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Lau, Sunny Man Chu – New Educator, 2016
The present study, framed from a critical and transformative approach to teacher education, aims to investigate whether language portraits (Prasad, 2010)--the mapping of one's language and cultural make-up on a body template--can help improve student teachers' self-understanding about language and identities and can foster critical reflection…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Concept Mapping, Preservice Teacher Education, Cultural Background
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Black, Glenda L.; Olmsted, Barbara; Mottonen, Anna-Liisa – New Educator, 2016
Associate (mentor) teachers are essential partners in guiding teacher candidates into the profession; however, little training is offered for this critical role. This study explored, through the lens of self-determination theory, types of support and delivery most useful for successful mentorship during practicum. Online surveys and invited…
Descriptors: Mentors, Self Determination, Online Surveys, Teacher Surveys
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DeLuca, Christopher; Ogden, Holly; Pero, Elizabeth – New Educator, 2015
The majority of teacher education programs in North America require elementary-teacher candidates to complete separate courses in curriculum subject areas. This model to teacher education limits candidates' readiness to engage in interdisciplinary teaching and focuses preservice curriculum on content-specific pedagogies rather than on general,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Integrated Curriculum, Elementary School Curriculum, Concept Formation