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Grant, Grace E. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2015
As president of the California Council on Teacher Education from 1994-1996, teacher educator Grace Grant reflects on the first conference she attended of the then California Council on the Education of Teachers in 1976 at the Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite National Park. The keynote speaker was Gary Fenstermacher, the then-director of teacher…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Teacher Attitudes, Conferences (Gatherings), Novels
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
Goodwin, A. Lin – Issues in Teacher Education, 2004
This study explored the perspectives of a group of teacher educators of color in an effort to capture their perceptions of teaching and teacher education. The purpose of the study was to find out what teacher educators of color bring to their work and to the teaching profession--what are their experiences, goals, intentions, passions, challenges…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Preservice Teacher Education, Teaching (Occupation), Multicultural Education
Neapolitan, Jane – Issues in Teacher Education, 2004
When the author was a little girl, her father told her the story of how he once saw the great Harry Houdini escape from a straight jacket. In the early 1900s, Houdini fascinated thousands of people by performing feats of life-threatening daring and agility. Houdini was a professional in the traditional sense: he acted alone, kept his trade secrets…
Descriptors: Professional Development Schools, Field Tests, Teacher Educators, Inquiry
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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