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Gist, Conra D.; Bianco, Margarita; Lynn, Marvin – Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
Grow Your Own (GYO) programs are cited in recent policy briefs as viable pathways for increasing the racial/ethnic diversity of teachers, yet recent scholarship on GYO programs is minimal. To address this issue, this article investigates what we know, and do not know, about GYO programs, by examining a range of data sources on different types of…
Descriptors: Diversity (Faculty), Minority Group Teachers, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Educational Change
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Bristol, Travis J.; Goings, Ramon B. – Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
This article uses a phenomenological approach to explore the organizational dynamic of boundary heightening for 27 Black male teachers, across 14 schools, in one urban school district. Black male teachers described being perceived by their colleagues as either incompetent or overqualified to teach their subject matter. These experiences created…
Descriptors: African American Teachers, Males, Teaching Experience, Teacher Education Programs
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Nava, Imelda; Park, Jaime; Dockterman, Danny; Kawasaki, Jarod; Schweig, Jon; Quartz, Karen Hunter; Martinez, Jose Felipe – Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
This study assesses the reliability of two observation rubrics, one in math and the other in science, and documents how the rubric data were used to inform a teacher education program. Classroom observations are typically considered essential for assessing teaching practice, yet many popular observation frameworks, while comprehensive in aim, do…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Science Instruction
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Behizadeh, Nadia; Thomas, Clarice; Behm Cross, Stephanie – Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
A primary goal of teacher preparation programs should be to develop the reflective and critical problem-solving capacities of preservice teachers, especially social justice-oriented programs that prepare teachers to work in urban schools with historically underserved youth. Through an analysis of participants' biweekly posts to discussion boards,…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Friendship, Reflection, Preservice Teachers
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Preston, Courtney – Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
For over two decades, there have been calls to assess the relationship of the features of teacher preparation programs to teacher effectiveness, to provide guidance for program improvement. At the middle grades level, theory suggests that coursework in educational psychology is particularly important for teacher effectiveness. Using 4 years of…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Middle School Students, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains
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Horn, Ilana Seidel; Garner, Brette; Kane, Britnie Delinger; Brasel, Jason – Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
Many school-improvement efforts include time for teacher collaboration, with the assumption that teachers' collective work supports instructional improvement. However, not all collaboration equally supports learning that would support improvement. As a part of a 5-year study in two urban school districts, we collected video records of more than…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Discourse Analysis, Professional Development, Teaching Methods
Vincent, Claudia; Tobin, Tary; Van Ryzin, Mark – Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
The Native Community strongly recommends integrating Native language and culture (NLC) into reading instruction to improve outcomes for American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) students. However, little is known about the extent to which recommended practices are used and what might facilitate their implementation. The National Indian Education Study…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indian Students, Alaska Natives, Culturally Relevant Education
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Koellner, Karen; Jacobs, Jennifer – Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
We posit that professional development (PD) models fall on a continuum from highly adaptive to highly specified, and that these constructs provide a productive way to characterize and distinguish among models. The study reported here examines the impact of an adaptive mathematics PD model on teachers' knowledge and instructional practices as well…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Mathematics Instruction, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Teaching Methods
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Allen, Carrie D.; Penuel, William R. – Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
Recent research on teacher professional development (PD) underscores the importance of the coherence of PD with standards, curriculum, and assessment. Teachers' judgments of the coherence of PD with larger system goals influence their decisions about what ideas and resources they appropriate from PD. Little research, however, has examined how…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Perception, Professional Development, Academic Standards
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van Es, Elizabeth A.; Tunney, Jessica; Goldsmith, Lynn T.; Seago, Nanette – Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
Video is being used more widely in professional development to help teachers learn to notice and systematically analyze teaching practice. Video captures the authenticity and complexity of teaching and can promote the examination of classroom interactions in a deliberate and focused way. However, simply viewing video does not ensure teacher…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Faculty Development, Facilitators (Individuals), Mathematics Instruction
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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