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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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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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Roegman, Rachel; Pratt, Suzanne; Goodwin, A. Lin; Akin, Sibel – Action in Teacher Education, 2017
This qualitative study analyzes the retention data of an urban teacher residency program, a recent approach to developing quality teachers. The authors identify patterns of movers, leavers, and stayers and draw on interview data to better understand residents' (program graduates) perspectives on ways the program informs their practice after…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Social Justice, Concept Formation, Disadvantaged Schools
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Crawford-Garrett, Katherine – Action in Teacher Education, 2016
This article highlights two key problems of practice the author faced as the instructor of an elementary literacy methods class for Teach for America corps members in a large, northeastern city during an era characterized by strict state and district control: the deficit perspectives the corps members held of their students and the lack of…
Descriptors: Methods Courses, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Alternative Teacher Certification
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Hagans, Kristi S.; Powers, Kristin – Action in Teacher Education, 2015
The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) requires faculty from educator preparation programs to provide evidence of credential candidates' impact on K-12 student learning. However, there is a paucity of information on preparation programs' use of direct assessments of student learning to gauge credential candidate…
Descriptors: Credentials, Academic Achievement, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Certification
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Uribe-Flórez, Lida J.; Araujo, Blanca; Franzak, Mark; Haynes Writer, Jeanette – Action in Teacher Education, 2014
Because the English learners' (ELs) population is growing in the United States, teacher candidates should be provided with experiences that prepare them to effectively teach and empower linguistically/culturally diverse students. Teacher candidates should be provided with opportunities to learn skills that engage ELs in mathematics. In this…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Teacher Education
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Harris, Mary M. – Action in Teacher Education, 2014
Case studies about issues arising from education policy were written between 2003 and 2011 by doctoral candidates in Curriculum and Instruction who were career K-12 educators. Literary analysis was employed in grouping 57 case studies, which described primarily situations that occurred in school districts in one large metropolitan area, by topic…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Case Studies, Educational Policy, Doctoral 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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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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Hsu, Amy; Malkin, Fran – Action in Teacher Education, 2013
Professional development programs are critical in addressing the needs of teacher education students and graduates. In an effort to best meet the desired needs and wants of these new educators, professional development opportunities must target essential issues. This study examines topics including classroom management, exceptional children,…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Student Teachers, Classroom Techniques, Teacher Effectiveness
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Bordelon, Thomas D.; Phillips, Iris; Parkison, Paul T.; Thomas, Jeff; Howell, Corinne – Action in Teacher Education, 2012
The purpose of this investigation was to compare how teachers rate themselves with how students rate their teachers on the Teacher Efficacy the External Influences Scale, a scale designed to assess teachers' efficacy in the area of classroom organization and discipline. The participants in this study were seventh- and eighth-grade teachers and…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Measures (Individuals), Teacher Student Relationship, Student Attitudes
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Lohfink, Gayla; Morales, Amanda; Shroyer, Gail; Yahnke, Sally – Action in Teacher Education, 2012
Using a case study design, this investigation examined the effective teaching characteristics of nontraditional, culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) student teachers placed in rural, elementary schools with high populations of Latino/a students. Data collected reflected high percentages of effective teaching characteristics in multiple…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Student Teachers, Hispanic American Students, Case Studies
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Putman, S. Michael – Action in Teacher Education, 2012
Teacher efficacy represents a powerful influence on the behaviors of teachers due to its impact on instructional choice, effort, and persistence. Yet few studies have been conducted examining differences in efficacy among groups of teachers with varying levels of experience, including those still engaged in teacher preparation programs. This study…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Learner Engagement, Experienced Teachers, Self Efficacy
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Kirchner, Jana; Evans, C. Samuel; Norman, Antony D. – Action in Teacher Education, 2010
We administered two instruments designed to assess and predict teacher effectiveness, the TeacherInsight Interview (TI) and the Renaissance Teacher Work Sample (TWS), to student teachers (N = 396) at a large comprehensive institution in the Southeastern United States to investigate whether TWS performance predicts TI scores. We first investigated…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Student Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Education Programs
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Unruh, Lori; Holt, Janice – Action in Teacher Education, 2010
The recruitment and retention of public school teachers has been an area of concern for many years. Teacher recruitment has been addressed through the development of alternative pathways to teacher certification. Teacher retention has been addressed primarily through induction programs that provide mentoring and other support resources to…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Public School Teachers, Teacher Persistence, Program Effectiveness
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