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Mungal, Angus Shiva – Issues in Teacher Education, 2019
This article traces the political, historical, and ideological roots of the Relay Graduate School of Education. Relay represents a more current iteration of alternative teacher preparation programs and emerged from the earlier partnerships between education schools and independent alternative programs (Mungal, 2012). These programs have become…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Alternative Teacher Certification
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Henning, John E.; Erb, Dorothy J.; Randles, Halle Schoener; Fults, Nanette; Webb, Kathy – Issues in Teacher Education, 2016
The purpose of this article is to describe a collaborative effort among five teacher preparation programs to create a conceptual tool designed to put clinical experiences at the center of our programs. The authors refer to the resulting product as a clinical curriculum. The clinical curriculum describes a developmental sequence of clinical…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Clinical Experience, Teacher Education Curriculum
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Cantor, James S. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2015
James Cantor, a professor in the College of Education at California State University, describes his history with the California Council on Teacher Education (CCTE or Cal Council) before becoming the President of the CCTE in 2008. He served as an active member for 10 years prior to becoming the Cal Council President. The author shares the…
Descriptors: Teacher Associations, Organizational Change, Organizational Effectiveness, Organizational Objectives
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Morton, Brenda M.; Birky, Ginny D. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2015
In an era of standardized exams to support No Child Left Behind, the influence a teacher candidate has on a P-12 classroom can greatly impact the academic achievement of students. The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Educators (NCATE) Blue Ribbon Panel Report (2010) suggested that teacher preparation programs and school districts need…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, High Schools, Teacher Education Programs
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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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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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Many, Joyce E.; Fisher, Teresa R.; Ogletree, Susan; Taylor, Dee – Issues in Teacher Education, 2012
Professional development schools (PDSs) consist of collaborations across institutions whose missions, organizational structures, and cultures are distinct and which, in some ways, may conflict (Sandholtz & Finan, 1998). Due to differing emphases across contexts, PDS partners may encounter hidden barriers and mismatched perspectives (Stevens,…
Descriptors: Professional Development Schools, Institutional Cooperation, Qualitative Research, School Districts
Stetson, Ranae; Stetson, Elton; Sinclair, Becky; Nix, Karen – Issues in Teacher Education, 2012
The literature is sated with calls for more and better communication between home and school. Teachers believe that parents should be more involved, but seem at a loss as to how to make that happen, and parents often feel disconnected to their child's teacher and the school. Few would argue that it is the responsibility of classroom teachers to…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Student Behavior, Home Visits, Parent Participation
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Amrein-Beardsley, Audrey; Barnett, Joshua H. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2012
Most school-university partnerships have consisted of pre-service teacher education partnerships, by which colleges of teacher education team up with schools to train future teachers. Proponents of these partnerships claim that they have the ability to transform education through networks of teachers and faculty who are passionate about…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, School Districts, Needs Assessment
Gould, Holly C.; Brimijoin, Kay; Alouf, James L.; Mayhew, Mary Ann – Issues in Teacher Education, 2010
Given the challenges of time and economics in education today, what are practical models for creating adult learning communities that improve teaching and learning in today's diverse classrooms? How do Americans foster and nurture adult learning communities once they are established? The authors have found that carefully crafted partnerships…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Student Teachers, Mentors, Adult Learning
Buczynski, Sandy; Sisserson, Kendra – Issues in Teacher Education, 2008
What happens when a district teacher assumes the role of university student? What happens when two instructors from two different institutions are at the helm of a single graduate-level university course? The duality of these situations is recognized in the notion of what the authors termed "instructional synergy", drawing upon synergy as both…
Descriptors: Interaction, School Districts, Beginning Teacher Induction, Higher Education
Benken, Babette M.; Brown, Nancy – Issues in Teacher Education, 2008
The combination of federal exigency for Highly Qualified Teachers in every classroom (No Child Left Behind, 2001) and focus on teacher accountability has created a plethora of routes to teacher certification and continuing education. This urgent situation has placed a burden on schools of education to approach teacher education in creative and…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Professional Development, Alternative Teacher Certification, Mathematics Curriculum
Coots, Jennifer J. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2007
Parent participation has been one of the key principles of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA) since it was first authorized in 1975 as the Education for All Handicapped Children Act (EAHCA) and has continued through the most recent reauthorization in 2004. Parents of children with disabilities have decision making…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, Parent Participation, Developmental Delays, Related Services (Special Education)
Schussler, Deborah L. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2006
Evidence suggests that student teaching is one of the most influential components of a teacher education program, and the cooperating teacher exerts the greatest influence on a student teacher. Therefore, it is vital to understand how the role of experienced teachers is affected by the implementation of a professional development school (PDS) as…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Student Teachers, Professional Development Schools, Teacher Education Programs
Minner, Daphne D.; Hiles, Elisabeth – Issues in Teacher Education, 2005
The U.S. Department of Education (USDOE, 2004) administers a formula grant program to states that is intended to increase the academic achievement of students in mathematics and science by enhancing the content knowledge and teaching skills of classroom teachers. Partnerships between high-need school districts and the science, technology,…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Rural Schools, Educational Change, Rural Areas
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