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Heggen, Kåre; Raaen, Finn Daniel; Thorsen, Kirsten E. – European Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
This article investigates how schoolteachers', school leaders' and college teachers' involvement affects placement schools as professional learning communities. Norwegian teacher education is used as a case. The first part builds on a survey among schoolteachers and mentors at 111 placement schools in Norway. It documents great variety in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Communities of Practice, Faculty Development, Institutional Cooperation
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Reinholz, Daniel L. – International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2017
Graduate student instructors (henceforth, instructors) play a crucial role in teaching early STEM courses. Thus, professional development for these instructors addresses an urgent need to improve STEM student success. This paper focuses on a semester-long professional learning community in which six mathematics graduate student instructors engaged…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Teachers, Peer Evaluation, Feedback (Response)
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Cooley, Laurel; Vidakovic, Draga; Martin, William O.; Dexter, Scott; Suzuki, Jeff – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2016
In this report we examine students' perceptions of the implementation of carefully designed curriculum materials (called modules) in linear algebra courses at three different universities. The curricular materials were produced collaboratively by STEM and mathematics education faculty as members of a professional learning community (PLC) over…
Descriptors: Student Reaction, Algebra, Student Surveys, Instructional Materials
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Richmond, Gail; Dershimer, R. Charles; Ferreira, Maria; Maylone, Nelson; Kubitskey, Beth; Meriweather, Alycia – Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, 2017
In this paper, we present details of a partnership undertaken by four universities with field-based, alternative STEM teacher preparation programs and a large urban school district to provide ongoing professional support for teachers serving as mentors for individuals preparing for careers in high-poverty schools. We also present key findings…
Descriptors: Mentors, Models, STEM Education, Faculty Development
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Margalef, Leonor; Pareja Roblin, Natalie – Educational Research and Evaluation, 2016
Facilitators are central for the success of professional learning communities (PLCs). Yet, their specific roles in supporting teacher learning remain still largely underexplored. To address this gap, the current multiple case study examines the roles of 4 university PLC facilitators, the strategies they used to support teacher learning, and the…
Descriptors: Facilitators (Individuals), Communities of Practice, Role, College Faculty
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Bolhuis, E. D.; Schildkamp, K.; Voogt, J. M. – European Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
Using data in a professional learning community is a promising form of professional development. In this study, we followed a data team of teacher educators, who systematically tried to improve the education of student teachers (by decreasing first year drop-out). By conducting a single case study, we investigated the data team participants'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Communities of Practice, Observation, Interviews
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Soslau, Elizabeth Gayle – Cogent Education, 2015
Student teachers are learners of teaching and emerging collaborative practitioners preparing to join school-based professional learning communities. Using situative learning theory, this 16-week multiple-case study explored whether necessary conditions were satisfied within field instructor-led conferences towards the goal of helping student…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Conferences (Gatherings), Teacher Student Relationship, Case Studies
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Petty, Teresa M.; Heafner, Tina L.; Farinde, Abiola; Plaisance, Michelle – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2015
The Windows into Teaching and Learning (WiTL) project was developed by researchers at one large urban institution in the southeast region of the United States as a way to facilitate online clinical experiences for content area methods students during summer coursework. Utilising both synchronous and asynchronous elements, WiTL addressed the issue…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, College Students, Summer Programs, Synchronous Communication
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Shibru, Sintayehu; Bibiso, Mesfin; Ousman, Kedir – Journal of Education and Practice, 2017
The purpose of this study is to explore factors that affect institutional performance of Wolaita Sodo University. The study has identified middle level manager's perceptions toward institutional performance to indicate the key factors that seem to affect the performance of the university. Data were collected using structured questionnaires and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Institutional Evaluation, Leadership, Higher Education
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Psiropoulos, Dmitri; Barr, Sandy; Eriksson, Claire; Fletcher, Shauna; Hargis, Jace; Cavanaugh, Cathy – Education and Information Technologies, 2016
This faculty development case study focuses on a team of 16 General Education faculty at an urban women's college during the initial 6 months of the college's comprehensive implementation of an iPad teaching and learning environment. This article traces the effectiveness of an iPad professional development program through analyses of critical…
Descriptors: General Education, Handheld Devices, Technology Integration, Faculty Development
Casciola, Vanessa – ProQuest LLC, 2016
As demographics change, our school populations are ever changing. Preservice teachers (PSTs) need to be aware of how to meet the needs of all of their future students. Teacher education programs have been charged with the duty of preparing these PSTs for the diverse school population they will encounter. This qualitative multiple case study…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Communities of Practice, Critical Literacy, Case Studies
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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
Clary, Deidre M.; Styslinger, Mary E.; Oglan, Victoria A. – School-University Partnerships, 2012
This article describes how a literacy learning community model was developed between two high school partnership sites and a large southern public university, and how teacher collaboration and shared learning across content areas in the first year impacted teachers' learning about literacy instruction and their school's vision for literacy.…
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, Teacher Collaboration, Cooperation, Literacy
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Oliver, Kimberly L.; Luguetti, Carla; Aranda, Raquel; Nuñez Enriquez, Oscar; Rodriguez, Ana-Alycia – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background: Student-Centered Inquiry as Curriculum (SCIC) is an activist approach [Oliver, K. L., and H. A. Oesterreich. 2013. "Student-Centered Inquiry as Curriculum as a Model for Field-Based Teacher Education." "Journal of Curriculum Studies" 45 (3): 394-417. doi:10.1080/00220272.2012.719550] inspired by years of research…
Descriptors: Activism, Communities of Practice, Student Motivation, Student Interests
Wei, Miaochun – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This quant-QUAL sequential explanatory mixed methods study describes a framework for evaluating the communicative competence (Canale & Swain, 1980; Canale, 1983) of non-beginner students of Chinese for placement purposes at U.S. four-year postsecondary institutions. A pragmatic lens was used to collect and analyze data that generated a…
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Chinese
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