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Berliner, David C. – Teacher Educator, 2013
In the United States, but not only here, the movement to evaluate teachers based on student test scores has received powerful political and parental support. The logic is simple. From one testing occasion to another students should show growth in their knowledge and skill. Similar types of students should show similar patterns of growth. Those…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Merit Pay, Evaluation Problems, Models
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Newman, Carole; Newman, Isadore – Teacher Educator, 2013
The concept of teacher accountability assumes teachers will use data-driven decision making to plan and deliver appropriate and effective instruction to their students. In order to do so, teachers must be able to accurately interpret the data that is given to them, and that requires the knowledge of some basic concepts of assessment and…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Basic Vocabulary, Data, Accountability
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Assaf, Lori Czop; Delaney, Carol – Teacher Educator, 2013
Building on Ball's (2009) model of generative change, we explored how two experienced literacy teachers, after completing a graduate-level multicultural literacy course, enacted the tenets of critical literacy. Ball defined teachers' generative thinking as "connecting their personal and professional knowledge with the knowledge that they gain from…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, Critical Theory, Teacher Education, Teacher Attitudes
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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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Downing, Jillian J.; Dyment, Janet E. – Teacher Educator, 2013
With a view to attracting more students and offering flexible learning opportunities, online teaching and learning is becoming increasingly widespread across the higher education sector. It is now found across a wide range of disciplines (e.g., business, health, psychology, accounting, information technology) and program levels (e.g., from…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Information Technology, Teaching Methods, Preservice Teacher Education
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Gotch, Chad M.; French, Brian F. – Teacher Educator, 2013
Educational standardized testing impacts millions of children and educational professionals each year. In the current accountability climate, an effective educational system depends on professionals who are literate in assessment and can take the appropriate actions in response to test results. Measurement researchers should begin to focus more…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Test Results, Elementary School Teachers, Self Efficacy
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Crawford, Lindy; Ketterlin-Geller, Leanne R. – Teacher Educator, 2013
Twenty middle school special education teachers from five states were interviewed in order to gain insight into their understanding of accommodation practices. Interview questions solicited information about teachers' understanding of test accommodations, the decision-making process they employed when choosing accommodations, and their reasons for…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Testing Accommodations, Special Education Teachers, Middle School Teachers
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Athanases, Steven Z.; Bennett, Lisa H.; Wahleithner, Juliet Michelsen – Teacher Educator, 2013
Data literate educators can generate questions about learning in their classes; collect and analyze classroom data to answer them; and develop inferences and explanations. Two elements may promote data literacy: (a) breadth of classroom-based data collection and (b) depth of analysis. We examined these in inquiries conducted by 80 preservice…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Information Literacy, Classroom Environment, Data Analysis
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Jones, Jennifer L.; Jones, Karrie A. – Teacher Educator, 2013
Over the past several decades a growing amount of research has considered the role, challenges, and complexities of teaching reflective inquiry to preservice teachers. Generally accepted as a valuable component of a teacher education program, there are persistent levels of ambiguity regarding how reflective inquiry can be intentionally fostered…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Reflective Teaching, Inquiry
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Nixon, Andy; Packard, Abbot; Dam, Margaret – Teacher Educator, 2013
This quantitative study investigated the relationship between teacher dispositions, subject content knowledge, pedagogical content knowledge, and reasons that school principals recommend non-renewal of probationary teachers' contracts. Principals in the Southeastern Unites States completed an e-mailed survey. Two nonparametric tests,…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Principals, Personality, Nonparametric Statistics
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Han, Heejeong Sophia; Brown, E. Todd – Teacher Educator, 2013
This study is based on an intervention designed to enhance early childhood teacher candidates' critical thinking abilities. The concept, elements, standards, and traits of critical thinking were integrated into the main course contents, and the effects of the intervention were examined. The results indicated that early childhood teacher…
Descriptors: Intervention, Teaching Methods, Teacher Education, Critical Thinking
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Hamman, Doug; Lechtenberger, DeAnn; Griffin-Shirley, Nora; Zhou, Li – Teacher Educator, 2013
Preparation of new teachers to work effectively in inclusion settings has not kept pace with demands created by recent reforms. General-education candidates typically receive limited exposure to inclusion strategies at the preservice level, and often their only meaningful preparation comes in the practicum setting. The purpose of this article was…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Self Efficacy, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Education Programs
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Fitchett, Paul G.; Heafner, Tina L. – Teacher Educator, 2013
In this analysis of promising practice, we demonstrate how social studies methods instructors can incorporate data analysis of the 2010 United States History National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP-USH) to facilitate pedagogical aims, engage teacher candidates in critical discourse, and investigate the contexts of teaching and learning.…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Social Studies, National Competency Tests, Correlation
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Waddell, Jennifer H. – Teacher Educator, 2013
The positive impact of family-school relationships is well documented in the literature, as is the need for teacher education to prepare teachers to work positively with diverse families. This article reports the experiences and perspectives of candidates in an elementary urban teacher preparation program in the United States as they engaged in…
Descriptors: Urban Environment, Family School Relationship, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Attitudes
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Woolfolk Hoy, Anita – Teacher Educator, 2012
What can teachers and schools do to support achievement for all students? Surely this is a basic and critical question for teacher educators as well as families, communities, policy makers--everyone concerned about our children and our future. The question is not new and the answers proposed are legion. What could I add to the conversation? The…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Teacher Role, School Role, Teacher Characteristics
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