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Chizhik, Estella Williams; Chizhik, Alexander Williams – Teacher Educator, 2018
How is lesson planning useful? This research study used Cultural Historical Activity Theory and intersubjectivity to answer this questions. This research explored to what extent teacher candidates' lesson plans (i.e., alignment among objectives, assessment, and instruction), and analyses of assessment data mediate their thinking about students'…
Descriptors: Social Theories, Lesson Plans, Student Needs, Educational Needs
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Charteris, Jennifer; Thomas, Eryn; Masters, Yvonne – Teacher Educator, 2018
Teacher education students bring diverse funds of knowledge to formal education. These funds of knowledge are particularly important for the successful transition of first year tertiary students into higher education. In preservice teacher education contexts, students draw knowledge from varied life contexts and their funds of knowledge become…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Student Experience, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
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Tan, Charlene; Koh, Kim – Teacher Educator, 2018
This article discusses the application of Shulman's "signature pedagogies" through the utilization of films for preservice teachers and school leaders in Singapore. Using the films "Dead Poets Society" and "Ahead of the Class," this article explains how these films facilitated the participants' engagement with the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Films, Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers
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Pressley, Tim; Roehrig, Alysia D.; Turner, Jeannine E. – Teacher Educator, 2018
This qualitative case study focused on 13 elementary teachers' perceptions of their evaluations. Using multiple schools (5) and teachers (13) we explored the impact of evaluations on instruction. Informed by Pekrun's control-value theory, our analysis focused on teachers' motivations and emotions. Teachers did not value or feel in control of their…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Evaluation, Educational Change, Evaluation Methods
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Popham, W. James – Teacher Educator, 2017
Students' affective status, provides an indication of the ways students are likely to act in the future. That is, students' current affective status foreshadows the ways children will act as "grown-ups" long after school is behind them. Clearly, educators should be concerned with the long-term impact of their instructional programs, so…
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Student Characteristics, Evaluation Methods, Teacher Role
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Hare Landa, Melissa; Odòna-Holm, Jocelyn; Shi, Lijuan – Teacher Educator, 2017
As the demographics of the United States continue to shift, American classrooms reflect the richness of cultural diversity and the vibrancy of immigrant populations. Education abroad programs provide opportunities for preservice teachers to develop their cultural competence, required for effectively teaching children from a range of cultural…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Immersion Programs, Comparative Analysis, Cultural Awareness
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Pufpaff, Lisa A.; Sciuchetti, Maria B.; Taylor, Linda – Teacher Educator, 2017
This article describes the process undertaken by a teacher education sub-committee charged with identifying and defining dispositions, as well as development of an assessment instrument to be used by 30 different preservice educator preparation programs at a large Mid-Western university. Through a search of related literature, a content-analysis…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Literature Reviews, College Faculty, Student Characteristics
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Kim, Jeong-Hee; Zimmerman, Aaron – Teacher Educator, 2017
The cultivation of teacher dispositions is an important topic within contemporary discourses of teacher development. The construct of dispositions, however, is still in need of conceptual refinement. In this article, we use the philosophical theory of "Bildung" (the educating and forming of the self) to explore how the cultivation of…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Personality Traits, Faculty Development, Self Actualization
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Fletcher, Edward C., Jr.; Dicicco, Michael – Teacher Educator, 2017
The purpose of this study was to explore whether the concerns of a group of pre-collegiate students enrolled in an urban teaching academy (UTA) program were unique or similar to those found in earlier studies using Fuller's model as a framework for analysis. Using an instrumental case study approach, findings indicated that the UTA students…
Descriptors: Urban Areas, Teacher Education, Case Studies, Teacher Effectiveness
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Reeves, Todd D.; Chiang, Jui-Ling – Teacher Educator, 2017
In recent years, the use of data to inform instructional decision making has become a particularly prominent facet of K-12 educators' professional practice. However, research estimates limited opportunities for preservice teachers to learn how to use data, including standardized test data, for such purposes. In response, this article describes the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Capacity Building, Information Utilization, Instructional Design
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Collier, Margo; Kingsley, Karla V.; Ovitt, Brigid; Lin, Yi-Ling; Romero Benavidez, Juliette – Teacher Educator, 2017
Technology has reshaped conceptions of professional development by increasing access to information, enabling sustained follow-up efforts, and fostering teacher reflection and collaboration. Drawing on theoretical models of parent involvement and an ethic of caring, this study examined the perceptions and attitudes of educators toward…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Family School Relationship, Disabilities
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Gasman, Marybeth; Samayoa, Andrés Castro; Ginsberg, Alice – Teacher Educator, 2017
This article explores the role of Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) in producing teachers of color. Specifically, it looks at larger national trends and highlights individual MSIs that have experienced success in the area of teacher education and the production of teachers of color. Recommendations are made to assist colleges and universities…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Minority Group Teachers, Educational Trends, Success
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Freidus, Alexandra; Noguera, Pedro A. – Teacher Educator, 2017
In this ethnographic study, we look closely at everyday classroom interactions in order to examine the complex process of creating equitable classroom communities in racially and socioeconomically diverse schools. We use the lens of relational difference (Abu El-Haj, 2006) to examine how students negotiate social boundaries within their new…
Descriptors: Ethnography, School Desegregation, Social Influences, Educational Environment
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Martin, Linda E.; Mulvihill, Thalia M. – Teacher Educator, 2017
Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond is the Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education Emeritus at the Stanford Graduate School of Education at Stanford University. She is former president of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and member of the National Academy of Education and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She also served as a…
Descriptors: Interviews, Teacher Education Programs, Curriculum Development, Educational Administration
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Tracz, Susan; Torgerson, Colleen; Beare, Paul – Teacher Educator, 2017
Ratings published by the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) require selectivity in admission to educator preparation programs. NCTQ provides a list of citations to support the selectivity standard termed "strong support." A review of each citation in the list found little or no support for the standard. Original data was…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Academic Standards, Benchmarking, Teacher Evaluation
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