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Rodriguez, Terri L.; Reis, Davi S. – New Educator, 2012
This narrative inquiry aims to better understand and document how a bilingual Latina preservice elementary teacher's experiences as an immigrant student and English learner (EL) inform the construction of her professional identity and practice as an English language arts (ELA) educator. Although the study participant voices a lack of confidence,…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Immigrants, Bilingualism, Preservice Teachers
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Hall, Horace R.; Smith, Eleshia L. – New Educator, 2012
This research investigates the ways in which three African American high school girls interpret and challenge racialized and sexualized media representations of their race, class, and gender within music videos. The authors assert that these students' ability to counter stereotypes is a reflection of their cultural orientations, as well as their…
Descriptors: African American Students, Females, High School Students, Music
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Puig, Victoria I.; Recchia, Susan L. – New Educator, 2012
This article shares the ways new early childhood teachers carry forward the social justice principles emphasized in their teacher education program into their actual practice. Their participation in a university-sponsored mentoring group served as the context for this study. Through an emergent themes analysis, we explored how they prioritized…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Feedback (Response), Multicultural Education, Teacher Education Programs
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Masuda, Avis; Ebersole, Michele – New Educator, 2012
This article describes how a study group for beginning teachers, led by instructors from the teacher education program from which they had just graduated, supported the novice teachers' abilities to survive their induction year and the constraints of school practices influenced by high-stakes accountability policies. Findings demonstrate that the…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Beginning Teachers, Teaching Methods, Writing Instruction
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Birkeland, Sarah; Feiman-Nemser, Sharon – New Educator, 2012
Ample research demonstrates the power of comprehensive induction to develop and retain new teachers. Education scholars generally agree on what powerful systems of induction include, yet few tools exist for guiding schools in creating such systems. Drawing on theory and practice, we have created such a tool. This article introduces the "Continuum…
Descriptors: Logical Thinking, Beginning Teachers, Beginning Teacher Induction, Theory Practice Relationship
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Carter, Hazel M. – New Educator, 2012
Student performance and achievement are often seen as the only indicators of school success. This emphasis on accountability and achievement exacerbates the dropout crisis in public high schools as increasing numbers of students fail to graduate on time, many of whom eventually leave school without a diploma. This article demonstrates how a…
Descriptors: Caring, Academic Achievement, At Risk Students, Accountability
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Mawhinney, Lynnette; Rinke, Carol R.; Park, Gloria – New Educator, 2012
This article captures the life histories and professional futures of preservice teachers at three institutions of higher education. In this article, we focus on the experiences and expectations of 4 preservice teachers. We find that, although African American and White preservice teachers both see themselves as advocates for their students, they…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Preservice Teachers, Role Models, African American Students
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Madda, Christina L.; Skinner, Elizabeth A.; Schultz, Brian D. – New Educator, 2012
In this article, we argue that preparing and maintaining a cadre of culturally responsive teachers is critical to improving urban education and achieving educational equity. We discuss a collaborative, social-justice-oriented approach to teacher preparation committed to developing a stable and effective teaching force reflective of the student…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Urban Education, Teacher Characteristics, Cultural Awareness
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Henning, John E.; Dani, Danielle E.; Weade, Ginger – New Educator, 2012
The purpose of this study was to determine the capacity of teacher candidates to facilitate and reflect on classroom discourse in the context of an early field experience. The classroom discourse and reflections of 10 teacher candidates were examined through interviews, audio and video recordings, and written reflections. The findings indicated…
Descriptors: Field Experience Programs, Video Technology, Reflective Teaching, Preservice Teachers
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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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Krechevsky, Mara – New Educator, 2012
In this essay, the author explores the notion that the focus of learning in classrooms and schools extends beyond the learning of individuals to create a collective body of knowledge that is larger than what any one person knows. This idea was examined in a collaboration between Project Zero researchers and educators from the municipal preschools…
Descriptors: Reggio Emilia Approach, Young Children, Early Childhood Education, Learning Activities
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Martel, Jason – New Educator, 2012
In the following self-study, I consider how my involvement in a teacher preparation program that features looking across multiple contexts of second language teaching influenced my supervisory practice with a particular student teacher during her secondary foreign language student teaching placement. I conduct this inquiry by identifying and…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Teacher Supervision, Teacher Educators, Independent Study
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Gehrke, Rebecca Swanson; McCoy, Kathleen – New Educator, 2012
A methodical review of the literature revealed that, although similarities exist, the needs of beginning special educators differ significantly from those of the general population of beginning teachers in the following areas: procedural information, curriculum and instruction, classroom management, and collegial interactions. The article reminds…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Special Education Teachers, Beginning Teachers, Beginning Teacher Induction
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Baker-Doyle, Kira J. – New Educator, 2012
In this article the author describes a mixed-methods study of first-year urban teachers' social support networks. Social Network Analysis (SNA) data on the support networks of 24 first-year teachers provided a background context and framework for the case study analysis of 4 of the teachers. Findings of the analysis identified 2 important networks…
Descriptors: Urban Teaching, Social Support Groups, Network Analysis, Social Networks
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Rodgers, Carol R. – New Educator, 2011
In this case study, part of a larger study of the Prospect School Teacher Education Program, the author investigates the processes of descriptive inquiry by exploring a moment in their evolution and their effect on the learning of one teacher educator and his students ("interns") as they investigated the teaching of social studies. She also…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Educators, Social Studies, Inquiry
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