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Reed, Judith – Multicultural Education, 2015
The phenomenon of migration as it is known today must be understood in the larger context of the globalized economy and the "race to the bottom" that characterizes the multinational corporate relationship with the global South. A deeper understanding of the ways in which migration today is rooted in the machinations of the globalized…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Migrants, Refugees, Neoliberalism
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Kisiel, James – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2013
Informal science education institutions (ISEIs), such as museums, aquariums, and nature centers, offer more to teachers than just field trip destinations--they have the potential to provide ideas for pedagogy, as well as support deeper development of teachers' science knowledge. Although there is extensive literature related to teacher/museum…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Informal Education
McLachlan, Claire; Nicholson, Tom; Fielding-Barnsley, Ruth; Mercer, Louise; Ohi, Sarah – Cambridge University Press, 2012
Literacy in Early Childhood and Primary Education provides a comprehensive introduction to literacy teaching and learning. The book explores the continuum of literacy learning and children's transitions from early childhood settings to junior primary classrooms and then to senior primary and beyond. Reader-friendly and accessible, this book equips…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Primary Education, Literacy, Reading Instruction
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Matthews, Michael; Ding, Meixia – Mathematics and Computer Education, 2011
A steady stream of research has shown that many elementary school teachers have weak mathematical knowledge in some areas, including place value and fractions. Since a teacher's mathematical knowledge affects their students' performance, improving elementary school teachers' knowledge is critical. A better understanding of the mathematical…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, College Mathematics, Elementary School Teachers, Misconceptions
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Hamel, Fred L.; Ryken, Amy E. – Teacher Development, 2010
In this article, the authors describe a school-university relationship which aims to sustain dialogue between educators who are positioned differently in relation to pre-service teacher growth. The authors distinguish an "intentional partnership" model from other approaches to school-university collaboration, providing a rationale for their focus…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), College School Cooperation, Educational Change, Beginning Teachers
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Burstein, Joyce H. – Social Studies, 2009
Concerned with combining theory with practice, the author, a teacher educator, wrote a grant to combine teaching university social studies methods and teaching sixth-grade social studies in an urban professional development site (PDS). By combining both roles, she created a recursive process of theory, observation, analysis, coteaching, and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Teaching Load, Teacher Educators
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Metzler, Michael – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2009
A debate over the quality of teacher education programs has been ongoing for nearly 100 years. The most current round in this debate started with "A Nation at Risk" (National Commission on Excellence in Education, 1983) and has escalated in recent years to involve an increasing number of participant-constituents, each of whom has voiced…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Physical Education, Excellence in Education, Rhetoric
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Wright, Pam – Innovate: Journal of Online Education, 2009
Pam Wright highlights the role of technology in providing situated learning opportunities for preservice teachers to explore the role commercial computer games may have in primary education. In a study designed to assess the effectiveness of an online unit on gaming incorporated into a course on learning technologies, Wright found that thoughtful…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Instructional Design, Computers, Games
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Aukerman, Maren S.; Belfatti, Monica A.; Santori, Diane M. – English Education, 2008
Christoph and Nystrand (2001) argue that teachers need to take pedagogical risks in order to realize a transformation from teaching monologically, where it is ultimately only the teacher's voice that matters, to teaching dialogically, where multiple voices collide to foster learning. The pedagogical risks of teaching dialogically include…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Achievement Tests, Risk, Educational Change
Wyner, Joshua S.; Bridgeland, John M.; DiIulio, John J., Jr. – Civic Enterprises, 2007
This report chronicles the experiences of high-achieving lower-income students during elementary school, high school, college, and graduate school. Millions of high-achieving lower-income students are found in urban, suburban, and rural communities all across America, reflecting the racial, ethnic, and gender composition of the nation's schools,…
Descriptors: Low Income Groups, High Achievement, Academic Achievement, Student Experience
Moseley, Christine; Utley, Juliana – Journal of Elementary Science Education, 2006
The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of an earth systems science course (integrated mathematics and science content) on preservice elementary teachers' mathematics and science teaching efficacy. Paired t-tests revealed that the personal mathematics and science teaching efficacy and science teaching outcome expectancy significantly…
Descriptors: Integrated Curriculum, Preservice Teacher Education, Earth Science, Mathematics
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Loveless, Avril; Burton, Jeremy; Turvey, Keith – Thinking Skills and Creativity, 2006
This paper presents the first phase of a study in teacher education, which explored how a conceptual framework for creativity with information and communication technology (ICT) might be developed and expressed in professional development for primary education pre-service and newly qualified teachers. The Creativity and Professional Development…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Student Teachers, Creativity, Elementary Education
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Goodman, Barbara E.; Freeburg, Elizabeth M.; Rasmussen, Katherine; Meng, Di – Advances in Physiology Education, 2006
Faculty members from the University of South Dakota attended the Curriculum Reform Institute offered by the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh, WI, during the summer of 2002 to design a course sequence for elementary education majors that better meets their needs for both content and pedagogy based on the science education standards. The special…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Science Laboratories, Education Majors, Elementary School Teachers
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Aldrich, Jennifer E.; Thomas, Kelli R. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2005
Teacher education programs that want their future teachers to embrace and employee constructivist principles must strive to provide opportunities for teacher candidates to develop an understanding of constructivism. The paper presents a structure for embedding constructivist principles into early childhood and elementary teacher education courses…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Constructivism (Learning), Education Courses, Teacher Education Programs
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Norman, Patricia J.; Golian, Katherine; Hooker, Heather – New Educator, 2005
Recently developed Professional Development School standards underscore the importance of professional learning community, inquiry, shared decision-making and a focus on student learning. These standards closely mirror the goals of "Critical Friends Groups," a significant movement in education to improve student achievement through…
Descriptors: Professional Development Schools, Mentors, Teacher Collaboration, College School Cooperation
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