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Saloviita, Timo – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2019
An exit survey performed for graduating students is an economical way to assess the outcomes of teacher education. In this study, exit survey data were collected from eight cohorts of Finnish student teachers who graduated between the years 2008 and 2015. A final sample consisted of 1102 preservice primary and subject teachers. A 10-item scale…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outcomes of Education, Teacher Education Programs, Elementary School Teachers
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Thompson, Ian; Willemse, Martijn; Mutton, Trevor; Burn, Katharine; De Bruïne, Erica – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2018
Collaboration with parents is widely regarded as important in the education of children and young people, yet teachers rarely feel sufficiently prepared for this task. Several studies indicate that initial teacher education (ITE) programmes struggle to address issues of family-school partnerships (FSP). Our purpose in this study was to assess…
Descriptors: Family School Relationship, National Surveys, National Curriculum, Teacher Educators
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Alanko, Anu – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2018
Cooperation between home and school benefits pupils' wellbeing in many ways. Hence, it is of utmost importance that teachers are able to cooperate with families in early childhood education as well as in primary and secondary education. In order to work effectively with the diversity of families, teachers need to develop their skills and knowledge…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Family School Relationship, Preservice Teacher Education
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Aspfors, Jessica; Eklund, Gunilla – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2017
Much of the international debate and research on teacher education has centred on how the preparation of teachers should be organised. In contrast to many other countries, teacher education in Finland has been university-based for decades and has a strong research-based approach. This inductive study describes newly qualified teachers' (NQTs)…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Experience, Foreign Countries, Semi Structured Interviews
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Lakkala, Suvi; Turunen, Tuija A.; Kangas, Hennariikka; Pulju, Marja; Kuukasjärvi, Ulla; Autti, Hanna – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2017
This paper explores ways of enhancing inter-professional skills as part of professional development during university studies. From a socio-psychological viewpoint, inter-professional teamwork can be regarded as an interface between the group and individual levels, where collective commitment, efficiency, shared processes and outcomes, as well as…
Descriptors: Interprofessional Relationship, Teamwork, Social Work, Case Studies
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Tirri, Kirsi; Kuusisto, Elina – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2016
This study identifies the nature of the purposes that Finnish student teachers of different subjects (N = 372) have for teaching and how these perceptions could inform teacher education. Earlier studies have shown that both American and Finnish students have found the role of their teachers to be very important in teaching and learning purpose.…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Student Surveys
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Kuusisto, Elina; Gholami, Khalil; Tirri, Kirsi – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2016
This paper examines Finnish (n = 464) and Iranian (n = 556) teachers' views on their competence to teach purpose. "Purpose" is defined as a stable intention to accomplish something that is both meaningful to the self and of consequence beyond the self over time. The study revealed that all Iranian teachers evaluated their competence for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Attitudes, Cross Cultural Studies
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Maaranen, Katriina; Pitkäniemi, Harri; Stenberg, Katariina; Karlsson, Liisa – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2016
Personal practical theories (PPTs) are built based on underlying beliefs, experiences, values and conceptions regarding 'good teaching'. Having a vision of teaching and valuing the work may have a strong effect on one's sense of identity, resilience and commitment. This study focused on Finnish teacher students' (N = 84) PPTs constructed during…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Teachers, Theories, Graduate Students
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Tirri, Kirsi – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2014
This article sets out to identify and discuss the changes that have taken place in Finnish teacher education during the last 40 years (1974-2014). A brief history of teacher education in Finland is presented, followed by the goals and aims of current research-based teacher education in Finland. Finally, the major changes in Finnish teacher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Educational History
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Hokka, Paivi; Etelapelto, Anneli; Rasku-Puttonen, Helena – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2012
Agency has been seen as fundamental in the renegotiation of professional identities. However, it is unclear how teacher educators exercise their professional agency in their work, and how multiple discourses frame and restrict the practice of their professional agency. This study examines how teacher educators practise agency in negotiating their…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Professional Identity, Teacher Researchers, Teacher Role
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Hanhimaki, Eija; Tirri, Kirsi – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2009
The purpose of the present study was to identify and investigate critical incidents at school that require ethically sensitive teaching. This kind of knowledge is needed in teacher education to prepare future teachers for their profession. The data included narrative interviews with 12 teachers from four urban schools in Finland. Critical…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Foreign Countries, Ethics, Teacher Educators
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Maaranen, Katriina; Krokfors, Leena – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2008
Researching can be viewed as a way of analysing issues of schooling by linking theoretical knowledge with perceptions of educational reality already during teacher education. Not only does practicing teaching provide a context for analysing instruction, learning, school culture, diversity, or any other issue related to schooling, also researching…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, School Culture, Theory Practice Relationship, Masters Theses
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Krokfors, Leena; Jyrhama, Riitta; Kynaslahti, Heikki; Toom, Auli; Maaranen, Katriina; Kansanen, Pertti – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2006
This paper examines the context of teacher education in which certain students work as teachers whilst at the same time they study in a teacher education programme. The two phenomena that are discussed are the integration of theory and practice, and learning while working. These are located in the wider framework of teachers' pedagogical thinking,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs, Theory Practice Relationship, Student Teachers
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Hakkinen, Paivi – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2003
Today, a variety of web-based learning environments have been developed for educational purposes, especially in higher education and continuing education courses. At the same time many studies have reported how networked interaction in many learning projects results in superficial and experience-based discussion, and does not reach the level of…
Descriptors: Interaction, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Mediated Communication, Cooperative Learning