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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
Barrett, Sharon Kebschull; Arnett, Thomas – Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, 2018
Research demonstrates that student-centered teaching strategies (tutoring, small-group learning, mastery-based learning, and individualized instruction) can help students excel. Many schools have turned to blended learning--integrating online learning into brick-and-mortar schools--to help implement these strategies sustainably and effectively.…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, Blended Learning, Teacher Role, Innovation
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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
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2016
"Teach For America" ("TFA") is a highly selective route to teacher certification that aims to place non-traditionally trained teachers in high-need public schools. The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) identified seven studies of teachers trained through "TFA" that both fall within the scope of the Teacher Training,…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Public Schools, Academic Achievement, Language Arts
Hughes, Kent H., Ed.; Byers, Elizabeth A., Ed. – Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 2010
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars was delighted to host a group of current and former Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellows as they celebrated the 20th anniversary of the fellowship program. Outstanding math and science teachers in America's K-12 schools, the Einstein Fellows spend a year (or sometimes two) working on…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, National Standards, Educational Change, Science Teachers
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
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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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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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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
Denton, Jon; Davis, Trina; Strader, Arlen; Clark, Frank; Jolly, Deborah – 2003
The Technology mentor Fellowship Program (TMFP) matched technologically proficient preservice teachers with K-12 teachers and university faculty to model technology as an instructional tool in K-12 classrooms and college classes. A consortium consisting of seven participating independent school districts and Texas A&M University designed an…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College School Cooperation, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education
Mitchell, Julia; Levine, Roger; Gonzalez, Raquel; Bitter, Catherine; Webb, Norman; White, Paul – 2003
The GK-12 program of the National Science Foundation is an innovative program for enriching the value of graduate and advanced undergraduate students' education while simultaneously enriching science and mathematics teaching at the K-12 level. GK-12 is a fellowship program that offers graduate students and advanced undergraduates the opportunity…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Elementary Secondary Education, Fellowships, Graduate Students
Denton, Jon – 2003
The Technology Mentor Fellowship Program (TMFP), a consortium consisting of 6 rural East Texas school districts, 1 urban Central Texas School district, and Texas A&M University has designed an approach for integrating technology into teacher preparation programs that impacted over 5,000 minority, language-minority, and children of poverty and…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Consortia, Cooperative Programs
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Perkins, Alfred – Journal of Negro Education, 2003
In preparing its second brief in the Brown v. Board of Education case, the NAACP relied heavily on the knowledge and research skills of many scholars who had pursued graduate studies with awards from the Julius Rosenwald Fund, which was devoted to the advancement of African Americans and improvement in race relations. The fellowship program also…
Descriptors: Black Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Fellowships
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Alderman, Harold; Kim, Jooseoph; Orazem, Peter F. – Economics of Education Review, 2003
Pakistan province initiated two pilot programs to encourage the creation of private schools for poor girls. Uses randomized assignment to treatment and control groups to measure program effectiveness. Finds that the pilot schools are successful in urban areas, but relative failures in rural. Explains differences such as better availability of…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Demand, Educational Finance
Curtis-Pierce, Ellen – 2001
The California Governor's Teaching Fellowship is a multi-year, statewide initiative designed to recruit more teachers into the profession. It offers competitive, merit-based awards to encourage highly qualified prospective teachers to work in low-performing schools for 4 years after attaining teaching credentials. Administered by California State…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Beginning Teachers, Educational Finance
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