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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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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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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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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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Murray, Frank – Issues in Teacher Education, 2013
This article is a report of the findings from a sample of approximately 2,700 students and 1,000 faculty in the first 50 Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC)-accredited programs for which the online surveys were used. The sample represents nearly all the full-time faculty members surveyed and approximately 30% of the students. On the…
Descriptors: Online Surveys, Teacher Surveys, Student Surveys, Teacher Attitudes
Stetson, Ranae; Stetson, Elton; Sinclair, Becky; Nix, Karen – Issues in Teacher Education, 2012
The literature is sated with calls for more and better communication between home and school. Teachers believe that parents should be more involved, but seem at a loss as to how to make that happen, and parents often feel disconnected to their child's teacher and the school. Few would argue that it is the responsibility of classroom teachers to…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Student Behavior, Home Visits, Parent Participation
Wasburn-Moses, Leah; Kopp, Tom; Hettersimer, Jill E. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2012
Because there is limited research on effective early field experiences and, particularly, on the potential of laboratory experiences to expose teacher candidates to a diverse student population, this study evaluates one such placement. As part of the placement, the teacher candidate provided tutoring at an on-campus model alternative program for…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, At Risk Students, Program Effectiveness, Field Experience Programs
Haviland, Don; Turley, Steve; Shin, Seon-Hi – Issues in Teacher Education, 2011
This article examines the sustained impact of a workshop series held to support faculty engagement in program assessment in the College of Education at California State University, Long Beach. The four-part series, held monthly during spring 2008, was intended to enhance faculty understanding of their role in assessment of student learning at the…
Descriptors: Program Improvement, Program Effectiveness, Workshops, Data Collection
Murray, Frank B. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2010
Founded in 1997, the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) designed a system that balances three sources of evidence in a single accreditation system: (1) that the program's graduates are qualified, competent, and caring beginning teachers; (2) that the program faculty investigates the factors that improve program quality; and (3) that…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Program Improvement, Graduates, Program Effectiveness
Payne, Elizabethe; Smith, Melissa – Issues in Teacher Education, 2010
High school is a profoundly social experience for students. Having friends is central to being "visible"--to having an identity--in school. Social positioning, friendship groups, romance dramas, and the battle to "fit in" gain the attention and drain the energy of students far more than do academic pursuits. Lesbian, Gay,…
Descriptors: Sexual Orientation, Workshops, Homosexuality, Sexual Identity
Newton, Xiaoxia A.; Jang, Heeju; Nunes, Nicci; Stone, Elisa – Issues in Teacher Education, 2010
Recruiting, preparing, and retaining high quality secondary mathematics and science teachers are three of the most critical problems in the nation's urban schools that serve a vast majority of children from socially and economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Although the factors contributing to these problems are complex, one area that has caught…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Urban Schools, Disadvantaged Youth, Experimental Programs
Quigney, Theresa A. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2010
Perhaps one of the most controversial topics in the field of teacher education today is what constitutes an effective preservice program for preparing individuals to instruct students in the twenty-first century. A discussion of the merits of the approaches to teacher certification has also been compounded by issues relating to legal mandates such…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Teacher Shortage, Disabilities, Special Education Teachers
Payne, Maggie; Miller, Mimi – Issues in Teacher Education, 2009
Today, the term "quality" cannot be used without evidence--evidence of learning for teacher candidates, and evidence that these teachers impact their young learners. In response to this call for evidence, teacher education programs are currently developing assessment systems that emphasize the analysis of data to make educational decisions about…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Schools of Education, Program Improvement, Program Effectiveness
Alger, Christianna; Kopcha, Theodore J. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2009
Despite the complex emotional and interpersonal challenges inherent therein, credential students often comment that their student teaching experience had the greatest influence on their development as new teachers. An essential component of teacher education programs, the field experience serves many purposes. Although the theoretical potential…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Field Experience Programs, Teacher Supervision, Technology Uses in Education
Riggs, Matthew L.; Verdi, Michael P.; Arlin, Patricia K. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2009
In 1998, the California legislature passed Senate Bill SB 2042 which replaced the previous teacher certification legislation. The new law required that all elementary and secondary teacher certification programs in the State of California align their programs with new teaching standards. These standards included Teacher Performance Expectations…
Descriptors: Credentials, Performance Based Assessment, Performance Tests, Program Effectiveness
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