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Byker, Erik Jon; Coffey, Heather; Harden, Susan; Good, Amy; Heafner, Tina L.; Brown, Katie E.; Holzberg, Debra – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2017
Using case study method, this study examines the impact of an inquiry-based learning program among a cohort of first-semester undergraduates (n = 104) at a large public university in the southeastern United States who are aspiring to become teachers. The Boyer Commission (1999) asserted that inquiry-based learning should be the foundation of…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Inquiry, Teaching Methods, College Freshmen
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Schulte, Ann – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2017
Preliminary data was collected as part of the program assessment of a yearlong teaching residency program in rural California where preservice teachers conducted action research as the culminating activity for a Masters degree. Focus groups and survey data from program graduates were analyzed and compared to findings from the research literature.…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Action Research, Program Evaluation
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Hallman, Heidi; Deufel, Thompson – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2017
This article describes a method of storytelling that can assist novice teachers in moving toward "re-seeing" their stories of teaching not just as narratives of experience, but as sites for work to be done. The assignment novice teachers undertook as part of a methods class in the teaching of English language arts has the potential to be…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Methods Courses, Language Arts, Assignments
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Cronenberg, Stephanie; Harrison, Dorian; Korson, Stacey; Jones, Alexis; Murray-Everett, Natasha C.; Parrish, Michael; Johnston-Parsons, Marilyn – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2016
This paper is written by faculty, staff, and graduate students responsible for preparing a group of 100 elementary/middle school licensure students for the edTPA portfolio assessment. It is a narrative self-study analysis of our experiences doing so during the pilot year. The edTPA is a performance assessment that requires future teachers to plan,…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Portfolio Assessment, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Ashley, Jason – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2016
Teacher preparation evaluation has expanded rapidly since 1998, pushed by "failing" rhetoric adopted by many educational leaders, such as Michelle Rhee, founder of the Students First organization. Led by the ideas and arguments put forth by Diane Ravitch, others think that there is too much focus on red herrings and that there are, in…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Theory Practice Relationship
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Brown, Carmen Sherry – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2016
Comprehensive early childhood teacher preparation programs offer courses and curricula that are aligned with current research on best practices and related to the knowledge and skills that early childhood teacher candidates are expected to demonstrate on certification exams and teacher performance assessments. To support the alignment of early…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Career Readiness, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Black, Joanna; Cap, Orest – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2014
Promising pedagogical practices is described in relation to incorporating ICT (Information, Communication and Technologies) with the study of Human Rights issues in Visual Arts Education for teacher candidates. As part of a course, "Senior Years Art," students at the Faculty of Education, University of Manitoba during 2013-2014…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Higher Education, Art Education, Civil Rights
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Kreutter, Cheryl; Hinchman, Kathleen; Beier, Clara; Shea, Mary; Ceprano, Maria; Tynan, Elizabeth; Harting-McChesney, Jan – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2013
Teacher educators are engaged in a perpetual quest to squeeze as much as possible into preparation of new classroom literacy teachers. In response to increasing demands for preparing future teachers for modern classrooms, seven teacher educators tackled the question of what constitutes a manageable body of early literacy content in preservice…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Literacy Education, Barriers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Hawley, Todd – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2012
Grounded in a belief in the transformative possibilities of social studies teacher education, I present an argument for considering the development of purpose as both content and pedagogy of social studies teacher education. As part of developing a coherent pedagogy of rationale-based social studies teacher education, I begin by exploring the…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Educators, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Cushman, Carey Anne Aycock; Kempy, Andrew – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2012
For teacher educators, classroom management education is one of the least researched aspects of the profession. The purpose of this study was to determine if classroom management was most effectively learned through textbook analysis coupled with classroom discussion, or the experience of observing and practicing classroom management in the…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Preservice Teacher Education, Textbooks, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
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Zelkowski, Jeremy – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2009
This article focuses on a secondary mathematics teacher education program where traditional field placements are prevalent in grades 9-12. Traditional, for this article, is defined as and comprised of: (a) straight-rowed desks in classrooms, (b) explicitly direct instruction (teacher-centered classrooms), (c) predominantly repetition of low-level…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Preservice Teachers, Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Activities
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Sharer, Timothy – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2009
Several problems exert force on teachers just entering the profession including mandated testing, public reporting, and the loss of the flexible contexts teacher preparation institutions had for developing undergraduate teacher candidates. Teacher training institutions are scrambling to implement more effective ways to prepare teachers without…
Descriptors: Substitute Teachers, Student Teaching, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness
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Dinkelman, Todd – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2009
The author draws on the voices of beginning teachers in a particular teacher education program and his own experiences as a teacher educator in several different settings to account for preservice teacher reflection and resistance to rationale-based social studies teacher education. Twelve categories represent the perspectives of beginning social…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Resistance (Psychology), Reflection, Preservice Teacher Education
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Thompson, Phyllis I. – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2008
A university professor observes the use of a Native American stereotype by a cooperating teacher in an elementary art classroom while supervising a preservice teacher. She identifies ways that the teacher's words potentially harmed her students and reflects on her own role. This "teachable moment" is described, and characteristics of…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Teaching Experience, Classroom Environment, Classroom Communication