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Delany-Barmann, Gloria; Minner, Sam – Teacher Educator, 1996
This paper discusses the advantages of including cross-cultural experiences in teacher preparation programs, describing several cross-cultural workshops and simulations that can be helpful to teacher education programs and highlighting the experience of a group of preservice elementary teachers with such a workshop. (SM)
Descriptors: College Students, Consciousness Raising, Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Awareness
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Blacker, David – Teacher Educator, 1996
This paper argues that the essential social function of schools is to teach people their place, which can become material for ruling elites. Focusing on urban students, the paper emphasizes that teachers must learn to become political in order to help build a just social order. (SM)
Descriptors: Democratic Values, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Politics of Education
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Adams, Thomasenia Lott – Teacher Educator, 1996
Presents examples of how to implement and model authentic assessment for preservice teachers, describing the authentic assessment used in a preservice elementary mathematics methods course. The components of the assessment include reading and writing, examinations, discussions and observations, collection of students' work, and oral and visual…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Higher Education, Mathematics Education
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Potthoff, Dennis; Alley, Robert – Teacher Educator, 1996
Six issues to consider when colleges make placement decisions for prestudent teaching and student teaching are diversity, collaboration, cooperating teacher preparation, challenging beliefs, mentor matching, and clustering. A study of current North American placement practices is examined. Implications of the six considerations for teacher…
Descriptors: Cluster Grouping, Cooperating Teachers, Cooperative Planning, Cultural Awareness
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Johnson, Ruth; Duver, Meryem – Teacher Educator, 1996
Describes the use of contrastive rhetoric theory as a framework for a methods course in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. Specific examples of problem areas are discussed, examples of contrastive rhetoric between several languages are examined, and classroom activities to help students understand contrastive rhetoric are outlined.…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Contrastive Linguistics, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language)
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Higgins, Karen M.; Merickel, Mark L. – Teacher Educator, 1997
Describes issues experienced by university faculty members during the creation of two university/middle school partnerships. Benefits included a broader community of professional colleagues, opportunities for research collaboration, and firsthand experience with school reform. Tensions included conflicts with the university's reward system, time…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Educational Change, Higher Education, Intermediate Grades
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Copenhaver, Ron; Waggoner, Jan E.; Young, Alice; James, Terry L. – Teacher Educator, 1997
Provides a rationale for using developmental portfolios in preservice teacher education, describing how portfolios have been used in teacher education programs and discussing contributions portfolios can make in helping candidates reflect on the pre-student teaching segment of the program and make the transition from student to student teacher and…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Performance Based Assessment
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Theobald, Paul; Howley, Craig – Teacher Educator, 1998
Examines the university's role in professionalizing rural teachers, contending that lack of a substantive definition of education's public purpose creates teachers who are unprepared to contribute meaningfully to the intellectual life of their communities. Teacher preparation programs should abandon the instrumental focus and confront unique…
Descriptors: College Role, Democracy, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Porter, Maureen – Teacher Educator, 1998
Using data from an ethnographic study of the use of metaphors by rural teachers, this paper explores how rural teachers experience a sense of place, asking if they actively craft their own metaphors of schooling and examining the potential of metaphors of place to contribute to more substantive and reflective policy making for rural schools. (SM)
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Metaphors, Place of Residence, Rural Schools
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Feldman, David; Gordon, Phyllis; Merbler, John; Tulbert, Beth – Teacher Educator, 1999
Assessed the importance of knowledge and skill competencies in applied behavior analysis by experienced teachers of students with emotional-behavioral disorders (E/BD) who completed E/BD knowledge and skill competency rating scales. Teachers considered applied behavior analysis competencies very important to their teaching knowledge and skills.…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Disturbances, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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Shkedi, Asher – Teacher Educator, 1998
Explored the potential of the case method in teacher professional development. Experienced Israeli teachers were exposed to a case, and researchers characterized the resulting dialog. Teacher interviews indicated that teachers found the language of the case communicative. Teachers viewed this method as respectable and credible, though most did not…
Descriptors: Case Method (Teaching Technique), Case Studies, Elementary Secondary Education, Experiential Learning
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Ulman, Jerome D. – Teacher Educator, 1998
Reviews the basic principles of behaviorology, beginning with the work of B.F. Skinner, examining how these principles can be applied in creating responsive learning environments and delineating a system of steps needed to transform an ineffective instructional situation, characterized by chronic failure, into a learning environment that is…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Behavioral Sciences, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques
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Kornfeld, John – Teacher Educator, 1999
Examined the experiences of two female African American preservice teachers in a predominantly white teacher education program. Data from ongoing interviews, observations, papers, projects, presentations, lesson plans, and class notes indicated that the students frequently encountered overt and "dysconscious racism." Their experiences…
Descriptors: Black Students, Diversity (Student), Elementary Education, Equal Education
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Quilter, Shawn M. – Teacher Educator, 1999
Argues for the inclusion of assessment coursework as a necessary component in teacher education through a demonstration of the relationship between test validity and the law. Focuses on the seventh assessment competency listed in the Standards for Teacher Competence in Educational Assessment of Students: recognizing unethical, illegal, and…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Utilization
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Gable, Robert A.; Van Acker, Richard – Teacher Educator, 2000
Discusses changes in the content of teacher education programs that would prepare teachers to effectively address student violence, discussing the influence of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, recommending that colleges of education assume leadership roles in preparing school personnel to combat student aggression, and noting the…
Descriptors: Aggression, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education
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