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Canrinus, Esther T.; Klette, Kirsti; Hammerness, Karen; Bergem, Ole Kristian – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
The aim of this article is to explore similarities and differences in teacher candidates' perceptions of their opportunities to enact practice in university courses in five teacher education programmes, located in Norway, Finland, USA, Cuba, and Chile. Paper and pencil surveys were distributed among candidates (N = 488) to measure their perception…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs
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Schaefer, Lee; Clandinin, D. Jean – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
In this paper, we focus on questions around who we are as teacher educators as well as our responsibilities in helping pre-service teachers compose forward-looking stories as they prepare to begin teaching. We draw on the results of two studies in this paper: one a semi-structured interview study with 55 second- and third-year teachers in two…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Responsibility
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Ryan, Mary; Bourke, Terri; Lunn Brownlee, Jo; Rowan, Leonie; Walker, Sue; Churchward, Peter – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
The recasting of teaching as a technical enterprise rather than as a space for intelligent problem-solving means that governments around the world will continue to pursue agendas to regulate and prescribe teacher education. Teacher education reform has been attempted for over 30 years in many countries around the world, yet the crucial priority of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Educators, Teaching Conditions
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Mauri, Teresa; Onrubia, Javier; Colomina, Rosa; Clarà, Marc – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
This paper considers how student teachers, mentor teachers and university tutors who participate in collaborative settings for joint reflection on practical teaching situations during students' practicum perceive their roles and opportunities for learning in these settings. We are also interested in how the participants experience this kind of…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Practicums, Mentors, Role
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Furlong, John – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
For nearly 40 years the quality and value of the contribution of universities to initial teacher education has been brought into question. This is particularly so in England where the ongoing 'discourse of derision' has resulted in universities no longer being seen as necessary partners in the process. More recently, similar challenges have taken…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Educational Change, Educational Quality, Foreign Countries
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Toom, Auli; Tiilikainen, Mikko; Heikonen, Lauri; Leijen, Äli; Mena, Juanjo; Husu, Jukka – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
This study investigated student teachers' (N = 82) learning of action-oriented knowledge (AOK), triggering incidents in teaching practice, and the relationships between these two. Student teacher's action-oriented knowledge is understood as core capability for the practice of teaching, and learning of action-oriented knowledge needs to be…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Critical Incidents Method, Preservice Teacher Education, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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Alvarez, Ibis M.; Weise, Crista; Vall, Berta; González, Montserrat; Morodo, Andy – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
Educational Psychology makes a significant contribution to the development of skills to research the effectivity of teacher practices in class. However, there is little agreement on what educational psychology concepts are most relevant for teacher training. This paper reports on trainee teachers' self-perceived mastery of, and attributed…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Elementary School Teachers, Foreign Countries, Expectation
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Fitchett, Paul G.; McCarthy, Christopher J.; Lambert, Richard G.; Boyle, Lauren – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
Previous research has demonstrated associations between teacher stress and occupational burnout, but few studies have attempted to operationalize a central tenet of most stress theories, namely that teachers' appraisals of their classroom demands vis-à-vis their classroom resources is a central driver of vulnerability to stress. The research is…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Stress Variables, Risk Assessment, Work Environment
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Yancovic-Allen, Macarena – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
This study aims to explore what pre-service elementary teachers think about the use they will give to research in their future teaching professional practice. Thirty-three pre-service elementary teachers from a Chilean university were interviewed using a phenomenographic approach. Analysis yielded four categories of description, ranging from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes
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López Solé, Susana; Civís Zaragoza, Mireia; Díaz-Gibson, Jordi – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
This paper studies the social side of pre-service teacher education and draws on social network analysis to explore the relation between the social capital of pre-service teachers and their academic and professional success. An online survey was applied to a sample of 321 students enrolled full time either in Preschool Education or Primary…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Social Networks, Network Analysis
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Hopkins, Sarah Lisa; Round, Penny Norma; Barley, Karen Dawn – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
Inclusive education requires restructuring educational provision so that mainstream schools are able to provide for the needs of all students in their communities. To help realise this goal, initial teacher education programmes need to better prepare new graduates for teaching students with complex special education needs, including students with…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Teacher Competencies, Preservice Teacher Education
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Papatraianou, Lisa H.; Strangeways, Al; Beltman, Susan; Schuberg Barnes, Emma – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
Enhancing resilience is key to reducing teacher attrition and addressing the challenges of the profession but scant research exists on resilience in regional and remote settings, where there is a shortage of quality, specialist and lead teachers. The aim of this study was to combine ecological and relational perspectives on resilience to examine…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Resilience (Psychology), Rural Schools, Foreign Countries
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Bhukhanwala, Foram; Dean, Kim; Troyer, Maryellen – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
This qualitative study examined the question: How can arts-based approaches facilitate transformative learning in a student teaching seminar? Two teacher educators facilitated a supplemental and voluntary arts-based ST seminar that comprised six, two-hour sessions. Thirty-four student teachers participated over five semesters making use of Theater…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Teachers, Seminars, Preservice Teacher Education
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Häkkinen, Päivi; Järvelä, Sanna; Mäkitalo-Siegl, Kati; Ahonen, Arto; Näykki, Piia; Valtonen, Teemu – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
With regard to the growing interest in developing teacher education to match the twenty-first-century skills, while many assumptions have been made, there has been less theoretical elaboration and empirical research on this topic. The aim of this article is to present our pedagogical framework for the twenty-first-century learning practices in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Cooperative Learning
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Mathewson Mitchell, Donna; Reid, Jo-Anne – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
Contemporary research conversations about the utility of practice theories to professional education support the reconceptualisation of pre-service teacher education in ways that provide strong preparation for continued professional learning. This paper reports on an empirical inquiry that introduced a theoretically informed practice-based…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Theory Practice Relationship, Educational Practices, Intervention
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