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Glazer, Morgan; Harris, Kara; Ost, Dottie; Gower, Mariah; Ceprano, Maria – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2017
This article describes a pilot study conducted by teacher candidates (TCs) at an elementary level charter school in Buffalo, New York. The TCs, undergraduate and graduate level college students, enrolled in an English Language Arts/Social Studies methods course block, wrote bilingual English/Spanish information texts and used them in conjunction…
Descriptors: Bilingual Instructional Materials, Teaching Methods, Pilot Projects, Preservice Teachers
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Clayton, Christine; Kilbane, Jim; McCarthy, Mary Rose – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2017
This study examines cases of teacher leaders in a professional development program that employed teacher inquiry to promote student inquiry. Program documents, observations, and interviews were examined to create three cases of high school science and math teachers learning to inquire in tandem. Guided by Cochran-Smith and Lytle's (2009)…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Teaching Methods, Teacher Leadership, Faculty Development
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Byker, Erik Jon; Coffey, Heather; Harden, Susan; Good, Amy; Heafner, Tina L.; Brown, Katie E.; Holzberg, Debra – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2017
Using case study method, this study examines the impact of an inquiry-based learning program among a cohort of first-semester undergraduates (n = 104) at a large public university in the southeastern United States who are aspiring to become teachers. The Boyer Commission (1999) asserted that inquiry-based learning should be the foundation of…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Inquiry, Teaching Methods, College Freshmen
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Seymour, Clancy M.; Garrison, Mark J. – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2017
The implementation of value-added models of teacher evaluation continue to expand in public education, but the effects of using student test scores to evaluate K-12 physical educators necessitates further discussion. Using the five National Standards for K-12 Physical Education from the Society of Health and Physical Educators America (SHAPE),…
Descriptors: Value Added Models, National Standards, Elementary Secondary Education, Physical Education
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Friedland, Ellen; Kuttesch, Elizabeth; McMillen, Susan; del Prado Hill, Pixita – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2017
While teacher candidates take courses that prepare them to deliver content in secondary content area classrooms, they often lack the knowledge necessary to help their future students learn discipline-specific information through the use of literacy strategies. In many cases, content area teacher candidates do not view themselves as literacy…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Secondary School Teachers, Literacy Education
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Weber, Sherri – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2017
Urban schools, especially those serving high minority, high poverty, and low performing students, are in desperate need of high-quality teachers, yet issues with retention, recruitment, and preparedness plague urban districts (Aragon, Culpepper, McKee & Perkins, 2014). Teacher educators are challenged to prepare teacher candidates to overcome…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Preservice Teachers, Urban Education, Urban Schools
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Williams, Morgan K. – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2017
John Dewey was a pragmatist, progressivist, educator, philosopher, and social reformer (Gutek, 2014). Dewey's various roles greatly impacted education, and he was perhaps one of the most influential educational philosophers known to date (Theobald, 2009). Dewey's influence on education was evident in his theory about social learning; he believed…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Change Agents, Educational Theories, Fundamental Concepts
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Shea, Mary; Ceprano, Maria – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2017
This article outlines the complexity of reading with understanding, what is required for full and deep comprehension, the state of affairs with regard to reading comprehension in developed countries, possible etiologies for low performances, and suggestions for instruction in specific skills and strategies to improve students' demonstrated…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Etiology, Reading Strategies, Comparative Education
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Schulte, Ann – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2017
Preliminary data was collected as part of the program assessment of a yearlong teaching residency program in rural California where preservice teachers conducted action research as the culminating activity for a Masters degree. Focus groups and survey data from program graduates were analyzed and compared to findings from the research literature.…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Action Research, Program Evaluation
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Lawrence, Salika A. – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2017
This qualitative study examines how pre-service teachers in urban elementary classrooms develop student literacy with multicultural literature. By evaluating the action research reports of three pre-service teacher candidates, the authors determine how reading experiences with texts align to Bloom's Taxonomy and expectations for Common Core State…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Multicultural Education, Qualitative Research, Elementary School Curriculum
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McKinney, Darlene; Snead, Donald – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2017
All individuals go through a process of change when implementing a new innovation. This descriptive study determines there is a difference in the stages of concern regarding Response to Instruction and Intervention (RTI), Tennessee's design model for Response to Intervention, (RTI) for 87 teachers from 8 different schools in a county in Middle…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Teacher Attitudes, Adoption (Ideas), Questionnaires
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Gholam, Alain – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2017
Visual thinking routines are principles based on several theories, approaches, and strategies. Such routines promote thinking skills, call for collaboration and sharing of ideas, and above all, make thinking and learning visible. Visual thinking routines were implemented in the teaching methodology graduate course at the American University in…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, International Schools, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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Hallman, Heidi; Deufel, Thompson – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2017
This article describes a method of storytelling that can assist novice teachers in moving toward "re-seeing" their stories of teaching not just as narratives of experience, but as sites for work to be done. The assignment novice teachers undertook as part of a methods class in the teaching of English language arts has the potential to be…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Methods Courses, Language Arts, Assignments
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Odo, Dennis Murphy – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2016
Many pre-service teachers lack deep understanding of assessment concepts and have low selfefficacy for using assessments but pre-service on-campus programs have been shown to support their assessment literacy development. Likewise, individualized tutoring has helped pre-service candidates improve instructional practice and peer debriefing has been…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Knowledge Level, Educational Assessment
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Wolken, David J. – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2016
Over the course of the past few decades, scholars and theorists have engaged in a dynamic and concerted effort to interpret, make sense of, and resist a variety of social phenomena often categorized under the concept of "postmodernism." This project has also been taken up by educators of various stripes, especially those who identify…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Postmodernism, Theory Practice Relationship, Critical Theory
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