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Emerson, Judith M.; Clarke, Pier Junor; Moldavan, Alesia M. – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2018
In this study, two teacher educators, one special education faculty and one mathematics education faculty, examined ways to infuse educational theory into their practice to develop preservice teachers' ability to meet the demands of the 21st century classroom. The study took place at an urban university in the southeastern United States where the…
Descriptors: Field Experience Programs, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Educators
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Glaze, Amanda – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2018
Research demonstrates that teachers' acceptance or rejection of evolution impacts whether they teach evolution in their classrooms. Furthermore, factors such as religiosity and nature of science understanding impact acceptance or rejection. What is absent from the literature is an exploration of experiences that inform choices made regarding…
Descriptors: Evolution, Scientific Concepts, Science Instruction, Teacher Attitudes
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Nguyen, Ha; Eisenreich, Heidi – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2018
This pilot qualitative study explored K-8 pre-service teachers' (PSTs') learning experience in a Statistics and Probability course and their ability to make connections between mathematics and their everyday lives when given opportunities to investigate mathematics through a social issue. Data from student surveys, assessments, and written…
Descriptors: School Choice, Mathematics Education, Statistics, Probability
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Strieker, Toni; Adams, Megan; Lim, Woong; Wright, Marcia – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2017
Early in 2016, the Council on Accreditation of Educator Providers (CAEP) (caepnet.org, 2016) published a new set of standards that called for increased collaboration of university-school partners by means of coconstruction clinical experiences. In designing the new models, pre-service co-teaching, conducted by the teacher candidate and…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Preservice Teachers, Team Teaching, Student Teaching
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McGrail, Ewa; Rieger, Alicja; Doepker, Gina M. – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2017
Recently, education and literacy researchers have acknowledged educational merit in guided reading that incorporates interactive and authentic reading texts, such as graphic novels, which meet the needs of today's predominantly multimodal learners ( Jennings, Rule, & Zanden, 2014; Kist & Pytash, 2015). This qualitative study explores…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods
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Guerra, Paula P.; An, Sohyun – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2016
In this paper, we--one mathematics teacher educator and one social studies teacher educator--describe a project where we collaborated to model teaching integrated mathematics and social studies for social justice in our methods courses. Using a self-study approach, we examined our teaching and our students' learning with regards to teaching…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Integrated Curriculum, Mathematics Instruction, Social Studies
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Bodur, Yasar – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2016
The purpose of this study was to investigate the extent to which preservice elementary teachers integrated culturally responsive pedagogy into their perspectives on effective teaching and being an effective teacher and if these perspectives changed over time. Data were collected from 53 preservice teachers in the form of a perspective paper…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Teaching Methods
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Soares, Lina B. – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2016
This research study sought to determine the impact from participation in a practicum field experience on teacher candidates' perceived professional dispositions for effective teaching. A further intent was to describe what teacher candidates perceived to be the necessary professional dispositions for effective teaching as they reflected on their…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Field Experience Programs
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Zhou, Molly; Helms, Marilyn M. – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2015
Preservice teachers often build E-portfolios of their work prior to graduation, but their use beyond the college classroom is not clear. To identify if E-portfolios are used during the teacher hiring process, 170 administrators from 84 (K-12) schools in eight North Georgia districts were surveyed regarding their use of E-portfolio materials. Based…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Electronic Publishing, Portfolios (Background Materials), Portfolio Assessment
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Hinton, Vanessa; Flores, Margaret; Simmons, Kate – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2014
Early mathematics content that is taught in elementary school lays the foundation for students' advanced mathematics performance. Thus, researchers show it is important that pre-service elementary teachers build a strong background in numbers and operations, as well as efficacy beliefs in mathematics instruction. This study expands the literature…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Computation, Mathematics Skills, Preservice Teachers
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Roberts, Mari Ann; Jackson-Minot, Marquita – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2013
This reflection on practice discusses action research involving two pedagogical tools, identity boxes and culture quilts, which utilize the praxis of culturally responsive pedagogy. These tools were used to build classroom community and help students examine how their lives and education reflected "cultural themes of the society, personal…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, College Students, Culturally Relevant Education, Educational Research
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Lim, Woong; Guerra, Paula – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2013
This study provided a springboard for teacher preparation evaluation studies by examining what content and pedagogical content knowledge mathematics pre-service teachers demonstrated in the 4-8 mathematics teacher preparation program at an urban research university. Twenty nine pre-service students participated in an assessment called Diagnostic…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Middle School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education