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Roose, Deborah – AILACTE Journal, 2013
A majority of the teacher education programs in this country reside in liberal arts institutions. Most pride themselves on the benefits from having small and nurturing programs with strong relationships with students and an emphasis on teaching. There are many types of preparation programs situated within liberal arts institutions and also a wide…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Teacher Education, Educational Benefits, Teacher Education Programs
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Merk, Hillary; Waggoner, Jacqueline; Carroll, James – AILACTE Journal, 2013
Researchers and teacher educators have given increased attention to co-teaching during the student teaching experience. Co-teaching facilitates an apprenticeship arrangement that encourages modeling of classroom practice for the candidate and a chance to implement directly what is being learned by the apprentice. The co-teaching model can be…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Student Teaching, Learning Processes, Team Teaching
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Frazier, Laura Corbin; Brown-Hobbs, Stacy; Palmer, Barbara Martin – AILACTE Journal, 2013
This paper traces the development of teacher candidate benchmarks at one liberal arts institution. Begun as a classroom assessment activity over ten years ago, the benchmarks, through collaboration with professional development school partners, now serve as a primary measure of teacher candidates' performance in the final phases of the teacher…
Descriptors: Benchmarking, Student Teachers, Performance Based Assessment, Outcome Measures
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Truesdell, Elizabeth; Birch, Rebecca – AILACTE Journal, 2013
This project description examines how a teacher education program integrated new instructional technology through the creation of a Technology Facilitator position in the department. The project proceeded through a three-tiered system of learning "literacy" to establish a knowledge base amongst faculty members, "augmenting"…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Educational Technology, Facilitators (Individuals), Knowledge Base for Teaching
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Denton, David W. – AILACTE Journal, 2013
Some states have used new teacher performance assessments in an attempt to improve teacher quality for more than two decades. New teacher performance assessments include performance expectations, scoring rubrics, and writing prompts, which are organized into subject-specific handbooks. Teacher candidates completing performance assessments assemble…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Performance Based Assessment, Portfolios (Background Materials), Educational Change
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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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Pu, Chang – AILACTE Journal, 2012
Informed by the narrative inquiry approach (Connelly & Clandinin, 1990), this qualitative study examined preservice teachers' narratives to investigate what they think, know, and believe in teaching English learners. Beyond just telling stories, narrative structures and meanings were examined with the goal of gaining insight of the preservice…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Second Language Learning
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Kaback, Suzanne – AILACTE Journal, 2012
Supporting the reading development of college students is the responsibility of all professors. As experts in the field, with experience navigating and interpreting readings in a particular discipline, professors are obligated to think of themselves as master artisans apprenticing their students to the craft of reading. Texts in all subject areas…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Intentional Learning, Content Area Reading, Reading Habits
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Thomas, Kevin M.; Bush, Sarah B.; Bucalos, Anne – AILACTE Journal, 2012
Defining and assessing dispositions continues to be a conundrum for many teacher education programs, particularly when significant dispositional concerns arise that warrant intervention. This study focuses on the analysis of dispositions intervention data from one institution to identify the trends and patterns that could further inform the…
Descriptors: Intervention, Teacher Education Programs, Student Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs
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Egeland, Paul; Eckert, Jon – AILACTE Journal, 2012
In an era of specialization and standardization, what might the liberal arts offer to preservice teachers as they prepare for their participation in a demanding profession? The authors posit that teacher education programs housed in liberal arts institutions can provide rich mentoring opportunities for teacher candidates. While faculty in teacher…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Mentors
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Yontz, Brian D. – AILACTE Journal, 2012
This narrative outlines the process of how an independent liberal arts college integrated coursework and learning experiences focused on urban school teacher preparation with an existing university program in Urban Studies. Programmatic changes and additions to teacher education programs at independent liberal arts colleges are often very…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Urban Studies
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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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Ciminelli, Michelle R. – AILACTE Journal, 2011
The author describes an interactive intervention strategy to assist pre-service teachers in developing reflective practices in an undergraduate literacy course. The goal of the study was to encourage deeper analysis rather than purely descriptive summaries of field placements in teacher candidates' written reflections, so pre-service teachers may…
Descriptors: Intervention, Reflective Teaching, Preservice Teachers, Undergraduate Study
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Huisman, Sarah; Edwards, Allison – AILACTE Journal, 2011
Two separate research studies explored two types of experiential learning, situated learning and service learning, used in a liberal arts university setting to further understand their importance in the learning process. From both the service learning and situated learning research, two main findings emerged, limited student reflection and…
Descriptors: Course Objectives, Service Learning, Course Content, Educational Opportunities
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Gay, Richard – AILACTE Journal, 2011
For the past sixteen years, the Five Dimensions of Multicultural Education, as proposed by James A. Banks (1995), have been accepted in many circles as the primary conceptual framework used in teaching multicultural education courses: content integration, the knowledge construction process, prejudice reduction, an equity pedagogy and an empowering…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Education Courses, Multicultural Education, Course Content
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