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Bustos Flores, Belinda; Claeys, Lorena; Gist, Conra D.; Riojas Clark, Ellen; Villarreal, Abelardo – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2015
To address the challenge of ensuring the quality of preparation of secondary mathematics and science teachers, this article describes the efforts of the "Academy for Teacher Excellence" (ATE; Flores et al., 2007), which received Transition to Teaching grants to establish the Accelerated Teacher Education Program (ATEP). ATEP's purpose…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Teacher Education Programs, Science Teachers, Mathematics Teachers
Jamil, Faiza M.; Downer, Jason T.; Pianta, Robert C. – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2012
With teacher turnover costing the U.S. as much as $7 billion per year (National Commission on Teaching and America's Future, 2007), and the continuing demand for qualified teachers, it is imperative for schools to increase retention rates among their faculty (Ingersoll & Smith, 2003). Retention efforts are especially important among novice…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Student Teaching, Personality, Beginning Teachers
Swackhamer, Lyn Ely; Koellner, Karen; Basile, Carole; Kimbrough, Doris – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2009
A teacher's sense of self-efficacy has been consistently recognized as an important attribute of effective teaching and has been positively correlated to teacher and student outcomes. A number of studies show the impact of teachers with high levels of efficacy. Students of these teachers have outperformed students who had teachers with lower…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Program Effectiveness
Fry, Sara Winstead – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2009
This article reports the results of a case study about elementary school teachers' induction experiences. Four teachers began the three-year study, but only two remained in the profession after their second year. This development was consistent with estimates that 40-50% of novices leave the profession within five years. Bandura's (1977) construct…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Career Change, Elementary School Teachers, Beginning Teacher Induction
Lee, Yeunjoo; Patterson, Philip P.; Vega, Luis A. – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2011
To reduce teacher shortages, an intern credential has been introduced as a means of alternate certification in California. Individuals who meet the requirement of subject matter competency are eligible for an intern credential, allowing them to teach students in special education programs for two years while completing their coursework…
Descriptors: Job Satisfaction, Self Efficacy, Teacher Competencies, Special Education Teachers
King-Sears, Margaret E.; Carran, Deborah T.; Dammann, Stacey N.; Arter, Patricia Sullivan – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2012
In this study, the researchers examined self-ratings from special and general education teacher candidates engaged in their culminating instructional activity prior to graduation: student teaching. Acquiring data at the end of the student teaching experience was targeted because student teaching is when teacher candidates apply the knowledge and…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Special Education, Student Teaching, Teaching Experience
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Gerges, Gassia – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2001
Examined the relationship between preservice teacher efficacy and degree of instructional variation, noting factors influencing their attitudes toward instructional variation. Data from interviews, observations, and written documents found no significant relationship between preservice teachers' efficacy and degree of variation. Degree of…
Descriptors: Developmental Stages, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
Zambo, Ron; Zambo, Debby – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2008
The "No Child Left Behind" legislation requires states to classify schools based on students meeting the state's academic standards. A combination of factors, including scores on state specific tests and nationally normed tests, can result in a school being awarded a low classification or a high classification. In the authors' state,…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Federal Legislation, Standardized Tests, Academic Achievement
Mittenfelner Carl, Nicole – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2014
As the face of education in Philadelphia's public schools changes in response to budget constraints and politics, current "Teach For America" (TFA) corps members' roles have also changed. These changes have resulted in the majority of second-year TFA corps members being relocated from school district to charter-managed schools, many of…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Beginning Teachers, Disadvantaged, Low Income Groups
Beare, Paul; Marshall, James; Torgerson, Colleen; Tracz, Susan; Chiero, Robin – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2012
Developing a culture of evidence to assess and improve teacher preparation programs is a critical issue in American education. Teacher education has been struggling with the challenge of preparing and retaining sufficient numbers of high-quality teachers who can work effectively with students from all cultural and racial backgrounds, raising the…
Descriptors: Evidence, Preservice Teacher Education, Schools of Education, Program Evaluation
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Kelaher-Young, Allison J.; Carver, Cynthia L. – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2013
The relentless press for steadily improved student learning outcomes requires that prospective teachers enter the classroom knowing how to fine-tune their teaching to meet the learning needs of individual students. Frequently, teacher candidates have difficulty conceptualizing their students as learners, looking more immediately to their own…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), Preservice Teachers, Academic Achievement, Self Efficacy
Tait, Melanie – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2008
Novice teachers often struggle in their first year. Some succumb to illness, depression, or burnout, and some even decide to abandon teaching as a career option. The classic stressors identified by new teachers have been remarkably consistent over the years, and their challenges have been well chronicled. Less has been written, however, about the…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Personality Traits, Emotional Intelligence, Foreign Countries
Lee, Steven K.; Ajayi, Lasisi; Richards, Rachel – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2007
The purpose of the study is to examine teachers' perceptions of the Open Court language program. Open Court is published by McGraw Hill and has been approved by the "No Child Left Behind Act" as an appropriate research-based reading program. The Open Court program was adopted as part of the efforts to provide all elementary school…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Federal Legislation, Reading Programs, Program Effectiveness
Lahann, Randall; Reagan, Emilie Mitescu – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2011
Teach for America (TFA), a non-profit organization designed to recruit recent college graduates to commit two years to teach in understaffed urban and rural schools across the country, has been heralded by private organizations and state agencies as a poster child for alternative pathways to teaching. However, at the same time, TFA has also been…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Rural Schools, Organizational Culture, College Graduates
Daisey, Peggy – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2009
Writing affords students an opportunity to clarify their thinking. Through the process of writing, students recognize what they know and what they still need to learn. Teachers need to provide positive writing experiences that promote student enjoyment, as well as help students to express themselves with clarity and power. The ability of a teacher…
Descriptors: Role Models, Content Area Reading, Writing (Composition), Writing Instruction
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