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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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Zhang, Zuochen – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
This article reports the perceived learning of a group of Chinese teacher candidates who audited an ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) literacy course while participating in an exchange programme between Southwest University in China and the University of Windsor in Canada. Data were collected through (1) reflective notes written by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, International Educational Exchange
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Liu, Yibing; Wu, Na; Chi-Kin Lee, John – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
This article is based on the empirical research involving Chinese exchange teacher candidates from Southwest University in China who participated in the "Reciprocal Learning in Teacher Education and School Education between Canada and China (RLTESECC)" project and studied at the University of Windsor. These teachers conducted classroom…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Educational Exchange, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs
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Xu, Shijing – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
The Preservice "Teacher Education Reciprocal Learning Programme" has been developed on a vision of bridging the East and West dichotomy by harmonising Eastern learning with Western knowledge. This programme is one of the two foundations for Xu and Connelly's 7-year Canada-China Reciprocal Learning Partnership in teacher education and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Student Exchange Programs, International Educational Exchange, Foreign Countries
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Qiao, Xuefeng; Lai, Manhong – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
This article examines the development of pre-service teachers' job-related perceptions of teaching in rural areas in the Free Teacher Education (FTE) programme in mainland China. Drawing on in-depth interviews with 22 teacher educators and 11 pre-service teachers, this study found that pre-service teachers' perceptions were constructed through…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Rural Areas, Student Attitudes, Teacher Education Programs
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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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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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Wan, Sally Wai-Yan – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
Catering for learner diversity is one of the key areas in the recent educational reform in Hong Kong. Pre-service teacher education acts as a fundamental way to equip pre-service teachers ready for accommodating diverse learning needs and to build up pre-service teachers' self-efficacy. The purpose of the study is to examine prospective teachers'…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Classroom Techniques, Questionnaires, Focus Groups
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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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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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Rinke, Carol R.; Mawhinney, Lynnette; Park, Gloria – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2014
This article extends the literature on teachers' career paths by attending to the experiences of educators when they were students in secondary classrooms. Grounded in the perspective that biography is central to teaching, we investigate undergraduate pre-service teachers' educational experiences, views on teaching and learning, and professional…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Student Attitudes, Interviews, Preservice Teachers
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Hughes, Marie Tejero; Parker-Katz, Michelle; Balasubramanian, Anita – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2013
Despite the high numbers of students with disabilities struggling with literacy, few teachers report feeling well prepared to address it. Most students with disabilities encounter challenges in reading and professional development can help teachers learn a range of ways to address those. In this article, we discuss a professional development…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Reading Instruction, Teacher Education, Special Education
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Cosnefroy, Laurent; Buhot, Eric – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2013
This study explores how French-secondary-trainee teachers perceive their professional development over their year-long training. Two research questions are addressed: How prominent is workplace learning in teaching competencies acquisition? Is there a relationship between learning modes and the kind of teaching competencies to be acquired? Four…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Workplace Learning, Preservice Teachers