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Scales, Roya Q.; Rogers, Carrie – Professional Educator, 2017
This study of teacher leadership in first-year teachers included the following data sources: survey, follow-up telephone interviews, and teacher leader essays. Fifteen novice teachers responded to the survey, while three participated in follow-up interviews. Results suggest ideas of teacher leadership change from pre-service years to the end of…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Beginning Teachers, Certification, Teacher Educators
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Won, Noelle – Professional Educator, 2017
This manuscript focuses on practical questions in a study that describes the perceptions of four teachers at the beginning stages of Common Core Mathematics implementation in a historically underperforming school district. The overarching goal was to understand the collaborative inquiry experience in a lesson study that focused on teaching the…
Descriptors: Mathematical Logic, Mathematics Skills, Teacher Attitudes, Common Core State Standards
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Green, André M.; Kent, Andrea M. – Professional Educator, 2016
This study explores the effects of a professional development teacher leadership training program on the pedagogical and content development of math and science teacher leaders at the elementary level. The study is qualitative in nature, and the authors collected data using the online survey instrument Survey Monkey. The major implications of the…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Science Course Improvement Projects, Mathematics Teachers, Science Teachers
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Wong, Chiu-Yin – Professional Educator, 2012
Previous research studies have indicated that some educators do not advocate Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) because of their misunderstanding of the methodology. This article explores the relationship between college-level second language (L2) educators' perceptions and their implementations of CLT. The results of this study show that the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Second Languages, Communicative Competence (Languages), Language Teachers
Reybold, L. Earle; Flores, Belinda Bustos; Riojas-Cortez, Mari – Professional Educator, 2006
Teacher beliefs are mediated and lived in the dialectic of teacher education and teacher practice. We reframe this dialectic of "teacher" preparation as "faculty" preparation, as many faculty are not prepared for the rigors of teaching, and most are not trained in the ethics of their profession. We propose a critical model of faculty development…
Descriptors: Diversity (Faculty), Faculty Development, Moral Development, Organizational Development
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Jeffries, Carolyn; Maeder, Dale W. – Professional Educator, 2005
In the last fifty years, the use of stories in education has included vignettes as an effective stimulus for discussion of real-life contexts and problems. However, vignettes have rarely been used as an assessment tool and there is no reported consensus on their definition and design. This article documents the use of vignettes as an effective…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Evaluation Methods, Teacher Education, Teacher Improvement
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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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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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Cwikla, Julie – Professional Educator, 2002
Investigated middle school mathematics teachers' reports of the effectiveness of various professional development activities influencing their attention to students' thinking. Teacher surveys indicated that teachers' years of experience, views of learning, and mathematics background correlated with their ratings of various activities. (SM)
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Mathematics Teachers, Middle School Teachers, Middle Schools
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Burbank, Mary D.; Kauchak, Don – Professional Educator, 2001
Examined the effectiveness of collaborative action research teaming as a professional development mechanism to address the demands of contemporary classrooms through formalized sharing between groups of inservice and preservice teachers. Data from observations, interviews, and student artifacts indicated that effective teaming depended…
Descriptors: Action Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Higher Education
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Carroll, Stuart Z.; Conte, Anthony E.; Pan, Alex C. – Professional Educator, 2000
Student teachers, student teacher supervisors, and cooperating teachers gave advice to a hypothetical student teacher, then researchers compared responses to determine patterns of similarity and difference. Results revealed differences (though not troubling differences) in the proportions of advice given in the areas of professionalism,…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Collegiality, Cooperating Teachers, Early Childhood Education
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Campoy, Renee W.; Hoewisch, Allison – Professional Educator, 1998
Used case studies to examine teachers' motivation and instructional style in relationship to their progress in Professional Development School staff development. Field observations of teachers examined the effectiveness of the Teacher Instructional Orientation and Motivation model in predicting teachers' responses to staff development. Data…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College School Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development
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Hoewisch, Allison – Professional Educator, 1998
Describes a summer institute, created through an urban university and urban Professional Development School partnership, that benefited second through fifth-grade students, but most notably influenced the professional development of their teachers. Analysis of teachers' journals indicate that teachers perceived their involvement in the supportive,…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College School Cooperation, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education
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Kochan, Frances K. – Professional Educator, 1998
Investigated the benefits of Professional Development School (PDS) endeavors as perceived by university faculty participating in the Holmes Group. Data from open-ended surveys identified four themes related to PDS benefits: (1) improved teaching/learning environments; (2) improved collegiality in professional relationships; (3) personal and…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College School Cooperation, Collegiality, Educational Environment