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Young, Janet R.; Erickson, Lynnette B. – Studying Teacher Education, 2011
This is a self-study wherein we, two teacher educators who are both former public school elementary-grade teachers, sought increased understanding of our professional identities as teachers. We asked, "How is the professional identity of teacher educators mediated by their prior experience as teachers?" We independently created retrospective…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Professional Services, Teacher Educators, History
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Nilsson, Pernilla – Studying Teacher Education, 2010
This article is based on a project in which a teacher educator, acting as a critical friend, worked with six engineering teachers in a Masters program in Machine Engineering in order to stimulate their reflection on their own teaching and learning as a way of developing their scholarship of teaching. The article draws particular attention to ways…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Scholarship, Masters Programs, Articulation (Education)
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McGlynn-Stewart, Monica – Studying Teacher Education, 2010
This paper describes a self-study in which I, as a teacher educator, seek to understand how to respond effectively to my pre-service students' fears about learning and teaching primary mathematics. I studied my students' response to a new mathematics methods course that is tied to practicum. Results include the importance of listening closely to…
Descriptors: Methods Courses, Teacher Education Curriculum, Mathematics Teachers, Fear
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Conrad, Dennis; Conrad, Deborah; Misra, Anjali; Pinard, Michele; Youngblood, John – Studying Teacher Education, 2010
We report how the cultural identities of three Black professors influence their pedagogy at a rural, predominantly white, university in the USA. Two critical friends seek clarification prior to the analysis, critique the primary researchers' narratives, and add their voices to the discourse. The primary participants' narratives reveal how values…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Teaching Methods, Universities, College Faculty
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Bullock, Shawn Michael; Christou, Theodore – Studying Teacher Education, 2009
This article is a collaborative self-study of our development as beginning teacher educators over the course of an academic year. A focus of our self-study was our shared interest in the role of theory and of practice in teacher education programs. Theodore taught a philosophy of education course and Shawn taught a practicum supervision course.…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Education Courses, Teacher Education Programs, Practicum Supervision
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Ciuffetelli Parker, Darlene; Volante, Louis – Studying Teacher Education, 2009
In our pre-service department, university practicum supervisors are faculty members who offer academic, social, and personal support to teacher candidates during their year-long program. Their role is described as one designed primarily to provide formative assessment and feedback to improve classroom practice and reflection on practice. This…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Formative Evaluation, Practicum Supervision, Summative Evaluation
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Dourneen, Jean; Matthewman, Sasha – Studying Teacher Education, 2009
The integration of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) into subject teaching adds an extra layer of complexity for teacher educators. There are technical ICT skills to be taught and there are also many questions about how these skills relate to the development of subject knowledge and pedagogy. This article analyses the impact of the…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Learning Problems, Teacher Educators, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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East, Katheryn – Studying Teacher Education, 2009
This study describes how one teacher educator used metaphor as a self-study tool over an eight-year period. Several methods of eliciting metaphors are discussed and the effects of multiple metaphors on the educator's perspectives on practice are highlighted. The interplay among the metaphors and their meaning is described and used to provide…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Teacher Educators, Teaching Methods, Reflective Teaching
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White, Kimberly R. – Studying Teacher Education, 2009
The demographics of classroom teachers and teacher educators do not mirror the diversity found in today's schools. As we prepare preservice teachers to be quality educators for all students, we must work to ensure that they are examining issues of equity and diversity that will affect those they teach. This article explores this challenge from my…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Educators, Multicultural Education, Reflective Teaching
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Kosnik, Clare; Beck, Clive; Cleovoulou, Yiola; Fletcher, Tim – Studying Teacher Education, 2009
As pre-service instructors, we turned to longitudinal study of our graduates as a primary means of finding out how our courses could better prepare student teachers for the challenging early years of teaching. In addition, we used other self-study methods, notably regular feedback from student teachers during the program. The study of 22 graduates…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Educators, Longitudinal Studies, Graduates
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Freidus, Helen; Baker, Carole; Feldman, Susan; Hirsch, Jessica; Stern, Laurie; Sayres, Brianna; Sgouros, Charissa; Wiles-Kettenmann, Marilyn – Studying Teacher Education, 2009
This research documents the ways in which a self-generated, self-directed, self-study group of teachers can serve as an effective model of professional development. Data suggest that the Alumnae Group began with a shared desire to communicate. Over time, members developed a shared language that was concrete, precise and coherent. This shared…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Cooperative Learning, Teacher Collaboration, Models
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Trumbull, Deborah – Studying Teacher Education, 2009
Sandy Schuck's cross-sectional self-study (see EJ863273) examines her work as a teacher educator. She views herself as responsible for helping elementary school teachers to develop as teachers who will enact a reformed approach to mathematics. Schuck presents a wonderful tangle of findings and challenges, framings, and reframings. As a teacher…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Independent Study, Teacher Educators, Reflective Teaching
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Goodwin, A. Lin – Studying Teacher Education, 2009
In an exploratory study of 12 teacher education programs representing various geographic regions and institutional types according to the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, this author and a colleague (Goodwin & Oyler, 2008) learned from teacher educators across the country about the many constraints they work within, the lack…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Educational Practices, Teacher Educators, National Surveys
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Whitehead, Jack – Studying Teacher Education, 2009
In this commentary, the author focuses on both the learning he is seeing in the longitudinal studies described in this issue of "Studying Teacher Education," and the evidence of "educational influences in students' learning" that he believes could be enhanced in producing co-created living theories with teacher educators, students, and pupils as…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Educational Theories, Longitudinal Studies, Teacher Educators
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McElhone, Dot; Hebard, Heather; Scott, Renee; Juel, Connie – Studying Teacher Education, 2009
Evidence suggests that teachers' visions of their ideal teaching may account for some differences in their development and effectiveness. In this study, we investigate the visions of teachers with differing trajectories of change in their practice. The paper describes trends in teachers' visions in the pre-service and in-service years across one…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Beginning Teachers, Elementary School Teachers
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