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Torres, Cresencio; Katz, Judy H. – Teacher Educator, 1983
Students and teachers experience the world primarily through visual, kinesthetic, or auditory representational systems. If teachers are aware of their own favored system and those of their students, classroom communication will improve. Neurolinguistic programing can help teachers become more effective communicators. (PP)
Descriptors: Auditory Perception, Classroom Communication, Cognitive Style, Elementary Secondary Education
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Brennan, Sharon; Bliss, Traci – Teacher Educator, 1998
Describes a state university/public school system/state department of education partnership that created an alternative certification program for qualified post-baccalaureate minority candidates interested in teaching elementary students. Program evaluations indicate that the program is effectively meeting the need to reduce the disparity between…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Case Studies, College School Cooperation, Diversity (Faculty)
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Fejgin, Naomi; Kfir, Drora; Ariav, Tamar – Teacher Educator, 1998
Investigated whether reform in Israel's teacher education admission standards has attracted better students than in the past. Data on students who were freshmen before, during, and after the academization indicated that students who are accepted now have a higher entry level than in previous years, but they represent a similar social and…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Admission Criteria, Career Choice, College Admission
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Johnson, Virginia G.; Landers-Macrine, Sheila – Teacher Educator, 1998
Investigated similarities and differences in elementary student teachers' pre- and post-student teaching conceptions and the factors to which they attributed changes in their thinking. Participants completed surveys before and after student teaching, and some completed interviews. Results indicated that interpersonal and intrapersonal sources…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Higher Education
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Lawrence, Sandra M. – Teacher Educator, 1998
Examined how white students in an undergraduate multicultural education course experienced difficult, emotional content about racism. Analysis of samples of students' reflective writing indicated that the coursework influenced students' racial identities. Reflective writing in combination with teaching practices informed by psychological theory…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, College Students, Consciousness Raising, Controversial Issues (Course Content)
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Evans, Sam; Dumas, Wayne; Weible, Tom – Teacher Educator, 1998
Examined the status of teacher preparation programs leading to licensure in broad-field social studies at state regional colleges. Undergraduate bulletins from 30 institutions indicated that 21 offered degree programs leading to licensure in broad-field social studies. All 21 exceeded state minimum requirements but lacked assurances that graduates…
Descriptors: Degree Requirements, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Secondary Education
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Moses, James C. – Teacher Educator, 1989
This article discusses substitute teaching in urban and suburban schools, discipline problems encountered by substitute teachers, and creative solutions devised by some of these teachers for the academic and behavior problems they face. (IAH)
Descriptors: Discipline Problems, Elementary Secondary Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Behavior
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White, Ernest R.; Swezig, G. Wayne – Teacher Educator, 1989
This article describes changes mandated by the Kentucky General Assembly regarding training and induction of school principals. The changes include competency based training programs, testing and supervised internships. (IAH)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Educational Change, Higher Education, Internship Programs
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D'Alonzo, Bruno J.; And Others – Teacher Educator, 1996
This article argues that in order to improve or change teachers' negative perceptions about including students with disabilities in their classrooms, the training of all teachers needs to occur. Currently, not all teachers have positive attitudes toward inclusion or training to work with students with disabilities. (SM)
Descriptors: Consciousness Raising, Disabilities, Elementary School Teachers, Higher Education
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Knight, Diane; Wadsworth, Donna E. – Teacher Educator, 1996
This article discusses issues resulting from the fact that a growing number of preservice teachers with disabilities are securing employment in regular elementary, middle, and secondary classrooms, offering strategies for preparing these individuals for the student teaching experience (preparation, orientation, and modification). (SM)
Descriptors: Cooperating Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Higher Education, Mentors
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Baskin, Maryan K.; And Others – Teacher Educator, 1996
This study assessed the predictive validity of the Urban Teacher Selection Interview (UTSI) for 68 traditional, alternative licensure, and professional development school placement teacher candidates. The UTSI attempts to predict students who will become successful teachers. Results identified only a limited number of significant predictors while…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, College Students, Higher Education, Predictive Validity
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Delany-Barmann, Gloria; Minner, Sam – Teacher Educator, 1996
This paper discusses the advantages of including cross-cultural experiences in teacher preparation programs, describing several cross-cultural workshops and simulations that can be helpful to teacher education programs and highlighting the experience of a group of preservice elementary teachers with such a workshop. (SM)
Descriptors: College Students, Consciousness Raising, Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Awareness
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Blacker, David – Teacher Educator, 1996
This paper argues that the essential social function of schools is to teach people their place, which can become material for ruling elites. Focusing on urban students, the paper emphasizes that teachers must learn to become political in order to help build a just social order. (SM)
Descriptors: Democratic Values, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Politics of Education
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Adams, Thomasenia Lott – Teacher Educator, 1996
Presents examples of how to implement and model authentic assessment for preservice teachers, describing the authentic assessment used in a preservice elementary mathematics methods course. The components of the assessment include reading and writing, examinations, discussions and observations, collection of students' work, and oral and visual…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Higher Education, Mathematics Education
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Potthoff, Dennis; Alley, Robert – Teacher Educator, 1996
Six issues to consider when colleges make placement decisions for prestudent teaching and student teaching are diversity, collaboration, cooperating teacher preparation, challenging beliefs, mentor matching, and clustering. A study of current North American placement practices is examined. Implications of the six considerations for teacher…
Descriptors: Cluster Grouping, Cooperating Teachers, Cooperative Planning, Cultural Awareness
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