Dispositions in Teacher Education

Author: James Raths
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1607527197
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The topic of “dispositions” is central to teacher education and to teacher educators. Because of perhaps precipitous action on the part of accrediting agencies in teacher education, teacher educators need to define, teach, and assess dispositions in their programs. This book examines the sources of the concept dispositions, how it evolved in teacher education, what forms it has taken in selected programs, and what challenges remain in this arena for teacher educators.

Teacher Beliefs and Classroom Performance

Author: James Raths
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1607529653
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This volume of Advances in Teacher Education is about beliefs held by teachers and addresses the important topic of teacher beliefs from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. Most of the authors who have contributed to this collection of essays assume that beliefs are propositions that are felt to be true by the person embracing them, but that do not necessarily rest on the kind of evidence that justifies the use of the term “knowledge.” Teacher beliefs are an important topic because it is hypothesized that teachers and teacher candidates use them to shape the information they receive from formal teacher preparation and to direct subsequent decisionmaking in the classroom.

Dispositions in Teacher Education

Author: Anita G. Welch
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9463005528
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This book is designed as a text for teacher education graduate programs, as well as a resource for school administrators and researchers and provides a global perspective to the current issues related to teacher dispositions, their place in teacher education programs, and impact on education reform around the world. Drawing from researchers around the globe, the text provides a comprehensive examination of the theoretical aspects of dispositions in education, including discussions on the social-cognitive perspectives in dispositional development and the pedagogical practices used in conjunction with teacher dispositions. Practices for assessing teacher dispositions will be included, focusing on methodologies for instrument development and the challenges of language and meaning when constructing items to assess dispositions. The text also includes a discussion of the virtual/online classroom and how teacher dispositions are influencing teacher and student relationships. These topics are explored from a global perspective with special emphasis on how the awareness of teacher dispositions and their role in the classroom are making transformative changes to teacher education programs, educational practices, and student outcomes around the world. Part 1 provides a descriptive, progressive narrative of dispositions in teacher education including social and cognitive theories in dispositional development, assessment of dispositions, and the role of dispositions in teacher preparation and teacher program certification. Part 2 takes the reader around the globe as scholars from around the world provide insight into how teacher dispositions impact teaching and learning from Finland to Japan and points in between. The chapters highlight case studies and research related to teacher dispositions from traditional and alternative teacher certification program, as well as online classrooms. Part 3 concludes with a discussion on the global and intercultural connection as related to teaching dispositions.

Dispositions in Teacher Education

Author: Anita G. Welch
Publisher:
ISBN: 9789463005500
Format: PDF
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This book is designed as a text for teacher education graduate programs, as well as a resource for school administrators and researchers and provides a global perspective to the current issues related to teacher dispositions, their place in teacher education programs, and impact on education reform around the world. Drawing from researchers around the globe, the text provides a comprehensive examination of the theoretical aspects of dispositions in education, including discussions on the social-cognitive perspectives in dispositional development and the pedagogical practices used in conjunction with teacher dispositions. Practices for assessing teacher dispositions will be included, focusing on methodologies for instrument development and the challenges of language and meaning when constructing items to assess dispositions. The text also includes a discussion of the virtual/online classroom and how teacher dispositions are influencing teacher and student relationships. These topics are explored from a global perspective with special emphasis on how the awareness of teacher dispositions and their role in the classroom are making transformative changes to teacher education programs, educational practices, and student outcomes around the world. Part 1 provides a descriptive, progressive narrative of dispositions in teacher education including social and cognitive theories in dispositional development, assessment of dispositions, and the role of dispositions in teacher preparation and teacher program certification. Part 2 takes the reader around the globe as scholars from around the world provide insight into how teacher dispositions impact teaching and learning from Finland to Japan and points in between. The chapters highlight case studies and research related to teacher dispositions from traditional and alternative teacher certification program, as well as online classrooms. Part 3 concludes with a discussion on the global and intercultural connection as related to teaching dispositions.

What Counts as Knowledge in Teacher Education Volume 5

Author: James Raths
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1607528134
Format: PDF, Docs
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The field of education generally, and teacher education particularly, is experiencing some general disquiet with traditional approaches to the identification and classification of knowledge. Formal research studies, long the source of the knowledge base of teaching, is discredited by new ideologies that are based in the women's movement, the multiculturalists, and persons taken up with newer research strategies called "naturalistic," "ethnographic," or "case study" approaches. The book is a collection of essays that rehearses the issues facing the field, and addresses them in forthright fashion.

Handbook of Research on Teacher Education and Professional Development

Author: Martin, Christie
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1522510680
Format: PDF, Mobi
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With the ever-changing climate of education around the globe, it is essential that educators stay abreast of the most updated teaching methods and applications. To do this, fostering teacher education programs that include innovative practices and initiatives within the field is imperative. The Handbook of Research on Teacher Education and Professional Development investigates current initiatives and approaches in educational programs. Focusing on research studies and theoretical concepts on innovative projects related to teacher education and professional development programs, this book is a pivotal reference source for academics, professionals, students, practitioners, and researchers.

Data Literacy for Educators

Author: Ellen B. Mandinach
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807774693
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Data literacy has become an essential skill set for teachers as education becomes more of an evidence-based profession. Teachers in all stages of professional growth need to learn how to use data effectively and responsibly to inform their teaching practices. This groundbreaking resource describes data literacy for teaching, emphasizing the important relationship between data knowledge and skills and disciplinary and pedagogical content knowledge. Case studies of emerging programs in schools of education are used to illustrate the key components needed to integrate data-driven decisionmaking into the teaching curricula. The book offers a clear path for change while also addressing the inherent complexities associated with change. Data Literacy for Educators provides concrete strategies for schools of education, professional developers, and school districts. Book Features: Defines data literacy for teaching and outlines the knowledge and skills it comprises. Uses examples and case studies that tie theory to practice. Provides a roadmap for integrating data literacy into teacher preparation programs. Covers emerging trends, such as virtual and hybrid courses and massive open online courses. “This thoughtful, well-organized book raises the challenges that beginning and experienced teachers face in becoming more data literate to increase their pedagogical effectiveness in their classrooms.” —From the Foreword by Barbara Schneider “Deans of colleges of education, practicing teachers, education advocates, and many others will find useful information here.” —Benjamin Riley, Deans for Impact “This work should join the ‘common core’ of teacher education and professional development programs.” —Lee S. Shulman, The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching “The authors lay out a compelling call to action to ensure that every teacher in this country has the skills, knowledge, and disposition in knowing how to use data to inform effective teaching.” —Aimee Rogstad Guidera, Data Quality Campaign

Teaching as a Moral Practice

Author: Peter C. Murrell
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781934742785
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Sometimes understood as habits of mind, "dispositions" represents a new concept in teacher education. Conversations about professional dispositions in teaching often touch on issues such as attitudes, values, moral commitment, and social justice. Based on the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education's Task Force on Teaching as a Moral Community, this book addresses the philosophical grounding for the concept of teacher dispositions and examines thoughtful examples of emerging practice.

Handbook of Research on Professional Development for Quality Teaching and Learning

Author: Petty, Teresa
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 152250205X
Format: PDF
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As educational standards continue to transform, it has become essential for educators and pre-service teachers to receive the support and training necessary to effectively instruct their students and meet societal expectations. However, there is not a clear consensus on what constitutes teacher effectiveness and quality within the education realm. The Handbook of Research on Professional Development for Quality Teaching and Learning provides theoretical perspectives and empirical research on educator preparation and methods for enhancing the teaching process. Focusing on teacher effectiveness and support provided to current and pre-service educators, this publication is a comprehensive reference source for practitioners, researchers, policy makers, graduate students, and university faculty.

Curriculum Learning and Teaching Advancements in Online Education

Author: Raisinghani, Mahesh S.
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466629509
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Although web-based technologies have greatly influenced our society, only recently has its impact affected educational practices. Curriculum, Learning, and Teaching Advancements in Online Education highlights the models and frameworks that have been effective in the development of online education into the classroom. By bringing together knowledge and experience, this book allows educational technologies to be evaluated in a more dynamic context. It is suitable for teachers, researchers, and academic experts interested in rethinking the fundamental processes of teaching and learning.