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Kim, Jiwon; Wong, Chiu-Yin; Lee, Yongjin – Teacher Educator, 2018
This exploratory research study aimed to understand teacher candidates' experiences and perspectives in a global class project and to explore a way to develop global understanding in a teacher education program, by means of technology rather than study abroad. Using a qualitative approach, seven U.S. education majors were given opportunities to…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Management Systems, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes
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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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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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DeLuca, Christopher; Chavez, Teresa; Bellara, Aarti; Cao, Chunhua – Teacher Educator, 2013
Despite assessment-based accountability movements throughout educational systems in the United States, teacher assessment literacy continues to be an identified area of concern. Contributing to this concern is a dearth of research on preservice assessment education including both its curricular and pedagogical approaches. The purpose of this study…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Literacy, Teaching Methods, Reflection
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Mathis, William J. – Teacher Educator, 2011
Contemporary test-based reforms are often grounded in the claim that test performance is the key to international economic competitiveness. However, this oft-repeated assertion lacks empirical support. According to the World Economic Forum, the United States' recent loss of economic competitiveness standing is due to macroeconomic instability…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Educational Opportunities, Economic Impact, Competition
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Young, Alice; Wilkins, Elizabeth – Teacher Educator, 2008
The purpose of this study was to investigate summative student teacher evaluation instruments to determine the most common dispositions evaluated by teacher preparatory programs. Thirty-two (32) final student teaching instruments were purposely selected from across the United States and examined. Thirteen disposition categories emerged from the…
Descriptors: Summative Evaluation, Ethics, Student Teacher Evaluation, Student Teaching
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Howey, Kenneth R. – Teacher Educator, 1992
This article notes that there are more issues and problems than positive programmatic trends; it looks at eight major challenges that U.S. schools of education must overcome if they are to become professional schools, analyzing where teacher education currently is vis-a-vis the challenges. (SM)
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Educational Quality, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education