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Kolano, Lan Quach; King, Elena T. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2015
Recent immigration trends at the national and local levels indicate that schools are receiving the largest influx of immigrant students since the beginning of the 20th century. According to the U.S. Department of Education (2014), English language learners (ELLs) accounted for nearly 4.4 million students during the 2011-2012 school year. These…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Preservice Teachers, English Language Learners, Immigrants
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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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Bergman, Daniel J. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2013
This paper focuses on what constitutes ethical-based practices in assessment and student evaluation. Pre-service teachers in education foundations classes responded to a survey in which they marked whether they perceived that the actions of an educator in evaluation scenario were ethical or unethical. Respondents had high agreement on the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Ethics, Educational Strategies, Student Evaluation
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Sauer, Janet S.; Kasa, Christi – Issues in Teacher Education, 2012
"These families must be so sad. I just wonder what they do and if they have any type of normal life." "I am not sure how I will work with parents. I think they probably look to the school for a lot of help." These quotes were taken from preservice teachers' papers early in their teacher education program, in which they were asked to describe what…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Disabilities, Stereotypes
Wasburn-Moses, Leah; Kopp, Tom; Hettersimer, Jill E. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2012
Because there is limited research on effective early field experiences and, particularly, on the potential of laboratory experiences to expose teacher candidates to a diverse student population, this study evaluates one such placement. As part of the placement, the teacher candidate provided tutoring at an on-campus model alternative program for…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, At Risk Students, Program Effectiveness, Field Experience Programs
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
Selvester, Paula M.; Summers, Deborah; Williams, Edward F. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2006
In this article, the authors present a case study that is an exploration of credential candidates' attitudes toward a teaching performance assessment as a measure of their teaching ability, and the impact on faculty instructional decisions, practice, and attitudes toward the assessment. This study generated both qualitative and quantitative data.…
Descriptors: Credentials, Performance Based Assessment, Policy Analysis, Qualitative Research
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Olafson, Lori; Bendixen, Lisa D. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2002
Previous research suggests that teacher education programs may have little or no impact on teacher candidates' beliefs about teaching and that teachers' beliefs are difficult to change. As new teacher educators employed at a large urban university located in the Southwestern United States, the authors were dismayed to discover that the instruction…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Education Courses, Teacher Education Programs, Urban Universities