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2008-10-07 15:00:34

All Kinds of Minds today congratulates Heather Sparks for earning "2009 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year" honors. Sparks is a graduate of the All Kinds of Minds Schools Attuned program and serves as a program facilitator, where she spent her summer months training fellow educators in the Schools Attuned techniques and methodologies. "Schools Attuned is a professional development experience that has significantly changed my teaching," Sparks said. "After completing the Core Course in 2000, I...

2008-10-06 00:00:32

THE noble profession is no longer looked upon with the respect it once commanded. It is sad but true that most parents pass disparaging remarks about teachers, particularly the lack of passion. National Parent-Teacher Collaborative Council president Associate Professor Datuk Mohamad Ali Hasan echoes public sentiment when he says teachers today lack dedication. Realising the dire consequences to future generations, the Education Ministry is upgrading the training curriculum, with special...

2008-10-02 03:00:37

By Hahs-Vaughn, Debbie L Scherff, Lisa ABSTRACT. Although much research on teacher attrition and mobility exists, few researchers have addressed English teachers specifically. The present authors, using the 1999-2000 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS) and the Teacher Follow-Up Survey (TFS; National Center for Education Statistics, 2005) examined individual and school characteristics and mentoring and induction activities that affect beginning English teachers' attrition, mobility, and...

2008-09-16 12:00:40

EVERY year, thousands of young people leave school after 12 years compulsory education with poor basic skills. However, the drive to improve reading and writing standards has already faced serious delay with the department's Literacy and Numeracy Taskforce only established in February of this year - almost a year behind schedule. A report by the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee in December 2006 also castigated the department's previous policy - which cost Pounds 40m and failed to...

2008-09-11 15:00:11

George Mason University's New Science Teachers' Support Network has outlined the most vital support needed for new uncertified U.S. science teachers. The researchers said an increasing number of teachers with science degrees, but little training in education or teaching experience, are being hired. And without proper support, 66 percent of such new teachers will quit within three years. Network researchers determined students enrolled in the classes of teachers who received the support of...

2008-08-30 09:00:54

By Spooner, Melba Flowers, Claudia; Lambert, Richard; Algozzine, Bob Abstract: The authors surveyed student teachers in a yearlong internship and their peers in a traditional semester-long internship to compare perceptions across different practice teaching experiences. All participants were enrolled in the same university and were similar across gender, age, ethnicity, and undergraduate educational experiences. The students in the yearlong internship reported a better relationship with...

2008-08-29 03:00:44

By Akengin, Hamza Use of information technologies in the field of geography, one of the important disciplines that comprise the social studies course, contributes to rendering abstract phenomena and concepts concrete in terms of primary education students, thereby increases their interest in social studies. In this context, the basic purpose of this study is to evaluate the use of information technologies in teaching geographical subjects within the scope of the social studies course. The...

2008-08-29 03:00:44

By Okoye, Nnamid S Momoh, Solomon O; Aigbomian, Daniel O; Okecha, Rita Ebele The study examined the instruction between two independent variables of Teacher Quality and Instructional Strategy on Students Performance in Secondary School Science. In trying to examine the problem of this study, three null hypotheses were generated for testing at 0.05 level of significance Factorial Analysis of variance design with one dependent variable and two independent variables at two levels. The t-test...

2008-08-27 18:00:47

By Moira Sharkey THE Welsh Assembly Government has been accused of "trying to get education on the cheap" after figures showed a drop in the number of teachers and a rise in teaching assistants. The criticism was made by the Welsh Conservatives after latest statistics showed teacher numbers in Wales' schools fell from27,065 in 2007 to 26,880 in 2008. During the same period, the number of teaching assistants rose by 865, to 9,583. While recognising the role teaching assistants play in...

2008-08-25 21:00:29

By ELISABETH HULETTE Staff Writer Last year Dan Kassel, 32, was an attorney for the Baltimore City Police Department, but this fall, he'll be a 10th-grade biology teacher at Annapolis High School. "I always thought about teaching," he said. "I felt like it's a profession where you really, truly can make a difference." While the typical new teacher comes to Anne Arundel schools fresh out of college, some of this year's recruits reflect a growing effort by the schools to hire career...