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Isik-Ercan, Zeynep; Kang, Hyun-Young; Rodgers, Adrian – Professional Educator, 2017
In this three-year longitudinal qualitative case study, the authors investigate a) the emergence of the professional supervisor identity, and b) the dynamics of evolving supervision practices by analyzing the case of two female supervisors from international backgrounds working within an early childhood education (P-3) program in a large…
Descriptors: Clinical Experience, Case Studies, Qualitative Research, Longitudinal Studies
Lee, Young Ah; Chen, Shwu-Meei; Chang, Chen-Ni; Yoneda, Fusako – Professional Educator, 2017
This study used qualitative case study methods to investigate how a particular community of practice located in a Midwest university influenced the M.Ed./PDS graduates' perceptions of working with diverse students. We use the term multicultural education to refer to the orientations and practices of the M.Ed. program and how the graduates thought…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Communities of Practice, Student Diversity, Qualitative Research
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Won, Noelle – Professional Educator, 2017
This manuscript focuses on practical questions in a study that describes the perceptions of four teachers at the beginning stages of Common Core Mathematics implementation in a historically underperforming school district. The overarching goal was to understand the collaborative inquiry experience in a lesson study that focused on teaching the…
Descriptors: Mathematical Logic, Mathematics Skills, Teacher Attitudes, Common Core State Standards
Alderton, Elizabeth; Manzi, Michelina – Professional Educator, 2017
Engaging students in valuable undergraduate research can be an arduous task to craft outside of the regular schedule of both staff and students. This paper describes a successful research experience that was part of an ongoing methods class for undergraduate pre-service education students. Participants simultaneously engaged in community service…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Student Experience, Methods Courses
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Pitre, Charisse Cowan; Koch-Patterson, Penny; Price, Paula Groves – Professional Educator, 2017
This quantitative study examined the change in Master in Teaching students' attitudes toward civic action and service self-efficacy after participating in academic service-learning with K-2 youth at school-university partnership sites. Study participants completed the Civic Attitudes and Skills Questionnaire (CASQ) and the Community Service…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Service Learning, Teacher Leadership, Citizenship Education
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Scales, Roya Q.; Rogers, Carrie – Professional Educator, 2017
This study of teacher leadership in first-year teachers included the following data sources: survey, follow-up telephone interviews, and teacher leader essays. Fifteen novice teachers responded to the survey, while three participated in follow-up interviews. Results suggest ideas of teacher leadership change from pre-service years to the end of…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Beginning Teachers, Certification, Teacher Educators
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Green, André M.; Kent, Andrea M. – Professional Educator, 2016
This study explores the effects of a professional development teacher leadership training program on the pedagogical and content development of math and science teacher leaders at the elementary level. The study is qualitative in nature, and the authors collected data using the online survey instrument Survey Monkey. The major implications of the…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Science Course Improvement Projects, Mathematics Teachers, Science Teachers
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Whitworth, Jerry; Deering, Thomas; Jones, Steve; Hardy, Sam – Professional Educator, 2016
Persistent and consistent criticism of our nation's educational system has increased pressure on school districts and teacher education programs to improve the quality of teachers in our public schools. While there is research regarding the characteristics of effective teachers, the difficulty is often in identifying and hiring those teacher…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Characteristics
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Kent, Andrea M.; Giles, Rebecca M. – Professional Educator, 2016
The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of a field component that was merged with a new teacher preparation curriculum so that at the completion of the program the undergraduate candidates could be recommended for both K-6 general and special education certification. An examination of the data reveals that the program is…
Descriptors: Teacher Certification, Teacher Education Programs, Curriculum, Undergraduate Study
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Charner-Laird, Megin; Szczesiul, Stacy; Kirkpatrick, Cheryl L.; Watson, Dyan; Gordon, Pamela – Professional Educator, 2016
New teachers enter the field with a passion for making a difference with students, their newly gained knowledge from their preparation experiences, and a sense that there is still much to learn. Faced with the same responsibilities as their experienced colleagues, new teachers also enter the field looking for ways to cope with, adjust to, and…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Education, Experienced Teachers
Gelfuso, Andrea; Dennis, Danielle V.; Parker, Audra – Professional Educator, 2015
Recent calls for a shift to clinically-based models of teacher preparation prompt a research focus on the quality of classroom experiences in which pre-service teachers engage and the level to which theory and practice connect to inform those experiences. Developing a theoretical framework to conceptualize an approach to this work is an essential…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Reflection, Theory Practice Relationship
Waddell, Jennifer; Vartuli, Sue – Professional Educator, 2015
In recent years, teacher education has been charged with reforming programs to better align curriculum, clinical practice, and accountability. The sense of urgency for reform has been heightened by competition from alternative routes to teaching that jump straight to practice, often criticized for foregoing essential knowledge and theory. This…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Field Experience Programs, Urban Teaching
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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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Eisenman, Gordon; Edwards, Susan; Cushman, Carey Anne – Professional Educator, 2015
Learning how to manage a classroom effectively is a difficult task for preservice teachers. This is compounded by the lack of attention that classroom management receives in many teacher preparation programs and in the field of education in general. This article offers a rationale for the lack of attention to classroom management in teacher…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Class Activities
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Gardiner, Wendy; Salmon, Diane – Professional Educator, 2014
Current reform efforts seek to redesign teacher education in alignment with a practice-based theory, a fundamental reconceptualization of higher education demanding a tighter alignment with K-12 school practices. The Faculty Research Residency Model--a Department of Education Funds for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education (FIPSE) grant…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Education, Alignment (Education), Educational Change
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