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Arbaugh, Fran; Ball, Deborah Loewenberg; Grossman, Pam; Heller, Donald E.; Monk, David – Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
This article presents responses from four College of Education deans to a series of questions posed by the Penn State University "Journal of Teacher Education" (JTE) editorial team.
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Accreditation (Institutions), Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Curriculum
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Hatch, Thomas; Grossman, Pam – Journal of Teacher Education, 2009
Leading a classroom discussion involves multiple components, including establishing norms for participation, assisting students in engaging in careful readings of text ahead of time, and modeling features of academic discourse. In other work, Grossman and her colleagues refer to this as the "decomposition" of practice--breaking down complex…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Group Discussion, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Internet
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Valencia, Sheila W.; Martin, Susan D.; Place, Nancy A.; Grossman, Pam – Journal of Teacher Education, 2009
Student teaching is a cornerstone of teacher preparation, yet it remains one of the most difficult experiences to understand. Calls for an ecological approach to research on student teaching prompted this study in which the experience is examined from the perspective of the three key triad members. Using activity theory, this study explores how…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Student Teaching, Student Teachers, Methods Courses
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Grossman, Pam – Journal of Teacher Education, 2008
This article uses Andrew Abbott's concept of jurisdictional challenge to analyze the current challenges facing university-based teacher educators. The author suggests that teacher educators are dangerously close to losing jurisdiction over two key professional tasks--the preparation of new professionals and the production of academic knowledge for…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Educators, Educational Research, Educational Policy
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Grossman, Pam; Hammerness, Karen M.; McDonald, Morva; Ronfeldt, Matt – Journal of Teacher Education, 2008
In this article, the authors focus on the concept of coherence, a relatively underexplored concept in teacher education. They investigate the relationship between students' perceptions of coherence and a number of structural features of teacher education programs to help develop a stronger definition of one important dimension of coherence--the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Student Attitudes, Education Courses, Field Experience Programs
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Boyd, Donald J.; Grossman, Pam; Lankford, Hamilton; Loeb, Susanna; Michelli, Nicholas M.; Wyckoff, Jim – Journal of Teacher Education, 2006
New York City represents a microcosm of the changes that are shaking the very foundations of teacher education in this country. In their efforts to find teachers for hard-to-staff schools by creating multiple pathways into teaching, districts from New York City to Los Angeles are in the midst of what amounts to a national experiment in how best to…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Preservice Teacher Education, Urban Education, Teacher Recruitment