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Ado, Kathryn – New Educator, 2013
This article addresses teacher retention in a successful, new, small urban school. As a longitudinal study, it focuses on the intersections between individual teachers' expectations about teaching, contextual factors, and experiences at the school site and teachers' future career plans. The experiences and perspectives of three representative case…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Teacher Persistence, Teaching Experience, Longitudinal Studies
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Vaughn, Margaret – New Educator, 2013
Effective teachers have been described as possessing a vision for their teaching. However, the current high-stakes accountability climate has provided challenges for teachers attempting to align their instruction with their vision for teaching. The goal of this study was to explore 3 in-service teachers' visions and perceived obstacles they faced…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Accountability, Instructional Leadership, Teacher Empowerment
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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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McLurkin, Denise L. – New Educator, 2013
The purpose of my study was to examine how volunteer tutors without teaching experience who received minimal training perceived their ability to effectively tutor children with learning disabilities. I found that the tutors initially felt that they could improve their tutee's literacy skills; however, the data suggest that the tutors…
Descriptors: After School Education, After School Programs, Learning Disabilities, Teaching Experience
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Mangin, Melinda M.; Dunsmore, KaiLonnie – New Educator, 2013
This study examines the enactment of literacy coaching--one kind of formal teacher leader role--in two districts using data collected from daily activity logs and weekly interviews with 6 coaches over 7 weeks. To provide an in-depth examination, we highlight the case of Diane, a full-time literacy coach working at two elementary schools in one…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Coaching (Performance), Literacy, Qualitative Research
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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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Lit, Ira W.; Lotan, Rachel – New Educator, 2013
Dilemmas abound in the design, implementation, analysis, and interpretation of the outcomes of a summative performance assessment of teaching when used for licensing, for individual and program evaluation, and for accountability purposes. In this article, we explore the impact of the Performance Assessment for California Teachers (PACT) on the…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Program Effectiveness, Performance Tests, Performance Based Assessment
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Sloan, Tine – New Educator, 2013
This article explores leadership practice and change as evidenced in multiple data sources gathered during a self-study implementation of a teaching performance assessment. It offers promising models of distributed leadership and organizational change that can inform future program implementers and the field in general. Our experiences suggest…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Performance Based Assessment, Organizational Change, Leadership
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Peck, Charles A.; McDonald, Morva – New Educator, 2013
One of the important rationales for the development and implementation of a rigorous classroom-based measure of preservice teacher quality is that such a tool will provide new sources of data that are highly relevant to the task of improving programs of teacher preparation. However, research on data utilization within organizations from a variety…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Evidence, Performance Based Assessment, Program Improvement
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Bole, Paul Thomas; Farizo, Kenneth Paul – New Educator, 2013
Many universities exist apart from their community's public schools. A New Orleans area public university took measures to facilitate collaborative partnerships with four public schools. Those schools were taken over and converted to charter schools by state officials for poor performance. The partnerships created simultaneous opportunities and…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation, Charter Schools, Stakeholders
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Robinson, Sheila Teel; Baber, Ceola Ross – New Educator, 2013
Existing scholarship on teacher leadership fails to account for the perspectives of African American female teacher leaders. In this article, we profile 3 African American female teacher leaders located at different trajectories on historical and professional timelines. Our analysis is grounded in understandings from the intersection of social…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, African American Teachers, Females, Women Faculty
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Carver, Cynthia L.; Meier, Jeanne M. – New Educator, 2013
Increasingly, graduate programs in education are promoting the development of teacher leadership. Yet the discussion on how to prepare teachers for leadership roles and responsibilities is only beginning. In this article, we draw on the written reflections of early career teachers enrolled in a curriculum and instruction master's program so that…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Teacher Education, Masters Programs, Self Esteem
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Santau, Alexandra O.; Ritter, Jason K. – New Educator, 2013
Inquiry-based and interdisciplinary teaching practices exemplify constructivist approaches to education capable of facilitating authentic student learning; however, their implementation has proven particularly challenging within certain contexts in the United States. This qualitative study considers one such context via an investigation of…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Inquiry, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Khales, Buad; Meier, Daniel – New Educator, 2013
The article describes the integration of inquiry, reflective practice, and child-centered teaching approaches in preservice teacher education at the early childhood level. The article reviews relevant literature on the forms and functions of inquiry and reflection as a form of professional development and teacher learning and also describes the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Inquiry
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