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Gehlbach, Hunter – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2015
As pressure builds to assess students, teachers, and schools, educational practitioners and policy makers are increasingly looking toward student perception surveys as a promising means to collect high-quality, useful data. For instance, the widely cited Measures of Effective Teaching study lists student perception surveys as one of the three key…
Descriptors: Surveys, Evaluation Methods, Early Adolescents, Student Evaluation
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Tebbs, Trevor J. – Roeper Review, 2017
This author responds to Sternberg (2017) and his article, "ACCEL: A New Model for Identifying the Gifted," published in his special issue of the "Roeper Review" focused on "wisdom in a changing world." Wisdom is evident throughout Sternberg's essay as he invites readers to consider the relevance of his ACCEL (Active…
Descriptors: Models, Self Efficacy, Critical Thinking, Gifted
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Gersten, Russell – New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 2016
Each of the five articles in this special issue gets "into the weeds" in terms of studying actual classroom or school implementation of evidence-based or promising practices. Virtually all confront the issue of logistics and establishing an infrastructure for ensuring adequate implementation. In general, those studies that ask teachers…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Evidence Based Practice, Adolescents, Literacy
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Rizvi, Meher; Elliot, Bob – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2005
This paper examines teachers' perceptions of their professionalism under conditions of educational reforms in government primary schools in Karachi, Pakistan. Conceiving teacher professionalism in terms of four dimensions (teacher efficacy, teacher practice, teacher leadership and teacher collaboration) it reports a quantitative survey research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Collaboration, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Leadership
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Brozo, William G.; Moorman, Gary; Meyer, Carla; Stewart, Trevor – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2013
Within the past few years literacy scholars have begun voicing serious doubts on theoretical and practical grounds about the efficacy of the longstanding notion that every teacher is a teacher of reading. In this commentary, we add our voices to the conversation around content area literacy as well as offer our perspectives on the recent calls for…
Descriptors: Literacy, Intellectual Disciplines, Specialists, Teacher Collaboration
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Rock, Marcia L.; Smith, Sean; Thomas, Cathy Newman; Regan, Kelley; Vasquez, Eleazar, III; Kennedy, Michael; Dieker, Lisa; Evmenova, Anya; Okolo, Cindy; Bausch, Margaret – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2017
Thriving in the digital age workplace requires, in part, professionals who think differently about how they prepare the next generation workforce. Teachers and teacher educators are no exception. When reflecting on how today's teacher educators prepare teacher candidates for the multitude of roles and responsibilities they will shoulder, including…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Teaching Skills
Goldhaber, Dan; Walch, Joe – Phi Delta Kappan, 2016
Debates over the efficacy of tenure are longstanding but tenure reform is now more prominent in the public eye given recent high-profile legislative battles in states like Ohio and Wisconsin. This focus on tenure also is a natural outgrowth of the large body of research showing that differences between individual teachers can have profound effects…
Descriptors: Tenure, Personnel Management, Personnel Policy, Teacher Effectiveness
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Levine, Arthur – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2006
For more than a century, America's colleges and universities have had a franchise on educating the nation's teachers. That franchise has been important to them, not only financially but also as one of the oldest and most visible demonstrations of higher education's commitment to serve the public good. Indeed, when governors are asked what they…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Public Colleges, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Education Programs
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Dembo, Myron H.; Gibson, Sherri – Elementary School Journal, 1985
Identifies the construct of teacher efficacy--the extent to which teachers believe they can affect student learning--and describes how it influences classroom behavior. The following major variables are considered in terms of development and enhancement of teacher efficacy: teacher education and socialization, personal teacher variables, school…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Competence, Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Behavior
Jack, Brady M.; Liu, Chia-Ju; Chiu, Hoan-Lin – Online Submission, 2005
This paper presents the results of a case study involving Taiwanese elementary teachers who teach science at the elementary grade school level. It advocates the position that a teacher's personal science efficacy belief influences his or her science teaching outcome expectations. It also points to an important metamorphosis that is taking place…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Science
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Langer, Philip – Educational Psychology Review, 2009
This paper attempts to explore the diminishing contributions of psychology in teacher preparation programs. Using situated learning as a basis for discussion, I have argued that a student may take a course in educational psychology and then subsequently discover that subsequent preparation may ignore those psychological "caveats" regarding the…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Transfer of Training, Group Dynamics, Cognitive Processes
Bennett, Tom – American Educator, 2015
As a philosophy and religious studies high school teacher in the United Kingdom, Tom Bennett discovered that a good deal of what was considered orthodoxy in the profession was unsubstantiated. It was the inspiration for his book, "Teacher Proof: Why Research in Education Doesn't Always Mean What It Claims, and What You Can Do about It,"…
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Classroom Techniques, Misconceptions, Teaching Methods
Madeloni, Barbara; Gorlewski, Julie – Rethinking Schools, 2013
The authors contend that teacher education (like K-12) is under attack by those seeking to exploit the public good and privatize education. Teacher educators find themselves on the defensive, compelled to answer questions about efficacy and accountability that do not reflect their understandings of their work, questions that do not address the…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Standards, Teacher Education, Multicultural Education
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McLeod, Scott; Richardson, Jayson W. – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2017
The University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) was founded more than six decades ago to build a knowledge base of research and effective practice for the field of educational leadership. UCEA is a collective of approximately 100 top research institutions with programs in educational leadership and policy and is the leading…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Educational Technology, Principals, Superintendents
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Chase, Melissa, Comp.; Vollum, Matt; Toebbe, Jennifer; Clark, Gary E.; Magnotta, John; Culp, Brian; Schmidlein, Robert; Ladda, Shawn – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2011
This article presents suggestions from various physical education teachers regarding how they can better prepare physical educators for teaching in an urban setting. An educator suggests that understanding that each student is an individual and taking the time and effort to talk with (instead of at) each student will allow a teacher the…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Physical Education, Self Efficacy, Physical Education Teachers
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