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Krechevsky, Mara – New Educator, 2012
In this essay, the author explores the notion that the focus of learning in classrooms and schools extends beyond the learning of individuals to create a collective body of knowledge that is larger than what any one person knows. This idea was examined in a collaboration between Project Zero researchers and educators from the municipal preschools…
Descriptors: Reggio Emilia Approach, Young Children, Early Childhood Education, Learning Activities
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Martel, Jason – New Educator, 2012
In the following self-study, I consider how my involvement in a teacher preparation program that features looking across multiple contexts of second language teaching influenced my supervisory practice with a particular student teacher during her secondary foreign language student teaching placement. I conduct this inquiry by identifying and…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Teacher Supervision, Teacher Educators, Independent Study
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Gehrke, Rebecca Swanson; McCoy, Kathleen – New Educator, 2012
A methodical review of the literature revealed that, although similarities exist, the needs of beginning special educators differ significantly from those of the general population of beginning teachers in the following areas: procedural information, curriculum and instruction, classroom management, and collegial interactions. The article reminds…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Special Education Teachers, Beginning Teachers, Beginning Teacher Induction
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Baker-Doyle, Kira J. – New Educator, 2012
In this article the author describes a mixed-methods study of first-year urban teachers' social support networks. Social Network Analysis (SNA) data on the support networks of 24 first-year teachers provided a background context and framework for the case study analysis of 4 of the teachers. Findings of the analysis identified 2 important networks…
Descriptors: Urban Teaching, Social Support Groups, Network Analysis, Social Networks
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Rodgers, Carol R. – New Educator, 2011
In this case study, part of a larger study of the Prospect School Teacher Education Program, the author investigates the processes of descriptive inquiry by exploring a moment in their evolution and their effect on the learning of one teacher educator and his students ("interns") as they investigated the teaching of social studies. She also…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Educators, Social Studies, Inquiry
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Marri, Anand R.; Perin, Dolores; Crocco, Margaret S.; Riccio, Jessica F.; Rivet, Ann; Chase, Beth J. – New Educator, 2011
In an attempt to address perceived shortcomings in traditional content-area literacy preparation, an interdisciplinary group of teacher education faculty developed an approach called "content-driven literacy" (CDL), which was applied to the design of courses to prepare preservice secondary science and social studies teachers. This article…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Literacy, College Faculty
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Roosevelt, Dirck – New Educator, 2011
Prospective teachers are often found to have difficulty focusing their attention on students in sustained and constructive ways. Instead, in what is sometimes understood as a developmental matter, beginners may seem highly concerned with their own feelings and needs. This article offers a contrary finding. It examines two cases of prospective…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Attention, Aesthetics
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Raider-Roth, Miriam – New Educator, 2011
In this article, the author illustrates how the Descriptive Process can assist teachers in shifting relationships with students because it requires both associative and reflective processes. Drawing on discussions from a teacher study group, she illustrates how associative processes can lead to a strengthening of connection with self. Similarly,…
Descriptors: Reflective Teaching, Reflection, Teacher Student Relationship, Interpersonal Relationship
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Cuddapah, Jennifer L.; Beaty-O'Ferrall, Mary Ellen; Masci, Frank J.; Hetrick, Monica – New Educator, 2011
Survey data were used to explore the current teaching status and reasons for leaving or considering leaving teaching for 154 career changers who all graduated from a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program over a 9-year time period. Respondents provided information about reasons for leaving teaching, indicating personal/family, career, and school…
Descriptors: Career Change, Faculty Mobility, Teacher Morale, Teacher Persistence
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Gardiner, Wendy – New Educator, 2011
This qualitative study explored 8 urban mentor teachers' experiences and perceptions of mentoring in a yearlong field placement in an Urban Teacher Residency program. Results indicate mentors' and preservice teachers' joint work provided a context conducive for professional learning and contributing to a larger social justice mission. However,…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Urban Schools, Mentors, Teacher Collaboration
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Dabach, Dafney Blanca – New Educator, 2011
Scholarship on immigrant integration often examines immigrant characteristics and the host society's contexts of reception. This article explores how teachers fit within this framework by presenting findings on teachers' preferences to teach immigrant-origin youth who are classified as "English learners" (ELs) within separate content courses known…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Secondary School Students, Acculturation, Second Language Learning
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Rajuan, Maureen; Tuchin, Irena; Zuckermann, Trudy – New Educator, 2011
Following worldwide trends in an effort to combat attrition rates of novice teachers, mentoring of new teachers has become a common practice. However, not all experienced teachers have the supervision and leadership skills necessary to guide new teachers through their first difficult year. In order to solve this problem, various programs have been…
Descriptors: Experienced Teachers, Training, Mentors, Beginning Teachers
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Bigelow, Martha – New Educator, 2011
The perspectives of immigrant youth are important to be aware of because they can reveal the powerful role society has in framing and forming the range of possibilities available to them. Culturally speaking, immigrant youth often face mismatches between home and school values, but they sometimes encounter intracultural struggles as well. This…
Descriptors: Afro Asiatic Languages, Immigrants, Role, Cultural Differences
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Torres-Guzman, Maria E.; Etxeberria-Sagastume, Felipa; Intxausti Intxausti, Nahia – New Educator, 2011
Within this study, we examine the nexus of immigrant parents' language attitudes and motivations towards a lesser-spoken, endangered language and the revitalization efforts in the Basque Country, Spain. Attitudes and motivations are conceptualized as multileveled, relational, and dynamically constructed within their immediate and broader…
Descriptors: Language Maintenance, Language Attitudes, Monolingualism, Foreign Countries
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Varela, Alejandra M. – New Educator, 2011
The increasing number of undocumented immigrants coming to the United States has created serious socioeconomic, sociocultural, and socioeducational challenges for the communities in which these immigrants settle. Minors represent over 1.3 million of the 10.8 million unauthorized immigrants presently living in the United States. Given the secretive…
Descriptors: Undocumented Immigrants, Adolescents, Secondary School Students, Population Trends
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