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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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Ryan, Ann Marie; Ensminger, David C.; Heineke, Amy J.; Kennedy, Adam S.; Prasse, David P; Smetana, Lara K. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2014
Ultimately, the national goals of improving learning outcomes for all students and reducing, if not eliminating, the achievement gap require a teaching corps that brings knowledge and professional competencies to have positive impacts on diverse learners in diverse settings (G├índara & Maxwell-Jolly, 2006). As central actors in schools,…
Descriptors: Urban Universities, Teacher Education Programs, Educational Change, Curriculum Development
Horn, Stacey S.; Konkol, Pamela; McInerney, Kathleen; Meiners, Erica R.; North, Connie; Nunez, Isabel; Quinn, Therese; Sullivan, Shannon – Issues in Teacher Education, 2010
In 2005, a group of faculty who work in the field of teacher education and are invested in social justice formed a group to examine how teacher preparation programs address (or often do not address) LGBTQ lives and issues. Concern about the invisibility of LGBTQ people, movements in education, and a commitment to changing the current state of…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Teacher Education Programs, Sexual Orientation, Social Change