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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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Fayne, Harriet; Matthews, Isha Trammell – Professional Educator, 2010
A midwestern urban school district received a Teacher Quality Enhancement (TQE) grant from the U.S. Office of Education to deliver specialized middle-level urban teacher preparation. Five colleges and universities and the school district participated in the 5-year project. This article describes the first course in the TQE "urban strand." The…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Partnerships in Education, School Districts, Urban Schools
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Hur, Jung Won; Suh, Suhyun – Professional Educator, 2010
The purposes of this paper are to explain the development processes of an intensive summer program for English language learners and to discuss course improvement strategies based on the evaluation outcomes. This 60-hr partnership program between local schools and a university was developed to improve the language proficiency of increasing numbers…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Curriculum Development, Instructional Design, Standardized Tests
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Monroe, Ann Elizabeth; Blackwell, Sarah Elizabeth; Pepper, Susan Kaye – Professional Educator, 2010
Classroom management is often noted as one of the most influential factors in determining success for first-year teachers and as the most influential factor in students' academic success (Marzano & Marzano, 2003). However, according to Haycock (2006), nearly half of this country's new teachers leave the classroom within their first five years,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Professional Development, Classroom Techniques
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Kosko, Karl W.; Wilkins, Jesse L. M. – Professional Educator, 2009
Recent research has suggested that the professional development general educators receive is not adequately preparing them to properly implement inclusion-based practices. In this study, data from the Study of Personnel Needs in Special Education was used to investigate the relationship among teachers' years of experience teaching students with…
Descriptors: Special Education, Teaching Experience, Professional Development, Individualized Education Programs
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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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Korth, Byran B.; Erickson, Lynnette; Hall, Kendra M. – Professional Educator, 2009
The purpose of this study was to analyze a sample of classroom teachers' definitions of the term "teacher educator" and determine whether they considered themselves to be teacher educators. The extent that classroom teachers' definitions of a teacher educator were influenced by involvement in a university-public school partnership was also…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Educators
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Obara, Samuel; Sloan, Margaret – Professional Educator, 2009
The primary goal of this study was to investigate the role of the mathematics coach at Tabaka Middle School during the school's implementation of the Georgia Performance Standards through the utilization of Connected Mathematics Project materials. The study explores the coach's emergent understanding of her role as she provided teachers support…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Feedback (Response), Mathematics Instruction, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Stanulis, Randi Nevins; Ames, Karen T. – Professional Educator, 2009
The purpose of this study was to examine how an experienced teacher learned to mentor as she attended ongoing professional development and worked with first- and second-year teachers across one school year as part of a university/district pilot induction partnership program. The mentoring component emphasized mentoring that was both responsive to…
Descriptors: Experienced Teachers, Professional Development, Evidence, Observation
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Wray, Susan – Professional Educator, 2008
As teacher-education institutions implement portfolios across contexts and for multiple purposes, assessment of their effectiveness specific to shifting programmatic goals often takes place. At the institution where this research is based, an effort is underway to shift the focus of the current teaching portfolio requirement from an exit or…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Portfolios (Background Materials), Adoption (Ideas), Attitude Change
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Bates, Alisa J.; Burbank, Mary D. – Professional Educator, 2008
This research study addresses the issues and challenges for university supervisors of providing supervisory feedback in the accountability climate of No Child Left Behind. Several findings are detailed in the case below and include the following: (a) Feedback on individual learning needs of students differed between informal written observations…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Preservice Teacher Education, Federal Legislation, Teacher Supervision
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Parker, Audra; Brindley, Roger – Professional Educator, 2008
States, universities, and school districts have responded to teacher shortages by designing programs that transition college graduates into teaching careers. The result is an increase in the number of graduate preservice teachers preparing for teaching careers in colleges of education. The purpose of this study is to explore graduate preservice…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Beliefs, Elementary School Teachers
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Perrachione, Beverly A.; Rosser, Vicki J.; Petersen, George J. – Professional Educator, 2008
The purpose of this study was to identify intrinsic and extrinsic variables that influence teacher job satisfaction and retention. A survey was sent to 300 randomly selected Missouri public elementary school teachers in grades K-5 having 5 or more years of teaching experience. The results from 201 respondents suggest that three intrinsic…
Descriptors: Job Satisfaction, Multiple Regression Analysis, Teaching Experience, Predictor Variables
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Searby, Linda; Shaddix, Lisa – Professional Educator, 2008
Viewing teachers as leaders requires a paradigm shift about the concept of leadership in a school system. The Teachers as Leaders program of the Mountain Brook, Alabama Schools represents that shift and is empowering teachers to utilize their leadership skills and contribute to the system as it fulfills its mission to offer education to its…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Leadership, Teacher Empowerment, Partnerships in Education
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Castle, Sharon; Arends, Richard I.; Rockwood, Kathleen D. – Professional Educator, 2008
This study investigated the impact of a Professional Development School (PDS) on student learning by comparing student achievement in a PDS and a control school. Student achievement data were collected from an elementary PDS and a matched control school over a 6-year period. The results indicate that the PDS moved more students up to mastery level…
Descriptors: Professional Development Schools, Standardized Tests, Academic Achievement, Elementary Schools
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