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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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Mills, Edward; Reisetter, Marcy – Professional Educator, 1995
Describes the experiences of two graduate education professors in initiating and expanding the use of portfolios as a primary assessment tool in Educational Administration and Curriculum and Instruction courses, comparing their experiences in individual class settings and their collaborative application of the concept to a class in authentic…
Descriptors: Curriculum, Education Courses, Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education
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Mick, Lori Bell – Professional Educator, 1994
Genetics, family dysfunction, separation/loss, learning disabilities, and lack of social support in school place adolescents at risk for depression. The article shares evidence that documents a link between structured cooperative learning and the resulting stronger social support relationships that evolve as peers help support, respect, and trust…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Cooperative Learning, Depression (Psychology), Family Influence
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Kochan, Frances K. – Professional Educator, 1998
Investigated the benefits of Professional Development School (PDS) endeavors as perceived by university faculty participating in the Holmes Group. Data from open-ended surveys identified four themes related to PDS benefits: (1) improved teaching/learning environments; (2) improved collegiality in professional relationships; (3) personal and…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College School Cooperation, Collegiality, Educational Environment
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Birrell, James R.; Young, James R.; Egan, M. Winston; Ostlund, Margaret R.; Cook, Paul F.; Tibbitts, Cathy B.; DeWitt, Paul F. – Professional Educator, 1998
Describes the process of reform that occurred at one elementary school involved in a collaborative reform of teacher preparation with Brigham Young University, discussing the tensions and rewards of working in university-school partnerships. Data from student concept maps of teaching, biographical histories, field observations, interviews, and…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Educational Change, Elementary Education, Higher Education
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Easter, Linda M.; Shultz, Eileen L.; Reck, U. Mae; Borden, Marjorie L. – Professional Educator, 1998
Describes a collaboration between Kutztown's College of Education and an urban elementary school, which responded to both institutions' needs by integrating community service learning into expanded opportunities for preservice teacher training, professional development, and research. The collaboration also joined several other university…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Community Services, Consciousness Raising, Diversity (Student)
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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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Comeaux, Patricia; Huber, Richard – Professional Educator, 1998
Describes an early field experience program designed to help student teachers develop and enhance reflective thinking skills and value reflections and to model collaborative learning. Data from observations, interviews, and journals indicated that the program enabled student teachers to grapple more effectively with the complexities of the…
Descriptors: Block Scheduling, Cooperative Learning, Critical Thinking, Elementary Education
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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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Akkari, Abdeljalil; Serpell, Robert; Baker, Linda; Sonnenschein, Susan – Professional Educator, 1998
Compared the beliefs of African-American (AA) and European-American (EA) elementary teachers about teaching and literacy development. Teacher interviews found no differences in child development perceptions and approaches to literacy. AA teachers placed more emphasis on the themes of universal educability and teacher responsibility, while EA…
Descriptors: Black Teachers, Child Development, Cultural Differences, Elementary Education
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Pryor, Sherrill Evenson; Achilles, Charles M. – Professional Educator, 1998
Examined student teachers' knowledge of gender-equitable classroom practices and the relationship of that knowledge to egalitarian attitudes. Data from surveys, observations, and interviews indicated that respondents had a low level of knowledge of gender-equitable classroom practices. A relationship did exist between egalitarian attitudes and…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Higher Education
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Yost, Deborah S.; Forlenza-Bailey, Anna; Shaw, Stan F. – Professional Educator, 1999
Investigated beginning teachers' beliefs about diversity issues. Interviews with beginning teachers graduated from a program that emphasized the development of critical reflection and moral decision making indicated that the confluence of field experiences in professional development centers, seminar-related discourse, and critical reflection…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Consciousness Raising, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Diversity (Student)
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Lowery, Ruth McKoy – Professional Educator, 1999
Investigated white preservice teachers' reactions to field observations in rural schools. Data from questionnaires, reflection journals, and supervisor observations indicated that they disliked the setting but worked hard to earn satisfactory grades from cooperating teachers. They came to understand some of the effects of poverty and recognized…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Higher Education, Poverty
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Smith, Robin M. – Professional Educator, 1999
Explores two contrasting educational perspectives of high school students with significant disabilities and mental retardation, providing examples from qualitative data on educators' competence- and deficit-oriented perspectives and on students' academic engagement. Competence-oriented teachers believed in and expected more from the students.…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, High School Students, Inclusive Schools, Mainstreaming
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Flowers, Lamont; Pascarella, Ernest T. – Professional Educator, 1999
Compared African-American students attending historically black and historically white colleges to determine whether institution type and related influences accounted for differences in levels of students' orientations toward learning for self- understanding. Survey data indicated that students attending historically black colleges were more apt…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Black Students, College Students, Higher Education
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