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Greenblatt, Deborah – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2019
The edTPA is a performance-based assessment of teacher candidates created by the Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning and Equity (SCALE) and nationally scored by Pearson Education. It is also promoted by American Association of Colleges of Teacher Educators (AACTE) as a "standards-based assessment." As of the spring of 2018, the…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Teacher Educators, Teacher Competency Testing, Teacher Certification
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Seymour, Clancy M.; Garrison, Mark J. – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2017
The implementation of value-added models of teacher evaluation continue to expand in public education, but the effects of using student test scores to evaluate K-12 physical educators necessitates further discussion. Using the five National Standards for K-12 Physical Education from the Society of Health and Physical Educators America (SHAPE),…
Descriptors: Value Added Models, National Standards, Elementary Secondary Education, Physical Education
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McKinney, Darlene; Snead, Donald – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2017
All individuals go through a process of change when implementing a new innovation. This descriptive study determines there is a difference in the stages of concern regarding Response to Instruction and Intervention (RTI), Tennessee's design model for Response to Intervention, (RTI) for 87 teachers from 8 different schools in a county in Middle…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Teacher Attitudes, Adoption (Ideas), Questionnaires
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Snead, Donald; Burris, Kathleen G. – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to understand middle school teachers' perspectives on the role of homework. Approximately 118 middle school teachers volunteered to complete open-ended surveys describing their perceptions regarding the effectiveness of homework. Qualitative analysis revealed teachers identified several instructional and…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Homework, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Motivation
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Huss, John; Eastep, Shannon – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2016
Faculty members in a College of Education responded to a mixed methods questionnaire regarding their attitudes toward the use of humor as a pedagogical tool. Quantitative data and coding of open response questions revealed that instructors overall considered humor to be an integral part of their teaching plan and that humor relaxes students,…
Descriptors: Humor, College Faculty, Statistical Analysis, Feedback (Response)
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del Prado Hill, Pixita; Friedland, Ellen S.; McMillen, Susan – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2016
This article presents two innovative tools--the Mathematics-Literacy Planning Framework and Mathematics-Literacy Implementation Checklist--which are designed to help instructional coaches and specialists support teachers to meet the challenges of the mathematics-literacy integration goals of the Common Core. Developed with teacher input, these…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Check Lists, Common Core State Standards, Literacy
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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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Green, Tanya R.; Allen, Mishaleen – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2015
This quantitative causal-comparative study compared perceptions of professional development opportunities between high-achieving and low-achieving elementary-middle school teachers in an urban school district using the Standards Assessment Inventory (SAI). A total of 271 teachers participated including 134 (n = 134) teachers from high-achieving…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Urban Schools, Elementary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers
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Huss, John; Eastep, Shannon – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2015
This action research study explored attitudes and expectations of faculty at a Midwestern university who taught at least one fully online course during 2014. The study focused on instructor perceptions toward and experiences with web-based instruction, particularly in the critical areas of assessment and feedback; course organization; interaction…
Descriptors: Action Research, Online Courses, Teacher Attitudes, College Faculty
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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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Stone-Johnson, Corrie; Patrizio, Kami – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2014
Engaging multiple publics calls for a skill set that "stand[s] in stark opposition to the typical types of managerial and administrative habits characteristic of public schools today" (Knight Abowitz, 2011, p. 477). As instructors in two graduate level leadership preparation programs, we grapple with the tension between developing…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Instructional Leadership, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Course Descriptions
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Page, C. Steven; Pendergraft, Beth; Wilson, Judi – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2014
This study was conducted to investigate if teachers at urban, rural and suburban elementary schools differ significantly in their sense of self-efficacy. The schools utilized for this research are located in the southeastern United States. Along with being in different geographic areas the schools are also different in their socioeconomic make-up…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers
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Monaghan, Christine E.; Hartmann, Gennifre – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2014
This autoethnographic case study examines the ways in which high school students and teachers' behaviors, values, and attitudes were transformed during their participation on a semester-long study abroad program in Central America. The study found that an integrative pedagogical approach in which place-based content was paired with place-based…
Descriptors: High School Students, Study Abroad, Ethnography, Interdisciplinary Approach
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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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Page, Steven; Jenks, Charles – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2012
This is a qualitative study that was conducted to gain a better understanding of the experiences of professors in Colleges of Education who were former K-12 teachers. The study presents the responses of eighty-nine professors from across the United States. Coding based on the university setting (national, large regional, small regional) in which…
Descriptors: Career Change, Qualitative Research, Teacher Educators, Teachers
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