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Newman, Carole; Newman, Isadore – Teacher Educator, 2013
The concept of teacher accountability assumes teachers will use data-driven decision making to plan and deliver appropriate and effective instruction to their students. In order to do so, teachers must be able to accurately interpret the data that is given to them, and that requires the knowledge of some basic concepts of assessment and…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Basic Vocabulary, Data, Accountability
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Gardiner, Wendy; Shipley Robinson, Karen – Teacher Educator, 2010
Research indicates that partner placements--pairing two preservice teachers with a mentor teacher--provide a supportive and collaborative context for learning to teach. This qualitative study examines three partner placements in a 100-hour urban field practicum to understand how preservice teachers experience and perceive partner placements, and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mentors, Field Experience Programs, Cooperation
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Assaf, Lori Czop; McMunn Dooley, Caitlin – Teacher Educator, 2010
Set in a graduate-level multicultural literacy course, this qualitative study draws on Bakhtin's theories of ideological becoming and a hybrid of critical discourse analysis (CDA) methods (Gee, 1996; Fairclough, 1995; 2003) to explore the complexities of learning to teach culturally and linguistically diverse students. We investigated how eight…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Ideology, Discourse Analysis, Literacy
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Welch, Frances C.; Pitts, Robert E.; Tenini, Kristine J.; Kuenlen, Michael G.; Wood, Sarah G. – Teacher Educator, 2010
Teacher preparation programs are required by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) to assess the knowledge, skills, and dispositions of teacher candidates. Dispositions and the personal values that support them are defined differently by NCATE and other experts in the fields of education and business. In order to…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Social Values, Teacher Characteristics, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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Pray, Lisa; Marx, Sherry – Teacher Educator, 2010
In this article, we compared teacher attitudes and beliefs about culturally appropriate language teaching resulting from an examination of two groups of preservice teachers. One group of preservice teachers enrolled in an English as a Second Language (ESL) study abroad program in Mexico; the other enrolled in a traditional on-campus ESL program.…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Foreign Countries, Student Teacher Attitudes
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Lesley, Mellinee K.; Hamman, Doug; Olivarez, Arturo; Button, Kathryn; Griffith, Robin – Teacher Educator, 2009
This research is an examination of the interactions between 19 pairs of student teachers and cooperating teachers engaged in guided reading instruction in Grades 1 through 3. As the basis for the study, the authors analyzed interaction patterns through conducting content analysis (Van Sluys, Lewison, & Seely Flint, 2006) and discourse analysis…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Behavior Patterns, Discourse Analysis, Interaction
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Price, Christine G.; McGee, Christy D. – Teacher Educator, 2009
This article summarizes the literature concerning the use of visual and textual metaphors and describes outcomes of a project designed to help teacher education candidates begin integrating their personal beliefs about teaching with their growing professional knowledge and emergent practice. By using metaphors, teacher educators have the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Figurative Language, Teacher Educators, Literature Reviews
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Haughton, Noela A.; Keil, Virginia L. – Teacher Educator, 2009
This article discusses the development and implementation of a technology-supported student teacher performance assessment that supports integration with a larger electronic assessment system. The authors spearheaded a multidisciplinary team to develop a comprehensive performance assessment based on the Pathwise framework. The team collaborated…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Performance Based Assessment, Focus Groups, Performance Tests
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Putman, S. Michael – Teacher Educator, 2009
This article describes research conducted to examine 71 preservice teachers' theoretical orientations of classroom management and the impact of student teaching on these orientations as well as their overall views regarding classroom management. Results indicated preservice teachers demonstrated inconsistent beliefs with regard to philosophies of…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Student Teaching, Student Teachers, Student Attitudes
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Snow-Gerono, Jennifer L. – Teacher Educator, 2009
The purpose of this article is to describe how veteran teachers understand and experience the development of a Professional Development School (PDS) partnership and how they participate in initial teacher preparation program reform. The author presents a case, which examines the voices and participation of veteran teachers in developing a PDS in…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Development Schools, Mentors, Veterans
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Olgun, Ozlem Sila – Teacher Educator, 2009
The main purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of active learning on preservice teachers' dignity, energy, self-management, community, and awareness (DESCA) abilities, attitudes toward teaching, and attitudes toward science. Third year preservice teachers (n = 77) from two different classes were involved in the study. One intact…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Active Learning
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Bain, Sherry K.; Brown, Katherine Sager; Jordan, Kelli R. – Teacher Educator, 2009
The authors examined the beliefs of 351 teacher candidates, from various levels of training, regarding the effectiveness of potential interventions for childhood disorders. They were primarily interested in participants' responses to three categories of interventions: (a) evidence-based, (b) controversial, and (c) primarily anecdotal. They found…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Beliefs, Intervention
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McMurray, Andrew J. – Teacher Educator, 2008
Teacher educators will soon be confronted with the prospect of a relatively large number of former members of the United States Armed Forces seeking to make a transition to the profession of education. With support from the federal government in the form of the Troops-to-Teachers program as well as various state supplements, America's colleges and…
Descriptors: Armed Forces, Federal Government, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Educators
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Bohning, Gerry – Teacher Educator, 1984
Peer tutoring can be an effective way to influence a child's self-concept. Guidelines to be used by student teachers and college supervisors in developing a peer tutoring plan are discussed. (DF)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Guidelines, Learning Strategies, Peer Teaching
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Engstrom, Dorothy A.; Schwaab, Karl E. – Teacher Educator, 1984
A study was initiated to determine how preservice teachers would rate selected teacher competencies on relative importance and learning potential. Grooming and health, subject matter knowledge, and classroom maintenance were considered most learnable. Important competencies were respecting students, showing maturity, and showing interest in…
Descriptors: Competency Based Teacher Education, Evaluation Criteria, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education
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