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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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Fitchett, Paul G.; King, Elena Tosky; Fisher, Tom; Coffey, Heather; Harden, Susan – Action in Teacher Education, 2018
Drawing on a theory of program coherence, the establishment of an educational third space, and intentional clinical experience, the authors created a unique entry point in a teacher education program. The authors developed the Onsite Secondary Education Project (OSSEP) to connect relevant educational theory and discipline-specific pedagogy through…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teachers, Theory Practice Relationship, Field Experience Programs
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Quesenberry, Amanda C.; Hamann, Kira; Sanden, Sherry; Bates, Alan; Hartle, Luminita – Action in Teacher Education, 2018
Field experiences play a significant role in teacher preparation. Having a variety of authentic interactions in real classrooms gives teacher candidates experiences that can connect course theory and discussion with practice, creating a repertoire from which to draw and use in their future classrooms. With that background in mind, in this study,…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, School Community Relationship, Outcomes of Education, Preservice Teacher Education
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Reagan, Emilie Mitescu; Roegman, Rachel; Goodwin, A. Lin – Action in Teacher Education, 2017
In education, the Rounds model provides opportunities for engaging educators as communities of learners who examine instructional issues for purposes of understanding and improving them. Over the past 10 years, Rounds have been implemented in school-based experiences in teacher preparation programs across the nation. Yet despite recent interest,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Communities of Practice, Preservice Teachers, Urban Teaching
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Jacobs, Jennifer; Hogarty, Kristine; Burns, Rebecca West – Action in Teacher Education, 2017
There is a heightened focus within teacher education to centralize clinical experiences and develop strong partnerships between schools and universities. University field supervisors fulfill a critical role within clinical experiences because they are uniquely situated in spaces where they can help preservice teachers and school-based partners…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Field Experience Programs
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Fletcher, Edward Charles, Jr.; Nguema, Arland; Ashford, Shetay – Action in Teacher Education, 2016
This qualitative, multicase study examined the support, instruction, coursework, discussions, field and clinical experiences, and critical reflection that took place within a precollegiate Urban Teaching Academy (UTA) magnet program located in a southeastern school district. Two major themes emerged with sub-themes undergirding each. The first…
Descriptors: Urban Teaching, Clinical Experience, Teacher Education, Qualitative Research
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Ellerbrock, Cheryl R.; Cruz, Bárbara C.; Vásquez, Anete; Howes, Elaine V. – Action in Teacher Education, 2016
Despite the growing diversity in our nation's schools, many teacher educators avoid discussions on diversity issues for myriad reasons. As a result, numerous preservice teachers lack quality learning opportunities to become well versed on issues of diversity in meaningful ways that can translate to P-12 practice. This article elaborates on…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Culturally Relevant Education, Educational Practices, Self Concept
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Schneider, Jenifer Jasinski – Action in Teacher Education, 2015
In this article, the author explores her observations of preservice teachers' technological literacy as it is often enacted across iterations of a writing methods course. Using personal examples and classroom anecdotes, the author argues that the construct of "digital native" is flawed and, instead, the author positions preservice…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Technological Literacy, Writing Instruction, Methods Courses
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Gardiner, Wendy; Lorch, Janet – Action in Teacher Education, 2015
This qualitative research study investigated a faculty liaison (FL) model, an alternative to traditional field supervision implemented in an urban teacher residency (UTR) program. In the FL model, professors teaching in the UTR program were assigned to school sites rather than individual teacher candidates to observe and provide feedback, evaluate…
Descriptors: Teacher Supervision, Urban Teaching, College Faculty, Universities
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Dangel, Julie Rainer; Tanguay, Carla – Action in Teacher Education, 2014
Professional development that scaffolds and supports supervisors is critical for quality field experiences and is our responsibility as teacher educators. The literature supports this statement and two ideas that conceptually frame our work: (1) quality field experiences are a critical component of preservice programs and (2) training and support…
Descriptors: Supervisors, Faculty Development, Teacher Educators, Field Experience Programs
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Cooper, Sandi; Nesmith, Suzanne – Action in Teacher Education, 2013
Although the importance of field experience is supported and attended to by teacher education programs across the United States, there have been numerous national reports and research findings stressing the need for major improvements in the preparation of teachers with an emphasis on more authentic experiences. Quality field experiences have the…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Field Experience Programs, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes
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Ruppert, Nancy – Action in Teacher Education, 2013
Colleges of education must instantiate their candidates' knowledge, skills, and dispositions for accreditation. Professors often have candidates reflect on field experience as a way to enhance their learning. This study examines reflections of 43 candidates over a 2-year period. Candidates engaged in an after-school enrichment program as…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Field Experience Programs, Enrichment Activities, After School Programs
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Margolis, Jason; Doring, Anne – Action in Teacher Education, 2013
To evaluate the impact of the emergent national teacher performance assessment (TPA) on student teachers, this study examined a pilot implementation at one university in Washington State during Spring 2011. The qualitative research focused on the lived experience of those directly affected by TPA implementation: student teachers, mentor teachers,…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Student Teachers, Qualitative Research, Mentors
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Danielowich, Robert M.; McCarthy, Mary Jean – Action in Teacher Education, 2013
Although classroom video is well recognized as a valuable reflective resource for student teachers, we know very little about how university supervisors' pedagogical practices are shaped by creating and using videos with their student teachers. This study explored how 12 supervisors developed greater stances of inquiry toward their practices as…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Supervisors, Interviews, Teacher Education
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