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Friedland, Ellen; Kuttesch, Elizabeth; McMillen, Susan; del Prado Hill, Pixita – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2017
While teacher candidates take courses that prepare them to deliver content in secondary content area classrooms, they often lack the knowledge necessary to help their future students learn discipline-specific information through the use of literacy strategies. In many cases, content area teacher candidates do not view themselves as literacy…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Secondary School Teachers, Literacy Education
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Weber, Sherri – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2017
Urban schools, especially those serving high minority, high poverty, and low performing students, are in desperate need of high-quality teachers, yet issues with retention, recruitment, and preparedness plague urban districts (Aragon, Culpepper, McKee & Perkins, 2014). Teacher educators are challenged to prepare teacher candidates to overcome…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Preservice Teachers, Urban Education, Urban Schools
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Hong, Carrie Eunyoung; Van Riper, Irene – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2016
The technological infrastructure for the use of instructional and professional videos is common in today's educational venues. However, there has been a dearth of awareness and training to help teachers critically analyze and effectively utilize video recordings of authentic classroom instruction for their professional development. This self-study…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Video Technology, Special Education, Faculty Development
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Russello, Camille M.; Henry, Julie – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2015
The purpose of this pilot was to examine the effectiveness of the practice of providing opportunities for undergraduate elementary education teacher candidates to explore the campus library curriculum center as a group regularly during class time. During their visits, teacher candidates were guided in selecting and analyzing children's literature…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Academic Libraries, Elementary Education, Class Activities
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Burns, Barbara A.; Henry, Julie J.; Lindauer, Jeffrey R. – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2015
This action research study examined the effectiveness of one model for supporting candidates in their work in preparing and submitting their edTPA portfolios. Surveys of student teachers and their cooperating teachers were administered and analyzed to determine how the model impacted their experiences with the edTPA. This data can inform…
Descriptors: Action Research, Student Teacher Attitudes, Student Teachers, Student Surveys
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Pane, Pamela – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2014
This study sought to determine the impact of blogs on student motivation to discuss literature. The participants were 11 male and 12 female fourth grade students ranging from eight to ten years of age. All of the students were instructed in one classroom located in a suburban school setting. All students had access to computers fitted with high…
Descriptors: Electronic Journals, Student Journals, Student Motivation, Literature Appreciation
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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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Pietrzak, Dale; Engelking, Jeri L.; Reed, Kris M.; Gapp, Susan; Bosse, Sherrie – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2011
This article reports findings from a study of the motivations of college students to choose or not choose a career as a K-12 teacher. Five hundred-seventeen college students majoring in education and non-education programs enrolled in undergraduate courses were surveyed as to their motivations for choosing/not choosing a career in K-12. If they…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Career Development, Vocational Interests, Career Choice
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Surface, Jeanne L. – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2009
In this distrustful, unstable, and ethically polarized era, there is a need to prepare school administrators to resolve a myriad of moral dilemmas. As professors of school administration, how can we make sure that our future leaders have the capacity to make thoughtful, ethical decisions? How do we prepare these leaders to develop, foster and lead…
Descriptors: School Administration, Administrator Education, Ethics, Ethical Instruction