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Willemse, T. Martijn; Vloeberghs, Lijne; de Bruïne, Erica J.; Van Eynde, Sofie – Teaching Education, 2016
Family-school partnerships (FSP) are considered important for students' academic and social development. However, preparing preservice teachers for these partnerships is seen as a challenge. Most studies on preservice teachers' preparation for FSP have been conducted in North American contexts, and little knowledge exists from a European…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Family School Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Preservice Teacher Education
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Fokkens-Bruinsma, Marjon; Canrinus, Esther Tamara – Teaching Education, 2015
This study investigated which factors determine degree completion in a Dutch university-based teacher education programme. We assumed that both student characteristics and characteristics of the learning environment affected degree completion. We included the following factors in our study: motivation for becoming a teacher, teaching…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Graduation
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van Tartwijk, Jan; Veldman, Ietje; Verloop, Nico – Teaching Education, 2011
Teachers can profit from a solid knowledge base that can function as a frame of reference to help them organize their thinking. However, theoretical knowledge is easily "washed out" during the first confrontations with practice. For this reason, several Dutch university-based teacher education programs use a realistic approach to teacher…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Beginning Teachers
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Tillema, Harm H. – Teaching Education, 2004
Teacher educators are increasingly experiencing conflicts between external demands and their ideas about preparing students to teach. This paper reports on ways in which such educators promote learning in their students, and how their practical teaching methods relate to their professional views on teaching. This paper argues that the teaching…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Educators, Teaching Methods, Theory Practice Relationship