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Langeberg, Melinda Ellen – Issues in Teacher Education, 2019
Teaching writing requires explicit pedagogical training. Often pre-service English teachers are not only unprepared to teach writing, but they are also unprepared to provide effective writing feedback. Effective writing feedback: (1) prepares young writers to make sound and thorough writing choices; (2) positively impacts learning; and (3)…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Preservice Teachers, Feedback (Response), Writing Instruction
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Cappello, Marva – Issues in Teacher Education, 2019
Contemporary societies, whether in the United States or the Pacific are overwhelmingly visual in character. Yet, schools at all levels continue to privilege written text as demonstrations of learning over any other form of communication. A visual curriculum has the potential to strengthen instruction across disciplines and offers students another…
Descriptors: Reflection, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Multiple Literacies
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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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Reese, Leslie; Richards-Tutor, Cara; Hansuvadha, Nat; Pavri, Shireen; Xu, Shelley – Issues in Teacher Education, 2018
In this article, the authors discuss the creation of an Urban Dual Credential Program (UDCP) at a large, comprehensive state university in California, a program meant to prepare dually-certified teachers in general education (California Multiple Subject Credential) and special education (California Education Specialist Credential in mild/moderate…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Credentials, General Education
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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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Dassa, Lori; Derose, Diego S. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2017
Teacher attrition has been a global concern for many decades, with teachers leaving the profession at a higher rate than those entering. The largest group effected by this attrition issue is the beginning teacher. (Hong, 2010). In fact, in the United States, 30-50% of new teachers leave the field within the first five years. Many studies have been…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Beginning Teachers, Professional Identity, Self Concept
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Landa, Melissa Simone; Stephens, Georgina – Issues in Teacher Education, 2017
This article presents an exemplary case study of one elementary education preservice teacher. This exploratory study originated at a large university on the east coast of the United States in the spring semester of 2011, when the student was enrolled in the researcher's class on children's literature. Throughout the course, the instructor noted…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Elementary School Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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del Rosario Zavala, Maria – Issues in Teacher Education, 2017
Effectively engaging students in mathematics discourse is challenging, especially in a language other than the one in which you learned mathematics. Teachers must manage the academic as well as social function of language. In Spanish-English bilingual classrooms in the U.S., changing the language of instruction to Spanish may not be enough to…
Descriptors: Bilingual Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Language Attitudes, Language Role
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Wright, Jennifer M.; Henze, Erin E. C.; Coles, Jeremy T.; Miller, Nicole A.; Williams, Robert L. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2016
Of all the collegiate majors that affect society, none is more critical than teacher education. If teacher education students are uninformed or misinformed about issues central to society, they are likely to be inept in responding to queries and opinions voiced by their future students regarding such issues. The current study investigated one such…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Political Affiliation, Knowledge Level
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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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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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Kolano, Lan Quach; King, Elena T. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2015
Recent immigration trends at the national and local levels indicate that schools are receiving the largest influx of immigrant students since the beginning of the 20th century. According to the U.S. Department of Education (2014), English language learners (ELLs) accounted for nearly 4.4 million students during the 2011-2012 school year. These…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Preservice Teachers, English Language Learners, Immigrants
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Epstein, Shira Eve; Ratner, Andrew – Issues in Teacher Education, 2015
Teacher education necessitates rich, generative experiences for up-and-coming teachers in working classrooms. Written by two English Education faculty members, this article discusses efforts to revise the clinical, field-based components of their courses so to more commonly yield such experiences. Specifically, they aimed to infuse fieldwork with…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Teacher Education, Service Learning, Preservice Teachers
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