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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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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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Grant, Grace E. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2015
As president of the California Council on Teacher Education from 1994-1996, teacher educator Grace Grant reflects on the first conference she attended of the then California Council on the Education of Teachers in 1976 at the Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite National Park. The keynote speaker was Gary Fenstermacher, the then-director of teacher…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Teacher Attitudes, Conferences (Gatherings), Novels
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Kolano, Lan Quach; King, Elena T. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2015
Recent immigration trends at the national and local levels indicate that schools are receiving the largest influx of immigrant students since the beginning of the 20th century. According to the U.S. Department of Education (2014), English language learners (ELLs) accounted for nearly 4.4 million students during the 2011-2012 school year. These…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Preservice Teachers, English Language Learners, Immigrants
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Lafferty, Karen Elizabeth; Pang, Valerie Ooka – Issues in Teacher Education, 2014
Required courses in teacher education programs can sometimes prompt less-than-positive responses from pre-service teachers. Multicultural teacher educators, in particular, may face resistance from prospective teachers who, believing that they do not harbor prejudices, question the need to examine their attitudes toward culturally and…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Attitudes
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Murray, Frank – Issues in Teacher Education, 2013
This article is a report of the findings from a sample of approximately 2,700 students and 1,000 faculty in the first 50 Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC)-accredited programs for which the online surveys were used. The sample represents nearly all the full-time faculty members surveyed and approximately 30% of the students. On the…
Descriptors: Online Surveys, Teacher Surveys, Student Surveys, Teacher Attitudes
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Sinclair, Becky B.; Szabo, Susan; Redmond-Sanogo, Adrienne; Sennette, Jennifer D. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2013
The purpose of this study was to examine differences in the pictorial representations of what teaching "looks like" for undergraduate students, intern teachers and graduate students enrolled in education classes. This new Draw-a-Teacher Checklist instrument was modeled after the Draw-a-Science-Teacher-Test Checklist (DASTT-C) developed…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Learning Experience, Teacher Attitudes
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Bergman, Daniel J. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2013
This paper focuses on what constitutes ethical-based practices in assessment and student evaluation. Pre-service teachers in education foundations classes responded to a survey in which they marked whether they perceived that the actions of an educator in evaluation scenario were ethical or unethical. Respondents had high agreement on the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Ethics, Educational Strategies, Student Evaluation
Wasburn-Moses, Leah; Kopp, Tom; Hettersimer, Jill E. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2012
Because there is limited research on effective early field experiences and, particularly, on the potential of laboratory experiences to expose teacher candidates to a diverse student population, this study evaluates one such placement. As part of the placement, the teacher candidate provided tutoring at an on-campus model alternative program for…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, At Risk Students, Program Effectiveness, Field Experience Programs