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Guillen, Lorena; Zeichner, Ken – Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
This article examines the experiences of a group of nine community-based mentors of teacher candidates who partnered for several years through a local, community-based organization with the graduate elementary and secondary teacher education programs at a research university in the Pacific Northwest. Following a brief discussion of the history of…
Descriptors: School Community Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Zeichner, Ken; Bowman, Michael; Guillen, Lorena; Napolitan, Kate – Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
This article analyzes a programmatic effort in teacher education, "The Community Teaching Strand" (CTS), to engage local community members as mentors of teacher candidates (TCs) in two postgraduate teacher preparation programs in a large research university. Three different conceptions of the nature and purpose of…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Group Unity, Cooperation, School Community Relationship
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Zeichner, Ken; Payne, Katherina A.; Brayko, Kate – Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
In this article, the authors argue that teacher education needs to make a fundamental shift in whose knowledge and expertise counts in the education of new teachers. Using tools afforded by cultural historical activity theory (CHAT) and deliberative democracy theory, they argue that by recasting who is considered an expert, and rethinking how…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Educational Change, Educational Practices
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Zeichner, Ken – Journal of Teacher Education, 2012
Current work to identify the core teaching practices that should be included in teacher education curriculum is a part of a long-standing tradition of reform in American teacher education. This article situates the proposals of Hiebert and Morris and the contemporary work to which it is linked within this historical tradition and identifies…
Descriptors: Evidence, Teaching Methods, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Curriculum
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Zeichner, Ken – Journal of Teacher Education, 2010
This article examines a variety of work currently going on across the country in newly created hybrid spaces to more closely connect campus courses and field experiences in university-based preservice teacher education. It is argued that the old paradigm of university-based teacher education where academic knowledge is viewed as the authoritative…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Field Experience Programs, Epistemology, Teaching Methods
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Zeichner, Ken – Journal of Teacher Education, 2007
This article examines the issue of strengthening self-study research in teacher education by consciously situating individual studies within coherent research programs on particular substantive issues. Although acknowledging the positive professional development impact of self-study on teacher educators, this article calls for more closely…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Teacher Education, Teacher Educators, Educational Research
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Zeichner, Ken – Journal of Teacher Education, 2006
Drawing on his nearly 30 years as a university teacher educator, the author reflects about the future of college- and university-based teacher education in the United States in light of recent attacks on education schools. The author argues that university and college teacher educators should do four things: (a) work to redefine the debate about…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Teacher Education, Cooperation, Educational Change