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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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Kochan, Frances K.; Mullen, Carol A. – Professional Educator, 1999
Presents an epilogue to an issue dedicated to generating new visions of education via articles written by Holmes Scholars, examining the invisible culture of academic publishing, hopeful signs for the future regarding Scholars' articles, and problems among the Scholars' manuscripts. Other editors are challenged to consider developing issues or…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Doctoral Programs, Faculty Publishing, Graduate Students
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Yost, Deborah S.; Forlenza-Bailey, Anna – Professional Educator, 2000
Explored the views of beginning teachers who had graduated from an extended teacher education program which highlighted reflection, inquiry, leadership, diversity, and schoolwide leadership projects and action research in the fifth year. Periodic post-graduation interviews indicated that their preparatory experiences, particularly fifth-year…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Extended Teacher Education Programs, Higher Education
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Birrell, James R. – Professional Educator, 1994
Reports a study that examined how one ethnically encapsulated white beginning teacher responded to African American students' unfamiliar ethnic behavior. Interviews, observations, and journal data indicated that he was underprepared to teach in multicultural settings and noted that ineffective interracial classroom relationships stifled learning…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Black Students, Classroom Techniques, Cultural Awareness
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Hale, Rosalind P. – Professional Educator, 1994
Surveys of female secondary principals examined their length of time in teaching or administration before becoming assistant principals or principals and investigated reasons for becoming administrators, barriers encountered, and use of mentors. Most subjects were over age 45, motivated by a desire to make a contribution, and satisfied with their…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Characteristics, Career Choice, Females
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