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Collins, Christina – Studying Teacher Education, 2016
There is little research in the area of understanding educational leaders' psychological processes. This lack of understanding leaves educational leaders to develop their own sense-making practices while in the complex and stressful act of leading. This self-study, conducted over more than half a school year in 2014-2015, was my own effort to do…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Educational Practices, Educational Principles, Cognitive Processes
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Han, Heejeong Sophia; Vomvoridi-Ivanovic, Eugenia; Jacobs, Jennifer; Karanxha, Zorka; Lypka, Andrea; Topdemir, Cindy; Feldman, Allan – Studying Teacher Education, 2014
In this article we discuss findings from a collaborative self-study of how seven teacher educators define, enact, and navigate their roles as culturally responsive educators across various programs within a higher education institution. All participants conducted an individual interview with another team member and engaged in prolonged team…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Higher Education, Teacher Education, Teacher Educators
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Ikpeze, Chinwe H.; Broikou, Kathleen A.; Hildenbrand, Susan; Gladstone-Brown, Wendy – Studying Teacher Education, 2012
This article documents the self-study processes and findings of a collaborative research group that examined a professional development school (PDS) partnership. Drawing on the scholarship of self-study of teacher education practices and theoretical perspectives consistent with third space, we conceived our collaborative study group as a learning…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Development Schools, Mentors
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Tidwell, Deborah L.; Wymore, Lisa; Garza, Anel; Estrada, Maricruz; Smith, Howard L. – Studying Teacher Education, 2011
This article describes the use of self-study as a frame for professional learning that grew out of a professional development program for teachers examining their practice in a dual-language K-4 school. Located in the center of the rural state of Iowa, the school's development of a bilingual program for native speakers of both English and Spanish…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Native Speakers, Professional Development, Communities of Practice
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Turniansky, Bobbie; Barak, Judith; Tuval, Smadar; Gidron, Ariela; Mansur, Ruth – Studying Teacher Education, 2010
This article is a re-analysis of three self-studies conducted by three sub-groups of the Active Collaborative Education (ACE) team and originally presented at a conference in 2008. Revisiting and retelling these stories for the purpose of this article highlighted some of the concepts that form the warp and the woof of our interwoven collaborative…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Teacher Educators, Teacher Attitudes, Program Development
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Ketter, Jean; Stoffel, Brian – Studying Teacher Education, 2008
This article, inspired in part by the Levine report that criticizes teacher education programs in the United States for being out of touch with practices that work in real classrooms, is a self-study that explores the rift between educational theory, particularly theory that pushes for social constructionist, child-centered approaches to teaching,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Charter Schools, Teaching Methods, Theory Practice Relationship
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Calderwood, Patricia E.; D'Amico, Kathleen M. – Studying Teacher Education, 2008
In this self-study, a teacher educator and an experienced teacher analyze an unexpected shared opportunity to mentor pre-service elementary educators. Our partnership arose during a graduate course on literacy development for elementary students, serendipitously captured during an extended electronic conversation with the pre-service candidates.…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Mentors, Literacy, Teacher Educators
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Alderton, Julie – Studying Teacher Education, 2008
While supervising a student teacher in school, an incident occurred that highlighted a contradiction between my practice and my beliefs and prompted me to question why I do not always live the values I profess. The aim of this article is to investigate how self-study can help me to understand the complex and context-based situations of my…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Educators, Context Effect
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Walker, Elizabeth – Studying Teacher Education, 2007
To what extent and in what ways should a teacher educator contribute to a type of teaching development that has long functioned successfully without much involvement of teacher educators? This self-study concerns my learning about my role as teacher educator in a learning study, a Hong Kong adaptation of a teacher-driven Japanese educational and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Educators, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Outcomes of Education
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Strong-Wilson, Teresa – Studying Teacher Education, 2006
This paper is concerned with the relationship of self-study to a non-self-study methodology used in a teacher study. The study was intended to involve 18 kindergarten to Grade 12 teachers in "bringing memory forward" through looking back on their narratives, producing an autobiography and discussing familiar texts in relation to unfamiliar ones.…
Descriptors: Autobiographies, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Elementary Secondary Education, Memory
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Pereira, Peter – Studying Teacher Education, 2005
For many years I have engaged future mathematics teachers in activities that focus on emotional dimensions of their learning. Even those teachers who were able to reconstruct themselves as learners of mathematics had difficulties with changing their practice. Through a series of autobiographical stories, I examine my own experiences as a teacher…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Educators
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Schulte, Ann – Studying Teacher Education, 2005
As a White, middle-class, English-speaking female of the type commonly found in teacher education programs, I have had to learn how to use my perspective to challenge the assumptions of the "typical" student teachers for whom I am a teacher educator. This self-study describes how I have been transformed by this learning process. Studying my…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Educators, Perspective Taking