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Brown, Nancy; Benken, Babette M. – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2009
This article explores central elements that facilitate successful mathematics professional development in urban secondary schools through a case study of one long-term effort. The following research question guided this study: How can schools structure professional development that supports teacher learning and addresses the complex realities of…
Descriptors: Teacher Certification, Credentials, Urban Schools, Secondary School Teachers
Zambo, Ron; Zambo, Debby – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2008
The "No Child Left Behind" legislation requires states to classify schools based on students meeting the state's academic standards. A combination of factors, including scores on state specific tests and nationally normed tests, can result in a school being awarded a low classification or a high classification. In the authors' state,…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Federal Legislation, Standardized Tests, Academic Achievement
Stevens, Tara; Agnello, Mary Frances; Ramirez, Janie; Marbley, Aretha; Hamman, Doug – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2007
Project FUTURE is one component of a multifaceted approach in the Northwest Texas region to target Hispanic and African-American youth, encouraging them to go through school with a desire to complete education programs leading to professional credentialing in teaching. Project FUTURE inspires students to believe that they can attend Texas Tech…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Youth, Career Development, Models
Merino, Barbara J.; Holmes, Pauline – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2006
Much has been written about the value of teacher research for inservice teachers. Despite the existence of several studies affirming these words, studies that richly describe how student teachers learn to do teacher research and then investigate the impact of inquiry on student teachers and teacher educators, particularly in culturally and…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Educators, English Instruction
Costigan, Arthur T. – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2005
This study focuses on three new teachers, Arnie, Andrea, and Frank, who are New York City Teaching Fellows (NYCTF), a program of alternative teacher recruitment and certification that is in its third year at an urban public college in New York City. This study focuses on just three of the Fellows in order to have a more intense look into the…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Urban Teaching, Public Colleges, Teacher Recruitment
Street, Chris – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2003
The relationship between attitude and the practice of teaching writing among preservice teachers is an important consideration for a number of reasons. Perhaps most significantly, these students will soon be responsible for teaching writing in schools where superior writing instruction is needed. The need for improving the effectiveness of future…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Writing Teachers, Student Teaching, Preservice Teachers