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Lee, Robert E. – Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
Attracting and retaining high-quality teachers is especially challenging in urban districts. It is in these communities where teacher candidates must begin their preparation. This article provides a conceptual framework and programmatic examples used to develop a community-based urban teacher preparation model within a third hybrid space where…
Descriptors: Urban Teaching, School Community Relationship, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Dierking, Rebecca C.; Fox, Roy F. – Journal of Teacher Education, 2013
In this article, the authors examine the effect of a National Writing Project professional development model on a group of middle school writing teachers. The authors examine how contact with other professionals in intensive week-long sessions as well as mentoring from the professional development coach affected the teachers’ concept of themselves…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Middle School Teachers, Social Psychology, Group Dynamics
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Putney, LeAnn G.; Broughton, Suzanne H. – Journal of Teacher Education, 2011
Collective efficacy reveals how well group members relate to one another while working toward common goals. It also reveals group resilience and the willingness of group members to continue working through difficult situations. The purpose of this study is to explore collective efficacy at the classroom level, using Vygotsky's view of individual…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Teaching Methods, Teacher Role, Classroom Environment
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Clark, Sarah K.; Byrnes, Deborah; Sudweeks, Richard R. – Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
This study investigates how the culminating teacher preparation program (TPP) experience (either student teaching assignment or internship) influences the perceptions teachers report about their ability to perform instructional tasks required of teachers. A multivariate ANOVA test (N = 502) was conducted to compare perceptions of student teachers…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Student Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Interns, Teaching Skills
Kennedy, Michael J.; Rodgers, Wendy J.; Romig, John Elwood; Lloyd, John Wills; Brownell, Mary T. – Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
Vocabulary knowledge is vital for students' success in school and beyond. However, students with disabilities and others who consistently score below their peers on various measures of vocabulary knowledge have difficulties in secondary-level content area courses. Because many students with disabilities are now educated primarily in general…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Science Instruction, Multimedia Instruction, Faculty Development
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Yogev, Esther; Michaeli, Nir – Journal of Teacher Education, 2011
This article presents a new model for teacher training in which teachers are encouraged to become intellectuals involved in the community. Involved intellectual teachers are those whose professional identity leans on robust intellectual self-esteem, a culture of actively caring about other people, awareness of social activism, and commitment to…
Descriptors: Activism, Educational Philosophy, Teacher Education, Trainees
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Ashton, Patricia – Journal of Teacher Education, 1984
Teacher effectiveness is the characteristic that has the greatest impact on student achievement. Teacher education programs should aim to develop teacher efficacy and motivation essential for effective classroom performance. (DF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Higher Education, Motivation Techniques, Preservice Teacher Education
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Walker, Joan M. T.; Dotger, Benjamin H. – Journal of Teacher Education, 2012
This study used text-related, video-based case materials to assess teacher candidates' readiness to communicate with families. Participants (N = 141) rated their efficacy for home-school communication and then responded to a description of a classroom-based challenge regarding one student's behavioral and academic performance. Next, they evaluated…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Self Efficacy, Parent Teacher Conferences, Parent School Relationship
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Hancock, Carl B.; Scherff, Lisa – Journal of Teacher Education, 2010
Although there are considerable large-scale data on teacher attrition, few researchers have culled information specifically related to English teachers' risk for attrition. This study examines the effects of teacher characteristics, teaching conditions, student variables, self-efficacy, external support, and salary on secondary English language…
Descriptors: Risk, Teacher Characteristics, Self Efficacy, Teacher Persistence
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Zhang, Dake; Wang, Qiu; Losinski, Mickey; Katsiyannis, Antonis – Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
An understanding of one's intention to pursue a career related to special education is crucial yet there is limited research in this area. This study examined factors that influence teacher candidates' intention to pursue a career in special education by surveying 214 preservice teachers. Data were analyzed using path analysis to capture…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Career Choice, Student Teacher Attitudes, Special Education
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Noell, George H.; Burns, Jeanne L. – Journal of Teacher Education, 2006
Broad-based empirical outcomes assessment is an increasingly evident part of governmental services and this trend is particularly apparent in education. The clearest manifestation of this trend in education has been the advent of high-stakes broad-based testing and accountability programs in K-12 education. Although this assessment regime has not…
Descriptors: Research Needs, Accountability, Teacher Education, Multivariate Analysis
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Pollock, Mica; Deckman, Sherry; Mira, Meredith; Shalaby, Carla – Journal of Teacher Education, 2010
A core question of teacher education--"What can I do?"--plagues courses on race in particular ways. Teachers struggle for "concrete" applications of "theoretical" ideas about race, question the potential for "everyday" activity to dismantle inequality "structures," and wrestle with the need for both professional and personal development on racial…
Descriptors: Racial Attitudes, Teacher Education, Teacher Educators, Education Courses
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Diez, Mary E. – Journal of Teacher Education, 2010
Knowing that a teacher education program's graduates affected P-12 student learning may be important, but knowing how the program prepared their graduates to affect learning is critical for ongoing reform efforts. In this essay, the author argues for the utility of looking at three sets of relationships involved in gauging the impact of teacher…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Graduates, Program Effectiveness
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Oreck, Barry – Journal of Teacher Education, 2004
During the past decade, the arts have been increasingly included in professional development programs for general education teachers in the United States. Little is known, however, about teachers' attitudes toward the arts in education or the applications of arts processes in their teaching practice. In this mixed-methods study, data collected…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Teaching Methods, Student Diversity, Elementary Secondary Education
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Evertson, Carolyn M.; And Others – Journal of Teacher Education, 1985
This article reviews the extensive body of research surrounding teacher preparation programs in order to discuss questions implicit in the debate regarding the efficacy of teacher preparation programs. A model of teacher education is proposed. (MT)
Descriptors: Educational Research, Educational Trends, Higher Education, Outcomes of Education
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