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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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Woloshyn, Vera E.; Grierson, Arlene L. – Journal of the International Society for Teacher Education, 2015
In this case study, we document the experiences and perspectives of six young women who participated in two or more voluntourism projects while in secondary school. Participants completed individual interviews where they discussed the impact of their voluntourism experiences on their worldviews, behaviours, and aspirations. Voluntourism appeared…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Volunteers, Student Experience, Case Studies
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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
Glegg, Alastair – Journal of the International Society for Teacher Education, 2003
Examines the changing nature of expectations for teachers in British Columbia, from the first formal teacher examinations to the present, showing how different forces helped determine what constitutes right-minded teachers. The paper focuses on: the Victorian age (moral exemplars); the normal years (imperial apprentices); between the wars…
Descriptors: Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
Schutz, Alice; Richards, Merle – Journal of the International Society for Teacher Education, 2003
Examined the experiences of international graduate students enrolled in a Canadian university. Interviews with these second language learners highlighted recurrent themes related to practical concerns of daily life, development of the academic skills needed in North American universities, and the relationship of academic life to the personal…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries