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Ediger, Marlow – Education, 2018
Students have much to benefit from courses pertaining to the history of the teaching profession. History of education, as a course to be taken in teacher education, has been greatly minimized in the ensuing years. Approximately six per cent of colleges/universities require a course in this area for prospective teachers. When being a student in the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Educational History, College Students
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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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Singh, Delar K. – Education, 2017
The Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education Programs (CAEP) has established five standards to measure the effectiveness of teacher preparation programs. Clinical partnerships and practice represent "Standard 2." The CAEP requires that teacher education programs design high quality clinical practice that is central to preparation…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Student Attitudes, Clinical Experience
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Chiatula, Victoria Oliaku – Education, 2015
This primer summarizes interdisciplinary collaborative mathematics as an integrative approach to train pre-service elementary teachers to teach math utilizing Junior Achievement USA (JA) educational programs within an elementary Math Methods course. The primer provides a JA historical background/program overview, summarizes the interdisciplinary…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Mathematics Instruction, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers
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Arslan, Suna – Education, 2015
This study seeks an answer to the question "Can Creative Drama programs be benefited from in developing the experiences of noticing educational and psychosocial problems and solving them in relation with the teaching profession?." The importance given to Creative Drama method in educational programs increases day by day. Drama education…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Problem Solving, Drama
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Bigham, Sarah G.; Hively, Dorothy E.; Toole, Georgiann H. – Education, 2014
This study examined public school partners' expectations of teacher candidates and beginning teachers and the qualities that principals consider most important when hiring new teachers. Teachers in Maryland, West Virginia and Virginia (N = 130) responded to 37 Likert-style survey questions based upon the 100 school principals' interview questions…
Descriptors: Principals, Cooperating Teachers, Expectation, Student Teachers
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Derosier, Sharline; Soslau, Elizabeth – Education, 2014
Research shows that teachers' efficacy relates to pupil achievement. Strong efficacy, or a self-belief that one can positively impact pupil learning, is risked when teachers develop concerns related to pupil learning. This study explored the perceived concerns of teacher candidates (N = 3) throughout an eight-week clinical field experience.…
Descriptors: Field Experience Programs, Student Teacher Attitudes, Student Teaching, Preservice Teachers
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Recepoglu, Ergun; Ergun, Muammer – Education, 2013
The purpose of this study is to analyze perceptions of prospective teachers about their media literacy competencies in terms of different variables. This is a descriptive research in the survey model which tries to detect the current situation. Study group includes 580 prospective teachers from Turkish, Primary School, Social Studies, Science,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Media Literacy
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Faucette, Nell; Nugent, Peg – Education, 2012
This article examines responses of 13 preservice students to a mentoring program during their junior year. Throughout the first two terms of a five semester teacher education program, senior physical education specialists agreed to mentor them (in pairs or trios) relative to their development. This qualitative analysis included collection of…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Physical Education Teachers
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Wyss, Vanessa L.; Siebert, Cathy J.; Dowling, Karen A. – Education, 2012
Practicum experiences are an extremely critical component to any teacher education program. Yet how pre-service teachers are included in classrooms can be organized in multiple ways and is influenced by many factors. Structurally, universities must consider school schedules and student course offering schedules. More important is ensuring…
Descriptors: School Schedules, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Practicums
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Schmitz, Steven A.; Nourse, Steven W.; Ross, Molly E. – Education, 2012
That the student population in public schools is becoming increasingly diverse is not all that surprising. Studies indicate that in less than three decades, a majority of children will likely belong to race-ethnic minorities. Conversely, teacher candidates are not keeping pace with the diversity ratio of students in the PK-12 public school…
Descriptors: Teacher Recruitment, Teaching (Occupation), Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation
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Sandoval-Lucero, Elena; Shanklin, Nancy L.; Sobel, Donna M.; Townsend, Stephanie S.; Davis, Alan; Kalisher, Shannon – Education, 2011
This study examined the experiences of beginning teachers from three preparation models; traditional, professional development school, and teacher-in-residence, regarding their perceptions of their first years of teaching. The purpose was to explore possible links between teacher candidates' preparation paths and their preparedness and intention…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Faculty Development, Teacher Interns
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Lewis, Joél P.; Litchfield, Brenda C. – Education, 2011
The purpose of this study was to investigate self-regulated learning and academic performance in preservice teacher education by incorporating self-regulated learning training into an undergraduate educational technology course. Participants were randomly assigned to three different training modules, which were designed to explore if…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Learning Strategies, Independent Study, Academic Achievement
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Johnston, Pattie; Almerico, Gina M.; Henriott, Deanna; Shapiro, Mykel – Education, 2011
Assessing the dispositions of pre-service teachers who are in field internship experiences has been gaining attention by those persons responsible for the education and training of pre-service teachers. Disposition indicators have already been validated by researchers so that now raters know what to rate. There is an amorphous quality to the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Student Teaching, Personality, Student Evaluation
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Ada, Sefer; Sahenk, Senem Seda – Education, 2011
Since the 2000's, many significant steps have been taken in our country for its admission to the European Union. Within this scope, the main issue of this study may be expressed in a single sentence as follows: "What type of developments do the English, German and French language instructor trainings in Turkey display in this process of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Teachers, English Teachers, French
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