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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)
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
Harrell, Pamela Esprivalo – Issues in Teacher Education, 2010
A number of factors affect successful implementation of an integrated science curriculum, including various outputs and inputs related to teacher quality such as professional development experiences, adequate planning periods, and adequate content preparation of teachers with regard to content knowledge associated with the curriculum taught. This…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Characteristics, Grade Point Average, Earth Science
Crim, Courtney; Hawkins, Jacqueline; Thornton, Jenifer; Rosof, Holly Boon; Copley, Juanita; Thomas, Emily – Issues in Teacher Education, 2008
The foundation of all learning is rooted in the development of language and literacy abilities. Literacy development begins well before children enter school and can accelerate in an early childhood classroom setting. Teacher educators often hear about the importance of literacy development. In particular, the significance of phonological…
Descriptors: Phonological Awareness, Young Children, Emergent Literacy, Knowledge Level