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Nadelson, Louis S.; Pluska, Heidi; Moorcroft, Scott; Jeffrey, Annie; Woodard, Susan – Issues in Teacher Education, 2014
As with many previous K-12 educational reform efforts, expectations that the Common Core State Standards (CCSS; National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, 2010) will assist students in learning so that they can prepare for college and the workforce are very high (American College Testing, 2012). Briefly, the CCSS "are designed…
Descriptors: Core Curriculum, State Standards, Knowledge Level, Teacher Attitudes
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Wiens, Peter D.; Ruday, Sean – Issues in Teacher Education, 2014
In the studied university, a recurring discussion among preservice teachers centers around whether good teachers are born or made. Scott and Dinham (2008) examined this issue and found that many preservice teachers believe that some people are born to be good teachers and that this is a genetic trait. Darling-Hammond (2006), however, argues that…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Preservice Teachers, Student Characteristics, Preservice Teacher Education
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Walton, Janet – Issues in Teacher Education, 2014
The label of "teacher" is something of a misnomer for the problem-based learning (PBL) practitioner. Rather than acting as a source of content knowledge, PBL educators are lead learners who demonstrate learning to students through their own authentic inquiry (Hmelo-Silver, 2004). PBL educators and students travel a road together that…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Problem Based Learning, Teacher Role, Elementary Secondary Education
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Ritter, Jason K. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2014
A common path to becoming a teacher educator in the U.S. entails moving from a classroom teacher, to a graduate student, and then to a university-based teacher educator. Many believe that a good teacher educator would also make a good teacher upon his or her return to the classroom. These assumptions are increasingly being called into question via…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Faculty Mobility, Teacher Effectiveness, Social Studies
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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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Adams, LaNysha T. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2014
In education, professional development (PD) is the continuing education of teachers and administrators. Many studies have described PD as a conventional, top-down type of training that teachers experience in schools. Commonly known as the "institutional model," this type of PD is isolated from classroom practice and occurs as mandatory…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, High Schools, Alignment (Education), Professional Development
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Farnan, Nancy; Hudis, Paula M.; LaPlante, Arlene – Issues in Teacher Education, 2014
In this article, the authors describe how one group of California teacher educators has responded to the call for high school dropout rates with new thinking and action in regard to making teacher preparation a key strategy for reducing the dropout rates, raising student academic achievement, and eliminating the pervasive inequities in learning…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Education Programs, Academic Achievement
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Beasley, Jennifer G.; Gist, Conra D.; Imbeau, Marcia B. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2014
Learning to teach is a complex intellectual and adaptive performance act. Student engagement is the cornerstone of effective instruction. Current education reform policies, such as Common Core State Standards (National Governors Association Center for Best Practices & Council of Chief State School Officers, 2010) and Teacher Effectiveness…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Student Participation, Educational Practices
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Lafferty, Karen Elizabeth; Pang, Valerie Ooka – Issues in Teacher Education, 2014
Required courses in teacher education programs can sometimes prompt less-than-positive responses from pre-service teachers. Multicultural teacher educators, in particular, may face resistance from prospective teachers who, believing that they do not harbor prejudices, question the need to examine their attitudes toward culturally and…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Attitudes
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Ryan, Ann Marie; Ensminger, David C.; Heineke, Amy J.; Kennedy, Adam S.; Prasse, David P; Smetana, Lara K. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2014
Ultimately, the national goals of improving learning outcomes for all students and reducing, if not eliminating, the achievement gap require a teaching corps that brings knowledge and professional competencies to have positive impacts on diverse learners in diverse settings (Gándara & Maxwell-Jolly, 2006). As central actors in schools,…
Descriptors: Urban Universities, Teacher Education Programs, Educational Change, Curriculum Development
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Tolbert, Sara; Stoddart, Trish; Lyon, Edward G.; Solis, Jorge – Issues in Teacher Education, 2014
This article focuses on a critical issue in STEM education: preparing novice secondary school teachers to provide effective science instruction to the rapidly growing population of students from language minority groups who traditionally have been underserved in STEM education and who are underrepresented in STEM degrees and careers (National…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Academic Standards, Secondary School Teachers, Beginning Teachers
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Crim, Courtney L.; Kennedy, Kimberley D.; Thornton, Jenifer S. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2013
This article reviews the relevant literature in regard to differentiation, multiple intelligences, and aesthetic representations. Next, it presents the methodology, reports findings, and discusses themes related to the authors' research questions. Finally, it concludes that tapping into students' multiple intelligence strength(s) is an excellent…
Descriptors: Multiple Intelligences, Aesthetics, Classification, Cognitive Style
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Murray, Frank – Issues in Teacher Education, 2013
This article is a report of the findings from a sample of approximately 2,700 students and 1,000 faculty in the first 50 Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC)-accredited programs for which the online surveys were used. The sample represents nearly all the full-time faculty members surveyed and approximately 30% of the students. On the…
Descriptors: Online Surveys, Teacher Surveys, Student Surveys, Teacher Attitudes
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Sinclair, Becky B.; Szabo, Susan; Redmond-Sanogo, Adrienne; Sennette, Jennifer D. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2013
The purpose of this study was to examine differences in the pictorial representations of what teaching "looks like" for undergraduate students, intern teachers and graduate students enrolled in education classes. This new Draw-a-Teacher Checklist instrument was modeled after the Draw-a-Science-Teacher-Test Checklist (DASTT-C) developed…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Learning Experience, Teacher Attitudes
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Benninga, Jacques S. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2013
Although ethical dilemmas are a constant in teachers' lives, the profession has offered little in the way of training to help teachers address such issues. This paper presents a framework, based on developmental theory, for resolving professional ethical dilemmas. The Four-Component Model of Moral Maturity, when used in conjunction with a…
Descriptors: Ethics, Educational Environment, Guidelines, Teacher Behavior
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