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Seward, Tomi Phoenix; Nguyen, Huong Tran – Issues in Teacher Education, 2019
Jenkins (2009) asserts that it is a "digital imperative" for educators to develop their students' technology awareness and dexterity, but also their own. How can educators teach what they do not know? To make the digital imperative a reality in university and secondary classrooms, teacher preparation faculty can tap into the Internet and…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Technological Literacy, College Faculty
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Langeberg, Melinda Ellen – Issues in Teacher Education, 2019
Teaching writing requires explicit pedagogical training. Often pre-service English teachers are not only unprepared to teach writing, but they are also unprepared to provide effective writing feedback. Effective writing feedback: (1) prepares young writers to make sound and thorough writing choices; (2) positively impacts learning; and (3)…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Preservice Teachers, Feedback (Response), Writing Instruction
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Holohan, Kevin J. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2018
This article briefly examines and explains the theory of social ecology and the political theory of "libertarian municipalism" as developed by the late Murray Bookchin (1921-2006) as a possible comprehensive framework for a secondary curriculum centered upon an anarchistic and ecological ethics. The author first offers an investigation…
Descriptors: Ecological Factors, Social Environment, Community Education, Secondary School Curriculum
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Martin, Christie; Polly, Drew; Mraz, Maryann; Algozzine, Robert – Issues in Teacher Education, 2018
This study examines teacher's perspectives of the most beneficial professional development they have participated in over the last three years in the content areas of literacy and mathematics. It also investigates teachers views on how professional development influences student learning. Specifically, this study is grounded in the following…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Faculty Development, Literacy Education, Mathematics Instruction
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Backer, David – Issues in Teacher Education, 2018
Classroom discussion is an essential pedagogy for teachers across grade levels and age groups. But what is a discussion, exactly? Are teachers really using discussion when they say they are? Recent research has examined this question and the results are unsettling. Martin Nystrand et al's (2001) massive study of classroom discourse (hereafter…
Descriptors: Discussion (Teaching Technique), Teaching Methods, Definitions, Classroom Communication
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Lennon, Sean – Issues in Teacher Education, 2017
The design and implementation of questioning, specifically in regards towards a higher level of thinking, is a common practice in many secondary social science classrooms (Bickmore & Parker, 2012). Questioning can help the teacher develop critical thinking concepts, scaffold discussions, and prod students towards an elevated level of cognition…
Descriptors: Questioning Techniques, Critical Thinking, Social Studies, Teaching Methods
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Ovens, Alan – Issues in Teacher Education, 2017
The complexity of teacher education is fascinating, illusive, and creative. While it is simultaneously difficult to grasp and conceptualize, complexity has real presence and effects, and needs to be managed and simplified for meanings to emerge. In this article the author uses a complexity-based approach to examine the multi-layered acts of…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Transformative Learning, Teacher Role, Citizenship Education
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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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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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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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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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Nadelson, Louis S.; Pluska, Heidi; Moorcroft, Scott; Jeffrey, Annie; Woodard, Susan – Issues in Teacher Education, 2014
As with many previous K-12 educational reform efforts, expectations that the Common Core State Standards (CCSS; National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, 2010) will assist students in learning so that they can prepare for college and the workforce are very high (American College Testing, 2012). Briefly, the CCSS "are designed…
Descriptors: Core Curriculum, State Standards, Knowledge Level, Teacher Attitudes
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Adams, LaNysha T. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2014
In education, professional development (PD) is the continuing education of teachers and administrators. Many studies have described PD as a conventional, top-down type of training that teachers experience in schools. Commonly known as the "institutional model," this type of PD is isolated from classroom practice and occurs as mandatory…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, High Schools, Alignment (Education), Professional Development
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Farnan, Nancy; Hudis, Paula M.; LaPlante, Arlene – Issues in Teacher Education, 2014
In this article, the authors describe how one group of California teacher educators has responded to the call for high school dropout rates with new thinking and action in regard to making teacher preparation a key strategy for reducing the dropout rates, raising student academic achievement, and eliminating the pervasive inequities in learning…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Education Programs, Academic Achievement
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Tolbert, Sara; Stoddart, Trish; Lyon, Edward G.; Solis, Jorge – Issues in Teacher Education, 2014
This article focuses on a critical issue in STEM education: preparing novice secondary school teachers to provide effective science instruction to the rapidly growing population of students from language minority groups who traditionally have been underserved in STEM education and who are underrepresented in STEM degrees and careers (National…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Academic Standards, Secondary School Teachers, Beginning Teachers
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