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Miller, Matthew; Carroll, David; Jancic, Mitchell; Markworth, Kimberly – New Educator, 2015
In this article, we discuss how an interdisciplinary faculty team at a midsized public university created supports for the Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA), a high-stakes performance assessment for preservice candidates being adopted by many states. We provide a general description of our work in contending with the challenge of developing a…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Student Teacher Evaluation, Student Teacher Attitudes, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Hughes-McDonnell, Fiona – New Educator, 2009
A teacher educator and student of Duckworth's critical exploration approach to teaching shares three episodes taken from science methods courses she teaches for preservice teachers in graduate and undergraduate programs in elementary education. The episodes reveal the pedagogy of critical exploration to be particularly well suited to the…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Methods Courses, Student Journals, Teacher Educators
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Enterline, Sarah; Cochran-Smith, Marilyn; Ludlow, Larry H.; Mitescu, Emilie – New Educator, 2008
This article speaks to two current trends in teacher education--the press to assess teacher education in terms of measurable outcomes, on one hand, and the growing emphasis on social justice as a theme of teacher education, on the other. The article begins with a discussion of the concept of teacher education for social justice. Then, using Rasch…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Preservice Teacher Education, Graduates, Measures (Individuals)
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Beck, Judy; Shanks, Joyce – New Educator, 2005
The purpose of this paper is to present a case study and analysis of programmatic change over two years of reform in a teacher education program. The data shows that the types of change occurring in program reform may not be as substantive as educators may hope to see. Two main obstacles to change that were revealed are workload issues and a lack…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Educational Change, Preservice Teacher Education, Case Studies