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Bair, Mary Antony – Teacher Educator, 2017
This article describes how one institution used the Delphi technique to identify and operationalize key professional dispositions to be addressed in its teacher education program. Participants included teacher educators, methods course instructors, and school administrators. Data collection occurred in three phases, with the results of each phase…
Descriptors: Personality, Delphi Technique, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Education Programs
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Zoellner, Brian P.; Chant, Richard H.; Lee, Kosze – Teacher Educator, 2017
Our revised secondary teacher education professional development plan (PDP) project required preservice teachers to identify their teaching beliefs, use these beliefs to analyze practice, and create an action plan centered on a research question from this analysis. We predicted these plans would show evidence of Dewey's (1964) reflective…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Educational Philosophy, Preservice Teacher Education, Faculty Development
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Burbank, Mary D.; Bates, Alisa; Gupta, Udita – Teacher Educator, 2016
This study addresses the issues and challenges faced by university supervisors when providing content-specific and general pedagogical feedback to preservice teachers. Study data highlight the perspectives of six preservice teachers as they reflect on their supervisory experiences over the course of a licensure year. Survey, interview, and written…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Feedback (Response), Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Student Teacher Attitudes
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Fives, Helenrose; Barnes, Nicole; Dacey, Charity; Gillis, Anna – Teacher Educator, 2016
We conducted a content analysis of 27 assessment textbooks to determine how assessment planning was framed in texts for preservice teachers. We identified eight assessment planning themes: alignment, assessment purpose and types, reliability and validity, writing goals and objectives, planning specific assessments, unpacking, overall assessment…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Lesson Plans, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Textbook Evaluation
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Martin, Linda E.; Mulvihill, Thalia M. – Teacher Educator, 2016
Teacher educators work diligently to prepare future teachers while navigating the surrounding political realities that challenge our schools. Demands placed on teacher educators are growing and are increasingly more complex. Well-prepared and successful teachers are exiting the profession at alarming rates in several places in the world, including…
Descriptors: Faculty Mobility, Interviews, Teacher Education Programs, Advocacy
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Smith, Michael D.; Glenn, Tristan L. – Teacher Educator, 2016
The literature on culturally responsive pedagogy suggests an interaction between teachers' biases and subsequent encounters with students. To gain perspective on these (un)conscious biases, teacher candidates are encouraged to (re)consider their assumptions about "the other" through reflection. This article presents findings from a study…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Reflection, Preservice Teachers, Beliefs
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Clark, Pat; Zygmunt, Eva; Howard, Tyrone – Teacher Educator, 2016
Tyrone Howard is Professor of Education at UCLA; Associate Dean of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion; and former Director of Center X, which is where UCLA's teacher education program is housed. Center X provides a unique setting where researchers and practitioners collaborate to design and conduct programs that prepare and support K-12 teachers and…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Culturally Relevant Education, Summer Programs
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Bustamante, Rebecca M.; Skidmore, Susan T.; Nelson, Judith A.; Jones, Brandolyn E. – Teacher Educator, 2016
Globally, public schools enroll culturally and linguistically diverse student populations and teacher preparation programs must assess the cultural competence of preservice teachers. Yet, few adequately tested measures of teacher cultural competence are available. In this research study, a sample of 396 preservice teachers were surveyed to…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Cultural Awareness, Psychometrics, Student Diversity
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Siwatu, Kamau Oginga; Chesnut, Steven Randall; Alejandro, Angela Ybarra; Young, Haeni Alecia – Teacher Educator, 2016
This study was designed to add to the research on teachers' self-efficacy beliefs by examining preservice teachers' culturally responsive teaching self-efficacy doubts. We examined the tasks that preservice teachers felt least efficacious to successfully execute and explored the reasoning behind these self-efficacy doubts. Consequently, we were…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Scores, Self Efficacy, Item Analysis
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Wake, Donna; Bunn, Gary – Teacher Educator, 2016
This study describes a programmatic effort to examine dispositions perceptions of teacher candidates entering the profession. Study participants included 114 master's level teaching candidates in their first semester of a nontraditional teacher education program. Teacher candidates scored themselves on a department disposition rubric designed to…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teacher Characteristics, Personality Traits, Masters Programs
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Hindin, Alisa; Mueller, Mary – Teacher Educator, 2016
To maximize children's opportunities for success in school, teacher preparation programs need to support preservice teachers in developing strong knowledge, experiences, and dispositions toward working with diverse families. Yet, it is challenging for programs to assess their candidates' knowledge and dispositions in this area. In this study we…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Student Teacher Attitudes, Ethnic Diversity, Cultural Differences
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Goodrich, Kristopher M.; Kingsley, Karla V.; Levia, Carlos Lopez; Daugherty, Douglas – Teacher Educator, 2016
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, and ally (LGBTQQIAA) students are not commonly discussed in teacher education programs. Issues related to LGBTQQIAA learners need to be addressed in schools and in teacher education programs. Extant research shows that LGBTQQIAA students often face hostile school climates,…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Educational Environment
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Salajan, Florin D.; Nyachwaya, James M.; Hoffman, Jeanette G.; Hill, Brent D. – Teacher Educator, 2016
This article examines the implementation of a wiki-type platform for lesson planning for teacher candidates in an undergraduate general instructional methods course in the teacher education program of a Midwestern university in the United States. The study draws on the results of two separate sets of analysis involving 159 participants. Teacher…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education, Lesson Plans, Collaborative Writing
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Kreamelmeyer, Kathleen; Kline, Anthony; Zygmunt, Eva; Clark, Patricia – Teacher Educator, 2016
This study examined the perspectives of 85 undergraduate preservice teacher candidates engaged in a required survey course on diversity at a midsized Midwestern university. Candidates completed the Common Beliefs Survey at both the beginning and end of the 16-week semester. Quantitative analysis of the pre- and postcourse Likert ratings of…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Undergraduate Students, Multicultural Education
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West, Jessica A.; West, Craig K. – Teacher Educator, 2016
The practice of inclusion as a response to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act means that English teachers teach students who demonstrate a wide range of abilities in the same classroom. This qualitative study explored the developing attitudes toward differentiation of English education teacher candidates participating in a methods…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Special Education, Beliefs
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