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Pae, Holly; Freeman, Greta G.; Wash, Pamela D. – AILACTE Journal, 2014
Teacher preparation programs face great challenges in ensuring their graduates are prepared for the demands of today's classrooms. The authors explore how teacher accountability has evolved based upon federal legislation leading to adoption of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Recognizing that future teachers will be held accountable for…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Knowledge Base for Teaching, State Standards
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Truesdell, Elizabeth; Birch, Rebecca – AILACTE Journal, 2013
This project description examines how a teacher education program integrated new instructional technology through the creation of a Technology Facilitator position in the department. The project proceeded through a three-tiered system of learning "literacy" to establish a knowledge base amongst faculty members, "augmenting"…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Educational Technology, Facilitators (Individuals), Knowledge Base for Teaching
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Kagle, Melissa – AILACTE Journal, 2013
This paper proposes a framework for the development of culturally responsive practices in beginning teachers to meet the needs of diverse students in multicultural classrooms. The framework describes the trajectory beginning teachers undergo toward becoming culturally responsive and discusses how teacher educators in liberal arts colleges can…
Descriptors: Knowledge Base for Teaching, Culturally Relevant Education, Cultural Awareness, Multicultural Education
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Egeland, Paul; Eckert, Jon – AILACTE Journal, 2012
In an era of specialization and standardization, what might the liberal arts offer to preservice teachers as they prepare for their participation in a demanding profession? The authors posit that teacher education programs housed in liberal arts institutions can provide rich mentoring opportunities for teacher candidates. While faculty in teacher…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Mentors
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Yontz, Brian D. – AILACTE Journal, 2012
This narrative outlines the process of how an independent liberal arts college integrated coursework and learning experiences focused on urban school teacher preparation with an existing university program in Urban Studies. Programmatic changes and additions to teacher education programs at independent liberal arts colleges are often very…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Urban Studies
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Hurley, Angela – AILACTE Journal, 2011
This essay argues the importance of teacher preparation programs establishing holistic programs that have a solid intellectual, philosophic foundation that goes beyond a set of prescribed outcomes. In holistic programs, understanding "why" becomes as important as knowing "how." Teacher education students have a right to expect to go beyond…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, World Views, Teacher Education Programs, Essays
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Leer, Elizabeth Berg – AILACTE Journal, 2009
Although teachers may strive to create inclusive, multi-cultural classrooms, they may lack the requisite knowledge and skills to successfully accomplish the task. Drawing on case study research that illuminates challenges encountered by White teachers of multicultural literature, I propose a comprehensive diversity component for teacher education.…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Multicultural Education, Teacher Education Programs, Literature
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Lederhouse, Jillian N. – AILACTE Journal, 2008
Although high-needs schools rarely provide extensive scaffolding for beginning educators, liberal arts colleges that are committed to the moral and intellectual development of teachers can serve a pivotal role in helping their candidates choose such schools and commit to serving in them for the long term. This article describes ways in which…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Intellectual Development, Disadvantaged Schools, Teacher Education Curriculum
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Powell, Beverlee-Ann; Szlosek, Peggy; Flaherty, Thomas; Ryan, Lynne – AILACTE Journal, 2007
Preparing college supervisors/cooperating teachers to support teacher candidates' performance using standards is a challenge for teacher preparation programs. This paper will describe a professional development program collaboratively developed by representatives of the state department of education, institutions of higher education, and K-12…
Descriptors: Accountability, Cooperating Teachers, Supervisors, State Standards
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Walker, Connie; Brady, Darcel; Lea, Karen; Summers, Bill – AILACTE Journal, 2004
There is a tremendous gap in the research of the moral and ethical dimensions of teacher dispositions. Teacher dispositions need to be reviewed, re-evaluated and constructed with a plan in mind to accommodate what we, as educators, now know about the legitimate and unique differences in learning at every age. The purpose of this research was to…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Ethics, Moral Values, Teacher Effectiveness