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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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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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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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Guillory, Nichole A. – Teaching Education, 2012
This research essay is intended to situate the curriculum in my multicultural education courses--of talking back through autobiographical inquiry--within real schools, a site where curriculum theorists rarely situate their work. The literature by curriculum theorists that precedes my study generally has focused on how pre-service teachers in…
Descriptors: Education Courses, Multicultural Education, Student Teacher Attitudes, Elementary Secondary Education
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den Heyer, Kent – Teaching Education, 2009
In this study, a group of teacher educators converse about their teaching practice in light of a new provincial K-12 program of social studies. The most noteworthy feature of this new program is its explicit call for teachers to include Aboriginal and Francophone perspectives as they teach to the program's two central themes of…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Teacher Educators
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Hilder, Monika B. – Teaching Education, 2005
How can literature teachers foster an ethic of care in the classroom? How can literature and imaginative pedagogical strategies facilitate education of the moral imagination and overall training of the ethical thinker? This essay explores some theoretical reflections on moral education through literature and, in particular, suggests practical…
Descriptors: Ethical Instruction, Imagination, Elementary Secondary Education, Writing Exercises
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Stotko, Elaine M.; Beaty-O'Ferrall, Mary Ellen; Yerkes, Amy M. – Teaching Education, 2005
All teacher education programs face the challenge of ensuring that their graduates know their subject matter and can teach it effectively. For graduate level teacher education programs, whose candidates may complete their education in the content area at various institutions, this challenge is even greater. The following article describes one…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Masters Degrees, Sciences
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Henning, Mary Beth; Yendol-Hoppey, Diane – Teaching Education, 2004
Teacher education programs are being encouraged to collaborate with K-12 partners to develop and implement contextually rich field experiences that integrate methods course instruction with public school practices. As a result, we outline four models of integrating methods instruction and field experiences and raise the question "How does the…
Descriptors: Methods Courses, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Education Programs, Elementary Secondary Education