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Jackson, Tambra O.; Kazembe, Lasana D.; Morgan, Laryn – Theory Into Practice, 2021
In this article, we explore the need for decolonizing practices in teacher education for developing critical consciousness with preservice teachers of Color (PTOC). We assert that the development of critical consciousness for PTOC must include practices that specifically attend to their racialized experiences in the context of white spaces- their…
Descriptors: Racial Discrimination, Racial Bias, Culturally Relevant Education, Critical Theory
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Braden, Eliza G.; Gibson, Valente' – Theory Into Practice, 2021
The purpose of this article is to share specific methods employed to support preservice teachers as they engage in culturally sustaining nonfiction writing instruction with elementary children in an embedded methods course. First, we explore theories of culturally relevant and sustaining pedagogies. Next, we define culturally sustaining writing…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Culturally Relevant Education, Critical Theory
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Wynter-Hoyte, Kamania; Thornton, Natasha Adams; Smith, Mukkaramah; Jones, Kaitlin – Theory Into Practice, 2021
Guided by Kalamu ya Salaam's Revolutionary Love poem, this article theorizes 3 tenets of revolutionary love in education: (a) self-examination, (b) interconnectedness, and (c) liberation. The authors, a teacher educator, educational consultant, inservice, and preservice teacher will conceptualize how they enact these tenets in teacher education…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Educators, Educational Practices
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Lees, Anna; Tropp Laman, Tasha; Calderón, Dolores – Theory Into Practice, 2021
Settler Colonialism is marked by the permanent move of mostly European settlers into other territories that requires the ongoing displacement and/or elimination of Indigenous peoples, the enslavement and dispossession of Indigenous peoples from Africa, and the individual ownership of land for capital gain. This displacement and elimination takes…
Descriptors: Land Settlement, Early Childhood Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Indigenous Populations
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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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Santamaría 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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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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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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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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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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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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