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Macknish, Cynthia; Tomaš, Zuzana; Vojtkuláková, Margita – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2018
Service-learning has increasingly been implemented to enhance teacher education coursework in the field of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). Service-learning engages preservice teachers in activities or projects that benefit a particular community of stakeholders with ties to English as an additional language learning while…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Causarano, Antonio – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2015
This article discusses the importance of rethinking the content and delivery of literacy instruction in university courses for pre-service and in-service teachers by aligning curriculum and instruction to new literacies to prepare the next generations of teachers to support the literacy learning of students in K-12 schools in the 21st century. The…
Descriptors: Multiple Literacies, Literacy Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Inservice Teacher Education
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Oboler, Eileen S.; Gupta, Abha – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2010
This two-part study examines the emerging understanding of the reading process among preservice teachers (PTs), enrolled in a teacher preparation course on diagnostic reading. The study focuses on the use of reading assessment tools to understand the process of reading, while using reading inventories for diagnostic as well as pedagogical…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Content Area Reading, Models, Prior Learning
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Gupta, Abha – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2010
The purpose of this descriptive study was to investigate elementary school teachers' self-perceived beliefs regarding African-American English (AAE), and their professional preparedness to address linguistic needs of AA students in the classrooms. The findings revealed three central issues: (1) teachers had limited understanding of the linguistic…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Educational Needs, Teacher Education Programs, Culturally Relevant Education
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Anderson, Peggy J.; Peck, Charles A. – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2007
Teacher educators are often challenged to demonstrate the same kinds of constructivist educational practices in their own teaching they so often recommend for public school educators. We report here on our efforts to reconstruct our university teaching practice through experiments with artmaking as a pedagogical strategy. Two case illustrations…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Art Activities, Constructivism (Learning), Teaching Methods