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Nash, Angel Miles; Allen, Quaylan – AILACTE Journal, 2021
As a powerful institution of social reproduction, schools are locations in which racial inequalities and anti-Black racism play out in ways that contribute to the larger racial disparities that many Black communities experience. The way race informs the experiences of Black students in schools justifies the need for anti-racist and anti-bias…
Descriptors: College Faculty, African American Teachers, Racial Bias, Multicultural Education
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Rupenthal, Michelle; Furuness, Shelly – AILACTE Journal, 2020
This paper explores how a teacher preparation program in a liberal arts institution built upon the foundations of dialogic, relational pedagogy utilizes strong alumni connections to improve teacher education curriculum and support preservice, inservice, and teacher educators as they work to teach against the grain. Best visualized as an infinity…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Mentors, Socialization, Elementary Secondary Education
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Hickey, Theresa – AILACTE Journal, 2018
Democracy--with its complicated problems, multiplicity of positions, and often deeply held convictions--has always been messy. How do we prepare students to participate meaningfully in this type of world, where issues are complex and opinions vary widely? Knowledge about democratic ideals and development of civic dispositions is important, but for…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Cooperative Learning, Democracy, Civics
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Adams, Susan R.; Brooks, Katie; Kandel-Cisco, Brooke – AILACTE Journal, 2017
Too often teacher professional development (PD) is focused on mainstream K-12 learners, even as US schools become more culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD). This theoretical paper provides guidance for centering professional development on the margins. The three conclusions are distilled from robust experiences with middle and high school…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Student Diversity, Cultural Differences
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Kalnin, Julie Shalhope – AILACTE Journal, 2014
The practice of assessing and grading students on their ability to demonstrate proficiency related to a standard has grown significantly in K-12 settings over the past decade. This article invites teacher educators to consider how to respond to this trend by examining an approach for preparing teacher candidates to participate effectively in…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Grading, Teacher Education Programs, Performance Based Assessment
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Kinne, Lenore J.; Hasenbank, Jon F.; Coffey, David – AILACTE Journal, 2014
Classroom assessment, especially formative assessment, is one of the most challenging areas for new teachers, so it is imperative that teacher educators model effective classroom assessment practices. This article describes the use of rubrics in formative assessment, to support candidates in their progress toward mastery of course outcomes and to…
Descriptors: Scoring Rubrics, Formative Evaluation, Learning Processes, Teacher Education
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Frazier, Laura Corbin; Brown-Hobbs, Stacy; Palmer, Barbara Martin – AILACTE Journal, 2013
This paper traces the development of teacher candidate benchmarks at one liberal arts institution. Begun as a classroom assessment activity over ten years ago, the benchmarks, through collaboration with professional development school partners, now serve as a primary measure of teacher candidates' performance in the final phases of the teacher…
Descriptors: Benchmarking, Student Teachers, Performance Based Assessment, Outcome Measures
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Ciminelli, Michelle R. – AILACTE Journal, 2011
The author describes an interactive intervention strategy to assist pre-service teachers in developing reflective practices in an undergraduate literacy course. The goal of the study was to encourage deeper analysis rather than purely descriptive summaries of field placements in teacher candidates' written reflections, so pre-service teachers may…
Descriptors: Intervention, Reflective Teaching, Preservice Teachers, Undergraduate Study
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Kaye, Karen; Turner, John F.; Emigh, James – AILACTE Journal, 2011
The CSI academies employed a multi-layered, collaborative approach to encourage diverse students to consider STEM careers, including science teaching. The academies recruited a diverse group of high school students. This was due, in large part, to the creation of a unique selection process that identified students with unrealized potential. The…
Descriptors: Science Careers, Mentors, Urban Universities, College Programs
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Simmons, Robert W., III – AILACTE Journal, 2010
In a "Multicultural Teaching and Learning" course, racial equity is one of the many issues explored. When discussing racial equity in our schools, teacher education students in the course focus their attention on such issues as the achievement gap, referrals to special education of African American and Latino males, the racism of low…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Suburban Schools, Racial Factors, Multicultural Education
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Keller, Deborah Biss; Osgood, Robert L. – AILACTE Journal, 2010
This paper examines the potential for and challenges of using a critical approach to service-learning, based on Freire's notions of praxis and dialogue, as part of an introductory education course. Although any service-learning project runs the risk of falling prey to the more traditional approach, which involves a pedagogy designed to enhance…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Education Courses, Homeless People, Disadvantaged Youth
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Houck, Bonnie; Lafon, Norann; McQuillan, Billie; Shefveland, Diane; Watson, Dwight C. – AILACTE Journal, 2009
A study group from the Quality Teacher Network in Reading (QTN/R) reviewed the achievement gap data between Black and White fourth-grade readers in Minnesota. From the results of the review, the study group developed a professional development series. The investigation helped the study group determine from a professional development standpoint how…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Literacy, Professional Development, Grade 4
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McCadden, Brian; Rose, Martha – AILACTE Journal, 2008
The school-aged population continues to diversify, yet the student body at small liberal arts teacher preparation programs generally does not. To help prepare our socioculturally homogeneous students to teach a more diverse student body, we developed a three-tiered approach that includes a diversity model integrated across the curriculum, an…
Descriptors: Field Experience Programs, Teaching Methods, Multicultural Education, Instructional Effectiveness
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Morgan, Peter W. – AILACTE Journal, 2008
This study examines the preparation of preservice elementary teaching candidates in science content and methods courses and the relationship of their coursework to future teaching. One-hundred-five undergraduate elementary education majors participated in the study. Data was gathered through the completion of a background questionnaire and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Methods Courses, Teacher Education Curriculum, Elementary Secondary Education
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Pitre, Charisse Cowan; Curtis, Adrienne; Golash, Ian; Kuzmanich, Kristin; Wenzl, Gretchen – AILACTE Journal, 2008
This paper presents findings of an induction year study of teachers trained in a graduate level social justice teacher education program. At the conclusion of the one-year intensive teacher preparation program, students participated in self-directed group study projects in which they identified and researched critical questions and issues related…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Program Effectiveness, Beginning Teacher Induction, Self Directed Groups
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