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Norman, Patricia J. – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2011
Planning is a central task of teaching and a central focus in learning to teach. But what does planning entail, and how is planning best learned? What challenges do experienced teachers serving as school-based teacher educators face in becoming teachers of planning? What role can university teacher educators play in helping mentor teachers learn…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Mentors, Cooperating Teachers, Teacher Educators
Stairs, Andrea J. – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2010
A primary purpose of teacher education is to prepare and induct candidates into the teaching profession. What does it mean to be a professional educator? Is deep content knowledge really enough as the federal government and others suggest? Does professionalism look different in urban contexts? How do teachers learn to navigate the multiple…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Urban Schools, Urban Teaching
Hardre, Patricia L.; Nanny, Mark; Refai, Hazen; Ling, Chen; Slater, Janis – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2010
The present study follows a cohort of 17 K-12 teachers through a six-week resident learning experience in science and engineering, and on into the planning and implementation of applications for their classrooms. This Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) program was examined using the strategic approach of design-based research, with its fluid,…
Descriptors: Mentors, Elementary Secondary Education, Adult Learning, Engineering
Lee, Robert E.; Eckrich, Lucille L. T.; Lackey, Chris; Showalter, Brent D. – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2010
This article presents findings from the second year of one large university's grant-supported work to infuse teacher education courses with new contents, guided discourse, and diverse field experiences related to urban teacher preparation (UTP). The findings are based on data from attitudinal surveys completed at the beginning and end of each…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Urban Schools, Urban Teaching, Field Experience Programs
Heineke, Amy J.; Carter, Heather; Desimone, Melissa; Cameron, Quanna – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2010
The College of Teacher Education and Leadership (CTEL) at Arizona State University (ASU) embraced the opportunity to partner with Teach For America (TFA) to tailor existing teacher preparation programs to meet the unique needs of alternatively certified teachers in urban schools. Rather than harp on the distinctions between ideologies and…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Urban Teaching, Inservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs
Katsarou, Eleni; Picower, Bree; Stovall, David – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2010
By taking the position that teaching for social justice is an act of necessity and solidarity, this work seeks to highlight two examples of teacher education initiatives. Because the relationships between teacher, student, family, school, and state are integral to the teaching process, three central questions guide the authors' thinking and…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teachers, Educational Change
Bullough, Robert V., Jr. – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2008
In the current political context, researchers have, as Ivor Goodson (1992) earlier argued, a special obligation: "to assure that "the teachers' voice" is heard, heard loudly, heard articulately." But not just any "voice" will do--teacher troubles need to be tightly linked to issues, biography to history. On every front, directly and indirectly,…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Teacher Role, Teacher Motivation, Teacher Characteristics
Nelson, Tamara; Slavit, David – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2008
Drawing on the rich line of research that has emerged over the past 15 years, this article details the types of support necessary for the establishment and nurturing of teacher collaborative inquiry. Although teachers have the ability and drive to initiate change, it is often the case that complex layers of support are required to achieve this…
Descriptors: Work Environment, Guidance, Faculty Development, Inquiry
Brown, Nancy; Morehead, Pamela; Smith, Julia B. – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2008
This study examined changes in prospective elementary teachers' conceptions related to their descriptions of the qualities of effective teachers. In order to gain an understanding of teacher candidates' conceptions of quality teachers, the authors attempted to garner information from both qualitative and quantitative data derived through multiple…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Elementary School Teachers, Preservice Teachers
Chung, Ruth R. – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2008
Over the last decade, teacher performance assessments (TPAs) have begun to find appeal in the context of teacher education programs and teacher licensing for their innovative ways of assessing teacher knowledge and skills but primarily for their potential to promote teacher learning and reflective teaching. Studies of preservice teachers who have…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Credentials, Preservice Teachers, Performance Based Assessment
O'Hara, Susan; Pritchard, Robert H. – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2008
According to recent demographic data, over 1.5 million English learners (EL) attend public and private schools in California. This number is expected to exceed two million by 2015, thus greatly increasing the number of students in need of language and literacy development in English. The situation is similar in many other states where changing…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Teacher Education Programs, State Legislation, Second Language Learning
Lee, Icy – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2008
Journal writing is a kind of reflective writing that requires prospective teachers to construct knowledge through questioning their own assumptions about teaching and learning, and hence in line with the general direction of education reform in Hong Kong. This article describes a study that uses response journals as a tool for fostering reflection…
Descriptors: English Teacher Education, Journal Writing, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
Griffin, Cynthia C.; Kilgore, Karen L.; Winn, Judith A.; Otis-Wilborn, Amy – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2008
During the past decade, researchers in special education have begun to investigate the unique and complex challenges encountered by novice special educators. These investigations have documented numerous factors in special education settings that contribute to the stresses of the first year of teaching for them, including: role ambiguity, students…
Descriptors: Investigations, Role Conflict, Disabilities, Special Education Teachers
Lunenberg, Mieke; Hamilton, Mary Lynn – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2008
Several years ago the authors, a professor from The Netherlands and another professor from the United States, met over coffee and discussions about teacher education at an international conference. With mutual interests in the role of teacher educators' development of their professional identity, the authors developed an intellectual relationship…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Educators
Mahon, Jennifer – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2007
This article offers the opportunity to consider elements necessary to create an overseas student teaching program (OST), beginning with the research into effectiveness of such initiatives and the literature on institutional change. In the second part of the article, engaging the compatibility and commitment necessary for institutional change is…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, International Educational Exchange, Teacher Educator Education, Teacher Education Programs
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