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Peeters, Aaron; Robinson, Viviane – Studying Teacher Education, 2015
Professional development intended to change teachers' teaching practices is often unsuccessful. This article explores a case set in a developing country. Although some researchers have attributed failure to factors that are external to the teacher educators involved, this study explores the role that teacher educators themselves may play in…
Descriptors: Teacher Educator Education, Transformative Learning, Inservice Teacher Education, Teacher Educators
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Bragg, Leicha A. – Studying Teacher Education, 2015
Self-study of variations to task design offers a way of analysing how learning takes place. Over several years, variations were made to improve an assessment task completed by final-year teacher candidates in a primary mathematics teacher education subject. This article describes how alterations to a task informed on-going developments in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
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Martin, Susan D.; Dismuke, Sherry – Studying Teacher Education, 2015
Although collaboration is foundational to self-study methodology, few self-studies of teacher education practices have focused on collaborative teaching processes. In this inquiry, two teacher educators report a two-year self-study into the collaborative processes of planning and reflection that they used to co-construct significant changes to…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teacher Educators, Cooperation, Teacher Collaboration
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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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Jónsdóttir, Svanborg R.; Gísladóttir, Karen Rut; Guðjónsdóttir, Hafdís – Studying Teacher Education, 2015
Teacher education is constantly being renewed in response to continuous social, economic and technological changes. In 2008, teacher education in Iceland was extended from a three-year to a five-year master's degree program and this significantly increased the number of students at the master's level. To respond to these changes, 3…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teacher Educators, Educational Change, Teaching Methods
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Ragoonaden, Karen – Studying Teacher Education, 2015
In order to research and improve her practice, a teacher educator examined her life history and its relation to the ethical and moral discourses of society using autobiography as a self-study methodology. This critical reflection provided the basis for contextualizing praxis-oriented teacher education in an urban school. Based on the…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Autobiographies, Praxis
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Miller, Rosa – Studying Teacher Education, 2015
This study explores the relationship between small, differentiated reading groups and fourth-grade students' reading motivation. Using self-study methodology, the author examined her own process of implementing these reading groups through two cycles of action research. Data were analyzed from two different administrations of the Motivations for…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Motivation, Small Group Instruction, Individualized Instruction
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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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Grushka, Kathryn; Young, Brieahn – Studying Teacher Education, 2014
The possibilities afforded by perzine pedagogies to nurture reflexivity in pre-service student teachers are presented and explored in this article. Perzine pedagogy as arts-based inquiry is grounded in the events of practical life and may provide a learning context for exploring the problematised nature of teaching. It considers how this reflexive…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Reflection, Inquiry
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Wiebke, Heidi; Park Rogers, Meredith – Studying Teacher Education, 2014
This self-study investigated the tensions that I (Heidi) encountered when teaching elementary preservice teachers how to develop a coherent sequence of five science lessons. Four lesson planning components guided me in developing a series of lessons to support the preservice teachers with this exercise. Employing self-study methodology, data…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Teacher Education, Science Education, Preservice Teachers
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Butler, Brandon M.; Burns, Elizabeth; Frierman, Christina; Hawthorne, Katrice; Innes, Alisa; Parrott, James A. – Studying Teacher Education, 2014
Educators require support as they move from classroom to higher education settings. This collaborative self-study provides insight into one such support space, a doctoral seminar titled Pedagogy of Teacher Education, and how our identities as educators and future teacher educators developed through participation in the course. Several important…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Program Effectiveness, Teacher Educators
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Coleman, Elizabeth; Leider, Megan – Studying Teacher Education, 2014
This study focuses on the experience of designing and implementing an action research-based curriculum in a secondary science classroom. By systematically examining ourselves and our practices, we brought to light beliefs and values that were realized through this process, came to a deeper understanding of our own learning, and developed new…
Descriptors: Secondary School Curriculum, Curriculum Design, Cooperation, Teaching Methods
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