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Escamilla, Isauro M.; Meier, Daniel – Studying Teacher Education, 2018
In this article, a preschool teacher and an early childhood teacher educator describe and analyze their work co-creating and co-facilitating an early childhood inquiry group over seven years. The group consisted of veteran lead teachers, assistant teachers, instructional coaches, and an outside teacher educator at an urban, public preschool in San…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Reflection, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers
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Byrd, Ben – Studying Teacher Education, 2015
The primary goal of this research is to better understand my students' reading orientations--what they believe it means to be a successful reader. I also seek to identify the relationship between those beliefs and my teaching. The data come primarily from six focal students in my second-grade classroom in an urban public charter elementary school…
Descriptors: Grade 2, Elementary School Students, Reading Instruction, Reading Strategies
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Jones, Katrina E. – Studying Teacher Education, 2015
The goal of this research is to examine how implementing a new pedagogical structure, Academic Choice, informs my understanding of my students as learners and individuals. Using a self-study methodology over the course of eight working sessions in my Kindergarten classroom, I collected multiple forms of qualitative data, including student work…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Qualitative Research, Documentation
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Bauman, Jamie – Studying Teacher Education, 2015
This self-study of pretend gunplay in my Transitional Kindergarten (TK) classroom was designed to guide me in not only improving my practice within the classroom, but also informing the development of sound classroom policies related to pretend gun-and-weapons play that balance children's developmental needs with my commitment to peace and…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Kindergarten, Play, Children
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Erickson, Lynnette B.; Young, Janet R. – Studying Teacher Education, 2011
This self-study emerged within the context of a school-based professional development project that established collaboration between two teacher educators and a group of elementary public school teachers. We launched the Book in a Bag project as a way to promote curriculum integration in classrooms and at the same time to provide a venue for…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Public School Teachers, Educational Change, Faculty Development
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Lee, Young Ah – Studying Teacher Education, 2011
This article is a self-study of my efforts to put supervision for social justice into practice with teacher candidates. The focus is on my goals and what I learned from trying to supervise six early childhood teacher candidates over one year. As a Korean-born doctoral student, I am an international student working cross-culturally to help teacher…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Foreign Students, Preservice Teachers, Practicum Supervision
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Hug, Barbara; Moller, Karla J. – Studying Teacher Education, 2005
In this self-study we examine our collaborative practice across two undergraduate early childhood education methods courses. Framed by our larger question of how teachers and teacher educators do school, we drew on multiple data sources to investigate how we were modeling teaching, listening, and learning to and with these students in our science…
Descriptors: Methods Courses, Early Childhood Education, Cooperation, Teacher Educators