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Friedman, Audrey; Herrmann, Brian – Teacher Educator, 2014
This study addresses the following research question: How does telementoring urban high school students by English teacher candidates develop candidates' cultural competence and impact mentees' cultural identity development? Mentee-mentor exchanges were analyzed to uncover how mentees used writing to develop cultural identity, how mentors'…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Self Concept, Mentors, Ideology
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Ravitch, Diane – Teacher Educator, 2014
This article address the falsehoods regarding No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top legislation, the educational reformers' stance that schools are failing, the privatization movement in education, and the issues of technology in the schools. The importance of poverty is emphasized, although policymakers ignore it and advocate school choice as…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Misconceptions, Federal Legislation, Public Education
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Brown, Amber L.; Harris, Mary; Jacobson, Arminta; Trotti, Judy – Teacher Educator, 2014
This article describes the Parent Teacher Education Curriculum, a Web-based curriculum focused on instructing teachers about best practices in family involvement and assesses its impact on the knowledge and attitudes of preservice teachers related to family involvement. Pre- and post-measures of preservice teacher candidate knowledge of and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Preservice Teacher Education, Family Involvement
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Chesnut, Steven R.; Cullen, Theresa A. – Teacher Educator, 2014
This study was designed to examine the effects of self-efficacy, expectations of future work environment, and emotional intelligence on preservice teacher commitment to the teaching profession on a sample of 209 preservice teachers. The purpose of the study was to add to the existing knowledge surrounding preservice teacher commitment and promote…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Self Efficacy, Work Environment, Emotional Intelligence
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Beare, Paul; Torgerson, Colleen; Marshall, James; Tracz, Susan; Chiero, Robin – Teacher Educator, 2014
The Department of Education is moving to change accountability for teacher preparation institutions to include surveys of the graduates and their supervising principal following paid employment. This study describes one of a number of quantitative studies that examine the validity and usefulness of such follow-up surveys. Using multiple years of…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Questionnaires, Teacher Education, Teacher Evaluation
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Martell, Christopher C. – Teacher Educator, 2014
This longitudinal interpretative case study examined the constructivist beliefs and related practices of four secondary history teachers from their teacher preparation through their first year in the classroom. The results of this study showed that issues of classroom control were major barriers for the implementation of constructivist-oriented…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Teaching Methods, History Instruction, Longitudinal Studies
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Kenney, Rachael; Shoffner, Melanie; Norris, David – Teacher Educator, 2014
We examine preservice mathematics teachers' conceptions of writing as a tool for learning mathematics before and after participation in and reflection on writing tasks. We describe the use of two targeted activities incorporated into a secondary methods course: writing to learn mathematics (WTLM) and reflection on that writing. Prior to…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Writing (Composition), Teaching Methods
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Dooley, Caitlin McMunn; Mays, Lydia Criss – Teacher Educator, 2014
Service-learning provides community service as well as authentic, curriculum-driven learning experiences (Furco & Root, 2010) and has been an effective component of teacher education courses (García, Arias, Murri, & Surna, 2010; Mitton-Kukner, Nelson, & Descrochers, 2010; Spencer, Cox-Petersen, & Crawford, 2005). With these…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Service Learning, Learning Experience
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Vetter, Amy; Myers, Joy; Hester, Madison – Teacher Educator, 2014
More research needs to examine how novice teachers successfully negotiate multiple ideologies with others in ways that allow them to construct preferred teaching identities. This qualitative study addressed that need by investigating how one high school English teacher negotiated contradictory ideologies related to writing instruction at her…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Beginning Teachers, English Teachers, Teacher Education
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Caudle, Lori A.; Jung, Min-Jung; Fouts, Hillary N.; Wallace, Heather S. – Teacher Educator, 2014
Observations of preservice teachers often lack information about specific strategies they use when guiding children's behavior. This study investigated how preservice teachers used verbal and non-verbal behavior modification techniques within structured and transition classroom contexts. Using an on-the-mark 20- second observe and 10-second record…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Observation, Teacher Student Relationship
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Viesca, Kara Mitchell; Reagan, Emilie Mitescu; Enterline, Sarah; Gleeson, Ann Marie – Teacher Educator, 2013
Our intention in this article is to present one institution's efforts to take on program assessment and respond to calls for accountability. To do so, the teacher education program simultaneously sought to address the narrowly defined measures called for by policy makers and politicians, while at the same time broadening and expanding…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Urban Universities, Program Evaluation, Accountability
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Berliner, David C. – Teacher Educator, 2013
In the United States, but not only here, the movement to evaluate teachers based on student test scores has received powerful political and parental support. The logic is simple. From one testing occasion to another students should show growth in their knowledge and skill. Similar types of students should show similar patterns of growth. Those…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Merit Pay, Evaluation Problems, Models
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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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Assaf, Lori Czop; Delaney, Carol – Teacher Educator, 2013
Building on Ball's (2009) model of generative change, we explored how two experienced literacy teachers, after completing a graduate-level multicultural literacy course, enacted the tenets of critical literacy. Ball defined teachers' generative thinking as "connecting their personal and professional knowledge with the knowledge that they gain from…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, Critical Theory, Teacher Education, Teacher Attitudes
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DeLuca, Christopher; Chavez, Teresa; Bellara, Aarti; Cao, Chunhua – Teacher Educator, 2013
Despite assessment-based accountability movements throughout educational systems in the United States, teacher assessment literacy continues to be an identified area of concern. Contributing to this concern is a dearth of research on preservice assessment education including both its curricular and pedagogical approaches. The purpose of this study…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Literacy, Teaching Methods, Reflection
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