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James-Gallaway, Chaddrick D.; James-Gallaway, ArCasia D. – Professional Educator, 2022
This conceptual paper analyzes persistent challenges to racially diversify higher education in Texas, paying special attention to trends at this Southern state's most selective flagship--University of Texas at Austin. We apply critical race theorist Kimberlè Crenshaw's frame of race liberalism and her view of equality as either expansive or…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Racial Discrimination, Equal Education, Minority Group Students
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Sappleton, Shan J.; Adams, Doug – Professional Educator, 2022
US education is hardly divorced from systemic societal inequalities. Utilizing the cases of the English-speaking Caribbean and post-apartheid South Africa decolonization efforts, we engage the settler coin concept to interrogate the popular notion that we can achieve systemic change in the US without fundamentally transforming the education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Educational Change, Foreign Policy
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Morawo, Stephanie – Professional Educator, 2022
In "Hood Feminism," Mikki Kendall critiques mainstream feminism arguing that the feminist movement does not focus on the basic needs of all women. Kendall defines feminism as "the work that you do, and the people you do it for who matter more than anything else" (Kendall, 2020, p.xiii). She focuses on the experiences of…
Descriptors: Feminism, Gender Issues, Sex Fairness, Females
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Broadhurst, Christopher; Locke, Leslie Ann; Ardoin, Sonja – Professional Educator, 2021
Despite recent improvements for women within education, marginalizing policies and climates are still very present in our schools. Activism by teachers and administrators can provide potent instruments for change in PK-12 schools. This study examines how women leaders within PK-12 are working for change in their schools. We employed a qualitive…
Descriptors: Middle Management, Women Administrators, Leadership Role, Elementary Secondary Education
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Laughlin, Lauren M. – Professional Educator, 2021
Third space theory has been applied with progressive frequency to teacher education, partnerships, and clinical practice. This review of literature addresses how the application of third space theory has manifested in partnerships, clinical practice, and the associated stakeholders. Since moving towards third space is a process, it requires a…
Descriptors: Research Reports, Educational Theories, Teacher Education, Democracy
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Heineke, Amy J.; Roudebush, Amanda; Papola-Ellis, Aimee; Davin, Kristin J.; Cohen, Sarah; Wright-Costello, Beth – Professional Educator, 2020
The population of students labeled as English learners (ELs), referred to here as emergent bilingual learners (EBLs), continues to grow in schools across the United States. In this article, we share one urban university's collaborative approach to building professional capacity for cultural and linguistic diversity, considering both vertical and…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Urban Universities
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Yamauchi, Lois A.; Chapman de Sousa, E. Brook – Professional Educator, 2020
Previous research indicates that many children have difficulty transitioning from preschool to kindergarten, which may be attributed to differences between the two settings. The purpose of this study was to investigate preschool and elementary school educators' perceptions of the similarities of and differences between the two types of settings…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Teachers, Educational Environment, Teacher Attitudes, Preschools
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Smith, Rebecca; Ralston, Nicole C.; Naegele, Zulema; Waggoner, Jacqueline – Professional Educator, 2020
This longitudinal qualitative study investigated the impact on teacher participants of using a unique laboratory approach to professional development: the Team Teaching and Learning (TTL) framework, which integrates five traits from Garet, Porter, Desimone, Birman, and Yoon's (2001) empirical research on teacher professional learning, including…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Professional Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Length
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Doran, Patricia Rice – Professional Educator, 2020
This article describes findings from a qualitative, practically-focused study of how novice teachers perceive the relevance and effectiveness of their teacher preparation coursework. Interviews and focus groups were conducted with fourteen teachers at two highly diverse elementary schools in an urban area. Participating teachers were in their…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Reflection, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Experience
Burbank, Mary D.; Darling, Ann; McLeran, Andrew; Ward, Mary – Professional Educator, 2020
This qualitative case study explored the perspectives of two high school teachers who approach their work as reflective practitioners, capable of thinking deeply about systemic issues and teachers' work lives. Our research questions included: 1) how do the conditions of schooling influence an intellectual approach to teachers' work?; 2) how do…
Descriptors: High School Teachers, Reflective Teaching, Teaching Conditions, Teacher Evaluation
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DeCuir, Erica – Professional Educator, 2020
The growing cultural and linguistic diversity found in P-12 public schools requires focused attention from advanced-level educator preparation program providers. Practicing teachers earning an advanced degree at the specialist or master's level benefit from theory and research to support diverse learners, but praxis--where theory and research…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Teaching Models, Teacher Educators, Inservice Teacher Education
Beck, Jori S.; Lunsmann, Christina; Garza, Tiberio – Professional Educator, 2020
Annual teacher attrition hovers around 8% and causes of teacher attrition have been studied widely. However, more needs to be known about specific aspects of teacher preparation that can foster retention. The goal of this study was to understand the perspectives of veteran teachers regarding retention. This investigation employed semi-structured…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Persistence, Experienced Teachers
Baer, Stephanie A.; Cavill, William, Jr.; Daher, Tareq – Professional Educator, 2020
In this qualitative inquiry, we explore administrator experiences and perspectives concerning art teacher candidate portfolios, specifically in their use for hiring. In an effort to inform teacher education curriculum and professional practices, we address the portfolio purpose, structure, and contents and attempt to gain insight into the digital…
Descriptors: Administrators, Art Teachers, Portfolios (Background Materials), Administrator Attitudes
Porter, Brandon D.; Freeman, Michael K. – Professional Educator, 2020
This study addresses the need for research pertaining to the use of self-directed learning in educators' professional development (Merriam et al., 2007; Wagner, 2011; Zepeda et al., 2014). In satisfying this need, this study examined the experiences of educators within the Seminaries and Institutes of Religion (S&I) program with a form of…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Independent Study, Teacher Certification, Teacher Attitudes
Dupuis, Juliann; Savick, Stephanie; Fenster, Mark – Professional Educator, 2020
Our paper, "Relationship between self-efficacy measured by the TSES scale and teacher participation in PDS activity," focuses on the collaboration between 19 professional development schools [PDSs] with whom Notre Dame of Maryland University has a partnership. The researchers surveyed in-service teachers in those 19 schools to determine…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Self Concept Measures, Teacher Participation, Faculty Development
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