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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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Goldstein, Tara; Koecher, Austen; Baer, Pamela; hicks, benjamin lee – Teaching Education, 2018
This paper examines how parent advocacy and teacher allyship played an important role in supporting six-year-old Violet Addley's (a pseudonym) gender transition in elementary school. We first met the Addley family in the spring of 2015 when we interviewed them for a research study on the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and…
Descriptors: Parent Role, Advocacy, Teacher Role, Parent Teacher Cooperation
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Arshavskaya, Ekaterina – Teaching Education, 2018
To meet the demands of contemporary society, students need to develop the ability to interact effectively with people from different cultures. To advance this goal, a project involving ethnographic interviews was introduced to an intercultural communication course. Participating students' attitudes toward other cultures were measured on a Likert…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Likert Scales, Student Attitudes, Intercultural Communication
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Räihä, Pekka; Moilanen, Pentti; Dobozy, Eva; Saukkonen, Sakari – Teaching Education, 2018
The aim of the study was to explore the tensions, as experienced by student teachers, in a teacher education program that is based on psychodynamic theory. Previous research shows that students have had orientation problems in innovative university studies because it involves students having to take steps toward their discomfort zone. It was…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Interviews, Anxiety
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Morgan, Ann – Teaching Education, 2017
Critical reflection underpins socially just and inclusive practices that are distinguishing features of democratic learning communities. Critical reflection supports educators' interrogation of the underlying assumptions, intentions, values and beliefs that shape their worldview and sociocultural standpoint. Dominant sociocultural norms…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, Reflection, Teacher Role, Self Concept
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te Riele, Kitty; Mills, Martin; McGregor, Glenda; Baroutsis, Aspa – Teaching Education, 2017
The affective dimension of teachers' work is a vital element in shaping inclusive, child-centred classrooms. It is particularly important for students who lack certain aspects of care and support within their personal lives. Recently, neoliberal educational paradigms of data gathering, external testing and competition have increased pressure upon…
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Nontraditional Education, Special Needs Students, Teacher Role
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Plows, Vicky – Teaching Education, 2017
The success of alternative and flexible education settings, serving young people for whom mainstream schooling has not worked well, rests on the practices of their staff. This paper explores interview and survey data on the professional learning experiences and perceptions of staff working in flexible learning programmes across Victoria,…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, Educational Practices, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries
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Borrero, Noah; Sanchez, Gabriel – Teaching Education, 2017
In an attempt to confront monolithic perceptions of achievement and an educational narrative that defines communities of Color by their supposed deficits, the current study presents asset mapping as an example of culturally relevant pedagogy in action. Asset mapping is a pedagogical tool for students to visually represent personalized stories of…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Culturally Relevant Education, Minority Group Students, Focus Groups
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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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Liggett, Tonda; Watson, Dyan; Griffin, Linda – Teaching Education, 2017
At colleges and universities across the United States, teacher preparation programs are increasingly required to prepare teachers for culturally and linguistically diverse student populations. Teacher education programs have responded by incorporating fieldwork experiences and curricular requirements that include a social justice and multicultural…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Teacher Effectiveness, Culturally Relevant Education, Multicultural Education
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Davis, Susan – Teaching Education, 2017
Australian and international research has identified that many generalist teachers have limited confidence and experience in teaching the Arts in the early years of schooling and education. There is also a significant gap in the provision of quality professional learning programs for teachers. Research has identified that appropriate training and…
Descriptors: Models, Art Education, Art Teachers, Faculty Development
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Rinke, Carol R.; Mawhinney, Lynnette – Teaching Education, 2017
This article examines the career pathways of US teacher leavers, individuals who have voluntarily left classroom teaching prior to retirement. Based on the perspective that teachers construct their own career pathways through an ongoing negotiation among intrinsic and extrinsic factors, this research captures the experiences of 24 teacher leavers…
Descriptors: Teacher Persistence, Faculty Mobility, Labor Turnover, Career Development
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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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