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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