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Martusewicz, Rebecca A. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2018
EcoJustice Education is both a framework for thinking about our ethical responsibilities as educators and community members, and a socio-ecological and political movement. In this essay, I trace my own personal history in the development of this field, focusing on the theoretical foundations, major scholars contributing to those founding ideas,…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Educational Practices, Educational Policy, Ecological Factors
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Kerr, Jeannie; Andreotti, Vanessa – Issues in Teacher Education, 2018
In this article we share our study in teacher education that engages both the human and more-than-human as fundamental to matters of social justice. In the first part of the article we focus on ecocritical scholarship that raises concerns about the omission of the more-than-human in educational research and practice through Western modernist…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Social Science Research, Human Relations, Educational Research
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Lowenstein, Ethan; Grewal, Imandeep Kaur; Erkaeva, Nigora; Nielsen, Rebecca; Voelker, Lisa – Issues in Teacher Education, 2018
Place-Based education (PBE) is gaining rapid recognition across the United States. The authors of this article contend that there is an imperative need to re-structure and re-conceptualize teacher education such that it allows for a significant shift in thinking and practice around learning, teaching, and community. They advocate that the PBE…
Descriptors: Place Based Education, Teacher Education Programs, Teaching Methods, Teaching Models
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Ficarra, Julie – Issues in Teacher Education, 2017
This article advocates for the application of comparative international approaches to preparing pre-service and in-service teachers for meeting the needs of refugee students. To start, the paper presents literature on refugees' varied educational experiences in their home countries and refugee camps as well as the processes through which they come…
Descriptors: Refugees, Comparative Education, Teacher Education Programs, Special Needs Students
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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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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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Jaeger, Elizabeth L. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2013
In the context of rapidly changing classroom environments, it is crucial that teachers be able to make appropriate decisions. Those teachers who reflect on their practice, particularly while they are teaching (what Schon terms reflection-in-action), are best able to do so. It is the intent of this article to investigate the role of teacher…
Descriptors: Barriers, Educational Practices, Reflection, Reflective Teaching
Graziano, Kevin J.; Navarrete, Lori A. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2012
The call for reform of teacher preparation programs by Arne Duncan (2009), U.S. Secretary of Education, has the potential to be the catalyst for a re-emergence of co-teaching in higher education. Duncan argues for the need to implement innovative preservice teacher education strategies that will result in an increase in K-12 student achievement.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Preservice Teacher Education, Language Acquisition, Educational Change
Christianakis, Mary – Issues in Teacher Education, 2010
In this article, the author explores how collaborative teacher research can reposition teachers to be powerful stakeholders and policymakers rather than skilled technicians and implementers. She begins with a brief review of the historical antecedents to collaborative teacher research in order to detail how teachers and their allies have fought…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Educational Research, Teacher Collaboration