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Bacon, Chris K. – Journal of Teacher Education, 2020
Teacher education has redoubled efforts to prepare a predominantly monolingual teaching force for linguistic diversity in U.S. schools. Some jurisdictions are requiring specific teacher preparation, such as mandated Sheltered English Immersion (SEI) endorsement in Massachusetts, the context of this study. Previous research has explored the…
Descriptors: Monolingualism, Ideology, Preservice Teachers, Beginning Teachers
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Matsko, Kavita Kapadia; Hammerness, Karen – Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
The literature on preparing teachers for urban schools provides a rationale for helping candidates understand the particular cultures of students. However, research has not sufficiently "unpacked" features of the setting that programs can address; nor has it discussed how programs tailor teaching approaches to their specific contexts.…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Competencies, Consciousness Raising
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Watkins, Jessica; Jaber, Lama Z.; Dini, Vesal – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2020
Given the widespread adoption of the Next Generation Science Standards in the United States, there is a need to study new models of professional development to prepare teachers to enact practice-based visions of science learning and to address problems of access to reach teachers nationwide. While studies of online professional development offer…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Professional Development, Elementary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers
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Trust, Torrey; Whalen, Jeromie – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2020
In the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak, many educators across the country and around the world scrambled to shift their practice from in-person to remote teaching within a matter of days. This global pandemic exposed a significant gap in teacher preparation and training for emergency remote teaching, including teaching with technology to ensure…
Descriptors: Disease Control, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Faculty Development
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Ludlow, Larry; Pedulla, Joseph; Enterline, Sarah; Cochran-Smith, Marilyn; Loftus, Fran; Salomon-Fernandez, Yves; Mitescu, Emilie – European Journal of Teacher Education, 2008
In an effort to make decisions about teacher education policy and practice that were informed by research and evidence, participants in Boston College's "Teachers for a New Era" Evidence Team ( designed a portfolio of assessments and studies. This article describes one project in the portfolio--a series…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Portfolios (Background Materials), Academic Achievement, Educational Policy
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Stotsky, Sandra – Journal of Teacher Education, 2006
Who should be accountable for what beginning teachers need to know? This article first explains and illustrates three sets of knowledge and skills beginning teachers should have acquired in their preparation programs: academic knowledge needed for teaching the field of their license, generic professional knowledge and skills needed for teaching…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Accountability, Teaching Skills, Teacher Education
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Deutsch, Francine M.; Riffin, Catherine A. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2013
Underpaid and overworked, preschool teachers face multiple barriers in pursuing higher education. In the present study, we explored how logistical and financial barriers hinder early childhood education teachers and teacher's aides from taking college courses, as well as how academic self-concept and social support influence current enrollment.…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Academic Aspiration, Reentry Students
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Russell, Michael; Bebell, Damian; O'Dwyer, Laura; O'Connor, Kathleen – Journal of Teacher Education, 2003
Surveyed Massachusetts teachers regarding the extent to which they used technology within and outside of the classroom for instructional purposes. Results highlighted six categories of instructional technology use (preparation, e-mail, teacher- directed student use, recording grades, delivery, and special education and accommodation). New teachers…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Sullivan, Florence R.; Moriarty, Mary A. – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2009
Much educational software is designed from a specific pedagogical stance. How teachers conceive of the pedagogical stance underlying the design will affect how they utilize the technology; these conceptions may vary from teacher to teacher and from teacher to designer. There may be a conflict between the designer's pedagogical beliefs inscribed in…
Descriptors: Discovery Learning, Educational Technology, Secondary School Teachers, Teaching Methods
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Melnick, Susan L.; Pullin, Diana – Journal of Teacher Education, 2000
Examines recent implementation of the controversial Massachusetts Educator Certification Tests and the educational, legal, and public policy issues in the implementation of a teacher testing program. The paper focuses on: the contexts for teacher testing; the tests themselves; the quality of the tests; and legal issues in teacher testing and…
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods
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Brabeck, Mary M. – Journal of Teacher Education, 1999
Responds to Goodlad's article on teacher education's journey over the past century and its current malaise, suggesting that the rest of the journey is up to teacher education faculty, their university colleagues, and partners within communities and schools who must work to improve education. Describes Massachusetts' experience in attempting to…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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Merseth, Katherine K. – Journal of Teacher Education, 1991
Describes support delivered by Harvard University's Beginning Teacher Computer Network which helps beginning teachers in disparate geographic locations. Data from mail surveys, computer message counts, and follow-up interviews indicate the network was most effective in providing moral support and least effective in providing technical support of…
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, College School Cooperation, Computer Networks, Electronic Mail
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Clark, Richard J.; Fischetti, John C. – Journal of Teacher Education, 1987
This article describes in detail the Math English Science Technology Education Project (MESTEP), a 15-month master's level program to recruit and prepare top college graduates to teach math, science, and English in secondary schools. MESTEP is a partnership among the University of Massachusetts, a network of school systems, and corporations.…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Length