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Core Or Immersion? Canadian French-Second-Language Teacher Candidates’ Perceptions And Experiences Of The Best And Worst Program Options For Students With Learning Difficulties And For English Language Learners, Katy Arnett, Callie Mady Mar 2017

Core Or Immersion? Canadian French-Second-Language Teacher Candidates’ Perceptions And Experiences Of The Best And Worst Program Options For Students With Learning Difficulties And For English Language Learners, Katy Arnett, Callie Mady

Exceptionality Education International

Responding to the needs of and/or including students with different need profiles has been an area of focus within Canadian French Second Language (FSL) education for many years. This study draws on quantitative data from two questionnaires (administered before and after Canadian teacher candidates in FSL education completed their practica) and on qualitative interview data from a volunteer sample of questionnaire participants. The purpose of the study was to explore how these participants viewed the best and worst FSL program options, among four choices, for students who had learning difficulties or who were English language learners, and to see ...


Moving Toward Inclusion: Inclusion Coaches' Reflections And Discussions In Supporting Educators In Practice, Kathy Ann Wlodarczyk, Monique Somma, Sheila Bennett, Tiffany L. Gallagher Dr. Dec 2015

Moving Toward Inclusion: Inclusion Coaches' Reflections And Discussions In Supporting Educators In Practice, Kathy Ann Wlodarczyk, Monique Somma, Sheila Bennett, Tiffany L. Gallagher Dr.

Exceptionality Education International

When school systems and administrations provide educators with opportunities to engage in transformative learning through reflective practice and provide opportunities to challenge their beliefs, educator pedagogy for inclusive education can be enhanced (Evans, 1997; Pyhältö et al., 2012; Richardson, 1998). Our research examined the experiences of 11 inclusion coaches while they provided support and built capacity for 38 educators during a change in special education service delivery, seeking insight into the effectiveness of this coaching model. Coaches’ experiences were shared during semi-focused group discussions and via an online blog. Qualitative analysis revealed coaches’ roles in this context were influenced ...


Mentoring Teachers For Critical Global Consciousness: Infusing Solidarity In International Service Learning, Michael W. O'Sullivan, Ewelina K. Niemczyk Jun 2015

Mentoring Teachers For Critical Global Consciousness: Infusing Solidarity In International Service Learning, Michael W. O'Sullivan, Ewelina K. Niemczyk

Comparative and International Education / Éducation Comparée et Internationale

This study examines the little-studied phenomenon of teacher mentoring for global consciousness. It reviews the relationship between secondary school teachers participating in an international service-learning (ISL) project in Nicaragua and an NGO, Canadian Youth Abroad (CYA). CYA facilitates short, but intensive, ISL experiences. The teachers work for a publicly funded Catholic district school board in Ontario, Canada. Teachers who travel to Nicaragua with the students are mentored and accompanied by more experienced peers - "veteran" CYA/ISL teacher-participants. The mentoring process seeks to impart the CYA’s particular transformative values to the new teacher-participants and through them, to their students. These ...


Youth Unemployment And Localized Impact: A Career Studies Teacher's Story, Lorraine Godden Mar 2015

Youth Unemployment And Localized Impact: A Career Studies Teacher's Story, Lorraine Godden

Exceptionality Education International

Abstract

The global economic downturn and high youth unemployment have created a challenging context for Ontario secondary-school teachers to meet the compulsory half-credit career studies course objectives intended to support school-to-work (STW) transition. Bronfenbrener’s (1979) ecological systems theory provided a clear framework to examine influences and knowledge one teacher used to support the teaching of career studies. The data showed that the teacher knew her local economy had been affected by the global economic downturn, and she described local business closures and the potential impact upon employment opportunities. The teacher understood the impact upon her students and explained the ...


Empowering Teachers To Become Change Agents Through The Science Education In-Service Teacher Training Project In Zimbabwe, Yovita N. Gwekwerere Dr., Emmanuel Mushayikwa, Viola Manokore Dec 2013

Empowering Teachers To Become Change Agents Through The Science Education In-Service Teacher Training Project In Zimbabwe, Yovita N. Gwekwerere Dr., Emmanuel Mushayikwa, Viola Manokore

Comparative and International Education / Éducation Comparée et Internationale

This paper presents findings from a study of three Zimbabwean science teachers who participated in the Science Education In-service Teacher Training (SEITT) program. At the turn of the century, the SEITT program was designed to develop science and mathematics teachers into expert masters and resource teachers for Zimbabwe’s ten school districts. The study investigated the successes and challenges faced by the three teachers who were in the process of reforming their pedagogical practices as well as writing and using contextualized science curriculum materials to teach secondary science. Data were collected through telephone interviews. The three teachers reported that the ...