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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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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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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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Chien, Chin-Wen – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
Though it is well known that pre-service teachers' field experiences are recognized as key to enhancing teaching practice, Taiwanese pre-service teachers who take "Teaching Methods and Materials" in elementary school's seven areas often complain that they lack field experience. They do not have the opportunity to experience teaching…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Mentors, Experienced 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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Brand, Brenda R.; Triplett, Cheri F. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2012
Because present initiatives guiding educational decision-making place a high emphasis on accountability, there was a need to explore the educational value of the literacy and science education courses' joint interdisciplinary focus for elementary education. With current research alluding to time constraints, scripted curriculum, and memorization…
Descriptors: Education Courses, Decision Making, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes