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Burke, Brigid M.; Howard, Eric D. – Journal of Catholic Education, 2017
As a result of a university partnership, elementary students at two midwest Catholic elementary schools have been provided with exploratory world language instruction (FLEX) from pre-service teachers. To investigate students' attitudes and learning of Spanish, researchers interviewed second and fourth graders. The students' parents and pre-service…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, FLES, Elementary School Students
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Liu, Laura Blythe – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2017
Globally, teachers are trained to educate and assess children through matrices based on comparative competition, a practice that thrives on ranking. In an era of glocalization, how might educational systems cultivate classroom connections embracing diverse student gifts? This arts-based narrative inquiry explores fatherly life lessons of 17…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Urban Universities
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Mosley Wetzel, Melissa; L. Roser, Nancy; Hoffman, James V.; Antonio Martínez, Ramón; Price-Dennis, Detra – Action in Teacher Education, 2016
The authors, a team of literacy teacher educators who are focused on extending our own understandings of preservice teacher (PST) learning, conducted a cross-case analysis of how PSTs learned to teach literacy in three concurrent practicum experiences. We draw on Grossman's framework of representations, decompositions, and approximations to…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teaching Methods, Literacy, Practicums
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Hoffman, James V.; Wetzel, Melissa Mosley; Peterson, Katie – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2016
In this study, we examined the learning of preservice teachers associated with the features of a literacy tutorial experience. Our qualitative study focused on the close inspection of the experiences of 7 focus cases out of the 19 preservice teachers enrolled in our program across a one-semester tutorial experience. Through our research we…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Literacy, Qualitative Research, Tutoring
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Ahi, Berat; Alisinanoglu, Fatma – European Journal of Educational Research, 2015
The purpose of the research is to evaluate pre-­service preschool teachers' knowledge about environment by analyzing their drawings about it. 70 first grade, 99 second grade, 56 third grade and 44 fourth grade, with a total of 269 students have been evaluated in this research. This qualitative research was made with social structuralism vision.…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preschool Teachers, Concept Teaching, Knowledge Level
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Gaffner, Jacqueline; Johnson, Kary; Torres-Elias, Annette; Dryden, Lisa – Texas Journal of Literacy Education, 2014
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of collaborative efforts between a large metropolitan school district and the school of education at an area urban university. A reading clinic, in which university students conducted small guided reading group lessons with elementary students reading below grade level, was established through…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Small Group Instruction, Individualized Instruction, College School Cooperation