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Ficarra, Julie – Issues in Teacher Education, 2017
This article advocates for the application of comparative international approaches to preparing pre-service and in-service teachers for meeting the needs of refugee students. To start, the paper presents literature on refugees' varied educational experiences in their home countries and refugee camps as well as the processes through which they come…
Descriptors: Refugees, Comparative Education, Teacher Education Programs, Special Needs Students
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Micek, Timothy A. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2017
edTPA is a pre-service assessment process designed to determine if a new teacher is ready for the job. edTPA is part of a national movement towards the use of performance assessments in teacher education. As of 2014, 41 states (a) require a state-approved performance assessment like edTPA for program completion or for state licensure and/or state…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers, Performance Based Assessment
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Guerra, Patricia L.; Wubbena, Zane C. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2017
In the current study, the authors qualitatively investigate, through the theoretical perspective of cognitive dissonance, the relationship between teacher beliefs and their associated teacher practices at two public elementary schools with diverse student populations. They argue that while teachers may hold theoretical beliefs about culturally…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Educational Practices, Cognitive Processes
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Barlow, Angela T.; Gaddy, Angeline K.; Baxter, Wesley A. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2017
The purpose of this article is to explore the usefulness of a video-based tool for measuring teachers' mathematical knowledge for teaching. Unique to this tool is the use of a video featuring a mathematical disagreement that occurred in an elementary classroom. The authors define mathematical disagreements as instances in which students challenge…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction
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Dassa, Lori; Derose, Diego S. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2017
Teacher attrition has been a global concern for many decades, with teachers leaving the profession at a higher rate than those entering. The largest group effected by this attrition issue is the beginning teacher. (Hong, 2010). In fact, in the United States, 30-50% of new teachers leave the field within the first five years. Many studies have been…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Beginning Teachers, Professional Identity, Self Concept
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Lennon, Sean – Issues in Teacher Education, 2017
The design and implementation of questioning, specifically in regards towards a higher level of thinking, is a common practice in many secondary social science classrooms (Bickmore & Parker, 2012). Questioning can help the teacher develop critical thinking concepts, scaffold discussions, and prod students towards an elevated level of cognition…
Descriptors: Questioning Techniques, Critical Thinking, Social Studies, Teaching Methods
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Landa, Melissa Simone; Stephens, Georgina – Issues in Teacher Education, 2017
This article presents an exemplary case study of one elementary education preservice teacher. This exploratory study originated at a large university on the east coast of the United States in the spring semester of 2011, when the student was enrolled in the researcher's class on children's literature. Throughout the course, the instructor noted…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Elementary School Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Oliva-Olson, Carola; Estrada, Mari; Edyburn, Kelly L. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2017
The stage is set for major change in California early childhood education (ECE). The State's requirements for Transitional Kindergarten instruction, teacher training, and professional development could lead to mandated integration of existing, impressive Dual Language Learner (DLL) resources, guidance, and best practices. In addition to more…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Bilingual Students, Bilingualism, Teacher Education
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Hernández, Ana M. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2017
Culture, class, and language are significant social markers that impact classrooms today with challenges in educating teachers to become culturally responsive and competent. This article presents a theoretical approach on the preparation of bilingual teacher candidates and how the literature can inform teacher education programs on developing…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Bilingual Teachers, Bilingual Students, Culturally Relevant Education
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del Rosario Zavala, Maria – Issues in Teacher Education, 2017
Effectively engaging students in mathematics discourse is challenging, especially in a language other than the one in which you learned mathematics. Teachers must manage the academic as well as social function of language. In Spanish-English bilingual classrooms in the U.S., changing the language of instruction to Spanish may not be enough to…
Descriptors: Bilingual Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Language Attitudes, Language Role
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Alfaro, Cristina; Bartolomé, Lilia – Issues in Teacher Education, 2017
Mexicanos/Chicanos in the United States have historically suffered derision and mistreatment by the mainstream culture because of their use of nonstandard Spanish and English, as well as codeswitching (alternating between two or more languages or language varieties). In the field of education, codeswitching and the use of nonstandard English and…
Descriptors: Bilingual Teachers, Language Usage, Nonstandard Dialects, Working Class
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Dominguez, Higinio – Issues in Teacher Education, 2017
The teaching and research communities in mathematics education agree that mathematical discussions pose challenges in elementary classrooms. These challenges continue to motivate research on mathematical discussions, with a focus on how students use talk in discussions. This study addresses the question, "What can teachers and researchers…
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Bilingualism, Mathematics Instruction, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
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Nieto, Sonia – Issues in Teacher Education, 2017
In this article, the author focuses specifically on how what she calls non-specialist teachers (i.e., those who are neither bilingual nor ESL teachers) can benefit from the practices of bilingual and ESL teachers, and how teacher educators can incorporate this knowledge in their curriculum and pedagogy. To do so, she uses examples from research…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Bilingual Teachers, Bilingual Students, Language Teachers
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Ada, Alma Flor; Campoy, F. Isabel – Issues in Teacher Education, 2017
The purpose of a "Critical and Creative" approach to literacy is not to place the burden of our responsibility on students, but rather to liberate them from the feeling of being trapped by unmalleable, self-defeating circumstances. Through actual demonstration and experience, teachers need to give students the confidence that they are…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, Creative Thinking, Creative Development, Critical Reading
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Beighton, Christian – Issues in Teacher Education, 2017
French philosopher Gilles Deleuze (1925-95) was something of a cult figure among his university students in the 1970s and 1980s, "telling ghost stories with the voice of an ogre" (Jaeglé, 2005:10). More recently, academic interest in the educational possibilities of his work has grown considerably in Anglophone countries. Perhaps texts…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Teacher Education, Educational Research, Literary Genres
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