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Dodman, Stephanie L.; DeMulder, Elizabeth K.; View, Jenice L.; Swalwell, Katy; Stribling, Stacia; Ra, Sophia; Dallman, Laura – Action in Teacher Education, 2019
As schools and teachers utilize data-driven decision-making processes to identify and remediate struggling students, systemic conditions that contribute to students' learning opportunities are often ignored. This longitudinal mixed-methods study examines the use of an equity audit as a critical data-driven decision-making tool in a graduate course…
Descriptors: Audits (Verification), Equal Education, Data, Decision Making
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Auslander, Susan Swars; Hart, Lynn C.; Carothers, Jody; Jacobs, Tiffany; Chestnutt, Cliff – Action in Teacher Education, 2019
This project reviewed the state of the research drawing from articles published from 1990 to 2014 (25 years) with elementary prospective teachers (EPTs) as participants, who were completing university courses focused on mathematics content. Twenty-four studies met the inclusion criteria for the review. Of these studies, 11 examined noncognitive…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Course Content, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Mathematics
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Piro, Jody S.; O'Callaghan, Catherine – Action in Teacher Education, 2019
Unlike the situated learning within traditional clinical placements, mixed-reality simulations support a laboratory learning environment where preservice teachers practice their instruction with low risk to the preservice teachers and human students. Simulation experiences can be used in teacher education programs to prepare candidates for the…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Virtual Classrooms, Teacher Educators, Preservice Teachers
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Barker, Lisa M. – Action in Teacher Education, 2019
Facilitating classroom discussion requires preparation and improvisation. How might learning improvisational theatre affect teachers' verbal moves while facilitating discussion? This article explores this question through a single-subject case study of a high school history teacher who took a 10-week improv course. Data sources include…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Theater Arts, Case Studies, Secondary School Teachers
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Darragh, Janine J.; Boyd, Ashley S. – Action in Teacher Education, 2019
Using a mixed-methods approach, this article reports survey findings regarding the factors secondary English-language-arts teachers in the United States reported as influential to their text selection and examines how those factors varied by years of teaching experience. Teachers' department was the most cited influence regardless of years'…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Experienced Teachers, Textbook Selection, Teacher Attitudes
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Able, Harriet; Glazier, Jocelyn; Mallous, Ritsa; Boyd, Ashley; Bell-Hughes, Kristen; Eaker-Rich, Deborah – Action in Teacher Education, 2018
A critical issue in teacher education is the ongoing support and professional development of novice teachers. This study explores a professional development project, "Reconnect and Recharge," for newly inducted teachers. Participants met three to four times during the school year from 2009 to 2013 to explore their teaching successes and…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Transitional Programs, Teacher Orientation, Preservice Teachers
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Thomson, Margareta Maria; Palermo, Corey J. – Action in Teacher Education, 2018
This qualitative study used a phenomenological methodology and an expectancy-value framework to understand nontraditional preservice teachers' motivations for choosing a teaching career. Nontraditional preservice teachers in the current study are described as teacher candidates for whom teaching was not their first career choice. Ten students…
Descriptors: Expectation, Values, Models, Preservice Teachers
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Jamil, Faiza M.; Hamre, Bridget K. – Action in Teacher Education, 2018
Teacher reflection has been at the core of teacher development efforts for almost 100 years, yet inconsistency in the literature results from a lack of clarity on how reflection is conceptualized--from its purpose to processes, and how they relate to refining teacher practice. This article draws from research in cognitive science to explain how…
Descriptors: Reflection, Faculty Development, Cognitive Science, Online Courses
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Payne, Katherina A. – Action in Teacher Education, 2018
Much like preservice teachers, who cite cooperating teachers as influential to the learning-to-teach process, this study and its findings center the work of cooperating teachers as essential to teacher education for democratic education. The mentoring practices of cooperating teachers often reflect their teaching practices with students in their…
Descriptors: Mentors, Beginning Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Francis, Anthony Tuf; Olson, Mark; Weinberg, Paul J.; Stearns-Pfeiffer, Amanda – Action in Teacher Education, 2018
This article describes how a secondary teacher education program at a midsized university made the turn toward a practice-based program in teacher education. The authors argue that efforts to recenter the program around practices have not only improved opportunities for novice teachers, but also have provided teacher educators a programmatic…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Teacher Education Programs, Beginning Teachers, Preservice Teachers
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Mullen, Carol A. – Action in Teacher Education, 2018
This case study focuses on creativity and collaboration in preparing Chinese preservice teachers. The research question was "Can aspiring Chinese teachers discover creativity where encouraged and under conducive conditions?" The purpose was to find out whether, with explicit instructions to be creative, candidates could demonstrate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Creativity, Models
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Phillippo, Kate; Brown, Elizabeth Levine; Blosser, Allison – Action in Teacher Education, 2018
Although research on student--teacher relationships (STRs) consistently demonstrates STRs' association with student achievement and well-being, teachers typically receive limited guidance regarding how to cultivate these relationships. Efforts to promote teacher dispositions toward STRs and learning of relational practices--practices that ground…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Teacher Student Relationship, Preservice Teachers, Academic Achievement
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Branscombe, Margaret; Schneider, Jenifer Jasinski – Action in Teacher Education, 2018
Through a lens focused on imagining the future, and with a pedagogical goal to help novice teachers embody effective teaching practices in a writing methods course, the authors (two teacher educators) conducted a design-based experiment to determine if we could access teacher candidates' pedagogical decisions and their future intentions through…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teaching Methods, Beginning Teachers, Instructional Effectiveness
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Khasnabis, Debi; Goldin, Simona; Ronfeldt, Matthew – Action in Teacher Education, 2018
Partnering with families in ways that support children's learning is a skill that is central to high-quality teaching. Parent-teacher conferences are a key site for teachers to learn how to leverage family resources in service of instruction. To know how to support the development of well-started beginners, teacher education (TE) programs must…
Descriptors: Parent Teacher Conferences, Teacher Education Programs, Family Environment, Educational Environment
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Shanahan, Eileen M.; Dallacqua, Ashley K. – Action in Teacher Education, 2018
This article considers the power of approaching young adult literature from a critical literacy perspective in teacher education and how that affects emerging teachers' ability to consider its role in their future teaching. Specifically, the authors explore how critical literacy--the exposure to a variety of texts, ways of approaching texts, and…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Preservice Teacher Education, Critical Literacy, Teacher Education
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