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Burbank, Mary; Ramirez, Laurie; Bates, Alisa – Professional Educator, 2012
As teacher educators, we explored the impact of a range of teaching approaches to encourage the development of critically reflective thinking (CRT) in teacher candidates. Our study, the second in a series of three investigations, examined differences in two preservice secondary teachers' responses to CRT as part of a teacher licensure program. We…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Preservice Teacher Education, Curriculum Development, Teacher Educators
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Lee, Young Ah – Professional Educator, 2011
To better prepare teacher candidates to teach for social justice, teacher educators need to know students' understandings of social justice embedded in their personal histories and past and current learning experiences. Using participatory action research, this study examines how 6 early childhood (grades pre-K-3) teacher candidates understood and…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Action Research, Young Children, Teacher Education Programs
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Burbank, Mary D. – Professional Educator, 2003
Teacher preparation requires exemplary teaching that illustrates the systematic reflection encouraged among preservice teachers. This article provides an investigation of an innovative model for integrating action research into a preservice teacher education program. Through a self-study, one teacher educator presents reflections on action…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Curriculum, Action Research
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Norlander-Case, Kay A.; Reagan, Timothy G.; Campbell, Pamela; Case, Charles W. – Professional Educator, 1998
Describes how one university's teacher education program infuses issues of inquiry, reflection, equity, and diversity, examining reasons for preparing teachers this way and arguing that school-based inquiry and reflection should be deeply imbedded in teacher preparation programs, which are linked to practical experiences. Examples of collaborative…
Descriptors: Action Research, Collegiality, Consciousness Raising, Diversity (Student)
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Burbank, Mary D.; Kauchak, Don – Professional Educator, 2001
Examined the effectiveness of collaborative action research teaming as a professional development mechanism to address the demands of contemporary classrooms through formalized sharing between groups of inservice and preservice teachers. Data from observations, interviews, and student artifacts indicated that effective teaming depended…
Descriptors: Action Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Higher Education