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Sugishita, Judy; Dresser, Rocío – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2019
This action research study examined social-emotional learning (SEL) strategies taught during a year-long elementary teaching credential field course to examine (a) what SEL strategies look like in practice, and (b) what training effects might be seen among twelve preservice student teacher (PST) participants. Part of a two-course clinical practice…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Preservice Teachers, Educational Strategies
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Greenblatt, Deborah – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2019
The edTPA is a performance-based assessment of teacher candidates created by the Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning and Equity (SCALE) and nationally scored by Pearson Education. It is also promoted by American Association of Colleges of Teacher Educators (AACTE) as a "standards-based assessment." As of the spring of 2018, the…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Teacher Educators, Teacher Competency Testing, Teacher Certification
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Widdall, Valerie; Lachance, Andrea; Livermore, John – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2019
This study investigated the impact of differing models of practicum placements on teacher candidates' (TC's) abilities to practice teaching skills and receive feedback on their teaching. Within the Professional Development School (PDS) model TCs were placed as cohorts in a single PDS site with at least one college faculty member assigned as a…
Descriptors: Professional Development Schools, Student Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Feedback (Response)
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Ritter, Jason; Ayieko, Rachel; Vanorsdale, Christie; Quiñones, Sandra; Chao, Xia; Meidl, Christopher; Mahalingappa, Laura; Meyer, Carla; Williams, Julia – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2019
This collaborative self-study explores how seven members of a Faculty Self-Study Learning Group (FS-SLG) attempt to foster cultures of inquiry with teacher candidates. In so doing, we simultaneously describe a professional learning community of teacher educators engaging in reflective practice via the teaching, learning, and enacting of self-study…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Inquiry, Preservice Teachers, Communities of Practice
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Gholam, Alain – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2019
Inquiry-based learning (IBL) is a student-centered approach driven by students' questions and their innate curiosity. IBL was introduced and effectively implemented in the general secondary teaching methods course at the American University in Dubai. The study made use of a mixed methods approach. It was guided by two research questions: 1). What…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Inquiry, Student Teacher Attitudes, Secondary Education
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Bloom, Elizabeth; VanSlyke-Briggs, Kjersti – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2019
In the last several years a good deal of public discourse was devoted to describing the effects that more than two decades of education reforms, the last iteration of which was known as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), has had on teaching and learning. It is widely argued that coupling teacher evaluations with students' test scores, enforced…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Creativity, Teacher Educators, Preservice Teachers
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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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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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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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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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Toppin, Ian N.; Chitsonga, Shadreck – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2016
The QEP that was implemented in this study focused on enhancing students' critical thinking skills. A pretest/posttest approach was used to assess students' critical thinking progress in freshman level core English and Math courses. An intervention was performed involving intensive instruction and assignments relating to a set of reasoning…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Maturity (Individuals), Academic Ability, Student Evaluation
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Cronenberg, Stephanie; Harrison, Dorian; Korson, Stacey; Jones, Alexis; Murray-Everett, Natasha C.; Parrish, Michael; Johnston-Parsons, Marilyn – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2016
This paper is written by faculty, staff, and graduate students responsible for preparing a group of 100 elementary/middle school licensure students for the edTPA portfolio assessment. It is a narrative self-study analysis of our experiences doing so during the pilot year. The edTPA is a performance assessment that requires future teachers to plan,…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Portfolio Assessment, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Silva, Cecila; Kucer, Stephen – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2016
This research examines the impact of field experiences with English language learners on the conceptual and emotional development of preservice disciplinary students. For one semester, preservice university students worked with English language learners enrolled in middle and high school Newcomer Programs. During this time the university students…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Field Experience Programs, Program Effectiveness, Preservice Teachers
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