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Kumar, Tracey – Teaching Education, 2018
This qualitative study examined preservice teachers' (PSTs') ideas and beliefs regarding the use of rap for instructional purposes in P-12 classrooms, and the ways in which they proposed to use rap in the teaching of middle and high school social studies. Participants included the instructor of a social studies methods course, and thirteen PSTs…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs
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Paugh, Patricia; Wendell, Kristen Bethke; Power, Christine; Gilbert, Michael – Teaching Education, 2018
This three year qualitative study of a university pilot of the edTPA, a performance assessment for preservice teachers, questioned candidates' learning at the nexus of claims that the edTPA serves a dual role as both a formative assessment for candidates' ongoing learning as well as a summative assessment of their readiness to teach. The analysis…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Qualitative Research, Performance Based Assessment
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Crawford-Garrett, Katherine; Perez, Michelle; Short, Amanda Y. – Teaching Education, 2017
This article traces the experiences of two veteran elementary school teachers in the urban Southwest, who are positioned by district and state policy "texts" as insubordinate and failing, and who employ critical literacy practices to reconstruct and redesign these texts as they seek to create more equitable and humane conditions in…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, Social Change, Elementary School Teachers, Teaching Experience
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Huston, Thomas – Teaching Education, 2017
In conducting this study, I sought to contribute to the scholarly discourse of understanding how North American elementary pre-service teachers experienced evaluation via teacher performance assessments. Through extensive interviews and thematic data analysis, this study generally supported the contention that the process of completing edTPA…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Evaluation Methods, Performance Based Assessment
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Charteris, Jennifer; Thomas, Eryn – Teaching Education, 2017
Learner agency is often seen unproblematically as an integral aspect of "twenty-first century lifelong learning". Agency and instrumentalist forms of teacher professional development are problematised through this qualitative case study that explores a teacher's inquiry into assessment for learning practices. This article illustrates how…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Inquiry, Evaluation
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Anderson-Levitt, Kathryn; van Draanen, Jenna; Davis, Helen M. – Teaching Education, 2017
Concern that practical realities in classrooms will "trump" theories has led some universities to design residency teacher education programs that maximize coherence between university coursework and field experiences. Yet, some research suggests that student teachers can learn from dissonance. This qualitative case study of one cohort…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Communities of Practice, Theory Practice Relationship, Student Teachers
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Dixon, Mary – Teaching Education, 2016
International benchmarking and national testing of students at all levels of schooling have provoked teachers to critically reflect on their place in this endeavour. Many of the curriculum and pedagogical approaches associated with this type of assessment and accountability conflict with long-held beliefs about the role of teachers and the work of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beliefs, Teacher Role, Teacher Attitudes
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Haim, Orly; Amdur, Lisa – Teaching Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to explore the professional challenges and concerns of 30 second career teachers (SCTs) participating in an alternative fast-track induction program during their first year of teaching. Additionally, the study investigated their perspectives of the institutional support provided to them. The main source of data was…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Beginning Teacher Induction, Alternative Teacher Certification, School Support
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Westrick, Jan M.; Morris, Gary A. – Teaching Education, 2016
Teacher educators are challenged to enact a pedagogy that helps facilitate conceptual transitions in preservice teachers away from the naïve notions formed during their long apprenticeships of observation. This study examines one "educative experience purposefully embedded in meaningful pedagogical experiences" using the three-level…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Teaching Methods, Educational Experience
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Green, Carie; Medina-Jerez, William; Bryant, Carol – Teaching Education, 2016
Research on environmental action projects in teacher education is limited. Furthermore, projects that emphasize the role of citizens and governments in environmental problem-solving are scarce. The purpose of this study was to explore how participating in a political environmental action project influenced pre-service teachers' environmental…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Political Issues, Student Participation
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Martell, Christopher C. – Teaching Education, 2016
Using critical constructivism as the theoretical lens, the teacher educator-researcher used practitioner research to systematically examine the experience of PreK-12 teachers in his district-based teacher research professional development course, while also examining his development as a teacher educator. The results of this study showed that, as…
Descriptors: Teacher Researchers, Teacher Educators, Professional Development, Elementary Secondary Education
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Steele, Jamie Simpson – Teaching Education, 2016
The "creativity gap" is a distressing discrepancy between the ostensible value educators place on creativity and its absence in schools. How do teachers take on the attributes and skills of a creative practitioner? What struggles do they face in doing so? This case study examines the practices of six early elementary teachers who…
Descriptors: Creative Teaching, Writing Instruction, Elementary School Teachers, Teaching Methods
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Kolman, Joni S.; Roegman, Rachel; Goodwin, A. Lin – Teaching Education, 2016
This article presents findings from an exploratory empirical study of teaching residents' opportunities and learning within the overlapping contexts of English as a Second Language (ESL)/special education classrooms and high-need urban schools. Utilizing documentation from the first year of a teacher residency program, our findings illustrate the…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Second Language Learning, Context Effect, Urban Schools
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Parkhouse, Hillary; Tichnor-Wagner, Ariel; Cain, Jessie Montana; Glazier, Jocelyn – Teaching Education, 2016
As classrooms become increasingly diverse and students need more complex skills for collaboratively addressing transnational issues, we need a better understanding of the factors that contribute to globally competent teaching. Education research has highlighted the benefits of study abroad and overseas teaching, as well as local cross-cultural…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Effectiveness, Instructional Effectiveness
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Hindin, Alisa; Mueller, Mary – Teaching Education, 2016
This study examines suburban and urban teachers' family involvement practices, challenges they face in involving families, and their educational needs. A questionnaire was administered to 89 teachers. Data were coded using a constant comparative analysis. Codes were analyzed to determine the number of teachers whose responses fell into each…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Educational Practices, Family Involvement, Parent Teacher Cooperation
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