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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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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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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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Hoffman, James V.; Mosley Wetzel, Melissa; DeJulio, Samuel – Action in Teacher Education, 2018
The current qualitative study addresses the growing concern in preservice teacher (PT) education that simply increasing the amount of field experiences in teacher preparation programs may just reinforce the status quo in teaching. The focus in this report is on how a series of literacy tutorials, designed as hybrid spaces for learning, provide…
Descriptors: Multiple Literacies, Tutoring, Literacy Education, Qualitative Research
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Moore, Meredith – Action in Teacher Education, 2018
As the number of English Language Learners (ELLs) educated in general education classrooms has increased, many teacher education programs have implemented reforms intended to prepare teacher candidates to work with ELLs. This multiple-case study uses a sociocultural perspective on learning to examine whether and how four undergraduate teacher…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Bilingualism, Preservice Teachers, Undergraduate Students
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Gelfuso, Andrea; Dennis, Danielle V. – Action in Teacher Education, 2017
There are international calls for teacher preparation programs to increase the quantity and quality of field experiences. The belief is that spending additional time in the field being mentored by inservice teachers will develop high-quality preservice teachers. However, the figured worlds of teacher education and the knowledge base of inservice…
Descriptors: Professional Development Schools, College School Cooperation, Discourse Analysis, Preservice Teachers
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Musanti, Sandra I. – Action in Teacher Education, 2017
The study explores English as a second language (ESL) and bilingual teachers' narratives within a learning community as they collectively engage in reflecting on practices to more effectively support English learners. This longitudinal qualitative study integrates narrative inquiry approach and critical incident methodology. Participants were…
Descriptors: Bilingual Teachers, English (Second Language), Reflection, Longitudinal Studies
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Nesmith, Suzanne M.; Purdum-Cassidy, Barbara; Cooper, Sandi; Rogers, Rachelle D. – Action in Teacher Education, 2017
Integrating literature in mathematics is a powerful strategy used by many teachers to meet the reformative goals outlined by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. This article reports a teacher education study in which 15 elementary preservice teachers engaged in a task that challenged them to link the pedagogical strategy of…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Student Attitudes, Mathematics Instruction, Preservice Teacher Education
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Evans, Leanne M. – Action in Teacher Education, 2017
The number of students designated as English language learners enrolled in U.S. schools is rapidly increasing, and because of this shifting cultural and linguistic landscape, it is essential that all teachers have the skills to effectively work with students who have a language other than English spoken at home. Using the framework of exemplary…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Bilingualism, Teaching Methods, Teacher Effectiveness
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Sydnor, Jackie – Action in Teacher Education, 2017
This study explores the experience of becoming an elementary teacher in an educational climate where standardization and accountability increasingly affect what happens in classrooms across the country by following two beginning teachers. Specifically, this longitudinal study in which two first-year teachers' stories are analyzed and restoried…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Longitudinal Studies, Teacher Education, Beginning Teacher Induction
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Ticknor, Anne Swenson; Schwartz, Catherine Stein – Action in Teacher Education, 2017
As beginning teachers encounter their first classrooms, they struggle to enact curriculum and negotiate expectations of local context with their visions of "good teaching." This article is a qualitative research design utilizing interview data and narrative analysis to examine the storied experiences of beginning teacher participants…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Beginning Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Beginning Teacher Induction
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Peercy, Megan Madigan; Martin-Beltrán, Melinda; Yazan, Bedrettin; DeStefano, Megan – Action in Teacher Education, 2017
With the emergence of new academic demands created by curricular reforms such as the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), policy makers and educators have recognized that the linguistic complexity of new curricula requires greater coordination of instructional efforts in teaching English language learners (ELLs). However, the literature has yet to…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, English Language Learners, Grade 4, Elementary School Teachers
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Mouza, Chrystalla; Nandakumar, Ratna; Yilmaz Ozden, Sule; Karchmer-Klein, Rachel – Action in Teacher Education, 2017
This study used longitudinal data to investigate the development of preservice teachers' Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) throughout their initial teacher education program in the United States. Quantitative and qualitative data were collected at four different points in time. Findings indicated that teacher preparation…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Technological Literacy, Preservice Teachers
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Reeves, Todd D. – Action in Teacher Education, 2017
Current preservice teacher education practice related to data use has been deemed inadequate, in that it is unevenly distributed and often superficial. In response, this article describes a course-based classroom assessment data-literacy experience for preservice elementary teachers. Grounded in extant theory and research concerning data literacy…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Scoring, Teaching Methods
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