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Raider-Roth, Miriam – New Educator, 2011
In this article, the author illustrates how the Descriptive Process can assist teachers in shifting relationships with students because it requires both associative and reflective processes. Drawing on discussions from a teacher study group, she illustrates how associative processes can lead to a strengthening of connection with self. Similarly,…
Descriptors: Reflective Teaching, Reflection, Teacher Student Relationship, Interpersonal Relationship
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Irizarry, Jason G.; Kleyn, Tatyana – New Educator, 2011
Centering the voices of immigrant youth, this qualitative study seeks to understand how students navigate living and learning in a new country, as well as the meaning they assign to their experiences. Areas of importance to immigrant youth, including the disruption of family and the sociopolitical context of education, are explored. While the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Undocumented Immigrants, Bilingualism
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Kates, Laura R. – New Educator, 2010
This study introduces students' perspectives into the knowledge base on community college teacher education and transfer to the four-year college. There is currently widespread agreement that community colleges are an essential resource for diversifying the teaching force and improving teacher retention. While data on enrollment, alignment, and…
Descriptors: Education Majors, Community Colleges, Articulation (Education), Educational Practices
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Burbank, Mary D.; Kauchak, Don; Bates, Alisa J. – New Educator, 2010
The issue of professional development is receiving increased attention, as educators and policy makers are realizing the centrality of teachers to school reform and improvement. This paper describes research on book clubs as a mechanism for professional development and discusses how different study group configurations (i.e., preservice teacher…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Clubs, Professional Development, Teacher Collaboration
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Herrenkohl, Leslie Rupert; Kawasaki, Keiko; DeWater, Lezlie Salvatore – New Educator, 2010
In this paper, we discuss our approach to teacher-researcher collaboration and how it is similar and different from other models of teacher collaboration. Our approach to collaboration employed design experimentation (Brown, 1992; Design Based Research Collective, 2003) as a central method since it yields important findings for teachers'…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Researchers, Cooperation, Teamwork
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Crocco, Margaret Smith; Costigan, Arthur T. – New Educator, 2006
High-stakes testing in New York City (NYC) schools has produced a culture of high-stakes teaching. The latter concept emphasizes both the importance of good teachers to the performance of urban students and the threat to keeping good teachers in NYC schools due to measures such as scripted lessons and mandated curriculum. This essay draws upon…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Teaching (Occupation), Teacher Responsibility, Teaching Conditions
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Paugh, Patricia C. – New Educator, 2006
When testing dominates decisions about instruction in public schools, complex interactions significant to how students actually learn are often ignored. Teachers who critically interrogate conflicts between institutional policies and practices, such as testing and instruction, position themselves as informed, active, and professionally responsible…
Descriptors: Politics of Education, Testing, Urban Schools, Conflict
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Garcia, Eugene E.; Jensen, Bryant; Cuellar, Delis – New Educator, 2006
Hispanics account for over one-fifth of newborns in the United States, and Hispanic children, on average, achieve at much lower levels from kindergarten forward than the non-Hispanic white majority and Asian Americans. One of the most important educational challenges for the U.S. is to increase markedly the percentage of Hispanic children who…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Academic Achievement, Young Children, Kindergarten
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Hall, Horace R. – New Educator, 2006
This article explores the delicate and complex issues immediate to the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth. The author places the discussion within the context of learning environments and presents ways in which pre-service and in-service teachers can help create safe and equitable spaces for all learners. Presented are…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Homosexuality, Teaching Methods, Educational Environment
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Amankwatia, Asa G. Hilliard III-Baffour, II – New Educator, 2006
New teachers will find a rapidly changing school environment that has major implications for teaching and learning. New teachers will need to understand some of the forces and consequences of current policies and powerful ideological, political, and commercial interests that have shaped the way we think of the aims, methods, and contents of…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Learning Processes, Educational Environment, Leadership
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Place, Nancy A.; Coskie, Tracy L. – New Educator, 2006
Using a communities-of-practice framework, this qualitative study investigated what eight teachers learned about literacy teaching and learning through participation in the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification process. This article presents two selected teacher cases which suggest that the National Board process created…
Descriptors: National Standards, Teacher Certification, Literacy Education, Communities of Practice
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Feldman, Phillip; Kent, Andrea Moore – New Educator, 2006
Preparing pre-service education candidates to be successful in today's classroom is a complex task. There must be a bridge between theory and practice that requires a collaborative effort between universities and public schools. This article presents: (1) teacher educators with a field-based clinical model for preparing pre-service teacher…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Theory Practice Relationship, Field Experience Programs, Beginning Teachers
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Boutte, Gloria Swindler; Hill, Edward L. – New Educator, 2006
We suggest that there is a powerful and affirming socialization taking place in African American communities that could be instructive to schools. This article illustrates how educators can build on the strengths found in the black community to effectively teach African American students. Relating the ethos of the barbershop to tenets of…
Descriptors: African American Students, African American Community, Teacher Education Programs, Culturally Relevant Education
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Suarez, Stephanie Cox – New Educator, 2006
This article explores the use of documentation--to observe, record, and interpret the learning of children and their pre-service teachers to make that learning visible in order to point to it and engage in a collaborative dialogue. Inspired by the work of the Reggio Emilia infant-toddler and pre-schools in Italy, this study extends the idea of…
Descriptors: Seminars, Young Children, Adult Learning, Foreign Countries
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Falk, Beverly – New Educator, 2006
Lee S. Shulman is the President of The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, a foundation whose mission is "to do and perform all things necessary to encourage, uphold and dignify the profession of teaching." Prior to assuming his role at Carnegie, Shulman was the Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education at Stanford…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Medical Education, Educational Psychology, Educational Change
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