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Hallman, Heidi; Adam, Amy Rousselo – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2013
In this article, a teacher educator and a first-year teacher identify the role that genre, in a rhetorical sense, plays in reflective practice. As reflection in teacher education has been criticized for its potential to reinforce prior attitudes and dispositions within pre-service and beginning teachers, we see how meta-knowledge of genre is…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Reflective Teaching, Diaries, Teacher Educators
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Hanson, Matthew – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2013
Every continuing education unit must be at the forefront of the technology boom in order to remain attractive to students and best prepare them for the work force. Unfortunately, there is a significant cost associated with technological advancement sparking the debate over who should foot the bill for innovations. This article applies the Higher…
Descriptors: Continuing Education, Technology Uses in Education, Technological Advancement, Costs
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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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Ceprano, Maria A.; Chicola, Nancy A. – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2012
This paper describes how 20 pre-service teachers enrolled in two social studies methods courses at Buffalo State College worked collaboratively to produce a Cross-cultural Literacy Fair at an urban-based elementary school. The participatory activities created for the event were provided in conjunction with a community after-school program and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Social Studies, Methods Courses, Literacy Education
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Honchell, Barbara; Schulz, Melissa – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2012
This article explores Shared Reading as an instructional approach that mimics home reading experiences in a group setting for young children. The article includes information about how to use enlarged text as the teacher provides experiences with books that first focus on the meaning and enjoyment of the story and then shifts to how print works…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Reading Aloud to Others, Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Cummins, Sean; Streiff, Melissa; Ceprano, Maria – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2012
The academic landscape has been changing over the last several years bringing with it an emphasis on high stakes testing. Studies conducted over the past several years that have shown the success of the Question-Answer-Relationships (QAR) strategy in helping students develop their comprehension skill. This study looks at the effects of the QAR…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Tests, Grade 4, Reading Strategies
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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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Longhurst, Jesse Moon – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2012
Place-based education has received significant attention in recent years. This article briefly surveys common place-based education models and then argues for a more place-focused English language arts classroom in secondary schools where rural and regional literature is often absent from the curricula. The author posits that teacher-education…
Descriptors: Place Based Education, Language Arts, Rural Areas, Novels
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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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Surface, Jeanne; Stader, David; Graca, Thomas; Lowe, Jerry – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2012
Educational leaders have a substantial degree of control over students and generally have a tremendous influence on the decisions that they make. District administrators are already involved in comprehensive efforts to stem sexual harassment, teen violence and bullying; therefore, they may be well positioned to identify and address the problem of…
Descriptors: Violence, Dating (Social), School Districts, Safety
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Hostetler, Andrew – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2012
Dewey (1916/2009) viewed democracy as a "path or journey." This suggests that there is no mutually agreed upon end. Similarly, in teaching and teacher education, if viewed as a learning problem, the end is the process according to Ritter (2010) "[t]eaching others how to teach for democratic citizenship represents a process that…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), Democracy, Social Studies, Reflective Teaching
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Sears, Emilie – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2012
It is important to find the means by which struggling writers can find success in the English Language Arts. For students struggling with reading and writing, the visual arts may be a way of accessing and expressing their ideas and ultimately opening up a world of creative possibilities. This article explores drawing and painting as a pre-writing…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Poetry, Creative Writing
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Pedersen, James – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2012
For more than 100 years the public school system has been the foundation of our society. Millions of our nation's citizens have moved through the primary, middle and secondary schools which, although they vary slightly from region to region, provided a shared experience and are a part of Americana. History tells us the reasons that school systems…
Descriptors: Educational History, United States History, Vacations, School Schedules
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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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Watz, Michael – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2011
What is termed "character education" in today's world has been called many things throughout the history of education in this country. Character education has been both a formal and informal part of schools. Much of character education in the United States can be closely tied in its roots to the education of character in Europe, which…
Descriptors: Values Education, Educational History, Influences, Educational Practices
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