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Salajan, Florin D.; Duffield, Stacy K. – Teacher Educator, 2019
In this study, a grounded theory approach was adopted to develop the "heterospective reflection framework" as an explanatory and analytical schema for the investigation of reflection on the action of others via video observations. Borrowed from the arts, the term heterospective denotes "otherness." Data collection was conducted…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Reflective Teaching, Social Cognition
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Oikonomidoy, Eleni; Wiest, Lynda R.; Sanchez, Jafeth E.; DeFlorio, Lydia – Teacher Educator, 2019
This phenomenological research study focused on how education students perceived diversity in their academic lives, as well as the language they used when they talked about diversity. Focus groups with 36 undergraduate and graduate students in a college of education were conducted to explore these areas. Three themes were identified through a…
Descriptors: College Students, Teacher Education Programs, Diversity, Social Bias
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Jones, Abigail L.; Holtgraves, Thomas G.; Sander, Janay B. – Teacher Educator, 2019
Indiana recently passed legislation requiring teacher preparation programs to educate future teachers on how to identify and refer struggling readers, including students with learning needs related to dyslexia. The purpose of this study was to examine whether a university course that covers content in response to legislation was effective in…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Reading Difficulties, Dyslexia
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Chien, Chin-Wen – Teacher Educator, 2019
Innovative designs on instructional strategies and activities for teaching English among younger learners were integrated into a language teacher education program in a university in northern Taiwan. This study analyzed 90 pre-service teachers' final projects, questionnaires, and class materials to explore their innovations on English activity…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Learning Activities
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Dack, Hilary – Teacher Educator, 2019
While teacher education programs are expected to teach effective methods of differentiating instruction, limited research to date has examined the meaning-making processes through which candidates build an understanding of this complex philosophy of teaching and learning. Drawing upon activity theory, this interpretive qualitative study examined…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Teaching Methods, Misconceptions, Preservice Teachers
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Medaille, Ann; Goldrup, Sharon; Abernathy, Tammy – Teacher Educator, 2019
The National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) has stated that many teacher education programs demonstrate a lack of rigor because a large percentage of their course grades come from assignments that are criterion-deficient, lacking specific criteria through which instructors can determine students' mastery of the material. This article applied…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Educational Quality, Difficulty Level, Academic Standards
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McCormick, Jazarae K.; Brady, Michael P.; Morris, John D.; Heiser, Lawrence A.; Miller, Katie M. – Teacher Educator, 2019
Multiple threats to validity and reliability exist when value-added models (VAMs) rely wholly on standardized assessments to measure the relationship between teachers and their K-12 students' learning gains. Research on a curriculum-based VAM, built on evidence-based practices, continues to establish an explicit link between teacher candidates'…
Descriptors: Value Added Models, Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Competencies, Preservice Teachers
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Siller, Heidi; Waibel, Eva Maria – Teacher Educator, 2018
Existential Pedagogy (EP) derives from existential analysis and logotherapy developed by Viktor Frankl and Alfried Längle in the tradition of existential philosophy and phenomenology. This study investigated how EP influences pedagogues' and teachers' attitudes and teaching. Four focus groups with a total of 12 persons each were conducted in an…
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Philosophy, Teacher Attitudes, Phenomenology
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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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Sciuchetti, Maria B.; Robertson, Phyllis M.; McFarland, Laura A.; Garcia, Shernaz B. – Teacher Educator, 2018
The highly complex demands of the profession often overwhelm new teachers. Burnout and attrition are known consequences of inadequate preparation, burdening the education system with costly turnover and schools with disproportionate numbers of inexperienced teachers, including special educators. Many teacher preparation programs embed field…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Special Education, Reflection, Field Experience Programs
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Piro, Jody S.; Anderson, Gina – Teacher Educator, 2018
The goal of a creating civil discourse in teacher education deeply intersects with the ways that students interact in online discussions. However, as discussion shifts to online formats, digital misinformation is becoming widespread and threatens critical and civil communication as cognitive biases emerge in dialogue. The purpose of this case…
Descriptors: Classification, Electronic Learning, Computer Mediated Communication, Case Studies
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Kim, Jiwon; Wong, Chiu-Yin; Lee, Yongjin – Teacher Educator, 2018
This exploratory research study aimed to understand teacher candidates' experiences and perspectives in a global class project and to explore a way to develop global understanding in a teacher education program, by means of technology rather than study abroad. Using a qualitative approach, seven U.S. education majors were given opportunities to…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Management Systems, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes
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