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Hendrix-Soto, Aimee; Mosley Wetzel, Melissa – Teaching Education, 2019
In literacy teacher education, a small but important group of studies have addressed how teachers can be prepared for enacting critical literacies pedagogies in K-12 classrooms. In this review, we argue that, more than ever, these efforts have a place in the field of teacher preparation. After providing a brief review of how critical literacies…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Literacy Education
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Hébert, Cristyne – Teaching Education, 2019
This article examines the edTPA, an assessment for teacher candidates in the United States that, in traditional teacher education programs, is completed within a student teaching placement. Exploring literature that highlights the function of the placement and the role of the teacher education program and cooperating teacher in shaping the…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Preservice Teachers, Student Teaching, Teacher Education Programs
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Anagnostopoulos, Dorothea; Levine, Thomas; Roselle, Rene; Lombardi, Allison – Teaching Education, 2018
University-based teacher education faces intensifying pressure to prove its effectiveness. This has prompted renewed interest in program redesign. In this article, we argue that enacting meaningful redesign requires university-based teacher educators to learn new ways of thinking and acting not only with teacher candidates but also with their…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Education, Program Design, Educational Innovation
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Talbot, Debra; Denny, Jane; Henderson, Sarah – Teaching Education, 2018
Mentoring of pre-service teachers in school contexts is acknowledged as an important part of initial teacher education. However, finding sufficient school-based professional experience placements for pre-service teachers, ensuring the quality of the learning experiences provided by such placements, and gaining a clear understanding of what…
Descriptors: Mentors, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Educators, Experienced Teachers
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Morales, Amanda R. – Teaching Education, 2018
This study provides an account of seven Latina teachers' select educational, professional, and personal experiences over the past 10 years as they completed a grow-your-own-teacher program, became licensed teachers, and established themselves in Latinx minority--majority public schools within their rural, mid-western community. More specifically,…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Minority Group Teachers, Females, Rural Schools
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Salifu, Inusah; Alagbela, Alaric A.; Gyamfi Ofori, Charles – Teaching Education, 2018
This research was conducted to examine the structural validity of the FIT-Choice (Factors Influencing Teaching Choice) scale in the Ghanaian context using teachers in pre-tertiary schools. A cohort of 354 teachers were selected to take part in a quantitative survey, and data were analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Career Choice, Teaching (Occupation), Teacher Surveys
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Herrera, Socorro – Teaching Education, 2018
This commentary reflects upon the articles and purposes of this special issue, in the context of, growing numbers of students of color (SOCs) in K-12 schools who continue to be modally placed in classrooms with White teachers (e.g., Berry and Pour-Khorshid papers of this issue). Few institutional programs of Teacher Education seem able to…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Whites, Teacher Characteristics
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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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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