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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
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Martin, Peter Clyde – Issues in Teacher Education, 2013
One of the major hurdles in preparing preservice teachers to differentiate instruction has been that they tend not to see much differentiated instruction in actual classrooms (Benjamin, 2002; Tomlinson, 1999). There always may be a contradiction in wanting to promote change in instructional practices while, at the same time, relying on a teacher…
Descriptors: Role Playing, Inclusion, Individualized Instruction, Individualized Education Programs
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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
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
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
Staples, Jeanine M. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2010
The author recently researched and designed a course titled "Seminar on Diversity and Disability" to understand better the ways that "new" pedagogies are received by a group of mostly White special education teacher candidates being prepared to teach reading and prosocial behavioral skills to diverse students with high incidence disabilities.…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Educators, Diversity (Faculty)
Chauvot, Jennifer B. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2008
"Mathematics teacher educator-researcher-mentor" is a mouthful, but an accurate title to describe the range of roles of mathematics teacher educators across the nation and around the world. There is limited research about the professional development of teacher educators and even less research specific to mathematics teacher educators. This…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematics Teachers, Faculty Development, Professional Development
Richards, Catherine; Pavri, Shireen; Golez, Felipe; Canges, Rebecca; Murphy, Joanne – Issues in Teacher Education, 2007
In thirty years since federal special education law, PL 94-142 (1975), there has been much debate about how to best identify and serve students with learning disabilities and those at-risk for learning difficulties. This debate continues even after the most recent reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Core Curriculum, Early Intervention, Learning Disabilities
Mathison, Carla; Pohan, Cathy A. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2007
While case studies and narratives are often used in teacher preparation programs, the focus of these materials is usually upon the examination of effective strategies in instruction, assessment, and classroom management. The investigation described in this article examined the value of teacher stories about professional interactions for both the…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Preservice Teacher Education, Reflective Teaching, Case Studies
Genor, Michele – Issues in Teacher Education, 2005
In this paper, the author proposes that a social reconstructionist framework of reflective practice provides an important orientation for preservice teachers to more successfully negotiate the rapidly changing contexts in which they will no doubt teach. She first illuminates the influence others have had on her understanding of reflection,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Participant Observation
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
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