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Takemae, Natsuko; Dobbins, Nicole; Kurtts, Stephanie – Issues in Teacher Education, 2018
As public schools strive to provide all students access to and success with the general curriculum, potentially leading them to postsecondary educational opportunities that prepare them for fulfilling and engaging careers, recent federal legislation clearly reflects the need to ensure that all students are supported in achieving rigorous…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Access to Education, Preservice Teacher Education
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Ostertag, Julia – Issues in Teacher Education, 2018
The familiar figure of the teacher, alone in front of a classroom and enclosed by four walls, pervades what is possible in teacher education. What if we could decentre anthropocentric teaching practices and 'become teachers together' with other human and nonhuman teachers? Could a garden become a teacher? A plant? A spider? This article engages…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Gardening, Teaching Methods
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Wolfmeyer, Mark – Issues in Teacher Education, 2018
This article provides concrete critical and ethical responses to dominant educational policies promoting the teaching of STEM fields. Recognizing how dominant discourses of modernity (Martusewicz, et al. 2015) work discursively to constitute STEM, this paper examines and exposes how STEM education is prioritized via funding in teacher education.…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Methods Courses, Ethics, Educational Policy
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Martusewicz, Rebecca A. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2018
EcoJustice Education is both a framework for thinking about our ethical responsibilities as educators and community members, and a socio-ecological and political movement. In this essay, I trace my own personal history in the development of this field, focusing on the theoretical foundations, major scholars contributing to those founding ideas,…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Educational Practices, Educational Policy, Ecological Factors
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Kerr, Jeannie; Andreotti, Vanessa – Issues in Teacher Education, 2018
In this article we share our study in teacher education that engages both the human and more-than-human as fundamental to matters of social justice. In the first part of the article we focus on ecocritical scholarship that raises concerns about the omission of the more-than-human in educational research and practice through Western modernist…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Social Science Research, Human Relations, Educational Research
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Lowenstein, Ethan; Grewal, Imandeep Kaur; Erkaeva, Nigora; Nielsen, Rebecca; Voelker, Lisa – Issues in Teacher Education, 2018
Place-Based education (PBE) is gaining rapid recognition across the United States. The authors of this article contend that there is an imperative need to re-structure and re-conceptualize teacher education such that it allows for a significant shift in thinking and practice around learning, teaching, and community. They advocate that the PBE…
Descriptors: Place Based Education, Teacher Education Programs, Teaching Methods, Teaching Models
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Holohan, Kevin J. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2018
This article briefly examines and explains the theory of social ecology and the political theory of "libertarian municipalism" as developed by the late Murray Bookchin (1921-2006) as a possible comprehensive framework for a secondary curriculum centered upon an anarchistic and ecological ethics. The author first offers an investigation…
Descriptors: Ecological Factors, Social Environment, Community Education, Secondary School Curriculum
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Clarke-Vivier, Sara; Lee, Jade Caines – Issues in Teacher Education, 2018
Holding teachers accountable for student achievement has become a high priority for many education stakeholders (Cochran-Smith, Piazza, & Power, 2013; Darling-Hammond, 2010; Ginsberg & Kingston, 2014; Good, 2014; Wilson & Youngs, 2005). With new content standards and new statewide assessment systems, however, it can be challenging for…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Barriers
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Wake, Donna; Mills, Michael – Issues in Teacher Education, 2018
Effective professional development (PD) can be a powerful tool in school success and teacher satisfaction; however, teachers often report their PD experiences as lackluster or not responsive to their immediate needs (Desimone, 2011; Guskey, 2009; Lutrick & Szabo, 2012). Teachers need professional support in today's educational environment to…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Teacher Attitudes, Program Effectiveness, Technology Integration
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Germaine, Ron W.; Kornuta, Halyna M. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2018
The purpose of this study is to discover the experiences and supports that influenced the development of teaching effectiveness at different career stages of National University alumni who were identified as County Teachers of the Year in California. National University is the second largest private, nonprofit institution of higher learning in…
Descriptors: Alumni, Awards, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Competencies
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Brown, Carmen Sherry – Issues in Teacher Education, 2018
Beginning in May 2014, all education program graduates in New York State (NYS) must pass new and/or revised certification exams in order to become certified to teach in NYS. Early childhood teacher candidates enrolled in an approved NYS teacher preparation program are required to pass the Academic Literacy Skills Test (ALST), Content Specialty…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, College Graduates, Graduation Requirements, Teacher Certification
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Heineke, Amy; Neugebauer, Sabina Rak – Issues in Teacher Education, 2018
"Academic language" is a term that is thrown around frequently in educational circles, particularly in recent years. As a part of a larger study investigating trends in practitioners' efficacy in teaching, using, and supporting academic language in classrooms, the authors honed in on teachers' definitions and corresponding understandings…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Language Attitudes, Academic Discourse, Jargon
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Bergman, Daniel Jay – Issues in Teacher Education, 2018
In the classroom and beyond, teachers are viewed as exemplars of ethical behavior, clearly and confidently discerning between right and wrong. Despite the availability of resources for ethics instruction, ethical uncertainty and public scrutiny continue to confuse and distress classroom teachers, novice and veteran alike, about their role in…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Ethics
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Givens, Ruth; Cowden, Ryan – Issues in Teacher Education, 2018
This article suggests that philosophy courses could play a key role in teacher education courses as a means of developing the critical thinking skills teachers need in the 21st-century classroom. The authors focus on: (1) Shifts in Education Standards; (2) The Value of Philosophy; and (3) Paths to Implementation. Five paths to implementation…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Educational Philosophy, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills
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Ficarra, Julie – Issues in Teacher Education, 2017
This article advocates for the application of comparative international approaches to preparing pre-service and in-service teachers for meeting the needs of refugee students. To start, the paper presents literature on refugees' varied educational experiences in their home countries and refugee camps as well as the processes through which they come…
Descriptors: Refugees, Comparative Education, Teacher Education Programs, Special Needs Students
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