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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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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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Flushman, Tanya; Guise, Megan; Hegg, Sarah – Issues in Teacher Education, 2019
This study examines the content (i.e., pedagogical skill) and purpose (i.e., praise or suggestion for growth) of university supervisor written feedback in order to improve the quality of observational evaluation provided to elementary and secondary pre-service teachers. Interview data reveal key factors influence the content of supervisor…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Written Language, Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Supervisors
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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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Epstein, Shira Eve; Ratner, Andrew – Issues in Teacher Education, 2015
Teacher education necessitates rich, generative experiences for up-and-coming teachers in working classrooms. Written by two English Education faculty members, this article discusses efforts to revise the clinical, field-based components of their courses so to more commonly yield such experiences. Specifically, they aimed to infuse fieldwork with…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Teacher Education, Service Learning, Preservice Teachers
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Morton, Brenda M.; Birky, Ginny D. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2015
In an era of standardized exams to support No Child Left Behind, the influence a teacher candidate has on a P-12 classroom can greatly impact the academic achievement of students. The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Educators (NCATE) Blue Ribbon Panel Report (2010) suggested that teacher preparation programs and school districts need…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, High Schools, Teacher Education Programs
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Farnan, Nancy; Hudis, Paula M.; LaPlante, Arlene – Issues in Teacher Education, 2014
In this article, the authors describe how one group of California teacher educators has responded to the call for high school dropout rates with new thinking and action in regard to making teacher preparation a key strategy for reducing the dropout rates, raising student academic achievement, and eliminating the pervasive inequities in learning…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Education Programs, Academic Achievement
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Berglund, Jorgen – Issues in Teacher Education, 2013
Faced with a chronic shortage of single-subject mathematics teachers and a directive from the federal legislation "No Child Left Behind" that all students are taught by highly qualified teachers, California instituted a new subject-matter competency exam, the California Subject Exam for Teachers for Mathematics (CSET), and created a new…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Competencies, Mathematics Instruction, Teacher Qualifications
Cooper, Jewell E.; He, Ye – Issues in Teacher Education, 2012
As is widely recognized in the teacher education field, it is a complex process for teacher candidates to become effective classroom teachers. With growing linguistic and cultural diversity in today's classrooms, as well as different social expectations for education, the teacher preparation process is becoming increasingly demanding and…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Student Teaching, Teacher Education Programs, Autobiographies