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Wegwert, Joseph C. – Childhood Education, 2014
There has been a growing interest in and research on the construction of teachers' professional identity and parameters of practice among researchers worldwide. This piece examines the nature of teachers' perceptions about their professionalism and practice. It also explores teacher isolation stemming from assumptions related to…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Professional Isolation
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Batey, Jacqueline J. – Childhood Education, 2014
One of the ways that researchers have found to expand and inform global thinking about the impact of education is through international teaching experiences for students preparing to become teachers. "People have always been curious about the ways that societies acquire and use knowledge, the way that knowledge is translated into skills, the…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Cultural Awareness, Internship Programs, Teaching Experience
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Witzel, Bradley S. – Childhood Education, 2008
President Bush appointed a 19-member National Mathematics Advisory Panel (NMP) in 2006 to create a blueprint for advancing mathematics education in the United States. After reviewing over 16,000 research publications and reports and receiving testimonials from 110 individuals, the panel made its report public in March 2008. The NMP report provides…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Learning Processes, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Freeman, Nancy K.; Swick, Kevin J. – Childhood Education, 2007
In 2000 ACEI began an exploration of the potential role that a code of professional ethics might have in the Association. The Public Affairs Committee recommended that the Executive Board appoint an ad hoc Ethics Committee. That committee, under the leadership of Nita Barbour, accepted its charge to provide guidance to colleagues who struggle to…
Descriptors: Teachers, Guidance, Problem Solving, Ethics
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Mbugua, Tata; Wadas, Jean; Casey, Mary Ann; Finnerty, Jessica – Childhood Education, 2004
Recent education literature underscores the need to prepare teachers who are culturally sensitive and responsive in order to work in the diverse classrooms of the 21st century. Changing demographics and increasing immigration are bringing a new complexity to the cultural diversity within regions and local communities. A school-university…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Elementary School Teachers, Immigrants, Student Diversity