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Niemi, Pia-Maria; Hahl, Kaisa – Teaching Education, 2019
Despite the growing demands for carrying out intercultural education as part of all teaching and learning, little attention has been given to the ways in which future subject teachers understand the meaning of 'cultural diversity' and how teacher education programmes prepare future teachers to consider intercultural aims in education. Therefore,…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Foreign Countries, Multicultural Education, Student Teachers
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Räihä, Pekka; Moilanen, Pentti; Dobozy, Eva; Saukkonen, Sakari – Teaching Education, 2018
The aim of the study was to explore the tensions, as experienced by student teachers, in a teacher education program that is based on psychodynamic theory. Previous research shows that students have had orientation problems in innovative university studies because it involves students having to take steps toward their discomfort zone. It was…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Interviews, Anxiety
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Saloviita, Timo; Tolvanen, Asko – Teaching Education, 2017
Seven final year cohorts of Finnish pre-service primary teachers (N = 384) were given an exit survey, which measured their estimated attainment of knowledge and experience in the 10 domains of professional activity considered critical for new teachers in the Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC) standards. The results…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Primary Education
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Lanas, Maija; Zembylas, Michalinos – Teaching Education, 2015
This paper explores how "revolutionary love" may be a viable response in a teacher's pedagogical practices. To do so, we present an in-depth case study of one teacher in a reindeer herding village in Finnish rural north. The paper asks what does revolutionary love mean in teaching practice and what distinguishes loving from non-loving…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Case Studies, Rural Areas, Foreign Countries
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Turunen, Tuija A.; Tuovila, Seija – Teaching Education, 2012
In this article, we describe a collegial case study conducted in one Finnish university during the last field experience in a primary school teacher education program and discuss pedagogy of supervision from university supervisors' perspectives. The aim of the study was to clarify the role of university supervisors and try out a collegial…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Teacher Education Programs, Experiential Learning, Language Skills
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Krokfors, Leena; Kynaslahti, Heikki; Stenberg, Katariina; Toom, Auli; Maaranen, Katriina; Jyrhama, Riitta; Byman, Reijo; Kansanen, Pertti – Teaching Education, 2011
In this article, we examine teacher educators' views on research-based teacher education. Finnish research-based teacher education has four characteristics: (1) the study programme is structured according to a systematic analysis of education; (2) all teaching is based on research; (3) activities are organized in such a way that students can…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Teaching Methods, Investigations, Foreign Countries
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Olmedo, Irma; Harbon, Lesley – Teaching Education, 2010
This article represents the collaborative efforts of two college faculty, one in the USA and one in Australia, exploring notions of internationalization of colleges of education and research on multilingualism and teacher education. First, the paper presents experiences of interactions with international researchers in Mexico, Brazil, Germany,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Multicultural Education, Foreign Countries, Teacher Educators