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Lennon, Sean – Issues in Teacher Education, 2017
The design and implementation of questioning, specifically in regards towards a higher level of thinking, is a common practice in many secondary social science classrooms (Bickmore & Parker, 2012). Questioning can help the teacher develop critical thinking concepts, scaffold discussions, and prod students towards an elevated level of cognition…
Descriptors: Questioning Techniques, Critical Thinking, Social Studies, Teaching Methods
Newton, Xiaoxia A.; Jang, Heeju; Nunes, Nicci; Stone, Elisa – Issues in Teacher Education, 2010
Recruiting, preparing, and retaining high quality secondary mathematics and science teachers are three of the most critical problems in the nation's urban schools that serve a vast majority of children from socially and economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Although the factors contributing to these problems are complex, one area that has caught…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Urban Schools, Disadvantaged Youth, Experimental Programs
Torgerson, Colleen W.; Macy, Susan R.; Beare, Paul; Tanner, David E. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2009
Traditional measures of teachers' competency have been widely criticized for their lack of authenticity and predictive validity. There is little evidence regarding the technical soundness of traditional teacher licensure tests and little research documenting the validity of such tests for identifying competent teachers or effective teaching.…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Performance Based Assessment, Educational Testing