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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