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Kent, Andrea M.; Giles, Rebecca M. – Professional Educator, 2016
The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of a field component that was merged with a new teacher preparation curriculum so that at the completion of the program the undergraduate candidates could be recommended for both K-6 general and special education certification. An examination of the data reveals that the program is…
Descriptors: Teacher Certification, Teacher Education Programs, Curriculum, Undergraduate Study
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Charner-Laird, Megin; Szczesiul, Stacy; Kirkpatrick, Cheryl L.; Watson, Dyan; Gordon, Pamela – Professional Educator, 2016
New teachers enter the field with a passion for making a difference with students, their newly gained knowledge from their preparation experiences, and a sense that there is still much to learn. Faced with the same responsibilities as their experienced colleagues, new teachers also enter the field looking for ways to cope with, adjust to, and…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Education, Experienced Teachers
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Asplin, Kristen N.; Marks, Melissa J. – Professional Educator, 2013
This paper presents findings from a study surveying student teachers (N = 128) from two universities who reported a significantly greater influence by university-based supervisors on their teaching when they had taken a class with the supervisor prior to student teaching. The student teachers were more likely to report implementing university…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Supervisory Methods, Teacher Influence, College Faculty
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Vaughn, Margaret; Faircloth, Beverly – Professional Educator, 2013
Across the nation, educators continue to face challenges as they work to individualize instruction to meet the specific needs of their students. However, theory suggests that teachers who possess a clear vision for teaching creatively weave their personal convictions for teaching with instructional practices. Drawing upon a teacher's (first…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Creativity, Reading Instruction, Class Activities
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Burbank, Mary; Ramirez, Laurie; Bates, Alisa – Professional Educator, 2012
As teacher educators, we explored the impact of a range of teaching approaches to encourage the development of critically reflective thinking (CRT) in teacher candidates. Our study, the second in a series of three investigations, examined differences in two preservice secondary teachers' responses to CRT as part of a teacher licensure program. We…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Preservice Teacher Education, Curriculum Development, Teacher Educators
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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
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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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Hitt, Austin M.; Helms, Emory C. – Professional Educator, 2009
This paper discusses an instructional approach designed to help preservice teachers understand how assessments can be influenced by personal biases. In order to achieve this objective, we developed an analogy-based activity called "The Dog Show Analogy." After participating in the activity, we have observed that the participating preservice…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Evaluation, Teacher Education Programs, Experimenter Characteristics
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Cherubini, Lorenzo – Professional Educator, 2007
The induction of beginning teachers has assumed a burgeoning priority given existing North American preoccupations with teacher retention, state educational standards, and large-scale assessment. In Canada, and especially Ontario, school boards are following the lead of many American institutions in establishing key partnerships with university…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers, Inservice Teacher Education, Teacher Leadership
Ransdell, Mary; Maxwell, Sheryl A. – Professional Educator, 2006
Teacher education students placed in clinical settings for methods coursework need adequate guidance in order to make the most of their experiences. Guidance in terms of teaching, reflections, clinical settings, and other related activities offers these candidates a realistic view of teacher, teaching, and learning. Oftentimes, the clinical…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Guidance, Cooperating Teachers, Methods Courses
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Gilbert, Michael B. – Professional Educator, 2005
Most students prefer visual input--through normal development or instructional reinforcement--yet, most teachers provide information to be taken in by listening. This mismatch can confound the learning process. To determine how well teachers listen and what their teaching/learning preferences might be, more than 200 educators provided data about…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Student Needs, Teacher Effectiveness, Personality Traits
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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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Gayle-Evans, Guda – Professional Educator, 2004
This study assesses the level of inclusion of multicultural education materials and activities in kindergarten classrooms in the State of Florida. The researcher developed a two-part questionnaire which was mailed to one thousand kindergarten teachers selected by systematic sampling. Part one of the questionnaire contained seventy-eight items…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Classroom Environment, Multicultural Education, Counties
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Ransdell, Mary – Professional Educator, 2003
This study investigated teachers' beliefs and practices of cooperative learning, and strove to determine whether their observed teaching practices reflected their stated beliefs. Findings of the study revealed that teachers understood cooperative learning to mean small groups of students working together to accomplish a particular assignment. The…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Cooperative Learning, Teaching Methods, Science Instruction
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Zou, Min – Professional Educator, 2003
This exploratory study describes a teacher educator's efforts to organize her instructional practice around an assessment portfolio mandated by the state and examines the effectiveness of such endeavor. Findings revealed that, when a link between teaching and the required assessment portfolio was created, students' self-efficacy and performance in…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Portfolio Assessment, Self Efficacy, Teacher Educators
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