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Ask, Anne S.; Røed, Margrethe; Omholt, Mona L.; Aarek, Ingebjørg – Journal of the International Society for Teacher Education, 2017
Blended education, or on-line education in combination with face-to-face education, is becoming more relevant in postsecondary education. The University of Agder offers blended education in food and health. In this study, we explored the advantages and disadvantages of providing blended education in food and health compared to providing oncampus…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Foods Instruction
Chan, Jackie W. W.; Lau, Miki; Li, Sandy C.; Pow, Jacky; Lai, Gina; Wong, Alpha – Journal of the International Society for Teacher Education, 2017
To facilitate students' learning, teachers are keen to try out various ICT tools, recommend those they find useful to their classes, and even tailor-make tools for their classrooms with the assistance of engineers. However, students are not always eager to voluntarily apply these tools to their assignments. This paper reports on findings from a…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Cooperative Learning, Student Attitudes
Felicetti, Vera Lucia – Journal of the International Society for Teacher Education, 2017
With increasing access to Brazilian higher education comes increasing dropout rates in both licentiate and non-licentiate undergraduate programs. This paper reports on a comparative study of licentiate and non-licentiate undergraduate programs that enrolled students who either had or did not have a University Program for All (ProUni) scholarship.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Study, Comparative Analysis, Certification
Küçüközyigit, Mehmet Salih; Könez, Nilüfer Altun; Yilmaz, Betül – Journal of the International Society for Teacher Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to develop and demonstrate the reliability and validity of the The Attitude Scale Towards the Special Education Teaching Profession (ASTSETP). The participants were 384 students from Faculties of Education and teacher candidates from 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year classes. Using a 5-point Likert Type, a 42-item draft…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Test Validity, Special Education, Preservice Teachers
Palaniandy, Seloamoney – Journal of the International Society for Teacher Education, 2017
This conceptual paper is intended to highlight the need for instructional support for teachers and academic lecturers who enter the profession without formal pedagogy training, and discuss how this phenomenon can be addressed via healthy collegial practices and institutional support. The paper also emphasizes the need for those who enter the…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Collegiality, Teacher Collaboration, Information Seeking
Petersen, Karen Bjerg – Journal of the International Society for Teacher Education, 2017
Most European Union countries and members of the Organization of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) are facing increasing learner diversity in schools and are accommodating increasing numbers of children from ethnic minority and/or migrant backgrounds. International surveys from OECD indicate that teachers are in need of professional…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Multicultural Education, Student Diversity, Classroom Techniques
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DeLuca, Christopher; Volante, Louis – Journal of the International Society for Teacher Education, 2016
This paper examines the challenges associated with promoting and modeling assessment for learning within initial teacher education programs. Based on their experiences teaching in a variety of higher education institutions within Canada and the United States and on a critical synthesis of literature, the authors identify three broad constraints…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Theory Practice Relationship, Praxis, Barriers
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Senemoglu, Nuray; Beyaztas, Dilek Ilhan; Kapti, Suzan Beyza – Journal of the International Society for Teacher Education, 2016
The quality of teacher education is closely related to the quality of teacher educators. High quality teacher education requires that teacher educators possess relevant knowledge and skills, professional experiences, and commitment. It also can be assumed that the quality of graduate-level education influences the quality of teacher education…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Opinions, Student Attitudes, Schools of Education
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Rushton, Sheryl J.; Hadley, Kristin M.; Stewart, Penée W. – Journal of the International Society for Teacher Education, 2016
Developing high levels of mathematical skills in students is a concern for teachers worldwide, since most of the fastest growing occupations require significant mathematics or science preparation. Teachers need to be prepared to teach mathematics successfully. If teachers are not fluent in simple mathematical calculations, they may not feel…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Mathematics Skills
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Mathipa, Elias Rajabalala; Matlabe, Sizakele M. – Journal of the International Society for Teacher Education, 2016
The teaching profession has a long history of providing mentorship to mentees (budding lecturers) through focused, collaborative, and one-on-one relationships. However, despite new lecturers' ongoing need for guidance and assistance, mentoring is relatively neglected as a concept in institutions of higher education. This study explores the concept…
Descriptors: Mentors, Faculty Development, Training Methods, Teacher Researchers
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Krulatz, Anna – Journal of the International Society for Teacher Education, 2016
This paper presents the process and the outcomes of an action research project aimed at examining and improving pedagogical practices in a Norwegian in-service English teacher course through the use of the Reflective Teaching Model (Hart, Najee-ullah, & Schultz, 2004). The project was conducted in a constructivist-based classroom and consisted…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Reflective Teaching, Action Research, Inservice Teacher Education
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Ask, Anne Selvik; Aarek, Ingebjørg – Journal of the International Society for Teacher Education, 2016
There is a need for a more sustainable diet in many countries. Using Mediterranean principles could provide a possible answer. The principles of the Mediterranean diet and suitability to the Nordic diet have been discussed in courses mainly for Norwegian food and health teachers and students visiting Greece. What benefits do the participants…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dietetics, Questionnaires, Course Evaluation
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Thingholm, Hanne Balsby – Journal of the International Society for Teacher Education, 2015
This article has two purposes: (a) To argue that didactically designed teaching and learning materials as content in teacher education can meet two well-known challenges of teacher education: linking theory and practice and linking individual subject areas; and (b) To present the results of an empirical study carried out in connection with the…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Interdisciplinary Approach, Preservice Teacher Education, Instructional Materials
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Byrd, David R.; Alexander, Melina – Journal of the International Society for Teacher Education, 2015
The population of English learners (ELs) is increasing dramatically and teachers need to learn how advocate for these often marginalized students. This study investigates various syllabi from English as a second language pre-service teacher course work that are aimed at preparing future teachers to advocate for ELs. The researchers employed…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teachers, Second Language Learning
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Rudge, Lucila T. – Journal of the International Society for Teacher Education, 2015
With the dramatic rise of diversity in American schools, the need to prepare teachers to work with this population, and the increasing popularity of online instruction, teacher educators and researchers need to pay greater attention to the effects of online instruction. This study examines and compares the impact of a critical multicultural…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Student Diversity, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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