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Wasburn-Moses, Leah; Kopp, Tom; Hettersimer, Jill E. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2012
Because there is limited research on effective early field experiences and, particularly, on the potential of laboratory experiences to expose teacher candidates to a diverse student population, this study evaluates one such placement. As part of the placement, the teacher candidate provided tutoring at an on-campus model alternative program for…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, At Risk Students, Program Effectiveness, Field Experience Programs
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Hill, K. Dara – Issues in Teacher Education, 2012
This case study is an examination of one pre-service teacher's experience in a reading methods course, entitled Reading Models and Methods, and corresponding urban reading practicum. Jennifer (a pseudonym) participated in a program aimed to address varying dilemmas that persist in the field, including: pre-service teachers' discomfort with…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Urban Teaching, Methods Courses
Mueller, Mary; Hindin, Alisa – Issues in Teacher Education, 2011
This study assesses and determines the factors that influence dispositions. To assess dispositions, the authors developed a series of micro-case scenarios. Their prior research showed the effectiveness of using scenarios to assess dispositions, but the authors also sought to understand the factors that influence dispositions. In this article, they…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Classroom Techniques, Student Teacher Attitudes, Vignettes
Gibson, Karen M. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2010
Many factors affect attitudes toward reading, including parent and other caretaker support, sibling attitudes, school and library programs, curriculum and instruction, and, of course, teachers. While working with preservice teachers pursuing licensure in pre-kindergarten through adolescent education, it became evident that the students had many…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Reading Improvement, Children, Adolescents
Gould, Holly C.; Brimijoin, Kay; Alouf, James L.; Mayhew, Mary Ann – Issues in Teacher Education, 2010
Given the challenges of time and economics in education today, what are practical models for creating adult learning communities that improve teaching and learning in today's diverse classrooms? How do Americans foster and nurture adult learning communities once they are established? The authors have found that carefully crafted partnerships…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Student Teachers, Mentors, Adult Learning
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
Sewall, Marcia – Issues in Teacher Education, 2009
Since constraints on time, resources, and even energy often come into play in finding opportunities for meaningful discussions about pedagogy between the novice teacher (NT) and the supervisor, post-lesson conversations at the school site can often be brief, superficial, lacking reflective self-analysis, narrow in focus, interrupted, or even…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Campuses, Speech Communication, Federal Legislation
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
Buczynski, Sandy; Sisserson, Kendra – Issues in Teacher Education, 2008
What happens when a district teacher assumes the role of university student? What happens when two instructors from two different institutions are at the helm of a single graduate-level university course? The duality of these situations is recognized in the notion of what the authors termed "instructional synergy", drawing upon synergy as both…
Descriptors: Interaction, School Districts, Beginning Teacher Induction, Higher Education
Mathison, Carla; Pohan, Cathy A. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2007
While case studies and narratives are often used in teacher preparation programs, the focus of these materials is usually upon the examination of effective strategies in instruction, assessment, and classroom management. The investigation described in this article examined the value of teacher stories about professional interactions for both the…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Preservice Teacher Education, Reflective Teaching, Case Studies
Pass, Susan – Issues in Teacher Education, 2007
To provide the best learning environment for their students, teachers need to have good classroom management skills. Teaching future teachers how to infuse democracy into student discipline offers them a way to improve such skills. Sixty secondary social studies education candidates engaged in such a process in their social studies methods class.…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, College Seniors, Discipline, Democracy
Bingham, Ann; Abernathy, Tammy V. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2007
Historically, preservice teacher education programs have not adequately prepared teachers in parent involvement or family-centered practices. Because teachers do not routinely encourage family involvement, and parents do not always participate when they are encouraged to do so, the importance of preservice training to involve family members in…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Parent Participation
Carlile, Susan – Issues in Teacher Education, 2006
This study considered the problem of ineffective fieldwork experiences in the English Single Subject Credential Program at California State University, Long Beach prior to student teaching by combining structured fieldwork into a newly established state-mandated assessment, Teaching Performance Assessment Task 1 (TPA 1). This combination of a…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Student Teachers, Performance Based Assessment, Performance Tests
Selvester, Paula M.; Summers, Deborah; Williams, Edward F. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2006
In this article, the authors present a case study that is an exploration of credential candidates' attitudes toward a teaching performance assessment as a measure of their teaching ability, and the impact on faculty instructional decisions, practice, and attitudes toward the assessment. This study generated both qualitative and quantitative data.…
Descriptors: Credentials, Performance Based Assessment, Policy Analysis, Qualitative Research
Genor, Michele – Issues in Teacher Education, 2005
In this paper, the author proposes that a social reconstructionist framework of reflective practice provides an important orientation for preservice teachers to more successfully negotiate the rapidly changing contexts in which they will no doubt teach. She first illuminates the influence others have had on her understanding of reflection,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Participant Observation
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