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Kagle, Melissa – AILACTE Journal, 2013
This paper proposes a framework for the development of culturally responsive practices in beginning teachers to meet the needs of diverse students in multicultural classrooms. The framework describes the trajectory beginning teachers undergo toward becoming culturally responsive and discusses how teacher educators in liberal arts colleges can…
Descriptors: Knowledge Base for Teaching, Culturally Relevant Education, Cultural Awareness, Multicultural Education
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Lorimer, Maureen Reilly – AILACTE Journal, 2012
Although strong arguments espousing the accolades of arts involvement are evident, the visual and performing arts continue to be underfunded and underused in K-12 schooling and teacher preparation. Valiant efforts from arts advocates have made inroads to reverse this negative trend, yet policies and practices that reflect a commitment to "arts for…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Educational Change, Integrated Curriculum, Unified Studies Curriculum
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McCadden, Brian; Rose, Martha – AILACTE Journal, 2008
The school-aged population continues to diversify, yet the student body at small liberal arts teacher preparation programs generally does not. To help prepare our socioculturally homogeneous students to teach a more diverse student body, we developed a three-tiered approach that includes a diversity model integrated across the curriculum, an…
Descriptors: Field Experience Programs, Teaching Methods, Multicultural Education, Instructional Effectiveness
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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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Morgan, Peter W. – AILACTE Journal, 2008
This study examines the preparation of preservice elementary teaching candidates in science content and methods courses and the relationship of their coursework to future teaching. One-hundred-five undergraduate elementary education majors participated in the study. Data was gathered through the completion of a background questionnaire and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Methods Courses, Teacher Education Curriculum, Elementary Secondary Education
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Lederhouse, Jillian N. – AILACTE Journal, 2008
Although high-needs schools rarely provide extensive scaffolding for beginning educators, liberal arts colleges that are committed to the moral and intellectual development of teachers can serve a pivotal role in helping their candidates choose such schools and commit to serving in them for the long term. This article describes ways in which…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Intellectual Development, Disadvantaged Schools, Teacher Education Curriculum
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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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Justice-Crickmer, Janet; Thompson, E. H. – AILACTE Journal, 2007
Arthur Levine's (2006) study of teacher preparation in the United States and his resulting controversial recommendations have increased the need for teacher educators in independent institutions to share insights into designing and implementing effective degree programs. To that end, this article highlights aspects of an innovative M.A. Ed.…
Descriptors: Specialists, Instructional Design, Masters Programs, Reading Instruction
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Gnadinger, Cindy Meyers – AILACTE Journal, 2006
The face of teacher education is rapidly changing. Teacher shortages, legislative changes, and adult career changers have prompted colleges and universities across the nation to develop new programs or redesign existing programs for teacher preparation. For universities, the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program has emerged as the panacea for…
Descriptors: Masters Degrees, Alternative Teacher Certification, Teacher Education Programs, Program Development