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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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Beasley, Jennifer G.; Gist, Conra D.; Imbeau, Marcia B. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2014
Learning to teach is a complex intellectual and adaptive performance act. Student engagement is the cornerstone of effective instruction. Current education reform policies, such as Common Core State Standards (National Governors Association Center for Best Practices & Council of Chief State School Officers, 2010) and Teacher Effectiveness…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Student Participation, Educational Practices
Sharma, Suniti; Phillion, JoAnn; Malewski, Erik – Issues in Teacher Education, 2011
In response to a critical need in teacher preparation, study abroad programs aimed at developing multicultural competencies in pre-service teachers have proliferated across the United States. Multicultural competencies constitute the ability to challenge misconceptions that lead to discrimination based on cultural difference, reflect on one's…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Qualitative Research, Multicultural Education, Cross Cultural Training