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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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Looney, Lisa; Perry, David; Steck, Andy – Education, 2017
Teachers' beliefs about mathematics can play a role in their teaching effectiveness (Bandura, 1993). Negative attitudes toward math (e.g., math anxiety) or low self-efficacy beliefs for teaching math can act as barriers to the teaching process, impacting the achievement and math beliefs of students (Beilock, Gunderson, Ramirez, & Levine, 2010;…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Preservice Teachers, Beliefs, Student Attitudes
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Haralson, Michele; Hoaglund, Amy; Birkenfeld, Karen; Rogers, Betsy – Education, 2016
After first introduced in 1995 by Bernie Dodge and Tom March, webquests have inundated the K-12 classroom. (Dodge, 1995) WebQuests are designed to support students' critical thinking particularly at the levels of analysis, synthesis and evaluation. Recently, studies have emerged focusing on the use of webquests in teacher education (Hassanien…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Cultural Differences, Teacher Attitudes, Critical Thinking
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Chiatula, Victoria Oliaku – Education, 2015
This guide outlines teacher preparation, professional association, and Common Core State Standards aligned to an "interdisciplinary collaborative mathematics" approach using Junior Achievement educational programs within a Math Methods course to train pre-service elementary teachers to teach math.
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Cooperative Learning, Standards, Correlation
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Bond, Nathan; Sterrett, William – Education, 2014
Policymakers, researchers, and educators are calling for practicing teachers to assume leadership positions in schools. The goal is for these teacher leaders to work with administrators and bring about school improvements. To prepare teachers for this role, universities are encouraged to provide leadership opportunities for students aspiring to…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teachers
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Okoro, James – Education, 2014
This study assessed Resources for Training Prospective Teachers in Business Education at the colleges of Education at South South Nigeria. Business Teacher Education programmes are set up to produce competent teachers for the secondary schools and skilled labour force for the private sector. These products of Business Education programme at the…
Descriptors: Schools of Education, Business Education Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Educational Resources
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Hoaglund, Amy E.; Birkenfeld, Karen; Box, Jean Ann – Education, 2014
According to Richard DuFour (2004), "To create a professional learning community, focus on learning rather than teaching, work collaboratively and hold yourself accountable for results." Professional learning communities provide the structure that must exist within a school in order to become effective. However, to truly prepare…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Undergraduate Students
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Cellante, Donna; Donne, Vicki – Education, 2013
The process of program evaluation was utilized to evaluate the education program, provide information to make decisions on its ability to comply with mandates from the state education department, and develop or improve the program to meet the goals of the new initiative to meet the needs of English language learners. The program evaluation process…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, English Language Learners, Student Needs, Research Methodology
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Beachum, Floyd D.; McCray, Carlos R.; Yawn, Christopher D.; Obiakor, Festus E. – Education, 2013
Character education is the explicit teaching of positive values by teachers, which is supported by the school. Currently, there is a lack of research on character education with regard to pre-service teachers. The purpose of this study was to ascertain the perceptions of pre-service teachers with regard to their support for character education and…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Values Education, Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes
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Zimpher, Nancy L.; Howey, Kenneth R. – Education, 2013
Considering the importance of education in the life of a 21st-century person, it is remarkable that the training of teachers continues to be as inconsistent, and in many cases, as lackadaisical, as it is. For all the evidence indicating that excellent teachers rank high on the list of factors essential to student success, one would expect that…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Schools of Education, Curriculum Study Centers
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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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Brooks, Michael; West-Olatunji, Cirecie; Blackmon, Angelicque Tucker; Froelich, Kathy; De La Torre, William; Montano, Theresa; Peregrino, Sylvia; Quintanar, Rosalinda; Smith, Rosamond J. – Education, 2012
As enrollment of ethnically diverse students continues to increase, so should the number of teachers increase who are trained in multicultural education methods. Traditionally, those culturally competent educators come from Minority Serving Institutions. Given the lack of current research or data on the benefits of this type of teaching at MSIs…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Minority Groups, Multicultural Education, Teacher Education
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Kinne, Lenore J.; Faulkner, Shawn A. – Education, 2012
Teacher work sample methodology is a form of performance assessment that requires the teacher to describe, analyze, and reflect on student assessment data to improve both instruction and student learning. Some teacher preparation programs have adopted teacher work sample methodology as a means of teaching teacher candidates to gather and analyze…
Descriptors: Performance Tests, Performance Based Assessment, Teaching Methods, Work Sample Tests
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Ebrahim, Ali H. – Education, 2012
This study examined educational factors that positively influenced the confidence of students training to be elementary science educators (self efficacy). Specifically, it compared the impacts of a science method course and a practicum teaching course on Kuwait University students. Using a pre/post design, The Science Teaching Efficacy Belief…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Elementary School Teachers, Foreign Countries, Practicums
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