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Soysal, Yilmaz; Radmard, Somayyeh – Journal of Education, 2020
This study presents an analysis of two teacher educators' discursive moves. The participants were two teacher educators (TEs) and 46 prospective teachers enrolled in a classroom teaching program. Five coconstructivist teaching implementations were conducted and video recorded. The video-based data were analyzed through systematic observation in…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Preservice Teachers, Discourse Analysis, Communication Strategies
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Ståhle, Ylva; Aspán, Margareta – Journal of Education, 2019
This article explores Swedish students' perspectives on being new to teacher education and what challenges they meet. Nineteen students were interviewed in three focus groups. The analytical framework draws on the theory of situated learning and the concept of enculturation, and the empirical data have been categorized through a thematic content…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Novices
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Soysal, Y.; Radmard, S. – Journal of Education, 2018
This study explores the initial teaching competencies of 211 prospective teachers (PT) through an examination of their pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) documentations that were obtained through a PCK Construction Task. The scored data were subjected to a factor analysis, and two factors of PCK were extracted. ANOVA results showed that even…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Teacher Competencies, Preservice Teachers
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Shively, Kate; Palilonis, Jennifer – Journal of Education, 2018
This study examines design thinking (DT) as a strategy to develop K-3 digital literacy curricula. This article chronicles first-year, preservice teachers' (PSTs') perceptions using DT to explore an often-misunderstood curricular framework, digital literacy. The participants employed DT as a strategy for developing digital literacy curriculum.…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Instructional Design
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Baggett, Hannah Carson; Simmons, Crystal G. – Journal of Education, 2017
This qualitative case study explored how two White teacher candidates understood and conceptualized racial profiling in the wake of Trayvon Martin's murder. The teacher candidates were interviewed about their experiences with profiling in educational contexts. One participant conceptualized racial profiling as intrinsic to her understanding of the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Whites, Racial Attitudes
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Brakoniecki, Aaron; Shah, Fahmil – Journal of Education, 2017
The research reported in this article explored the methods by which concept maps served as formative assessment by capturing changes in the ways preservice mathematics teachers represented their understanding of algebra. The participants were enrolled in a course on high school algebra for teachers and created the maps on the first and last day of…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Preservice Teachers, Knowledge Level, Formative Evaluation
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Poolea, Cyndi Mottola; Russell, William B., III – Journal of Education, 2015
Multiple global education frameworks have suggested that two keys to globalizing teacher education curricula are the integration of global content courses and participation in co-curricular cross-cultural experiences. Therefore, this study sought to determine the extent to which global content courses and co-curricular cross-cultural experiences…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Global Approach, International Education, Integrated Curriculum
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Drost, Bryan R.; Levine, Anita C. – Journal of Education, 2015
Research consistently shows that well-aligned lesson plans lead to better student learning outcomes. The development of these plans challenges both preservice teachers and the teacher educators who instruct them. This exploratory study examined strategies for teaching lesson plan alignment utilized by 87 teacher educators in the United States.…
Descriptors: Lesson Plans, Educational Strategies, Alignment (Education), Preservice Teachers