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Carroll, David – New Educator, 2012
Dispositions are the engine of performance in teaching, linking inner values and commitments with action in the context of practice. This article presents a theoretical conception in conjunction with an individual case study of the process by which dispositions develop and function in teaching. Focusing on teaching that is ambitious both in its…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Beginning Teachers, Beliefs, Educational Practices
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Flessner, Ryan; Horwitz, Julie – New Educator, 2012
This article addresses the ways in which early career teacher educators can support each other as they enter the academic community. By utilizing technology as an instrument to engage in a cross-country critical friendship, the authors were able to engage in a dialogue that grew out of mutual interests and concerns. Through critical reflection,…
Descriptors: Friendship, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Educators, Educational Practices
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Wood, Ann L.; Stanulis, Randi Nevins – New Educator, 2009
The purpose of this essay is to describe quality teacher induction that has evolved from "fourth-wave" (1997-2006) teacher induction program development and research. A definition of quality induction is proposed, and a set of induction goals and components are outlined. Understandings gained from fourth-wave programs are described, including ways…
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, Beginning Teachers, Educational Quality, Program Descriptions
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Fletcher, Stephen H.; Strong, Michael A. – New Educator, 2009
Induction support for new teachers is widespread, particularly in the form of mentoring, but research evidence of effectiveness is limited. The majority of existing research has focused on the impact of induction on teacher retention. Of greater interest is the potential impact on student achievement, and on which forms of support are the most…
Descriptors: Mentors, Teacher Persistence, Achievement Gains, Academic Achievement
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Gardiner, Wendy; Robinson, Karen Shipley – New Educator, 2009
In this qualitative study, pairs of preservice teachers were placed with single cooperating teachers in a 100-hour urban field placement. The question guiding this research was would preservice teachers collaborate in ways that contributed to their professional development and if so why, how, and to what end? Results from field notes, multiple…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Field Experience Programs, Cooperating Teachers, Teacher Placement
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Stillman, Jamy – New Educator, 2009
This article offers three case studies of teachers who have been specially prepared to serve diverse students and examines their interpretations and instantiations of No Child Left Behind (NCLB)-driven language arts reform in "underperforming" schools, largely composed of Spanish-speaking English Learners (ELs). Drawing on literature…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Second Language Learning, Educational Change, Accountability
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Jackson, Tambra O. – New Educator, 2009
The Children's Defense Fund Freedom Schools provide literacy-rich, summer experiences for both the K-12 children they serve and the servant-leader interns who serve as teachers. In this article, the author expands upon the scholarship of preparing teachers to be culturally responsive pedagogues of language arts instruction by illuminating…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Language Arts, Culturally Relevant Education, Teacher Education Programs
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Sato, Mistilina – New Educator, 2008
This article describes some of the complexity embedded in mentoring relationships among teachers and analyzes them through the lens of ethical tensions. The author draws on three instances from a larger collection of cases of mentoring dilemmas situated within the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards portfolio-based assessment…
Descriptors: Group Activities, Cooperative Learning, Mentors, Standards
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Epstein, Joyce L. – New Educator, 2005
This paper summarizes lessons learned from studies of preservice education and inservice programs of family and community involvement. The research and interventions suggest that a chain of professional development events is needed to prepare educators to conduct and sustain effective programs of school, family, and community partnerships. This…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Inservice Education, Community Involvement, Professional Development