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Wheeler, Tiffany R.; Trail, Amelia El-Hindi – AILACTE Journal, 2010
Today's teachers must be equipped to reach all children and embrace a pedagogy of equity. Toward that end, teacher preparation programs need to foster a transformationist pedagogy which allows students to develop into culturally responsive teachers. This paper describes three components of a teacher preparation program that embraces teaching for…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Social Justice, Teacher Education Programs, Cultural Pluralism
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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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Erb, Cathy Smeltzer – AILACTE Journal, 2010
Effective teaching values the classroom as a learning community in which instructional approaches optimize learning for all students. Contrary to the principles of an equitable learning environment is the use of "me" language by teachers, a practice that promotes the role of teacher as high status and inadvertently excludes students from the…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Environment, Teaching Methods, Learning Processes
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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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Gant, Angela B. – AILACTE Journal, 2009
Although many researchers have focused their efforts on studying first-year teachers, little research has been conducted about experienced new teachers, educators who have teaching experience but are new to a school or school system. This qualitative study of the experiences of three experienced new teachers reveals that many experienced new…
Descriptors: Experienced Teachers, Beginning Teachers, School Districts, School Culture
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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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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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Hopkins-Gillispie, Delphina – AILACTE Journal, 2009
This study is part of a larger study that uses mixed methods (qualitative and quantitative methods) to investigate preservice teachers' knowledge and understanding of multiculturalism and to prepare preservice teachers to work in diverse classrooms. The results indicate two findings: 1) that preservice teachers come from homogeneous backgrounds;…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Schools of Education, Multicultural Education
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Faith, Ellen S. – AILACTE Journal, 2009
Smaller institutions of higher education, such as those that comprise the AILACTE membership, prepare teacher and school leadership candidates to create vibrant learning communities in P-12 classrooms and schools, accomplished in part through well-structured and carefully mentored induction experiences. To optimize candidate and unit outcomes, new…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Teacher Educators, Professional Education, Teacher Education
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Dobkins, Linda Harris; Justice-Crickmer, Janet; Thompson, E. H. – AILACTE Journal, 2008
Teacher preparation in the Commonwealth of Virginia requires numerous competencies. Faced with the challenges of creating a new general education core, faculty at Emory & Henry College exploited the synergies of the new program, teacher preparation competency requirements and the literature on effective teachers to reinforce a 172-year-old…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Liberal Arts, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Competency Testing
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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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Woolworth, Stephen – AILACTE Journal, 2008
Little is known about the kind of learning that occurs when teachers' professional development is situated at the intersection between university coursework, school practices and the lived realities of local communities. This study explores five years of data from a graduate seminar for inservice teachers, which examines how schools are situated…
Descriptors: Policy Analysis, Inservice Teacher Education, Interviews, Portfolio Assessment
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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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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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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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