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Gardiner, Wendy – New Educator, 2017
This study seeks to contribute to the research on mentored induction by investigating the practices mentors employ in their work with new teachers in two high-need, high-poverty urban elementary schools. Informed by Schwille's (2008) temporal framework of "educative" mentoring practices occurring "inside" and…
Descriptors: Mentors, Teacher Attitudes, Professional Development, Teaching Methods
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Sydnor, Jackie – New Educator, 2016
In this qualitative study, five student teachers engaged in dialogic viewing of video of their own teaching with their university supervisor. The questions guiding this research included: (1) What do teacher candidates notice as they watch videos of themselves teaching in the company of their university supervisor?; (2) How does dialogic viewing…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Reflective Teaching
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Endacott, Jason L. – New Educator, 2016
Teacher-education programs are under increasing pressure to demonstrate the effectiveness of their graduates at a time in which many states have adopted a new generation of formal teacher-evaluation systems. Despite the current emphasis on the evaluation of teacher proficiency, the opportunity to reflect upon practice remains a vital aspect of…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation
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Parker, Audra; Bush, Amanda; Yendol-Hoppey, Diane – New Educator, 2016
Teacher educators recognize that teacher candidates must have authentic, scaffolded opportunities to transform knowledge into practice. This study explores teacher candidates' engagement with teacher inquiry as a method for supporting professional development. Findings suggest teacher candidates differ tremendously in their responses to the…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Teacher Educators, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Teacher Education
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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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Staudt, Denise; St. Clair, Norman; Martinez, Elda E. – New Educator, 2013
Providing quality support for novice teachers as they enter the profession has been an ongoing concern of educator preparation programs. This article describes the efforts of one teacher preparation program in addressing this matter by utilizing Facebook[R] to provide sustained support and professional development for its beginning teachers. We…
Descriptors: Novices, Web 2.0 Technologies, Technical Assistance, Social Networks
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Margolis, Jason; Doring, Anne – New Educator, 2013
This article looks across six years of teacher leadership research to explore what today's teachers want (and don't want) from teacher leaders. A secondary analysis was conducted on volumes of teacher leader data, focused on teacher leader-teacher interactions, using a "justice" and "integrity"-oriented framework.…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Educational Research, Literature Reviews, Teacher Attitudes
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Whittaker, Andrea; Nelson, Carolyn – New Educator, 2013
This article uses Dewey's (1938) concept of "end in view" to frame one California State University's purposeful action in implementing the Performance Assessment for California Teachers (PACT). The authors provide a chronology of events that reveal the ways in which teacher education faculty were engaged in examining PACT outcomes and…
Descriptors: Faculty, Performance Based Assessment, Evaluation Methods, Teaching Methods
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Carroll, David – New Educator, 2012
Dispositions are the engine of performance in teaching, linking inner values and commitments with action in the context of practice. This article presents a theoretical conception in conjunction with an individual case study of the process by which dispositions develop and function in teaching. Focusing on teaching that is ambitious both in its…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Beginning Teachers, Beliefs, Educational Practices
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Masuda, Avis; Ebersole, Michele – New Educator, 2012
This article describes how a study group for beginning teachers, led by instructors from the teacher education program from which they had just graduated, supported the novice teachers' abilities to survive their induction year and the constraints of school practices influenced by high-stakes accountability policies. Findings demonstrate that the…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Beginning Teachers, Teaching Methods, Writing Instruction
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Birkeland, Sarah; Feiman-Nemser, Sharon – New Educator, 2012
Ample research demonstrates the power of comprehensive induction to develop and retain new teachers. Education scholars generally agree on what powerful systems of induction include, yet few tools exist for guiding schools in creating such systems. Drawing on theory and practice, we have created such a tool. This article introduces the "Continuum…
Descriptors: Logical Thinking, Beginning Teachers, Beginning Teacher Induction, Theory Practice Relationship
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Schultz, Katherine – New Educator, 2011
This article analyzes the work of a long-term network of teachers, the Philadelphia Teachers Learning Cooperative, with a focus on their descriptive practices. Drawing on three years of ethnographic documentation of weekly meetings and a historical archive of meetings over 30 years, I characterize the teachers' knowledge about teaching and…
Descriptors: Feminism, Professional Development, Educational Practices, Meetings
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Smith, Antony T.; Place, Nancy A. – New Educator, 2011
This study describes a teacher certification literacy methods course taught in an elementary school setting and featuring a classroom practicum, integrated with course sessions, that focuses on work with individual children. It examines the influence of an inquiry approach, promoted in this course model, on teacher candidate development. Drawn…
Descriptors: Practicums, Methods Courses, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Effectiveness
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Burbank, Mary D.; Kauchak, Don; Bates, Alisa J. – New Educator, 2010
The issue of professional development is receiving increased attention, as educators and policy makers are realizing the centrality of teachers to school reform and improvement. This paper describes research on book clubs as a mechanism for professional development and discusses how different study group configurations (i.e., preservice teacher…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Clubs, Professional Development, Teacher Collaboration
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Wood, Ann L.; Stanulis, Randi Nevins – New Educator, 2009
The purpose of this essay is to describe quality teacher induction that has evolved from "fourth-wave" (1997-2006) teacher induction program development and research. A definition of quality induction is proposed, and a set of induction goals and components are outlined. Understandings gained from fourth-wave programs are described, including ways…
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, Beginning Teachers, Educational Quality, Program Descriptions
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