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Sharp, Laurie A.; Goode, Frank; Grote-Garcia, Stephanie – Excellence in Education Journal, 2020
High-quality teacher preparation is vital to ensure novice special education teachers are prepared for the multiple aspects of instructional planning and strategies. In order to gain an understanding of related preparation practices, the current study employed a cross-sectional research design to ascertain the viewpoints of teacher educators and…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Educators
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Karatas, Kasim – Excellence in Education Journal, 2020
In this study, contributions of culturally responsive elementary teachers in the education process are examined. It has been found that having culturally responsive competencies could create positive results in individual, school and societal levels. Within this context, culturally responsive elementary teachers would make a great contribution in…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Role, Teacher Student Relationship
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Myers, Joy; Paulick, Judy – Excellence in Education Journal, 2020
Determining what to include in higher education courses can be complex. In teacher preparation, methods courses include both content and pedagogy instruction. Teacher educators often struggle to determine how to balance these aspects. Thus, this study examined the influences on teacher educators' instructional decision making. We focused on…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Higher Education, Teacher Educators, Writing Instruction
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Peng, Li-Wei – Excellence in Education Journal, 2020
This exploratory study focused on the Technology Teaching Assistantship (TTA) Program at the College of Education in a Midwest university as a strategy tool to improve the preparation of teacher educators to coach teacher candidates in and model design and implementation of technology-enhanced learning experiences; emphasizing discipline-specific…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Educators, Preservice Teachers, Technology Uses in Education
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Raymond, Roberta D.; Sharp, Laurie A.; Piper, Rebekah – Excellence in Education Journal, 2020
High-quality literacy teacher preparation is critical for K-12 student success and an important topic. Teacher educators must develop instructional capacity and competence among preservice teachers, and the current study sought to discover how literacy teacher educators promoted understandings with curriculum, instructional approaches, and…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Competencies, Preservice Teacher Education
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Meyers, Joy; Howard, Christy; Lambert, Claire; Adams-Budde, Melissa – Excellence in Education Journal, 2019
This qualitative multiple-case study examines the cross connections between the perceptions of elementary teacher candidates and teacher educators from three different universities. The data analysis specifically focused on candidates' preparedness to teach literacy. The interview data derived from nineteen candidates and three of their teacher…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Elementary School Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Educators
Rose, Brian – Excellence in Education Journal, 2015
Research suggests that a majority of elementary school teachers do not feel confident in their ability to teach English language learners. Moreover, teachers and teacher candidates are often presented as a monolithic group of middle-class, monolingual women with relatively few experiences with people from diverse backgrounds. Accordingly, this…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Culturally Relevant Education, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods
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Özturgut, Osman – Excellence in Education Journal, 2013
The emphasis on multicultural education and cultural competency has been a popular subject among teacher educators and scholars (Cochran-Smith, 2001; Ladson-Billings, 1995, 1999a, 1999b; Ladson-Billings, 2003, 2006; Perry, Moore, Acosta, Edwards, & Frey, 2006; Sleeter, 2008, 2009; Sleeter & Stillman, 2005; Sleeter, 1991, 2001, 2008;…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Minority Group Students, Cultural Awareness, Teacher Education Programs