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Bigsby, James B.; Firestone, William A. – New Educator, 2017
Because it is not clear that teachers will volunteer for good professional development if it is made available, this study used surveys--including social network analysis--and interviews to examine why teachers did and did not participate in one school's high-quality study group. While all teachers were motivated by intrinsic incentives, two…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Teacher Motivation, Teacher Participation, Barriers
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Cohen, Julie; Brown, Michelle – New Educator, 2016
Districts are increasingly making personnel decisions based on teachers' impact on student-achievement gains and classroom observations. In some schools, however, a teacher's practices and their students' achievement may reflect not just individual but collaborative efforts. In other settings, teachers' instruction benefits less from the insights…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Merit Rating, Achievement Rating, Achievement Gains
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Zenkov, Kristien; Pellegrino, Anthony; Sell, Corey; Ewaida, Marriam; Bell, Athene; Fell, Megan; Biernesser, Sam; McCamis, Megan – New Educator, 2014
In this article, the authors--a team of veteran and preservice teacher educators and teachers--describe the results of a photovoice, Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR) study that positioned diverse adolescents as researchers to explore these youths', teachers', and teacher educators' perspectives on school and literacy pedagogies. We have…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Educators, Writing Instruction
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Santoli, Susan P.; Martin, Susan Ferguson – New Educator, 2012
This study summarizes the results of a survey conducted by university faculty to improve the secondary teacher education program at a public university in the southeast. The survey's primary objectives were to identify areas of needed improvement among student teachers and to identify areas in which supervising teachers desired additional training…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Mentors, Student Teachers
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Miele, Eleanor; Shanley, Deborah; Steiner, Robert V. – New Educator, 2010
This article describes the evolution of a partnership between Brooklyn College (BC) of the City University of New York (CUNY) and the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) that ultimately resulted in the formal incorporation of the museum's online Seminars on Science (SoS) courses into master's degree programs at Brooklyn College for teachers…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Museums, Online Courses, Partnerships in Education
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Cavicchi, Elizabeth; Chiu, Son-Mey; Hughes-McDonnell, Fiona – New Educator, 2009
The authors of the three papers in this issue discuss and analyze the practice underlying "critical exploration," a research pedagogy applied in common within their separate art, science, and teacher education classrooms. Eleanor Duckworth developed critical exploration as a method of teaching by involving students so actively and reflectively…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Piagetian Theory, Teaching Methods, Discovery Learning
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Cook, Jennifer S. – New Educator, 2009
This study examines the experiences of ten first-year English teachers in various school contexts in two Northeastern states. Through a phenomenological approach to in-depth interviewing, teachers were interviewed at the end of their first year of teaching. Commonalities in teachers' experiences include former teachers' influences on their teacher…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, English Teachers, Teaching Experience, Phenomenology
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Yoon, Bogum – New Educator, 2007
Grounded in culturally relevant pedagogy, this case study explored the practices of a general education classroom teacher teaching middle grade English language learners (ELLs). The purpose of this study was to examine the teacher's beliefs about her role in teaching ELLs, and the relationship between her teaching approaches and the students'…
Descriptors: Mainstreaming, Second Language Learning, Literacy, Case Studies