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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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Strom, Kathryn J.; Martin, Adrian D. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2017
This introduction to this special issue on "Thinking with Theory in Teacher Education" dedicates considerable space to broadly discussing the current U.S. political context to emphasize why, at this precise moment in history, educators, teacher educators, and educational researchers are in dire need of different ways to understand the…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Theories, Politics of Education, Political Attitudes
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Cantor, James S. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2015
James Cantor, a professor in the College of Education at California State University, describes his history with the California Council on Teacher Education (CCTE or Cal Council) before becoming the President of the CCTE in 2008. He served as an active member for 10 years prior to becoming the Cal Council President. The author shares the…
Descriptors: Teacher Associations, Organizational Change, Organizational Effectiveness, Organizational Objectives
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Thompson, Alvin H. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2015
Alvin Thompson, former president of the California Council on the Education of Teachers (CCET), describes how he became involved with the CCET, and how the cultural environment of the CCET shifted from a "Pink Tea" society to one of political action focused on the real needs of the schools for which teachers are prepared. Thompson…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teacher Associations, Organizational Change, Organizational Objectives
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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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Lavadenz, Magaly – Issues in Teacher Education, 2015
It was a great honor and privilege for the author to have served as President of the California Council on Teacher Education (CCTE) between 2010 and 2012, as part of a six-year term of office. As an active member of CCTE for more than a decade before, during her early years as a tenure-line faculty member at Loyola Marymount University, she always…
Descriptors: Reflection, Presidents, Teacher Education, Teacher Associations
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Tierney, Dennis S. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2015
The author was deeply honored to be asked to write something about his time of active involvement in the world of teacher education in California. In 2002, he left the field of education for a career that paid less and had a more uncertain future than teaching. Therefore he is not current with public policy or teacher education research issues.…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teacher Associations, Reflection, Organizational Effectiveness
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Quezada, Reyes L. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2015
As the 70th California Council on Teacher Education (CCTE) anniversary approaches it is hard for the author to believe that he has been involved with this organization since 1993, twenty-one years. As he reflected on how he was introduced and what kept him involved in the organization in many capacities, the author realized he knows of no other…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teacher Associations, Leaders, Teacher Leadership
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Georgi, David – Issues in Teacher Education, 2015
When the author was asked to write a mini-memoir about his time as Cal Council president, his first thought was "Now, when exactly was that?" He says that pretty much summarizes the quality of his memory these days. The author's first contact with the California Council on the Education of Teachers was back in the 1970s when the…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Presidents, Personal Narratives, Leadership Responsibility
Aminy, Marina; Karathanos, Katya – Issues in Teacher Education, 2011
While programs have been established to support secondary level English Learners (ELs) in their transition to institutions of higher education (IHEs), limited attention has been given to how to support adult ELs who struggle with the academic language demands of their college or university content-area courses. Research indicates that many EL…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Academic Discourse, Student Teachers, Speech Communication
Sparapani, Ervin F.; Seo, Byung-In; Smith, Deborah L. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2011
The United States of the twenty-first century is possibly the most culturally/racially diverse country of any nation in history, and families that are culturally/racially different from mainstream society do not always see that schools are meeting the needs of their children. This diversity in culture and language means that each person is…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Ethnography, Reflection, Cultural Differences
Streets, Barbara Faye – Issues in Teacher Education, 2011
Cultural immersion experiences have been used in multicultural counselor training courses to address racism. Cultural immersion experiences include activities designed to provide concentrated, direct, substantial, and meaningful interactions with multiple elements of a target culture for the purpose of promoting crosscultural competency. In this…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Counselor Training, Competence, Cultural Influences