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Roegman, Rachel; Kolman, Joni – Journal of Teacher Education, 2020
In this conceptual article, we present a theoretical framework designed to illustrate the many contexts and factors that interact and shape the work of mentor teachers. Drawing on the literature on K-12 teaching and on teacher preparation, we argue for greater acknowledgment of the complex work of mentor teachers as they navigate multiple…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Mentors
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Blanton, Linda P.; Pugach, Marleen C.; Boveda, Mildred – Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
This article provides an historical analysis of major reforms in teacher education, beginning in the 1970s, specifically focusing on the opportunities each reform presented to build a shared agenda across pre-service general and special education, and the constraints that operated on them. The analysis revealed the existence of several such…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Educational History, Equal Education
Gibbons, Lynsey K.; Cobb, Paul – Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
Instructional improvement initiatives in many districts include instructional coaching as a primary form of job-embedded support for teachers. However, the coaching literature provides little guidance about what activities coaches should engage in with teachers to improve instruction. When researchers do propose activities, they rarely justify why…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Learning Activities, Educational Opportunities, Instructional Improvement
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Lincove, Jane Arnold; Osborne, Cynthia; Mills, Nick; Bellows, Laura – Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
With increasing awareness of the importance of teacher quality for student learning, education policy leaders have turned their attention to the nation's teacher training programs as a potential target for reform. One proposed strategy is to increase competition for university-based programs by encouraging new program types. This study examines…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Teacher Certification
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Fuller, Edward J. – Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
The National Council on Teacher Quality's (NCTQ) recent review of university-based teacher preparation programs concluded the vast majority of such programs were inadequately preparing the nation's teachers. The study, however, has a number of serious flaws that include narrow focus on inputs, lack of a strong research base, missing standards,…
Descriptors: Criticism, Educational Quality, Teacher Education Programs, Program Effectiveness
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Wiseman, Donna L. – Journal of Teacher Education, 2012
Policy affecting teacher education evolves from a wide range of sources, including public perceptions and attitudes, federal initiatives, current trends in public schools and higher education, the visions and whims of politicians, and the profession's own initiatives. No matter how it emerges, it is not unusual for policy ebbs and flows to result…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Change Strategies
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Milner, H. Richard, IV – Journal of Teacher Education, 2008
In "The Report of the AERA Panel on Research and Teacher Education," Cochran-Smith and Zeichner's (2005) review of studies in the field of teacher education revealed that many studies lacked theoretical and conceptual grounding. The author argues that Derrick Bell's (1980) interest convergence, a principle of critical race theory, can be used as…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Critical Theory, Race, Educational Policy
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Grossman, Pam – Journal of Teacher Education, 2008
This article uses Andrew Abbott's concept of jurisdictional challenge to analyze the current challenges facing university-based teacher educators. The author suggests that teacher educators are dangerously close to losing jurisdiction over two key professional tasks--the preparation of new professionals and the production of academic knowledge for…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Educators, Educational Research, Educational Policy
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Varghese, Manka M.; Stritikus,Tom – Journal of Teacher Education, 2005
Nationwide and statewide shifts and ambiguity in language education policy have created substantial instability for teachers. Through a cross-case study and analysis of bilingual teachers in two states, this article shows how these teachers participate in responding to and making decisions regarding language policy. This article shows how and why…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Bilingual Teachers, Public Policy, English (Second Language)
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Cochran-Smith, Marilyn – Journal of Teacher Education, 2003
Outlines recent efforts to analyze, document, or enhance the impact of collegiate teacher preparation on teaching, learning, and practice. Includes examples from empirical studies or reviews, national initiatives to make teacher preparation more assessment based and evidence driven, and regional efforts to assess the impact of naturally occurring…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Goodlad, John I. – Journal of Teacher Education, 2002
Suggests that teacher education research has not yet found a distinctive place in the lexicon of educational research, discussing the influence of policymakers. After presenting an informative model of educational renewal that emphasizes medical education, the paper discusses lessons learned from the saga of medical education and asks whether it…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Policy, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education
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Valenzuela, Angela – Journal of Teacher Education, 2002
Proposes the need for a scholarship on teacher education that emphasizes the unequal power relations between dominant Anglo research and policy establishment and the diverse, often disempowered communities being studied, suggesting the utility of key constructs like additive schooling and culturally relevant pedagogy to guide a refashioning of…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Educational Policy, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education
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Fenstermacher, Gary D. – Journal of Teacher Education, 2002
Addresses tensions over what kind of research best serves teacher education, showing how formal conceptions of large scale social science research might be compatibly situated within a larger frame of research that also recognizes certain varieties of interpretive and narrative research and arguing that the policy making enterprise may justifiably…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Shulman, Lee S. – Journal of Teacher Education, 2002
Reminisces about several decades of research on teaching and teacher education, explaining that for teacher education research to make a significant difference, there must be new scholarly commitments, with long-term programs of scholarship, regularly embedded in ongoing programs of teacher preparation, becoming a norm, and ties to student…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Sindelar, Paul T.; Rosenberg, Michael S. – Journal of Teacher Education, 2000
Illustrates how teacher educators are caught up in ill-conceived, often contradictory policies and practices, providing examples of contradictory demands emanating from outside and within the academy. The paper discusses professional standards and how teacher shortages influence the way quality-control practices in teacher preparation are…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education
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