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Lavery, Matthew Ryan; Nutta, Joyce; Youngblood, Alison – Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
Researchers compared pre/post classroom assessment scores of n = 8,326 K-12 students taught by n = 288 teacher candidates to determine if a differentiated teacher education program prepared them to support English learners' (ELs) achievement in classrooms including native and nonnative speakers of English. Candidates in Group 1 comprised academic…
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Teacher Education Programs, English Language Learners, Academic Achievement
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Bautista, Nazan; Misco, Thomas; Quaye, Stephen John – Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
We investigated the characteristics of early childhood education (ECE) preservice teachers (PSTs) who were identified as closed minded and their capacity to deal with controversial issues. We define open-mindedness as the willingness to consider experiences, beliefs, values, and perspectives that differ from one's own. First, we used quantitative…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Controversial Issues (Course Content)
Spear, Caitlin F.; Piasta, Shayne B.; Yeomans-Maldonado, Gloria; Ottley, Jennifer R.; Justice, Laura M.; O'Connell, Ann A. – Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
In this study, we provide a contemporary examination of the similarities and differences between early childhood general educators (ECEs) and early childhood special educators (ECSEs) within a theoretically driven model that accounted for the associations of beliefs and knowledge with practice. We used structural equation modeling to examine the…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Special Education Teachers, Preschool Teachers
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Brugar, Kristy A.; Roberts, Kathryn L. – Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
This study addresses the following questions: Does professional development (PD) designed to meet third-, fourth-, and fifth-grade teachers' pedagogical and content needs influence how teachers teach and engage with graphical devices found in social studies texts? If so, what effect does that instruction and engagement have on students'…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
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Rakap, Salih – Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
The purpose of the present study was to examine the impact of training plus coaching on special education preservice teachers' use of embedded instruction learning trials (EILTs) within ongoing activities of inclusive preschool classrooms. A multiple baseline across participants design was used to investigate the relationships between coaching and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Coaching (Performance), Teaching Methods, Preschool Education
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Kutaka, Traci Shizu; Smith, Wendy M.; Albano, Anthony D.; Edwards, Carolyn Pope; Ren, Lixin; Beattie, Heidi Lynn; Lewis, W. James; Heaton, Ruth M.; Stroup, Walter W. – Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
The present study investigated the effects of "Primarily Math", an inservice elementary mathematics specialist program. "Primarily Math" sought to augment the mathematical knowledge for teaching of kindergarten through third-grade teachers using a longitudinal multiple cohort design. Two sets of analyses were conducted. The…
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Teachers, Faculty Development, Mathematics Achievement
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López, Francesca A. – Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
Prior research has contributed to our understanding about the ways teachers communicate their expectations to students, how students perceive differential teacher behaviors, and their effect on students' own perceptions of ability and achievement. Despite more than half a century of this work, historically marginalized students continue to be…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Characteristics, Correlation
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Brown, Christopher P.; Weber, Natalie Babiak – Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
Issues of standardization, student achievement, and diversity have dramatically altered teaching within early childhood programs across the United States. This has created a situation in which teacher educators need to assist practicing and preservice teachers working in these contexts with formulating instructional responses that address…
Descriptors: Action Research, Best Practices, Qualitative Research, Early Childhood Education
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Naidoo, Kara; Kirch, Susan A. – Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
This article has two aims: (a) to offer a new model for a teacher preparation course that features reflection and teaching as integral, inseparable actions and (b) to provide empirical evidence from an exploratory ethnography to demonstrate teacher development possibilities with this model. The model, termed "Transformative Reflection,"…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Reflection, Reflective Teaching, Ethnography
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Ryan, Sharon; Grieshaber, Susan – Journal of Teacher Education, 2005
Changing times and postmodern perspectives have disrupted the taken-for-granted relationship between child development knowledge and the preparation of early childhood teachers. Despite ongoing exchanges about how best to respond to the critique of the developmental knowledge base, few descriptions of how particular teacher educators have gone…
Descriptors: Young Children, Teacher Educators, Child Development, Postmodernism