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Brenner, Devon; McQuirk, Ashley – New Educator, 2019
Schools are increasing the time students spend learning to write, in part because of changing state standards. Studies of classroom practice suggest that most teachers devote little time to the teaching of writing, and many teachers report they do not feel prepared to teach writing. Here, we examine the titles and descriptions of required literacy…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Elementary School Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Furman, Cara E.; Larsen, Shannon M. – New Educator, 2019
This article responds to what seems a nearly ubiquitous call for teachers to be reflective practitioners. Despite near consensus that self-reflection benefits the classroom teacher, teachers struggle to apply this work to daily life in the classroom. Specifically, using Donald Schön's terminology, we find that successful teachers must…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Reflective Teaching, Mathematics Teachers, Methods Courses
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Lindahl, Kristen – New Educator, 2019
The purpose of this qualitative study is to investigate how new educators respond to pedagogical tasks that require them to use and reflect upon their Teacher Language Awareness (TLA). TLA is defined as a teacher's ability to use, analyze, and teach language--an increasingly important part of teachers' knowledge base given high numbers of English…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Metalinguistics, Beginning Teachers, English (Second Language)
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Parker, Audra K.; Groth, Lois A.; Byers, Christie C. – New Educator, 2019
In response to calls to resituate teacher preparation in clinical settings, teacher educators are increasingly repositioning their work in PK-12 contexts. In this article, we describe our efforts to connect theory and practice through site-based course instruction and explore how such experiences informed teacher candidates' perceptions of their…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Theory Practice Relationship
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Tan, Charlene – New Educator, 2019
This article focuses on the application of Shulman's signature pedagogies for initial teacher education through the example of a pre-service course that promotes "multidimensional thinking skills" in Singapore. Multidimensional thinking emphasizes the thought processes, attitudes and abilities needed to address complex issues and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Thinking Skills, Preservice Teacher Education, Case Studies
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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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Rigney, James; Ferland, Tara; Dana, Nancy Fichtman – New Educator, 2019
The Association of Teacher Educators Reflectivity Commission was established in 2004. This literature review updates the Commission's work by examining 24 empirical research articles published in the Association's national journals, "The New Educator" and "Action in Teacher Education," since the commission's inception. We…
Descriptors: Reflective Teaching, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Educational Trends
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Currin, Elizabeth; Schroeder, Stephanie – New Educator, 2018
As new teachers confront the realities of a Trump administration characterized by a troublingly tenuous grasp of history, we advocate for infusing historical thinking into all facets of elementary teacher education. Historical thinking can promote an inquiry stance, ably contribute to social justice initiatives, and enable teachers to appreciate…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Social Studies, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Roegman, Rachel; Pratt, Suzanne; Sanchez, Sabrina; Chen, Crystal – New Educator, 2018
The field of special education is in flux, with high shortages and attrition and increasing requirements around quality teachers and teaching contexts. In this study, we explore how preservice teachers develop identities as special education-certified teachers within this context. Data include focus groups, admissions essays, and class assignments…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Teacher Certification, Preservice Teachers, Professional Identity
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Zipke, Marcy – New Educator, 2018
The reasons elementary teachers choose not to use technology are many and varied. One commonly cited reason is that preservice programs are struggling to adequately prepare future teachers (e.g., Brown & Warschauer, 2006). This article describes the efforts of one department of education to integrate more technology instruction. Although some…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Technology Integration, Educational Technology
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Burke, Kevin J.; Harman, Ruth; Hadley, Heidi Lyn; Mizell, Jason D. – New Educator, 2018
As part of a youth summer program--a partnership between a large Southeastern university and the local school district--middle-school-aged youth, preservice teachers, and doctoral candidates interested in arts-based literacy practices spent their mornings in June 2016 engaging in activities that both explored and expanded thinking around their…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Summer Programs, College School Cooperation, Middle School Students
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Chandler-Olcott, Kelly; Dotger, Sharon; Waymouth, Heather; Crosby, Michael; Lahr, Molly; Hinchman, Kathleen; Newvine, Keith; Nieroda, Janine – New Educator, 2018
This article reports on a multiyear formative experiment of a summer enrichment program that served as literacy enrichment for middle-school students, a field experience for preservice teacher candidates, and a professional development and leadership opportunity for practicing teachers. The analysis focuses on how the design team conceptualized,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, College School Cooperation, Curriculum Development
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Johnson, Lindy L.; Barnes, Meghan E. – New Educator, 2018
This article looks across two teacher education programs to review the tensions and benefits of critical, project-based (CPB) clinical experiences. The first study examines a project embedded within a methods course focused on secondary English language arts (ELA) preservice teachers (PSTs) engaging with youth around a shared writing activity. In…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Methods Courses, Partnerships in Education
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Jackson, Tambra O.; Bryson, Brandy S. – New Educator, 2018
Despite more than two decades of research supporting the use of culturally relevant pedagogy (CRP) to increase academic outcomes for culturally and linguistically diverse students, teacher education programs continue to struggle with helping preservice teachers to develop this pedagogical stance. This article explores the process and outcomes of a…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Educators, Preservice Teachers
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Miller, Erin; Starker-Glass, Tehia – New Educator, 2018
Told from the perspective of two early career professors teaching courses in elementary education diversity, this study uses purposive sampling and qualitative methodologies to examine how white students with impervious dispositions that would likely not qualify them to work with diverse children at this point in their lives present us with…
Descriptors: Urban Education, White Students, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs
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