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Ostertag, Julia – Issues in Teacher Education, 2018
The familiar figure of the teacher, alone in front of a classroom and enclosed by four walls, pervades what is possible in teacher education. What if we could decentre anthropocentric teaching practices and 'become teachers together' with other human and nonhuman teachers? Could a garden become a teacher? A plant? A spider? This article engages…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Gardening, Teaching Methods
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Wolfmeyer, Mark – Issues in Teacher Education, 2018
This article provides concrete critical and ethical responses to dominant educational policies promoting the teaching of STEM fields. Recognizing how dominant discourses of modernity (Martusewicz, et al. 2015) work discursively to constitute STEM, this paper examines and exposes how STEM education is prioritized via funding in teacher education.…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Methods Courses, Ethics, Educational Policy
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Kerr, Jeannie; Andreotti, Vanessa – Issues in Teacher Education, 2018
In this article we share our study in teacher education that engages both the human and more-than-human as fundamental to matters of social justice. In the first part of the article we focus on ecocritical scholarship that raises concerns about the omission of the more-than-human in educational research and practice through Western modernist…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Social Science Research, Human Relations, Educational Research
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Holohan, Kevin J. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2018
This article briefly examines and explains the theory of social ecology and the political theory of "libertarian municipalism" as developed by the late Murray Bookchin (1921-2006) as a possible comprehensive framework for a secondary curriculum centered upon an anarchistic and ecological ethics. The author first offers an investigation…
Descriptors: Ecological Factors, Social Environment, Community Education, Secondary School Curriculum
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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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Wallace, Maria F. G. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2017
Traditionally, the humanist narrative of "novice versus veteran teacher" serves as an efficient way to understand and produce an experienced workforce in the current neoliberal educational climate. This standard approach to workforce development has hit science teachers especially hard as they work within a culture of crisis for ensuring…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Ethnography, Science Teachers, Experienced Teachers
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Strom, Kathryn J.; Martin, Adrian D. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2017
This introduction to this special issue on "Thinking with Theory in Teacher Education" dedicates considerable space to broadly discussing the current U.S. political context to emphasize why, at this precise moment in history, educators, teacher educators, and educational researchers are in dire need of different ways to understand the…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Theories, Politics of Education, Political Attitudes
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Ovens, Alan – Issues in Teacher Education, 2017
The complexity of teacher education is fascinating, illusive, and creative. While it is simultaneously difficult to grasp and conceptualize, complexity has real presence and effects, and needs to be managed and simplified for meanings to emerge. In this article the author uses a complexity-based approach to examine the multi-layered acts of…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Transformative Learning, Teacher Role, Citizenship Education
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Zarate, Adanari D.; Reese, Leslie; Flores, David; Villegas, Jisel – Issues in Teacher Education, 2016
The growing population of immigrant youth in the United States includes both documented and undocumented young people, as well as those who live in mixed status families in which some family members are authorized and at least one other family member is not (Suárez-Orozco, et al., 2011). These young people find themselves residing at the center of…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Ethics, Educational Policy, Language Planning
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LaBoskey, Vicki Kubler – Issues in Teacher Education, 2015
This article describes the author's experience as President of the California Council on Teacher Education (CCTE) from 2004-2006, which began under difficult conditions due to her daughter's terminal illness. The author shares her story of how the organization supported her during this difficult time, which she feels is representative of the…
Descriptors: Presidents, Teacher Education, Personal Narratives, Accountability
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McCullough, Ruanda Garth; Ryan, Ann Marie – Issues in Teacher Education, 2014
The need for sophisticated and highly skilled educators in urban schools is painfully obvious, even to the most casual observer. National and local test data demonstrate that students in urban schools are generally not achieving at the same levels as are their suburban and more affluent peers. Teacher educators in urban areas struggle with how to…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Urban Schools, Program Effectiveness, Social Justice
Larrabee, Timothy G.; Morehead, Pamela – Issues in Teacher Education, 2010
Teachers play a critical role in improving teaching, learning, teacher-student relationships, and school climate, and teacher education programs have a responsibility to prepare teachers to work with every student in their classroom. Kosciw, Diaz, and Greytak (2008) reported that, between 2001 and 2007, although library resources on lesbian, gay,…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Leadership, Leadership Responsibility
Staples, Jeanine M. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2010
The author recently researched and designed a course titled "Seminar on Diversity and Disability" to understand better the ways that "new" pedagogies are received by a group of mostly White special education teacher candidates being prepared to teach reading and prosocial behavioral skills to diverse students with high incidence disabilities.…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Educators, Diversity (Faculty)
Horn, Stacey S.; Konkol, Pamela; McInerney, Kathleen; Meiners, Erica R.; North, Connie; Nunez, Isabel; Quinn, Therese; Sullivan, Shannon – Issues in Teacher Education, 2010
In 2005, a group of faculty who work in the field of teacher education and are invested in social justice formed a group to examine how teacher preparation programs address (or often do not address) LGBTQ lives and issues. Concern about the invisibility of LGBTQ people, movements in education, and a commitment to changing the current state of…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Teacher Education Programs, Sexual Orientation, Social Change
Colon-Muniz, Anaida; Brady, John; SooHoo, Suzanne – Issues in Teacher Education, 2010
The former president of Teachers College, Columbia University, Arthur Levine questioned the connection between what one learns in pre-service teacher education programs and what one does as a teacher. From a meta-analysis of several studies he found that: A shockingly low percentage of principals said that their teachers were very or moderately…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Schools of Education, Multicultural Education, Teacher Education Programs
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