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Dodman, Stephanie L.; DeMulder, Elizabeth K.; View, Jenice L.; Swalwell, Katy; Stribling, Stacia; Ra, Sophia; Dallman, Laura – Action in Teacher Education, 2019
As schools and teachers utilize data-driven decision-making processes to identify and remediate struggling students, systemic conditions that contribute to students' learning opportunities are often ignored. This longitudinal mixed-methods study examines the use of an equity audit as a critical data-driven decision-making tool in a graduate course…
Descriptors: Audits (Verification), Equal Education, Data, Decision Making
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Flessner, Ryan – Action in Teacher Education, 2012
Educational scholars often describe a research/practice divide. Similarly, students in teacher education programs often struggle to navigate the differences between university coursework and expectations they face in field-based placements. This self-study analyzes one researcher's attempt to address the research/practice divide from the position…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Educators
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Cochran-Smith, Marilyn – Action in Teacher Education, 2012
In this article about her early career development and the experiences that shaped her life as a scholar and researcher, the author describes the work lives of university-based teacher educators and what it means to compose a research life in this field. This article draws on the author's 30 years as a university-based teacher educator. In it, she…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Educators, Career Development, Teaching Conditions
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Dee, Amy Lynn – Action in Teacher Education, 2012
Professional integrity and changing demographics in the public school system in the United States coupled with standards for teacher preparation require that preservice teachers possess knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to work with diverse populations. Using the Teacher Work Sample, a plan for instruction serving as a teacher…
Descriptors: Public Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Academic Standards, Performance Based Assessment
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Olson, Margaret R.; Craig, Cheryl J. – Action in Teacher Education, 2012
This research shows how two teacher educators, one from Canada and one from the United States, have attempted to imbue their preservice and graduate education practices with a sense of social justice, despite the downgrading of the importance of social justice by accreditation agencies such as National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Educators, Preservice Teacher Education, Graduate School Faculty
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DeLuca, Christopher – Action in Teacher Education, 2012
Within the current accountability context of education in the United States and Canada, there is a clear need to educate teachers on effectively using assessments to support, measure, and communicate student learning. Despite this need, assessment has historically been a neglected area in teacher education programs with comparatively little…
Descriptors: Accountability, Stakeholders, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs
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Olson, Susan J.; Werhan, Carol – Action in Teacher Education, 2005
There is increasing use of distance-learning technologies to deliver alternative teacher licensure and certification programs for those areas of shortage such as rural and urban areas and those content areas for which it is difficult to find highly qualified teachers. This article reviews those collaborative groups, partnerships, and institutions…
Descriptors: Urban Areas, Rural Areas, Teacher Education Programs, Online Courses