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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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Merk, Hillary; Waggoner, Jacqueline; Carroll, James – AILACTE Journal, 2013
Researchers and teacher educators have given increased attention to co-teaching during the student teaching experience. Co-teaching facilitates an apprenticeship arrangement that encourages modeling of classroom practice for the candidate and a chance to implement directly what is being learned by the apprentice. The co-teaching model can be…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Student Teaching, Learning Processes, Team Teaching
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Pu, Chang – AILACTE Journal, 2012
Informed by the narrative inquiry approach (Connelly & Clandinin, 1990), this qualitative study examined preservice teachers' narratives to investigate what they think, know, and believe in teaching English learners. Beyond just telling stories, narrative structures and meanings were examined with the goal of gaining insight of the preservice…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Second Language Learning
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Thomas, Kevin M.; Bush, Sarah B.; Bucalos, Anne – AILACTE Journal, 2012
Defining and assessing dispositions continues to be a conundrum for many teacher education programs, particularly when significant dispositional concerns arise that warrant intervention. This study focuses on the analysis of dispositions intervention data from one institution to identify the trends and patterns that could further inform the…
Descriptors: Intervention, Teacher Education Programs, Student Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs
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Darragh, Janine J.; Picanco, Kathryn E.; Tully, Debbie; Henning, A. Suzie – AILACTE Journal, 2011
The current demand for teacher candidates to prove a positive impact on student achievement and work collaboratively in a field that is perennially in change has called for a new paradigm for teacher preparation, one that focuses on clinical field experiences, culturally responsive teaching and reflective, collaborative pedagogy. The co-teach…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Internship Programs, Teacher Collaboration, Student Teacher Attitudes
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Eva, Amy L.; Walker, Bridget – AILACTE Journal, 2010
Despite greater responsibility for creating equitable and inclusive classroom models, some research suggests that educators "may not have the necessary attitudes, dispositions, or perhaps more important, the professional skills to successfully instruct students in diverse, inclusive classrooms" (Van Laarhoven, Munk, Lynch, Bosman & Rouse, 2007, p.…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Student Teacher Attitudes, Course Content, Inclusion
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Rohr, Jean – AILACTE Journal, 2009
Teacher education programs do not generally provide opportunities for preservice teachers to work with parents. As a result, these novice teachers often leave their teacher education programs with little or no information about how to successfully interact with parents. This article details the actions of parents during a reading course that was…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Reading Difficulties
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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