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Ostertag, Julia – Issues in Teacher Education, 2018
The familiar figure of the teacher, alone in front of a classroom and enclosed by four walls, pervades what is possible in teacher education. What if we could decentre anthropocentric teaching practices and 'become teachers together' with other human and nonhuman teachers? Could a garden become a teacher? A plant? A spider? This article engages…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Gardening, Teaching Methods
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Osguthorpe, Richard D. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2013
The purpose of this article is to identify some issues related to ethical and moral dispositions in teacher education programs. My intent is to provide a starting point for gaining a professional consensus on the ways that teacher educators approach the definition, assessment, and development of dispositions in their teacher education programs. To…
Descriptors: Ethics, Moral Values, Teacher Education, Guidelines
Aminy, Marina; Karathanos, Katya – Issues in Teacher Education, 2011
While programs have been established to support secondary level English Learners (ELs) in their transition to institutions of higher education (IHEs), limited attention has been given to how to support adult ELs who struggle with the academic language demands of their college or university content-area courses. Research indicates that many EL…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Academic Discourse, Student Teachers, Speech Communication
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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