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Jones, Alexis – Issues in Teacher Education, 2019
Imagine a fourth grade classroom filled with 26 students all equally unique in their abilities, successes and challenges, talents, likes and dislikes. What is a teacher to do to meet all of their instructional needs? What about their behavioral, social, and emotional needs? Differentiated instruction (DI) is an approach to teaching that suggests…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Classroom Techniques, Individualized Instruction, Teacher Behavior
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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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Reese, Leslie; Richards-Tutor, Cara; Hansuvadha, Nat; Pavri, Shireen; Xu, Shelley – Issues in Teacher Education, 2018
In this article, the authors discuss the creation of an Urban Dual Credential Program (UDCP) at a large, comprehensive state university in California, a program meant to prepare dually-certified teachers in general education (California Multiple Subject Credential) and special education (California Education Specialist Credential in mild/moderate…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Credentials, General Education
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Takemae, Natsuko; Dobbins, Nicole; Kurtts, Stephanie – Issues in Teacher Education, 2018
As public schools strive to provide all students access to and success with the general curriculum, potentially leading them to postsecondary educational opportunities that prepare them for fulfilling and engaging careers, recent federal legislation clearly reflects the need to ensure that all students are supported in achieving rigorous…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Access to Education, Preservice Teacher Education
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Wolfmeyer, Mark – Issues in Teacher Education, 2018
This article provides concrete critical and ethical responses to dominant educational policies promoting the teaching of STEM fields. Recognizing how dominant discourses of modernity (Martusewicz, et al. 2015) work discursively to constitute STEM, this paper examines and exposes how STEM education is prioritized via funding in teacher education.…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Methods Courses, Ethics, Educational Policy
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Clarke-Vivier, Sara; Lee, Jade Caines – Issues in Teacher Education, 2018
Holding teachers accountable for student achievement has become a high priority for many education stakeholders (Cochran-Smith, Piazza, & Power, 2013; Darling-Hammond, 2010; Ginsberg & Kingston, 2014; Good, 2014; Wilson & Youngs, 2005). With new content standards and new statewide assessment systems, however, it can be challenging for…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Barriers
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Wake, Donna; Mills, Michael – Issues in Teacher Education, 2018
Effective professional development (PD) can be a powerful tool in school success and teacher satisfaction; however, teachers often report their PD experiences as lackluster or not responsive to their immediate needs (Desimone, 2011; Guskey, 2009; Lutrick & Szabo, 2012). Teachers need professional support in today's educational environment to…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Teacher Attitudes, Program Effectiveness, Technology Integration
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Guerra, Patricia L.; Wubbena, Zane C. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2017
In the current study, the authors qualitatively investigate, through the theoretical perspective of cognitive dissonance, the relationship between teacher beliefs and their associated teacher practices at two public elementary schools with diverse student populations. They argue that while teachers may hold theoretical beliefs about culturally…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Educational Practices, Cognitive Processes
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Barlow, Angela T.; Gaddy, Angeline K.; Baxter, Wesley A. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2017
The purpose of this article is to explore the usefulness of a video-based tool for measuring teachers' mathematical knowledge for teaching. Unique to this tool is the use of a video featuring a mathematical disagreement that occurred in an elementary classroom. The authors define mathematical disagreements as instances in which students challenge…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction
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Landa, Melissa Simone; Stephens, Georgina – Issues in Teacher Education, 2017
This article presents an exemplary case study of one elementary education preservice teacher. This exploratory study originated at a large university on the east coast of the United States in the spring semester of 2011, when the student was enrolled in the researcher's class on children's literature. Throughout the course, the instructor noted…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Elementary School Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Dominguez, Higinio – Issues in Teacher Education, 2017
The teaching and research communities in mathematics education agree that mathematical discussions pose challenges in elementary classrooms. These challenges continue to motivate research on mathematical discussions, with a focus on how students use talk in discussions. This study addresses the question, "What can teachers and researchers…
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Bilingualism, Mathematics Instruction, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
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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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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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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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