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Seward, Tomi Phoenix; Nguyen, Huong Tran – Issues in Teacher Education, 2019
Jenkins (2009) asserts that it is a "digital imperative" for educators to develop their students' technology awareness and dexterity, but also their own. How can educators teach what they do not know? To make the digital imperative a reality in university and secondary classrooms, teacher preparation faculty can tap into the Internet and…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Technological Literacy, College Faculty
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Mungal, Angus Shiva – Issues in Teacher Education, 2019
This article traces the political, historical, and ideological roots of the Relay Graduate School of Education. Relay represents a more current iteration of alternative teacher preparation programs and emerged from the earlier partnerships between education schools and independent alternative programs (Mungal, 2012). These programs have become…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Alternative Teacher Certification
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Langeberg, Melinda Ellen – Issues in Teacher Education, 2019
Teaching writing requires explicit pedagogical training. Often pre-service English teachers are not only unprepared to teach writing, but they are also unprepared to provide effective writing feedback. Effective writing feedback: (1) prepares young writers to make sound and thorough writing choices; (2) positively impacts learning; and (3)…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Preservice Teachers, Feedback (Response), Writing Instruction
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Cappello, Marva – Issues in Teacher Education, 2019
Contemporary societies, whether in the United States or the Pacific are overwhelmingly visual in character. Yet, schools at all levels continue to privilege written text as demonstrations of learning over any other form of communication. A visual curriculum has the potential to strengthen instruction across disciplines and offers students another…
Descriptors: Reflection, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Multiple Literacies
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Jones, Alexis – Issues in Teacher Education, 2019
Imagine a fourth grade classroom filled with 26 students all equally unique in their abilities, successes and challenges, talents, likes and dislikes. What is a teacher to do to meet all of their instructional needs? What about their behavioral, social, and emotional needs? Differentiated instruction (DI) is an approach to teaching that suggests…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Classroom Techniques, Individualized Instruction, Teacher Behavior
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Clarke-Vivier, Sara; Lee, Jade Caines – Issues in Teacher Education, 2018
Holding teachers accountable for student achievement has become a high priority for many education stakeholders (Cochran-Smith, Piazza, & Power, 2013; Darling-Hammond, 2010; Ginsberg & Kingston, 2014; Good, 2014; Wilson & Youngs, 2005). With new content standards and new statewide assessment systems, however, it can be challenging for…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Barriers
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Wake, Donna; Mills, Michael – Issues in Teacher Education, 2018
Effective professional development (PD) can be a powerful tool in school success and teacher satisfaction; however, teachers often report their PD experiences as lackluster or not responsive to their immediate needs (Desimone, 2011; Guskey, 2009; Lutrick & Szabo, 2012). Teachers need professional support in today's educational environment to…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Teacher Attitudes, Program Effectiveness, Technology Integration
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Germaine, Ron W.; Kornuta, Halyna M. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2018
The purpose of this study is to discover the experiences and supports that influenced the development of teaching effectiveness at different career stages of National University alumni who were identified as County Teachers of the Year in California. National University is the second largest private, nonprofit institution of higher learning in…
Descriptors: Alumni, Awards, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Competencies
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Brown, Carmen Sherry – Issues in Teacher Education, 2018
Beginning in May 2014, all education program graduates in New York State (NYS) must pass new and/or revised certification exams in order to become certified to teach in NYS. Early childhood teacher candidates enrolled in an approved NYS teacher preparation program are required to pass the Academic Literacy Skills Test (ALST), Content Specialty…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, College Graduates, Graduation Requirements, Teacher Certification
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Heineke, Amy; Neugebauer, Sabina Rak – Issues in Teacher Education, 2018
"Academic language" is a term that is thrown around frequently in educational circles, particularly in recent years. As a part of a larger study investigating trends in practitioners' efficacy in teaching, using, and supporting academic language in classrooms, the authors honed in on teachers' definitions and corresponding understandings…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Language Attitudes, Academic Discourse, Jargon
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Bergman, Daniel Jay – Issues in Teacher Education, 2018
In the classroom and beyond, teachers are viewed as exemplars of ethical behavior, clearly and confidently discerning between right and wrong. Despite the availability of resources for ethics instruction, ethical uncertainty and public scrutiny continue to confuse and distress classroom teachers, novice and veteran alike, about their role in…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Ethics
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Givens, Ruth; Cowden, Ryan – Issues in Teacher Education, 2018
This article suggests that philosophy courses could play a key role in teacher education courses as a means of developing the critical thinking skills teachers need in the 21st-century classroom. The authors focus on: (1) Shifts in Education Standards; (2) The Value of Philosophy; and (3) Paths to Implementation. Five paths to implementation…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Educational Philosophy, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills
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Ostertag, Julia – Issues in Teacher Education, 2018
The familiar figure of the teacher, alone in front of a classroom and enclosed by four walls, pervades what is possible in teacher education. What if we could decentre anthropocentric teaching practices and 'become teachers together' with other human and nonhuman teachers? Could a garden become a teacher? A plant? A spider? This article engages…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Gardening, Teaching Methods
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Wolfmeyer, Mark – Issues in Teacher Education, 2018
This article provides concrete critical and ethical responses to dominant educational policies promoting the teaching of STEM fields. Recognizing how dominant discourses of modernity (Martusewicz, et al. 2015) work discursively to constitute STEM, this paper examines and exposes how STEM education is prioritized via funding in teacher education.…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Methods Courses, Ethics, Educational Policy
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Martusewicz, Rebecca A. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2018
EcoJustice Education is both a framework for thinking about our ethical responsibilities as educators and community members, and a socio-ecological and political movement. In this essay, I trace my own personal history in the development of this field, focusing on the theoretical foundations, major scholars contributing to those founding ideas,…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Educational Practices, Educational Policy, Ecological Factors
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