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Suh, Yonghee; Hinton, KaaVonia – Issues in Teacher Education, 2015
During the last few decades, U.S. classrooms have experienced dramatic demographic changes. This article is based on the results of a larger self-study in which four teacher educators of color participated in a book club designed to discuss the pedagogical possibilities of Yoko Kawashima Watkins' "So Far from the Bamboo Grove" (1986) and…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, School Demography, Preservice Teachers, Diversity (Faculty)
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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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Ritter, Jason K. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2014
A common path to becoming a teacher educator in the U.S. entails moving from a classroom teacher, to a graduate student, and then to a university-based teacher educator. Many believe that a good teacher educator would also make a good teacher upon his or her return to the classroom. These assumptions are increasingly being called into question via…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Faculty Mobility, Teacher Effectiveness, Social Studies
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Baecher, Laura; Kung, Shiao-Chuan – Issues in Teacher Education, 2014
University-based teacher educators across the U.S. have become increasingly focused on making their practices relevant to the needs of teacher candidates. Teacher educators are engaged in a variety of approaches as a means to improve the preparation that they provide to teacher candidates, in order to continuously examine their expertise. These…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Video Technology, College Faculty, Electronic Libraries
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Kiss, Katherine L.; Townsend, Jane S. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2012
The literature indicates that teacher educators have a responsibility to prepare new teachers philosophically and practically as reflective "researchers" who are in the habit of systematic, active, and goal-directed problem-posing and are attentive to the processes in which they are immersed (Braun & Crumpler, 2004; Cochran-Smith-Lytle, 1999;…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Inquiry, Teacher Educators, Reflective Teaching
Cooper, Jewell E.; He, Ye – Issues in Teacher Education, 2012
As is widely recognized in the teacher education field, it is a complex process for teacher candidates to become effective classroom teachers. With growing linguistic and cultural diversity in today's classrooms, as well as different social expectations for education, the teacher preparation process is becoming increasingly demanding and…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Student Teaching, Teacher Education Programs, Autobiographies
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Hill, K. Dara – Issues in Teacher Education, 2012
This case study is an examination of one pre-service teacher's experience in a reading methods course, entitled Reading Models and Methods, and corresponding urban reading practicum. Jennifer (a pseudonym) participated in a program aimed to address varying dilemmas that persist in the field, including: pre-service teachers' discomfort with…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Urban Teaching, Methods Courses
Steadman, Sharilyn C.; Brown, Sarah Drake – Issues in Teacher Education, 2011
As prior secondary teachers, the authors had served as cooperating teachers for student teachers and had worked with university supervisors from local colleges and universities, and during their graduate work at different universities, they had supervised the student teachers themselves. Consequently, the authors, as well as most participants in…
Descriptors: Schools of Education, Supervisors, Supervisory Methods, Educational Practices
Larrabee, Timothy G.; Morehead, Pamela – Issues in Teacher Education, 2010
Teachers play a critical role in improving teaching, learning, teacher-student relationships, and school climate, and teacher education programs have a responsibility to prepare teachers to work with every student in their classroom. Kosciw, Diaz, and Greytak (2008) reported that, between 2001 and 2007, although library resources on lesbian, gay,…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Leadership, Leadership Responsibility
Cox-Petersen, Anne M.; Spencer, Brenda H.; Crawford, Teresa J. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2005
In this article, the authors present a case study of preservice teachers engaged in service-learning in an after-school program while concurrently enrolled in science and language arts methods courses. Two interdisciplinary education faculty worked collaboratively to connect language arts and science methods content with service-learning…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Methods Courses, Language Arts, After School Programs
van Zee, Emily H. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2005
Prospective teachers can examine documentary websites known as "snapshots of practice" in an on-line "Gallery of Teaching and Learning" http://gallery.carnegiefoundation.org). Developed by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, the Gallery of Teaching and Learning includes a wide variety of web-based "snapshots" developed by…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Educators, Web Sites, Inquiry
York-Barr, Jennifer; Bacharach, Nancy; Salk, Janet; Frank, Jan Hinz; Benick, Barb – Issues in Teacher Education, 2004
In teacher education settings, the extent of collaboration is far less evident than in K-12 education. There is some evidence that suggests, however, that this may be changing. Teaming among higher education faculty has been identified as one way to provide teachers with greater exposure to diverse fields of knowledge and practice, as well as to…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Education Majors, Higher Education, General Education
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Lotan, Rachel A.; Marcus, Alan – Issues in Teacher Education, 2002
Learning to teach is a complex and multidimensional process. Many teacher educators agree that learning to teach occurs when theory connects with practice, general propositions and abstract concepts are instantiated in clinical contexts, and field experiences are interpreted in light of a coherent knowledge base. The recently redesigned curriculum…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Educators, Theory Practice Relationship, Teaching Methods
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Hammerness, Karen; Darling-Hammond, Linda – Issues in Teacher Education, 2002
Teacher education in the United States has been the subject of persistent and abiding concerns. Teacher educators have struggled for years to connect theory and practice, to place student teachers in classrooms that reflect state-of-the-art practice, and to construct program coursework that illuminates research on effective teaching in ways that…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Teacher Education, Student Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness
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Olafson, Lori; Bendixen, Lisa D. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2002
Previous research suggests that teacher education programs may have little or no impact on teacher candidates' beliefs about teaching and that teachers' beliefs are difficult to change. As new teacher educators employed at a large urban university located in the Southwestern United States, the authors were dismayed to discover that the instruction…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Education Courses, Teacher Education Programs, Urban Universities
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