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Muchmore, James A. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2012
Teachers appear as characters in a wide range of literary writing. To date, few scholars have systematically studied the teachers who appear in works of literature. Much of the existing work has focused on relatively small numbers of teachers and has been presented in the form of brief essays rather than formal research (e.g., Booth, 2006; Crume,…
Descriptors: Literature, Teaching (Occupation), Professional Identity, Literary Devices
Stetson, Ranae; Stetson, Elton; Sinclair, Becky; Nix, Karen – Issues in Teacher Education, 2012
The literature is sated with calls for more and better communication between home and school. Teachers believe that parents should be more involved, but seem at a loss as to how to make that happen, and parents often feel disconnected to their child's teacher and the school. Few would argue that it is the responsibility of classroom teachers to…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Student Behavior, Home Visits, Parent Participation
Santagata, Rossella; Guarino, Jody – Issues in Teacher Education, 2012
In this article, the authors argue that teacher education programs should equip future teachers with skills for engaging in productive collaboration focused on improving instruction. Because little is known about pre-service teachers' beginning conceptions of collaboration and the ways in which collaboration skills can be developed, the authors…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teachers, Teaching Skills, Teacher Collaboration
Cooper, Jewell E.; He, Ye – Issues in Teacher Education, 2012
As is widely recognized in the teacher education field, it is a complex process for teacher candidates to become effective classroom teachers. With growing linguistic and cultural diversity in today's classrooms, as well as different social expectations for education, the teacher preparation process is becoming increasingly demanding and…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Student Teaching, Teacher Education Programs, Autobiographies
Markos, Amy Michele – Issues in Teacher Education, 2012
In this article, the author describes pre-service teachers' understandings of English language learners (ELLs) and the ways that their understandings evolved through participation in a Structured English Immersion (SEI) course. To provide the context of this study, the author begins with a brief review of recent policies in Arizona that affect the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Reflective Teaching, English Language Learners
Dresser, Rocio – Issues in Teacher Education, 2012
Today, effective and creative teacher designed instruction is being replaced by scripted reading programs. These programs are changing the role of the teacher in the classroom from professionals to mere transmitters of knowledge. The idea that the role of the teacher had changed became evident while conducting a study with elementary school…
Descriptors: Literacy, Reading Instruction, Reading Programs, Second Language Learning
Graziano, Kevin J.; Navarrete, Lori A. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2012
The call for reform of teacher preparation programs by Arne Duncan (2009), U.S. Secretary of Education, has the potential to be the catalyst for a re-emergence of co-teaching in higher education. Duncan argues for the need to implement innovative preservice teacher education strategies that will result in an increase in K-12 student achievement.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Preservice Teacher Education, Language Acquisition, Educational Change
Nguyen, Huong Tran – Issues in Teacher Education, 2012
The Census 2000 Brief (U.S. Department of Commerce, 2004b) indicates that English is not the heritage language of approximately one in five Americans, and the number of limited English proficient (LEP) students, also known as English language learners (ELLs), grew about 50 percent in the last decade. It is estimated that nearly 400,000 ELL…
Descriptors: General Education, Learning Disabilities, Special Education, Student Placement
Wasburn-Moses, Leah; Kopp, Tom; Hettersimer, Jill E. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2012
Because there is limited research on effective early field experiences and, particularly, on the potential of laboratory experiences to expose teacher candidates to a diverse student population, this study evaluates one such placement. As part of the placement, the teacher candidate provided tutoring at an on-campus model alternative program for…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, At Risk Students, Program Effectiveness, Field Experience Programs
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Hill, K. Dara – Issues in Teacher Education, 2012
This case study is an examination of one pre-service teacher's experience in a reading methods course, entitled Reading Models and Methods, and corresponding urban reading practicum. Jennifer (a pseudonym) participated in a program aimed to address varying dilemmas that persist in the field, including: pre-service teachers' discomfort with…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Urban Teaching, Methods Courses
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Amrein-Beardsley, Audrey; Barnett, Joshua H. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2012
Most school-university partnerships have consisted of pre-service teacher education partnerships, by which colleges of teacher education team up with schools to train future teachers. Proponents of these partnerships claim that they have the ability to transform education through networks of teachers and faculty who are passionate about…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, School Districts, Needs Assessment
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Anderson, Derek L.; Standerford, N. Suzanne – Issues in Teacher Education, 2012
A serendipitous moment, a passing conversation, led to this study. A university professor expressed concern that his second-grade son was "bored" with his weekly spelling lists, homework, and tests. A colleague of his, a former elementary teacher with 30 years experience and currently teaching field-based methods courses in this child's…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Change, Change Strategies, Rural Schools
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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
Sharma, Suniti; Phillion, JoAnn; Malewski, Erik – Issues in Teacher Education, 2011
In response to a critical need in teacher preparation, study abroad programs aimed at developing multicultural competencies in pre-service teachers have proliferated across the United States. Multicultural competencies constitute the ability to challenge misconceptions that lead to discrimination based on cultural difference, reflect on one's…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Qualitative Research, Multicultural Education, Cross Cultural Training
Aminy, Marina; Karathanos, Katya – Issues in Teacher Education, 2011
While programs have been established to support secondary level English Learners (ELs) in their transition to institutions of higher education (IHEs), limited attention has been given to how to support adult ELs who struggle with the academic language demands of their college or university content-area courses. Research indicates that many EL…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Academic Discourse, Student Teachers, Speech Communication
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