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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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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
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
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Digby, Annette D.; Avani, Nathan – Issues in Teacher Education, 2003
Discusses four key areas that help define and focus teacher educators' move toward a comprehensive research agenda (program design, professional development, personnel, and P-16 student learning and achievement). Summarizes literature that supports findings relevant to P-12 education (professional development of candidates, leadership development…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Alternative Teacher Certification, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education
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Eckmier, Janice; Ericson, Bonnie; Huetinck, Linda; Sato, Kyoko – Issues in Teacher Education, 2003
Makes a case for using the tenets of National Board for Professional Teaching Standards in redesigning the Mathematics and English Subject Specialist Master's Programs at California State University, Northridge, by going through the constructed cohort program semester by semester, discussing coursework and portfolio activities, highlighting the…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Elementary Secondary Education, English Instruction, Faculty Development
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Dubetz, Nancy; Lawrence, Alexandria; Gningue, Serigne – Issues in Teacher Education, 2002
Both the National Commission on Teaching and America's Future and the Holmes Group suggest that the solution to improving student learning is through formal university-school collaborations, or Professional Development Schools (PDSs). As the research base on PDS partnerships grows, so does the evidence that PDSs improve the quality of teaching in…
Descriptors: Professional Development Schools, Educational Research, College School Cooperation, Urban Schools