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Sleeter, Christine – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2018
Christine Sleeter wrote this essay in response to the topic "Even Laureates Were Beginners Once: Lessons Learned Along the Way," which was the title of the Laureate Panel at the Kappa Delta Pi Convocation in October 2017.
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Conflict, Teaching Methods, Higher Education
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Mullen, Carol A. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2017
Business and industry, in cooperation with governmental agencies, special interest groups, and educational outsiders, are not only siphoning public monies, but also influencing public education. The author suggests targeting the strengthening of school cultures from within and advancing what educators think is good for public education.
Descriptors: School Culture, Public Education, Common Core State Standards, Educational Change
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Pemberton, Cynthia Lee A. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2012
In graduate education, retention and completion pose significant challenges. As many as 50 percent of doctoral and a quarter of master's (varies by field of study) students fail to complete their programs. Given the work and life demands education professionals routinely navigate, it is not surprising that completion rates are as low as they are,…
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Graduate Study, Graduate Students, Theses
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Willis, Judy – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2007
Childhood is a time when students are naturally curious and want to pursue their interests by learning all they can about the things that intrigue them. This interest-stimulated learning is a valuable template because it is compatible with the research discoveries of neuroimaging--what the brain looks like while it actively processes information.…
Descriptors: Sanctions, Standardized Tests, Children, Brain
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Lieberman, Joyce M.; Wilkins, Elizabeth A. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2006
One of the critical issues identified by the North Central Regional Education Laboratory (Cook and Fine 1997) is that the "ultimate worth of professional development for teachers is the essential role it plays in the improvement of student learning." Recently, several reports have been released on the importance of teacher quality (NEA…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, Faculty Development, Inservice Teacher Education, Workshops
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Gilbert, Sharon L.; Smith, Lynn C. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2003
Using a systematic approach to addressing classroom questions, practitioners can utilize the results of their own research to assess, develop, or improve their practice. A study of mentor teachers, administrators, and teaching fellows provides information on potential "bumps in the road" of action research, focusing on: knowledge and skills, time,…
Descriptors: Action Research, Data Collection, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Simmons, Martha Poole; Macchia, Peter, Jr. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2003
A U.S. Department of Education grant helped Alabama State University's education students learn to integrate technology in the classroom. Developed by a consortium involving the university, two high schools, and an elementary school (which served predominantly minority students), the grant provided training and gave participants take-home laptop…
Descriptors: Black Students, Computer Literacy, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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McEwin, C. Kenneth; Dickinson, Thomas S.; Smith, Tracy W. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2003
Asserts that mandating specific teacher preparation programs may be necessary to ensure that teachers are adequately prepared for the unique challenges and rewards of teaching young adolescents, discussing: the desirability of teacher young adolescents, important elements of teacher preparation, the need for tighter licensure requirements, and the…
Descriptors: Early Adolescents, Higher Education, Majors (Students), Middle Schools
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Sandel, Lenore – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2002
Explains the importance of student teachers performing the learning tasks they assign to their students in order to understand the nature and purpose of each task and its unique demands on teachers and students. The paper recommends guiding student teachers to develop their own abilities and view their teaching roles as nurturers of their own…
Descriptors: Creative Teaching, Elementary Secondary Education, Group Discussion, Higher Education
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Allen, James D.; Porter, Olivia F. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2002
Describes a course designed to help preservice teachers get in touch with their own attitudes and beliefs during an assignment that involves individuals from different backgrounds. Students' and teachers' perspectives on this learning experience are presented, focusing on such issues as religion, culture, social class, race, and teenage mothers.…
Descriptors: Consciousness Raising, Cultural Awareness, Diversity (Student), Elementary Secondary Education
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Henry, Carole – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2002
Teachers can use arts standards as a tool to determine what is important to teach and learn. Recent federal legislation places the arts on the same level as other academic subjects. Professional organizations are beginning to develop standards for art teacher preparation. The paper examines 12 standards for art teacher education developed at the…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Art Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Chirichello, Michael; Strasser, Janis; Feola, Dorothy; Rosenfeld, Barbara – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2001
Describes the design and implementation of Professional Development School partnerships between a university and three urban public schools intended to prepare future teachers for tomorrow's diverse students. Explains how the partnership initiated, built, and enhanced relationships and notes common elements found among the three schools (shared…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Higher Education
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Wilson, John A. R. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 1971
Various suggestions on ways to modify and improve the education of prospective teachers are presented and analyzed. (CK)
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Higher Education
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Knowles, Asa – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 1970
Descriptors: Activism, Educational Change, Higher Education, Student College Relationship
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Hildebrand, Janet E. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 1981
Describes a one-hour simulation used in methods courses at the University of Texas at Austin, to provide secondary teacher candidates with insights into the administrative functioning of a school and their future roles as department and school staff members. (SJL)
Descriptors: Departments, Higher Education, Methods Courses, Preservice Teacher Education
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