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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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LaBoskey, Vicki K.; Richert, Anna E. – Studying Teacher Education, 2015
Our self-study has two main purposes: (1) to understand the value of self-study for credential program graduates to confront in transformative ways the pedagogical challenges of urban schools, and (2) to add to an exploration of self-study for non-teacher educators and strengthen our preparation of candidates to enact such inquiry. To answer these…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), Urban Teaching, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Education
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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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Philip, Thomas M. – Studying Teacher Education, 2013
Within contemporary political discourses that narrowly characterize learning in terms of high-stakes standardized examinations, the value of the "social foundations of education" for teachers is increasingly questioned and challenged by those within and outside programs of teacher education. Even more troubling, prospective teachers…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), Foundations of Education, Teacher Education Programs, Higher Education
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Arce, Josephine – Studying Teacher Education, 2013
This study focuses on how a Chicana/Latina professor contributed to the development of social consciousness with Spanish bilingual credential candidates in a Teacher Education Multiple Subject Credential Program, in California, USA. As a teacher educator, my goals were to look deeply at my teaching approach and to evaluate what the students and I…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Minority Group Teachers, Teacher Educators, Women Faculty
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Prado-Olmos, Patricia; Rios, Francisco; Castaneda, Lillian Vega – Studying Teacher Education, 2007
This paper reports a self-study of three faculty of colour engaged in teaching a special summer session geared to recruiting people of colour to teaching. Given our past experiences in institutions of higher education, we recognised the unique situation and potential of faculty of colour teaching a class made up almost exclusively of students of…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), College Faculty, Preservice Teachers, Social Justice
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Kroll, Linda R. – Studying Teacher Education, 2005
This study examines how student teachers in a 2-year graduate program used inquiry to examine the day-to-day issues that arose in their student teaching placements. Through systematic questioning, collection of data and controlled experimenting with solutions, student teachers learned to apply the technical and theoretical knowledge they were…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Graduate Students, Inquiry, Theory Practice Relationship