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Leech, Nancy L.; Haug, Carolyn A. – Research in the Schools, 2015
Pressure from state and federal mandates is being brought to faculty members at institutions who prepare teacher candidates to increase the standards and rigor of their programs, and who provide evidence that their graduates not only know the content, but also will be effective in the classroom. This article investigated the relationships among…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Persistence
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Putman, S. Michael – Research in the Schools, 2012
Researchers have recommended that teacher education candidates receive multiple opportunities for systematic implementation of practices within authentic contexts. These experiences form an important foundation for candidates' beliefs about their abilities in classrooms. Yet, few researchers have examined the relationship between the context for…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education, Teacher Attitudes, Undergraduate Students
Griffin, Marlynn M.; Robinson, Daniel H.; Carpenter, Holli M. – Research in the Schools, 2000
Studied the pretest and posttest attitudes of teacher education students who were required to write a literature review with empirical references about the pros and cons of corporal punishment in the classroom. Results for 59 students in 2 treatment groups and 55 students in 2 control groups at southern universities (where previous research has…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Corporal Punishment, Discipline, Literature Reviews
Halpin, Regina – Research in the Schools, 1999
Studied effects of a constructivist and interdisciplinary block of methods courses on the self-efficacy in mathematics of 73 preservice teachers. Significant differences were found between pretest and posttest results. Discusses implications for teacher education programs. (SLD)
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Interdisciplinary Approach, Mathematics, Methods Courses
Richards, Janet C.; Moore, Ramona C.; Gipe, Joan P. – Research in the Schools, 1996
The influences of elementary school context were studied with 88 preservice teachers student teaching in 2 different university field programs. Data support the benefits of pluralistic school experiences for future teachers and suggest that contextual conditions unique to a particular school may influence preservice teachers' learning and…
Descriptors: College Students, Context Effect, Cultural Awareness, Diversity (Student)
Shannon, David M.; Swetman, Daniel L.; Barry, Nancy H.; vonEschenbach, John F. – Research in the Schools, 1996
Components of effective teaching considered most essential and most difficult for beginning teachers were studied by asking 52 principals, 108 teachers, 16 college teachers, 93 pre-intern teachers, and 292 intern teachers. Differences in opinions among the groups and ways teacher education can address them are discussed. (SLD)
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Behavior Patterns, College Faculty, Instructional Effectiveness
Kher-Durlabhji, Neelam; Lacina-Gifford, Lorna J.; Carter, Richard B.; Jones, Randall – Research in the Schools, 1995
Attitudes toward high-stakes testing and score enhancement strategies of 4 cohorts of preservice teachers (total n=268) were determined. Findings suggest that preservice teachers can make acceptable judgments about appropriateness for the extremes of score enhancement strategies but are less able to do so in the intermediate range of the continuum…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Ethics, High Stakes Tests, Preservice Teachers
Wellhousen, Karyn; Martin, Nancy K. – Research in the Schools, 1995
Sixty-three preservice teachers were asked to respond to the idea of cheating while administering a standardized test to their students. Over half said they would cheat under certain conditions, such as benefit to the students or if the test was inappropriate. Cheating considered acceptable included giving hints, rewording items, and teaching to…
Descriptors: Cheating, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Prediction
Lapp, Suzanne I. – Research in the Schools, 2001
Attempted to link preservice teachers (college students) from educational institutions in Texas and Florida for exchanging ideas and activities in the classroom environment. Results for 18 preservice teachers suggest that this e-mail peer coaching made preservice teachers more aware of the challenges facing education professionals and resulted in…
Descriptors: College Students, Electronic Mail, Higher Education, Peer Teaching
VanZile-Tamsen, Carol – Research in the Schools, 1999
Examined the reactions of students to an educational psychology course designed to be constructivist, situated, and socially mediated. Response of 34 graduate students to a questionnaire suggest that most students believed class activities were helpful to their understanding of course content and learning of new teaching strategies. (SLD)
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Course Content, Educational Psychology, Graduate Students
Barnette, J. Jackson; Gorham, Keith – Research in the Schools, 1999
Assessed the use and perceptions of techniques used to evaluate graduates of National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education accredited institutions through a survey completed by 107 deans/directors of education at such institutions. Findings identify the five most highly rated methods and show the use of mostly traditional, but some…
Descriptors: Administrators, Evaluation Methods, Schools of Education, Student Evaluation
Richards, Janet C.; Gipe, Joan P. – Research in the Schools, 2000
Examined and categorized 203 teaching cases written by 8 groups of preservice teachers offering literacy-based arts lessons to elementary school students. Analysis revealed 11 major themes, 10 of which related to problematic issues. Only one theme highlighted the achievements and success of the preservice teachers as they recognized the increased…
Descriptors: Art Education, Case Studies, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students