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Clarke-Vivier, Sara; Lee, Jade Caines – Issues in Teacher Education, 2018
Holding teachers accountable for student achievement has become a high priority for many education stakeholders (Cochran-Smith, Piazza, & Power, 2013; Darling-Hammond, 2010; Ginsberg & Kingston, 2014; Good, 2014; Wilson & Youngs, 2005). With new content standards and new statewide assessment systems, however, it can be challenging for…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Barriers
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Dee, Amy Lynn; Morton, Brenda M. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2016
The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) has created the Next Generation of Educator Preparation Accreditation Standards. The new CAEP requirements will influence the admission standards and practices of all educator preparation providers moving to national accreditation. The research described in this article examined…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Standards, Achievement Gap, Standardized Tests
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Cosenza, Michael N. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2015
Although there is no common definition for teacher leadership, the concept is continually advanced as a key component for both the success of schools and the professionalization of teachers (Boles & Troen, 1994; Dozier, 2007; Greenlee, 2007; Lieberman, 1987; Smith, 1999). Teachers need to be given opportunities to leave the isolation of their…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Teacher Role, Semi Structured Interviews, Elementary School Teachers
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Parker, Parker; Folkman, Jessica – Issues in Teacher Education, 2015
The purpose of this article is to inform educators (general educators, special educators, teacher educators, and administrators) about ways to teach, advocate for, and empower students with disabilities who are also engaged in the foster care system. The conclusion includes authors' suggestions for how teacher educators might incorporate the…
Descriptors: Foster Care, Special Education, Resilience (Psychology), Teacher Educators
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Cranston, Jerome; Kusanovich, Kristin – Issues in Teacher Education, 2015
Tremendous research on teacher leadership over the last decade has revealed both the prevalence of and the imperatives for a model teaching force that can actively participate in school improvement (Harrison & Killion, 2007; Katzenmeyer & Moller, 2001; Leithwood & Riehl, 2003). The highly participative teacher leader paradigm is so…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Professional Development, Teacher Role, Academic Achievement
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Wiens, Peter D. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2014
A decade ago, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, along with the Ford and Annenberg Foundations, undertook a reform initiative, Teachers for a New Era (TNE). The goal of the TNE was to "stimulate construction of excellent teacher education programs at selected colleges and universities"(Carnegie Corporation of New York, 2001, p. 1). As…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teacher Education, Educational Change, Program Evaluation
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Farnan, Nancy; Hudis, Paula M.; LaPlante, Arlene – Issues in Teacher Education, 2014
In this article, the authors describe how one group of California teacher educators has responded to the call for high school dropout rates with new thinking and action in regard to making teacher preparation a key strategy for reducing the dropout rates, raising student academic achievement, and eliminating the pervasive inequities in learning…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Education Programs, Academic Achievement
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Linek, Wayne M.; Sampson, Mary Beth; Haas, Leslie; Sadler, Diane; Moore, Leeann; Nylan, Millie C. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2012
Teacher induction is defined as the transition from student to professional and involves the greatest need for supervision and support. Induction programs providing mentorship, curricular information, classroom support, and professional scaffolding have grown out of concerns related to accountability and attrition during the first years of…
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, Alternative Teacher Certification, Teacher Education Programs, Schools of Education
Stetson, Ranae; Stetson, Elton; Sinclair, Becky; Nix, Karen – Issues in Teacher Education, 2012
The literature is sated with calls for more and better communication between home and school. Teachers believe that parents should be more involved, but seem at a loss as to how to make that happen, and parents often feel disconnected to their child's teacher and the school. Few would argue that it is the responsibility of classroom teachers to…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Student Behavior, Home Visits, Parent Participation
Graziano, Kevin J.; Navarrete, Lori A. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2012
The call for reform of teacher preparation programs by Arne Duncan (2009), U.S. Secretary of Education, has the potential to be the catalyst for a re-emergence of co-teaching in higher education. Duncan argues for the need to implement innovative preservice teacher education strategies that will result in an increase in K-12 student achievement.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Preservice Teacher Education, Language Acquisition, Educational Change
Colon-Muniz, Anaida; Brady, John; SooHoo, Suzanne – Issues in Teacher Education, 2010
The former president of Teachers College, Columbia University, Arthur Levine questioned the connection between what one learns in pre-service teacher education programs and what one does as a teacher. From a meta-analysis of several studies he found that: A shockingly low percentage of principals said that their teachers were very or moderately…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Schools of Education, Multicultural Education, Teacher Education Programs
Guillaume, Andrea M.; Kirtman, Lisa – Issues in Teacher Education, 2010
This study seeks to determine whether national trends in subject matter knowledge and in curricular experiences hold true for prospective teachers who attended K-12 schooling during the reform period. It further seeks to determine other influences on teachers' visions of mathematics and goals for themselves as mathematics teachers. Teachers' past…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Educational Change
Buczynski, Sandy; Sisserson, Kendra – Issues in Teacher Education, 2008
What happens when a district teacher assumes the role of university student? What happens when two instructors from two different institutions are at the helm of a single graduate-level university course? The duality of these situations is recognized in the notion of what the authors termed "instructional synergy", drawing upon synergy as both…
Descriptors: Interaction, School Districts, Beginning Teacher Induction, Higher Education
Graziano, Kevin J.; Litton, Edmundo F. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2007
Participatory research is an ideal theoretical framework for understanding the lives of teachers. While there is ample research on the experiences of teachers who work in diverse settings, most researchers have often described issues of diversity for new teachers. Far too often, researchers are not able to fully capture the difficult issues and…
Descriptors: Photography, Participatory Research, Ethnography, Beginning Teachers
Echevarria, Jana – Issues in Teacher Education, 2005
It is not unusual for an instructional model or approach to be misinterpreted in practice. Madeline Hunter bemoaned the way her Mastery Teaching approach was reduced to a seven step lesson plan. Although the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) Model of sheltered instruction for English language learners (ELLs) was developed fairly…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, English (Second Language), Teaching Methods, Lesson Plans
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