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Lovett, Jennifer N.; Lee, Hollylynne S. – Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
Mathematics teacher education programs often need to respond to changing expectations and standards for K-12 curriculum and accreditation. New standards for high school mathematics in the United States include a strong emphasis in statistics. This article reports results from a mixed methods cross-institutional study examining the preparedness of…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Secondary School Mathematics, Statistics
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Voet, Michiel; De Wever, Bram – Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
The present study explores secondary school history teachers' knowledge of inquiry methods. To do so, a process model, outlining five core cognitive processes of inquiry in the history classroom, was developed based on a review of the literature. This process model was then used to analyze think-aloud protocols of 20 teachers' reasoning during an…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Inquiry, History Instruction, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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Rojas, Leticia; Liou, Daniel D. – Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
This 1-year qualitative study examined the ways in which nine social justice-oriented teachers in racially segregated schools defined and fostered sympathy with low-income students of color. These teachers reportedly defined sympathy on the basis of caring and high expectations, which challenged traditional notions of sympathy as a teacher cue for…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Caring, Minority Group Students, Qualitative Research
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Fives, Helenrose; Barnes, Nicole – Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
We present a descriptive analysis of 53 naïve assessment constructors' explanations for selecting test items to include on a summative assessment. We randomly assigned participants to an informed and uninformed condition (i.e., informed participants read an article describing a Table of Specifications). Through recursive thematic analyses of…
Descriptors: Test Items, Summative Evaluation, Qualitative Research, Test Construction
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Sinnema, Claire; Meyer, Frauke; Aitken, Graeme – Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
Given widespread acceptance of the role of teaching in improving student outcomes, it is not surprising that policy makers have turned to teaching standards as a lever for educational improvement. There are, however, long-standing critiques of standards that suggest they are reductionist and promote a dualism between theory and practice. Our…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Inquiry, Standards, Outcomes of Education
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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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Kang, Hosun – Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
This study explores how and under which conditions preservice secondary science teachers (PSTs) engage in effective planning practices that incorporate intellectually challenging tasks into lessons. Drawing upon a situative perspective on learning, eight PSTs' trajectories of participation in communities of practice are examined with a focus on…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Secondary School Science, Student Teaching
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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
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Stoehr, Kathleen Jablon – Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
Mathematics educators agree elementary teachers should possess confidence and competence in teaching mathematics. Many prospective elementary teachers (particularly women) pursue careers in elementary teaching despite personal repeated experiences of mathematics anxiety. Previous studies of mathematics anxiety have tended to focus on physical…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Anxiety, Coping, Elementary School Teachers
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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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Martínez-Álvarez, Patricia; Cuevas, Isabel; Torres-Guzmán, María – Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
This study draws upon a survey of writing conceptions and cultural dispositions data, as well as multimodal compositions allowing bilingual teacher candidates to recursively explore and deepen the relationships between language, identity, and culture in learning. We found that teacher candidates did rethink the relationships through the multimodal…
Descriptors: Bilingual Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Correlation, Self Concept
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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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Riley, Kathleen; Solic, Kathryn – Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
This article shares findings from a qualitative study of an undergraduate urban education fellowship designed to connect teacher-candidates with activist teacher communities and explore questions of social justice, equity, and multicultural teaching. Fellows attended conferences, professional meetings, and on-campus dialogues over one semester.…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Preservice Teachers, Activism, Communities of Practice
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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
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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