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Bohning, Gerry – Teacher Educator, 1984
Peer tutoring can be an effective way to influence a child's self-concept. Guidelines to be used by student teachers and college supervisors in developing a peer tutoring plan are discussed. (DF)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Guidelines, Learning Strategies, Peer Teaching
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Engstrom, Dorothy A.; Schwaab, Karl E. – Teacher Educator, 1984
A study was initiated to determine how preservice teachers would rate selected teacher competencies on relative importance and learning potential. Grooming and health, subject matter knowledge, and classroom maintenance were considered most learnable. Important competencies were respecting students, showing maturity, and showing interest in…
Descriptors: Competency Based Teacher Education, Evaluation Criteria, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education
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Hill, Sherron D. – Teacher Educator, 1984
Power, force, influence, and authority are motivational controls used by teachers to cause behavior changes in students. Examples of how these controls are used in educational settings are explored in this article. The use of authority is recommended as the control that effects the most meaningful behavior change. (DF)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Change Strategies, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education
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Long, Bruce E. – Teacher Educator, 1984
With the increasing amount and types of clinical experiences for education majors there comes a need for understanding the concept of due process and avoidance of litigation. Practices necessary to ensure due process are identified. (DF)
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Due Process, Field Experience Programs, Higher Education
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Oliver, Bernard – Teacher Educator, 1982
Nine recommended guidelines for teacher performance appraisal are offered as a basis for evaluating an appraisal system. Guidelines, involving a reward system, evaluation training, teacher involvement, classroom improvement, peer observation, alternative-data collection, paperwork, and supervisors, emphasize the positive qualities of teacher…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Program Effectiveness
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Burden, Paul R. – Teacher Educator, 1983
Beginning education majors conducting in-depth interviews with experienced teachers as part of an introductory course is described. The interview would provide preservice teachers with more information on which to base a career decision and would enable them to switch majors, if so desired. A list of interview guidelines is included. (JM)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Education Majors, Higher Education, Interviews
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Memory, David M.; Simbol, Mary Ann – Teacher Educator, 1983
Discussed are nine strategies that secondary school student teachers can use to contribute to the reading improvement of their classes. (JM)
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, Directed Reading Activity, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education
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Moser, Carl J. – Teacher Educator, 1982
Research results indicate that student teachers' attitudes about classroom discipline change, from abstract idealism to realistic measures, after the student teaching experience. After student teaching, prospective teachers are more willing to use harsher methods of discipline and to consider disciplinary measures to be fair. (CJ)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Classroom Techniques, Discipline, Elementary Secondary Education
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Nelli, Elizabeth – Teacher Educator, 1982
Penmanship is not simple for most young children, nor for many older students; yet, the skill is virtually ignored in teacher education. A model for training teachers to teach handwriting is suggested, incorporating: (1) diagnosis of students' needs; (2) motivational techniques; (3) classroom strategies; and (4) balancing creativity and mechanics.…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Handwriting Instruction, Handwriting Skills
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Schuck, Robert F. – Teacher Educator, 1985
This article explores responsibilities of colleges of education in the move to reform the education system. (DF)
Descriptors: College Role, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Higher Education
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Mahan, James M. – Teacher Educator, 1985
Resources are suggested to help teachers develop more effective and less stereotypic instruction about Native Americans. (DF)
Descriptors: American Indian Studies, American Indians, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Stereotypes
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Rosenberg, Michael S.; Baker, Kelly – Teacher Educator, 1985
This article examines the issue of instructional time from the perspective of the teacher educator. The importance of using instructional time effectively is discussed and suggestions to monitor and improve class time management problems are presented. (MT)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Effectiveness
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Weber, Alan – Teacher Educator, 1977
The author offers suggestions of ways in which student or beginning teachers may gain class attention and hold the floor while still maintaining a positive teacher image. (MJB)
Descriptors: Attention Control, Beginning Teachers, Classroom Techniques, Student Teachers
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Weaver, Roy A. – Teacher Educator, 1976
This review of four schools compares organizational properties to demonstrate that, while methods of control and instruction do vary, pupils are generally fitted to the tempo of the school rather than their own learning speed. (MB)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Educational Practices, General Education, High Schools
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Winett, Richard A. – Teacher Educator, 1976
An inservice course is outlined for elementary school teachers on behavior modification and open classrooms; results support the observation that inservice courses for teachers are a reasonably efficient, effective, and economical way to change teacher behavior. (MB)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Change Strategies, Classroom Techniques, Elementary School Teachers
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