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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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Vanderlinde, Ruben; van Braak, Johan – British Educational Research Journal, 2010
The relation between educational research and practice is a growing point of interest and has produced numerous lively debates. Although many reports and position papers have been published on this topic, little empirical data are available. The aim of this study is to explore the gap between educational research and practice and to assess the…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Focus Groups, Interviews, Researchers
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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
Carrillo, Jose Ernesto – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Traditionally, school principals across the United States have been entrusted with the responsibility to conduct the daily affairs of managing schools. However, with the ever increasing demands of accountability for increased student achievement, the principals' roles and responsibilities are continuously evolving. Principals are being challenged…
Descriptors: Principals, Faculty Development, Rural Schools, School Districts
Montoro, Vincent – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Today's educational environment requires teachers who understand teaching and learning, have strong content knowledge, and can make connections between life experiences and the curriculum. Teachers are expected to be continually learning to improve their practice. Professional learning is essential in this process. Research on professional…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, National Standards, Mixed Methods Research, Case Studies