Learning To Teach In Indonesian High School Settings: A Case Study Of Two Efl Female Pre-Service Teachers, 2017 University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Learning To Teach In Indonesian High School Settings: A Case Study Of Two Efl Female Pre-Service Teachers, Dwi Riyanti
Theses, Student Research, and Creative Activity: Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education
The teaching practicum has long been recognized as an important component of pre-service teacher education (Santoro, 1997) if not the most important one (Farrell, 2007). It is also the “capstone experience” in most teacher education programs (Gaudelli & Ousley, 2009, p. 931). The importance of the teaching practicum for student teachers in the process of becoming teachers is also widely recognized (Beck & Kosnik, 2002). One reason for that is that it provides opportunities for pre-service teachers to apply knowledge of teaching and learning which they gain during their university coursework (Beeth & Adadan, 2006). Due to the importance of teaching practicum in the process of becoming teachers, this field has been extensively studied for the last four to five decades, if not longer (Caires & Almeida, 2005). Abundant research has highlighted the impact of the teaching practicum on the professional development of pre-service teachers (Caires et al., 2012; Canh, 2014; Choy, Wong, Goh, & Low, 2014; Kabilan, 2013; Kayi-Aydar, 2015; Kuswandono, 2013; Leijen & Kullasepp, 2013; Moussay et al., 2011; Schoeman & Mabunda, 2012; Vetter et al., 2013). While the teaching practicum for language teachers especially in TESOL(Teaching English to Speakers of other languages) has been scrutinized widely, ESL (English as a second language) and EFL (English as a foreign language) practicums remain unexplored (Canh, 2014). My research, then ...
Institutionalizing An “Ethic Of Care” Into The Teaching Of Ethics For Pre-Service Teachers, 2017 University of Alberta
Institutionalizing An “Ethic Of Care” Into The Teaching Of Ethics For Pre-Service Teachers, Michelle Hawks, Thashika Pillay
Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis
This paper calls for the acknowledgement and institutionalization of an ethic of care into the education of decision-making processes for pre-service teachers. The impetus for this paper came from the author's experiences with teaching a mandatory ethics and law course for pre-service teachers. Over the course of their teaching and as expounded upon in this paper, the authors illustrate how the course goals, aims, objectives and readings ignore discussions on gender in the teaching profession. Using a critical feminist policy analysis, the authors analyse the ethical perspectives taught in the required textbooks. Findings suggest that the absence of the ...
What About The Little People?: Empowering Middle School Students To Discard The Great Man Theory, 2017 University of Houston
What About The Little People?: Empowering Middle School Students To Discard The Great Man Theory, Sarah Straub
MLET: The Journal of Middle Level Education in Texas
This paper attempts to address the promotion of critical thinking in our middle school students as they reflect on the widely-accepted White Eurocentric perspective of history that has been traditionally taught in school. In this article, the incomplete treatment of history is identified as Carlyle’s Great Man Theory. The hope is that educators can be critical of the curriculum they are teaching so as to promote critical perspectives in their own students. History is not just the story of Great Men – it is a collective story of which many of us have a partial understanding. Specifically, this article addresses ...
Asynchronous Gifted Students & Human Rights Education: A Residential Life Curriculum Guide Aimed At Supporting Subcultures And Underrepresented Populations, 2017 Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Asynchronous Gifted Students & Human Rights Education: A Residential Life Curriculum Guide Aimed At Supporting Subcultures And Underrepresented Populations, Derek M. Lough
Staff Publications & Research
This Masters Field Project for the International & Multicultural Education Department at the University of San Francisco serves to provide an incomplete, but fairly comprehensive guide to studies that describe the general educational situations of subcultures and underrepresented populations within the context of gifted education and the framework of human rights education. The programs within it adhere to the standards set for Residential Life at the Illinois Mathematics & Science Academy, follow Dr. Monisha Bajaj's six steps for a complete human rights education in the field while also incorporating Dabrowski's Theory of Disintegration.
Taking It To The Streets: Teaching Methods And Curriculum Courses On-Site With Partner Schools, 2017 Georgia Southern University
Taking It To The Streets: Teaching Methods And Curriculum Courses On-Site With Partner Schools, Amanda Wall, Christine Draper
Middle Grades Review
Our introductory middle grades course meets on-site in a partner school. This context for the course derives from an overall emphasis on partnerships in our College of Education. Meeting on-site affords teacher candidates more continuity in a middle level classroom so that they can observe young adolescents and middle level teaching. At the early stage of our program, this course meeting on-site helps prepare teacher candidates to contribute positively to schooling for young adolescents.
“You Want Me To Do What?” The Benefits Of Co-Teaching In The Middle Level, 2017 Illinois State University
“You Want Me To Do What?” The Benefits Of Co-Teaching In The Middle Level, Ellis Hurd, Gary Weilbacher
Middle Grades Review
Exemplary middle schools use interdisciplinary teaming which often involves some level of co-planning, co-teaching, and co-assessing. In addition to this collaborative foundation, federal mandates for supporting students have led to frequent co-teaching between special educators, bilingual/bicultural specialists, and regular classroom teachers. Given that middle level educational frameworks, current inclusion practices, and demands for differentiation are all dependent upon teachers working together, increasing the presence of co-teaching within middle level teacher education program is both pragmatically sound and connected to foundational theories of middle level education. Middle school teachers and university faculty members who engage in co-teaching with teacher candidates ...
The Influence Of Technology On Teaching Practices At A Catholic School, 2017 University of Maine at Farmington
The Influence Of Technology On Teaching Practices At A Catholic School, Meredith Jc Swallow
Journal of Catholic Education
Supporting twenty-first century skill development calls for necessary changes in teaching practices to encourage contemporary learning outcomes. Research points toward technology integration as a catalyst for supporting shifting pedagogies necessary to enhance learning. As many Catholic educators and leaders are attempting to re-shape Catholic school learning for the twenty-first century, the Catholic school context provides a unique opportunity to understand technology integration and teaching practices. To address the need of understanding the development of teaching practices of Catholic educators in a digital age, this qualitative multiple-case study examines teaching practices of four middle-level Catholic school educators during a one-to-one technology ...
What Does It Mean To Be A Service-Learning Teacher? - An Autoethnography, 2017 University of South Florida
What Does It Mean To Be A Service-Learning Teacher? - An Autoethnography, Kristy Causey Verdi
Graduate Theses and Dissertations
This personal narrative autoethnography of my lived experiences as a middle-school service-learning course teacher has helped me solve a personal mystery and present an important perspective for the K-12 service-learning field. With an eye on revealing a unique service-learning classroom concept to educational leaders, enhancing middle level teacher education, and hopes of providing greater opportunities for advancing research on service learning in K-12 education, this study has also aided me in understanding my professional self and my subjective educational theory through a personal interpretive framework (Kelchtermans, 1993, 1999, 2009). Using autoethnography (Ellis, 2004; Ellis & Bochner, 2006) as a method to explore my own experiences as a middle school service-learning teacher and the perceptions of critical friends— colleagues, family members, and friends—who have been significant in my experiences, I am able to present an evocative personal narrative on what it means to be a service-learning teacher. Overarching findings from this study reveal that a middle grades service-learning teacher is a self-authored individual (Baxter Magolda, 1999, 2009; Kegan, 1994) who is committed to ...
Catholic Schools And Multicultural Education: A Good Match, 2017 University of Dayton
Catholic Schools And Multicultural Education: A Good Match, Charles J. Russo, Shauna M. Adams, Mary Ellen Seery
Charles J. Russo
This article reflects on the place of multicultural education in Catholic schools. The authors review the history and development of Catholic schools in order to set a context for examination of the appropriateness of multicultural education.
How To Start A Rebellion: Using Film To Engage Social Studies Students, 2017 University of Toledo
How To Start A Rebellion: Using Film To Engage Social Studies Students, Ariel Jones
Learning to Teach
History teachers face the obstacle of connecting content about the past to their students living in the present. Research in the fields of film, psychology, and education suggest that the use of narrative film in the social studies classroom actually more effectively engages students in the class itself, as well as the historical material. When they are more engaged, they grow cognitively, as well as in terms of their meaningful learning and preparation to become citizens of our society. This article explores the views of experts in these fields, as well as the implementation of film as a teaching tool ...
Technological Resources In The History Classroom, 2017 University of Toledo
Technological Resources In The History Classroom, Rebecca Fork
Learning to Teach
As a history teacher, it is not uncommon to hear students explain that they “hate” history class. Today, students are oftentimes turned off and uninterested when they are required to merely memorize dates, names, and events through traditional means like lectures. With the advances in technology and increasing presence of technological resources in school, teachers must seriously consider including technology resources in their toolbox of teacher methods. There are various types of technological resources available to the history teacher such as digital storytelling, online simulations, and virtual history museums. With these techniques incorporated into the classroom, teachers will grasp the ...
Developing Democratic Participation Through Civil Liberties Education In Social Studies Classrooms, 2017 University of Toledo
Developing Democratic Participation Through Civil Liberties Education In Social Studies Classrooms, Geoffrey L. Earnhart
Learning to Teach
Social studies educators must prepare students for the challenges of a changing world by providing them content knowledge and developing attitudes conducive to participatory citizenship. Most future government policies will have civil liberties implications, thus studying these issues provides a firm foundation for future decision making. Teachers should approach this content using student-centered methods in an open classroom climate in order to build students’ political efficacy that they will need for the future. These techniques equip students to be informed decision makers and encourages them to participatory citizens in later life.
Socializing Science Education Empowering Students Through The Use Of Discourse And Argumentation Of Socioscientific Issues, Christin Wilkins
Learning to Teach
Science teaching must begin to accommodate the changing role that science and technology has in the modern world. Citizens have increased avenues in which science can be used in decision-making in their lives and teaching students only content knowledge is not enough to equip them with the critical skills they need. Science education must promote social justice by giving all students opportunities to learn the nature of science as it relates to socio-scientific issues and explore the different values that are embedded in scientific decision-making. Science education should not only address content, it should encourage discourse and practice of science ...
Differentiation In The Science Classroom: An Overview Of Strategies To Aid In General Science Instruction, 2017 University of Toledo
Differentiation In The Science Classroom: An Overview Of Strategies To Aid In General Science Instruction, Jennifer Anne Croft
Learning to Teach
One could argue that the hardest part about science is reading the material. The vocabulary within the text is difficult, there are many graphs, pictures, equations, diagrams, and tables of information all added to enhance the text, but can be overwhelming (Mason & Hedin, 2011). With all of these various factors contributing to the complexity of science texts, how can students ever read a science text successfully? Through the utilization of literacy accommodations provided by the teacher, students in the regular education science classroom are capable of improving their academic achievement, especially in reading science texts. In this article, accommodations for ...
“I’M Just Not Good At Math!” Rethinking What You Know About Mathematics, 2017 University of Toledo
“I’M Just Not Good At Math!” Rethinking What You Know About Mathematics, Katherine Ann Pohl
Learning to Teach
There are many misconceptions regarding mathematics that produce negative student dispositions in a classroom. Such misconceptions are not fact based but are due to an ineffective, fixed mindset where a student limits their abilities based upon low self-efficacy and self-concept. Fixed mindsets fuel negative attitudes toward mathematics and can contribute to math anxiety. Studies have shown that the brain can grow and develop throughout a person’s life is partially dependent upon one’s mindset and experiences. Mathematics teachers can utilize a growth mindset where students have high self-efficacy and self-concept to promote positive dispositions toward mathematics. In doing this ...
Changing The Way That Math Is Taught: Conceptual Versus Procedural Knowledge, 2017 University of Toledo
Changing The Way That Math Is Taught: Conceptual Versus Procedural Knowledge, Jordan R. Joersz
Learning to Teach
The purpose of this article is to present teachers with information and data regarding the relationship that exists between procedural and conceptual knowledge while attempting to validate the notion that the development of conceptual knowledge should be at the forefront of student learning in the mathematics classroom. The article first delves into the definitions and overall significance that each of these modalities have in the mathematics classroom and after doing so, the article examines the theoretical ideologies that encompass them. The article concludes with a look into how the two knowledge bases are related, as well as empirical evidence regarding ...
Don’T Skirt The Subject: Using Canonical Texts As Opportunities For Race Discussion, 2017 University of Toledo
Don’T Skirt The Subject: Using Canonical Texts As Opportunities For Race Discussion, Emily Gardner
Learning to Teach
While administrators, parents, and scholars across the nation ceaselessly debate the issue of whether or not racially challenging texts, such as Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Heart of Darkness, should be included in English language arts curriculum, many English teachers are left to teach these controversial texts with often insufficient training in how to utilize them in their classrooms. It is the responsibility of teachers to help students become empathetic citizens by developing the skills necessary to navigate through a racially diverse world. Therefore, teachers ought to use texts containing racism as opportunities to open a ...
In Defense Of Young Adult Literature, 2017 University of Toledo
In Defense Of Young Adult Literature, Marc Driscoll
Learning to Teach
English language arts teachers have forever relied on the English literature canon for their selection of text to use in the classroom. This article asks the question if this method is the most effective way to choose classroom texts based on the interest level of the students. It is argued that young adult literature, or literature that is written about characters that are the same age as students facing similar issues, can capture the interest of students and motivate them to be engaged in the English language arts lessons.
Do You Know I(Nformational) T(Ext) When You See It? Towards A Workable Definition Of Informational Text, 2017 University of Toledo
Do You Know I(Nformational) T(Ext) When You See It? Towards A Workable Definition Of Informational Text, Kevin O'Connor
Learning to Teach
Scholars have noted that schools use very little informational text in instruction. This scholarship intersected with the movement to establish common learning standards for the English language arts. One of the results of this confluence is that the Common Core State Standards and, in turn, Ohio’s English language arts learning standards require that a “significant amount” of informational text be used in instruction. Unfortunately, there is confusion about what sort of texts are considered to be informational texts. Practicing English language arts teachers would be greatly assisted by a reliable and understandable definition of informational text. This practitioner’s ...
The Values Grounded Learning Environment: Developing A Positive School Culture And Student Success, 2017 Desert Heights Academy
The Values Grounded Learning Environment: Developing A Positive School Culture And Student Success, Michael J. Redivo Ph.D., Lynn Coleman
National Youth-At-Risk Conference Savannah
The Values Grounded Learning Environment training provides educators with a comprehensive positive behavior management model, including basic strategies for effective limit setting and positive reinforcement. It is a user friendly model that can be implemented in a variety of educational settings and provides a framework for thoughtfully responding to student behaviors and emphasizing student and staff accountability.