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Casey, Katherine – iNACOL, 2018
This paper focuses on engaging and enabling educators to play new roles and take new leadership in the paradigm shift between traditional and competency-based education: a system of learning designed to ensure that all learners are prepared with the knowledge, skills and dispositions to be successful lifelong learners. The paper re-envisions…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Barriers, Alignment (Education), Teaching Methods
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Pray, Lisa; Marx, Sherry – Teacher Educator, 2010
In this article, we compared teacher attitudes and beliefs about culturally appropriate language teaching resulting from an examination of two groups of preservice teachers. One group of preservice teachers enrolled in an English as a Second Language (ESL) study abroad program in Mexico; the other enrolled in a traditional on-campus ESL program.…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Foreign Countries, Student Teacher Attitudes
Teemant, Annela – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2005
Increasing pressure has been placed on teacher education to prepare teachers to educate bilingual/bicultural students using scientifically-based teaching methods. Socio-cultural theory and pedagogy have emerged as a research-based foundation for diversity teacher preparation. Socio-cultural theory rests on the premise that learning is social,…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Distance Education, Program Evaluation
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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