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O'Flaherty, Joanne; Gleeson, Jim – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
The moral role of the teacher has long been recognised and this has implications for the selection and education of student teachers. There is growing recognition of the importance of teachers' capacity to make sound moral judgements and of the influence of teachers' levels of moral reasoning on their professional practice. The paper presents the…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Moral Values, Longitudinal Studies, Undergraduate Students
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Üstünlüoglu, Evrim – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
Despite a growing number of studies on the effectiveness of teaching and quality in higher education, reports indicate that more work is needed regarding meeting expectations in teaching quality, in particular, in investigating lecturers' application of pedagogical knowledge when transferring discipline-specific knowledge. This study aimed to…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Quality, Instructional Effectiveness, Higher Education
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Liou, Yi-Hwa; Daly, Alan J.; Canrinus, Esther T.; Forbes, Cheryl A.; Moolenaar, Nienke M.; Cornelissen, Frank; Van Lare, Michelle; Hsiao, Joyce – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
This exploratory study foregrounds the important, but often understudied social side of pre-service teacher development and its relation to teaching performance in one university-based teacher preparation program in the US. We examine the extent to which pre-service elementary teachers' social relationships and perceptions of peer trust and…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Effectiveness
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Zyngier, David – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
This paper analyses pre-service education student perceptions and perspectives related to education for democracy in Australia. Using a critical pedagogical framework datum from an online survey, it presents both quantitative and qualitative responses of contrasting understandings of democracy. It begins by outlining the concepts of thick and thin…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Democracy
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Jerez, Oscar; Valenzuela, Leslier; Pizarro, Veronica; Hasbun, Beatriz; Valenzuela, Gabriela; Orsini, Cesar – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
In recent decades, higher education institutions worldwide have been moving from knowledge-based to competence-based curricula. One of the greatest challenges in this transition is the difficulty in changing the knowledge-oriented practices of teachers. This study evaluates the consistency between syllabus design and the requirements imposed by a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Evaluation Criteria, Competency Based Education, Case Studies
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Klug, Julia; Bruder, Simone; Schmitz, Bernhard – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
Diagnosing is one of teachers' key competences. Lately, a new model of teachers' diagnostic competence and therewith a new measurement method focusing on diagnosing students' learning behavior in an interdisciplinary approach have been developed. They can build a basis for promoting teachers' diagnostic competence. However, some questions relevant…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Competence, Student Behavior, Teacher Attitudes
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Friedman, Isaac A. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
The article focuses on investigating pre-service teachers' expectations of their future teaching career, in particular concerning teacher-student interrelations. In an attempt to comprehend why people choose teaching as a professional career, a conceptual model titled "Teachers" altruistic-narcissistic classroom expectations' was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Expectation
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Pecek, Mojca; Macura-Milovanovic, Suncica – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
The relationship between admissions criteria, the preparation provided by teacher education programmes and student teachers' (STs) beliefs about inclusive education (IE) are rarely made explicit. The paucity of data regarding this relationship leads us to question whether teacher candidates' prior beliefs matter relative to admissions criteria or…
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Correlation, Teacher Education Programs, Student Teachers
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Castaño, Raimundo; Poy, Raquel; Tomsa, Raluca; Flores, Noelia; Jenaro, Cristina – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
In a rapidly changing world, the mission of education deserves some reflection. Mutual understanding and assessment between trainers and trainees offers a way to promote discussion concerning goals, values, and strategies that should be promoted at schools. This study offers the views of 153 pre-service teachers and their respective trainers…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers, Practicums
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Hoskin, Jake; Boyle, Christopher; Anderson, Joanna – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
Teachers' attitudes have been identified as being vital to the success of inclusive education (IE). With pre-school student populations becoming increasingly diverse, and many children experiencing this as their first involvement in formal education, the attitudes towards IE of pre-school teachers are more important than ever. This study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Inclusion
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Soini, Tiina; Pietarinen, Janne; Toom, Auli; Pyhältö, Kirsi – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
This study explores Finnish first-year primary teacher students' (N = 244) sense of professional agency in the classroom. In addition, the interrelation between student teachers' sense of professional agency and the perceptions of teacher education as a learning environment is explored. The sense of professional agency in the classroom…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Teachers, Teacher Empowerment, Correlation
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Gleeson, J.; O'Flaherty, J.; Galvin, T.; Hennessy, J. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
The dissonance between the socialisation experiences of student teachers during their own schooling and practicums and university-based teacher education programmes is indicative of the broader theory/practice dichotomy in education. While this dichotomy is of considerable interest to all teacher educators, studies of students' pre- and…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Student Placement, Schizophrenia, Practicums
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Ferguson Patrick, Kate; Macqueen, Suzanne; Reynolds, Ruth – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2014
In an era of international multimedia exposure and a global economy, there is no question that global education (GE) must be part of the school curriculum. Effective delivery of GE is reliant on adequate teacher preparation. A group of teacher educators at one University sought to raise the profile of GE with pre-service teachers through the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Global Education, Teacher Education