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Smith, Deborah C.; Jang, Shinho – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2011
This case study of a fifth-year elementary intern's pathway in learning to teach science focused on her science methods course, placement science teaching, and reflections as a first-year teacher. We studied the sociocultural contexts within which the intern learned, their affordances and constraints, and participants' perspectives on their roles…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Preservice Teacher Education, Methods Courses, Teacher Education Curriculum
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Barnett, Michael; Anderson, Janice; Houle, Meredith; Higginbotham, Thomas; Gatling, Ann – Urban Education, 2010
A wide range of research has examined trust building within corporations, businesses, and schools, and between and within organizations, but little research has been conducted that examines trust formation between university researchers and classroom-based teachers. Using a qualitative methodological approach, the authors examined the development…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Urban Schools, Science Teachers, Educational Researchers
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Covitt, Beth A.; Gunckel, Kristin L.; Anderson, Charles W. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2009
The authors developed a framework of empirically grounded curricular goals for water-science literacy and documented the challenges that students face in achieving these goals. Water-related environmental science literacy requires an understanding of connected natural and human-engineered systems at multiple scales ranging from atomic-molecular…
Descriptors: Scientific Literacy, Water, Environmental Education, Physical Environment
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Valencia, Sheila W.; Martin, Susan D.; Place, Nancy A.; Grossman, Pam – Journal of Teacher Education, 2009
Student teaching is a cornerstone of teacher preparation, yet it remains one of the most difficult experiences to understand. Calls for an ecological approach to research on student teaching prompted this study in which the experience is examined from the perspective of the three key triad members. Using activity theory, this study explores how…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Student Teaching, Student Teachers, Methods Courses
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Goebel, Camille A.; Umoja, Aminata; DeHaan, Robert L. – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2009
Undergraduate college "science partners" provided content knowledge and a supportive atmosphere for K-5 teachers in a university-school professional development partnership program in science instruction. The Elementary Science Education Partners program, a Local Systemic Change initiative supported by the National Science Foundation,…
Descriptors: Teacher Empowerment, Elementary School Science, College Students, Mentors
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Stolberg, Tonie L. – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2008
This paper explores what foundational concepts pre-service primary teachers are employing when they teach religious education. The study measured the attitudes to science and its relationship to religion of 92 pre-service primary teachers. Analysis of extended interviews with eight of the pre-service primary teachers illustrated how specific…
Descriptors: Religion, Religious Education, Teaching Methods, Preservice Teachers
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Morgan, Philip; Bourke, Sid – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2008
Background: Over the past 20 years, a number of researchers have expressed concern over the lack of confidence and qualifications of primary school teachers to teach PE. Evidently, the influence of personal school PE experiences may play an important role in the development of teachers' confidence to appropriately teach PE. Most research that has…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Causal Models, Values Clarification
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Hoyle, Susan M.; Pufahl, Ingrid – Learning Languages, 2007
Nandu, a listserv for elementary school foreign language teachers, was designed to address the need for peer discussion and up-to-date resources. In this article, the authors report on the findings of a small-scale study of what Nandu listserv participants discuss. Analyses of postings during a six-month period showed that teachers use the…
Descriptors: Second Languages, Language Teachers, Teacher Educators, Second Language Instruction
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Akerson, Valarie L.; Volrich, Morgan L. – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2006
This case study focused on a preservice teachers' (Morgan) efforts to explicitly emphasize nature of science (NOS) elements in her first-grade internship classroom. The study assessed the change in first grade students' views of the inferential, tentative, and creative NOS as a result of the explicit instruction. Morgan held appropriate views of…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Grade 1, Preservice Teachers, Scientific Principles
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Hancock, Dawson R.; Black, Trasha; Bird, James J. – Journal of Educational Research & Policy Studies, 2006
Attracting and retaining highly qualified school leaders is becoming increasingly important in our nation. The purpose of this study was to identify factors that motivate or inhibit practicing teachers from seeking administrative positions. Using exploratory factor analysis, survey responses of 329 students enrolled in Master of School…
Descriptors: Altruism, School Administration, Educational Administration, Factor Analysis
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Brackenreed, Darlene; Barnett, Jennifer – Developmental Disabilities Bulletin, 2006
The purpose of this study was to determine pre-service teachers' perceptions regarding the management of behaviours in inclusive classrooms. An additional purpose was to gather data on the relationships between the teacher candidates' demographic information and their beliefs about managing misbehaviours in inclusive school environments. Survey…
Descriptors: Inclusive Schools, Teacher Burnout, Foreign Countries, Stress Variables
Merino, Barbara J.; Holmes, Pauline – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2006
Much has been written about the value of teacher research for inservice teachers. Despite the existence of several studies affirming these words, studies that richly describe how student teachers learn to do teacher research and then investigate the impact of inquiry on student teachers and teacher educators, particularly in culturally and…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Educators, English Instruction
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Avraamidou, Lucy; Zembal-Saul, Carla – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2005
The purpose of this qualitative case study was to examine the nature of a first-year elementary teacher's specialized practices and knowledge for giving priority to evidence in science teaching and to explore the possible sources from which this knowledge was generated. Data included three audiotaped interviews, six videotaped classroom…
Descriptors: Investigations, Preservice Teacher Education, Science Instruction, Beginning Teachers
Antonek, Janis L.; Matthews, Catherine E.; Levin, Barbara B. – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2005
One of the goals of Professional Development School (PDS) programs is to provide preservice teachers with opportunities for developing in-depth knowledge and experience as they learn to teach (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, 2001). A theme-based PDS adds value to the PDS program model because it allows faculty members to…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Development Schools, Faculty Development, Teacher Educators
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Bennett-Johnson, Earnestine – College Student Journal, 2004
American crime and violence have overflowed onto the college/university campus, and are now affecting senior high, junior high and elementary schools. This research presents suggested causes of school crime and also suggests possible solutions. In most urban environments, crime is a "way of life." When assessing the family incomes of…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, School Safety, Violence, Crime Prevention
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