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Yough, Mike – Teacher Educator, 2019
The primary objective of the current study was to examine the effects of an intervention to promote preservice teachers' sense of efficacy for teaching English language learners (ELLs). Participants were undergraduates enrolled in either a "non-intervention" or "intervention" section of an educational psychology course. Results…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, English Language Learners, Educational Psychology
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Hare Landa, Melissa; Odòna-Holm, Jocelyn; Shi, Lijuan – Teacher Educator, 2017
As the demographics of the United States continue to shift, American classrooms reflect the richness of cultural diversity and the vibrancy of immigrant populations. Education abroad programs provide opportunities for preservice teachers to develop their cultural competence, required for effectively teaching children from a range of cultural…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Immersion Programs, Comparative Analysis, Cultural Awareness
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Tracz, Susan; Torgerson, Colleen; Beare, Paul – Teacher Educator, 2017
Ratings published by the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) require selectivity in admission to educator preparation programs. NCTQ provides a list of citations to support the selectivity standard termed "strong support." A review of each citation in the list found little or no support for the standard. Original data was…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Academic Standards, Benchmarking, Teacher Evaluation
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Conderman, Greg; Walker, David A. – Teacher Educator, 2015
Professional dispositions are an important component in teacher education programs. Therefore, it is important that teacher education candidates and teacher educators agree on what dispositions mean, understand how dispositions will be assessed, and agree on how they are portrayed. This study compared dispositional self-assessments from 248…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teachers, College Faculty, Teacher Educators
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Amador, Julie; Weiland, Ingrid – Teacher Educator, 2015
The purpose of this study was to understand what preservice teachers and knowledgeable others professionally notice as they engaged in repeated cycles of a modified version of lesson study, as a component of a field experience in a teacher education program. The study also centered on comparing the professional noticing practices of preservice…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Classroom Environment, Teacher Education Programs, Video Technology
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Poth, Cheryl; Pei, Jacqueline; Job, Jenelle M.; Wyper, Katherine – Teacher Educator, 2014
The value of research-informed classroom practices is well recognized and thus this qualitative study was designed to explore, from multiple perspectives, the experiences and influences of classroom practices for students with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). The inductive analysis of 11 focus groups and three interviews involving 60…
Descriptors: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Teaching Methods, Intention, Reflection
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Hughes, Elizabeth M.; Hunt-Barron, Sarah; Wagner, Jennifer Young; Evering, Lea Calvert – Teacher Educator, 2014
This promising practice explores the use of young adult literature as a supplement to texts in an undergraduate introduction to a special education course. Literature portraying adolescent characters with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) were used to build schema of preservice teachers. Participants' knowledge and attitudes about ASD were examined…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Teaching Methods, Undergraduate Study, Preservice Teachers
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Bain, Sherry K.; Brown, Katherine Sager; Jordan, Kelli R. – Teacher Educator, 2009
The authors examined the beliefs of 351 teacher candidates, from various levels of training, regarding the effectiveness of potential interventions for childhood disorders. They were primarily interested in participants' responses to three categories of interventions: (a) evidence-based, (b) controversial, and (c) primarily anecdotal. They found…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Beliefs, Intervention