Released on 2009Categories Education

Affective Teacher Education

Affective Teacher Education

Author: Patrice R. LeBlanc

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781607092261

Category: Education

Page: 189

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Affective Teacher Education is one of the first books to provide teacher educators, classroom teachers, school administrators, and teacher candidates with research and recommendations related to affective education. All teachers want to become professional educators; they want find satisfaction and reward in their chosen careers. Likewise, all teachers want to show their students in all grade levels and in all subject areas how to acquire, apply, and appreciate appropriate dispositions or outlooks related to the course content and as a community of learners. This book guides and supports teachers to fulfill these two goals. Each chapter explores a different aspect of affective education and offers the reader useful suggestions to prompt self-assessment, professional conversations, and developmental activities. Affective Teacher Education helps teachers to visualize teaching and learning holistically, linking the knowledge, skills, and dispositions that students need to know, do, and feel, to achieve in school and become lifelong learners.
Released on 2010-06-10Categories Education

Teacher Education for Inclusion

Teacher Education for Inclusion

Author: Chris Forlin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136965401

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 469

How teachers might best be prepared to work in schools with an increasingly diverse pupil population is of concern to educational academics, professionals and governments around the world. Changes that have taken place in legislation and practice often fail to taken into account how practitioners can ensure that all children and young people are able to achieve. The focus of this international text is on innovative practices for preparing teachers to work in inclusive classrooms and schools. Drawing on both pre and in-service training methods, the expert contributors to this book follow three major themes: social and political challenges regarding teacher education – providing an historical perspective on the training of teachers, tensions in preparing teachers for inclusion, cultural issues, the relationship between educational funding and practices and collaborative measures to support a whole school approach innovative approaches in pre-service teacher preparation – discussing a range of innovative models and approaches used in pre-service teacher education courses engaging professional development for inservice teachers – reviewing a range of approaches employed to engage working teachers and help them establish curricula and pedagogy that meets the needs of all students in their classes. Each chapter will include a list of proposed learning outcomes, a theoretical or conceptual framework to help readers develop the proposed innovation, an overview of recent research, discussion of the research data available and a discussion of the international implications and challenges, summarising in suggestions for a positive way forward. Teacher Education for Inclusion: Changing Paradigms and Innovative Approaches is essential reading for practising teacher educators, school leaders, university lecturers in education and post graduate students.
Released on 2011-02-01Categories Science

Attitude Research in Science Education

Attitude Research in Science Education

Author: Dr. Issa M. Saleh

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781617353260

Category: Science

Page: 305

View: 355

The research into how students’ attitudes affect their learning of science related subjects has been one of the core areas of interest by science educators. The development in science education records various attempts in measuring attitudes and determining the correlations between behavior, achievements, career aspirations, gender identity and cultural inclination. Some researchers noted that attitudes can be learned and teachers can encourage students to like science subjects through persuasion. But some view that attitude is situated in context and has much to do with upbringing and environment. The critical role of attitude is well recognized in advancing science education, in particular designing curriculum and choosing powerful pedagogies and nurturing students. Since Noll’s (1935) seminal work on measuring the scientific attitudes, a steady stream of research papers describing the development and validation of scales have appeared in scholarly publications. Despite these efforts, the progress in this area has been stagnated by limited understanding of the conception of attitude, dimensionality and inability to determine the multitude of variables that made up such concept. This book makes an attempt to take stock and critically examine classical views on science attitudes and explore contemporary attempts in measuring science-related attitudes. The chapters in this book are a reflection of researchers who work tirelessly in promoting science education and highlight the current trends and future scenarios in attitude measurement.
Released on 2019-12-03Categories Medical

Teachers' Attitude Towards Environment

Teachers' Attitude Towards Environment

Author: Dr. Syed Hasan Qasim

Publisher: Book Bazooka

ISBN: 9789386895738

Category: Medical

Page: 190

View: 539

This book provides a comprehensive survey and analysis of teachers’ attitude towards environment and its related issues. The study of environment has become much more relevant today, than it was ever before. It is now that man has realized his mistakes and started thinking about Nature's protection and preservation. The teacher plays an important role in teaching learning process and in turn the child is influenced by his teaching to meet the social and physical aspects of the environment. Teachers can help the students to form a healthy constructive attitude for environment. Once, this healthy constructive attitude for the nature is formed the child will become a friend of the nature through out life. In the light of this, the entire matter is organized into five chapters. The first chapter is all about current environmental issues and constitutional provisions regarding environment, environmental education in the school curriculum and role of school teachers. The second chapter describes the studies related to environment and teachers’ attitude towards it. The third chapter is methodology adopted to find out the teachers’ attitude towards environment and its related issues. The fourth chapter is related to detailed analysis and interpretation of teachers’ attitude towards environment with reference to locale, gender and medium of instruction. The fifth chapter focuses on implications and recommendations on the basis of the finding of the results. The author believe that this book will prove to be useful to students, research scholars and the teachers who seems to be interested in the current environmental issues and the attitude of teachers towards environment. The author is grateful to all the authors, editors and their publishers whose publication he has made use of in preparing this book. I hope that readers will find this book useful. I will be looking forward for feedback from them. Dr. Syed Hasan Qasim
Released on 2012-05-23Categories Education

Future Directions for Inclusive Teacher Education

Future Directions for Inclusive Teacher Education

Author: Chris Forlin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136287336

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 115

Are teachers ready for inclusion? What is appropriate teacher education? Traditional approaches to inclusive education focused on learners with disabilities. Modern approaches, however, conceptualise inclusion in terms of providing educational equity and equality of access for all students within the same regular school system. Future Directions for Inclusive Teacher Education provides a wealth of ideas about how to support teachers to become inclusive through the application of positive training approaches. Written by some of the most influential internationally acknowledged experts in teacher education for inclusion and highly experienced researchers, together the authors provide a plethora of ideas for teacher educators to ensure that their training is pertinent, accessible, and futures-orientated. This up to date and accessible book combines three key areas related to teacher education for inclusion, which provide: A review of what is happening across the globe by offering examples from different regions; Preparation for teachers to support learners with a range of diverse needs including disability, poverty, ethnicity, gender, cultural diversity, learning disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder, sensory impairments and those who are considered gifted and talented; A consideration of systemic approaches, policy, and partnerships, and how these can be better employed in the future. This highly topical text will support all teaching professionals, educational systems, and schools in their transformation of inclusive teacher education.
Released on 2016-07-15Categories Education

Teacher Education in Challenging Times

Teacher Education in Challenging Times

Author: Philip M Bamber

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317373384

Category: Education

Page: 243

View: 754

Teacher education is experiencing a period of dramatic and arguably irrevocable change within a wider context of turbulence in the English education system. With contributions from a range of teacher educators and academics in the field, Teacher Education in Challenging Times presents sustainable, robust, and informed responses to the challenges posed by the current unrest in the education sector. This book considers the nature of teacher professionalism, the nurturing of truly collaborative partnerships between universities, schools and other agencies, and developments in practice with tangible impact for children and young people. Drawing on important research and illustrations of policy and practice from England and other countries, chapters present a series of counter-cultural ideas, principles and practices that respond to pressing challenges facing educators in a range of contexts. Positive and forward-looking, this book offers a robust defence of the present need for high-quality teacher education in challenging times. This book is a timely contribution to an international debate about the future of teacher educators and should be of key interest to academics, researchers and postgraduate students in the fields of teacher education, philosophy and sociology of education, policy and politics of education, and pedagogy. It will also appeal to a range of practitioners, including trainers, local authority officers, professional groups, educational service providers, and educational and school improvement consultants.