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Desai, Shiv R. – Multicultural Perspectives, 2017
A key focus of teacher preparation should be critical self-reflection, especially given the current context of market-driven school reform, which often leads to school closings, increases school segregation, and devastates local communities. The question, then, becomes how best to guide critical self-reflection for preservice teachers so that they…
Descriptors: Theater Arts, Disadvantaged, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods
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Gonzalez, Monica Marie – Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research, 2016
This inquiry utilizes a sheltered instruction approach to lesson planning with the intention of improving teacher candidates' instruction to English Language Learners (ELLs). In this study a web-based questionnaire and a sheltered instruction lesson plan template were used to facilitate opportunities for teacher candidates to reflect on and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, English Language Learners, Questionnaires, Online Surveys
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Ahn, Ruth; Catbagan, Paula; Tamayo, Kristin; I, Ji Yeong; Lopez, Mario; Walker, Pamela – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
This study examines best practices in teaching mathematics to minority students through two case studies conducted at high-minority junior high schools in the USA and Japan. Observations, interviews, and conversations with the teachers in both countries focused on the research question: how do teachers successfully teach mathematics to minority…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Minority Group Students, Mathematics Instruction, Junior High School Students
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Arce, Josephine – Studying Teacher Education, 2013
This study focuses on how a Chicana/Latina professor contributed to the development of social consciousness with Spanish bilingual credential candidates in a Teacher Education Multiple Subject Credential Program, in California, USA. As a teacher educator, my goals were to look deeply at my teaching approach and to evaluate what the students and I…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Minority Group Teachers, Teacher Educators, Women Faculty
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Dresser, Rocio – i.e.: inquiry in education, 2013
This paper first outlines some of the challenges students and teachers are facing in schools around the country. These challenges include social issues such as violence, drugs and bulling. This coupled with the fact that many instructional programs follow the cognitive-only model and the current push for standardized testing has had a negative…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, English, Language Arts
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Kennedy, Michael J.; Hart, Juliet E.; Kellems, Ryan O. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2011
Teacher education programs are limited in terms of available face-to-face instructional time for preparing general education teacher candidates to work with students with exceptionalities. Given this constraint, developing innovative use of technologies may assist in meeting the demand for highly qualified teachers for such students. In this…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, General Education, Teacher Education Programs, Course Content
Taylor, Roben W. – Multicultural Education, 2010
While it is clear that culturally and linguistically diverse students have the greatest need for quality instructional programs, many researchers argue that they are less likely to be taught with the most effective evidence-based instruction. Banks (2002) contends that the challenges facing educators in meeting the needs of multicultural students…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Education Programs, Federal Legislation
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Hetland, Kristen M.; Strand, Bradford – ICHPER-SD Journal of Research, 2010
The current study described physical education teacher education (PETE) programs at institutions located within the Central District of the United States (CDAAAHPERD). Of the 72 institutions invited to participate, 44 institutions completed the survey (58% response rate). The purpose of this study was to describe the general profile/practices of…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Course Content, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Education Programs
Slekar, Timothy D. – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2009
Although "No Child Left Behind" (NCLB) appears to disregard the teaching of social studies, it should not be assumed that teaching and learning in these content areas is of little importance. Prior to NCLB, discussions over social studies and history standards dominated the political and cultural landscapes. The eventual conclusion from…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, United States History, Methods Courses
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Barrett, Brian D. – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2009
This Bernsteinian analysis conceptualizes No Child Left Behind legislation in the United States as a recent and deliberate shift towards a ''performance'' model of official pedagogic discourse. The paper posits that this shift carries the capacity to fundamentally alter teachers' professional practices and identities. It examines particularly…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Policy, Discourse Analysis, Preservice Teachers