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Wake, Donna; Mills, Michael – Issues in Teacher Education, 2018
Effective professional development (PD) can be a powerful tool in school success and teacher satisfaction; however, teachers often report their PD experiences as lackluster or not responsive to their immediate needs (Desimone, 2011; Guskey, 2009; Lutrick & Szabo, 2012). Teachers need professional support in today's educational environment to…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Teacher Attitudes, Program Effectiveness, Technology Integration
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Germaine, Ron W.; Kornuta, Halyna M. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2018
The purpose of this study is to discover the experiences and supports that influenced the development of teaching effectiveness at different career stages of National University alumni who were identified as County Teachers of the Year in California. National University is the second largest private, nonprofit institution of higher learning in…
Descriptors: Alumni, Awards, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Competencies
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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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Martin, Christie; Polly, Drew; Mraz, Maryann; Algozzine, Robert – Issues in Teacher Education, 2018
This study examines teacher's perspectives of the most beneficial professional development they have participated in over the last three years in the content areas of literacy and mathematics. It also investigates teachers views on how professional development influences student learning. Specifically, this study is grounded in the following…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Faculty Development, Literacy Education, Mathematics Instruction
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Oliva-Olson, Carola; Estrada, Mari; Edyburn, Kelly L. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2017
The stage is set for major change in California early childhood education (ECE). The State's requirements for Transitional Kindergarten instruction, teacher training, and professional development could lead to mandated integration of existing, impressive Dual Language Learner (DLL) resources, guidance, and best practices. In addition to more…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Bilingual Students, Bilingualism, Teacher Education
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Mills, Tammy – Issues in Teacher Education, 2017
A recent movement in teacher education research encompasses working with and through theory. In response to the call from Jackson and Mazzei (2013) to use theory to think with data and use data to think with theory, the author hopes to portray the complexities of teacher learning by avoiding models of teacher learning and development that tend to…
Descriptors: Expertise, Teacher Education, Faculty Development, Literacy Education
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Wampler, David – Issues in Teacher Education, 2015
In this brief article, David Wampler describes how nearly 30 years with one institution (University of California, Davis) and one organization (California Council on the Education of Teachers or Cal Council) provided him with an incredibly positive and productive professional experience. Herein, he describes his years with CCET in terms of four…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Teaching Experience, Faculty Mobility, Faculty Development
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Brunetti, Gerald J. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2015
Gerald Brunetti served as President of the California Council on the Education of Teachers (Cal Council or CCET) from 1992 to 1994. This article describes the author's involvement with the CCET beginning in 1979, and covers the details of accomplishments throughout his presidency, such as the development of "CCNews," mail balloting, and…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Personal Narratives, Conferences (Gatherings), Cooperative Planning
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Silver, Edward A.; Snider, Rachel B. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2014
Contemporary interest in STEM education is fueled, in part, by the poor performance of U.S. students on national and international assessments. According to a recent National Research Council (2011) report on STEM education in the United States, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) indicates that approximately 75% of U.S. 8th…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Mathematics Achievement, Student Evaluation, Low Achievement
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Superfine, Alison Castro; Li, Wenjuan – Issues in Teacher Education, 2014
What is needed to prepare teachers to effectively teach mathematics has been the subject of considerable debate for at least two decades, with the focus shifting back and forth between the number of mathematics courses that teachers need to the mathematics content that teachers need to know. Building upon previous work related to teacher…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Teacher Educators, Teacher Educator Education, Mathematics Education
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Walton, Janet – Issues in Teacher Education, 2014
The label of "teacher" is something of a misnomer for the problem-based learning (PBL) practitioner. Rather than acting as a source of content knowledge, PBL educators are lead learners who demonstrate learning to students through their own authentic inquiry (Hmelo-Silver, 2004). PBL educators and students travel a road together that…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Problem Based Learning, Teacher Role, Elementary Secondary Education
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Baecher, Laura; Kung, Shiao-Chuan – Issues in Teacher Education, 2014
University-based teacher educators across the U.S. have become increasingly focused on making their practices relevant to the needs of teacher candidates. Teacher educators are engaged in a variety of approaches as a means to improve the preparation that they provide to teacher candidates, in order to continuously examine their expertise. These…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Video Technology, College Faculty, Electronic Libraries
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Adams, LaNysha T. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2014
In education, professional development (PD) is the continuing education of teachers and administrators. Many studies have described PD as a conventional, top-down type of training that teachers experience in schools. Commonly known as the "institutional model," this type of PD is isolated from classroom practice and occurs as mandatory…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, High Schools, Alignment (Education), Professional Development
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Rogers, Carrie; Scales, Roya Q. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2013
Although preparing teachers to be leaders is a common goal of teacher education programs, often "teaching" and "leading" are located in separate departments" (Mangin & Stoelinga, 2009, p. 56). Recently, however, the assessment of teacher leadership has become important in preservice teacher education. This importance…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Outcomes of Education, Teacher Leadership
Santagata, Rossella; Guarino, Jody – Issues in Teacher Education, 2012
In this article, the authors argue that teacher education programs should equip future teachers with skills for engaging in productive collaboration focused on improving instruction. Because little is known about pre-service teachers' beginning conceptions of collaboration and the ways in which collaboration skills can be developed, the authors…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teachers, Teaching Skills, Teacher Collaboration
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