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Reese, Leslie; Richards-Tutor, Cara; Hansuvadha, Nat; Pavri, Shireen; Xu, Shelley – Issues in Teacher Education, 2018
In this article, the authors discuss the creation of an Urban Dual Credential Program (UDCP) at a large, comprehensive state university in California, a program meant to prepare dually-certified teachers in general education (California Multiple Subject Credential) and special education (California Education Specialist Credential in mild/moderate…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Credentials, General Education
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del Rosario Zavala, Maria – Issues in Teacher Education, 2017
Effectively engaging students in mathematics discourse is challenging, especially in a language other than the one in which you learned mathematics. Teachers must manage the academic as well as social function of language. In Spanish-English bilingual classrooms in the U.S., changing the language of instruction to Spanish may not be enough to…
Descriptors: Bilingual Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Language Attitudes, Language Role
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Epstein, Shira Eve; Ratner, Andrew – Issues in Teacher Education, 2015
Teacher education necessitates rich, generative experiences for up-and-coming teachers in working classrooms. Written by two English Education faculty members, this article discusses efforts to revise the clinical, field-based components of their courses so to more commonly yield such experiences. Specifically, they aimed to infuse fieldwork with…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Teacher Education, Service Learning, Preservice Teachers
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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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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
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
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
Richmond, James; Turner, Nancy; Janicki, Terence; Szychulda, Cathy; Forbes, Tom; Hackett, Karen – Issues in Teacher Education, 2003
The newly developed "Learning To Teach System" for the preparation of teachers in California and the accompanying standards (referred to as the "2042 Standards" since they were derived from Senate Bill 2042 (SB 2042) passed by the California Legislature in 1998) have changed the way some California educators perceive the…
Descriptors: Credentials, Preservice Teachers, Colleges, Cooperation