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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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Gavish, Bella – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
To open a window into perceptions entailed in the professional world view of special education teacher trainees, three research questions were developed: (a) What are their motives for joining the profession? (b) How do they perceive the role of the special education teacher? and (c) What are their expectations from teacher training? The research…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Training
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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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Tam, Angela Choi Fung – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
This qualitative study aimed to explore Hong Kong pre-service teachers' beliefs about the potential benefits of a short-term study abroad programme and their practices. Pre- and post-programme semi-structured interviews and reflective journals were employed to collect data. The findings suggest that the transformation of beliefs into practices…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs
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Phelps, Christine M.; Spitzer, Sandy M. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
Although researchers and educators have suggested teaching prospective teachers (PTs) to investigate and learn from their own teaching over time, little research has investigated PTs' beliefs about such an approach. This qualitative study examines prospective elementary teachers' conceptions and values about systematically studying and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Qualitative Research
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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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Wright, Noeline – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
In New Zealand schools, the adoption and persistent use of digital tools to aid learning is a growing but uneven, trend, often linked to the practices of early adopters and/or robust wifi infrastructure. The Technology Adoption Model is used internationally to gauge levels of uptake of technological tools, particularly in commerce and also in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Graduate Students, Preservice Teacher Education
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He, Ye; Prater, Kathryn – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2014
In this study, community service learning is incorporated into a graduate-level English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) teacher preparation course. Focusing on a writing project participants completed with English Learners (ELs) as part of the service-learning project, we explored the impact of the project on: (1) teachers' understanding of ESL…
Descriptors: Service Learning, English Teacher Education, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Ruys, Ilse; Van Keer, Hilde; Aelterman, Antonia – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2014
Despite the research evidence on the effectiveness of collaborative learning (CL), the implementation of this teaching strategy has not yet found a profound place in teaching practice. As a consequence, several studies have investigated teachers' motives regarding and experiences with the use of CL. Most of these studies concern however senior…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Cooperative Learning, Novices, Beginning Teachers
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Chung, Huy Q.; van Es, Elizabeth A. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2014
Learning to systematically analyze the relationship between teaching and student learning is an important but difficult skill to engender in teachers. In this study, we examine how pre-service teachers who were introduced to a framework for analyzing teaching in a video-based teacher education course drew on this tool to analyze their own practice…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Video Technology, Academic Achievement, Teacher Effectiveness
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Strong-Wilson, Teresa; Johnston, Ingrid; Wiltse, Lynne; Burke, Anne; Phipps, Heather; Gonzalez, Ismel – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2014
The research that is the subject of this paper set out to interrogate pre-service teachers' responses to issues of national identity, ideology, and representation in contemporary multicultural Canadian picture books. While the research focused on whether and how the literature could serve to inform and broaden pre-service teachers'…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Professional Identity, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes