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Stetson, Ranae; Stetson, Elton; Sinclair, Becky; Nix, Karen – Issues in Teacher Education, 2012
The literature is sated with calls for more and better communication between home and school. Teachers believe that parents should be more involved, but seem at a loss as to how to make that happen, and parents often feel disconnected to their child's teacher and the school. Few would argue that it is the responsibility of classroom teachers to…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Student Behavior, Home Visits, Parent Participation
Curwen, Margaret Sauceda; Miller, Roxanne Greitz; White-Smith, Kimberly A.; Calfee, Robert C. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2010
Success in the 21st century, for individuals and societies, requires competence in comprehending and communicating in the academic disciplines--the natural sciences, history, geography, and more. The Read-Write Cycle (RWC) Project, a three year longitudinal research study conducted from 2005-2008 in ten public elementary schools in southern…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Content Area Reading, Metacognition, Literacy
Torgerson, Colleen W.; Macy, Susan R.; Beare, Paul; Tanner, David E. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2009
Traditional measures of teachers' competency have been widely criticized for their lack of authenticity and predictive validity. There is little evidence regarding the technical soundness of traditional teacher licensure tests and little research documenting the validity of such tests for identifying competent teachers or effective teaching.…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Performance Based Assessment, Educational Testing
Morris, Katherine A.; Easterday, Joan – Issues in Teacher Education, 2008
Mathematics teaching and learning are inherently complex practices, and reports suggest that American teachers are not as successful at teaching mathematics as the authors might hope. In this article, the authors explore how a seemingly ubiquitous new technology--the personal audio/video player--just might help teachers improve mathematics…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Mathematics Teachers, Algebra, Professional Development