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Sanderson, Donna R. – Professional Educator, 2003
This article shares the results of a study that explored the need, and consequential birth, of a new teacher support group for newly graduated elementary education majors. Constructed of a university supervisor and five newly graduated novice teacher's, this study examines their first semester as classroom teachers. Research related to the…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Socialization, School Culture, Elementary School Teachers
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Zou, Min – Professional Educator, 2003
This exploratory study describes a teacher educator's efforts to organize her instructional practice around an assessment portfolio mandated by the state and examines the effectiveness of such endeavor. Findings revealed that, when a link between teaching and the required assessment portfolio was created, students' self-efficacy and performance in…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Portfolio Assessment, Self Efficacy, Teacher Educators
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Growe, Roslin; Montgomery, Paula S. – Professional Educator, 2003
As mandates regarding the education of our youth intensify in complexity, educators are forced to face issues that are fundamental in the development of our educational productivity. No Child Left Behind legislation has required all parties with a vested interest in the security of our educational efficiency to secure a variety of viable methods…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Productivity, Equal Education, Federal Legislation
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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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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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Lloyd, Gwendolyn M. – Professional Educator, 2002
Describes how one high school teacher's conceptions changed over 2 years as he implemented an innovative curricular approach to mathematical functions. Interview and observation data indicated that he developed new pedagogical content conceptions based on his classroom experiences with the innovation. Results illustrate what it means for teacher…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Faculty Development
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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
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Parker, Marian J.; Ley, Terry C. – Professional Educator, 2002
Identified curricular and instructional practices within schools whose students exceeded the state passing average for Language Arts on the Alabama High School Graduation Examination, even though student population were predominantly high risk. Teacher and administrator data indicated that teachers' years of experience, certification levels, and…
Descriptors: Curriculum, Graduation, High Risk Students, Language Arts
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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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