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Wake, Donna; Bunn, Gary – Teacher Educator, 2016
This study describes a programmatic effort to examine dispositions perceptions of teacher candidates entering the profession. Study participants included 114 master's level teaching candidates in their first semester of a nontraditional teacher education program. Teacher candidates scored themselves on a department disposition rubric designed to…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teacher Characteristics, Personality Traits, Masters Programs
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Vetter, Amy; Myers, Joy; Hester, Madison – Teacher Educator, 2014
More research needs to examine how novice teachers successfully negotiate multiple ideologies with others in ways that allow them to construct preferred teaching identities. This qualitative study addressed that need by investigating how one high school English teacher negotiated contradictory ideologies related to writing instruction at her…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Beginning Teachers, English Teachers, Teacher Education
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Gardiner, Wendy – Teacher Educator, 2012
Approximately 80% of new teachers have mentors, yet mentoring typically fails to foster new teachers' professional learning--particularly in high-poverty schools. This qualitative study was situated within an urban teacher residency context and explored how six first-year urban teachers and the two induction mentors with whom they worked perceived…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Urban Teaching, Mentors, Poverty
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Kang, Seok; Berliner, David C. – Teacher Educator, 2012
The federal School and Staffing Survey (SASS) and Teacher Follow-up Survey (TFS) were used to examine the impacts of induction activities on beginning teacher turnover. This study excluded those teachers who moved or left schools for unavoidable and involuntary reasons, a confounding factor in previous research. This analysis revealed that three…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Teacher Persistence, Faculty Mobility, Beginning Teacher Induction
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Teacher Educator, 2011
The goal is to provide highly qualified teachers to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse pool of students. The question is how to do that. Although there have been a number of variations in the path to a career in teaching, only a few paths typically exist at any point in time. The traditional route finds high school graduates attending four…
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, College Programs, Beginning Teachers, Teaching Methods
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Popham, W. James – Teacher Educator, 2011
This article presents reflections and guidance concerning assessment literacy in teacher education. Previous inadequacies in teacher training in educational assessment highlight the need for teachers to be assessment literate. Assessment literacy consists of an individual's understanding of the fundamental assessment concepts and procedures deemed…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Educators, Literacy
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Berry, Ruth A. W. – Teacher Educator, 2010
This investigation examined the attitudes of beginning general education teachers (preservice and early career) with respect to teaching in inclusion classrooms. Sixty graduate students, taking a survey at the conclusion of a special education course, completed Q-sorts constructed to evaluate responses regarding attitude toward (a) inclusion, (b)…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Inclusive Schools, Profiles, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities)
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Assaf, Lori Czop; McMunn Dooley, Caitlin – Teacher Educator, 2010
Set in a graduate-level multicultural literacy course, this qualitative study draws on Bakhtin's theories of ideological becoming and a hybrid of critical discourse analysis (CDA) methods (Gee, 1996; Fairclough, 1995; 2003) to explore the complexities of learning to teach culturally and linguistically diverse students. We investigated how eight…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Ideology, Discourse Analysis, Literacy
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Roehrig, Alysia D.; Turner, Jeannine E.; Grove, Crissie M.; Schneider, Naomi; Liu, Zhu – Teacher Educator, 2009
Six beginning teachers were compared to an exemplary, experienced teacher. Teacher beliefs, classroom practices, and student engagement data were coded from theory-driven and data-driven perspectives. The strongest teachers demonstrated alignment between promotive/positive practices, beliefs, and students' engagement. The weakest teachers, whose…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Instructional Effectiveness, Alignment (Education), Experienced Teachers
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Smith, Emily R.; Evans, Corey – Teacher Educator, 2008
In this article the authors analyze the mentoring of an alternate route beginning teacher to better understand mentoring practices in alternative licensure programs and to identify how such programs might more effectively mentor this growing population of teachers. They draw on models of mentoring from traditional and alternate route programs to…
Descriptors: Mentors, Alternative Teacher Certification, Beginning Teachers, Beginning Teacher Induction
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Ryan, Lynne B.; Callahan, Jane – Teacher Educator, 2002
Discusses the connection of service learning competencies to nationally recognized beginning teacher standards, such as Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC), providing two examples of strategies that various teacher education programs have used to infuse service learning pedagogy into courses while addressing INTASC…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accountability, Beginning Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education
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Clinkenbeard, Pamela R.; Kolloff, Penny Britton – Teacher Educator, 2001
Ten suggestions for weaving information on gifted students into various preservice experiences include: a unit in other education courses, a guest lecture in colleagues' classes, a course project, guided reflections in observation and/or field experiences, short course for credit, independent study, workshops, local conference presentations,…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Beginning Teachers, Courses, Elementary Secondary Education
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Kent, Susan I. – Teacher Educator, 2000
Compared classroom problems of novice elementary teachers who had completed either traditional 4-year baccalaureate or 1-year graduate-level preparation programs. Teacher surveys indicated no substantive difference in the nature or frequency of problems encountered. The three most common problems were having adequate planning and preparation time,…
Descriptors: Bachelors Degrees, Beginning Teachers, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers
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Marrou, Judith R. – Teacher Educator, 1974
The author, a college supervisor of student teachers, offers encouragement and advice to student teachers and points out to the cooperating teacher some of the fears and needs of beginning teachers. (HMD)
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Cooperating Teachers, Student Teachers, Student Teaching
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Lasseigne, Mary W. – Teacher Educator, 1974
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Behavior Problems, Peer Acceptance, Problem Children
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