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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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Dassa, Lori; Nichols, Bryan – New Educator, 2019
This study investigated how closely related the perceptions of student teachers were to those of the clinical educators and university supervisors who evaluated them in subject-specific content knowledge and teaching ability. Although our initial concern was low teacher self-efficacy, our study found student teachers consistently rated themselves…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Preservice Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Teaching Skills
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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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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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Kourieos, Stella; Diakou, Maria – New Educator, 2019
This study examined the effectiveness of pre-service education in Cyprus, in preparing primary teachers to teach English in primary state schools. A survey and follow up interviews were employed to investigate the following: a) Novice teachers' perceptions of their preparedness to teach English after completing a 4-year Teacher Education program,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, English Teachers, English (Second Language)
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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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Crawford-Garrett, Katherine; Sánchez, Rebecca M.; Meyer, Richard J. – New Educator, 2018
This article recounts our efforts as three critical teacher educators to respond to the postelection aftermath at an Hispanic-serving institution by organizing a conference aimed at re(engaging) our students in the kinds of critical conversations we deem essential to the profession. By considering the ways in which neoliberal ideology has shaped…
Descriptors: Dissent, Criticism, Preservice Teachers, Political Attitudes
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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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Tanase, Madalina; Lastrapes, Wanda G. – New Educator, 2018
This qualitative study explored the experiences of general education secondary preservice teachers while immersed in self-contained special education classrooms. While secondary education teachers have expertise in content areas, little is known about their understanding of students with disabilities and their knowledge of specific strategies for…
Descriptors: General Education, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Preservice Teachers, Secondary 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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Dani, Danielle E.; Hartman, Sara L.; Helfrich, Sara R. – New Educator, 2018
Facilitating successful informal STEM learning experiences is essential for building knowledge and comfort with STEM content for children and teachers alike. Informal learning experiences are by nature hands-on and interdisciplinary and provide play-based, real-world, authentic learning experiences. This article describes what elementary teacher…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Science Teachers, Informal Education, Hands on Science
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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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