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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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Quebec Fuentes, Sarah; Spice, Loren – Professional Educator, 2015
In this paper, we describe the second year of a multi-year project that we developed to foster collaboration between high school teachers and university undergraduates. The project incorporates specific tools that help partners find an approach to collaboration that is right for them, allowing it to offer more flexibility than traditional…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Barriers, High Schools, College School Cooperation
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Breault, Rick A. – Professional Educator, 2013
Given the powerful influence of past school experiences on the ways in which future teachers decide to teach, it is important to help preservice teachers more deliberately and critically explore the implications of those influences. This study grew out of an assignment in which 38 secondary education majors were asked to describe high school…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Student Attitudes, Teacher Effectiveness
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Russell, Melody L.; Russell, Jared A. – Professional Educator, 2011
Cooperating teachers play a vital role in the professional development of student interns. Although they serve as mentors, most cooperating teachers do not receive comprehensive or coordinated preparation for their role as effective mentors. This article presents findings from a qualitative research study exploring the perceptions of nine…
Descriptors: Cooperating Teachers, Mentors, Qualitative Research, Teacher Attitudes
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Williams, Mae; Shaw, Stan F. – Professional Educator, 2003
Urban schools have the greatest need for renewal of existing staff and the infusion of new teachers. Unfortunately, they present a challenging environment in which to prepare teachers while fostering the renewal process in experienced teachers. Goodlad (1994) proposes that both the school and university embark upon this renewal process through…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Professional Development Schools, College School Cooperation, Professional Development