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Zhao, Weili – Issues in Teacher Education, 2018
What is special about the pedagogical interaction between the mainland Chinese in/pre-service teachers and the author in a Hong Kong classroom? Trained at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as a critical curriculum scholar, the author highly endorses and has implemented a student-centered research-based project-learning pedagogy with the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Student Projects
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Takemae, Natsuko; Dobbins, Nicole; Kurtts, Stephanie – Issues in Teacher Education, 2018
As public schools strive to provide all students access to and success with the general curriculum, potentially leading them to postsecondary educational opportunities that prepare them for fulfilling and engaging careers, recent federal legislation clearly reflects the need to ensure that all students are supported in achieving rigorous…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Access to Education, Preservice Teacher Education
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Micek, Timothy A. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2017
edTPA is a pre-service assessment process designed to determine if a new teacher is ready for the job. edTPA is part of a national movement towards the use of performance assessments in teacher education. As of 2014, 41 states (a) require a state-approved performance assessment like edTPA for program completion or for state licensure and/or state…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers, Performance Based Assessment
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Ado, Kathryn – Issues in Teacher Education, 2016
Public schools in the U.S. face ever increasing accountability measures as a result of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB 2001) and the adoption of the Common Core State Standards in the majority of states (Guskey, 2011). Linking teacher evaluation to student outcomes is yet another example of the pressure educators feel in the current U.S.…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Leadership, Teacher Improvement, Knowledge Level
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Yopp, Ruth Helen; Ellis, Mark W.; Bonsangue, Martin V.; Duarte, Thomas; Meza, Susanna – Issues in Teacher Education, 2014
This study offers insights from an initial pilot of a co-teaching model for mathematics teacher preparation developed both to support experienced teachers in shifting their practice toward the vision set forth by NCTM and the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (National Governors Association, 2010; NCTM, 2000, 2009) and to provide…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Models, Pilot Projects, Mathematics Teachers
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Ritter, Jason K. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2014
A common path to becoming a teacher educator in the U.S. entails moving from a classroom teacher, to a graduate student, and then to a university-based teacher educator. Many believe that a good teacher educator would also make a good teacher upon his or her return to the classroom. These assumptions are increasingly being called into question via…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Faculty Mobility, Teacher Effectiveness, Social Studies
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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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Sauer, Janet S.; Kasa, Christi – Issues in Teacher Education, 2012
"These families must be so sad. I just wonder what they do and if they have any type of normal life." "I am not sure how I will work with parents. I think they probably look to the school for a lot of help." These quotes were taken from preservice teachers' papers early in their teacher education program, in which they were asked to describe what…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Disabilities, Stereotypes
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
Sharma, Suniti; Phillion, JoAnn; Malewski, Erik – Issues in Teacher Education, 2011
In response to a critical need in teacher preparation, study abroad programs aimed at developing multicultural competencies in pre-service teachers have proliferated across the United States. Multicultural competencies constitute the ability to challenge misconceptions that lead to discrimination based on cultural difference, reflect on one's…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Qualitative Research, Multicultural Education, Cross Cultural Training
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
Alger, Christianna; Kopcha, Theodore J. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2009
Despite the complex emotional and interpersonal challenges inherent therein, credential students often comment that their student teaching experience had the greatest influence on their development as new teachers. An essential component of teacher education programs, the field experience serves many purposes. Although the theoretical potential…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Field Experience Programs, Teacher Supervision, Technology Uses in Education
Sardone, Nancy B.; Devlin-Scherer, Roberta – Issues in Teacher Education, 2009
The objective of this research study was to explore teacher candidate views toward digital learning games using an immersive strategy. Specifically, we were interested in finding out what game use in classroom settings taught candidates about the role of teacher as facilitator of instruction. The procedures first focused teacher candidate…
Descriptors: Student Teacher Attitudes, Educational Games, Video Games, Teacher Education Programs
Stevenson, Heidi J. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2008
California public schools serve a highly diverse student population, including: 65% minorities, 24.9% English Language Learners, 10.6% disabled, and 19% in poverty. In the face of this diversity, all teachers are expected to use the Curriculum Frameworks of the California State Board of Education as a "blueprint for implementing the content…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Federal Legislation, Cooperation, Educational Technology
Benken, Babette M.; Brown, Nancy – Issues in Teacher Education, 2008
The combination of federal exigency for Highly Qualified Teachers in every classroom (No Child Left Behind, 2001) and focus on teacher accountability has created a plethora of routes to teacher certification and continuing education. This urgent situation has placed a burden on schools of education to approach teacher education in creative and…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Professional Development, Alternative Teacher Certification, Mathematics Curriculum
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