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Putman, S. Michael – Action in Teacher Education, 2012
Teacher efficacy represents a powerful influence on the behaviors of teachers due to its impact on instructional choice, effort, and persistence. Yet few studies have been conducted examining differences in efficacy among groups of teachers with varying levels of experience, including those still engaged in teacher preparation programs. This study…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Learner Engagement, Experienced Teachers, Self Efficacy
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Bordelon, Thomas D.; Phillips, Iris; Parkison, Paul T.; Thomas, Jeff; Howell, Corinne – Action in Teacher Education, 2012
The purpose of this investigation was to compare how teachers rate themselves with how students rate their teachers on the Teacher Efficacy the External Influences Scale, a scale designed to assess teachers' efficacy in the area of classroom organization and discipline. The participants in this study were seventh- and eighth-grade teachers and…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Measures (Individuals), Teacher Student Relationship, Student Attitudes
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Reynolds, Heather M.; Wagle, A. Tina; Mahar, Donna; Yannuzzi, Leigh; Tramonte, Barbara; King, Joseph – Action in Teacher Education, 2016
Increasing the clinical preparation of teachers in the United States to meet greater rigor in K-12 education has become a goal of institutions of higher education, especially since the publication of the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education Blue Ribbon Panel Report on Clinical Practice. Using a theoretical framework grounded…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Beliefs, Teacher Education Programs, Clinical Supervision (of Teachers)
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Tournaki, Nelly; Lyublinskaya, Irina; Carolan, Brian V. – Action in Teacher Education, 2009
The pressure to provide qualified teachers for all students has resulted in reform efforts, including the upgrading of credential and course requirements, as well as the proliferation of so-called alternative routes to teacher certification, which seek to create differentiated pathways into the classroom. In the present study, we compared teacher…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Measures (Individuals), Teacher Certification, Predictor Variables
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Wiens, Peter D. – Action in Teacher Education, 2012
Teacher education has recently come under attack for its perceived lack of efficacy in preparing teachers for classroom duty. A lack of comprehensive research in teacher education makes it difficult to understand the effects of teacher education programs on student learning. There is a missing link between what happens in teacher education…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Educational Quality, Instructional Effectiveness
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Gabriele, Anthony J.; Joram, Elana – Action in Teacher Education, 2007
The purpose of this study was to examine the sources of efficacy of experienced teachers who are making the transition to reform-based mathematics teaching, by examining the criteria that they use to evaluate their teaching effectiveness. The quantity and quality of 10 elementary teachers' verbal reflections on the success of their lessons were…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Educational Change, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness
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Paese, Paul C. – Action in Teacher Education, 2003
Examined elementary preservice professional development school (PDS) preparation and subsequent entry/retention in teaching. Data on PDS and non-PDS students prior to and during traditional and PDS student teaching indicated no significant differences between the groups prior to student teaching, but significant differences in favor of the…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, College School Cooperation, Elementary Education, Higher Education
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Tournaki, Nelly; Samuels, W. Ellery – Action in Teacher Education, 2016
This study compared changes in attitudes toward inclusion and efficacy of 98 general and 76 special education students completing their master's degree. Data were collected at the beginning of the program, at the end of the first semester--upon completion of an Introduction to Inclusion course--and at the end of the program. Results indicated…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Graduate Students, Inclusion, Attitude Change
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Mongillo, Geraldine; Lawrence, Salika A.; Hong, Carrie E. – Action in Teacher Education, 2012
The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine how the experiences in a master's in literacy program are preparing teacher candidates to be school leaders and to examine candidates' self-perception as literacy leaders before, during, and after the program. Data sources include surveys, field notes, course syllabi, assignments, and rubrics.…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Reading Consultants, Literacy, Coaching (Performance)
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Guerra, Norma S.; Hernandez, Art; Hector, Alison M.; Crosby, Shane – Action in Teacher Education, 2015
Special education teacher attrition rates continue to challenge the profession. A cognitive-behavioral problem-solving approach was used to examine three alternative certification program special education teachers' professional development through a series of 41 interviews conducted over a 2-year period. Beginning when they were novice special…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Alternative Teacher Certification, Problem Solving, Teacher Persistence
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Klug, Beverly J.; Hall, Janice L. – Action in Teacher Education, 2002
Describes Idaho State University's Partnership School Program, which educates preservice and inservice teachers about Native cultures, values, and ways of knowing, highlighting a public school on the Fort Hall Shoshone-Bannock Indian Reservation. By applying principles of constructivist teaching and collaboration as communities of learners, many…
Descriptors: American Indians, College School Cooperation, Consciousness Raising, Cultural Awareness
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Konecki, Loretta R.; Sturdivant, Robika L.; King, Caryn M.; Melin, Jacquelyn A.; Lancaster, Paula E. – Action in Teacher Education, 2012
This narrative case study describes the collaborative processes employed by a midwestern university as it designed and implemented a clinically based, postbaccalaureate teacher preparation program for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) graduates committed to teaching in high need secondary schools. The program development…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Teacher Education Programs, Program Development, STEM Education
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Smith, Penny L.; Harris, Charlotte M.; Sammons, Laney; Waters, Jeannie; Jordan, Dawn; Martin, Danielle; Smith, Natalie; Cobb, Paula – Action in Teacher Education, 2001
A team of teacher educators, preservice teachers, and host teachers collaborated to develop and pilot a performance-based assessment model involving multimedia portfolios for evaluating student teachers' and P-12 students' learning. Analysis of this model's effectiveness indicated that the process approach helped document preservice program…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education
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Gallavan, Nancy P.; Webster-Smith, Angela – Action in Teacher Education, 2012
The journey to cultural competence encompasses traveling an ever-expanding path increasing in size with the addition of each of five stages of development: conscientization, self-assessment, self-efficacy, agency, and, finally, critical consciousness as the unifying body within the educational enterprise. The increasing stages create a spiral…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Interpersonal Competence, Developmental Stages, Teacher Educators
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Zambo, Debby; Zambo, Ron – Action in Teacher Education, 2007
The benefits of action research for practicing teachers have been widely documented. This survey study examined the beliefs of preservice teachers at 2 levels of their preparation about the benefits of action research for them. Participants were 2 groups of students in the second and final semesters of a 2-year teacher preparation program.…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teachers, Mentors, Action Research
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