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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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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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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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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
Ransdell, Mary; Maxwell, Sheryl A. – Professional Educator, 2006
Teacher education students placed in clinical settings for methods coursework need adequate guidance in order to make the most of their experiences. Guidance in terms of teaching, reflections, clinical settings, and other related activities offers these candidates a realistic view of teacher, teaching, and learning. Oftentimes, the clinical…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Guidance, Cooperating Teachers, Methods Courses
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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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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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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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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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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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McCormack, Ann Carolyn – Professional Educator, 2001
Examined the impact of a reflective, research oriented internship program on the development of preservice teachers' classroom management beliefs. Survey data indicated that program participation impacted both personal and general efficacy as well as beliefs about classroom management style. There were significant gender differences in…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Internship Programs
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Gray, Kim C.; McIntyre, D. John – Professional Educator, 2001
Investigated how a program that established cohort groups in which students moved together through their educational experiences affected student teachers. Student surveys and focus groups indicated that at first, students were concerned about their own welfare. As they progressed through the program, they better understood their place in the…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Elementary Education, Grouping (Instructional Purposes)
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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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Shannon, David M.; Boll, Margaret – Professional Educator, 1998
Examined Alabama's teacher certification assessment practices. Alabama's colleges of education determine which assessment methods to use. Data from a state summary report and surveys of Alabama's higher education institutions investigated assessment practices and reactions to pending legislation requiring nationally normed certification…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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