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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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Elemure, Ehis V.; Elemure, Clement Boluwaji – Journal of the International Society for Teacher Education, 2016
The role of quality education in nation building cannot be overemphasized as no nation can grow beyond the level of education it offers its citizenry. In the same vein, no country can develop meaningfully without a well-developed vocational education programme. Business Education is geared towards the attainment of skills, values, and abilities…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Educational Finance, Business Education
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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
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Tilley, Susan A.; Taylor, Leanne – Journal of the International Society for Teacher Education, 2014
The language of "scholar-activist" has made its way into academic discourse over the last few decades. Historically a divide has existed between academics situated in the university and activists working within and across communities. This discussion paper addresses challenges scholars face when doing activist work within their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scholarship, Activism, Universities