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  1. Identity Change during Vocational Teacher Education

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    Duch, Henriette

    New vocational teachers cross a boundary when they move from one occupation to a job as teacher. A vocational teacher already has an education when he becomes a teacher. He also has several years of work experience. In Denmark, the educational background is related to the type of vocational schoo...... educations, reduce dropout rates and increase the supply of labor. The theoretical framework is identity theories....

  2. Sustaining Teacher Educators: Finding Professional Renewal through Vocation and Avocation

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    Winter, Jeffrey S.

    2011-01-01

    This paper examines motivations for becoming a teacher educator and explores ways in which teacher educators can find renewal, revitalization, and sustenance during times of challenge. The field of teacher education is discussed through the lens of the classical notion of "calling" or vocation. The article provides a context for examining the…

  3. The effects of school systems, teacher internal characteristics, and students on vocational teacher stress

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    Adams, Elaine

    1996-01-01

    Job stress is a multidimensional phenomenon. The researcher sought to examine variables that cause vocational teachers to experience stress in their teaching occupations and to evaluate the effects of these related stressors. This research evaluated the relationships between school systems and vocational teacher stress, teacher internal characteristics and vocational teacher stress, and students and vocational teacher stress. It also analyzed vocational teacher stre...

  4. Vocational teachers' identity formation through boundary crossing

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    Fejes, Andreas; Köpsén, Susanne

    2014-01-01

    Vocational teachers’ prior occupational experiences are construed as those that will guarantee high-quality teaching in vocational education, although individuals are no longer required to have formal teaching qualifications to be employed as teachers in Sweden. This lack of strict requirements raises the issue of the preparedness of vocational teachers to teach their subject matter. Drawing on a socio-cultural understanding of identity, and based on twenty semi-structured interviews with voc...

  5. Vocational Teachers' Identity Formation through Boundary Crossing

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    Fejes, Andreas; Köpsén, Susanne

    2014-01-01

    Vocational teachers' prior occupational experiences are construed as those that will guarantee high-quality teaching in vocational education, although individuals are no longer required to have formal teaching qualifications to be employed as teachers in Sweden. This lack of strict requirements raises the issue of the preparedness of vocational…

  6. Vocational Teachers between Educational Institutions and Workplaces

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    Isopahkala-Bouret, Ulpukka

    2010-01-01

    The aim of this study is to analyze discursively how the relationship between educational institutions and workplaces materializes in the position of a vocational teacher. Several studies have pointed out that the role of vocational teachers is changing as a result of current educational reforms, which can be understood in terms of bringing…

  7. Hispanic Vocational Exploration Project. Final Report.

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    Centro De La Comunidad, Inc., New London, CT.

    During its second year, the Hispanic Vocational Exploration Project recruited eighth and ninth grade Hispanic youth for a four-week cycle, after-school, career exploratory program at Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical School, Groton, Connecticut. A series of career education workshops was the other major project activity. Supportive…

  8. Vocational Preparation Teacher Manual. Missouri LINC.

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    Wallace, Steve; And Others

    This document defines the role and responsibilities of Missouri's vocational preparation teachers as they work with disadvantaged and handicapped students in vocational education programs and offers advice on how they can fulfill their role and responsibilities. Following the introduction is the questionnaire used in a survey of vocational…

  9. Explore Higher Vocational College Mathematics Teachers' Teaching Ability%高职院校数学教师教学能力的探讨

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    徐森

    2014-01-01

    Higher vocational education reform and innovation put forward new requirements to higher vocational mathe-matics teachers' teaching ability. According to the characteristics of higher vocational education and higher vocational stu-dents, based on the abstractness and rigor of the mathematics discipline, the teaching ability of mathematics teachers in higher vocational colleges was discussed and a new way for higher vocational teaching reform was offered.%高职教育改革与创新对高职数学教师的教学能力提出了新的要求。文章针对高职教育以及高职学生的特点,考虑到数学学科的抽象性与严谨性,分析了高职院校数学教师所应具备的教学能力,为高职教学改革提供了新的思路。

  10. Vocational teachers and the notion of ’good teaching’

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    Duch, Henriette; Jensen, Lars Bang

    2016-01-01

    lines of education. Vocational teachers thus hail from a diverse range of vocational- and educational backgrounds and experience. The pedagogical course envisioned as a universal pedagogical training thus has an intrinsic problematic when facing the differentiated background and vocational training...

  11. Vocational Teacher Stress and Internal Characteristics.

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    Adams, Elaine

    1999-01-01

    A survey of 235 Virginia vocational teachers examined 6 internal characteristics that would affect stress: role preparedness, job satisfaction, life satisfaction, illness symptoms, locus of control, and self-esteem. Role preparedness, illness symptoms, and self-esteem were significant contributors in explaining teacher stress. (SK)

  12. Reforming vocational didactics by implementing a new VET teacher education

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    Duch, Henriette; Andreasen, Karen Egedal

    2015-01-01

    from backgrounds with no tradition for education. Despite historical changes, the education as vocational college teacher also struggles with the interplay between theory and practice in the program and great diversity among vocational college teachers. Based on empirical data from focus group......A new education program, Diploma of Vocational Pedagogy, has recently been implemented in Denmark to upskill vocational college teachers and improve didactics at VET colleges in general. Among many challenges, vocational college teachers have to adapt their pedagogy to a large number of students......, and the analysis uncovers several factors that are expected to hamper the development processes....

  13. Blended Learning in Vocational Education: Teachers' Conceptions of Blended Learning and Their Approaches to Teaching and Design

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    Bliuc, Ana-Maria; Casey, Grant; Bachfischer, Agnieszka; Goodyear, Peter; Ellis, Robert A.

    2012-01-01

    This paper presents research exploring teachers' experiences of using blended learning in vocational education. Teachers involved in designing and teaching using blended learning from a major Australian vocational education provider participated in the study. They received open-ended questionnaires asking to describe their conceptions of blended…

  14. Blended Learning in Vocational Education: Teachers' Conceptions of Blended Learning and Their Approaches to Teaching and Design

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    Bliuc, Ana-Maria; Casey, Grant; Bachfischer, Agnieszka; Goodyear, Peter; Ellis, Robert A.

    2012-01-01

    This paper presents research exploring teachers' experiences of using blended learning in vocational education. Teachers involved in designing and teaching using blended learning from a major Australian vocational education provider participated in the study. They received open-ended questionnaires asking to describe their conceptions of blended…

  15. Teacher Performance of the State Vocational High School Teachers in Surabaya

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    Kusumaningtyas, Amiartuti; Setyawati, Endang

    2015-01-01

    This research talked about Analysis of Teacher Performance Through Competence, Compensation, and Job Satisfaction of the State Vocational High School Teachers in Surabaya. State Vocational High School Teacher is a professional educator with major duties to educate, teach, build, direct, coach, assess and evaluate learners on the vocational high…

  16. Reforming vocational didactics by implementing a new VET teacher education

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    Duch, Henriette; Andreasen, Karen Egedal

    2015-01-01

    A new education program, Diploma of Vocational Pedagogy, has recently been implemented in Denmark to upskill vocational college teachers and improve didactics at VET colleges in general. Among many challenges, vocational college teachers have to adapt their pedagogy to a large number of students...... interviews with students from the Diploma of Vocational Pedagogy program and concepts developed by Bernstein and Bourdieu, the article analyzes how these aspects might affect the development of new vocational didactics. We know that it is not easy to change the culture of educational institutions...

  17. Reforming vocational didactics by implementing a new VET teacher education

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    Duch, Henriette; Andreasen, Karen Egedal

    2015-01-01

    from backgrounds with no tradition for education. Despite historical changes, the education as vocational college teacher also struggles with the interplay between theory and practice in the program and great diversity among vocational college teachers. Based on empirical data from focus group...... interviews with students from the Diploma of Vocational Pedagogy program and concepts developed by Bernstein and Bourdieu, the article analyzes how these aspects might affect the development of new vocational didactics. We know that it is not easy to change the culture of educational institutions......, and the analysis uncovers several factors that are expected to hamper the development processes....

  18. The Research on Teachers' Burnout of Secondary Vocational Schools

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    Lin Liping

    2015-01-01

    Burnout becomes a common phenomenon in all walks of life.Scholars have begun to focus on the burnout of primary and secondary school teachers,but little attention was given to teachers of secondary vocational schools.This thesis summarized the general status quo of teacher burnout,the major resources and further proposals to cope with teacher burnout.

  19. 论80后青年英语教师的自我再发展%Exploration on Self-development of Young English Teachers Born after the Eighties in Higher Vocational Colleges

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    刘鑫

    2011-01-01

    80后青年英语教师是英语教师中一个特定的群体,高职英语教育现代化、网络化、专业用途化的发展趋势对其综合素质提出了更高的要求。针对80后青年英语教师面对的四个方面的挑战,从四个方面探讨了促进其自我再发展的途径。%Young English teachers born after the eighties are a special group of English teachers.The modernized,networking and specialized tendency of English education in higher vocational colleges have brought forward higher requests to their comprehensive qualities.The self-development approaches of young English teachers born after the eighties are explored in four aspects in order to meet the four challenges they must face with.

  20. 高职院校教师开展行动研究的意义与路径%The Meaning and Exploration of the Path of Teacher Action Research in Higher Vocational Colleges

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    金辉

    2012-01-01

    行动研究是实际工作者为了提高实践的合理性和科学性而采取的一种研究范式.“为行动而研究,由行动者研究,在行动中研究”的行动研究基本理念,与高等职业教育对于教师在观念与素质上的要求具有很强的契合性。高职教师开展行动研究是应为和可为的。高职教师行动研究的基本路径可以归结为:确立“实践一理论一实践”研究观.进行“计划一行动一观察一反思”的螺旋式上升的循环探究。开展行动研究.是有助于高职教师个体“双师素质”培养和高职教师队伍“双师结构”形成的一种值得导入和推广的新举措。%Action research is one of research paradigm which can help researchers improve the rationality and Scientific standards of practice. The concept of "research for action, research by actors, research in action" has the very strong compatibility with the quality requirements on higher vocational teachers. This kind of action research is necessary and feasible. The basic path of higher vocational teachers' action research can be attributed to the establishment of research view of "practice - theory - practice", and the exploration of the research spiraling circulation of "plan - action - observation - reflection on". Action research is one helpful new measure that can construct the "double quality" and form the "double structure" of higher vocational teachers.

  1. Comparison of the Vocational Card Sort, the SDS, and the Vocational Exploration and Insight Kit.

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    Takai, Ricky; Holland, John L.

    1979-01-01

    The Vocational Exploration and Insight Kit (VEIK), a combination of a Vocational Card Sort, the Self-Directed Search, and an action plan, was evaluated. High school girls took each of the tests. The VEIK failed to surpass the influence of its components. (Author/BEF)

  2. A Study on Teacher Autonomy in English Language Teacher’s Profes-sional Development in Vocational Colleges

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    ZHU Lan

    2016-01-01

    Teacher professional development (TPD), which is related with teacher education, has been the topic of vital signifi-cance in the world educational reform. There are diverse modes and approaches of teacher development, among which, teacher autonomy (TA) is a new concept. It is relatively new and has received insufficient attention in China, especially in vocational col-leges. The related research of this kind on English teachers in vocational colleges is far from enough. Based on this situation, some investigations were conducted on the topic of TA among 5 vocational colleges in Kunming, Yunnan Province. By utilizing questionnaires and interviews as the main investigation tools, the present author conducted the survey of the current situation of the English teachers’professional development and the existing problems, aiming at exploring the effective ways of promoting English language teachers’(autonomy) development in the context of vocational colleges.

  3. A cultural turn? Vocational teacher education in Denmark

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    Duch, Henriette

    teachers was a specialized and non-classified course, now it is classifies as a higher education at level six in the Danish Qualification Framework. The analysis is based on qualitative interviews with representatives of for example vocational teachers and of leaders at vocational colleges – different......As part of my Ph.D.-project the field of educational policy is analysed with a focus on the decision process on a change of vocational teacher education (Bourdieu, 1996; Duch and Rasmussen, XX). The process is seen in the light of the Bologna process. Originally, the education of Danish vocational....... The third is how to guarantee the possibility to attend a course on a lower level than six in EQF. However, the consequences of skilled workers jumping over several levels in the educational hierarchy was not discussed. The analysis is based on theories of professions using Evetts terms `from with in...

  4. An Analysis of Teacher's Professional Development of Higher Vocational Education

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    莫艳萍

    2016-01-01

    Teachers are the backbones of any educational institutions. They not only play vital roles in students'development;they also directly affect the stature of their respective scholastic organizations. Highly qualified instructors produce competent and well-rounded students—learners who are more than ready to face the quirks and challenges of the labor force. This paper primarily discusses the following questions:What is teacher's professional development? What is higher vocational teacher's professional development? And how can scholastic institutions promote it? The conclusion states that the characteristics of high-er vocational education directly influence the higher vocational teacher's professional development;therefore, it must be nur-tured and promoted for the development of all the stakeholders of learning institutions–students, teachers, management staff, the learning institution itself, and the nation as a whole.

  5. 基于"事业观"教育体系的高职教师专业化发展探析%Exploration on the Professional Development of Higher Vocational Teachers Based on the "Career Outlook" Education System

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    张英远

    2015-01-01

    教师的专业化发展,既是我国深化职业教育改革与发展的客观要求,也是高职教师提高职业素质的关键.本文从事业观角度,分析了目前高职教师专业化发展过程中单一追求职业态度,忽略了事业观的价值导向作用,提出在教师和学生两个层面构建"事业观"教育体系,促进高职教师专业化发展内生动力的生成,形成高职教师专业化发展的自主性和持续性.%Teachers' professional development is not only the ob-jective requirement of China's deepening of vocational education reform and development, but also the key factor of higher voca-tional teachers' improvement of professional qualities. From the perspective of career outlook, this paper analyzes the current problems in higher vocational teachers' professional development, including merely pursuing professional attitudes and neglecting the value orientation of career outlook, and proposes that both teachers and students should establish the"career outlook"edu-cation system, so as to promote the formation of the endogenetic impetus for higher vocational teachers' professional development, and form the autonomy and sustainability of higher vocational teachers' professional development.

  6. 职业教育兼职教师队伍建设问题探索%The Exploration on the Problems of the Construction of Part-time Teachers Team in Vocational Education

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    冯晋祥; 韩清恩; 潘峰

    2013-01-01

    Part-time teacher is an important part of modern vocational education teachers, and to strengthen the con-struction of part-time teachers is an important measure to optimize vocational education teachers. To strengthen and im-prove the institutional construction of part-time teachers, we should card the development trajectory of the part-time teachers from the perspective of system construction, research and establish the principles that the construction of part-time teachers should follow, set up and adhere to the correct oriented goal, and improve the ways of the construc-tion system of part-time teachers.%  兼职教师是现代职业教育师资队伍的重要组成部分,加强兼职教师队伍建设是优化职业教育师资队伍的重要举措。为加强和完善兼职教师制度建设,就要从制度建设角度梳理兼职教师制度发展轨迹,研究和确立兼职教师队伍建设应遵循的原则,确立和坚持正确的目标导向,完善兼职教师队伍建设制度的途径。

  7. Exploring Home Economics Related Careers. Introduction to Vocations.

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    Hoggatt, Carolyn, Ed.

    Developed to meet the career educational needs of students enrolled in home economics courses and/or an introductory vocational program, this document (teacher's copy) contains six units of study focusing on the home economics related careers cycles of: child development and care; clothing, textiles and fashion; food services; institutional,…

  8. 试论当前高职师资培训的困境与对策%An Exploration on Dilemma and Strategies as to Vocational Teacher Training

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    李臣娟

    2012-01-01

    Abstract: Exploiting teachers'proficiency and improving their working competency proves the cru- cial segment for improving vocational colleges' teaching quality and realizing target of vocational talent cultivation , while teachers'training is the effective approach and paramount section in swift stimulating teachers' proficiency and competency, thus enhancing teachers' training has become ur- gent for vocational education. With the analysis on the dilemma of Chinese teachers'training, es- say promoted related strategies on consolidating teachers'training.%开发教师的潜能、提高教师的业务能力是提高高职院校教学质量、实现高职教育人才培养目标的关键,而师资培训正是快速激发教师潜能、提高教师业务能力的有效方法和重要环节。当前加强师资培训已成为高职教育发展的迫切需要,文章通过对我国师资培训的困境进行分析,对如何加强高职师资培训提出了相应的对策。

  9. A Vocational Calling: Exploring a Caring Technology in Elderly Care

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    Fejes, Andreas; Nicoll, Katherine

    2010-01-01

    In this article we explore the relationship of care of a group of health care workers in elderly care, through their descriptions of themselves and their work. We have an interest in how relationships of care may be explored and characterised in and across disparate vocational settings. This is a critical response to policy discourses of…

  10. Training of Teachers/Trainers in Technical and Vocational Education. UNEVOC Studies in Technical and Vocational Education, Number 11.

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    United Nations Economic, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). Section for Technical and Vocational Education.

    This document contains nine papers about and from an international roundtable on the training of teachers in technical and vocational education. The first paper, a Final Report of the "International Round Table on Training of Teachers in Technical and Vocational Education (Curitiba, Brazil, 7-10 April 1997)," examines the following:…

  11. Saberes da docência na educação profissional e tecnológica: um estudo sobre o olhar dos professores The teacher knowledge base concerning Technological and Vocational Education (TVE: an exploration into the teacher's viewpoints

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    José Ângelo Gariglio

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Tendo como referência a histórica desregulamentação da docência na Educação Profissional e Tecnológica, além de uma restrita produção científica sobre a matéria, fazemos uma discussão inicial sobre os saberes mobilizados pelos docentes da EP, analisando, a partir das representações dos sujeitos docentes de diversas instituições, os saberes acionados e demandados nas suas atividades educativas e as concepções de formação profissional subjacentes a tais saberes. Autores como Gauthier, Tardif, Lessard, Oliveira e Peterossi ancoram nossas análises, que apontam para a necessidade de se avançar o debate tanto sobre o modelo quanto sobre o lócus da formação desses professores, dando atenção às suas especificidades. Aponta-se para a urgência de definição de políticas de Estado na área: regulamentação do exercício da docência na EP, estratégias de profissionalização, definição de carreiras, salários e avaliação.Having as its reference the historical teaching de-regulation in technological and vocational education, along with a restricted (rare or scarce scientific publication on the matter, we carry out an initial discussion concerning the knowledge base mobilized by the TVE teachers. We do this by means of an analysis of: 1 presentations by teachers from several TVE institutions; 2 the knowledge base activated and/or called into demand by these educational activities. Authors like Gauthier, Tardif, Lessard, Oliveira and Peterossi, strengthen (by way of a theoretical base our analysis, while at the same time making it clear that a debate needs to be launched, as much for the sake of defining the model, as for defining the locus (focal point in the training that TVE teachers receive. Attention needs to be given to the specificities encountered in providing training for teachers training in this field. The urgent need for the state to define its policies in this area, is also pointed out. For example, there is

  12. Vocational teachers and the notion of ’good teaching’

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    Duch, Henriette; Jensen, Lars Bang

    of the respective teachers. Our research interest becomes the specific role of the vocational teachers and how they see ‘good teaching practice’. We draw upon Bourdieu’s notion of habitus, and doxa to understand the various positions and arguments the teachers explicit in their description of good teaching...... and the connected advanced pedagogical training, meant to improve their teaching (Bourdieu, 1977, 1998). Through such an investigation we potentially outline the problematic and forces connected to implementing a general pedagogical training across various vocational- and professional forms of habitus and connected...... by Bourdieu’s praxeology. The ethnographic inspired design uses documentary analysis, observations and focus group interview (Barbour 2007). The central data will be focus group interviews collected in November 2015. The interview question relates to change in the teachers teaching as a practice. In the paper...

  13. 高职院校中高学历青年教师的成长困惑及对策%Exploration of measures to the growth confusion and young teacher with advanced degree in vocational college

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    李强; 吕丹; 孙国印

    2015-01-01

    随着我国高等教育事业的巨大进步,大量高学历毕业生选择进入高职院校工作,投身于职业教育。这些高学历青年教师由于自己没有接触过职业教育,一般也没有接受过师范教育的系统训练,在工作中面临着诸多困惑。如:从学生到教师的身份转变、对职业教育本身的认识、教育教学方法和技巧的缺乏、科研工作难以开展等。本文就高学历青年教师进入高职院校后所面临的成长困惑进行简要分析,并提出相应对策。%With the great development of tertiary education in our country,many school leavers with advanced degree choose working in vocational college as a teacher and dedicate them to vocational education undertaking. These young teachers with advanced degree have much confusion in early stage of their career,because they didn’t contact with vocational education and didn’t accept pedagogical education in the previous. Such as:the status transform form student to teacher,the awareness of vocational education,the deficiency of teaching methods and techniques,and the difficulties of scientific research. A summary analysis and some measures and pieces to the confusion were given in this paper.

  14. Promoting Vocational Exploration and Decision Making among High School and College Students

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    Holland, John L.

    1978-01-01

    This review surveys vocational exploration and decision making among high school and college students. Findings indicate educational institutions need to evaluate their collective ability to help students in vocational exploration and decision making. (MFD)

  15. The Relationship between Transformational Leadership and Organizational Commitment: The Case for Vocational Teachers in Jordan

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    Khasawneh, Samer; Omari, Aieman; Abu-Tineh, Abdullah M.

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this article is to determine the relationship between transformational leadership of vocational school principals on vocational teachers-organizational commitment. A random sample of 340 vocational teachers responded to a three-part instrument (the transformational leadership questionnaire, the organizational commitment…

  16. The Relationship between Transformational Leadership and Organizational Commitment: The Case for Vocational Teachers in Jordan

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    Khasawneh, Samer; Omari, Aieman; Abu-Tineh, Abdullah M.

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this article is to determine the relationship between transformational leadership of vocational school principals on vocational teachers-organizational commitment. A random sample of 340 vocational teachers responded to a three-part instrument (the transformational leadership questionnaire, the organizational commitment…

  17. Teacher Preparation for Vocational Education and Training in Germany: A Potential Model for Canada?

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    Barabasch, Antje; Watt-Malcolm, Bonnie

    2013-01-01

    Germany's vocational education and training (VET) and corresponding teacher-education programmes are known worldwide for their integrated framework. Government legislation unifies companies, unions and vocational schools, and specifies the education and training required for students as well as vocational teachers. Changing from the Diplom…

  18. Post-Fordism, the Vocational Curriculum and the Challenge to Teacher Preparation.

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    Sharp, Graham

    1996-01-01

    As the economy changes from Fordist to post-Fordist, questions about the correspondence between new workplace demands and National Vocational Qualifications/General Vocational Qualifications in Britain arise. The new curriculum demands a new kind of professionalism for vocational teachers and a new kind of teacher preparation. (SK)

  19. Examination of Job Satisfaction of the Medical Vocational High School Teachers

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    Bayraktar, Hatice Vatansever; Güney, Burcu

    2016-01-01

    The aim of this study is to determine the job satisfaction level of Medical Vocational High School teachers and whether it differs according to different variables. The research was organized in accordance with the screening model. The population of the research was composed of vocational course teachers who worked in Medical Vocational High…

  20. Attitudes and Motivations of Vocational Teachers Regarding Program Improvement.

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    Greenan, James P.; Wu, Mingchang; Mustapha, Ramlee B.; Ncube, Lisa B.

    1998-01-01

    Secondary vocational teachers in Indiana (n=186) indicated they were motivated to improve programs by concern for students, professional growth, and desire to keep current. They believed that program improvement enhances professional development, but lacked time to plan for improvement and were skeptical about administrators' ability to reduce…

  1. Forming Artistic-Design Competency of Vocational Design Teacher

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    Falco, Vera P.; Fedorov, Vladimir A.; Dorozhkin, Evgenij M.; Merkushova, Nina I.; Bakanach, Olga V.

    2016-01-01

    The relevance of the problem under study is based on the necessity to achieve effectiveness of the learning process aimed at forming a competent specialist and ensuring the quality of training of vocational teacher of a certain subject (design). The aim of the article is to provide theoretical substantiation, to elaborate and to test the…

  2. Mindfulness, Therapy and Vocational Values: Exploring the Moral and Aesthetic Dimensions of Vocational Education and Training

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    Hyland, Terry

    2011-01-01

    The devaluation and debilitation of education in general and vocational education and training (VET) in particular has been explored and described in recent years by a wide range of critical commentators. Education stands in dire need of therapy, and this paper suggests a therapeutic process for rejuvenating and enhancing VET through attention to…

  3. The exploration and practice of the work mechanism of the head of the class teacher in Vocational Colleges%高职高专院校班主任助理工作机制探索与实践

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    李爱珍; 李艳平

    2015-01-01

    班主任助理是高职高专学生工作的重要补充,是辅导员和班主任的得力助手,是学生的良师益友。班主任助理工作机制的推行有利于全面细致地开展学生工作,使新生在较短时间适应学校环境。提高职高专班主任助理队伍建设对策是:选拔时一定要严把入口关;在班主任助理的管理过程中,一定要注重对他们的教育、引导、考核和激励;要加强对班主任助理的工作指导和工作方法技巧的培训,在工作过程中使其学会统筹时间、增长知识、学会奉献。%Teacher assistant is important supplement of higher vocational students, counselor and teacher's right-hand man, is the student's mentor. The implementation of the work mechanism of the head teacher is conducive to the comprehensive and meticulous work of the students, so that students can adapt to the school environment in a short time. Higher Vocational Colleges Teacher Assistant troop construction countermeasure is: when selecting must be strict to close the entrance. In the management process of assistant of a teacher in charge of a class, be sure to pay attention to their education, guidance, evaluation and incentive; to strengthen training of assistant head teacher guidance and method of work skills, in the working process of the society as a whole, the growth of knowledge, learn to give.

  4. Exploration on the Vocational Development of Foreign Language Teachers Based on Critical Reading Teaching%基于批判式阅读教学的外语教师职业发展路径探索*

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    张亚敏; 田秀峰

    2013-01-01

    The ability of critical thinking is the key to the cultivation of creative talents.Critical reading teaching is not only an important approach to cultivate students’critical thinking and innovation capabili-ty,but also an effective channel for college English teachers to improve their profession qualities and per-fect their vocational development.The improvement of critical teaching awareness of college English teach-ers should be combined with the cultivation of students’critical thinking capability in order to establish a new vocational development for the teachers.%批判式思维能力是创新人才培养的关键,开展批判式阅读教学不仅是培养学生批判性思维和能力的重要方法,也是高校英语教师提高自身职业素养,完善自身职业发展的有效途径。高校英语教师应将批判式阅读教学意识的培养与学生批判性思维能力的提升相结合,探索职业发展的新路径。

  5. Vocational High School Teachers' Difficulties in Implementing the Assessment in Curriculum 2013 in Yogyakarta Province of Indonesia

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    Retnawati, Heri; Hadi, Samsul; Nugraha, Ariadie Chandra

    2016-01-01

    The study aims to describe vocational high school teachers' difficulties in implementing the assessment within Curriculum 2013, which has been implemented since July 2013 in several Indonesian schools and which might have been in effect in all schools around 2014. The study was descriptive explorative research by means of qualitative data…

  6. Study On Establishing National Standard Of Vocational Teachers’ Training In China

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    Qiding Yu

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available Developing vocational education is an important strategy in current Chinese education. However, vocational teachers are in a shortage and there isn’t a sound system of training and cultivating these teachers. Especially, there hasn’t formed any effective standard of vocational teachers. These three factors are the main reasons to hinder the development and increase of its quality and level. Therefore, establishing national standard of vocational teacher training is becoming very necessary. In this paper the author explores the standard and system of vocational teacher training from two aspects, namely, grasping professional skills and professional teaching competence. National standard of vocational teacher training will become a basis for vocational teacher qualification. According to this standard, vocational teacher qualification curriculum will be built and implemented by vocational educational institutions. We will share our experiences and measures in building vocational teacher qualification system in China and explore some key issues.

  7. Introducing a critical dialogical model for vocational teacher education

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    Daniel Alvunger

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available The purpose with this article is to conceptualise and present what is referred to as a critical dialogical model for vocational teacher education that takes into account the interaction between theory/research and practice/experiential knowledge. The theoretical framework for the model is based on critical hermeneutics and the methodology of dialogue seminars with the aim to promote the development of a 'critical self' among the vocational teacher students. The model enacts an interface between theory and practice where a number of processes are identified: a reflective-analogical process, a critical-analytical process and an interactive critical self-building process. In order to include a theoretical argument concerning the issue of content, the concept of 'learning capital' and its four sub-categories in terms of curricular capital, instructional capital, moral capital and venture capital is used. We point at content-related aspects of student learning and how a critical self has the potential to promote various kinds of 'capital' and capacity building that may be of importance in the future work-life of the vocational teacher student.

  8. 高职公共英语教师的专业化探索与研究%Exploration and Research on the Professionalization of Higher Vocational Public English Teachers

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    金晶

    2016-01-01

    With today's rapid economic globalization and increas-ingly fierce talent competition, people's cognitive structures are highly integrated, which requires large numbers of interdisci-plinary talents with both professional knowledge and ability to carry out professional exchanges in English. Therefore, higher vocational public English teaching must be transformed to Eng-lish teaching for specific purposes. The characteristics of talent cultivation in higher vocational education also require English teachers to possess the English knowledge specifically for their specialties. Through an analysis of the current situation of English teaching for specific purposes, this paper establishes that public English teachers can develop themselves through multiple ways and thereby become qualified English teachers for specific spe-cialties and meet the need of the increasingly important English teaching for specific purposes. This will be of great significance to the realization of cultivation objectives in higher vocational col-leges.%在世界经济迅速全球化、人才竞争日趋激烈的当今,人的认知结构也日渐高度融合,社会需要大批既具有专业知识又能用英语进行专业交流的复合型人才,要求高职公共英语教学必须向专业化英语教学发展。高等职业教育的人才培养特点也从不同层次对英语老师提出了拥有自己的专业英语的要求。本文通过分析目前专业英语教学的现状,确立公共英语教师能够通过多途径自我发展,最终转化为合格的专业英语教师,适应日趋重要的专业英语教学岗位的需求,对于高职院校培养目标的实现具有重要意义。

  9. "双导师"制在高职学生顶岗实习中的实践与探索%Practice and Exploration of"Double Teacher"System on Substitution Internship of Secondary Vocational Students

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    杜娟丽; 杨军; 周丹

    2011-01-01

    通过分析目前高职院校在实施顶岗实习过程中存在的种种问题,提出了"双导师制"的顶岗实习管理制度,通过该制度的实施,稳固了校企合作关系,同时解决了学生在顶岗实习期间出现的诸多问题,切实保证了顶岗实习的效果.%All kinds of problems in the substitution internship for secondary vocational students is analyzed, and management system of “Double Teacher" system on the substitution internship is proposed. Through this system being implemented, sehool-enterpriso cooperation can be steady, and many problems are solved during the substitution internship of students, which can ensure the effect of substitution internship.

  10. Educating for Vocational Excellence: The Auto/Biographical Exploration of Enacted Craft Pedagogy

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    Tyson, Ruhi

    2015-01-01

    The focus of this article is on education for vocational excellence (the combination of virtue and good judgment or phronesis/practical wisdom) through an examination of episodes from the auto/biographical study of master craftsman Wolfgang B. Vocational excellence is an issue sometimes discussed with regard to teacher training for schools and…

  11. The Reforming of Vocational Teacher Training Colleges in Turkey

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    Çavuşoğlu, Abdullah; Günay, Durmuş

    In Turkey, for many decades college level technical education has been in the form of two main tracks: namely the "Faculty of Engineering" and the "Faculty of Technical Education". The Faculties of Engineering are very similar to engineering schools and colleges around the world; they train engineering students. The "Faculties of Technical Education" are similar to the "Schools of Applied Sciences" that many European countries have. The graduates of these schools are either employed at high schools as teachers at technical or vocational high schools, self employed or employed at other governmental organizations as technical staff. Due to the employability problems that the graduates of these schools have faced in recent years and the suggestions made by the The Council of the Higher Education of Turkey (CoHE), Turkish parliament has recently took a decision to close down these colleges and open new colleges called "Faculty of Technology" in November of 2009. According to the CoHE, these new faculties will train engineering students. The graduates of these faculties can also become teachers at the technical or vocational high schools if they get teaching certificate. This paper discusses the content, outlook, and prospects of this recent reform.

  12. 高职IT专业“双肩挑”教师教学能力提升的实践探索%The Practical Exploration of “Double Shoulder Task” Teachers Teaching Ability of Higher Vocational IT

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    张效强

    2011-01-01

    “Double shoulder task”teachers not only shoulders the great responsibility of“teaching”,but more specifically charged with“management education, service education”special mission.This paper analyzes the“double shoulder task”the teaching situation and existing problems,and put forward the promotion of higher vocational professional IT“double shoulder task”teacher's teaching ability of approach and method.%“双肩挑”教师不但肩负着“教书育人”的重大责任,同时更加具体地担负着“管理育人、服务育人”的特殊使命。文章分析了“双肩挑”教师教学现状及存在的问题,进而提出了提升高职IT专业“双肩挑”教师教学能力的途径与方法

  13. The Relative Influence of the Vocational Card Sort, the Self-Directed Search, and the Vocational Exploration and Insight Kit on High School Girls.

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    Takai, Ricky; Holland, John L.

    A new treatment, the Vocational Exploration and Insight Kit (VEIK), was developed to increase the number and variety of vocational options a person considers, to increase the variety of information-seeking activity, and to increase the satisfaction a person has with his or her current vocational aspiration. The VEIK is a 15-step self-administered…

  14. A System for Providing Relevant Metrics Education for Vocational Teachers in Kentucky. Final Report.

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    Crosby, Richard K.

    A project conducted in four vocational regions of Kentucky developed a system for providing vocational teachers with relevant metrics education and developed and identified materials to support and enhance the system. Ten occupational training areas selected as a focus of the project were air conditioning, auto body, auto mechanics, diesel…

  15. The Influence Personality and Leader Behaviours Have on Teacher Self-Leadership in Vocational Colleges

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    Marshall, Glenn; Kiffin-Petersen, Sandra; Soutar, Geoffrey

    2012-01-01

    Teacher self-leadership includes a set of individual cognitive and behavioural strategies that, when practised together, can lead to improved performance. This study examines the influence personality and leader behaviours have on teacher self-leadership in a vocational education and training setting. Survey data from 418 teachers from an…

  16. Vocational Education Approach: New TEL Settings--New Prospects for Teachers' Instructional Activities?

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    Hämäläinen, Raija; De Wever, Bram

    2013-01-01

    This study focuses on vocational education teachers' instructional activities in a new technology-enhanced learning (TEL) setting. A content analysis is applied to investigate teachers' and students' interactions in a 3D game context. The findings illustrate that when teachers' and students' interactions are mediated by a…

  17. Vocational teachers taking the lead: VET teachers and the career services for teachers reform in Sweden

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    Daniel Alvunger

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available In 2013 the Swedish government launched a reform on career services for teachers that introduced first-teachers as a new category of teachers. Since this reform still is in the process of being rolled out, we know fairly little of its impact, especially concerning VET teachers that are appointed first-teachers. This paper explores and analyses two cases of VET first-teachers with focus on the implications on educational leadership practices in their work with school improvement where 'distributed leadership' is used as a lens for understanding the characteristic features of leader-ship practices. The results show that the VET first-teachers consider themselves to represent an important educational leadership being process leaders for creating a culture built on mutual trust, turning the focus of school improvement from a 'top-down' perspective to change 'from below'. They become 'brokers' and a link between school management and their colleagues, even if there are some difficulties. Moreover they visualise different practices and foster a new awareness - concerning e.g. assessment and the relationship between school and work-place - that seem to influence collegial discourse.

  18. Professional Ability Promotion of Higher Vocational Accounting Teacher%试论高职会计教师职业能力提升

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    谭碧

    2013-01-01

      高职教师应具备良好的职业能力,但目前高职会计教师职业能力方面存在专业知识与实践能力、教学科研能力、职业道德方面的系列问题,本文试从不同方面探讨如何提升高职会计教师职业能力。%Vocational teachers should have good professional capacity. Now, the professional capacity of vocational accounting teacher has many problems in professional knowledge and practical ability, teaching and research capacity, professional ethics. This paper tries to explore how to improve vocational accounting teachers' professional capacity from different aspects.

  19. Exploration of Values: Israeli Teachers' Professional Ethics

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    Fisher, Yael

    2013-01-01

    The main purpose of this study was to explore Israeli teachers' professional ethics and values using the Facet Theory (Guttman in Psychmetrika 33:469-506, 1968). Since Israel does not have a teachers' code of ethics, such exploration can be a basis for constructing one. The study is mainly exploratory, and the main hypotheses that guided the study…

  20. METHODOLOGY OF PROFESSIONAL PEDAGOGICAL EDUCATION: THEORY AND PRACTICE (theoretical and methodological foundations of vocational teacher education

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    Evgeny M. Dorozhkin

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The study is aimed at investigating a justification of the new approach to the problem of vocational education development through the prism of interdependence research methodology and practice. This conceptual setup allows determining the main directions for teacher training modernization of vocational schools. The authors note that the current socio-economic situation in our country has actualized the problem of personnel training. Politicians, economists and scientists’ speeches are all about the shortage of skilled personnel. They see the main reason of this catastrophic situation in the present system of primary and secondary vocational education. At least they concern over the current practice of pedagogical personnel training of vocational education who are to restore the system of vocational education. Our country, Russia has a great positive experience in solving this problem. Scientific-methodological centre for vocational teacher education is the Russian State Vocational Pedagogical University under the scientific direction of Academician of the Russian Academy of Education, G. M. Romantsev. The reflection of scientifictheoretical bases of this education led the authors to the analysis and designing (formation of existent and new professional and pedagogical methodology. Methods. The fundamental position of A. M. Novikov on the generality of the research (scientific and practical activity methodology has become the theoretical platform of the present study. Conceptual field, conceptual statements and professional model are presented as the whole system (or integrating factor. The theoretical framework has determined the logic of the study and its results. Scientific and educational methodology differentiation in terms of the subject of cognitive activity has allowed identifying the main scientific and practical disciplines of vocational teacher education. The creative concept as the subject ground is instrumental analysis of

  1. Jordanian Vocational, Secondary Education Teachers and Acquisition of the National Professional Standards

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    Al-Dajeh, Hesham I.

    2012-01-01

    The main purpose of this study was to estimate the level of acquisition of the Jordanian national professional standards by vocational, secondary education teachers. Two hundred teachers participated in the study. The data were collected by questionnaire and analyzed using SPSS version 15.0. Questionnaire validity was assessed by content validity,…

  2. The Effects of Vocational High School Teachers' Perceived Trust on Organizational Silence

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    Saglam, Aycan Çiçek

    2016-01-01

    The objective of this research is to reveal the effects of vocational school teachers' perceived organizational trust on organizational silence. For this purpose, at first teachers' perception on sub-dimensions of organizational silence and organizational trust, which are respectively "acquiescent silence," "defensive silence,"…

  3. Teacher interpersonal behaviour and student motivation in competence-based vocational education : Evidence from Indonesia

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    Misbah, Z.; Gulikers, J.T.M.; Maulana, J.; Mulder, M.

    2015-01-01

    Competence-based education requires changing teacher roles probably affecting teacher–student interactions and student motivation. This study examines how students (N = 1469) from competence-based and less-competence-based vocational schools perceive their teachers' interpersonal behaviour and its r

  4. The Congruence of Vocational Interests and the Workplace Environment: Reducing the Language Teacher Shortage

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    Swanson, Peter B.

    2012-01-01

    There is a shortage of second/foreign language (S/FL) teachers in many parts of the world, and the rates of attrition are cause for alarm in North America. Canadian and US teachers' (N = 323) were administered the Self-Directed Search vocational interest inventory and the Coping in Stressful Situations scale. Results from this quantitative study…

  5. Distributive Education and Occupational Work Adjustment. Topic Analysis for Vocational Teacher Education.

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    Six papers on distributive education and occupational work adjustment (OWA) which were presented at a teacher education leadership conference on the development of common core curriculum for vocational education teachers are contained in this booklet. The title and authors are as follow: "Methods of Teaching Distributive Education," by John…

  6. Effects of Demographic Characteristics, Educational Background, and Supporting Factors on ICT Readiness of Technical and Vocational Teachers in Malaysia

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    Alazzam, Abu-Obaideh; Bakar, Ab Rahim; Hamzah, Ramlah; Asimiran, S.

    2012-01-01

    The aim of this study was to examine ICT readiness and the effects of demographic characteristics, educational background, and support factors on the ICT readiness of technical and vocational teachers in Malaysia. The questionnaire was administered to 329 technical and vocational teachers who are teaching engineering subjects in Malaysian…

  7. An Identification and Analysis of the Existing Needs for Teacher Aides in Programs of Vocational Education in Agriculture and a Suggested Program for Teacher Aide Education.

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    Durkee, James R.

    This study identified and analyzed the various aspects of the responsibilities and education of teacher aides assigned to work in programs of agricultural vocational education. Vocational agricultural teachers, high school administrators, and state supervisors of agricultural education in the United States were surveyed to obtain information on…

  8. IMAGE OF TECHNICAL EDUCATION AND VOCATIONAL TRAINING FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF PARENTS AND TEACHERS

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    Khadijah Alavi

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available The main purpose of this study is to understand the perception of the image and pride of working in the technical and vocational fields from the perspective of parents and teachers in secondary schools. This study was conducted in two zones, namely North (Kedah and central zone (Selangor. Two schools were chosen from each zone, one from the city (Kajang and the other one from rural (Dengkil, which are sufficient to obtain the views of parents and teachers. Purposive sampling was selected for the focus group discussions in schools with the participation of PTA members, i.e., parents, teachers, career counselors teachers. The results showed that there were two main themes, namely, positive and negative image of technical education and vocational training among parents and teachers. However, the negative image remained resilient among parents and teachers, especially in deciding on career paths in technical and vocational fields. The researcher also identified several new issues, for example, wastage of manpower in the country, among them due to the weak prerequisite set in selecting students in technical and vocational education system; Students who do not meet the Malay Language (Bahasa Melayu prerequisite are unable to continue studying skills at higher certificate level. Students of Islamic studies and Arabic Language, students with academic excellence and girls who are interested in technical education and vocational training should be considered as a highly skilled workforce in the future. Some implications of this study were presented as suggestion in formulating policies to improve the image of technical education and vocational training.

  9. Exploring Professional Development Practices for Vocational Education and Training Practitioners

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    Williams, Kim

    2009-01-01

    This paper addresses the practice of professional development within the Vocational Education and Training (VET) arena. The study object was to gain the perceptions held by a selected group of VET educators in the tourism and hospitality sector of the professional teaching/training competencies required for effective practice. The study was…

  10. Essential competencies analysis of a training model development for non-formal vocational teachers under the office of the non-formal and informal education in Thailand

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    Chayanopparat Piyanan; Charungkaittikul Suwithida; Ratana-Ubol Archanya

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    Non-formal vocational education provides practical experiences in a particular occupational field to non-formal semi-skilled learners. Non-formal vocational teachers are the key persons to deliver particular occupational knowledge. The essential competencies enhancement for non-sformal vocational teachers will improve teaching performance. The question of the research is what the essential competencies for the nonformal vocational teachers are. The research method was 1) to review related lit...

  11. From professional skilled worker to vocational teacher: experiences from lectures and guidence in academic writing among first year students

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    Marit Lindset

    2017-04-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in the Vocational Teacher Education program find that good writing skills are a prerequisite to complete their education. As educators in this program, we experience that many students struggle to master the requirements for academic writing in higher education. For this reason, two teachers from the Vocational Teacher Education bachelor’s degree program in Trondheim undertook a study with the purpose of exploring how first-year students experienced an introductory course in academic writing and different forms of feedback on assignments (written, oral, and digital.Theory: The study relies mainly on Illeris’s Learning Theory.Method: Data collection is based on 24 reflection logs of 12 first-year students during 2014–2015. The analysis is based on Lindseth and Norberg’s phenomenological–hermeneutical method.Result: The findings of the study show that students experience the introductory course in academic writing as absolutely necessary and of great importance for the development of their writing competence. Specifically, responses written directly in the text in addition to a summary are forms of feedback students perceive as important and helpful. Along with oral responses, digital responses are central for developing confidence and motivation to continue working.Conclusion: First-year students express insecurity and vulnerability in regard to the writing process. They experience the writing course as essential and see aspects of written, oral, and digital guidance as important to the process of completing academic assignments in Vocational Teacher Education. Written feedback is perceived as absolutely necessary.

  12. Exploring Vocational Evaluation Practices following Traumatic Brain Injury

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    Christina Dillahunt-Aspillaga

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Background. Individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI face many challenges when attempting to return to work (RTW. Vocational evaluation (VE is a systematic process that involves assessment and appraisal of an individual’s current work-related characteristics and abilities. Objective. The aims of this study are to (1 examine demographic and employment characteristics of vocational rehabilitation providers (VRPs, (2 identify the specific evaluation methods that are used in the VE of individuals with TBI, and (3 examine the differences in assessment method practices based upon evaluator assessment preferences. Methods. This exploratory case study used a forty-six-item online survey which was distributed to VRPs. Results. One hundred and nine VRPs accessed the survey. Of these, 74 completed the survey. A majority of respondents were female (79.7%, Caucasian (71.6%, and holding a master’s degree (74.3%, and more than half (56.8% were employed as state vocational rehabilitation counselors (VRCs. In addition, over two-thirds (67.6% were certified rehabilitation counselors (CRCs. Respondents reported using several specific tools and assessments during the VE process. Conclusions. Study findings reveal differences in use of and rationales for specific assessments amongst VRPs. Understanding VRP assessment practices and use of an evidence-based framework for VE following TBI may inform and improve VE practice.

  13. Corn Production. A Unit for Teachers of Vocational Agriculture. Production Agriculture Curriculum Materials Project.

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    Grace, Clyde, Jr.

    Designed to provide instructional materials for use by vocational agriculture teachers, this unit contains nine lessons based upon competencies needed to maximize profits in corn production. The lessons cover opportunities for growing corn; seed selection; seedbed preparation; planting methods and practices; fertilizer rates and application;…

  14. A Proposal to Encourage Classroom Technology Use by Vocational Teachers in a South Jersey School District

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    Chiodi, Kimberley

    2012-01-01

    Although extensive efforts have been made to provide staff with the technology tools and professional development to support technology integration into daily classroom learning activities at the Vocational Technical High School, it was unclear whether teachers were making optimal use of these technologies on a regular basis. How best to provide…

  15. The Conceptual Model of Future Teachers Training to Dual Education in VET (Vocational Education & Training)

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    Zholdasbekova, Saule; Nurzhanbayeva, Zhanat; Karatayev, Galymzhan; Akhmet, Laura Smatullaevna; Anarmetov, Bahitzhan

    2016-01-01

    In the article the author presents the theoretical understanding of research problems of training of the future teachers-organizers of the dual training system in vocational education & training (VET) in the conditions of the credit technology of education. The author's vision of way to solve the problem is discussed in the description of the…

  16. Teachers' Perceptions about the School Principals' Ethical Leadership Behaviours: A Study from Turkish Vocational High Schools

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    Katranci, Ihsan; Sungu, Hilmi; Saglam, Mehmet

    2015-01-01

    The importance of ethical dimension of leadership is a fact accepted by everyone. In spite of this, very few empirical studies have been carried out on this issue in the field of educational administration considering the significance of ethical values in leadership. This study was carried out to investigate vocational high school teachers'…

  17. Breeding Livestock. A Unit for Teachers of Vocational Agriculture. Production Agriculture Curriculum Materials Project.

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    O'Bryan, Robert C.

    Designed to provide instructional materials for use by vocational agriculture teachers, this unit on breeding livestock contains materials for use in teaching the importance of breeding, the physiology of livestock breeding, reproductive processes, sire selection, and breeding systems. Lessons on each of these competencies contain the following:…

  18. Teacher/Student Classroom Interaction in Vocational Education. A Sex Bias/Sex Stereotyping Project.

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    Omvig, Clayton P.

    A study examined teacher-student interaction in Kentucky's secondary and postsecondary vocational education classrooms. It investigated whether sex bias or inequities were present and what might explain such differences. A literature review focused on studies conducted at different grade levels with relation to sex bias and classroom interactions.…

  19. The quest for self-regulation: A design-based approach with vocational teachers

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    Jossberger, Helen; Brand-Gruwel, Saskia; Boshuizen, Els; Van de Wiel, Margje

    2010-01-01

    Jossberger, H., Brand-Gruwel, S., Boshuizen, H. P. A., & Van de Wiel, M. (2010, August). The quest for self-regulation: A design-based approach with vocational teachers. Poster presentation at the EARLI Learning and Professional Development SIG Conference, Munich, Germany.

  20. Exploring Wholeness in Music Teachers' Lives

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    Fordice, Billy Donald

    2013-01-01

    This qualitative research explored how the retelling of a life story influenced teachers' self-understanding. Informed by the disciplines of psychology, anthropology, and philosophy I constructed a conceptual framework of life as a continuous narrative, reflected and focused by past and anticipated experiences. This framework was informed by…

  1. Exploring Wholeness in Music Teachers' Lives

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    Fordice, Billy Donald

    2013-01-01

    This qualitative research explored how the retelling of a life story influenced teachers' self-understanding. Informed by the disciplines of psychology, anthropology, and philosophy I constructed a conceptual framework of life as a continuous narrative, reflected and focused by past and anticipated experiences. This framework was informed by…

  2. Support from Teachers and Trainers in Vocational Education and Training: The Pathways to Career Aspirations and Further Career Development

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    Hofmann, Claudia; Stalder, Barbara E.; Tschan, Franziska; Häfeli, Kurt

    2014-01-01

    Transition from school to work is a challenging period for young people with learning difficulties. In the dual vocational system of Switzerland, teachers at vocational educational and training (VET)-schools, as well as trainers at VET-companies, provide important support. We were interested in the different pathways from this support to…

  3. What makes teacher teams in a vocational education context effective? A qualitative study of managers' view on team working

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    Truijen, K.J.P.; Sleegers, P.J.C.; Meelissen, Martina R.M.; Nieuwenhuis, Loek

    2013-01-01

    Purpose – At a time when secondary vocational education is implementing competence-based education (CBE) on a large scale, to adapt to the needs of students and of the labour market in a modern society, many vocational schools have recognised that interdisciplinary teacher teams are an important

  4. What makes teacher teams in a vocational education context effective? A qualitative study of managers' view on team working

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    Truijen, K.J.P.; Sleegers, P.J.C.; Meelissen, M.R.M.; Nieuwenhuis, A.F.M.

    2013-01-01

    Purpose – At a time when secondary vocational education is implementing competence-based education (CBE) on a large scale, to adapt to the needs of students and of the labour market in a modern society, many vocational schools have recognised that interdisciplinary teacher teams are an important con

  5. What Makes Teacher Teams in a Vocational Education Context Effective?: A Qualitative Study of Managers' View on Team Working

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    Truijen, K. J. P.; Sleegers, P. J. C.; Meelissen, M. R. M.; Nieuwenhuis, A. F. M.

    2013-01-01

    Purpose: At a time when secondary vocational education is implementing competence-based education (CBE) on a large scale, to adapt to the needs of students and of the labour market in a modern society, many vocational schools have recognised that interdisciplinary teacher teams are an important condition for this implementation. In order to…

  6. Exploring Technical Vocational Education and Training Systems in Emerging Markets. A Case Study on Ghana

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    Arthur-Mensah, Nana; Alagaraja, Meera

    2013-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore trends and changes in technical vocational education and training (TVET) in emerging economies as a national human resource development (NHRD) approach and its practical applications using Ghana as an example. Design/methodology/approach: A case study approach was used to develop an in-depth…

  7. Rules, Technique, and Practical Knowledge: A Wittgensteinian Exploration of Vocational Learning

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    Winch, Christopher

    2006-01-01

    In this essay, Christopher Winch explores the relevance of Ludwig Wittgenstein's account of rule-following to vocational education with particular reference to the often-made claim that any account of an activity in terms of rule-following implies rigidity and inflexibility. He argues that most rule-following is only successful when it involves a…

  8. Dangerous Liaisons: Exploring Employer Engagement Relationships in Vocational Undergraduate Adventure and Outdoor Management Degrees

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    Melhuish, Lynsey

    2017-01-01

    This article explores the aspects of employer engagement in higher education (HE). The vocational field of the adventure and outdoor industry provides the context, with associated undergraduate degrees offering contemporary "real-world" provision, underpinned by values of inclusivity and widening participation--an approach that addresses…

  9. Exploring Technical Vocational Education and Training Systems in Emerging Markets. A Case Study on Ghana

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    Arthur-Mensah, Nana; Alagaraja, Meera

    2013-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore trends and changes in technical vocational education and training (TVET) in emerging economies as a national human resource development (NHRD) approach and its practical applications using Ghana as an example. Design/methodology/approach: A case study approach was used to develop an in-depth…

  10. A Study on the Effects of English Teachers'Nonverbal Behavior on the Classroom Teaching in Higher Vocational College

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    蔡兰珍; 赵志霞

    2015-01-01

    The two main communications between the teacher and students in the classroom teaching are teachers'verbal and nonverbal behavior.The teachers teach students knowledge in words and convey a large amount of information using nonverbal behavior.These nonverbal behavior exert a subtle influence on the students,thus affect the classroom teaching.The English teachers'classroom nonverbal behavior in a higher vocational college in Gansu province was investigated through question-naires.The results indicate that the teachers'behaviors affect the different aspects of students and then influence the effective-ness of teaching on English classroom teaching in higher vocational college.

  11. Explore and Practice to Enhance Vocational Teachers' Social Service Capabilities%提升高职教师社会服务能力的探索与实践

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    杨柏青; 解振宇; 王建东

    2012-01-01

    本文介绍了黑龙江农业工程职业学院汽车专业与黑龙江省汽车维修检测行业协会、汽车服务企业开展深层次合作,根据地域特点、发挥自身优势,通过系列项目的实施来提升教学团队社会服务能力。文中介绍了近年来的具体做法及取得的一些成效,期望对同类院校在团队建设上有所借鉴。%This article describes the automotive professional Heilongjiang Agricultural Engineering Vocational College Heilongjiang Province vehicle maintenance inspection industry associations,automotive service enterprises to develop deep cooperation,according to the geographical features,play to their advantage through the implementation of a series of projects to improve social service capacity of the teaching team.This paper introduces a specific approach in recent years and achieved some success,expectations of a reference for similar institutions in team building.

  12. Improving the professionalism of post-certification teacher through academic supervision in vocational schools

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    Satyawati, Sophia Tri; Widyanto, I. Putu; Suemy

    2017-03-01

    This paper examines the principal's efforts in improving the professionalism of post-certification teachers through academic supervision in vocational school. The certification of educators is expected to improve the professionalism of teachers, there are significant changes between the before and after receiving the certificate of educators. One of the efforts made by the principal on increasing the professionalism of teachers is to carry out academic supervision completely and continuously. This paper examines about how principals at vocational schools carry out the programmed academic supervision, and continuing through mentoring, evaluation and coaching. Academic supervision is performed by individual supervision techniques which includes: classroom or practical visit, classroom or practical observation, individual meetings, inter-class or practical places visit, and self-assessment.

  13. Development and application of a brief measure of emotional intelligence for vocational high school teachers.

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    Wu, Shwu Ming

    2004-12-01

    To develop a psychometrically sound, self-report measure of emotional intelligence and examine the scores of vocational high school teachers by sex and age, 375 Taiwanese vocational high school teachers (186 men, 189 women) completed the 25-item Emotional Intelligence Scale of five domains: Self-awareness, Managing Emotions, Self-motivation, Empathy, and Handling Relationships. Analysis indicated that these teachers reported higher scores on Self-awareness and Empathy but slightly lower on Managing Emotions. The women gave higher self-ratings on Self-awareness and Empathy than the men. There were also significant differences across age groups on Self-awareness, Self-motivation, Empathy and the Total score for the Emotional Intelligence Scale.

  14. Technical and Vocational Teaching and Training in Gabon: How Future Teachers Build Their Vocational Identity?

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    Nze, Jean Sylvain Bekale; Ginestie, Jacques

    2012-01-01

    The professionalism of teachers is based on three levels of expertise: mastering academic knowledge, mastering the teaching of this knowledge and mastering the role played by teachers in schools. For each of these levels, each student during the teacher training courses has his own understanding. This understanding influences their perception of…

  15. 反思与重塑:高职教师的公共情怀%Reflection and Remodeling:Vocational Teachers of Public Feelings

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    张卫伟

    2014-01-01

    The inclusive view of university students under the situation multicultural background ,was closely related to university-related education. Higher vocational school teachers ,as the backbone of the development of higher vocational education ,their spirit had direct influences on Inclusive Education. The status of core-public sentiment of the spiritual direction of higher vocational teachers ,to a large extent had the influence on cultivating college students in inclusiveness, fitness,conformity and social contributions in the situations. This article was intended to be under control of the present situation of higher vocational teachers on the basis of public sentiments at this stage ,through reflecting the reasons exist ,then aimed at exploring effective paths to reshape the public sentiment higher vocational teachers.%多元文化背景下大学生的包容观状况与高校教育密切相关。高职教师作为高职教育发展的中坚力量,其精神指向直接影响着大学生包容观教育。而高职教师精神指向的核心---公共情怀的现状,更在很大程度上影响了在该种情境中培养出的大学生的包容度、社会适应度、合格度以及贡献度。本文拟在掌握现阶段高职教师公共情怀现状的基础上,通过反思其间存在的原因,力求探索到重塑高职教师公共情怀的有效路径。

  16. A Phenomenological Study Exploring the Educational, Vocational and Social Experiences of College Educated Individuals Who Are Visually Impaired

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    Joseph, Mary-Anne M.

    2010-01-01

    Students who are visually impaired have significantly lower educational and vocational success rates than their nondisabled peers (Hasazi, Johnson, Hasazi, Gordon, & Hull, 1989; Nagle, 2001). A qualitative phenomenological study was conducted to explore the educational, vocational and social experiences of college educated individuals who were…

  17. Teachers Opinions about the Problems of the Girls Vocational High Schools

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    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available The first step about Girls Vocational High School, one of the components of vocational and technical education, was the opening of İsmet Pasa Girls Institute in 1927, the number of which gradually increased. Until 1975, these institutes which continued as girls institute were named after Girls Vocational High Schools with the accordance of the principles of Five Year-Development Plans and 9th National Educational Meeting. 14th İtem of “Law regarding the duties and organization of National Education” made possible this current situation. The purpose of this research, is to put forward teachers opinions about the problems that exist in Vocational High Schools for Girls. In this research qualitative interview technique is used. 102 Teachers who are employed in Vocational High Schools for Girls in Ankara city center are being interviewed and the their opinions are analyzed.As a result of this research, teachers in Vocational High Schools for Girls stated that schools are financially in bad situation, circulating capital (other funding options are limited is deficient, and (governmental subsidies are very low appropriation from the budget is low. They also indicated that “Teacher quality was partially good but currently it is not satisfactory. They mentioned that in-service training activities should be handled with care, and corrective actions must be taken to keep up to date technology.” They stated that “Student quality is decreasing everyday; and to increase the levels of Student Success at Schools could be done by cooperating with companies in related Industries.” They also indicated that “There are some limitations with the educational equipment as well; new equipments and hardware must be provided in order to keep up with the technology. Tools, devices and hardware are not enough and new devices should be bought to keep up with the technology.” Students stated that “They are having some difficulties about continuing

  18. Exploring Turkish Social Studies Student Teachers' Development of Identity

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    Özbas, Banu Çulha

    2015-01-01

    The aim of this study was to explore professional identity development among social studies student teachers in a four-year teacher education program in Turkey. Fifty-five student teachers participated in the study. Data were collected about their metaphorical images about teachers and social studies teachers and a series of in-depth interviews…

  19. A Study of the Self-Perceived Teaching Effectiveness of Female and Male Vocational Agriculture/Agribusiness Teachers in the United States.

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    Moore, Susan Fayette

    The self-perceived teaching effectiveness of female and male vocational agriculture/agribusiness teachers in the United States was studied. The population for the study consisted of all female teachers of vocational agriculture/agribusiness in the United States (325) and an equal number of randomly selected male teachers of vocational…

  20. Utilisation of 2nd generation web technologies in master level vocational teacher training

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    Full Text Available The Masters level Opportunities and Technological Innovation in Vocational Teacher Education project (project site: http://motivate.tmpk.bmf.hu/ aims to develop the use and management of virtual learning environments in the area of vocational teacher training, drawing on a well established international partnership of institutions providing both technical and educational expertise. This paper gives an overall picture of the first results and products of the collaboration. We touch upon the goals, the assessments and the learning process of using “Multimedia and e-Learning: e-learning methods and tools” module in details. The main cooperative and collaborative devices are presented in virtual learning environment. The communication during collaborative learning, the structured debate on forum and the benefits of collaborative learning in VLE are interpreted at the end of this paper.

  1. Exploring the Career Construction Interview for Vocational Personality Assessment

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    Barclay, Susan R.; Wolff, Lori A.

    2012-01-01

    This mixed-methods study explored the validity and usefulness of the Career Construction Interview (CCI) with college students (n = 83) from a midsize Southern university. Using Pearson's "r" correlations, comparisons were made between the three-letter RIASEC Strong Interest Inventory (SII) theme code and RIASEC theme codes derived from…

  2. Exploring the Career Construction Interview for Vocational Personality Assessment

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    Barclay, Susan R.; Wolff, Lori A.

    2012-01-01

    This mixed-methods study explored the validity and usefulness of the Career Construction Interview (CCI) with college students (n = 83) from a midsize Southern university. Using Pearson's "r" correlations, comparisons were made between the three-letter RIASEC Strong Interest Inventory (SII) theme code and RIASEC theme codes derived from coding the…

  3. Assessment of intercultural competence of vocational teachers in Croatia

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    Višnja Rajić; Tomislav Rajić

    2015-01-01

    Due to the changes in society and the new era of “super-diversity” (Vertovec, 2007) in European countries, intercultural competence is gaining importance both in everyday life situations and teacher training...

  4. Representing Swiss Vocational Education and Training Teachers' Domain-Specific Conceptions of Financial Literacy Using Concept Maps

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    Leumann, Seraina

    2017-01-01

    Issues related to financial matters are an integral component of the curricula in vocational education and training in Switzerland. However, the differences between students' competences are caused not only by the curricula but by multiple factors. One key factor is teachers' characteristics that support successful learning processes. Teachers'…

  5. Modeling Intention to Use Information Technology (IT Among Agricultural Teachers in Agricultural Vocational Schools in Kurdistan Province

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    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available : The purpose of this descriptive – co-relational study was to determine factors influencing intention to use IT among agricultural vocational teachers using Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB in Kurdistan province. Data was collected using researcher-made questionnaire. The validity was confirmed using a panel of experts and reliability was assessed using Cronbach's alpha yielding 0.7 for all sections. The population consisted of agricultural vocational teachers in Kurdistan province (N =71. All teachers participated in the study. Regression analysis revealed that self-efficacy, subjective norms, and attitude towards using IT explained 58% variance in intention to use IT. The result of this study has implications for agricultural vocational system in Kurdistan province in that attitude, subjective norm, and self-efficacy should be further enhanced if teachers are to continue using IT in their educational activities.

  6. A Qualitative Phenomenological Exploration of Teachers' Experience with Nutrition Education

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    Hall, Elisha; Chai, Weiwen; Albrecht, Julie A.

    2016-01-01

    Background: Nutrition education delivered by classroom teachers has become a popular intervention designed to combat childhood obesity. However, few qualitative studies have explored nutrition education with teachers Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore how elementary teachers describe their experience with nutrition education.…

  7. Work Esteem And Re-Branding Of Technical Education And Vocational Training From The Perspective Of Parents, Teachers And Apprentice

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    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Several issues were raised from the study of technical and vocational education: low pay, no career path for their future, unable to get admission to university, and finally technical education and vocational training are perceived to be for school dropouts and special needs students (the disabled (Ahmad Esa , 2010; Ramlee, 1999; Wancott, 2000; Gray, 1997; Stone, 1993; Kang and Bishop, 1986. Although various efforts have been undertaken by several agencies to encourage technical education and vocational training to the public, students and parents still prefer academic education to vocational education. Why does this phenomenon still exist despite the publicity given by many agencies? Do parents, students, teachers and school counselors, and various related parties understand the system of vocational education? Aren’t there sufficient promotion arranged? Aren’t there enough "success stories" of those doing technical education and vocational training brought to light by local media? This qualitative study was conducted in two zones, namely, the north (Kedah and central zone (Selangor, two schools were chosen from each zone; one school in the city (Kajang and one from the rural (Dengkil, which are sufficient to get the views of  parents and teachers. The results showed that there was a positive response from parents and teachers about the work reputation and re-branding of technical education and vocational training. Technical and vocational fields are no longer targeted for weak students; on the other hand this study has shown that parents believe that girls too can become successful mechanics. Now parents and teachers are encouraging students to pursue their field of interest, and no longer judge them based on test results per se to take up tertiary education. The path of technical education and vocational training can be advanced to university level and continued abroad. There are suggestions that opportunity should also be given to

  8. An Exploration of the Relationship among Teacher Efficacy, Collective Teacher Efficacy, and Goal Consensus

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    Kurz, Terri Barber; Knight, Stephanie L.

    2004-01-01

    This study explored the relationships among individual teacher efficacy, collective teacher efficacy, and goal consensus/vision. Participants included 113 teachers of a high school located in the southwestern USA. During a teacher inservice meeting, teachers completed three surveys that measured the variables under study. Correlational and…

  9. Computer Education in the Vocational Teacher Training Centre at Eindhoven.

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    Houben, J. W. M. A.; Verbunt, J. A.

    1985-01-01

    Teachers from The Netherland's 26 higher technical colleges in need of a teaching qualification (called an "informatica") were able to obtain it by in-service training, organized and offered by universities. Types of courses offered and policy describing information technology activities to be developed in the country by 1989 are…

  10. Computer Education in the Vocational Teacher Training Centre at Eindhoven.

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    Houben, J. W. M. A.; Verbunt, J. A.

    1985-01-01

    Teachers from The Netherland's 26 higher technical colleges in need of a teaching qualification (called an "informatica") were able to obtain it by in-service training, organized and offered by universities. Types of courses offered and policy describing information technology activities to be developed in the country by 1989 are…

  11. RESEARCH AND EDUCATIONAL PANORAMA OF MODERNIZATION OF TRAINING TEACHERS OF CONTINUOUS VOCATIONAL EDUCATION

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    Full Text Available Introduction. Nowadays, there is no evidence-based strategy of upgrade of system of preparation of pedagogical personnel for continuous professional education in the Russian Federation. At the same time, scientists recognize that smoothly running regular high-quality replenishment of education by the skilled heads and teachers having fundamental psychology and pedagogical knowledge and being specialists in one of economic industries has crucial importance for successful development of post-industrial society. Hence, the need for creation of multichannel system of professional and pedagogical preparation has emerged.The aim of the present publication is to provide the complex overview of problems of reforming of professional pedagogical education and to show possible ways of their decision.Methods. The methodological basis of the study involves the concept of professional development of an individual; the thesis on the integration of the system-based, process and project approaches; the principles for the development of professional pedagogical education. Panoramic approach to the discussed problems of modernization of professional and pedagogical school has defined the logic of our research.Results. Psychological and pedagogical problems of professional education are analysed. Multidimensional metaprofessional qualities of teachers of vocational school are considered. The conceptual model of vocational structure of preparation of pedagogical personnel is developed for the system of continuous professional education.The debatable aspect of the research is reflected in the project of a psychological and pedagogical platform – the autonomous modular educational program including massive open online courses, management systems of educational process, supports of innovative infrastructure of education, humanitarian technologies of high education.Practical significance. The vocational structure of training of teachers of vocational

  12. 高职院校外聘教师管理初探%Part-time Teacher Management in Vocational College

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    2013-01-01

    Part-time teacher is an integral part of higher vocational college teachers; part-time teachers play an important role in the cultivation of students' ability in higher vocational colleges. But at the same time, management of part-time teachers in higher vocational colleges at present is facing an important issue. This paper analyzes the current problems existing in the management of part-time teachers in higher vocational colleges, and puts forward suggestions on the management of part-time teachers.%外聘教师已是高职院校教师队伍中不可或缺的一部分,外聘教师在对高职院校学生能力的培养方面起到重要的作用,但同时外聘教师的管理也是目前高职院校面临的一项重要课题。本文分析了目前高职院校外聘教师管理存在的问题,并对外聘教师的管理提出了建议。

  13. Essential competencies analysis of a training model development for non-formal vocational teachers under the office of the non-formal and informal education in Thailand

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    Full Text Available Non-formal vocational education provides practical experiences in a particular occupational field to non-formal semi-skilled learners. Non-formal vocational teachers are the key persons to deliver particular occupational knowledge. The essential competencies enhancement for non-sformal vocational teachers will improve teaching performance. The question of the research is what the essential competencies for the nonformal vocational teachers are. The research method was 1 to review related literature, 2 to collect a needs assessment, and 3 to analyse the essential competencies for non-formal vocational teachers. The population includes non-formal vocational teachers at the executive level and nonformal vocational teachers. The results from the essential competencies analysis found that the essential competencies for non-formal vocational teachers consist of 5 capabilities including 1 Adult learning design capability, 2 Adult learning principle application capability, 3 ICT searching capability for teaching preparation, 4 Instructional plan development capability and 5 Instructional media development capability.

  14. An Evaluation of Vocational Self-Esteem and Job Satisfaction of Primary School Teachers

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    Full Text Available The main basis for having individual and social prosperity is having a high quality of education. To have a high quality of education, it depends on the work of teacher’s who are in the main part of education system. The people who have duties in an educational organization (teachers are using their knowledge, skills and attitudes and through this they actualize the perposes of the education system. Based on that research, for qualified education, the main fundamental is the relationship between teachers self-esteem and job satisfaction. The method of research is a survey method which includes layerd sampling. The study is supported by the primary schools in Kadiköy in Istanbul. The sample of research is supported by 17 primary schools in Kadıköy which are selected through the layerd sampling method. Research data is collected using a vocational self-esteem scale, job satisfaction scale and teacher’sinterview forms. In order to measure countable data frequency (n and the percentages are used. To measure countable data arithmetic mean (x and standard deviation (ss are used. For independent models, the t-test and Pearson product moment coefficient of correlation are used for the analysis. In the research, when a teacher’s vocational self-esteem increases, there is a decrease in the level of job satisfaction both internally and externally.People and instates, firstly lecturers in the faculty of education, works to increase the level of respect for the teacher’s vacation. The results that are found under that research show that if studies aren’t based on how to increase teachers self –esteem with job satisfaction, negative results will occur. For that reason, under theresponsibility of the Ministry of National Education, studies have to be done to increase teacher’s vocational selfesteem through job satisfaction (payment, security, social rights…

  15. An Exploration of EFL Teachers' Attributions

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    Ghonsooly, Behzad; Ghanizadeh, Afsaneh; Ghazanfari, Mohammad; Ghabanchi, Zargham

    2015-01-01

    The present study investigated English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers' attributions of success and failure. It also set out to investigate whether these attributions vary by teachers' age, teaching experience, gender and educational level. To do so, 200 EFL teachers were selected according to convenience sampling among EFL teachers teaching…

  16. A New Horizon for Workplace Learning of Vocational Teachers%职业教育教师工作场学习的新视野

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    王忠惠; 林克松

    2013-01-01

      Workplace learning, based on the theoretical advantage and the professional characteristics of vocation-al teachers, should be the ideal model. In the perspective of the Overall cognitive theory, Situated learning theory and Flexible learning theory to explore the different representation and occurrence mechanism, so provide a new horizon for workplace learning of vocational teachers.%  基于工作场学习的理论优势以及职业教育教师专业发展的特质,工作场学习应当成为未来职业教育教师专业化的理想范式。以整体认知理论、情境学习理论和弹性学习理论三大理论为分析视角,探索职业教育教师工作场学习的差异表征和发生机制,能够为职业教育教师学习提供颇为值得注意的新视野。

  17. Building the Scientific System of Higher Vocational Colleges' Teachers Construction%高职院校师资建设科学体系的构建

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    2012-01-01

    本文从人才引进、人才培养、人才考核.人才激励四方面构建了高职院校师资建设的科学体系,为打造一支师德高尚、业务精湛、充满活力、学识渊博、思维开阔、敢于探索、勤于钻研、创造力强的教师队伍提供了保障.%From the talent introduction, personnel training, talent assessment, talent incentive, this article built scientific system of teachers construction of higher vocational college, so as to provide the safeguard for constructing teachers team with noble teacher's ethics, exquisite business, abundant energy, erudite knowledgeable, opening mind, daring to explore, diligent study and strong creativity.

  18. Exploration and Study of German Vocational Education%德国职业教育探索与研究

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    2012-01-01

    德国具有兼容互通的教育体系和完善成熟的职业教育制度及双元制的职业教育模式。德国职业教育的课程设计、教学方法和考试方法自成体系,职业院校教师的继续教育和培训有法可依、有章可循。德国职业教育有底蕴、有底气、有底牌,在完善职业教育培训的法律体系、打造技能人才全职业生涯成长通道、打造职业院校的校企合作无缝对接和健全完善的职业院校师资培养、进修机制等方面值得我们学习和借鉴。%Abstract: Germany possesses a compatible and communicative educational system, a perfect and mature vocational education system, and a dual-system vocational education mode. The Ger- man vocational education has a complete system including class design, teaching methods and ex- amination methods, thus continuing education and training of vocational college teachers have clear rules to follow. German vocational education has deep cultural background, solid founda- tion and rich content. We can learn from them in many ways such as legal system designed to perfect vocational education training, creating complete career path for skilled talents, forming seamless linkage between vocational schools and enterprises, perfecting teacher cultivation and continuing education mechanism.

  19. Towards Competence-based Practices in Vocational Education – What Will the Process Require from Teacher Education and Teacher Identities?

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    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Competence-based education refers to the integration of knowledge, skills, attitudes and interactivity as the intended outcomes of learning. It makes use of lifelong learning and lifelike tasks in realistic settings and requires the cooperation of teachers. This research was prompted by the desire to explain why collegial cooperation often seems to be problematic in schools and universities. Are there certain social structures or behavioural patterns that influence the cooperative culture in teacher communities? The research material was collected in 2013 and 2014 in Oulu, Finland. The target groups were both newly qualified and experienced vocational teachers at all educational levels (N=30. The data collection methods were open questions in interviews and questionnaires. The research approach and analysis methods were qualitative. The theoretical background is in humanistic-cognitive and experiential learning as well as in dynamic epistemic conceptions. The findings show that the prevailing model in teacher communities is individualistic, discipline-divided and course-based, especially among older teachers. The obstacles refer to teachers’ self-image and a deeply rooted fear of criticism or revelation of incompetence. The promoters of cooperation were connected to the changing practices and desire of sharing with colleagues.

  20. Exploring the Development of Novice Teachers' Self-Efficacy

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    Mongillo, Maria Boeke

    2011-01-01

    Teacher self-efficacy has been linked to multiple positive student outcomes and teacher practices (Ashton & Webb, 1986; Grant, 2006; Klassen, et al., 2009; Perrachione, Rosser, & Petersen, 2008). However, few studies, have explored teacher self-efficacy qualitatively (Manuel, 2003; Tschannen-Moran & Hoy, 2007; Tschannen-Moran, Hoy,…

  1. Exploring Tensions between Teachers' Grammar Teaching Beliefs and Practices

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    Phipps, Simon; Borg, Simon

    2009-01-01

    This study examines tensions in the grammar teaching beliefs and practices of three practising teachers of English working in Turkey. The teachers were observed and interviewed over a period of 18 months; the observations provided insights into how they taught grammar, while the interviews explored the beliefs underpinning the teachers' classroom…

  2. Exploring the Mathematical Knowledge Needed for Teaching Teachers

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    Castro Superfine, Alison; Li, Wenjuan

    2014-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to explore the knowledge demands of teacher educators as they teach disciplinary content to preservice elementary teachers, specifically in mathematics, and to understand how such knowledge is different from that used by K-12 teachers. Drawing from a database including teaching and learning artifacts from five…

  3. Exploring Pedagogical Content Knowledge in Science Teacher Education

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    Loughran, John; Mulhall, Pamela; Berry, Amanda

    2008-01-01

    While the development of pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) is considered to be a goal of teacher education, teaching about the concept itself is an unusual practice. In this case study, we explore the outcomes when a teacher educator explicitly introduces student-teachers to ideas about PCK through the use of a CoRes and PaP-eRs…

  4. Exploring Learning Progressions of New Science Teachers

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    Krise, Kelsy Marie

    First-, second- and third-year teachers can be considered novice teachers with a solid foundation. The beginning years of teaching are intense times for learning, in which teachers can build upon their foundational knowledge. However, traditional mentoring programs often focus on technical advice and emotional support to help teachers survive the first years. This study set out to understand new science teachers' pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) in order to identify how their learning progresses. Understanding teachers' ideas will allow one to think about the development of educative mentoring practices that promote the advancement of teachers' knowledge. To investigate teachers' learning progressions, the following research questions guided this study: What is the nature of pedagogical content knowledge of first-, second- and third-year science teachers at various points across the school year? To which aspects of pedagogical content knowledge do first-, second- and third-year teachers pay attention at various points across the school year? Which aspects of pedagogical content knowledge are challenging for first-, second- and third-year teachers at various points across the school year? First-, second- and third-year teachers were interviewed, observed, and their teaching artifacts were collected across the school year. Data were examined to uncover learning progressions, when ideas became more sophisticated across first-, second-, and third-year teachers. The findings of this study contribute to an understanding of how teachers' learning progresses and allows for a trajectory of learning to be described. The trajectory can be used to inform the design of university-based mentoring programs for new teachers. The descriptions of the nature of teachers' PCK and the aspects of PCK to which teachers pay attention and find challenging shed light on the support necessary to promote continued teacher learning.

  5. Self-Efficacy, Perceptions of Barriers, Vocational Identity, and the Career Exploration Behavior of Latino/a High School Students

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    Gushue, George V.; Clarke, Christine P.; Pantzer, Karen M.; Scanlan, Kolone R. L.

    2006-01-01

    This study explored the potential relationship between the social cognitive variables of career decision making self-efficacy and perceptions of barriers and the outcome variables of vocational identity and career exploration behaviors in a sample of 128 urban Latino/a high school students. The results indicated that higher levels of career…

  6. The Nature of What Teachers Know: Exploring Teacher Knowledge through Novel Scientific Metaphors

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    Martin, Jill Voorhies

    2009-01-01

    This essay explores the nature of what teachers know by examining trends in teacher knowledge research, specifically the use of conventional metaphors to describe teacher knowledge. Contending that conventional metaphors fail to acknowledge the complex and multidimensional nature of teacher knowledge, the author argues that novel metaphors should…

  7. Exploring Concerns of Business Student Teachers

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    Fletcher, Edward C., Jr.; Mountjoy, Kathy; Bailey, Glenn

    2011-01-01

    Background: The student teaching internship is the culminating experience and has been cited as the most significant, exciting, and difficult experience teacher candidates will encounter throughout their entire teacher preparation program. In order to prepare business teacher candidates for their internships, it is critical to understand the…

  8. EXAMINING PRE-SERVICE PHSICAL EDUCATION TEACHERS' DEPARTMENTAL SATISFACTION AND ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE: VOCATIONAL PERSONALITY APPROACH

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    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available The main purpose of the current study was to examine the role of vocational personality in physical education pre-service teachers’ satisfaction and academic performance. The Holland’s Theory of Personalities in Work Environments was the theoretical framework for the current study. According to this theory, there are six vocational personality types: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising and Conventional. The participants consisted of 131 pre-service physical education teachers in Turkey. The findings revealed that social people tended to be satisfied with studying in the department of physical education; however, no significant relationship between social scores and academic performance existed, which means that higher social scores did not contribute to higher levels of academic performance. The best predictor of academic performance was found to be conventional personality type, which suggests that orderly, systematic and precise pre-service teachers tend to show higher levels of academic performance. Based on these results, the department of physical education seems to be an ideal department for those possessing social and conventional personality types.

  9. Exploring student teachers' resistance to teacher education pedagogies

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    Bronkhorst, L.H.; Koster, B.; Meijer, P.C.; Woldman, N.; Vermunt, J.D.

    2014-01-01

    Student teachers' resistance to teacher education is often understood as a lack of quality of the student teacher and/or the internship, and is expected to impede learning. In this study we suggest that resistance is interactive in nature, and can potentially have constructive outcomes. We engaged i

  10. Exploring student teachers' resistance to teacher education pedagogies

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    Bronkhorst, L.H.; Koster, B.; Meijer, P.C.; Woldman, N.; Vermunt, J.D.

    2014-01-01

    Student teachers' resistance to teacher education is often understood as a lack of quality of the student teacher and/or the internship, and is expected to impede learning. In this study we suggest that resistance is interactive in nature, and can potentially have constructive outcomes. We engaged

  11. Student Vocational Teachers: The Significance of Individual Positions in Workplace Learning

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    Goh, Adeline Yuen Sze; Zukas, Miriam

    2016-01-01

    In most initial teacher preparation (ITP) programmes, learning in teaching placements is considered to be an important component for providing workplace learning experiences to develop the skills of being a teacher. This paper is based on a bigger qualitative study which explored the learning experiences of a group of in-service student vocational…

  12. Student Vocational Teachers: The Significance of Individual Positions in Workplace Learning

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    Goh, Adeline Yuen Sze; Zukas, Miriam

    2016-01-01

    In most initial teacher preparation (ITP) programmes, learning in teaching placements is considered to be an important component for providing workplace learning experiences to develop the skills of being a teacher. This paper is based on a bigger qualitative study which explored the learning experiences of a group of in-service student vocational…

  13. Home Economics Education. Teacher Handbook. Vocational Education. Grades 9-12. North Carolina Competency-Based Curriculum.

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    This teacher handbook provides recommended goals and objectives and suggested measures for competency-based courses in the vocational program area of home economics education. A background and overview section contains the philosophy and rationale, discusses thinking skills and programs for exceptional children, and provides notes that explain how…

  14. Asking the Right Questions: Interview Tips To Find the Vocational Teachers of the Future. Tip Sheet #9.

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    Kisner, Mary J.; Liggett, David R.

    This publication focuses on suggestions for interviewing new vocational teachers to select candidates who better match employment needs. It expands interview techniques to include an assessment of a candidate's ability to solve problems in the classroom, incorporate academic skills into their curriculum, and continue learning new teaching…

  15. Management of Teacher Scientific-Methodical Work in Vocational Educational Institutions on the Basis of Project-Target Approach

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    Shakuto, Elena A.; Dorozhkin, Evgenij M.; Kozlova, Anastasia A.

    2016-01-01

    The relevance of the subject under analysis is determined by the lack of theoretical development of the problem of management of teacher scientific-methodical work in vocational educational institutions based upon innovative approaches in the framework of project paradigm. The purpose of the article is to develop and test a science-based…

  16. Student-Centred and Teacher-Centred Learning Environment in Pre-Vocational Secondary Education: Psychological Needs, and Motivation

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    Smit, Karin; de Brabander, Cornelis J.; Martens, Rob L.

    2014-01-01

    In this study the perception of psychological needs and motivation in a student-centred and a teacher-centred learning environment are compared, using Self Determination Theory as a framework. The self-report Intrinsic Motivation Inventory was completed by 230 students (mean age 16.1 years) in pre-vocational secondary education. School records on…

  17. From Special Tasks to Extensive Roles: The Changing Face of Special Needs Teachers in Finnish Vocational Further Education

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    Pirttimaa, Raija; Hirvonen, Maija

    2016-01-01

    Following the development of inclusive education in vocational education and training (VET), the discussion about the prevention of marginalisation and dropouts has increased. At the same time, the formal education system has strengthened the position of support services, such as special educational needs (SEN) teachers, social workers and…

  18. Student-Centred and Teacher-Centred Learning Environment in Pre-Vocational Secondary Education: Psychological Needs, and Motivation

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    Smit, Karin; de Brabander, Cornelis J.; Martens, Rob L.

    2014-01-01

    In this study the perception of psychological needs and motivation in a student-centred and a teacher-centred learning environment are compared, using Self Determination Theory as a framework. The self-report Intrinsic Motivation Inventory was completed by 230 students (mean age 16.1 years) in pre-vocational secondary education. School records on…

  19. A. Makarenko pedagogical system in the aspect of modern approaches to the training of vocational school’s teachers

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    Віта Григорівна Данькевич

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available The actual importance of A. Makarenko pedagogical ideas is depicted in the article. They were laid in the basis of the bringing up and the education. The modern approaches to the training of vocational school’s teachers in the system of multilevel professional pedagogical education, specifically in Anton Makarenko Kiyv Professional Pedagogical College are shown

  20. Exploring My Style of Teacher Supervision

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    2009-01-01

    This is a report on a pilot study regarding language teacher supervision styles. The author holds a certificate in language program administration, and the pilot involved teachers of the Japanese language one of whom was also involved in the certificate program. The teachers teach at an American language institute and they agreed to be observed by the author, following procedures detailed in clinical supervision. After the lesson observation, a one-on-one conference was held with the author a...

  1. 探索高职院校创新创业教育%To explore innovative entrepreneurship education in higher vocational colleges

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    王琳

    2016-01-01

    高职学院要在就业创业教育中进一步探索高职创新创业教育的改革和发展。首先要全面更新高职创新创业教育理念:创新创业教育是高职教育发展的内驱力,弘扬创新创业精神、营造创业文化氛围,宣传国家创业政策、提高学生创业意识;其次要完善高职创新创业教育机制:组建一支专门创业教育教师队伍,革新“理论+实践”教育理念方法,创业教育课程考核方式弹性管理,加强创业训练、推进实践环节;最后要形成高职创新创业教育合力:加强创新创业教育和专业职业教育融会贯通,建立并努力开拓创新创业实训实践基地,利用社会经济资源实现对接,加强和创业成功人士联系。%Higher vocational college to further explore in employment, entrepreneurship education in higher vocational education reform and development of innovative undertaking. Must first fully updated vocational education philosophy: innovative undertaking innovative undertaking education is the drive of the development of the higher vocational education, promote innovation, entrepreneurship, create entrepreneurship culture atmosphere, promote national entrepreneurship policy, to improve students' pioneering consciousness; Secondly to improve the mechanism of the higher vocational education innovative undertaking: build a special entrepreneurship education teachers, innovation "theory + practice" education philosophy method, entrepreneurship education course examination way elastic management, reinforcing the training of entrepreneurship, promote the practice; Finally to integrate vocational education resources: innovative undertaking to strengthen entrepreneurship education and professional education, set up a practice base, and efforts to expand the use of social and economic resources to achieve docking, strengthen the contact and entrepreneurial success.

  2. Exploration on the Evaluation Mode of "International Trade Practice" in Higher Vocational Schools

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    Li, Yamin

    2011-01-01

    Considering the employment-oriented positioning of higher vocational education which is put by the education ministry and the features of higher vocational schools students, this paper indicates that the disadvantages in the evaluation mode of higher vocational school international trade course. Therefore, a reformed suggestion is given for the…

  3. Problems that should be Noticed in the Employment of Part -Time Higher Vocational College Teachers%高职院校聘用兼职教师应注意的若干问题

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    邓春江

    2012-01-01

    Higher vocational education is in its vigorous development,so large numbers of part-time teachers are needed as an important teaching staff.However,there still exist some problems in the employment and management of part-time higher vocational college teachers.Starting from the current situation of higher vocational colleges,this paper explores the problems that should be noticed in the employment of part time higher vocational college teachers.%高职教育蓬勃发展,需要聘用大量的兼职教师,兼职教师已成为高职院校教师队伍中重要的一支生力军。目前,许多高职院校对兼职教师的聘用和管理还存在着一些问题。本文从高职院校现状着手,就高职院校聘用兼职教师应注意的几个方面作了探讨。

  4. Exploring Japanese University EFL Teacher Motivation

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    Tsutsumi, Rie

    2014-01-01

    Current studies show that it is becoming clear that language teachers give significant importance to learners' motivation level, interest levels, and attitudes toward their learning. Motivated teachers can have a powerful influence on students' career directions, and positively impact learners' motivations and interests. However,…

  5. Exploring Japanese University EFL Teacher Motivation

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    Tsutsumi, Rie

    2014-01-01

    Current studies show that it is becoming clear that language teachers give significant importance to learners' motivation level, interest levels, and attitudes toward their learning. Motivated teachers can have a powerful influence on students' career directions, and positively impact learners' motivations and interests. However, not many studies…

  6. Exploring Preservice Teachers' Attitudes Towards Inclusion

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    Killoran, Isabel; Woronko, Dagmara; Zaretsky, Hayley

    2014-01-01

    This study responds to a call for research into existing teacher-education programmes and their impact on teacher candidates' attitudes. An inclusive education course that examined the difference between "soft inclusion" (inclusion which addresses the issue of place rather than substance of learning) and genuine inclusion was used to…

  7. Exploring Japanese University EFL Teacher Motivation

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    Tsutsumi, Rie

    2014-01-01

    Current studies show that it is becoming clear that language teachers give significant importance to learners' motivation level, interest levels, and attitudes toward their learning. Motivated teachers can have a powerful influence on students' career directions, and positively impact learners' motivations and interests. However, not many studies…

  8. Research on the Cultural Management Application in Teachers' Professional Development in Higher Vocational Education%高职教师专业发展文化管理应用研究

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    叶华; 贺胜军

    2012-01-01

    Teachers' professional development in higher vocational education involves three basic elements: demand-driven, professional cooperation and support system. This article, based on these three basic elements serving as three dimensions, explores and practices the research on the cultural management application for the teachers' professional development in higher vocational education. It constructs the training management system for teachers' professional development based on ' three dimensional' relation, and works out the training program for the teachers' professional development, thus the long-effective mechanism and comprehensive management reform of higher vocational teacher training can be achieved.%高职教师专业发展涉及三个基本要素:需求驱动、专业合作、支持制度。通过以三个基本要素作为三个维度,探索实践高职教师专业发展文化管理应用研究,建构基于“三维”关系的教师专业发展培养培训管理体系,编制基于“三维”关系的教师专业发展培养培训计划,实现从价值塑造到行为渗透的高职教师培养培训的长效机制和全面的管理变革。

  9. Re-Contextualizing Vocational Didactics in Norwegian Vocational Education and Training

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    Nore, Haege

    2015-01-01

    This article explores teachers and trainers didactical practices in different contexts in Norwegian VET: schools and workplaces. With the introduction of e-resources and e-portfolios in VET, learners as well as teachers and trainers experience a more hybrid learning-arena, which claims for a re-contextualization of vocational didactics as well as…

  10. Personality Traits, Vocational Interests, and Career Exploration: A Cross-Cultural Comparison between American and Hong Kong Students

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    Fan, Weiqiao; Cheung, Fanny M.; Leong, Frederick T. L.; Cheung, Shu Fai

    2012-01-01

    This study compared the pattern of relationships among personality, vocational interests, and career exploration within an integrated framework between 369 American and 392 Hong Kong university students. The first hypothesis predicted differential contributions of the universal and indigenous personality dimensions based on the Cross-cultural…

  11. Curriculum Encounters of the Third Kind: Teachers and Teacher-Librarians Exploring Curriculum Potential.

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    Doiron, Ray

    1993-01-01

    Identifies key concepts of cooperative curriculum planning processes involving classroom teachers and teacher-librarians. The history of cooperation and the linear approach to planning are described. A rationale for an approach based on mutual respect for teachers' personal practical knowledge for exploring curriculum potential is proposed.…

  12. Exploring the Drivers of Teacher Professionalism in Ghana

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    Salifu, Inusah

    2015-01-01

    This research aimed to explore the working conditions teachers in the Ghana Education Service perceived as motivators in their professional practice. The research used mainly a qualitative approach and three focus groups of five members: each were organised with teacher participants drawn from the Ashanti Region purposively selected. The research…

  13. Exploring the Drivers of Teacher Professionalism in Ghana

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    Salifu, Inusah

    2015-01-01

    This research aimed to explore the working conditions teachers in the Ghana Education Service perceived as motivators in their professional practice. The research used mainly a qualitative approach and three focus groups of five members: each were organised with teacher participants drawn from the Ashanti Region purposively selected. The research…

  14. Personal Learning Environments and University Teacher Roles Explored Using Delphi

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    Shaikh, Zaffar Ahmed; Khoja, Shakeel Ahmed

    2014-01-01

    This paper presents the results of research using an online Delphi method, which aimed to explore university teacher roles and readiness for learner-centred pedagogy, driven by personal learning environments (PLEs). Using a modified Policy Delphi technique, a group of researchers worked with 34 international experts who are university teachers by…

  15. Teacher-student contact : Exploring a basic but complicated concept

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    Korthagen, Fred A J; Attema-Noordewier, Saskia; Zwart, Rosanne C.

    2014-01-01

    Contact is fundamental to teacher-student relationships, but empirical studies or theoretical frameworks on teacher-student contact are rare. This article describes a theoretical and empirical exploration aimed at building such a framework. In two studies using classroom observations and interviews

  16. Personal Learning Environments and University Teacher Roles Explored Using Delphi

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    Shaikh, Zaffar Ahmed; Khoja, Shakeel Ahmed

    2014-01-01

    This paper presents the results of research using an online Delphi method, which aimed to explore university teacher roles and readiness for learner-centred pedagogy, driven by personal learning environments (PLEs). Using a modified Policy Delphi technique, a group of researchers worked with 34 international experts who are university teachers by…

  17. 高职教师PCK发展的实践研究--以高职教师公开课为例%Practice and Research on the PCK Development of High-er Vocational Teachers:A Case Study on the Open Less-ons of Higher Vocational Teachers

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    白艳群

    2014-01-01

    Starting from the higher vocational perspective, with the open lessons of higher vocational teachers as the objective of study, this paper explains the meaning of PCK, analyzes the PCK situation of higher vocational teachers in their open lessons, holds that the research on higher vocational teachers' PCK is important, and proposes strategies for the PCK development of higher voca-tional teachers.%本文从高职视角出发,以高职教师的公开课为研究对象,阐述了PCK的内涵,分析了高职教师公开课上的PCK情况,认为高职教师PCK研究具有重要意义,并提出了高职教师PCK发展的策略。

  18. Exploring teacher's instructional design practices from a systems design perspective

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    Hoogveld, Bert; Paas, Fred; Jochems, Wim; Van Merriënboer, Jeroen

    2010-01-01

    Hoogveld, A. W. M., Paas, F., Jochems, W. M. G., & Van Merriënboer, J. J. G. (2002). Exploring teacher's instructional design practices from a systems design perspective. Instructionals Science, 30, 291-305.

  19. The Core Value Analysis on Teacher Morality Construction in Higher Vocational Colleges%高职师德建设的核心价值论

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    章胜景

    2012-01-01

    加强高职师德建设,就要立足于高职教育的特殊性,重点从职业道德和职业技术两方面切入,进而阐释高职师德建设的核心价值:有师爱,能践行,善自省。%strengthening teacher morality construction in higher vocational college should be based on specialty of higher vocation education. The author researches on this topic from the aspects of vocational morality and vocational technology and then narrates the core values of teacher morality construction in higher vocational college: love for students, practice, and self-examination.

  20. 浅谈高职数学教师综合素质%On the Overall Quality of Vocational Mathematics Teachers

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    杨晓波

    2012-01-01

    面对数学基础较薄弱的高职生群体,高职数学教师对学生的学习起着非常重要的作用,提高教师的综合素质,让每一位学习过高职数学的学生都能够有所收获。%Face of the mathematical basis of the relatively weak group of vocational high school students, vocational mathematics teacher plays a very important role to students' learning, improve the overall quality of the teachers, so students can be harvested after learning higher vocational mathematics.

  1. "Who am I supposed to let down?" The caring work and emotional labor of vocational teachers working with potential drop-out students

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    Lippke, Lena

    and having failed at learning. This paper derives from a field study based upon participating observations at a vocational educational training college offering extended basic courses and interviews with teachers teaching at those courses. The teachers argue for the importance of being good at “seeing......” and sensing their students. In the interviews the teachers often use the word “care” and describe emotional dilemmas as an everyday experience working with the students. However the emotional aspect of vocational educational teachers´ work is largely under examined. Inspired by the emotional turn within...

  2. E-Learning as Innovation: Exploring Innovativeness of the VET Teachers' Community in Estonia

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    Loogma, Krista; Kruusvall, Juri; Umarik, Meril

    2012-01-01

    In this article, the acceptance of e-learning by teachers of vocational secondary and professional higher education institutions (hereafter: VET teachers) in Estonia has been analysed. The analysis is based on questionnaire study, carried out in 2007. The theoretical framework of the article has been inspired by Everett Rogers' innovation…

  3. Exploring the Complexity of Teacher Professional Identity

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    Hsieh, Betina Yuan-Cheng

    2010-01-01

    This dissertation is based on a case study of 8 beginning English teachers who participated in a collaborative inquiry group at an urban, comprehensive, high school in the San Francisco Bay Area. Qualitative data (including audio-transcribed meeting data, individual interview data, and classroom observations) were collected over two school years,…

  4. 高职教师课堂管理误区%Higher vocational teachers' classroom management error

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    伍岂莹; 邓志超

    2013-01-01

    Higher vocational teachers often complain that students are difficult to manage, and this issue will be attributed to the students' qualities. This article from the point of view of higher vocational teachers' classroom management, to discuss several common errors in classroom management, and proposes advice on how to improve the classroom management, in order to provide reference for the related research.%  高职教师往往会抱怨学生很难管理,并将这一问题归咎于学生自身的素质问题。文章从高职教师课堂管理的角度出发,讨论了几个在课堂管理中常见的误区,并对如何改进课堂管理提了一些建议,以期为相关研究提供借鉴。

  5. Analysis of higher vocational colleges part-time teacher management mechanism%高职院校兼职教师管理机制探析

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    徐黎君

    2012-01-01

    随着高等职业教育的发展,大量聘请的兼职教师在高职院校中发挥重要作用的同时也隐现出了一些管理漏洞,文章以当前高职兼职教师管理中的瓶颈为突破口,试图找到适合高职院校发展的兼职教师管理机制。%In recent years,with the development of higher vocational education,a lot of hiring part-time teachers in higher vocational colleges played an important role but some loopholes were loomed out in management,based on a breakthrough of bottleneck in the current higher vocational part-time teachers management,tried to find a suitable part-time teachers management mechanism in development of higher vocational colleges.

  6. Exploring writing institutes for teachers in South Africa | Dippenaar ...

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    Exploring writing institutes for teachers in South Africa. ... This paper is a report on the observed impact of the institutes at these sites, lessons learned ... Evidence is presented in the form of vignettes, which explore perceptions on the positive ...

  7. Exploring Careers in Agribusiness: A Guide for Teachers.

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    Carpenter, Bruce

    One of 11 guides intended for use at the junior high school level of career exploration, the primary focus of the teacher's guide is on activities exploring the cluster area of agribusiness. The document is organized into five units: (1) occupations in agribusiness, (2) definition of the agribusiness cluster, (3) an overview of the cluster and an…

  8. Teacher education students' number sense: initial explorations

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    Kaminski, Eugene

    1997-09-01

    Use of number sense can assist learners in their understanding of, and calculating in, mathematics. This paper reports on these aspects which were investigated with six primary pre-service teacher education students at the commencement of a semester unit in mathematics education. Various mathematical examples were completed by each student in individual sessions which suggested that the students had at least a limited development of number sense.

  9. A Qualitative Phenomenological Exploration of Teachers' Experience With Nutrition Education.

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    Hall, Elisha; Chai, Weiwen; Albrecht, Julie A

    2016-05-03

    Background: Nutrition education delivered by classroom teachers has become a popular intervention designed to combat childhood obesity. However, few qualitative studies have explored nutrition education with teachers Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore how elementary teachers describe their experience with nutrition education. Methods: A qualitative phenomenological approach was used. Semistructured interviews, observations, and document analysis were conducted with 10 teachers who delivered nutrition education in their classrooms. Inductive coding was used to determine invariant constituents, reduce constituents to categories, and cluster categories into themes. Reliability and validity were accomplished through intercoder agreement, audio recording, triangulation, bracketing, and member checking. Results: Results identified 5 core themes related to roles teachers play in nutrition education, the importance placed upon nutrition, motivation for supplementary activities, barriers, and a triadic relationship between students, teachers, and curriculum. Discussion: Findings reveal interactions within the nutrition education experience in which teachers balance barriers with their value of nutrition education and motivation to help students make healthy choices. Translation to Health Education Practice: Health educators should work with classroom teachers at the program design, implementation, and evaluation stages of curriculum development to better address needs and facilitate the delivery of high-quality nutrition education for students.

  10. Ethical construction of teachers at higher vocational colleges%高职院校师德建设刍议

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    张辉

    2009-01-01

    师德建设在高职院校党建和思想政治工作中占据着重要的地位.随着社会主义市场经济体制改革的不断深入,新时期师德建设也被赋予了新的更高的要求.针对当前高职院校师德建设中存在的问题,以及影响师德建设的教师文化底蕴厚度、师德行为规范意识、职业技术等因素,通过抓学习、抓宣传、抓治理、抓教师发展、抓师生交流、抓考评等策略来提高教师的师德修养.%Ethical construction of teachers occupies an important position in the party building and ideological and political work at higher vocational colleges. With the deepening of socialist market economy system reform, ethical construction of teachers in the new period has also been given new and higher requirements. Aiming at the problems existing in the ethical construction of teachers at higher vocational colleges, the factors which influence the ethical construction such as cultural thickness, ethical codes of conduct awareness, vocational and technical factors axe put forward. This paper attempts to improve teachers' morality through the study efforts, publicity efforts, teacher development efforts, teacher-student communication, and evaluation, etc.

  11. Exploring the relationship between entrepreneurial behavior and teachers' job satisfaction

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    do Carmo Amorim Neto, Roque; Rodrigues, Vinicius Picanco; Panzer, Shannon

    2017-01-01

    This exploratory study has two goals: exploring the relationship between entrepreneurial behavior and job satisfaction among teachers, and identifying the demographic characteristics associated with both variables. Using a snowball technique, a sample of 385 K-12 Brazilian teachers from public...... and private schools responded to the survey. Statistical analysis revealed a moderate correlation between entrepreneurial behavior and job satisfaction. Results also show that gender and educational level are associated with entrepreneurial behavior. The discussion includes theoretical and practical...

  12. The New Connotation of English Teacher's Role in Higher Vocational Education under Modern Theory of Vocational Education%现代职教理论下高职英语教师角色的新内涵

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    2009-01-01

    在新的历史时期下,高等职业教育理念有了极大的改变,给传统教学中的教师角色带来了巨大的冲击和挑战,赋予了高职英语教师角色新的内涵.%In the new historical period, the ideology of higher vocational education had the enormous change, brought great impact and the challenges to the teacher' s role of traditional teaching and provided a new conno-tation for the role of vocational English teacher.

  13. Analysis team building of vocational training teachers%高职高专实训教师队伍建设浅析

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    许霞

    2015-01-01

    随着社会进步,科技的发展,高职高专院校面对越来越严峻的就业形式,因此就需要高职高专院校培养一大批拥有一定专业知识,具备生产第一线熟练实践技能的技术应用型人才,而不仅仅是拥有扎实理论基础的从事科研设计的学术型人才。人才培养任重道远。应用型人才培养注重实训教学,而实训教学的关键组成部分为实训教师又称“双师型”教师,因此提升实训教师职业素质、建设优质师资队伍是高质量实训教学的关键因素,关系到高职高专院校顺利实现教学目标。文章针对“双师型”教师队伍建设目前存在的问题进行着重分析并进一步深入探讨。%With social progress and development of technology, vocational colleges face of increasingly severe forms of employment, and therefore requires a large number of vocational schools in training must have professional knowledge, with the first production line of skilled practical skills the technical talents, rather than have a solid theoretical foundation engaged in academic research design talents. Talents done. Application of Talent focus on training teaching, training teaching the key component for the training of teachers known as"Double Teachers", therefore the training to enhance the professional quality, construction quality of teachers is the key to high-quality training of teaching factors related to the smooth realization of vocational colleges teaching objectives. Aiming at "Double" Teachers currently focuses on the problems and further explored.

  14. "Not All of Us Finns Communicate the Same Way Either": Teachers' Perceptions of Interculturality in Upper Secondary Vocational Education and Training

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    Itkonen, Tuija; Talib, Mirja-Tytti; Dervin, Fred

    2015-01-01

    This article examines teachers' perspectives on interculturality and diversity within the context of upper secondary vocational education and training (VET) in Finland. Increasing diversity in VET education challenges teachers' sense of interculturality and their readiness to interact with and treat the "other" fairly. Compared to other…

  15. The Significance of Social Relationships in Learning to Become a Vocational and Technical Education Teacher: A Case Study of Three Individuals

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    Goh, Adeline Yuen Sze

    2013-01-01

    This article about workplace learning examines the learning of individuals in becoming a Vocational and Technical Education (VTE) teacher in Brunei. Drawing on research findings from a group of student teachers, it presents case study accounts of three individuals to illustrate the importance of social relationships in learning to become a VTE…

  16. The Significance of Social Relationships in Learning to Become a Vocational and Technical Education Teacher: A Case Study of Three Individuals

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    Goh, Adeline Yuen Sze

    2013-01-01

    This article about workplace learning examines the learning of individuals in becoming a Vocational and Technical Education (VTE) teacher in Brunei. Drawing on research findings from a group of student teachers, it presents case study accounts of three individuals to illustrate the importance of social relationships in learning to become a VTE…

  17. An exploration of students’ own explanations about dropout in vocational education in a danish context

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    Tanggaard, Lene

    2013-01-01

    The present paper addresses the phenomenon of student dropout from vocational education in Denmark. It does so by addressing the need to critically discuss the term ‘drop-out’ taking the perspective of students’ own reflections on the topic. The empirical findings indicate that dropout is conside......The present paper addresses the phenomenon of student dropout from vocational education in Denmark. It does so by addressing the need to critically discuss the term ‘drop-out’ taking the perspective of students’ own reflections on the topic. The empirical findings indicate that dropout...... interviews with students in eight different basic vocational educational courses in Denmark....

  18. Seeing what teachers see: Exploring the use of eye tracking in teacher expertise studies

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    Wolff, Charlotte; Van 'T Zelfde, Hans; Jarodzka, Halszka; Boshuizen, Els

    2012-01-01

    Wolff, C., Van ’T Zelfde, H., Jarodzka, H., & Boshuizen, H. P. A. (2012, August). Seeing what teachers see: Exploring the use of eye tracking in teacher expertise studies. Poster presented at the EARLI SIG Learning and Professional Development, Antwerp, Belgium.

  19. Seeing what teachers see: Exploring the use of eye tracking in teacher expertise studies

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    Wolff, Charlotte; Van 'T Zelfde, Hans; Jarodzka, Halszka; Boshuizen, Els

    2012-01-01

    Wolff, C., Van ’T Zelfde, H., Jarodzka, H., & Boshuizen, H. P. A. (2012, August). Seeing what teachers see: Exploring the use of eye tracking in teacher expertise studies. Poster presented at the EARLI SIG Learning and Professional Development, Antwerp, Belgium.

  20. Vocational Education in Turkey: The Past, Changes and the Future

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    Demirbilek, Muhammet

    2010-01-01

    This study explores the present conditions and emerging issues about the future of vocational teacher education in Turkey. The paper discusses the background and historic legacies that have led to the restructuring of Faculties of Teacher Education in Turkey. The influence of the reforms from the foundation of the Turkish Republic are discussed as…

  1. Fostering teacher learning in VET colleges: Do leadership and teamwork matter?

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    Oude Groote Beverborg, Arnoud; Sleegers, P.J.C.; van Veen, Klaas

    2015-01-01

    This study explores teacher learning in Vocational Education and Training colleges, combining organizational and psychological factors, such as transformational leadership, teamwork, and self-efficacy. 447 teachers participated in a survey study. Multilevel structural equation modeling was used to

  2. Fostering teacher learning in VET colleges: Do leadership and teamwork matter?

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    Oude Groote Beverborg, A.; Sleegers, P.J.C.; Veen, van Klaas

    2015-01-01

    This study explores teacher learning in Vocational Education and Training colleges, combining organizational and psychological factors, such as transformational leadership, teamwork, and self-efficacy. 447 teachers participated in a survey study. Multilevel structural equation modeling was used to t

  3. Fostering teacher learning in VET colleges: Do leadership and teamwork matter?

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    Oude Groote Beverborg, Arnoud; Sleegers, P.J.C.; van Veen, Klaas

    2015-01-01

    This study explores teacher learning in Vocational Education and Training colleges, combining organizational and psychological factors, such as transformational leadership, teamwork, and self-efficacy. 447 teachers participated in a survey study. Multilevel structural equation modeling was used to t

  4. A Case of Preservice Elementary Teachers Exploring, Retelling, and Reframing.

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    Nelson, Michael

    2001-01-01

    Presents preservice elementary teachers' frames (points of view) on science curriculum. Uses Carl Sagan's text, "The Demon Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark". Explores how students retelling their reactions to experiences of their own design might influence their awareness of beliefs in general and reconsideration of…

  5. Teacher Identity and Early Career Resilience: Exploring the Links

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    Pearce, Jane; Morrison, Chad

    2011-01-01

    A collaborative research project that explored the impact of professional, individual and relational conditions on the resilience of early career teachers revealed the importance of understanding how they engage in the formation of professional identities. Drawing on the traditions of narrative enquiry and critical ethnography, this article…

  6. Exploring University Teacher Perceptions about Out-of-Class Teamwork

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    Ruiz-Esparza Barajas, Elizabeth; Medrano Vela, Cecilia Araceli; Zepeda Huerta, Jesús Helbert Karim

    2016-01-01

    This study reports on the first stage of a larger joint research project undertaken by five universities in Mexico to explore university teachers' thinking about out-of-class teamwork. Data from interviews were analyzed using open and axial coding. Although results suggest a positive perception towards teamwork, the study unveiled important…

  7. Exploring Teachers' Knowledge of Classroom Management and Control

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    Ayebo, Abraham; Assuah, Charles

    2017-01-01

    Purpose: This paper presents the results of a study that sought to determine teacher conceptions of classroom management and control. The study explored classroom management knowledge of participants, and how the knowledge was gained. It also investigated the extent to which participants held various conceptions, including rule-based, dominance…

  8. Statistics by Example, Exploring Data, Teachers' Commentary and Solutions Manual.

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    Zelinka, Martha; Sutherland, Michael

    Part I of the teachers' commentary for "Exploring Data" includes a brief description of demands on the reader in terms of reading vocabulary and mathematical skills and comprehension, lists the substantive areas covered by the examples, suggests ways in which the pamphlet might be used in the classroom, and discusses background information for the…

  9. Exploring the Influence of Learning Progressions in Two Teacher Communities

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    Furtak, Erin Marie; Heredia, Sara C.

    2014-01-01

    Learning progressions, or sequences of how ideas and practices develop within domains, are increasingly a focus of science education research. Recently, researchers have called for these progressions to be used as interpretive frameworks for teachers' instructional planning and assessment practices. In this study, we explore data from two…

  10. 行动研究与高职院校英语教师专业发展--以高职院校ESP课程为个案%Action Research and the Professional Development of English Teachers in Higher Vocational Colleges:A Case Study on ESP Course for Higher Vocational Colleges

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    丁燕

    2014-01-01

    the idea that"application"is regarded as the essen-tial attribute of higher vocational English teaching. To introduce action research into higher vocational English teaching and make action research a must and feasible teaching research and prac-tice for higher vocational English teachers is of great significance to arouse the consciousness of professional development, cultivate professional spirit and better promote the professional develop-ment of higher vocational English teachers. This paper aims to explore the necessity and importance of action research for the professional development of higher vocational English teachers, and elaborates the basic framework of implementing action re-search based on the case study of ESP course.

  11. Exploring the Benefits of Teacher-Modeling Strategies Integrated into Career and Technical Education

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    Cathers, Thomas J., Sr.

    2013-01-01

    This case study examined how career and technical education classes function using multiple instructional modeling strategies integrated into vocational and technical training environments. Seven New Jersey public school technical teachers received an introductory overview of the investigation and participated by responding to 10 open-end…

  12. USE OF MOTIVATION, SAME-AGE-TUTORING AND EVALUATION AND LENGHTY EXAMINATION TO LEARN AND TEACH COMPUTER SKILLS TO VOCATIONAL SCHOOL TEACHERS TO MAKE THEM "COMPUTER TEACHER"

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    HALİT HAMİ ÖZ

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Because of the restructuring of the health education and services there was a severe shortage of manpower and teachers who were competent in using and/or teaching of computers and information technology. This was the first emperical study explicitly focusing on instructional strategies to influence learners' emotions; focusing on fear, envy, anxiety, sympathy, and pleasure, to teach basic computer skills to the vocational school teachers to a level which they can also teach basic computer skills to their students. A total of 48 (65% of 75 teachers from the study group started to teach basic computer skills to their students in addition to their normal teaching duties when they returned to their previous posts.

  13. 中职特级教师群体结构变动实证分析%Empirical Analysis on the Variation of the Superfine Teachers' Group Structure of Secondary Vocational Education

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    张建国

    2015-01-01

    The structure of the superfine teachers' group is an organic unity of statistic and dynamic. From the data analysis of the secondary vocational superfine teachers enrolled previously since the reform and opening-up, the scale of the superfine teachers' group is expanding, while the outflow of population is reducing. On the regional and working unit distribution, it begins to disperse gradually from the rural vocational schools to other types of vocational schools, on the while of the distribution and diffusion of the academic and professional aspects, it also shows the central tendency in some main professionals, the age structure has been progressively younger, the education levels have been gradually increasing, the duties distribution and gender structure has gradually rationalized. To explore the classification of the selection mechanism, increase the proportion of selected appropriately, optimize the group structure. The variation of the group structure of secondary vocational superfine teachers is the result of multiple factors working together, it should shift from emphasizing on the selection to the training, management, construction and paradigm. To stimulate the scientific development of the secondary vocational superfine teachers' group.%中职特级教师群体结构是静态和动态的有机统一.分析浙江省历次入选的中职特级教师数据发现,中职特级教师群体规模不断扩大,人员外流较少;在区域和从业单位分布上从农村职校开始并逐步分散;在学科和专业分布扩散的同时又在一些主干专业上呈现集中趋势;年龄结构逐步年轻化,学历层次逐步增高,职务分布和性别结构逐步合理化等特点.要探索分类评选机制,适当提高入选比例,优化群体结构,从重评选向重培养、重管理、重建设和重示范转变,促进中职特级教师群体科学发展.

  14. ON IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF VOCATIONAL AND TECHNOLOGICAL TRAINING OF FUTURE TEACHERS OF TECHNOLOGY

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    O. V. SIDOROV

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The article is devoted to improving the content of vocational and technological and methodical preparation of the future teachers of technology. The author tells the technology training of students of electro- physical and electrochemical methods of processing of construction materials, which utilizes the integration of natural sciences, engineering and technological disciplines, developed using the existing set of teaching and laboratory facilities. Settings allow students to study the complex physical processes experimental study of the problem. The paper also shows a feature of the organization of a laboratory practical work in the form of educational and research work of students, to teach them to perform the volume of independent work using scientific methods of theoretical and experimental studies. The role of these methods is important for the development of creative thinking of students, forming engineering design knowledge and skills, as well as the skills of independent research, which provides, in turn, higher cognitive and creative activity of students. The author presents the results of his pedagogical experiment. Thus, the introduction in the educational process UIRS going involvement of students in research work, which becomes an important part in the preparation of research methodology equips their scientific and technical thinking, develops an interest in creativity, it helps provide them with in-depth knowledge, and the ability to apply them in practice. The research work of students includes research activities not only in the educational process, but also to participate in the circles of the department in the scientific work of the laboratory.

  15. Teachers' Analyses of Classroom Video Predict Student Learning of Mathematics: Further Explorations of a Novel Measure of Teacher Knowledge

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    Kersting, Nicole B.; Givvin, Karen B.; Sotelo, Francisco L.; Stigler, James W.

    2010-01-01

    This study explores the relationship between teacher knowledge and student learning in the area of mathematics by developing and evaluating an innovative approach to assessing teacher knowledge. This approach is based on teachers' analyses of classroom video clips. Teachers watched 13 video clips of classroom instruction and then provided written…

  16. 职业学校教师工作场学习策略的结构、现状与机制%The Structure, Status quo and Mechanism of the Workplace Learning Strategies of Vocational Teachers

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    林克松

    2015-01-01

    职业学校教师在工作场域中会不会学习直接关涉专业发展的质量。在现场访谈研究的基础上,应用自行研制的“职业学校教师工作场学习策略问卷”,通过对全国7个省市848位中高职学校教师的调查,对职业学校教师工作场学习策略结构维度进行探索。探索性因素分析和验证性因素分析的结果表明,职业学校教师工作场学习策略由五个具体的学习行为,即交流共享、研读反思、观摩借鉴、规划行动和合作实践构成。进一步的统计分析揭示了当下我国中高职院校教师工作场学习客观存在策略单一、单兵作战的实然问题。未来,职业院校教师可以运用“在做中学”、“在反思中学”、“向经验教师学习”和“在共同体中学习”四种机制改良工作场学习策略。%The vocational teachers learning or not in the workplace will be directly related to the quality of professional development. Based on the live interview research, through investigating on 848 vocational teachers from seven provinces and cities with the self-compiled “the vocational teachers’ workplace learning strategies questionnaire” to explore the structure dimension of vocational teachers’ workplace learning strategies, the results of exploratory factor analysis and confirmatory factor analysis show that the workplace learning strategies consist of five specific learning behaviors, namely the exchange and sharing, study reflection, learning for reference, planning of action and cooperation practice. The further statistical analysis revealed that the current vocational teachers’ workplace learning exists the problems of single policy and individual combat. In future, the vocational teachers can use the four mechanisms, “learning by doing”, “learning in reflection”, “learning from experienced teachers” and “learning in community”, to improve the workplace learning strategies.

  17. Exploring the Misrepresentation of Nigerian Women in Technical and Vocational Education in Polytechnic Institution

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    Akor, Robert; Bakar, Ab Rahim Bin; Hamzah, Azim B. Hj.; Rashid, Abdullah Bin Mat

    2014-01-01

    Nigerian government is making frantic efforts to drive her economy by laying emphasis on technical and vocational education to enable her compete favorably in the global market. Emphasis of government is in Polytechnic education where skills for self-reliant and economic growth are a priority. However, women are not embracing this opportunity by…

  18. Exploring the Misrepresentation of Nigerian Women in Technical and Vocational Education in Polytechnic Institution

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    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Nigerian government is making frantic efforts to drive her economy by laying emphasis on technical and vocational education to enable her compete favorably in the global market. Emphasis of government is in Polytechnic education where skills for self-reliant and economic growth are a priority. However, women are not embracing this opportunity by participating in the program that will equip them with skills and contribute to national development. In all 14 female participants were purposefully selected from Polytechnic. Phenomenological methodology was adopted and data collected were transcribed and analyzed. Results from the study include math/science phobia, perceived social support, and contextual roles among reasons for misrepresentation of women in technical and vocational education. Unless women have increased access to technical and vocational education in order to build diverse technical skills their vulnerability to unemployment and poverty will be on the rise. The findings of this study will guide stakeholders to develop a framework for improving the enrollment of women in this field. Keywords: women, technical and vocational education, self-reliant and unemployment

  19. Experiences of Rural Vocational Rehabilitation Clients Who Leave the System Prematurely: A Qualitative Exploration

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    Rigles, Bethany; Ipsen, Catherine; Arnold, Nancy; Seekins, Tom

    2011-01-01

    Vocational rehabilitation (VR) clients who leave the system prematurely experience worse employment outcomes than clients who stay in services. The authors conducted this study to learn about factors leading to premature exit by rural VR clients. Results will inform survey development for a large longitudinal study on this topic. The authors…

  20. Exploration of Holland's Theory of Vocational Choice in Graduate School Enviroments

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    Frantz, Thomas T.; Walsh, E. Pierce

    1972-01-01

    The purpose of the present study was to refine many of the constructs used in Holland's theory of vocational choice by investigating definitions and relationships that comprise the theory. As well, this study concerned itself with establishing usefulness of applying Holland's theory to students in a graduate school environment. (Author)

  1. Exploration of Holland's Theory of Vocational Choice in Graduate School Enviroments

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    Frantz, Thomas T.; Walsh, E. Pierce

    1972-01-01

    The purpose of the present study was to refine many of the constructs used in Holland's theory of vocational choice by investigating definitions and relationships that comprise the theory. As well, this study concerned itself with establishing usefulness of applying Holland's theory to students in a graduate school environment. (Author)

  2. Exploring the inquiry experience: A focus on Kentucky teachers

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    Nolte, Beth

    2007-12-01

    Inquiry-based instruction is driven by active participation by the learner. Through the learning process, critical thinking skills are practiced. While inquiry methods are often discussed in the realm of science education, the methods are not subject specific. In fact, the Kentucky Program of Studies calls for the incorporation of inquiry strategies into all areas of the curriculum. This call for more inquiry-based education occurs in the midst of a national testing debate in which accountability is tied to student test scores. This study takes a narrative approach to explore teachers' experiences with using inquiry methods. Interviews were conducted with teachers who, at least 1 year prior to participating in this study, had attended a weeklong intensive professional development workshop on using inquiry methods for instruction. A method is described for analyzing interview data direct in its digital audio form---without transcription. Eight teachers' experiences are presented here in the narrative form and their narratives are compared for an overall analysis. Themes of conflict previously reported in the literature are explored in participants' stories. This research concludes with a discussion of the results, a reflection on the method, and suggestions for the future based on teachers' experiences with using inquiry-based learning strategies.

  3. Exploring how teachers talk in elementary science classrooms

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    Mattison, Sandra Harbol

    The purpose of this study was to gain a greater understanding of how teachers talk in elementary science classrooms and how that talk assists students in making meaning of science. A premise of this study was the recognition of the importance of the goal of scientific literacy for students. Individuals who are scientifically literate have more opportunities for employment and the potential for an improved quality of life. The process of educating students in scientific literacy begins in elementary school, thus underscoring the importance of quality elementary science education. Using socio-cultural theory and the role of social languages in classrooms as a lens, this study explored the role of teacher talk in the development of student understanding in science. The literature review identified three areas of instruction that were relevant to the teaching of science. The three areas were patterns of teacher talk (IRE/IRF), the authoritative/dialogic continuum and the development of everyday/academic language. The research questions aligned with these three areas focusing on control of talk in classrooms as evidenced through patterns of talk and the development of the academic language of science. Two fourth grade teachers were observed during science instruction and the transcripts of their talk was used for data analysis. Data analysis generated quantitative and qualitative data sets. The results showed that language played two different roles in assisting students construct an understanding of science. The primary use of language by one teacher was the transmission of science content and checking student understanding. The other teacher viewed language as important for both teacher and students; using language as an instructional device to further student understanding.

  4. On Self-directed Development Strategy of English Teachers in Higher Vocational Colleges under the Mode of Combina-tion of Learning with Working%工学结合模式下高职英语教师的自主发展对策研究

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    2015-01-01

    高职英语教师的自主发展关系到高职英语教学改革和发展的成败。该文主要从高职英语教师自主发展的内因入手,探讨在“工学结合”模式下,高职英语教师自主发展的对策,从而实现高职英语教师专业的持续发展,不断满足现代职业教育发展的需要。%College English teachers' self-directed development is closely related to the success of reform and development of High⁃er Vocational English education. In this paper, mainly from the internal cause of English teachers in Higher Vocational Colleges of self-directed development, to explore the strategies of higher vocational college English teachers ’self-directed development un⁃der the mode of combination of Learning with Working, so as to realize the sustainable development of English teachers in higher vocational colleges, and continuously meet the needs of the development of modern occupation education.

  5. Teacher collaborative curriculum design in technical vocational colleges: a strategy for maintaining curriculum consistency?

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    Albashiry, N.M.; Voogt, J.M.; Pieters, J.M.

    2015-01-01

    The Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) curriculum requires continuous renewal and constant involvement of stakeholders in the redesign process. Due to a lack of curriculum design expertise, TVET institutions in developing contexts encounter challenges maintaining and advancing the

  6. Teacher collaborative curriculum design in technical vocational colleges: a strategy for maintaining curriculum consistency?

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    Albashiry, N.M.; Voogt, J.M.; Pieters, J.M.

    2015-01-01

    The Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) curriculum requires continuous renewal and constant involvement of stakeholders in the redesign process. Due to a lack of curriculum design expertise, TVET institutions in developing contexts encounter challenges maintaining and advancing the qu

  7. The Influence of Teachers' Career Guidance Profiles on Students' Career Competencies

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    Mittendorff, Kariene; Beijaard, Douwe; den Brok, Perry; Koopman, Maaike

    2012-01-01

    In this article, we examine the relationship between different career guidance styles of vocational education teachers and vocational education students' career competencies (i.e. career reflection, career exploration and networking). Questionnaires on students' perceptions of the career guidance of their teachers during career conversations, and…

  8. The Influence of Teachers' Career Guidance Profiles on Students' Career Competencies

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    Mittendorff, Kariene; Beijaard, Douwe; den Brok, Perry; Koopman, Maaike

    2012-01-01

    In this article, we examine the relationship between different career guidance styles of vocational education teachers and vocational education students' career competencies (i.e. career reflection, career exploration and networking). Questionnaires on students' perceptions of the career guidance of their teachers during career conversations, and…

  9. Engaging students: The role of teacher beliefs and interpersonal teacher behavior in fostering student engagement in vocational education

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    Uden, van Jolien M.; Ritzen, Henk; Pieters, Jules M.

    2014-01-01

    Student engagement is an important precursor for learning. In this study we used teacher (N = 200) and student (N = 2288) questionnaires to investigate whether perceived interpersonal teacher behavior and teacher beliefs concerning motives for being a teacher, attitudes toward teacher knowledge doma

  10. The Relationship of Career Decision-Making Self-Efficacy, Vocational Identity, and Career Exploration Behavior in African American High School Students

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    Gushue, George V.; Scanlan, Kolone R. L.; Pantzer, Karen M.; Clarke, Christine P.

    2006-01-01

    This study explores the relationship between the social cognitive construct of career decision-making self-efficacy and the outcome variables of vocational identity and career exploration behaviors in a sample of 72 urban African American high school students. The results indicate that higher levels of career decision-making self-efficacy are…

  11. Exploring Teachers' Role Identity among Iranian EFL Teachers: A Narrative-based Research

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    Rahman Sahragard

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    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to explore the concept of role identity among Iranian English language teachers. Narrative inquiry was adopted as an approach of the study. Twenty-one Iranian English language teachers from three educational contexts (university, school, and institute were interviewed and provided their written narratives. Then, the collected data were analyzed through thematic analysis and credibility and trustworthiness of the data were ensured through data triangulation and coding agreement. Results of the study revealed that Iranian EFL teachers conceptualized their role identity from multi-dimensional perspectives, including managerial, professional, and socio-cultural perspectives. The findings also showed that thirteen sub- role identities were explored and emerged under three main themes of role identity for Iranian EFL teachers. The three main themes included teachers’ role identity as manager, professional, and acculturator and the thirteen sub-role identities consisted of ‘knowledge transmitter, trader, juggler, interaction supervisor, promoter, arbiter, entertainer, pundit, collaborator, learner, social panacea, cultural adapter, and tutelage-provider’. The results of the current study can be useful for policy makers, teacher educators, and evaluators to have a better judgment and make appropriate decisions about teachers. Finally, the limitation of the study along with suggestion for the further research were also discussed.

  12. "Who am I supposed to let down?" The caring work and emotional labor of vocational teachers working with potential drop-out students

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    Lippke, Lena

    Because of high drop-out rates among the students entering vocational education in Denmark retention of students has become pivotal to the Danish educational policy. Thus vocational educational training colleges have been asked to work on implementing different kinds of retention initiatives...... and amongst others most colleges have established extended basic courses aimed at students with personal, social and/or academic difficulties. A lot of those students are young people, whom, due to their experiences in primary and secondary school, see themselves and are seen by others as being demotivated......” and sensing their students. In the interviews the teachers often use the word “care” and describe emotional dilemmas as an everyday experience working with the students. However the emotional aspect of vocational educational teachers´ work is largely under examined. Inspired by the emotional turn within...

  13. On Complementation of Teachers Valuation System in Higher Vocational Institutes%高职院校教师评价体系实施的现状

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    王艳萍

    2014-01-01

    Teachers valuation is the important content of faculty team construction. Effective valuation system conduces to enhance the quality of the whole team and school-running. Currently, the design, complementation and reformation of system are still in exploring stage. A set of system characteristic of higher vocational education can leads to harmonious development of teachers and institutes.%教师评价是师资队伍建设的重要内容,切实有效的教师评价体系有助于高职院校师资队伍整体素质的提高和办学质量的提升。目前,高职院校对教师评价体系设计、实施、改革仍处于摸索阶段。一套能够体现高职院校办学特色的教师评价体系能够促进教师和学校的协调发展。

  14. Teachers' Dominant Position in Vocational and Technical Education and Education Quality%职业技术教育中的教师主导地位与教育质量的思考

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    孟青

    2012-01-01

    职业技术教育的发展和面临的挑战,改变了从事职业技术教育的教师的教学思维方式和教学方法,这种改变对教学产生了积极影响.职业技术教育管理和教学方法的深刻变革,也产生一些值得商榷和探讨的教学方法和管理模式.尽管它们不是教学过程的主流,但是它们对教学活动和教学效果的影响是十分深远.如何让职业技术院校的学生通过几年理论知识和专业技能的学习获得适应社会的能力和技术,是从事职业技术教育的教师主要的课题.%The development of vocational and technical education and the challenges change the teachers' teaching ways of thinking and teaching methods in vocational and technical education, which has a positive impact on teaching. Profound changes in the vocational and technical education management and teaching methods also produce some teaching methods and management models which are open to question and explore. Although they are not the mainstream of the teaching process, but have very far-reaching impact on teaching and learning effectiveness. How to train the students' ability and technology to adapt to society through learning theoretical knowledge and professional skills for several years is the main subject of the vocational and technical education teachers.

  15. Transitions and Diversity in Didactics: An Exploration Searching for Implications for Vocational Education and Training

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    Depending on the perspective and even language, the concept of didactics is defined in different ways. The debate about conceptualization, particularly concerning the equivalence in English of what in other languages, specifically Germanic and Latin languages, is termed ‘didactics’, is well documented in the research literature. There is a claim in this article concerning the need to transcend the language discussion; it is indeed necessary, especially for Vocational Education & training (VET...

  16. Status and Importance/Support for Supervised Occupational Experience Programs (SOEP) as Perceived by New York Vocational Agriculture Teachers and Their Administrators.

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    Berkey, Arthur L.; Sutphin, H. Dean

    A study examined the status of agricultural supervised occupational experience programs (SOEP) in the state of New York and also the attitudes of agricultural teachers and their building administrators toward SOEP. Two separate survey instruments were used to gather data for the study--one survey was mailed to 333 secondary vocational agriculture…

  17. Exploring Student Teachers' Views of Science Process Skills in Their Initial Teacher Education Programmes

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    Molefe, Leonard; Stears, Michele; Hobden, Sally

    2016-01-01

    The South African secondary school curriculum emphasises the importance of science process skills in its respective natural sciences curricula. The purpose of this study was to explore the views of student teachers with regard to the importance they attach to these skills. A 14-item questionnaire was administered to 75 third- and fourth-year…

  18. Exploring Elements That Support Teachers Engagement in Online Professional Development

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    Sarah Prestridge

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available This study sought to identify the most effective elements required in online professional development to enable teachers to improve their use of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT in their classrooms. Four schools in Queensland were involved, with twelve classroom teachers participating in a year-long online professional development program over the school year supported by an online mentor. The online professional development program did not provide course based or sequential learning activities. Rather it was design to enable individual learning pathways and draw on the many professional learning opportunities available through web 2.0 tools and Internet resources. The focus was to explore the process of online ICT professional development to contribute to the conceptualization of how teachers learn in the 21st Century. Findings indicate that teachers need to engage in three elements: investigation, reflection, and constructive dialogue; build a sense of group and individual online presence; and be supported by mentorship that responds to the various cognitive and affective demands of autonomous learners.

  19. Teacher Transformation: An Exploration of Science Teachers' Changing Professional Identities, Knowledge, and Classroom Practices

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    Whitacre, Michelle Phillips

    This qualitative, multiple case study examines five teachers' experiences with a National Science Foundation-funded professional development (PD) program focused on science literacy. Using a three dimensional conceptual framework combining transformative learning theory, communities of practice, and sociocultural conceptions of identity it explores: the ways the "Science Literacy through Science Journalism" (SciJourn) project built professional community and influenced teacher learning; the influence of the project on participating science teachers' professional identities, knowledge, and classroom practices; and the ways teachers were or were not transformed by participation in the project. To this end, data from surveys and phenomenological interviews were analyzed through qualitative textual analysis and narrative analysis. Four of the teachers experienced a change in their stories to live by, aka, an identity shift. Three predominant themes emerged across these cases. These included a changed conceptualization of science literacy, the importance of student engagement and authenticity, and the value of SciJourn's professional development and community. The changed conceptualization of science literacy was particularly salient as it challenged these teachers' assumptions, led them to rethink how they teach science literacy, and also influenced them to re-evaluate their teaching priorities beyond the PD. Consequently, this study concludes that PD efforts should focus as much, or more, on influencing teachers' ideas regarding what and how they teach and less on teaching strategies. A close comparison between two teachers' diverging experiences with the program showed that student engagement played a significant role in teachers' perceptions of the value of project, suggesting that whether or not teachers sustain a new practice is closely tied to their students' feedback. Additionally, this analysis showed that a teacher's individualized needs and sense of efficacy

  20. Exploration on the Ways of Entrepreneurship Education in Higher Vocational Colleges%高职院校实施创业教育的途径探索

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    黄茂坤

    2012-01-01

    There are some problems of entrepreneurship education in higher vocational colleges,such as,thoughts which is not fit for the needed situation,not paying enough attention to entrepreneurship education,teachers requirement,career course which is lack of systematization,the weakness of practice teaching.And this paper offers a proposal to change the thought,improve cognition to set up correct entrepreneurship educational idea,explore the way for teaching staff construction,construct and perfect career course system,and make full use of various resources to develop pioneering practice.%高职院校创业教育存在思想观念落后,对创业教育不够重视,创业教育的师资匮乏,创业课程缺乏系统性,实践教学的环节薄弱的问题。提出了转变思想观念,提高认识,树立正确的创业教育理念,开辟各种途径,推进创业教育师资队伍建设,构建完善的创业课程体系,充分利用各种资源开展创业实践活动的建议。

  1. The role of teachers in delivering education about respectful relationships: exploring teacher and student perspectives.

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    Ollis, Debbie

    2014-08-01

    The focus of this article is a school-based respectful relationships (RRs) pilot project involving grade 8 and 9 students. The project sought to develop a primary prevention approach to gender-based violence (GBV) in Australia. Of particular concern is the curriculum delivery component of a whole school approach that was piloted over a 10-week period in four High Schools in Melbourne, Victoria in 2010. Using data collected from teachers and students through survey, focus group interviews and student written reflections, the article identifies the key role of the teacher, the curriculum materials and the curriculum context in assisting teachers to teach about GBV. Although there was opposition to teaching specifically about GBV by some male teachers, the data indicate that this did not detract from teachers exploring these issues under a 'RRs' framework. Through 'supported risk taking', and the adoption of participatory teaching approaches and affirming and inclusive classrooms, teachers and students ended up with a positive experience of teaching and learning about GBV.

  2. Exploring Factors Related to Preschool Teachers' Self-Efficacy

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    Guo, Ying; Justice, Laura M.; Sawyer, Brook; Tompkins, Virginia

    2011-01-01

    This study examined how teacher (teaching experience, perceptions of teacher collaboration and teacher influence) and classroom (children's engagement) characteristics predicted teacher self-efficacy for 48 preschool teachers in the U.S. Results showed a significant interaction effect between teachers' perceptions of collaboration and children's…

  3. Bridging the language gap: Exploring science teachers' dual role as teachers of content and English literacy

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    Arnold, Suzanne C.

    Responsibility for educating English language learners is increasingly falling on the shoulders of content specialists at the secondary level, as students are mainstreamed into classes. Therefore, providing these students an opportunity to achieve academic success depends largely on the quality of mainstream instruction (Cornell, 1995). Most teachers receive little or no preparation in how to work with English language learners. In my study, I address the instructional issues confronting three white, monolingual English-speaking middle school science teachers who must meet the demands of an increasing English language learner population. Specifically, this study explores teacher beliefs and enactment of reform-oriented science and sheltered instructional approaches to develop English language learners scientific and English literacy skills. I also explore the relationships that exist between these two dynamics in an effort to determine the extent to which teachers take on a dual role as teachers promoting English language and science proficiency. Using a participant observation case study method and my adaptation of Schwab's commonplaces heuristic, I analyzed the relationship between teacher beliefs, milieu, subject matter, and enactment in bridging the language gap in the science classroom for English language learners. The most noteworthy finding of this study was the significant role of milieu in enacting lessons that bridge the language gap and foster the development of English language learners science and English literacy skills. The findings suggest that greater attention be given to helping teachers establish a relationship-driven classroom milieu. You can provide all kinds of courses or professional learning experiences to improve teachers' instructional practices, but they must also recognize the importance of establishing relationships with their students; the coursework they take will not supplant the need to foster a warm and safe environment for all

  4. Exploring University Teacher Perceptions About Out-of-Class Teamwork

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    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available This study reports on the first stage of a larger joint research project undertaken by five universities in Mexico to explore university teachers’ thinking about out-of-class teamwork. Data from interviews were analyzed using open and axial coding. Although results suggest a positive perception towards teamwork, the study unveiled important negative opinions. These opinions suggest the lack of success in promoting deep learning and in developing students’ socio-cognitive abilities. Findings were used to develop a survey to be applied to more teachers to gain a broader perspective and to corroborate results.

  5. An Exploration of Teachers' Perception of the Influence of Professional Learning Communities on Their Professional Practices and on Teacher Retention

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    Mitchell, Tekeisha Ford

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to explore teachers' perceptions of the influence of professional learning communities on teachers' professional practices. Research shows that the adjustment from college student to the teaching environment for new teachers has increased through involvement on committees, collaboration with peers, and hands-on…

  6. Reflective Processes: A Qualitative Study Exploring Early Learning Student Teacher Mentoring Experiences in Student Teaching Practicums

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    Barnes, Michelle M.

    2013-01-01

    This doctoral thesis explored mentoring in early learning teacher preparation programs. This study explored the reflective processes embedded in the work between student teachers and their mentors during early learning student teacher experiences at Washington State community and technical colleges. Schon's (1987a) concepts of…

  7. "Who am I supposed to let down?": The caring work and emotional practices of vocational educational training teachers working with potential drop-out students

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    Lippke, Lena

    2012-01-01

    Purpose – Because of high drop-out rates among the students entering vocational education in Denmark retention of students has become pivotal to Danish educational policy. Thus vocational educational training (VET) colleges have been asked to work on implementing different kinds of retention...... the VET system and policy makers within education. Handling both the possibilities and the pitfalls of emotional practices requires that teachers are not left alone feeling responsible for the fate of their students. Originality/value – The paper contributes with descriptions of how emotions can...

  8. Attitudes of Teachers and Students towards Art and Design Curriculum: Implications for Vocational Education in Kenya

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    Wagah, M. O.; Indoshi, F. C.; Agak, J. O.

    2009-01-01

    Art and Design Curriculum taught in secondary schools in Kenya is intended not only to prepare learners for a vocation in Art and Design industry but also to complement literacy, scientific and factual subjects by awakening creativity in the individual. It is part of the government policy of diversification and vocationalization of the curriculum.…

  9. Internationalisation of Vocational Education and Training: An Adapting Curve for Teachers and Learners

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    Tran, Ly Thi

    2013-01-01

    Competency-based training and training packages are mandatory for Australian vocational education and training (VET). VET qualifications are designed to provide learners with skills, knowledge, and attributes required for Australian workplaces. Yet, toward the end of December 2011, there were 171,237 international student enrolments in the…

  10. Teacher Collaborative Curriculum Design in Technical Vocational Colleges: A Strategy for Maintaining Curriculum Consistency?

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    Albashiry, Nabeel M.; Voogt, Joke M.; Pieters, Jules M.

    2015-01-01

    The Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) curriculum requires continuous renewal and constant involvement of stakeholders in the redesign process. Due to a lack of curriculum design expertise, TVET institutions in developing contexts encounter challenges maintaining and advancing the quality and relevance of their programmes to the…

  11. Methodologies for Teaching English to Adult Students in Spanish Vocational Education Programs

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    Castañeda, Sergio Bernal

    2016-01-01

    This paper explores strategies used by teachers of English in Spain to compensate for learning limitations associated with student age. As part of a qualitative study of multiple cases, twenty teachers from different vocational programs volunteered to participate in semi-structured interviews. The interviews revealed the difficulties that older…

  12. Methodologies for Teaching English to Adult Students in Spanish Vocational Education Programs

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    Castañeda, Sergio Bernal

    2016-01-01

    This paper explores strategies used by teachers of English in Spain to compensate for learning limitations associated with student age. As part of a qualitative study of multiple cases, twenty teachers from different vocational programs volunteered to participate in semi-structured interviews. The interviews revealed the difficulties that older…

  13. Analysis of Factors in Technological and Vocational School Teachers' Perceived Organizational Innovative Climate And Continuous Use of E-Teaching: Using Computer Self-Efficacy as an Intervening Variable

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    Chun-Mei CHOU; His-Chi HSIAO; Chien-Hua SHEN; Su-Chang CHEN

    2010-01-01

      This study aims to analyze the correlation (N=335) among technological and vocational school teachers' perceived organizational innovative climate, computer self-efficacy, and continuous use of e-teaching in Taiwan...

  14. Purposes of Education for Young People with Severe Learning Difficulties: Exploring a Vocational Teaching Resource--"A Stepping Stone To…" What?

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    Black, Alison; Lawson, Hazel

    2017-01-01

    This article examines the purposes of education with a particular focus on young people with severe learning difficulties (SLD). The topic is explored with reference to a specific case, whereby some of the key findings of an evaluation of the first year of "The Greenside Studio", an English special school's vocational teaching resource…

  15. SYSTEM AND ACTIVITY APPROACH TO THE PROBLEMS SOLUTION OF COMPUTER COMPETENCE DEVELOPMENT OF FUTURE TEACHERS OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION

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    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The scientific specification of system and activity approach in relation to conditions of the educational process aimed at the development of computer competence is presented in the article. The task of efficiency increase of training process in information technologies of future teachers of vocational education in area of economy and management is set in the present research. Thus the attention of authors is focused on involving the trainees’ creative potential as much as possible through the application of model of the operated creative process.Results. Research was conducted at the Russian State Vocational Pedagogical University; the main methods of research are a method of supervision, questioning and conversation. By results of research, the specifying steps to areas of technology of the organization of educational process, approaches and techniques are made; didactic materials and manuals that led to increase of results of educational process which main objective is an improvement of quality of formation of computer competence are developed.Scientific novelty. Though separate elements of this research have already appeared in scientific literature, but in such combination, in relation to this technique of the organization of educational process, with use of the user computer hermeneutics (the term is for the first time used in such definition researches have not been conducted yet.Practical significance. The practical importance of work originates in a problem of development of computer competence of future teachers of professional education and plays a key role in the development of continuous education in the conditions of a general computerization and large-scale development of a global network. 

  16. 高职教师专业发展面临的问题与思考%Problem and thinking about higher vocational teachers'professional development

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    黄越

    2014-01-01

    教师专业发展已成为影响教学质量的重要因素,在当前教育改革中占据重要地位。本文介绍了国内外学者对教师专业化及教师专业发展概念的解释,阐述我国高等职业教育本质、特征和对全面提高高等职业教育质量的重视与迫切性,指出当前高职教师在职前教育及职后专业发展所面临的问题,并提出对问题的思考。%Teacher professional development had occupied an important position in the current education re-form,and had become main factor of the teaching quality.Teacher specialization and teacher professional development which defined by international and domestic academics was introduced.The essence of higher vocational education,and the value and urgency to improve the quality of higher vocational education,was elaborated in this paper.Also the problems of the higher vocational teacher pre-service and post-service professional development was pointed out.At the same time ,the thinking about this questions was raised.

  17. Exploring Astrobiology: Future and In-Service Teacher Research Experiences

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    Cola, J.; Williams, L. D.; Snell, T.; Gaucher, E.; Harris, B.; Usselman, M. C.; Millman, R. S.

    2009-12-01

    The Georgia Tech Center for Ribosome Adaptation and Evolution, a center funded by the NASA Astrobiology Institute, developed an educational Astrobiology program titled, “Life on the Edge: Astrobiology.” The purpose of the program was to provide educators with the materials, exposure, and skills necessary to prepare our future workforce and to foster student interest in scientific discovery on Earth and throughout the universe. A one-week, non-residential summer enrichment program for high school students was conducted and tested by two high school educators, an undergraduate student, and faculty in the Schools of Biology, and Chemistry and Biochemistry at Georgia Tech. In an effort to promote and encourage entry into teaching careers, Georgia Tech paired in-service teachers in the Georgia Intern-Fellowship for Teachers (GIFT) program with an undergraduate student interested in becoming a teacher through the Tech to Teaching program. The GIFT and Tech to Teaching fellows investigated extremophiles which have adapted to life under extreme environmental conditions. As a result, extremophiles became the focus of a week-long, “Life on the Edge: Astrobiology” curriculum aligned with the Georgia Performance Standards in Biology. Twenty-five high school students explored the adaptation and survival rates for various types of extremophiles exposed to UV radiation and desiccation; students were also introduced to hands-on activities and techniques such as genomic DNA purification, gel electrophoresis, and Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR). The impact on everyone invested and involved in the Astrobiology program including the GIFT and Tech to Teaching fellows, high school students, and faculty are discussed.

  18. Exploring the Relationship between Classroom Type and Teacher Intervention Fidelity

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    Full Text Available As special education enrollment for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD has increased, school-based programs and providers have been challenged to expand the scope and quality of services. Researchers and school-based providers are aligned in the goal of providing high-quality services to students with ASD, however current literature does not address how training and implementation needs may differ by the age of children served. The current study evaluates variability in teacher fidelity of Classroom Pivotal Response Teaching (CPRT, an evidence-based naturalistic behavioral intervention based on the principals of applied behavior analysis. Data included 479 individual video units collected from 101 teacher and 221 student participants. Videos were coded using behavioral coding definitions and student demographic information was collected from parents of participating children. Analyses explored differences in fidelity of CPRT by age of students. Results indicate a significant relationship between classroom type (preschool/elementary and teachers’ fidelity of CPRT, suggesting the possibility of targeted training based on student age.

  19. Exploration of Norwegian Student Teachers' Relational Concerns during Internships

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    Haugan, Jan Arvid; Moen, Torill; Karlsdottir, Ragnheidur

    2012-01-01

    This study builds on and contributes to research on student teachers' relational concerns in teacher education, as four Grade 3 Norwegian student teachers were followed during their internship for two periods of two weeks each. The article presents and discusses data from interviews and student teachers' logs, while the aim of the study is to…

  20. Teachers' Voices: Exploring Course Design in a Changing Curriculum.

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    The collection of papers on course design includes reports of teaching practice and classroom research by teachers of English as a second language. Papers include: "Teacher Researchers: Perspectives on Teacher Action Research and Curriculum Renewal" (Anne Burns); "From Curriculum to Courses: Why Do Teachers Do What They Do?" (Susan Hood); "The…

  1. Teacher practice in secondary vocational education : Between teacher-regulated activities of student learning and student self-regulation

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    van Beek, J.A.; de Jong, F.P.C.M.; Minnaert, A.E.M.G.; Wubbels, Th.

    The interplay between teacher regulation and student self-regulation of learning is an important topic in contemporary theories of teaching and learning. This study used mixed methods, including a student perception inventory and observations, to investigate whether teachers differ in their

  2. Teacher practice in secondary vocational education : Between teacher-regulated activities of student learning and student self-regulation

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    van Beek, J.A.; de Jong, F.P.C.M.; Minnaert, A.E.M.G.; Wubbels, Th.

    2014-01-01

    The interplay between teacher regulation and student self-regulation of learning is an important topic in contemporary theories of teaching and learning. This study used mixed methods, including a student perception inventory and observations, to investigate whether teachers differ in their regulati

  3. Professional Development of Vocational Teachers in Theory and Practice%职教教师专业发展:理论与实务

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    谢艺泉

    2015-01-01

    The supporting theory of vocational edu cation teachers' professional development consists of three kinds of learning theories:adult learning theory, lifelong learning theory and experiential learning theo-ry. The professional development of vocational education teachers is the practical requirements of the knowl-edge economy society and current situation of teaching staff. Its implementation is composed of eight kinds of professional abilities.%职教教师专业发展的支撑理论由三种学习理论构成,即成人学习理论、终身学习理论和体验学习理论.职教教师专业发展是知识经济社会和职业教育师资队伍现状对职教教师提出的现实要求,其实现由八个方面的专业能力构成.

  4. 高职院校职业生涯规划教育体系的构建探索%Exploration on the Construction of Career Planning Education System in Higher Vocational Colleges

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    徐敏

    2016-01-01

    高职院校学生普遍缺乏职业规划意识,学校职业生涯规划教育机制不健全,师资力量薄弱,这些问题的出现为职业生涯规划教育提出了新的挑战.本文就如何构建职业生涯规划教育体系进行了探索,为职业生涯规划教育提供一些有益的借鉴.%The lack of career planning consciousness in vocational college students, the imperfect education mechanism of the career planning and the weak teachers team, all of these problems bring new challenges to the career planning education. This paper explores how to construct the education system of career planning and provides some useful references for career planning education.

  5. 论高职院校职业性体育文化挖掘与体育教育教学%On Vocational Sports Culture Exploration and Physical Education in Higher Vocational Colleges

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    陈裕华; 倪永辉

    2016-01-01

    高职院校职业体育文化立足于学生学习专业、未来职业生涯,以培养学生职业体育文化意识和职业性体育能力为目的。通过阐述高职院校体育教育教学的不足、潜力激发、教师队伍建设、改革推动等职业体育文化挖掘的积极作用,提出完善体育教育教学、职业性体育教研、职业性体育能力培养等职业体育文化挖掘的主要途径,以及职业性体育教育教学要与专业、职业、行业相结合的具体措施。%Vocational sports culture in higher vocational colleges is based on the students' professional and future career,in order to cultivate students'professional sports culture consciousness and professional sports ability for the purpose.This paper expounds the positive role of sports education in higher vocation-al colleges,such as the teaching of physical education,teachers' team construction,reform and promo-tion,and puts forward the main ways to improve the teaching of physical education,such as the improve-ment of the teaching of physical education,the training of professional sports,the professional sports abil-ity,and the specific measures of the combination of professional,professional and industry.

  6. 浅谈做好职教班主任工作的几点看法%Several Views for Doing Well Vocational Head Teachers' Work

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    2014-01-01

    This paper presents a few views for ding well head teachers' work, analyzes the main problems existing in vocational education classroom management and solutions.%本文提出了做好班主任工作的几点看法,剖析了职工教育班级管理中存在的主要问题及解决方法。

  7. Teacher support - an exploration of how foundation-phase teachers facilitate language skills

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    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available The role of speech-language therapists (SLTs has been redefined by White Paper 6, which emphasises the role of support to both teachers and learners. SLTs have expert knowledge and skills pertaining to communication and language, and therefore have much to contribute to the process of learning in teaching. This article builds on a previous article published in the 2010 edition of the journal, which reported on the process of supporting teachers to facilitate listening, language and numeracy skills in semi-rural and urban (township contexts. In this follow-up article the focus is on the qualitative findings obtained from a specific section of the larger study. Where the overall study made use of a mixed methods approach to evaluate the process of providing support, and reported on the entire continued professional development (CPD programme, this article focuses specifically on the qualitative data collected when the CPD programme addressed the facilitation of language. This article explores how the strategies were used in the classrooms, and the benefits of the support provided. The data discussed in this article were obtained from questionnaires, focus groups, and critical self-evaluation by teachers, as well as a research diary used by the programme facilitator. The results show that both the participants and their learners benefited from the support provided. The participants reportedly for the first time were able to meet curriculum outcomes which previously had been omitted, and showed an increased ability to plan their lessons. Several teachers experienced changes in their teaching practices and could reflect on their practices, which contributed to their professional development. These teachers became more empowered. Learning in the classroom was enhanced through increased participation of all learners, and enjoyment of the strategies.

  8. Teacher Candidates Speak Out: Exploring Concerns Related to Pupil Learning and Efficacy When Learning to Teach

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    Derosier, Sharline; Soslau, Elizabeth

    2014-01-01

    Research shows that teachers' efficacy relates to pupil achievement. Strong efficacy, or a self-belief that one can positively impact pupil learning, is risked when teachers develop concerns related to pupil learning. This study explored the perceived concerns of teacher candidates (N = 3) throughout an eight-week clinical field experience.…

  9. Teacher Candidates Speak Out: Exploring Concerns Related to Pupil Learning and Efficacy When Learning to Teach

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    Derosier, Sharline; Soslau, Elizabeth

    2014-01-01

    Research shows that teachers' efficacy relates to pupil achievement. Strong efficacy, or a self-belief that one can positively impact pupil learning, is risked when teachers develop concerns related to pupil learning. This study explored the perceived concerns of teacher candidates (N = 3) throughout an eight-week clinical field experience.…

  10. Exploring an Invisible Medium: Teacher Language Awareness among Preservice K12 Educators of English Language Learners

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    Lindahl, Kristen Marie

    2013-01-01

    This study investigates the construct of Teacher Language Awareness (TLA) in a group of preservice mainstream K-12 teachers who are developing skills to work with English Language Learners (ELLs) in United States (US) public school contexts. Specifically, the study seeks to explore how preservice teachers' participation in directed university…

  11. Teacher design of technology for emergent literacy: An explorative feasibility study

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    McKenney-Jensh, Susan E.; Voogt, Joke

    2012-01-01

    The active participation of teachers in designing classroom learning experiences contributes to teacher abilities to facilitate learning. This paper reports on a case study of one Dutch teacher designing a technology-rich learning environment for emergent literacy. Data was collected to explore the

  12. Exploring Biology Teachers' Pedagogical Content Knowledge in the Teaching of Genetics in Swaziland Science Classrooms

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    Mthethwa-Kunene, Eunice; Onwu, Gilbert Oke; de Villiers, Rian

    2015-01-01

    This study explored the pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) and its development of four experienced biology teachers in the context of teaching school genetics. PCK was defined in terms of teacher content knowledge, pedagogical knowledge and knowledge of students' preconceptions and learning difficulties. Data sources of teacher knowledge base…

  13. Exploring Positioning as an Analytical Tool for Understanding Becoming Mathematics Teachers' Identities

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    Skog, Kicki; Andersson, Annica

    2015-01-01

    The aim of this article is to explore how a sociopolitical analysis can contribute to a deeper understanding of critical aspects for becoming primary mathematics teachers' identities during teacher education. The question we ask is the following: How may power relations in university settings affect becoming mathematics teachers' subject…

  14. Exploring Positioning as an Analytical Tool for Understanding Becoming Mathematics Teachers' Identities

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    Skog, Kicki; Andersson, Annica

    2015-01-01

    The aim of this article is to explore how a sociopolitical analysis can contribute to a deeper understanding of critical aspects for becoming primary mathematics teachers' identities during teacher education. The question we ask is the following: How may power relations in university settings affect becoming mathematics teachers' subject…

  15. Exploring Mechanisms of Effective Teacher Coaching: A Tale of Two Cohorts From a Randomized Experiment

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    Blazar, David; Kraft, Matthew A.

    2015-01-01

    Although previous research has shown that teacher coaching can improve teaching practices and student achievement, little is known about specific features of effective coaching programs. We estimate the impact of MATCH Teacher Coaching (MTC) on a range of teacher practices using a blocked randomized trial and explore how changes in the coaching…

  16. Exploring Kindergarten Teachers' Views and Roles Regarding Children's Outdoor Play Environments in Oman

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    Ihmeideh, Fathi M.; Al-Qaryouti, Ibrahim A.

    2016-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to explore kindergarten teachers' views and roles regarding outdoor play environments in Omani kindergartens. Thirty kindergarten teachers from 15 private kindergartens were observed and interviewed. The results indicated that teachers recognize the importance of outdoor play in children's development and learning.…

  17. An Exploration of Teacher Perceptions toward Occupational Therapy and Occupational Therapy Practices: A Scoping Review

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    Truong, Vi; Hodgetts, Sandra

    2017-01-01

    Many occupational therapists work in school-based practice, where collaborative consultation between teachers and therapists is critical for intervention effectiveness. This scoping review explores teacher perceptions toward occupational therapy (OT). Three themes emerged: (1) teachers' confusion over the OT role and scope of practice; (2)…

  18. Perspectives on the Standards Agenda: Exploring the Agenda's Impact on Primary Teachers' Professional Identities

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    Brown, Zeta; Manktelow, Ken

    2016-01-01

    This study aimed to investigate teachers' perspectives on the practical implementation of the standards agenda and its impact on their professional identities. Q-methodology was used alongside semi-structured interviews with UK primary school teachers. The study explored the views of 25 teachers in six schools, selected through purposive sampling…

  19. Teacher Design of Technology for Emergent Literacy: An Explorative Feasibility Study

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    McKenney, Susan; Voogt, Joke

    2012-01-01

    The active participation of teachers in designing classroom learning experiences contributes to teacher abilities to facilitate learning. This paper reports on a case study of one Dutch teacher designing a technology-rich learning environment for emergent literacy. Data was collected to explore the design and implementation of the learning…

  20. Teacher design of technology for emergent literacy: An explorative feasibility study

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    McKenney, Susan; Voogt, Joke

    2012-01-01

    The active participation of teachers in designing classroom learning experiences contributes to teacher abilities to facilitate learning. This paper reports on a case study of one Dutch teacher designing a technology-rich learning environment for emergent literacy. Data was collected to explore the

  1. Exploring Early Childhood Teachers' Beliefs and Practices about Preschool Outdoor Play: A Qualitative Study

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    McClintic, Sandra; Petty, Karen

    2015-01-01

    This qualitative case study explored how early childhood teachers' beliefs and practices influence the function of preschool outdoor play. Teachers believed that supervision was paramount. They perceived that the physical design of the outdoor environment posed limitations for planning, preparation, and implementation. Teachers' recollections of…

  2. Exploration of Teachers' Awareness and Knowledge of (Central) Auditory Processing Disorder ((C)APD)

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    Ryan, Anita; Logue-Kennedy, Maria

    2013-01-01

    The aim of this study was to explore primary school teachers' awareness and knowledge of (Central) Auditory Processing Disorder ((C)APD). Teachers' awareness and knowledge are crucial for initial recognition and appropriate referral of children suspected of having (C)APD. When a child is diagnosed with (C)APD, teachers have a role in implementing…

  3. Exploring Seventh-Grade Students' and Pre-Service Science Teachers' Misconceptions in Astronomical Concepts

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    Korur, Fikret

    2015-01-01

    Pre-service science teachers' conceptual understanding of astronomical concepts and their misconceptions in these concepts is crucial to study since they will teach these subjects in middle schools after becoming teachers. This study aimed to explore both seventh-grade students' and the science teachers' understanding of astronomical concepts and…

  4. Review and Prospective of Higher Vocational Colleges Teachers Training%高职高专教师培训回顾与前瞻

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    刘玉杰

    2015-01-01

    Since 1990,our country has set up and run some higher vocational colleges.Thus,the teacher continuing training in the higher vocational education are developing very fastly.Therefore,the student-teacher ratio reaches over 1:30.The teachers’ training task is extremely large.The foreign training effects are relatively limited.After all,through carrying out teachers further education of higher vocational colleges,our country obviously improves teaching team quality.%从1990年试办高职以来,我国高职高专教师继续教育经历了快速发展的历程,但是生师比在1:30以上,教师培训任务艰巨、国外培训影响较小。通过实施高职高专教师继续教育,我国高职高专师资队伍素质得到明显提升。

  5. Revisando la Bateria (Checking the Battery). Vocational Branch, Automotive Services. Teacher's and Student's Booklets, First Edition.

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    The materials in this program are written to individualize the teaching of Spanish to English speakers, and are designed to provide as much flexibility as possible for both the teacher and student. The materials can be used for large groups, small groups, and individual work, although direct teacher-student contact is considered beneficial. This…

  6. Empowering vocational math teachers by using digital learning material (DLM) with workplace assignments

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    Zwart, D.P.; van Luit, J.E.H.|info:eu-repo/dai/nl/072499672; Goei, S. L.

    2016-01-01

    Digital Learning Material (DLM) are fast becoming a key instrument in teaching. The focus on E-learning systems with Digital Learning Material (DLM) is mostly on the medium and resources, instead of on the role of teachers. But like students, teachers also need to professionalize their digital

  7. Empowering vocational math teachers by using digital learning material (DLM) with workplace assignments

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    Zwart, D.P.; van Luit, J.E.H.; Goei, S. L.

    2016-01-01

    Digital Learning Material (DLM) are fast becoming a key instrument in teaching. The focus on E-learning systems with Digital Learning Material (DLM) is mostly on the medium and resources, instead of on the role of teachers. But like students, teachers also need to professionalize their digital compe

  8. Empowering vocational math teachers by using digital learning material (DLM) with workplace assignments

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    Zwart, D.P.; van Luit, J.E.H.; Goei, S. L.

    2016-01-01

    Digital Learning Material (DLM) are fast becoming a key instrument in teaching. The focus on E-learning systems with Digital Learning Material (DLM) is mostly on the medium and resources, instead of on the role of teachers. But like students, teachers also need to professionalize their digital compe

  9. Exploring English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teacher Trainers' Perspectives on Challenges to Promoting Computer Literacy of EFL Teachers

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    Dashtestani, Reza

    2014-01-01

    Computer literacy is a significant component of language teachers' computer-assisted language learning (call) knowledge. Despite its importance, limited research has been undertaken to analyze factors which might influence language teachers' computer literacy levels. This qualitative study explored the perspectives of 39 Iranian EFL teacher…

  10. Exploring Language Teacher Identity Work as Ethical Self-Formation

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    Miller, Elizabeth R.; Morgan, Brian; Medina, Adriana L.

    2017-01-01

    In this article, we treat language teacher identity as foundational to educational practice and see Foucault's (1983, 1997) notion of ethical self-formation, and its adoption in teacher education research by Clarke (2008, 2009, 2010), as providing a potential vehicle for understanding the development of teacher agency and critical identity work.…

  11. Exploring Teachers' Use of Technology in Classrooms of Bilingual Students

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    Daniel, Mayra C.; Cowan, John E.

    2012-01-01

    This article presents results of an investigation that documents teachers' perceptions of the contribution of technology use in classrooms of bilingual learners. Study questions asked how teachers perceive teacher-made digital movies impact learning, and what situational factors delimit technology infusion. Data gathered in focus groups and…

  12. Absorption, Refraction, Reflection: An Exploration of Beginning Science Teacher Thinking.

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    Roberts, Douglas A.; Chastko, Audrey M.

    1990-01-01

    Examined is teacher thinking which develops during curriculum and methodology courses for intending teachers of secondary school science. A science teacher thinking framework which includes subject matter, teaching strategy, objectives, and student response was developed. The importance of reflective thinking is discussed. (KR)

  13. Exploring student teachers’ resistance to teacher education pedagogies

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    Bronkhorst, L.H.; Koster, B.; Meijer, P.C.; Woldman, N.; Vermunt, J.D.

    2014-01-01

    Student teachers' resistance to teacher education is often understood as a lack of quality of the student teacher and/or the internship, and is expected to impede learning. In this study we suggest that resistance is interactive in nature, and can potentially have constructive outcomes. We engaged i

  14. Relationships with Special Needs Students: Exploring Primary Teachers' Descriptions

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    Lopez, Chevon; Corcoran, Tim

    2014-01-01

    Positive teacher-student relationships play an established role in the developmental outcomes of students. Ongoing research suggests that positive teacher-student relationships may be particularly beneficial for students with special educational needs [Baker, J. A. 2006. "Contributions of Teacher-Child Relationships to Positive School…

  15. Exploring Language Teacher Identity Work as Ethical Self-Formation

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    Miller, Elizabeth R.; Morgan, Brian; Medina, Adriana L.

    2017-01-01

    In this article, we treat language teacher identity as foundational to educational practice and see Foucault's (1983, 1997) notion of ethical self-formation, and its adoption in teacher education research by Clarke (2008, 2009, 2010), as providing a potential vehicle for understanding the development of teacher agency and critical identity work.…

  16. Exploring Student-Teacher Interactions in Longitudinal Achievement Data

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    Lockwood, J. R.; McCaffrey, Daniel F.

    2009-01-01

    This article develops a model for longitudinal student achievement data designed to estimate heterogeneity in teacher effects across students of different achievement levels. The model specifies interactions between teacher effects and students' predicted scores on a test, estimating both average effects of individual teachers and interaction…

  17. Exploring student teachers’ resistance to teacher education pedagogies

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    Student teachers' resistance to teacher education is often understood as a lack of quality of the student teacher and/or the internship, and is expected to impede learning. In this study we suggest that resistance is interactive in nature, and can potentially have constructive outcomes. We engaged

  18. Exploring Teacher Identity from a Holistic Perspective: Reconstructing and Reconnecting Personal and Professional Selves

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    Bukor, Emese

    2015-01-01

    This article explores the influence of personal and professional experiences on the development of teacher identity. The holistic perspective in this article refers to the language teachers' exploration of their personal and professional experiences with the use of both conscious/rational and intuitive/tacit thought processes. Three language…

  19. 中学教师择业动机、职业认同和职业倦怠的关系%A Study on the Relationship among Vocational Selection Motivation,Professional Identity and Job Burnout of Teachers in Secondary School

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    赵飞; 龚少英; 郑程; 卢斯梅; 李薇娜

    2011-01-01

    目的:探讨中学教师择业动机、职业认同和职业倦怠三者间的关系.方法:采用自己设计的择业动机类型调查题项、教师职业认同量表和中小学教师职业枯竭毋表对241名中学教师进行调查.结果:①角色价值观和职业归属感对情绪衰竭、去个性化和知识枯竭分别具有负向预测作用和正向预测作用.职业价值观对去个性化和知识枯竭具有负向预测作用,职业行为倾向对个人成就感具有正向预测作用;②相比内部动机型教师和复合动机型教师,无动机型教师和外部动机型教师表现出了更低的职业认同度、更强的情绪衰竭感和更高的去个性化水平.结论:激发教师内部动机型.提高教师的职业认同,有助于降低其职业倦怠.%Objective: To explore the relationship among vocational selection motivation, professional identity and job burnout of teachers in secondary school. Methods: 241 teachers in secondary school were investigated to assess their type of vocational selection motivation, by a self-designed scale, teachers' professional identity scale and teachers'job burnout scale. Results: ①Role values predicted emotional exhaustion, depersonalization and intellectual burnout negatively, while the sense of occupational belonging had positive effect on these three variables. Occupational values negatively predicted depersonalization and intellectual burnout, and professional behavior inclination positively predicted personal accomplishment. ②Compared with teachers whose vocational selection motivation was intrinsic motivation or compound motivation, those whose vocational selection motivation was amotivation or extrinsic motivation showed lower level of professional identity, worse emotional exhaustion and higher level of depersonalization. Conclusion: We should recruit more teacher candidates whose vocational selection motivation is intrinsic motivation. When training teachers we should enhance their

  20. Analysis of Factors in Technological and Vocational School Teachers' Perceived Organizational Innovative Climate and Continuous Use of E-Teaching: Using Computer Self-Efficacy as an Intervening Variable

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    Chou, Chun-Mei; Hsiao, His-Chi; Shen, Chien-Hua; Chen, Su-Chang

    2010-01-01

    This study aims to analyze the correlation (N = 335) among technological and vocational school teachers' perceived organizational innovative climate, computer self-efficacy, and continuous use of e-teaching in Taiwan. Teachers' perceived organizational innovative climate includes five factors, namely, job autonomy, innovative leadership, resource…

  1. Secondary Vocational School English Teachers' Studio Construction Analysis%中职学校英语教师工作室建设分析

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    崔晓翠

    2014-01-01

    Now there are many teachers in vocational schools using the traditional teacher, students listen cramming teach-ing mode, which seriously affected the students' interest in learning English, coupled with poor basic English students, tea-chers make learning English is boring to explain and traditional teaching mode passive lectures of students. To promote the professional development of teachers, improve teaching quality, we learn from the experience of teachers around the studio, in order to rely on vocational English teacher, leading modern advanced English teaching resources and teaching methods, the construction of the studio by teachers trained a concept advanced, advanced teaching methods, advanced English teachers teaching achievements.%现在的中职学校还有许多教师采用传统的老师讲、学生听的填鸭式教学模式,这严重影响了学生学习英语的兴趣,加之学生的英语基础较差,使英语学习处于教师枯燥讲解和学生被动听课的传统教学模式中。为促进教师专业发展,提高教学质量,我们汲取各地名教师工作室经验,以中职英语名师为依托,引领现代先进的英语教学资源和教学方法,通过教师工作室的建设,培养了一支理念先进、教法先进、教学成果先进的英语教师队伍。

  2. An Exploration of the Design of Vocational English Innovative Teaching%职教英语创新课教学设计探索

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    卢瑶

    2012-01-01

    本文探讨中职学校英语创新教学的尝试,从备课思路、授课环节、教学方法等方面进行了初步探讨。%This paper attempts to explore innovation of vocational school English teaching, conducted a preliminary discus sion from lesson planning ideas, aspects of instruction, teaching methods and other aspects.

  3. Promoting VET Teachers' Innovative Behaviour: Exploring the Roles of Task Interdependence, Learning Goal Orientation and Occupational Self-Efficacy

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    Runhaar, Piety; Bednall, Timothy; Sanders, Karin; Yang, Huadong

    2016-01-01

    Changing employer demands, new technological and pedagogical insights are examples of developments which urge Vocational Education and Training (VET) institutes to continually renew and innovate their educational programmes. This, in turn, requires teachers to show innovative behaviour. Our study focuses on the effects of task interdependence on…

  4. 新常态下高等职业院校教师转型研究%Study on the Transformation of Teachers in Higher Vocational Colleges under the New Normal

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    罗佳

    2015-01-01

    中国经济发展进入"新常态"的重要时期,在新常态下,职业教育步入转型升级的关键阶段.为适应经济发展,高等职业院校的教师如何通过自身的思考和实践来实现转型,是当前迫切需要去探究的问题.%Chinese economic development has entered a "period of the new normal". In the new normal, vocational education entered a critical stage of transformation and upgrading. In order to adapt to the economic development, how to achieve the transformation of college teachers from their thinking and practice is the urgent issue to be explored.

  5. The Relationship between Teaching Efficacy and Subjective Well-being of Secondary Vocational Teachers%中职教师教学效能感与主观幸福感的关系

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    丘莉萍; 胡中锋

    2016-01-01

    To study the current situation and relevance of the secondary vocational teachers' teaching efficacy and subjective well-being, 154 teachers from secondary vocational schools were measured by the questionnaire of secondary vocational teachers’ teaching efficacy and SWB. The results showed that:①the happiness of secondary vocational teachers was above the average level;②secondary vocational teachers had stronger teaching efficacy;③teaching efficacy and subjective well-being of secondary vocational teachers had significant correlation with the correlation coefficient between 0.394-0.692;④teaching efficacy had significant predictive power on subjective well-being, it could explain 53.6% of the total variance. In conclusion,teaching efficacy was an important factor that could influence subjective well-being of secondary vocational teachers.%采用《中职教师教学效能感与主观幸福感调查问卷》,对154名中职教师进行测试,旨在探讨中职教师教学效能感与主观幸福感的现状及其相关性。结果表明:①中职教师主观幸福感处于中等偏上水平;②中职教师教学效能感较强;③中职教师教学效能感和主观幸福感相关显著,相关系数在0.394-0.692之间;④教学效能感对主观幸福感有显著的预测力,可以预测53.6%的变异量。得出结论:教学效能感是影响中职教师主观幸福感的重要因素。

  6. Study on Team Building of Qualified Teachers in Higher Vocational College%高职院校师资队伍建设的探索与研究

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    董育公

    2012-01-01

    According to the development situation of higher vocational education, the importance of team building of qualified teacher is paled attention to, some suggestions are put forward to improve teachers" quality and team building, such as broaden the source channel of qualified teacher and perfect the training system for teachers, so as to strengthen the team building of qualified teacher in higher vocational college.%根据高职院校师资队伍的发展现状,依次从提高对师资队伍建设重要性的认识、重视“双师型”师资队伍建设、拓宽兼职教师的来源渠道并增加兼职教师的比例以及健全与完善教师的培训和进修体系、实施名师带动战略等方面,提出了对加强高职院校师资队伍建设的几点思路。

  7. Higher Vocational Mathematics Teachers' Cognition of the Situation of Freshmen's Use of Mathematical Methods%高职数学教师对高职新生的数学方法运用情况的认知

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    吴忠安; 汤强

    2014-01-01

    From the perspective of higher vocational mathematics teachers' cognition of freshmen, the connection of secondary and higher vocational mathematics teaching is studied from the aspect of mathematical methods.%以高职数学教师对高职新生认知的视角,从数学方法层面研究初高职数学教学的衔接问题。

  8. Problems in Employment Trend of Higher Vocational Graduates and Countermeasures

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    Tan, Jianhua; Sheng, Zhichong

    2011-01-01

    Based on analyzing the regional character of higher vocational graduates employment, this paper analyzes the reasons for this employment trend, advances relevant countermeasures for employment of higher vocational graduates, and explores the direction for higher vocational graduates employment.

  9. 高等职业院校教师课程资源意识提升研究%Strengthening Vocational College Teacher's Awareness of Curriculum Resources

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    崔立华; 徐玉惠

    2012-01-01

    教学改革的重点和难点在于课程建设与改革,课程改革的关键在于教师,因此,提升教师的课程资源意识对职业院校的课程改革具有重要的意义.文章就如何提升高职院校的教师课程资源意识,提出相关建议.%The teaching of Linear algebra seems simple, so it is easy to be neglected by teachers. Actually, it is difficult to learn linear algebra for students' of vocational college. This paper starts mainly from some small problems of linear algebra teaching method in higher vocational colleges: breaking with convention, seeking a change, incentive innovation, focusing on process, dispelling doubts, deep memory, expanding certain level, inducing, ease of application.

  10. Exploring Open-Ended Tasks as Teacher Learning

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    Sullivan, Peter; Griffioen, Mel; Gray, Hayley; Powers, Chris

    2009-01-01

    The Task Types and Mathematics Learning project is investigating the opportunities and constraints that teachers experience when using particular types of mathematics tasks. Some assumptions underlying this aspect of the project are: (1) that teachers seeking a balanced curriculum choose to use a mix of types of tasks; (2) open-ended questions…

  11. Exploring Parental Aggression toward Teachers in a Public School Setting

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    May, David C.; Johnson, Jerry; Chen, Yanfen; Hutchinson, Lisa; Ricketts, Melissa

    2010-01-01

    Almost all of the extant research examining aggressive activity uses data from student populations. In this study, we extend that literature by examining teacher perceptions of parental aggression in public schools in Kentucky. Using data from a sample of 5,971 public school teachers, we determine that parental aggression directed at public school…

  12. Grappling with Social Justice: Exploring New Teachers' Practice and Experiences

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    Philpott, Rhonda; Dagenais, Diane

    2012-01-01

    This qualitative study examines the narratives of 27 new teachers as they grapple with social justice in the context of their classrooms. Informed by pedagogical perspectives regarding social justice education and new teacher mentorship, this research is framed by theories of communities of practice and professional knowledge landscapes. At the…

  13. Exploring the Role of Content Knowledge in Teacher Design Conversations

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    Boschman, F.; McKenney, S.; Pieters, J.; Voogt, J.

    2016-01-01

    This study investigated the role of content knowledge in conversations of kindergarten teachers during collaborative curriculum design of learning material for technology-enhanced learning. Two teams of teachers received support from an early literacy expert during these design activities. Resulting conversations were analyzed on technological…

  14. Teachers as Mediators: An Exploration of Situated English Teaching

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    Kelly, Peter; Hohmann, Ulrike; Pratt, Nick; Dorf, Hans

    2013-01-01

    Within the context of lower secondary English teaching in South West England, this study identifies in broad terms the competing goals between which English teachers mediate and the explicit and hidden tensions that result. To understand the interactions of competing goals, teachers' goal-oriented behaviours are referenced to a set of idealised…

  15. Exploring Teacher Strategies in Teaching Descriptive Writing in Indonesia

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    Suriyanti, Sufatmi; Yaacob, Aizan

    2016-01-01

    Purpose: This paper is the outcome of a study which examined teacher strategies in teaching descriptive writing to junior high school students in Delitua, North Sumatra, Indonesia. The study was based on two questions: 1) What are the teaching strategies used by EFL teachers in teaching descriptive writing? 2) To what extent did the descriptive…

  16. Teachers as Mediators: An Exploration of Situated English Teaching

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    Kelly, Peter; Hohmann, Ulrike; Pratt, Nick; Dorf, Hans

    2013-01-01

    Within the context of lower secondary English teaching in South West England, this study identifies in broad terms the competing goals between which English teachers mediate and the explicit and hidden tensions that result. To understand the interactions of competing goals, teachers' goal-oriented behaviours are referenced to a set of idealised…

  17. Exploring Teacher Beliefs in Teaching EAP at Low Proficiency Levels

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    Alexander, Olwyn

    2012-01-01

    Teaching English for Academic Purposes (EAP) requires teachers experienced in Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) to acquire additional skills, abilities and approaches. Beliefs about CLT teaching may not be appropriate for teaching EAP, especially to low level learners. Making teachers aware of their beliefs is the first step in helping them to…

  18. Exploring Preservice Teachers' Attitudes Towards Inclusion

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    Killoran, Isabel; Woronko, Dagmara; Zaretsky, Hayley

    2014-01-01

    This study responds to a call for research into existing teacher-education programmes and their impact on teacher candidates' attitudes. An inclusive education course that examined the difference between "soft inclusion" (inclusion which addresses the issue of place rather than substance of learning) and genuine inclusion was used…

  19. Exploring the Challenge of Developing Student Teacher Data Literacy

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    Cowie, Bronwen; Cooper, Beverley

    2017-01-01

    A number of trends are converging to drive the need for more informed teacher data use. These include advocacy for formative assessment and the need for teachers to account for student learning. In this context, assessment literacy and data literacy have emerged as a focus in research and professional development. Problematically, research signals…

  20. Corn Production and Marketing. An Instructional Unit for Teachers of Adult Vocational Education in Agriculture.

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    Grace, Clyde, Jr.; Iverson, Maynard J.

    The instructional unit designed to develop the effective ability of farmers to produce, harvest, store, and market corn profitably is structured in 11 lessons. The unit was developed as a guide for use by teachers in planning and conducting young farmer or adult farmer classes. The specific topic areas include varieties of corn, principles of…

  1. Agricultural Pesticides. An Instructional Unit for Teachers of Adult Vocational Education in Agriculture.

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    Harrison, Kenneth M.; Iverson, Maynard J.

    The proper use of agricultural pesticides is the major emphasis on the unit of instruction developed as a guide for use by teachers in planning and conducting young farmer and adult farmer classes. Seven lessons are included in the unit covering topical areas related to the utilization of pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, and the…

  2. Student Perceptions regarding Vocational High School Teachers' Problem Solving Methods against Undesired Behaviors in Classroom Management

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    Gulcan, Murat Gurkan

    2010-01-01

    Teachers' classroom management approach varies depending on several factors such as the social, psychological, cultural and educational status of the student, classroom level, the physical conditions of the school, organization structure. There are different approaches in classroom management. These approaches are gathered under three headings in…

  3. Students' Perceptions about Teachers' Feedback in a Career Construction: A Study in Vocational Education

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    Martins, D.; Carvalho, C.

    2014-01-01

    Introduction: The idea that feedback is information about the gap between the current and the desired level of performance is largely accepted in the literature. Likewise, it is thought that is has an impact in future beliefs about self, tasks or cognitive strategies. However, the importance that the students give to teacher's feedback, as a…

  4. Tree-Fruit Production. An Instructional Unit for Teachers of Adult Vocational Education in Agriculture.

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    O'Bryan, Robert C.; Iverson, Maynard J.

    Designed as a guide for teachers in planning and conducting young and adult farmer classes, the unit covers the basic areas of tree-fruit production. The format of the 10-lesson unit allows for the utilization of the problem-solving and discussion methods of teaching. The major objective of the unit is to develop the ability to effectively…

  5. Technical Update for Vocational Agriculture Teachers in Secondary Schools. Final Report.

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    A project provided ongoing opportunities for teachers in Iowa to upgrade their expertise in agribusiness management using new technology; production, processing, and marketing agricultural products; biotechnology in agriculture; and conservation of natural resources. The project also modeled effective teaching methods and strategies. Project…

  6. Understanding and developing “Technological Literacy” through Living Labs in teacher vocational education

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    Brok, Lene Storgaard; Schrøder, Vibeke

    2012-01-01

    The Technucation Project’s main challenges is, to transmit knowledge gained in everyday practice in the country’s schools to the teacher training colleges in a form that can foster curiosity, dialogue, and learning with regard to working and interacting with technologies. This Working Paper sums up...

  7. Exploring the Relationship between Beginning Science Teachers' Practices, Institutional Constraints, and Adult Development

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    Wilcox, Jesse Lee

    This year-long study explored how ten teachers--five first year, five second year--acclimated to their new school environment after leaving a master's level university science teacher preparation program known for being highly effective. Furthermore, this study sought to explore if a relationship existed between teachers' understanding and implementation of research-based science teaching practices, the barriers to enacting these practices--known as institutional constraints, and the constructive-developmental theory which explores meaning-making systems known as orders of consciousness. As a naturalistic inquiry mixed methods study, data were collected using both qualitative (e.g., semi-structured interviews, field notes) as well as quantitative methods (e.g., observation protocols, subject/object protocol). These data sources were used to construct participant summaries and a cross-case analysis. The findings from provide evidence that teachers' orders of consciousness might help to explain why understanding research-based science teaching practices are maintained by some new teachers and not others. Additionally, this study found the orders of consciousness of teachers relates to the perceptions of institutional constraints as well as how a teacher chooses to navigate those constraints. Finally, the extent to which teachers implement research-based science teaching practices is related to orders of consciousness. While many studies have focused on what meaning teachers make, this study highlights the importance of considering how teachers make meaning.

  8. Exploring Biology Teachers' Pedagogical Content Knowledge in the Teaching of Genetics in Swaziland Science Classrooms

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    Mthethwa-Kunene, Eunice; Oke Onwu, Gilbert; de Villiers, Rian

    2015-05-01

    This study explored the pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) and its development of four experienced biology teachers in the context of teaching school genetics. PCK was defined in terms of teacher content knowledge, pedagogical knowledge and knowledge of students' preconceptions and learning difficulties. Data sources of teacher knowledge base included teacher-constructed concept maps, pre- and post-lesson teacher interviews, video-recorded genetics lessons, post-lesson teacher questionnaire and document analysis of teacher's reflective journals and students' work samples. The results showed that the teachers' individual PCK profiles consisted predominantly of declarative and procedural content knowledge in teaching basic genetics concepts. Conditional knowledge, which is a type of meta-knowledge for blending together declarative and procedural knowledge, was also demonstrated by some teachers. Furthermore, the teachers used topic-specific instructional strategies such as context-based teaching, illustrations, peer teaching, and analogies in diverse forms but failed to use physical models and individual or group student experimental activities to assist students' internalization of the concepts. The finding that all four teachers lacked knowledge of students' genetics-related preconceptions was equally significant. Formal university education, school context, journal reflection and professional development programmes were considered as contributing to the teachers' continuing PCK development. Implications of the findings for biology teacher education are briefly discussed.

  9. View on Improving Classroom Teaching Control for New Teachers in Higher Vocational Colleges%高职院校新教师如何提高掌控课堂教学的能力

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    2011-01-01

    Controlling classroom teaching is essential to the new teachers in higher vocational colleges.The paper explores the ways and approaches to improving classroom teaching control for the new teachers in the following five aspects: preparing lessons elaborately and designing lessons carefully;being good at arousing students' interest;being capable of using emotions and language to mobilizing students' enthusiasm;being able to maintain class discipline;being concerned about all students to bring emotional distance between teachers and students closer.%掌控课堂教学的能力是高职院校新教师必备的基本功。该文从"精心备课,用心设计"、"善于激发学生的学习兴趣"、"善于用情绪和语言调动学生的热情"、"抓好课堂秩序的管理"、"广泛关注学生,拉近与学生的情感距离"五个方面探究了高职院校新教师提高掌控课堂教学能力的方法与途径。

  10. Thoughts on the Construction of Double-quality Teachers Team in Higher Vocational Logistics Management Specialty%高职物流管理专业“双师型”教师队伍建设思考

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    王冬冬; 姜华

    2011-01-01

    “双师型”师资队伍建设,是高职师资建设的一项战略性措施,也是教育改革和发展的一项紧迫任务.现从教育观念、评价机制、实践培训、校企合作等方面去探求积极有效的方法,以解决物流管理专业“双师型”教师匮乏的问题.%Construction of double-quality teachers team is a strategic measure for construction of higher vocational teachers, and is also an urgent task for educational reform and the development. Positive and Effective methods should be explored to solve the double-quality teacher' s deficient question of logistics management specialty from aspects, such as education idea, evaluation mechanism, practical training, school-enterprise cooperation and so on.

  11. Teacher Leadership: Exploring What Supports and Sustains Elementary Teachers as Leaders

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    Artim, Kristin

    2015-01-01

    Teachers as leaders may provide additional leadership to build school capacity, but there is minimal understanding of how to cultivate teacher leadership. Twenty-seven elementary teacher leaders in southern California were interviewed about what experiences led them to become and supported them as teacher leaders. Ideas around how they became teacher leaders, who and what influenced their leadership, and why they pursued certain leadership roles were collected. The findings showed how these t...

  12. Exploring the beliefs of persisting secondary science teachers in general induction programs: A longitudinal study

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    Wong, Sissy Sze-Mun

    Experienced, prepared, and fully certified teachers have been related with higher student achievement, but teacher retention has been a challenge for many decades, especially retention of secondary science teachers. In order to support teachers and student learning, it is critical to understand what impacts secondary science teachers' decisions to persist in the field. This mixed methods study explored whether teacher beliefs were related to persistence over a three-year period. Participants were beginning secondary science teachers that participated in general induction programs provided by their school or district. These participants were selected due to their representative nature of the average beginning secondary science teacher in the United States. Participants' responses to annual semi-structured interviews were the source of data. Findings from quantitative and qualitative analyses revealed that the persisting teachers' beliefs remained stable over the three-year period. Quantitative analyses also revealed that there were no prevalent beliefs among the persisting teachers, even when the variables of gender and socioeconomic status of their schools were considered. When persisting teachers' beliefs about teaching and beliefs about learning were quantitatively analyzed, no relationship was found. Case study of one persisting teacher and one non-persisting teacher revealed that personal experiences and knowledge impacted their beliefs about teaching and learning. The persisting teacher that participated in inquiry-based experiences held student-centered beliefs, while the non-persisting teacher that participated in verification-type experiences held teacher-centered beliefs. This study contributes to the field of science education by examining science teacher persistence instead of attrition. It focused specifically on secondary science teachers while exploring their beliefs longitudinally. Implications from this study calls for teacher beliefs to be

  13. Exploring teachers' learning: A teacher's experiences integrating scientific modeling in the science classroom

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    Gonzalez Maza, Mirta Elizabeth

    This study, a narrative inquiry into the teaching of models and modeling in an elementary science classroom, explores a teacher's growth in pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) as she implemented a novel curriculum adapted from the MoDeLS (Modeling Designs for the Learning of Science) project. The purpose of the study was to explore, from the teacher's point of view, the pedagogical and conceptual changes she underwent while implementing a model-based approach in her classroom. The study summarizes the teacher's experiences, her decisions about teaching, her understanding of how her choices and practices influenced her content knowledge (CK), her PCK, and her motivations for changing her teaching. During the three years of the project I collected data from four science units (Astronomy, Animal Science, Electricity, and Light). Each of the units were observed and videotaped and Ms. Delaney (pseudonym), the classroom teacher, audio-recorded her practices every day. I observed and analyzed classroom videotapes in order to explore how Ms. Delaney's modeling practices unfolded and changed in her classroom and how her PCK on modeling developed. I analyzed professional development activities and informal interviews conducted during and after the units. Subsequently I interviewed Ms. Delaney about these issues using open-ended questions and video clips of her classroom practices. Three aspects of models and modeling expressed in the MoDeLS project were taken into account as I developed categories of analysis: a) models have purpose; b) models have limitations; and c) models change. These categories and the codes proposed were revised and refined while analyzing the data. The findings from the interview analyses and the classroom practices showed that Ms. Delaney developed new CK around models and modeling throughout the three years she was involved in the project. She adapted some of the proposed strategies from the MoDeLS project and adopted them in her curriculum in ways

  14. 论高职院校双师型教师队伍建设策略%On Strategies for the Construction of Double-Qualified Teacher Teams in Higher Vocational Colleges

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    刘春艳

    2014-01-01

    高职院校的核心竞争力就是师资力量。在高等职业教育竞争日趋激烈的今天,如何加强双师型教师队伍建设,强化师资力量,已经成为很多高职院校的首要任务。本文首先解释了双师型教师的涵义,然后分析了高职院校双师型教师队伍建设中存在的问题,最后提出了加强高职院校双师型教师队伍建设的策略。%The core competitiveness of a higher vocational college is the teaching staff. In today's increasingly competitive develop-ment of higher vocational education, how to strengthen the dou-ble-qualified teacher team construction and strengthen the teaching staff have become the primary task of many higher voca-tional colleges. This paper first explains the connotation of dou-ble-qualified teachers, and then analyzes the problems of dou-ble-qualification teacher team construction in higher vocational colleges,finally proposes strategies of strengthening double-qual-ified teacher team construction in higher vocational colleges.

  15. Exploring South African high school teachers' conceptions of the ...

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    inquiry; scientific investigations; scientific method; teacher conceptions .... for this study because it allowed use of semi-open form instruments combined with ... First, 10 schools that place emphasis on Mathematics, Science and Technology.

  16. Exploring Authorship Development Among Mexican EFL Teacher-Researchers

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    This article presents a multi-theoretical model to address processes of authorship development in the English as a foreign language teaching profession. Working within a sociocultural perspective of second-language teacher education, the authors examined six experienced nonnative English-speaking teacher-researchers. Perceptions of their key moments in the profession were analyzed using a mixed-method approach that combined document analysis with personal narratives. The findings indicated th...

  17. Exploring How Nigerian Women Foster Action to Be Taken to Involve More Women Participation in Technical and Vocational Education

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    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Despite the documented benefits to economic and social development of women and the constitutional guarantee for equal right under the law to all citizens, the advancement of the status of women in Nigeria is still far from satisfactory. The participation of women in technical and vocational education is abysmally low. Recent literature describing education of women in technical and vocational education in Nigeria, still need more equality of access to the program. As the Nigerian transition to knowledge economy, information age and vision 20:2020 technologically literate workforce is vital. Likewise the contribution of women to technical and vocational education profession in vital, yet the number of women considering entering historically dominated profession remain at unacceptable level. Employment prospects for women have increased dramatically in the late 20th century. Yet in technical and vocational education profession, a profession that holds promise and opportunity for one to positively impact society-the lack of women in the field seems baffling. In order to examine how Nigerian women foster action to be taken to resolve misrepresentation of women in technical and vocational education in Polytechnic institution a study was important. The purpose of this study was to identify action to be taken so that more women can participate in the program from the perspective of women who are currently enrolled in technical and vocational education program in Polytechnic institution. One major Polytechnic was selected with twelve participants. The descriptive and exploratory research analyzed the interview responses of the participants in order to examine their perceptions. Recommendations made as a result of this study include: a need to formulate specific strategies, policy and program to promote women participation in technical and vocational education, women representation in policymaking bodies; increase number of women lecturers; encourage

  18. Five Elements Considered in Teachers Recruitment of Higher Vocational Colleges%高职院校教师招聘考量的五要素

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    2015-01-01

    高职院校在教师招聘中要把握忠诚性、实践性、发展性、全面性、适用性五大考量要素,把优秀和适宜的人才选入教师队伍,为学校改革与发展提供强大的人力资源保障。要确保招聘到高职教师队伍之中的应聘者热爱职业教育事业,深入了解职业教育教学工作,具备专业技术技能和较高的学术水平。%The recruitment of teachers in higher vocational colleges should grasp the loyal, practice and development, comprehensive and applicability of five key elements, to select the excellent and suitable personnel to be teachers, to provide a strong human resources guarantee for the reform and development of the school. Make sure to recruit teachers team among the candidates love vocational education, in-depth understanding of teaching profession, academic level have professional and technical skills and higher.

  19. 职业院校教师的基本素质能力%Study on the Basic Quality and Ability of Vocational Colleges' Teachers

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    邓可洪; 周华

    2014-01-01

    The subject of higher occupational education is the vocational college teachers, therefore, only by constructing a team of teachers with high sense of responsibility as well as professional quality and ability could cultivate skilled, innovative and positive talents with high-quality. This paper makes a study on the quality of the vocational school teachers, which consists of the ideological and political quality, occupation moral quality, professional skills, the quality of academic research, physical and mental quality, etc.%职业教育发展的主体是职业院校的教师,只有建设一支具有高度责任感与使命感、过硬的专业素质、精湛的业务能力的教师队伍,才能培养出具有开拓创新、积极上进的高素质技能型人才。一个合格的职校教师素质由内在能力素质和外在形象素质组成,它包括思想政治素质、职业道德素质、专业技能素质、学术研究素质、身心素质等。

  20. An exploration of teacher-child relationships and interactions in elementary science lessons

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    Kocyigit, Bulent

    This study examined the nature and quality of teacher-student interactions in a third grade science classroom and investigated how interactions and teacher-child relationships relate to the learning of science concepts. The relationships between the three dimensions of teacher-student relationships (Closeness, Conflict, and Dependency) and teacher-student interactions including the dimensions explaining the nature and the quality of teacher-student interactions were examined. The study also determined whether there was a relationship between students' conceptual understanding of science and all variables of teacher-student interactions and the teacher-student relationships. First, data from the videotape and audiotape recordings were transcribed, coded and analyzed to determine the appropriateness of the proposed interaction-types and their classification into the categories. The twelve teacher-student interaction categories used in this study were able to capture all verbal teacher-student interactions in the classroom. Second, each teacher-student interaction was placed into the respective dimension and group explaining the nature and quality of the interaction. Finally, Pearson Product Moment Correlations were computed to explore the possible relationships between the teacher-student interactions and relationships and students' conceptual understanding of science. Teacher-student interaction scores were obtained through natural observations of eight- to nine-year-old children. Students were rated by their teachers using the STRS in order to obtain teacher child relationship scores. Similarly, conceptual science understanding scores were obtained through pre- and post-tests delivered at the beginning and end of the science unit. The findings of the study suggested a strong relationship between teacher's perception of her relationships with the students and the teacher-student interactions in the classroom. It appears that classroom conversations mostly take place

  1. Engaging teachers & students in geosciences by exploring local geoheritage sites

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    Gochis, E. E.; Gierke, J. S.

    2014-12-01

    Understanding geoscience concepts and the interactions of Earth system processes in one's own community has the potential to foster sound decision making for environmental, economic and social wellbeing. School-age children are an appropriate target audience for improving Earth Science literacy and attitudes towards scientific practices. However, many teachers charged with geoscience instruction lack awareness of local geological significant examples or the pedagogical ability to integrate place-based examples into their classroom practice. This situation is further complicated because many teachers of Earth science lack a firm background in geoscience course work. Strategies for effective K-12 teacher professional development programs that promote Earth Science literacy by integrating inquiry-based investigations of local and regional geoheritage sites into standards based curriculum were developed and tested with teachers at a rural school on the Hannahville Indian Reservation located in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The workshops initiated long-term partnerships between classroom teachers and geoscience experts. We hypothesize that this model of professional development, where teachers of school-age children are prepared to teach local examples of earth system science, will lead to increased engagement in Earth Science content and increased awareness of local geoscience examples by K-12 students and the public.

  2. Exploring the Borderlands: Elementary School Teachers' Navigation of Immigration Practices in a New Latino Diaspora Community

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    Gallo, Sarah; Link, Holly

    2016-01-01

    Drawing primarily on interview data from a 5-year ethnography on the school experiences of Mexican immigrant children in a New Latino Diaspora community, we explore how their teachers understood and responded to increasing deportation-based immigration practices affecting children's lives. We illustrate how teachers fell along a continuum…

  3. Two Meta-Analyses Exploring the Relationship between Teacher Clarity and Student Learning

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    Titsworth, Scott; Mazer, Joseph P.; Goodboy, Alan K.; Bolkan, San; Myers, Scott A.

    2015-01-01

    This article reports the findings of two meta-analyses that explored the relationship between teacher clarity and student learning. Combined, the results suggest that teacher clarity has a larger effect for student affective learning than for cognitive learning. However, neither the effects for cognitive learning nor affective learning were…

  4. Pre-Service Teachers and Muslim Parents: Exploring Religious Diversity in Canadian Public Schools

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    Guo, Yan

    2015-01-01

    This study explores how a group of Caucasian pre-service teachers responded to Muslim immigrant parents' accounts of the marginalization of their faith practices in Canadian public schools. Data were collected through interviews with parents, dialogues between parents and pre-service teachers, online reflections, and focus groups among pre-service…

  5. Using Web 2.0 Technologies: Exploring Perspectives of Students, Teachers and Parents

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    Yu, Mingmei; Yuen, Allan H. K.; Park, Jae

    2012-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of the study is to explore the perspectives of students, teachers, and parents in using Web 2.0 technologies. Design/methodology/approach: This study is based on the focus group interview data collected from two groups of students, two groups of teachers, and one group of parents in a secondary school in Hong Kong. Findings:…

  6. Exploring the Effectiveness of a Curricular Choice Majors Program on Teacher Motivation

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    VanDeusen Gaddis, Linda Marie

    2014-01-01

    The purpose of this qualitative case study was to explore how a curricular choice majors program influenced teacher motivation and student performance at a charter high school in Pennsylvania from the perception of the administration and teachers. The theoretical foundation for this study was the attribution motivation theory. This theory…

  7. Exploring Pre-Service Elementary Teachers' Mental Models of the Environment

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    Taskin-Ekici, Fatma; Ekici, Erhan; Cokadar, Hulusi

    2015-01-01

    This study aims to explore pre-service elementary teachers' understandings of the environment. A survey method was carried out in this study. A close-ended questionnaire and Draw-An-Environment Test (DAET) are administered to pre-service teachers (N = 255) after instruction of an Environmental Education course. A rubric (DAET-R) is used for…

  8. Exploring Teachers' Depressive Symptoms, Interaction Quality, and Children's Social-Emotional Development in Head Start

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    Roberts, Amy; LoCasale-Crouch, Jennifer; Hamre, Bridget; DeCoster, Jamie

    2016-01-01

    Research Findings: This study explored the role Head Start teachers' (n = 355) depressive symptoms play in their interactions with children and in children's (n = 2,203) social-emotional development, specifically changes in children's problem behaviors and social skills as reported by parents and teachers during the preschool year. Results of the…

  9. Altruism and the Flourishing Teacher: Exploring a Christian Theology of Love

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    Matthias, Laurie R.

    2016-01-01

    This article responds to Chris Higgins' (2010) claim that perpetuating the myth of altruism is a factor that leads to teacher burnout, thus making "flourishing teacher" an oxymoron. It does so by exploring various views of the Christian concepts of agape, kenosis, and desire, debunking some persistent definitions that linger in Christian…

  10. Zooming in and Out: Exploring Teacher Competencies in Inclusive Early Childhood Classrooms

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    Lee, Yoon-Joo; Recchia, Susan L.

    2016-01-01

    This study explored issues of social inclusion for young children with disabilities through a systematic reanalysis of six preschool case studies focusing on strategies that teachers used in daily practice. Our analysis process entailed a reexamination of classroom observations and teacher inquiry data, focusing back and forth between the…

  11. Integrating Collaborative PBL with Blended Learning to Explore Preservice Teachers' Development of Online Learning Communities

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    Yeh, Yu-chu

    2010-01-01

    This study integrated collaborative problem-based learning (collaborative PBL) with blended learning to explore the emerging process and function of online learning communities among preservice teachers. Thirty-two preservice teachers participated in a 16-week instruction program. Analyses of online group discussions and portfolios found that (a)…

  12. Teaching and Learning Science through Song: Exploring the Experiences of Students and Teachers

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    Governor, Donna; Hall, Jori; Jackson, David

    2013-01-01

    This qualitative, multi-case study explored the use of science-content music for teaching and learning in six middle school science classrooms. The researcher sought to understand how teachers made use of content-rich songs for teaching science, how they impacted student engagement and learning, and what the experiences of these teachers and…

  13. Beliefs, Practices, and Reflection: Exploring a Science Teacher's Classroom Assessment through the Assessment Triangle Model

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    Lyon, Edward G.

    2011-01-01

    This paper describes the Assessment Practices Framework and how I used it to study a high school Chemistry teacher as she designed, implemented, and learned from a chemistry lab report. The framework consists of exploring three teacher-centered components of classroom assessment (assessment beliefs, practices, and reflection) and analyzing…

  14. Inter- and intra-individual differences in teachers' self-efficacy : A multilevel factor exploration

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    Zee, M.; Koomen, H.M.Y.; Jellesma, F.C.; Geerlings, J.; de Jong, P.F.

    2016-01-01

    This study explored inter- and intra-individual differences in teachers' self-efficacy (TSE) by adapting Tschannen-Moran and Woolfolk Hoy's (2001) Teachers' Sense of Efficacy Scale (TSES) to the domain- and student-specific level. Multilevel structural equation modeling was used to evaluate the fact

  15. A Critical Exploration of Colombian Teacher Education from Freire's "Directivity" Perspective

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    Rubiano, Clara Inés

    2013-01-01

    The paper presents an exploration of Colombian teacher education from Paulo Freire's "directivity" perspective, which involves the political notion of education and the struggle for social justice. It examines certain existing tensions in teacher education, and analyses critically their implications for the teaching profession…

  16. Exploring University-Based Teacher Educators' Teaching Beliefs and Practice: A Hong Kong Study

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    Yuan, Eric Rui

    2017-01-01

    This study explores two higher education-based language teacher educators' teaching beliefs and how they implemented their beliefs in classroom practice. Drawing on data from in-depth interviews and classroom observation, the findings revealed the teacher educators' multiple and complex beliefs, which were derived from their past experiences and…

  17. Exploring Professional Development from Brief Experiences: Case Studies of Secondary EFL Teachers in China

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    Qingling, Yuan; Qunhua, Yuan; Ying, Wan

    2016-01-01

    The current situation of educational reforms since 1990s has brought up a booming demand of competent EFL teachers because of economic globalization and further opening-up policy in China. So it's vital and significant to explore EFL teachers' professional development in order to promote English language teaching. Based on the Constructivism…

  18. Contents Exploring the Preservice Science Teachers' Written Argumentation Skills: The Global Climate Change Issue

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    Karisan, Dilek; Topcu, Mustafa S.

    2016-01-01

    The pedagogical methods and techniques used in teacher training programs are important tools to graduate qualified teachers. Argumentation, which is known as evidence based scientific discussions, is one of the most widely used tools in national and international literature. The aim of the present study is to explore the quality of Preservice…

  19. Questioning to Scaffold: An Exploration of Questions in Pre-Service Teacher Training Feedback Sessions

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    Engin, Marion

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this research was to explore trainer questioning strategies which aimed to scaffold development and learning in teacher training feedback sessions. Research was conducted with a group of Turkish pre-service English teacher trainees at an English-medium university in Turkey. Findings include a categorisation of different question…

  20. Exploring English-Language Teachers' Professional Development in Developing Countries: Cases from Syria and Pakistan

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    Dayoub, Ruba; Bashiruddin, Ayesha

    2012-01-01

    This paper attempts to present the findings of a study carried out in Pakistan that explored English-language teachers' professional development in developing countries. The main guiding question for the study was: How do English-language teachers at secondary schools learn to teach and develop professionally in Syria and Pakistan? Two cases were…

  1. Exploring Teacher Beliefs and Classroom Practices through Reflective Practice: A Case Study

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    Farrell, Thomas S. C.; Ives, Jessica

    2015-01-01

    This article presents a case study that explored and reflected on the relationship between the stated beliefs and observed classroom practices of one second language reading teacher. The findings of this study revealed that this particular teacher holds complex beliefs about teaching reading that were evident to some extent in many of his…

  2. Exploring the Moral and Distributive Levers for Teacher Empowerment in the Finnish Policy Culture

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    Paulsen, Jan Merok; Hjertø, Kjell Brynjulf; Tihveräinen, Saku Petteri

    2016-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore the relationship between school leadership practices and teacher empowerment in the Finnish policy culture. Specifically, moral leadership and distributed leadership enacted by school principals are tested in a simultaneous design as predictor to two distinct yet related aspects of teachers' sense…

  3. Zooming in and Out: Exploring Teacher Competencies in Inclusive Early Childhood Classrooms

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    Lee, Yoon-Joo; Recchia, Susan L.

    2016-01-01

    This study explored issues of social inclusion for young children with disabilities through a systematic reanalysis of six preschool case studies focusing on strategies that teachers used in daily practice. Our analysis process entailed a reexamination of classroom observations and teacher inquiry data, focusing back and forth between the…

  4. An Exploration of the Burnout Situation on Teachers in Two Schools in Macau

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    Luk, Andrew L.; Chan, Bessie P. S.; Cheong, Selwyne W.; Ko, Stanley K. K.

    2010-01-01

    To explore the burnout situation of teachers in two schools in Macau and to investigate any differences made of demographic characteristics. The relation of burnout on social problem solving and holistic health of teachers is also studied. A self reported questionnaire with the Chinese Maslach Burnout Inventory (C-MBI), Chinese Social Problem…

  5. A Critical Exploration of Colombian Teacher Education from Freire's "Directivity" Perspective

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    Rubiano, Clara Inés

    2013-01-01

    The paper presents an exploration of Colombian teacher education from Paulo Freire's "directivity" perspective, which involves the political notion of education and the struggle for social justice. It examines certain existing tensions in teacher education, and analyses critically their implications for the teaching profession regarding…

  6. Inter- and intra-individual differences in teachers' self-efficacy : A multilevel factor exploration

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    Zee, M.; Koomen, H.M.Y.; Jellesma, F.C.; Geerlings, J.; de Jong, P.F.

    2016-01-01

    This study explored inter- and intra-individual differences in teachers' self-efficacy (TSE) by adapting Tschannen-Moran and Woolfolk Hoy's (2001) Teachers' Sense of Efficacy Scale (TSES) to the domain- and student-specific level. Multilevel structural equation modeling was used to evaluate the fact

  7. The Right to Write: Novice English Teachers Write to Explore Their Identities in a Writing Community

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    Powell, Mary G.

    2012-01-01

    This research studies the effects of a writing community on three novice, middle school, Title I language arts teachers' perceptions of themselves as educators and as writers. The participants wrote on topics of their selection, on a bi-monthly basis, for one semester, to explore their teaching and learning. The teachers are in their first…

  8. An Exploration of Private Language Institute Teachers' Perceptions of Written Grammar Feedback in EFL Classes

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    Jodaie, Mina; Farrokhi, Farahman

    2012-01-01

    This study set out to explore private language institute EFL teachers' perceptions of written grammar feedback and also to specify their reasons for choosing comprehensive or selective feedback and some feedback strategies over some others. Data were collected from 30 EFL teachers by means of a questionnaire. The results indicated that the…

  9. Exploring reforms while learning to teach science: Facilitating exploration of theory-practice relationships in a teacher education study group

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    Foster, Jacob G.

    This dissertation inserts a new view into an old problem in teacher education. The study explores the theory-practice gap, the large distance between what preservice science teachers experience in schools, are able to enact, and are told they should hold themselves to in their practice. It does so by narrowing the focus of analysis to a secondary science study group and examining how the facilitator uses sociocultural constructivism to promote discussion. The analysis surfaces key communicative moves made by the facilitator and preservice teachers that yield fruitful discussion of theory-practice relationships. Additionally, the study's use of discourse analysis as a methodology and intertextuality as a conceptual framework opens new directions for applied sociolinguistic research and scholarship in science teacher education. Findings from the study focus on what was discussed and how explorations of theory-practice relationships were facilitated. Preservice teachers in the study group engaged in meaningful conversations about constructivist theory and its application to their students and teaching of science. They discussed many science education topics such as planning science lessons that actively engage students, assessment of content understanding, and management of content-based activities. Discussions of broader science education goals, including implementation of inquiry or development of collaborative communities, were not promoted. Examination of the facilitation illuminates a number of strategies found to be helpful in supporting these explorations. This study shows that facilitation can successfully support preservice teachers to construct understanding of social constructivist assumptions underlying the National Science Education Standards (NSES), as well as a few components of the Standards themselves. The focus on the underlying assumptions suggests that science teacher education should focus on these so that preservice teachers can build a strong

  10. 浅谈职业教育教师“工匠型”专业化发展%Discussion on “Craftsman -oriented” Professional Development of Vocational Education Teachers

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    刘维娥

    2016-01-01

    目前,努力提高技术技能型人才的质量已得到高职院校普遍重视,但对于人才培养质量提高的关键因素———师资的专业化发展,理念上却比较传统。文本根据职业教育所承担的任务以及目前职业院校师资水平现状,提出提升职业教育教师的专业化水平要像训练“工匠”一样。“工匠型”专业化发展既是职业院校教师从业发展的必然要求,也是提高职业教育质量的关键所在。%currently ,higher vocational colleges have generally attached importance to improve the quality of skilled talents ;however ,as to the key factor of improving the quality of talents - profession‐al development of teachers , it is comparatively traditional in concept . This paper proposes that the process of improving the professional level of vocational education teachers should be like training“craftsman” according to the tasks born by the vocational education and current state of teachers ’ level in vocational schools .“Craftsman-oriented”professional development is not only an inevitable require‐ment for vocational development of teachers in vocational schools but also the key factor for improving vocational education quality .

  11. Challenges Of The Recognition Of Competences Acquired Informally And Non-Formally By Vocational Education And Training Teachers: Reflections Based On The EU’s Experience

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    Full Text Available Vocational Education and Training (VET Teachers have usually had a characterized by complex and diversified learning process. A large number of VET teachers have mixed professional pathways – both teaching and working outside the educational system. This mixed experience is considered in the VET centres as a guarantee of better teaching, because the teachers are more familiar with working life. The socioeconomic networking activities of VET centres highlight the as social networking capacity. For this reason the recognition of competences acquired non-formally or informally by VET teachers takes a central place in the careers of VET teachers. Would it be useful to incorporate this mechanism of recognition in the “trans-national standards of teachers’ education for VET?” For several decades now there has been in the EU context a debate on the mechanisms for recognition of competences acquired non-formally or informally. The speaker intends to discuss the recognition of the competences acquired by VET teachers in non-formal and informal ways based on the experience of recognition of prior learning in the EU.

  12. Exploring the Relationship between Teacher Spirituality and Teacher Self-Efficacy

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    Barsh, Rick

    2015-01-01

    There often exists an immense disparity between the idealized goals of classroom teachers and the actual shortcomings of these educators. Strategies have been devised and programs have been implemented to enable teachers to be successful; however, these practices often lack the empowerment to sustain teachers through the arduous tasks and demands…

  13. Exploring Teacher Knowledge about Dyslexia and Teacher Efficacy in the Inclusive Classroom: A Multiple Case Study

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    Sicherer, Mati

    2014-01-01

    Researchers have found that teachers seem to lack information about dyslexia which can influence teaching efficacy and behavior. Because inclusion has caused children with dyslexia to spend the majority of their day in general education classrooms, general education teachers are mainly responsible for educating these students. These teachers must…

  14. Teacher Induction: Exploring the Satisfaction, Struggles, Supports, and Perceptions of Novice Teachers

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    Welsh, Hilarie Bree

    2012-01-01

    This research study investigates the experiences of four novice English teachers as they transitioned from their first to their second year teaching. Data were obtained through one-on-one interviews, a focus group discussion, observations, and document review. It was found that although these teachers graduated from the same teacher education…

  15. Exploring Teacher Knowledge about Dyslexia and Teacher Efficacy in the Inclusive Classroom: A Multiple Case Study

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    Sicherer, Mati

    2014-01-01

    Researchers have found that teachers seem to lack information about dyslexia which can influence teaching efficacy and behavior. Because inclusion has caused children with dyslexia to spend the majority of their day in general education classrooms, general education teachers are mainly responsible for educating these students. These teachers must…

  16. Exploring Preservice Mathematics Teachers' Perception of the Mathematics Teacher through Communities of Practice

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    Akkoç, Hatice; Balkanlioglu, Mehmet Ali; Yesildere-Imre, Sibel

    2016-01-01

    This research aimed to analyse the induction experiences of preservice mathematics teachers during their school placements through the lens of communities of practice. The main research question was concerned with how preservice mathematics teachers perceive what constitutes the practice of a professional community of mathematics teachers. A…

  17. 高职院校商务英语教师专业发展策略研究%Higher Vocational College Business English Teacher Development Strategy Study

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    文波

    2014-01-01

    随着我国经济的发展以及经济全球化发展,商务英语人才越来越得到重视。而高职院校商务英语教师作为培养商务英语人才的主力军,其自身的专业素养和能力对商务英语人才培养有决定性的作用。所以,加强商务英语教师队伍建设及提高教师的专业水平和授课能力极为重要。本文从高职院校商务英语教师专业发展的角度出发,探讨了我国高职商务英语教师专业发展的意义及其现状,并就其现状针对性地提出来相应的发展策略,以期稳步提升商务英语人才培养的质量。%With the development of China's economic development as well as economic globalization, business English talents are more open and more attention. The Business English teachers in vocational colleges as the main force of per-sonnel training of business English, their own professionalism and competence in English for business personnel training have a decisive role. Therefore, strengthening the construction business English teachers and to improve teachers' profes-sional level and teaching ability is extremely important. From the perspective of business English teachers in vocational colleges professional development, discusses the significance and status quo of Business English teachers' professional development and to raise their status targeted corresponding development strategies to increase the quality of personnel training of Business English steadily.

  18. Images of Teaching: Neoliberalism, Teacher Education and Gender

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    2005-11-01

    Full Text Available This article presents the results of a study done with a group of 178 Master’s Degree students in the city of Buenos Aires. The principle objectives of the project were: a to explore the dynamics of gender in teacher-training institutes; b to investigate the pedagogical images and the imagination of future teachers; and c to explore what senses the future teachers give to the concepts of vocation of authority.

  19. 高职会计专业分层教学探究%Exploration on Hierarchical Teaching of Higher Voca-tional Accounting

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    黄波兰

    2014-01-01

    In recent years, our country has announced a series of policies and measures and invested a large amount of funds to encourage and support the development of vocational education, so vocational education has been given special attention. The continuous expansion of university enrollment has resulted in the continuous decrease of higher vocational students, and their lev-els of knowledge and ability are uneven. To improve the teaching quality and teaching management of higher vocational account-ing, it is imperative to reform the traditional teaching model which possesses the same schedule and depth, so hierarchical teaching which teaches students in accordance with their aptitude emerges as required. Based on the origin and connotation of hierarchical teaching, this paper explored its necessity in accounting teaching as well as the measures of hierarchical education.%近些年来,国家出台了一系列的政策与措施,投入了大量的资金鼓励和支持职业教育的发展,职业教育因此备受瞩目。而高校的不断扩招,导致高职生源数量不断减少,且知识、能力水平参差不齐。要提高高职会计专业的教学质量和教学管理水平,对传统的、进度和深度都相同的教学模式进行改革势在必行,因材施教式的分层教学模式便应运而生。文章基于分层教学的起源与内涵,对高职会计专业分层教学的必要性和分层教育的措施进行了探究。

  20. 高职院校实施对标管理的探索%The Exploration of Implementing Benchmarking In Higher Vocational Colleges

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    赵常学; 周晓康

    2011-01-01

    "对标管理"源于20世纪70年代的美国公司,是企业通过寻找最佳案例和标准,持续进行对照分析、寻找自身存在的差距与不足,不断改进提高,加强内部管理的一种方法。面对国内新的高职教育发展环境,高职院校在业界获得超强的竞争力愈发重要。借鉴企业的做法,探讨了对标管理在高职院校实施的意义、范围和原则,提出了高职院校实施对标管理的基本方法。%The Benchmarking is originated from the American companies in 1970s,It's a way for enterprises to look for the best cases and standards,carry out comparison and analysis constantly,find out the own distinctions and disadvantages,advance and improve continually,strengthen the inner management.Facing the new environment of development of Higher Vocational Education,It becomes more and more important for vocational institutions to obtain superior competitiveness in the industry.Reference to enterprise's practice,explores the meaning,scope and principles of carrying out the benchmarking management in higher vocational colleges,put forward the basic method of implementing benchmarking management in higher vocational colleges.

  1. Research on the professional development of young teachers in higher vocational colleges under the background of integrating vocational education with industry enterprise%“产教融合”背景下高职院校青年教师专业发展研究

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    李国成

    2016-01-01

    青年教师队伍建设是高职院校可持续发展的重要保证,通过对高职院校教师专业发展的独特性和当前对高职院校青年教师专业发展的现状分析,提出了“产教融合”背景下高职院校青年教师专业发展途径。%Young teachers are the promise for the sustainable development of Higher Vocational Colleges.This research shows some significant features on the teacher professional development in vocational colleges and gives an acute analysis of the current professional development of young faculty in higher vocational colleges.It provides several reference points on the young teachers professional development for higher vocational colleges under the background of integrating vocational education with in-dustry enterprise.

  2. Exploring Authorship Development Among Mexican EFL Teacher-Researchers

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    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available This article presents a multi-theoretical model to address processes of authorship development in the English as a foreign language teaching profession. Working within a sociocultural perspective of second-language teacher education, the authors examined six experienced nonnative English-speaking teacher-researchers. Perceptions of their key moments in the profession were analyzed using a mixed-method approach that combined document analysis with personal narratives. The findings indicated that both authoring (products and activities in their profession and self-authorship (transformational processes throughout their careers contributed to constructing these English as a foreign language professionals as scholars.

  3. 关于高职院校公共课教师胜任力模型的研究%Research on the competency model of public teachers of Vocational Colleges

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    李敏; 王洋

    2013-01-01

    Through the establishment of the open class teachers in Sichuan Province vocational competency model, to launch investigations into the competency of public courses in Higher Vocational Colleges Teachers part of Sichuan Province, showed that the competency of Sichuan Province public teachers in Higher Vocational Colleges to better requirements.But has not reached the ideal state teachers' construction, the need to strengthen the training, improve the public education of Higher Vocational College Teachers' competency.%  通过建立四川省高职院校公开课教师胜任力模型,对四川省部分高职院校公共课教师开展胜任力情况的调查,表明四川省高职院校公共课教师胜任力基本达到较好的要求。但还没有达到师资建设的理想状态,需要加强各方面的培训,提高高职院校公共课教师胜任力。

  4. Mr. Vo-Ag Teacher--I Am Different:--An Analysis of Agribusiness Students In Vocational Agriculture

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    Thompson, John F.

    1972-01-01

    Sharp differences have been found between students in farm and non-farm vocational agriculture programs, and student's place of residence appears to be the most critical variable in designing agribusiness programs. (SB)

  5. Intercultural Communicative Competence: Exploring English Language Teachers' Beliefs and Practices

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    Young, Tony Johnstone; Sachdev, Itesh

    2011-01-01

    This paper reports on an investigation into the beliefs and practices of experienced teachers in the USA, UK and France relating to the application of a model of intercultural communicative competence (ICC) to English language programmes. Broadly, "intercultural" approaches to language learning and teaching are strongly advocated in both the…

  6. Exploring Digital Literacy in Student-Teacher ICT Projects

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    Allen, Christopher; Richardson, David

    2012-01-01

    This paper reports on the evaluation of student teacher information and communications technology (ICT) projects in English language didactics in accordance with recently proposed frameworks of digital literacy in both language-teaching and wider working and educational contexts (Dudeney, Hockly, & Pegrum, forthcoming; Hockly, 2012; Pegrum,…

  7. Exploring Preservice Teacher Perspectives on Video Games as Learning Tools

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    Ray, Beverly B.; Powell, Angiline; Jacobsen, Brenda

    2014-01-01

    Despite their popularity with learners, many K-12 teachers are reluctant to use video games as learning tools. Addressing issues surrounding this reluctance is important since the educational use of video games is supported by learning theory and an emerging research base. Specifically, this study adopts exploratory research as a means to examine…

  8. Exploring Clinical Supervision as Instrument for Effective Teacher Supervision

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    Ibara, E. C.

    2013-01-01

    This paper examines clinical supervision approaches that have the potential to promote and implement effective teacher supervision in Nigeria. The various approaches have been analysed based on the conceptual framework of instructional supervisory behavior. The findings suggest that a clear distinction can be made between the prescriptive and…

  9. Exploring Kindergarten Teachers' Pedagogical Content Knowledge of Mathematics

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    Lee, Joohi

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to assess 81 kindergarten teachers' pedagogical content knowledge of mathematics on six subcategory areas such as number sense, pattern, ordering, shapes, spatial sense, and comparison. The data showed participants possessed a higher level of pedagogical content knowledge of "number sense" (M = 89.12) compared to…

  10. Teachers Explore Linear and Exponential Growth: Spreadsheets as Cognitive Tools

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    Alagic, Mara; Palenz, Diana

    2006-01-01

    This article addresses some of the issues relevant to the cognitive goals of information and communication technology (ICT) integration in the mathematics classroom. It focuses on the development of conceptual understanding through multiple representations. Specifically, it informs about a group of middle school mathematics teachers' learning and…

  11. Exploring Iconic Interpretation and Mathematics Teacher Development through Clinical Simulations

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    Dotger, Benjamin; Masingila, Joanna; Bearkland, Mary; Dotger, Sharon

    2015-01-01

    Field placements serve as the traditional "clinical" experience for prospective mathematics teachers to immerse themselves in the mathematical challenges of students. This article reports data from a different type of learning experience, that of a clinical simulation with a standardized individual. We begin with a brief background on…

  12. Primary Teachers' Explorations of Authentic Texts in Trinidad and Tobago

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    Seunarinesingh, Krishna

    2010-01-01

    The present study focused on investigating (a) what authentic texts were used and (b) how they were used for instruction in three elementary schools, where learners' L1/D1 was a Caribbean Creole. Three findings emerged: First, teachers focused considerable attention on developing students' vocabularies and knowledge of English grammar. Second,…

  13. Finding and Redefining the Meaning of Teaching: Exploring the Experiences of Mid-career Teachers

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    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available We carried out a grounded theory study to describe how mid-career English teachers make meaning of becoming teachers and persisting in the field. We explored the experiences of midcareer teachers in order to understand the experiences of those who made it “over the hump,” yet were far enough away from retirement so as not to be focused on such. After participant interviews were transcribed and analyzed using the constant comparative method, we developed the four themes, referred to as activities: (a changing over time, (b seeing the big picture, (csticking around, and (d receiving rewards. Participants identified the primary reasons why they became teachers to be the intrinsic and subjective qualities of being a teacher and making adifference in students’ lives. These reasons were also the only motivators for why they remained in the field. A model describing the process of identity formation for teachers was proposed.

  14. A Promising Practicum Pilot--Exploring Associate Teachers' Access and Interactions with a Web-Based Learning Tool

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    Petrarca, Diana

    2013-01-01

    This paper explores how a small group of associate teachers (i.e., the classroom teachers who host, supervise, and mentor teacher candidates during practicum placements) accessed and interacted with the Associate Teacher Learning Tool (ATLT), a web-based learning tool created specifically for this new group of users. The ATLT is grounded in…

  15. Exploring the Relationship between Goal Orientations for Teaching of Tertiary Teachers and Their Teaching Approaches in China

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    Han, Jiying; Yin, Hongbiao; Wang, Wenlan

    2015-01-01

    This study addresses a paucity of research into teacher motivation in higher education by exploring the relationship between tertiary teachers' goal orientations for teaching and their approaches to teaching in China. A questionnaire gathered responses from 262 Chinese tertiary teachers, and the results showed these teachers reporting higher…

  16. Empirical study on job burnout of secondary vocational schools teachers%中等职业学校教师职业倦怠实证研究

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    林静; 熊华

    2011-01-01

    通过对广东省韶关市6所中等职业学校教师进行调查,分析其职业倦怠现状,结果发现:(1)中职教师存在职业倦怠,但是整体倦怠水平并不严重;(2)中职教师职业倦怠在性别、教龄以及是否班主任因素上均存在显著性的差异.%Based on investigation six of secondary vocational schools in Shaoguan of GuangDong, we analyze teachers' job burnout. The results showed that ( 1 ) The job burnout wasn' t very bad, but it had the obvious job burnout tendency, (2) There are significant differences among factors of gender,seniority and teachers in charge of classes.

  17. On the Docking between the Professional Development of College English Teachers and Professional Training Modes in Higher Vocational Colleges%论高职高专公共英语教师专业拓展与各专业人才培养模式的对接

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    潘秋菊

    2012-01-01

    高职教育的发展给公共英语教师提出了更高的要求,只有纯粹的英语语言教学的教师已经不能适应高职英语教学的要求,教师的专业拓展成为了值得关注的课题。本文通过对本校及其他部分高职院校公共英语教师专业拓展现状进行访谈,发现高职高专公共英语教师专业能力拓展缺失给各专业人才英语能力的培养带来了很多不利的影响,并探索公共英语教师专业拓展与各专业人才培养模式对接的有效途径。%The development of higher vocational education makes higher demands on the college English teachers.The teachers who only have the pure English language teaching are unable to meet the requirements of higher vocational English teaching,so the teachers' professional development has become a topic of concern.Through the interviews with the college English teachers in our college and part of other higher vocational colleges about the current status of their professional development,it is found that the teachers' lacking professional development brings a lot of adverse effects on the cultivation of the students' English language ability for different professionals.This paper explores the effective ways of linking the professional development of college English teachers with professional training modes.

  18. 高职院校班主任工作浅析%Elementary analysis of the class teacher work of vocational colleges

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    傅俊

    2016-01-01

    A class is the basic organizational unit of school education, while a class teacher is responsible for coordinating all work of a class. Class teacher work is related to the construction of school ethos, study atmosphere, etc. In this paper, class teacher work is analyzed in terms of class teacher’s comprehensive capability, establishment of a new-type equal teacher-student relationship, setting up good class atmosphere and study atmosphere, etc., and corresponding recommendations and measures are presented, aiming at enhancing the effectiveness of the class teacher work of vocational colleges.%班级是学校教育的最基本组织单位,班主任则统筹班级的全部工作。班主任工作关系到全校校风学风等建设。本文从提高班主任自身综合素质,建立平等新型的师生关系,树立良好的班风学风等方面进行分析,并提出相应建议与对策,以期提升高职院校班主任工作的实效性。

  19. Investigation and Analysis of Vocational College PE Teachers'Job Burnout%高职体育教师职业倦怠的调查与分析

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    苏醒

    2016-01-01

    This paper analyzes the status quo of mental health and job burnout of PE teachers in vocational colleges and its influencing factors,and proposes ways to alleviate the burnout.Huai'an higher vocational physical education teachers in the somatization,obsession,anxiety,terror,psychosis and other aspects are in high scores, which should be the main cause of job burnout,and can through the improvement of mental health level to improve occupational burnout.%研析高职体育教师心理健康、职业倦怠现状及其影响因素,提出缓解职业倦怠的方法。淮安市高职体育教师在躯体化、强迫、焦虑、恐怖、精神病性等方面得分偏高,应该是引发职业倦怠的主要原因,可以通过提升心理健康水平来改善职业倦怠。

  20. 高职院校教师职业倦怠实证研究%The Empirical Research of Job Burnout of Vocational College Teachers

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    罗莉; 周婷; 黄永秀

    2012-01-01

      职业倦怠作为一种存在于社会各个行业中的普遍现象,在高职院校教师中正逐渐的显现出来。笔者通过对成都市几所高职教师职业倦怠状态的调查分析,试图找到预防和治疗高职院校教师职业倦怠的方法和途径,帮助他们提高职业“抗倦”能力和教育能力。%  As a common phenomenon in every career of society, Job burnout is gradually emerging in vocational college teachers. Based on the investigation and analysis of the teachers in several vocational colleges in Chengdu, the author put forward corresponding solutions, trying to prevent and treat the. College teachers’job burnout, and help them to improve the occupation" Anti-tired" ability and the education ability.

  1. Factors Concerning Students' Perceptions of Teaching Vocational Agriculture.

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    Miller, W. Wade; And Others

    1984-01-01

    The purpose of the study was to determine the degree to which high school senior vocational agriculture students perceived vocational agriculture teachers' roles and responsibilities as encouraging or discouraging them to pursue a career in agricultural education. (JOW)

  2. Exploring Changes in Secondary Teachers' Learning Orientation through the Use of Literacy Coaching

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    Lilly, Christopher

    2012-01-01

    This paper reports findings of a qualitative study exploring the changes in secondary teachers' learning orientation through the use of literacy coaching. The study took place within a large suburban district in the Chicagoland area and explores the question from the perspective of participants sampled across three departments and two campuses in…

  3. Teachers' Initial and Sustained Use of an Instructional Assistive Technology Tool: Exploring the Mitigating Factors

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    Bouck, Emily C.; Flanagan, Sara; Heutsche, Anne; Okolo, Cynthia M.; Englert, Carol Sue

    2011-01-01

    This qualitative research project explored factors that mitigated teachers implementing an instructional assistive technology and factors that mitigated its sustained use. Specifically, it explored these issues in relation to a social studies based instructional assistive technology (Virtual History Museum [VHM]), which was originally implemented…

  4. 浅谈中等职业学校英语教师的素质与课堂管理%The quality of English teachers in secondary vocational schools and classroom management

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    温国红

    2016-01-01

    The quality of teachers, teachers in their professional life, should comply with the basic behavioral norm or rule of conduct in the regulation and deal with other people and the society, and the colective, and professional working relationship, and on the basis of the consciousness and behavior of quality. The quality of English teachers in secondary vocational schools should be understood as a kind of awareness and behavior quality of secondary vocational school English teachers in classroom teaching and teaching activities in a variety of educational activities. What is the relationship between the quality of English teachers in secondary vocational schools and classroom management? How to make use of the quality of the English teachers in secondary vocational schools to serve the English class in the secondary vocational schools better?%教师素质,是指教师在其职业生活中,调节和处理与他人、与社会、与集体、与职业工作关系所应遵守的基本行为规范或行为准则,以及在这基础上所表现出来的观念意识和行为品质。中职学校英语教师的素质应该理解为中等职业学校英语教师在课堂教学以及各种教育教学活动中所表现出来的各种观念意识和行为品质。中职学校英语教师的素质与课堂管理有什么关系?怎样利用中职英语教师的素质更好地为中职英语课堂服务?

  5. Exploring emotional climate in preservice science teacher education

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    Bellocchi, Alberto; Ritchie, Stephen M.; Tobin, Kenneth; Sandhu, Maryam; Sandhu, Satwant

    2013-09-01

    Classroom emotional climates (ECs) are interrelated with students' engagement with university courses. Despite growing interest in emotions and EC research, little is known about the ways in which social interactions and different subject matter mediate ECs in preservice science teacher education classes. In this study we investigated the EC and associated classroom interactions in a preservice science teacher education class. We were interested in the ways in which salient classroom interactions were related to the EC during lessons centered on debates about science-based issues (e.g., nuclear energy alternatives). Participants used audience response technology to indicate their perceptions of the EC. Analysis of conversation for salient video clips and analysis of non-verbal conduct (acoustic parameters, body movements, and facial expressions) supplemented EC data. One key contribution that this study makes to preservice science teacher education is to identify the micro-processes of successful and unsuccessful class interactions that were associated with positive and neutral EC. The structure of these interactions can inform the practice of other science educators who wish to produce positive ECs in their classes. The study also extends and explicates the construct of intensity of EC.

  6. 中职院校图书馆开展教师信息素养教育的思考%Thoughts on Secondary Vocational School Library Carrying Out Information Literacy Education for Teachers

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    刘金荣

    2012-01-01

    信息素养是信息时代教师应具备的能力和修养,对教师实施信息素养教育是当前学校图书馆的重要任务之一。分析中职院校教师信息素养现状,阐述中职院校图书馆对教师进行信息素养教育的优势和信息素养教育的策略。%Information literacy is teachers' essential ability and accomplishment in the information age,the information literacy education for teachers is an important task of school library.This paper analyzes the current situation of teachers' information literacy in secondary vocational school,expounds the advantages of secondary vocational school library to carry out information literacy education for teachers and information literacy education strategies.

  7. Dilemmas of reform: An exploration of science teachers' collective sensemaking of formative assessment practices

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    Heredia, Sara Catherine

    Current reform efforts in science education call for significant shifts in how science is taught and learned. Teachers are important gatekeepers for reform, as they must enact these changes with students in their own classrooms. As such, professional development approaches need to be developed and studied to understand how teachers interpret and make instructional plans to implement these reforms. However, traditional approaches to studying implementation of reforms often draw on metrics such as time allotted to new activities, rather than exploring the ways in which teachers make sense of these reforms. In this dissertation I draw upon a body of work called sensemaking that has focused on locating learning in teachers' conversations in departmental work groups. I developed a conceptual and analytic framework to analyze how teachers make sense of reform given their local contexts and then used this framework to perform a case study of one group of teachers that participated in larger professional development project that examined the impact of a learning progression on science teachers' formative assessment practices. I draw upon videotapes of three years of monthly professional development meetings as my primary source of data, and used an ethnographic approach to identify dilemmas surfaced by teachers, sources of ambiguity and uncertainty, and patterns of and resources for teacher sensemaking. The case study reveals relationships between the type of dilemma surfaced by the teachers and different patterns of sensemaking for modification of teaching practices. When teachers expressed concerns about district or administrative requirements, they aligned their work in the professional development to those external forces. In contrast, teachers were able to develop and try out new practices when they perceived coherence between the professional development and school or district initiatives. These results underscore the importance of coherence between various

  8. Exploration of the Teaching of Paperless Net-based Writing in Secondary Vocational Schools%中职网络无纸化作文教学探析

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    王冬丽

    2012-01-01

    随着科学技术的日趋发展,网络走进了中职作文教学的课堂,逐渐被越来越多的语文教师所采用。本文在充分论证中职网络无纸化作文教学优势的基础上,提出实施网络无纸化作文教学的具体方法。%With the increasing development of science and technology,the network has been applied in composition teaching in vocational schools,and gradually adopted by more and more Chinese language teachers.The paper,on the basis of feasibility studies on the advantages of net-based paperless writing,introduces the specific teaching strategies in the implementation of the paperless net-based writing skills.

  9. On the Factors Affecting Effective English Teaching in Vocational Colleges--A Case Study of GUET Vocational College

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    陈毅; 韦宛彤

    2016-01-01

    Based on the previous researches, this thesis explores the present situation of effective English teaching in GUET Vocational College, by taking students from grade 2015 as study objects, and focusing on factors of students, English teachers, textbooks, and evaluation system, then points out the existing problems and analyzes the reasons based on the results of the questionnaires, and finally puts forward some practical solutions, trying to offer some suggestions for effective English teach-ing in the college.

  10. Looking after the Teachers: Exploring the Emotional Labour Experienced by Teachers of Looked After Children

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    Edwards, Lisa Nyree

    2016-01-01

    Whilst outcomes for looked after children (LAC) have been extensively discussed, less attention has been paid to the experiences of teachers of this group of children. It is accepted that Emotional Labour (EL) is commonplace in the teaching profession but no research has investigated how, and to what extent, teachers experience emotional labour…

  11. Official Policies and Teachers' Tendency to Act: Exploring the Discrepancies in Teachers' Perceptions

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    Shapira-Lishchinsky, Orly; Gilat, Israel Z.

    2015-01-01

    The aim of the study is to investigate whether there are discrepancies between teachers' perceptions of the "official policies" and their "tendency to act," based on their ethical decision-making. A qualitative analysis of 60 Israeli teachers' questionnaires consisting of critical ethical incidents revealed multifaceted ethical…

  12. An Exploration of Teachers' Perceptions Regarding the Professional Needs of English Immersion Teachers in Korea

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    Park, Eun Young

    2013-01-01

    This study attempts to identify the specific professional needs of pre-service English immersion teachers in Korea in order to establish key components of English immersion teacher preparation programs. As an alternative approach of English language education, immersion instruction has been employed by a number of private and public schools in…

  13. Exploring Teacher Candidates' Attitudes towards Pedagogical Teacher Training Based on Different Variables

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    Toraman, Cetin; Aydin, Hasan; Ulubey, Ozgur

    2016-01-01

    The raising of the life standards of individuals living within a society is only possible through the provision of quality education. Quality education can be realized only through the training of teachers with the necessary skills and positive attitudes towards the training provided at faculties of education and through teacher training programs.…

  14. The Teacher Trainer as Researcher: Exploring the Initial Pedagogical Content Concerns of Prospective Science Teachers.

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    de Jong, Onno

    2000-01-01

    Examined preservice teachers' concerns about transforming their academic knowledge into teaching activities (pedagogical content concerns). Prospective chemistry teachers individually prepared high school chemistry lessons. During group meetings, they presented and discussed the lesson plans. Data from interviews during individual and group…

  15. 高职高专院校教师生活方式和工作压力调查%INVESTIGATION ON LIFESTYLE AND OCCUPATIONAL STRESS OF THE TEACHERS IN HIGHER VOCATIONAL COLLEGE

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    王建国; 徐宛玲

    2011-01-01

    [Objective] To investigate the lifestyle and occupational stress of the teachers in higher vocational schools and colleges. [Methods] Documentary analysis, interview technique and questionnaire were taken in our study, and simple random sampling survey was performed among the teachers in 5 higher vocational schools and colleges. [Results ] There were eating habit, tobacco and alcohol addiction, hyposomnia, sports lacking and the pressures coming from teaching, studying, economic, title promotion settle pressure amorg higher vocational school and college teachers. [Conclusion] It is important to carry out health education to prompt healthy lifestyle for the higher vocational school and college teachers.%[目的]了解高职高专院校教师生活方式与工作压力情况.[方法]应用问卷调查法等方法,对5所高职高专院校教师进行简单随机分层抽样调查.[结果]高职高专院校教师存在饮食习惯、烟酒嗜好、睡眠不足、缺乏运动和来自教学、科研、经济、职称晋升压力过大等问题.[结论]采取积极的应对措施,教育引导高职高专院校教师养成健康的生活方式,已显得刻不容缓.

  16. 浅谈高职院校基础课教师的困境与生存发展%Talking about the Plight and Survival Development of Basic Course Teachers in Higher Vocational Colleges

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    罗璇

    2014-01-01

    Basic course teachers in vocational colleges encounter difficulties in the reform, but the basic course teachers should change their ideas in action seeking a way out for their own survival and development.%高职院校基础课教师在改革中遭遇困境,但基础课教师应转变观念,在行动中为自身的生存与发展谋求出路。

  17. Reflection about the establ ishment of teacher teaching development center of higher vocational col leges%高职院校建立教师教学发展中心的思考

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    沈贵鹏

    2014-01-01

    The teacher teaching ability construction is an important content of higher vocational colleges' connotative development,establish higher vocational teacher teaching development center is an effective way to promote teachers'teaching ability construction,is the common trend of the development of higher education at home and abroad.The key to establish higher vocational teacher teaching development center is to help teachers understand teaching,handle the relationship between teaching and scientific research,the way of teaching development of teacher and so on.Higher vocational teacher teaching development center can be experts guidance,curricular guidance,proj ects guidance and resources guidance to promote teachers teaching ability construction.%教师教学能力建设是高职院校内涵式发展的重要内容,建立高职教师教学发展中心是促进教师教学能力建设的有效手段,也是国内外高等教育发展的共同趋势。建立高职教师教学发展中心的关键是解决教师对教学的认识、教学与科研的关系、教师教学发展的路径等问题,高职教师教学发展中心可以通过专家引领、课程引领、项目引领和资源引领等方式促进教师的教学能力建设。

  18. 中职学校在线教师测评系统的设计与实现%Online Teacher Evaluation System Design and Implementation for Vocational Schools

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    于丽娜

    2011-01-01

    中职学校在线教师测评系统就是评测教师的各项指标,包括学生评价教师、领导评价教师、督导员评价教师的测评内容,最后汇总为一个教师的综合成绩作为考核依据。加强教师测评是提升中职学校教学质量的重要途径,也是提一高教师绩效的有效措施,在线老师评测系统是否科学可行决定了教师测评系统能否顺利实施,本文着重对中职学校如何设计与实现在线老师测评系统作了详细的介绍。%Teachers in vocational schools,online teacher evaluation system is the evaluation of the indicators,including student evaluation of teachers,led the evaluation of teachers,supervisors and evaluate teacher evaluation content,the final summary of results as a comprehensive teacher evaluation basis.Strengthen the teacher evaluation is to enhance the quality of teaching in vocational schools,an important way, but also effective measures to improve teacher performance,online teacher evaluation system is feasible to determine the scientific evaluation system of teachers smooth implementation,the paper focuses on how to design and implementation of vocational schools online teacher evaluatibia system introduced in detail.

  19. 高职生创业心理品质微探%Exploration into Higher Vocational Students' Pioneering Psychological Quality

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    夏玲; 章莉娟

    2011-01-01

    Starting their business by higher vocational college students plays an important role for the construction of entrepreneurial country, which can not be underestimated. Higher vocational college students cannot realize their value of life in setting up a business without their own comprehensive qualities, hence the entrepreneurial psychological quality have great influence on their ability to initiate business and their career success as one the most key factors.%高职院校学生创业对我国建设创业型国家有着不可低估的重要作用。高职生要在创业过程中实现自己的人生价值,离不开良好的自身综合素质,因此创业的心理品质是影响其创业能力和创业成败最重要的素质之一。

  20. Exploring the effects of developing collaboration in a primary science teacher community

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    Sillasen, Martin Krabbe

    2010-01-01

    ’s collective work in schools and developing network between schools. The objective is to improve the collaboration within primary science teacher communities on sharing best practice and developing new ways of teaching. This study represents an in-depth approach to explore possibilities and constraints for how...... learning communities is introduced to investigate factors that may facilitate sustainable changes of the collective work in science teacher communities. Examples on how McLaughlin and Talbert’s analytical framework is used as a diagnostic tool are presented. Such an analysis provides a vantage point......This paper presents findings from a qualitative study to explore factors that may facilitate sustainable changes of collaboration in a primary science teacher community in one school. The context for this study is a development project aimed at improving science teaching by changing teacher...

  1. 高职英语教学中和谐师生关系的构建%Construction of Harmonious Teacher-Student Relationships in Higher Vocational English Teaching

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    杨洪玉

    2012-01-01

    Harmonious teacher-student relationships are the prerequisite of all teaching and learning activities.The paper defines the harmonious teacher-student relationships,analyses the present situation of teacher-student relationships in higher vocational colleges and points out the importance of constructing harmonious teacher-student relationships.In addition,the paper makes the analysis about the connection between harmonious teacher-student relationships and higher vocational English teaching and at last puts forward the strategies of how to construct such harmonious teacher-student relationships in higher vocational English teaching.%和谐的师生关系是一切教育教学活动顺利开展的前提。通过定义什么是和谐的师生关系,并分析高职院校师生关系的状况,指出了构建和谐师生关系的重要性。并通过分析和谐师生关系和高职英语教学的关联性,提出了在高职英语教学中构建和谐师生关系的策略。

  2. 'It's getting me thinking and I'm an old cynic' : exploring the relational dynamics of mathematics teacher change

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    Boylan, Mark

    2010-01-01

    Actor-network theory is a way of describing and understanding the complexity of social change. This article explores its relevance to understanding teacher change in mathematics education by considering a single teacher change narrative. This is centred on a veteran teacher of mathematics who participated in a teacher led, teacher-educator-supported professional development project. The project had two foci: investigating forms of school-based collaborative professional development in the con...

  3. Exploring the use of lesson study with six Canadian middle-school science teachers

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    Bridges, Terry James

    This qualitative case study explores the use of lesson study over a ten-week period with six Ontario middle school science teachers. The research questions guiding this study were: (1) How does participation in science-based lesson study influence these teachers': (a) science subject matter knowledge (science SMK), (b) science pedagogical content knowledge (science PCK), and (c) confidence in teaching science?, and (2) What benefits and challenges do they associate with lesson study? Data sources for this study were: teacher questionnaires, surveys, reflections, pre- and post- interviews, and follow-up emails; researcher field notes and reflections; pre- and post- administration of the Science Teaching Efficacy Belief Instrument; and audio recordings of group meetings. The teachers demonstrated limited gains in science SMK. There was evidence for an overall improvement in teacher knowledge of forces and simple machines, and two teachers demonstrated improvement in over half of the five scenarios assessing teacher science SMK. Modest gains in teacher science PCK were found. One teacher expressed more accurate understanding of students' knowledge of forces and a better knowledge of effective science teaching strategies. The majority of teachers reported that they would be using three-part lessons and hands-on activities more in their science teaching. Gains in teacher pedagogical knowledge (PK) were found in four areas: greater emphasis on anticipation of student thinking and responses, recognition of the importance of observing students, more intentional teaching, and anticipated future use of student video data. Most teachers reported feeling more confident in teaching structures and mechanisms, and attributed this increase in confidence to collaboration and seeing evidence of student learning and engagement during the lesson teachings. Teacher benefits included: learning how to increase student engagement and collaboration, observing students, including video data

  4. An Exploration of Differences in Cultural Values in Teacher Education Pedagogy: Chinese English Language Teacher Trainees' Perceptions of Effective Teaching Practice Review

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    Skinner, Barbara; Abbott, Lesley

    2013-01-01

    This study reports the impact of different cultural values on the teacher education of Chinese teacher trainees. By examining their perceptions of the effectiveness of teaching practice feedback, the study uses Hofstede's dimension of "individualism" (IDV) to explore the "culture bumps" which may occur between teacher educators…

  5. Discussion on the Vocational Schools Teacher Management Strategy%浅谈职校班主任管理的策略

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    李汝全

    2014-01-01

    班主任作为教育的灵魂主体,应该说是职校教育过程中最关键的部分,教育过程的完善和课堂有效性的提高,都与班主任的管理密切相关。班主任的管理工作不仅包括学习上的,更是包含着生活上和心理上的辅导。简单地就职校班主任管理策略做出一些探讨。%The teacher in charge, as the soul of education subject, it should be said that the most critical part of the duty school education process, the improvement of the education process and improve the effectiveness of the classroom, are closely related with the teacher in charge of the management. Includes not only the teacher in charge of the management work in learning, but also contains the life and psychological counseling. The teacher in charge in this paper, the simple is vocational schools, the management strategy to make some discussions.

  6. Research on the teaching ability of teachers in Higher Vocational Colleges for the development of job performance%高职院校教师面向工作绩效发展教育教学能力的研究

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    陆春桃; 傅莹

    2016-01-01

    高职院校教师的工作绩效,与教师职业教育教学能力发展密不可分。文章以高职教师职业教育教学能力中的“教学”为发力点,分析了高职院校教师工作绩效的指标构成,阐述了如何面向工作绩效、针对工作绩效的指标来促进教师职业教育教学能力得以发展的培养途径。%Job performance of teachers in Higher Vocational Colleges, with the current development of teachers' vocational education and teaching ability are inseparable. In this paper, the "teaching" in the vocational education teaching ability of Higher Vocational College Teachers, from how to broaden their horizons, broaden their thinking, combined with their own situation, jump out of the simple ground, Germany, performance, energy assessment, to establish a more effective mechanism of performance appraisal, the composition of teachers' job performance in higher vocational colleges is analyzed, this paper expounds how to promote the development of teaching ability of teachers' vocational education, and how to promote the teaching ability of teachers' vocational education.

  7. The construction of vocational college teachers' performance appraisal index in Gansu Province%甘肃省高职院校教师绩效考核指标的构成

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    汪璟

    2012-01-01

      高职教师的绩效考核是高职院校绩效考核系统的一个重要组成部分,甘肃省高职院校起步较晚,教师的绩效考核还存在很多问题和不足,这严重影响了教师的工作积极性,对于教学效果的提升,科研成果的完成以及组织目标的实现都产生了不利影响。对甘肃省高职院校来说建立和完善科学合理的绩效考核体系是当务之急。构建以教师的师德、教学、科研、团队合作为综合评价指标的高职院校专任教师绩效考核指标体系是重中之重。%  Vocational college teachers' performance appraisal is an important part of performance appraisal system in higher vocational colleges, higher vocational colleges in Gansu Province start late, there still exist many problems and defects in the teacher performance appraisal, which seriously influence the enthusiasm of teachers, produces adverse impact for enhancing the teaching effect, the achievements in scientific research and the realization of organization goal. For vocational colleges in Gansu Province, to set up and perfect the scientific and reasonable performance evaluation system is a pressing matter of the moment. To construct higher vocational college teachers' performance appraisal index system of the teacher's ethics, teaching, scientific research, teamwork as the evaluation indexes is the priority among priorities.

  8. Construction of Teachers' Team of Entrepreneurship Education in Higher Vocational College%高职院校创业教育师资队伍建设探索

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    潘妤妤

    2012-01-01

    创业教育的有效开展离不开一支强有力的师资队伍,创业教育师资是高职院校培养创新创业人才和推动社会进步的重要保证。当前,创业教育的理念、发展基础、管理体制以及绩效评价等是当前制约高职院校创业教育师资队伍建设的主要因素。文章从加强创业教育理念、夯实创业教育发展基础、健全创业教育管理体制、构建科学的绩效评价体系等方面入手,对加强创业教育师资队伍建设进行了分析。%It needs the building of a strong contingent of teachers to carry out an effective entrepreneurship education.It is an important guarantee for higher vocational college entrepreneurship education to cultivate innovative talents and promote social progress.At present,there are the main factors of constraining development of teachers' team of entrepreneurship education in higher vocational college,such as the concept of entrepreneurial education,infrastructure of development,management system and performance evaluation.The writer analyzed some aspects such as strengthening the concept of entrepreneurship education,a sound building management system of entrepreneurial education,establishing the scientific performance evaluation system,in order to strengthen construction of teachers' team of enterprise education.

  9. Probe into the Quantitative Evaluation for Teachers' Teaching Quality in Higher Vocational Colleges%高职院校教师教学质量评价量化实施初探

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    陈在铁

    2015-01-01

    Evaluation on teachers' teaching quality in higher vocational colleges generally consists of evaluations from students, peers, supervisors and leaders, and is shown with the form of evaluation grade by calculating the primitive scores from students, peers, supervisors and leaders according to a certain weight coefficient. This paper explores the feasibility and methods to transfer the primitive scores to the comparable standard scores. This paper also suggests making fine adjustment to the evaluating grades of those teachers who have made special contributions to improving teaching quality, like those who have achieved excellent results in guiding students to compete in provincial and national vocational skills contests, taking part in teaching competitions, taking the courses required province-wide test, and training students to obtain high-skilled certificates in training courses. Thus, the quantitative evaluation can better reflect the principles of openness, fairness and impartiality in teaching quality evaluation and it also provides quantitative basis for the recommendation of teachers' title promotion and selection of excellent and advanced staff.%高职院校教师教学质量评价一般由学生评价、同行评价、督导及领导评价等构成,并以一定的权重系数计算评价结果,进而按规定确定评价等级.探索将学生评价、同行评价、督导及领导评价原始分转化为具有可比性的标准分的可行性及转化方法,尝试将教师指导学生参加省与国家技能大赛、参加教学比赛以及任课课程省统考、实训课程高技能考证等取得优异成绩作为对提升教学质量有特殊贡献,对教师教学质量评价等级进行微调,较好地体现了教学质量评价的公开公正公平,也为教师职称晋升推荐、年度评优评先进等提供了定量依据.

  10. 探析职业教师专业发展之可为%Analysis of vocational teachers'professional development can be

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    孟令军; 辛琦媛; 陈慧君

    2016-01-01

    In today's society,not only focus on students'development,the development of children,and teachers'profession-al development under the national attention,by improving the education of professional level,for children's development,the de-velopment of the students is good. The education activity,good teachers can make children benefit directly,and teachers'profes-sional development become the main tendency of the development of teacher education in the world. Promote vocational educa-tion teachers'professional level,is particularly important. Vocational education to teacher's professional development,but for should attend professional training,do the research,the combination of theory to guide practice,attach importance to reading and thinking,pay attention to the reflection and introspection,have the consciousness of lifelong education,strengthen coopera-tion and do study for teaching.%在当今社会,不仅关注着学生的发展,儿童的发展,而且教师的专业发展受到广大国民的重视,通过提高教育专业水平,对于儿童的发展、学生的发展都是有好处的。教育活动中,良好的教师能让孩子直接受益,教师专业发展成为当今世界教师教育的发展主要趋势。提升职业教育教师的专业水平,就显得尤为重要。职业教育教师要想专业获得发展,“可为”的是应参加专业的培训,做到教研相结合,理论指导实践,重视阅读思考,注意反思与自省,有终身教育意识,加强合作,做到产学研进行教学,并有决心与毅力。

  11. 高职英语写作教学现状及改革探索%The Present Situation and Reform Exploration on English Writing Teaching in Higher Vocational Colleges

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    罗睿

    2016-01-01

    In the English teaching in higher vocational colleges,it is the most difficult for the teachers to teach students how to learn writing.And writing is recognized as the most difficult curriculum for the students.There is no doubt that in all of basic skills of listening,speaking,reading,writing and translation,students'writing abilities are limited seem to trouble their teach-ers.With the promoting of the reform of English teaching,the English writing teaching is facing new pressures and challenges. How to overcome the traditional English writing teaching drawbacks,improve English writing teaching present situation and the comprehensive promotion of higher vocational college students'English writing ability are the topics which the current English teachers should continue to focus on .This paper describes the situation and difficulties of English writing teaching to explore the writing teaching reform and effective strategies.%在高职英语教学中,写作是教师公认的最难教、学生公认最难学的课程内容。毋庸置疑,在听、说、读、写、译的基本技能中,学生写作能力差俨然成为最令教师头疼的问题。随着高职英语教学改革的推进,高职英语写作教学面临着新的压力与挑战。如何克服传统英语写作教学弊端,改善英语写作教学现状,全面提升高职学生的英语写作素养是当下高职英语教师持续关注的话题。本文阐述了在新形势下,高职英语写作教学现状、面临困境,并探索了写作教学改革的有效策略。

  12. 中职生病理性网络使用调查%To Explore Pathological Internet Use of Secondary Vocational School Students

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    魏昶; 张碧云

    2015-01-01

    目的:考察中职生病理性网络使用的特点。方法:采用病理性网络使用量表对267名中职生进行调查。结果:男生病理性网络使用得分显著高于女生;独生子女中职生病理性网络使用得分显著高于非独生子女得分;学业排名和病理性网络使用显著负相关。结论:中职生病理性网络使用存在显著的性别和是否独生子女差异,需要更多关注男生和独生子女病理性网络使用。%Objective:To explore the status of pathological Internet use of secondary vocational school students. Method:A total of 267 secondary vocational school students were assessed about the Pathological Internet Use. Results:Boys’ score were significantly higher than girls’ in pathological Internet use; only child's scores in pathological Internet use were significantly higher than sibling child; a cademic ranking was significantly negative associated with pathological Internet use. Conclusion:Pathological Internet use of secondary vocational school students had significant differences among different genders and being only-child or not, it' s necessary to pay more attention to pathological Internet use of the boys and only-children.

  13. Exploring Careers in Marketing and Distribution: A Guide for Teachers.

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    Insko, Merle A.

    One of 11 guides intended for use at the junior high school level of career exploration, the document identifies job families within the marketing and distribution occupational cluster, identifies occupations within each family, and gives suggestions for possible classroom experiences, references, and evaluations, as well as supportive materials.…

  14. Teachers' and Parents' Conceptions of Children's Curiosity and Exploration

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    Chak, Amy

    2007-01-01

    Although curiosity is a characteristic often observed in young children, it has not received much academic interest in recent years. Among its many dimensions, the epistemic nature of curiosity, or the quest for knowledge, deserves attention. To explore the potential application of "epistemic curiosity", it is important to understand how…

  15. 高职院校文化自觉机制构建路径探索%On Exploring the Constructing Ways of Mechanism of Cultural Self-Consciousness in Vocational Colleges

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    王立新

    2014-01-01

    As an important factor of cultural development in vocational colleges, cultural self-consciousness is the objective requirement for vocational education when pursuing connotative development. In order to promote the sustainable development of vocational education, colleges should combine the process of cultural development and cultural education, and based on practicing cultural self-consciousness by teachers and students, advance the construction of the mechanism of cultural self-consciousness at vocational college, enrich the cultural connotation, and form the cultural self-consciousness and cultural self-confidence with unique vocational educational features.%文化自觉是高职教育追求内涵式发展的客观要求,是高职院校文化建设的重要因素。高职院校应自觉把文化建设过程和文化育人过程有机结合,在师生文化自觉实践活动的基础上,推进高职院校文化自觉机制建设,丰富高职文化内涵,形成高职教育自有特色的文化自觉和文化自信,以促进高职教育的可持续发展。

  16. Exploration of Train of Thoughts over Vocational College Education Reform from the Prospective of Multiple Intelligence Theory%多元智能理论视角下高职院校教学改革的路径

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    欧阳琼

    2016-01-01

    在高职院校教学改革中,以多元智能理论为指导,应用人的多元智能,革新教育观念、改变教学方法、树立先进的智能观念,教师在开展教学过程中,应从人才培养模式、评价方式以及课堂教学等多个方面来进行改革。此外,还需要针对学生学习技能的培养开展深入改革。%In vocational colleges,it is recommended to introduce and apply the advanced multiple inG telligence theory to the reform of educational ideology so as to change teaching methods and explore the multiple intelligences of students.In the course of teaching,it is suggested that teachers reform their talent cultivation models,innovate assessment methods,and develop new classroom teaching methods. In addition,it is essential to carry out inGdepth reform of the cultivation models of students′learning skills.

  17. My opinion of the secondary vocational school form teacher's work%中职班主任工作之我见

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    胡春艳

    2013-01-01

    Most of the students attends secondary vocational school is due to the failure of senior high school entrance examination or th e poverty of the family.Treatment of secondary vocational school students, the form teacher should pay greater efforts to keep them growing sturdily in the right direction:Based on various types of student characteristics, carrying out careful and strict guidance education work;Stren gthen the construction of class, creating a harmonious atmosphere; Special attention should be paid to help students build up confidence, cultivate and increase the students' interest in learning, to form a good style of study;Pay attention to the class construction, promote the class management, and promote the survival and the development of secon dary vocational schools.%  就读中职的学生多数是由于家庭、社会和学校等诸多因素,导致中考失利或者因为家庭贫困,而来到中职学校。对待中职生,班主任要付出更多更大的努力才能使他们朝着正确的方向茁壮成长:在掌握各种类型学生特点的基础上,针对性开展细致严格的引导教育工作;加强班集体建设,塑造和谐班风;要特别重视帮助学生树立信心,培养提高学生的学习兴趣,形成良好的学风;重视班委建设,促进班级的管理,进而促进中职学校的生存和发展。

  18. Legal Scholarship as a Vocation.

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    Luban, David

    2001-01-01

    Explores the more purely theoretical side of the legal scholar's vocation, using Max Weber's text on the scholar's role titled "Science as a Vocation." Discusses the consequences of the tension between law schools' generalist "pretensions" and increasingly specialist character, and Weber's fact/value distinction. (EV)

  19. 职业学校教师队伍建设研究:理念、制度、投入%Research on Teachers Team Construction of Vocational School: Concept,System,Input

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    李云飞

    2012-01-01

    职业学校教师队伍建设是一个经久不衰的话题,它关系到职业教育学科的发展以及职业教育教学质量的提高。文章拟从职校教师的角度出发,从理念、制度、投入三个维度对建设职校师资队伍建设进行深度剖析和讨论,以真正实现建设一流师资队伍的长效机制。%Teachers team construction of vocational school is an enduring topic.It is related to development of the discipline of vocational education and the improvement of teaching quality.The thesis will be from the angle of the teachers' perspectives in vocational schools.Analysis and discussion in depth will be launched throuth the three dimensions,namely concept,system,input on building a perfect teachers team construction of vocational schools so that it can truly achieve first-class teacher team construction of the long-standing mechanism.

  20. Mathematics in Vocational Education: Revisiting a Developmental Research Project, Analysis of One Development Research Project about the Integration of Mathematics in Vocational Subjects in Upper Secondary Education in Sweden

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    Lindberg, Lisbeth; Grevholm, Barbro

    2011-01-01

    In this article we describe and discuss the analyses of a developmental research project that took place in Sweden during 1998 to 2002. We carried out four different analyses in order to explore the learning outcomes from the project that could inform long term curriculum change and teacher collaboration in vocational education in Sweden. The…

  1. Several Thoughts on Teachers' Enterprise Exercise in Higher Vocational Colleges%关于高职院校教师下企业锻炼的几点思考

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    詹立平; 赵鑫

    2012-01-01

    高职院校教师下企业锻炼有利于教师业务素质的提升和校企合作的开展。针对高职院校教师下企业锻炼实施过程中存在的问题,剖析了问题产生的原因并提出了解决问题的对策:学校、教师、企业三方共同努力,健全制度、积极配合,构建长效机制,推动高职院校教师下企业锻炼活动的深入开展。%Teachers' enterprise exercise in higher vocational colleges is benefit for the promotion of teachers' business quality and the development of college-enterprise combination.According to the problems in the implementing process of teachers' enterprise exercise in higher vocational colleges,this paper analyzes the reasons of problems and puts forward the countermeasure of problems.Colleges,teachers and enterprises should make effort together to complete system,cooperate actively and construct long-term mechanism so that the activity for higher vocational teachers' enterprise exercise can develop deeply.

  2. Influencing Factors of Higher Vocational College Teachers' Occupation Ability and Improvement Measures%影响高职教师职业能力的因素及提升对策

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    周先红

    2014-01-01

    Vocational college teachers' occupation ability is the heart of higher vocational education. It basically includes teachers' teaching capability and practical operation skill. The article here analyzes current situation and some existing problems, dissects In-fluencing factors of higher vocational college teachers occupation ability. It discusses the connotation of teachers' occupation ability and puts forward some improvement measures, hoping to help improve and enhance teachers' occupation ability.%高职教师的职业综合能力是高职教育的核心,包括教师的一般教学能力和实际操作能力。本文分析了目前高职教师职业综合能力的现状及存在的一些问题,剖析影响教师职业综合能力发展的因素,探讨教师职业综合能力的内涵,并提出其职业综合能力发展的对策,以期对高职教师职业素养的提升有一定借鉴作用。

  3. Analysis and Countermeasures on the Construction of ;Teachers' Morality in Higher Vocational Institutes%高职院校师德建设现状分析及对策思考

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    王自瑛

    2014-01-01

    Under the background that out country vigorously de-velops vocational education, some new issues about the moral cultivation of some teachers in higher vocational institutes which deserve researching and noticing have come out. This paper first analyzes the major problems in teachers' moral cultivation and also the causes, then it focuses on the effective ways to enhance teachers' moral cultivation.%在国家大力发展职业教育的背景下,高职院校部分教师的师德修养问题值得大家研究和关注。本文分析了高职院校部分教师修养方面存在的主要问题及产生的原因,探讨了提高高职院校师德修养的对策。

  4. Vocational rehabilitation: a multidisciplinary intervention.

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    Gobelet, C; Luthi, F; Al-Khodairy, A T; Chamberlain, M A

    2007-09-15

    Vocational rehabilitation is by definition a multidisciplinary intervention in a process linked to the facilitation of return to work or to the prevention of loss of the work. Clinical staff in contact with a person who has lost his job (general practitioner, specialized physician) must promote vocational rehabilitation. Medical rehabilitation for those with disabilities, whether new or old, has to be followed without delay by vocational rehabilitation. It is even better if these two intertwined processes are overlapping. They involve many professionals including physiotherapists, occupational therapists, psychologists, vocational trainers, job counsellors, teachers, case-managers, job placement agencies. Vocational rehabilitation has a financial cost, borne by many state organizations (security, social system, social affairs) as well as by employers and private insurances, which are in case of accident, concerned by this process. However, the evidence suggests that this is recouped 2- to 10-fold as suggested by the British Society of Rehabilitation Medicine.

  5. Exploring the mathematical confidence of Indigenous preservice teachers in a remote teacher education program

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    Thornton, Steve; Giles, Wendy; Prescott, Debbie; Rhodes, David

    2011-06-01

    This paper reports on the efficacy of an accelerated teacher education program ( Growing Our Own) focused in remote Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory. The program is a joint initiative of Charles Darwin University and the Northern Territory Catholic Education Office, providing an intensive two-year program designed to educate Indigenous Teacher Assistants to full teacher status. We describe the growth in knowledge and confidence that has occurred through the program using the story of one of the students in the project, Philomena, as an evocative representation of the experiences of the participants in the program. This growth is particularly evident in one lesson that Philomena taught towards the end of the program in which she was able to challenge her previously accepted role as subservient to the non-Indigenous teacher. Our discussion highlights some key issues for improving outcomes for Indigenous children, including the potential mismatch between Western and Aboriginal ways of thinking in mathematics and developing the mathematical capacity of Indigenous teacher assistants in remote settings. We suggest that the mutual respect of the participants at various levels of Growing Our Own, the situated and purposeful nature of the learning, and the capacity of students to engage in that learning without abandoning their community responsibilities have been pivotal in enhancing educational outcomes in remote communities and in providing opportunities for Indigenous people.

  6. Conceptions of Connectivity: How Swiss Teachers, Trainers and Apprentices Perceive Vocational Learning and Teaching across Different Learning Sites

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    Sappa, Viviana; Aprea, Carmela

    2014-01-01

    The integration of learning across different learning sites is an important and challenging task for each vocational education and training system. Although various integrative teaching and learning models have been developed and many reforms have been undertaken, their implementation is complicated by several factors. In particular, individual…

  7. Using an instrument to analyse competence-based study programmes; experiences of teachers in Dutch vocational education and training

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    Wesselink, R.; Dekker - Groen, A.M.; Biemans, H.J.A.

    2010-01-01

    Competence-based education is becoming increasingly popular. Competencies are used more and more as the starting point for designing curricula and instructional methods, especially in vocational education and training, to realize authentic and self-steering study programmes. Despite its popularity

  8. 高职院校媒介素养教育路径探索%Exploration on Ways of Media Quality Education in Higher Vocational Colleges

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    张珺

    2015-01-01

    In today's media-based society with the rapid devel-opment of mass media, media quality should become the basic quality that college students must possess. Higher vocational col-leges should pay attention to media quality education as soon as possible, and actively explore effective ways of media quality ed-ucation, so as to help higher vocational college students effective-ly avoid the negative influence of media and actively use media resources to develop and improve themselves.%在大众传媒迅猛发展的当代媒介化社会,媒介素养应成为大学生必须具备的基本素养,高职院校要尽快重视起媒介素养教育,积极探索媒介素养教育的有效路径,使高职学生能够有效避免媒介的负面影响,积极利用媒介资源发展和完善自我.

  9. Exploration on Chinese Language Teaching of Vocational Education%职教语文教学的一点探索

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    周素华

    2012-01-01

    In view of the current vocational school students' actual situation, this paper from the language basic skills, writ- ing that, reading in three aspects, should train students' applied skills, to enable students to become the social needs, compan- ies like talent.%针对当前职校生的实际情况,本文从语文的基本技能说、写、读三个方面阐述,着重培养学生的应用技能,使学生成为社会需要、企业喜欢的人才。

  10. Influence of Traditional Chinese Culture on the implementation of Communicative Language Teaching in a Higher Vocational College in China

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    2015-01-01

    Since the 1980s,Chinese government promotes actively Communicative Language Teaching(CLT).But due to influence of traditional Chinese culture,teachers and learners have some difficulties in implementing the approach,especially private higher vocational college.The paper is to explore in what aspects of traditional Chinese culture influence the implementation of CLT.

  11. Influence of Traditional Chinese Culture on the implementation of Communicative Language Teaching in a Higher Vocational College in China

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    季彦君

    2015-01-01

    Since the 1980 s,Chinese government promotes actively Communicative Language Teaching(CLT).But due to influence of traditional Chinese culture,teachers and learners have some difficulties in implementing the approach,especially private higher vocational college.The paper is to explore in what aspects of traditional Chinese culture influence the implementation of CLT.

  12. The Exploration of Elementary School Teachers' Internet Self-Efficacy and Information Commitments: A Study in Taiwan

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    Wu, Ying-Tien; Wang, Li-Jen

    2015-01-01

    This study aimed to explore teachers' Internet self-efficacy and information commitments. More importantly, this study also attempted to identify possible factors that affect the teachers' Internet self-efficacy. The participants were 301 elementary school teachers. In this study, the Internet Self-efficacy Survey (ISS) and the Information…

  13. Exploring the Relationship between K-12 Public School Teachers' Conceptions of Assessment and Their Classroom Assessment Confidence Levels

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    Ludwig, Naomi Wayne

    2014-01-01

    Studies have shown that teachers' beliefs influence their assessment practices. However, the overarching framework of those beliefs in relation to teachers' classroom assessment confidence has been largely unexamined. This research explored teachers' conceptions of assessment and their confidence regarding the implementation of sound classroom…

  14. Beliefs, Practices, and Reflection: Exploring a Science Teacher's Classroom Assessment Through the Assessment Triangle Model

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    Lyon, Edward G.

    2011-08-01

    This paper describes the Assessment Practices Framework and how I used it to study a high school Chemistry teacher as she designed, implemented, and learned from a chemistry lab report. The framework consists of exploring three teacher-centered components of classroom assessment (assessment beliefs, practices, and reflection) and analyzing components with the assessment triangle model (Pellegrino et al. in, Knowing what students know: The science and design of educational assessment. National Academy Press, Washington DC, 2001). Employing the framework, I report the teacher's assessment practices, report the alignment in her assessment practices through the three vertices of the assessment triangle (cognition, observation, and interpretation), and suggest relations between her beliefs and practices. I conclude by discussing the contribution and limitations of the Assessment Practices Framework while conducting future research and supporting science teachers in assessing student learning.

  15. Exploring the use of student perspectives to inform topics in teacher education

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    Full Text Available Abstract As FSL teacher educators look to respond to teachers’ concerns about the increasingly diverse student population in K-12 settings, empirical research may not always hold the answers—simply because there has not been much research on the topic. In an attempt to at least identify issues worthy of such empirical consideration and discussion within teacher education programs, this article explores the views of seven Grade 8 core French students who were members of an effective inclusive classroom. Drawing on the individual and focus group interview data from a larger case study of their teacher’s classroom, this article will identify two key themes that the students described as instrumental in the teacher’s attempts to be an effective, inclusive core French teacher. It is the goal of this article that these themes will help inform the decisions FSL teacher educators make about this topic within their programs.

  16. Discussion on Professional Training of Young Teachers in Vocational Colleges%论高职院校青年教师的专业培养

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    周登攀

    2014-01-01

    Young teachers are the backbone of a vocational college for its sustainble development. They're engaging in heavy tasks such as teaching,curriculum reforming and scientific researc-hing,etc.The continuous progress of young teachers may have the chance to complete the profes-sional missions and achieve their values.The features and present status of young teachers are an-alyzed,their professional training approach and individual long-term professional development are pointed out.%青年教师是学院可持续发展的中坚力量,承担着繁重的教学、课改、科研等任务。青年教师必须不断的发展进步,才能完成职业使命和实现自身价值。本文分析了青年教师的特征和现状,指明了其专业培养的途径和个人长期的专业发展方向。

  17. The Situation of Vocational Colleges' Basketball Teachers Analysis in GD%广东省高职院校篮球师资情况研究分析

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    张利超

    2011-01-01

    通过文献资料法、访谈法、问卷调查法、数理统计法等对广东省部分高职院校篮球教师现状进行了深入调研。研究发现:教师进行篮球教学时的主导思想单一;师资队伍以本科学历为主,职称一般为讲师,副教授和教授级别的人群相当少;教师参与篮球学习、培训的机会少,科研积极性低。%This paper made an in-depth research in the status of basketball teachers in vocational college in Guangdong,by the method of literature and data analysis,interviews,questionnaire survey,statistics and so on.The study found that the following phenomena: First,the teaching ideology is single in basketball course;Second,The composition of teachers are mainly Bachelor,and the job title usually lecturer,associate professor and professor levels relatively small populations;Third,teachers have fewer opportunities to participate in basketball learning,and training,and less positive in study.

  18. Thoughts on Improving the Ethics of Young Teachers in Higher Vocational Colleges---Taking Hangzhou Vocational and Technical College as an Example%提高高职院校青年教师师德师风的若干思考--以杭州职业技术学院为例

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    严峻; 赵洪山; 邹大东

    2016-01-01

    Currently there are a lot of new situations and new problems of young teachers ethics construction,lack of in-depth research and effective means for the construction of young teachers ethics,in this kind of situation,face the ethical status of young teachers,the construction of ethics of the young teachers problem,efforts to improve the moral level of the broad masses of young higher vocational teacher,highlights the importance of Vocational College Teachers'professional ethics.This article from the current higher vocational college teachers'ethics status analysis,put forward to further improve their ideological and political quality,ask the teacher to teach with dignity,students learn has value to strengthen the ethics construction several sug-gestions.%当前高职院校青年教师师德师风不佳主要表现在教学能力和社会实践经验相对不足;职业荣誉感和责任感有待加强;缺乏自我职业规划的意识与能力几个方面。因此,需要加强高职院校青年教师的职业责任感、荣誉感和使命感;以生为本,将师德师风建设制度化;建立青年教师师德建设长效机制等工作。

  19. Inter- and intra-individual differences in teachers' self-efficacy: A multilevel factor exploration.

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    Zee, Marjolein; Koomen, Helma M Y; Jellesma, Francine C; Geerlings, Jolien; de Jong, Peter F

    2016-04-01

    This study explored inter- and intra-individual differences in teachers' self-efficacy (TSE) by adapting Tschannen-Moran and Woolfolk Hoy's (2001) Teachers' Sense of Efficacy Scale (TSES) to the domain- and student-specific level. Multilevel structural equation modeling was used to evaluate the factor structure underlying this adapted instrument, and to test for violations of measurement invariance over clusters. Results from 841 third- to sixth-grade students and their 107 teachers supported the existence of one higher-order factor (Overall TSE) and four lower-order factors (Instructional Strategies, Behavior Management, Student Engagement, and Emotional Support) at both the between- and within-teacher level. In this factor model, intra-individual differences in TSE were generally larger than inter-individual differences. Additionally, the presence of cluster bias in 18 of 24 items suggested that the unique domains of student-specific TSE at the between-teacher level cannot merely be perceived as the within-teacher level factors' aggregates. These findings underscore the importance of further investigating TSE in relation to teacher, student, and classroom characteristics.

  20. How Can Teachers' Entrepreneurial Competences Be Developed? A Collaborative Learning Perspective

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    Peltonen, Katariina

    2015-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore the role of collaborative learning in the development of teachers' entrepreneurial competences in the school context at primary, secondary and vocational levels of education. Design/methodology/approach: The research is based on an interpretative and collaborative learning approach to teachers'…

  1. Explore-create-share study: An evaluation of teachers as curriculum innovators in engineering education

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    The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of a curriculum design-based (CDB) professional development model on K-12 teachers' capacity to integrate engineering education in the classroom. This teacher professional development approach differs from other training programs where teachers learn how to use a standard curriculum and adopt it in their classrooms. In a CDB professional development model teachers actively design lessons, student resources, and assessments for their classroom instruction. In other science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines, CDB professional development has been reported to (a) position teachers as architects of change, (b) provide a professional learning vehicle for educators to reflect on instructional practices and develop content knowledge, (c) inspire a sense of ownership in curriculum decision-making among teachers, and (d) use an instructional approach that is coherent with teachers' interests and professional goals. The CDB professional development program in this study used the Explore-Create-Share (ECS) framework as an instructional model to support teacher-led curriculum design and implementation. To evaluate the impact of the CDB professional development and associated ECS instructional model, three research studies were conducted. In each study, the participants completed a six-month CDB professional development program, the PTC STEM Certificate Program, that included sixty-two instructional contact hours. Participants learned about industry and education engineering concepts, tested engineering curricula, collaborated with K-12 educators and industry professionals, and developed project-based engineering curricula using the ECS framework. The first study evaluated the impact of the CDB professional development program on teachers' engineering knowledge, self-efficacy in designing engineering curriculum, and instructional practice in developing project-based engineering units. The study

  2. The Moderating Effects of Social Support on Relationship between Job Stress and Job Burnout among Teachers in Vocational Colleges%社会支持在高职院校教师工作压力与职业倦怠关系中的调节作用

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    许百华; 汪永光; 李玉明

    2013-01-01

    目的 探讨社会支持在高职院校教师工作压力与职业倦怠关系中的作用.方法 采用问卷调查的方式对205名高职教师进行工作压力、社会支持和职业倦怠状况测评.结果 离职教师主要压力来自科研与教学要求、学校管理、学生因素、工作负荷、自身发展和职业保障等六个方面;工作压力与职业倦怠呈明显正相关,社会支持中的主观支持和支持利用度均与职业倦怠呈明显负相关,它们在工作压力与职业倦怠之间起着调节作用.结论 工作压力对高职教师职业倦怠有重要影响;压力越大,出现职业倦怠的可能性也越大,但通过增强主观支持和提高支持利用度可以缓解工作压力的负面作用.%Objective To explore the moderating effect of social support on relationship between job stress and job burnout among teachers in vocational colleges.Methods 205 teachers were surveyed in vocational colleges with the job stress questionnaire,social support questionnaire and job burnout questionnaire.Results The main sources of job stress were from the requirement of teaching and scientific research,college management system,workload,student related factors,self-development and job security among teachers in vocational colleges; the total score of job stress was significantly positive correlated with the total score of job burnout; the score of subjective support and that of availability of support were respectively negative correlated with the total score of job burnout; the effect of job stress on job burnout was moderated by subjective support and availability of support.Conclusion our findings suggest that there is a significant effect of job stress on job burnout among teachers in vocational colleges.There are more hkely to be job burnout with the greater job stress,while this effect may be buffered by the enhancing social support.

  3. Exploring Science Teachers' Affective States: Pedagogical Discontentment, Self-efficacy, Intentions to Reform, and Their Relationships

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    Kahveci, Ajda; Kahveci, Murat; Mansour, Nasser; Alarfaj, Maher Mohammed

    2017-06-01

    Teachers play a key role in moving reform-based science education practices into the classroom. Based on research that emphasizes the importance of teachers' affective states, this study aimed to explore the constructs pedagogical discontentment, science teaching self-efficacy, intentions to reform, and their correlations. Also, it aimed to provide empirical evidence in light of a previously proposed theoretical model while focusing on an entirely new context in Middle East. Data were collected in Saudi Arabia with a total of randomly selected 994 science teachers, 656 of whom were females and 338 were males. To collect the data, the Arabic versions of the Science Teachers' Pedagogical Discontentment scale, the Science Teaching Efficacy Beliefs Instrument and the Intentions to Reform Science Teaching scale were developed. For assuring the validity of the instruments in a non-Western context, rigorous cross-cultural validations procedures were followed. Factor analyses were conducted for construct validation and descriptive statistical analyses were performed including frequency distributions and normality checks. Univariate analyses of variance were run to explore statistically significant differences between groups of teachers. Cross-tabulation and correlation analyses were conducted to explore relationships. The findings suggest effect of teacher characteristics such as age and professional development program attendance on the affective states. The results demonstrate that teachers who attended a relatively higher number of programs had lower level of intentions to reform raising issues regarding the conduct and outcomes of professional development. Some of the findings concerning interrelationships among the three constructs challenge and serve to expand the previously proposed theoretical model.

  4. Translanguaging in Bilingual Teacher Preparation: Exploring Pre-Service Bilingual Teachers' Academic Writing

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    Musanti, Sandra I.; Rodríguez, Alma D.

    2017-01-01

    Translanguaging, or the complex, dynamic, and integrated linguistic practices of bilinguals have been recently identified as a pedagogical strategy to facilitate learning in bilingual classrooms. Given its potential implications for teacher preparation, a qualitative case study was conducted at a university on the Texas-Mexico border to explore…

  5. Exploring Intercultural Competence in Teacher Education: A Comparative Study between Science and Foreign Language Teacher Trainers

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    Akpinar, Kadriye Dilek; Ünaldi, Ihsan

    2014-01-01

    This study investigated the intercultural outcomes of short-term study visit programs for Foreign Language and Science teacher trainers. A mixed method including quantitative and qualitative data was used to compare the differences between the two groups' intercultural development in terms of their study field. Fantini's questionnaire was used for…

  6. Exploring Intercultural Competence in Teacher Education: A Comparative Study between Science and Foreign Language Teacher Trainers

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    Akpinar, Kadriye Dilek; Ünaldi, Ihsan

    2014-01-01

    This study investigated the intercultural outcomes of short-term study visit programs for Foreign Language and Science teacher trainers. A mixed method including quantitative and qualitative data was used to compare the differences between the two groups' intercultural development in terms of their study field. Fantini's questionnaire…

  7. Preschool Teacher Mathematics Instruction: Exploring Practice and Implications for Preparation in Connecticut

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    Pember, Anne M.

    2015-01-01

    This multiple-case study discusses Connecticut public preschool teacher's mathematics instruction practice and preparation across socioeconomic settings and divergent District Reference Groups. Through the use of qualitative methods of classroom observations, interviews, and document review this multiple-case study explored the mathematics…

  8. Urban Teacher Commitment: Exploring Associations with Organizational Conflict, Support for Innovation, and Participation

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    Henkin, Alan B.; Holliman, Stephanie L.

    2009-01-01

    This study explores relationships between teachers' organizational commitment and interpersonal conflict, participation activities beyond the classroom, and innovation in schools. Potential relationships among study variables are suggested in research that views affective commitment as a proxy measure for decisions to leave the school. Increments…

  9. The Impact of Dynamic Assessment: An Exploration of the Views of Children, Parents and Teachers

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    Lawrence, Nicola; Cahill, Sharon

    2014-01-01

    A qualitative research project was carried out to explore the views of children with special educational needs, their parents and teachers about one aspect of educational psychology practice: the dynamic assessment of cognitive skills. The research was carried out in a highly diverse and inclusive borough in East London, by Nicola Lawrence from…

  10. Exploring Elementary Teachers' Perceptions about the Developmental Appropriateness and Importance of Nature of Science Aspects

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    Sahin, Elif Adibelli; Deniz, Hasan

    2016-01-01

    This study explored how four elementary teachers assessed the developmental appropriateness and importance of nine nature of science (NOS) aspects after participating in a yearlong professional development program. A multiple-embedded case study design was employed. The primary data sources included (a) Views of Nature of Science Elementary School…

  11. Life Course Research Design: Exploring Career Change Experiences of Former School Teachers and Police Officers

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    Howes, Loene M.; Goodman-Delahunty, Jane

    2014-01-01

    Once associated with lifetime employment, policing and teaching have become increasingly associated with employee attrition. We used a life course research design to explore career turning points and transitions, in the context of preceding and following careers. Former police officers ("n" = 9) and former teachers ("n" = 15)…

  12. Exploring Saudi Pre-Service Teachers' Knowledge of Critical Thinking Skills and Their Teaching Perceptions

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    Gashan, Amani K.

    2015-01-01

    The current study aimed to investigate Saudi pre-service teachers' knowledge about the general concepts of critical thinking, as well as its skills. In addition, the study explored their perceptions about critical thinking and its teaching in classrooms with an aim to develop learning and teaching process. The study was conducted with twenty-nine…

  13. Exploring the Effectiveness of a Measurement Error Tutorial in Helping Teachers Understand Score Report Results

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    Zapata-Rivera, Diego; Zwick, Rebecca; Vezzu, Margaret

    2016-01-01

    The goal of this study was to explore the effectiveness of a short web-based tutorial in helping teachers to better understand the portrayal of measurement error in test score reports. The short video tutorial included both verbal and graphical representations of measurement error. Results showed a significant difference in comprehension scores…

  14. What Do Teachers Need? An Exploration of Evidence-Informed Practice for Classroom Assessment in Ontario

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    Cooper, Amanda; Klinger, Don A.; McAdie, Patricia

    2017-01-01

    Background: Within the realm of public education, there is a well-known "knowledge to practice gap" on current conceptions of classroom assessment. A collaborative research project undertaken by the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) and a research team at Queen's University explored the roots of this gap from the…

  15. Teachers' Use of Computational Tools to Construct and Explore Dynamic Mathematical Models

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    Santos-Trigo, Manuel; Reyes-Rodriguez, Aaron

    2011-01-01

    To what extent does the use of computational tools offer teachers the possibility of constructing dynamic models to identify and explore diverse mathematical relations? What ways of reasoning or thinking about the problems emerge during the model construction process that involves the use of the tools? These research questions guided the…

  16. Teachers' Use of Computational Tools to Construct and Explore Dynamic Mathematical Models

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    Santos-Trigo, Manuel; Reyes-Rodriguez, Aaron

    2011-01-01

    To what extent does the use of computational tools offer teachers the possibility of constructing dynamic models to identify and explore diverse mathematical relations? What ways of reasoning or thinking about the problems emerge during the model construction process that involves the use of the tools? These research questions guided the…

  17. From Lesson Plan to New Comprehension: Exploring Student Teachers' Pedagogical Reasoning in Learning about Teaching

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    Nilsson, Pernilla

    2009-01-01

    The research reported in this paper is based on an exploration of the ways in which student teachers learn about the issues and concerns that shape their own professional learning. Shulman's process of pedagogical reasoning and action was used as a conceptual framework to systematically elucidate different critical incidents that student teachers…

  18. Exploring Prospective English Language Teachers' Perceptions of the "Internet" through Metaphorical Conceptualizations

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    Yaman, Ismail

    2016-01-01

    This qualitative phenomenological study aims to explore prospective English language teachers' perceptions of the "Internet" through metaphors. The study has been conducted with the participation of 143 Grade 1 and Grade 2 students attending the English Language Teaching (ELT) Programme at Ondokuz Mayis University. A form with a simple…

  19. Exploring the Underlying Components of Primary School Teachers' Pedagogical Content Knowledge for Technology Education

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    Rohaan, Ellen J.; Taconis, Ruurd; Jochems, Wim M. G.

    2011-01-01

    In the study described in this article, primary school teachers' pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) of technology education was measured with a multiple choice test; the Teaching of Technology Test (TTT). The aim of the study was to explore the latent factor structure of PCK, which is considered to be a crucial and distinctive domain of teacher…

  20. Applied Ethics as a Foundation in Early Childhood Teacher Education: Exploring the Connections and Possibilities

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    Giovacco-Johnson, Tricia

    2011-01-01

    This project explores how one early childhood preparation program integrated applied ethics in introductory coursework. Recognizing that students enter teacher education with well-formed values and beliefs regarding children and teaching, carefully planned learning experience and encounters in real life learning contexts expand their understanding…

  1. Productive Dissonance: A Musical-Analytical Exploration of Teacher Educator Perceptions in a Multicultural Education Program

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    Clark, Lynn Violet

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to explore, using a musical metaphor, the consonance, counterpoint, dissonance, and resonance of a large-scale multicultural teacher education program. In particular, it examines the different instructional approaches of seven graduate students and two faculty who currently teach an undergraduate multicultural…

  2. Exploring Attitude Transformation: A Grounded Theory Study of Romanian Teachers of Roma Students

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    Jones, Laura Estella

    2016-01-01

    The purpose of this systematic grounded theory study was to explore the process of change in teacher attitudes toward including Roma ("Gypsy") students in non-segregated schools in Romania. The theories guiding this study included Mezirow's (1991, 2000) theory of transformation, Gay's (2002, 2013) theory of culturally responsive…

  3. Exploring the Effectiveness of a Measurement Error Tutorial in Helping Teachers Understand Score Report Results

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    Zapata-Rivera, Diego; Zwick, Rebecca; Vezzu, Margaret

    2016-01-01

    The goal of this study was to explore the effectiveness of a short web-based tutorial in helping teachers to better understand the portrayal of measurement error in test score reports. The short video tutorial included both verbal and graphical representations of measurement error. Results showed a significant difference in comprehension scores…

  4. Life Course Research Design: Exploring Career Change Experiences of Former School Teachers and Police Officers

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    Howes, Loene M.; Goodman-Delahunty, Jane

    2014-01-01

    Once associated with lifetime employment, policing and teaching have become increasingly associated with employee attrition. We used a life course research design to explore career turning points and transitions, in the context of preceding and following careers. Former police officers ("n" = 9) and former teachers ("n" = 15)…

  5. Exploring Teachers' Practices in Teaching Mathematics and Statistics in Kwazulu-Natal Schools

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    Umugiraneza, Odette; Bansilal, Sarah; North, Delia

    2017-01-01

    Teaching approaches and assessment practices are key factors that contribute to the improvement of learner outcomes. The study on which this article is based, explored the methods used by KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) teachers in teaching and assessing mathematics and statistics. An instrument containing closed and open-ended questions was distributed to…

  6. Educational Technology Training Workshops for Mathematics Teachers: An Exploration of Perception Changes

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    Lau, Wilfred Wing Fat; Yuen, Allan Hoi Kau

    2013-01-01

    This study examined the effects of educational technology training workshops on perception changes of mathematics teachers. Three perceptions, namely, pedagogical orientation, efficacy, and liking in relation to technology integration, were explored in this study. Two research questions were addressed: Do educational technology training workshops…

  7. Exploring Democracy: Nordic Music Teachers' Approaches to the Development of Immigrant Students' Musical Agency

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    Karlsen, Sidsel

    2014-01-01

    In this article, a multi-sited ethnographic study was taken as a point of departure for exploring how Nordic music teachers, who work in multicultural environments, understand the development of their students' musical agency. The study was based on theories developed within general sociology and the sociology of music, as well as in previous…

  8. Teacher-Directed and Learner-Engaged: Exploring a Confucian Conception of Education

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    Tan, Charlene

    2015-01-01

    Against a backdrop of an international trend to shift from a teacher-centred to a learner-centred education, this article explores a Confucian conception of education. Focusing on an ancient Chinese text "Xueji" (Record of Learning), the essay examines its educational ideals and practices based on the principles of "choice",…

  9. Using Wenger's Communities of Practice to Explore a New Teacher Cohort

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    Cuddapah, Jennifer L.; Clayton, Christine D.

    2011-01-01

    This qualitative study explores a cohort professional development experience that brought new teachers together every few weeks from across an urban school district. Observation data were analyzed through Wenger's (1998) "Communities of Practice" social learning framework. The purpose was to examine how a cohort can be a valuable resource of new…

  10. Exploring Attitude Transformation: A Grounded Theory Study of Romanian Teachers of Roma Students

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    Jones, Laura Estella

    2016-01-01

    The purpose of this systematic grounded theory study was to explore the process of change in teacher attitudes toward including Roma ("Gypsy") students in non-segregated schools in Romania. The theories guiding this study included Mezirow's (1991, 2000) theory of transformation, Gay's (2002, 2013) theory of culturally responsive…

  11. Exploring the Development of Pre-Service Science Elementary Teachers' Pedagogical Content Knowledge

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    Nilsson, Pernilla; Loughran, John

    2012-01-01

    This paper explores how a group of pre-service elementary science student teachers came to understand the development of their Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK) over the course of a semester's study in a science methods course. At the start of the semester, PCK was introduced to them as an academic construct and as a conceptual tool that they…

  12. Speech and Language Therapists and Teachers Working Together: Exploring the Issues

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    Baxter, Susan; Brookes, Clair; Bianchi, Karen; Rashid, Khadeeja; Hay, Fiona

    2009-01-01

    Research suggests that there are benefits for children and staff from joint working between speech and language therapists (SLTs) and teachers. However, differing models and a number of obstacles to successful joint working have been identified. Using a survey design, this study aimed to: explore the perceptions of school staff regarding a speech…

  13. 高职院校学生"职业化"培训的探索与实践%Exploration and Practice of Vocational College Students' Professional Training

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    陈柳乡

    2016-01-01

    如何满足企业的员工职业素质要求是当前高职院校面临的挑战."职业化"培训体系的探索与融入教学体系,并通过全方位的员工思维与行为体验训练,让"职业化"理念全方位渗透于学习生活中,最终实现学校到企业的无缝对接.%How to meet the requirements of enterprise staff's professional quality is the challenge of the vocational colleges. Exploration and integration into the teaching system of professional training system, lets the concept of "professional" in all aspects of study and life through a full range of staff thinking and behavior experience training, so as to realize the school to the enterprise seamless.

  14. Re-Contextualizing Vocational Didactics in Norwegian Vocational Education and Training

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    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available This article explores teachers and trainers didactical practices in different contexts in Norwegian VET: schools and workplaces. With the introduction of e-resources and e-portfolios in VET, learners as well as teachers and trainers experience a more hybrid learning-arena, which claims for a recontextualization of vocational didactics as well as re-defining roles and responsibilities of the actors. The article discuss new forms of boundary crossing, dealing with e-portfolios as boundary objects, increasing learner autonomy, transformative learning outcomes, interaction between actors and designing learning processes in hybrid learning-arenas. Vocational didactics as understood in a teacher-training context are challenged by more actors and new forms of interactivity with technological tools crossing sites. The study is based on a longitudinal study in a national project on quality assessment, interviews with teachers and trainers as well as apprenticeship training offices supported by documentary evidence from three trades: sales, plumbing and industrial mechanics.

  15. The Implied Character Curriculum in Vocational and Nonvocational English Classes: Designing Social Futures for Working Class Students and Their Teachers

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    Smagorinsky, Peter; Boggs, George L.; Jakubiak, Cori; Wilson, Amy A.

    2010-01-01

    This study combines data from three case studies of teachers moving from their university teacher education programs into their first jobs, with data collected through observations and interviews totaling six observation cycles over the 2 years of data collection. The curricula for working class students that the three teachers taught represent a…

  16. Research on the Current Situation of Private Higher Vocational Teachers Team Based on SWOT%基于SWOT分析法对民办高职师资队伍现状的研究

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    陈春

    2014-01-01

    师资队伍建设是高职院校人力资源建设的重要组成部分,以泉州民办高职师资队伍建设情况为对象,运用SWOT分析法对学校的竞争优势、竞争劣势、机会和威胁进行综合分析,提出师资队伍建设的思路及策略,以期为民办高职院校制定师资队伍发展规划提供方法上的建议。%Teachers team construction is an important component of human resources construction in higher vocational colleges. Taking the private higher vocational teachers team construction in Quanzhou as the subject,the SWOT method is applied to comprehen-sively analyze the school competitive advantages,disadvantages,opportunities and threats. This paper puts forward the ideas and strat-egies of teachers team construction in order to provide suggestions for private higher vocational colleges to design the teachers team de-velopment plan.

  17. Exploration of Mathematics Modeling Teaching in Secondary Vocational School%中职数学建模教学探索

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    宋天兵

    2014-01-01

    Secondary vocational mathematics modeling teaching is paid more attention and the goal of mathematics teaching is to make students master Maths and use it on daily life. It is not only benefit for them to acquire mathematic mind but also learn the skills to solve the problems.%中职数学教学越来越得到重视,而数学教学的最终目标是培养学生学数学、用数学。在中职院校开展数学建模教学,既是对学生数学思维能力的培养,更是对学生用数学解决实际问题的能力培养。

  18. An Exploration of Teachers' Efforts to Understand Identity Work and its Relevance to Science Instruction

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    Smith, M. Cecil; Darfler, Anne

    2012-06-01

    US educators express concern that students are turning away from the study of science and have little interest in pursuing science careers. Nationally, science achievement scores for 8th graders are unchanged since 1996, but 12th graders' scores have significantly decreased. A shortcoming of education reform efforts is lack of attention to students' developmental needs. Science study should enable students to learn about themselves—to develop and refine their skills, define their values, explore personal interests, and understand the importance of science to themselves and others. Effective secondary science instruction requires attention to students' identity development—the key developmental task of adolescence. Secondary science teachers participated in an 8-week course focused on understanding adolescent identity development and methods for addressing identity. Transcripts of the teachers' online discussions of salient issues were analyzed to determine their perceptions regarding classroom identity work. Teachers identified several assets and obstacles to identity work that were organized into two broad categories: teacher knowledge, training opportunities, and administrative support, or lack of these; and, presence of inflexible curricula, standardized testing regimes, and increased teacher accountability. Implications for student growth and science teacher professional development are discussed.

  19. The mathematics textbook at tertiary level as curriculum material - exploring the teacher's decision-making process

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    Randahl, Mira

    2016-08-01

    This paper reports on a study about how the mathematics textbook was perceived and used by the teacher in the context of a calculus part of a basic mathematics course for first-year engineering students. The focus was on the teacher's choices and the use of definitions, examples and exercises in a sequence of lectures introducing the derivative concept. Data were collected during observations of lectures and an interview, and informal talks with the teacher. The introduction and the treatment of the derivative as proposed by the teacher during the lectures were analysed in relation to the results of the content text analysis of the textbook. The teacher's decisions were explored through the lens of intended learning goals for engineering students taking the mathematics course. The results showed that the sequence of concepts and the formal introduction of the derivative as proposed by the textbook were closely followed during the lectures. The examples and tasks offered to the students focused strongly on procedural knowledge. Although the textbook proposes both examples and exercises that promote conceptual knowledge, these opportunities were not fully utilized during the observed lectures. Possible reasons for the teacher's choices and decisions are discussed.

  20. 浅谈心理健康教育在职业学校班主任工作中的作用%Talking about the Role of Mental Health Education in Vocational School Head Teacher Work

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    王囡

    2014-01-01

    The rapid development of society and economy promotes the prosperity of vocational education. More and more students go into vocational schools, but because of the quality of traditional thinking and the students themselves and other reasons, vocational school students' psychological problems have become increasingly prominent, the necessary psycholog-ical counseling is very important. As a teacher of vocational education in most contact between teachers and students, inject the necessary psychological education in classroom management work is imperative.%社会经济的高速发展,促进了职业教育的繁荣。越来越多的学生涌入职业学校,但由于传统思想及学生自身素质等原因,职业学校学生的心理问题已经日益凸显,必要的心理疏导十分重要。班主任作为职业教育中与学生接触最多的教师,在班级管理工作中注入必要的心理教育势在必行。

  1. 提高教师科技创新能力 构建职业教育立交桥%The Research on Improving the Scientific and Technological Innovation Ability of Teachers by Establishing a Bridge among Vocational Education

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    陈冬梅

    2012-01-01

    In the reform process of perfecting vocational education system and establishing a bridge among vocational educations , the administrative and management departments of education at different levels and in higher vocational colleges have difficulties in carrying out the reform because of the overall power, the teacher's level, curriculum, and the source of funding, etc. This essay puts forward some countermeasures to improve the scientific and technological innovation ability of teachers in order to meet the chances and challenges in establishing a bridge among vocational education.%在完善职业教育体系、构建职业教育立交桥的改革进程中,各级教育行政管理部门及各高等职业院校受制于高职院校的总体实力、师资水平、课程设置、经费来源等因素而举步维艰.要大力提高教师科技创新能力,以迎接构建职业教育立交桥进程中的机遇与挑战.

  2. Exploring teacher's perceptions of concept mapping as a teaching strategy in science: An action research approach

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    Marks Krpan, Catherine Anne

    In order to promote science literacy in the classroom, students need opportunities in which they can personalize their understanding of the concepts they are learning. Current literature supports the use of concept maps in enabling students to make personal connections in their learning of science. Because they involve creating explicit connections between concepts, concept maps can assist students in developing metacognitive strategies and assist educators in identifying misconceptions in students' thinking. The literature also notes that concept maps can improve student achievement and recall. Much of the current literature focuses primarily on concept mapping at the secondary and university levels, with limited focus on the elementary panel. The research rarely considers teachers' thoughts and ideas about the concept mapping process. In order to effectively explore concept mapping from the perspective of elementary teachers, I felt that an action research approach would be appropriate. Action research enabled educators to debate issues about concept mapping and test out ideas in their classrooms. It also afforded the participants opportunities to explore their own thinking, reflect on their personal journeys as educators and play an active role in their professional development. In an effort to explore concept mapping from the perspective of elementary educators, an action research group of 5 educators and myself was established and met regularly from September 1999 until June 2000. All of the educators taught in the Toronto area. These teachers were interested in exploring how concept mapping could be used as a learning tool in their science classrooms. In summary, this study explores the journey of five educators and myself as we engaged in collaborative action research. This study sets out to: (1) Explore how educators believe concept mapping can facilitate teaching and student learning in the science classroom. (2) Explore how educators implement concept

  3. Bringing Realism Into the Vocational Typing Course

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    Lloyd, Alan C.

    1978-01-01

    Based on "Typing 2," Gregg's new second-year vocational typing book for high schools, this article discusses ways to use the textbook and what the teacher can do to support the spirit of realism, purpose, and efficiency that the author feels should dominate the vocational typing course. (TA)

  4. Exploration on the Integration of Vocational Skills and Vocational Training Teaching%探讨职业技能鉴定和高职实训教学的融合

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    邹华斌

    2011-01-01

    This paper combined with the current shortcomings in professional qualification certification of vocational schools,superficial analyzed how to better integrate vocational education training teaching and vocational skills.%本文结合目前职业院校职业资格认证工作中存在的一些不足之处,粗浅分析职业教育实训教学和职业技能鉴定工作如何更好的融合。

  5. 对高职院校建立青年教师导师制的几点思考%Reflections on the Establishment of Tutorial System for Young Teachers in Higher Vocational Colleges

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    刘立峰

    2014-01-01

    To establish the tutorial system for young teachers in higher vocational colleges is an important way to train young teachers' professional development. Starting from the characteris-tics of young teachers as a "vulnerable group", this paper ana-lyzes the necessity of establishing the tutorial system for young teachers, and elaborates the content and implementation ap-proaches of the tutorial system for young teachers.%高职院校建立青年教师导师制是培养青年教师专业化发展的重要途径之一;从青年教师作为“弱势群体”的特点出发,分析建立青年教师导师制的必要性;阐述青年教师导师制的内容和实施途径。

  6. Job Burnout Problems of Ideological and Political Teachers in Higher Vocational College%高职院校思政课教师职业倦怠问题探析

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    文豪

    2011-01-01

    With the development of higher vocational education, the phenomenon of job burnout in ideological and political teachers of higher vocational colleges is highlighted. How to ease the job burnout is the important issue of the current education sector must respond to. The article analyzes the influence of job burnout of ideological and political teachers, the causes and relief measures.%随着我国高等职业教育的发展,高职院校思政课教师的职业倦怠现象日益凸显,如何缓解高职院校思政课教师的职业倦怠是当前教育界必须应对的重要课题.文章对高职院校思政课教师职业倦怠的影响、产生原因及其缓解对策进行了分析.

  7. Study on the Construction for Bilingual Teachers of International Business Courses in Higher Vocational College%浅谈高职商务类课程双语师资建设

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    陈跃华; 田娟

    2011-01-01

    在调查和分析了高职商务类双语师资的现状基础上,提出了其应具备的素质,进而从培训和制度两方面探讨了建设高职商务类双语师资的途径。%Based on a survey and an analysis of the status of bilingual teachers for international business courses in higher vocational colleges, the paper puts forward bilingual teachers'necessary qual- ities, and then, from the two aspects of training and policies, provides the ways of construction for bi- lingual teachers of international business courses in higher vocational colleges.

  8. Exploring science teachers' pedagogical content knowledge in the teaching of genetics in Swaziland

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    Mthethwa-Kunene, Khetsiwe Eunice Faith

    Recent trends show that learners' enrolment and performance in science at secondary school level is dwindling. Some science topics including genetics in biology are said to be difficult for learners to learn and thus they perform poorly in examinations. Teacher knowledge base, particularly topic-specific pedagogical content knowledge (PCK), has been identified by many researchers as an important factor that is linked with learner understanding and achievement in science. This qualitative study was an attempt to explore the PCK of four successful biology teachers and how they developed it in the context of teaching genetics. The purposive sampling technique was employed to select the participating teachers based on their schools' performance in biology public examinations and recommendations by science specialists and school principals. Pedagogical content knowledge was used as a theoretical framework for the study, which guided the inquiry in data collection, analysis and discussion of the research findings. The study adopted the case study method and various sources of evidence including concept maps, lesson plans, pre-lesson interviews, lesson observations, post-teaching teacher questionnaire, post-lesson interviews and document analysis were used to collect data on teachers' PCK as well as how PCK was assumed to have developed. The data were analysed in an attempt to determine the individual teachers' school genetics' content knowledge, related knowledge of instructional strategies and knowledge of learners' preconceptions and learning difficulties. The analysis involved an iterative process of coding data into PCK categories of content knowledge, pedagogical knowledge and knowledge of learners' preconceptions and learning difficulties. The findings of the study indicate that the four successful biology teachers generally have the necessary content knowledge of school genetics, used certain topic-specific instructional strategies, but lacked knowledge of

  9. Exploration of Vocational College Advanced Mathematics Curriculum Content Reform%高职高等数学课程内容改革的探索

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    李东方

    2015-01-01

    Advanced mathematics is an essential public course of vocational college Science and Engineering professionals, personnel training in positioning in broadening cultural knowledge, empowerment support, providing professional tools in these areas. However, the current presence of Higher Mathematics Education Student Senate times uneven foundation, em-phasis theory teaching materials, teaching methods and examination system of single and many other issues. Based on the above issue, the article on the status of teaching in higher vocational colleges, combined with the author's teaching practice, the integration of classroom teaching content from optimization, explored the use of aspects of modern teaching methods re-form of teaching methods.%高等数学是高职院校理工科各专业必不可少的一门公共课,在人才培养中的作用集中在拓宽文化知识、增强能力支撑、提供专业工具这几个方面。然而,目前的高职高等数学教育中存在学生基础参差不齐,教材内容偏重理论,教学方法和考评体系单一等诸多问题。基于上述问题,文章就高职院校的教学现状,结合作者的教学实践,从优化整合课堂教学内容,利用现代教学手段改革教学方法等方面进行了探索。

  10. 高职护理专业有机化学教学探讨%Exploration on Vocational Nursing Organic Chemistry Teaching

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    张卫文

    2012-01-01

    For secondary school students of senior high vocational school nursing profession,there's certain difficulty in their study of organic chemistry,the teacher must according to actual condition,strengthen with the course teacher lectures emerges,clear teaching key points and difficulties,and to pay attention to the theory with practice,to improve the students' interest in study,and make full use of multimedia technology,arouses student's enthusiasm,the strengthening of teaching,to improve the theoretical knowledge understanding and so on aspect,efforts to achieve this course standards of teaching goal,the study of the course for the subsequent lay a good foundation%对于从初中入学的高职护理专业学生,在学习有机化学时存在着一定困难,老师要根据实际情况,加强同课程教师集体备课,明确教学重点、难点,在注重理论联系实际,提高学生学习兴趣,充分利用多媒体技术,调动学生的学习热情,加强实验教学,提高学生对理论知识的理解等方面下功夫,努力达到本课程标准规定的教学目标,为后续课程的学习打下良好的基础。

  11. Exploring Blended Learning for Science Teacher Professional Development in an African Context

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    Bopelo Boitshwarelo

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available This paper explores a case of teacher professional development in Botswana, where a blended learning solution was attempted. The analysis of the implementation environment reveals deficiencies in policy, schools (workplaces, and training providers. The paper concludes with three recommendations: 1 Schools should support on-going teacher learning in the workplace and should manage ICT resources for use by both teachers and students; 2 Government should support participatory and localised learning and institutionalise ICT access and use; and 3 Training providers should use blended methods and should model good ICT practices. The author also notes that change is needed in the culture of teaching and learning so that ongoing, situated, participatory, and collaborative approaches are accepted. Finally, collaboration between the training providers and the schools is necessary as is a change in beliefs about the use of ICTs in education.

  12. Vocational Education and Vocational Skills

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    Madsen, Erik Skov

    Abstract: This paper and presentation is based on case studies in China, Mexico and Denmark. The paper identifies challenges posed to production companies by a lack of vocational skills and vocational education. The study is focusing on different types of production systems i.e. on manual, complex......, a framework of skills related to process tasks is developed. The paper and the presentation conclude that much more focus is needed on the development of vocational education and vocational skills in Denmark, the U.K, and in the U.S. and in China for employees to be able to handle future automated...

  13. Exploring Bias in Math Teachers' Perceptions of Students' Ability by Gender and Race/Ethnicity.

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    Riegle-Crumb, Catherine; Humphries, Melissa

    2012-04-01

    This study explores whether gender stereotypes about math ability shape high school teachers' assessments of the students with whom they interact daily, resulting in the presence of conditional bias. It builds on theories of intersectionality by exploring teachers' perceptions of students in different gender and racial/ethnic subgroups, and advances the literature on the salience of gender across contexts by considering variation across levels of math course-taking in the academic hierarchy. Utilizing nationally representative data from the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS), analyses reveal that disparities in teachers' perceptions of ability that favored white males over minority students of both genders are explained away by student achievement in the form of test scores and grades. However, we find evidence of a consistent bias against white females which, although relatively small in magnitude, suggests that teachers hold the belief that math is easier for white males than it is for white females. We also find some evidence of variation across course level contexts with regard to bias. We conclude by discussing the implications of our findings for research on the construction of gender inequality.

  14. On Innovation of School-Based Teacher Training in Higher Vocational Colleges%试论高职高专教师校本培训创新

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    徐丽玲

    2012-01-01

    Higher vocational training should be based on school and job practice, with emphasis on training value and training efficency. According to the school teaching reform practice, different types of teachers' characteristics and different features of the specialty, school-based training target should be designed, training contents and training form should be selected and innovated. To strengthen higher vocational training, teacher-oriented principle should be adhered to, analysing teachers'professional development target, creating a stimulating atmosphere, realising the concept of learning as working and working as learning, exerting oneself to solve difficult problems to promote innovation of training strategy.%高职高专校本培训要立足学校与岗位实际,注重培训价值与培训效率提升;根据学校教学改革实际、不同类型教师特点以及不同专业特色设计校本培训目标、选择培训内容与培训形式并不断创新;加强高职高专校本培训,要“以教师为本”,分解教师专业发展目标,营造激励氛围,实现工作学习化与学习工作化,着力解决培训中的难点问题,促进培训策略的不断创新。

  15. The Study Report on the Performing Problem of the Teaching Right of Higher Vocational Teachers%高职教师的课程授课权利行使的问题与对策

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    唐铁骊

    2014-01-01

    The Higher Vocational Education is committed to educative reforms, such as talent training plan, teaching mode, teaching method, and so on. However, the studies related to the teaching right of higher vocational teachers are still insufficient. This paper discusses on the teaching right of higher vocational teachers, and analyzes the current problems inside it, in order to establish scientific education, strengthen publicity and sets up perfect inspection mechanism and evaluation system of teaching right. Consequently , the efficiency of the classroom can be improved, and the specific measures of the teaching right can be ex-ecuted correctly by teachers.%高职教育多年致力于对人才培养方案、教学模式、教学方法等方面的教育改革,但在教师课程授课权利方面的研究较为缺乏。本文对当前高职教育中教师授课权利行使中存在的问题进行了分析,提出了建立科学教育观,加强宣传,建立完善的课堂授课权利行使的检查机制和评价体系,提升课堂效率,教师正确行使课程授课权利的具体措施。

  16. Exploring the biographies of prospective science teachers: Evolving perspectives on diversity and equity

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    George, Magnia Ayodele

    Science as a body of knowledge holds a highly regarded place in society. In recent years, science education has been the object of national scrutiny as the result of assessment data that indicates that the scientific literacy of students in the United States is marginal as compared to other advanced nations around the world. Students of color have been especially targeted due to the historical underrepresentation of this group in the sciences. Specifically access to a rigorous science curriculum and qualified teachers has been implicated in improving the chances of traditionally underserved students to participate and achieve in science. The aim of this study was to explore the perspectives (i.e., the beliefs, knowledge, and experiences) of prospective secondary science teachers regarding a science for all reform agenda. Constructivist, critical, and feminist methodologies were used to elicit prospective teachers' views of equity in science teaching and learning as they described their experiences as science learners and prospective science teachers. The topic of multicultural science education served as a context for focus group conversations. Analysis of conversations revealed that participants' lived experiences as learners and teachers-in-the-making shape their views of science and science education, their views of issues of diversity in teaching and learning, and their views of the organizational features of schooling. A dialogic relational perspective (DRP) model that attends to biography is proposed as a means for considering the roles of teacher, student, and science in relationship to the goals of science for all. The model is presented and discussed in the context of equity pedagogy for science teacher preparation and development.

  17. An evaluation of the effectiveness of the Teachers and Researchers Exploring and Collaborating Professional Development Program

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    Kaden, Ute

    2007-12-01

    Research has shown that teachers' skills and knowledge are key determinants of students' opportunities to learn (Haycock, 2003). As highlighted in the National Science Education Standards (National Research Council, 1996) professional development must include experiences that engage teachers in active learning that builds their knowledge, understanding, and ability. The 2004 to 2006 Teacher and Researcher Exploring and Collaborating Professional Development Program (TREC) program funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and implemented by the Arctic Research Consortium of the United States (ARCUS) targeted well documented shortcomings in professional development by offering two to six weeks field research experiences in the Arctic Region for K-12 teachers as a collaborative approach between scientists and science teachers. This study described the extent of effectiveness of TREC with regard to teachers' abilities to teach science in terms of knowledge, attitudes, and skills and identified program components that were most effective. A mixed methods research design was used requiring the collection and systematic analysis of (1) archival data collected by the Arctic Research Consortium of the United States (ARCUS); and (2) participant survey. Data were analyzed and interpreted utilizing descriptive statistics, cross-tabulation and triangulation (Glaser & Strauss, 1967; Lincoln & Guba, 1985). The results of this study provides evidence that TREC was effective as a professional development program in refining science teachers' knowledge, skills, and confidence to teach science effectively, renewed their enthusiasm for teaching and promoted students' learning. Respondents reported that they introduced new topics in their science lessons, incorporated new hands-on activities, gave more emphasis to data collection, integrated more technology, assigned projects based on "real world" problems more frequently, and communicated the excitement of Polar research. The

  18. 论高职院校青年教师的职业倦怠问题%On the Job Burnout of Young Teachers in Higher Voca-tional Colleges

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    熊国芳

    2015-01-01

    Currently, the phenomenon of the job burnout of teach-ers, especially young teachers in higher vocational colleges, is relatively severe. Due to the particularity of students they are faced with, as well as the pressure from the society and life, young teachers in higher vocational colleges are more prone to job burnout, which will do great harm if it is not timely controlled. This paper attempts to elaborate the current situation and mani-festations of teachers' job burnout, the causes and harm of higher vocational college young teachers' job burnout, as well as the countermeasures to alleviate young teachers' job burnout.%当前,教师职业倦怠现象较为严重,特别是高职院校的青年教师,由于他们所面对的学生的特殊性,加之来自社会、生活等方面的压力,更容易产生职业倦怠。这种现象如不及时得到控制,会产生极大的危害。本文试图从教师职业倦怠的现状和表现,高职青年教师职业倦怠的成因、危害以及缓解青年教师职业倦怠的对策等五个方面入手展开论述。

  19. 西部地区高职院校教师职业压力应对策略研究%Countermeasures to Occupational Pressures of Teachers in Vocational Colleges from Western China

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    王泽华

    2015-01-01

    Occupational pressure is a threatening stimulation which continuously functions in the occupational environment and a state of tension caused by a series of changes of individual psychological ,physiological and behavior activity .Teacher occupational stress is a negative emotional experience and the perceptual process caused by the working conditions of teachers realizing that they pose a threat to their self -esteem and health .Appropriate occupational stress of teachers is the power of vocational college teachers'work ,but too much stress will have a negative impact to the work . This study by truly investigating and understanding work stress situation of vocational college teachers in the western region ,analyzing of existing problems ,and highlighting the strategy to solve the problem ,provides a theoretical basis and practice guidance in order to build of a healthy team of vocational college teachers .%高职院校教师职业压力是高职院校教师意识到其工作状况对其自尊和健康构成威胁而引起的消极情感体验。适当的教师职业压力是高职院校教师工作的动力,但是压力太大就会给工作带来负面影响。通过调查,真实地了解西部地区高职院校教师职业压力情况,分析存在的问题,提出解决问题的策略,能够为建设一支身心健康的高职院校教师队伍提供理论依据与实践指导。

  20. Role of Headmasters, Teachers, and Supervisors in Knowledge Transfer about Occupational Health and Safety to Pupils in Vocational Education

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    Ing-Marie Andersson

    2015-12-01

    Conclusion: Teachers and supervisors did not plan the training in OHS in accordance with the provisions of systematic work environment management. Instead, the teachers based the training on their own experiences. Most of the supervisors did not receive information from the schools as to what should be included when introducing OHS issues in WPL.