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Parkhouse, Hillary – New Educator, 2015
In this article, I examine the potential for developing preservice social studies teachers' understanding of transformational resistance, Latin@ civil rights movements, and culturally sustaining pedagogy through a project using the film Precious Knowledge. This documentary depicts high school students in a Mexican American Studies (MAS) program…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Sustainability, Films, Educational Media
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Santoli, Susan P.; Martin, Susan Ferguson – New Educator, 2012
This study summarizes the results of a survey conducted by university faculty to improve the secondary teacher education program at a public university in the southeast. The survey's primary objectives were to identify areas of needed improvement among student teachers and to identify areas in which supervising teachers desired additional training…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Mentors, Student Teachers
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Marri, Anand R.; Perin, Dolores; Crocco, Margaret S.; Riccio, Jessica F.; Rivet, Ann; Chase, Beth J. – New Educator, 2011
In an attempt to address perceived shortcomings in traditional content-area literacy preparation, an interdisciplinary group of teacher education faculty developed an approach called "content-driven literacy" (CDL), which was applied to the design of courses to prepare preservice secondary science and social studies teachers. This article…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Literacy, College Faculty
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Saxman, Laura J.; Gupta, Preeti; Steinberg, Richard N. – New Educator, 2010
The purpose of this paper is to describe and present results from the fourth year of a five-year collaborative research project between an interactive science center and a local college. The purpose of the project is not only to recruit and train approximately 50 highly qualified science teachers who will teach in New York City public schools, but…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Teaching Skills, Science Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Pierce, Kathleen M. – New Educator, 2007
This article discusses what it means to be a beginning teacher from the perspective of four mid-career entrants to the profession. Findings from this ethnographic study suggest that regardless of preservice teacher preparation or school districts' formal induction practices, newcomers experience a dramatic threshold or liminal phase among…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Ethnography, Beginning Teachers, Beginning Teacher Induction