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Graziano, Kevin J.; Navarrete, Lori A. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2012
The call for reform of teacher preparation programs by Arne Duncan (2009), U.S. Secretary of Education, has the potential to be the catalyst for a re-emergence of co-teaching in higher education. Duncan argues for the need to implement innovative preservice teacher education strategies that will result in an increase in K-12 student achievement.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Preservice Teacher Education, Language Acquisition, Educational Change
Gibson, Karen M. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2010
Many factors affect attitudes toward reading, including parent and other caretaker support, sibling attitudes, school and library programs, curriculum and instruction, and, of course, teachers. While working with preservice teachers pursuing licensure in pre-kindergarten through adolescent education, it became evident that the students had many…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Reading Improvement, Children, Adolescents
Bunch, George C.; Aguirre, Julia M.; Tellez, Kip – Issues in Teacher Education, 2009
Assessing the preparation of preservice candidates for quality teaching, both for mainstream students and for ELs, requires reliable and valid assessments that pay close attention to context, process, and reflection, factors that traditional evaluations of teaching either ignore or undervalue. In this article, the authors focus on one high-stakes…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Formative Evaluation
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
Bingham, Ann; Abernathy, Tammy V. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2007
Historically, preservice teacher education programs have not adequately prepared teachers in parent involvement or family-centered practices. Because teachers do not routinely encourage family involvement, and parents do not always participate when they are encouraged to do so, the importance of preservice training to involve family members in…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Parent Participation