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Cosenza, Michael N. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2015
Although there is no common definition for teacher leadership, the concept is continually advanced as a key component for both the success of schools and the professionalization of teachers (Boles & Troen, 1994; Dozier, 2007; Greenlee, 2007; Lieberman, 1987; Smith, 1999). Teachers need to be given opportunities to leave the isolation of their…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Teacher Role, Semi Structured Interviews, Elementary School Teachers
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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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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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Parker, Parker; Folkman, Jessica – Issues in Teacher Education, 2015
The purpose of this article is to inform educators (general educators, special educators, teacher educators, and administrators) about ways to teach, advocate for, and empower students with disabilities who are also engaged in the foster care system. The conclusion includes authors' suggestions for how teacher educators might incorporate the…
Descriptors: Foster Care, Special Education, Resilience (Psychology), Teacher Educators
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Cranston, Jerome; Kusanovich, Kristin – Issues in Teacher Education, 2015
Tremendous research on teacher leadership over the last decade has revealed both the prevalence of and the imperatives for a model teaching force that can actively participate in school improvement (Harrison & Killion, 2007; Katzenmeyer & Moller, 2001; Leithwood & Riehl, 2003). The highly participative teacher leader paradigm is so…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Professional Development, Teacher Role, Academic Achievement
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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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Suh, Yonghee; Hinton, KaaVonia – Issues in Teacher Education, 2015
During the last few decades, U.S. classrooms have experienced dramatic demographic changes. This article is based on the results of a larger self-study in which four teacher educators of color participated in a book club designed to discuss the pedagogical possibilities of Yoko Kawashima Watkins' "So Far from the Bamboo Grove" (1986) and…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, School Demography, Preservice Teachers, Diversity (Faculty)
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Maher, Carolyn A.; Palius, Marjory F.; Maher, James A.; Hmelo-Silver, Cindy E.; Sigley, Robert – Issues in Teacher Education, 2014
There is a need for research in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) teacher education that addresses the challenge of building teachers' pedagogical skills in fostering the development of mathematical reasoning in students. The Common Core State Standards for Mathematics provide teachers with guidance on how to promote…
Descriptors: Video Technology, State Standards, Problem Solving, Criticism
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DiFrancesca, Daniell; Lee, Carrie; McIntyre, Ellen – Issues in Teacher Education, 2014
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education initiatives in the United States have surged as the demand for high-quality STEM education has escalated (Nadelson, Callahan, Pyke, Hay, & Schrader, 2009; Parry, 2011). The goal of this article is to present a description of how one STEM-focused elementary teacher preparation…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Engineering Education, Teacher Education Programs, Elementary School Teachers
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Wiens, Peter D. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2014
A decade ago, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, along with the Ford and Annenberg Foundations, undertook a reform initiative, Teachers for a New Era (TNE). The goal of the TNE was to "stimulate construction of excellent teacher education programs at selected colleges and universities"(Carnegie Corporation of New York, 2001, p. 1). As…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teacher Education, Educational Change, Program Evaluation
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Silver, Edward A.; Snider, Rachel B. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2014
Contemporary interest in STEM education is fueled, in part, by the poor performance of U.S. students on national and international assessments. According to a recent National Research Council (2011) report on STEM education in the United States, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) indicates that approximately 75% of U.S. 8th…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Mathematics Achievement, Student Evaluation, Low Achievement
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Yopp, Ruth Helen; Ellis, Mark W.; Bonsangue, Martin V.; Duarte, Thomas; Meza, Susanna – Issues in Teacher Education, 2014
This study offers insights from an initial pilot of a co-teaching model for mathematics teacher preparation developed both to support experienced teachers in shifting their practice toward the vision set forth by NCTM and the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (National Governors Association, 2010; NCTM, 2000, 2009) and to provide…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Models, Pilot Projects, Mathematics Teachers
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Superfine, Alison Castro; Li, Wenjuan – Issues in Teacher Education, 2014
What is needed to prepare teachers to effectively teach mathematics has been the subject of considerable debate for at least two decades, with the focus shifting back and forth between the number of mathematics courses that teachers need to the mathematics content that teachers need to know. Building upon previous work related to teacher…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Teacher Educators, Teacher Educator Education, Mathematics Education
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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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Stevenson, Heidi J. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2014
The Business Roundtable (2013) website presents a common narrative in regard to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education, "American students are falling behind in math and science. Fewer and fewer students are pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and American students are performing at…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Misconceptions, Supply and Demand, Career Choice
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