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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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Kaback, Suzanne – AILACTE Journal, 2012
Supporting the reading development of college students is the responsibility of all professors. As experts in the field, with experience navigating and interpreting readings in a particular discipline, professors are obligated to think of themselves as master artisans apprenticing their students to the craft of reading. Texts in all subject areas…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Intentional Learning, Content Area Reading, Reading Habits
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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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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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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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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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Gay, Richard – AILACTE Journal, 2011
For the past sixteen years, the Five Dimensions of Multicultural Education, as proposed by James A. Banks (1995), have been accepted in many circles as the primary conceptual framework used in teaching multicultural education courses: content integration, the knowledge construction process, prejudice reduction, an equity pedagogy and an empowering…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Education Courses, Multicultural Education, Course Content
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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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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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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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Blackwell, Susan; Smiley, Azure Dee – AILACTE Journal, 2010
Religious, moral and/or ethical beliefs often drive the mission of independent colleges, and independent colleges educate students from racial and ethnic minorities almost the same as at four-year state institutions. The proportion of low- and middle-income students at private colleges and universities is almost the same as at four-year state…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Private Colleges, Teacher Educators, Equal Education
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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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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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