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Hardre, Patricia L.; Nanny, Mark; Refai, Hazen; Ling, Chen; Slater, Janis – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2010
The present study follows a cohort of 17 K-12 teachers through a six-week resident learning experience in science and engineering, and on into the planning and implementation of applications for their classrooms. This Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) program was examined using the strategic approach of design-based research, with its fluid,…
Descriptors: Mentors, Elementary Secondary Education, Adult Learning, Engineering
Jarvis-Selinger, Sandra; Collins, John B; Pratt, Daniel D. – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2007
Factors that influence the process of a teacher's development are only partially understood. Some researchers have shown that students enter preservice education programs believing that good teaching is highly related to their knowledge and their ability to convey that knowledge to others. It is also expected that students entering teacher…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Majors (Students), Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes
Irizarry, Jason G. – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2007
Many institutions that prepare teachers profess a commitment to issues of diversity and educational equity in their mission and vision statements. However, despite the fact that the enrollment of students of color in institutions of higher education has increased by 48% over the last ten years, the racial/ethnic composition of teacher preparation…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Higher Education
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