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Ralston, Nicole; Waggoner, Jacqueline; Carroll, James B. – AILACTE Journal, 2017
Responses were gathered from master's candidates in initial and advanced licensure teacher preparation programs. They were asked to discuss how completing a capstone research project contributed to their effectiveness as a teacher. Advanced candidates reported themes of improving practice, evaluating new school initiatives, and increasing…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Graduate Students, Masters Programs, Student Attitudes
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Buchanan, Thomas; Buchanan, Karen – AILACTE Journal, 2017
Preparing teacher candidates for the important work of engaging with family-community is a persistent challenge. Teacher educators should consider repositioning the role that family-community knowledge holds in teacher practice and in the teacher education curriculum. This shift in philosophical, professional, and curricular importance can be an…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Family Role, Community Role, Culturally Relevant Education
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Willis, Dottie – AILACTE Journal, 2015
The author reflects on challenges faced by teacher educators when Kentucky's Educational Professional Standards Board mandated a new Co-Teaching model for all of the state's student teachers in 2013. This article analyzes the overwhelmingly positive responses of cooperating teachers and the experiences of teacher candidates (student teachers) with…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Team Teaching, Reflection, Program Implementation
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Kaye, Karen; Turner, John F.; Emigh, James – AILACTE Journal, 2011
The CSI academies employed a multi-layered, collaborative approach to encourage diverse students to consider STEM careers, including science teaching. The academies recruited a diverse group of high school students. This was due, in large part, to the creation of a unique selection process that identified students with unrealized potential. The…
Descriptors: Science Careers, Mentors, Urban Universities, College Programs
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Woolworth, Stephen – AILACTE Journal, 2008
Little is known about the kind of learning that occurs when teachers' professional development is situated at the intersection between university coursework, school practices and the lived realities of local communities. This study explores five years of data from a graduate seminar for inservice teachers, which examines how schools are situated…
Descriptors: Policy Analysis, Inservice Teacher Education, Interviews, Portfolio Assessment
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Pitre, Charisse Cowan; Curtis, Adrienne; Golash, Ian; Kuzmanich, Kristin; Wenzl, Gretchen – AILACTE Journal, 2008
This paper presents findings of an induction year study of teachers trained in a graduate level social justice teacher education program. At the conclusion of the one-year intensive teacher preparation program, students participated in self-directed group study projects in which they identified and researched critical questions and issues related…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Program Effectiveness, Beginning Teacher Induction, Self Directed Groups
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Beck, Terence A.; Kline, Christine; Ryken, Amy E.; Hamel, Fred L. – AILACTE Journal, 2004
Program accountability is increasingly important in teacher education. Yet, program accountability often implies reporting quantitative data in an easy-to-understand visual format. Such data can lack validity when numbers are small and they may confuse issues of candidate performance with candidate understanding. In this study, four teacher…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Program Improvement, Focus Groups, Program Effectiveness