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Waddell, Jennifer; Vartuli, Sue – Professional Educator, 2015
In recent years, teacher education has been charged with reforming programs to better align curriculum, clinical practice, and accountability. The sense of urgency for reform has been heightened by competition from alternative routes to teaching that jump straight to practice, often criticized for foregoing essential knowledge and theory. This…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Field Experience Programs, Urban Teaching
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Gardiner, Wendy; Salmon, Diane – Professional Educator, 2014
Current reform efforts seek to redesign teacher education in alignment with a practice-based theory, a fundamental reconceptualization of higher education demanding a tighter alignment with K-12 school practices. The Faculty Research Residency Model--a Department of Education Funds for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education (FIPSE) grant…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Education, Alignment (Education), Educational Change
Myers, Edward L. – Professional Educator, 2014
Within the realm of K-12 education, instability is an inherent feature that school leaders must successfully manage. "Turbulence," in the form of micro-level issues (day-to-day, in-house happenings) and macro-level concerns (externally imposed organizational disturbances/changes), develops indiscriminately and may escalate quickly…
Descriptors: Public Schools, High Schools, Principals, Educational Change
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Allen, Kathleen P. – Professional Educator, 2010
While bullying in schools has begun to receive attention, little is known about the relationship between classroom management and bullying in the classroom. The process for exploring this relationship will be a review of research and literature related to bullying in the school environment, classroom management, teacher practices, and student…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Vocational Education, Bullying, Educational Change
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Lee, Hea-Jin – Professional Educator, 2005
This paper presents a model of a teacher needs-based (TNB) professional development program. The TNB model formed the foundation of three externally funded professional development programs. The objectives of this model are to maximize the effects of a professional development program, and to help participants sustain their learning over the long…
Descriptors: Inservice Teacher Education, Educational Change, Experiential Learning, Discussion
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Growe, Roslin; Montgomery, Paula S. – Professional Educator, 2003
As mandates regarding the education of our youth intensify in complexity, educators are forced to face issues that are fundamental in the development of our educational productivity. No Child Left Behind legislation has required all parties with a vested interest in the security of our educational efficiency to secure a variety of viable methods…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Productivity, Equal Education, Federal Legislation
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Lloyd, Gwendolyn M. – Professional Educator, 2002
Describes how one high school teacher's conceptions changed over 2 years as he implemented an innovative curricular approach to mathematical functions. Interview and observation data indicated that he developed new pedagogical content conceptions based on his classroom experiences with the innovation. Results illustrate what it means for teacher…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Faculty Development
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Ross, Margaret E.; Robichaux, Rebecca; Reed, Cynthia J.; McDonough, Sharon; Shannon, David; Gorrell, Jeff; Miller, Edith – Professional Educator, 2002
Identified the effects of reform initiatives on teaching, assessment, and homework practices. Surveys of teachers involved in reform projects indicated that reform significantly related to teaching approach, which mediated between reform and assessment and homework practices. There were significant links between grade level taught and homework…
Descriptors: Class Size, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Homework
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Gray, Kim C.; McIntyre, D. John – Professional Educator, 2001
Investigated how a program that established cohort groups in which students moved together through their educational experiences affected student teachers. Student surveys and focus groups indicated that at first, students were concerned about their own welfare. As they progressed through the program, they better understood their place in the…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Elementary Education, Grouping (Instructional Purposes)
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Birrell, James R.; Young, James R.; Egan, M. Winston; Ostlund, Margaret R.; Cook, Paul F.; Tibbitts, Cathy B.; DeWitt, Paul F. – Professional Educator, 1998
Describes the process of reform that occurred at one elementary school involved in a collaborative reform of teacher preparation with Brigham Young University, discussing the tensions and rewards of working in university-school partnerships. Data from student concept maps of teaching, biographical histories, field observations, interviews, and…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Educational Change, Elementary Education, Higher Education
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Mullen, Carol A.; Kochan, Frances K. – Professional Educator, 1999
Introduces a special issue that seeks to generate new visions of education via articles written by Holmes Scholars. These scholars focus on quality professional preparation, continuous renewal, research, diversity, faculty development, and policy initiation. The articles delve into the core of collegial relationships in educational institutions.…
Descriptors: Collegiality, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education