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McVicker, Claudia J. – Educational Considerations, 2019
Universities around the country are beginning to feel the need to add a global dimension to their programs. One way to prepare teachers to address the challenges associated with teaching children in a global age is through carefully structured, international study abroad where the candidates are immersed in another culture and school system. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Global Approach, Study Abroad
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Larson, Lotta; Goodson, Lori – Educational Considerations, 2019
This "Educational Considerations" issue, with its theme of "Teaching and Learning in a Global Community," highlights education in an ever increasingly connected world--and how we get our students prepared to not only survive, but thrive in such an expanding environment. As we considered this topic, one of the individuals who…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Change Agents, Global Approach, Elementary School Teachers
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Yahnke, Sally J.; Shroyer, M. Gail – Educational Considerations, 2014
The 1983 publication of "A Nation at Risk: The Imperative for Educational Reform" (National Commission of Excellence in Education) "initiated the longest sustained period of attention to public education in the nation's history and ignited a new wave of interest in teacher preparation" (NRC, Committee on the Study of Teacher…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Models, Excellence in Education, Educational Change
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Allen, David S.; Perl, Michael; Goodson, Lori; Sprouse, Twyla – Educational Considerations, 2014
Considering how long societies have been educating their youth, the history of teacher education is relatively brief. From the first teacher education innovation in the 17th century through those of the late 20th century--de la Salle, the American normal school, the flood of student teachers into public schools after World War II, the student…
Descriptors: Supervision, Team Teaching, Partnerships in Education, Faculty Development
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Risberg, Sandy; Curtis, Laurie; Shivers, Lucas – Educational Considerations, 2014
In the fall of 2011, an undergraduate student who is also a military spouse and mother of school-aged children, shared with the College of Education (COE) at Kansas State University faculty her concerns about the necessity of intentional preparation of teachers and counselors regarding the unique needs of military-connected children. From that…
Descriptors: Professional Development Schools, Military Personnel, Student Needs, Spouses
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Holen, Michael C.; Yunk, Dan C. – Educational Considerations, 2014
Generalizing about school district-teacher education program relationships across the long history and broad landscape of teacher preparation in America can prove challenging. However, if partnerships imply stable, long-term, mutually beneficial arrangements characterized by shared decision-making and resources, even a relatively cursory scan…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation, Teacher Education Programs, Educational Improvement
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Mercer, Debbie; Myers, Scott – Educational Considerations, 2014
This article provides a history of the Professional Development School (PDS) movement in Kansas, as well as the major influences and challenges ahead as partnerships continue to grow and adapt. Mercer and Myers highlight the Kansas State Department of Education's (KSDE's) engagement in dialogue about the professional learning continuum of licensed…
Descriptors: Professional Development Schools, Educational Administration, Partnerships in Education, Standards
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Miller, Teresa; Ribble, Michael – Educational Considerations, 2010
Online learning has changed education in many ways. This change was not mandated, but instead filled a need expressed by students. A problem with this shift toward online teaching is that it has happened randomly and irregularly within K-12 systems. Demands from students for online learning at both K-12 and higher education levels have not always…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Teacher Education Programs, Resistance to Change, Barriers