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Lavadenz, Magaly – Issues in Teacher Education, 2015
It was a great honor and privilege for the author to have served as President of the California Council on Teacher Education (CCTE) between 2010 and 2012, as part of a six-year term of office. As an active member of CCTE for more than a decade before, during her early years as a tenure-line faculty member at Loyola Marymount University, she always…
Descriptors: Reflection, Presidents, Teacher Education, Teacher Associations
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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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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
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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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