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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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Justice-Crickmer, Janet; Thompson, E. H. – AILACTE Journal, 2007
Arthur Levine's (2006) study of teacher preparation in the United States and his resulting controversial recommendations have increased the need for teacher educators in independent institutions to share insights into designing and implementing effective degree programs. To that end, this article highlights aspects of an innovative M.A. Ed.…
Descriptors: Specialists, Instructional Design, Masters Programs, Reading Instruction
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Carroll, James B.; Morrell, Patricia D.; Eifler, Karen E. – AILACTE Journal, 2007
Federal educational technology grant coordinators from seven small liberal arts colleges were interviewed to determine the ways in which technology had been infused in teacher education programs over the life of the grant. Substantive integration of technology had occurred in each of the schools. Traditional change models were unable to explain…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Change Agents, Technology Integration, Organizational Change
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Wakefield, Dara – AILACTE Journal, 2007
Teachers, and those who prepare them, struggle to balance test-centered legislative mandates and conscientious professional practices. Increasingly, professional judgment may be at variance with federal testing guidelines. Present federal testing requirements, if strictly followed, will retain a significant number of students in grade resulting in…
Descriptors: Testing, Standardized Tests, Guidelines, Federal Regulation
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Gnadinger, Cindy Meyers – AILACTE Journal, 2006
The face of teacher education is rapidly changing. Teacher shortages, legislative changes, and adult career changers have prompted colleges and universities across the nation to develop new programs or redesign existing programs for teacher preparation. For universities, the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program has emerged as the panacea for…
Descriptors: Masters Degrees, Alternative Teacher Certification, Teacher Education Programs, Program Development
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Ference, Ruth – AILACTE Journal, 2006
Cross-cultural experiences in teacher education are an important part of multicultural education because they allow preservice teachers to examine their world view and develop culturally sensitive dispositions critical for teaching in our diverse society. Research has shown that effective cross-cultural experiences can lead to personal…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Multicultural Education
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Drexler, James L. – AILACTE Journal, 2006
Research, reports and studies all confirm the fact that American schools are facing a crisis: not enough teachers to fill positions in schools. One critical component of this crisis is the fact that many newer teachers to the profession quit after only one or two years. A common factor for many of those new teachers who quit is the lack of…
Descriptors: Mentors, Teacher Shortage, Beginning Teachers, Beginning Teacher Induction
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Hamel, Fred L.; Ryken, Amy E.; King, Jennice; Kokich, Mary; Lay, Olga – AILACTE Journal, 2006
What defines a strong connection between university and school-based experiences for a small teacher education program? This paper explores the creation of "intentional partnerships," which involves the systematic crossing of multiple voices (preservice, mentor, university professor, principal, supervisor) to build mutual understandings across…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, College School Cooperation
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Schlichte, Jacqueline; Stroud, James; Girdley, Donna – AILACTE Journal, 2006
Numbers of At-risk students are rising in the public classrooms of our day. Standardized testing is a reality that is clearly defining the great chasm that stands between the performance of these children and what is expected of their age mates. Public junior and senior high schools face the quandary: How are At-risk students to be aided in their…
Descriptors: Teaching Styles, At Risk Students, Academic Standards, Teacher Student Relationship
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Roose, Deborah; Zande, Carleen Vande – AILACTE Journal, 2005
The Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education (AILACTE), representing over 200 institutions nationwide, created the Models of Excellence (MOE) Committee to define exemplary qualities of teacher education preparation programs and to select and recognize programs that meet these high standards. With input from members of…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Liberal Arts, Excellence in Education
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Kinne, Lenore J.; Watson, Dwight C. – AILACTE Journal, 2005
This article describes how the teacher work sample methodology of the Renaissance Partnership for Improving Teacher Quality was implemented within the teacher education program at a small liberal arts college. Resulting program improvements are described, as well as on-going challenges. The adapted teacher work sample prompt and scoring rubric are…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Education Programs, Work Sample Tests, Scoring Rubrics
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Bucalos, Anne B.; Price, Christine G. – AILACTE Journal, 2005
Interest in, and debate about, teachers' attitudes, perceptions, and dispositions is not new (Cruickshank & Haefele, 2001). What is new is the inclusion of dispositions in the standards of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE, 2003), the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS, 1998), and the…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, National Standards, Teacher Certification, Personality Traits
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Eifler, Karen E.; Green, Thomas G. – AILACTE Journal, 2005
This paper explores expressions of marginalization of White preservice teachers serving as academic mentors to Black adolescent males in a unique partnership program. Junior secondary education majors form tri-partite interdisciplinary teams and work with intact groups of Black youth, members of a community-based Black rites of passage program for…
Descriptors: Education Majors, African American Children, African Americans, Preservice Teachers
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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
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Inman, Duane; Marlow, Leslie; Wakefield, Dara – AILACTE Journal, 2004
Future teachers face the challenge of teaching an increasingly diverse student population in a mainstream classroom. Teacher education programs, therefore, are charged with the necessity of designing, implementing and evaluating effective experiences which will expand students' views on diversity. The teacher education program at Berry College in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Undergraduate Study
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