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Call, Ian; O'Brien, Jason – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2011
The First Amendment to the Constitution is a cornerstone of American democracy and students, like all members of the nation, are entitled to its protections. This study investigates the level of knowledge of students' First Amendment rights among secondary preservice teachers in various disciplines and their confidence in dealing with First…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Freedom of Speech, Democracy
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
McClintock, Edwin; O'Brien, George; Jiang, Zhonghong – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2005
Analyses of the impact of reform-based teaching practices in Florida International University's program have been previously reported. However, the impact of the field experiences "per se" has not been assessed. Using a cross-case analysis approach, the authors assess the impact of voluntary field experiences with teachers who practice…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Student Teachers, Field Experience Programs, Educational Change
Lewis, Nancy S. – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2004
In 1993, William E. Doll, Jr., a professor at Louisiana State University, created a post-modern curriculum matrix. Instead of the old three Rs, reading, 'riting and 'rithmetic, the curriculum framework Doll envisioned is compromised of the four Rs: richness, recursion, relation, and rigor. The different categories of the four Rs are not mutually…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Case Studies, Postmodernism, Elementary School Teachers