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Takemae, Natsuko; Dobbins, Nicole; Kurtts, Stephanie – Issues in Teacher Education, 2018
As public schools strive to provide all students access to and success with the general curriculum, potentially leading them to postsecondary educational opportunities that prepare them for fulfilling and engaging careers, recent federal legislation clearly reflects the need to ensure that all students are supported in achieving rigorous…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Access to Education, Preservice Teacher Education
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Guerra, Patricia L.; Wubbena, Zane C. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2017
In the current study, the authors qualitatively investigate, through the theoretical perspective of cognitive dissonance, the relationship between teacher beliefs and their associated teacher practices at two public elementary schools with diverse student populations. They argue that while teachers may hold theoretical beliefs about culturally…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Educational Practices, Cognitive Processes
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Barlow, Angela T.; Gaddy, Angeline K.; Baxter, Wesley A. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2017
The purpose of this article is to explore the usefulness of a video-based tool for measuring teachers' mathematical knowledge for teaching. Unique to this tool is the use of a video featuring a mathematical disagreement that occurred in an elementary classroom. The authors define mathematical disagreements as instances in which students challenge…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction
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Mills, Tammy – Issues in Teacher Education, 2017
A recent movement in teacher education research encompasses working with and through theory. In response to the call from Jackson and Mazzei (2013) to use theory to think with data and use data to think with theory, the author hopes to portray the complexities of teacher learning by avoiding models of teacher learning and development that tend to…
Descriptors: Expertise, Teacher Education, Faculty Development, Literacy Education
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Bower-Phipps, Laura – Issues in Teacher Education, 2017
Significant progress has been made in equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA) individuals, yet schools remain institutions where sexual and gender diversity are marginalized and/or silenced. Queer theory, a non-linear theory that disrupts dominant beliefs about gender and sexuality and what…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Civil Rights
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Nordengren, Chase – Issues in Teacher Education, 2016
Institutions that work with teachers and teaching, from school districts to unions to preparation programs, find themselves under enormous pressure to define who teachers ought to be and what capabilities they ought hold, before outside forces define those ideas for them. Still, consensus is hard to find. While other professions "manage…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Teacher Evaluation, Collegiality, Summative Evaluation
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Ado, Kathryn – Issues in Teacher Education, 2016
Public schools in the U.S. face ever increasing accountability measures as a result of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB 2001) and the adoption of the Common Core State Standards in the majority of states (Guskey, 2011). Linking teacher evaluation to student outcomes is yet another example of the pressure educators feel in the current U.S.…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Leadership, Teacher Improvement, Knowledge Level
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McCullough, Ruanda Garth; Ryan, Ann Marie – Issues in Teacher Education, 2014
The need for sophisticated and highly skilled educators in urban schools is painfully obvious, even to the most casual observer. National and local test data demonstrate that students in urban schools are generally not achieving at the same levels as are their suburban and more affluent peers. Teacher educators in urban areas struggle with how to…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Urban Schools, Program Effectiveness, Social Justice
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Ritter, Jason K. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2014
A common path to becoming a teacher educator in the U.S. entails moving from a classroom teacher, to a graduate student, and then to a university-based teacher educator. Many believe that a good teacher educator would also make a good teacher upon his or her return to the classroom. These assumptions are increasingly being called into question via…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Faculty Mobility, Teacher Effectiveness, Social Studies
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Smith, Deirdre Mary – Issues in Teacher Education, 2013
In Ontario, Canada, both the educational community and the public, which is understood to include parents, students and citizens of the province, participated in a multi-phased, longitudinal, dialogic inquiry to develop a set of ethical standards for the teaching profession. Collective discovery methods, syntheses, and validation of ethical…
Descriptors: Ethics, Teaching (Occupation), Foreign Countries, Teachers
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Many, Joyce E.; Fisher, Teresa R.; Ogletree, Susan; Taylor, Dee – Issues in Teacher Education, 2012
Professional development schools (PDSs) consist of collaborations across institutions whose missions, organizational structures, and cultures are distinct and which, in some ways, may conflict (Sandholtz & Finan, 1998). Due to differing emphases across contexts, PDS partners may encounter hidden barriers and mismatched perspectives (Stevens,…
Descriptors: Professional Development Schools, Institutional Cooperation, Qualitative Research, School Districts
Sharma, Suniti; Phillion, JoAnn; Malewski, Erik – Issues in Teacher Education, 2011
In response to a critical need in teacher preparation, study abroad programs aimed at developing multicultural competencies in pre-service teachers have proliferated across the United States. Multicultural competencies constitute the ability to challenge misconceptions that lead to discrimination based on cultural difference, reflect on one's…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Qualitative Research, Multicultural Education, Cross Cultural Training