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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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Hamilton, Mary Lynn; Smith, Laura; Worthington, Kristen – Studying Teacher Education, 2008
Sharpening our approaches to methodology in self-study research can strengthen our work and clarify questions that arise for readers unfamiliar with this research genre. Our article considers three methodologies--narrative, auto-ethnography and self-study--that privilege self in the research design, believing that addressing self can contribute to…
Descriptors: Research Design, Ethnography, Research Methodology, Writing Instruction
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Bullough, Robert V., Jr. – Studying Teacher Education, 2008
Within teacher education the position of educational foundations courses is increasingly precarious. Such courses are often declared irrelevant by students who embrace the aims of training and immediate practicality over education as the essence of learning to teach. Drawing on student and instructor diaries and diary summaries, the article…
Descriptors: Foundations of Education, Teacher Educators, Diaries, Education Courses
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Hopper, Tim; Sanford, Kathy – Studying Teacher Education, 2008
This article reports the influence of school-integrated teacher education (SITE) courses on student teachers' initial experiences of learning how to teach. We analyse data from five student teachers who reflect back on their experiences of learning to teach through the integrated teaching and learning experiences of SITE courses. The article…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Poetry, Teaching Methods
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Larsen, Marianne A. – Studying Teacher Education, 2007
This paper explores the dual and seemingly contradictory potential of self-study research to illuminate our fears, anxieties, tensions and uncertainties as teacher educators, whilst acting as a catalyst for community building. This self-study research was conducted during the founding year of a new school of education, drawing data from surveys…
Descriptors: Reflective Teaching, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Teacher Educators, Faculty
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Harris, Pauline – Studying Teacher Education, 2007
This paper reports a self-study of developing an integrated play-based pedagogy in a preservice early childhood teacher education subject about play. It is framed by understandings of play in children's lives and adult learning. The self-study was initially driven by a contradiction between teaching preservice teachers about play through didactic…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Play, Adult Learning
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Loughran, John; Russell, Tom – Studying Teacher Education, 2007
We explore the possibility of understanding teaching as a discipline in its own right, rather than as a domain that is ancillary to the many academic disciplines. While teaching looks easy and is widely regarded as easy, the image of teaching as transmission and the perspective of technical rationality mask the many ways in which challenging and…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Educational Research, Teacher Researchers
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Berry, Amanda – Studying Teacher Education, 2007
This paper reports my efforts as a teacher educator to improve our understanding of the process of learning to teach. It illustrates how the nature of the knowledge developed by teacher educators about their practice is often embedded in complexity and ambiguity. This knowledge is explored as a source of tensions that teacher educators can learn…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Teacher Educators, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Educational Research
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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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Hoban, Garry F.; Butler, Sue; Lesslie, Loraine – Studying Teacher Education, 2007
In this study a teacher educator worked with two elementary teachers to facilitate a self-study of their learning during a professional development programme. The programme extended for 6 months and was underpinned by four learning processes--reflection, sharing, action and feedback. The two teachers documented their learning experiences and were…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), Teacher Educators, Elementary School Teachers, Professional Development
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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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Fayne, Harriet R. – Studying Teacher Education, 2007
Survey data from 222 student teachers at a small, liberal arts college were used to address the following three questions: Do university supervisors add value to the student teaching experience? Do student teachers distinguish between the roles played by supervisors and those played by cooperating teachers? How do student teachers characterise…
Descriptors: Student Teacher Attitudes, Student Teacher Supervisors, Cooperating Teachers, Administrator Role
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Nicol, Cynthia – Studying Teacher Education, 2006
This paper reports a study of preservice teachers who investigated their own teaching during a field-based component of a mathematics education methods course. The course was designed to engage the preservice teachers in both mathematical and pedagogical inquiry. Analysis of video recordings of course discussions, audiotaped interviews with…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Methods Courses, Teacher Education Curriculum
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Mueller, Andrea – Studying Teacher Education, 2006
Through self-study I believe I can gain a better understanding of myself, of my students, and of the process of teacher education. Exploring the ways in which I respond in writing to pre-service teachers helps me to better understand my practice and the learning-to-teach experiences of pre-service teachers. This paper reports on my written…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teacher Education, Reflective Teaching
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Macintyre Latta, Margaret; Olafson, Lori – Studying Teacher Education, 2006
A middle school is a complex setting in which to develop a sense of self. The following accounts of three young women reveal ways that identity is confronted, offering insights for all learners. The intent is to show how prospective and practicing teachers can gain greater access to fostering identities in the making. The language of Bakhtin gives…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Self Concept, Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teacher Education
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