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SantamarĂ­a Graff, Cristina – Theory Into Practice, 2021
Family as Faculty (FAF) approaches originate from family-centered healthcare models and have been adapted in special education teacher education programs to positively influence and impact pre-service special education teachers' dispositional understandings of working and collaborating with parents/families. However, the majority of research…
Descriptors: Family Role, Teacher Educators, Special Education Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Brooks, Katie; Kandel-Cisco, Brooke; Bhathena, Catherine – Theory Into Practice, 2021
Transformative approaches are essential for teachers, researchers, and teacher educators to rethink their identities and roles and to position themselves as both collaborators with and learners from immigrant families and communities. In this article, we share how Transformational Theory and Critical Participatory Action Research (CPAR) creates…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Teacher Role, Role Perception, Attitude Change
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Massey, Dixie D.; Wall, Amanda – Theory Into Practice, 2020
In this article, we consider how teacher educators can support the development of agency in teacher candidates. Using a sociocultural understanding of agency, we describe four promising practices for helping teacher candidates develop agency as individuals and as a collective. We consider helping teacher candidates develop their own professional…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Teacher Role, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
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Major, Jae – Theory Into Practice, 2020
International teaching experiences are increasingly being offered as an option in teacher education programs as a way of addressing goals related to internationalization such as developing intercultural competence and preparing teachers for "super-diversity" in education. However, there has also been some concern expressed that…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, International Programs, Stereotypes, Social Bias
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Shannon-Baker, Peggy – Theory Into Practice, 2020
Teacher education courses on multicultural education, social justice, and international cross-cultural experiences have been used to increase pre-service teachers' (PST) cross-cultural skills and awareness. Critical researchers have shown that without intentional facilitation and program design, PSTs hold onto (if not become more entrenched in)…
Descriptors: Racial Discrimination, Racial Bias, Self Concept, Preservice Teachers
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Sharma, Suniti – Theory Into Practice, 2020
Scholarship in teacher education reflects study abroad as established pedagogy and part of 'best practices' in preparing K-12 teachers for diverse classrooms. Three discourses dominate the literature to affirm the positive role of study abroad: (a) changing White preservice teachers' perceptions of self and others; (b) increasing their…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Diversity
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Dillard, Cynthia B.; Neal, Amber – Theory Into Practice, 2020
Given the clarion call for culturally relevant and sustaining practices, it is often assumed that Black women have a deep well of knowledge about Black history and culture to draw from. However, given that today's Black teachers were mostly educated post-integration, they were rarely afforded accurate representations and cultural knowledge of…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, African American History, African American Teachers, Cultural Awareness
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Young, Craig A. – Theory Into Practice, 2019
This article presents the results of a thorough content analysis of 28 LGBTQ award-winning picturebooks. As a queer teacher educator working with pre-service elementary teachers, I wanted to find out how the queer picturebooks available for use in my students' classrooms were any good at helping them and their future students understand that…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Picture Books
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Doucet, Fabienne – Theory Into Practice, 2017
A solid base of research evidence exists to show that teachers' assessments of children are impacted by their perceptions of those children. From the Pygmalion in the Classroom experiment which powerfully showed that teacher expectations of students impacted those students' performance, to more recent research on teachers' underrating of children…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Sustainability, Cultural Maintenance, Educational Environment
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McGee, Ebony O.; Alvarez, Adam; Milner, H. Richard – Theory Into Practice, 2016
In this article, we posit the salience of colorism as an important aspect of race in the knowledge construction and preparation of teachers. Although many more teacher education programs across the United States have begun to infuse aspects of race into their curricula, there is sparse literature about the role of colorism in teacher preparation…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Race, African American Students, Females
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Jordan, Michelle E. – Theory Into Practice, 2016
This conceptual article explores teaching as design work, arguing that a critical thing teachers do is design systems that enable their students to learn. Designing occurs when teachers generate new learning activities or modify curricular programs to create coherence for themselves and their students. Nonetheless, few teacher education programs…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Instructional Design, Educational Practices, Teaching Methods
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Griffith, Robin; Bauml, Michelle; Quebec-Fuentes, Sarah – Theory Into Practice, 2016
Effective teachers are characterized by their abilities to make thoughtful, deliberate, and informed adaptations while teaching (Hoffman & Pearson, 2000). These in-the-moment teaching decisions are guided by a complex web of teacher knowledge. Raising teachers' awareness of the decisions they make on a moment-by-moment basis may aid in…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Metacognition, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Panos, Alexandra – Theory Into Practice, 2015
Developing ePortfolios as part of preservice coursework and student teaching has become part of many teacher education programs nationwide. This article explores how developing an integrative knowledge ePortfolio (IKE, Peet et al., 2011) as part of one preservice teacher's education and during her early years in the classroom supported the role of…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Electronic Publishing, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Reed, Pam; Butler, Tamara – Theory Into Practice, 2015
Urban education is a complex system that is often shrouded in stereotypes, labels, and barriers. Service-learning is well-entrenched in suburban institutions, but is a fledgling or grassroots organization in the urban education community. Often, suburban service-learning initiatives have taken the tone of community service in that it is often…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Urban Education, Urban Schools, Preservice Teacher Education
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Haddix, Marcelle – Theory Into Practice, 2015
The goals of teacher education must evolve beyond the teaching of strategies and methods toward a process for beginning teachers' critical interrogation of their social locations and the ways they engage with the realities of teaching and learning. One way that this is accomplished is by incorporating opportunities for community engagement…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Service Learning, School Community Programs
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