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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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Null, Wesley – Journal of Teacher Education, 2009
In this essay, the author argues for a reconsideration of the teachers college tradition within teacher ed curriculum. The author draws upon history and moral philosophy to make the case that the teaching profession has declined because teacher educators have neglected the philosophical tradition that the author maintains is the key to our future.…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Educational Philosophy, Teacher Educators, Schools of Education
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Gordon, Mordechai – Journal of Teacher Education, 2008
Parker Palmer is correct in his claims that good teaching depends more on the capacity for connectedness than on technique and that helping teacher candidates cultivate a strong sense of personal identity is crucial. However, to what extent are Palmer's claims compatible with the various constructivist models of learning that are now prevalent in…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Constructivism (Learning), Schools of Education, Methods Courses
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Darling-Hammond, Linda – Journal of Teacher Education, 2006
Much of what teachers need to know to be successful is invisible to lay observers, leading to the view that teaching requires little formal study and to frequent disdain for teacher education programs. The weakness of traditional program models that are collections of largely unrelated courses reinforce this low regard. This article argues that we…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Teaching Methods, Teaching Models
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Imig, David G.; Imig, Scott R. – Journal of Teacher Education, 2006
Do we prepare teachers for the schools we wish all children could attend or do we prepare teachers for the schools where they are most likely to find a position? The authors address the often-asked question What do beginning teachers need to know? by making the case that we must prepare teachers for the disparate conditions found on the…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Teacher Education, Public Policy, Teaching (Occupation)
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Dexter, Sara; Riedel, Eric – Journal of Teacher Education, 2003
Surveyed preservice teachers regarding important factors in predicting their professional uses of technology and having K-12 students use technology in the classroom. Results found that setting high expectations for designing and delivering instruction using technology was effective in getting student teachers to use technology during clinical…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Pavalko, Ronald M.; Ullrich, A. Edwin – Journal of Teacher Education, 1970
Descriptors: Colleges, Educational Background, Educational Quality, Parent Background
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Haberman, Martin – Journal of Teacher Education, 1971
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Educational Improvement, Relevance (Education), School Role
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Riggs, Robert O. – Journal of Teacher Education, 1974
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Improvement, Retrenchment, Schools of Education
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Swanson, Elizabeth F. – Journal of Teacher Education, 1983
One reason why teacher education programs are slow to change involves misconceptions about what change entails. Four myths about change are discussed, and strategies for overcoming problems, based on one school of education's experiences with introducing changes to better prepare teachers for mainstreaming, are presented. (PP)
Descriptors: Change Agents, Change Strategies, Decision Making, Educational Change
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Kossack, Sharon W.; Greenberg, Barry – Journal of Teacher Education, 1983
Faced with declining enrollments, teacher education institutions must seek new approaches that either maintain present programs or encourage new programs in nontraditional areas. Results of a study of retrenchment strategies presently in use are reported. Implications for the quality of teacher education programs are also discussed. (PP)
Descriptors: Declining Enrollment, Educational Demand, Educational Quality, Educational Strategies
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Denemark, George – Journal of Teacher Education, 1983
As resources for education dwindle, deans of education must provide leadership through: (1) long-range planning; (2) establishing priorities; (3) efficient decision making; and (4) improving the image of teacher education. Ways to improve collection of data on students and their needs and to establish program assessment criteria are discussed. (PP)
Descriptors: Academic Deans, Administrative Policy, College Administration, Financial Needs
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Wisniewski, Richard – Journal of Teacher Education, 1984
Scholarship must be a main topic of concern if teacher preparation institutions are to become first-rate professional schools. Due to the complexity of teaching and teacher education, on-going study is imperative. Classroom phenomena and institution culture and ethos must be addressed by schools of education. (DF)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Institutional Evaluation, Preservice Teacher Education, Productivity
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Watts, Doyle – Journal of Teacher Education, 1984
A discussion of the trend to employ students without pedagogical preparation in teaching positions for brief periods of time is offered in this article. Reasons for the short-term professional emphasis and weaknesses with this position are identified. Alternative directions for education are recommended. (DF)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Schools of Education, Teacher Education Curriculum
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Mangieri, John N.; Arnn, John W., Jr. – Journal of Teacher Education, 1984
Questions relative to unit strengths and weaknesses, mission, resource allocation, and desired leadership characteristics should be addressed prior to beginning a dean selection process. Responses to these questions may help instititions find a dean who can provide the desired type of leadership. (DF)
Descriptors: Administrator Characteristics, Administrator Selection, Deans, Higher Education
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