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Suh, Yonghee; Hinton, KaaVonia – Issues in Teacher Education, 2015
During the last few decades, U.S. classrooms have experienced dramatic demographic changes. This article is based on the results of a larger self-study in which four teacher educators of color participated in a book club designed to discuss the pedagogical possibilities of Yoko Kawashima Watkins' "So Far from the Bamboo Grove" (1986) and…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, School Demography, Preservice Teachers, Diversity (Faculty)
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Baecher, Laura; Kung, Shiao-Chuan – Issues in Teacher Education, 2014
University-based teacher educators across the U.S. have become increasingly focused on making their practices relevant to the needs of teacher candidates. Teacher educators are engaged in a variety of approaches as a means to improve the preparation that they provide to teacher candidates, in order to continuously examine their expertise. These…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Video Technology, College Faculty, Electronic Libraries
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Martin, Peter Clyde – Issues in Teacher Education, 2013
One of the major hurdles in preparing preservice teachers to differentiate instruction has been that they tend not to see much differentiated instruction in actual classrooms (Benjamin, 2002; Tomlinson, 1999). There always may be a contradiction in wanting to promote change in instructional practices while, at the same time, relying on a teacher…
Descriptors: Role Playing, Inclusion, Individualized Instruction, Individualized Education Programs
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Kiss, Katherine L.; Townsend, Jane S. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2012
The literature indicates that teacher educators have a responsibility to prepare new teachers philosophically and practically as reflective "researchers" who are in the habit of systematic, active, and goal-directed problem-posing and are attentive to the processes in which they are immersed (Braun & Crumpler, 2004; Cochran-Smith-Lytle, 1999;…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Inquiry, Teacher Educators, Reflective Teaching
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
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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
Mathison, Carla; Pohan, Cathy A. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2007
While case studies and narratives are often used in teacher preparation programs, the focus of these materials is usually upon the examination of effective strategies in instruction, assessment, and classroom management. The investigation described in this article examined the value of teacher stories about professional interactions for both the…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Preservice Teacher Education, Reflective Teaching, Case Studies
Genor, Michele – Issues in Teacher Education, 2005
In this paper, the author proposes that a social reconstructionist framework of reflective practice provides an important orientation for preservice teachers to more successfully negotiate the rapidly changing contexts in which they will no doubt teach. She first illuminates the influence others have had on her understanding of reflection,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Participant Observation
Cox-Petersen, Anne M.; Spencer, Brenda H.; Crawford, Teresa J. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2005
In this article, the authors present a case study of preservice teachers engaged in service-learning in an after-school program while concurrently enrolled in science and language arts methods courses. Two interdisciplinary education faculty worked collaboratively to connect language arts and science methods content with service-learning…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Methods Courses, Language Arts, After School Programs
van Zee, Emily H. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2005
Prospective teachers can examine documentary websites known as "snapshots of practice" in an on-line "Gallery of Teaching and Learning" Developed by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, the Gallery of Teaching and Learning includes a wide variety of web-based "snapshots" developed by…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Educators, Web Sites, Inquiry
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Olafson, Lori; Bendixen, Lisa D. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2002
Previous research suggests that teacher education programs may have little or no impact on teacher candidates' beliefs about teaching and that teachers' beliefs are difficult to change. As new teacher educators employed at a large urban university located in the Southwestern United States, the authors were dismayed to discover that the instruction…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Education Courses, Teacher Education Programs, Urban Universities