This article reports on observations of eight beginning secondary mathematics teachers’ classrooms, designed to investigate ways in which they organized students for learning, uses of instructional methods, and how these may differ based on the level of course being taught. Implications for supporting and preparing teachers are discussed.
Educating Effective Science Teachers: Preparing and Following Teachers into the Field
This chapter presents findings from several investigations connected to the preparation of secondary-level science teachers, comparing two secondary science teacher preparation programs (undergraduate and graduate) at a large Midwestern university. The different program designs resulted in a greater use of reform-based science instructional practices by graduate level candidates with science degrees.