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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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Maher, Carolyn A.; Palius, Marjory F.; Maher, James A.; Hmelo-Silver, Cindy E.; Sigley, Robert – Issues in Teacher Education, 2014
There is a need for research in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) teacher education that addresses the challenge of building teachers' pedagogical skills in fostering the development of mathematical reasoning in students. The Common Core State Standards for Mathematics provide teachers with guidance on how to promote…
Descriptors: Video Technology, State Standards, Problem Solving, Criticism
Guillaume, Andrea M.; Kirtman, Lisa – Issues in Teacher Education, 2010
This study seeks to determine whether national trends in subject matter knowledge and in curricular experiences hold true for prospective teachers who attended K-12 schooling during the reform period. It further seeks to determine other influences on teachers' visions of mathematics and goals for themselves as mathematics teachers. Teachers' past…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Educational Change
Bunch, George C.; Aguirre, Julia M.; Tellez, Kip – Issues in Teacher Education, 2009
Assessing the preparation of preservice candidates for quality teaching, both for mainstream students and for ELs, requires reliable and valid assessments that pay close attention to context, process, and reflection, factors that traditional evaluations of teaching either ignore or undervalue. In this article, the authors focus on one high-stakes…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Formative Evaluation
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Ward, Robin A.; Anhalt, Cynthia O. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2002
The video component of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) has documented that U.S. students spend most of their time in the mathematics classroom practicing routine procedures as opposed to inventing, analyzing, and proving them. The challenge for preservice and inservice teachers lies in creating a classroom environment…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Concept Formation, Classroom Environment, Teacher Education