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Behrens, Susan – Research & Teaching in Developmental Education, 2016
One of the tenets of linguistics is that all language forms are equal, communicatively capable, and worthy of respect. Given this premise of equality, what does one make of "Standard English (SE), the dialect elevated above others in the American school system, the dialect that students most likely consider "correct" and…
Descriptors: Standard Spoken Usage, Fellowships, Language Variation, Academic Achievement
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, 2015
The nation's teacher education programs are not producing the quantity or quality of teachers needed, particularly in needed subjects. The only way to ensure a strong enough pipeline of effective teachers to ensure equitable access is to dramatically increase how states are preparing prospective educators. The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Recruitment
Fraser, James W.; Watson, Audra M. – Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, 2014
Woodrow Wilson Senior Fellow James W. Fraser and Audra Watson, the Foundation's Director of Mentoring and Induction Strategy, take a look at emerging trends in clinical preparation for new teachers. This new white paper is based on experience with the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowships, and includes observations from some of the colleges and…
Descriptors: Clinical Experience, Mentors, Student Teaching, College Students
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Morzinski, Jeffrey A.; Graham, Antonnette V.; Straussner, S. Lala A.; Schoener, Eugene; Marcus, Marianne T.; Madden, Theresa; Brown, Richard L. – Journal of Teaching in the Addictions, 2007
Mentoring is an important aspect of professional development, but can it advance substance use disorder skills in a national, interdisciplinary fellowship program? This evaluation study used a telephone survey to examine the influence of distance mentoring, interdisciplinary mentoring, and mentor functions on fellows' satisfaction, learning and…
Descriptors: Mentors, Substance Abuse, Telephone Surveys, Fellowships