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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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Kotelawala, Usha – Teacher Educator, 2011
Through growing formative research, lesson study has emerged as a powerful practice that affects teachers' practical analysis of learning and teaching. Such research, however, also recognizes challenges to its implementation. In a methods course, lesson study has the potential to provide valuable links between teacher education and practice. In…
Descriptors: Methods Courses, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices
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Jimenez-Silva, Margarita; Olson, Kate; Hernandez, Norma Jimenez – Teacher Educator, 2011
As our schools become increasingly diverse and the effects of immigration can be felt across the nation, some states have mandated that preservice teachers take endorsement courses that focus on teaching English Language Learners (ELLs) with the purpose of ensuring that teachers are able to meet ELLs' social and academic needs. A significant…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Williamson, Pamela; McLeskey, James – Teacher Educator, 2011
This investigation addressed the use of problem-solving teams (PST) to support general education teachers working in inclusive classrooms. Eight teams in a high-poverty elementary school that had recently implemented an inclusive program were the focus of the study. Teachers noted several benefits of PSTs, including social support, learning new…
Descriptors: General Education, Problem Solving, Teaching Methods, Teamwork
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Tournaki, Eleni; Lyublinskaya, Irina; Carolan, Brian – Teacher Educator, 2011
Professional development (PD) has been identified as a critical mechanism that helps teachers increase students' achievement. However, the content and form of this mechanism varies widely. This study examines an ongoing PD for school teachers, which has been explicitly founded on a set of guiding principles associated with quality professional…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Teacher Effectiveness, Context Effect, Observation
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Smith, Emily R.; Avetisian, Virginia – Teacher Educator, 2011
Research on learning to teach repeatedly cites the disjuncture in teaching practices promoted across universities and K-12 schools. Much of the literature that is focused on this "two-worlds pitfall" (Feiman-Nemser & Buchmann, 1985) describes the influence of cooperating teachers' more traditional teaching practices on teacher candidates'…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Constructivism (Learning), Student Teachers, Mentors
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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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Dotger, Benjamin H.; Harris, Steven; Maher, Michael; Hansel, Amber – Teacher Educator, 2011
This article explores preservice teachers' emotional responses to simulated parent-teacher conferences. The authors examine the transfer of a medical education pedagogy as it is diffused to teacher education, scrutinizing the types of emotional responses teachers exhibited as they engaged with standardized parents in six clinical parent…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Emotional Response, Parent Teacher Conferences, Simulation
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Warren-Kring, Bonnie Z.; Rutledge, Valerie C. – Teacher Educator, 2011
In this research study the authors analyzed the effectiveness of content-area education students tutoring adolescents and documented changes in the attitudes of the education students over time. Tutors tested the reading comprehension of both the students they tutored (treatment group) and students they did not (comparison group). The authors used…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Preservice Teachers, Reading Comprehension, Tutorial Programs
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Carrier, Sarah J. – Teacher Educator, 2011
Teacher preparation programs have been under attack by policy makers in the last decade, and teacher educators are constantly striving to improve their programs. Yet, there are several research-based practices that have been shown to be effective for developing teachers. In this article, the author summarizes a study in one science methods course…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Science, 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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Dee, Amy Lynn – Teacher Educator, 2011
Successfully implementing the practice of inclusion by differentiating instruction depends on both the skills and attitudes of general education teachers. New general education teachers who are entering the field are particularly vulnerable to the demands and stress of the profession, and teacher education programs must prepare preservice teachers…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Work Sample Tests
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Burke, Wendy; Marx, Gary E.; Berry, James E. – Teacher Educator, 2011
Districts across the country are currently adopting models of professional learning communities (PLCs) as a means for improving teachers' instructional practice and student achievement. This evaluation research case study shares the 3-year history, development, and challenges of a district-wide implementation of Critical Friends Groups (CFGs), a…
Descriptors: School Districts, Faculty Development, Learning Activities, Communities of Practice
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Ajayi, Lasisi – Teacher Educator, 2011
The need to prepare literacy teachers to integrate new literacies into their teaching practices is becoming increasingly urgent. This is because the advent of the computer is fundamentally changing the notion of literacy and also profoundly shifting literacy instruction and the way students learn. The research objective of this study was,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Literacy, Teaching Methods, Knowledge Level
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Fisher, Douglas; Frey, Nancy; Lapp, Diane – Teacher Educator, 2011
In an effort to improve student achievement, a group of middle-school teachers at an underperforming school developed a schoolwide literacy plan. As part of the plan, they agreed to model their thinking while reading aloud. Eight teachers were selected for coaching related to think alouds in which they exposed students to comprehension strategies…
Descriptors: Protocol Analysis, Reading Achievement, Teaching Methods, Middle School Teachers
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