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McCormick, Jazarae K.; Brady, Michael P.; Morris, John D.; Heiser, Lawrence A.; Miller, Katie M. – Teacher Educator, 2019
Multiple threats to validity and reliability exist when value-added models (VAMs) rely wholly on standardized assessments to measure the relationship between teachers and their K-12 students' learning gains. Research on a curriculum-based VAM, built on evidence-based practices, continues to establish an explicit link between teacher candidates'…
Descriptors: Value Added Models, Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Competencies, Preservice Teachers
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Barnes, Nicole; Fives, Helenrose; Matthews, Jamaal Sharif; SaizdeLaMora, Kit Marie – Teacher Educator, 2018
We examined 179 teachers' perceptions of their own classroom practices and their school's motivational climate to illuminate the ways these perceptions work in concert. Using teachers' responses to two scales of the Patterns of Adaptive Learning Survey, a cluster analysis revealed three profiles of teachers described as cluster 1:" Aligned:…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Attitudes
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Gasman, Marybeth; Samayoa, AndrĂ©s Castro; Ginsberg, Alice – Teacher Educator, 2017
This article explores the role of Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) in producing teachers of color. Specifically, it looks at larger national trends and highlights individual MSIs that have experienced success in the area of teacher education and the production of teachers of color. Recommendations are made to assist colleges and universities…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Minority Group Teachers, Educational Trends, Success
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Fives, Helenrose; Barnes, Nicole; Dacey, Charity; Gillis, Anna – Teacher Educator, 2016
We conducted a content analysis of 27 assessment textbooks to determine how assessment planning was framed in texts for preservice teachers. We identified eight assessment planning themes: alignment, assessment purpose and types, reliability and validity, writing goals and objectives, planning specific assessments, unpacking, overall assessment…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Lesson Plans, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Textbook Evaluation
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Martin, Linda E.; Mulvihill, Thalia M. – Teacher Educator, 2016
Teacher educators work diligently to prepare future teachers while navigating the surrounding political realities that challenge our schools. Demands placed on teacher educators are growing and are increasingly more complex. Well-prepared and successful teachers are exiting the profession at alarming rates in several places in the world, including…
Descriptors: Faculty Mobility, Interviews, Teacher Education Programs, Advocacy
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Clark, Pat; Zygmunt, Eva; Howard, Tyrone – Teacher Educator, 2016
Tyrone Howard is Professor of Education at UCLA; Associate Dean of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion; and former Director of Center X, which is where UCLA's teacher education program is housed. Center X provides a unique setting where researchers and practitioners collaborate to design and conduct programs that prepare and support K-12 teachers and…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Culturally Relevant Education, Summer Programs
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Noel, Jana – Teacher Educator, 2016
Traditional campus-based teacher education programs, located on college or university campuses, have been criticized for being removed from the "real world" of community life, and a number of programs have moved directly into urban communities in order for preservice teachers to become immersed in the life of the community. This article…
Descriptors: Urban Education, Teacher Education, Communities of Practice, Culturally Relevant Education
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Han, Heejeong Sophia; Damjanovic, Victoria – Teacher Educator, 2014
This study is an examination of early childhood preservice teachers' kindergarten internship experiences to identify the supportive and challenging conditions for their learning and explore in what ways those conditions are productive or unproductive for them, based on ecological perspective as a theoretical framework. Qualitative data were…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Kindergarten, Internship Programs, Early Childhood Education
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Viesca, Kara Mitchell; Reagan, Emilie Mitescu; Enterline, Sarah; Gleeson, Ann Marie – Teacher Educator, 2013
Our intention in this article is to present one institution's efforts to take on program assessment and respond to calls for accountability. To do so, the teacher education program simultaneously sought to address the narrowly defined measures called for by policy makers and politicians, while at the same time broadening and expanding…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Urban Universities, Program Evaluation, Accountability
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Hamman, Doug; Lechtenberger, DeAnn; Griffin-Shirley, Nora; Zhou, Li – Teacher Educator, 2013
Preparation of new teachers to work effectively in inclusion settings has not kept pace with demands created by recent reforms. General-education candidates typically receive limited exposure to inclusion strategies at the preservice level, and often their only meaningful preparation comes in the practicum setting. The purpose of this article was…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Self Efficacy, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Education Programs
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Fisher, Mary; Rogan, Patricia M. – Teacher Educator, 2012
This case study of a joint school/university professional development opportunity explored how 12 practitioners came together to examine change in light of discrepancies between current practice in local schools and promising practices recommended in the literature for students identified as having significant disabilities. The group met monthly…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College School Cooperation, Faculty Development, Inservice Teacher Education
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Benton-Borghi, Beatrice Hope; Chang, Young Mi – Teacher Educator, 2011
The National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES, 2010) continues to report substantial underachievement of diverse student populations in the nation's schools. After decades of focus on diversity and multicultural education, with integrating field and clinical practice, candidates continue to graduate without adequate knowledge, skills and…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Multicultural Education, Teacher Education Programs, Program Effectiveness
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Damore, Sharon J.; Kapustka, Katherine M.; McDevitt, Patrick – Teacher Educator, 2011
In an era of dissatisfaction with the nation's prekindergarten through grade 12 schools and criticism of teacher education programs, professional development school (PDS) partnerships have emerged as one solution. Using quantitative and qualitative data obtained during the first two years of an urban PDS network that includes a large, private…
Descriptors: Professional Development Schools, Teacher Education Programs, Private Colleges, Grade 12
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Roden, John K.; Cardina, Catherine E. – Teacher Educator, 1999
Investigated the percentage of high school seniors reporting intentions to major in education and actually majoring in education over 2 years, examining high school academic proficiency levels and the impact of type of college attended (2-year or 4-year). Less than half the students majored in education. There were differences by high school…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Bound Students, Education Majors, Elementary Secondary Education