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Polat, Nihat; Mahalingappa, Laura; Hughes, Elizabeth; Karayigit, Cebrail – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2019
This study examines the effectiveness of a specially designed intervention in changing preservice teacher beliefs about the education of linguistically diverse students. The experiment involved a semester-long online letter exchange with English learner (EL) pen pal partners from two public schools. The research questions included: What effect did…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, English Language Learners, Preservice Teachers, Teaching Methods
McShane, Michael Q. – EdChoice, 2019
Leaders in the business community often talk about the "skills gap," the gap between the skills needed for good jobs in the economy and the skills that prospective employees possess. Though there is debate as to whether or not such a gap actually exists, the idea of the "skills gap" can be a helpful way to frame instances where…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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Sundqvist, Christel – Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation, 2019
The purpose of this study was to explore how prospective special educators (PSEs) used and experienced different types of consultation skills in consultation sessions they held with general educators. The participants were 17 PSEs in Finland attending a course in which problem-solving stages and communication skills were taught. The PSEs'…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Communication Skills, Consultation Programs, Preservice Teacher Education
McVey, Kaitlin Pennington; Trinidad, Justin – Bellwether Education Partners, 2019
Teacher shortages have real impact on schools, students, and communities. A gap of one teacher in a school means diminished opportunities for students. And, like many challenges in public education, the pain of teacher shortages is not distributed equitably: The communities that suffer the most from teacher shortages are often low-income and…
Descriptors: Teacher Shortage, Educational Policy, State Policy, Preservice Teacher Education
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Jaipal-Jamani, Kamini; Angeli, Charoula – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2017
The current impetus for increasing STEM in K-12 education calls for an examination of how preservice teachers are being prepared to teach STEM. This paper reports on a study that examined elementary preservice teachers' (n = 21) self-efficacy, understanding of science concepts, and computational thinking as they engaged with robotics in a science…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Elementary School Teachers
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Autieri, Steven M.; Amirshokoohi, Aidin; Kazempour, Mahsa – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
This literature review intends to highlight some of the critical research that has been synthesized on the perspectives of both teachers and students and their attitudes to teaching and learning in an STS-themed learning environment. The first portion draws on the perspectives of elementary and secondary school teachers both locally and abroad.…
Descriptors: Scientific Literacy, Science Instruction, Science Education, Active Learning
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Hoyt, Kristin; Terantino, Joe – Action in Teacher Education, 2015
This article introduces the Instructional Field Observation Rounds Model (INFORM), drawn from the medical profession where resident interns make rounds with experienced physicians, as an alternative approach for conducting classroom observations in pre-service teacher education methods courses. INFORM centers on structured group observations in…
Descriptors: Observation, Elementary Secondary Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Methods Courses
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Suh, Jennifer M.; Fulginiti, Kerri – School-University Partnerships, 2012
This paper examines how Lesson Study (Lewis, 2002) was used in an elementary mathematics methods course held at a Professional Development School and intended to support pre-service teachers to become reflective practitioners while working alongside clinical faculty. Attention is given to detailing the features of Lesson Study that situates the…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Methods, Professional Development Schools, Teacher Educators
Tatto, Maria Teresa; Peck, Ray; Schwille, John; Bankov, Kiril; Senk, Sharon L.; Rodriguez, Michael; Ingvarson, Lawrence; Reckase, Mark; Rowley, Glenn – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2012
The Teacher Education Study in Mathematics (TEDS-M) 2008 is the first cross-national study to provide data on the knowledge that future primary and lower-secondary school teachers acquire during their mathematics teacher education. It is also the first major study to examine variations in the nature and influence of teacher education programs…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers
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Le Cornu, Rosie J. – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2012
It is widely accepted that professional experience or practicum is "a critically important part of teacher education courses and is consistently valued highly by student teachers" (eg Ramsey, 2000; Teaching Australia, 2006; Parliament of Australia, 2007). In Australia and overseas there is a growing emphasis on teacher educators working…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Teachers, Mentors
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Jacka, Lisa; Booth, Kate – Australian Educational Computing, 2012
Virtual worlds are highly immersive, engaging and popular computer mediated environments being explored by children and adults. Why then aren't more teachers using virtual worlds in the classroom with primary and secondary school students? Reasons often cited are the learning required to master the technology, low-end graphics cards, poor…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Security, Educational Technology, Regional Programs
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Romeo, Geoff; Gronn, Donna; McNamara, Sue; Teo, Yiong Hwee – Australian Educational Computing, 2012
The purpose of this study was to field-test several conferencing technologies in regional schools in Victoria to determine whether the technologies are appropriate for the needs of the university supervisor, trainee teachers and supervising teachers with regard to practicum placements. The study also explored the potential of technology for other…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Computer Uses in Education, Distance Education
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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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Picower, Bree – Teachers College Record, 2011
Background/Context: This study examines education in the context of neoliberalism and how current educational policies such as high-stakes testing and mandated curriculum create schooling environments hostile to social justice education. Relying on education for liberation literature, teacher education for social justice scholarship, and work on…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Grounded Theory, Schools of Education, Critical Theory
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Eppley, Karen; Shannon, Patrick; Gilbert, Lauren K. – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2011
This study describes efforts in a U.S. teacher education program to raise the teacher candidates' awareness of how place impacts schooling. The preservice teachers and second graders exchanged pen pal letters based on books set in contemporary rural America. The teacher candidates enacted four major discourses in the correspondence: personal,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Letters (Correspondence), Rural Areas
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