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The Relation Between The Level Of Job Satisfaction And Types Of Personality In High School Teachers, Sezer Ayan, Faruk Kocacik 2010 Cumhuriyet University, Turkey

The Relation Between The Level Of Job Satisfaction And Types Of Personality In High School Teachers, Sezer Ayan, Faruk Kocacik

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

Teachers are loaded important responsibilities in educational process. The productivity and effectiveness of them are influenced by promotion, charging, job security, technological level, course load and working schedule which all are determined mostly by their institutions and influenced by noncognitive characteristics such as age, gender, family structure and finally influenced by personality types and characteristics, attitudes and behaviors, social values, competency and other personality characteristics of teachers. Purpose of this study was to establish the relationship between the level of job satisfaction of high school teachers and types of personality and to evaluate the differences of the levels of job ...


Supporting Primary And Secondary Beginning Teachers Online: Key Findings Of The Education Alumni Support Project, T. W. Maxwell, I. Harrington, H. J. Smith 2010 University of New England

Supporting Primary And Secondary Beginning Teachers Online: Key Findings Of The Education Alumni Support Project, T. W. Maxwell, I. Harrington, H. J. Smith

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

During 2005, the Education Alumni Support Project (EdASP) (Maxwell, Smith, Baxter, Boyd, Harrington, Jenkins, Sargeant & Tamatea 2006) provided online support for University of New England (UNE) graduand, and later, graduate, teachers as they commenced their careers. The project was based on research which reported that many beginning teachers did not get the support they needed as permanent or contract workers, or, as casual, relief or support teachers, and that small scale trials had shown that online support could be effective. One third of beginning teachers who were alumni of UNE in 2004, reported they did not receive adequate or any ...


Negotiating Identities In The Transition From Graduate Student To Teacher Educator, Melody Viczeko, Lisa L. Wright 2010 University of Alberta, Canada

Negotiating Identities In The Transition From Graduate Student To Teacher Educator, Melody Viczeko, Lisa L. Wright

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

Although practitioners, policy-makers, and academics call for reform in teacher education, there is ambiguity surrounding the identity transformation of graduate students who “become” teacher educators. This self-study uses narratives, based on intricate personal and collaborative reflection, to explore how the assumption of new role identities is an intricate and ongoing process of learning and reflection. In addition to considering the complexities and interrelationships inherent in role socialization, implications for teacher education practice and policy are raised. We conclude that it is beneficial, for both teacher educators and preservice teachers, to engage in collaborative and relational forms of self-study that foster ...


Preparing Pre-Service Teachers For Multicultural Classrooms, Jessica Aimée Premier, Jenny Miller 2010 Monash University

Preparing Pre-Service Teachers For Multicultural Classrooms, Jessica Aimée Premier, Jenny Miller

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

Cultural diversity is evident throughout schools in Victoria, Australia. Many students are new arrivals from war-torn countries including Sudan, Afghanistan and Iraq. To what extent do teacher training courses in Victoria prepare pre-service teachers to cater for the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) students? This paper reports findings from a qualitative study on pre-service preparation for teaching CALD students in mainstream secondary schools. It investigated ways in which CALD student needs are addressed in secondary teaching courses in Victoria. Data included course outlines, questionnaires completed by forty-one final year pre-service teachers, and interviews with four final year pre-service ...


The Competencies Of An English Teacher: Beginning Student Teachers’ Perceptions, Sorrel Penn-Edwards 2010 Griffith University

The Competencies Of An English Teacher: Beginning Student Teachers’ Perceptions, Sorrel Penn-Edwards

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

This paper presents the results of a survey conducted with first year Education students at a Queensland university on the levels of competency in literacies expected for teachers in schools. Eight aspects were chosen to be examined to discover the skill levels students thought to be essential for effective teaching and to compare these with their estimation of their own skill level; spelling and grammar competency rated the highest, ICT/computing and visual aspects the lowest for teachers. Students rated their own spelling competency at the highest level and knowledge of genre the lowest. They were asked how they intended ...


Philosophical And Pedagogical Patterns Of Beliefs Among Vietnamese And Australian Mathematics Preservice Teachers: A Comparative Study, Bao Hiep Ly, Christine Brew 2010 An Giang University, Vietnam

Philosophical And Pedagogical Patterns Of Beliefs Among Vietnamese And Australian Mathematics Preservice Teachers: A Comparative Study, Bao Hiep Ly, Christine Brew

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

Swayed by global pressures and poor international academic standing, Vietnam in 2002 initiated further school-wide curriculum change reflecting a student-centred reform agenda. Initial research on implementation is producing mixed results. One explanation is a mismatch with a Confucian Heritage Culture as a social-constructivist philosophy may counter the traditional widespread teacher-centred classrooms in Vietnam. School mathematics is often regarded as culture-independent as similar topics are taught across nations. We take as a premise that the adoption of the reform agenda is a worthwhile goal. Presented are the findings of a small scale study that set out to explore antecedent philosophical predispositions ...


First-Year Transition In Teacher Education: The Pod Experience, Jennifer Masters, Sharn Donnison 2010 La Trobe University, Bendigo

First-Year Transition In Teacher Education: The Pod Experience, Jennifer Masters, Sharn Donnison

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

Research on student retention and transition in higher education has been an ongoing focus since the 1950s and during the past decade research into this area has gathered momentum as institutions of higher education increasingly recognise the economic and social costs of failing to retain and transition future graduates. Measures to improve transition and retention rates have generally focused on developing strategies to engage students in their studies and tertiary discourses by providing institutional, academic and/or social support. In this paper we discuss ‘Pods’ as an effective and innovative approach to transitioning first-year pre-service teacher education students in regional ...


The Models Used By Elementary School Teachers To Solve Verbal Problems , Yasin Soylu 2010 Atatürk University Erzurum, Turkey

The Models Used By Elementary School Teachers To Solve Verbal Problems , Yasin Soylu

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

One of the most important goals of mathematics education is to improve students’ problem solving skills, which can only be realized by teachers who are well-trained in this field. In this context, the purpose of the studies on the subject is to investigate the models used by elementary school teachers to solve verbal problems and their opinions in this process. A multiple-case study was conducted for this study which employs the Problem Information Scale comprised of eight open-ended questions. The study sample consists of a total of 100 elementary school teachers. Six of them were selected for individual interviews on ...


Training English Language Student Teachers To Become Reflective Teachers, Ali Al-Issa, Ali Al-Bulushi 2010 Sultan Qaboos University – Sultanate of Oman

Training English Language Student Teachers To Become Reflective Teachers, Ali Al-Issa, Ali Al-Bulushi

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

Reflective teaching practice has become a central theme in professional growth at the pre-service teacher education level almost everywhere. English language teaching (ELT) teacher trainers, like any other teacher trainers, have a powerful role to play in fostering reflection in their student teachers through the approaches and strategies they incorporate in their training, which can have implications related to the perceived worth of reflective practice. This quantitative study describes the responses of 90 final-year ELT student teachers and eight of their trainers at Sultan Qaboos University in the Sultanate of Oman, to a survey about the roles, approaches and strategies ...


The Interconnectedness Of The Roles Of Mentors And Mentees In Pre-Service Teacher Education Mentoring Relationships, Angelina Ambrosetti, John Dekkers 2010 CQUniversity

The Interconnectedness Of The Roles Of Mentors And Mentees In Pre-Service Teacher Education Mentoring Relationships, Angelina Ambrosetti, John Dekkers

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

This review of the research literature focuses on the interconnectedness of the roles of mentor teachers and pre-service teachers. In order to examine the interconnectedness of mentors and mentees, the paper firstly delves into what mentoring is and what contextual factors influence mentoring in pre-service teacher education. It then examines the research literature on mentors and mentees and the roles they undertake in a mentoring relationship. Emerging from the examination of the roles is identification of how the relationship functions with regard to the mentor and mentee who work together to achieve specific goals. The paper highlights the fact that ...


Bibliotherapy Use By Welfare Teams In Secondary Colleges, Pam Harvey 2010 Monash University

Bibliotherapy Use By Welfare Teams In Secondary Colleges, Pam Harvey

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

Bibliotherapy – the use of books to heal – is a concept that dates back to the time of the philosopher Aristotle who believed that literature had healing effects and that reading fiction was a way of purging illness. But how is bibliotherapy practiced now in secondary schools? This study investigates bibliotherapy use in a regional Australian city with adolescents who have chronic illness. It explores the responses of members of welfare teams (welfare co-ordinators, school nurses and teacher-librarians) within secondary schools to questions on how books are used with students experiencing issues. Findings indicate that although bibliotherapy practice is not a ...


Interactive Whiteboards And The First Year Experience: Integrating Iwbs Into Pre-Service Teacher Education, Chris Campbell, Dona Martin 2010 The University of Notre Dame Australia

Interactive Whiteboards And The First Year Experience: Integrating Iwbs Into Pre-Service Teacher Education, Chris Campbell, Dona Martin

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

The focus of this paper is on how pre-service teachers investigate using interactive whiteboards (IWBs) to incorporate e-teaching into their lessons. Digital convergence in the classroom makes technology an integral part of teaching rather than an add-on feature (Kent, 2004a, 2004b). To establish a context for the use of IWB in schools, the paper first examines relevant literature on IWBs. It then describes a program designed to link knowledge gained in a first-semester Information and Communication Technology (ICT) unit of a first year pre-service teacher undergraduate course with the practical use of IWBs in a mathematics education unit, Working Mathematically ...


School Aged Children : Visual Perception And Reversal Recognition Of Letters And Numbers Separately And In Context, Janet E. Richmond 2010 Edith Cowan University

School Aged Children : Visual Perception And Reversal Recognition Of Letters And Numbers Separately And In Context, Janet E. Richmond

Theses: Doctorates and Masters

Visual discrimination, spatial orientation, and recognition of letters and numbers in context are important issues in helping young students achieve good literacy and numeracy standards. Thus, measures of Visual Discrimination of Upper Case Letters (VDUCL), Visual Discrimination of Lower Case Letters (VDLCL), and Visual Discrimination of Numbers (VDN) as well as Spatial Orientation of Letter and Number Pairs (SOLNP), Form Constancy of Letters and Numbers (FCLNP), Letter and Number Sequencing (LNS), Figure Ground of Letters in Words FGLW) and Figure Ground Numbers in Calculations (FGNC) must be linear and uni-dimensional so that student weaknesses can be identified objectively. The Simple ...


Notes From The Presidential Forum March 1, 2010, Patricia Humphrey 2010 Georgia Southern University

Notes From The Presidential Forum March 1, 2010, Patricia Humphrey

Faculty Senate Index

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Faculty Senate Minutes-2010, Georgia Southern University 2010 Georgia Southern University

Faculty Senate Minutes-2010, Georgia Southern University

Faculty Senate Minutes

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Implicit Theories Of Ability Of Grade 6 Science Students: Relation To Epistemological Beliefs And Academic Motivation And Achievement In Science, Jason Chen, Frank Pajares 2010 College of William & Mary

Implicit Theories Of Ability Of Grade 6 Science Students: Relation To Epistemological Beliefs And Academic Motivation And Achievement In Science, Jason Chen, Frank Pajares

Articles

We investigated (a) the associations of implicit theories and epistemological beliefs and their effects on the academic motivation and achievement of students in Grade 6 science and (b) the mean differences of implicit theories, epistemological beliefs, and academic motivation and achievement as a function of gender and race/ethnicity (N = 508). Path analysis revealed that an incremental view of ability had direct and indirect effects on adaptive motivational factors, whereas fixed entity views had direct and indirect effects on maladaptive factors. Epistemological beliefs mediated the influence of implicit theories of ability on achievement goal orientations, self-efficacy, and science achievement. Results ...


Job Satisfaction Of Naia Head Coaches At Small Faith-Based Colleges: The Teacher-Coach Model, Craig L. Stiemsma 2010 Dordt College

Job Satisfaction Of Naia Head Coaches At Small Faith-Based Colleges: The Teacher-Coach Model, Craig L. Stiemsma

Faculty Work: Comprehensive List

The head coaches at smaller colleges usually have other job responsibilities that include teaching, along with the responsibilities of coaching, recruiting, scheduling, and other coaching-related jobs. There is often a dual role involved for these coaches who try to juggle two different jobs that sometimes require different skill sets and involve different responsibilities that may lead to role conflict. The primary purpose of this study was to determine the level of job satisfaction of coaches in the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC). This study also sought to determine if there were differences in coaches' levels of job satisfaction based on ...


The Effects Of Gender On Rumination, Co-Rumination, Depression, And Relationship Satisfaction, Mera El Ramahi 2010 Eastern Illinois University

The Effects Of Gender On Rumination, Co-Rumination, Depression, And Relationship Satisfaction, Mera El Ramahi

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


Faculty Fellows: Academic Initiatives Within The Residential Learning Communities At Eastern Illinois University, Denika L. Wilson 2010 Eastern Illinois University

Faculty Fellows: Academic Initiatives Within The Residential Learning Communities At Eastern Illinois University, Denika L. Wilson

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


Separate But Equal?: The Experiences Of African American Female Graduate Students In A College Student Affairs Program, Leah Reeves 2010 Eastern Illinois University

Separate But Equal?: The Experiences Of African American Female Graduate Students In A College Student Affairs Program, Leah Reeves

Masters Theses

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