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Hajra, Sayonita Ghosh; Kofman, Victoria – Education, 2018
We describe three activities that help undergraduates (pre-service teachers) to develop scientific vocabulary on measurable attributes and units of measurement. Measurable attributes are important features in understanding a word problem and solving the problem. These activities help students comprehend word problems better by identifying…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Preservice Teacher Education, Undergraduate Students, Vocabulary Development
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Cavaliere, Frank J.; Mulvaney, Toni P.; Swerdlow, Marleen R. – Education, 2010
Our country is faced with a financial crisis of mammoth proportions: a crisis rooted in ethics, or rather, the lack of ethics. Critics are increasingly complaining that business schools focus too much teaching effort on maximizing shareholder value, with only a limited understanding of ethical and social aspects of business leadership. Business…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Ethics, Business Administration Education, College Instruction
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Feldt, Ronald C.; Hensley, Robert – Education, 2009
We analyzed descriptions found in 12 introductory psychology textbooks on the recommended use of SQ3R for improving reading in order to determine whether such descriptions reflect issues and concerns found in the SQ3R literature. We classified sample questions to determine the types of questions that are suggested to guide use of SQ3R. A majority…
Descriptors: Psychology, Learning Strategies, Introductory Courses, Textbook Research
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Roby, Douglas E. – Education, 2009
This study involved 107 teachers assessing their apprehension in communicating within group settings, one-to-one, in meetings, and in large public speaking circumstances. Those involved in the study were teachers pursuing graduate degrees in teacher leadership. School administrator's acknowledging the talents and gifts of teaching faculty, and…
Descriptors: Public Speaking, Leadership Qualities, Speech Skills, Teacher Leadership
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Birch, Tobeylynn; Greenfield, Louise; Janke, Karen; Schaeffer, Deborah; Woods, Ada – Education, 2008
As colleges of education prepare to meet NCATE standards they will find technically savvy allies and willing partners at their campus libraries. The information literacy and technology targets in the standards of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) parallel the information literacy standards developed by the…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Academic Standards, Information Literacy, Technology
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Lee, Okseon; Ravizza, Dean – Education, 2008
The purpose of this study was to examine prospective physical education teachers' conceptions of caring during their student teaching experiences. This study was conducted through a qualitative research design that included semi-structured interviews, field observations, and document analysis. Four student teachers (1 male and 3 females) from…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Student Teachers, Role Models, Comparative Analysis
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Reid, Howard M.; Mason, Susan E. – Education, 2008
Many college students majoring in the social sciences find the required statistics course to be dull as well as difficult. Further, they often do not retain much of the material, which limits their success in subsequent courses. We describe a few simple changes, the incorporation of which may enhance student learning. (Contains 1 table.)
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Social Sciences, Statistics, Course Selection (Students)
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Ortlieb, Evan – Education, 2008
When preservice teacher programs are failing to adequately prepare collegiate students towards becoming thriving teachers, what can be done? After many complaints were voiced from my student body, a survey was constructed, which revealed student satisfaction levels were lowest in the following areas: 1) The variety of opportunities to teach…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Pilot Projects, Cancer
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Liu, Fuchang – Education, 2008
This study investigated the impact of online discussion of anxiety towards teaching mathematics (ATTM) on elementary teacher candidates' ATTM. Participants (N = 39) in elementary mathematics methods classes completed Anxiety Towards Teaching Mathematics Questionnaire immediately before and after 8 weeks of online discussion of ATTM. It was found…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Methods Courses, Mathematics Instruction, Anxiety
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Ziebarth, Jane; Bovill, Ronald – Education, 2008
Creating the most effective and well-educated teachers possible has been always the clear focus of the Teacher Education Department at the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK). During the academic year of 1999-2000, a tripartite task force was created for the College of Education at UNK to identify areas in need of revision or elimination from…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Field Experience Programs, Teacher Education Programs, Student Teachers
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Patton, Barba A.; Fry, Jane; Klages, Carol – Education, 2008
"I really don't like mathematics, but I can teach it to elementary students without any problem." These words are frequently voiced by elementary teacher candidates. "It's just elementary school math it's not like I'm teaching anything really difficult. Otherwise, no way would I do it." These words are powerful in terms of…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Education Courses, Metacognition, Literacy
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Anderson, Derek – Education, 2007
The student teaching practicum is the capstone event of a new teacher's sequence of formal education and shapes the beginnings of one's foray into to the teaching profession. Vital to that experience is the influence of the cooperating teacher. This study sought a better understanding of that influence, particularly the various aspects of…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Student Teachers, Practicums, Teacher Education Programs