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Chan, Jackie W. W.; Tam, Vicky C.; Li, Sandy S.; Pow, Jacky – Journal of the International Society for Teacher Education, 2016
This paper describes the development of a coding guide that was used to evaluate the use of information and communications technologies (ICT) in student assignments. Instrument design and pilot-testing was conducted in a Hong Kong Chinese primary government-subsidised school (I-School) with a school-based e-learning project. The design of the…
Descriptors: Coding, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Assignments
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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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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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Kolawole, Clement O. O.; Jire-Alao, Esther O. – Journal of the International Society for Teacher Education, 2015
Reading comprehension skill is an important aspect of language acquisition that has far-reaching implications on the life of any student. Weak comprehension ability invariably affects not only students' performance in English language, but it hinders competence in other critical fields. Reading comprehension skills are not being taught in ways to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Teaching Skills, Teacher Improvement
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Djoub, Zineb – Journal of the International Society for Teacher Education, 2015
This article aims at helping teachers make effective use of language portfolios in an EFL/ESL context. This is through proposing and making clear the steps of integrating them into their teaching and the way learners' training into their use needs to be conducted to promote their reflective and autonomous learning. These range from identifying the…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Portfolio Assessment, English (Second Language), Personal Autonomy
Ramanathan, Hema; Bruning, Merribeth D. – Journal of the International Society for Teacher Education, 2003
Teachers within a private, Indian, English-medium school discussed their beliefs and practices regarding teaching English in India. Respondents acknowledged the premier position of English in academies and throughout the world, believing their students needed good oral communication skills. However, oral and listening skills were not emphasized in…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Listening Skills
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