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Jones, Alexis – Issues in Teacher Education, 2019
Imagine a fourth grade classroom filled with 26 students all equally unique in their abilities, successes and challenges, talents, likes and dislikes. What is a teacher to do to meet all of their instructional needs? What about their behavioral, social, and emotional needs? Differentiated instruction (DI) is an approach to teaching that suggests…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Classroom Techniques, Individualized Instruction, Teacher Behavior
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Martin, Christie; Polly, Drew; Mraz, Maryann; Algozzine, Robert – Issues in Teacher Education, 2018
This study examines teacher's perspectives of the most beneficial professional development they have participated in over the last three years in the content areas of literacy and mathematics. It also investigates teachers views on how professional development influences student learning. Specifically, this study is grounded in the following…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Faculty Development, Literacy Education, Mathematics Instruction
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Backer, David – Issues in Teacher Education, 2018
Classroom discussion is an essential pedagogy for teachers across grade levels and age groups. But what is a discussion, exactly? Are teachers really using discussion when they say they are? Recent research has examined this question and the results are unsettling. Martin Nystrand et al's (2001) massive study of classroom discourse (hereafter…
Descriptors: Discussion (Teaching Technique), Teaching Methods, Definitions, Classroom Communication
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Clarke-Vivier, Sara; Lee, Jade Caines – Issues in Teacher Education, 2018
Holding teachers accountable for student achievement has become a high priority for many education stakeholders (Cochran-Smith, Piazza, & Power, 2013; Darling-Hammond, 2010; Ginsberg & Kingston, 2014; Good, 2014; Wilson & Youngs, 2005). With new content standards and new statewide assessment systems, however, it can be challenging for…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Barriers
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Cosenza, Michael N. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2015
Although there is no common definition for teacher leadership, the concept is continually advanced as a key component for both the success of schools and the professionalization of teachers (Boles & Troen, 1994; Dozier, 2007; Greenlee, 2007; Lieberman, 1987; Smith, 1999). Teachers need to be given opportunities to leave the isolation of their…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Teacher Role, Semi Structured Interviews, Elementary School Teachers
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Rogers, Carrie; Scales, Roya Q. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2013
Although preparing teachers to be leaders is a common goal of teacher education programs, often "teaching" and "leading" are located in separate departments" (Mangin & Stoelinga, 2009, p. 56). Recently, however, the assessment of teacher leadership has become important in preservice teacher education. This importance…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Outcomes of Education, Teacher Leadership
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Dee, Amy Lynn – Issues in Teacher Education, 2012
Teacher education in the 21st century is encountering increased scrutiny, added pressure, and escalating external regulations but does not have practical and immediate solutions for improving programs. While reforms in teacher education call for additional and improved clinical practice for candidates, through strengthened partnerships with local…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, College School Cooperation, Field Experience Programs
Walters, Lynne M.; Green, Martha R.; Wang, Liangyan; Walters, Timothy – Issues in Teacher Education, 2011
Because most American teachers work with a diverse student population, they need to be interculturally competent to interact successfully with their students. One of the best hopes for developing cultural competence is through an international experience. As important as it is for teachers to have an international experience, it is even more…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Student Diversity, Teacher Responsibility, Diaries