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Spencer, Tamara; Fitzgerald, Monica – AILACTE Journal, 2021
This paper offers a case study of how Saint Mary's College of California developed an undergraduate teacher education pathway that focuses on equity and social justice. Responding to the needs of students and families in California, Saint Mary's sought to cultivate an anti-racist pedagogy and cultural humility for future teachers. To do so…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Community Involvement, Leadership, Undergraduate Students
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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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Peacock, Amber R. – AILACTE Journal, 2020
A theoretical framework is introduced that articulates the complex nature of what liberal arts teacher educators do, what teacher candidates learn, and the enduring tension inherent in that work. The researcher surveyed liberal arts teacher educators (n = 64) regarding beliefs about seven enduring tensions in education-content…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Preservice Teacher Education, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Theory Practice Relationship
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Walcott, John R. – AILACTE Journal, 2019
The current narrative surrounding urban education, while incomplete, often focuses on concerns related to student achievement, failing schools, and teacher quality. This article targets teacher preparation as one response to these challenges and investigates the extent to which liberal arts colleges and universities are involved in this work. The…
Descriptors: Urban Education, Urban Teaching, Preservice Teacher Education, Liberal Arts
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Byrners, Ronald S.; Hillis, Michael R. – AILACTE Journal, 2018
In this paper, we discuss how we attempt to build classroom environments that are conducive to positive civil discourse. Utilizing the framework of cultural proficiency (Lindsey, Robins, and Terrell, 2009), we argue for an inside-out approach through self-exploration to help deconstruct worldviews we develop through the years. In coupling this…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Discussion, Cultural Awareness, Liberal Arts
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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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Roose, Deborah – AILACTE Journal, 2016
For decades, teacher educators and others have looked critically at the way teachers are initially prepared and during the last ten years the calls for reform in teacher education have become even more frequent. Some programs have responded to those demands and made substantial and long lasting changes. This qualitative study reports on data…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Educational Change, Qualitative Research, Administrator Attitudes
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Lewis, Andrea; Taylor, Nicole – AILACTE Journal, 2015
It is widely recognized by state and national teacher accrediting agencies that there is the need for preservice teachers to have dynamic experiences in working with diverse student populations (i.e., English Language Learners, varying socioeconomic statuses, exceptionalities, different family structures) in order to appropriately address the…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Single Sex Colleges, Liberal Arts, Socioeconomic Status
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Lederhouse, Jillian N. – AILACTE Journal, 2014
To satisfy the ongoing demands of external communities, education faculty at liberal arts colleges often make curricular and instructional compromises within their programs which can adversely affect the developmental goals of liberal education. This article highlights several of the complex tensions faculty members face in offering their…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Liberal Arts, Models, Role of Education
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Adams, Susan R.; Mix, Elizabeth K. – AILACTE Journal, 2014
As pedagogy experts, teacher educators should lead the charge for improved teaching and learning, but are under-utilized pedagogy resources in liberal arts universities. In this paper, the collaborators, one a teacher education assistant professor and the other an associate professor of art history, identify critical friendship group approaches…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Teacher Educators, College Faculty, Teacher Collaboration
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Roose, Deborah – AILACTE Journal, 2013
A majority of the teacher education programs in this country reside in liberal arts institutions. Most pride themselves on the benefits from having small and nurturing programs with strong relationships with students and an emphasis on teaching. There are many types of preparation programs situated within liberal arts institutions and also a wide…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Teacher Education, Educational Benefits, Teacher Education Programs
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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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Lorimer, Maureen Reilly – AILACTE Journal, 2012
Although strong arguments espousing the accolades of arts involvement are evident, the visual and performing arts continue to be underfunded and underused in K-12 schooling and teacher preparation. Valiant efforts from arts advocates have made inroads to reverse this negative trend, yet policies and practices that reflect a commitment to "arts for…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Educational Change, Integrated Curriculum, Unified Studies Curriculum
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Huisman, Sarah; Edwards, Allison – AILACTE Journal, 2011
Two separate research studies explored two types of experiential learning, situated learning and service learning, used in a liberal arts university setting to further understand their importance in the learning process. From both the service learning and situated learning research, two main findings emerged, limited student reflection and…
Descriptors: Course Objectives, Service Learning, Course Content, Educational Opportunities
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