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Phillips, Donna Kalmbach – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2010
This research project began as an effort to redesign a learning theory course as transitional space and evolved into an analysis of how unresolved conflict from younger learning selves influence graduate preservice teachers' acquisition of teacher identity. The study draws upon work by Elizabeth Ellsworth on transitional space and Deborah P.…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Discourse Analysis
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Shaw, Donita Massengill; Barry, Arlene; Mahlios, Marc – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2008
Metaphors are the constructs under which people organize their thinking and from which they plan their actions, including their teaching and work with students. One area of study that has not been investigated is the relationship between preservice teachers' metaphors of teaching across differing academic majors and their content area beliefs. The…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Figurative Language, Literacy, Beliefs
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Tellez, Kip – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2007
This article examines three conceptual reforms in US teacher education (competency-based teacher education (CBTE), reflective teacher education (RTE) and constructivist teacher education (CTE)) for their effects on the education of multicultural, multilingual youth, as well as considering alternative certification (AC), known here as an…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Constructivism (Learning), Preservice Teachers, Competency Based Teacher Education