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Leistyna, Pepi – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2007
This article examines the standardized high-stakes testing in the wake of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) movement. It focuses on the political economy of the testing industry; that is, a look into the ownership, intent, and regulation of the private forces that produce, provide materials, prep sessions, and tutorials for and evaluate, report on,…
Descriptors: Ownership, Testing, Industry, Corporations
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Waack, William L. – Teacher Education Quarterly, 1983
Teaching can be viewed as a performing art, and teacher educators need to recognize that acting and the art of teaching have much in common. A model for preservice teacher education, correlating dramatic techniques with pedagogy in student teaching, is introduced. (PP)
Descriptors: Acting, Creative Expression, Drama, Educational Strategies
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Pelton, Claire L. – Teacher Education Quarterly, 1983
Techniques for teaching writing should emphasize revision and editing, practice in sentence-combining, and exposing students to fine prose. To encourage good writing in all subjects, teachers should be trained to read students' essays holistically, paying attention to style as well as content. (PP)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Holistic Evaluation, Prewriting
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Salvatori, Mariolina – Teacher Education Quarterly, 1983
Writing teachers can enable students to think critically by teaching composition courses according to two principles: sequencing and revision. The teaching of a basic reading and writing course for college freshmen illustrates how writing, taught from a discovery perspective and in conjunction with selected readings, can develop students' ability…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Discovery Learning, Higher Education, Learning Processes
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Garza, S. Ana – Teacher Education Quarterly, 1991
Examines areas of study that all teachers receiving multicultural training and inservicing should explore (culture, cognitive learning styles, organizational and instructional strategies, bilingualism and cognition, and bilingual education for language minority students). Some researchers recommend taking a macro view of minorities to interpret…
Descriptors: Academic Failure, Bilingual Education, Cultural Context, Elementary Secondary Education
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Florio-Ruane, Susan – Teacher Education Quarterly, 1990
A guide for creating case studies is provided for teacher educators to share with students. Suggestions are offered for becoming a participant observer in a classroom. The appendix contains sample appropriate and inappropriate field notes. (SM)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Classroom Environment, Classroom Observation Techniques, Experiential Learning
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Criscuolo, Nicholas P. – Teacher Education Quarterly, 1987
This article advocates that teachers write about their educational ideas and experiences and submit those materials for publication. Suggestions for finding forums to write for, and techniques for persisting, writing, and controlling fear of rejection are presented. (MT)
Descriptors: Teachers, Teaching Methods, Writing for Publication
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Clark, Christopher M.; Florio, Susan – Teacher Education Quarterly, 1983
Writing teachers and researchers collaborate in the Written Literacy Forum at Michigan State University to: (1) heighten teachers' awareness of the complexity of writing; (2) stimulate discussion across grade levels; and (3) focus research on areas concerning teachers. Discussion formats and inservice activities are described, and materials…
Descriptors: Educational Cooperation, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Research Projects
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Kent, Karen M. – Teacher Education Quarterly, 1987
This article describes roles and responsibilities to be taken by groups within a school district in order to promote teacher collaboration as part of the work life of a school. Included is a checklist for use by individuals responsible for staff development in schools, with suggestions for initiating teacher collaboration. (Author/MT)
Descriptors: Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Improvement, Professional Development
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Poirot, James L.; Muro, James J. – Teacher Education Quarterly, 1983
Cooperation between the Department of Computer Science and the College of Education at North Texas State University has brought about computer-related courses and programs specially designed for educators. Courses for graduate students and undergraduates, a computer science teacher certification program, and a master's degree program in…
Descriptors: College Curriculum, Computer Literacy, Computer Science Education, Education Courses