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Tran, Yune Kim – Multicultural Education Review, 2014
The increasing numbers of ELLs (English Language Learners) in U.S. classrooms has prioritized into building quality teacher education programs for teachers so that they have the pedagogical tools necessary to support their students. A continued focus with professional development at the local, state, and national level has gained momentum to…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Faculty Development, English Language Learners, Mixed Methods Research
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Cakiroglu, Jale; Boone, William J. – Journal of Elementary Science Education, 2002
Examines preservice elementary teachers' understanding of the concepts of photosynthesis and inheritance, explores their self-efficacy beliefs in the teaching of science, and investigates the relationship between the two. Shows that participants held alternative conceptions regarding photosynthesis and inheritance and have generally positive…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Photosynthesis, Preservice Teachers, Science Education
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Friedrichsen, Patricia Meis – American Biology Teacher, 2001
Describes a specialized biology course designed to meet the needs of prospective elementary teachers. The original course was oriented towards hands-on activities for K-8 classrooms, improving prospective elementary teachers' attitudes toward science, and increasing self-efficacy in science teaching. Original goals were re-examined with the advent…
Descriptors: Biology, Course Descriptions, Hands on Science, Higher Education
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Driscoll, Marcy P. – Journal of Research and Development in Education, 1986
The author proposes self-efficacy theory as a framework for interpreting the relationship between the grading standards of teachers and the grades students actually achieve. (Author/MT)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Elementary Secondary Education, Expectation, Grading
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Willie, Charles Vert; Willie, Sarah Susannah – Teachers College Record, 2005
This article reflects upon changes in U.S. education since the U.S. Supreme Court's 1954 decision in Brown v. the Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas. The authors reject both the naively hopeful and the bitterly cynical interpretations of the efficacy of Brown in favor of a more moderate assessment: Brown has had many positive effects, they…
Descriptors: African American Students, Student Diversity, Public Education, Academic Achievement
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Gordon, Beverley M. – Urban Review, 1985
This article argues for the efficacy of a critical consciousness in teacher preparation paradigms. By studying the methodological accounts of several master teachers, students can receive a theoretical grounding in and practical examples of emancipatory pedagogy in daily classroom activities. (Author/SA)
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Educational History, Educational Improvement, Educational Objectives
Sigmon, Scott B. – 1991
Cognitive behavioral psychology is a new theoretical orientation and when applied in treatment it is known as cognitive behavior therapy (CBT). Theoretically CBT seeks primarily to change cognitions to alter behaviors and to modify cognitions to affect emotions. In general CBT is considered to be an information processing psychology because it…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Case Studies, Counseling Techniques, Kindergarten
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Rosenholtz, Susan J. – American Journal of Education, 1987
Argues for the necessity of evaluation and analysis of attempts at education reform. Uses data gathered on minimum competency testing and career ladders to illustrate ways in which policy intervention may affect teachers' academic success with students and their sense of teaching efficacy and commitment. (PS)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Career Ladders, Evaluation Criteria, Master Teachers
Barrentine, Shelby J., Ed.; Stokes, Sandra M., Ed. – International Reading Association (NJ3), 2005
How do teachers respond to the competing pressures of school accountability, high-stakes testing, classroom assessment and instruction? This updated collection of articles from The Reading Teacher can help. Readers will find tools for: (1) Building school assessment policies; (2) Helping students succeed on high-stakes tests; (3) Using assessment…
Descriptors: Testing, Reading, Reading Tests, Elementary Education
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Nightingale, Elena O.; Wolverton, Lisa – Teachers College Record, 1993
Adolescents have no prepared, appreciated, approved place in society, so they tackle identity formation and development of self-worth and self-efficacy on their own. Society must change its view that youth are troubled or harmful and instead provide opportunities for meaningful roles for adolescents, particularly those without many years of formal…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Adolescents, At Risk Persons, Disadvantaged Youth
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Klepp, Knut-Inge; And Others – Journal of School Health, 1986
A theoretical rationale for using peer leaders as a major strategy in school-based drug abuse prevention programs is provided. Available literature on such programs is reviewed. Practical issues involved in selecting and training peer leaders and teachers are discussed. (Author/MT)
Descriptors: Drug Abuse, Peer Teaching, Prevention, Program Effectiveness
Fine, Marvin J.; Holt, Penni – 1981
Children in a family system establish their identities through the interplay of roles and relationships. As they move from home into school, children become a part of another system. Both systems overlap and events in one system may affect the child's behavior in the other system. A systematic understanding of a child's behavior considers the…
Descriptors: Children, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Counseling, Family Influence
Shore, Rima – 1997
Recent research on early brain development holds several implications for parents, teachers, health professionals, and policymakers. This report, based on the proceedings from a 1996 national conference on the importance of early brain development for the nation's future well-being, highlights major findings, summarizes their implications for…
Descriptors: Attachment Behavior, Brain, Child Abuse, Child Neglect
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Solorzano, Ronald W.; Solorzano, Daniel G. – Teacher Education Quarterly, 1999
Discusses preservice and inservice beginning-teacher preparation, identifying areas of teaching that challenge the cultural deficit model by examining the role of teaching standards in addressing second-language learners' needs. Describes demographic changes within the classroom; reviews literature on effective teaching practices; and identifies a…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Beginning Teachers, Culturally Relevant Education, Demography
O'Laughlin, Michael – 1991
This study of student teachers' beliefs was conducted to track changes in their beliefs about teaching and examine the role of academic and practical experiences in modifying these beliefs. The primary focus of this paper is the evolution of methodology, with extracts from three case studies presented to illustrate the direction the research is…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Case Studies, Elementary Education, Epistemology