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Gilbert, Sharon L.; Smith, Lynn C. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2003
Using a systematic approach to addressing classroom questions, practitioners can utilize the results of their own research to assess, develop, or improve their practice. A study of mentor teachers, administrators, and teaching fellows provides information on potential "bumps in the road" of action research, focusing on: knowledge and skills, time,…
Descriptors: Action Research, Data Collection, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Simmons, Martha Poole; Macchia, Peter, Jr. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2003
A U.S. Department of Education grant helped Alabama State University's education students learn to integrate technology in the classroom. Developed by a consortium involving the university, two high schools, and an elementary school (which served predominantly minority students), the grant provided training and gave participants take-home laptop…
Descriptors: Black Students, Computer Literacy, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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McEwin, C. Kenneth; Dickinson, Thomas S.; Smith, Tracy W. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2003
Asserts that mandating specific teacher preparation programs may be necessary to ensure that teachers are adequately prepared for the unique challenges and rewards of teaching young adolescents, discussing: the desirability of teacher young adolescents, important elements of teacher preparation, the need for tighter licensure requirements, and the…
Descriptors: Early Adolescents, Higher Education, Majors (Students), Middle Schools
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Sandel, Lenore – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2002
Explains the importance of student teachers performing the learning tasks they assign to their students in order to understand the nature and purpose of each task and its unique demands on teachers and students. The paper recommends guiding student teachers to develop their own abilities and view their teaching roles as nurturers of their own…
Descriptors: Creative Teaching, Elementary Secondary Education, Group Discussion, Higher Education
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Allen, James D.; Porter, Olivia F. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2002
Describes a course designed to help preservice teachers get in touch with their own attitudes and beliefs during an assignment that involves individuals from different backgrounds. Students' and teachers' perspectives on this learning experience are presented, focusing on such issues as religion, culture, social class, race, and teenage mothers.…
Descriptors: Consciousness Raising, Cultural Awareness, Diversity (Student), Elementary Secondary Education
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Henry, Carole – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2002
Teachers can use arts standards as a tool to determine what is important to teach and learn. Recent federal legislation places the arts on the same level as other academic subjects. Professional organizations are beginning to develop standards for art teacher preparation. The paper examines 12 standards for art teacher education developed at the…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Art Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Chirichello, Michael; Strasser, Janis; Feola, Dorothy; Rosenfeld, Barbara – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2001
Describes the design and implementation of Professional Development School partnerships between a university and three urban public schools intended to prepare future teachers for tomorrow's diverse students. Explains how the partnership initiated, built, and enhanced relationships and notes common elements found among the three schools (shared…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Higher Education
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Hildebrand, Janet E. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 1981
Describes a one-hour simulation used in methods courses at the University of Texas at Austin, to provide secondary teacher candidates with insights into the administrative functioning of a school and their future roles as department and school staff members. (SJL)
Descriptors: Departments, Higher Education, Methods Courses, Preservice Teacher Education
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Krustchinsky, Rick; Moore, Bobby D. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 1981
Discusses the benefits of early field experiences to elementary education majors. (SJL)
Descriptors: Education Majors, Elementary School Teachers, Field Experience Programs, Higher Education
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Cardarelli, Aldo F. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 1981
The position taken here is that extensive field work with children which is built around a particular set of competencies which the university student is responsible to demonstrate will accomplish far more than the campus-centered, inferentially-based lecture approach. Such a program operating at an urban university is outlined. (Author/SJL)
Descriptors: Class Organization, Competency Based Teacher Education, Field Instruction, Higher Education
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Travers, Paul – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 1978
The author proposes content and learning experiences for an effective introductory course to education. (SJL)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Core Curriculum, Course Content, Course Descriptions
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Dill, Vicky Schreiber; Hayes, M. Jo; Johnson, Delia Stafford – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 1999
Teacher candidates with mature life experiences offer the strongest potential for connecting with at-risk students, and alternative certification can bring them into the classroom. This paper discusses the following: how mature teachers provide needed supports to at-risk students, who comprises this group of teachers, and how mature teachers can…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Alternative Teacher Certification, Elementary Secondary Education, High Risk Students
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Draper, Wallace – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 1998
Describes how Kappa Delta Phi members will be involved in the conceptual process for improving education, explaining how in that involvement, they will face new certification processes and new ways of evaluating preservice and inservice experiences. Looks at the new certification process, noting that performance criteria, not coursework, will be…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Fraternities
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Eisner, Elliot – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 1999
Interview with Elliot Eisner, professor of education and art, examines his opinions on the state of the arts in today's schools, types of learning that arts promote, how arts education works in schools committed to standards and assessment, what schools risk losing if administrators cut funding for arts education, and an ideal vision of arts…
Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Art Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society)
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Bucci, John A. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2000
Today's reforms call for teachers to become involved in decision making outside the classroom. Teachers need the necessary skills to become active participants. This paper examines: areas where teachers can be involved in decision making; necessary knowledge and skills; ways to include this preparation within preservice teacher education; and the…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education
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