SPES) (P. Short…

  16. How Do Principals Assign Students to Teachers? Finding Evidence in Administrative Data and the Implications for Value-Added. Working Paper #30. Revised

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    Dieterle, Steven G.; Guarino, Cassandra M.; Reckase, Mark D.; Wooldridge, Jeffrey M.

    2013-01-01

    The federal government's Race to the Top competition has promoted the adoption of test-based performance measures as a component of teacher evaluations throughout many states, but the validity of these measures has been controversial among researchers and widely contested by teachers' unions. A key concern is the extent to which nonrandom sorting…

  17. Teacher Expectancy Related to Student Performance in Vocational Education.

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    Curtis, Samuel M.; Pandya, Himanshu S.

    1980-01-01

    This experiment explored the effect of teacher expectations on vocational students' cognitive and psychomotor skills and on attitudes. Although teachers' expectations changed student attitudes toward teachers and subjects, neither expectations nor attitude change had an effect on student achievement. (SK)

  18. Introducing Dialogic Teaching to Science Student Teachers

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    Lehesvuori, Sami; Viiri, Jouni; Rasku-Puttonen, Helena

    2011-12-01

    It is commonly believed that science teachers rely on language that allows only minor flexibility when it comes to taking into account contrasting views and pupil thoughts. Too frequently science teachers either pose questions that target predefined answers or simply lecture through lessons, a major concern from a sociocultural perspective. This study reports the experiences of science student teachers when introduced to the Communicative Approach to science education drawing on dialogic teacher-talk in addition to authoritative teacher-talk. This approach was introduced to the students in an interventional teaching program running parallel to the student teachers' field practice. The practical implications of this approach during initial teacher education are the central focus of this study. The data consisting of videos of lessons and interviews indicate that the student teacher awareness of teacher-talk and alternative communicative options did increase. Student teachers reported greater awareness of the different functions of teacher-talk as well as the challenges when trying to implement dialogic teaching.

  19. Exploring Concerns of Business Student Teachers

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    Fletcher, Edward C., Jr.; Mountjoy, Kathy; Bailey, Glenn

    2011-01-01

    Background: The student teaching internship is the culminating experience and has been cited as the most significant, exciting, and difficult experience teacher candidates will encounter throughout their entire teacher preparation program. In order to prepare business teacher candidates for their internships, it is critical to understand the…

  20. Shared Leadership for Teacher and Student Learning

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    Printy, Susan M.; Marks, Helen M.

    2006-01-01

    The article synthesizes research findings from studies examining how principals and teachers contribute to shared instructional leadership and the relationship of shared instructional leadership to teacher and student learning. Principals and teachers contribute to the leadership equation in each school in different ways, according to school…

  1. Teachers' Assessments of Students' Learning of Mathematics

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    Buhagiar, Michael A.; Murphy, Roger

    2008-01-01

    This paper reports a study of the classroom assessment practices of 12 sixth form college mathematics teachers in Malta. It explores the extent to which these teachers are knowledgeable about their students' learning of mathematics and the implications that this has for their classroom practices. It reveals that these teachers' knowledge of their…

  2. Novice Teachers' Attention to Student Thinking

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    Levin, Daniel M.; Hammer, David; Coffey, Janet E.

    2009-01-01

    Stage-based views of teacher development hold that novice teachers are unable to attend to students' thinking until they have begun to identify themselves as teachers and mastered classroom routines, and so the first emphases in learning to teach should be on forming routines and identity. The authors challenge those views, as others have done,…

  3. Teachers' Perceptions of Their Students' Gender Roles.

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    Tatar, Moshe; Emmanuel, Gina

    2001-01-01

    Investigated Israeli teachers' attitudes and perceptions regarding their students' gender roles. Surveys of 221 elementary and secondary teachers indicated no extreme egalitarian or chauvinistic responses. Elementary and female teachers tended to give more gender egalitarian responses. Only 15 percent of respondents had attended courses on gender…

  4. Learning about Teacher and Student Freedom

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    Daly, James

    2010-01-01

    Teacher preparation begins with students who explore challenging topics and issues under the guidance of knowledgeable and skillful teachers. This preparation continues, as pre-service candidates examine theories and research data that support and promote teacher freedom to deal with issues of significance on which there is a range of…

  5. Bringing Science to Life for Students, Teachers and the Community

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    Pratt, K.

    2012-04-01

    Bringing Science to Life for Students, Teachers and the Community Prior to 2008, 5th grade students at two schools of the New Haven Unified School District consistently scored in the bottom 20% of the California State Standards Test for science. Teachers in the upper grades reported not spending enough time teaching science, which is attributed to lack of time, resources or knowledge of science. A proposal was written to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Bay Watershed Education Grant program and funding was received for Bringing Science to Life for Students, Teachers and the Community to address these concerns and instill a sense of stewardship in our students. This program engages and energizes students in learning science and the protection of the SF Bay Watershed, provides staff development for teachers, and educates the community about conservation of our local watershed. The project includes a preparation phase, outdoor phase, an analysis and reporting phase, and teacher training and consists of two complete units: 1) The San Francisco Bay Watershed Unit and 2) the Marine Environment Unit. At the end of year 5, our teachers were teaching more science, the community was engaged in conservation of the San Francisco Bay Watershed and most importantly, student scores increased on the California Science Test at one site by over 121% and another site by 152%.

  6. Influence of the Relationship between the Student Teacher and Cooperating Teacher on Student Teacher's Decision to Enter Teaching

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    Kasperbauer, Holly J.; Roberts, T. Grady

    2007-01-01

    The purpose of the study was to determine if student teachers' perceptions of the student teacher/cooperating teacher relationship were predictive of their decisions to enter the teaching profession. The target population of this study consisted of preservice agricultural education students at Texas A&M University. The accessible sample consisted…

  7. Structured Communication: Effects on Teaching Efficacy of Student Teachers

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    Edgar, Don W.; Roberts, T. Grady; Murphy, Tim H.

    2009-01-01

    Teaching efficacy beliefs of agricultural science student teachers during field experiences may affect the number of student teachers entering the profession. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects implementing structured communication between cooperating teachers and student teachers would have on student teachers' self-perceived…

  8. Variables Influencing Teacher Autonomy, Administrative Coordination, and Collaboration

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    Prichard, Caleb; Moore, Jana E.

    2016-01-01

    Purpose: Schools often vary in how they balance teacher autonomy (TA) and administrative control, and research suggests that there may be several context-specific variables which may be influential. The purpose of this paper is to determine the influence of program variables on the level of TA, administrative coordination, and administration-staff…

  9. Supervision of Student Teachers: Objective Observation.

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    Neide, Joan

    1996-01-01

    By keeping accurate records, student teacher supervisors can present concrete evidence about physical education student teachers' classroom performance. The article describes various ways to collect objective data, including running records, at-task records, verbal flow records, class traffic records, interaction analysis records, and global scan…

  10. Transition Management: The Student Teacher's Achilles Heel.

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    Martin, Dawn Vincent

    Classroom observation of four student teachers during the first, seventh, and fourteenth weeks of their teaching semester focused on their management of transition periods between lesson segments. Videotapes and stimulated recall analysis of the differences revealed that: (1) the most effective student teachers averaged fewer transitions per…

  11. Concerns about Teaching Process: Student Teachers' Perspective

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    Cakmak, Melek

    2008-01-01

    The aim of this study is to determine the student teachers' concerns about the teaching process including the teaching profession, teaching methods, planning, instruction, evaluation and classroom management. A total of 156 student teachers from five departments in the Gazi faculty of education participated in the study. A questionnaire including…

  12. Policies Target Teacher-Student Cyber Talk

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    Ash, Katie

    2009-01-01

    Teachers in Louisiana may soon think twice before sending a text message or e-mail to a student from a personal electronic device. A new state law requires all Louisiana districts to implement policies requiring documentation of every electronic interaction between teachers and students through a nonschool-issued device, such as a personal…

  13. Perceptions of Creativity by Turkish Student Teachers

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    Dikici, Ayhan

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to determine whether Turkish student teachers have implicit opinions regarding creativity. For this purpose, whether the student teachers' genders, backgrounds, and socioeconomic levels created significant differences on the formation of their implicit opinions regarding creativity was examined. First, the What Do You…

  14. Helping Student Teachers Avoid Adverse Legal Actions.

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    Peach, Larry; Reddick, Thomas L.

    1984-01-01

    Discusses five areas of the school environment lending themselves to the possibility of teacher and student teacher liability: negligence, malpractice, rights to privacy, field trips, and search of students and school property. Suggests specific guidelines for decreasing the possibility of adverse legal action. (NEC)

  15. Teacher and Student Behaviors in Inclusive Classrooms

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    Yildiz, Nevin Guner

    2015-01-01

    In this study, I examined general education teachers' classroom behaviors and as well as academic engagement, off--task and problem behaviors of students with special needs. The sample group of this study comprised 54 general education teachers working at local primary schools in Eskisehir, Turkey and their 54 students with mild intellectual…

  16. Teacher Competence and Students' Conflict Handling Strategies

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    Malm, Birgitte; Lofgren, Horst

    2006-01-01

    In a series of studies, teacher competence was studied from a student perspective. Students from different grades in secondary schools were interviewed about their views on what characterises a good teacher. Based on interviews and open-ended questionnaires, it was possible to construct a questionnaire with fixed alternatives that could be applied…

  17. Teacher Preparation and Students with Behavioral Disorders

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    Myers, Diane M.; Simonsen, Brandi; Sugai, George

    2012-01-01

    In this chapter, we provide an overview of the characteristics, content, procedures, processes, and outcomes of effective educator preparation programs for teachers of students with behavioral disorders (BD). We emphasize the need for teachers of students with BD to be fluent with the identification and application of evidence-based practices and…

  18. Elementary Students' Construct of PE Teacher Credibility

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    Ramos, Nilo O.; McCullick, Bryan A.

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate elementary students' perceptions of PE teacher credibility. Eight high- and low-skilled students from grades 3 and 5 were selected from a school employing a PE teacher holding a National Board Certification. Data were collected in the school setting utilizing observations, field notes, an open-ended…

  19. Cornerstones: Literacy Units Ready for Teachers, Students

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    Blasko, Jennifer; Donahue, Sheila

    2008-01-01

    Every day, teachers face the time-consuming task of adapting materials from curricula that do not meet their students' needs or match their learning styles. This article discusses ready-made literacy units specifically designed for teachers of deaf and hard of hearing students. The units were part of the Cornerstones Project, an activity of the…

  20. Negotiation in Immersion Teacher-Student Interaction

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    Lyster, Roy

    2002-01-01

    This paper explores the role of negotiation in teacher-student interaction and argues that the negotiation of meaning, defined as a set of conversational moves which work toward mutual comprehension, is too narrow a construct to fulfil its pedagogical potential in teacher-student interaction in communicative and content-based second language (L2)…

  1. Peer and Teacher Preference, Student-Teacher Relationships, Student Ethnicity, and Peer Victimization in Elementary School

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    Wang, Feihong; Leary, Kevin A.; Taylor, Lorraine C.; Derosier, Melissa E.

    2016-01-01

    The authors examined the effects of peer preference and teacher preference for students, students' perceived relationship with their teacher and student ethnicity on peer victimization in late elementary school. Participants were students in the third through fifth grades in four public elementary schools in a southern state. Using hierarchical…

  2. A Case Study: How Middle School Administrators, Teachers, and Special Education Support Staff Collaborate to Address the Academic and Social Needs of Slow-Learning Students

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    Burgner, Dawne M.

    2010-01-01

    Few research studies have been conducted related to students identified as slow learners who are enrolled in general education classes. In this research study, the definition of a slow learner describes the student as one who has "not" been identified as a student with a learning disability. The purpose of this study was to investigate how…

  3. Becoming a Teacher--Student Teachers' Learning Patterns in Teacher Education

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    Ahonen, Elsi; Pyhältö, Kirsi; Pietarinen, Janne; Soini, Tiina

    2015-01-01

    Student teacher learning is a key issue for further professional development. Literature on student teacher learning suggests that students learn about teaching and undergo professional transformation during their education. However, studies often focus on a certain time period and on how students should learn instead of how they actually do…

  4. Transforming Hierarchical Relationships in Student Conduct Administration

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    Jacobson, Kelly A.

    2013-01-01

    Conflict transformation theory provided a philosophical lens for this critical cultural, constructivist study, wherein four student conduct administrators who engage in leveling hierarchical relationships with students in conduct processes shared ways they make meaning of their professional practice. Through informal, unstructured interviews, a…

  5. Student Teachers' Approaches to Teaching Biological Evolution

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    Borgerding, Lisa A.; Klein, Vanessa A.; Ghosh, Rajlakshmi; Eibel, Albert

    2015-06-01

    Evolution is fundamental to biology and scientific literacy, but teaching high school evolution is often difficult. Evolution teachers face several challenges including limited content knowledge, personal conflicts with evolution, expectations of resistance, concerns about students' conflicts with religion, and curricular constraints. Evolution teaching can be particularly challenging for student teachers who are just beginning to gain pedagogical knowledge and pedagogical content knowledge related to evolution teaching and who seek approval from university supervisors and cooperating teachers. Science teacher educators need to know how to best support student teachers as they broach the sometimes daunting task of teaching evolution within student teaching placements. This multiple case study report documents how three student teachers approached evolution instruction and what influenced their approaches. Data sources included student teacher interviews, field note observations for 4-5 days of evolution instruction, and evolution instructional artifacts. Data were analyzed using grounded theory approaches to develop individual cases and a cross-case analysis. Seven influences (state exams and standards, cooperating teacher, ideas about teaching and learning, concerns about evolution controversy, personal commitment to evolution, knowledge and preparation for teaching evolution, and own evolution learning experiences) were identified and compared across cases. Implications for science teacher preparation and future research are provided.

  6. A descriptive study of the middle school science teacher behavior for required student participation in science fair competitions

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    Fisanick, Laura M.

    This descriptive study explores three aspects of teacher behavior related to student participation in science fair competitions: teacher attitudes, teacher preference for different student-learning modes, and teacher motives for required student participation. Teacher motives for required student participation may stem from curriculum and standardized test requirements, school administrators' expectations, teacher preference for a competitive student-learning mode, and teacher attitudes towards science fair competitions. Survey data collected for this study included teacher attitudes about science fair competitions, teacher preference for different student-learning modes, and demographic data about middle school teachers who sponsor students in PJAS science fair competitions. The theoretical framework in this study is the theory of planned behavior proposed by Ajzen. The results from the analysis of data in this study showed that the majority of the teachers in this sample held positive attitudes towards science fair competitions and required their students to conduct science fair projects but did not require their students to participate in science fair competitions. The middle school science teachers in the sample would involve their students in PJAS competitions even if their districts did not require them to participate. The teachers in this study preferred the cooperative and individualistic student-learning modes. Teacher gender did not influence a preference for a particular student-learning mode. Using the theoretical framework from this study revealed teachers who required their students to participate in science fair competitions also required their students to conduct science fair projects.

  7. Teachers' and Students' Perceptions on Teachers' Caring Behaviors

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    King, Patricia C.; Chan, Tak Cheung

    2011-01-01

    Although positive effects from caring behaviors are evident throughout research, studies exploring the differences in teachers' and students' perceptions regarding this topic are limited. This quantitative study utilized a Likert-type 22 item survey, which was developed and validated by the researchers, to explore perceptions of teachers' caring…

  8. Perceptions of Teacher Characteristics and Student Judgments of Teacher Effectiveness.

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    Freeman, Harvey R.

    1988-01-01

    Uses a seven point Likert scale to examine the relationship between perceived teacher attractiveness, expertness, and trustworthiness and student judgment of teacher effectiveness. Correlations suggest that a more accurate view of teaching may be as an instance of social influence process. Urges further research to identify those cues that infer…

  9. Construction of Boundaries in Teacher Education: Analyzing Student Teachers' Accounts

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    Jahreie, Cecilie Flo; Ottesen, Eli

    2010-01-01

    This article analyzes student teachers' interactions in different practices over a period of one semester. We use Cultural-Historical Activity theory as a theoretical framework to address how interactions at the boundaries in teacher education are constructed and made relevant to the participants when they are working on object constructions. In…

  10. Preparing for School Crises: Administrator Perceptions on Supports for Teachers

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    Brophy, Chelsey M.; Maras, Melissa A.; Wang, Ze

    2015-01-01

    Traumatic events and crises involving schools and children often become high-profile occurrences; however, little attention is given to teachers and how they cope with crisis. The purpose of this study was to investigate administrators' perceptions of including additional support for teachers in school crisis policies. Specifically, the study…

  11. Eastern Kentucky Teacher and Administrative Stress: Part II

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    Wright, Sam; Ballestero, Victor

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this research was to survey selected Eastern Kentucky Teachers (Elementary, Middle, and High School) to collect data about stress in public schools. This was a continuation study for Eastern Kentucky that collected data on how men and women teachers and men and women administrators handle stress. A stress survey (Appendix C) was…

  12. Case Study Digest: Preparing Teachers for Education Administration.

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    Hanson, Karen L., Ed.

    This case study digest is intended for classroom teachers who wish to discuss a variety of challenges in school leadership. The publication targets classroom teachers who desire leadership training and aspire to become school administrators. The case studies represent actual incidents experienced by school leaders. The cases are formatted to…

  13. The Use of the European Portfolio for Student Teachers of Languages (EPOSTL) to Foster Teacher Autonomy: English Language Teaching (ELT) Student Teachers' and Teacher Trainers' Views

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    Cakir, Abdulvahit; Balcikanli, Cem

    2012-01-01

    It was the aim of this pilot study to investigate ELT student teachers' and teacher trainers' views on the use of the EPOSTL in pre-service language teacher education of a Turkish state university. Upon the implementation of the EPOSTL as a reflection tool for the second semester of 2010, 25 student teachers and 4 teacher trainers were interviewed…

  14. Student Teachers' Perceptions of Cooperating Teachers as Teacher Educators: Development of Standards Based Scales

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    Holbert, Romena M. Garrett

    2011-01-01

    Cooperating teachers play important roles in student teachers' development as educators. The purpose of this study was to develop a measure that enables systematic investigation of the actions and interactions of cooperating teachers during student teaching. Three sets of educational standards lent focus to this work. The measures developed were…

  15. Developing Teacher Leaders through Honorary Professional Organizations in Education: Focus on the College Student Officers

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    Bond, Nathan; Sterrett, William

    2014-01-01

    Policymakers, researchers, and educators are calling for practicing teachers to assume leadership positions in schools. The goal is for these teacher leaders to work with administrators and bring about school improvements. To prepare teachers for this role, universities are encouraged to provide leadership opportunities for students aspiring to…

  16. Lagging in the Race: The Impact of Teacher Morale on Student Achievement

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    Covington, Char-Shenda D.

    2010-01-01

    The effect teachers have on student achievement is perennial. Several factors contribute to declining teacher morale. Teachers have an insuperable amount of responsibilities and duties. Stress related to increased federal, state, and local demands, low pay, lack of administrative support, and heightened discipline problems, are all factors that…

  17. Preservice Teacher Education Students' Dialogue Journals: What Characterizes Students' Reflective Writing and a Teacher's Comments.

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    Krol, Christine A.

    Training teachers as reflective practitioners is an important element in many teacher education programs. Teacher education literature indicates that journal writing is an approach that fosters reflection, and is an effective source of dialogue between student and teacher. This document reports on an action research study on the use of journals in…

  18. Teachers' Perceptions of Tolerance in Teacher-Administrator Relationships in Turkey

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    Karaman-Kepenekci, Yasemin; Aypay, Ahmet

    2009-01-01

    The concept of tolerance is closely related to education. There has been a growing body of literature on the issue of tolerance in schools, since it directly influences the school climate. This study has investigated teacher perceptions of tolerance in teacher-administrator relationships in state schools in Turkey. A sample of 308 teachers was…

  19. Professional Development Implementation: Perceptions of Elementary and Middle-School Teachers and Administrators

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    Topley, Brenda M.

    2010-01-01

    In a Midwestern school district, teachers and administrators have specific concerns and opinions about professional development (PD) related to differentiated instruction. Carol Ann Tomlinson, the guru of differentiated instruction (DI), refers to DI as meeting the needs of students by adjusting instruction in order to address how they learn…

  20. A Study of Factors that Influence Teachers to Become School Administrators

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    Hancock, Dawson R.; Black, Trasha; Bird, James J.

    2006-01-01

    Attracting and retaining highly qualified school leaders is becoming increasingly important in our nation. The purpose of this study was to identify factors that motivate or inhibit practicing teachers from seeking administrative positions. Using exploratory factor analysis, survey responses of 329 students enrolled in Master of School…

  1. From Fistfights to Gunfights: Preparing Teachers and Administrators To Cope with Violence in School.

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    Hughes, H. Woodrow

    Issues facing educators today include drug traffic and abuse, crime and delinquency, gangs, weapons, violence, vandalism, schoolyard bullying, and crisis management. Teachers and administrators require special skills to cope with potentially explosive situations and violent students, yet training in those skills is not being received in university…

  2. Teacher Perceptions of the Influence that No Child Left Behind Has on State Assessment of Students with Disabilities: Implications to Educational Administration

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    Easter-Pierce, Charlesa A.

    2009-01-01

    Parents, advocates, and educators have widely publicized NCLB as the most significant piece of legislation that affects the education of students with disabilities since the passage of the first IDEA legislation in 1975. Prior to NCLB, IDEA 1997 required the inclusion of students with disabilities in state and district assessments; however,…

  3. Student Teacher Inquiry as an "Entry Point" for Advocacy

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    Merino, Barbara J.; Holmes, Pauline

    2006-01-01

    Much has been written about the value of teacher research for inservice teachers. Despite the existence of several studies affirming these words, studies that richly describe how student teachers learn to do teacher research and then investigate the impact of inquiry on student teachers and teacher educators, particularly in culturally and…

  4. Teachers' Conceptions of Student Engagement in Learning: The Case of Three Urban Schools

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    Barkaoui, Khaled; Barrett, Sarah Elizabeth; Samaroo, Julia; Dahya, Negin; Alidina, Shahnaaz; James, Carl

    2015-01-01

    Although student engagement plays a central role in the education process, defining it is challenging. This study examines teachers' conceptions of the social and cultural dimensions of student engagement in learning at three low-achieving schools located in a low socioeconomic status (SES) urban area. Sixteen teachers and administrators from the…

  5. Impact of Student Behavior on a School Culture from the Teacher's Perspective

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    Shell, Tiehise E.

    2010-01-01

    The impact of student behavior on the school culture from the teachers' perceptive was determined in this study. Through an awareness of the impact that student behavior has on the school culture, school administrators can alter the negative effects and implement positive change. The participants included 25 randomly chosen teachers from within…

  6. How and Why do Teacher Credentials Matter for Student Achievement? NBER Working Paper No. 12828

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    Clotfelter, Charles T.; Ladd, Helen F.; Vigdor, Jacob L.

    2007-01-01

    Education researchers and policy makers agree that teachers differ in terms of quality and that quality matters for student achievement. Despite prodigious amounts of research, however, debate still persists about the causal relationship between specific teacher credentials and student achievement. In this paper, we use a rich administrative data…

  7. The Effects of Teacher Collective Bargaining on Student Outcomes. Final Report.

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    Eberts, Randall W.; Stone, Joe A.

    This study developed a systematic approach for examining effects of policy decisions on student outcomes and assessed collective bargaining's impact on public school effectiveness and cost. Teacher unions' influence was gauged by modelling the educational process and examining responses of teachers, students, and administrators to the education…

  8. When Race Matters: Teachers' Evaluations of Students' Classroom Behavior

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    Downey, Douglas B.; Pribesh, Shana

    2004-01-01

    Past studies have noted that black students' classroom behavior is rated more favorably by black teachers than by white teachers. This pattern could be a function of white teachers' bias--rating black students more harshly than they deserve--or black students' misbehavior--acting out more when placed with white teachers versus black teachers. If…

  9. A Metaphor Analysis of Elementary Student Teachers' Conceptions of Teachers in Student- and Teacher-Centered Contexts

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    Duru, Sibel

    2015-01-01

    Problem Statement: Student teachers' beliefs and conceptions affect not only what and how they learn in teacher education programs, but also their future professional development in their teaching careers. Examining and understanding student teachers' beliefs and conceptions is therefore crucial to improving their professional preparation and…

  10. The Effects of Pre-Teaching Teacher Interaction Style on Student Achievement.

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    Long, Lynette

    Experiments were conducted on five treatment groups of undergraduate students to determine the effect teacher/student interaction styles would have on the achievement levels of these students. The undergraduate students were administered mathematical achievement tests, after which the test administrators conducted fifteen-minute interviews. Each…

  11. Preservice elementary teachers' actual and designated identities as teachers of science and teachers of students

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    Canipe, Martha Murray

    Preservice elementary teachers often have concerns about teaching science that may stem from a lack of confidence as teachers or their own negative experiences as learners of science. These concerns may lead preservice teachers to avoid teaching science or to teach it in a way that focuses on facts and vocabulary rather than engaging students in the doing of science. Research on teacher identity has suggested that being able to envision oneself as a teacher of science is an important part of becoming a teacher of science. Elementary teachers are generalists and as such rather than identifying themselves as teachers of particular content areas, they may identify more generally as teachers of students. This study examines three preservice teachers' identities as teachers of science and teachers of students and how these identities are enacted in their student teaching classrooms. Using a narrated identity framework, I explore stories told by preservice teachers, mentor teachers, student teaching supervisors, and science methods course instructors about who preservice teachers are as teachers of science and teachers of students. Identities are the stories that are told about who someone is or will become in relation to a particular context. Identities that are enacted are performances of the stories that are an identity. Stories were collected through interviews with each storyteller and in an unmoderated focus group with the three preservice teachers. In addition to sorting stories as being about teachers of science or students, the stories were categorized as being about preservice teachers in the present (actual identities) or in the future (designated identities). The preservice teachers were also observed teaching science lessons in their student teaching placements. These enactments of identities were analyzed in order to identify which aspects of the identity stories were reflected in the way preservice teachers taught their science lessons. I also analyzed the

  12. Enhancing Student Teacher Reflective Practice through Poetry

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    Cowin, Kathleen M.

    2012-01-01

    This article describes a seminar process in which poetry is used with student teachers to provide a focal point for reflection and introspection. Through this reflection process, students have been able to reflect deeply and personally on their student-teaching experiences, on their own personalities in the context of those experiences, and on…

  13. Being the Teacher Helps Students Learn.

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    Berliner, David; Casanova, Ursula

    1989-01-01

    A summary is given of research that indicates that, regardless of ability, most students who take a teaching role learn much more than they do when they receive instruction or work independently. Suggestions are given on techniques and activities teachers can use to promote students helping students. (IAH)

  14. The Competencies of an English Teacher: Beginning Student Teachers' Perceptions

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    Penn-Edwards, Sorrel

    2010-01-01

    This paper presents the results of a survey conducted with first year Education students at a Queensland university on the levels of competency in literacies expected for teachers in schools. Eight aspects were chosen to be examined to discover the skill levels students thought to be essential for effective teaching and to compare these with their…

  15. Shaping Teacher Candidates' Digital Portfolios: What Administrators Want for Hiring

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    Snoeyink, Rick; Meyer, Joy

    2007-01-01

    This qualitative study investigated P-12 school administrators' perceptions of teacher education candidates' online digital portfolios for hiring purposes. Over the course of three semesters, focus group interviews and an online questionnaire gauged administrators' perceptions of selected candidates' portfolios and how they might be used to help…

  16. Professional Role Orientation of Women Administrators and Women Teachers

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    Nixon, Mary; Gue, L. R.

    1975-01-01

    The professional role orientation of women teachers and women administrators is compared with a limited number of variables. (Available from the Department of Educational Administration, The University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada T6G 2G5; $4.00 annually.) (MLF)

  17. Guidelines for Administrators to Use in Evaluating Special Education Teachers.

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    Nissen, Earl R.

    Six essential teaching competencies and observable characteristics are outlined to help administrators evaluate special education teachers. Administrators are urged to use evaluation as an inservice tool rather than a weapon. The competencies include the following: (1) accurate and effective communication in the content area and professional…

  18. Teacher and Administrator Perceptions of Bullying in Schools

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    Kennedy, Tom D.; Russom, Ashley G.; Kevorkian, Meline M.

    2012-01-01

    The primary aim of this study was to explore the differences between teacher and administrator perceptions of bullying. Data were collected from 139 practicing educators and administrators who completed a survey regarding their perceptions of bullying in schools. Mann Whitney U tests were conducted to determine if perceptions of bullying varied…

  19. Student Teachers' Reflective Practice on a Tutorial Teaching Approach

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    Ting, Kuang-yun

    2013-01-01

    The research explored the reflective practice of student teachers on efforts to improve how student teachers learn from their experiences of tutorial teaching in school. Tutoring means teachers working with individual students to support their learning. During this project, eight student teachers tried to help underachieving high school students…

  20. Insights of Public High School Teachers and Administrators Regarding the Benefits and Challenges of Co-Teaching

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    Dagna, Jeanne M.

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to identify the benefits and challenges of co-teaching, as self-reported by high school general education teachers, special education teachers, and administrators and determine if they shared common beliefs regarding supporting students with special needs within the general education curriculum. Participants included…

  1. The Influence of Classroom Management, Administrative Support, Parental Involvement, and Economic Factors on the Retention of Novice Teachers

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    Dwyer, Katrina Moody

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of selected factors upon the intent of novice teachers to remain in the classroom. Teachers are leaving the profession in numbers that have prompted significant concern among policymakers and administrators. Many qualified college students are not considering the field of education as a potential…

  2. Bringing Science to Life for Students, Teachers and the Community

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    Pratt, Kimberly

    2010-05-01

    Prior to 2008, 5th grade students at two schools of the New Haven Unified School District consistently scored in the bottom 20% of the California State Standards Test for science. Teachers in the upper grades reported not spending enough time teaching science, which is attributed to lack of time, resources or knowledge of science. A proposal was written to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Bay Watershed Education Grant program and funding was received for Bringing Science to Life for Students, Teachers and the Community to address these concerns and instill a sense of stewardship in our students. This program engages and energizes students in learning science and the protection of the SF Bay Watershed, provides staff development for teachers, and educates the community about conservation of our local watershed. The project includes a preparation phase, outdoor phase, an analysis and reporting phase, and teacher training and consists of two complete units: 1) The San Francisco Bay Watershed Unit and 2) the Marine Environment Unit. At the end of the three-year program, teachers were teaching more science, the community was engaged in conservation of the San Francisco Bay Watershed and most importantly, student scores increased on the California Science Test at one site by over 70% and another site by 120%.

  3. Education for All: Exploring What Student Teachers and Beginning Teachers Really Know

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    Onyefulu, Cynthia; Williams-Shakespeare, Eraldine; Thomas-James, Anita

    2014-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to find out what student teachers and beginning teachers from a teacher training institution knew about Education for All (EFA). The study was guided by three research questions. Two null hypotheses were tested. The participants (student teachers and beginning teachers) were from a teacher training institution in…

  4. Role of Teacher Educational Institutions in Developing Personality of Student Teachers

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    Prakash, Srinivasan; Xavier S. J., S. Amaladoss

    2014-01-01

    Teacher Education is an integral part of any educational system. It should provide a platform in developing the holistic personality of a student teacher. This paper reports on personality of student teachers and the role of Teacher Educational institutions in developing it. The sample consists of 1,080 student teachers of Madurai revenue…

  5. Role of Teacher Educational Institutions in Developing Personality of Student Teachers

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    Prakash, S.; Xavier, S. Amaladoss

    2014-01-01

    Teacher Education is an integral part of any educational system. It should provide a platform in developing the holistic personality of a student teacher. This paper reports on personality of student teachers and the role of Teacher Educational institutions in developing it. The sample consists of 1080 student teachers of Madurai revenue district.…

  6. Factors Influencing the Improved Academic Success in Literacy at the Knowledge Is Power Program School in the Delta Region According to Administrator, Teacher, and Student Perceptions: Case Study

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    Brown, Kimberly Jonetta

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to explore the factors that have influenced the literacy success of the Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP) students in the low-income, poverty stricken Delta Region of a mid-south state. The study examined the progress made since the implementation of the KIPP Program and the influence the program has made upon student…

  7. From Quantitative Results to Qualitative Meaning: A Look at Renzulli Learning through the Eyes of Students, Teachers, and Administrators at Oak Hills Elementary School and Inman Middle School

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    Field, Gara B.

    2010-01-01

    This article summarizes an experimental study that investigated the use of Renzulli Learning on oral reading fluency, reading comprehension, science achievement, and social studies achievement among 383 elementary and middle schools students. The Renzulli Learning System is an online educational learning system and profiler designed to match…

  8. Attrition among Teachers of Learning Disabled Students.

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    Dangel, Harry L.; And Others

    1987-01-01

    A survey of 30 former teachers of learning disabled students indicated that excessive paperwork, desire for more money, lack of growth opportunity, and personal factors were cited most often as reasons for leaving the profession. (Author/DB)

  9. Switching Roles: When Teachers Become Students

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    Motz, Annabelle B.; Hollander, Elaine K.

    1973-01-01

    Impressions of what teachers experience when they are registered in a graduate level course as students and the ways in which they accommodate to their new role are analyzed by the research method of participation-observation. (Author/KM)

  10. Teachers' Use of Wikipedia with Their Students

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    Meishar-Tal, Hagit

    2015-01-01

    One of the most impressive phenomena in the creation and dissemination of human knowledge in recent years is Wikipedia, an encyclopedia written collaboratively by Web users. Nevertheless, teachers tend to oppose the use of Wikipedia by their students and question its reliability. This paper explores the perceptions of k-12 school teachers in…

  11. Optimising Teacher Input: Maximising Student Output

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    2009-01-01

    A group of teachers involved in embedding NRICH tasks into their everyday practice decided they needed to address the (im)balance between teacher and student activity in their classrooms. In this article they share the issues they identified, and what they have been doing to address them.

  12. Conceptual Change among Arab Student Teachers

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    Rass, Ruwaida Abu

    2013-01-01

    This paper reports the results of a qualitative research study designed to examine the effectiveness of an attempt to make a conceptual change among pre-service teachers to their role as trainees and the role of their pedagogical advisor. The participants are six Arab-Muslim female student teachers who are highly influenced by their first learning…

  13. Teachers' Assessment of Students' Research Skills

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    Stokking, Karel; van der Schaaf, Marieke; Jaspers, Jos; Erkens, Gijsbert

    2004-01-01

    Today, teachers are expected to develop complex skills, such as research skills, in their students while implementing new views on learning and teaching and using authentic assessment strategies. About these new assessment strategies there is much debate and teachers are vulnerable in using them. We studied upper secondary education natural and…

  14. Preservice Secondary Mathematics Teachers' Knowledge of Students

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    Kilic, Hulya

    2011-01-01

    The aim of this paper is to present the nature of preservice secondary mathematics teachers' knowledge of students as emerged from a study investigating the development of their pedagogical content knowledge in a methods course and its associated field experience. Six preservice teachers participated in the study and the data were collected in the…

  15. Student Teachers' Perceptions towards Teaching Practice Assessment

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    Chireshe, R.; Chireshe, E.

    2010-01-01

    The study investigated the perceptions of student teachers towards teaching practice assessment. Participants N=180:90 males, 90 females were randomly drawn from three primary school teachers' colleges in Masvingo Educational Region of Zimbabwe. A questionnaire was used to gather data from the respondents. A chi-square test was used to analyse the…

  16. Competency-Based Student-Teacher Supervision

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    Spanjer, R. Allan

    1975-01-01

    This author contends that student-teacher supervision cannot be done effectively in traditional ways. He discusses five myths of supervision and explains a program developed at Portland (Ore.) State University that puts the emphasis where it should be--on the supervising teacher. (Editor)

  17. How Teacher Turnover Harms Student Achievement

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    Ronfeldt, Matthew; Loeb, Susanna; Wyckoff, James

    2013-01-01

    Researchers and policymakers often assume that teacher turnover harms student achievement, though recent studies suggest this may not be the case. Using a unique identification strategy that employs school-by-grade level turnover and two classes of fixed-effects models, this study estimates the effects of teacher turnover on over 850,000 New York…

  18. Engaging Student Teachers in Meaningful Reflective Practice

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    Harford, Judith; MacRuairc, Gerry

    2008-01-01

    This paper examines the use of peer-videoing in the classroom as a tool to promote reflective practice among student teachers. Twenty pre-service teachers from a variety of subject disciplines participating in a Post-Graduate Diploma in Education programme in an Irish university participated in the study. The practice of encouraging student…

  19. Science Partners for Teachers: Graduate Student-Teacher Partnerships

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    Rebull, L. M.; Munoz-Franco, L.

    1996-12-01

    Science Partners for Teachers is a group of scientists (mostly graduate students) in the physical and biological sciences at the University of Chicago which establishes one-on-one partnerships with Chicago-area K-12 school teachers. The goal is to have both partners benefit from the interaction. As scientists, we want to learn more about how to teach, how to develop lesson plans, and improve our ability to disseminate scientific knowledge (with an eye towards increasing our marketability for our future job searches). In exchange, we offer to be a resource for teachers looking to update their science curricula and to help incorporate and increase the use of computers, and the internet into the classroom. But most of all, we want to develop a relationship in which the scientist gains an inside look at teaching while the teacher gains an inside look at science and the way science is done. This model for scientist-teacher interaction is unique among the ones we have encountered as it involves a one-on-one partnering between adults (no K-12 students involved) and is specficially tailored to mesh well with an over-committed graduate student's schedule. This group was founded and continues to be run by several astrophysics graduate students who are looking for creative ways to help themselves and other grad students prepare for alternative careers related to education, preferably involving both research and outreach.

  20. Student-Teacher Mentoring Targeted

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    Sawchuk, Stephen

    2012-01-01

    With state and national policymakers eyeing ways to improve teacher preparation, a handful of education programs are becoming more intentional about how such "cooperating" teachers--as they're known in the lingo of teacher preparation--are selected and trained. That interest could grow as programs wrestle with the finer points of how to transform…

  1. Student Teachers' Key Learning Experiences--Mapping the Steps for Becoming a Professional Teacher

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    Ahonen, Elsi; Pyhältö, Kirsi; Pietarinen, Janne; Soini, Tiina

    2015-01-01

    Teacher education provides the central forum for student teacher learning. Student teachers are advised to learn about teaching and undergo professional transformation during this instruction. However, research on student teacher learning often focuses on a certain time period and on how students "should" learn instead of analysing what…

  2. Teacher Role Breadth and its Relationship to Student-Reported Teacher Support

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    Phillippo, Kate L.; Stone, Susan

    2013-01-01

    This study capitalizes on a unique, nested data set comprised of students ("n" = 531) and teachers ("n" = 45) in three high schools that explicitly incorporated student support roles into teachers' job descriptions. Drawing from research on student-teacher relationships, teacher effects on student outcomes, and role…

  3. Professional Parity Between Co-Teachers in Secondary Science and Math As Influenced By Administrative Support

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    Nordh, Camilla S.

    2011-12-01

    School improvement plans, budget constraints, and compliance mandates targeting academic progress for all students indicate a need for maximal professional efficacy at every level in the educational system, including parity between co-teachers in the co-teaching service delivery model. However, research shows that the special education co-teacher frequently assumes an assistive role while the general education co-teacher adopts a leading role in the classroom. When the participants in a co-teaching partnership fail to equitably share the professional responsibilities for which both teachers are qualified to perform, overall efficacy is compromised in that the special education teacher is not exercising his or her qualified expertise. Administrative support can be a primary influencing factor in increasing parity between the co-teachers. A qualitative study using a phenomenological design was conducted to explore the influences of co-teacher attitudes and administrative support on professional parity in co-taught secondary science and math classrooms. Content analysis was used to interpret data from interviews with five special education and 15 general education co-teachers at eight secondary schools in a suburban school district in a mid-Atlantic state. Five themes emerged from the data: content mastery by the special education co-teacher, joint planning time for co-teachers, continuity within co-teaching dyads, compatible personalities between co-teachers, and clear administrative expectations about co-teaching. Results indicate that administrative support to consider the content mastery of the special education co-teacher is the most influential factor to parity, followed by the co-teaching partners having joint planning time and that both can be implemented through scheduling and assignment considerations rather than training initiatives. The results provide an examination of each theme as it pertains to the issue of professional efficacy in co-teaching and

  4. Applied aerodynamics experience for secondary science teachers and students

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    Abbitt, John D., III; Carroll, Bruce F.

    1992-01-01

    The Department of Aerospace Engineering, Mechanics & Engineering Science at the University of Florida in conjunction with the Alachua County, Florida School Board has embarked on a four-year project of university-secondary school collaboration designed to enhance mathematics and science instruction in secondary school classrooms. The goals are to provide teachers with a fundamental knowledge of flight sciences, and to stimulate interest among students, particularly women and minorities, toward careers in engineering, mathematics, and science. In the first year of the project, all thirteen of the eighth grade physical science teachers and all 1200 of the eighth grade physical science students in the county participated. The activities consisted of a three-day seminar taught at the college level for the teachers, several weeks of classroom instruction for all the students, and an airport field trip for a subgroup of about 430 students that included an orientation flight in a Cessna 172 aircraft. The project brought together large numbers of middle school students, teachers, undergraduate and graduate engineering students, school board administrators, and university engineering faculty.

  5. Measures of Student Learning: Building Administrator

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    Rhode Island Department of Education, 2014

    2014-01-01

    The purpose of this Guidebook is to describe the process and basic requirements for the student learning measures that are used as part of the building administrator evaluation and support process. For aspects of the process that have room for flexibility and school/district-level discretion, the different options have been clearly separated and…

  6. Quality in University Student Administration: Stakeholder Conceptions

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    Shanahan, Peter; Gerber, Rod

    2004-01-01

    This paper examines the varying experiences of quality amongst key stakeholders (those who have an interest in, an impact on or are users of) in faculty student administration in an Australian university and proposes a framework for understanding quality in this context. Data were obtained using a qualitative phenomenographic research approach and…

  7. The Influence of Students' and Teachers' Thinking Styles on Student Course Satisfaction and on Their Learning Process

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    Betoret, Fernando Domenech

    2007-01-01

    The main purpose of this study was to examine the effect of teachers' and students' thinking styles on students' satisfaction with the course followed and on their learning process. The sample was made up of 102 instructional psychology college students who responded to two administrations of the Thinking Style Inventory, one about their teacher…

  8. Responsibilities and Instructional Time: Relationships Identified by Teachers in Self-Contained Classes for Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities

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    Bettini, Elizabeth; Kimerling, Jenna; Park, Yujeong; Murphy, Kristin M.

    2015-01-01

    Teachers of students with emotional and behavioral disabilities face complex challenges supporting students' academic and behavioral needs. These teachers require support from administrators, but administrators are seldom prepared to provide support. Furthermore, research seldom operationalizes support in ways that provide actionable advice to…

  9. Teachers' Perceptions of Administrative Autonomy-Supportive versus Controlling Behaviors: Factors That Influence Teacher Intrinsic Motivation and Relationships with Administrators

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    Scudella, Christine M.

    2015-01-01

    Federal policy around supervision and evaluation has prompted state action to develop new evaluation systems to increase student achievement. Systems, such as the Framework for Educator Effectiveness implemented in Wisconsin, are tied to teacher performance as well as student achievement. This type of performance-based evaluation system relies on…

  10. Administrator Perspectives of Ohio's Teacher Evaluation System: Implications for Educational Administration Programs in Higher Education

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    Williams, Nicole V.; Crates, Kathleen

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to elicit elementary and middle school administrators' perceptions of the Ohio Teacher Evaluation System (OTES). The researchers created a questionnaire to learn administrators' experiences with and attitudes, opinions, beliefs, and knowledge of OTES thus far. The questionnaire consisted of twenty-five Likert-based…

  11. Exploring Turkish Social Studies Student Teachers' Development of Identity

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    Özbas, Banu Çulha

    2015-01-01

    The aim of this study was to explore professional identity development among social studies student teachers in a four-year teacher education program in Turkey. Fifty-five student teachers participated in the study. Data were collected about their metaphorical images about teachers and social studies teachers and a series of in-depth interviews…

  12. Liking or Disliking the Teacher: Student Motivation, Engagement and Achievement

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    Montalvo, Gregory P.; Mansfield, Eric A.; Miller, Raymond B.

    2007-01-01

    The current study combines multiple lines of research on student/teacher relationships, to identify characteristics of liked teachers and examine the impact of liking or disliking the teacher on student learning and motivation. The study compared motivation data related to liked and disliked teachers from 125 students. Participants completed two…

  13. Indicators of Teacher Ability to Relate to Students.

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    Lawson, Dene R.

    The purpose of this study was to find teacher behaviors which correlate significantly with a criterion measure of teacher ability to relate to students. Videotapes of 50 teacher interns were shown to 100 high school students of three different ethnic backgrounds--white, black and oriental. Teachers were rated on ability to relate to students.…

  14. Exploration of Norwegian Student Teachers' Relational Concerns during Internships

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    Haugan, Jan Arvid; Moen, Torill; Karlsdottir, Ragnheidur

    2012-01-01

    This study builds on and contributes to research on student teachers' relational concerns in teacher education, as four Grade 3 Norwegian student teachers were followed during their internship for two periods of two weeks each. The article presents and discusses data from interviews and student teachers' logs, while the aim of the study is to…

  15. Teacher-Assessed Student Achievement Data (TAS) Guidance

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    District of Columbia Public Schools, 2011

    2011-01-01

    This guide is intended to assist teachers in the measuring of student learning over the course of the school year. Teachers in the six groups of IMPACT will write teacher-assessed student achievement (TAS) goals at the beginning of the year to gauge student achievement. With the principal's approval, teachers may adapt, as appropriate, the…

  16. Incorporating Student Performance Measures into Teacher Evaluation Systems. Technical Report

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    Steele, Jennifer L.; Hamilton, Laura S.; Stecher, Brian M.

    2010-01-01

    Many existing teacher evaluation and reward systems do not capture variation in teachers' ability to improve student performance on standardized tests. Improved access to longitudinal data systems that link teachers to students facilitates the development of systems that incorporate student achievement gains into teacher evaluations. However, two…

  17. High School Teachers' Experiences with Suicidal Students: A Descriptive Study

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    Freedenthal, Stacey; Breslin, Lindsey

    2010-01-01

    Teachers are widely considered key gatekeepers to mental health services for students at risk for suicide. Using data from 120 teachers at two Denver-area high schools, this study investigated teachers' experiences with suicidal students. Analyses revealed that the majority of teachers (58.8%) reported that at least one student had disclosed…

  18. Teacher-Student Relationships: The Meaning of Teachers' Experience Working with Underachieving Students

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    Oreshkina, Maria; Greenberg, Katherine H.

    2010-01-01

    This paper is based on phenomenological interviews with teachers who worked with underachieving students in South Africa, Russia, and the United States. It focuses on the analysis of meanings that teachers constructed while describing their relationship with underachieving students and how metaphors worked to construct such meanings. The…

  19. Project 18. (Student and Teacher Booklets.)

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    Lower Merion Township School District, Ardmore, PA.

    Three separate teacher and student books for the Project 18 course are included in this packet. The objective is to help students develop a positive attitude and to motivate them toward political participation. Teaching strategies for six sections, which run the gamut from simulation to lecture, focus on practical politics. The six sections are as…

  20. Students' Consent to a Teacher's Pedagogical Authority

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    Harjunen, Elina

    2011-01-01

    In this paper student comments are examined to identify a typology of demands for granting their consent to a teacher's pedagogical authority. The data for this study (136 written responses and 66 interviews) have been collected from students in a Finnish comprehensive school and examined by means of a theory-bounded content analysis. The results…

  1. Student Teachers' Perceptions of Humanistic Education.

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    Osborne, John W.; Boisvert, Gloria

    1988-01-01

    Explored student teachers' perceptions of humanistic education in light of their own home, school, and university experiences. Data from 70 4th-year education students strongly endorsed humanistic education. Responses to some items, however, suggest that respondents did not understand the philosophical/conceptual basis of humanistic education.…

  2. Theory in Teacher Education: Students' Views

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    Higgs, Leonie G.

    2012-01-01

    This paper investigates the views of Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) students' of the theoretical component in one of the modules in their teacher education programme. In this module students are exposed to the following theoretical frameworks: Empiricism, Critical Rationalism, Feminism, Critical Theory, African Philosophy and…

  3. Student View: What Do Good Teachers Do?

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    Educational Horizons, 2012

    2012-01-01

    Students know what good teaching looks like--but educators rarely ask them. See what these high school students, who are members of the Future Educators Association[R] and want to be teachers themselves, said. FEA is a part of the PDK family of education associations, which includes Pi Lambda Theta. Get insider advice on good teaching from some…

  4. The Student Teacher's Handbook. Second Edition.

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    Schwebel, Andrew I.; And Others

    In this handbook, information from research in education and psychology that has practical application in the classroom is used to help student teachers deal with some of the problems connected with classroom management, such as discipline and motivating students to learn. The book is organized into four parts. Part 1 is devoted to the beginnings…

  5. Space Shuttle. Teacher's Guide [and] Student Material.

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    Butler, Della

    The teacher's guide and student materials provide elementary and junior high school students with an understanding of the space shuttle as a new kind of transportation for conveying goods and performing services in space. The unit is appropriate for a learning center approach, individual instruction, or use with the entire class. It is organized…

  6. Critical Issues in Teacher and Student Evaluation

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    Purohit, Anal A.; And Others

    1977-01-01

    Background information is provided to clarify some of the issues surrounding teacher and student evaluation in pharmacy education. Major questions explored dealt with what should be evaluated, how the data should be collected and used, and the adaptability of the experiential domain for students. (Author/LBH)

  7. Student and Teacher Absenteeism. Fastback 126.

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    Bamber, Chrissie

    Student absenteeism has been declining in the United States since records were first kept in the late nineteenth century. Even so, some districts, usually urban, have found absentee rates doubling or even tripling over the last ten years. The tendency of teacher absenteeism to rise in districts where student absenteeism has increased sharply…

  8. Judicial Excerpts Governing Students and Teachers.

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    Bolmeier, Edward C.

    Organized to be of use as a textbook for students in school law classes as well as a reference book for school personnel and officials, this book focuses on cases having to do with the rights of students and teachers. In Part 1 attention is given to such matters as compulsory and prohibitory school attendance, authority over curricular and…

  9. Dr. Penny. Teacher's Guide [and] Student Material.

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    Butler, Della

    This unit, which contains a teacher's guide and student materials, is designed for students with limited acquaintance with money (Grades K-1). Activities reinforce the basic concept of recognizing a penny, counting pennies, and associating monetary value with pennies from one to ten cents. These activities include listening to a taped read-along…

  10. Student Performance Standards and Queensland Teacher Education.

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    Wake, Andrew; Danaher, Patrick

    This paper considers the implementation of Student Performance Standards (SPS) in Queensland, Australia, and their implications for teacher education. Student testing procedures in various Australian states and territories are described. A theoretical framework, grounded in Australian educational history, is elaborated for understanding the…

  11. Family Projects: Empowering Students, Parents, and Teachers

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    Cowdery, Joy; Levi, Kelly; Wells, Danielle; Blauvelt, Susan

    2010-01-01

    Educators are concerned with providing support in the classroom for all students. This is particularly true with students who are learning English as a second or additional language. In the past 10 years, even teachers in remote and rural areas of the United States have felt the impact of immigration and sought professional development for working…

  12. Changes in Teacher-Student Relationships

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    Gehlbach, Hunter; Brinkworth, Maureen E.; Harris, Anna D.

    2012-01-01

    Background: Although teacher-student relationships lie at the heart of students' schooling experience, fundamental questions regarding these relationships remain unanswered. Aims: This study investigates three related questions about these relationships: To what extent do they change from the beginning to the end of a school year? Are any emergent…

  13. Astrophysics for Early Elementary Students and Teachers

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    Kang, R.

    2004-12-01

    How can very young students be taught astrophysics? What can we offer to teachers of K-4 students? Whether you deal directly with youngsters in classrooms, work with your School of Education to develop science inquiry training, or offer occasional general outreach, we discuss activities your program can adopt from the University of Oregon's Electronic Universe outreach program. This collaboration through NASA's Oregon Space Grant plus citizen amateur astronomers has been successfully delivering astrophysics to students in all grades throughout Oregon for over a decade. Students in grades K-4 are generally very enthusiastic learners who have a lot of interest in content and technology about space. Unfortunately typical curricula, state learning requirements, and typical training of their teachers is usually very simplistic and often contains erroneous and outdated materials. We'll work through a series of explorations designed for elementary level that use digital data and virtual reality simulations in conjunction with kinesthetic activities to connect observations such as brightness, shadows, motions, shapes, and colors to basic physical characteristics and properties. This is the starting place where we can grab already curious students and inspire teachers, particularly new teachers, to use space science content to develop science inquiry based curricula. Young students and their teachers can handle astrophysics if the topics are presented in familiar terms and with use of sufficient first hand modeling. Don't be afraid to start them early on these topics, this could dispel myths, generate future interest, and promote careers in science.

  14. Teacher Quality Variables and Efficacy for Teaching Minority Students

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    West, Porcia E.; Lunenburg, Fred C.; Hines, Mack T., III

    2014-01-01

    In this analysis of the extant literature, we examined teacher quality variables that have shown a relationship with teacher efficacy for instructing urban minority students. We focused on the following areas: (a) importance of teachers, (b) teacher quality defined, (c) components of teacher quality, (d) self-efficacy, and (e) teacher efficacy.

  15. Perceptions of Alternative School Teachers and Administrators about the Impact of the No Child Left behind Act

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    Queenan, Carla Glover

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this qualitative study was to investigate and examine the perceptions of alternative school teachers and administrators about the impact of No Child Left Behind on their students and school. Through the lens of alternative school practitioners, this study examined the intersection of at-risk students, alternative education programs,…

  16. The Perceptions of Selected California Teachers and Administrators toward California Standards Test Preparation in Selected Title I Elementary Schools

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    Araiza, Ricardo

    2011-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this replication study was to determine the degree to which teachers and administrators in selected low-achieving Title I elementary schools: 1. Report that they teach the following test-taking skills to prepare their students to take the CST: establishing an appropriate student attitude toward testing, familiarity with the…

  17. From Student Teacher to Teacher: Making the First Cut (Part I)

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    Quezada, Reyes L.

    2004-01-01

    Preservice teachers in elementary teacher education programs for the most part are well trained and prepared in meeting the needs of the students they face in today's classrooms. For many preservice teachers a more traumatic experience is the transition from student teacher to teacher. Due to various time and curricular constraints, the student…

  18. Computer Skills and Instructional Activities of Student Teachers and Cooperating Teachers.

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    McCoy, Leah P.

    This study examined the computer skills of secondary student teachers and cooperating teachers. Participants were 22 student teachers and 24 cooperating teachers from 8 high schools in 1 district. Participants completed the "Teacher Computer Skill Survey," which assessed their computer skills, focusing on: general computer use, creating written…

  19. The Impact of White Teachers on the Academic Achievement of Black Students: An Exploratory Qualitative Analysis

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    Douglas, Bruce; Lewis, Chance W.; Douglas, Adrian; Scott, Malcolm Earl; Garrison-Wade, Dorothy

    2008-01-01

    In today's school systems, students of color, particularly in urban settings, represent the majority student populations (Lewis, Hancock, James, & Larke, in press). Interestingly, the educators--teachers and administrators--that comprise these settings are predominately White, and, in turn, the students of color commonly face pressures that…

  20. Different Teachers, Different Peers: The Magnitude of Student Sorting within Schools

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    Kalogrides, Demetra; Loeb, Susanna

    2013-01-01

    The authors use administrative data from three large urban school districts to describe student sorting within schools. Students are linked to each of their teachers and students' classmates are identified. There are differences in the average achievement levels, racial composition, and socioeconomic composition of classrooms within schools.…

  1. Motives for Becoming a Teacher and Their Relations to Academic Engagement and Dropout among Student Teachers

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    Jungert, Tomas; Alm, Fredrik; Thornberg, Robert

    2014-01-01

    Difficulties in attracting student teachers have resulted in research focusing on student teachers' motives for studying to join the profession. Because previous findings are mixed, the first aim of this study was to explore motives for students to become teachers. A second aim was to explore the relationship between teachers' motives…

  2. Teacher to Teacher Talk: Student Performance on MSPAP.

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    Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore. Maryland School Performance, Product, and Service Development Office.

    This document offers many of the insights and comments of Maryland elementary school teachers who scored the 1993 Maryland School Performance Assessment Program (MSPAP) tests. The MSPAP covers reading, writing, social studies, mathematics, and science and is administered to Maryland students in grades 3, 5, and 8. Comments and observations are…

  3. Male Teacher, Female Students: A Novice Teacher Reflects.

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    Kenny, Gerard

    2002-01-01

    A male teacher working with female nursing students reflects on the following issues: (1) extent to which his presence reflects sociocultural dynamics; (2) the complexity of gender dynamics and the need for openness to multiple perspectives; (3) ethical challenges of implementing an empowerment approach; and (4) the search for alternatives to…

  4. Learning to Teach Inclusively: Student Teachers' Classroom Inquiries

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    Oyler, Celia

    2006-01-01

    This book--co-authored by a teacher educator, a diverse group of five pre-service student teachers, and their student teaching supervisor--takes a unique, illuminating look at the experience of student teaching from the perspective of student teachers. It is premised on learning to teach as an inquiry process enriched by collaborative…

  5. Student-Teacher Linkage Verification: Model Process and Recommendations

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    Watson, Jeffery; Graham, Matthew; Thorn, Christopher A.

    2012-01-01

    As momentum grows for tracking the role of individual educators in student performance, school districts across the country are implementing projects that involve linking teachers to their students. Programs that link teachers to student outcomes require a verification process for student-teacher linkages. Linkage verification improves accuracy by…

  6. The Influence of Community Work on Student Teachers' Role Concept.

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    Clayton, Pat

    This is an account of student teachers' role concept based on the writings of 26 student teachers who completed their practical training in East London. Student teachers participated in a 13-week course of teaching practice combined with community work. Typical fears of these student were related to their ability: (1) to negotiate their…

  7. ICT Student Teachers' Pedagogical Content Knowledge: A Case Study

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    Yilmaz, Nuray Parlak

    2016-01-01

    This study aimed to identify the difficulties that information technology student teachers have in teaching concepts. This qualitative study was carried out with 12 student teachers. The student teachers were fourth-year students enrolled in the Special Teaching Methods II course in the spring semester of the 2010-2011 academic year. The research…

  8. Motivating Students: A Teacher's Challenge.

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    Crump, Charla A.

    Motivation can be defined as exciting the mind of the student to receive the instruction. Excitement, interest, and enthusiasm toward learning are the primary objectives in motivation. College professors need strategies to reduce student boredom and enhance student motivation. Students will learn what they want to learn and will have difficulty…

  9. Does Students' Expectation of Teachers Affect Students' Evaluation of Teachers?

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    Babski, Carl

    This report gives an extensive review of the literature dealing with student evaluation of faculty, and investigates the effect of a previously unexplored variable, students' expectations of the teaching-learning situation. Eight student perceptions of the teaching-learning situation were identified: dogmatic, erotic, moral, therapeutic,…

  10. The Role of Administrators in Career and Technical Teacher Induction

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    Sandford, Brian; Self, Mary Jo

    2011-01-01

    Now in its 9th year of implementation, Oklahoma's Career Tech New Teacher Induction (NTI) has an overall retention rate of 82.6%. A team approach is used and collaboration occurs between local administrators, a local mentor, and a higher education representative. This manuscript focuses on 3 years of both qualitative and quantitative data…

  11. Teacher and Administrator Evaluation. Bibliographies in Education. No. 74.

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    Moll, Marita

    This annotated bibliography contains 602 references on teacher and administrator evaluation appearing, between May 1975 and September 1981, in: (1) Bibliographie du Quebec (Bibliotheque nationale du Quebec); (2) British Education Index (British Library); (3) Canadian Books in Print (University of Toronto Press); (4) Canadian Education Index; (5)…

  12. School Law for Kentucky Teachers and Administrators. Third Edition.

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    Faber, Charles F.; And Others

    Intended for use in school law courses of a primarily informative nature with some attention given to attitudinal concerns, this book was designed for teachers and educational administrators. The contents are divided into 13 units that contain information regarding education and the American legal system, certification and employment, religion and…

  13. The Teacher Applicant Pool: What Top Administrators Seek.

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    Trimble, Susan

    2001-01-01

    Faced with an applicant pool deficient in credentials and classroom skills, savvy administrators can spot applicants' potential, discerning those individuals likely to blossom into effective teachers. Important qualities include a strong work ethic, people and communication skills, and enthusiasm for teaching. Deciphering hidden meanings behind…

  14. Industrial Education Manual for Guidance to Teachers, Counsellors and Administrators.

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    Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.

    This manual is designed to provide ready access to information about the industrial education program in Alberta to junior and senior high school teachers, counselors, and administrators. The manual is organized in 10 sections. The first three sections introduce the concept of industrial education, define it, and set forth the objectives of the…

  15. Eastern Kentucky Teacher and Administrative Stress: Part III

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    Wright, Sam; Ballestero, Victor

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this research was to survey randomly selected Eastern Kentucky Superintendents to collect data about stress in public schools. This was the third year of a continuation study for Eastern Kentucky that collected data on how men and women teachers and men and women administrators handle stress. A stress survey (Appendix A) was sent to…

  16. The Perceptions of School Administrators on the Selection Criteria and Training of Cooperating Teachers; Strategies to Foster Collaboration between Universities Public Schools

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    Magaya, Amuhelang; Crawley, Thomas

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to survey and examine the selection criteria used by school districts administrators to select cooperating teachers to work with student teachers in Central New Jersey. Furthermore, the study sought out the perceptions of school district administrators with regards to the selection process and training of cooperating…

  17. From Teacher to Administrator: What Does It Take?

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    Borba, Mary F.

    2009-01-01

    As a coordinator of a teacher preparation program, students often stop by this author's office to inquire about the school's program. Some of them are interested in becoming elementary school principals. However, they have not yet realized the importance of "earning your stripes" before moving into a leadership position. Many of them assume that…

  18. Teacher Research Programs = Increased Student Achievement

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    Dubner, J.

    2011-12-01

    Columbia University's Summer Research Program for Science Teachers (SRP), founded in 1990, is one of the largest, best known university professional development programs for science teachers in the U.S. For eight weeks in each of two consecutive summers, teachers participate as a member of a research team, led by a member of Columbia University's research faculty. In addition to the laboratory experience, all teachers meet weekly during the summer for a series of pedagogical activities to assist them in transferring the experience to their classrooms. The primary goal of the program is to provide K-12 science teachers with opportunities to work at the cutting edge of science and engineering, and thus to revitalize their teaching and help them to appreciate the use of inquiry-based methods in their classroom instruction. The secondary goals of the program are to give the pre-college teacher the ability to guide their students toward careers in science and engineering, to develop new teaching strategies, and to foster long-term scholarly collaborations. The last is especially important as it leads to a model of the teacher as active in science yet committed to the pre-college classroom. Since its inception, SRP has focused on an objective assessment of the program's impact on attitudes and instructional practices of participating teachers, on the performance of these teachers in their mentors' laboratories, and most importantly, on the impact of their participation in the program has on student interest and performance in science. Our research resulted in a paper published in the journal Science. SRP also facilitates a multi-site survey-based evaluation of other teacher research programs around the country. The author will present the findings of both studies.

  19. What Teachers of Students with SEBD Need to Know about Speech and Language Difficulties

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    Tommerdahl, Jodi

    2009-01-01

    It is recognised increasingly that a large proportion of students in social, emotional and behavioural difficulties (SEBD) settings have speech and language difficulties (SLD). It is therefore important for school administrators and teachers to understand the links between language and behaviour. This article provides teachers with theoretical…

  20. Teacher Retention in a Small Rural School as Related to Job Satisfaction and Student Performance

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    Dykstra, Dirk D.

    2014-01-01

    Reductions in student performance and increased non-instructional costs have been found to be direct results of high teacher turnover. In one district in the southern United States, the teacher turnover rate was almost 3 times the state average, prompting administrators to adjust local policies and procedures. The purpose of this project study was…

  1. Temporal Stability of Strength-Based Assessments: Test-Retest Reliability of Student and Teacher Reports

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    Romer, Natalie; Merrell, Kenneth W.

    2013-01-01

    This study focused on evaluating the temporal stability of self-reported and teacher-reported perceptions of students' social and emotional skills and assets. We used a test-retest reliability procedure over repeated administrations of the child, adolescent, and teacher versions of the "Social-Emotional Assets and Resilience Scales". Middle school…

  2. Student Perceptions of Teacher Support

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    Dolan, Alyson Lavigne; McCaslin, Mary

    2008-01-01

    Background/Context: Working theories about student goal orientation, understanding of intelligence, and affective mediation of task engagement inform current beliefs about students and learning and motivation. Much research has focused on identifying effective teaching strategies to raise the achievement of disadvantaged students; however, less is…

  3. The Interactive Relationships of Teacher Directiveness and Student Authoritarianism and Dogmatism to Grades and Satisfaction

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    McCann, S. J. H.; Fisher, R. J.

    1977-01-01

    The interactions of teacher directiveness and student authoritarianism, teacher directiveness and student dogmatism, teacher authoritarianism and student authoritarianism, and teacher dogmatism and student dogmatism were examined in terms of variance in grades and satisfaction. (JC)

  4. CREATIVITY OF PRESCHOOL AND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHERS AND THEIR STUDENTS.

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    Sali, Güneş; Akyol, Aysel Köksal

    2015-12-01

    Although creativity provides a considerable number of advantages, many teachers have direct and indirect prejudices against creative students since they may display distracting and disruptive behaviors toward teachers and classmates. To determine how teachers' creativity affects their students' creative development, 90 preschool and elementary school teachers and 90 pupils were assessed for creative thinking. The children's sex was not correlated with creativity scores. There were small, significant relationships between various measures of preschool teachers' and students' creativity. PMID:26682610

  5. The Changing Role of the University Supervisor of Student Teachers.

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    Dixon, Billy G.; Seiferth, Berniece

    With decreasing enrollments in student teaching programs and the increasing need for more responsive education, it has become imperative that the choosing of cooperating teachers be more selective and that all concerned--university supervisors of student teachers, cooperating teachers, teachers of methods classes in the college of education, and…

  6. RE Student Teachers' Professional Development: Results, Reflections and Implications

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    Ubani, Martin

    2016-01-01

    This article discusses some issues related to the professional development of Religious Education (RE) student teachers in initial teacher education based on empirical results on the development of the pedagogical thinking of Finnish RE student teachers during their teacher education. The article begins by describing the concept of professionalism…

  7. Student-Teacher Astronomy Resource (STAR) Program

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    Gaboardi, M.; Humayun, M.; Dixon, P.

    2006-12-01

    Our NASA-funded E/PO program, the Student-Teacher Astronomy Resource (STAR) Program, designed around the Stardust and Genesis Missions, focuses on the reciprocal relationship between technological progress and advances in scientific understanding. We work directly with the public, teachers, classrooms, and individual school students. Both formal and informal evaluations suggest that our four-step approach to outreach has been effective. This annual program may serve as a model for the partnership between a national research institution, local scientists, and local teachers. The program has four components: 1."Space Stations" developed around the technology and science of the Genesis and Stardust Missions, are offered as child-friendly booths at the annual National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL) Open House. The stations allow for direct interaction between the scientists and the public (over 3000 visitors). 2. STAR teachers (15) receive training and supplies to lead their classrooms through "Technology for Studying Comets". After attending a one-day in-service at the NHMFL, teachers can bring to their students an inquiry-based space science unit about which they are knowledgeable and excited. 3. We offer "Comet Tales," an informal education experience based on the NASA classroom activity "Comet Basics," to 15 local classrooms. We visit local classrooms and engage students with inquiry about comets, sampling of Wild 2, and what scientists hope to learn from the Stardust Mission. Visits occur during the two-week "Technology for Studying Comets" unit taught by each STAR teacher. 4. The "Stellar Students" component involves 15 high-achieving students in research activities. From each classroom visited during "Comet Tales," one student is selected to visit the NHMFL for a day. Parents and teachers of the students are invited for an awards ceremony and student presentations. Evaluation consisted of focus groups, informal observation, and questionnaires. Responses

  8. Teacher Impact on the Academic Achievement of Students of Poverty

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    Franklin, Marshalynn Morgan

    2013-01-01

    This study investigated teacher impact on the academic achievement of students of poverty. Teacher impact was analyzed based on two factors: (1) teacher emotional empathy and (2) teacher professional development experiences. The results of this study indicate a non-correlative relationship between teachers' overall emotional empathy and…

  9. The Relationship between Teacher Burnout and Student Motivation

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    Shen, Bo; McCaughtry, Nate; Martin, Jeffrey; Garn, Alex; Kulik, Noel; Fahlman, Mariane

    2015-01-01

    Background: Teacher burnout is regarded as a serious problem in school settings. To date, studies on teachers' stress and burnout have largely centred on teachers' own characteristics, socialization, and behaviours, but few have explored the connection between teachers' burnout and students' motivation via their own perceptions of teachers'…

  10. Student Teachers' Participation in Learning Activities and Effective Teaching Behaviours

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    de Vries, Siebrich; Jansen, Ellen P. W. A.; Helms-Lorenz, Michelle; van de Grift, Wim J. C. M.

    2015-01-01

    Teacher learning is essential to the teaching profession, because it has been strongly linked to improved teaching practices and teacher quality. The source for teacher learning is initial teacher education, a crucial phase in the learning-to-teach continuum. To gain insight into this influential period for student teachers' long-term professional…

  11. Understanding Teacher-Student Relationships, Student-Student Relationships, and Conduct Problems in China and the United States

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    Bear, George G.; Yang, Chunyan; Glutting, Joseph; Huang, Xishan; He, Xianyou; Zhang, Wei; Chen, Dandan

    2014-01-01

    Several previous studies have found that Chinese students perceive teacher-student relationships and student-student relationships more favorably than American students. In this study we examined if the same holds true with respect to teachers' perceptions. Also examined were both students' and teachers' perceptions of conduct problems. The sample…

  12. Music Teachers Helping Troubled Students.

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    Weinstein, Sanford

    1995-01-01

    Details various ways music teachers can provide children with the emotional resources to rescue and heal themselves. Primary among these is the establishment of trust. Recommends modeling stability, consistency, benevolence, flexibility, and a healthy perspective. Discusses the challenges and problems of being a surrogate parent. (MJP)

  13. Student Teachers' Management Practices in Elementary Classrooms: A Qualitative Study

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    Hildenbrand, Susan M.; Arndt, Katrina

    2016-01-01

    This qualitative study of four student teachers completing certification in elementary and special education investigated the classroom management practices of the student teachers. This is an important area of study because management practices are essential for an effective classroom, and student teachers often lack confidence and skill in the…

  14. Enhancing Preservice Teacher Development: Field Experiences with Gifted Students

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    Chamberlin, Michelle T.; Chamberlin, Scott A.

    2010-01-01

    During 3 field experience visits, 23 elementary preservice teachers implemented mathematical problem-solving tasks with grade 3-6 gifted students. Researchers investigated what the teachers learned about gifted students regarding student characteristics, mathematical problem-solving tasks, and pedagogy. Each teacher completed a pre- and…

  15. Learner Autonomy in Language Learning: Student Teachers' Beliefs

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    Balcikanli, Cem

    2010-01-01

    This paper aims to investigate student teachers' beliefs about learner autonomy in the Turkish educational context. In a study in the ELT Department, Gazi University, a questionnaire developed by Camilleri (1997) was administered to 112 student teachers. Twenty volunteer student teachers were interviewed in groups to identify their further general…

  16. Do the Teachers' Grading Practices Affect Student Achievement?

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    Bonesronning, Hans

    2004-01-01

    The present paper explores empirically the relationship between teacher grading and student achievement. The hypothesis is that the teachers can manipulate student effort, and hence student achievement, by choosing the proper grading practices. The grading model is analogous to a labor supply model, where the teachers can set the marginal returns…

  17. Assessing Student Achievement in Physical Education for Teacher Evaluation

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    Mercier, Kevin; Doolittle, Sarah

    2013-01-01

    While many teachers continue to ignore the practice of assessing student achievement in physical education, recent federal pressures to include student assessment data in teacher evaluation systems has shown that assessment of student outcomes is here to stay. Though there is a strong tradition of assessing teacher practice in physical education,…

  18. Behaviour Management: A Program for Undergraduate Elementary Student Teachers.

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    Hett, Geoffrey G.

    This report summarizes the outcome of two behavior management programs provided to undergraduate student teachers at the University of Victoria, British Columbia. Eighteen student teachers were taught to use behavior management strategies to improve the attending behavior of elementary school pupils. Each student teacher was randomly assigned to…

  19. 10 Things to Know about Mentoring Student Teachers

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    Larkin, Douglas B.

    2013-01-01

    Learning to teach is hard. Student teachers are still learning the content, and most are struggling with both teaching equitably to all students and keeping pace with district curriculum guidelines. It is challenging for student teachers to integrate their own ideas about good teaching with those of their teacher education programs. How…

  20. Turkish Geography Student Teachers' Concerns towards the Teaching Profession

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    Sezer, Adem

    2010-01-01

    The aim of this study is to determine the levels of concern of Turkish geography student teachers towards the teaching profession. The study was conducted with 293 geography student teachers who are enrolled in the last class of the Geography Student Teachers Program of the Faculties of Education and enrolled in a Non-Thesis Master's Degree…

  1. An Inquiry into Teacher Behaviors That Enhance Student Engagement

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    Onwugbenu, Paschal

    2013-01-01

    This study, which was conducted with a mixed methods approach, identified specific teacher behaviors that enhance student engagement as perceived by the students. Students were asked to rate the behaviors they found as boosting their engagement in class as exhibited by their best teacher in the school (Best Teacher Overall), and their best…

  2. Student Teacher Reflective Writing: What Does It Reveal?

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    Mena-Marcos, Juanjo; Garcia-Rodriguez, Maria-Luisa; Tillema, Harm

    2013-01-01

    Some researchers claim that reflection helps student teachers to better understand their practice teaching. This study aims to explore how deliberate reflection by student teachers is encouraged as a way to prepare, analyse and evaluate their practice. A total of 104 student teachers in primary education participated in this study during their…

  3. Mainstream Teachers about Including Deaf or Hard of Hearing Students

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    Vermeulen, Jorine A.; Denessen, Eddie; Knoors, Harry

    2012-01-01

    This study is aimed at teachers' classroom practices and their beliefs and emotions regarding the inclusion of deaf or hard of hearing (d/hh) students in mainstream secondary schools. Nine teachers in two schools were interviewed about the inclusion of d/hh students. These teachers were found to consider the d/hh students' needs in their teaching…

  4. Relationships between Personality Type and Teaching Efficacy of Student Teachers

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    Roberts, T. Grady; Mowen, Diana L.; Edgar, Don W.; Harlin, Julie F.; Briers, Gary E.

    2007-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to determine if relationships exist between teaching efficacy and personality type of student teachers. The population of interest was all agricultural science student teachers at Texas A&M University. The sampling frame included all student teachers during the spring and fall semesters of 2005 (n= 72). Teaching…

  5. Performance Pay System Preferences of Students Preparing to Be Teachers

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    Milanowski, Anthony

    2007-01-01

    This study explored the potential acceptability of performance pay to new teachers by investigating attitudes toward performance pay of students preparing to be teachers. Focus groups and a survey of students preparing to be teachers at a large U.S. university were conducted. Most students expressed a preference for some form of performance pay…

  6. High School Band Students' Perspectives of Teacher Turnover

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    Kloss, Thomas E.

    2013-01-01

    Teacher turnover remains an important issue in education. The least researched perspectives, though, are those of the students who experience teacher turnover. The purpose of this study was to examine how high school band students experience teacher turnover. A total of twelve students were interviewed, representing three schools that experienced…

  7. Teachers' Knowledge and Support Systems Regarding Students with Terminal Illness

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    Heller, Kathryn Wolff; Coleman, Mari Beth; Best, Sherwood J.; Emerson, Judith

    2013-01-01

    This study examined teachers' knowledge and support when working with students with terminal illness or having experienced a student death. One hundred and ninety teachers of students with physical or multiple disabilities responded to a 40 item questionnaire that was distributed nationally. Results indicated that teachers have greater knowledge…

  8. Teacher Perceptions of Inclusionary Practices for Students with Emotional

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    Lee, Yu-wen Grace

    2012-01-01

    The present study examined variables affecting teachers' perceptions of inclusionary practices for students with emotional and behavioral disorders (E/BD) in three areas: inclusion of students with E/BD, behaviors of students with E/BD, and teacher efficacy. Teachers listed in the database of one Education Service Center located in north…

  9. Teacher and Student Intrinsic Motivation in Project-Based Learning

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    Lam, Shui-fong; Cheng, Rebecca Wing-yi; Ma, William Y. K.

    2009-01-01

    In this study we examined the relationship between teacher and student intrinsic motivation in project-based learning. The participants were 126 Hong Kong secondary school teachers and their 631 students who completed evaluation questionnaires after a semester-long project-based learning program. Both teachers and students were asked to indicate…

  10. Impact of Teacher-Student Dental Health Education

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    Friedman, Lawrence A.

    1974-01-01

    This investigation focused on the training of teachers to train students in oral hygiene practices, the evaluation of the impact of this program on the teachers, the training of students by these teachers, and the evaluation of the impact of the program on these students. (JA)

  11. Teacher Misbehavior and Its Effects on Student Interest and Engagement

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    Broeckelman-Post, Melissa Ann; Tacconelli, Angelica; Guzmán, Jaime; Rios, Maritza; Calero, Beverly; Latif, Farah

    2016-01-01

    This study sought to investigate whether there was any relationship between teacher misbehaviors and student interest and engagement. Consistent with Emotional Response Theory and models for how teacher behavior impacts student interest and engagement, teacher misbehaviors were strongly correlated with student interest and weakly correlated with…

  12. Teacher Emotions in the Classroom: Associations with Students' Engagement, Classroom Discipline and the Interpersonal Teacher-Student Relationship

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    Hagenauer, Gerda; Hascher, Tina; Volet, Simone E.

    2015-01-01

    The present study explores teacher emotions, in particular how they are predicted by students' behaviour and the interpersonal aspect of the teacher-student relationship (TSR). One hundred thirty-two secondary teachers participated in a quantitative study relying on self-report questionnaire data. Based on the model of teacher emotions by Frenzel…

  13. Associations of Student Temperament and Educational Competence with Academic Achievement: The Role of Teacher Age and Teacher and Student Gender

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    Mullola, Sari; Jokela, Markus; Ravaja, Niklas; Lipsanen, Jari; Hintsanen, Mirka; Alatupa, Saija; Keltikangas-Jarvinen, Liisa

    2011-01-01

    We examined associations of teacher-perceived student temperament and educational competence with school achievement, and how these associations were modified by students' gender and teachers' gender and age. Participants were 1063 Finnish ninth-graders (534 boys) and their 29 Mother Language teachers (all female) and 43 Mathematics teachers (17…

  14. Student Teacher and Cooperating Teacher Tensions in a High School Mathematics Teacher Internship: The Case of Luis and Sheri

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    Rhoads, Kathryn; Samkoff, Aron; Weber, Keith

    2013-01-01

    We investigate interpersonal difficulties that student teachers and cooperating teachers may experience during the teaching internship by exploring the tension between one high school mathematics student teacher and his cooperating teacher. We identified seven causes of this tension, which included different ideas about what mathematics should be…

  15. Administrative Support and Its Mediating Effect on US Public School Teachers

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    Tickle, Benjamin R.; Chang, Mido; Kim, Sunha

    2011-01-01

    This study examined the effect of administrative support on teachers' job satisfaction and intent to stay in teaching. The study employed a path analysis to the data of regular, full-time, public school teachers from the Schools and Staffing Survey teacher questionnaire. Administrative support was the most significant predictor of teachers' job…

  16. Certification Regulations for Teachers and Qualifications for Administrative, Supervisory, and Related Instructional Positions.

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    The regulations governing the certification of teachers, qualifications for administrative, supervisory and related instructional positions, and administrative procedures for the state of Virginia are given. (JD)

  17. Lhc Data for Teachers and Students

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    Cecire, Kenneth

    2012-08-01

    The U.S. QuarkNet program began in 1999 to involve high school students and teachers in authentic particle physics investigations using real data. This took various forms from the use of cosmic ray detectors to Z decay exercises with Hands-on-CERN. In 2010, QuarkNet opened a new chapter with the use of real data from the LHC. In collaboration with I2U2, QuarkNet staff and select teachers developed an e-Lab and a masterclass using CMS data. This development continues with the release by the CMS collaboration of over 100,000 events for education. Students and teachers have used the CMS e-Lab and masterclass as well as the ATLAS masterclass, also with real data, with very encouraging results. Working with IPPOG, QuarkNet has made these opportunities available internationally as well as within the U.S. text.

  18. Non-Authoritative Approach to Supervision of Student Teachers: Cooperating Teachers' Conceptual Metaphors

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    Kim, Taehyung; Danforth, Scot

    2012-01-01

    Cooperating teachers' beliefs of effective supervision of student teachers may play an important role in mentoring practices. By systematically analysing metaphors unconsciously expressed in the discourse of cooperating teachers concerning supervision of student teachers, these beliefs could be made explicit. This study explored: (1) what…

  19. The Correlation between Teacher Self-Efficacy among Seminaries and Institutes Seminary Teachers and Student Outcomes

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    Mangum, James Irvin, III

    2012-01-01

    This study examined the correlation between teacher self-efficacy and student outcomes. Teacher self-efficacy was measured in 99 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Seminaries and Institutes seminary teachers using Tschannen-Moran and Hoy's Teachers Sense of Efficacy Scale (2001). Student outcomes included academic grades, conduct…

  20. Preparing Student Teachers and Beginning Teachers for the Post-Teaching Conference

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    Mitchell, Murray; Bott, Tim

    2015-01-01

    Student teachers and beginning teachers in most states are required to receive supervisory visits. These visits are meant to ensure that student teachers and/or beginning teachers are demonstrating effective teaching behaviors and warrant progression to initial certification (or licensure) and/or endorsement as professionals. One of the first…

  1. Changes in Student Teachers' Motives and the Meaning of Teacher Education Programme Quality

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    Canrinus, E. T.; Fokkens-Bruinsma, M.

    2014-01-01

    This study provides insights into possible changes in 83 student teachers' motives for becoming teachers, their professional commitment and their self-efficacy after a year of teacher education. Furthermore, it addresses the extent to which these changes relate to student teachers' perceptions of their learning environment--specifically,…

  2. Examining Student Teachers' Beliefs about Oral Corrective Feedback: Insights from a Teacher Education Program in Turkey

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    Ozmen, Kemal Sinan; Aydin, Hale Ülkü

    2015-01-01

    Teachers' beliefs about language learning and teaching are largely shaped during pre-service teacher education. Although many empirical studies have analyzed various dimensions of how student teachers' beliefs and practices are formed, the literature is scarce with the research on student teacher's beliefs about oral corrective feedback. For the…

  3. Stress Levels of Agricultural Science Cooperating Teachers and Student Teachers: A Repeated Measures Comparative Assessment

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    McKim, Billy R.; Rayfield, John; Harlin, Julie; Adams, Andy

    2013-01-01

    This study compared job stress levels of Texas agricultural science cooperating teachers and Texas agricultural science student teachers across a semester. The research objectives included describing secondary agricultural science cooperating teachers and student teachers perceptions of stressors, by time of semester (beginning, middle, and end),…

  4. Goal-Orientation and Teacher Motivation among Teacher Applicants and Student Teachers

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    Malmberg, Lars-Erik

    2006-01-01

    The relationship between goal-orientation, intrinsic/extrinsic motivation for the teaching profession, previous achievement and entrance scores was investigated among teacher applicants (Study 1; N=230), and student teachers (Study 2; N=114). Utilizing path-analyses the following relationships were found in both studies, between: (a) mastery goals…

  5. From Teacher to Student: The Value of Teacher Education for Experienced Teachers.

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    Kunzman, Robert

    2003-01-01

    Examined the usefulness of formal teacher preparation for those with prior teaching experience, investigating the experiences of Stanford Teacher Education Program graduates. Five themes emerged as central to their learning (e.g., greater awareness of students in their classes who were struggling academically and how to help them, broader and more…

  6. Student Teachers' Approaches to Teaching Biological Evolution

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    Borgerding, Lisa A.; Klein, Vanessa A.; Ghosh, Rajlakshmi; Eibel, Albert

    2015-01-01

    Evolution is fundamental to biology and scientific literacy, but teaching high school evolution is often difficult. Evolution teachers face several challenges including limited content knowledge, personal conflicts with evolution, expectations of resistance, concerns about students' conflicts with religion, and curricular constraints. Evolution…

  7. Science Pedagogy, Teacher Attitudes, and Student Success

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    Munck, Miriam

    2007-01-01

    Through a century-long process, there has been a resolute effort to shape science teaching in elementary classrooms. A close look at science teaching and student learning may provide a better understanding of what really happens in elementary classrooms. This study examines relationships between science teaching pedagogy, teachers' science…

  8. Reducing Student Reticence through Teacher Interaction Strategy

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    Lee, Winnie; Ng, Sarah

    2010-01-01

    Reticence is a common problem faced by ESL/EFL teachers in classrooms, especially in those with mainly Asian students. The willingness to communicate model of MacIntyre, Clement, Dornyei, and Noels (1998. "Conceptualizing willingness to communicate in a L2: a situational model of L2 confidence and affiliation". "The Modern Language Journal" 82/4:…

  9. Can Teachers Motivate Students to Learn?

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    Thoonen, Erik E. J.; Sleegers, Peter J. C.; Peetsma, Thea T. D.; Oort, Frans J.

    2011-01-01

    Research on motivation has mainly concentrated on the role of goal orientation and self-evaluation in conducting learning activities. In this paper, we examine the relative importance of teachers' teaching and their efficacy beliefs to explain variation in student motivation. Questionnaires were used to measure the well-being, academic…

  10. Biology Student Teachers' Conceptual Frameworks regarding Biodiversity

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    Dikmenli, Musa

    2010-01-01

    In recent years, biodiversity has received a great deal of attention worldwide, especially in environmental education. The reasons for this attention are the increase of human activities on biodiversity and environmental problems. The purpose of this study is to investigate biology student teachers' conceptual frameworks regarding biodiversity.…

  11. Labelling of Students by Prospective Teachers.

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    Frerichs, Allen H.; Adelman, Stan I.

    The basic purpose of this study was to determine the effects of telling prospective teachers that a classroom of adolescents, viewed on video tape, were low-achieving students. An experimental group was informed that the adolescents were slow learners having considerable difficulty in school. A control group, observing the same video tape was told…

  12. Testimonios de Inmigrantes: Students Educating Future Teachers.

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    Gonzalez, M. Saray; Plata, Oscar; Garcia, Erika; Torres, Mario; Urrieta, Luis, Jr.

    2003-01-01

    Narratives by three undocumented immigrants relate the realities of surviving in hostile and often cruel school environments. These students have succeeded not because of the system, but despite the system. Such testimonials can be effective in teaching future teachers and raising the consciousness of people who do not have sympathy for…

  13. Conditions for Student Teacher Professional Development

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    Zascerinska, Jelena

    2010-01-01

    The rapidly changing nature of Europe and of education and culture that includes conditions for student teacher professional development is generated by the democracy transition from opportunity to choose towards qualities and purposes in the context of cultural and educational globalization. Conditions of contribution applied to enhance student…

  14. Business Studies Teachers and Student Needs

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    Mei, Chiew Wye; Siraj, Saedah

    2013-01-01

    This paper is a report on the findings of a study conducted on the direct users of the Business Studies curriculum in Malaysia to uncover the perceived gap between what was experienced with what was wanted. Interviews were used to examine the needs of the Form Six (equivalent to "A" level) Business Studies teachers and students. Findings…

  15. Diesel Technology: Engines. [Teacher and Student Editions.

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    Barbieri, Dave; Miller, Roger; Kellum, Mary

    Competency-based teacher and student materials on diesel engines are provided for a diesel technology curriculum. Seventeen units of instruction cover the following topics: introduction to engine principles and procedures; engine systems and components; fuel systems; engine diagnosis and maintenance. The materials are based on the…

  16. Mentoring Student-Teacher Case Studies.

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    Heung-Ling, Yip

    2003-01-01

    This study investigated dimensions in the mentoring relationships that foster or impede the mentoring process between four kindergarten principals and four student teachers in Hong Kong. Findings support the view that relationship building is critical in the mentoring process. Dimensions that may sustain an effective mentoring relationship appear…

  17. Handbook for Teachers of Vietnamese Refugee Students.

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    Wei, Tam Thi Dang

    This teacher's handbook delineates core features of Vietnamese culture, identifies conflicts Vietnamese children may face as students in American schools and provides suggestions for accurate school records, grade placement and assessment and instruction in English. Part I outlines religous beliefs and practices, indicates basic values (filial…

  18. A Manual for Teachers of Indochinese Students.

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    Phap, Dam Trung

    This is a manual for teachers of Indochinese students. The manual begins with brief cultural, linguistic, and historical descriptions of Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodian people. The tenets of animism, Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, and Christianity, as practiced in Indochina are reviewed. Also discussed are Indochinese attitudes toward learning and…

  19. I Think I Can Engage My Students. Teachers' Perceptions of Student Engagement and Their Beliefs about Being a Teacher

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    van Uden, Jolien M.; Ritzen, Henk; Pieters, Jules M.

    2013-01-01

    Student engagement is an important condition for positive outcomes at school. This study examined whether teachers' motives for being a teacher, their ratings of the relative importance of different teacher competences, their self-efficacy for teaching, and ratings of their own interpersonal teacher behavior could predict teacher perceptions of…

  20. Teacher-Administrator Ratios: A Decade of Change. BCTF Research Report. Section IV. 2009-TD-01

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    White, Margaret

    2009-01-01

    This research report examines changes in FTE teachers, FTE administrators, and teacher-administrator ratios, drawing on two data sources over two time periods. The Ministry of Education collects statistics about administrators from two different data sources. Teacher Statistics, an annual report published by the ministry uses data collected in…

  1. Using an Attribution Support Tool to Enhance the Teacher Efficacy of Student Science Teachers

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    de Boer, Eveline; Janssen, Fred J. J. M.; van Driel, Jan H.

    2016-03-01

    To increase the teacher efficacy of student teachers, they need positive classroom experiences: mastery experiences. These mastery experiences have to be created by the student teachers themselves. Therefore, student teachers need a tool to better understand problematic teaching experiences and help them create positive classroom experiences. Nine student biology teachers used this attribution support tool when reflecting on multiple lessons taught in classes they considered difficult. They scored their lessons and filled in a teacher efficacy questionnaire after each lesson. The results show that teacher efficacy increased and the number of failures during the lessons decreased; on average, the self-awarded marks per teacher per lesson increased, indicating an increase in mastery experiences. Therefore, the attribution tool seems to be a promising tool for student teachers to enhance their teacher efficacy and to support reflection on problematic teaching experiences.

  2. Using an Attribution Support Tool to Enhance the Teacher Efficacy of Student Science Teachers

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    de Boer, Eveline; Janssen, Fred J. J. M.; van Driel, Jan H.

    2016-04-01

    To increase the teacher efficacy of student teachers, they need positive classroom experiences: mastery experiences. These mastery experiences have to be created by the student teachers themselves. Therefore, student teachers need a tool to better understand problematic teaching experiences and help them create positive classroom experiences. Nine student biology teachers used this attribution support tool when reflecting on multiple lessons taught in classes they considered difficult. They scored their lessons and filled in a teacher efficacy questionnaire after each lesson. The results show that teacher efficacy increased and the number of failures during the lessons decreased; on average, the self-awarded marks per teacher per lesson increased, indicating an increase in mastery experiences. Therefore, the attribution tool seems to be a promising tool for student teachers to enhance their teacher efficacy and to support reflection on problematic teaching experiences.

  3. 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…

  4. Influences of Teacher Delivery, Student Engagement, and Observation Focus on Preservice Teachers' Perceptions of Teaching Effectiveness

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    Napoles, Jessica; MacLeod, Rebecca B.

    2016-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine how teacher delivery, student engagement, and observation focus influenced preservice teachers' ratings of teaching effectiveness. Participants (N = 84 preservice teachers) viewed short teaching excerpts of orchestral and choral rehearsals wherein the teacher displayed either high or low teacher delivery,…

  5. Student Teacher Preparation: A Collaborative Model To Assist At-Risk Students.

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    Henderson-Sparks, Joan; Paredes, Laura N.; Gonzalez, David

    2002-01-01

    This article describes the Addams/California State University (Fresno) Educational Partnership Project, a model teacher education program designed to provide student teachers with an opportunity to be trained to work with at-risk students. Evaluation by both the student teachers and participating master teachers was overwhelming positive.…

  6. Effect of Student Vulnerability on Perceptions of Teacher-Student Sexual Involvement

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    Fromuth, Mary Ellen; Mackey, Amber L.; Wilson, Amy

    2010-01-01

    This study explored whether the vulnerability of an adolescent student affected perceptions of teacher sexual misconduct. Respondents (150 male and 150 female undergraduates) read scenarios depicting teacher sexual misconduct varied by respondent gender, gender dyad (male teacher-female student and female teacher-male student), and three levels of…

  7. Student Teachers' Views of Practicums (Teacher Training Placements) in Turkish and English Contexts: A Comparative Study

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    Busher, Hugh; Gündüz, Müge; Cakmak, Melek; Lawson, Tony

    2015-01-01

    How student teachers experience their transformation into serving teachers in the liminal social spaces of the school-based practicum (teaching practice) is of key importance to them, their future students and their educators. The practicum is a challenging experience for student teachers, even with help from university and school-based mentors,…

  8. Dynamics of the Relationship between Student Teachers and Master Teachers within the Co-Teaching Model

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    Grothe, Katherine

    2013-01-01

    Student teaching is a critical step in the process of becoming a teacher. Since its development over the past few decades, student teaching has become a requirement to attain a teaching credential in all fifty of the United States. Unfortunately, the relationship between student teachers and master teachers is frequently wrought with tension. This…

  9. Teachers' Attitudes and Students' Opposition. School Misconduct as a Reaction to Teachers' Diminished Effort and Affect

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    Demanet, Jannick; Van Houtte, Mieke

    2012-01-01

    Recent decades have seen many studies dealing with the effects of teacher expectations. While most have focused on students' cognitive outcomes, we relate teacher expectations to student deviancy. We expect low expectations to be associated with students' feelings of futility and less teacher support, which, according to respectively strain theory…

  10. Administrator Perceptions of the Achievement Gap between African American Students and Other Subpopulations

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    Royle, Jonathan

    2013-01-01

    The consistent underperformance of African American students casts a disparaging shadow on the success of American public schools. Research was necessary to understand the reason for such a difference in scores. Parents, teachers, and administrators must understand the reason for the gap in order to determine the strategies and support systems…

  11. The Relationship Between the Change in Pupil Control Ideology of Student Teachers and the Student Teachers's Perception of the Cooperating Teacher's Pupil Control Ideology.

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    Roberts, Richard A.; Blankenship, Jacob W.

    A sample of 108 elementary student teachers was administered the Pupil Control Ideology Form (PCI Form) before and after student teaching. The student teachers' perceptions of their cooperating teachers' pupil control ideology were measured using a modification of the same form. "Socialization pressure," the difference between the student's…

  12. The Relationship of Principal Leadership Behaviors with School Climate, Teacher Job Satisfaction, and Student Achievement

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    Williams, Maurice Demond

    2009-01-01

    The purpose of this research was to determine how leadership behaviors of principals relate to school climate, teachers' job satisfaction, and student achievement. The relationship of leadership to student achievement was measured by the school levels based on the administration of the 2006-2007 Mississippi Curriculum Test (MCT). Leadership and…

  13. The Push to Excellence: Teachers Focus on Professional Learning to Lift Student Achievement

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    Allen, David S.

    2006-01-01

    Teachers and administrators of Ogden Elementary School (Ogden, Kansas) had a problem--the school had had a pattern of poor student performance at least since 1991, when the Kansas State Assessment was implemented. Ogden had failed to reach the state standard of excellence (25% of tested students scoring in the "exemplary" category; 5% or fewer…

  14. Online Graduate Teacher Education: Establishing an EKG for Student Success Intervention

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    Shelton, Brett E.; Hung, Jui-Long; Baughman, Sarah

    2016-01-01

    Predicting which students enrolled in graduate online education are at-risk for failure is an arduous yet important task for teachers and administrators alike. This research reports on a statistical analysis technique using both static and dynamic variables to determine which students are at-risk and when an intervention could be most helpful…

  15. Expectations of Achievement: Student, Teacher and Parent Perceptions

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    Rubie-Davies, Christine M.; Peterson, Elizabeth; Irving, Earl; Widdowson, Deborah; Dixon, Robyn

    2010-01-01

    Teachers' expectations of students have been extensively studied for forty years. However, students' self-expectations and the expectations of parents are less well understood. The aim of the study was to investigate the role of student, teacher and parent expectations in relation to student achievement from the perspective of each group. Focus…

  16. Disconnections between Teacher Expectations and Student Confidence in Bioethics

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    Hanegan, Nikki L.; Price, Laura; Peterson, Jeremy

    2008-01-01

    This study examines how student practice of scientific argumentation using socioscientific bioethics issues affects both teacher expectations of students' general performance and student confidence in their own work. When teachers use bioethical issues in the classroom students can gain not only biology content knowledge but also important…

  17. Tension between Students and Teachers in Urban High Schools

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    Cheung, Rebecca

    2009-01-01

    Many schools are characterized by a pervasive tension between students and teachers: Teachers want students to learn and so they set high expectations for students. Students become anxious about those expectations and often become resistant to learning, perhaps out of fear that they can't meet those expectations. School leaders can make a…

  18. Teacher and Student Perceptions of Creativity in the Classroom Environment.

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    Fleith, Denise de Souza

    2000-01-01

    Analysis of interviews with seven teachers and 31 students (grades 3 and 4) suggested that both teachers and students believe that a classroom environment which enhances creativity provides students with choices, accepts different ideas, boosts self-confidence, and focuses on students' strengths and interests. In classrooms that inhibit…

  19. Eighth-Grade Students' Perceptions of Teacher Effectiveness

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    Sprague, Julie A.

    2013-01-01

    This quantitative study used a validated student survey instrument to collect 182 Midwestern eighth-grade students' perceptions of effective teachers. Balch's (2011) survey was used. The original intent of this survey was to have students rate the effectiveness of one teacher. In this study, students were asked to rate teacher…

  20. Teacher Initiatives to Reduce Truancy among High School Students

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    Nemec, Christopher J.; Watson, Rod A.

    2007-01-01

    The purpose of this research project was to improve the attendance of high school students using teacher initiatives. There were two teachers and about 140 students involved. The interventions used were improving lesson plans, developing better relationships with students and positive incentives. The students at this school had a history of very…

  1. Supporting Teachers in Identifying Students' Learning Styles in Learning Management Systems: An Automatic Student Modelling Approach

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    Graf, Sabine; Kinshuk; Liu, Tzu-Chien

    2009-01-01

    In learning management systems (LMSs), teachers have more difficulties to notice and know how individual students behave and learn in a course, compared to face-to-face education. Enabling teachers to know their students' learning styles and making students aware of their own learning styles increases teachers' and students' understanding about…

  2. Teachers' Use of Interactive Technology to Enhance Students' Metacognition: Awareness of Student Learning and Feedback

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    Lee, Soon Chun; Irving, Karen; Pape, Stephen; Owens, Douglas

    2015-01-01

    Increased teacher awareness of student thinking and understanding enables teachers to better support students' learning by allowing for increased formative feedback that clarifies students' understanding and supports their construction of knowledge. However, many science teachers do not possess skills related to assessing student learning and…

  3. Relational Turning Point Events and Their Outcomes in College Teacher-Student Relationships from Students' Perspectives

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    Docan-Morgan, Tony; Manusov, Valerie

    2009-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate teacher-student interaction using a relational frame (i.e., describing the student-teacher dynamic as inherently relational). Specifically, we focus on turning points and their potential outcomes in student-teacher relationships. Students who were able to identify a relational turning point event with a…

  4. The Influence of Test Familiarity and Student Disability Status upon Teachers' Judgments of Students' Test Performance

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    Hurwitz, Jason T.; Elliott, Stephen N.; Braden, Jeffery P.

    2007-01-01

    Two questions motivated this study: (a) Does test familiarity influence teachers' judgments of their students' test performance? and (b) Does the disability status of students influence their teachers' judgments? Teachers (n=19) judged item performances for one student with disabilities and one student without disabilities (n pairs=19) from their…

  5. When Students Are Our Teachers

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    Wiggins, Alexis

    2014-01-01

    When Alexis Wiggins returned to full-time teaching after having a baby, she took with her an idea from the book "A Path With Heart" by Buddhist Jack Kornfield. The idea was that each day might go better if she viewed everyone she encountered during that day, including any student or parent who seemed to make her teaching life harder, as…

  6. Assessment of Student Learning in an Educational Administration Online Program.

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    Hoban, Gary; Neu, Beverly; Castle, Sidney R.

    This study was conducted to determine how to know what online students learned in an educational administration program and whether it was comparable to what students learned in traditional (on ground) classes. The focus was on the educational administration program at National University, California. Surveys of 21, 47, and 11 online students were…

  7. The Knowledge Base of Non-Native English-Speaking Teachers: Perspectives of Teachers and Administrators

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    Zhang, Fengjuan; Zhan, Ju

    2014-01-01

    This study explores the knowledge base of non-native English-speaking teachers (NNESTs) working in the Canadian English as a second language (ESL) context. By examining NNESTs' experiences in seeking employment and teaching ESL in Canada, and investigating ESL program administrators' perceptions and hiring practices in relation to…

  8. Administrators' Views on Teacher Evaluation: Examining Ontario's Teacher Performance Appraisal

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    Maharaj, Sachin

    2014-01-01

    This study examines the views of administrators (i.e., principals and vice-principals) in Ontario, Canada, with regard to the province's Teacher Performance Appraisal process. A total of 178 responses were collected from a survey that examined five areas: 1) preparation and training; 2) classroom observations; 3) preparing the formal…

  9. At-Risk Programs for Middle School and High School: Essential Components and Recommendations for Administrators and Teachers.

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    Bateman, Susan; Karr-Kidwell, PJ

    This paper provides an extensive literature review concerning at-risk students and their needs, identifies the essential components necessary for effective at-risk programming, and describes successful at-risk programs and recommendations for administrators and teachers at the middle- and high-school levels. The literature review presents research…

  10. Humiliation, Unfairness and Laughter: Students Recall Power Relations with Teachers

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    Uitto, Minna

    2011-01-01

    A Finnish magazine published my request that people remember and write about their teachers. Many writers recalled teachers who, for example, had humiliated, favoured or laughed at their students. This article focuses on a study of such negative memories, examining what writers tell about teachers and students in power relationships and how…

  11. Student Ratings of Secondary-School Science Teachers.

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    Townsend, Charles Edwin

    The purpose of this study was to determine what relationships might exist between certain characteristics of junior-high and high-school science teachers and student ratings of these teachers. The subjects consisted of all general science, chemistry, physics, and biology teachers who voluntarily requested the services of the Student Reaction…

  12. Family Background of Beginning Education Students: Implications for Teacher Educators

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    Stewart, Roger A.; Coll, Kenneth M.; Osguthorpe, Richard

    2013-01-01

    Teacher education has not historically focused on the social and emotional development of teachers even though there is evidence that such variables influence student success (Jennings & Greenberg, 2009). We believe such a focus is important and we explored variables in teacher education students' families of origin that underpin social…

  13. Prior Student Achievement, Collaborative School Processes, and Collective Teacher Efficacy

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    Ross, John A.; Hogaboam-Gray, Anne; Gray, Peter

    2004-01-01

    Collective teacher efficacy refers to teacher perceptions that they constitute an effective instructional team, capable of bringing about learning in students. Previous research demonstrates that a school staff with a strong sense of collective efficacy is likely to generate high student achievement. This study of 2,170 teachers in 141 elementary…

  14. Student Teachers' Views about Assessment and Evaluation Methods in Mathematics

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    Dogan, Mustafa

    2011-01-01

    This study aimed to find out assessment and evaluation approaches in a Mathematics Teacher Training Department based on the views and experiences of student teachers. The study used a descriptive survey method, with the research sample consisting of 150 third- and fourth-year Primary Mathematics student teachers. Data were collected using a…

  15. Grade One Peer and Teacher Feedback on Student Writing

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    Peterson, Shelley Stagg; Portier, Christine

    2014-01-01

    This article examines a grade one teacher's support for her students' writing development through formal peer and teacher feedback. The teacher modelled and provided examples of effective feedback and good writing in whole-class and small-group lessons and in her own one-on-one verbal feedback on student writing. She allocated time for…

  16. Teacher Expectancy Related to Student Performance in Vocational Education.

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    Pandya, Himanshu S.

    A study was designed (1) to discover the effect of teacher expectation on student performance in the cognitive and in the psychomotor skills, and (2) to analyze students' attitudes toward teachers because of teacher expectations. The study utilized two different instructional units. The quality milk production unit was used to teach cognitive…

  17. Cooperating Teachers' Perspectives on the Student Teaching Triad.

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    Veal, Mary Lou; Rikard, Linda

    1998-01-01

    Interviews with cooperating teachers investigated their beliefs about the student teaching triad. Results indicated that in the power hierarchy, cooperating teachers were at the apex, student teachers were second in power, and pupils third. When university supervisors visited, they moved to the apex, with pupils out of the triad. The paper…

  18. Error Management Behavior in Classrooms: Teachers' Responses to Student Mistakes

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    Tulis, Maria

    2013-01-01

    Only a few studies have focused on how teachers deal with mistakes in actual classroom settings. Teachers' error management behavior was analyzed based on data obtained from direct (Study 1) and videotaped systematic observation (Study 2), and students' self-reports. In Study 3 associations between students' and teachers' attitudes towards…

  19. Teacher Stress in Working with Challenging Students in Hong Kong

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    Pang, I-Wah

    2012-01-01

    This article first illustrates how recent social, economic and educational development in Hong Kong contributes to teacher stress. It then presents data from an international study on teacher stress with respect to working with challenging students, i.e. students with behavioural problems. Teachers were asked to report on the perceived behavioural…

  20. Relation between Science Teachers' Assessment Tools and Students Cognitive Development

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    Ozsevgec, Tuncay; Cepni, Salih

    2006-01-01

    In order to determine students' achievement, science teachers have to develop their own assessment tools. This study attempts to find out the relationship between the teachers' assessment tools and students' cognitive development according to the teachers' teaching experiences. Six open-ended survey questions were developed and delivered to 59…

  1. Relation between Science Teachers' Assessment Tools and Students' Cognitive Development

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    Ozsevgec, Tuncay; Cepni, Salih

    2006-01-01

    In order to determine students' achievement, science teachers have to develop their own assessment tools. This study attempts to find out the relationship between the teachers' assessment tools and students' cognitive development according to the teachers' teaching experiences. Six open-ended survey questions were developed and delivered to 59…

  2. Teachers' Judgements of Students' Foreign-Language Achievement

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    Zhu, Mingjing; Urhahne, Detlef

    2015-01-01

    Numerous studies have been conducted on the accuracy of teacher judgement in different educational areas such as mathematics, language arts and reading. Teacher judgement of students' foreign-language achievement, however, has been rarely investigated. The study aimed to examine the accuracy of teacher judgement of students' foreign-language…

  3. Student Teachers' Conceptions of Creativity in the Secondary Music Classroom

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    Kokotsaki, Dimitra

    2011-01-01

    This study aims to explore the meaning of the concept of creativity from the perspective of student teachers pursuing a one year teacher training course following their first degree. Seventeen student teachers following a specialist music teaching route in secondary education were selected as the sample for this study to offer their understanding…

  4. How and Why Do Student Teachers Use ICT?

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    Hammond, M.; Reynolds, L.; Ingram, J.

    2011-01-01

    This paper examines how and why student teachers made use of information and communication technology (ICT) during a 1-year initial teacher education programme from 2008 to 2009. This is a mixed methods study involving a survey (N = 340) of the entire cohort and a series of semi-structured interviews with a sample of student teachers within the…

  5. Building Strong Teacher-Student Relationships in Pluralistic Music Classrooms

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    Gurgel, Ruth

    2015-01-01

    A positive teacher-student relationship is a critical component of an engaging climate in pluralistic music classrooms. This article defines and gives examples of five strategies for building positive, cross-cultural teacher-student relationships. Teachers who take responsibility for developing these relationships begin by becoming culturally…

  6. Assessing Student Teaching Experiences: Teacher Candidates' Perceptions of Preparedness

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    Lee, Joohi; Tice, Kathleen; Collins, Denise; Brown, Amber; Smith, Cleta; Fox, Jill

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to investigate the effectiveness of student teaching experiences by measuring teacher candidates' perceptions of their preparedness. The participants were 130 teacher candidates who had completed their student teaching as part of a program preparing them to teach children in pre-K through grade 4. Teacher candidates…

  7. Teacher Student Control Ideology and Burnout: Their Correlation

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    Bas, Gokhan

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to examine the correlation between elementary teachers' student control ideologies and their perceived burnout levels and to determine to what extent teachers' student control ideologies predict their burnout. Three hundred and seventy-six teachers from 12 elementary schools in Nigde, Turkey participated in the study.…

  8. Expecting the Best for Students: Teacher Expectations and Academic Outcomes

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    Rubie-Davies, Christine; Hattie, John; Hamilton, Richard

    2006-01-01

    Background: Research into teacher expectations has shown that these have an effect on student achievement. Some researchers have explored the impact of various student characteristics on teachers' expectations. One attribute of interest is ethnicity. Aims: This study aimed to explore differences in teachers' expectations and judgments of student…

  9. A Model for Introducing Student Teachers to Collaboration.

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    Kamens, Michele Wilson

    1997-01-01

    Investigated the advantages and disadvantages of placing student teachers in a collaborative situation at one elementary school. Data from student teacher journals and surveys, cooperating teacher interviews, and supervisor field notes indicated that, despite a few disadvantages, there were many benefits to introducing collaboration during the…

  10. The Development of a Student Teacher Concerns Scale

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    Alpan, Bangir Gülgün; Özer, Arif; Erdamar, Koç Gürcü; Subasi, Güzin

    2014-01-01

    Problem Statement: Practice teaching is an important element in teacher education programs and it plays an active role in student teacher's obtaining and improving their teaching skills. However, student teachers have some concerns, since they are observed and evaluated by their supervisors in terms of class management, methods and techniques,…

  11. Teachers' Task Demands, Students' Test Expectations, and Actual Test Content

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    Broekkamp, H.; Van Hout-Wolters, B. H. A. M.; Van den Bergh, H.; Rijlaarsdam, G.

    2004-01-01

    Background: Previous studies on instructional importance show that individual students and their teachers differ in the topics that they consider important in the context of an upcoming teacher-made test. Aims: This study aimed to examine whether such differences between students' test expectations and teachers' intended task demands can be…

  12. Teacher Dispositions Affecting Self-Esteem and Student Performance

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    Helm, Carroll

    2007-01-01

    Research supports several factors related to student success. Darling-Hammond (2000) indicated that the quality of teachers, as measured by whether the teachers were fully certified and had a major in their teaching field, was related to student performance. Measures of teacher preparation and certification were the strongest predictors of student…

  13. Failing Intercultural Education? "Thoughtfulness" in Intercultural Education for Student Teachers

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    Lanas, Maija

    2014-01-01

    This paper proposes a rethinking of intercultural education in teacher education, arguing that discussion of the intercultural education of student teachers tends to have the following two gaps: "one," such discussion tends to overlook student teacher education as a context for teaching intercultural education, and "two," it…

  14. Creating an "Ecological Fit" through Supportive Teacher-Student Relationships

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    Pena, Rosa M.

    2010-01-01

    This qualitative study was based on the challenges of today's urban schools and highlights the work of teachers in these schools who have achieved increased successes in student achievement. Demographic changes in today's urban schools have fueled an increased gap in the backgrounds of the students and their teachers. Many teachers also lack an…

  15. Interrupted Lessons: Teacher Views of Transfer Student Education.

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    Lash, Andrea A.; Kirkpatrick, Sandra L.

    1994-01-01

    Examined how teachers in eight schools taught when transfer students entered their classrooms during the school year. Most teachers outside of agricultural areas planned their teaching as if the entire class remained all year, even though as many as 50% of students transferred. Discusses reasons for the inconsistency of teacher beliefs and…

  16. Teacher Effects on Student Achievement and Height: A Cautionary Tale

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    Bitler, Marianne P.; Corcoran, Sean P.; Domina, Thurston; Penner, Emily K.

    2014-01-01

    The growing availability of data linking students to classroom teachers has made it possible to estimate the contribution teachers make to student achievement. While there is a growing consensus that teacher quality is important and current evaluation systems are inadequate, many have expressed concerns over the use of value-added measures (VAMs)…

  17. Individual Teacher Incentives, Student Achievement and Grade Inflation

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    Martins, Pedro S.

    2010-01-01

    There is great interest in understanding the potential of teacher incentives to improve student achievement. In fact, teacher incentives, either individual or collective, may improve student achievement if they succeed in aligning the public or social goals with the goals of the teacher. However, an approach in which reward is based on outputs can…

  18. Authentic Research Experiences for Nevada High School Teachers and Students.

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    Buck, Paul E.

    2003-01-01

    Presents the Nevada Science Teacher Enhancement Project (N-STEP) in which 50 high school teachers worked with research scientists, educational faculty, and high school students on authentic, field-based research projects in the geosciences, biological sciences, or social sciences. Indicates improved satisfaction of teachers and students with their…

  19. Induction and Mentoring: Levels of Student Teacher Understanding

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    Wilkins, Elizabeth A.; Okrasinski, Jeanne E.

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to explore perspectives held by student teachers about induction and mentoring programs and how teacher education programs could contribute to a broader continuum of supports that span from preservice to in-service teaching. Using survey research, this mixed-method study sought to understand what student teachers from…

  20. Teachers' Questions and Responses during Teacher-Student Feedback Dialogues

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    Dekker-Groen, Agaath; Van der Schaaf, Marieke; Stokking, Karel

    2015-01-01

    In vocational education, students have to develop competences for reflection to self-regulate their development during their career. Students' reflection can be supported by teachers interacting with students and giving them prompts. In this study, 46 videotaped feedback dialogues of 23 teachers and their individual students were analysed. A…

  1. Ways to Improve Lesson Planning: A Student Teacher Perspective

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    Gafoor, K. Abdul; Umer Farooque, T. K.

    2010-01-01

    Learning to teach from practice lessons is at the core of student teacher preparation programs. But, there is no consensus regarding how to conduct this important aspect of pre-service teacher preparation. In view of the National Curriculum Framework for Teacher Education 2010 (India), observation that existing teacher education take the school…

  2. Multilingualism in an EFL Practicum: Increasing Student Teachers' Pedagogical Knowledge

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    Olivero, María Matilde

    2015-01-01

    Research in second language teacher education has demonstrated that novice teachers have difficulty in using their pedagogical knowledge, which partly results from a heavy focus on theory offered in teacher training programs (e.g., Bartels, 2005, 2009; Tarone & Allwright, 2005). In order to better equip student teachers with the knowledge…

  3. International Teachers' Judgment of Gifted Mathematics Student Characteristics

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    Ficici, Abdullah; Siegle, Del

    2008-01-01

    Teachers play a key role in the identification and training of talented mathematicians, and their attitudes are important in improving math instruction for gifted students. We surveyed secondary mathematics teachers from South Korea, Turkey, and the United States. These teachers completed a survey instrument called the Teachers' Judgments of…

  4. Teachers' perceptions of students' feelings of clothing deprivation.

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    Francis, S K; Demissee, D W

    1993-06-01

    The purpose of this study was to compare teachers' perceptions of the feelings of perceived clothing deprivation among their students with the students' actual feelings. The samples consisted of 336 home economics students in Grades 9 through 12 from 6 high schools and 140 teachers employed by the same 6 schools. Results indicated that there was no difference between teachers and students on two measures of clothing deprivation, Inability to Buy and Clothing Deprivation Relative to Peers. In addition, a number of programs for meeting students' clothing needs were identified by the teachers. PMID:8337068

  5. Effective Teachers for Students with Emotional/Behavioral Disorders: Active Ingredients Leading to Positive Teacher and Student Outcomes

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    Conroy, Maureen A.; Sutherland, Kevin S.

    2012-01-01

    Teachers of students with emotional/behavioral disorders (E/BD) have varied skills and abilities. Within the field there are some teachers, who teach students with E/BD by actively engaging them in learning tasks and who have few behavior problems in comparison to other teachers, who struggle with classroom management. Many researchers have found…

  6. The Role of the Cooperating Teacher: Bridging the Gap between the Expectations of Cooperating Teachers and Student Teachers

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    Rajuan, Maureen; Beijaard, Douwe; Verloop, Nico

    2007-01-01

    This study focuses on similarities and differences in expectations of cooperating teachers and student teachers in the initial stage of the mentor relationship in the context of an Israeli practicum program for pre-service student teachers. These expectations, particularly when they conflict, can serve as major obstacles to the formation of…

  7. Teaching Music in Our Time: Student Music Teachers' Reflections on Music Education, Teacher Education and Becoming a Teacher

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    Georgii-Hemming, E.; Westvall, M.

    2010-01-01

    This article concerns students of music education in Sweden. It investigates the student teachers' perceptions of their ongoing music teacher education, with a particular focus on the task of teaching music today. It considers whether they believe their teacher education prepares them for this undertaking, and in that case, how. Their various…

  8. Principals' Social Interactions with Teachers: How Principal-Teacher Social Relations Correlate with Teachers' Perceptions of Student Engagement

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    Price, Heather E.

    2015-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to link the social interactions between principals and their teachers to teachers' perceptions of their students' engagement with school, empirically testing the theoretical proposition that principals influence students through their teachers in the US charter school environment. The mediating influence of…

  9. "Walking Yourself around as a Teacher": Gender and Embodiment in Student Teachers' Working Lives

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    Braun, Annette

    2011-01-01

    This paper considers the psychic and social dynamics reported by student teachers when learning to embody their teacher persona in the secondary school environment. Focusing on gender dimensions of embodiment and drawing on qualitative interview data from a UK study of postgraduate teacher-training students, teaching is examined as a physical…

  10. The Nature of Student Teachers' Regulation of Learning in Teacher Education

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    Endedijk, Maaike D.; Vermunt, Jan D.; Verloop, Nico; Brekelmans, Mieke

    2012-01-01

    Background: Self-regulated learning (SRL) has mainly been conceptualized to involve student learning within academic settings. In teacher education, where learning from theory and practice is combined, student teachers also need to regulate their learning. Hence, there is an urgent need to extend SRL theories to the domain of teacher learning and…

  11. Assessing Teaching Skills Linked to Student Achievement in Candidate Teachers during the Teacher Hiring Process

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    Fortner, Dale

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of this project study was to assist school principals in hiring quality teachers by examining existing hiring processes and research-based criteria on teacher practices that influence student achievement. The superintendent in one school district identified a problem of low student achievement and high teacher turnover. The theoretical…

  12. Teacher Recruitment Programs for K-12 Students: Implications for Teacher Education.

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    Quezada, Reyes L.; And Others

    1996-01-01

    This study examined the quantity and quality of teacher recruitment programs for K-12 public school students, highlighting the need for minority group teachers. Surveys of 380 California schools in northern California indicated that 96% had no opportunities for students at any grade level to learn in a systematic manner about becoming a teacher.…

  13. Elementary Teachers' Understanding of Students' Science Misconceptions: Implications for Practice and Teacher Education

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    Gomez-Zwiep, Susan

    2008-01-01

    This study sought to determine what elementary teachers know about student science misconceptions and how teachers address student misconceptions in instruction. The sample included 30 teachers from California with at least 1-year of experience teaching grades 3, 4, and 5. A semistructured interview was used. The interview transcripts were…

  14. The Knowledge of Legal Issues Needed by Teachers and Student Teachers.

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    Garner, Dana R. Monts

    For public school student teachers and teachers, many situations can result in judicial proceedings. Educators must understand requirements mandated upon them by the country's courts and legislatures. Student teachers must learn about the numerous legal issues possible in order to protect themselves against becoming involved in court cases. The…

  15. Teacher Attitudes toward Dyslexia: Effects on Teacher Expectations and the Academic Achievement of Students with Dyslexia

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    Hornstra, Lisette; Denessen, Eddie; Bakker, Joep; van den Bergh, Linda; Voeten, Marinus

    2010-01-01

    The present study examined teacher attitudes toward dyslexia and the effects of these attitudes on teacher expectations and the academic achievement of students with dyslexia compared to students without learning disabilities. The attitudes of 30 regular education teachers toward dyslexia were determined using both an implicit measure and an…

  16. "Everything Changed": Relational Turning Point Events in College Teacher-Student Relationships from Teachers' Perspectives

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    Docan-Morgan, Tony

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate college teachers' experiences of relational turning points with their students, as well as how these turning point events may affect teacher outcomes. Teachers who were able to identify a relational turning point event with a student (n=306, 78.5% of the overall sample) completed open- and closed-ended…

  17. The Differing Perceptions of Teachers & Students Regarding Teachers' Emphasis on Evaluation in High School Biology Classrooms

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    Moore, Randy

    2007-01-01

    In a sample of 107 biology teachers from Minnesota's public schools, most teachers claimed that they emphasize evolution and allocated little or no time to creationism in the classes. However, in a sample of 685 students from Minnesota's public schools, students claimed that their teachers allocated much less time to evolution and much more time…

  18. Who Are the Future Teachers in Turkey? Characteristics of Entering Student Teachers

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    Aksu, Meral; Demir, Cennet Engin; Daloglu, Aysegul; Yildirim, Soner; Kiraz, Ercan

    2010-01-01

    This exploratory study examines the background characteristics, socio-cultural values and pedagogical beliefs that entering student teachers bring with them into the faculties of education and explores their possible implications for teacher education in the Turkish context. The study comprised 18,226 first-year student teachers from 51 faculties…

  19. Teacher Education Students: A Look at Basic Skills Admission Tests and National Teacher Examination Scores.

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    Clawson, Kenneth

    This study examined the relationship between teacher education students' scores on basic skills admission tests and graduating seniors' scores on the National Teacher Examinations (NTE) at Eastern Kentucky University. The 1981-82 basic skills test scores for 262 teacher education students were compared with their NTE scores taken in 1984-85 during…

  20. Preschool Teacher Competence Viewed from the Perspective of Students in Early Childhood Teacher Education

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    Lillvist, Anne; Sandberg, Anette; Sheridan, Sonja; Williams, Pia

    2014-01-01

    This paper examines contemporary issues in early childhood teacher education in Sweden. The aim of the study was to explore dimensions of the construct of preschool teachers' competence as reported by 810 students enrolled in early childhood teacher education at 15 Swedish universities. The results showed that students' definitions of…

  1. Characteristics of Successful Teachers of Students with Emotional Behavioral Disabilities: Teacher and Expert Perceptions

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    Delport, John

    2012-01-01

    This study used a mixed methods design to examine the characteristics--including competencies (i.e., knowledge and skills), and personal attributes--of successful teachers of students with E/BD. The characteristics were examined through the perceptions of teachers of students with E/BD (teachers who are expert in E/BD, n = 14, MEd Graduates…

  2. Teacher Education Programmes and Their Contribution to Student Teacher Efficacy in Classroom Management and Pupil Engagement

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    Christophersen, Knut A.; Elstad, Eyvind; Turmo, Are; Solhaug, Trond

    2016-01-01

    This study focuses on how different educational programmes contribute to student teachers efficacy for classroom management and their abilities to provide learning opportunities and good classroom outcomes. Data were gathered from 491 student teachers attending different teacher education programmes in Norway and analysed via structural equation…

  3. Exploring Relationships between Teaching Efficacy and Student Teacher-Cooperating Teacher Relationships

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    Edgar, Don W.; Roberts, T. Grady; Murphy, Tim H.

    2011-01-01

    Teaching efficacy beliefs of agricultural science student teachers, and their relationship with their cooperating teachers during field experiences, are variables that may affect the number of student teachers entering the profession. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects implementing structured communication between student…

  4. Student Teachers' Professional Identity Formation: Between Being Born as a Teacher and Becoming One

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    Schepens, Annemie; Aelterman, Antonia; Vlerick, Peter

    2009-01-01

    This article focuses on student teachers' professional identity formation inspired by the tension between two layman points of view namely: being born as a teacher (i.e. based on demographics and personality traits) and becoming a teacher (i.e. based on experience). Besides demographics, personality traits and experience, the teacher preparation…

  5. Internationally Educated Teachers and Student Teachers in Iceland: Two Qualitative Studies

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    Ragnarsdottir, Hanna

    2010-01-01

    This article draws upon two qualitative studies with internationally educated teachers and teacher assistants in preschools in Iceland as well as ethnic minority student teachers at the Iceland University of Education. The common research question in both studies is whether the experiences of these teachers reveal barriers to integration within…

  6. From Students' and Teachers' Perspectives: Metaphor Analysis of Beliefs about EFL Teachers' Roles

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    Wan, Wan; Low, Graham David; Li, Miao

    2011-01-01

    The paper reports on a study about how a group of Chinese university teachers and two groups of their English major students used personal "teacher" metaphors via a metaphor prompt "An English teacher is...because..." to represent their beliefs relating to EFL teachers' roles. Data sources also included follow-up individual interviews. The primary…

  7. Beginning Student Teachers' Teacher Identities Based on Their Practical Theories

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    Stenberg, Katariina; Karlsson, Liisa; Pitkaniemi, Harri; Maaranen, Katriina

    2014-01-01

    In this article, we investigate first-year student teachers' teacher identities through their practical theories and ask what these practical theories reveal about their emerging teacher identities? This study approaches teacher identity from a dialogical viewpoint where identity is constructed through various positions. The empirical part of…

  8. Collaboration beyond the Classroom Walls: Deepening Learning for Students, Preservice Teachers, Teachers, and Professors

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    Nobles, Susanne; Dredger, Katie; Gerheart, Megan Dixon

    2012-01-01

    Geographically distant classrooms can be a ripe learning space for teacher educators who want to show preservice teachers the power of technology in the English classroom. A classroom teacher described how she used a social networking platform to allow for collaboration with a preservice teacher in the hopes of making student literary analysis…

  9. Teacher to Teacher: What Text Have You Found Most Successful with Your Students?

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    Rallo, Curt; Roessing, Lesley J.

    2006-01-01

    "Teacher to Teacher" provides a forum for teachers to share ideas, materials, and activities. In this article, the first teacher describes the effects the well-known novel "Bleachers" (John Grisham, New York: Doubleday, 2003) had on a ninth-grade english class. The novel bought to life the high school culture that the students found challenging.…

  10. Exploring a Triad Model of Student Teaching: Pre-Service Teacher and Cooperating Teacher Perceptions

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    Goodnough, Karen; Osmond, Pamela; Dibbon, David; Glassman, Marc; Stevens, Ken

    2009-01-01

    In the student teaching triad model adopted in this study, pairs of pre-service teachers worked collaboratively with cooperating teachers during a 12-week field experience. The main objectives of the study were to document the benefits and challenges for pre-service teachers and cooperating teachers who participate in a triad model and to describe…

  11. Effects of Teacher Consultation on Evidence-Based Classroom Management Strategies: Teacher and Student Behavior

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    Funk, Kristin M.

    2013-01-01

    The American Psychological Association (APA) conducted the online 2005-2006 Teacher Needs Survey wherein 52% of first year teachers, 28% of teachers with two to five years of experience, and 26% of teachers with 6 to 10 years experience ranked classroom management as their greatest need. Difficulty managing student behaviors leads to higher stress…

  12. Supervision of Student Teachers: Practices of Cooperating Teachers Prepared in a Clinical Supervision Course.

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    Kent, Susan I.

    2001-01-01

    Summarizes a study following 16 teachers who had completed a graduate-level course in clinical supervision through their experiences as cooperating teachers paired with full-time student teachers. Although all cooperating teachers implemented some aspects of clinical supervision, they did not conduct clinical cycles often, due to time constraints.…

  13. Preparing Student Teachers to Be Educators of Children and Youth: Perspectives of Associate Teachers

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    Danyluk, Patricia

    2012-01-01

    This article reports on the findings of 25 associate teacher surveys and six associate teacher interviews collected between June 2008 and February 2009. The survey invited associate teachers to report on the preparedness of student teachers, including their strengths, weaknesses, and how well prepared they were for the realities of becoming a…

  14. An Action Research Study of Mexican Teachers' and Administrators' Experiences in Developing and Implementing a Service Learning Program

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    Acuna, Kym

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine the High Tec Middle School teachers' and administrators' knowledge of the service learning model upon which the school's service learning program has been based, their views regarding their role in student character formation through service learning, and the teachers' feelings of…

  15. The Perception of Special Education Administrators on the Use of Paraprofessionals in the Education of Students with Disabilities

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    McDonough, Mary Lou Guthrie

    2014-01-01

    Special education paraprofessionals are often employed to support students with disabilities in general education classrooms absent the special education teacher. Little research exists to determine what school administrators think about this practice. The purpose of this study was to learn from special education administrators in Massachusetts…

  16. The Effects of Teacher Perceptions of Administrative Support, School Climate, and Academic Success in Urban Schools

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    Robinson, Lakishia N.

    2015-01-01

    Teacher turnover refers to major changes in teachers' assignments from one school year to the next. Past research has given an overview of several factors of teacher turnover. These factors include the school environment, teacher collaborative efforts, administrative support, school climate, location, salary, classroom management, academic…

  17. The Influence of Student Teachers on the Perspectives of Early Childhood Cooperating Teachers Regarding Early Reading Instruction

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    Ihmeideh, Fathi; Coughlin, Chris

    2015-01-01

    Much attention has been given to the impact of cooperative teachers on the pedagogical behaviour of student teachers. In many cases, however, cooperating teachers gain as much from the student teacher as the student teacher acquires from them. This study was designed to elicit answers to the following two questions: (1) What are the perspectives…

  18. High school physics teachers' assessment of student preparation

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    White, Susan

    2013-04-01

    Student preparation can be quite nuanced. Not only have students been exposed to a variety of preparatory classes and outside influences, but students also vary in their commitment and approach to their current classes. We asked teachers to offer their opinions on their students' preparation for physics in a number of areas. The overall picture of teacher perception of student preparation in various domains is shown at right. In each of the areas, more than half of the teachers felt that their students were at least adequately prepared. Almost two-fifths of the responding teachers reported that their students were inadequately prepared to think and pose questions scientifically, and less than 10% of the teachers felts that their students were adequately prepared in this area.

  19. Changing Teacher Behavior and Improving Student Writing Achievement

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    Tienken, Christopher H.; Achilles, Charles M.

    2003-01-01

    The purpose of this empirical study was to determine if there was a measurable difference on the content and organization portion of a narrative writing test by a sample of students taught by teachers who received professional development (PD) as compared to students whose teachers did not have this training and thus their students did not receive…

  20. The Impact of High School Teacher Behaviors on Student Aggression

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    Spaulding, Angela

    2005-01-01

    Aggressive student behaviors are of concern to every school in the nation. Discovering ways to help teachers prevent and/or respond to such student behavior is of great importance. This reported research sought to discover if and how teacher behaviors impact student aggression in the classroom. In doing so, the researcher did not set out to blame…

  1. Predicting Agricultural Education Student Teachers' Intention to Enter Teaching

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    Roberts, T. Grady; Harlin, Julie F.; Briers, Gary E.

    2009-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to explore how the student teaching experience and other variables influenced student teachers' intentions to teach. Data were collected from 80 student teachers at three universities--a land grant/research I institution, a non-land grant/doctoral degree granting institution, and a comprehensive regional institution.…

  2. Science Student Teachers and Educational Technology: Experience, Intentions, and Value

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    Efe, Rifat

    2011-01-01

    The primary purpose of this study is to examine science student teachers' experience with educational technology, their intentions for their own use, their intentions for their students' use, and their beliefs in the value of educational technology in science instruction. Four hundred-forty-eight science student teachers of different disciplines…

  3. The Socialization Process of Student Teachers: A Descriptive Study.

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    Piland, Diane E.

    This study used a triangulated methodology involving ethnographic interviews, opinionnaires, and rank ordering of student concerns to discover variables that impacted student teachers as they passed through developmental stages. Data collected from interviews with five elementary student teachers were used to discover a developmental theory of…

  4. Student Teacher Efficacy in Inner-City Schools.

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    Rushton, Stephen P.

    2000-01-01

    Examined student teachers' conflict resolution and growth toward efficacy while interning in inner city schools. Interviews, written reflections, and group discussions indicated a sense of culture shock upon entering schools. Students were concerned about children's home lives, relationships with cooperating teachers and students, and teaching…

  5. Professional Development and Instruction for Teachers of ESL Students

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    Fradi, Najat

    2012-01-01

    The demographics of the American K-12 student body population have changed and include a growing number of students with limited English proficiency (LEP). These students require special instruction, but the prevalence of specialized English as Second Language (ESL) teachers is in short supply. This shortage has lead to general education teachers-…

  6. Sultan Qaboos University's Student-Teacher Attitude Toward Instructional Media.

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    El-Hmaisat, Hamad

    1996-01-01

    Investigates the effects of specific courses offered at the college of education of Sultan Qaboos University (Oman) on student-teacher attitudes toward instructional media in practice teaching. Results showed that female student-teachers have a more positive attitude than males; the students' majors (i.e., Arabic or English) did not have any…

  7. Students' Reports of Violence against Teachers in Taiwanese Schools

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    Chen, Ji-Kang; Astor, Ron Avi

    2009-01-01

    This study reports preliminary findings of a national survey on student violence against teachers in Taiwanese schools; 14,022 students from elementary to high school (grades 4 to 12) participate in this study. Students were given a structured and anonymous questionnaire including a scale for reporting their violent behavior against teachers.…

  8. Student Victimization by Teachers in Taiwan: Prevalence and Associations

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    Chen, Ji-Kang; Wei, Hsi-Sheng

    2011-01-01

    Objectives: This paper reports on the prevalence of student victimization by teachers in junior high schools in a Chinese cultural context (Taiwan) and examines how student demographic variables (gender, grade level, and family socioeconomic status) and school social experiences (student-teacher relationships and involvement with at-risk peers)…

  9. Preservice Teacher Perspectives on Prereferral Intervention and Student Support Teams

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    Grogg, Kathryn R.

    2009-01-01

    This qualitative inquiry evaluated the Student Support Team Project and its effects on preservice teachers' knowledge and perceptions of prereferral intervention and student support teams. This investigation is important because prereferral intervention and student support teams have been used increasingly to provide assistance to teachers and to…

  10. Students' Reactions to Teachers' Management of Compulsive Communicators

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    McPherson, Mary B.; Liang, Yuhua (Jake)

    2007-01-01

    Using Expectancy Violations Theory as a framework, this study examined students' perceptions of how teachers manage compulsive communicators (CCs). College students (N = 265) were given one of three scenarios describing a teacher managing a compulsive communicator. After reading the scenario, students were asked to rate the expectedness of the…

  11. Student Teacher Beliefs before and after the Internship

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    Schramm-Possinger, Megan Elise

    2012-01-01

    Teachers' beliefs about pedagogical practices and disciplinary procedures as well as their perceptions of students powerfully influence the corresponding approaches they utilize. The student teaching experience is cited as one of the most critical facets of teachers' professional development. That which is learned by student teachers…

  12. Primary School Students of 1980s' Turkey Remembering Their Teachers

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    Saglam, Mehmet

    2015-01-01

    Primary school students of 1980s' Turkey remember their teachers in various aspects. Uncovering their reminiscences lets researchers see what factors become decisive in recontructing primary school teachers in the memories of their students. The priority of this paper is to discover the reasons why the 1980s primary school students remember their…

  13. Teachers Use of a Differentiated Curriculum for Gifted Students

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    Marotta-Garcia, Christina

    2011-01-01

    Teachers have the responsibility to educate a diverse group of students in heterogeneous classes. One way in which teachers meet this challenge is to differentiate the curriculum to meet the needs, interests, and abilities of each student. One particular group of students in need of a differentiated curriculum to maximize learning potential is the…

  14. Formative Assessment and Teachers' Sensitivity to Student Responses

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    Haug, Berit S.; Ødegaard, Marianne

    2015-01-01

    Formative assessment, and especially feedback, is considered essential to student learning. To provide effective feedback, however, teachers must act upon the information that students reveal during instruction. In this study, we apply a framework of formative assessment to explore how sensitive teachers are to students' thoughts and ideas when…

  15. The Relationship between Student Self-Ratings and Teacher Ratings of Special Needs Students' Reasoning Skills.

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    Greenan, James P.; Jarwan, Fathi A.

    1994-01-01

    Little agreement between student self-ratings and teacher ratings appeared when 226 secondary special needs students and 78 teachers rated students' reasoning skills. Possible causes were the halo effect, students' lack of knowledge, and students' difficulty in understanding the ratings. (SK)

  16. How to Enable Asian Teachers to Empower Students to Adopt Student-Centred Learning

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    Pham, Thanh Thi Hong; Renshaw, Peter

    2013-01-01

    Asian teachers' reluctance to empower students has been claimed to be an significant barrier preventing their students from practising student-centred learning. To promote student-centredness in Asian classrooms, this study aimed to develop strategies that could enable Asian teachers to delegate part of their authority to students. Twelve…

  17. Preparing Vietnamese Student Teachers for Teaching with a Student-Centered Approach

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    Thanh, Thuy Nguyen; Dekker, Rijkje; Goedhart, Martin J.

    2008-01-01

    The Vietnamese curriculum reform which trends toward a student-centered approach requires Vietnamese teacher educators to prepare student teachers for teaching using this approach. In this article, we present a case study of three Vietnamese student teachers working in groups in a methods course to explore Freudenthal's theory of realistic…

  18. Science experiences of six elementary student teachers: A case study

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    Willcox, Jacqueline Kay

    This qualitative study focused on the science experiences of six elementary student teachers. The purpose of the study was to learn how preservice teachers make meaning of science teaching during their student teaching experience. The sources of data were interviews with participants, descriptive field notes from observations of their science teaching, and artifacts collected from the site. The themes that emerged from data analysis were personal and professional career influences and constant adjustments of teaching strategies. The participants experienced these themes in varying intensities. Learning to teach science to elementary children for the first time is complicated by the context of student teaching. The science teaching experiences of student teachers varied with the cooperating teachers' approaches to science teaching, the lengths of time they were assigned to teach science, and the science schedules of the classroom. The role played by mentors interested in science can be important in a student teacher's science experience. Images of science teaching held by student teachers were also found to influence the science teaching experience. The science curriculum, group management skills, and student responses affected the science teaching experience, as did personal knowledge of a science topic being taught. Those student teachers who had limited knowledge of a science topic became factually oriented in their teaching and tried fewer teaching approaches. Lack of experience and management skills with cooperative groups hindered student teachers' use of hands on activities. Affective student responses to their science lessons were important to some of the student teachers, while others were concerned about student questions and cognitive learning. Upon completion of the student teaching experience, four of the participants ranked science third or lower in a rank order of subjects they enjoyed teaching during student teaching. At the end of their student

  19. Physics Education for Blind Students: The Teachers' Perspective

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    Ferreira, Amauri; Dickman, Adriana

    2008-03-01

    We discuss the challenge high school teachers face when teaching physics to the blind. Using the oral history method, we interview physics teachers who have dealt with the inclusion of blind students in regular classrooms. Based on our study, we find that the performance of these students varies, depending on the studied subject. The narrative makes clear the teachers' lack of preparation to deal with inclusion, and their search for alternative methods to improve blind students' learning.

  20. Teachers' personalities and students' behavior in referrals for special education.

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    Hill, R B; Baldo, A J; D'Amato, R C

    1999-04-01

    84 regular classroom teachers completed four self-report personality scales (self-concept, tolerance, locus of control, and teachers' efficacy) and reviewed hypothetical records of three types of students (withdrawn, acting-out, and neutral) and made decisions for referral for each student to special education. Scores for self-concept, tolerance, locus of control, and teachers' efficacy were not related to their decisions to refer across types of students. PMID:10335062

  1. Exploring prospective secondary mathematics teachers' interpretation of student thinking through analysing students' work in modelling

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    Didis, Makbule Gozde; Erbas, Ayhan Kursat; Cetinkaya, Bulent; Cakiroglu, Erdinc; Alacaci, Cengiz

    2016-04-01

    Researchers point out the importance of teachers' knowledge of student thinking and the role of examining student work in various contexts to develop a knowledge base regarding students' ways of thinking. This study investigated prospective secondary mathematics teachers' interpretations of students' thinking as manifested in students' work that embodied solutions of mathematical modelling tasks. The data were collected from 25 prospective mathematics teachers enrolled in an undergraduate course through four 2-week-long cycles. Analysis of data revealed that the prospective teachers interpreted students' thinking in four ways: describing, questioning, explaining, and comparing. Moreover, whereas some of the prospective teachers showed a tendency to increase their attention to the meaning of students' ways of thinking more while they engaged in students' work in depth over time and experience, some of them continued to focus on only judging the accuracy of students' thinking. The implications of the findings for understanding and developing prospective teachers' ways of interpreting students' thinking are discussed.

  2. Dimensions of Teacher Effectiveness

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    Wimberly, Ronald C.; And Others

    1978-01-01

    Describes a study of teacher effectiveness in college departments of sociology, anthropology, and social work. Five types of teacher effectiveness were found to be potentially useful for student, faculty, and administrative purposes. They include teacher task responsiveness, respect for students, teacher capability, student development, and…

  3. Perception of teacher sexual misconduct by age of student.

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    Fromuth, Mary Ellen; Holt, Aimee R

    2008-01-01

    This study explored whether student age influenced perceptions of teacher sexual misconduct. Participants (300 undergraduates) read scenarios depicting teacher sexual misconduct in which the student's age was varied (9, 12, 15), and then answered questions about their perceptions. Data were analyzed with 2 (respondent gender) 2 (cross-gender dyads) 3 (student age) MANOVAs. Experiences involving the youngest student were viewed as the most abusive, followed by the 12-year-old, and the 15-year-old. Gender differences were evident, with women viewing the experiences more negatively. Scenarios involving a male teacher/female student were viewed more negatively than a female teacher/male student dyad. These findings illustrate the importance of educating students and school personnel about teacher sexual misconduct. PMID:19042244

  4. Impact of Chemistry Teachers' Knowledge and Practices on Student Achievement

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    Scantlebury, Kathryn

    2008-10-01

    Professional development programs promoting inquiry-based teaching are challenged with providing teachers content knowledge and using pedagogical approaches that model standards based instruction. Inquiry practices are also important for undergraduate students. This paper focuses on the evaluation of an extensive professional development program for chemistry teachers that included chemistry content tests for students and the teachers and the impact of undergraduate research experiences on college students' attitudes towards chemistry. Baseline results for the students showed that there were no gender differences on the achievement test but white students scored significantly higher than non-white students. However, parent/adult involvement with chemistry homework and projects, was a significant negative predictor of 11th grade students' test chemistry achievement score. This paper will focus on students' achievement and attitude results for teachers who are mid-way through the program providing evidence that on-going, sustained professional development in content and pedagogy is critical for improving students' science achievement.

  5. Student and Teacher Strategies for Communicating through Dialogue Journals in Hebrew: A Teacher Research Project

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    Schwarzer, David

    2004-01-01

    Two major issues are addressed in this teacher research paper: A description of strategies used by students in their dialogue journal writing and a description of strategies used by the teacher?researcher in responses to students' dialogue journal entries. The major findings are that students used L1 as a resource in their L2 for the following…

  6. Students' feedback: An effective tool in teachers' evaluation system

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    Husain, Musharraf; Khan, Sabina

    2016-01-01

    Background: Evaluation is an integral part of medical education. Although there are various methods of teachers' evaluation, student’s feedback is considered as the most effective and reliable method albeit a controversial one. In this study, we have tried to evaluate the effectiveness of the students' feedback in teachers' evaluation in an upcoming medical college. Aim: The aim of this study was to improve the quality of teaching by introducing students' feedback as a teachers' evaluation system in a new medical college. Materials and Methods: A feedback of second professional teachers was obtained from the fourth-semester students. This feedback was obtained through a proforma which was validated through peer review. Based on the feedback, teachers were informed about their strengths and weaknesses in a confidential manner. A uniform opportunity was then provided to these teachers for 3 months to improve their teaching skills. At the end of the period, again a questionnaire was administered to both the students and the teachers to assess the effectiveness of the feedback system. Results: More than two-third of the students and teachers alike agreed that the student’s feedback is an effective tool for the faculty development. Majority of the teachers were satisfied with the present format of the feedback system and agreed that it sensitized them toward the students need. Conclusions: Student’s feedback is an effective tool for teachers' evaluation resulting in faculty development. However, other sources of feedback may also be utilized for the overall assessment of a teacher.

  7. Students' Perceptions of Their Science Teachers' Pedagogical Content Knowledge

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    Halim, Lilia; Abdullah, Sharifah Intan Sharina Syed; Meerah, T. Subahan Mohd

    2014-04-01

    Pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) is a type of teacher knowledge to be developed by a teacher. PCK is said to contribute to effective teaching. Most studies investigated the development of PCK and its influence on students' learning from the teachers' perspectives. Only a limited number of studies have investigated the components of science teachers' PCK that helped students' learning from the perspective of students. Thus, it is the aim of this study to investigate the level of science teachers' PCK from students' perspective, in particular whether or not students of different achieving ability had different views of teachers' PCK in assisting their learning and understanding. Based on the PCK research literature, six components of PCK have been identified, which were as follows: (1) subject matter knowledge, (2) knowledge of teaching strategies, (3) knowledge of concept representation, (4) knowledge of teaching context, (5) knowledge of students, and (6) knowledge of assessment in learning science. A questionnaire consisting of 56 items on a five-point Likert-type scale were used for data collection from 316 Form Four students (16 years old). One-way analysis of variance revealed that the differences in science teachers' PCK identified by students of different achieving abilities were statistically significant. Overall, students of various academic achieving abilities considered all the components of PCK as important. The low-achieving students viewed all the components of PCK as being less important compared to the high and moderate achievers. In particular, low-achieving students do not view `knowledge of concept representation' as important for effective teaching. They valued the fact that teachers should be alert to their needs, such as being sensitive to students' reactions and preparing additional learning materials. This study has revealed that PCK of science teachers should be different for high and low-achieving students and knowledge of students

  8. Teacher Evaluation of Student Ability: What Roles Do Teacher Gender, Student Gender, and Their Interaction Play?

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    Krkovic, Katarina; Greiff, Samuel; Kupiainen, Sirkku; Vainikainen, Mari-Pauliina; Hautamäki, Jarkko

    2014-01-01

    Background: Recent decades have been marked by an extensive movement to analyze bias in people's thinking, especially in gender-related issues. Studies have addressed the question of gender bias in classrooms on different levels--the use of gender in books, learning opportunities determined by students' gender, or teachers' gender…

  9. Quality Science Teacher Professional Development and Student Achievement

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    Dubner, J.

    2007-12-01

    Studies show that socio-economic background and parental education accounts for 50-60 percent of a child's achievement in school. School, and other influences, account for the remaining 40-50 percent. In contrast to most other professions, schools require no real apprenticeship training of science teachers. Overall, only 38 percent of United States teachers have had any on-the-job training in their first teaching position, and in some cases this consisted of a few meetings over the course of a year between the beginning teacher and the assigned mentor or master teacher. Since individual teachers determine the bulk of a student's school experiences, interventions focused on teachers have the greatest likelihood of affecting students. To address this deficiency, partnerships between scientists and K-12 teachers are increasingly recognized as an excellent method for improving teacher preparedness and the quality of science education. Columbia University's Summer Research Program for Science Teachers' (founded in 1990) basic premise is simple: teachers cannot effectively teach science if they have no firsthand experience doing science, hence the Program's motto, "Practice what you teach." Columbia University's Summer Research Program for Science Teachers provides strong evidence that a teacher research program is a very effective form of professional development for secondary school science teachers and has a direct correlation to increased student achievement in science. The author will present the methodology of the program's evaluation citing statistically significant data. The author will also show the economic benefits of teacher participation in this form of professional development.

  10. Teachers' and administrators' perceptions of the effects of participation in the Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative

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    Stewart, Janis Wingate

    Despite numerous efforts to reform mathematics and science education, American students have yet to attain academic supremacy in international comparison in these subjects. The Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative (AMSTI) is an attempt by the Alabama State Department of Education to improve student achievement in mathematics and science. The purpose of this mixed-method study was to examine the perceptions of teachers and administrators in the original AMSTI schools to determine the effects of participation in AMSTI on their schools. Further, this study examined the achievement of students in the 16 original AMSTI schools to determine if participation in AMSTI had improved test scores. Student achievement data for students in the 16 original AMSTI elementary and middle schools were compared with 16 demographically similar non-AMSTI schools. Additional data were obtained from a survey administered to the teachers and administrators in the AMSTI schools. Analysis of the data indicated that student achievement in both the AMSTI and non-AMSTI schools had comparable increases, but that there was no statistically significant difference in the scores between the AMSTI and non-AMSTI schools. It cannot be determined from this study whether AMSTI participation was a reason for the increase in test scores for the students in the ASMTI schools. Overall responses from the teachers and administrators indicated a positive attitude toward the implementation of AMSTI. Both administrators and teachers agreed that the teachers had benefited from the professional development activities provided by AMSTI, that the materials and supplies were an important part of the Initiative, that student achievement had increased, and that there was improvement in student attitude toward learning especially in math and science. Teachers and administrators gave differing opinions regarding other areas of AMSTI implementation. Recommendations for practice based on the findings of the study

  11. Measuring Effective Teacher-Student Interactions from a Student Perspective: A Multilevel Analysis

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    Downer, Jason T.; Stuhlman, Megan; Schweig, Jonathan; Martínez, José Felipe; Ruzek, Erik

    2015-01-01

    This study applies multi-level analysis to student reports of effective teacher-student interactions in 50 upper elementary school classrooms (N = 594 fourth- and fifth-grade students). Observational studies suggest that teacher-student interactions fall into three domains: Emotional Support, Classroom Organization, and Instructional Support.…

  12. Addressing Student Teachers Self-Identified Needs through the Student Teaching Experience

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    Strawser, Tammy L.

    2013-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of the study was to identify and describe perceived individual needs of California elementary student teachers about their impending student teaching experience. The study also recognized how well student teachers identified needs were met by the student teaching experience. Methodology: The study involved two phases. In the…

  13. Students' and Mathematics Teachers' Perceptions of Teacher Enthusiasm and Instruction

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    Kunter, Mareike; Tsai, Yi-Miau; Klusmann, Uta; Brunner, Martin; Krauss, Stefan; Baumert, Jurgen

    2008-01-01

    This article investigates teacher enthusiasm and how it relates to instructional behaviours. We distinguished teachers' enthusiasm for the subject matter of mathematics from their enthusiasm for teaching mathematics. A total of 323 teachers and their 9th-grade classes participated in the study. Questionnaires were used to assess teachers'…

  14. Sri Lankan Teachers' Preferred Modes of Helping Students.

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    Dharmadasa, Kiri H.; Gorrell, Jeffrey

    Citing research indicating that U.S. teachers commonly use verbal persuasion techniques to help low achieving students, this study extends the research to Sri Lanka to explore differences in helping strategies adopted by teachers across cultures. Study participants were 237 Sri Lanka teachers who represented the majority Sinhalese population and…

  15. Actual and Preferred Teacher Feedback on Student Blog Writing

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    Chen, Wen-Chun

    2014-01-01

    This research illustrates the provisions and receptivity of teacher feedback in a blogmediated writing project between two colleges. The blog serves as a peer collaboration platform, as well as a mediating tool for teachers to offer timely feedback or prompt student idea exchanges. This paper discusses how teacher feedback may alter in response to…

  16. To Be Anxious or Not: Student Teachers in the Practicum

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    Eksi, Gonca Yangin; Yakisik, Burçak Yilmaz

    2016-01-01

    High levels of teaching-related anxiety may cause high levels of stress, failure and disappointment in pre-service teachers. The factors that increase anxiety and those that reduce it for student teachers might also be culture-specific. This study was conducted on 52 pre-service language teachers at a state university in Turkey during their…

  17. A Technology Supported Induction Network for Rural Student Teachers

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    Fry, Sara Winstead

    2006-01-01

    Student teaching is a challenging period for preservice teachers as they make the transition from preparation to practice. Support from mentor teachers and university personnel can make this time easier, helping preservice teachers successfully integrate educational theory into their practice. Because of logistical, financial, and personnel…

  18. Chinese Teachers' Attributions and Coping Strategies for Student Classroom Misbehaviour

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    Ding, Meixia; Li, Yeping; Li, Xiaobao; Kulm, Gerald

    2010-01-01

    In this study, we investigated Chinese teachers' attributions and coping strategies for classroom misbehaviour across grade levels. A total of 244 teachers (Grades 1-12) from the Chinese mainland participated in this survey. Results indicated that Chinese teachers first attributed misbehaviour to student characteristics, such as being "lazy, not…

  19. The Student Teacher Portfolio as Autobiography: Developing a Professional Identity.

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    Antonek, Janis L.; And Others

    1997-01-01

    Argues that student teacher portfolios are a viable, effective, appropriate tool for documenting teacher growth and development and for promoting reflective practice. Traces the unique paths of two pre-service foreign language teachers who constructed a professional identity from the historical and cultural conditions of their classroom…

  20. Examining Elementary Teachers' Identities through Analysis of Student Science Notebooks

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    Madden, Lauren

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to understand how teacher identity influences elementary teachers' science practices from multiple perspective---the teacher's self-reported identity, the researcher's perspective, and the students' perspectives. Two frameworks on identity were synthesized and used in this research. The first, developed by Gee…