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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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Oslick, Mary Ellen; Lane, Hannah – Action in Teacher Education, 2014
The purpose of this research is to share the reading assessments that graduate students selected for their clinical practice with struggling readers. After a careful look at assessments, their place in the recent shift to Response to Intervention (RTI), specifically regarding reading instruction and the preparation of reading…
Descriptors: Reading, Reading Difficulties, Reading Instruction, Reading Improvement
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McGee, Jennifer; Colby, Susan – Action in Teacher Education, 2014
Understanding effective and appropriate techniques for assessing student learning has never been as critical and political as is it is today. Accurate assessment methodologies employed in public schools are vital to the interpretation of student achievement data through which school effectiveness is being measured. Although there is a need,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Curriculum, Methods Courses
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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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Gallavan, Nancy P.; Benson, Tammy R. – Action in Teacher Education, 2014
Today's teacher candidates frequently exhibit confusion and express discouragement while navigating the expectations of their educational journeys and career goals. Characteristically, many candidates tend to be first-generation college students limited in universal knowledge, global travels, diverse experiences, and multiple perspectives.…
Descriptors: Accountability, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Academic Support Services
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Kerr, Roberta – Action in Teacher Education, 2014
The purpose of this study was to obtain an accurate picture of minority student enrollment in honors and advanced placement (AP) classes at Wichita (Kansas) High School East and to develop a plan of action to close the achievement gap between White and non-White students. Prior to this study there was no clear, concise data to move this discussion…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Honors Curriculum, Educational Change, Educational Practices
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Zhang, Shaoan – Action in Teacher Education, 2014
This study investigates new teachers' challenges in implementing the secondary mathematics and English Common Core State Standards (CCSS) using a survey approach that addressed 17 secondary mathematics and English teachers' understanding and implementation of the CCSS and their needs for collaboration with peers in a positive learning community.…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Curriculum Implementation, State Standards, Secondary School Teachers
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Moffett, Noran L.; Frizzell, Melanie M.; Brownlee-Williams, Yolanda; Thompson, Jill M. – Action in Teacher Education, 2014
The action research methodology for this study reports descriptive statistical findings from the performance of 19 Early Childhood Education African American teacher candidates matriculating through a state-approved program at an HBCU. Researcher-moderators provided a treatment plan of focused summer workshops, conceptualized based upon the…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Action Research, Black Colleges
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Kaden, Ute; Patterson, Philip P. – Action in Teacher Education, 2014
This mixed-methods study explores changes over time in assessment strategies and identifies variables that facilitate that change by examining assessment practices of 11 teacher candidates enrolled in a one-year postbaccalaureate teacher education program that prepares for teaching in rural and urban settings of Alaska. Analyzing multiple data…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Educational Change, Educational Practices, Evaluation
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Black, Glenda L. – Action in Teacher Education, 2014
Assessment is a complex function requiring an understanding of student learning, assessment principles, practices, and purposes of data to implement effective classroom assessment. The purpose of this study was to add to the growing base of knowledge about teachers' engagement with assessment data and their motivation for classroom assessment.…
Descriptors: Motivation, Class Activities, Semi Structured Interviews, Evaluation Utilization
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Nichols, Joseph R., Jr.; Cuenca, Alexander – Action in Teacher Education, 2014
The current accountability conversation in teacher education is the direct result of the policy paradigms that shape our understandings of schooling and reform. The authors present cases from Georgia and Missouri illustrating how these policy paradigms have resulted in outcomes-based accountability initiatives for teacher education. Specifically,…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Accountability, Educational Change, Economic Progress
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Shi, Qingmin; Zhang, Shaoan; Lin, Emily – Action in Teacher Education, 2014
Drawing on large-scale international teachers' data from Hungary, Korea, Norway, and Turkey in the Teaching and Learning International Survey in 2008 assessment, this study examined the relationships between new teachers' beliefs about instruction (direct transmission and constructivist beliefs) and teaching practices (structured, student…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods
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McGaha, Julie M.; Linder, Sandra M. – Action in Teacher Education, 2014
In a world characterized by interconnectedness and interdependence, it is essential that teachers are able to effectively teach with a global perspective. To that end, it is necessary for teacher education programs to understand how students view the world around them to be able to best prepare them to teach with this global teaching perspective.…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Global Approach, Teacher Education Programs
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Dunn, Alyssa Hadley; Dotson, Erica K.; Cross, Stephanie Behm; Kesner, John; Lundahl, Bo – Action in Teacher Education, 2014
This comparative case study analyzes two study abroad experiences for preservice teachers--a 4-month student teaching placement in Sweden and a 3-week intensive intercultural course with school observations in France. Although they differed in duration and structure, both programs focused on developing preservice teachers' understandings of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Study Abroad, Case Studies
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McCartney, Holly; Harris, Teresa – Action in Teacher Education, 2014
International experiences offer new settings for revisiting, revising, and reconstructing currently held images of the child. Specifically, international practicum experiences can provide preservice teachers with opportunities to reflect on their views about children by positioning themselves as "the other." The purpose of this…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Children, Practicums
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