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Murray, John – Professional Educator, 2014
School systems have access to more data than ever before, but most teachers and school leaders lack the skills to use the data for student and school improvement. Current attempts to use data have lacked depth and have been more focused on accountability and meeting state and federal requirements than on systematically investigating the factors…
Descriptors: Data, Decision Making, Federal Legislation, Educational History
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
Colwell, Chris; MacIsaac, Doug; Tichenor, Mercedes; Heins, Bette; Piechura, Kathy – Professional Educator, 2014
Professional development school partnerships can improve teaching and learning in our schools. To support these partnerships, the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) developed standards for professional development schools. In this article, we address the questions, "What NCATE standards work from the point of…
Descriptors: Professional Development Schools, Sustainability, Partnerships in Education, Benchmarking
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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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Scales, Roya – Professional Educator, 2013
This is a study of teachers' visions. Five participants were followed through their pre-service years in the teacher education program and into their first year of teaching to see if their vision was sustained and whether it appeared in their practice. This paper describes the coding process for visions and discusses changes that occurred in the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Reading Teachers, Goal Orientation
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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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Breault, Rick A. – Professional Educator, 2013
Given the powerful influence of past school experiences on the ways in which future teachers decide to teach, it is important to help preservice teachers more deliberately and critically explore the implications of those influences. This study grew out of an assignment in which 38 secondary education majors were asked to describe high school…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Student Attitudes, Teacher Effectiveness
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Freeman, Greta; Izzard, Marilyn; Faulkner, Rebecca; Charles, Jim – Professional Educator, 2012
An abundance of research confirms preservice teachers are unprepared to work with diverse populations. This article describes an education program's efforts to support diversity initiatives and provide information and hands-on training to prepare teacher candidates for future work with the diversity they will encounter. Explanations of programs,…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Laboratory Schools, Preservice Teachers, Academic Achievement
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Range, Bret G.; Pijanowski, John; Holt, Carleton R.; Young, Suzie – Professional Educator, 2012
The purpose of this study was to ascertain the attitudes of primary grade teachers and elementary principals about grade retention. Because grade retention is typically initiated in the primary grades, it is important to understand educators' beliefs about it as a viable option for low-performing students. A paper survey was sent to teachers and…
Descriptors: Grade Repetition, Administrator Attitudes, Principals, Teacher Attitudes
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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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Gardiner, Wendy; Robinson, Karen Shipley – Professional Educator, 2011
Peer placements, pairing two preservice teachers with a cooperating teacher, have been shown to provide a more supportive and collaborative context for learning to teach than the traditional student-cooperating teacher, single placement model. In some cases, however, tensions existed. This qualitative study seeks to expand the extant research by…
Descriptors: Cooperating Teachers, Cooperation, Teacher Collaboration, Preservice Teachers
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Cherubini, Lorenzo; Kitchen, Julian; Goldblatt, Patricia; Smith, Deirdre – Professional Educator, 2011
The Faculty of Education at Brock University and an Ontario, Canada, self-regulatory body for the teaching profession partnered to create an innovative teacher induction project conceptualized to enable new and mentor teachers to self-affirm their professional capacities as autonomous and collaborative professionals. A distinguishing feature of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Orientation, Metacognition, Higher Education
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Russell, Melody L.; Russell, Jared A. – Professional Educator, 2011
Cooperating teachers play a vital role in the professional development of student interns. Although they serve as mentors, most cooperating teachers do not receive comprehensive or coordinated preparation for their role as effective mentors. This article presents findings from a qualitative research study exploring the perceptions of nine…
Descriptors: Cooperating Teachers, Mentors, Qualitative Research, Teacher Attitudes
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Lee, Young Ah – Professional Educator, 2011
To better prepare teacher candidates to teach for social justice, teacher educators need to know students' understandings of social justice embedded in their personal histories and past and current learning experiences. Using participatory action research, this study examines how 6 early childhood (grades pre-K-3) teacher candidates understood and…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Action Research, Young Children, Teacher Education Programs
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