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Castro, Antonio Jamie – ProQuest LLC, 2009
Given the growing cultural and economic diversity of today's students, this qualitative case study investigates how 4 social studies preservice teachers taught for critical multicultural citizenship during their student teaching semester. The tenets of critical citizenship emerge out of the intersection of critical pedagogy and multicultural…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Social Studies, Citizenship, Cultural Pluralism
Tschida, Christina Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine the ways in which four elementary preservice teachers came to understand culturally responsive teaching and began authoring their professional teacher identities. It examined the influence of course work and internship at a culturally and linguistically diverse school on their understandings and…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Focus Groups
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Stran, Margaret; Curtner-Smith, Matthew D. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2009
The purpose of this study was to (a) examine how two preservice teachers (PTs) interpreted and delivered the sport education (SE) model during their student teaching and (b) discover factors that led to the their interpreting and delivering the model in the ways they did. The theoretical framework used to guide data collection and analysis was…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Preservice Teachers, Physical Education, Socialization
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Dantas-Whitney, Maria; Waldschmidt, Eileen Dugan – Bilingual Research Journal, 2009
This study draws on research conducted with participants of a professional development project focusing on serving the needs of English language learners in U.S. public schools. We analyze the reflections of two preservice teachers as an assessment of our ability to meet our goal for social justice in teacher education. Qualitative analysis of the…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Bilingual Education
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Hopkins-Gillispie, Delphina – AILACTE Journal, 2009
This study is part of a larger study that uses mixed methods (qualitative and quantitative methods) to investigate preservice teachers' knowledge and understanding of multiculturalism and to prepare preservice teachers to work in diverse classrooms. The results indicate two findings: 1) that preservice teachers come from homogeneous backgrounds;…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Schools of Education, Multicultural Education
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
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Ogan-Bekiroglu, Feral – International Journal of Science Education, 2009
The purpose of this study was to determine pre-service physics teachers' attitudes towards assessment. It was also aimed to examine the factors affecting their attitudes. Two factors were considered. The first was difficulties that pre-service teachers experienced relating to assessment. The second factor was teachers' self-efficacy regarding…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Constructivism (Learning), Self Efficacy, Physics
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Kroeger, Janice; Pech, Sandra; Cope, Jennifer – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2009
The work of teacher candidates matters in particular ways to the quality of children's experiences and environments when they teach in preschools. We conducted a mixed-method study with survey, interviews, focus groups, and photographic documentation of classroom spaces, and theorized findings through Bahktin's dialogism and the notion of figured…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Mentors, Focus Groups, Classroom Environment
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Ambrosetti, Debra; Cho, Grace; Slate, John R. – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2009
In this study, the authors conducted a mixed analysis of student perceptions of their best high school teachers. The sample of 257 preservice teachers from a College of Education in California described their best high school teacher. From their descriptions, qualitative analysis through the method of constant comparison yielded eight themes:…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, High Schools, Secondary School Teachers, Preservice Teachers
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DiPetta, Tony; Woloshyn, Vera – Journal of Educational Technology, 2009
The use of so-called, "smart-classrooms" or "e-classrooms" where students have wireless access to the internet, electronic projection and display systems, laptops and hand-held computers are increasingly seen as a means for instructors and students in higher education to create new and personalized understandings of traditional…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Beliefs, Attitudes, Computer Uses in Education
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