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Hollweck, Trista; Reimer, Kristin; Bouchard, Karen – New Educator, 2019
In recent years, restorative justice (RJ) has been increasingly embedded in school policies and practice, primarily as a method to correct individual behavior. RJ, however, has a deeper potential, to help students build relationships and make school safe, equitable and relevant for its members. RJ is a growing social movement -- globally and in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Justice, Teaching Methods, Teacher Student Relationship
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Calder Stegemann, Kim; Roberts, William L. – New Educator, 2017
The study of dispositions for effective teaching has become a key topic in education. Diverse characteristics, skills, and behaviors have been proposed as centrally important. Nevertheless, little work has been done on evaluating these disparate claims, or whether importance varies across primary and secondary teaching contexts. We address these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, College Faculty
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Lau, Sunny Man Chu – New Educator, 2016
The present study, framed from a critical and transformative approach to teacher education, aims to investigate whether language portraits (Prasad, 2010)--the mapping of one's language and cultural make-up on a body template--can help improve student teachers' self-understanding about language and identities and can foster critical reflection…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Concept Mapping, Preservice Teacher Education, Cultural Background
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Black, Glenda L.; Olmsted, Barbara; Mottonen, Anna-Liisa – New Educator, 2016
Associate (mentor) teachers are essential partners in guiding teacher candidates into the profession; however, little training is offered for this critical role. This study explored, through the lens of self-determination theory, types of support and delivery most useful for successful mentorship during practicum. Online surveys and invited…
Descriptors: Mentors, Self Determination, Online Surveys, Teacher Surveys
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DeLuca, Christopher; Ogden, Holly; Pero, Elizabeth – New Educator, 2015
The majority of teacher education programs in North America require elementary-teacher candidates to complete separate courses in curriculum subject areas. This model to teacher education limits candidates' readiness to engage in interdisciplinary teaching and focuses preservice curriculum on content-specific pedagogies rather than on general,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Integrated Curriculum, Elementary School Curriculum, Concept Formation
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Lieberman, Ann; Campbell, Carol; Yashkina, Anna – New Educator, 2015
The Teacher Learning and Leadership Program (TLLP) has given us an excellent example of what happens when the conditions for learning are created for teachers, rather than teaching them in the traditional professional development way from the "outside" in. For 7 years, the Ontario Ministry of Education and the Ontario Teachers Federation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Training Methods, Teacher Education Programs