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Trout, Muffet – Studying Teacher Education, 2018
When a cultural disconnect became antagonistic between me and my students of color, I found myself at a crossroads as a White teacher educator: use coercion and force students to follow my directions, or care and base my responses on students' needs. I chose the latter. Findings suggest that this choice benefitted the class and changed how I see…
Descriptors: Teacher Educator Education, Teacher Educators, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Transformative Learning
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Bullock, Shawn Michael – Studying Teacher Education, 2017
This self-study frames the influences of cooperating (or mentor) teachers on teacher candidates in my teacher education classroom as an action-at-a-distance on my pedagogy of teacher education; that is, a tacit set of influences and expectations that teacher candidates develop about my course before it even begins. Interviews with teacher…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Student Relationship, Cooperating Teachers
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Thomas, Lynn – Studying Teacher Education, 2017
This study explores student teacher learning on the practicum from the perspective of supervisors, associate teachers, professors in pre-service teacher education programs and the students themselves. Self-study became a means by which I came to better understand the phenomenon of practicum as a whole, the constraints and opportunities, the where…
Descriptors: Practicums, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Self Evaluation (Individuals)
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Richards, K. Andrew R.; Ressler, James D. – Studying Teacher Education, 2017
While decades of research have documented the socialization of inservice physical education teachers, the socialization of physical education faculty members has only recently become a research focus. Self-study of teacher education practices is becoming increasingly popular when exploring the lived experiences of physical education faculty. We…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Educators, Beginning Teachers, College Faculty
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Gregory, Kristen H.; Diacopoulos, Mark M.; Branyon, Angela; Butler, Brandon M. – Studying Teacher Education, 2017
Teacher education doctoral seminars can provide a space for students to collaborate, reflect and support each other as they transition from teacher to teacher educator. These spaces also provide a forum for the learning of new research methodologies. This collaborative self-study chronicles how one group of doctoral students learned self-study…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Doctoral Programs, Seminars, Graduate Students
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Drake, Michael R. A. – Studying Teacher Education, 2016
In some forms of practice-based teacher education, one important task for the teacher educator is to undertake in-the-moment coaching during rehearsals of practice. However, being such a coach is a new role for many teacher educators and requires a different skill set to other forms of teacher educator practice. In addition, there is little…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Mathematics Teachers, Preservice Teachers
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Grimmett, Helen – Studying Teacher Education, 2016
Contemporary approaches to pre-service teacher education and in-service teachers' professional development increasingly reflect the general paradigm swing in education, advocating for dialogic co-construction of understandings of teaching and learning rather than monologic telling of how to be a teacher or how to improve teaching practice.…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Professional Development, Reflective Teaching
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Makaiau, Amber Strong; Leng, Lu; Fukui, Suguru – Studying Teacher Education, 2015
Drawing from the theoretical foundations of reflective teaching, culturally responsive education, social constructivism, and self-study, this collaborative self-study investigates the role of an interactive online journal in an international research collective. Each from a different country, the authors came together through a common interest in…
Descriptors: Journal Writing, Computer Mediated Communication, Advantaged, Cooperation
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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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Peercy, Megan Madigan – Studying Teacher Education, 2014
In this study, I explore my practices as a teacher educator in one course both before and after returning to the K-12 classroom to teach secondary language learners for one academic year. By examining the intersection of self-study and practice-based teacher education, I illustrate how I used self-study as a mechanism for innovation and change and…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Educational Practices, Teacher Educators
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McDonough, Sharon – Studying Teacher Education, 2014
Supporting pre-service teachers as they develop their understandings of teaching, learning and their identities as teachers is complex and multi-faceted work. I draw on self-study to explore my work in a new partnership model between a school in Victoria, Australia and a regional university. During 2013, I worked in both contexts and carried out…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mentors, Preservice Teachers, Partnerships in Education
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Cardetti, Fabiana A.; Orgnero, M. Carolina – Studying Teacher Education, 2013
This study presents the results of a self-study of interdisciplinary work that has generated profound changes in our teaching practices. The research grew out of an interest in exploring the nature of our work and the practices that contribute to its success. Our self-study revealed that our work process consists of five stages and is the product…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Teacher Education, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Cooperation
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Olsher, Gila; Kantor, Itay-Danny – Studying Teacher Education, 2012
This self-study explores the instruction of a novice teacher by an expert mentor teacher, while applying the strategy of asking questions instead of the more common pattern of giving advice and guidance in the form of telling. The study examines the educational potential embedded in the question-asking strategy as a key mentoring resource when…
Descriptors: Mentors, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Educators, Teacher Collaboration
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Margolin, Ilana; Tabak, Edith – Studying Teacher Education, 2011
This collaborative self-study explores the co-construction of professional teacher education knowledge through mentoring, framed within the notion of working in an interpretive zone. The study is set in a learning community established in a college of education where Ilana was the head of the elementary department and Edith served as a new…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Organizational Change, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Mentors
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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