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Gee, Donna; Whaley, Jerita – Mathematics Teacher Education and Development, 2016
Elementary teachers were involved in a two-year grant focused on professional development using lesson study processes to increase their understanding of mathematics content and effective mathematics pedagogy. The primary research questions focused on how 16 elementary teachers described their professional growth after being involved in lesson…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Faculty Development, Teacher Collaboration
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Attorps, Iiris; Kellner, Eva – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017
The aim of this article is to describe a design and implementation of a school-university action research project about teaching and learning biology and mathematics in primary school. Nine teachers in grades 1 to 6, in collaboration with two researchers, were using content representation (CoRe) in learning study (LS)-inspired cycle as pedagogical…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Action Research, Program Design, Program Implementation
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Harding-DeKam, Jenni L.; Reinsvold, Lori; Olmos, Antonio; Song, Youngjin; Franklin, Elizabeth; Enríquez, Mariana; Higgins, Teresa – Teacher Education and Practice, 2014
The MAST-EL University and School Partnership supports a strategic infrastructure for preparing preservice and in-service teachers ensuring high quality mathematics and science instruction for English learners (ELs). The partnership in its second year consists of thirty-two in-service elementary teachers, three instructional coaches, thirty…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Partnerships in Education, Elementary School Teachers, Preservice Teachers
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Chizhik, Estella Williams; Chizhik, Alexander Williams; Close, Catherine; Gallego, Margaret – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2017
Student-teaching field placements play an important role in preparing teacher candidates, many of whom rate the practice as the most authentic and relevant learning experience associated with their teacher-education programs. As a part of these field experiences, teacher candidates have opportunities to learn instructional and class management…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Student Teacher Supervisors, Supervision, Performance Based Assessment
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Twomey, Sarah J. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2011
This qualitative study creates a case for teacher learning through increased access to digital knowledge and information made available through the Internet. I ask how reading environments, supported through online access to scholarly texts, might create intellectual engagement and transformative possibilities for teachers within their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Urban Schools, Teacher Education, Electronic Learning
Smith, Kishawn L. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
A local concern has been the effectiveness of school improvement efforts such as professional learning communities (PLCs) on student achievement. The results of this study are necessary as policy makers, school districts, administrators, and teachers aim to increase student achievement and the effectiveness of PLCs. The purpose of this study was…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Educational Improvement, Federal Programs, Academic Achievement
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Rigelman, Nicole Miller; Ruben, Barbara – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2012
Despite widespread acknowledgment of the power of professional collaboration, the norm in most schools is teachers working in isolation. Our study examined the impact of multiple layers of professional collaboration intentionally integrated into a one-year preservice teacher education program working in two elementary schools. Analysis of 23…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Curriculum, Focus Groups
Frehner-Quan, Susan – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study investigated administrators, college faculty, K-12 teachers, and pre-service teachers' perceptions of PLCs and their organizational environment as it relates to self-efficacy. The connection between educators' perceptions of PLCs is their learning environments and their willingness to change. The challenge is encouraging and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Communities of Practice, Correlation
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Dalgarno, Barney; Reupert, Andrea; Bishop, Andrea – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2015
The use of journals by students while on placement is a well-accepted strategy for encouraging reflection on practice, with the use of online blogs for this purpose potentially providing additional benefits through shared reflection and peer support. The aim of this study was to explore the effectiveness of an online blogging activity by teacher…
Descriptors: Journal Writing, Student Journals, Reflection, Electronic Publishing