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Jones, Abigail L.; Holtgraves, Thomas G.; Sander, Janay B. – Teacher Educator, 2019
Indiana recently passed legislation requiring teacher preparation programs to educate future teachers on how to identify and refer struggling readers, including students with learning needs related to dyslexia. The purpose of this study was to examine whether a university course that covers content in response to legislation was effective in…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Reading Difficulties, Dyslexia
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Chien, Chin-Wen – Teacher Educator, 2019
Innovative designs on instructional strategies and activities for teaching English among younger learners were integrated into a language teacher education program in a university in northern Taiwan. This study analyzed 90 pre-service teachers' final projects, questionnaires, and class materials to explore their innovations on English activity…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Learning Activities
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Medaille, Ann; Goldrup, Sharon; Abernathy, Tammy – Teacher Educator, 2019
The National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) has stated that many teacher education programs demonstrate a lack of rigor because a large percentage of their course grades come from assignments that are criterion-deficient, lacking specific criteria through which instructors can determine students' mastery of the material. This article applied…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Educational Quality, Difficulty Level, Academic Standards
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Davis, Tammi R.; Bolyard, Chloé S.; Zhang, Sijia; Livers, Stefanie D.; Sydnor, Jackie; Daley, Sharon – Teacher Educator, 2019
The purpose of this cross-sectional study was to compare teacher candidates' sense of self-efficacy across institutions and at two different points within the teacher preparation program. Teacher candidate characteristics such as age and hometown were also explored in relation to reported levels of self-efficacy. Data in this study were collected…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Teacher Education Programs, Student Characteristics
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Callan, Gregory L.; Shim, Serena S. – Teacher Educator, 2019
The first step for teachers to be efficacious in teaching self-regulated learning (SRL) in their classroom(s) is to have clear understandings of what constitutes SRL and when to use it. This study examined how K-12 teachers (N = 128, 73% female, predominantly Caucasian) define SRL and identify students with deficient SRL by examining their…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Metacognition, Learning Strategies, Elementary School Teachers
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Ulenski, Adam; Gill, Michele Gregoire; Kelley, Michelle J. – Teacher Educator, 2019
This article describes the development and initial testing of the "Elementary Literacy Coach Self-Efficacy Survey", a new instrument designed and created to assess literacy coaches' efficacy for coaching-specific tasks. A synthesis of literature on literacy coaching tasks and experts in the coaching field were used to craft the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Literacy, Coaching (Performance), Self Efficacy
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Siller, Heidi; Waibel, Eva Maria – Teacher Educator, 2018
Existential Pedagogy (EP) derives from existential analysis and logotherapy developed by Viktor Frankl and Alfried Längle in the tradition of existential philosophy and phenomenology. This study investigated how EP influences pedagogues' and teachers' attitudes and teaching. Four focus groups with a total of 12 persons each were conducted in an…
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Philosophy, Teacher Attitudes, Phenomenology
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Chizhik, Estella Williams; Chizhik, Alexander Williams – Teacher Educator, 2018
How is lesson planning useful? This research study used Cultural Historical Activity Theory and intersubjectivity to answer this questions. This research explored to what extent teacher candidates' lesson plans (i.e., alignment among objectives, assessment, and instruction), and analyses of assessment data mediate their thinking about students'…
Descriptors: Social Theories, Lesson Plans, Student Needs, Educational Needs
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Pressley, Tim; Roehrig, Alysia D.; Turner, Jeannine E. – Teacher Educator, 2018
This qualitative case study focused on 13 elementary teachers' perceptions of their evaluations. Using multiple schools (5) and teachers (13) we explored the impact of evaluations on instruction. Informed by Pekrun's control-value theory, our analysis focused on teachers' motivations and emotions. Teachers did not value or feel in control of their…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Evaluation, Educational Change, Evaluation Methods
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Sotardi, Valerie A. – Teacher Educator, 2018
Among the most visible advocates for children is the elementary school teacher, who plays a crucial role in helping students identify and cope adaptively with stress. For teachers to perform this role successfully, there must be greater understanding of their perceptions of student stress, coping, and teacher-guided approaches for support. Using a…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Stress Variables, Coping, High Stakes Tests
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Freidus, Alexandra; Noguera, Pedro A. – Teacher Educator, 2017
In this ethnographic study, we look closely at everyday classroom interactions in order to examine the complex process of creating equitable classroom communities in racially and socioeconomically diverse schools. We use the lens of relational difference (Abu El-Haj, 2006) to examine how students negotiate social boundaries within their new…
Descriptors: Ethnography, School Desegregation, Social Influences, Educational Environment
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Pilonieta, Paola; Medina, Adriana L.; Hathaway, Jennifer I. – Teacher Educator, 2017
This study explored how a study abroad experience affected preservice teachers' (PSTs') dispositions towards and plans for teaching English Language Learners (ELLs). This qualitative study involved 16 elementary education initial licensure PSTs who participated in a 2-month study abroad trip to Germany. Data in the form of surveys, interviews, and…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Occupational Aspiration
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Carley Rizzuto, Kerry – Teacher Educator, 2017
The purpose of this parallel mixed-methodology study was to examine how the perceptions of early childhood teachers toward their early childhood English Language Learners (ELL) shape their pedagogical practices. The study was conducted in 10 early childhood classrooms, ranging from grades pre-K to third, in one suburban school with a culturally…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Preschool Teachers, Early Childhood Education, English Language Learners
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Harding, Jenni; Hbaci, Ilham; Loyd, Stacy; Hamilton, Boni – Teacher Educator, 2017
This case study of mathematics instruction using children's literature reports on the experiences 47 elementary preservice teachers had in their mathematics methods course while completing a microteaching assignment. As part of the microteaching assignment, preservice teachers were required to plan and teach mathematics lessons based on children's…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Ciampa, Katia; Gallagher, Tiffany – Teacher Educator, 2016
The purpose of this collective case study was to explore the resultant effects of vertical team teaching and collaborative inquiry on elementary (Grade 8) and secondary (Grade 9) educators' literacy instructional and assessment practices. Key elements of the program included collaborative inquiry and vertical team teaching. The findings of this…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Literacy, Inquiry, Case Studies
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