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Kaur, Amrita; Noman, Mohammad; Awang-Hashim, Rosna – Teaching Education, 2019
Classroom assessment is central to effective teaching and learning, making assessment literacy a core component for teacher education. The present study explores self-reported, differentiated assessment practices of Malaysian in-service teachers. The practices were evaluated using an analytic framework that was developed based upon the existing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Individualized Instruction, Student Evaluation, Assessment Literacy
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Hallman, Heidi L. – Teaching Education, 2019
Situated within the broader context of neoliberalism, this article explores how personalized learning, as tied to 1:1 technology initiatives, prompts changes in teachers' classrooms and practices. The article draws upon a case study of one novice teacher as a way to view how personalized learning is undergirded by tenets of neoliberalism that…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Neoliberalism, Classroom Techniques, Beginning Teachers
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Matteson, Shirley M.; Ganesh, Bibi S.; Coward, Fanni L.; Patrick, Patricia – Teaching Education, 2012
This study reports the results of an innovative assignment in which preservice teachers' mental representations were examined through drawing floor plans of an "ideal middle-level mathematics classroom." The 41 middle-level mathematics preservice teachers created two floor plans, one at the beginning of the semester and the other for the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Preservice Teachers, Space Utilization, Freehand Drawing
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Gillies, Robyn M.; Nichols, Kim; Burgh, Gilbert – Teaching Education, 2011
This paper reports on a study that was conducted on the effects of training students in specific strategic and meta-cognitive questioning strategies on the development of reasoning, problem-solving, and learning during cooperative inquiry-based science activities. The study was conducted in 18 sixth grade classrooms and involved 35 groups of…
Descriptors: Science Activities, Problem Solving, Classrooms, Grade 6
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Tellez, Kip – Teaching Education, 2011
In this article I share the results of a seven-year case study of an educator who began his career without formal preservice teacher education, as a participant in Teach for America. Steven (a pseudonym) began teaching mathematics in an urban middle school, later teaching social studies to English language learners, and is currently a principal of…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Alternative Teacher Certification, Role of Education, Teacher Recruitment
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Campbell, Todd; Lott, Kimberly – Teaching Education, 2010
This is a phenomenological study of the relationships between university supervisors, in-service and pre-service teachers (triads). Two triads participated in a joint pre-service and in-service professional development project. Multiple in-depth interviews were completed with each triad member to better record and resolve the varied experiences of…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Supervisors, Cooperating Teachers, Interprofessional Relationship
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Margolis, Jason – Teaching Education, 2008
This article explores the social and professional dynamics "when teachers face teachers" seeking to impact colleagues' instructional practices to improve student learning. Specifically, it examines a group of 40 teachers leading staff development sessions at their schools in an effort to bring more literacy strategies into the pedagogies of…
Descriptors: Interprofessional Relationship, Peer Influence, Teaching Styles, Teaching Methods
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Fogleman, Jay; Fishman, Barry; Krajcik, Joe – Teaching Education, 2006
There is a rich history of researchers developing curricular materials aimed at enhancing student learning in American classrooms. Though many of these innovations have been successful on a small scale, institutionalizing them so they become part of a district's instructional culture has been a challenge. As large districts try to scale up and…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Educational Innovation, School Districts, State Universities