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Luthuli, Khulekani; Phewa, Nontuthuko; Pithouse-Morgan, Kathleen – Studying Teacher Education, 2020
This article offers detailed accounts of self-study research conducted by two South African teachers who used drawing as an arts-based method to gain insights from children in their schools. While much of the published research on drawing as a self-study method has involved drawing by teachers or teacher educators, the focus here is on two…
Descriptors: Freehand Drawing, Art Activities, Research Methodology, Self Evaluation (Individuals)
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Gebhard, Amanda – Studying Teacher Education, 2020
This article is inspired by my experience of aiming to teach against oppression on my return to an elementary school classroom after completing doctoral studies in education. The tensions that surfaced as I attempted to disrupt oppressive school knowledge in my second and third grade classrooms motivated me to engage in self-study. Locating my…
Descriptors: Power Structure, Social Justice, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries
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Woodard, Rebecca; Rao, Arthi – Studying Teacher Education, 2020
Teachers' language ideologies inform our assumptions about what counts as valued practices in schools. As teacher educators in an urban elementary education program, we aim to sustain youths' linguistic and cultural diversity, in part by cultivating a "critical" language ideology with teachers that explicitly acknowledges the…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, Teacher Education Programs, Elementary School Teachers, Correlation
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Miller, Erin T.; Murray, Beth; Salas, Spencer – Studying Teacher Education, 2019
In this article, we narrate a self-study that emerged through a collaborative, arts-based inquiry around Latinx diversity, especially those arising from citizenship status at the individual and family level. Coming from distinct professional educational landscapes (theatre/drama education, middle/secondary education, and elementary education), we…
Descriptors: Drama, Theater Arts, Role Playing, Preservice Teachers
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Simpson, Amber – Studying Teacher Education, 2019
This research utilized self-study methodology to examine my experience as a novice elementary mathematics teacher educator whose foundation was a high school mathematics teacher and graduate training in secondary mathematics education. By analyzing video data of the weekly mathematics methods course, I relived moments in which I masked my…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Beginning Teachers
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O'Dwyer, Anne; Bowles, Richard; Ní Chróinin, Déirdre – Studying Teacher Education, 2019
This article outlines how a cyclic process of reflection and action was strengthened by the role of an external critical friend in a collaborative self-study. As three teacher education practitioners, two of us participated in the collaborative self-study, acting as internal critical friends to each other, while the third added an external layer…
Descriptors: Friendship, Self Evaluation (Groups), Teacher Educators, Athletic Coaches
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McCarthy, Mark D. – Studying Teacher Education, 2018
Within US teacher preparation programs, critical pedagogy and a desire for social change can lead teacher educators to prioritize transformation of prospective teachers' beliefs through self-reflection. In pursuit of effective critical pedagogies, teacher educators also need to examine their own practices and beliefs. This self-study, a…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Critical Theory, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Educators
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Martin, Andrea K. – Studying Teacher Education, 2017
Teacher education programs that appear to be more successful work to thread practicum experiences and on-campus courses with an eye to achieving overall program coherence. As part of a funded research project centred on understanding how teacher candidates perceive quality in their practicum experiences and, by extension, in their professional…
Descriptors: Practicums, Preservice Teachers, Program Effectiveness, Focus Groups
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Cite, Suleyman; Lee, Eun; Menon, Deepika; Hanuscin, Deborah L. – Studying Teacher Education, 2017
While there is a growing literature focused on doctoral preparation for teaching about science teaching, rarely have recommendations extended to preparation for teaching science content to teachers. We three doctoral students employ self-study as a research methodology to investigate our developing pedagogical content knowledge for teaching…
Descriptors: Critical Incidents Method, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Science Teachers, Mentors
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Poyas, Yael – Studying Teacher Education, 2016
This article describes a self-study pursuant to a clash between a lecturer and a student concerning the teaching of literature in a politically fraught context. The learning group is composed of Arab and Jewish teachers at a college in northern Israel. The work read by the group expresses a Palestinian perspective. The incident, discussed with…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), Literature, Political Issues, Foreign Countries
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Peeters, Aaron; Robinson, Viviane – Studying Teacher Education, 2015
Professional development intended to change teachers' teaching practices is often unsuccessful. This article explores a case set in a developing country. Although some researchers have attributed failure to factors that are external to the teacher educators involved, this study explores the role that teacher educators themselves may play in…
Descriptors: Teacher Educator Education, Transformative Learning, Inservice Teacher Education, Teacher Educators
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Byrd, Ben – Studying Teacher Education, 2015
The primary goal of this research is to better understand my students' reading orientations--what they believe it means to be a successful reader. I also seek to identify the relationship between those beliefs and my teaching. The data come primarily from six focal students in my second-grade classroom in an urban public charter elementary school…
Descriptors: Grade 2, Elementary School Students, Reading Instruction, Reading Strategies
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LaBoskey, Vicki K.; Richert, Anna E. – Studying Teacher Education, 2015
Our self-study has two main purposes: (1) to understand the value of self-study for credential program graduates to confront in transformative ways the pedagogical challenges of urban schools, and (2) to add to an exploration of self-study for non-teacher educators and strengthen our preparation of candidates to enact such inquiry. To answer these…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), Urban Teaching, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Education
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Coleman, Elizabeth; Leider, Megan – Studying Teacher Education, 2014
This study focuses on the experience of designing and implementing an action research-based curriculum in a secondary science classroom. By systematically examining ourselves and our practices, we brought to light beliefs and values that were realized through this process, came to a deeper understanding of our own learning, and developed new…
Descriptors: Secondary School Curriculum, Curriculum Design, Cooperation, Teaching Methods
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Beeman-Cadwallader, Nicole; Buck, Gayle; Trauth-Nare, Amy – Studying Teacher Education, 2014
This self-study addresses two questions: (1) how did self-study aid the teacher educator in interrogating her beliefs about and mediate her projection of teacher-as-facilitator versus teacher-as-expert? and (2) in what ways did prospective elementary teachers in an undergraduate, interdisciplinary science course exert control over their learning…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Beliefs, Facilitators (Individuals)
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