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Downing, Jillian J.; Dyment, Janet E. – Teacher Educator, 2013
With a view to attracting more students and offering flexible learning opportunities, online teaching and learning is becoming increasingly widespread across the higher education sector. It is now found across a wide range of disciplines (e.g., business, health, psychology, accounting, information technology) and program levels (e.g., from…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Information Technology, Teaching Methods, Preservice Teacher Education
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Gotch, Chad M.; French, Brian F. – Teacher Educator, 2013
Educational standardized testing impacts millions of children and educational professionals each year. In the current accountability climate, an effective educational system depends on professionals who are literate in assessment and can take the appropriate actions in response to test results. Measurement researchers should begin to focus more…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Test Results, Elementary School Teachers, Self Efficacy
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Crawford, Lindy; Ketterlin-Geller, Leanne R. – Teacher Educator, 2013
Twenty middle school special education teachers from five states were interviewed in order to gain insight into their understanding of accommodation practices. Interview questions solicited information about teachers' understanding of test accommodations, the decision-making process they employed when choosing accommodations, and their reasons for…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Testing Accommodations, Special Education Teachers, Middle School Teachers
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Athanases, Steven Z.; Bennett, Lisa H.; Wahleithner, Juliet Michelsen – Teacher Educator, 2013
Data literate educators can generate questions about learning in their classes; collect and analyze classroom data to answer them; and develop inferences and explanations. Two elements may promote data literacy: (a) breadth of classroom-based data collection and (b) depth of analysis. We examined these in inquiries conducted by 80 preservice…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Information Literacy, Classroom Environment, Data Analysis
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Jones, Jennifer L.; Jones, Karrie A. – Teacher Educator, 2013
Over the past several decades a growing amount of research has considered the role, challenges, and complexities of teaching reflective inquiry to preservice teachers. Generally accepted as a valuable component of a teacher education program, there are persistent levels of ambiguity regarding how reflective inquiry can be intentionally fostered…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Reflective Teaching, Inquiry
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Nixon, Andy; Packard, Abbot; Dam, Margaret – Teacher Educator, 2013
This quantitative study investigated the relationship between teacher dispositions, subject content knowledge, pedagogical content knowledge, and reasons that school principals recommend non-renewal of probationary teachers' contracts. Principals in the Southeastern Unites States completed an e-mailed survey. Two nonparametric tests,…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Principals, Personality, Nonparametric Statistics
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Han, Heejeong Sophia; Brown, E. Todd – Teacher Educator, 2013
This study is based on an intervention designed to enhance early childhood teacher candidates' critical thinking abilities. The concept, elements, standards, and traits of critical thinking were integrated into the main course contents, and the effects of the intervention were examined. The results indicated that early childhood teacher…
Descriptors: Intervention, Teaching Methods, Teacher Education, Critical Thinking
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Hamman, Doug; Lechtenberger, DeAnn; Griffin-Shirley, Nora; Zhou, Li – Teacher Educator, 2013
Preparation of new teachers to work effectively in inclusion settings has not kept pace with demands created by recent reforms. General-education candidates typically receive limited exposure to inclusion strategies at the preservice level, and often their only meaningful preparation comes in the practicum setting. The purpose of this article was…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Self Efficacy, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Education Programs
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Fitchett, Paul G.; Heafner, Tina L. – Teacher Educator, 2013
In this analysis of promising practice, we demonstrate how social studies methods instructors can incorporate data analysis of the 2010 United States History National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP-USH) to facilitate pedagogical aims, engage teacher candidates in critical discourse, and investigate the contexts of teaching and learning.…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Social Studies, National Competency Tests, Correlation
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Waddell, Jennifer H. – Teacher Educator, 2013
The positive impact of family-school relationships is well documented in the literature, as is the need for teacher education to prepare teachers to work positively with diverse families. This article reports the experiences and perspectives of candidates in an elementary urban teacher preparation program in the United States as they engaged in…
Descriptors: Urban Environment, Family School Relationship, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Attitudes
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Woolfolk Hoy, Anita – Teacher Educator, 2012
What can teachers and schools do to support achievement for all students? Surely this is a basic and critical question for teacher educators as well as families, communities, policy makers--everyone concerned about our children and our future. The question is not new and the answers proposed are legion. What could I add to the conversation? The…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Teacher Role, School Role, Teacher Characteristics
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Gardiner, Wendy – Teacher Educator, 2012
Approximately 80% of new teachers have mentors, yet mentoring typically fails to foster new teachers' professional learning--particularly in high-poverty schools. This qualitative study was situated within an urban teacher residency context and explored how six first-year urban teachers and the two induction mentors with whom they worked perceived…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Urban Teaching, Mentors, Poverty
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de Kramer, Raquel Magidin; Masters, Jessica; O'Dwyer, Laura M.; Dash, Sheralyn; Russell, Michael – Teacher Educator, 2012
Online professional development (OPD) has potential to improve teacher quality by improving teachers' knowledge and instructional practices. These changes, in turn, have potential to improve student achievement. Unfortunately, there is a dearth of scientific research on the effects of OPD on teachers and, more importantly, on students. This…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Teacher Education, Professional Development, Grade 7
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Gorski, Paul C. – Teacher Educator, 2012
Despite growing scholarly attention to multicultural teacher education, most scholarship focuses on teacher education students rather than those who are preparing them to teach multiculturally. This study, a grounded theory exploration of data from a survey (N = 70) of multicultural teacher educators, represents an attempt to shift some of that…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Grounded Theory, Teacher Education, Teacher Educators
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Atkinson, Becky M. – Teacher Educator, 2012
This article presents findings from a study conducted with a teacher focus group asked to read and discuss their responses to selected published teacher narratives of reflective practice. The teachers challenged features of practitioner reflection presented in several of the reading selections as not representative of how they experienced…
Descriptors: Reflective Teaching, Focus Groups, Faculty Development, Scholarship
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