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Smith, Antony T.; Place, Nancy A. – New Educator, 2011
This study describes a teacher certification literacy methods course taught in an elementary school setting and featuring a classroom practicum, integrated with course sessions, that focuses on work with individual children. It examines the influence of an inquiry approach, promoted in this course model, on teacher candidate development. Drawn…
Descriptors: Practicums, Methods Courses, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Effectiveness
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Herrenkohl, Leslie Rupert; Kawasaki, Keiko; DeWater, Lezlie Salvatore – New Educator, 2010
In this paper, we discuss our approach to teacher-researcher collaboration and how it is similar and different from other models of teacher collaboration. Our approach to collaboration employed design experimentation (Brown, 1992; Design Based Research Collective, 2003) as a central method since it yields important findings for teachers'…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Researchers, Cooperation, Teamwork
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Carroll, Thomas G. – New Educator, 2005
Every child deserves a quality education. Providing competent, caring, qualified teachers in schools organized for success is the way to get there, but the devil is in the details. By tinkering on the edges, adopting piecemeal approaches to attracting, supporting, and retaining highly qualified teachers for the students who need them most, the…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Educational Practices, Teaching Methods, Teacher Qualifications