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Bergman, Daniel Jay – Issues in Teacher Education, 2018
In the classroom and beyond, teachers are viewed as exemplars of ethical behavior, clearly and confidently discerning between right and wrong. Despite the availability of resources for ethics instruction, ethical uncertainty and public scrutiny continue to confuse and distress classroom teachers, novice and veteran alike, about their role in…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Ethics
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Wolfmeyer, Mark – Issues in Teacher Education, 2018
This article provides concrete critical and ethical responses to dominant educational policies promoting the teaching of STEM fields. Recognizing how dominant discourses of modernity (Martusewicz, et al. 2015) work discursively to constitute STEM, this paper examines and exposes how STEM education is prioritized via funding in teacher education.…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Methods Courses, Ethics, Educational Policy
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Martusewicz, Rebecca A. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2018
EcoJustice Education is both a framework for thinking about our ethical responsibilities as educators and community members, and a socio-ecological and political movement. In this essay, I trace my own personal history in the development of this field, focusing on the theoretical foundations, major scholars contributing to those founding ideas,…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Educational Practices, Educational Policy, Ecological Factors
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Kerr, Jeannie; Andreotti, Vanessa – Issues in Teacher Education, 2018
In this article we share our study in teacher education that engages both the human and more-than-human as fundamental to matters of social justice. In the first part of the article we focus on ecocritical scholarship that raises concerns about the omission of the more-than-human in educational research and practice through Western modernist…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Social Science Research, Human Relations, Educational Research
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Lowenstein, Ethan; Grewal, Imandeep Kaur; Erkaeva, Nigora; Nielsen, Rebecca; Voelker, Lisa – Issues in Teacher Education, 2018
Place-Based education (PBE) is gaining rapid recognition across the United States. The authors of this article contend that there is an imperative need to re-structure and re-conceptualize teacher education such that it allows for a significant shift in thinking and practice around learning, teaching, and community. They advocate that the PBE…
Descriptors: Place Based Education, Teacher Education Programs, Teaching Methods, Teaching Models
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Holohan, Kevin J. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2018
This article briefly examines and explains the theory of social ecology and the political theory of "libertarian municipalism" as developed by the late Murray Bookchin (1921-2006) as a possible comprehensive framework for a secondary curriculum centered upon an anarchistic and ecological ethics. The author first offers an investigation…
Descriptors: Ecological Factors, Social Environment, Community Education, Secondary School Curriculum
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Ficarra, Julie – Issues in Teacher Education, 2017
This article advocates for the application of comparative international approaches to preparing pre-service and in-service teachers for meeting the needs of refugee students. To start, the paper presents literature on refugees' varied educational experiences in their home countries and refugee camps as well as the processes through which they come…
Descriptors: Refugees, Comparative Education, Teacher Education Programs, Special Needs Students
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Guerra, Patricia L.; Wubbena, Zane C. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2017
In the current study, the authors qualitatively investigate, through the theoretical perspective of cognitive dissonance, the relationship between teacher beliefs and their associated teacher practices at two public elementary schools with diverse student populations. They argue that while teachers may hold theoretical beliefs about culturally…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Educational Practices, Cognitive Processes
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Beighton, Christian – Issues in Teacher Education, 2017
French philosopher Gilles Deleuze (1925-95) was something of a cult figure among his university students in the 1970s and 1980s, "telling ghost stories with the voice of an ogre" (Jaeglé, 2005:10). More recently, academic interest in the educational possibilities of his work has grown considerably in Anglophone countries. Perhaps texts…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Teacher Education, Educational Research, Literary Genres
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Gorodetsky, Malka; Barak, Judith; Dhaan, Eto – Issues in Teacher Education, 2017
This article follows one year in the life of one of the authors of this article, Eto--the year she was a graduate student in the M.Ed. program and concurrently was teaching in a second grade elementary school. Addressing her subjective emergence along the intertwining experiences in two different contexts: it explores her conversations with her…
Descriptors: Grade 2, Educational Environment, Affective Objectives, Learning Experience
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Zarate, Adanari D.; Reese, Leslie; Flores, David; Villegas, Jisel – Issues in Teacher Education, 2016
The growing population of immigrant youth in the United States includes both documented and undocumented young people, as well as those who live in mixed status families in which some family members are authorized and at least one other family member is not (Suárez-Orozco, et al., 2011). These young people find themselves residing at the center of…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Ethics, Educational Policy, Language Planning
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Maxie, Andrea – Issues in Teacher Education, 2015
In 2001, the California Council on the Education of Teachers (CCET), the State of California Association of Teacher Educators (SCATE), and the California Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (CACTE) became a single merged organization--the California Council on Teacher Education (CCTE). As the last president of CACTE, Andrea Maxie was…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teacher Associations, Organizational Change, Organizational Effectiveness
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Minnis, Douglas L. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2015
This article describes the author's personal involvement in the California Council for the Education of Teachers (Cal Council), beginning in 1960 and spanning four decades, which involved associations with key people in California teacher education and credentialing. The Cal Council was organized for leaders in teacher education from the…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Universities, Professional Associations, Advisory Committees
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McCullough, Ruanda Garth; Ryan, Ann Marie – Issues in Teacher Education, 2014
The need for sophisticated and highly skilled educators in urban schools is painfully obvious, even to the most casual observer. National and local test data demonstrate that students in urban schools are generally not achieving at the same levels as are their suburban and more affluent peers. Teacher educators in urban areas struggle with how to…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Urban Schools, Program Effectiveness, Social Justice
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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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