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El-Mekki, Sharif – Educational Leadership, 2018
For many reasons, it's crucial to bring more black men into the U.S. teaching workforce. The author's group--The Fellowship: Black Male Educators for Social Justice--works toward that end in Philadelphia. Four teacher leaders from The Fellowship share their stories of what drew them into teaching.
Descriptors: Males, Social Justice, Fellowships, Teacher Attitudes
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Klein, Emily J.; Taylor, Monica; Munakata, Mika; Trabona, Kristen; Rahman, Zareen; McManus, Jason – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2018
This article presents findings from a multi-year, qualitative study of K-12 science teacher fellows involved in a grant-funded professional development program. This research hones in on Year 2 where we examine the actions our fellows have taken in their districts as science teacher leaders and their sense of agency. The following main themes…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Models, Qualitative Research, Faculty Development
Olson, Cathy Applefeld – Teaching Music, 2012
The most ambitious of music teachers seek not only to educate their students about notes and chords, but also to instill in them the transcendent joy of making music. That joy is abundant in Venezuela, where the El Sistema national music education program has been a boon to the country's cultural growth and has created a climate of positive social…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Fellowships, Social Change
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Coggins, Celine; Zuckerman, Sarah; McKelvey, Lee Anne – Educational Leadership, 2010
Young teacher applicants to the Teach Plus Policy Fellows Program indicate that contrary to the opinions of those who believe they are in teaching only for the short term, they actually want to find a way to continue teaching. Their description of the profession they seek--one that makes a difference, challenges them, engages them as leaders, and…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Young Adults, Career Choice, Social Justice
Smiley, Azure Dee; Drake, Jennifer; Sheehy, Colleen – Online Yearbook of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2010
This study utilized qualitative means to gain a better understanding of the experiences of faculty members from a school of education, college of arts and sciences, and K-12 urban educators as they worked across academic disciplines to create and implement a collaborative secondary urban teacher fellowship program. This study is meant to inform…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Change, Urban Education
Gilles, Carol; Wilson, Jennifer; Elias, Martille – School-University Partnerships, 2009
We investigated how and to what extent a school-university partnership might influence the teachers and the teaching in one school, Parkland. We interviewed 23 novice and veteran teachers, the principals, and the university liaison. The data suggest that the university structures (i.e., the practicum, the student teaching internship, the Senior…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Classroom Research, College School Cooperation, Fellowships
Hoff, David J.; Keller, Bess – Education Week, 2008
This article reports that by next fall--only months before she leaves office--U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings plans to have five teachers on her staff and set up a group of 20 ad hoc advisers still working in classrooms. Under the Teaching Ambassador Fellowship program the teachers would work at the department for one year starting…
Descriptors: Public Agencies, Teachers, Fellowships, Politics of Education
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Trautmann, Nancy M. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2008
The traditional presumption in higher education that subject-matter knowledge is sufficient for effective teaching is breaking down. One cause of this change is the growing knowledge about how people learn, a consequence of which is a heightened focus on student-centered teaching practices. Another is the increasing diversity of students seeking…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Teacher Effectiveness, Elementary Secondary Education, Rote Learning
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Takata, Jennifer Welsh – Journal of Staff Development, 2008
Boston Public Schools, winner of the 2006 Broad Prize for Urban Education, creates innovative programs to develop school leaders based on the idea that "school leadership is the single most important factor in schools' success." Teachers play an invaluable role in determining the quality of classroom instruction, but a principal is, in…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Fellowships, Instructional Leadership, Urban Education
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Buck, Gayle A.; Plano Clark, Vicki L.; Leslie-Pelecky, Diandra; Lu, Yun; Cerda-Lizarraga, Particia – Science Education, 2008
Women remain underrepresented in science professions. Studies have shown that students are more likely to select careers when they can identify a role model in that career path. Further research has shown that the success of this strategy is enhanced by the use of gender-matched role models. While prior work provides insights into the value of…
Descriptors: Careers, Feminism, Role Models, Women Scientists
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Buck, Gayle A.; Leslie-Pelecky, Diandra L.; Lu, Yun; Plano Clark, Vicki L.; Creswell, John W. – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2006
Women continue to be underrepresented in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). One factor contributing to this underrepresentation is the graduate school experience. Graduate programs in STEM fields are constructed around assumptions that ignore the reality of women's lives; however, emerging opportunities may…
Descriptors: Females, Graduate Students, Self Concept, Research Universities
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Saffold, Felicia – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2006
As the former director of the Compton Fellowship Program, the author has an in-depth knowledge about the program. When she left the position in 1997, she became interested in doing research on the impact of the program. The author knew that she would filter the events and situations that took place through a lens which would influence her…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Fellowships, Mentors, Program Design
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Bledsoe, Karen E.; Shieh, Ruey; Park, Young-Shin; Gummer, Edith – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2004
Partnerships between scientists and teachers are an important focus of the current reform in science education. This study examined the roles and the dynamics of interactions in an NSF-funded Graduate Teaching Fellows in K-12 Education (GK-12) project. Data sources included interviews with teachers, fellows, and students at eight K-12 schools.…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Scientists, Role Perception, Science Education