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Germaine, Ron W.; Kornuta, Halyna M. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2018
The purpose of this study is to discover the experiences and supports that influenced the development of teaching effectiveness at different career stages of National University alumni who were identified as County Teachers of the Year in California. National University is the second largest private, nonprofit institution of higher learning in…
Descriptors: Alumni, Awards, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Competencies
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Brown, Carmen Sherry – Issues in Teacher Education, 2018
Beginning in May 2014, all education program graduates in New York State (NYS) must pass new and/or revised certification exams in order to become certified to teach in NYS. Early childhood teacher candidates enrolled in an approved NYS teacher preparation program are required to pass the Academic Literacy Skills Test (ALST), Content Specialty…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, College Graduates, Graduation Requirements, Teacher Certification
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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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Hernández, Ana M. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2017
Culture, class, and language are significant social markers that impact classrooms today with challenges in educating teachers to become culturally responsive and competent. This article presents a theoretical approach on the preparation of bilingual teacher candidates and how the literature can inform teacher education programs on developing…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Bilingual Teachers, Bilingual Students, Culturally Relevant Education
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Murray, Frank – Issues in Teacher Education, 2013
This article is a report of the findings from a sample of approximately 2,700 students and 1,000 faculty in the first 50 Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC)-accredited programs for which the online surveys were used. The sample represents nearly all the full-time faculty members surveyed and approximately 30% of the students. On the…
Descriptors: Online Surveys, Teacher Surveys, Student Surveys, Teacher Attitudes
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Jaeger, Elizabeth L. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2013
In the context of rapidly changing classroom environments, it is crucial that teachers be able to make appropriate decisions. Those teachers who reflect on their practice, particularly while they are teaching (what Schon terms reflection-in-action), are best able to do so. It is the intent of this article to investigate the role of teacher…
Descriptors: Barriers, Educational Practices, Reflection, Reflective Teaching
Larrabee, Timothy G.; Morehead, Pamela – Issues in Teacher Education, 2010
Teachers play a critical role in improving teaching, learning, teacher-student relationships, and school climate, and teacher education programs have a responsibility to prepare teachers to work with every student in their classroom. Kosciw, Diaz, and Greytak (2008) reported that, between 2001 and 2007, although library resources on lesbian, gay,…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Leadership, Leadership Responsibility
Murray, Frank B. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2010
Founded in 1997, the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) designed a system that balances three sources of evidence in a single accreditation system: (1) that the program's graduates are qualified, competent, and caring beginning teachers; (2) that the program faculty investigates the factors that improve program quality; and (3) that…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Program Improvement, Graduates, Program Effectiveness
Schussler, Deborah L. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2006
Evidence suggests that student teaching is one of the most influential components of a teacher education program, and the cooperating teacher exerts the greatest influence on a student teacher. Therefore, it is vital to understand how the role of experienced teachers is affected by the implementation of a professional development school (PDS) as…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Student Teachers, Professional Development Schools, Teacher Education Programs
Stolle, Cheryl; Goerss, Betty; Watkins, Marilyn – Issues in Teacher Education, 2005
Six years ago, the Division of Education at Indiana University East began the process of developing a performance-based program consistent with its division's conceptual framework, the Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC) principles, and Indiana state standards. One component of the state mandate is that all teachers…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Teacher Education Programs, Portfolio Assessment, State Standards
Pohan, Cathy – Issues in Teacher Education, 2003
Teacher education in California is currently under attack. Politicians and the general public have lost confidence in the entire educational system. While some critics argue that too many credential courses are required, the majority seem to criticize Colleges of Education for simply failing to produce quality teachers. One question asked by both…
Descriptors: Schools of Education, Professional Development Schools, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Education Programs
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Schultz, Susan E. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2002
In the past, evaluation of teacher performance often focused on generic behaviors related to common instructional strategies (Medley, Coker, & Soar, 1984). More recently, educational researchers and test developers have focused more on teachers' subject matter knowledge as tested through tools like the Praxis and California's Single Subject…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Competency Testing, Measures (Individuals)