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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
Christianakis, Mary – Issues in Teacher Education, 2010
In this article, the author explores how collaborative teacher research can reposition teachers to be powerful stakeholders and policymakers rather than skilled technicians and implementers. She begins with a brief review of the historical antecedents to collaborative teacher research in order to detail how teachers and their allies have fought…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Educational Research, Teacher Collaboration
Gould, Holly C.; Brimijoin, Kay; Alouf, James L.; Mayhew, Mary Ann – Issues in Teacher Education, 2010
Given the challenges of time and economics in education today, what are practical models for creating adult learning communities that improve teaching and learning in today's diverse classrooms? How do Americans foster and nurture adult learning communities once they are established? The authors have found that carefully crafted partnerships…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Student Teachers, Mentors, Adult Learning
Chauvot, Jennifer B. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2008
"Mathematics teacher educator-researcher-mentor" is a mouthful, but an accurate title to describe the range of roles of mathematics teacher educators across the nation and around the world. There is limited research about the professional development of teacher educators and even less research specific to mathematics teacher educators. This…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematics Teachers, Faculty Development, Professional Development
Benken, Babette M.; Brown, Nancy – Issues in Teacher Education, 2008
The combination of federal exigency for Highly Qualified Teachers in every classroom (No Child Left Behind, 2001) and focus on teacher accountability has created a plethora of routes to teacher certification and continuing education. This urgent situation has placed a burden on schools of education to approach teacher education in creative and…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Professional Development, Alternative Teacher Certification, Mathematics Curriculum
Scherff, Lisa; Ollis, Jennifer; Rosencrans, Lane – Issues in Teacher Education, 2006
Despite good intentions and extensive planning by teacher education and/or induction programs, novice teachers frequently cite the first years as unsupported and lonely. Feelings of isolation and being overwhelmed help contribute to the large numbers of teachers leaving the profession. In fact, nearly 50 percent of all teachers will quit within…
Descriptors: Social Support Groups, Teacher Attitudes, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Beginning Teacher Induction
Russell, Sharon E. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2006
In October 2002, the multiple and single subject credential programs at a large urban Los Angeles Basin California State University campus, were approved as Early Adopters of the SB 2042 Professional Teacher Preparation Program. These programs resulted from a complex and multi-faceted process of change supported and influenced by reform…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Educational Change, Urban Education, Program Implementation
Lovo, Paula; Cavazos, Lynne; Simmons, David – Issues in Teacher Education, 2006
In 1992, the Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment (BTSA) grant program was established to provide funded opportunities for first and second-year teachers having completed a preliminary or professional clear multiple/single subject, credential. Matriculating from a teacher preparation program to the classroom, they were ready to "expand,…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Formative Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, School Districts
Hafner, Anne L.; Maxie, Andrea – Issues in Teacher Education, 2006
In September 1998, the California State Legislature passed SB 2042, legislation that authorized the reform of teacher recruitment, certification, and licensing in the state. Its provisions are unique in that they represent the first time in California's history that almost all of the standards dealing with teacher preparation and induction were…
Descriptors: Credentials, Performance Based Assessment, Program Effectiveness, Educational Change