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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 ...


The Construction Of Education As An Area Of Study At Murdoch University: 1974-2003, Di Gardiner, Tom O’Donoghue, Marnie O'Neill 2010 The University of Western Australia

The Construction Of Education As An Area Of Study At Murdoch University: 1974-2003, Di Gardiner, Tom O’Donoghue, Marnie O'Neill

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

This paper is concerned with the extent to which both structural and agency factors were at play in the establishment and maintenance of an innovative model of Education Studies at Murdoch University in Western Australia, from the mid 1970s to 2003. Regarding structural factors, the fact that the University was established as one of a number of ‘new’ universities on the national scene, with a brief to break out of the curricular traditions of the established universities, meant that there was latitude for the adoption of new curriculum structures in outlining the parameters of Education Studies. However, it required the ...


Teachers’ Influence On Integration Of Tools Into Mathematics Teaching, Sibel Yesildere 2010 Dokuz Eylül University Turkey

Teachers’ Influence On Integration Of Tools Into Mathematics Teaching, Sibel Yesildere

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

This paper examines the process through which three pre-service teachers learn to use mathematical tools; it also looks at pre-service teachers’ instrumentation of tools into mathematics teaching. Three pre-service teachers were studying at a primary mathematics teacher training program at Dokuz Eylül University in Turkey. During an eight-week period, workshops were conducted on curriculum tools with pre-service teachers. Subsequently, pre-service teachers’ lessons were observed in real school settings. The findings are underpinned by the theoretical framework based on the instrumental approach to tool use. Results indicate that pre-service teachers had difficulty in applying the appropriate use of tools, and teachers ...


Minding The ‘P’S For Implementing Online Education: Purpose, Pedagogy, And Practicalities, Wendy Sutherland-Smith, Sue Saltmarsh 2010 Deakin University

Minding The ‘P’S For Implementing Online Education: Purpose, Pedagogy, And Practicalities, Wendy Sutherland-Smith, Sue Saltmarsh

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

Online education has a presence in most Australian universities, and its uptake has been broadly understood as being driven by external imperatives associated with intensive competition within the global knowledge economy. However, the implementation of online education does not take place uniformly, and tensions can arise as a consequence of the considerable variation in approaches taken by institutions, faculties, departments and individual educators. In this paper, we analyse interview data from five Australian universities to consider how senior administrators, teacher educators and educational designers interpret the drivers of and barriers to online education. Our findings indicate that there are considerable ...


Stress Among Prospective Teachers: A Review Of The Literature , Sallie Gardner 2010 Griffith University

Stress Among Prospective Teachers: A Review Of The Literature , Sallie Gardner

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

Student-teacher distress has the potential to impact on the individuals who are to become teachers, the profession and the education system. This review examines what is known of psychological distress among university students, teachers and student-teachers, the demands associated with their practical experiences and the known impact of psychological distress. A brief overview of contemporary stress management approaches is also presented. The reviewer contends that the potential problem for prospective teachers requires a holistic approach, beginning through understanding contemporary strategies available to individual university students, and preventative stress management programs provided within tertiary education, which may be made available to ...


The Relationships Between University Students’ Chemistry Laboratory Anxiety, Attitudes, And Self-Efficacy Beliefs, N. Izzet Kurbanoglu, Ahmet Akim 2010 Sakarya University Faculty of Education Turkey

The Relationships Between University Students’ Chemistry Laboratory Anxiety, Attitudes, And Self-Efficacy Beliefs, N. Izzet Kurbanoglu, Ahmet Akim

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

The aim of this study is to examine the relationships between chemistry laboratory anxiety, chemistry attitudes, and self-efficacy. Participants were 395 university students. Participants completed the Chemistry Laboratory Anxiety Scale, the Chemistry Attitudes Scale, and the Self-efficacy Scale. Results showed that chemistry laboratory anxiety was correlated negatively to chemistry attitudes and to self-efficacy. On the other hand, chemistry attitudes were found to be positively associated with self-efficacy. The path model showed that self-efficacy predicted chemistry laboratory anxiety in a negative way. Also, self-efficacy has a direct and positive effect on chemistry attitudes which in turn affects chemistry laboratory.


Preparing Quality Teachers: Making Learning Visible, Felicity McArdle 2010 Queensland University of Technology

Preparing Quality Teachers: Making Learning Visible, Felicity Mcardle

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

Teacher quality is recognised as a lynchpin for education reforms internationally, and both Federal and State governments in Australia have turned their attention to teacher education institutions: the starting point for preparing quality teachers. Changes to policy and shifts in expectations impact on Faculties of Education, despite the fact that little is known about what makes a quality teacher preparation program effective. New accountability measures, mandated Professional Standards, and proposals to test all graduates before registration, mean that teacher preparation programs need capacity for flexibility and responsiveness. The risk is that undergraduate degree programs can become ‘patchwork quilts’ with traces ...


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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Motion #2 Revised And Approved By The Ad Hoc Committee On Faculty Governance, Georgia Southern University 2010 Georgia Southern University

Motion #2 Revised And Approved By The Ad Hoc Committee On Faculty Governance, Georgia Southern University

Faculty Senate Index

No abstract provided.


Ua3/9/1 The Spirit Of Wku 2009-2010 Annual Report, WKU President's Office 2010 Western Kentucky University

Ua3/9/1 The Spirit Of Wku 2009-2010 Annual Report, Wku President's Office

WKU Archives Records

Highlights of WKU's 2009-2010 school year, includes biographical sketches of Robert Owen, Gordon Emslie, Kathryn Costello, Gordon Baylis and Ross Bjork, month to month highlights and financial report.


Multicultural Education: What Is It And Does It Have Benefits?, Celestial J. Zaldana 2010 Claremont McKenna College

Multicultural Education: What Is It And Does It Have Benefits?, Celestial J. Zaldana

CMC Senior Theses

The purpose of this paper was to examine multicultural education, and clarify misconceptions about it. Particularly, those misconceptions that have resulted in House Bill 2281 ( i.e. multicultural education “promotes the overthrow of the United States government”), and the misconception that multicultural education solely involves content integration. In addition, this paper examines the possible benefits of having a multicultural education. These benefits include combating the negative effects of acculturation and assimilation, reducing prejudice and the effects of stereotypes, enhancing other-group orientation, and promoting critical analysis and empowerment.


The Role Of The Socio-Cultural And Developmental Context On Special Education, Amanda Lam 2010 Claremont McKenna College

The Role Of The Socio-Cultural And Developmental Context On Special Education, Amanda Lam

CMC Senior Theses

Existing research on inclusive education deals primarily with the effectiveness of inclusion programs and the theoretical frameworks behind their limitation. However, no extensive research has been conducted that explores the role of the socio-cultural context and the development level in determining the best way in which the educational needs of children with special needs can be met. Recognizing that the effectiveness of different special education services may depend on the socio-cultural context as well as the development level, this literature review seeks to identify the ideal method of treating children with disabilities in developed and developing countries. By assessing the ...


Test Anxiety And Relaxation Training In Third-Grade Students, Heidi A. Larson, Angela Yoder, Colleen Johnson, Mera El Ramahi, Jiwon Sung, Fred Washburn 2010 Eastern Illinois University

Test Anxiety And Relaxation Training In Third-Grade Students, Heidi A. Larson, Angela Yoder, Colleen Johnson, Mera El Ramahi, Jiwon Sung, Fred Washburn

Heidi A. Larson

As testing becomes an achievement marker for elementary school children, test anxiety would naturally follow for these children. This study looks at test anxiety in third grade students, as well as relaxation training as a treatment modality to deal with that anxiety. One hundred and four third grade students participated in this study. Those students that received relaxation training experienced less test anxiety after the treatment. Students in the control group showed no changes in test anxiety. The use of relaxation training among third grade students may be a beneficial method for teachers to reduce anxiety in their students.


Relationship Between Membership In Deca, An Association Of Marketing Students, And Grade Point Average As An Indicator Of Academic Success, Michael Frederick Kosloski Jr. 2010 Old Dominion University

Relationship Between Membership In Deca, An Association Of Marketing Students, And Grade Point Average As An Indicator Of Academic Success, Michael Frederick Kosloski Jr.

STEMPS Theses & Dissertations

Stakeholders in career and technical education, and more specifically marketing education, tout member benefits of applied learning through career and technical student organizations. However, there is little empirical evidence to support the notion that such student organizations help students to achieve academic gains. As a result, the purpose of this study was to collect and analyze empirical data to determine whether there is a relationship between DECA, An Association of Marketing Students, and academic gains as indicated by grade point average.

The study examined three relationships. The first was the relationship between DECA membership and grade point average movement, the ...


Living Soil And Composting: Life’S Lessons In The Learning Gardens, Dilafruz R. Williams, Jonathan Brown 2010 Portland State University

Living Soil And Composting: Life’S Lessons In The Learning Gardens, Dilafruz R. Williams, Jonathan Brown

Educational Leadership and Policy Faculty Publications and Presentations

After we spread the chicken poop, we covered it with hay... the poop was the fertilizer and the hay was the stuff that kept the plaHts warm. After school l checked the garden. Empty. Nobody. I climbed the fence to check the radishes I had planted. I dug around the radishes. They seemed dead. I grabbed a magnifying glass and looked closely at the leaves. Aphids were chewing all the leaves, like ants or other bugs. I went home worried. Next day I went to check the garden. Something red flashed in my eye. I panicked. "Yhaaaa!" I screamed with ...


What About The Children? Benjamin And Arendt: On Education, Work, And The Political, jules simon 2010 University of Texas at El Paso

What About The Children? Benjamin And Arendt: On Education, Work, And The Political, Jules Simon

Jules Simon

This article is a rough draft of an article that I contributed to an edited volume of articles dealing with progressive education theory. I reflect on articles that Hannah Arendt and Walter Benjamin wrote that deal with educational reform and innovation, both political in nature.


Reciprocal Mentoring Residencies … Better Transitions To Teaching, Lisa Paris 2010 Edith Cowan University

Reciprocal Mentoring Residencies … Better Transitions To Teaching, Lisa Paris

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

The 2007 "Top of the Class" report on the Inquiry into Teacher Education in Australia found teacher induction failure and high attrition rates were endemic in most Australian states. Mentoring was advocated as an important mechanism for countering the debilitating drain attrition exerted on the profession (more than 30% within the first years in most developed nations). Reciprocal mentoring represents a departure from traditional mentoring arrangements in that it aligns two professionals with skills of equivalent importance and stature but in different discipline areas/domains. The importance of "reciprocity" in sustaining mentoring relationships is a distinctive theme in the conceptual ...


Consonance And Dissonance Between Turkish Prospective Teachers’ Values And Practices: Conceptions About Teaching, Learning, And Assessment, Altay Eren 2010 Abant Izzet Baysal University, Turkey

Consonance And Dissonance Between Turkish Prospective Teachers’ Values And Practices: Conceptions About Teaching, Learning, And Assessment, Altay Eren

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

This study aimed to examine the consonance and dissonance between prospective teachers’ values and practices in terms of their conceptions about teaching/learning and conceptions about assessment, as well as to explore the patterns of those consonance and dissonance between prospective teachers’ values and practices. The sample consisted of 304 prospective teachers majoring in teaching science, art, special education, music, Turkish literacy, mathematics, English language, and classroom teaching domains in a large university located in the north-west of the Black Sea region in Turkey. Overall results of the study showed that the prospective teachers valued constructivist teaching/learning, making learning ...


“My Two Masters”: Conflict, Contestation, And Identity Construction Within A Teaching Practicum, John Trent 2010 Hong Kong Institute of Education

“My Two Masters”: Conflict, Contestation, And Identity Construction Within A Teaching Practicum, John Trent

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

This paper reports the results of a qualitative study into the teaching practice experiences of eight preservice English language teachers in Hong Kong. Using in-depth interviews, the preservice teachers’ practicum experiences are explored in terms of their understandings of the requirements of their teacher education institution and their teaching placement school, their relations with full time teachers within their placement schools, as well as their own beliefs about the teaching and learning of the English language. A contribution of this study is to examine these experiences through the lens of teacher identity construction. Results indicated that participants constructed rigid divisions ...


A Partnership In Induction And Mentoring: Noticing How We Improve Our Practice, Juilianne Moss 2010 Melbourne Graduate School of Education

A Partnership In Induction And Mentoring: Noticing How We Improve Our Practice, Juilianne Moss

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

This article focuses on the induction and mentoring of early career teachers. The context is a suburban primary school in Victoria, Australia, as the school develops mentoring networks for graduate and beginning teachers. Instigated from a school–university partnership, the research draws from the traditions of practitioner research. In the research design and likewise in successful mentoring the importance of a genuine commitment to the discipline of reflective practice or what we have come to describe as “ noticing ” (Mason, 2002; Moss et al., 2004) is illustrated. The approach offers a new method for small scale–close up research in teacher ...


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