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Wu, Hsiao-ping; Guerra, Myriam Jimena – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2017
Pre-service teacher preparation in the United States is becoming progressively more challenging with respect to the demands on teachers. This study examined the impact of tutoring approach on pre-service teachers? skills to work with English language learners through a qualitative research design. Content analysis was used at the thematic level on…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education, Tutoring, English Language Learners
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Musanti, Sandra I.; Rodríguez, Alma D. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2017
Translanguaging, or the complex, dynamic, and integrated linguistic practices of bilinguals have been recently identified as a pedagogical strategy to facilitate learning in bilingual classrooms. Given its potential implications for teacher preparation, a qualitative case study was conducted at a university on the Texas-Mexico border to explore…
Descriptors: Bilingual Teachers, Bilingual Education, Teacher Education, Academic Discourse
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Blevins, Brooke; Moore, Brandon; Dexter Torti, Cameron – Teacher Educator, 2017
This study was designed to use critical reflective journaling practices to explore the experiences of preservice teachers working in a juvenile justice education program called the Reach Academy. Using a qualitative case study design, the researchers explored how 48 preservice teachers utilized critical reflective journaling to examine their own…
Descriptors: Journal Writing, Reflection, Preservice Teachers, Juvenile Justice
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Salerno, April S.; Heny, Natasha A. – Cogent Education, 2016
Though teacher educators nationwide are considering ways to provide urban placements for pre-service teachers (PSTs), little research has examined how PSTs experience placements in schools operated by charter management organizations (CMOs). This study considers CMOs--which often hold particular instructional and classroom management…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, English Teachers, Discourse Analysis, Qualitative Research
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Smith, Patrick Henry; Murillo, Luz A. – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2013
This study explores biliteracy as understood and practiced in school and community contexts in a particular region of the US-Mexico borderlands, the Rio Grande Valley of southeast Texas. Drawing on capital theory, we contrast the ambivalent perceptions of Spanish/English biliteracy held by local pre-service and in-service educators with biliterate…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Literacy, Spanish, English (Second Language)
Sweeny, Shannon P. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Recent research has shown that emphasizing the importance of effort for learning mathematics can have positive effects on students' achievement, engagement and sense of competence (Dweck, 2010; Middleton & Jansen, 2011; National Mathematics Advisory Panel, 2008). In order for teachers to focus on the importance of effort, they need to believe…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Mastery Learning, Teaching Methods
Lo, Yu-Chih – ProQuest LLC, 2009
With the rapidly changing demographics of the public school student population in the United States, teacher preparation programs have been driven to prepare teachers for linguistically and culturally diverse students. Considering these issues, the current research was conducted to benefit current teacher education research regarding English…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Qualitative Research