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Illustrations, Text, And The Child Reader: What Are Pictures In Children's Storybooks For?, Zhihui Fang Dec 1996

Illustrations, Text, And The Child Reader: What Are Pictures In Children's Storybooks For?, Zhihui Fang

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

Picture books are profusely illustrated books in which the illustrations are, to varying degrees, essential to the en joyment and understanding of the story (Tomlinson and Lynch-Brown, 1996). As the most characteristic form of children's literature (Nodelman, 1996), picture books hold a prominent place in children's literature because of the juxtaposition of pictures and words. Thanks to the public's acute awareness of the importance of childhood in human devel opment, to professional critical evaluation of children's literature, as well as to the advances in printing technology and art reproduction, children's literature has witnessed a dramatic ...


Simple Lessons From Multicultural Children, Joanne Cunard Dec 1996

Simple Lessons From Multicultural Children, Joanne Cunard

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

After designing, initiating, and collecting observational data for two years from a program for a kindergarten class of children representing several different ethnic groups, we present you with some insights to be considered by teachers and faculty.


Literature Alive: Connecting To Story Through The Arts, J. Lea Smith, J. Daniel Herring Dec 1996

Literature Alive: Connecting To Story Through The Arts, J. Lea Smith, J. Daniel Herring

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

"How can I create 'living' experiences that will support my students to explore the 'layers' of meaning in a story? What type of learning activity supports students to build personal 'connections' with a story?" We, along with language arts teachers, face these questions as we collaborate to develop literature studies. Our uncertainty seems to imply confusion as to whether we should emphasize story comprehension, reading skills, or a personal connection as the basis.


Case Study Analysis In Reding/Language Arts: Getting To The "Nitty-Gritty", Janet H. Towell Dec 1996

Case Study Analysis In Reding/Language Arts: Getting To The "Nitty-Gritty", Janet H. Towell

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

On the first day of class in a graduate reading assessment and evaluation course, my students were asked to formulate a list of questions in cooperative groups that should be considered when doing a case study on a student to assess his or her skills and abilities including strengths and needs in read ing/language arts. They were asked to think of any areas of concern that may affect the student's academic performance such as social or emotional factors. The following table of 20 questions was compiled by this group of 16 inservice teachers with varying levels of experience ...


Be Ready For The Censorship Challenge, Linda Mixon Clary Dec 1996

Be Ready For The Censorship Challenge, Linda Mixon Clary

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

In using a large variety of materials with readers and urging them to read widely, educators must realize that they will likely encounter problems with censorship. People for the American Way reported a new high in the number of cases reported in the United States in 1994 with a total of 760 incidents, a trend that has been in effect over the past twenty years (Simmons, 1994).


Using Vocabulary Studies To Teach Contextual Analysis In Grade Four, Susan M. Watts, Julie Bucknam Dec 1996

Using Vocabulary Studies To Teach Contextual Analysis In Grade Four, Susan M. Watts, Julie Bucknam

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

Increasingly, researchers are calling for four strands to comprise the elementary school vocabulary program: direct instruction in the meanings of individual words, the improvement of students' independent word learning strategies, motivation for word learning, and many opportunities for wide reading (Irvin, 1990; Graves, 1995). Strategies for independent word learning are particularly important because wide reading offers students the opportunity to learn as many as 3,000 word per year if they can successfully apply structural analysis and contextual analysis to the new words they encounter (Anderson, 1995).


Reviews: Professional Materials, Patricia A. Crawford Dec 1996

Reviews: Professional Materials, Patricia A. Crawford

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

Should We Burn Babar? Essays on Children's Literature and the Power of Stories. Herbert Kohl. (1995)


Reading Horizons Vol. 37, No. 2 Dec 1996

Reading Horizons Vol. 37, No. 2

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

Complete issue of Reading Horizons volume 37, issue 2.


On The Use Of Intelligent Tutoring Systems For Teaching And Learning Mathematics, M.D. C. Mendes, M.G. V. Nunes, C. A. Andreucci Nov 1996

On The Use Of Intelligent Tutoring Systems For Teaching And Learning Mathematics, M.D. C. Mendes, M.G. V. Nunes, C. A. Andreucci

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


The Triex: Explore, Extract, Explain, Sherman K. Stein Nov 1996

The Triex: Explore, Extract, Explain, Sherman K. Stein

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


What's All The Fuss About?, Sherman K. Stein Nov 1996

What's All The Fuss About?, Sherman K. Stein

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


Seddon, T. (1994), Context And Beyond: Reframing The Theory And Practice Of Education, Falmer, London, 230 Pp., $115., Bruce Haynes Nov 1996

Seddon, T. (1994), Context And Beyond: Reframing The Theory And Practice Of Education, Falmer, London, 230 Pp., $115., Bruce Haynes

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

No abstract provided.


The Practicum As Workplace Learning: A Multi-Mode Approach In Teacher Education, Susan Groundwater-Smith, Christine E. Deer, Helen Sharp, Paul March Nov 1996

The Practicum As Workplace Learning: A Multi-Mode Approach In Teacher Education, Susan Groundwater-Smith, Christine E. Deer, Helen Sharp, Paul March

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

This paper has as its focus the portrayal of, and justification for, a multi modal practicum curriculum which is directed to address the needs of qualified teachers. The subject “The Reflective Practitioner in the School” is one which takes the concept of workplace learning most seriously. For too many years teacher education has treated the practicum curriculum as a pre service “practice teaching” subject sequence and has not concerned itself with ways in which in service professional development can be constructed as continuous with the pre service practicum program.


Shared Reading Strategies In Secondary Art Classes: An Opportunity For Reflective Practice, Linda Ashton Nov 1996

Shared Reading Strategies In Secondary Art Classes: An Opportunity For Reflective Practice, Linda Ashton

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

Louis Smith’s chapter on biographical method in Denzin and Lincoln’s 1994 text refers to the “reflective practitioner”, a term first used by Schön (1987). It reminds teacher educators that “Clearly it is one thing to be able to reflect-in-action and quite another to be able to reflect upon our reflection in action so as to produce a good verbal description of it; and it is still another thing to be able to reflect on the resulting description” (Schön, 1987 in Denzin and Lincoln, 1994: 293). Eraut (1995) expands on these ideas suggesting that Schön “neither analyses everyday practice ...


Changing Initial Teacher Education: Limitations To Innovation In The United States, Australia And The United Kingdom, Neville Hatton Nov 1996

Changing Initial Teacher Education: Limitations To Innovation In The United States, Australia And The United Kingdom, Neville Hatton

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

In 1996, the University of Sydney implemented a two-year postgraduate form of initial teacher preparation, the Master of Teaching degree. The program incorporates an integrated core study based on use of a distinctive case methodology, together with reflective approaches and portfolio assessment. After meeting practicum requirements, candidates will enter an internship with a conditional “licence to teach”. This paper will examine the processes which led to the devising and introduction of the M.Teach, including factors which could hinder achievement of its goals. Conditions for revision and innovation in Australia will be compared with those applying in the United States ...


A Model For The Development Of Teachers In A Remote Area Of Western Australia, Jim Heslop Nov 1996

A Model For The Development Of Teachers In A Remote Area Of Western Australia, Jim Heslop

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

The purpose of this article is to describe the shortcomings of the preparation of teachers who are appointed to remote schools within the Ngaanyatjarra Lands district of Western Australia. The article also suggests a model for the development for teachers who are appointed to the region that will address the shortcomings.


The Enhancement Of Science Process Skills In Primary Teacher Education Students, William Foulds, John Rowe Nov 1996

The Enhancement Of Science Process Skills In Primary Teacher Education Students, William Foulds, John Rowe

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

The science process skills of primary teacher education students in Western Australia are often poorly developed. Their lack of skills is part of a more general and widespread problem. Hackling and Garnett (1991) state that " students at all levels show poorly developed skills of problem analysis, planning, and carrying out of controlled experiments. " In a study of first year tertiary students Moneira (1980) claims that many students cannot identify the basic phenomena and even the basic question involved in experiments. He suggests that they see experiments merely as using equipment rather than as a process of generating information.


Learning To Live With Conformity: Student Teachers' Reactions To Multiple Conformity Factors During Teaching Practice, Clive Mcgee Nov 1996

Learning To Live With Conformity: Student Teachers' Reactions To Multiple Conformity Factors During Teaching Practice, Clive Mcgee

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

This paper reports one aspect of a larger research project on the teaching practice experiences of staff, student teachers and associate teachers. The project is located in the School of Education at the University of Waikato, New Zealand, and early phases have already been reported in occasional papers and conference papers (Calder, Faire and Schon, 1993; Faire, 1994; Harold, 1994; McGee, Oliver and Carstensen, 1994.


Interrupting The Institutional, Narrative On Teacher Training: The Potential Of School-Based Teacher Education, Carol Hogan, Barry Down Nov 1996

Interrupting The Institutional, Narrative On Teacher Training: The Potential Of School-Based Teacher Education, Carol Hogan, Barry Down

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

Currently, teacher education is at the crossroads. Stimulated by a plethora of government reports and inquiries there are cries for reform, restructuring and change. As teacher educators we have grappled with the complexities, contradictions and tensions emanating from these reform efforts on two fronts. At the institutional level, we have suffered the alienating consequences of restructuring through budget cuts, staff sackings, 'efficiencies', and the casualisation of academic work. At the collegial level, we have struggled to make sense of the "teacher training business" and what it means to be a teacher and teacher educator in this increasingly hostile environment (Bullough ...


Effective Teaching, Peter Westwood Nov 1996

Effective Teaching, Peter Westwood

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

In this paper I intend to support the hypothetical statement attributed to Socrates in Murray's (1994) article, namely that 'Excellent teaching is that which produces learning and understanding.' If I am wrong in what I say it is your business to take up the argument and refute me.


Harris, Kevin (1994), Teachers : Constructing The Future, The Falmer Press, London, 150 Pp., Isbn 0 7507 0301 6 (Pbk) $34.95., Bruce Haynes Nov 1996

Harris, Kevin (1994), Teachers : Constructing The Future, The Falmer Press, London, 150 Pp., Isbn 0 7507 0301 6 (Pbk) $34.95., Bruce Haynes

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

No abstract provided.


Hatton, E. (Editor), (1994), Understanding Teaching: Curriculum And The Social Context Of Schooling, Sydney, Harcourt Brace, 415 Pp., Bruce Haynes Nov 1996

Hatton, E. (Editor), (1994), Understanding Teaching: Curriculum And The Social Context Of Schooling, Sydney, Harcourt Brace, 415 Pp., Bruce Haynes

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

No abstract provided.


Biggs, F. & Potter, G.K. (1995), (2nd Edition). Teaching Children In The First Three Years Of School. Melbourne Australia: Longman., Loraine Corrie Nov 1996

Biggs, F. & Potter, G.K. (1995), (2nd Edition). Teaching Children In The First Three Years Of School. Melbourne Australia: Longman., Loraine Corrie

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

No abstract provided.


Peterson, L. (1995). Stop And Think Learning: A Teacher’S Guide For Motivating Children To Learn: Including Those With Special Needs. Camberwell, Victoria: The Australian Council For Educational Research., A. M. Blackmore Nov 1996

Peterson, L. (1995). Stop And Think Learning: A Teacher’S Guide For Motivating Children To Learn: Including Those With Special Needs. Camberwell, Victoria: The Australian Council For Educational Research., A. M. Blackmore

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

No abstract provided.


Potential And Opportunity: Critical Issues For Australian Catholic Education Into The 21st Century Edited By Helen Raduntz, Auslib Press, Blackwood South Australia. 1995 Xxix + 264 Pages. ($29), Cynthia Dixion Nov 1996

Potential And Opportunity: Critical Issues For Australian Catholic Education Into The 21st Century Edited By Helen Raduntz, Auslib Press, Blackwood South Australia. 1995 Xxix + 264 Pages. ($29), Cynthia Dixion

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

No abstract provided.


Citizenship Education: Australian And Singaporean Perspectives, Richard Berlach Nov 1996

Citizenship Education: Australian And Singaporean Perspectives, Richard Berlach

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

The issue of what it means to be a citizen of a country is currently on the educational agenda in both Australia and Singapore. It seems that over the years, both nations have realised that the schooling system is a powerful and effective vehicle through which a country’s united vision can be disseminated, and through which individuals can be encouraged to make a valuable contribution to the national good. For a variety of reasons, however, the nature of a united vision appears to be problematic for both Australia as well as Singapore. With both countries being considered, this paper ...


Student Teacher Self-Esteem In The Practicum, Rosemary Dobbins Nov 1996

Student Teacher Self-Esteem In The Practicum, Rosemary Dobbins

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

This article is based on a study in which I have been involved for the last four years, investigating the learning of final-year primary student teachers and their school-based teacher educators during the practicum. My investigation has confirmed findings from other research indicating that student teachers’ learning in the practicum is a complex process (Feiman-Nemser, 1985; Britzman, 1986; Goodman, 1986; Zeichner, 1986; Calderhead, 1991; Groundwater-Smith, 1993). Student teacher self-esteem was found to play a central role in the complexity of the learning process. Two particular findings in relation to student teacher self-esteem are discussed in this article. Firstly, student teacher ...


Collaborative Theory-Building In Pre-Service Teacher Education, Gloria Latham Nov 1996

Collaborative Theory-Building In Pre-Service Teacher Education, Gloria Latham

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

This paper will describe a fourth year tutor program for pre-service teachers which subscribes to principles of collaborative theory building. Tutors, in a team teaching situation, learn to document prior beliefs and understandings, autobiographical accounts of prior learning and critical classroom incidents in order to analyse and articulate personal and public theories about teaching and learning. The value placed on cognitive and reflective practices is discussed with a view towards empowering the learner and adjusting pre-existing beliefs about teaching.


Communication Between Theory And Practice: How Student Teachers Develop Theories Of Teaching, Adrienne Waghorn, Ken Stevens Nov 1996

Communication Between Theory And Practice: How Student Teachers Develop Theories Of Teaching, Adrienne Waghorn, Ken Stevens

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

The teaching profession continues to have difficulty in codifying a body of knowledge on which to base pre-service teacher education programs. One problem is the gap between the student teachers’ theoretical beliefs and their practical experiences in classrooms. Student teachers often fail to implement their ideas and instead comply with the status quo in the classroom. Previous research has identified the student as dealing with this dilemma by developing a mind set which places theory in one compartment and practice in another. This paper describes a study of ten student teachers at the end of their training. Their descriptions of ...


Charting New Directions: Of Communication In A Social Service Setting, Craig Heim Oct 1996

Charting New Directions: Of Communication In A Social Service Setting, Craig Heim

Working Papers in Educational Linguistics (WPEL)

No abstract provided.