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Larkin, Douglas B. – Teacher Education and Practice, 2014
In order to determine the ways in which teacher preparation programs will need to change to meet the needs of preparing STEM teachers in the near future, it is necessary to ascertain what STEM teacher preparation programs are actually doing in the present. This chapter presents a comparative analysis of six different science teacher education…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Science Teachers, STEM Education
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Parkison, Paul T.; DaoJensen, Thuy – Teacher Education and Practice, 2014
This study seeks to introduce what we call "recognition-based pedagogy" as a conceptual frame through which teachers and instructors can collaboratively develop educative experiences with students. Recognition-based pedagogy connects the theories of critical pedagogy, identity politics, and the politics of recognition with the educative…
Descriptors: Recognition (Achievement), Teaching Methods, Case Studies, Preservice Teachers
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Bienkowski, Marie; Shechtman, Nicole; Remold, Julie; Knudsen, Jennifer – Teacher Education and Practice, 2014
Science teachers inspire in part by their constant adaptation to the learning needs of their students and to evolving content, curriculum, technology, and student populations. Innovation--bringing novel things to a situation to confer a benefit--is an integral part of teaching overall, and in especially inspired science teaching. While innovation…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices, Innovation
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Jacobbe, Tim; Ross, Dorene D.; Caron, D. Alvarez; Barko, Timothy; Busi, Rich – Teacher Education and Practice, 2014
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) has called for changes in mathematics teaching from a procedural to conceptual focus since 1980, yet the way mathematics is taught in many classrooms continues to contradict the recommended practices. The pervasiveness of this challenge has led some educators to suggest changes in university…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction
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Marchel, Carol A.; Green, Susan K – Teacher Education and Practice, 2014
Increased use of field-based teacher preparation offers important opportunities to develop skills with diverse learners. However, limited focus on theoretical content restricts understanding and generalization of well-proven theoretical approaches, resulting in fragmented field applications unlikely to result in broad application. Inspired by Kurt…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Theory Practice Relationship, Educational Objectives, Educational Strategies
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Sampson, Pauline M.; Gresham, Gloria; Leigh, Melissa M.; McCormick-Myers, Denice – Teacher Education and Practice, 2014
Controversy surrounds the issue of single-gender education, with advocates debating that the initiative decreases discrimination, improves educational experiences for males and females, and provides parents more choice. Opponents argue that single-gender education is a form of segregation and negates the gains that women have achieved in the area…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Single Sex Classes, Science Education, Classroom Environment
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Goodnough, Karen; Pelech, Sharon; Stordy, Mary – Teacher Education and Practice, 2014
This qualitative study reports on the perceptions of a group of primary/elementary teachers who are engaged in a collaborative action research project, Teachers in Action, focused on enhancing STEM teaching and learning. The teacher researchers are novice action researchers from five school districts in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. At the…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Teacher Attitudes, Faculty Development, Action Research
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Parker, Audra K.; Alvarez-McHatton, Patricia; Crisp, Thomas – Teacher Education and Practice, 2014
Teacher educators have an obligation to prepare pre-service teachers to understand and work with the diversity represented by students across K-12 schools. However, diversity is much broader than the categories of race or ethnicity. Because of current legislative mandates' emphasis on providing access to the general education curriculum for…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Elementary School Teachers
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Harding-DeKam, Jenni L.; Reinsvold, Lori; Olmos, Antonio; Song, Youngjin; Franklin, Elizabeth; Enríquez, Mariana; Higgins, Teresa – Teacher Education and Practice, 2014
The MAST-EL University and School Partnership supports a strategic infrastructure for preparing preservice and in-service teachers ensuring high quality mathematics and science instruction for English learners (ELs). The partnership in its second year consists of thirty-two in-service elementary teachers, three instructional coaches, thirty…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Partnerships in Education, Elementary School Teachers, Preservice Teachers
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Miller, S. J. – Teacher Education and Practice, 2014
This study highlights one semester of ongoing research reflecting how preservice English students performed dispositions for social justice. This work draws on a postmethod approach, observing participants' artifacts and participation in a variety of classroom activities. By tapping into participants' funds of social justice knowledge, it explored…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, English Instruction, Social Justice, Performance Based Assessment
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Lubienski, Sarah Theule; Hug, Barbara; Copur-Gencturk, Yasemin – Teacher Education and Practice, 2014
This article describes the lessons learned during the implementation of a new master's degree program for K-8 teachers. The program's goal was to increase student inquiry and sense making in mathematics and science classrooms. Each of the twenty-four teacher participants reported strong satisfaction with the program, and a variety of measures…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Science Education, Partnerships in Education, Masters Degrees
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Kinghorn, Brian Edward – Teacher Education and Practice, 2014
SMK and PCK are crucial for effective science teaching, yet the amount of subject matter covered in elementary teacher education programs is limited. This exploratory study of ten elementary school teachers focuses on how teachers learned science content from their teaching practice (including preparing to teach, classroom instruction, and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Science Education, Science Instruction, Teaching Experience
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Milam, Jennifer L.; Jupp, James C.; Hoyt, Mei Wu; Kaufman, Mitzi; Grumbein, Matthew; O'Malley, Michael P.; Carpenter, B. Stephen, II; Slattery, Patrick – Teacher Education and Practice, 2014
In this research reflection, we develop a portrait of our engaged pedagogy for teaching educational foundations classes in teacher education. Our engaged pedagogy--based on autobiography and self-disclosure traditions-- emphasizes instructors and students' self-disclosure of lived experiences as being central to practical curriculum in teaching…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Teaching Methods, Education Courses, Foundations of Education
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Neumann, Maureen D. – Teacher Education and Practice, 2014
The purpose of this research was to examine what preservice teachers learned about their intentions to provide equitable instruction in comparison to their actual teaching acts. Preservice teachers in a K-6 mathematics methods course analyzed their verbal interactions from their teaching of a mathematics lesson and used guided reflection to…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Preservice Teachers, Gender Issues, Sex Fairness
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Matkins, Juanita Jo; McDonnough, Jacqueline; Goff, Kevin – Teacher Education and Practice, 2014
This study compares two initiatives for preparing science teachers for careers in high-need schools, each using a distinct, locally adaptive approach. One university adopted an immersive, naturalistic strategy, with modified field placements that gave preservice teachers protracted experiences in high need classrooms. The other university provided…
Descriptors: Science Education, Comparative Analysis, Science Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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