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McGriff, Mary – Action in Teacher Education, 2015
Suburban middle schools have been affected by a growing enrollment of English language learners and by the need to demonstrate that this population of students is meeting prescribed academic proficiency benchmarks. These developments necessitate cogent, English learner--focused professional learning across content areas. Using Gee's perspective on…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Professional Identity, Suburban Schools, English (Second Language)
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Meadows, Bryan – Action in Teacher Education, 2013
Against a backdrop of critical discussion over the fundamental relevance of university teacher educator programs in general, this study surveyed 102 second-language K-12 teachers in New Jersey on their perceptions of the relative priority of conceptual teacher knowledge (i.e., theory/research) and procedural teacher knowledge (i.e., practical…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Relevance (Education)
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Galluzzo, Gary R.; Ritter, Donald E. – Action in Teacher Education, 1986
This article looks at the characteristics of New Jersey's alternate route program and outlines the processes and guidelines which distinguish this program from the traditional teacher education program. (MT)
Descriptors: Evaluation Criteria, Mentors, Minimum Competency Testing, Teacher Certification