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Drake, Corey; Land, Tonia J.; Tyminski, Andrew M. – Educational Researcher, 2014
Building on the work of Ball and Cohen and that of Davis and Krajcik, as well as more recent research related to teacher learning from and about curriculum materials, we seek to answer the question, How can prospective teachers (PTs) learn to read and use educative curriculum materials in ways that support them in acquiring the knowledge needed…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education, Qualitative Research, Instructional Materials
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Lenski, Susan J.; Thieman, Gayle Y. – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2013
The purpose of this study was to answer the following research questions: (1) Do secondary social studies pre-service teachers incorporate literacy strategies in their work samples during student teaching? (2) To what extent and under what conditions do secondary social studies pre-service teachers use higher levels of literacy strategies in their…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Student Teaching, Preservice Teachers, Social Studies
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Hamalainen, Raija – Teaching in Higher Education, 2012
Learning involves more than just a small group of participants, which makes designing and managing collaborative learning processes in higher education a challenging task. As a result, emerging concerns in current research have pointed increasingly to teacher orchestrated learning processes in naturalistic learning settings. In line with this…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Learning Processes, Cooperative Learning, Qualitative Research
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Pope, Carol; Beal, Candy; Long, Sheryl; McCammon, Lodge – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2011
This article describes an English language arts teacher preparation perspective that considers middle school students as part of the teacher educator team. Based on a recognized gap in the literature about students as powerful partners, the authors undertook a 3-year study to explore the question, "What do preservice middle school teachers…
Descriptors: Expertise, Video Technology, Middle School Students, Preservice Teachers