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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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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
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Goodwin, A. Lin; Low, Ee Ling; Ng, Pak Tee – New Educator, 2015
In this article, we examine quality teachers through teacher leadership development. Using Singapore as an illustrative case, we describe the redefinition of the teaching profession to include deliberate structures and multiple pathways designed to nurture teacher leaders, and the role of teacher leaders in supporting education reform. We go on to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Leadership, Leadership Training, Case Studies
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Niemi, Hannele; Isopahkala-Bouret, Ulpukka – New Educator, 2015
The article introduces how the Finnish educational system has been moved systematically towards equal opportunities for all learners. It also describes how principles of equity and lifelong learning are tied together and what consequences this has had on teachers' professional role. Finally, the article reflects on what kind of studies and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Lifelong Learning, Teaching (Occupation)
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Lieberman, Ann; Campbell, Carol; Yashkina, Anna – New Educator, 2015
The Teacher Learning and Leadership Program (TLLP) has given us an excellent example of what happens when the conditions for learning are created for teachers, rather than teaching them in the traditional professional development way from the "outside" in. For 7 years, the Ontario Ministry of Education and the Ontario Teachers Federation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Training Methods, Teacher Education Programs
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Kates, Laura R. – New Educator, 2014
If teachers are to be informed, aware actors in today's labyrinthine policy environment, they need to be knowledgeable about the issues and interests that so extensively impact their work lives. One skill needed to construct such a knowledge base is the ability to read strategically. This article is an account of an attempt to make learning…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Teachers, Reading Comprehension, Preservice Teachers
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Murphy, Debra; Bryant, Holly; Ingram, Heidi – New Educator, 2014
Every day, early childhood teachers confront issues, problems, and concerns in their classrooms. Sometimes they do nothing. Sometimes they use trial and error. Sometimes they go to a workshop or read an article. We have found a way to intentionally and systematically research and answer our own questions and to enrich our own professional…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Research, Teacher Researchers, Time Management
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Samuels-Peretz, Debbie; Powers, Jenne – New Educator, 2014
Universal Instructional Design (UID), an approach to curriculum and pedagogy that promotes multiple means of access and expression in the classroom, allows instructors to better prepare diverse learners with twenty-first-century skill sets through nontraditional assignments. However, these nontraditional approaches can be difficult to assess.…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Access to Education, College Instruction, Student Evaluation
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Twombly, Susan – New Educator, 2014
This article highlights the practices of administrators and master teachers who are trying to balance the needs for accountability, prescribed curriculum, and learning standards with a broader view of education that gives equal importance to skills not so easily quantified by standardized tests. The author makes a case for the use of careful…
Descriptors: Accountability, Student Needs, Observation, Role of Education
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Bartolini, Vicki; Worth, Karen; Jensen LaConte, Judy E. – New Educator, 2014
This article explores how an experienced teacher navigates the demands of curriculum to implement her inquiry-centered teaching and learning philosophy, and how administrators along the way supported her during this change. Interviews with this classroom teacher surface suggestions for twenty-first-century professional development and support,…
Descriptors: Experienced Teachers, Inquiry, Active Learning, Teacher Effectiveness
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Kuh, Lisa; Nelson, Christy – New Educator, 2014
How can teachers engage in new ways of teaching that demonstrate student achievement beyond required standardized testing? This article by teachers for teachers shares one team's experience engaging in documentation with children via ongoing projects. Teachers shifted how they viewed assessment, used assessment tools and negotiated the…
Descriptors: Documentation, Educational Assessment, Inquiry, Alternative Assessment
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Seidel, Steve – New Educator, 2014
Written for the general public, this article unpacks the "dialogue gap" in education and raises concerns about what can happen when groups dependent on one another are not talking. Part of the problem involves a matter of scale; policymakers rarely talk about children as individuals as opposed to as aggregates. The larger policy context…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Public Officials, Standardized Tests, Educational Assessment
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Fleming, Jane – New Educator, 2014
Beginning teachers most often are viewed as needing significant support in all areas of teaching. As a result, professional development (PD) associated with induction programs typically is presented by experienced professionals. This article describes one induction program's attempt to draw on the strengths within its network, engaging new…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Teacher Participation, Expertise, Beginning Teacher Induction
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Miller, Paul Chamness; Mikulec, Erin A. – New Educator, 2014
In recent years, queer youth have been in the media spotlight on issues ranging from attending prom to suicide. As novice teachers adapt to their new profession, in order to truly meet the needs of all students, they must understand the variety of issues that impact their success. Where this topic is concerned, this article fills a major gap in…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Student Characteristics, Knowledge Level, Teacher Attitudes
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Levitt, Roberta; Kramer-Vida, Louisa; Palumbo, Anthony; Kelly, Susan P. – New Educator, 2014
In this era of globalization, students need to know how to write well. Faculty development needs to focus on assisting primary teachers as they prepare students for a twenty-first-century world. Strategic curriculum reform and professional development can be achieved by partnerships between district administrators and professional consultants. Two…
Descriptors: Writing Workshops, Writing Skills, Skill Development, Teacher Education Programs
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