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Sobel, Donna; Gutierrez, Cindy – Teaching Education, 2009
Teacher candidates train in an educational world that has changed dramatically. The tensions and challenges that preservice teachers experience are a reality for teacher education programs and must be planned for. The authors from a teacher preparation program describe the steps they have taken to support more authentic and integrated work with…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Program Effectiveness, Partnerships in Education
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Burstein, Nancy; Czech, Maria; Kretschmer, David; Lombardi, Judy; Smith, Christine – Action in Teacher Education, 2009
This article examines the effectiveness of a 1-year full-time credential program in recruiting, preparing, and retaining elementary, secondary, and special education teachers for urban schools. The program was designed to restructure teacher education as a shared school-university responsibility and to reflect best teacher preparation practices…
Descriptors: Credentials, Urban Schools, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Qualifications
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Ziebarth, Jane; Bovill, Ronald – Education, 2008
Creating the most effective and well-educated teachers possible has been always the clear focus of the Teacher Education Department at the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK). During the academic year of 1999-2000, a tripartite task force was created for the College of Education at UNK to identify areas in need of revision or elimination from…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Field Experience Programs, Teacher Education Programs, Student Teachers
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Brownlee, Joanne; Chak, Amy – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2007
Twenty-one in-service early childhood students participated in a teaching practicum in Australia as part of the final year of a Bachelor of Arts in Hong Kong. Students spent two weeks visiting a university and early childhood settings in Australia. The university based component of the program included workshops and discussions with lecturing…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Student Teachers, Practicums, Teacher Education Programs
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Yuksel, Sedat – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2007
The necessity of the foundational courses that take place in teaching courses in teacher education programs is a much-debated topic. Some writers argue that these courses are important since they help teachers and teacher candidates understand the dynamics in the process of teaching and learning and assist teachers in thinking extensively about…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Foreign Countries, Foundations of Education
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Adamy, Peter; Boulmetis, John – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2006
This article describes the PT3 Implementation Grant at the University of Rhode Island's School of Education and the impact it had on students' confidence in using technology for teaching. The three-year project focused on working with faculty from the School of Education and the College of Arts and Sciences to integrate technology into their…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Education Courses, Teacher Education Programs, Technology Integration
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Wangemann, Paul; Lewis, Nina; Squires, David A. – T.H.E. Journal, 2003
The PDA was originally conceived of as a portable handheld electronic device that provided a user with a tool to organize his or her life through easy access to a personal calendar, daily planner, and address book. Over the years, these devices have expanded to include many new functions, which have helped more applications in diverse fields. This…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Education Courses, Evaluation, Program Effectiveness