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Suppa, Siobahn – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Mathematics teaching in the United States has notoriously and historically been classified as skill and drill instruction where the main focus of mathematics teaching is procedural fluency across all grade levels. In order to change this norm, we need to seriously consider how we prepare prospective teachers and in turn, how we support those…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Educators
Sexton, Dena M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
One of the prevailing concerns in education is student access to well-qualified teachers. This concern is particularly acute in the case of California math students where one of out of every six teaching in high minority middle and high schools is considered under-prepared, compared to one of twenty in high-achieving schools. Math, as a content…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Professional Identity, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
High, Allison E. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This 5-week case study research used qualitative methods to understand and study the relationship between feedback from course instructors and supervisors, and how it is used in comprehension instructional choices by eight pre-service teachers. The following research questions directed this research: (1) What is the role of feedback in pre-service…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Preservice Teachers, Lesson Plans, Reading Comprehension
Dhillon, Preet Kaur – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this qualitative single case study was to explore preservice teachers' experiences, uses, and applications of videotaped lesson reflections during their practicum in the teacher preparation program (TPP) at one university in West Virginia. The theoretical framework encompassed Dewey's definition of reflection and Schon's concept of…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Teaching Experience
Webb, Jared Neil – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Researchers and teacher educators have made advances in describing mathematics instruction that can support all students in developing conceptual understanding, procedural fluency, strategic competence, adaptive reasoning, and productive dispositions toward mathematics. Some scholars have described teaching toward these goals as ambitious teaching…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Educators
Rose, Courtney Elizabeth – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Recently there has been a call to disrupt the continuous cycle of (re)production from within university-based programs through the development of transformative approaches rooted in the cultural norms of traditionally marginalized populations. This study aimed to explore how one such approach, critical hip-hop pedagogy (CHHP), manifests within the…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Music, Popular Culture, Teacher Education Programs
McCarthy, Mark D. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
In this dissertation, I elaborate a pedagogical practice of creative interference. I use curricular and instructional disturbances to open the possibility for different ways of thinking and acting. I aim to confront problematic representations of people and cultures through complex social contextualization, and to interfere with discourses that…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Learner Engagement, Service Learning, Cultural Pluralism
Levin, Kristen W. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to discover how pre-service teachers (PSTs), classroom teachers, and administrators in an urban charter school perceive their own professional autonomy and administrative support by the school, and how the balance of autonomy and support impact their instructional practices. I designed and implemented this research as…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Professional Autonomy, Preservice Teachers, Urban Schools
Broman, Sarah Elizabeth – ProQuest LLC, 2018
All human beings possess within them implicit and explicit theories which they use repeatedly throughout their lives to explain a wide array of experiences (Tracey & Morrow, 2017). In education, teachers use their theories about reading and learning to read to inform nearly every aspect of their instruction. These belief systems develop over a…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Beliefs, Reading Attitudes
MacVittie, Nichole S. P. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this mixed method dissertation study was to understand the extent to which self-reflection with video (without and with feedback) changes the instructional behavior and reflective abilities of novice special education teacher candidates. The study included three novice teacher candidate participants working with students receiving…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Teaching Methods, Reflection, Preservice Teachers
Joung, Eunmi – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this research is to explore preservice teachers' attitudes and beliefs towards mathematics, mental and written computations, and mental computation anxiety, to investigate their use of different mental computation strategies using different approaches (i.e., Direct Teaching (DT) and Open-Approach (OA)) among the three different…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Beliefs, Mathematics Instruction
Barbosa, Perla De Oliveira – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The public education system in the U.S. has been under assault with the latest neoliberal education reforms. Those reforms are characterized by their antidemocratic and homogenizing assessment system, which reinforces a banking model of education. Such model goes against teachers and teaching, linguistic and cultural diversity and bilingual…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Transformative Learning
Slaughter, Sandra K. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Modeling in the classroom is the key to successful teaching. This study examines whether preservice teachers would use content area literacy instructional routines, which had been modeled in my university course, in their student teaching and first-year classrooms. Both content area literacy and disciplinary literacy were modeled in my university…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Modeling (Psychology), Student Teaching
Raines, Jessie M. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The intent of this qualitative case study was to take an in-depth look at the perceived benefit or lack thereof of a programmed reading curriculum for students with moderate cognitive disabilities within a Title 1 inner-city school. The rationale for the study was that students with moderate cognitive disabilities have difficulties learning to…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Questionnaires, Teacher Attitudes, Moderate Intellectual Disability
Norland, Gretchen – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Leading a whole-class discussion is a complex and critical skill, and pivotal to learning and achievement. Classroom teachers have been challenged to engage students in meaningful dialogue, and successfully meet educational standards and requirements. Teacher education programs are responsible for preparing future candidates--preservice…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Secondary Education, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
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