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Torgerson, Colleen W.; Macy, Susan R.; Beare, Paul; Tanner, David E. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2009
Traditional measures of teachers' competency have been widely criticized for their lack of authenticity and predictive validity. There is little evidence regarding the technical soundness of traditional teacher licensure tests and little research documenting the validity of such tests for identifying competent teachers or effective teaching.…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Performance Based Assessment, Educational Testing
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
Echevarria, Jana; Powers, Kristin; Elliott, Judy – Issues in Teacher Education, 2004
The disproportionate representation of minority students in special education programs has been a persistent problem in American education. Being labeled as disabled often has a negative impact on social relationships and self-concept and long-term outcomes such as graduation and employment. Disproportionate identification of students from certain…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Disproportionate Representation, Student Placement, Identification
York-Barr, Jennifer; Bacharach, Nancy; Salk, Janet; Frank, Jan Hinz; Benick, Barb – Issues in Teacher Education, 2004
In teacher education settings, the extent of collaboration is far less evident than in K-12 education. There is some evidence that suggests, however, that this may be changing. Teaming among higher education faculty has been identified as one way to provide teachers with greater exposure to diverse fields of knowledge and practice, as well as to…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Education Majors, Higher Education, General Education
Dingle, Mary; Falvey, Mary A.; Givner, Christine C.; Haager, Diane – Issues in Teacher Education, 2004
The passage of the 1997 Amendments to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), as well as the increased numbers of students with disabilities being educated part or full time in general education classes, create significant challenges for teacher preparation programs for both special and general education teachers. In response to…
Descriptors: Inclusive Schools, General Education, Disabilities, Special Education Teachers
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Kaye, Candace; Symcox, Linda; Whitney, Linda; Isbell, Lisa – Issues in Teacher Education, 2003
Introduces a theme issue concerning the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) and certification, presenting a brief history of the NBPTS and reviewing the collection of articles, which highlight such issues as moving toward a research agenda, social and cultural contexts of NBPTS certification, NBPTS certification and special…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education
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Digby, Annette D.; Avani, Nathan – Issues in Teacher Education, 2003
Discusses four key areas that help define and focus teacher educators' move toward a comprehensive research agenda (program design, professional development, personnel, and P-16 student learning and achievement). Summarizes literature that supports findings relevant to P-12 education (professional development of candidates, leadership development…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Alternative Teacher Certification, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education
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Glaeser, Barbara C.; Aloia, Stephen – Issues in Teacher Education, 2003
Examines the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards National Board Certification process, noting the legitimacy of this process for teachers of special needs students and concluding that while National Board Certification is beneficial to the teaching profession at large, for special education, it needs to be reconceptualized and…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education
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Eckmier, Janice; Ericson, Bonnie; Huetinck, Linda; Sato, Kyoko – Issues in Teacher Education, 2003
Makes a case for using the tenets of National Board for Professional Teaching Standards in redesigning the Mathematics and English Subject Specialist Master's Programs at California State University, Northridge, by going through the constructed cohort program semester by semester, discussing coursework and portfolio activities, highlighting the…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Elementary Secondary Education, English Instruction, Faculty Development
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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Unrau, Norman J. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2003
Presents lessons learned by following M.A. candidates who were supported by California State University, Los Angeles, as they pursued National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) certification. Discusses the introduction of NBPTS certification to M.A. candidates, launching certification projects, and what NBPTS certification…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education
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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)
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