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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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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
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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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Nietfeld, John – Professional Educator, 2002
Describes schema representation, an authentic summative assessment tool for assessing preservice teachers' mental models for teaching. Schema representations require students to integrate and synthesize what they have learned in class and create a representation of how they plan to use their new knowledge in the classroom. They elaborate on the…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education
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Ross, Margaret E.; Robichaux, Rebecca; Reed, Cynthia J.; McDonough, Sharon; Shannon, David; Gorrell, Jeff; Miller, Edith – Professional Educator, 2002
Identified the effects of reform initiatives on teaching, assessment, and homework practices. Surveys of teachers involved in reform projects indicated that reform significantly related to teaching approach, which mediated between reform and assessment and homework practices. There were significant links between grade level taught and homework…
Descriptors: Class Size, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Homework
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Henson, Robin K.; Bennett, D. Tyson; Sienty, Sara F.; Chambers, Sharon M. – Professional Educator, 2002
Examined a new model of teacher efficacy that proposed to more clearly define important variables and integrate two theoretical traditions. Task analysis and both global and context specific efficacy were measured in emergency certification teachers. Results indicated mixed support for the model with an observed need for measurement precision of…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Self Efficacy
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Jay, Joelle K. – Professional Educator, 2002
Investigated the nature of pedagogical expertise, comparing responses of novice and expert teachers as they observed, responded to, and planned a lesson. Participants thought aloud while viewing a videotaped lesson, then discussed their thinking. While they arrived at many similar ideas and conclusions in their thinking and planning, qualitative…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Planning, Preservice Teacher Education
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Cristol, Dean S.; Gimbert, Belinda G. – Professional Educator, 2002
Describes an urban school-university partnership that explored how teams of teacher educators and inservice and preservice teachers developed curriculum supporting their own and their students' work-based learning experiences, presenting: study methodology, scholarship that previously addressed school- university work in urban partnerships,…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Henson, Robin K.; Guthrie, Abbie – Professional Educator, 2001
Discusses how some colleges of education (COEs) attempt to develop academic climate and facilitate graduate student research activity, addressing the role of student-organized internal research conferences in the transformation of student to social scientist and explicating the benefits of these internal conferences to students, faculty, and COEs.…
Descriptors: Conferences, Educational Psychology, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education
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Snow-Gerono, Jennifer L.; Dana, Nancy Fichtman; Silva, Diane Yendol – Professional Educator, 2001
Investigated the experiences of first-year teachers who learned to teach in a Professional Development School and completed an inquiry-oriented, full-year internship. Interviews conducted during the internship and first teaching years indicated that these teachers surpassed the traditional survival stage of novice teachers, had strongly developed…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, College School Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Flaitz, Jim; Fontenot, Robert – Professional Educator, 2001
Interviewed student teachers before and after the student teaching experience to compare their perceptions of pupil conduct problems at each point in time. Most respondents did not initially anticipate having serious difficulties, and their reported perceptions following the student teaching experience indicated that they had even less concern…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Behavior
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Campoy, Renee W.; Hoewisch, Allison – Professional Educator, 1998
Used case studies to examine teachers' motivation and instructional style in relationship to their progress in Professional Development School staff development. Field observations of teachers examined the effectiveness of the Teacher Instructional Orientation and Motivation model in predicting teachers' responses to staff development. Data…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College School Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development
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Hoewisch, Allison – Professional Educator, 1998
Describes a summer institute, created through an urban university and urban Professional Development School partnership, that benefited second through fifth-grade students, but most notably influenced the professional development of their teachers. Analysis of teachers' journals indicate that teachers perceived their involvement in the supportive,…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College School Cooperation, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education
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Anderson, Rebecca S.; Maxwell, Sheryl A. – Professional Educator, 1998
Examined issues around school-university collaborations. University liaisons collaborated with elementary teachers on portfolio implementation. Teachers helped design and present a portfolio inservice in a nearby district. Data from interviews, meetings, writing, observations, and journals produced four themes: (1) sharing power and control; (2)…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education
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McMahon, Rebecca; Reeves, Carolyn – Professional Educator, 1999
Examined the effects of reading children's literature about diversity and participating in related interactive activities on student teachers' opinions about multiculturalism. Intervention and control-group students heard lectures on multiculturalism. The intervention group also participated in interactive children's literature activities.…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Class Activities, Consciousness Raising, Cultural Awareness
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