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Bustamante, Rebecca M.; Skidmore, Susan T.; Nelson, Judith A.; Jones, Brandolyn E. – Teacher Educator, 2016
Globally, public schools enroll culturally and linguistically diverse student populations and teacher preparation programs must assess the cultural competence of preservice teachers. Yet, few adequately tested measures of teacher cultural competence are available. In this research study, a sample of 396 preservice teachers were surveyed to…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Cultural Awareness, Psychometrics, Student Diversity
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Henning, John E.; Gut, Dianne; Beam, Pamela – Teacher Educator, 2015
This article describes one teacher preparation program's approach to designing and implementing a mentoring program to support clinically-based teacher education. The design for the program is based on an interview study that compared the mentoring experiences of 18 teachers across three different contexts: student teaching, early field…
Descriptors: Program Design, Program Implementation, Mentors, Teacher Education Programs
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Paulson, Sharon; Marchant, Greg – Teacher Educator, 2011
Personally, the authors have seen the evolution of teacher education for over 30 years. From "diagnostic/prescriptive teaching" through "reflective practice," the quality of the programs and students has improved greatly. Turning that subjective appraisal into a quantifiable evaluation is a tricky enterprise in education. However, the demand for…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Teacher Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Education Programs
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Frey, Timothy J.; Andres, Debra K.; McKeeman, Leah A.; Lane, Jessica J. – Teacher Educator, 2011
In this article the authors describe a collaboratively designed secondary teacher education program focused on the preparation of preservice general education teachers to work effectively with children who have diverse learning needs in inclusive classrooms. The focus of the article is on the collaborative development and initial evaluation of the…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Preservice Teachers, Instructional Design, Methods Courses
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Basmadjian, Kevin G. – Teacher Educator, 2011
In this self-study, the author focuses on ways of embracing and managing a central dilemma of student teaching supervision: balancing assistance with assessment. Drawing on his practice as a field supervisor, the author chronicles conversations with student teachers over a 2-year period in the context of two distinct teacher education programs.…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Student Teaching, Student Teachers, Supervisor Supervisee Relationship
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Alger, Christianna; Kopcha, Theodore J. – Teacher Educator, 2011
Despite issues of fragmentation, isolation, and disconnection from the university associated with the student teaching field experience, the field experience plays a critical role in teacher education. In this article, the authors provide an overview of eSupervision, a technology-based innovation to improve the student teaching field experience by…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Field Experience Programs, Student Teaching, Urban Schools
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Jacobs, Norman C. – Teacher Educator, 1980
One approach to preparing student teachers to deal effectively with mainstreamed handicapped children is to have special education personnel meet with student teachers. Each student teacher must acquire some supervised mainstreaming teaching experience. (JN)
Descriptors: Cooperating Teachers, Experiential Learning, Higher Education, Mainstreaming
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Day, Anne L.; Brightwell, D. Shelby – Teacher Educator, 1978
Descriptors: Competency Based Teacher Education, Models, Performance Criteria, Schools of Education
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Huber, Tonya; Kline, Frank – Teacher Educator, 1993
Wichita State University's teacher education program was revised to develop sensitive, nurturing teachers who understand student diversity. Pretests and posttests examining students' professional and personal opinions about diversity found that field experiences created significant differences in attitudes toward diversity and social distance…
Descriptors: Consciousness Raising, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Elementary Secondary Education
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Anderson, Gary W.; Lang, Duaine C. – Teacher Educator, 1972
The rationale, process, and structure of the reorganized Office of Student Teaching at Indiana University is described. (MM)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Program Content, Program Descriptions, Student Teaching