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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
Colwell, Chris; MacIsaac, Doug; Tichenor, Mercedes; Heins, Bette; Piechura, Kathy – Professional Educator, 2014
Professional development school partnerships can improve teaching and learning in our schools. To support these partnerships, the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) developed standards for professional development schools. In this article, we address the questions, "What NCATE standards work from the point of…
Descriptors: Professional Development Schools, Sustainability, Partnerships in Education, Benchmarking
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Hur, Jung Won; Suh, Suhyun – Professional Educator, 2010
The purposes of this paper are to explain the development processes of an intensive summer program for English language learners and to discuss course improvement strategies based on the evaluation outcomes. This 60-hr partnership program between local schools and a university was developed to improve the language proficiency of increasing numbers…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Curriculum Development, Instructional Design, Standardized Tests
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Monroe, Ann Elizabeth; Blackwell, Sarah Elizabeth; Pepper, Susan Kaye – Professional Educator, 2010
Classroom management is often noted as one of the most influential factors in determining success for first-year teachers and as the most influential factor in students' academic success (Marzano & Marzano, 2003). However, according to Haycock (2006), nearly half of this country's new teachers leave the classroom within their first five years,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Professional Development, Classroom Techniques
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Castle, Sharon; Arends, Richard I.; Rockwood, Kathleen D. – Professional Educator, 2008
This study investigated the impact of a Professional Development School (PDS) on student learning by comparing student achievement in a PDS and a control school. Student achievement data were collected from an elementary PDS and a matched control school over a 6-year period. The results indicate that the PDS moved more students up to mastery level…
Descriptors: Professional Development Schools, Standardized Tests, Academic Achievement, Elementary Schools
Davis, Barbara H.; Waite, Susan Field – Professional Educator, 2006
This paper describes a school/university graduate induction program that has provided support to beginning teachers since 1994. A 10-year follow-up study of program graduates was recently conducted to examine these questions: (a) How many graduates are still in the education profession? (b) How many have remained in the classroom? and (c) What are…
Descriptors: Graduate Surveys, Professional Development Schools, Beginning Teacher Induction, Program Effectiveness
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McKinney, Sueanne E.; Finke, Janet A. – Professional Educator, 2005
The purpose of this investigation was to determine if there was a difference in the internship experience between student interns placed in either an urban Professional Development School or an urban non-Professional Development School. Student interns from two urban universities who have partnerships with neighboring urban school districts…
Descriptors: Professional Development Schools, Context Effect, Student Teachers, Urban Schools
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Lee, Hea-Jin – Professional Educator, 2005
This paper presents a model of a teacher needs-based (TNB) professional development program. The TNB model formed the foundation of three externally funded professional development programs. The objectives of this model are to maximize the effects of a professional development program, and to help participants sustain their learning over the long…
Descriptors: Inservice Teacher Education, Educational Change, Experiential Learning, Discussion
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Thompson, Susan; Smith, Dennie L. – Professional Educator, 2005
This article describes a design for a teacher preparation program that is successfully preparing teacher candidates to teach in the complex, diverse classrooms in urban schools. The program provides intensive, authentic, field-based experiences and effective mentoring support for teacher candidates as they gain the knowledge, skills, and…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Urban Teaching, Likert Scales, Focus Groups
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Melser, Nancy Armstrong – Professional Educator, 2004
Professional Development Schools provide many different opportunities for the supervision of pre-service teacher. One of these options is the Shared Supervision of student teachers in which the university faculty member and the supervising classroom teacher now work together to complete observations, provide feedback, and complete summative…
Descriptors: Professional Development Schools, Teacher Supervision, Cooperating Teachers, Cooperation
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Cwikla, Julie – Professional Educator, 2002
Investigated middle school mathematics teachers' reports of the effectiveness of various professional development activities influencing their attention to students' thinking. Teacher surveys indicated that teachers' years of experience, views of learning, and mathematics background correlated with their ratings of various activities. (SM)
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Mathematics Teachers, Middle School Teachers, Middle Schools