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Prenger, Rilana; Poortman, Cindy L.; Handelzalts, Adam – Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
Teacher professional learning is considered crucial for improving the quality of education. Teacher collaboration in professional learning communities can contribute to the effectiveness of professional development efforts. In the past decade, there has been a shift from within-school to between-school professional learning communities. However,…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Teacher Collaboration, Program Effectiveness, Teacher Attitudes
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van der Scheer, Emmelien A.; Visscher, Adrie J. – Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
Data-based decision making (DBDM) is an important element of educational policy in many countries, as it is assumed that student achievement will improve if teachers worked in a data-based way. However, studies that evaluate rigorously the effects of DBDM on student achievement are scarce. In this study, the effects of an intensive…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Intervention, Decision Making, Management Information Systems
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Maxwell, Bruce; Tremblay-Laprise, Audrée-Anne; Filion, Marianne; Boon, Helen; Daly, Caroline; van den Hoven, Mariette; Heilbronn, Ruth; Lenselink, Myrthe; Walters, Sue – Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
Despite a broad consensus on the ethical dimensions of the teaching profession, and long-standing efforts to align teacher education with wider trends in professional education, little is known about how teacher candidates are being prepared to face the ethical challenges of contemporary teaching. This article presents the results of an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethical Instruction, Preservice Teacher Education, Comparative Education
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Wolff, Charlotte E.; van den Bogert, Niek; Jarodzka, Halszka; Boshuizen, Henny P. A. – Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
Classroom management represents an important skill and knowledge set for achieving student learning gains, but poses a considerable challenge for beginning teachers. Understanding how teachers' cognition and conceptualizations differ between experts and novices is useful for enhancing beginning teachers' expertise development. We created a coding…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Beginning Teachers, Novices, Experienced Teachers
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Leeferink, Han; Koopman, Maaike; Beijaard, Douwe; Ketelaar, Evelien – Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
This study reports on how student teachers' workplace experiences were transformed into learning experiences. In total, 26 stories from 10 student teachers were collected by means of digital logs and in-depth interviews and unraveled using a new technique of reconstructing stories into webs. In these webs, the factors that played a role in student…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Field Instruction, Personal Narratives, Learning Processes
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Williams, Judy – Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
This article reports on the results of a research project in which 18 teacher educators in three countries-Australia, The Netherlands, and United Kingdom-were interviewed about their experiences of working in the so-called "third space" between schools and universities, particularly in relation to the practicum, or field supervision.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Educators, Interviews, Experience
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Janssen, Fred; Westbroek, Hanna; Doyle, Walter – Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
Amid calls for more practice-based teacher education, this article presents a concrete illustration of a practice-based bridging strategy for preparing high school biology teachers to enact open-inquiry labs. Open-inquiry labs were considered a core practice frame that served as a context for identifying core practices and for giving coherence to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Biology, Science Instruction, Teacher Education
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Berry, Amanda; Van Driel, Jan H. – Journal of Teacher Education, 2013
Despite pressing concerns about the need to prepare high-quality teachers and the central role of teacher educators (TEs) in this process, little is known about how TEs teach about teaching specific subject matter, and how they develop their expertise. This empirical study focuses on the specific expertise that science TEs bring into teacher…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Teachers, Teacher Educators, Expertise
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Zwart, Rosanne C.; Wubbels, Theo; Bergen, Theo; Bolhuis, Sanneke – Journal of Teacher Education, 2009
In the present study, the role of five categories of characteristics of a reciprocal peer coaching context was studied in relation to teacher learning. Both self-reports and student perceptions were used to measure teacher learning. Data were gathered on 28 secondary school teachers (14 coaching dyads). A mixed-method approach was adopted…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Diaries, Secondary School Teachers, Peer Teaching
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Tillema, Harm H. – Journal of Teacher Education, 2009
Supporting student teachers in learning to teach is a collaborative effort by mentor teachers, teacher education supervisors, and student teachers. Each of the participants appraises effort and progress in learning to teach from different perspectives, however. This study explores how practice lessons are assessed by multiple raters. Teacher…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Student Teachers, Mentors, Teacher Educators
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Henze, Ineke; van Driel, Jan H.; Verloop, Nico – Journal of Teacher Education, 2009
In the context of educational innovation, it is important to investigate how in-service teachers learn and adapt their knowledge to changing professional circumstances. The authors investigated the informal learning of a small number of experienced science teachers in their first few years of teaching a new science syllabus in secondary education…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Learning Activities, Individual Activities, Educational Innovation
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Korthagen, Fred A. J. – Journal of Teacher Education, 1985
A Dutch teacher education school developed a program to train future teachers to reflect on their experiences as a means of directing their own growth in the profession. The program is described and feedback results are summarized. Implications for teacher education are drawn. (MT)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Self Evaluation (Individuals)