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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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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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Tsujino, Kemma – Journal of the International Society for Teacher Education, 2015
In this article, teacher education reforms in Germany were analysed from a Japanese outsider's viewpoint. To describe the feature of "Germany" is never easy because of its diversity; however, from an outsider's viewpoint, certain unified features can be made clear. The symbol of today's reform is the teacher education standards from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Quality Assurance, Educational Policy
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Kesianye, Sesutho; Garegae, Kgomotso; Chakalisa, Paul; Mogotsi, Salome – Journal of the International Society for Teacher Education, 2014
This study, a survey of University of Botswana mathematics pre-service student-teachers taking introductory methods courses, was conducted to find aspects of the courses they perceived to be their priority learning desires. It aimed at evaluating whether student-teachers perceived ideas could be tapped into towards improvement of the teacher…
Descriptors: Student Teacher Attitudes, Methods Courses, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Serow, Penelope; Taylor, Neil; Burnett, Greg; Sullivan, Terence; Smardon, Dianne; Tarrant, Jodana; Angell, Emily – Journal of the International Society for Teacher Education, 2014
In global terms, the world is facing chronic teacher shortages "that will persist beyond 2015 for future decades to come if current trends continue" (UNESCO, 2013). UNESCO reports that the East Asia and Pacific Region need to fill an additional 57,000 teaching positions to achieve universal primary education standards. The closing of the…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Developing Nations, Teacher Education Programs, Needs Assessment