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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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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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Wasburn-Moses, Leah – Action in Teacher Education, 2005
The field of special education has been consistently plagued with serious personnel shortages, high rates of teacher attrition, criticisms of inadequate teacher preparation, and questionable student outcomes. The recent focus on increased standards and improved student outcomes adds complexity to this situation. Of paramount concern are the need…
Descriptors: Faculty Mobility, Teacher Persistence, Special Education, Legal Problems
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Olson, Susan J.; Werhan, Carol – Action in Teacher Education, 2005
There is increasing use of distance-learning technologies to deliver alternative teacher licensure and certification programs for those areas of shortage such as rural and urban areas and those content areas for which it is difficult to find highly qualified teachers. This article reviews those collaborative groups, partnerships, and institutions…
Descriptors: Urban Areas, Rural Areas, Teacher Education Programs, Online Courses
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Ilmer, Steven; Nahan, Neva; Elliott, Sharon; Colombo, Marie; Snyder, Jo-Ann – Action in Teacher Education, 2005
The demand to prepare increased numbers of qualified teachers for urban schools continues to represent a major challenge nationwide. In Michigan, Wayne State University, the Detroit Public Schools, the Michigan Department of Education, and the Detroit Federation of Teachers have collaborated to design and implement an alternative certification…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Program Improvement, Urban Schools, Public Schools
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Krypos, Bess – Action in Teacher Education, 1992
Describes a parent-involvement program for first grade in which parents helped in the classroom every Wednesday. Surveys of parents and evaluations of teacher and parent teaching styles indicated most parents attributed success to the teacher's warmth and enthusiasm. With encouragement, parents participated willingly. Conclusions relating to…
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Grade 1, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education
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Rosaen, Cheryl; Gere, Anne Ruggles – Action in Teacher Education, 1996
Two teacher educators utilized professional standards to inform their teaching. They used reflective dialog, action research, and critical inquiry in a standards-based language arts curriculum to support revisions and improvements in classroom practices and curriculum development. This led to new ideas about collaborative structures and stimulated…
Descriptors: Action Research, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Roth, Robert A. – Action in Teacher Education, 1981
The economic situation has resulted in funding cuts for education from both federal and state sources. The state of Michigan's budget for education has been reduced in all areas. The effects of retrenchment are discussed in relation to local schools, higher education, teacher education, and state agencies. (JN)
Descriptors: Budgeting, Declining Enrollment, Financial Support, Reduction in Force