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  1. Advanced Standards in Gifted Education Teacher Preparation

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    National Association for Gifted Children, 2013

    2013-01-01

    After mastering initial standards for the preparation of teachers of the gifted, many educators in gifted education continue their professional growth toward mastery of advanced professional standards at the post baccalaureate levels. For some this means deepening their understandings and expertise and adding new responsibilities for leadership…

  2. English Education Program Assessment: Creating Standards and Guidelines to Advance English Teacher Preparation

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    Zancanella, Don; Alsup, Janet

    2010-01-01

    When someone uses the term "standards," one tends to assume the topic under discussion is K-12 education, but standards for teacher preparation have their own parallel history. In English teacher education, that history has two strands: the NCTE Guidelines for the Preparation of Teachers of English Language Arts, which predate the "standards…

  3. The Teacher Advancement Program.

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    Schiff, Tamara W.

    2002-01-01

    This publication contains two essays discussing the Teacher Advancement Program (TAP) and a criticism of merit pay for teachers. Today's schools are larger, often overcrowded, and frequently staffed by temporary or inexperienced teachers. TAP was created in response to the need for teacher-quality reform. It addresses challenges of teacher quality…

  4. URBAN TEACHER PREPARATION PROGRAM.

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    A "NEW BREED" OF TEACHER IS NEEDED TO MEET URBAN SCHOOL REQUIREMENTS DEVELOPING AS A RESULT OF THE INCREASED NUMBERS OF CULTURALLY AND EDUCATIONALLY DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN. ONE PROGRAM INSTITUTED TO TRAIN TEACHERS FOR THIS ROLE IS DESCRIBED. THE PROGRAM IS OPEN TO GRADUATES OF LIBERAL ARTS AND TEACHER PREPARATION PROGRAMS WHO FEEL THEY HAVE THE…

  5. LINGUISTIC PREPARATION OF TEACHERS.

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    MERRIMAN, DERALD

    FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHERS SHOULD HAVE TRAINING IN AUDIOLINGUAL COMPETENCIES, LINGUISTICS, COMPOSITION, CONVERSATION, CIVILIZATION, AND CULTURE. ONLY THOSE WHO TEACH ADVANCED COURSES NEED A STRONG BACKGROUND IN LITERATURE AND STYLE, BUT TEACHERS AT ALL LEVELS, AND ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO INSTRUCT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PUPILS, NEED TRAINING IN ARTICULATORY…

  6. Retaining Teachers: How Preparation Matters

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    Ingersoll, Richard; Merrill, Lisa; May, Henry

    2012-01-01

    Using data from the 2003-04 Schools and Staffing Survey, the authors studied how various aspects of teacher preparation affect the retention of new teachers--specifically mathematics and science teachers. They found that the preparation of new mathematics and science teachers differs from that of other new teachers in various respects, but factors…

  7. Impact of Teacher Preparation upon Teacher Efficacy

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    Redmon, Robert J.

    2007-01-01

    A cohort of students in a teacher preparation program completed questionnaires measuring their feelings of teacher self efficacy at three points in the program. Results suggest that pre-service teachers' feelings of self efficacy do improve as a result of their participation in such programs. (Contains 1 figure and 1 table. Teacher Efficacy…

  8. Attracting and Preparing Worthy Teachers.

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    Shiina, Mankichi; Chonan, Mitsuo

    1993-01-01

    Attracting worthy teachers to the compulsory education system in Japan requires attention to three issues: teacher salaries, strengthening initial teacher preparation, and expansion and systemization of teacher training. The one-year beginning teachers' inservice training program began in 1989 in response to the third issue. (IAH)

  9. Preparing High School Physics Teachers.

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    Green, Ben A., Jr.; And Others

    Reported are (1) the status of preparation of physics teachers, and (2) recommendations for improving programs preparing physics teachers. The seriously declining high school physics enrollments are attributed, in part, to the shortage, or absence, of competent teachers. The effect this might have on the future supply of physicists is a major…

  10. Preparing Teachers of Tomorrow with Global Perspectives

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    Eisenhardt, Sara; Sittason, Kelli S.

    2009-01-01

    Global education advances global perspectives and prepares globally competent citizens. Globally competent citizens know they have an impact on the world and that the world influences them. Global competency is often viewed in terms of three attributes: knowledge, attitudes, and skills. Given the importance of preparing pre-service teachers who…

  11. Preparing the Teacher of Tomorrow

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    Hemp, Paul E.

    1976-01-01

    Suggested ways of planning and conducting high quality teacher preparation programs are discussed under major headings of student selection, sequential courses and experiences, and program design. (HD)

  12. Teacher Preparation and Student Achievement

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    Boyd, Donald J.; Grossman, Pamela L.; Lankford, Hamilton; Loeb, Susanna; Wyckoff, James

    2009-01-01

    There are fierce debates over the best way to prepare teachers. Some argue that easing entry into teaching is necessary to attract strong candidates, whereas others argue that investing in high quality teacher preparation is the most promising approach. Most agree, however, that we lack a strong research basis for understanding how to prepare…

  13. Preparing Teachers for Parent Involvement.

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    Safran, Daniel

    This paper examines the potential impact of parent involvement in the formal education of their children and suggests ways that teacher education can be restructured to prepare teachers to work with parents. This paper attempts to answer five questions: (1) Why should parents be involved in the formal education of their children? (2) Why should…

  14. Alternative Certification: Effectively Preparing Teachers

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    Foster, Christopher; Bishop, Carolyn A.; Hernandez, David A.

    2008-01-01

    This study addresses questions related to teacher preparation through online supported learning in an alternative certification program, CalStateTEACH. Specifically, this study analyzes and reports survey responses of 130 teachers and 84 supervisors related to preparedness of program completers to teach in a multiple subject classroom. The…

  15. Preparing Teachers for Change

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    Sewell, Keira; Dunne, Mick

    2007-01-01

    There is a strong body of evidence that science was not taught consistently to primary-aged children across England and that their memories of science prior to 1989 centre around the "nature table." While secondary initial teacher education (ITE) before the National Curriculum had a strong subject focus, this was rarely the case for primary…

  16. Excavating the Teacher Pipeline: Teacher Preparation Programs and Teacher Attrition

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    Goldhaber, Dan; Cowan, James

    2014-01-01

    We analyze the placement and attrition patterns of teachers by preparation programs and document large differences in the rate at which teachers exit both their schools and the profession. These differences are robust to within-school comparisons. Moreover, assumptions about turnover and the persistence of program effects prove important for…

  17. Teacher Leaders: Advancing Mathematics Learning

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    Kinzer, Cathy J.; Rincón, Mari; Ward, Jana; Rincón, Ricardo; Gomez, Lesli

    2014-01-01

    Four elementary school instructors offer insights into their classrooms, their unique professional roles, and their leadership approaches as they reflect on their journey to advance teacher and student mathematics learning. They note a "teacher leader" serves as an example to other educators and strives to impact student learning;…

  18. Standards for Art Teacher Preparation

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    National Art Education Association, 2009

    2009-01-01

    The National Art Education Association (NAEA) is committed to ensuring student access to a highly qualified, certified visual arts educator in every K-12 public school across the United States, recognizing that effective arts instruction is a core component to a 21st-century education. "Standards for Art Teacher Preparation" represents the…

  19. Preparing Sustainability-Literate Teachers

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    Nolet, Victor

    2009-01-01

    Background/Context: This article explores sustainability as an emerging paradigm for preservice preparation of teachers. Sustainability education, which is rooted in Deweyan ideas about the fundamental social purposes of schooling, attends to the tensions created by the interconnectedness of environmental, economic, and social equity systems.…

  20. Race "Still" Matters: Preparing Culturally Relevant Teachers

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    Durden, Tonia; Dooley, Caitlin McMunn; Truscott, Diane

    2016-01-01

    This qualitative study explores racial identity development of teacher candidates during a teacher preparation program dedicated to preparing teachers for diverse classrooms. Two black teacher candidates in the US demonstrate their racial identity development through critical reflections offered throughout the program. Findings suggest that…

  1. Preparing Mainstream Teachers for Multilingual Classrooms

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    de Jong, Ester

    2013-01-01

    Increasingly, mainstream teachers rather than specialist language teachers (English as a Second Language, bilingual teachers) are expected to work with English language learners (ELLs) in their classrooms. This reality has drawn attention to the quality and content of the teacher preparation for this group of ELL teachers. Situated within this…

  2. Preparing Novice Teacher Educators in the Pedagogy of Teacher Education

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    Conklin, Hilary G.

    2015-01-01

    In this article, the author provides a conceptual framework to guide the design of coursework to prepare teacher educators. Given the absence of a stronger research base to inform the preparation of novice teacher educators, the author argues that theoretical perspectives focused on K-12 preservice teacher learning can be a useful heuristic for…

  3. Literacy Teacher Preparation: Ten Truths Teacher Educators Need to Know

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    Davis Lenski, Susan, Ed.; Grisham, Dana L., Ed.; Wold, Linda S., Ed.

    2005-01-01

    The quality of teacher preparation is frequently under public scrutiny. In this collection, experts in literacy teacher preparation offer ten truths--based on evidence, not ideology-- that support the ongoing positive efforts of teacher educators. In this book, the reader will find: A review of the existing knowledge base; Evidence of the improved…

  4. Topics in Early Literacy, Teacher Preparation, and International Perspectives on Early Care. Advances in Early Education and Day Care.

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    Reifel, Stuart, Ed.

    This volume looks at three different broad topics that are of continuing interest for early education and care. The first part of the volume furthers the view of children's acquisition of literacy and how that acquisition takes place. The second part addresses preparation of professionals in early childhood education. The third part provides…

  5. SEMINAR ON FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHER PREPARATION FOR COLLEGE TEACHERS (DEPAUW UNIVERSITY, JUNE 15 TO JULY 10, 1964). FINAL REPORT.

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    SMITH, GEORGE E.; AND OTHERS

    IN A 4-WEEK SEMINAR SPONSORED BY THE INDIANA LANGUAGE PROGRAM AND DEPAUW UNIVERSITY, ADVANCED TRAINING IN NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION AND TEACHER PREPARATION WAS PROVIDED FOR 25 INDIANA COLLEGE LANGUAGE TEACHERS OF FRENCH AND SPANISH WHOSE RESPONSIBILITIES IN THEIR HOME INSTITUTIONS INCLUDED SOME PHASE OF TEACHER PREPARATION.…

  6. Teachers' Self-Assessed Level of Preparation

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    White, Susan

    2013-01-01

    We asked high school physics teachers to assess their level of preparation across a number of domains. Almost all (98%) reported feeling adequately or well prepared in terms of their basic physics knowledge. The chart presents teachers' responses to their self-assessed level of preparation in six different areas. Almost all feel at least…

  7. Preparing Teachers for a Changing World: What Teachers Should Learn and Be Able to Do

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    Darling-Hammond, Linda, Ed.; Bransford, John, Ed.

    2005-01-01

    Based on rapid advances in what is known about how people learn and how to teach effectively, this important book examines the core concepts and central pedagogies that should be at the heart of any teacher education program. Stemming from the results of a commission sponsored by the National Academy of Education, Preparing Teachers for a Changing…

  8. Preparing Community College Teachers of Social Science

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    Miller, Raymond C.

    1972-01-01

    An interdisciplinary doctoral degree program to prepare community college social science teachers is described. The program includes academic course work, summer practicums, internship, and comprehensive examinations. (RN)

  9. MORE for Teachers: A Program for Science Teacher Preparation

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    Miller, Matthew; Ohana, Chris; Hanley, Daniel

    2013-01-01

    This article summarizes how a group of undergraduate regional university faculty built a program for rigorous and research-based science teacher preparation at the elementary level--namely, the "Model of Research-Based Education for Teachers" (MORE for Teachers). First, we discuss the research upon which the program is built: (1) a…

  10. Preparing Teachers for Diverse Learners: Assessing Teacher Candidates' Dispositions

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    Northington, Vera Ann

    2011-01-01

    The National Council for Accreditation for Teacher Education (NCATE) recommended teacher preparation programs measure teacher candidates' disposition toward diverse learners. The conduction of the quantitative cross-sectional survey design utilized the Quick Discrimination Index Survey (QDI), a Likert-type tool that used reversed or negatively…

  11. Community Teachers: A Conceptual Framework for Preparing Exemplary Urban Teachers.

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    Murrell, Peter C., Jr.

    2000-01-01

    Presents the community teachers conceptual framework to preparing multiculturally proficient teachers, which involves university, community, and school partners in joint accountability for and commitment to increasing the number of community teachers. Examines data from a case narrative of this approach in one urban preservice program,…

  12. Teacher Leadership and Teacher Preparation: A Personal Narrative

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    Snyder, Jon

    2015-01-01

    This personal narrative describes the efforts of a teacher education institution to understand and introduce teacher leadership into the preparation of teachers. The author provides the history and context of the institution as well as the structures and processes the institution used to achieve these goals. The article concludes with lessons…

  13. Individualizing In-Service Teacher Preparation for ISCS Teachers.

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    Snyder, William R.

    Described is a program which attempts to prepare teachers in a fashion that approximates the instructional setting which is expected in science classrooms utilizing the Intermediate Science Curriculum Study (ISCS) programs. It is specifically designed to support the in-service preparation of ISCS teachers. It includes two basic categories of…

  14. Assessing the Assessments of Teacher Preparation

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    Brabeck, Mary M.; Dwyer, Carol Anne; Geisinger, Kurt F.; Marx, Ronald W.; Noell, George H.; Pianta, Robert C.; Subotnik, Rena F.; Worrell, Frank C.

    2016-01-01

    Teacher preparation programs have both a desire and a responsibility to demonstrate, with affirmative evidence, that teacher education makes a difference in PreK-12 student learning. Program faculty need good data to make decisions about the progress of students, whom to recommend for state licensure, and how to improve teacher education. This…

  15. Duncan Cites Shortcomings of Teacher Preparation

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    Sawchuk, Stephen

    2009-01-01

    In what had been billed as a major speech on teacher education, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan last week reiterated concerns about the quality of the schools that produce a majority of the nation's teachers. But some observers said that by praising several new teacher-preparation initiatives, he struck a more conciliatory tone toward the…

  16. Preparing Quality Teachers: Making Learning Visible

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    McArdle, Felicity

    2010-01-01

    Teacher quality is recognised as a lynchpin for education reforms internationally, and both Federal and State governments in Australia have turned their attention to teacher education institutions: the starting point for preparing quality teachers. Changes to policy and shifts in expectations impact on Faculties of Education, despite the fact that…

  17. Well-Prepared Teachers Inspire Student Learning

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    Pecheone, Raymond L.; Whittaker, Andrea

    2016-01-01

    This is an era of transformation in the preparation, induction, and assessment of prospective teachers. The tension between local and state control is at the heart of the debate. States should be responsible for establishing performance standards that ensure that new teachers are well-prepared, competent, and ready to teach. This is why the…

  18. Teacher Preparation: Reforming the Uncertain Profession

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    Duncan, Arne

    2010-01-01

    In this paper, the Arne Duncan, the United States Secretary of Education, discusses the need for a sea change in America's schools of education, and focuses on the need to improve teacher preparation programs. Many schools of education have provided high-quality preparation programs for aspiring teachers for years. In the last decade, many…

  19. Preparing Teachers for Schools of Choice.

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    Raywid, Mary Anne

    Schools of choice, established to respond to varying student and parent needs and interests, have unique features that require special teacher attributes. Programs preparing teachers for these schools include more emphasis upon: (1) content preparation, (2) the context of schools and classrooms; (3) the psychology of human growth and development;…

  20. Parental and Teacher Priorities for Kindergarten Preparation.

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    Harris, Kimberly; Lindauer, Shelley L. Knudsen

    1988-01-01

    Investigated whether teachers, mothers, and fathers believe that parents could do more to prepare children for kindergarten. Considers what parents have done and should do to prepare children. Findings suggest that teachers are more likely than parents to believe parents need to do more. (SKC)

  1. Evidence of the Need to Prepare Prospective Teachers to Engage in Mathematics Consultations

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    van Ingen, Sarah; Eskelson, Samuel L.; Allsopp, David

    2016-01-01

    The mathematics consultation represents a powerful opportunity for mathematics teachers to leverage the knowledge base of special education professionals to advance equity for students with special education needs. Yet, most teacher preparation programs do not specifically prepare prospective teachers to engage in mathematics-specific…

  2. Preparing Future Teachers to Collaborate

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    Santagata, Rossella; Guarino, Jody

    2012-01-01

    In this article, the authors argue that teacher education programs should equip future teachers with skills for engaging in productive collaboration focused on improving instruction. Because little is known about pre-service teachers' beginning conceptions of collaboration and the ways in which collaboration skills can be developed, the authors…

  3. Advances in Teacher Education. Volume 4.

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    Katz, Lilian G., Ed.; Raths, James D., Ed.

    This book contributes 8 chapters on issues related to the general movement in the United States to reform teacher education: "Teacher Education at the Crossroads" (Thomas J. Lasley and Joseph Watras) details some areas of difficulty in achieving reform; "Teacher Preparation in the Normal School" (R. S. Patterson) describes and analyzes the role of…

  4. Preparing Teachers for Inclusion: Jordanian Preservice Early Childhood Teachers' Perspectives

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    Fayez, Merfat; Dababneh, Kholoud; Jumiaan, Ibrahim

    2011-01-01

    This study was conducted during a period of national educational reforms in Jordan to investigate Jordanian preservice early childhood teachers' attitudes toward inclusion and the adequacy of their current preparation for implementing inclusion. The study also sought to identify the perceived concerns of preservice early childhood teachers about…

  5. Teacher Enhancement and Preparation Programs

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    1995-01-01

    These two programs provide opportunities for K-12 teachers of mathematics, science, and technology to spend two weeks at a NASA center learning about aeronautics and space. Participants are selected by peer review from a contracting agent that assists NASA in administering the program. Each teacher receives a stipend that covers the cost of travel, housing, meals, and graduate credit. NEWMAST provides for approximately 100 secondary teachers, and NEWTEST is a program designed to meet the needs of approximately 125 elementary teachers each summer. Teachers are provided with a wide variety of experiences including research laboratory observations, presentations, and 'shadowships'. Individual and team projects are used to enhance the participants knowledge of space and aeronautics and to motivate the teachers to incorporate the summer workshop activities into their classrooms.

  6. Preparing Teachers for the Contemporary Nigeria

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    Okoli, Nkechi J.; Ogbondah, Livinus; Ekpefa-Abdullahi, Janet Y.

    2015-01-01

    This paper focused on preparing teachers for the contemporary Nigeria. Teaching is a versatile field that requires at all times the correct identification of indices of developments in the society. This responsibility makes it imperative that teachers be an embodiment of a constant search for updated knowledge in various fields of Endeavour. The…

  7. Multicultural Education: Teachers' Perceptions and Preparation

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    Alismail, Halah Ahmed

    2016-01-01

    This paper focuses on theory and practice in multicultural education as it pertains to the preparation of preservice teachers. The literature reviews the history and definition of multiculturalism and investigates multiple theoretical frameworks around the ongoing debate and issues of multicultural education. Teachers' perceptions of multicultural…

  8. Teaching Dispositions: Shared Understanding for Teacher Preparation

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    DeMuth, Lynn

    2012-01-01

    This qualitative phenomenological study explored the perceptions of 16 high-performing teachers related to teaching dispositions, effects of dispositions on teaching and learning, and recommendations for assessment of teaching dispositions during teacher preparation. Participants' perceptions were gathered using six guided interview questions…

  9. Preparing Elementary Teachers as Global Citizenship Educators

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    An, Shogun

    2014-01-01

    This article reports action research conducted to inform my practice and contribute to the emerging discussion of preparing teachers for global citizenship education. Building on the literature on global citizenship and teacher education, I developed, taught, and reflected on an elementary social studies methods course that aimed to assist my…

  10. What's New in...Science Teacher Preparation.

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    Borowiec, Jonathan B., James, Robert K.

    2000-01-01

    Argues that NASA's 20-year research effort which will culminate with a manned flight to Mars is an opportunity to involve students in the science of that effort. Describes the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) Teacher Academy Program, a program designed to reach science teachers so that they can prepare their students to…

  11. Preparing Technology Teachers to Teach Engineering Design

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    Asunda, Paul A.; Hill, Roger B.

    2008-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to describe a process of preparing technology education teachers to teach engineering design concepts in the context of technology education. This process was identified through a study of professional development activities that were organized and conducted by technology teacher education partner universities of the…

  12. School of Education - Teacher Preparation Program.

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    University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA.

    In recognition of the fact that teachers in this pluralistic society must have a multiplicity of skills, the School of Education of the University of the Pacific in 1970 initiated a self-study structure which resulted in a critical evaluation of its existing programs for the preparation of teachers. Programs were initiated and strengthened in…

  13. Teacher Preparation and Students with Behavioral Disorders

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    Myers, Diane M.; Simonsen, Brandi; Sugai, George

    2012-01-01

    In this chapter, we provide an overview of the characteristics, content, procedures, processes, and outcomes of effective educator preparation programs for teachers of students with behavioral disorders (BD). We emphasize the need for teachers of students with BD to be fluent with the identification and application of evidence-based practices and…

  14. Preparing Geography Teachers in the United States

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    Bednarz, Sarah Witham; Stoltman, Joseph P.; Lee, Jongwon

    2004-01-01

    Teacher preparation has been called the "bete noire" of geography education in the United States (Boehm et al., 1994). Despite progress in other areas of geography, teacher education remains a significant issue affecting the quality of geography instruction nationwide. It is a multifaceted, multidimensional problem tied inextricably to national…

  15. Preparing Community-Engaged Teachers

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    Haddix, Marcelle

    2015-01-01

    The goals of teacher education must evolve beyond the teaching of strategies and methods toward a process for beginning teachers' critical interrogation of their social locations and the ways they engage with the realities of teaching and learning. One way that this is accomplished is by incorporating opportunities for community engagement…

  16. Rethinking Standards through Teacher Preparation Partnerships. SUNY Series, Teacher Preparation and Development.

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    Griffin, Gary A., Ed.

    This book documents six exemplary teacher preparation programs participating in school-university partnerships, examining issues of standards in teacher education. It describes how attention to standards has played out in contrasting demographic, political, and intellectual contexts. Ten chapters are: (1) "Teacher Education on the Leading Edge:…

  17. But Good Intentions Are Not Enough: Preparing Teachers to Center Race and Poverty

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    Milner, H. Richard; Laughter, Judson C.

    2015-01-01

    Drawing from principles of critical race theory, the authors consider the curriculum of teacher education as a potential policy and practice site for centering the interconnections of race and poverty in the preparation of teachers. Several macro-level recommendations are advanced that might influence practices in teacher education and ultimately…

  18. Preparing the Teacher of Writing.

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    Wiener, Harvey S.

    1982-01-01

    Discusses the shortcomings in graduate instruction in the teaching of composition and the lack of data suggesting a prototype for a full course of study. Argues that skills in literary analysis, placed in the appropriate perspective, have the strongest potential for creating the best teachers in writing. (HTH)

  19. Trends and Challenges in Teacher Preparation in Deaf Education

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    Lenihan, Susan

    2010-01-01

    Recent developments in deaf education are influencing teacher preparation programs, which are facing challenges in meeting the critical need for highly qualified teachers. Of approximately 65 teacher preparation programs in the United States, 11 programs focus primarily on preparing teachers to work with children who are deaf or hard of hearing…

  20. Incorporating Teacher Effectiveness into Teacher Preparation Program Evaluation

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    Henry, Gary T.; Kershaw, David C.; Zulli, Rebecca A.; Smith, Adrienne A.

    2012-01-01

    New federal and state policies require that teacher preparation programs (TPP) be held accountable for the effectiveness of their graduates as measured by test score gains of the students they teach. In this article, the authors review the approaches taken in several states that have already estimated TPP effects and analyze the proposals for…

  1. Preparing Globally Competent Teachers: A New Imperative for Teacher Education

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    Zhao, Yong

    2010-01-01

    Globalization is one of the most powerful forces that will shape the future world in which our children will live. How to prepare our children to live successfully in this world has become a challenging question for education. This article discusses the challenges globalization presents to education and the implications for teacher education.

  2. Video Case Studies: Preparing Teachers for Inclusion

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    Burden, Robin; Tinnerman, Larry; Lunce, Les; Runshe, Debra

    2010-01-01

    Balancing the need to prepare pre-service teachers with the skills necessary to effectively participate in Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) with the constraints of confidentiality as required by law has led one university to develop video scenarios that can be used as teaching tools. Three scenarios have been created, two at the secondary…

  3. Changing Teacher Preparation in Art Education

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    Henry, Carole; Lazzari, Mary

    2007-01-01

    Within art education, Day (1997) and others (for example; Beudert, 2006; Galbraith, 2001; Galbraith & Grauer, 2004; Hutchens, 1997; Sabol, 2004; Thurber, 2004; Zimmerman, 1997, 2004) have called for increased research into teacher preparation in order to understand current practice, to recognize what is working well, and to determine directions…

  4. Why Multicultural Education in Teacher Preparation Programs.

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    Gay, Geneva

    1983-01-01

    Societal, legal, pedagogical, and psychological reasons for including multicultural education in teacher education curricula are summarized. Preservice preparation should include knowledge about ethnic and cultural diversity, exposure to instructional materials which reflect cultural pluralism, and translation of that knowledge into multicultural…

  5. Directory of Middle Level Teacher Preparation Programs.

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    McEwin, C. Kenneth, Comp.

    The purpose of this directory is to provide information regarding the availability of specialized middle level teacher preparation programs. The directory provides information on approximately 240 colleges and universities, listed alphabetically by state. For each of these colleges and universities, the directory: (1) lists the degrees offered;…

  6. PSYCHOLOGY IN THE TEACHER PREPARATION PROGRAM.

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    HERBERT, JOHN; WILLIAMS, DONALD

    SUBSTANTIAL CHANGE IN THE FORM AND SUBSTANCE OF PSYCHOLOGY OFFERINGS IN TEACHER PREPARATION PROGRAMS MAY BE IMMINENT. ALTHOUGH THERE SEEMS TO BE SUBSTANTIAL AGREEMENT THAT PSYCHOLOGY SHOULD BE TAUGHT, AGREEMENT THAT CHANGES MUST BE MADE IS GENERAL. COURSE OBJECTIVES FORMULATED BY THE PSYCHOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS PLANNING GROUP ARE LISTED. IT IS…

  7. Re-preparing the Secondary Physics Teacher.

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    Stein, Frederick M.

    2001-01-01

    Adequate preparation of secondary physics teachers is vital to ensuring good physics teaching in schools. Presents a U.S. case study that describes an on-going program involving close collaboration between university science and education departments and also involving local schools. Introduces a new project, PhysTEC, which extends these ideas…

  8. Preparing for Mainstreaming in Teacher Education Institutions.

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    Gerlach, Kent P.

    Described are efforts of Augustana College to integrate special and regular teacher education programs in Project P.R.E.P. (Preparing Regular Education Personnel for Mainstream Programs). Noted are double majors in Elementary Education and Special Education, the physical proximity of both departments, cooperation with other human service…

  9. Infusing Preservice Teacher Preparation with Service Learning

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    Briody, Jennifer

    2005-01-01

    This research targeted the impact of service-learning experiences in one course of a teacher preparation program in an urban, private university. Participants chose either an indirect (food or toy drive) or direct (food pantry or homeless shelter) service-learning experience. Twenty-four undergraduate and graduate education majors participated in…

  10. Cognitive Styles: Implications for the Preparation of Early Childhood Teachers.

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    Saracho, Olivia N.

    1988-01-01

    Summarizes research on the field dependence-independence (FDI) dimension of cognitive styles of teachers. Argues for the integration of FDI knowledge into teacher preparation programs and more attention to teachers' and students' cognitve styles. (DE)

  11. Urban Teacher Preparation Academy: Preparing Urban Teachers through a Collaborative Partnership

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    Nelson, R. Michael; Duke, Bryan L.; Hutchens, Karyn; Machell, James

    2014-01-01

    The Urban Teacher Preparation Academy was developed through a collaborative partnership between the University of Central Oklahoma and the Oklahoma City Public Schools. The goal of the program is to develop effective teachers for urban schools. The development and maintenance of the partnership is discussed through the lens of interorganizational…

  12. The University's Role in Preparing Teachers for Urban Schools

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    Singer, Nancy Robb; Catapano, Susan; Huisman, Sarah

    2010-01-01

    Many teacher education programs in the United States (US) face increasing demands to better prepare teachers for entry into and retention in urban schools. Through a US Department of Education grant, a university-school partnership was formed to develop a community-based model of teacher preparation that placed pre-service teachers in urban…

  13. Evaluation in English Teacher Preparation: Something or Nothing?

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    Veal, L. Ramon

    The role played by evaluation is important in models or designs for research in English teacher preparation. English educators must rely on general studies of teacher effectiveness for what little is known about evaluating teachers and for designs or models of research on English teacher preparation. Whatever the classification scheme of the…

  14. Urban-Focused Teacher Preparation: A Tale of Two Perspectives

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    Walcott, John R.

    2012-01-01

    Given the current crisis in urban education and the frequent calls for urban school reform, a number of colleges and universities have established teacher education programs designed specifically to prepare teachers for work in urban schools. These urban-focused teacher preparation programs seek to provide pre-service teachers with the knowledge,…

  15. Using Performance-Based Assessments to Prepare Safe Science Teachers

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    Allan, Elizabeth; Shane, Joseph; Brownstein, Erica M.; Ezrailson, Cathy; Hagevik, Rita; Veal, William

    2009-01-01

    Standard 9 of the "National Science Teachers Association Standards for Science Teacher Preparation" is designed to ensure that science teacher preparation programs provide preservice science teachers with the knowledge and skills to understand and successfully engage students in a safe and ethical manner. This standard contains four components…

  16. Recent advances in preparative electrophoresis

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    Mosher, Richard A.; Thormann, Wolfgang; Egen, Ned B.; Couasnon, Pascal; Sammons, David W.

    1987-01-01

    Various approaches for preparative electrophoresis, and three new instruments for preparative electrophoresis are discussed. Consideration is given to isoelectric focusing, isotachophoresis, and zone electrophoresis, three gel-based electrophoresis methods. The design, functions, and performance of the Elphor VaP 21 device of Hannig (1982), the shear-stabilized BIOSTREAM separator of Thompson (1983), and the recycling isoelectric focusing device are described.

  17. English 341: Advanced Composition for Teachers

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    Duffy, William

    2013-01-01

    English 341: Advanced Composition for Teachers is a three-credit undergraduate course for pre-service educators at Francis Marion University, a mid-size public university located in northeast South Carolina. According to the university catalog, students enrolled in English 341 "explore connections among writing, teaching, and learning as they…

  18. The AECT Project: Modeling the Effective Use of Technology in Teacher Preparation.

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    Peck, Kyle L.; Augustine, Catherine; Popp, David

    2003-01-01

    Explains the AECT (Advancing the Educational Contribution of Technology) Project, a consortium of professional associations, businesses, and universities funded by the Department of Education's Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to use Technology (PT3) program to provide standards for technology competencies for preservice and inservice teachers and to…

  19. Preparing Teachers for Inclusive Education: Case Pedagogies and Curricula for Teacher Educators.

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    Wade, Suzanne E., Ed.

    This book is designed to accompany the book, "Inclusive Education: A Casebook and Readings for Prospective and Practicing Teachers." It introduces case pedagogies and describes curricula that teacher educators have developed using cases designed to prepare preservice teachers for inclusive education. Part 1, "Curricula for Preparing Teachers for…

  20. Making Preservice Teachers Better: Examining the Impact of a Practicum in a Teacher Preparation Program

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    Scott, Laron A.; Gentry, Roberta; Phillips, Melissa

    2014-01-01

    Overwhelmingly, preservice teachers indicate a benefit of having a practicum in their teacher preparation program. Yet, with a shortage of highly effective special education teachers, there is limited research about the effectiveness of practicum experiences on preservice special education teacher's preparation. The purpose of this study was…

  1. Understanding Teacher Effectiveness: Providing Feedback to Teacher Preparation Programs. Data for Action 2014

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    Data Quality Campaign, 2014

    2014-01-01

    State leaders are increasingly focused on improving college and university programs that prepare teachers as a route to a high-quality teacher workforce. This work requires significant data capacity to reliably and securely link teachers with their students' achievement and growth data with the state's teacher preparation programs. This fact sheet…

  2. Peter Effect in the Preparation of Reading Teachers

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    Binks-Cantrell, Emily; Washburn, Erin K.; Joshi, R. Malatesha; Hougen, Martha

    2012-01-01

    The Peter Effect (Applegate & Applegate, 2004) claimed that one cannot be expected to give what one does not possess. We applied this notion to reading teacher preparation and hypothesized that teacher educators who do not possess an understanding of basic language constructs would not prepare teacher candidates with an understanding of these…

  3. Special Education Teacher Preparation in Singapore's Dual Education System

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    Walker, Zachary

    2016-01-01

    Global comparisons of teacher education programs should start with an understanding of the school systems that teachers are being prepared for in their local contexts. The purpose of this article is to describe Singapore's dual education system as well as teacher preparation in a country that educates many students with disabilities in a separate…

  4. Performance Pay System Preferences of Students Preparing to Be Teachers

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    Milanowski, Anthony

    2007-01-01

    This study explored the potential acceptability of performance pay to new teachers by investigating attitudes toward performance pay of students preparing to be teachers. Focus groups and a survey of students preparing to be teachers at a large U.S. university were conducted. Most students expressed a preference for some form of performance pay…

  5. Preparing Preservice Teachers to Engage Parents through Assessment

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    Mehlig, Lisa M.

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to determine the degree to which activities within an undergraduate teacher education course in classroom assessment prepared preservice teachers for engaging parents in their children's education. Research indicates that few preservice teachers enter their first classrooms prepared, specifically in the areas of…

  6. Student Teachers' Perceptions of the Effectiveness of Their Initial Preparation

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    Giannakaki, Marina-Stefania; Hobson, Andrew J.; Malderez, Angi

    2011-01-01

    What influences how well-prepared student teachers feel towards working in schools upon completion of their initial teacher preparation (ITP)? In order to investigate this question, we used a path analysis using data from a longitudinal study investigating the experiences of trainee and early career phase teachers in England. The data were…

  7. Evaluating the Effectiveness of E-Learning in Teacher Preparation

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    Chiero, Robin; Beare, Paul; Marshall, James; Torgerson, Colleen

    2015-01-01

    Teacher education struggles with the challenge of preparing and retaining high-quality teachers who can work effectively with all students. While educator preparation is a strong correlate of student achievement, traditional university-based programmes are not available to all potential teachers. This manuscript describes CalStateTEACH, an online…

  8. Empathy Research and Teacher Preparation: Benefits and Obstacles

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    Bouton, Bobette

    2016-01-01

    Teacher preparation is critical in cultivating good teachers, but more importantly in helping teachers learn how to meet the academic and emotional needs of preK-12 students. Teaching and training the socio-emotional trait of empathy is an important skill for pre-service teachers to develop. However, due to the multiple definitions, fields of…

  9. Teacher Leader Model Standards: Implications for Preparation, Policy, and Practice

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    Berg, Jill Harrison; Carver, Cynthia L.; Mangin, Melinda M.

    2014-01-01

    Teacher leadership is increasingly recognized as a resource for instructional improvement. Consequently, teacher leader initiatives have expanded rapidly despite limited knowledge about how to prepare and support teacher leaders. In this context, the "Teacher Leader Model Standards" represent an important development in the field. In…

  10. Teaching, Learning, and Leading: Preparing Teachers as Educational Policy Actors

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    Heineke, Amy J.; Ryan, Ann Marie; Tocci, Charles

    2015-01-01

    Within the current federal, state, and local contexts of educational reform, teachers must be recognized as central actors in policy work, but rarely do we explicitly consider preparing teachers to become policy actors. Understanding these implications for teacher education, we investigate teacher candidates' learning of the complexity and…

  11. National Review of TAFE Teacher Preparation and Development: Discussion Paper.

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    TAFE National Centre for Research and Development, Ltd., Leabrook (Australia).

    A national review of TAFE (Technical and Further Education) teacher preparation and development identified the skills and competencies that will be required of full-time TAFE teachers in the 1990s and those held by present full-time TAFE teachers in Australia. A questionnaire received 594 responses (a 50% response rate). Teachers reported their…

  12. Teachers' Preparation Needs for Integrating Technology in the Classroom

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    Jackson, Barcus C.

    2013-01-01

    School districts across the country are charged with preparing the next generation for competing in a global economy and have spent billions of dollars on technology acquisition and Internet use. However, teachers do not feel prepared to integrate technology in the classroom. To prepare teachers for technology integration, the most common approach…

  13. Vocational Teacher Education: A Survey of Preservice and Inservice Preparation.

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    Pratzner, Frank C.

    In order to measure the preservice and inservice preparation of vocational education teachers, a mail survey was conducted of beginning vocational teachers' perceptions of their competencies and preparation for teaching--especially their preparation for teaching basic skills and special student populations. The survey population included 740…

  14. Controlling air toxics through advanced coal preparation

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    Straszheim, W.E.; Buttermore, W.H.; Pollard, J.L.

    1995-11-01

    This project involves the assessment of advanced coal preparation methods for removing trace elements from coal to reduce the potential for air toxic emissions upon combustion. Scanning electron microscopy-based automated image analysis (SEM-AIA) and advanced washability analyses are being applied with state-of-the-art analytical procedures to predict the removal of elements of concern by advanced column flotation and to confirm the effectiveness of preparation on the quality of quantity of clean coal produced. Specific objectives are to maintain an acceptable recovery of combustible product, while improving the rejection of mineral-associated trace elements. Current work has focused on determining conditions for controlling column flotation system across its operating range and on selection and analysis of samples for determining trace element cleanability.

  15. Teacher Preparation Programs and Teacher Quality: Are There Real Differences across Programs?

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    Koedel, Cory; Parsons, Eric; Podgursky, Michael; Ehlert, Mark

    2015-01-01

    We compare teacher preparation programs in Missouri based on the effectiveness of their graduates in the classroom. The differences in effectiveness between teachers from different preparation programs are much smaller than has been suggested in previous work. In fact, virtually all of the variation in teacher effectiveness comes from…

  16. Troubling Methods-Centric "Teacher Production": Social Foundations in Dance Education Teacher Preparation

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    Risner, Doug; Barr, Sherrie

    2015-01-01

    Preparing dance specialist teachers to successfully educate an increasingly diverse student population highlights a number of challenges within an educational policy landscape characterized by technical production, methods-centric teacher preparation, teacher-proof curriculum, and standardization. The ramifications of these policies have…

  17. Teachers' Basic Knowledge of Reading Instruction: Insights from a Teacher Preparation Program

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    Berkeley, Sheri; Regan, Kelley; Dimitrov, Dimiter; Guckert, Mary; Ray, Sharon

    2016-01-01

    Effective reading instruction is essential for all students, and especially students with disabilities; however, studies have indicated that both pre-service and in-service teachers lack an adequate knowledge of reading. To ensure adequate teacher knowledge, teacher preparation reform advocates suggest purposeful alignment of teacher preparation…

  18. Diverse Teacher Candidates' Critiques of Multicultural/Bilingual Teacher Preparation: Insights and Implications.

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    Barreto, Ramona Maile

    This study examined California's new system of bilingual and cross cultural teacher preparation, its implementation, and teacher candidates' reception of it. The new system, referred to as (B)CLAD, consists of two credentials for preservice teachers and two certificates for inservice teachers: the Cross Cultural Language and Academic Development,…

  19. Teacher Preparation and Selection in Pennsylvania: Ensuring High Performance Classroom Teachers for the 21st Century.

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    Strauss, Robert P.

    This report provides a comprehensive view of teacher preparation, program approval, and teacher selection practices in Pennsylvania and other states. The major premise is that, due to changing student and teacher demographics, Pennsylvania has an opportunity to improve the quality of the teaching force as teachers retire and as Pennsylvania raises…

  20. Cooperating Teachers' Role in Preparing Preservice Special Education Teachers: Moving beyond Sink or Swim

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    Roberts, Carly A.; Benedict, Amber E.; Thomas, Rachel A.

    2014-01-01

    Practicum experiences, a crucial component of preservice teacher preparation, help establish the foundational knowledge and skills necessary for beginning special education teachers (SETs). Preservice SETs need cooperating teachers (CTs) who support preservice SETs in proper emotional development (i.e., feeling like a teacher), who can model and…

  1. High school physics teachers' assessment of student preparation

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    White, Susan

    2013-04-01

    Student preparation can be quite nuanced. Not only have students been exposed to a variety of preparatory classes and outside influences, but students also vary in their commitment and approach to their current classes. We asked teachers to offer their opinions on their students' preparation for physics in a number of areas. The overall picture of teacher perception of student preparation in various domains is shown at right. In each of the areas, more than half of the teachers felt that their students were at least adequately prepared. Almost two-fifths of the responding teachers reported that their students were inadequately prepared to think and pose questions scientifically, and less than 10% of the teachers felts that their students were adequately prepared in this area.

  2. Teacher Preparation in Ethiopia: A Critical Analysis of Reforms

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    Semela, Tesfaye

    2014-01-01

    The purpose of this article is to provide a more comprehensive picture of teacher preparation in Ethiopia on top of a closer scrutiny of current teacher education reforms. In particular, it presents teacher education within the context of policy implementation over the last six decades by highlighting key reforms and how these reforms impacted the…

  3. Preparing Preservice Teacher Candidates to Differentiate Instructional Practices

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    Ochoa, Bianca R.

    2013-01-01

    This action research study focused on how various grouping strategies influenced preservice teachers' differentiation of instruction. The participants included a third grade mentor teacher and three preservice teacher candidates. The candidate preparation curriculum consisted of seminars, daily field-based learning experiences, and ongoing…

  4. Engaging Local Communities in the Preparation of Teachers

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    Zeichner, Ken

    2015-01-01

    The author critiques both major camps in the current debates about teacher education for their lack of attention to the role of local communities in preparing teachers. The current work at the University of Washington, Seattle, to engage local community members as mentors of teacher candidates is highlighted.

  5. Listening to Students, Negotiating Beliefs: Preparing Teachers for Urban Classrooms

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    Schultz, Katherine; Jones-Walker, Cheryl E.; Chikkatur, Anita P.

    2008-01-01

    Learning to teach in urban schools is difficult, particularly when prospective teachers come from different racial, ethnic and/or class backgrounds than their students. The task of urban-focused teacher education programs is to prepare prospective teachers to learn and enact practices that enable them to teach successfully in under-resourced…

  6. Teacher Preparation for Inclusive Education: Increasing Knowledge but Raising Concerns

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    Forlin, Chris; Chambers, Dianne

    2011-01-01

    The role of the generalist teacher is now affirmed as being an important component in the success or otherwise of inclusive education practice. Issues about the effectiveness of teacher preparation for working in inclusive classes have arisen. An evaluation of pre-service teachers' perceptions regarding their preparedness for inclusion had some…

  7. Student Perception of Online Learning in ESL Bilingual Teacher Preparation

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    Daniel, Mayra C.; Schumacher, Gail; Stelter, Nicole; Riley, Carolyn

    2016-01-01

    Current technologies are changing delivery options for post-graduate teacher education. Many practicing teachers who return to school to prepare to educate English learners choose distance learning. This article explores teachers' perceived satisfaction with the quality of online courses, with the collaborative tasks required in these, and the…

  8. Cases for Teacher Development: Preparing for the Classroom

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    Goldblatt, Patricia F., Ed.; Smith, Deirdre, Ed.

    2005-01-01

    With the recent and increasing attention to accountability and standards, teacher preparation programs are more than ever in need of tools that vicariously acquaint future teachers with the difficult situations they will face. This book is the perfect catalyst for this sort of teacher development. The cases encourage students to immerse themselves…

  9. Colorism as a Salient Space for Understanding in Teacher Preparation

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    McGee, Ebony O.; Alvarez, Adam; Milner, H. Richard

    2016-01-01

    In this article, we posit the salience of colorism as an important aspect of race in the knowledge construction and preparation of teachers. Although many more teacher education programs across the United States have begun to infuse aspects of race into their curricula, there is sparse literature about the role of colorism in teacher preparation…

  10. Preparing Teachers for Hispanic Immigrant Children: A Service Learning Approach

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    Bollin, Gail G.

    2007-01-01

    One response to the need to prepare future teachers as multicultural educators is to use service learning with an immigrant population as part of a teacher education program. This article documents the impact of a project that engaged preservice teachers in tutoring struggling young English language learners. Content analysis was used at the…

  11. Implementing Professional Experiences to Prepare Preservice Science Teachers

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    Nuangchalerm, Prasart

    2009-01-01

    In the correlation between professional experiences of preservice science teacher and classroom managerial skills, professional experiences were designed to prepare science teacher in the future. The effects of program were described the result of implementing professional experiences of 67 preservice science teachers. Data were collected by using…

  12. Mentoring: A Unique Opportunity for Liberal Arts Teacher Preparation

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    Egeland, Paul; Eckert, Jon

    2012-01-01

    In an era of specialization and standardization, what might the liberal arts offer to preservice teachers as they prepare for their participation in a demanding profession? The authors posit that teacher education programs housed in liberal arts institutions can provide rich mentoring opportunities for teacher candidates. While faculty in teacher…

  13. Initial Preparation of Secondary Teachers: Implications for Australia

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    Collett, Penny

    2007-01-01

    Observation of secondary art teacher education in the United Kingdom and Australia has revealed a range of differences, including a greater role for schools in initial teacher education (ITE) in UK. The literature reporting on research into preparation of teachers in UK indicates a general satisfaction among students regarding their experiences in…

  14. Parent Teacher Education Connection: Preparing Preservice Teachers for Family Engagement

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    Brown, Amber L.; Harris, Mary; Jacobson, Arminta; Trotti, Judy

    2014-01-01

    This article describes the Parent Teacher Education Curriculum, a Web-based curriculum focused on instructing teachers about best practices in family involvement and assesses its impact on the knowledge and attitudes of preservice teachers related to family involvement. Pre- and post-measures of preservice teacher candidate knowledge of and…

  15. Teacher Preparation: A Survey of Classroom Teachers in A Midwestern State

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    Gartrell, Richard B.; Seiler, William J.

    1976-01-01

    Discusses a survey designed to determine how teachers of Speech Communication and Theater feel about certification standards in relation to their preparation, training and needs as classroom teachers. (MH)

  16. Are Teacher and Principal Candidates Prepared to Address Student Cyberbullying?

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    Styron, Ronald A., Jr.; Bonner, Jessica L.; Styron, Jennifer L.; Bridgeforth, James; Martin, Cecelia

    2016-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine the preparation of teacher and principal candidates to address problems created in K-12 settings as a result of cyberbullying. Participants included teacher and principal preparation students. Findings indicated that respondents were familiar with the most common forms of cyberbullying and its impact on…

  17. Preparing STEM Teachers: The Key to Global Competitiveness

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    American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (NJ1), 2007

    2007-01-01

    Like many sectors in society, the teacher preparation community is working to address challenges the nation faces in relation to global competitiveness. This document highlights institutions around the country that are preparing tomorrow's teachers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Well-known shortages of…

  18. Understanding the 2012 NSTA Science Standards for Teacher Preparation

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    Veal, William R.; Allan, Elizabeth

    2014-01-01

    The purpose of this article is to present the new National Science Teachers Association-Standards for Science Teacher Preparation (NSTA-SSTP). The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) is the new national accreditation organization for programs of education. NSTA collaborates with CAEP to establish content specific standards…

  19. Inclusive Education in Canada: Issues in Teacher Preparation

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    McCrimmon, Adam W.

    2015-01-01

    Inclusive education (IE) is widely adopted in Canadian educational systems. However, few Canadian universities require students in undergraduate teacher preparation programs to complete coursework on the topic of IE, and the few courses on this topic do not adequately prepare future teachers to work in inclusive classrooms with students with…

  20. Preparing Elementary English Teachers: Innovations at Pre-Service Level

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    Zein, Mochamad Subhan

    2015-01-01

    The teaching of English for Young Learners has become a global phenomenon, but many countries are facing dilemma in terms of teacher preparation (Nunan, 2003; Kaplan, Baldauf, & Kamwangamalu, 2011). Indonesia is of no exception. Its pre-service system has not been adequate to sufficiently prepare elementary English teachers with knowledge and…

  1. Teacher Preparation and Student Achievement. NBER Working Paper No. 14314

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    Boyd, Donald; Grossman, Pamela; Lankford, Hamilton; Loeb, Susanna; Wyckoff, James

    2008-01-01

    There are fierce debates over the best way to prepare teachers. Some argue that easing entry into teaching is necessary to attract strong candidates, while others argue that investing in high quality teacher preparation is the most promising approach. Most agree, however, that we lack a strong research basis for understanding how to prepare…

  2. Teacher Preparation and Student Achievement. Working Paper 20

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    Boyd, Donald; Grossman, Pamela; Lankford, Hamilton; Loeb, Susanna; Wyckoff, James

    2008-01-01

    There are fierce debates over the best way to prepare teachers. Some argue that easing entry into teaching is necessary to attract strong candidates, while others argue that investing in high quality teacher preparation is the most promising approach. Most agree, however, that we lack a strong research basis for understanding how to prepare…

  3. Pedagogical Content Knowledge and Preparation of High School Physics Teachers

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    Etkina, Eugenia

    2010-01-01

    This paper contains a scholarly description of pedagogical practices of the Rutgers Physics/Physical Science Teacher Preparation program. The program focuses on three aspects of teacher preparation: knowledge of physics, knowledge of pedagogy, and knowledge of how to teach physics (pedagogical content knowledge--PCK). The program has been in place…

  4. Teacher Preparation for Early Childhood: Special Education in Taiwan

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    Ho, Hua-Kuo

    2014-01-01

    The purpose of this paper is intended to present the current model of teacher preparation for early childhood special education in Taiwan. Documentary analysis was conducted in the study to collect and analyze the obtained data. The main features of teacher preparation policies for early childhood special education in Taiwan could be summarized…

  5. Taiwanese Model of Teacher Preparation for Early Childhood Education

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    Ho, Hua-Kuo

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this paper is intended to present the current model of teacher preparation for early childhood education in Taiwan. Documentary analysis was employed in the study to collect and analyze the obtained data. The main features of teacher preparation policies for early childhood education in Taiwan could be summarized as: (1) The…

  6. Understanding Poverty through Race Dialogues in Teacher Preparation

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    Bryant, Larry C.; Moss, Glenda; Zijdemans Boudreau, Anita S.

    2015-01-01

    This study used critical dialogue within a teacher preparation program to address the dilemma of preparing preservice teachers for educational arenas in which they will interface with students who are socially and economically disadvantaged. Using Critical Race Theory as a lens, the study addressed the following research questions: What were the…

  7. 1992 NCSS Teacher Preparation Standards: Old Wine in New Bottles?

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    Bain, Morton

    1993-01-01

    Reviews "Standards for the Preparation of Social Studies Teachers," published by the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS). Maintains that the document does not vary far from current practice and that it bases teacher preparation on content from history and social science courses. Argues that more emphasis on learning theory and clinical…

  8. Preparation of Social Studies Teachers at Major Research Universities.

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    Dumas, Wayne

    1993-01-01

    Reports on a study of the preparation of secondary social studies teachers at major state-supported research universities. Finds relatively few institutions have followed the Holmes Group recommendations and many continue to prepare broad field social studies teachers leaving them deficient in some social science fields. (CFR)

  9. Alternative Route Special Education Teacher Preparation Programs Guidelines

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    Wasburn-Moses, Leah; Rosenberg, Michael S.

    2008-01-01

    With the proliferation of alternative route (AR) special education teacher preparation programs, many teacher educators are likely to be involved in AR program design and implementation. Unfortunately, few resources have focused on best practices for program developers to prepare the nontraditional participants who typically populate their…

  10. Preparing Principals to Evaluate Teachers. Issue Brief

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    NGA Center for Best Practices, 2011

    2011-01-01

    During the past few years, more than 30 states have enacted legislation to change the way teachers are evaluated. The new laws require the annual evaluation of teachers; typically, multiple evaluations during the school year are required for new teachers. They also require the use of multiple measures to determine a teacher's effectiveness and tie…

  11. Preparing teachers for ambitious and culturally responsive science teaching

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    Seiler, Gale

    2013-03-01

    Communities, schools and classrooms across North America are becoming more ethnically, racially, and linguistically diverse, particularly in urban areas. Against this backdrop, underrepresentation of certain groups in science continues. Much attention has been devoted to multicultural education and the preparation of teachers for student diversity. In science education, much research has focused on classrooms as cultural spaces and the need for teachers to value and build upon students' everyday science knowledge and ways of sense-making. However it remains unclear how best to prepare science teachers for this kind of culturally responsive teaching. In attempting to envision how to prepare science teachers with cross-cultural competency, we can draw from a parallel line of research on preparing teachers for ambitious science instruction. In ambitious science instruction, students solve authentic problems and generate evidence and models to develop explanations of scientific phenomenon, an approach that necessitates great attention to students' thinking and sense-making, thus making it applicable to cultural relevance aims. In addition, this line of research on teacher preparation has developed specific tools and engages teachers in cycles of reflection and rehearsal as they develop instructional skills. While not addressing cross-cultural teaching specifically, this research provides insights into specific ways through which to prepare teachers for culturally responsive practices. In my presentation, I will report on efforts to join these two areas of research, that is, to combine ideas about multicultural science teacher preparation with what has been learned about how to develop ambitious science instruction. This research suggests a new model for urban science teacher preparation--one that focuses on developing specific teaching practices that elicit and build on student thinking, and doing so through cycles of individual and collective planning, rehearsal

  12. Bringing the Teacher into Teacher Preparation: Learning from Mentor Teachers in Joint Methods Activities

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    Wood, Marcy B.; Turner, Erin E.

    2015-01-01

    Studies of mathematics teacher preparation frequently lament the divide between the more theoretically based university methods course and the practically grounded classroom field experience. In many instances, attempts to mediate this gap involve creating hybrid or third spaces, which seek to dissipate the differences in knowledge status as…

  13. Raising the Bar: Aligning and Elevating Teacher Preparation and the Teaching Profession. A Report of the American Federation of Teachers Teacher Preparation Task Force

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    American Federation of Teachers (NJ), 2012

    2012-01-01

    The American Federation of Teachers Teacher Preparation Task Force was established to examine the research on what works and what does not work in the field of teacher preparation as a basis for making policy recommendations. Just as important, the task force considered how best to implement such policy recommendations in a way that takes into…

  14. Comparison of Teaching Attitudes, Teacher Efficacy, and Teacher Performance of First Year Teachers Prepared by Alternative and Traditional Teacher Education Programs.

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    Guyton, Edith; And Others

    1991-01-01

    The findings from this study of Georgia teachers generally support the contention that condensed pedagogical preparation and a supervised internship are a reasonable alternative to traditional teacher preparation programs for persons with degrees in the subject they will teach. (IAH)

  15. Teacher Preparation Practices in Kenya and the 21st Century Learning: A Moral Obligation

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    Kafwa, Nabwire Opata; Gaudience, Obondo; Kisaka, Sella Terrie

    2015-01-01

    Teacher preparation practices are indices used to measure quality teacher besides other variables. Whereas the current teacher preparation is test scores based inclining to cognitive knowledge, a good teacher preparation practices is a holistic development in nature oriented towards character, skills and knowledge. To embed teacher preparation in…

  16. Using Performance-Based Assessments to Prepare Safe Science Teachers

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    Allan, Elizabeth; Shane, Joseph; Brownstein, Erica M.; Ezrailson, Cathy; Hagevik, Rita; Veal, William

    2009-12-01

    Standard 9 of the National Science Teachers Association Standards for Science Teacher Preparation is designed to ensure that science teacher preparation programs provide preservice science teachers with the knowledge and skills to understand and successfully engage students in a safe and ethical manner. This standard contains four components describing science teachers’ legal and ethical responsibilities, appropriate use of instructional materials (chemicals in particular), emergency procedures and safety equipment, and guidelines for proper use of living organisms in the classroom. In this article, we describe the requirements of Standard 9 and provide guidance on assessments that can be used to present evidence for preservice teachers’ competence in each of the four components.

  17. The Development and Validation of a Teacher Preparation Program: Follow-Up Survey

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    Schulte, Laura E.

    2008-01-01

    Students in my applied advanced statistics course for educational administration doctoral students developed a follow-up survey for teacher preparation programs, using the following scale development processes: adopting a framework; developing items; providing evidence of content validity; conducting a pilot test; and analyzing data. The students…

  18. Urban Teacher Residency Models and Institutes of Higher Education: Implications for Teacher Preparation

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    Berry, Barnett; Montgomery, Diana; Snyder, Jon

    2008-01-01

    The Center for Teaching Quality (CTQ), in partnership with the Aspen Institute and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), has been investigating the urban teacher residency (UTR) -- an innovative response to the longstanding challenges of how to recruit, prepare, and retain bright and capable teachers for…

  19. The Challenge to Prepare Teachers to Care in the Current Context: Perspectives of Teachers of Color

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    Rabin, Colette

    2010-01-01

    Teacher educators have a civic responsibility to prepare novice teachers to foster relationships across cultural, racial, and socioeconomic divides. Care ethics acknowledges this imperative and context's role in determining varied meanings of care. The voices of teachers of color can help us to understand the demands of care across differences.…

  20. Innovators in Teacher Education: Diffusing Mobile Technologies in Teacher Preparation Curriculum

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    Foulger, Teresa S.; Waker, Mary L.; Burke, Diane; Hansen, Randall; Williams, Mia Kim; Slykhuis, David A.

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to establish a snapshot of the extent to which teacher educators are preparing teacher candidates to use mobile learning technologies in PK-12 classrooms, with the goal of drawing more teacher credentialing institutions into the conversations surrounding this initiative. We used a questionnaire consisting of open-ended…

  1. Preparing Teachers--The Importance of Connecting Contexts in Teacher Education

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    Adoniou, Misty

    2013-01-01

    Everybody wants quality teachers in schools. How are such teachers developed? In this article a model is presented that describes four contexts crucial to the preparation of teachers: the personal, the university, the practicum and the employment contexts. The ways in which these different contexts can and should work together in the education and…

  2. New Structures and Approaches for Teacher Preparation: Do They Make a Difference in Teacher Retention?

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    Harris, Steven A.; Camp, William E.; Adkison, Judith

    Low initial employment rates and high attrition among teachers are factors recognized as major contributors to the national teacher shortage. This research compared the effectiveness of three teacher preparation methods used in Texas: alternative certification programs (ACPs), Centers for Professional Development and Technology (CPDTs), and…

  3. Best Practices in Teacher Preparation for Urban Schools: Lessons from the Multicultural Teacher Education Literature.

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    Grant, Carl A.

    1994-01-01

    Reviews preservice teacher education literature on multicultural education to discover "best practice" for preparing teachers for urban students. Studies of workshops, courses, programs, practica, and field experiences were analyzed for their attention to race, class, and gender. The article discusses research on cooperating teachers and…

  4. Teacher on Television: New Opportunities for Rural Teacher Preparation.

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    Hoy, Mary P.

    To provide preservice teachers with exposure to a diverse set of observation experiences, a three-year Iowa State University project will beam live television broadcasts from school classrooms to the university. The process will allow small groups and whole classes of preservice teachers to unobtrusively observe and discuss classroom events as…

  5. Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers: The Field Experience. Teacher Education Yearbook IV.

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    McIntyre, D. John, Ed.; Byrd, David M., Ed.

    This yearbook provides educators with current research and practical guidelines for improving the education of teacher candidates and beginning teachers. The book has four sections, each on a particular topic and containing an overview and a response (reflections and implications). The first section focuses on contexts for effective field…

  6. Becoming Teacher Educators: An Innovative Approach to Teacher Educator Preparation

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    Kosnik, Clare; Cleovoulou, Yiola; Fletcher, Tim; Harris, Tiffany; McGlynn-Stewart, Monica; Beck, Clive

    2011-01-01

    This paper describes an initiative, Becoming Teacher Educators (BTE), which is a group for doctoral students who want to become teacher educators. The group is composed of two professors and 12 doctoral students. The various activities in which the group has engaged over the past three years are described. This article brings to light a few key…

  7. Practicing What You Preach: Preparing Teachers for an Interdisciplinary Curriculum.

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    Brough, Judith; And Others

    1995-01-01

    Describes the teacher preparation program at Gettysburg College (Pennsylvania), which integrates various disciplines across its academic program and field experiences. Notes the program's major concepts: reflection, collaboration, and conceptual thinking. (HTH)

  8. Preparing Language Teachers for Blended Teaching of Summary Writing

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    Yang, Yu-Fen

    2014-01-01

    Research on preparing language teachers for blended teaching of summary writing, a mix of on-site and online instruction for college students to grasp the gist of the texts, is scarce in higher education. This study examined the problems encountered and solutions proposed by six language teachers, who altogether instructed 214 college students on…

  9. Graduate Teacher Preparation for Rural Schools in Victoria and Queensland

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    Kline, Jodie; Walker-Gibbs, Bernadette

    2015-01-01

    Graduate teachers' preparedness for working in rural settings are mediated by the development of pedagogical expertise, professional engagement with parents and the community, and broader notions of preparation to teach in rural contexts. The Studying the Effectiveness of Teacher Education (SETE) project is a four-year longitudinal study tracking…

  10. Small College Teacher Preparation Program Evaluations: A Multiple Case Study

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    Saynes, Kathryn

    2013-01-01

    The methods of evaluating teacher preparation programs are becoming increasingly more reliant on student test data. These test data driven formats, however, are not appropriate for small colleges. Small colleges are currently left off the Tennessee Report Card on the Effectiveness of Teacher Training Programs because the colleges did not produce…

  11. Preparing Minority Teachers: Law and out of Order

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    Barnes-Johnson, Joy M.

    2008-01-01

    The inability of American colleges and universities to produce teachers for America's urban classrooms has reached epidemic proportions. This article seeks to describe the legal effects of policies and laws designed to create conditions for highly qualified teaching professionals. Issues germane to the topic of urban teacher preparation and…

  12. Preparing Teachers for Online Instruction with a Graduate Certificate Program

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    Shepherd, Craig E.; Bolliger, Doris U.; Dousay, Tonia A.; Persichitte, Kay

    2016-01-01

    Online education for K-12 students has grown rapidly over the past decade. Approximately four million K-12 students enroll in one or more online courses each year. Because online learning is expanding into K-12 settings, teacher education programs need to prepare preservice teachers to be successful in these areas. This paper describes the design…

  13. Teachers Preparation Using TPACK when Fidelity of Treatment Is Defined

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    Bos, Beth

    2011-01-01

    Teacher preparation for the 21st century deserves a front-end approach to addressing the use of technology in the learning environment. To study the effect of instructing with technology, pedagogy, and content knowledge (TPACK), teachers were asked to apply pedagogical, mathematical, and cognitive fidelity to technology used in an instructional…

  14. Strengthening Clinical Preparation: The Holy Grail of Teacher Education

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    Darling-Hammond, Linda

    2014-01-01

    Efforts to improve teacher education have recently focused in on the importance of well-supervised clinical practice as a critical element of effective preparation. This article outlines the challenges to creating productive clinical experiences for prospective teachers, and identifies strategies that have been found successful in confronting…

  15. Preparing Teacher Candidates for Family-School Partnerships

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    de Bruïne, Erica J.; Willemse, T. Martijn; D'Haem, Jeanne; Griswold, Peter; Vloeberghs, Lijne; van Eynde, Sofie

    2014-01-01

    Previous research indicates that, while parent involvement promotes student achievement, how teacher candidates are prepared to establish family-school partnerships (FSP) is not well documented and the roles of teacher educators are often neglected. Explorative studies including curriculum analysis and focus groups of primary and secondary teacher…

  16. Professionals or Technicians? Teacher Preparation Programs and Occupational Understandings

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    Evans, Lorraine

    2010-01-01

    Teacher preparation is a mechanism of occupational socialization, a process by which novice workers learn the norms and values of the occupation. Traditional education programs housed in schools of education support the ideology of a professional teacher with norms that include a strong pedagogical knowledge base and a gradual induction to the…

  17. Changing Teacher Preparation for California's Changing Secondary Schools

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    Farnan, Nancy; Hudis, Paula M.; LaPlante, Arlene

    2014-01-01

    In this article, the authors describe how one group of California teacher educators has responded to the call for high school dropout rates with new thinking and action in regard to making teacher preparation a key strategy for reducing the dropout rates, raising student academic achievement, and eliminating the pervasive inequities in learning…

  18. The Use of Lego Technologies in Elementary Teacher Preparation

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    Hadjiachilleos, Stella; Avraamidou, Lucy; Papastavrou, Stavros

    2013-01-01

    The need to reform science teacher preparation programs has been pointed out in research (Bryan and Abell in "J Res Sci Teach" 36:121-140, 1999; Bryan and Atwater in "Sci Educ" 8(6):821-839, 2002; Harrington and Hathaway in "J Teach Educ" 46(4):275-284, 1995). Science teachers are charged with the responsibility of…

  19. The Effect of Certification and Preparation on Teacher Quality

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    Boyd, Donald; Goldhaber, Daniel; Lankford, Hamilton; Wyckoff, James

    2007-01-01

    To improve the quality of the teacher workforce, some states have tightened teacher preparation and certification requirements while others have eased requirements and introduced "alternative" ways of being certified to attract more people to teaching. Donald Boyd, Daniel Goldhaber, Hamilton Lankford, and James Wyckoff evaluate these seemingly…

  20. Teaching the World: A New Requirement for Teacher Preparation

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    Kelly, James A.

    2004-01-01

    In this article, the author claims that lack of attention to international issues in our schools stems in part from a lack of preparation among teachers. But that situation is ripe for change, and both teachers and professors are ready and willing to make it happen.

  1. Clinical Experiences to Prepare Preservice Teachers for Mainstreaming.

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    Reed, Daisy Frye; Hill, Ada Dance

    The most suitable vehicle for preparing preservice teachers for work with exceptional children is clinical experience, which include practica, field experiences, internships, and student teaching. Besides giving preservice teachers practical work experience, a well-planned and action-oriented clinical experience develops and modifies attitudes,…

  2. Designing Performance Assessment Systems for Urban Teacher Preparation

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    Peterman, Francine, Ed.

    2005-01-01

    This book presents an argument for, and invites, critical examination of teacher preparation and assessment practices--in light of both the complexity and demands of urban settings and the theories of learning and learning to teach that guide teacher education practices. This dynamic approach distinguishes the authors' stance on urban teacher…

  3. Emerging Trends in Teacher Preparation: The Future of Field Experiences.

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    Slick, Gloria Appelt, Ed.

    This is the fourth in a series of four books presenting a variety of field experience program models and philosophies that drive the programs provided to preservice teachers during their undergraduate teacher preparation. This book focuses on critical issues facing teaching education in the future, in particular field experiences. Major themes…

  4. What's New in Teacher Preparation?

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    Phi Delta Kappan, 2013

    2013-01-01

    Teacher educators have not been sitting quietly by the side as others have demanded changes in teacher preparation programs. Across the nation, scores of efforts are underway to recruit, train, induct, and retain a highly skilled class of professionals for American schools. The stories presented in this article cover just a fraction of the…

  5. Preparing Pre-Service Teachers for Multicultural Classrooms

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    Premier, Jessica Aimee; Miller, Jenny

    2010-01-01

    Cultural diversity is evident throughout schools in Victoria, Australia. Many students are new arrivals from war-torn countries including Sudan, Afghanistan and Iraq. To what extent do teacher training courses in Victoria prepare pre-service teachers to cater for the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) students? This paper…

  6. Recruiting, Preparing and Retaining Teachers for Urban Schools

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    Howey, Kenneth R., Ed.; Post, Linda M., Ed.; Zimpher, Nancy L., Ed.

    2006-01-01

    How can the "revolving door" at the nation's high-poverty schools be slowed down? How can diversity be taught in teacher preparation that relates to teaching and learning? How can teachers learn to use the diverse urban classroom as a rich asset? By focusing on reconceptualizing general education studies, addressing key urban understanding and…

  7. Developing a New Technology Infusion Program for Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers

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    Rowley, James; Dysard, Gina; Arnold, Jackie

    2005-01-01

    Many schools, colleges, and departments of education across America are currently rethinking the manner in which they are preparing tomorrow's teachers to use technology. Responding to new standards established by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the International Society for Technology in Education…

  8. Suggestions for Preparing Itinerant Teachers: A Qualitative Analysis.

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    Luckner, John L.; Howell, Jennifer

    2002-01-01

    Interviews were conducted with 25 experienced itinerant teachers to determine which content and experiences should be included in preparation programs for preservice itinerant teachers of students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Results indicate that changes in course work (e.g., the law and the Individualized Education Program (IEP) process) and…

  9. Considering the Future of University-Based Teacher Preparation

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    Fraser, James W.

    2014-01-01

    In this commentary, James W. Fraser, a noted historian of education, cites examples from several teacher education programs at more than 30 universities partnering with the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowships in various ways. Additionally, Fraser reviews decades of challenges to traditional teacher preparation, looks at some current reforms, and…

  10. Teacher Education Reform in Urban Educator Preparation Programs

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    Banks, Tachelle

    2015-01-01

    The majority of teachers in the United States are of a different race, ethnicity, class, gender, and linguistic dominance from that of their students. Teachers are specifically challenged by a variety of racial and ethnic issues as they enter their classrooms. This paper discusses the importance of educator preparation programs devoting attention…

  11. Using Metaphor in Mathematics Teacher Preparation

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    Noyes, Andrew

    2006-01-01

    This paper reports how metaphor theory was used to explore pre-service mathematics teachers' beliefs about mathematics and the learning and teaching thereof. Furthermore, it outlines how this theory was mobilised to engender self-critique and professional development with these teachers. The core of the paper reports findings from an analysis of…

  12. Linking General Education and Science Teacher Preparation

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    Talanquer, Vicente; Morgan, Del; Maeyer, Jenine; Young, Krista

    2007-01-01

    This educational project involves prospective science teachers in implementing a natural science course for nonscience majors. The model creates a space for nonscience majors to experience learner-centered teaching practices while giving prospective teachers an opportunity to apply their science and science education course knowledge and learning.…

  13. Developing Critical Consciousness through Teacher Leader Preparation

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    Bradley-Levine, Jill

    2012-01-01

    This article presents findings from a qualitative study describing how a cohort of teachers pursuing their master's degree in teacher leadership developed critical consciousness through coursework and the cohort structure. The findings--collected via observations, interviews, and document review--indicate the struggles and conflicts that teachers…

  14. Teacher Preparation in Malaysia: Needed Changes

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    Goh, Pauline Swee Choo; Blake, Damian

    2015-01-01

    The article attempts to present personal views of some changes that are needed to be made within teacher education in Malaysia. It uses one teacher education university as a point of reference to forward concerns. The university remains anonymous as it is not the intent of the article to critique the university but rather to highlight the more…

  15. Teacher Preparation: Not an Either-Or

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    Shuls, James V.; Ritter, Gary W.

    2013-01-01

    In the teacher education debate, one camp argues for more traditional, college of education training, contending that teachers need to understand child psychology, pedagogy and practice before being left alone with students. The other side argues for bringing in people who have deeper content knowledge and less experience. Perhaps these opposing…

  16. Preparing Teachers for the Early Grades

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    Bornfreund, Laura

    2012-01-01

    Too often, early elementary teachers enter the classroom unprepared for the particular challenges of teaching children in grades 3 and under. Many were trained in programs that focused on older elementary grades, even though their license qualifies them to teach children as young as kindergarten. Teachers who obtained their certification through a…

  17. TEACHERS' GUIDES. WORLD HISTORY FOR THE ACADEMICALLY TALENTED. ADVANCED PLACEMENT EUROPEAN HISTORY.

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    AUGSPURGER, EVERETT F.; AND OTHERS

    PREPARED BY TEACHERS AND SUPERVISORS WORKING WITH A 2-YEAR DEMONSTRATION PROJECT, THIS DOCUMENT CONTAINS GUIDES FOR A WORLD HISTORY COURSE (PREHISTORY TO EARLY 20TH CENTURY) FOR THE GIFTED AND AN ADVANCED PLACEMENT COURSE IN EUROPEAN HISTORY (ANCIENT CIVILIZATION TO EARLY 20TH CENTURY). STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO STUDY HISTORICAL ISSUES AND DEVELOP…

  18. Teacher Preparation and Place: An American Student Teacher in China

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    Evans, Elizabeth J.; Johnson, Lisa E.; Gabauer, Lauren J.

    2016-01-01

    A preservice Spanish teacher in the United States is assigned to teach English, her native language, in China. This case study investigates the application of her developing pedagogical knowledge to a radically different teaching environment.

  19. Mathematics Teachers' Development, Exploration, and Advancement of Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge in the Teaching and Learning of Algebra

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    Richardson, Sandra

    2009-01-01

    This article describes experiences from a professional development project designed to prepare in-service eighth-grade mathematics teachers to develop, explore, and advance technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPCK) in the teaching and learning of Algebra I. This article describes the process of the participating teachers' mathematical…

  20. Incorporating Spatial Ability Instruction in Teacher Preparation

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    Sundberg, Sue E.; Goodman, Terry A.

    2005-01-01

    This article provides a picture of the learning environment that is created for the preservice mathematics teacher and how development of spatial abilities can be incorporated into courses for these students. (Contains 3 figures.)

  1. Pedagogical content knowledge and preparation of high school physics teachers

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    Etkina, Eugenia

    2010-07-01

    This paper contains a scholarly description of pedagogical practices of the Rutgers Physics/Physical Science Teacher Preparation program. The program focuses on three aspects of teacher preparation: knowledge of physics, knowledge of pedagogy, and knowledge of how to teach physics (pedagogical content knowledge—PCK). The program has been in place for 7 years and has a steady production rate of an average of six teachers per year who remain in the profession. The main purpose of the paper is to provide information about a possible structure, organization, and individual elements of a program that prepares physics teachers. The philosophy of the program and the coursework can be implemented either in a physics department or in a school of education. The paper provides details about the program course work and teaching experiences and suggests ways to adapt it to other local conditions.

  2. Are preservice teachers prepared to teach struggling readers?

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    Washburn, Erin K; Joshi, R Malatesha; Binks Cantrell, Emily

    2011-06-01

    Reading disabilities such as dyslexia, a specific learning disability that affects an individual's ability to process written language, are estimated to affect 15-20% of the general population. Consequently, elementary school teachers encounter students who struggle with inaccurate or slow reading, poor spelling, poor writing, and other language processing difficulties. However, recent evidence may suggest that teacher preparation programs are not providing preservice teachers with information about basic language constructs and other components related to scientifically based reading instruction. As a consequence preservice teachers have not exhibited explicit knowledge of such concepts in previous studies. Few studies have sought to assess preservice teachers' knowledge about dyslexia in conjunction with knowledge of basic language concepts. The purpose of the present study was to examine elementary school preservice teachers' knowledge of basic language constructs and their perceptions and knowledge about dyslexia. Findings from the present study suggest that preservice teachers, on average, are able to display implicit skills related to certain basic language constructs (i.e., syllable counting), but fail to demonstrate explicit knowledge of others (i.e., phonics principles). Also, preservice teachers seem to hold the common misconception that dyslexia is a visual perception deficit rather than a problem with phonological processing. Implications for future research as well as teacher preparation are discussed.

  3. Are preservice teachers prepared to teach struggling readers?

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    Washburn, Erin K; Joshi, R Malatesha; Binks Cantrell, Emily

    2011-06-01

    Reading disabilities such as dyslexia, a specific learning disability that affects an individual's ability to process written language, are estimated to affect 15-20% of the general population. Consequently, elementary school teachers encounter students who struggle with inaccurate or slow reading, poor spelling, poor writing, and other language processing difficulties. However, recent evidence may suggest that teacher preparation programs are not providing preservice teachers with information about basic language constructs and other components related to scientifically based reading instruction. As a consequence preservice teachers have not exhibited explicit knowledge of such concepts in previous studies. Few studies have sought to assess preservice teachers' knowledge about dyslexia in conjunction with knowledge of basic language concepts. The purpose of the present study was to examine elementary school preservice teachers' knowledge of basic language constructs and their perceptions and knowledge about dyslexia. Findings from the present study suggest that preservice teachers, on average, are able to display implicit skills related to certain basic language constructs (i.e., syllable counting), but fail to demonstrate explicit knowledge of others (i.e., phonics principles). Also, preservice teachers seem to hold the common misconception that dyslexia is a visual perception deficit rather than a problem with phonological processing. Implications for future research as well as teacher preparation are discussed. PMID:20686931

  4. Two-year colleges, Physics, and Teacher Preparation

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    Clay, Keith

    2002-05-01

    In the midst of a teacher shortage no field suffers more than physics. Half of our secondary physics teachers have less than a minor in physics. Meanwhile half of our future teachers start out at two-year colleges with physicists on staff. The opportunity for community colleges to have an impact on K-12 teaching is tremendous. Project TEACH has been honored as an outstanding teacher preparation program. It is a collaboration of colleges and K-12 schools dedicated to the improvement of teacher preparation, especially in science and math. Based at Green River Community College, Project TEACH unites certification institutions, community colleges, and K-12 school districts in the pre-service and in-service training of teachers. Activities of Project TEACH include recruitment and advising of future teachers, field experience for education students, creation of pre-teaching and para-educator degrees, tutoring from elementary school through college, in-service courses for current teachers, and special math and science courses aimed at future teachers. The yearlong interdisciplinary science sequence blends chemistry, physics, geology, and biology in a hands-on inquiry-based environment. The yearlong math sequence covers arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and probability with inquiry-based pedagogy. The programs developed by Project TEACH are being disseminated to colleges across Washington State and beyond.

  5. Digital Natives as Preservice Teachers: What Technology Preparation Is Needed?

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    Lei, Jing

    2009-01-01

    This study focused on "digital natives" as preservice teachers to examine their beliefs, attitudes, and technology experiences and expertise, identify the strengths and weaknesses in their technology knowledge and skills, and explore what technology preparation was needed to prepare them to integrate technology in their future classrooms. Results…

  6. High School Physics Teachers' Assessment of Student Preparation

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    White, Susan

    2013-01-01

    Student preparation can be quite nuanced. Not only have students been exposed to a variety of preparatory classes and outside influences, but students also vary in their commitment and approach to their current classes. We asked teachers to offer their opinions on their students' preparation for physics in a number of areas. The overall…

  7. Teachers' voices: A comparison of two secondary science teacher preparation programs

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    Kohlhaas Labuda, Kathryn

    This dissertation, using cross-case qualitative methodology, investigates the salient and latent features of two philosophically different university-based secondary science teacher preparation programs. Written documents from the two programs and from the Salish I Research project provided the salient data. New teachers' interview transcripts provided the latent data. This study provides the opportunity to hear teachers voice their perceptions of preparation programs. Three questions were investigated in this research study. First, What are the salient features of two different secondary science teacher preparation programs? Second, What are the latent features of two different secondary science teacher programs as perceived by new teachers? Third, How do new secondary science teachers from different programs perceive their preservice programs? The last question incorporates teachers' perceptions of gaps and coherence in the programs and teachers' recommendations to improve their preservice programs. Salient features of the programs revealed differences in the types of certification, and the amounts and types of required course work. Both programs certified teachers at the secondary science level, but only M program certified their teachers as elementary science specialists. Program M required more semester hours of education and science course work than Program S. Although teachers from both programs perceived little coherence between their science and education courses, S-teachers presented a more fragmented picture of their education program and perceived fewer benefits from the program. Lack of relevance and courses that focused on elementary teaching were perceived as part of the problem. M-teachers perceived some cohesion through the use of cohorts in three consecutive semesters of science methods courses that provided multiple field experiences prior to student teaching. S-teachers did not perceive an organized philosophy of their program. M-teachers

  8. Partnerships, Community Engagement, and Teacher Education: Preparing the Community Teacher

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    Gimbert, Belinda

    2010-01-01

    Urban schools reflect their surroundings. Urban areas are becoming characterized by great diversity in race and class as the racial and ethnic makeup of the United States changes. In most urban schools, where the majority of students are minorities and large numbers live in poverty, the teacher attrition rate ranges from 30% to 50% within the…

  9. Arts Integration in Teacher Preparation: Teaching the Teachers

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    Pool, Jonelle; Dittrich, Charles; Pool, Kenneth

    2011-01-01

    This classroom study focused on modeling a hands-on approach for understanding classroom applications of multiple intelligence theory through arts-based integration. Thirty-five preservice teachers enrolled in Educational Psychology classes participated in an interdisciplinary geometry lesson modeling Artful Learning[TM], experiencing an…

  10. Trends in Teacher Certification: Equipping Teachers to Prepare Proficient Readers

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    Rowland, Julie

    2015-01-01

    Ensuring that students are reading proficiently by third grade is a key component of keeping students on track to graduate high school and pursue college and careers. Because of the magnitude of this academic milestone, states typically pursue policies that promote early identification and intervention for struggling readers. However, teachers are…

  11. A Closer Look at Teachers' Assessment of Math Preparation

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    White, Susan

    2013-05-01

    As we saw in the April issue, over 70% of high school physics teachers believe that their students' math background is at least adequate for the course. However, a very different picture emerges when we take a closer look. In the figure at right, we have separated private schools and public schools by socioeconomic status (SES). Although the majority of teachers at both public and private schools described their students as adequately prepared for physics in terms of their math backgrounds, teachers at private schools were significantly more likely to describe their students as very well prepared (23% versus 11%) and significantly less likely to describe their students as inadequately prepared (19% versus 32%). Furthermore, teachers at public schools where students were "worse off" economically were more likely to find their students inadequately prepared than teachers at other public schools. Have a great summer; we will see you in the fall with more data. Susan White is Research Manager in the Statistical Research Center at the American Institute of Physics; she directs the Nationwide Survey of High School Physics Teachers. If you have any questions, please contact Susan at swhite@aip.org.

  12. Contradictions and Tensions in the Place of Teachers in Educational Reform: Reflections on Teacher Preparation in the USA and Namibia

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    Zeichner, Ken; Ndimande, Bekisizwe

    2008-01-01

    This paper examines recent education and teacher education reforms in the USA and Namibia and analyzes two tensions that have been a central part of debates about teacher quality and teacher education in many parts of the world: whether we should prepare teachers as technicians or as reflective practitioners; and whether we should prepare teachers…

  13. A Comparison of Teacher Preparation Models and Implications for Teacher Attrition: Evidence from a 14-Year Longitudinal Study

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    Latham, Nancy; Mertens, Steven B.; Hamann, Kira

    2015-01-01

    This large-scale, longitudinal study examines teacher attrition data from over 6,500 teachers in Illinois over a 14-year period from 1997 to 2010. Attrition rates between teachers who participated in a Professional Development School (PDS) versus students prepared traditionally are compared. The effects of teacher preparation experiences on…

  14. Science Teacher Preparation in a North American Context

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    Olson, Joanne K.; Tippett, Christine D.; Milford, Todd M.; Ohana, Chris; Clough, Michael P.

    2015-02-01

    This article provides a description of science teacher education policy in Canada and the USA. We focus on qualifications and procedures to obtain an initial teaching license, requirements for license renewal, and trends in our respective countries. In both countries, science teacher education is the responsibility of the province or state, rather than the federal government. Because these countries are composed of many provinces/states, each with its own unique characteristics, we focus on general trends, recognizing that exceptions to these trends exist. Our review indicates that science teacher education in Canada and the USA consists of a highly diverse array of licenses, requirements, and programs. While this variability provides flexibility for programs to meet local needs and to create innovative programs, it also creates the potential for teachers to enter classrooms with insufficient preparation. In both countries, multiple pathways lead to certification, many of which have very few science content or science pedagogy requirements. The science content knowledge required of elementary teachers is of concern in both countries. Secondary science teachers have multiple ways to teach with insufficient preparation in science content and pedagogy. The nature of science is notably absent from most science teacher education state and provincial requirements. Innovative program structures with high requirements for science content and pedagogy exist in both countries. Research is needed that compares program structures and requirements to determine their relative impact on teachers' practices. Additionally, much remains to be done to improve the extent to which existing research influences policy.

  15. Preparing Teachers for the Neoliberal Panopticon

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    Webb, P. Taylor; Briscoe, Felecia M.; Mussman, Mark P.

    2009-01-01

    In this article, we critically analyze how neoliberalism, as a political-economic discourse, uses surveillance to produce a stratified student body for economic roles. Panoptic technologies regulate schools and teachers by perpetuating an "ethics of competition" that promote a market mentality of "educational choice" while propagating educational…

  16. Preparing Elementary Teachers for Arts Integration

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    Whitin, Phyllis; Moench, Candice

    2015-01-01

    Professional guidelines for English language arts call for the integration of multimodal literacy in the curriculum (National Council of Teachers of English, 2005). These guidelines are grounded in the belief that all meaning-making systems (e.g., visual, linguistic, spatial) are equally valuable. Each has unique potential that, when used…

  17. Preparing Teachers for Tomorrow: A Constructivist Approach.

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    Damon, Linda; And Others

    A 12-hour curriculum/methods block designed to lead elementary education teacher candidates through a constructivist, integrated model of teaching and learning is outlined. This block is part of a graduate level program that leads to licensure and a master's of Curriculum and Instruction in Curriculum and Instruction called Initial Teacher…

  18. Minorities in a Teacher Preparation Program

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    Bower-Phipps, Laura; Homa, Thomas D.; Albaladejo, Cristina; Johnson, Arlette Mello; Cruz, Maria Cristina

    2013-01-01

    preK-12 settings is a driving force behind the demographic imperative to diversify the teaching professions (Achinstein, Ogawa, Sexton, & Freitas, 2010; Banks et al., 2005). Teacher candidates of color have great confidence in their abilities to relate to students…

  19. Rationale in Choosing a Teacher Preparation Program.

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    Raine, LaVerne; Harkins, Donna; Sampson, Mary Beth

    A study examined students' reasons for, and implications of, choosing a traditional student teaching program or a field-based program of preservice teacher education. The traditional student teaching program and the field-based program were offered concurrently for a short period of time at Texas A&M University--Commerce. Students enrolled in both…

  20. Preparing Linguistically Responsive Teachers: Laying the Foundation in Preservice Teacher Education

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    Lucas, Tamara; Villegas, Ana Maria

    2013-01-01

    It takes teachers many years to develop expertise in the complex set of knowledge, skills, and orientations needed to teach culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students well. The process begins in preservice preparation and continues into the early years of teaching and throughout a teacher's career. This article examines preservice…

  1. Leading Change and Innovation in Teacher Preparation: A Blueprint for Developing TPACK Ready Teacher Candidates

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    Thomas, Tommye; Herring, Mary; Redmond, Pamela; Smaldino, Sharon

    2013-01-01

    When preparing TPACK ready teacher candidates, faculty must incorporate and model TPACK within the teacher education curriculum, which often requires an ongoing change process. But for change to take place we must consider the role leadership plays in the innovation of change. Leaders, deans and department heads must be an integral part of this…

  2. Are You Ready to be a Mentor? Preparing Teachers for Mentoring Pre-Service Teachers

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    Ambrosetti, Angelina

    2014-01-01

    The use of mentoring has nowadays become a predominant practice for the professional placement component of pre-service teacher education programs. Research however has identified that being an effective teacher does not make you an effective mentor. The present research investigated the role of professional development in the preparation of…

  3. Preparing a Nation's Teachers: Models for English and Foreign Language Programs. The MLA Teacher Education Project.

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    Franklin, Phyllis, Ed.; Laurence, David, Ed.; Welles, Elizabeth B., Ed.

    This book provides an overview of the challenges involved in improving teacher education for faculty members, department chairs, administrators, and policymakers. The book includes the concrete experiences of 12 English and foreign language faculty members at different universities who studied their teacher preparation programs. It also offers an…

  4. Preparing Teachers to Work with "Everybody": A Curricular Approach to the Reform of Teacher Education

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    Florian, Lani

    2013-01-01

    This article reports on a curricular approach to teacher education using the ideas in "Learning without Limits" to prepare teachers to enter a profession in which they take responsibility for the learning and achievement of all learners. Key aspects of Scotland's Inclusive Practice Project (IPP) are described and the role of…

  5. 2014 Teacher Prep Review: A Review of the Nation's Teacher Preparation Programs. Revised

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    Greenberg, Julie; Walsh, Kate; McKee, Arthur

    2015-01-01

    Ever so slowly, the United States is taking a harder look at how its teacher preparation schools are improving the quality of the teachers they produce. The signs are everywhere--from proposed federal action to state legislatures and school boards passing new oversight laws and regulations, to a newly marshaled push for stronger accreditation by…

  6. Preservice Teachers' Perspectives of the Emphasis on Stewardship from Their Initial Teacher Preparation

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    Yontz, Brian D.

    2013-01-01

    The stewardship of schools is central to the renewal and preservation of that which is precious in our nation's schools. This study examined perceptions of future teachers as to the degree to which their teacher preparation program emphasized the idea of stewarding schools. In addition this article outlines specific emerging aspects of the…

  7. Preparing Content Area Teachers for Disciplinary Literacy Instruction: The Role of Literacy Teacher Educators

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    Fang, Zhihui

    2014-01-01

    The recent call for secondary reading instruction to move away from a focus on generic literacy strategies to discipline-specific language and literacy practices presents new challenges for secondary teacher preparation. This column identifies some of the roles literacy teacher educators can play in helping address these challenges.

  8. Teacher Education Matters: A Study of Middle School Mathematics Teacher Preparation in Six Countries

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    Schmidt, William H.; Blomeke, Sigrid; Tatto, Maria Teresa

    2011-01-01

    Based on a major international teacher education research project--the Mathematics Teaching in the 21st Century Study (MT21)--this book investigates the pre-service preparation of middle school mathematics teachers in the United States, South Korea, Taiwan, Germany, Bulgaria, and Mexico. The study was funded by the National Science Foundation and…

  9. Teacher Preparation and Language Policy Appropriation: A Qualitative Investigation of Teach For America Teachers in Arizona

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    Heineke, Amy J.; Cameron, Quanna

    2013-01-01

    In this qualitative study, we examined teachers' language policy appropriation in the English-only state of Arizona. Specifically, we investigated teachers who received their professional placement and preparation through the Teach For America organization. We conducted the research in 2010 and 2011, a period when Arizona state language…

  10. Toward Reconstructing the Narrative of Teacher Education: A Rhetorical Analysis of "Preparing Teachers"

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    Bullough, Robert V., Jr.

    2014-01-01

    Drawing on insights from literary critic and theorist Kenneth Burke, this rhetorical analysis of "Preparing Teachers" (2010), a publication of the National Research Council, reveals then critiques' key assumptions that are shaping policies and current reform efforts in teacher education, including changes in U.S. teacher…

  11. The Preparation of Highly Motivated and Professionally Competent Teachers in Initial Teacher Education

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    Tang, Sylvia Y. F.; Wong, Angel K. Y.; Cheng, May M. H.

    2015-01-01

    Education systems around the world need to recruit highly motivated individuals to become teachers and prepare professionally competent teacher education graduates to take up these broadened and deepened roles and responsibilities with a deep and lasting engagement to the profession. This article reports on a mixed-methods study that examines…

  12. Teacher STEM Perception and Preparation: Inquiry-Based STEM Professional Development for Elementary Teachers

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    Nadelson, Louis S.; Callahan, Janet; Pyke, Patricia; Hay, Anne; Dance, Matthew; Pfiester, Joshua

    2013-01-01

    Student foundational knowledge of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) is formed in their elementary education. Paradoxically, many elementary teachers have constrained background knowledge, confidence, and efficacy for teaching STEM that may hamper student STEM learning. The association between teacher preparation to teach…

  13. Recruiting & Preparing Diverse Urban Teachers: One Urban-Focused Teacher Education Program Breaks New Ground

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    Waddell, Jennifer; Ukpokodu, Omiunota N.

    2012-01-01

    This article explores a university's Urban Teacher Education Program (UTEP) and its success not just in recruiting, preparing, retaining, and graduating its students, but in likewise leading to employment and retention as teachers in urban schools. It focuses on critical aspects of the program, including recruitment of diverse candidates,…

  14. Building a Profession: Strengthening Teacher Preparation and Induction. Report of the K-16 Teacher Education Task Force.

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    American Federation of Teachers, Washington, DC.

    The American Federation of Teachers believes that the best way to bring an adequate supply of well-trained teachers into the classroom is not by avoiding collegiate teacher education but rather by strengthening it (by bringing higher quality, greater resources, and more coherence to how teacher education screens and prepares teacher candidates).…

  15. Preparing Future Teacher-Leaders: Experiences from the University of Connecticut's Five-Year Teacher Education Program

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    Schwab, Richard L.; DeFranco, Thomas C.; McGivney-Burelle, Jean

    2004-01-01

    The article discusses the Integrated Bachelor's/Master's (IB/M) Teacher Preparation, a five-year teacher preparation program that integrates coursework, school-based clinic experiences, and university and K-12 faculty in the preparation of pre-service teachers. A major component of the IB/M program is the relationship with selected public school…

  16. Advanced Skills Teachers: Professional Identity and Status

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    Fuller, C.; Goodwyn, A.; Francis-Brophy, E.

    2013-01-01

    The teaching profession continues to struggle with defining itself in relation to other professions. Even though public opinion positions teachers second only to doctors and nurses in terms of their professional status and prestige research in the UK suggests that teachers still believe that they have much lower status than other professions. With…

  17. Value-Added Assessment of Teacher Preparation: Implications for Special Education

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    Gansle, Kristin A.; Noell, George H.; Grandstaff-Beckers, Gerlinde; Stringer, Angelle; Roberts, Nancy; Burns, Jeanne M.

    2015-01-01

    As states move to teacher evaluation that is intended to capture teacher contributions to students' learning outcomes, some states have adopted "value-added measures" to examine teachers' and teacher preparation programs' effectiveness. In Louisiana, the value-added assessment of teacher preparation programs includes students with…

  18. The effect of certification and preparation on teacher quality.

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    Boyd, Donald; Goldhaber, Daniel; Lankford, Hamilton; Wyckoff, James

    2007-01-01

    To improve the quality of the teacher workforce, some states have tightened teacher preparation and certification requirements while others have eased requirements and introduced "alternative" ways of being certified to attract more people to teaching. Donald Boyd, Daniel Goldhaber, Hamilton Lankford, and James Wyckoff evaluate these seemingly contradictory strategies by examining how preparation and certification requirements affect student achivement. If strong requirements improve student outcomes and deter relatively few potential teachers, the authors say, then they may well be good policy. But if they have little effect on student achievement, if they seriously deter potential teachers, or if schools are able to identify applicants who will produce good student outcomes, then easing requirements becomes a more attractive policy. In reviewing research on these issues, the authors find that evidence is often insufficient to draw conclusions. They do find that highly selective alternative route programs can produce effective teachers who perform about the same as teachers from traditional routes after two years on the job. And they find that teachers who score well on certification exams can improve student outcomes somewhat. Limited evidence suggests that certification requirements can diminish the pool of applicants, but there is no evidence on how they affect student outcomes. And the authors find that schools have a limited ability to identify attributes in prospective teachers that allow them to improve student achievement. The authors conclude that the research evidence is simply too thin to have serious implications for policy. Given the enormous investment in teacher preparation and certification and given the possibility that these requirements may worsen student outcomes, the lack of convincing evidence is disturbing. The authors urge researchers and policymakers to work together to move to a more informed position where good resource decisions can be

  19. Changes in teacher efficacy and beliefs during a one-year teacher preparation program

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    Lockman, Alison Schirmer

    This study attempted to further understanding of factors affecting the teacher efficacy beliefs of secondary science preservice teachers, and to develop a model relating teacher efficacy to beliefs about teaching and students. A mixed quantitative and qualitative methodology was utilized in order to track participants' beliefs both broadly and in depth throughout a one-year teacher preparation program. Results from this analysis revealed that preservice teachers at the end of the program had significantly higher personal science teaching efficacy beliefs than at the beginning of the program. No significant difference in science teaching outcome expectancy beliefs was found, although individual preservice teachers did develop alternate beliefs. Teacher efficacy beliefs were directly affected by three of Bandura's four sources of self-efficacy beliefs---Mastery experiences, vicarious experiences, and verbal persuasion---with the influence of each source of self-efficacy information appearing to change during the course of the teacher preparation program. No evidence was found that affective states by themselves had resulted in belief changes, although many of the other experiences were more powerful because they were accompanied by an emotional incident. Connections between teacher efficacy beliefs, beliefs about students, and beliefs about teaching were uncovered, as was the importance of content knowledge and pedagogical content knowledge on a teacher's sense of efficacy.

  20. Developing Socially Just Teachers: The Interaction of Experiences before, during, and after Teacher Preparation in Beginning Urban Teachers

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    Whipp, Joan L.

    2013-01-01

    This interpretive study investigated how 12 graduates from a justice-oriented teacher preparation program described their teaching goals, practices, and influences on those practices after their 1st year of teaching in an urban school. Relationships among these teachers' orientations toward socially just teaching, self-reported socially just…

  1. Ten Years Later: Teachers Reflect on "Perceptions of Beginning Teachers, Their Mentors, and Administrator regarding Preservice Music Teacher Preparation"

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    Conway, Colleen M.

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this inquiry was to examine the current reflections of experienced teachers on their past perceptions of preservice music teacher preparation as documented in the author's previous research. Research questions included the following: (a) How would participants describe their reactions to a present-day examination of 1999 or 2000…

  2. The Learning Assistant Model for Science Teacher Recruitment and Preparation

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    Otero, Valerie

    2006-04-01

    There is a shortage of high quality physical science teachers in the United States. In 2001, less than 50% of teachers who taught physics held a major or minor in physics or physics education (Neuschatz & McFarling, 2003). Studies point to content knowledge as one of the two factors that is positively correlated with teacher quality. However, those directly responsible for the science content preparation of teachers, specifically science research faculty, are rarely involved in focused efforts to improve teacher quality or to create alternative paths for becoming a teacher. What role should science research faculty play in the recruitment and preparation of science teachers? How might teacher recruitment and preparation be conceived so that science research faculty members' participation in these efforts is not at odds with the traditional scientific research foci of science research departments? To address this issue, we have coupled our teacher recruitment and preparation efforts with our efforts for transforming our large-enrollment, undergraduate science courses. This is achieved through the undergraduate Learning Assistant (LA) program, where talented mathematics and science majors are hired to assist in transforming large enrollment courses to student-centered, collaborative environments. These LAs are the target of our teacher recruitment efforts. Science research faculty, in collaboration with faculty from the school of education have established a community that supports LAs in making decisions to explore K12 teaching as a career option. Fifteen percent of the LAs who have participated in this program have entered teaching credential programs and now plan to become K12 teachers. An added effect of this program is that research faculty have developed skills and knowledge regarding inquiry-based and student-centered pedagogy and theories of student learning. The Learning Assistant program has led to increased subject matter knowledge among learning

  3. TBI: Our Teachers Are Not Prepared

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    Bouldin, Kelly V.

    2005-01-01

    A graduate student preparing to teach, who suffered from traumatic brain injury (TBI) that resulted in partial amnesia and learning disabilities when she was a high school student, describes her experience. She illustrates the difficulties she faced in returning to school and recommends strategies educators could use to help similar student they…

  4. Music Technology Partnerships: A Context for Music Teacher Preparation

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    Greher, Gena R.

    2011-01-01

    The intersection of the arts with technology can provide educators with a focus that is more in tune with students' lived experiences, providing a relevant context for the making of meaning. Yet the technological advances of the last few decades have done little to alter the pedagogical practice of most music teachers. Teaching with technology…

  5. Toward Improving the Mathematics Preparation of Elementary Preservice Teachers

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    Cardetti, Fabiana; Truxaw, Mary P.

    2014-01-01

    Research suggests the importance of mathematics knowledge for teaching (MKT) for enabling elementary school teachers to effectively teach mathematics. MKT involves both mathematical content knowledge (M-CK) and mathematical pedagogical content knowledge (M-PCK). However, there is no consensus on how best to prepare elementary preservice teachers…

  6. Preparing New Teachers for Contemporary Middle Grades Schools

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    Edwards, Susan

    2013-01-01

    This article describes the middle grades teacher preparation program at Augusta State University in Georgia. It describes the negotiation between the middle school concept and the standardized testing culture of the local schools as the faculty redesigned the undergraduate middle grades program to adequately address both. Ways in which new…

  7. Teacher Preparation Goes Accountable: The Professional Education Database.

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    Seider, Susan N.; Nemr, Georgette

    Within the current climate of accountability to the public and government sectors, universities must provide clear, compelling evidence of the effectiveness of their teacher preparation programs. To accomplish this, one state university designed and piloted a Professional Education Database (PED) system to document outcomes and provide a basis for…

  8. Technology and Pedagogical Renewal: Conceptualizing Technology Integration into Teacher Preparation

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    Duran, Mesut; Fossum, Paul R.; Luera, Gail R.

    2007-01-01

    Research indicates that, if future teachers are to effectively use technology, their pre-service preparation should employ multiple components. These components include core course work in educational technology, faculty modeling, and clinical experiences. This paper describes and analyzes one model for drawing these three components coherently…

  9. Course Delivery: Keystones of Effective Special Education Teacher Preparation

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    Vernon-Dotson, Lisa J.; Floyd, Loury O.; Dukes, Charles; Darling, Sharon M.

    2014-01-01

    In this review of the literature, the authors examined studies investigating course delivery methods for preparing special education teachers. Ultimately, 17 studies were reviewed using a constant comparative qualitative method of analysis. This analysis led to the emergence of five themes: (a) established needs, (b) effectiveness, (c) logistics,…

  10. Preparing for the Market. Teacher Edition. Fashion Buying Series.

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    Collins, Cindy

    This teacher's guide presents material for a unit on preparing for the retail fashion market. Content focuses on merchandise plans, computing open-to-buy, computing turnover, the components of a model stock plan, and criteria used when selecting a supplier. The guide contains 5 objectives, 6 group learning activities keyed to the objectives, 21…

  11. Preparing Preservice Teachers to Implement Class Wide Peer Tutoring

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    Maheady, Larry; Harper, Gregory F.; Mallette, Barbara; Karnes, Melinda

    2004-01-01

    This study focused on preservice general education teachers who were prepared to use an evidence-based teaching practice and the effects the practice had on their pupils' academic performance. Participants learned to use Juniper Gardens Children's Project's Class Wide Peer Tutoring (CWPT) program through a two-hour workshop and with in class…

  12. Summative Evaluation of the Collaboratives for Excellence in Teacher Preparation.

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    Ruskus, Joan A.; Matson, Barbara S.; Perakis, Steven J.

    This report contains the summative evaluation of the Collaborative for Excellence in Teacher Preparation (CETP). The evaluation emphasizes program impacts in keeping with the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) requirements which drive evaluation and monitoring systems at the National Science Foundation (NSF) and other federal agencies.…

  13. Preparation of Vocational Education Teachers: Areas of Importance and Concern.

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    Hudson, Larry

    This concept paper addresses the preparation of vocational education teachers. Several topics are listed with comments, and, in some cases, supporting documentation has been abstracted. These topics correspond to reasons for the lack of national visibility within Florida as indicated by the 2001 rankings in the U.S. News and World Report that…

  14. Constructing a New Model for Teacher Preparation: A Collaborative Approach

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    Cramer, Elizabeth D.; Alvarez McHatton, Patricia; Little, Mary E.

    2015-01-01

    Legislative changes over the past several decades have led to an increase of students with disabilities in general education classrooms. Although teacher preparation has changed to include more content about diversity and disability, student achievement data suggest that though students with disabilities have been physically included in…

  15. Preparing Teachers for Anti-Oppressive Education: International Movements

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    Kumashiro, Kevin K.; Baber, Sikunder Ali; Richardson, Eric; Ricker-Wilson, Carol; Wong, Pia L.

    2004-01-01

    While theories and recommendations continue to proliferate in the educational research literature on what it means to teach towards social justice and to prepare teachers for such teaching, so do concerns that these theories and recommendations fail to account for the ways that the contexts of teaching--cultural contexts, national contexts,…

  16. A Programmatic View of Portfolios for Urban Teacher Preparation

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    Pugach, Marleen C.; Longwell-Grice, Hope; Ford, Alison; Surma, Maria Andrea

    2008-01-01

    This exploratory study represents an analysis of 15 exit portfolios of students enrolled in a program to prepare teachers for urban schools. Portfolios were analyzed holistically across entries to determine the degree to which students integrated multiple concepts related to teaching in urban schools, including: asset/deficit perspectives,…

  17. Preparing Teachers To Teach Physics and Physical Science by Inquiry.

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    McDermott, Lillian C.; Shaffer, Peter S.; Constantinou, C. P.

    2000-01-01

    In physics, neither courses for majors nor for non-majors provide the kind of preparation required for teaching physics or physical science by inquiry. Indicates that science methods courses cannot help teachers develop the depth of understanding needed for this type of teaching. Offers a practical alternative for special physics courses for…

  18. Texas Driver and Traffic Safety Education Teacher Preparation Guide.

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    Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Curriculum Development.

    This guide contains detailed descriptions of four university courses designed to give basic driver and traffic safety education preparation to prospective driver education teachers. The basic courses are as follows: Safety Education (general safety education concepts with emphasis on nontraffic areas); Driver and Traffic Safety Education I…

  19. Telecommunications: A Strategy for Teacher Preparation and Professional Development.

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    Johnson, Harold A.

    1995-01-01

    This study examined the use of telecommunication networks as a mechanism for professional development, and found that most teachers of children who are deaf/hard-of-hearing are not prepared to use this technology. Training needs are addressed, and an Internet-based telecommunications network that is currently being developed is outlined.…

  20. Taiwan Teacher Preparation Program Evaluation: Some Critical Perspectives

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    Liu, Tze-Chang

    2015-01-01

    This paper focuses on the influences and changes of recent Taiwan teacher preparation program evaluation (TTPPE) as one of the national evaluation projects conducted by the Higher Education Evaluation and Accreditation Council of Taiwan. The main concerns are what kind of ideology is transformed through the policy by means of evaluation, and what…

  1. Who Withdraws from Initial Teacher Preparation Programmes and Why?

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    Hobson, Andrew J.; Giannakaki, Marina-Stefania; Chambers, Gary N.

    2009-01-01

    Background: In recent years, withdrawal from initial teacher preparation (ITP) programmes, in England and elsewhere, has become a cause for concern amongst both ITP providers and policy-makers. Purpose: This paper seeks to enhance the presently underdeveloped evidence base on the causes of withdrawal from ITP and on the characteristics of student…

  2. Preparing Middle School Teachers: Using Collaborative Middle School Field Experiences.

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    Ramey, Linda K.

    Wright State University, Ohio, has developed an undergraduate degree in Middle Childhood Education with extensive content preparation and initial field experiences. Participants complete an undergraduate program in two specialized areas accompanied by 15 hours of teacher education professional coursework and field experiences in urban and suburban…

  3. Studying Teacher Preparation: The Questions That Drive Research

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    Cochran-Smith, Marilyn; Maria Villegas, Ana

    2015-01-01

    This article argues that research on teacher preparation over the last 100 years can be understood in terms of the major questions that researchers examined. The analysis is guided by the framework of "research as historically situated social practice," which emphasizes that researchers' interests, commitments, and social experiences…

  4. "Miss, I Am Not Being Fully Prepared": Student-Teachers' Concerns about Their Preparation at a Teacher Training Institution in Jamaica

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    Roofe, Carmel G.; Miller, Paul

    2013-01-01

    The issue of teacher preparation continues to occupy academic discourse relating to student outcomes and student achievement (Stronge, Ward & Grant, 2011). Research has supported the view that there is an inextricable connection between student outcomes, quality of teaching and teachers, and teacher preparation (Darling-Hammond 2005; Grover…

  5. Preparing Teachers to Support the Development of Climate Literate Students

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    Haddad, N.; Ledley, T. S.; Ellins, K. K.; Bardar, E. W.; Youngman, E.; Dunlap, C.; Lockwood, J.; Mote, A. S.; McNeal, K.; Libarkin, J. C.; Lynds, S. E.; Gold, A. U.

    2014-12-01

    The EarthLabs climate project includes curriculum development, teacher professional development, teacher leadership development, and research on student learning, all directed at increasing high school teachers' and students' understanding of the factors that shape our planet's climate. The project has developed four new modules which focus on climate literacy and which are part of the larger Web based EarthLabs collection of Earth science modules. Climate related themes highlighted in the new modules include the Earth system with its positive and negative feedback loops; the range of temporal and spatial scales at which climate, weather, and other Earth system processes occur; and the recurring question, "How do we know what we know about Earth's past and present climate?" which addresses proxy data and scientific instrumentation. EarthLabs climate modules use two central strategies to help students navigate the multiple challenges inherent in understanding climate science. The first is to actively engage students with the content by using a variety of learning modes, and by allowing students to pace themselves through interactive visualizations that address particularly challenging content. The second strategy, which is the focus of this presentation, is to support teachers in a subject area where few have substantive content knowledge or technical skills. Teachers who grasp the processes and interactions that give Earth its climate and the technical skills to engage with relevant data and visualizations are more likely to be successful in supporting students' understanding of climate's complexities. This presentation will briefly introduce the EarthLabs project and will describe the steps the project takes to prepare climate literate teachers, including Web based resources, teacher workshops, and the development of a cadre of teacher leaders who are prepared to continue leading the workshops after project funding ends.

  6. Preparing Teachers as Researchers in Courses on Methods of Teaching Science.

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    van Zee, Emily H.

    1998-01-01

    Discusses meanings of the term "teacher research," a rationale for preparing teachers to do research as they learn to teach, and ways to educate prospective teachers as researchers. Contains 59 references. (DDR)

  7. Preparing Classroom Teachers to Be Cooperating Teachers: A Report of Current Efforts, Beliefs, Challenges, and Associated Recommendations

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    Baum, Angela C.; Korth, Byran B.

    2013-01-01

    A significant focus in the literature related to the preparation of early childhood teachers is the increasing emphasis on quality field-based experiences. Central to the effectiveness of these experiences is a cooperating teacher who is prepared with the necessary skills to provide prospective teachers with a powerful learning opportunity.…

  8. What Teacher Educators Consider as Best Practices in Preparing Pre-Service Teachers for Teaching Mathematics in Multilingual Classrooms

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    Essien, Anthony A.

    2010-01-01

    This paper reports on an investigation into what teacher educators consider to be best practices in how to prepare pre-service teachers to effectively deal with the challenges of teaching Mathematics in multilingual contexts, and how what teacher educators consider as best practices inform their own classroom practice. Twelve teacher educators…

  9. Preparing Physics and Chemistry Teachers at the University of Arizona

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    Novodvorsky, Ingrid

    2006-04-01

    Beginning in 2000, science majors at the University of Arizona who wish to teach in middle or high schools have enrolled in the College of Science Teacher Preparation Program (CoS TPP). Students in the program take General Education courses, content courses, and science pedagogy courses that make them eligible for teacher certification. Students can remain in their science degree programs, and take the required science pedagogy courses, or they can enroll in a BS in Science Education degree that includes the pedagogy courses, with concentrations available in Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, and Physics. Science educators from six different departments, two permanent Adjunct Instructors, and two Teachers in Residence teach the program's courses. (One of the Teachers in Residence is supported by the PhysTEC project.) Most of the pedagogy courses include field experiences in area science classrooms; the program works with some 115 mentor teachers from throughout the Tucson area, who host preservice teachers in their field experiences. In the first six years of the program, 14 program graduates have been chemistry and physics teachers. This compares to a total of six chemistry and physics teachers produced by the College of Education program in the four years preceding the creation of the CoS TPP. In this presentation, I will describe the unique features of the courses that prospective chemistry and physics teachers take and the field experiences in which they participate. In addition, I will describe how PhysTEC-supplied resources have been used to improve the program, and the ways in which we are assessing the program's success.

  10. Challenges in teacher preparation for school health education and promotion.

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    Smith, Becky J; Potts-Datema, William; Nolte, Ann E

    2005-01-01

    The health education and promotion profession is facing a series of teacher preparation challenges related to the delivery of quality school health education/promotion programmes. The challenges occurring in the United States are also present in a variety of other regions as the education structure attempts to ensure that students receive a sound preparation in health education and promotion during their school experience. The challenges can be categorised into the following areas: Quality and quantity of professional preparation for teachers during their pre-service university training; Need for in-service of teachers already in the K-12 workforce (in the USA grades K-12 are broadly equivalent to ages five to 17 years); University faculty workforce professional development needs; Research to provide baseline data for future standards development. Because there is a direct connection between community and school and parents and teachers at the K-12 level of education, the demand for highly skilled teachers and professional development is playing out at that level much more rapidly than at the university level. The relative isolation of some university faculty and programmes has developed an interesting situation in which many administrators and master teachers at the K-12 level of education have a better grasp and understanding of new teaching and learning strategies and tools than professors at the university level. This has happened at the same time when there is also a shortage of university professors entering school health education/promotion teacher education. This confluence of realities may predicate the need for a radical change in university based teacher preparation in health education/promotion. The overwhelming challenge for many countries including the United States remains the large number of teachers in the current workforce who must be provided professional development experiences. Currently both the National Health Education Standards for K-12

  11. Teacher Preparation for Profit or Prestige: Analysis of a Diverse Market for Teacher Preparation

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    Lincove, Jane Arnold; Osborne, Cynthia; Mills, Nick; Bellows, Laura

    2015-01-01

    With increasing awareness of the importance of teacher quality for student learning, education policy leaders have turned their attention to the nation's teacher training programs as a potential target for reform. One proposed strategy is to increase competition for university-based programs by encouraging new program types. This study examines…

  12. The Place of the Personal: Exploring the Affective Domain through Reflection in Teacher Preparation

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    Shoffner, Melanie

    2009-01-01

    Emotions and emotional states play an important role in learning to teach, encouraging teacher educators to consider the place of the affective domain in preservice teacher preparation. Preservice teacher reflection provides a means by which to constructively explore the affective domain in teacher preparation. This article draws from two…

  13. Preparing Future Teachers for Inclusion Classrooms Using Virtual World Role-Play Activities

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    Mirliss, Danielle Salomone

    2014-01-01

    Teacher preparation programs are exploring opportunities to better prepare pre-service teachers for the realities of managing inclusion classrooms. The ability to manage a classroom while meeting the learning needs of all students is critical to the success of a teacher. Research suggests that a teacher's positive attitudes toward inclusion and…

  14. Reading African-American Literature to Understand the World: Critical Race Praxis in Teacher Preparation

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    Katsarou, Eleni

    2009-01-01

    Teacher preparation programs have come under close scrutiny and teacher educators are being called to shift the center of gravity from traditional approaches to more transformative and urban-focused curricula that will better prepare teacher candidates (TCs) to become effective and caring teachers of diverse pupils, particularly in urban sites.…

  15. Pedagogical Content Knowledge and the 2003 Science Teacher Preparation Standards for NCATE Accreditation or State Approval

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    Hagevik, Rita; Veal, William; Brownstein, Erica M.; Allan, Elizabeth; Ezrailson, Cathy; Shane, Joseph

    2010-01-01

    The "2003 National Science Teachers Association Standards for Science Teacher Preparation" (NSTA-SSTP) were developed to provide guidelines and expectations for science teacher preparation programs. This article is the fourth in a special "JSTE" series on accreditation written to assist science teacher educators in meeting the "NSTA-SSTP". In this…

  16. Alignment of the "2003 NSTA Standards for Science Teacher Preparation" with the NCATE Assessment System

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    Brownstein, Erica M.; Allan, Elizabeth; Ezrailson, Cathy M.; Hagevik, Rita A.; Shane, Joseph W.; Veal, William R.

    2009-01-01

    The "2003 National Science Teachers Association Standards for Science Teacher Preparation" (NSTA-SSTP) were developed to provide guidelines and expectations for science teacher preparation programs. This article is the second in a special "JSTE" series on accreditation written to assist science teacher educators in meeting the "NSTA-SSTP" and to…

  17. Perspective Consciousness and Cultural Relevancy: Partnership Considerations for the Re-Conceptualization of Music Teacher Preparation

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    Burton, Suzanne L.

    2011-01-01

    Strong school-university partnerships yield effective music teachers. However, music teacher preparation curriculum has undergone little reform over the years, resulting in a homogeneous P-12 curriculum. Encouraging preservice music teachers to consider cultural and pedagogical differences holds promise for changing music teacher preparation and…

  18. A Study Examining the Dimensionality of Core Competencies Measure in Teacher Preparation Programs: Challenges and Lessons

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    Kizil, Ruhan Circi; Briggs, Derek; Seidel, Kent; Green, Kathy

    2014-01-01

    The evidence that teacher preparation programs have an impact on teacher quality is often limited. Progress in research on this topic will remain rather limited in its influence on practice until more proximal measures of teacher education outcomes can be established. The dearth of variables to measure the impact of teacher preparation programs on…

  19. [Advancements in dental preparation technique (literature review)].

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    Nemes, Júlia; Csillag, Mária; Fazekas, Arpád

    2002-06-01

    This paper has reviewed the literature on the methods of cavity preparation. The different methods are summarised in Table 1. Nowadays rotary instruments are accepted as standard for cavity preparation. The limitation of using a rotary instrument is the iatrogenic damage to adjacent teeth. Therefore some of the hand instruments remained an essential part of quality restorative dentistry. In order to reduce iatrogenic injury oscillating instruments had been developed. The oscillating instruments change the rotary movement into an oscillating movement and copy the shape of the working tip through an abrasive medium to the tooth surface. The abrasive medium is generally diamond. A new possibility in tooth preparation is the Er:YAG laser. It can be used for both cavity preparation and caries removal. The chemo-mechanical caries removal means the selective chemical softening is followed by the mechanical removing of carious dentin.

  20. UTeach: Secondary Teacher Preparation in Science and Mathematics at the University of Texas at Austin

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    Marder, Michael

    2006-03-01

    The UTeach Program is a joint effort of the College of Natural Sciences, the College of Education and the Austin Independent School District to recruit, prepare and support math and science teachers for the State of Texas. UTeach uses early and on-going field experiences to capture the imagination of preservice teachers and provide a foundation for more advanced pedagogical courses. With over 400 students enrolled and over 80 graduates per year, UTeach is one of the largest programs producing secondary science, mathematics, and computer science teachers in the nation. Most UTeach students are undergraduates, but around 10% are people of many ages with strong backgrounds in mathematics or science who have decided to enter teaching. Hallmarks include: *Four-year degree plans that enable undergraduates to obtain certification at no cost in time or money. *Active recruitment and support including tuition reimbursement, paid internships, personal advising, and guidance by master teachers. *Emphasis on preparing teachers who will be knowledgeable of their discipline, experienced with involving students in scientific inquiry, and practiced in employing new technologies to enhance student learning. *A revised, streamlined professional education sequence drawing on research on learning, standards-based curricula, multiple forms of assessment, and proven strategies for achieving equity and integrating technology into math and science education. *Program flexibility with multiple entry points (from freshman to post baccalaureate), integrated degree plans, and proficiency-based assessment, including the development of individual teaching portfolios. For more information on UTeach, see http://uteach.utexas.edu

  1. How well Are ESL Teachers Being Prepared to Integrate Technology in Their Classrooms?

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    Velazquez-Torres, Nancy

    2006-01-01

    This article reports on the experiences of language teachers with their teacher preparation in the use of learning technologies in Puerto Rico. Three focus group interviews were held with 28 pre-service teachers; 9 in-service teachers were interviewed, and a post focus group interview was held with student teachers after they completed their field…

  2. Special Education Teacher Transition-Related Competencies and Preparation in Saudi Arabia

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    Alnahdi, Ghaleb

    2014-01-01

    Preparing special education teachers to engage in transition services is a critical part of their preparation. This study examined how special education teachers perceive their preparation for transition services in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. A total of 350 teachers participated in this study. Data were analyzed using a two-way ANOVA. The findings…

  3. International Education in Higher Education: A Developing Process of Engagement in Teacher Preparation Programs

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    Ochoa, Alberto M.

    2010-01-01

    This article reviews the collective body of articles in this publication. It provides a brief discussion of the contextual need for global perspectives in teacher preparation programs for preparing teachers to acquire global perspectives. In the process, a number of questions are asked for making international teacher preparation possible. The…

  4. Learning from Action Research About Science Teacher Preparation

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    Mitchener, Carole P.; Jackson, Wendy M.

    2012-02-01

    In this article, we present a case study of a beginning science teacher's year-long action research project, during which she developed a meaningful grasp of learning from practice. Wendy was a participant in the middle grade science program designed for career changers from science professions who had moved to teaching middle grade science. An extended action research experience in the second year of induction proved valuable to her in learning how to modify her teaching to reach her goal, using evidence of student learning as her guide. This article closes with reflections on the value of extended action research within science teacher preparation, particularly early in one's career, and explores the promise for ongoing practice-based professional development throughout a teacher's career.

  5. Grand Challenges in Physics Education Research: Teacher Preparation

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    Heron, Paula

    2015-04-01

    The courses, curricula and programs that produce new K-12 teachers have been the subject of research in the physics education community for many years. In terms of recruitment, curricula, and mentoring, programs and pathways vary considerably from institution to institution. Each program addresses many different aspects of teaching including knowledge of the content and familiarity with best teaching practices. At the same time, even within physics (or physical science) there is a broad range of student outcomes that are considered important, including acquisition of factual knowledge, development of skill with disciplinary practices, and positive attitudes toward the discipline and one's own abilities. Given the broad range of both input and outcome variables it is no surprise that there are very few clear answers about the impact of teacher preparation on teachers, students and society. In this talk I will summarize some of the main findings to date, and identify some areas where much more research is needed.

  6. Advanced Respite Care: Medically Challenged. Teacher Edition. Respite Care Series.

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    Oklahoma State Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education, Stillwater. Curriculum and Instructional Materials Center.

    This curriculum guide is designed to help teachers to provide advanced-level training for care providers who want to work with individuals who are chronically or terminally ill and require specialized care. The curriculum contains seven units. Each of the instructional units includes some or all of these basic components: performance objectives,…

  7. Does Teacher Preparation Matter? Evidence about Teacher Certification, Teach for America, and Teacher Effectiveness

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    Darling-Hammond, Linda; Holtzman, Deborah J.; Gatlin, Su Jin; Heilig, Julian Vasquez

    2005-01-01

    Recent debates about the utility of teacher education have raised questions about whether certified teachers are, in general, more effective than those who have not met the testing and training requirements for certification, and whether some candidates with strong liberal arts backgrounds might be at least as effective as teacher education…

  8. Preparing Teachers for Professional Learning: Is There a Future for Teacher Education in New Teacher Induction?

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    Kane, Ruth G.; Francis, Andrew

    2013-01-01

    Today the quality of teachers is held to be increasingly important yet there continue to be doubts about whether teacher education programs graduate teachers ready to meet the challenges of their initial years of teaching. In some jurisdictions, other agencies (Ministries of Education, school districts, and private providers) are supplementing the…

  9. Reconceptualizing Elementary Teacher Preparation: A case for informal science education

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    Avraamidou, Lucy

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of this case study was to explore the ways in which 3 different informal science experiences in the context of an elementary methods course influenced a group of prospective elementary teachers' ideas about science teaching and learning as well as their understandings about the role of informal science environments to teaching and learning. In order to address this question, data were collected in a period of an academic semester through the following sources: journal entries for each of the 3 experiences, a personal teaching philosophy statement and a 2-hour long semi-structured interview with each of the 12 participants. Open coding techniques were used to analyze the data in order to construct categories and subcategories and eventually to identify emerging themes. The outcomes of the analysis showed that the inclusion of informal science experiences in the context of teacher preparation has the potential to support beginning elementary teachers' development of contemporary ideas about science teaching and learning related to inquiry-based science, the nature of scientific work and the work of scientists, connecting science with everyday life, and making science fun and personally meaningful. These findings are discussed alongside implications for policy, teacher preparation, and research under these themes: (a) addressing reform recommendations; (b) developing positive orientations toward science and science teaching; and (c) constructing understandings about scientists' work.

  10. Advanced Placement Economics. Teacher Resource Manual.

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    Morton, John S.

    This book, in conjunction with the student activities books for macroeconomics and microeconomics, is designed for teaching the Advanced Placement Economics course. The book contains five units for the microeconomic portion and six units for the macroeconomic portion of the text. Along with the many activities are sample multiple-choice questions,…

  11. Advanced Tennis for Coaches, Teachers and Players.

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    Tilmanis, Gundars A.

    This book is designed to help the reader attain a real understanding of the mechanics of tennis. It provides an important link between tennis theory and practice. The book covers activities that develop skills in beginners through advanced tennis and tactics applicable for seasoned players. The author draws upon scientific principles of…

  12. The Abacus: Teachers' Preparation and Beliefs about Their Abacus Preservice Preparation

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    Rosenblum, L. Penny; Hong, Sunggye; Amato, Sheila

    2013-01-01

    Introduction: This article reports on a study of 196 teachers who shared their experiences and opinions related to how they were taught to use the Cranmer abacus. Methods: In February and March 2012, the participants completed an online survey to gather information about their preparation in using and beliefs about computation with the Cranmer…

  13. Preparing Teachers for the Common Core: Aligning Preparation Program Curricula. Ask the Team

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    Paliokas, Kathleen

    2014-01-01

    Implementing new college and career readiness standards, along with readying teachers and students for new assessments, is a monumental undertaking by multiple national, state, and local education leaders and organizations. One critical policy area for states to consider is supports for educator preparation programs to ensure that new teachers…

  14. Preparing the Workforce: Early Childhood Teacher Preparation at 2- and 4-year Institutions of Higher Education.

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    Early, Diane M.; Winton, Pamela J.

    2001-01-01

    Details investigation of characteristics of early childhood teacher preparation programs at 2- and 4-year institutions through a survey of program chairs or directors. Presents findings on faculty characteristics, including racial makeup; course and practica requirements; comparisons between early childhood programs and the institutions as whole…

  15. Are We Turning Our Backs on Teacher Preparation? Lessons from France's System of Teacher Training

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    Berchini, Christina N.

    2013-01-01

    Not surprisingly, in an increasingly neo-liberal context of international competition for educational prestige, conversations about teaching and teacher preparation have taken hold across the globe. Further complicating these matters is that ideas about teaching, learning, and learning to teach cannot be understood or analyzed in a vacuum; that…

  16. Multicultural Teacher Education: Why Teachers Say It Matters in Preparing Them for English Language Learners

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    Kolano, Lan Quach; Dávila, Liv Thorstensson; Lachance, Joan; Coffey, Heather

    2014-01-01

    Numerous studies show that mainstream classroom teachers still remain inadequately prepared to teach diverse students and lack the knowledge base and skills to teach English language learners (ELLs). This has profound implications, particularly in the Southeast, where the rate of school-aged Latino immigrants has grown significantly. Thus, this…

  17. The Use of Lego Technologies in Elementary Teacher Preparation

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    Hadjiachilleos, Stella; Avraamidou, Lucy; Papastavrou, Stavros

    2012-10-01

    The need to reform science teacher preparation programs has been pointed out in research (Bryan and Abell in J Res Sci Teach 36:121-140, 1999; Bryan and Atwater in Sci Educ 8(6):821-839, 2002; Harrington and Hathaway in J Teach Educ 46(4):275-284, 1995). Science teachers are charged with the responsibility of incorporating both cognitive and non-cognitive parameters in their everyday teaching practices. This often results in their reluctance to teach science because they often lack disciplinary and/or pedagogical expertise required to promote science learning. The purpose of this study is to propose an alternative instructional approach in which Lego vehicles were used as a tool to promote pre-service elementary teachers' development and to examine whether there are non-cognitive parameters that promote or obstruct them from using Lego Technologies as a teaching tool. The context of the study was defined by a teacher preparation program of a private university in a small Mediterranean country. A sample of 28 pre-service elementary teachers, working in five 5-6-member groups were involved in scientific inquiries, during which they had to use vehicles in order to solve scientific problems related to concepts such as gear functioning, force, and motion. The nature of their cognitive engagement in the scientific inquiry process, non-cognitive parameters contributing to their cognitive engagement, and the impact of their involvement in the process on their development were examined through qualitative analysis of pre- and post-inquiry interviews, presentations of their solutions to the scientific problems and of their personal reflective journals.

  18. Teacher Preparation Programs and District/School Supports for Deaf Education Teachers: A Survey of Beginning Teachers

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    Peneston, Dee Anne

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between deaf education teachers' perceptions of preparedness and their learning experiences in preparation programs and districts' and schools' supports they receive during beginning years of teaching. Additionally, this study provides suggestions regarding what colleges and…

  19. Preparing Teachers to Teach Earth Science: Resources for Geoscience Faculty

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    Anderson, J. L.; Bezanson, C.; Moosavi, S. C.; Reynolds, D.; Manduca, C. A.

    2005-12-01

    Currently in the United States, there is a major push toward improving science education throughout all levels of education. While physics, biology, and chemistry are the three common sciences taught in high school, how, when and if Earth science is taught in our nation's schools varies greatly from region to region. Earth science topics are commonly incorporated into physics, chemistry, and biology classrooms and taught by teachers who may have never taken more than an introductory geoscience course. These teachers are often highly motivated to increase their understanding of the Earth sciences and need appropriate professional development opportunities in order to do so. In addition, many future elementary and middle school Earth science teachers take introductory geoscience courses in college. For these reasons, geoscience faculty play an active role in helping to educate future Earth science teachers. As part of the Digital Library for Earth System Education, the Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College has developed a "Preparing Teachers to Teach Earth Science" website (http://serc.carleton.edu/teacherprep/). At this site geoscience faculty can learn more about supporting Earth science teachers both during their pre-service training in college, and as their careers progress through professional development opportunities. The website contains background materials and information about the necessity for geoscience faculty to get involved in supporting Earth science teachers, as well as recent science education reform initiatives. In addition, the site contains examples of geoscience courses serving pre-service teachers and Earth science professional development programs throughout the country linked to descriptions of their design and implementation. The website content draws heavily on material presented at the 2003 AGU/NAGT workshop "Developing the Earth Science Teacher Workforce: The Role of Geoscience Departments and Introductory Courses

  20. Research Experiences in Teacher Preparation: Effectiveness of the Green Bank preservice teacher enhancement program

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    Hemler, Debra A.

    1997-11-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of the preservice teacher component of the Research Experiences in Teacher Preparation (RETP) project aimed at enhancing teacher perceptions of the nature of science, science research, and science teaching. Data was collected for three preservice teacher groups during the three phases of the program: (I) a one week institute held at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, West Virginia where teachers performed astronomy research using a 40 foot diameter radio telescope; (II) a secondary science methods course; and (III) student teaching placements. Four Likert-type instruments were developed and administered pre and post-institute to assess changes in perceptions of science, attitudes toward research, concerns about implementing research in the classroom, and evaluation of the institute. Instruments were re-administered following the methods course and student teaching. Observations of classroom students conducting research were completed for seven preservice teacher participants in their student teaching placements. Analysis, using t-tests, showed a significant increase in preservice teachers perceptions of their ability to do research. Preservice teachers were not concerned about implementing research in their placements. No significant change was measured in their understanding of the nature of science and science teaching. Concept maps demonstrated a significant increase in radio astronomy content knowledge. Participants responded that the value of institute components, quality of the research elements, and preparation for implementing research in the classroom were "good" to "excellent". Following the methods course (Phase II) no significant change in their understanding of the nature of science or concerns about implementing projects in the classroom were measured. Of the 7 preservice teachers who were observed implementing research projects, 5 projects were consistent with the Green

  1. 2014 State Teacher Policy Yearbook: Are New Teachers Being Prepared for College- and Career-Readiness Standards? National Summary

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    2014-01-01

    Since most states adopted college- and career-readiness standards, about one million new teachers have graduated from teacher preparation programs in the United States. With five years lead time on incorporating new standards into policy and practice, this year the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) has expanded its policy analysis to…

  2. Special Education Teacher Education Teacher Preparation: An Ecological Approach to Professional Knowledge of Special Education and Teaching Practices

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    Schumacher, Deborah

    2011-01-01

    This dissertation takes an ecological perspective by focusing on the interactions of program features, setting and people to examine factors in how teachers develop knowledge of special education and teacher practices, using a large graduate level special education preparation program for study. Scores on state teacher licensure tests are used as…

  3. Year One Implications of a Teacher Performance Assessment's Impact on Multicultural Education across a Secondary Education Teacher Preparation Program

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    Liu, Laura B.; Milman, Natalie B.

    2013-01-01

    This case study examines the impact of the 1-year implementation of a state-mandated, standardized teacher performance assessment (TPA) on a faculty's infusion of multicultural education across a secondary education teacher preparation program. Findings show that faculty and teacher candidate (TC) perceptions predominantly concluded that the TPA…

  4. Preparing for Multicultural Schools: Teacher Candidates Dialogue Online with Teachers from Egypt, Japan, Ghana, and the U.S.

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    Lacina, Jan Guidry; Sowa, Patience

    2005-01-01

    The divergence between a predominately White teacher education population and a diverse public school system poses this question: how do universities best prepare teacher candidates to teach children of racially and linguistically different backgrounds than their own? Teacher education programs have addressed this issue in a variety of ways, such…

  5. Does One Size Fit All? The Induction Experience of Beginning Science Teachers from Different Teacher-Preparation Programs

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    Roehrig, Gillian H.; Luft, Julie A.

    2006-01-01

    The number of induction programs available to teachers is increasing rapidly, and by necessity these programs are designed to meet the needs of all teachers regardless of their preparation and academic background. This study examines the impact of a science-focused induction program on secondary science teachers from different preparation…

  6. African-American English: Teacher Beliefs, Teacher Needs and Teacher Preparation Programs

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    Gupta, Abha

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this descriptive study was to investigate elementary school teachers' self-perceived beliefs regarding African-American English (AAE), and their professional preparedness to address linguistic needs of AA students in the classrooms. The findings revealed three central issues: (1) teachers had limited understanding of the linguistic…

  7. Continuing Education for Teacher Educators; Advanced-Level Workshops. Report of a Task Force Meeting (Tokyo, March 13-25, 1976).

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    United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and Oceania.

    The Task Force Meeting on Advanced-Level Workshops for Teacher-Educators, held in Tokyo, examined the preparation of teachers for innovative education in the developing Asian region. Asian educators reported innovative practices and experiences in their own countries. Some major concerns: democratization of education; providing access to…

  8. Teacher Education Preparation Program for the 21st Century. Which Way Forward for Kenya?

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    Katitia, David Melita Ole

    2015-01-01

    Teacher quality is always cited as the most significant efficiency of teacher preparation programs. This paper discusses the aspects of Teacher education factor that influences student achievement. There has always been an increased interest in examining the preparation program for the 21st century in Kenya and recommending the way forward for our…

  9. Community Colleges and Teacher Preparation: Roles, Issues and Opportunities. Issue Paper

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    Coulter, Tricia; Vandal, Bruce

    2007-01-01

    The role of community colleges in preparing the next generation of teachers in U.S. classrooms continues to evolve. In many states, community colleges are no longer playing an informal or tangential role in teacher preparation and instead are becoming critical leaders in efforts to develop a pool of highly effective teachers for states and regions…

  10. The M/M Center: Meeting the Demand for Multicultural, Multilingual Teacher Preparation

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    Wong, Pia Lindquist; Murai, Harold; Berta-Avila, Margarita; William-White, Lisa; Baker, Susan; Arellano, Adele; Echandia, Adriana

    2007-01-01

    The Multilingual/Multicultural Teacher Preparation Center (M/M Center), a teacher preparation program offered by the Bilingual/Multicultural Education Department (BMED) at California State University, Sacramento, is entering its third decade of operation. The M/M Center was established by a group of progressive teacher educators, most with a…

  11. Choosing to Include Gay Issues in Early Childhood Teacher Preparation Coursework: One Professor's Journey

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    Wolfe, Randi B.

    2006-01-01

    If preservice teachers are to be capably prepared to meet the challenges of classroom and community diversity, teacher educators have a responsibility to address the full range of diversity issues in teacher preparation coursework, despite controversial or political overtones that may exist. Among these issues is that of considering and responding…

  12. Pioneer Mentoring in Teacher Preparation: From the Voices of Women Religious.

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    Keating, Kevina; Traviss, Mary Peter

    This book includes the observations of educational leaders and classroom teachers within religious institutions recognized as pioneers in implementing a teacher preparation model that has prepared thousands of Catholic school teachers nationwide. It is based on a study that interviewed 60 women religious belonging to 12 religious institutions that…

  13. Optimizing Teacher Preparation Loan Forgiveness Programs: Variables Related to Perceived Influence

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    Liou, Pey-Yan; Lawrenz, Frances

    2011-01-01

    This research used multilevel modeling to investigate the perceived effect of a teacher preparation loan forgiveness program on recruiting science and mathematics majors to become teachers and teach in high-need schools. The study investigated how and which personal perceptions, characteristics, and teacher preparation program variables influenced…

  14. Students with Disabilities in General Education Classrooms: Implications for Teacher Preparation Programs

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    Goldstein, Peggy; Warde, Beverly; Rody, Carla

    2013-01-01

    Given federal mandates, public school districts have adopted inclusive practices with the expectation that general education teachers can accommodate students with disabilities. For teacher preparation programs to prepare future teachers for this reality, it is important to understand the composition of a "typical" general education…

  15. Preparing Culturally Responsive Literacy Teachers: Investigations of Whiteness in a Literacy Methods Course

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    Royster, Kelly Berghoff

    2013-01-01

    Teacher education programs across the United States must prepare teachers who have the content area knowledge, pedagogical expertise, and cultural competence needed to teach an increasingly diverse student population. One consistent suggestion for programs committed to preparing culturally responsive teachers is to incorporate investigations of…

  16. Embracing a Common Focus: A Framework for Middle Level Teacher Preparation

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    Faulkner, Shawn A.; Howell, Penny B.; Cook, Chris M.

    2013-01-01

    As more and more states make a commitment to specialized middle level teacher preparation, teacher education programs across the country must make the necessary adjustments to ensure middle level teachers are prepared to be successful. Unfortunately, individual state and institutional requirements often make this challenging and can result in…

  17. The Preparation of Teacher Candidates for K-12 Online Learning Environments: A Case Study

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    Williams, Nicole V.

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to determine how teacher education programs may better prepare teacher candidates to teach in K-12 online learning environments. The primary research question addressed was: What specific knowledge, skills, and dispositions should teacher education programs include in their curriculum to better prepare teacher…

  18. Exploring Bi-Cultural Awareness through Outdoor Education in Preservice Physical Education Teacher Preparation

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    Brawdy, Paul J.

    2004-01-01

    This paper focuses on the use of outdoor-based experiential learning in an undergraduate physical education teacher preparation program to develop a culturally-sensitive pedagogy for work with children from different cultures. Applying the six-stage process for becoming a bi-cultural teacher (Klug & Whitfield, 2003), teacher preparation students…

  19. Bridging Bilingual and Special Education: Opportunities for Transformative Change in Teacher Preparation Programs

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    Ochoa, Alberto M.; Brandon, Regina R.; Cadiero-Kaplan, Karen; Ramírez, Pablo C.

    2014-01-01

    This article reports on the design and performance of ALAS (Acquisition of Language Skills and Academic Literacy) Teacher Education Project designed to bridge Biliteracy and Special Education teacher preparation. ALAS was designed by faculty in two higher education departments engaged in teacher preparation to respond to California's need for…

  20. Rethinking the Preparation of HPE Teachers: Ruminations on Knowledge, Identity, and Ways of Thinking

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    Tinning, Richard

    2004-01-01

    This paper explores assumptions about essential knowledge in degree programs that have traditionally prepared teachers of physical education, and discusses the question of what sort of teacher education is necessary or desirable to prepare teachers for the new Health & Physical Education (HPE) key learning area. I argue that the curriculum of the…

  1. Elementary Science Methods Courses and the "National Science Education Standards": Are We Adequately Preparing Teachers?

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    Smith, Leigh K.; Gess-Newsome, Julie

    2004-01-01

    Despite the apparent lack of universally accepted goals or objectives for elementary science methods courses, teacher educators nationally are autonomously designing these classes to prepare prospective teachers to teach science. It is unclear, however, whether science methods courses are preparing teachers to teach science effectively or to…

  2. Preservice Teacher Preparation for Common Core Standards and Assessments: A Pilot Study

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    Pae, Holly; Freeman, Greta G.; Wash, Pamela D.

    2014-01-01

    Teacher preparation programs face great challenges in ensuring their graduates are prepared for the demands of today's classrooms. The authors explore how teacher accountability has evolved based upon federal legislation leading to adoption of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Recognizing that future teachers will be held accountable…

  3. So What Type of Teachers Are They? Graduates of a PDS Teacher Preparation Program 3-6 Years Later.

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    Ross, Flynn

    This study examines one outcome of the Professional Development School (PDS) model - the preparation of beginning teachers - documenting the relationship between participation in a PDS teacher preparation program and subsequent teaching practices. Five graduates of one PDS program who had taught for 3-6 years in non-PDS K-12 schools completed four…

  4. Community Insiders as Justice-Oriented Teachers: Creating New Educators through a Collaborative Approach to Teacher Preparation

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    Madda, Christina L.; Skinner, Elizabeth A.; Schultz, Brian D.

    2012-01-01

    In this article, we argue that preparing and maintaining a cadre of culturally responsive teachers is critical to improving urban education and achieving educational equity. We discuss a collaborative, social-justice-oriented approach to teacher preparation committed to developing a stable and effective teaching force reflective of the student…

  5. Program Standards for the Initial Preparation of Social Studies Teachers. National Standards for Social Studies Teachers. Volume II. 2004 Revision

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    National Council for the Social Studies, 2004

    2004-01-01

    This document is intended to be used: (1) By institutions that prepare teachers to assess the quality of their teacher preparation programs for licensure (or certification) in comprehensive social studies and/or the individual disciplines of history, geography, civics and government, economics, and psychology; and (2) By National Council for the…

  6. "I Think Everybody Is Afraid of the Unknown": Early Childhood Teachers Prepare for Mainstreaming.

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    Volk, Dinah; Stahlman, Judy I.

    1994-01-01

    Presents a developmental perspective on the preparation of early childhood teachers to work in settings where children with handicaps are mainstreamed, focusing specifically on the affective development of teachers. Suggests methods for teacher educators, center directors, and teachers themselves to use in this process. (MDM)

  7. Investigating Effective Teaching Methods for a Place-Based Teacher Preparation in a Rural Community

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    Ajayi, Lasisi

    2014-01-01

    In this article, I argue for the need to improve teacher preparation (TP) courses for elementary education student teachers to teach English-language arts (ELA). In particular, these TP programs need to support student teachers in delivering culturally responsive pedagogy within rural classrooms. Twenty-three student teachers participated in this…

  8. An Evaluation of a 4-8 Mathematics Teacher Preparation Program at a Large State Institution in Texas

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    Lim, Woong

    2011-01-01

    This study provided a springboard for future teacher preparation evaluation studies by examining the 4-8 mathematics teacher preparation component of the teacher preparation program at a large state institution in Texas. The research questions for this study were: (1) To what extent is the 4-8 mathematics teacher preparation program consistent…

  9. In-Service Teacher Preparation of French Graduate Assistants: Design and Evaluation

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    Gilbert, Claire; McArthur, James

    1975-01-01

    An in-service teacher preparation program for graduate teaching assistants in French is described. Evaluation of the effectiveness of the program and conclusions about its contribution to theories of teacher training methodology are discussed. (PMP)

  10. Special Education Teacher Preparation and Service Delivery in a Developing Country: Indonesia.

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    Carpenter, Robert L.

    1987-01-01

    A discussion of special education teacher preparation and service delivery in Indonesia considers the social, economic, and historical settings; health care and the prevalence of handicaps; special teacher education; special education schools; and future plans and problems. (CB)

  11. Preparing Teachers to Teach in Rural Schools. Issues & Answers. REL 2008-No. 045

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    Barley, Zoe A.; Brigham, Nancy

    2008-01-01

    The Central Region states have greater percentages of rural students and schools than the U.S. average. This report describes how nine teacher preparation programs in the region prepare their graduates for teaching positions in rural settings. The study found that, of 120 institutions in the Central Region that offer teacher preparation, only 17…

  12. A Case Study of Multicultural Infusion across a Teacher Preparation Program in Secondary Education

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    Liu, Laura Blythe

    2010-01-01

    This qualitative case study examined how faculty of a U.S. teacher preparation program in secondary education infused multicultural education across a program in preparing teacher candidates (TCs) to teach diverse student populations, and how TCs responded to this preparation. Conducted from a constructivist perspective, this study involved…

  13. Moral Literacy through Two Lenses: Pre-Service Teachers' Preparation for Character Education

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    Rizzo, Kelly; Bajovic, Mira

    2016-01-01

    In this paper, we explored how well prepared pre-service teacher candidates are to develop moral literacy. With the mandate in Ontario schools to deliver character education, we were intrigued by the question: How well prepared are teacher candidates to deliver on this requirement based on preservice preparation and the realities of classroom…

  14. Honoring Voices from Beginning Special Educators for Making Changes in Teacher Preparation

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    Conderman, Greg; Johnston-Rodriguez, Sarah; Hartman, Paula; Walker, David

    2013-01-01

    Through a mixed-methods study, teacher educators investigated recent graduates' perceptions of their preparation program. Beginning special education teachers completed surveys and indicated (a) their level of preparation and confidence associated with 25 core competencies, (b) the most beneficial components of their preparation program, (c)…

  15. Preparing Teachers to Use GIS: The Impact of a Hybrid Professional Development Program on Teachers' Use of GIS

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    Moore, Steven; Haviland, Don; Moore, William; Tran, Michael

    2016-08-01

    This article reports the findings of a 3-year study of a hybrid professional development program designed to prepare science and mathematics teachers to implement GIS in their classrooms. The study was conducted as part of the CoastLines Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers project funded by the National Science Foundation. Three cohorts of teachers participated in the program, with each participant receiving 40 h of synchronous online instruction and 80 h of in-person instruction and support over an 8-month period. Data from surveys of participants both before and after the program were analyzed using correlation, ordinary least squares, and ordered logit regression analyses. The analyses revealed increases in the self-reported frequency of GIS use and enhanced feelings of preparation, competence, community, and comfort with respect to using GIS for instruction. A composite index of all impact variables was positively influenced as well. The statistical analyses found a strong relationship between self-reported feelings of preparation and use of GIS. Some support was found for the idea that feelings of competence, community, and comfort were related to the teachers' sense of preparation. The findings suggest that a robust hybrid model of teacher professional development can prepare teachers to use GIS in their classrooms. More research is needed to understand how hybrid models influence the sociopsychological and other dimensions that support teachers' feelings of preparation to implement GIS.

  16. Computers and Hot Potatoes: Starch for Teacher Preparation Diets.

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    Johnson, Jerry

    1984-01-01

    Computers present a problem for mathematics teachers that may be solved through teacher education programs. Classroom teachers should be competent in programing languages, exploring software, and understanding the emphasis of computers in the mathematics curriculum. (DF)

  17. Values and Beliefs Related to Diversity amongst Students Being Prepared as Teachers

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    Nyberg, Julia

    2013-01-01

    The belief that all children can succeed is an important attribute of successful teachers of diverse student populations (Ladson-Billings, 1994). NCATE specifies that teacher education programs must prepare preservice teacher education students with dispositions associated with diversity, including this belief that all students can learn (NCATE,…

  18. Premenarcheal Mexican Girls' and Their Teachers' Perceptions of Preparation Students Receive about Menstruation at School.

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    Marvan, Luisa; Bejarano, Janett

    2005-01-01

    This survey explored how fifth-grade Mexican premenarcheal girls (N = 80) and their teachers (N = 16) view the preparation students receive about menstruation at school. The most discussed topics in class included hygiene and body functions. The main discrepancies between girls and teachers were as follows: (a) more teachers than girls reported…

  19. Are Elementary School Teachers Prepared to Tackle Bullying? A Pilot Study

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    Oldenburg, Beau; Bosman, Rie; Veenstra, René

    2016-01-01

    The aim of this pilot study was to investigate to what extent elementary school teachers were prepared to tackle bullying. Interview data from 22 Dutch elementary school teachers (M[subscript age]?=?43.3, 18 classrooms in eight schools) were combined with survey data from 373 students of these teachers (M age?=?10.7, grades 3-6, ages 8- to…

  20. Learning in Context: Technology Integration in a Teacher Preparation Program Informed by Situated Learning Theory

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    Bell, Randy L.; Maeng, Jennifer L.; Binns, Ian C.

    2013-01-01

    This investigation explores the effectiveness of a teacher preparation program aligned with situated learning theory on preservice science teachers' use of technology during their student teaching experiences. Participants included 26 preservice science teachers enrolled in a 2-year Master of Teaching program. A specific program goal was to…

  1. WebQuests and Collaborative Learning in Teacher Preparation: A Singapore Study

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    Yang, Chien-Hui; Tzuo, Pei-Wen; Komara, Cecile

    2011-01-01

    This research project aimed to introduce WebQuests to train special education preservice teachers in Singapore. The following research questions were posed: (1) Does the use of WebQuests in teacher preparation promote special education teacher understanding on Universal Design for Learning in accommodating students with diverse learning needs? (2)…

  2. Focusing on Reflective Practice: Reconsidering Field Experiences for Urban Teacher Preparation

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    Kalchman, Mindy

    2015-01-01

    The traditional structure of field experiences poses a dilemma for urban teacher preparation. Research shows that teachers of low-income, urban students often have negative beliefs about, and attitudes towards, their students. Yet, large numbers of cooperating teachers are routinely utilized as mentors in urban classrooms. This practice…

  3. Pre-Service Science Teacher Preparation in China: Challenges and Promises

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    Liu, Enshan; Liu, Cheng; Wang, Jian

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of this article was to present an overview of pre-service science teacher preparation in China, which is heavily influenced by Chinese tradition, Confucianism, and rapid social and economic development. The policies, science teacher education systems and related programs jointly contribute to producing enough science teachers for…

  4. Postglobal Teacher Preparation: Border Thinking along the Global South through International Cross-Cultural Experiences

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    Rahatzad, Jubin; Sasser, Hannah L.; Phillion, JoAnn; Karimi, Nastaran; Deng, Yuwen; Akiyama, Reiko; Sharma, Suniti

    2013-01-01

    Preservice teachers' international cross-cultural experiences can provide opportunities for the exploration of epistemic frontiers. In this article we suggest that postglobal teacher preparation take a critically reflective approach that engages preservice teachers in border thinking, which allows for other ways of knowing while studying abroad.…

  5. Understanding Field Experiences in Traditional Teacher Preparation Programs in Missouri. REL 2016-145

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    Meyer, Stephen J.

    2016-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to describe the characteristics of field experiences in traditional teacher preparation programs completed by first-year teachers in Missouri and how experiences vary by teaching certificate type. This descriptive study is based on data from a survey administered in early 2015 to first-year teachers in Missouri public…

  6. Pedagogical Shift in the Twenty-First Century: Preparing Teachers to Teach with New Technologies

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    Chigona, Agnes

    2015-01-01

    The expectation in education today is that pre-service teachers should graduate from teacher education adequately prepared to teach with Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) that have potential to enhance curriculum delivery, hence improving quality of education. However, research shows that pre-service teachers are graduating from…

  7. Integrating Experiential and Academic Learning in Teacher Preparation for Development Education

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    Ryan, Anne

    2012-01-01

    With a view to linking ideals with action in development education, the preparation of teachers for practice in this area merits consideration. Given the theory/practice disconnect associated with initial teacher education, it is appropriate to explore means of effectively initiating beginning teachers into development education. To that end, a…

  8. Engaging and Working in Solidarity with Local Communities in Preparing the Teachers of Their Children

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    Zeichner, Ken; Bowman, Michael; Guillen, Lorena; Napolitan, Kate

    2016-01-01

    This article analyzes a programmatic effort in teacher education, "The Community Teaching Strand" (CTS), to engage local community members as mentors of teacher candidates (TCs) in two postgraduate teacher preparation programs in a large research university. Three different conceptions of the nature and purpose of…

  9. Culturally Responsible Mentoring: Exploring the Impact of an Alternative Approach for Preparing Student Teachers for Diversity

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    Zozakiewicz, Cathy

    2010-01-01

    Teacher education is challenged with preparing teachers to work effectively with culturally diverse students. Gaps in the research literature demonstrate that more bridging is needed between teacher education coursework and student teaching experiences, particularly in terms of supervision approaches that consider multicultural issues. This study…

  10. Investigating Content Knowledge of Traditionally vs. Alternatively Prepared Pre-Service Secondary Mathematics Teachers

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    Bonner, Emily P.; Ruiz, Elsa C.; Travis, Betty

    2013-01-01

    Teacher content knowledge has been repeatedly linked to student achievement. Alternative Mathematics Teacher Education Programs are popular and prevalent, but do they prepare teachers with the content knowledge needed to teach secondary mathematics? This study reports on a quantitative analysis comparing scores between traditionally and…

  11. Preparing Teachers for Social Justice Advocacy. Am I Walking My Talk?

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    Burrell Storms, Stephanie

    2013-01-01

    To prepare teacher candidates to become social justice advocates, teacher educators have to critically reflect on their curriculum and teaching strategies to examine whether they are "acting on their beliefs" about diversity and social justice. In this article the author examines teacher candidates' perceptions of how their…

  12. The Intersection of Inquiry-Based Science and Language: Preparing Teachers for ELL Classrooms

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    Weinburgh, Molly; Silva, Cecilia; Smith, Kathy Horak; Groulx, Judy; Nettles, Jenesta

    2014-01-01

    As teacher educators, we are tasked with preparing prospective teachers to enter a field that has undergone significant changes in student population and policy since we were K-12 teachers. With the emphasis placed on connections, mathematics integration, and communication by the New Generation Science Standards (NGSS) (Achieve in Next generation…

  13. Practice or Theory: Situating Science Teacher Preparation within a Context of Ecojustice Philosophy

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    Britton, Stacey A.; Tippins, Deborah J.

    2015-01-01

    Theory is taught to preservice teachers from the moment they enter the education program until they graduate. While theory serves as the foundation in many teacher preparation courses, these future teachers must also understand the relationship it has to practice. The focus of this article is on the journey of one group of preservice secondary…

  14. Water Can Be Messy, but that's OK: Reflections on Preparing Elementary Teachers to Teach Science

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    Kittleson, Julie M.; Tippins, Deborah J.

    2012-01-01

    Building on Christina Siry and Johaira Lara's account of one teacher's (Johaira's) identity formation, we describe how our own experiences with elementary teacher candidates inform, and are informed by, this account. Chris and Johaira provide a lens that helps us consider how experiences in elementary science teacher preparation courses and in…

  15. Teachers' Difficulties in Preparation and Implementation of Performance Task

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    Metin, Mustafa

    2013-01-01

    The aim of study is to determinate the difficulties of teachers in preparation and implementation of performance task. This study was carried out with 25 teachers (5 science and technology, 5 primary, 5 mathematic, 5 social science and 5 Turkish teachers) who working at elementary schools in Artvin. Sample of study is selected randomly. Case study…

  16. Studies of Excellence in Teacher Education: Preparation in the Undergraduate Years.

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    Zeichner, Kenneth; Miller, Lynne; Silvernail, David

    This book presents case studies of two highly successful teacher education programs. It is part of a three-volume series that includes seven case studies. The book documents the goals, strategies, content, and processes of teacher education programs that are widely acknowledged as exemplars for preparing prospective teachers to engage in skillful,…

  17. Reframing a Social Studies Methods Course: Preparing Elementary Teacher Candidates for the Common Core

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    Gleeson, Ann Marie; D'Souza, Lisa Andries

    2016-01-01

    The emphasis on disciplinary literacy skills embedded within the Common Core State Standards requires a shift in preparing teachers to explicitly address the craft of reading and writing within social studies instruction. As teacher educators, we think it is imperative to understand the ways in which our teacher candidates integrate literacy…

  18. Culturally Efficacious Mathematics and Science Teacher Preparation for Working with English Learners

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    Bustos Flores, Belinda; Claeys, Lorena; Gist, Conra D.; Riojas Clark, Ellen; Villarreal, Abelardo

    2015-01-01

    To address the challenge of ensuring the quality of preparation of secondary mathematics and science teachers, this article describes the efforts of the "Academy for Teacher Excellence" (ATE; Flores et al., 2007), which received Transition to Teaching grants to establish the Accelerated Teacher Education Program (ATEP). ATEP's purpose…

  19. Improving Teaching and Learning of Basic Maths and Reading in Africa: Does Teacher Preparation Count?

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    Akyeampong, Kwame; Lussier, Kattie; Pryor, John; Westbrook, Jo

    2013-01-01

    Teacher education has an important role in ensuring quality of learning especially for the poorest children. The article draws on a study of teacher preparation for the early primary grades in six African countries--Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Senegal, Tanzania and Uganda--in reading and mathematics. Initial teacher education had the strongest impact on…

  20. Preparing Teachers for Diverse Classrooms: Creating Public and Private Spaces to Explore Culture through Poetry Writing.

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    Rosaen, Cheryl L.

    2003-01-01

    Examined how one teacher educator transformed her curriculum, teaching, and assessment practices to better prepare beginning teachers for diversity by using poetry as a site for exploring one's own culture and sharing the knowledge with others in a literacy methods course. Results highlighted teacher candidates' perceptions of the poetry writing…

  1. The Effects of Teacher Background, Teacher Preparation, and Support on Attitudes and Expectations of K-12 Urban Music Educators

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    Doyle, Jennifer L.

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of personal and professional background factors, teacher preparation, and support on urban music teacher disposition. Specifically, the study aimed to examine the status of K-12 urban music education; verify the psychometric appropriateness of the researcher-created survey instrument; analyze…

  2. A Career Needs Comparison of Elementary School Teachers and Undergraduate Students in an Elementary School Teacher Preparation Program.

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    Fitzgerald, Sheila M.

    To determine if the career needs of undergraduate students entering a teacher preparation program would be similar to the needs expressed by experienced teachers on the Minnesota Importance Questionnaire (MIP), the responses of 100 undergraduate elementary education students at Michigan State University were compared to those of 178 career…

  3. High School Physics Teacher Preparation: Results from the 2012-13 Nationwide Survey of High School Physics Teachers. Focus On

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    White, Susan; Tyler, John

    2015-01-01

    This report examines teachers' self-assessed preparedness to teach physics, their membership in professional organizations, and where they turn for help when they have questions. Almost every teacher reports feeling at least adequately prepared to teach basic physics knowledge and the application of physics to everyday experience. The smallest…

  4. Music Education Reform in Taiwan: Beginning Music Teachers' Perceptions of Their Teacher Preparation at National Taiwan Normal University

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    Lo, Ling-I.

    2014-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate beginning music teachers' perceptions of their music teacher preparation at National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) regarding the Arts and Humanities field of the Grade 1-9 Curriculum. Research questions focused on discovering the most and least effective components of undergraduate training at NTNU,…

  5. Two Mathematics Teachers Talk about Their Teacher Preparation Experiences: One an Undergraduate Degree and One a Masters Degree

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    Yow, Jan A.

    2009-01-01

    An exploratory research approach is used to characterize the experience of two second year high school mathematics teachers in their teacher preparation programs: one graduated from a four-year undergraduate program while the other graduated from a fifth-year masters program. The two main forms of data collection included interviews and document…

  6. Analyzing Preservice Teachers' Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge Development in the Context of a Multidimensional Teacher Preparation Program

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    Shinas, Valerie Harlow; Karchmer-Klein, Rachel; Mouza, Chrystalla; Yilmaz-Ozden, Sule; Glutting, Joseph J.

    2015-01-01

    In this quantitative study, correlational and multiple regression analyses were conducted to examine the technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK) development of 299 preservice teachers in response to the technology preparation they received during their initial teacher licensure program. Survey data were analyzed to determine the…

  7. Socialization and Teacher Expectations of Jamaican Boys in Schools: The Need for a Responsive Teacher Preparation Program

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    Clarke, Christopher

    2005-01-01

    This paper is intended to present a review of the literature on the socialization and teacher expectations of Jamaican boys, as well as an examination of how teachers are being prepared to address the gender issues that are implied. It is also hoped that this article can contribute to the search for possible policies and pedagogical strategies…

  8. Turning Teacher Education Upside Down: Enacting the Inversion of Teacher Preparation through the Symbiotic Relationship of Theory and Practice

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    Gelfuso, Andrea; Dennis, Danielle V.; Parker, Audra

    2015-01-01

    Recent calls for a shift to clinically-based models of teacher preparation prompt a research focus on the quality of classroom experiences in which pre-service teachers engage and the level to which theory and practice connect to inform those experiences. Developing a theoretical framework to conceptualize an approach to this work is an essential…

  9. Are Science Teachers Prepared to Promote Argumentation? A Case Study with Pre-Service Teachers in Bogotá City

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    Archila, Pablo Antonio

    2014-01-01

    This paper addresses the importance of argumentation in science education. A research project was done in order to know how a group of pre-service chemistry teachers has been prepared to promote students' argumentation. A Chemistry degree studies plan from a Colombian university was surveyed, and 18 future teachers' representations about…

  10. "Teaching Could Be a Fantastic Job "but"...": Three Stories of Student Teacher Withdrawal from Initial Teacher Preparation Programmes in England

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    Chambers, Gary N.; Hobson, Andrew J.; Tracey, Louise

    2010-01-01

    Retention in initial teacher preparation (ITP) and the teaching profession, in England and elsewhere, has been the subject of numerous articles in academic and professional journals. Whilst a number of common findings are beginning to emerge from research on this subject, notably on the causes of student teacher withdrawal, studies have tended to…

  11. What Can Teacher Education Programs Do to Prepare Teachers to Teach High-Achieving Culturally Diverse Male Students?

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    Milner, H. Richard; Tenore, F. Blake; Laughter, Judson

    2008-01-01

    In this article, the authors discuss what teacher education programs can do to prepare teachers to teach high-achieving culturally diverse male students. They suggest that special attention needs to be directed at the educational experiences of high-achieving Black male students. They also believe that diverse male learners, and especially high…

  12. Teacher Agency in Bilingual Spaces: A Fresh Look at Preparing Teachers to Educate Latina/o Bilingual Children

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    Palmer, Deborah; Martinez, Ramon Antonio

    2013-01-01

    This review poses an increasingly common--and increasingly urgent--question in the field of teacher education: How can teachers best be prepared to educate Latina/o bilingual learners? The answers that the authors offer here challenge some of the prevailing assumptions about language and bilingualism that inform current approaches to teacher…

  13. The Social Construction of Academic Language in Teacher Education: Preparing Preservice Teachers to Work with English Language Learners

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    Scalzo, Jennifer Noel

    2010-01-01

    Increasing numbers of English language learners enrolled in public schools has brought national attention to issues surrounding the education of linguistically diverse students. Teacher education programs have come under scrutiny for not doing an "adequate job of preparing teachers to teach diverse populations" (Hollins & Guzman, 2005, p. 478).…

  14. Itinerant teachers of students who are deaf or hard of hearing: practices and preparation.

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    Luckner, John L; Ayantoye, Catherine

    2013-01-01

    Increasing numbers of students who are deaf or hard of hearing are receiving their education in general education settings with special education support from an itinerant teacher. However, previous research indicates that the majority of teacher preparation programs do not provide training on the itinerant teaching model or set up field experiences for preservice teachers as an itinerant teacher. The purpose of this study was to survey a national sample of itinerant teachers of students who are deaf or hard of hearing to learn about their practices, preparation, perceptions, and the students they serve. Results, recommendations, and suggestions for future research are provided.

  15. Technology integration practices in science teacher education: A case study of two courses in a science teacher preparation program

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    Baldwin, Brian Charles

    This study examined two different courses in a science teacher preparation program with special attention given to the integration of computer technology. Previous research regarding technology integration in teacher preparation courses have often focused solely on the students, or future tendencies to teach with technology. This study used a case study methodology to examine the following aspects of technology integration: the types of technology integrated in each course, the impact of the instructors, and the difference in the impact between preservice and inservice students. Results indicated that the practical experience of being K--12 science teachers who taught with technology greatly impacted both the types of technology used, as well as the methods of technology integration. Results also indicated that there was a difference in the impact of computer technology on the preservice teachers and inservice teachers. Further investigation indicated that the educational philosophies between these two groups of students had an impact on the impact of technology. The implications of this study are pertinent for four groups: science teachers, science teacher educators, science teacher education programs, and science education researchers. Future directions for research from data presented in this study include further investigation of the dichotomy between the preservice and inservice students, as well as the re-formulation of programmatic changes in the structure and methods of technology integration in science teacher preparation programs.

  16. Teaching Classroom Management: A Stand-Alone Necessity for Preparing New Teachers.

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    Landau, Barbara McEwan

    This paper presents several arguments for including a stand-alone course on classroom management in every teacher preparation program. Some teacher preparation programs do not offer any course in classroom management, while others offer classroom management as an elective or as a topic embedded into another course. In the latter situation, the…

  17. Attributes and Characteristics of Exemplary, Leading, and Innovative Career and Technical Education Teacher Preparation Programs.

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    Bruening, Thomas H.; Scanlon, Dennis C.; Hoover, Tracy S.; Hodes, Carol; Shao, Xiaorong; Dhital, Purandhar; Zolotov, Alexandre; Harmon, Hobart

    A study determined critical attributes of the nation's exemplary, leading, or innovative (ELI) career-technical education teacher preparation programs. National experts identified 13 critical attributes of an ELI teacher preparation program. Researchers conducted site visits to 5 institutions--University of Georgia, University of Minnesota, The…

  18. New Teachers' Perceptions on Their Preparation: A Follow-Up Study

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    Powers, Kristi J.

    2012-01-01

    This research investigated new public school teachers' perceptions of their level of preparation in the area classroom management and how prepared they were during their first year of teaching to handle various classroom and discipline issues. The study updated research done on this topic that used a 1999-2000 public school teacher dataset…

  19. A Review of Models for Teacher Preparation Programs for Precollege Computer Science Education.

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    Deek, Fadi P.; Kimmel, Howard

    2002-01-01

    Discusses the need for adequate precollege computer science education and focuses on the issues of teacher preparation programs and requirements needed to teach high school computer science. Presents models of teacher preparation programs and compares state requirements with Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) recommendations. (Author/LRW)

  20. Reading Preparation of Secondary ELA Teachers: A U.S. Survey of State Licensure Requirements

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    Lovette, Gail E.

    2013-01-01

    Secondary teacher preparation in reading in the U.S. has received minimal attention from the research community despite the almost universal implementation of the Common Core State Standards. In response, numerous publications have demanded that secondary teachers be fully prepared to support the needs of struggling readers, especially ELA…

  1. CLAD in STEP: One Program's Efforts to Prepare Teachers for Linguistic and Cultural Diversity

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    Bikle, Kelly; Bunch, George C.

    2002-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine the extent to which the Stanford Teacher Education Program (STEP) effectively prepares new teachers to meet the needs of language minority students in California. Specifically, the authors studied the extent to which the program prepares students to meet the criteria of the Crosscultural Language and…

  2. A Call for Reformation of Teacher Preparation Programs in the United States

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    Dann, Ashley Ireland

    2014-01-01

    Although current research, educational theorists, and international comparison prove a need for reform, the United States' teacher preparation programs are failing. The following paper will call for the reform of teacher preparation programs in three distinct areas. Examination of current data, application of educational theorists'…

  3. Special Education Teacher Quality and Preparation: Exposing Foundations, Constructing a New Model

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    Brownell, Mary T.; Sindelar, Paul T.; Kiely, Mary Theresa; Danielson, Louis C.

    2010-01-01

    The authors trace changes in conceptions of special education teacher quality and preparation in response to developments in special education research, policy, and practice. This developmental arc is a backdrop for understanding contemporary special education practice and charting future directions for preparing special education teachers.…

  4. Peering around the Corner: Analyzing State Efforts to Link Teachers to the Programs That Prepared Them

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    Mitchel, Ashley LiBetti; Aldeman, Chad

    2016-01-01

    States, programs, and schools have long focused on the inputs of teacher preparation--the rules for candidates and the preparation programs they attend--because inputs were thought to predict teacher effectiveness, and because they were often the best option available. But in the early 2000s, policymakers began trying to evaluate preparation…

  5. Effective Teacher Candidate Preparation: Professional Development Schools versus Traditional Training Format

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    Hamar, Sandra K.

    2013-01-01

    New initiatives in preservice teacher formal student teaching experiences seek to prepare high-quality educators commensurate with current demands of the profession. Professional development schools (PDS) provide more hours of clinical preparation for student teaching, with a qualified mentor teacher. This research study investigated the…

  6. No Substitute for Experience: Transforming Teacher Preparation with Experiential and Adult Learning Practices

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    Green, Gaynell; Ballard, Glenda H.

    2011-01-01

    Traditional teacher preparation programs and alternative certification programs are under constant scrutiny and strain to prepare students to be more effective in the public classroom and remain in the profession. The Professional Development School is a contemporary, innovative model that shows promise for retaining novice teachers, particularly…

  7. Initial and Ongoing Teacher Preparation and Support: Current Problems and Possible Solutions

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    Johnson, Harold A.

    2013-01-01

    The effective initial preparation and ongoing support of teachers of students who are deaf and hard of hearing has always been a difficult and controversial task. Changes in student demographic characteristics and educational settings, combined with the rapidly diminishing number and diversity of deaf education teacher preparation (DETP) programs,…

  8. Recruiting, Retaining, and Preparing Quality Urban Teachers: The Urban Learning Program (ULRN)

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    Wood, Ann L.; Lewis, James L.

    2011-01-01

    This study's goals were to describe an urban, blended undergraduate/teacher preparation program and to assess its effectiveness in recruiting, retaining, and preparing diverse teachers to teach in urban schools. Methods used included a 43-item, on-line survey and semi-structured interviews. One hundred nine undergraduates (68%) responded to the…

  9. Preparing Teachers for Students with Emotional or Behavioral Disabilities in Professional Development Schools.

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    Belknap, Nancy; Mosca, Frank J.

    This paper describes George Washington University's Teacher Preparation Programs for Children with Emotional Disturbance, which uses a Professional Development School (PDS) model to deepen understanding about the specific needs of students with emotional or behavioral disorders (EBD) and prepare outstanding classroom teachers. Goals are to improve…

  10. Evaluating Infused Content in a Merged Special Education and General Education Teacher Preparation Program

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    Sands, Deanna Iceman; Duffield, Judith A.; Parsons, Beverly Anderson

    2007-01-01

    Integrating or infusing topics across a teacher preparation program is often seen as being desirable. This article describes an evaluation process that was used to assess the degree to which all core courses in an initial teacher preparation program integrated special education, technology, and issues of cultural diversity into a general education…

  11. Preparing the Next Generation of Teacher Educators: The Role of Practitioner Inquiry

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    Jacobs, Jennifer; Yendol-Hoppey, Diane; Dana, Nancy Fichtman

    2015-01-01

    Although the NCATE Blue Ribbon Panel Report challenges those responsible for teacher preparation to design clinically rich programs, there is little discussion about preparing teacher educators to actualize these innovations. This study explored how practitioner inquiry could serve as a mechanism to facilitate the development of the next…

  12. The Professional Preparation of Middle Level Teachers: Profiles of Successful Programs.

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    McEwin, C. Kenneth; Dickinson, Thomas S.

    This publication focuses on 14 colleges and universities that are successfully meeting the challenge of preparing middle level teachers. After the Foreword (John H. Swaim), the 16 chapters are: (1) "Middle Level Teacher Preparation in Perspective"; (2) "Elizabeth City State University" (Eloise B. Roberts); (3) "Georgia Southwestern College" (Lynn…

  13. Using Internal and External Evaluation to Shape Teacher Preparation Curriculum: A Model for Continuous Program Improvement

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    Norman, Patricia J.; Sherwood, Sara A. S.

    2015-01-01

    The same high stakes accountability measures that have shaped the K-12 educational context over the past decade have become part of the university teacher preparation landscape. National accrediting organizations have created more rigorous, outcomes-based accountability measures for teacher preparation programs. Educational stakeholders offer…

  14. Guidelines and Recommendations for the Preparation and Continuing Education of Secondary School Teachers of Chemistry.

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    American Chemical Society, Washington, DC.

    The document provides guidelines intended for: (1) the preparation of secondary level chemistry teachers; (2) the publication of texts; (3) sponsorship of workshops, summer conferences, and institutes; and (4) the continuing education of teachers. The guidelines emphasize: pre-service preparation; necessity of continuing education;…

  15. Admission and Retention Policies in Teacher Preparation Programs: Legal and Practical Issues.

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    Ginsberg, Rick; Whaley, David

    2003-01-01

    Examined the legal climate regarding admissions and retention in teacher preparation programs and the current practices of selected programs. Data from legal/archival research and an online survey of 27 universities indicated that teacher preparation programs have more legal latitude than is being employed for admission and retention decisions.…

  16. Redesigning a Special Education Teacher-Preparation Program: The Rationale, Process, and Outcomes

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    Fuchs, Wendy W.; Fahsl, Allison J.; James, Susanne M.

    2014-01-01

    Teacher-preparation programs across the nation are faced with multiple mandates that aim to increase rigor and effectiveness of future educators. In the state of Illinois, all teacher-preparation programs must revise and redesign their coursework to align with the new professional teaching standards and licensure requirements. This article will…

  17. Sexual Orientation Topics in Elementary Teacher Preparation Programs in the USA

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    Jennings, Todd; Sherwin, Gary

    2008-01-01

    This investigation is a descriptive study documenting the inclusion of sexual orientation (gay and lesbian) topics in a sample of 65 public university elementary teacher preparation programs across the USA (representing the preparation of 14,000-19,000 new teachers annually). Findings indicate that only 55.6% of programs address sexual orientation…

  18. Feared, Forgotten, or Forbidden: Sexual Orientation Topics in Secondary Teacher Preparation Programs in the USA

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    Sherwin, Gary; Jennings, Todd

    2006-01-01

    This study examined the coverage of sexual orientation topics within 77 public university secondary teacher preparation programs across seven US states, and represented programs preparing 8,300-11,500 teachers annually. Findings indicated that 40% of programs did not address sexual orientation as a diversity topic. Further, even programs that did…

  19. Partnerships in Education. Preparing Teachers for the Twenty-First Century.

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    Reyhner, Jon, Ed.

    This book offers a selection of 14 conference papers that present a variety of innovative partnerships for the preparation of teachers and school administrators. Part 1, "Teacher Preparation Partnerships," presents 4 papers: (1) "Ten Years of the Hawaii School/University Partnership" (J.P. Dolly, P.A. Whitesell, and A.P. Port); (2) "The Colton…

  20. How Far Is Georgia?: New Jersey's Teachers of Italian Evaluate Their Preparation

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    Antenos-Conforti, Enza

    2008-01-01

    This study examined the professional preparation of Italian teachers in New Jersey through the lens of Cooper's (2004) investigation in Georgia, which determined how K-12 foreign language teachers perceived and evaluated the effectiveness of their professional preparation. Unfortunately, however, that report did not have an Italian representation.…

  1. Integrating Graduate Coursework to Prepare Alternatively Certified Teachers

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    Heineke, Amy J.; Preach, Deborah

    2013-01-01

    In this article, we describe our innovative work as teacher educators to integrate coursework for alternatively certified teachers. Rather than maintain boundaries among individual courses for new elementary teachers, explicit connections support first-year teachers professional learning and aid in the immediate application to classroom practice.…

  2. Teacher Preparation to Proficiency and Beyond: Exploring the Landscape

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    Ward, Lorrae; Grudnoff, Lexie; Brooker, Barry; Simpson, Mary

    2013-01-01

    Concerns around the provision and retention of quality teachers are global. Amongst these concerns are the preparedness of graduate teachers and the quality and nature of teacher education. The purpose of the article is to focus questions of teacher preparedness and education within a wider discussion around the professional life-cycle of…

  3. Focus on Teacher Education in Diagnostic and Prescriptive Mathematics: A Developmental Constructivist Model of Teacher Education and Diagnostic/Prescriptive Mathematics.

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    Engelhardt, Jon M.

    1988-01-01

    Considered are concepts and skills appropriate for basic teacher preparation, and those that should be reserved for more advanced, specialized preparation. The cyclical continuum of teacher education and models of teacher development are discussed. (MNS)

  4. "They Prepared Me to Be a Teacher, but Not a Culturally Responsive Navajo Teacher for Navajo Kids": A Tribal Critical Race Theory Analysis of an Indigenous Teacher Preparation Program

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    Castagno, Angelina E.

    2012-01-01

    This article argues that federally-funded Indigenous teacher preparation programs housed at mainstream, predominantly White universities can be colonial and thus require significant focused work in order to ensure that they are not. The article has three interrelated objectives: first, to discuss efforts to prepare Indigenous teachers for…

  5. Science Teaching Experiences in Informal Settings: One Way to Enrich the Preparation Program for Preservice Science Teachers

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    Hsu, Pei-Ling

    2016-01-01

    The high attrition rate of new science teachers demonstrates the urgent need to incorporate effective practices in teacher preparation programs to better equip preservice science teachers. The purpose of the study is to demonstrate a way to enrich preservice science teachers' preparation by incorporating informal science teaching practice into…

  6. Tap™: The System for Teacher and Student Advancement. What Works Clearinghouse Intervention Report

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    What Works Clearinghouse, 2015

    2015-01-01

    "TAP"™: "The System for Teacher and Student Advancement (TAP™)" is an educator effectiveness program that aims to improve student achievement through supports and incentives for teachers. Based on the research, "TAP"™ teachers were found to have no discernible effects on student achievement in science, English…

  7. An Evaluation of the Chicago Teacher Advancement Program (Chicago TAP) after Four Years. Final Report

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    Glazerman, Steven; Seifullah, Allison

    2012-01-01

    In 2007, using funds from the federal Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) and private foundations, the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) began piloting its version of a schoolwide reform model called the Teacher Advancement Program (TAP). Under the TAP model, teachers can earn extra pay and take on increased responsibilities through promotion (to mentor…

  8. Robert Noyce mathematics and science teacher preparation and retention at two California State University campuses

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    Arvizu, Jaime

    There is a persistent and growing shortage in the supply of "highly qualified" future science and mathematics teachers in the nation's classrooms. As a consequence, as many as 53% science and 23% math students take classes from teachers who are teaching out-of-field. Currently, there are many established programs that provide incentives for science and math students to enter the teaching profession. One program in particular, the Robert Noyce Scholars Program, was the genesis of the Authorization Act of 2002 - P.L. 107-368 and is funded by the National Science Foundation specifically to address the need for highly qualified STEM Teachers. IHEs, which are awarded these grant funds, are provided with significant funding for student scholarships and are expected to provide programmatic support for these students who are planning to become teachers. Programmatic support is intended to enhance the preparation of these future STEM teachers who are expected to teach in high needs classrooms. The purpose of this study was to examine if different views of the teacher education program exist between teachers who have been supported by the Noyce programs and those who have not received Noyce support. Noyce teachers and non-Noyce teachers are two aggregate groups that included teachers from CSU, Fresno and CSU, Long Beach. This study also examined retention percentages and demographic composition of Noyce-supported teachers from both campuses as an aggregate group in comparison to teachers in the nation and in the state. The study found no significant differences between Noyce teachers and non-Noyce teachers on their views about their teacher preparation program. Both groups on average reported their preparation to be adequate. Significant proportional differences by ethnicity were found between Noyce teachers and the general teacher population in the U.S. and California. Significant proportional differences by ethnicity and content area were also found between high school

  9. Teaching Advanced Life Sciences in an Animal Context: Agricultural Science Teacher Voices

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    Balschweid, Mark; Huerta, Alexandria

    2008-01-01

    The purpose of this qualitative study was to determine agricultural science teacher comfort with a new high school Advanced Life Science: Animal course and determine their perceptions of student impact. The advanced science course is eligible for college credit. The teachers revealed they felt confident of their science background in preparation…

  10. Does Teaching Practice Effectively Prepare Student-Teachers to Teach Creative and Performing Arts? The Case of Botswana

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    Mannathoko, Magdeline C.

    2013-01-01

    Teacher Education involves the policies and procedures designed to equip teachers with the knowledge and skills they require to teach effectively. Teaching practice (TP) is an integral part in teacher education because it allows student-teachers to apply the theories into practice. Effective preparation of student-teachers in practical subjects…

  11. Generalizing Effective Teaching Skills: The Missing Link in Teacher Preparation

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    Scheeler, Mary Catherine

    2008-01-01

    A clear need to teach preservice teachers to generalize newly acquired teaching skills across time and settings has been well established in the literature. Few empirical studies exist that inform teacher educators on ways to promote generalization of teaching skills with beginning teachers, however. Programming for generalization continues to be…

  12. Crossing the Primary and Secondary School Divide in Teacher Preparation

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    Knipe, Sally

    2012-01-01

    Teacher education courses at universities qualify graduates to teach in age-related contexts of primary/early childhood/secondary that reflect the organisational structure of schools. In terms of teacher employment, for some considerable time, these longstanding organisational divisions have been by-passed whereby a shortage of teachers in…

  13. Preparing Learning Teachers: The Role of Collaborative Inquiry

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    Adams, Pamela

    2016-01-01

    This paper describes a two-year action research study of 20 pre-service teachers (referred to in the context of this study as intern teachers) in their final 15-week practicum, during which they engaged in a type of action research known as collaborative inquiry. Over the course of their practicum, these intern teachers were interviewed monthly to…

  14. The Missing Link: Emotional Intelligence in Teacher Preparation

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    Rojas, Michelle

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this action research study was to examine the effects the Six Seconds model on the emotional intelligence development of teacher candidates in a teacher education program described above. How would this focus impact a teacher candidate's ability to navigate the emotional aspects of teaching, exercise optimism, and make daily choices…

  15. Pedagogical Decision Making through the Lens of Teacher Preparation Program

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    Prachagool, Veena; Nuangchalerm, Prasart; Subramaniam, Ganakumaran; Dostal, Jirí

    2016-01-01

    Pedagogical decision making is very important for professional teachers, it concerns belief, self-efficacy, and actions that teachers expose to classroom. This paper employed theoretical lens and education policy in Thailand to examine the preservice teachers' views about pedagogical decision making. Discussion helps school mentors understand…

  16. Service Learning and the Preparation of English Teachers

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    Hallman, Heidi L.; Burdick, Melanie N.

    2011-01-01

    In this article, service learning is explored as a pedagogical third space from which preservice teachers learn to teach the New English education. We argue that such a space has the potential to foster preservice English teachers' understanding of their role and identity as future teachers and how this identity is always relative to the students…

  17. Preparing the Teacher of English for the Inner City.

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    Ether, John A.

    1969-01-01

    A revised approach to teacher education is necessary for inner-city teachers, all of whom must cope with their own racism and prejudice, as well as the peculiar problems of the inner-city schools. The high school English teacher particularly needs special training to meet the unique demands made upon his skills in the urban setting. Intensive…

  18. Individual Stress Management Coursework in Canadian Teacher Preparation Programs

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    Harris, Gregory E.

    2011-01-01

    Teacher stress is a significant issue facing the teaching profession. The current paper explores individual stress management as a viable option to address stress in this profession. Specifically, Canadian teacher education programs are examined to identify the prevalence of pre-service teacher education courses focused on individual stress…

  19. "Out" Gay and Lesbian Faculty and the Inclusion of Sexual Orientation Topics in Teacher Preparation Programmes in the USA

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    Jennings, Todd

    2010-01-01

    Do "out" lesbian and gay faculty influence the inclusion of sexual orientation as a form of diversity in their teacher preparation programmes? Data gathered from 142 teacher preparation programmes across the USA (representing the preparation of 23,000-30,000 new teachers annually) suggest they do not. Likewise, the priority placed upon sexual…

  20. NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE PREPARATION OF TEACHERS OF THE DEAF. (VIRGINIA BEACH, MARCH 15-19, 1964).

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    QUIGLEY, STEPHEN P.

    PARTICIPANTS IN THE FOUR-DAY NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE PREPARATION OF TEACHERS OF THE DEAF COMPILED RECOMMENDATIONS ABOUT TEACHER PREPARATION AFTER DISCUSSING FOUR MAJOR TOPIC AREAS. RECOMMENDATIONS ABOUT RECRUITMENT AND SELECTION OF STUDENTS INCLUDED RECRUITMENT OF TEACHERS, TIME OF ENTRY OF STUDENT INTO PROGRAM, PREVIOUS PREPARATION OF STUDENT,…

  1. Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers: Are New Mexico's Education School Graduates Ready to Teach Reading and Mathematics in Elementary Classrooms?

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    Greenberg, Julie; Jacobs, Sandi

    2009-01-01

    As a follow up to National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ's) national studies of how well elementary teachers are prepared to teach reading and mathematics, NCTQ looks at preparation in both subjects in all undergraduate teacher preparation programs in New Mexico. This analysis evaluated New Mexico's eight undergraduate elementary teacher…

  2. The Challenge of Foreign Language Teacher Preparation: Addressing State Teacher Standards.

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    Sullivan, JoAnn Hammadou

    2001-01-01

    Points out differences faced by foreign language teachers in reconciling generic state teacher standards with specific foreign language teaching needs. Uses four examples from Rhode Island's beginning teacher standards to highlight some key foreign language teaching issues. (SR)

  3. Innovative Noyce Program for Preparing High School Physics Teachers.

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    Hagedorn, Eric; Kosheleva, Olga; Wagler, Amy; Wagler, Ron

    2011-10-01

    The ``Robert Noyce Scholarships for Teaching Miners'' program at the University of Texas at El Paso currently consists of 14 mathematics majors minoring in secondary education, most of whom are preparing for the Mathematics-Physics Certification. From the time of their selection (junior year), till after they begin teaching, participants in this program will have financial support consisting of a 10,000 per year scholarship during the last two years in college. Programmatic support during these two years consists of four, half-day workshops emphasizing: 1) inquiry-based teaching, 2) mathematics & science integration, and 3) actual inquiry in the form of a senior research project. The workshops are facilitated by a team of university faculty and school district partners (EPISD and YISD). These district partners help with the workshops, but also mentor the scholars when placed at their classroom observation and student teacher sites. Once the scholars graduate and receive certification, they will experience unique induction year support: being hired in pairs or small groups and placed together in the same school. This placement with classmates combined with the mentoring of the same district personnel with whom they are familiar is hypothesized to be uniquely effective.

  4. Preparing Pre-Service Primary Teachers to Teach Primary Science: A partnership-based approach

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    Kenny, John

    2010-07-01

    This paper reports on the effectiveness of a professional partnership approach to preparing pre-service primary teachers to teach science. The study involved final year BEd pre-service primary teachers at the University of Tasmania, each working in the class of a volunteer colleague teacher. The programme provided an authentic science teaching experience in which pre-service teachers were supported to plan and teach a sequence of work in a chosen science topic and reflect upon the experience. Many reported an initial lack of confidence in science and no experience with teaching it during their normal practice teaching. During 2007 and 2008, teachers from 17 schools in Northern Tasmania volunteered to work with the pre-service teachers in their classrooms for one lesson a week over a six-week period. The findings indicated that this approach was an effective way to build the confidence of pre-service teachers and may also have benefits for practising teachers.

  5. Integrating English as a Second Language into Special Education Teacher Personnel Preparation Programs

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    Pappamihiel, N. Eleni; Al Otaiba, Stephanie; Hudson, Roxanne F.

    2010-01-01

    Preparing educators who are culturally responsive and prepared to meet the needs of English-language learners is a national priority. Consequently, many teacher preparation programs are being encouraged to include English as a second-language content in their programs of study. The following case study describes the development and implementation…

  6. New Teachers for a New Century: The Future of Early Childhood Professional Preparation.

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    Horm-Wingerd, Diane, Ed.; Hyson, Marilou, Ed.

    Based on the view that a well-prepared teacher is one of the keys to young children's successful learning and development in early childhood settings, this book examines the nature and content of current early childhood professional preparation programs at the preservice level, describes high quality early childhood professional preparation, and…

  7. The Impact of a Teacher Preparation Literacy Course on Pre-Service Teachers' Perceptions of Teaching Young Children How to Read

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    Leland, Katina M.

    2013-01-01

    Pre-service teachers enroll in teacher education programs accompanied by their varying perceptions of teaching and learning based on their various experiences at school and home. This study was conducted to examine the impact of an early literacy teacher preparation course on pre-service teachers' perceptions of teaching emergent literacy.…

  8. School Managers' Perception of Teachers' Preparation for Basic Education in Nigeria: Implications for Teachers' Preparation in Nigerian Tertiary Institutions

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    Shofoyeke, A. D.; Omotayo, O. T.; Ikuerowo, J. R.

    2014-01-01

    The National Policy on Education (2013) describes education as an instrument for national development and social change. Teachers are very important in implementing quality education that can bring about national development. However, no education can rise beyond the quality of its teachers. Pre-service teachers are produced by colleges and…

  9. Processing and Preparation of Advanced Stirling Convertors for Extended Operation

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    Oriti, Salvatore M.; Cornell, Paggy A.

    2008-01-01

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Lockheed Martin Space Company (LMSC), Sunpower Inc., and NASA Glenn Research Center (GRC) have been developing an Advanced Stirling Radioisotope Generator (ASRG) for use as a power system on space science missions. This generator will make use of the free-piston Stirling convertors to achieve higher conversion efficiency than currently available alternatives. NASA GRC is supporting the development of the ASRG by providing extended operation of several Sunpower Inc. Advanced Stirling Convertors (ASCs). In the past year and a half, eight ASCs have operated in continuous, unattended mode in both air and thermal vacuum environments. Hardware, software, and procedures were developed to prepare each convertor for extended operation with intended durations on the order of tens of thousands of hours. Steps taken to prepare a convertor for long-term operation included geometry measurements, thermocouple instrumentation, evaluation of working fluid purity, evacuation with bakeout, and high purity charge. Actions were also taken to ensure the reliability of support systems, such as data acquisition and automated shutdown checkouts. Once a convertor completed these steps, it underwent short-term testing to gather baseline performance data before initiating extended operation. These tests included insulation thermal loss characterization, low-temperature checkout, and full-temperature and power demonstration. This paper discusses the facilities developed to support continuous, unattended operation, and the processing results of the eight ASCs currently on test.

  10. 2014 Teacher Prep Review: A Review of the Nation's Teacher Preparation Programs

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    Greenberg, Julie; Walsh, Kate; McKee, Arthur

    2014-01-01

    "Teacher Prep Review 2014" is the second edition of the National Council on Teacher Quality's (NCTQ's) annual assessment of the nation's 2,400 teacher prep programs. The "Review" uncovers early evidence that teacher prep programs are beginning to make changes. It arrives at a time of heightened, unprecedented…

  11. A Longitudinal Investigation of the Relationship between Teacher Preparation and Teacher Retention

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    Zhang, Guili; Zeller, Nancy

    2016-01-01

    Few issues in education threaten the nation as seriously as the present and growing shortage of teachers. Teacher attrition is high among teachers across the nation and is one of the most serious causes of teacher shortage (Ingersoll, 2004). As policy makers rush to address this problem, research is needed to examine the retention effects of…

  12. Do Teacher Characteristics Matter? New Results on the Effects of Teacher Preparation on Student Achievement

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    Kukla-Acevedo, Sharon

    2009-01-01

    Research fairly consistently demonstrates that teachers are an important measurable factor in student learning, yet few teacher characteristics are shown to be consistently related to student achievement. Using a state administrative dataset that matches individual students to their teachers over time, I find that math teachers' undergraduate…

  13. Preparing Preservice Teachers to Make Instructional Decisions: An Examination of Data from the Teacher Work Sample

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    Kohler, Frank; Henning, John E.; Usma-Wilches, Jaime

    2008-01-01

    The purpose of this American study was to examine student teachers' ability to make instructional decisions as they engaged in teaching. We examined the narrative accounts provided by 150 student teachers within their teacher work samples (TWSs). Results indicated that most student teachers were able to implement some aspects of instructional…

  14. Pre-service Science Teacher Preparation in Europe: Comparing Pre-service Teacher Preparation Programs in England, France, Finland and Cyprus

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    Evagorou, Maria; Dillon, Justin; Viiri, Jouni; Albe, Virginie

    2015-02-01

    A number of reports recently identify that the quality of science education in a number of European countries is lower than expected. One of the reasons for the apparent underachievement in this generally economically prosperous continent might be a pedagogy of science that lacks variety, or a pedagogy that is less engaging than other subjects. Given the diversity of European education systems, the purpose of this paper is to present aspects of four pre-service teacher preparation programs illustrating the similarities and differences that emerge. Specifically, we present the teacher preparation programs in England, Finland, France and Cyprus.

  15. Preparing Teachers for Inclusion in Mexico: How Effective is This Process?

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    Romero-Contreras, Silvia; Garcia-Cedillo, Ismael; Forlin, Chris; Lomelí-Hernández, Karla Abril

    2013-01-01

    Inclusive education is the most advanced form of recognition of the right to education. Mexico has made important legal and administrative changes to foster inclusion since the end of the twentieth century. This research assesses the impact of the Mexican pre-service teacher curriculum on 813 pre-service teachers' sentiments, attitudes and…

  16. Strengthening the Preparation of Early Childhood Teacher Candidates through Performance-Based Assessments

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    Adams, Suzanne K.; Wolf, Kenneth

    2008-01-01

    Performance-based assessments require teacher candidates to demonstrate proficiency on specific teaching tasks and apply knowledge in authentic settings. This article describes the development and use of performance-based assessments (PBAs) for advancing the learning and evaluation of teacher candidates in an early childhood special education…

  17. Peeking inside Pandora's Box: One University's Journey into the Redesign of Teacher Educator Preparation

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    Dykes, Frank O'Neil; Gilliam, Brenda K.; Neel, Joanna; Everling, Kathleen

    2012-01-01

    In the last two decades, there have been various calls for reform in teacher education programs to address the needs of students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and students with disabilities. Consequently, many teacher education preparation programs are reviewing and redesigning their programs to meet the needs of the…

  18. Newly Betwixt and Between: Revising Liminality in the Context of a Teacher Preparation Program

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    Cook-Sather, Alison

    2006-01-01

    Through an analysis of a contemporary rite of passage--the final stage of teacher preparation--I develop a new theory of liminality that both builds on and extends Victor Turner's enduring insights. The analysis focuses on how preservice teachers in an undergraduate education program engage in a process of identity formation within an…

  19. Merging General and Special Education Teacher Preparation Programs to Create an Inclusive Program for Diverse Learners

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    Sobel, Donna M.; Iceman-Sands, Deanna; Basile, Carole

    2007-01-01

    This article describes a number of internal organizational initiatives within an urban teacher education program designed to foster inclusive, responsive practices by newly licensed general and special education teacher candidates. After implementing a merged preparation program for both special and general educators, we captured faculty and…

  20. Diversity Preparedness: A Reflection on Pre-Service Teacher Preparation in Private, Faith-Based Colleges

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    Maclin, ShaRhonda A.

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this exploratory, quantitative study is to evaluate the diversity preparedness of teacher education graduates from private, faith-based colleges. More specifically, the study identifies how teacher education graduates perceive their preparation to work with diversity issues in the classroom. Participants shared their perceptions of…

  1. Insights from a Subject Knowledge Enhancement Course for Preparing New Chemistry and Physics Teachers

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    Inglis, Michael; Mallaburn, Andrea; Tynan, Richard; Clays, Ken; Jones, Robert Bryn

    2013-01-01

    A recent Government response to shortages of new physics and chemistry teachers is the extended subject knowledge enhancement (SKE) course. Graduates without a physics or chemistry bachelor degree are prepared by an SKE course to enter a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) programme to become science teachers with a physics or chemistry…

  2. An Analysis of the Outcomes of a Unified Teacher Preparation Program

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    Utley, Bonnie L.

    2009-01-01

    This paper presents the findings of a study of learning gains made by students with disabilities and those without disability when taught by teacher candidates completing a unified teacher preparation program. "The Student Academic Performance Sample", the culminating performance-based assessment of the program was the primary data source. This…

  3. Adoption of Mobile Technology for Teaching Preparation in Improving Teaching Quality of Teachers

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    Nawi, Aliff; Hamzah, Mohd Isa; Ren, Chua Chy; Tamuri, Ab Halim

    2015-01-01

    This study aims to identify the readiness of teachers to use mobile phones for the purpose of teaching preparation. The study also reviewed the level of teachers' satisfaction when using the mobile technology applications developed for the purpose of teaching and learning in the classroom. This study used the mix method to collect data. A total of…

  4. Generating a Networked Improvement Community to Improve Secondary Mathematics Teacher Preparation: Network Leadership, Organization, and Operation

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    Martin, W. Gary; Gobstein, Howard

    2015-01-01

    The Mathematics Teacher Education Partnership (MTE-Partnership) was formed to address the undersupply of new secondary mathematics teachers who are well prepared to help their students attain the goals of the Common Core State Standards and other college- and career-ready standards. This national consortium of more than 90 universities and 100…

  5. Commentary: Revisiting "Guidelines for Using Technology to Prepare Social Studies Teachers"

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    Hartshorne, Richard; Waring, Scott M.

    2015-01-01

    In Hicks, Lee, Berson, Bolick, and Diem (2014), the authors revisited and revised a series of principles focusing on the preparation of social studies teachers for using digital technologies in the classroom, originally presented in the inaugural issue of "Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education" (Mason et al., 2000).…

  6. Inspiring Teaching: Preparing Teachers to Succeed in Mission-Driven Schools

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    Feiman-Nemser, Sharon, Ed.; Tamir, Eran, Ed.; Hammerness, Karen, Ed.

    2014-01-01

    How can we best prepare pre-service teachers to succeed in the classroom--and to stay in teaching over time? The one-size-fits-all model of traditional teacher education programs has been widely criticized, yet the most popular alternative--fast-track programs--have at best a mixed record of success. An increasing number of districts and charter…

  7. The Politics and Statistics of Value-Added Modeling for Accountability of Teacher Preparation Programs

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    Lincove, Jane Arnold; Osborne, Cynthia; Dillon, Amanda; Mills, Nicholas

    2014-01-01

    Despite questions about validity and reliability, the use of value-added estimation methods has moved beyond academic research into state accountability systems for teachers, schools, and teacher preparation programs (TPPs). Prior studies of value-added measurement for TPPs test the validity of researcher-designed models and find that measuring…

  8. Using the Learning Activities Survey to Examine Transformative Learning Experiences in Two Graduate Teacher Preparation Courses

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    Caruana, Vicki; Woodrow, Kelli; Pérez, Luis

    2015-01-01

    The Learning Activities Survey (LAS) detected whether, and to what extent, a perspective transformation occurred during two graduate courses in teacher preparation. The LAS examined the types of learning identified as contributing to their transformative experiences. This study examined pre-service teachers' critical reflection of the course…

  9. A Three-Year Journey: Lessons Learned from Integrating Teacher Preparation and Urban Studies

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    Yontz, Brian D.

    2012-01-01

    This narrative outlines the process of how an independent liberal arts college integrated coursework and learning experiences focused on urban school teacher preparation with an existing university program in Urban Studies. Programmatic changes and additions to teacher education programs at independent liberal arts colleges are often very…

  10. Teacher Preparation and Professional Development in APEC Members: A Comparative Study.

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    Darling-Hammond, Linda, Ed.; Cobb, Velma L., Ed.

    This document is the final report of Phase I of a comparative study of teacher-training practices among 12 nation members of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation. The purposes of the study were to: (1) provide concrete, comparable descriptions of teacher-preparation systems useful to educators, researchers, and policymakers in all APEC member…

  11. High-Needs Schools: Preparing Teachers for Today's World. Occasional Paper Series 25

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    Bank Street College of Education, 2010

    2010-01-01

    In the second decade of the 21st century, some schools are in trouble and some schools are not. The subject of this Occasional Paper is the preparation of teachers for schools that--lacking sufficient resources, effective leadership, or vocal advocates--are failing to educate their students by any reasonable measures. The teachers and teacher…

  12. Reading Comprehension in Test Preparation Classes: An Analysis of Teachers' Pedagogical Content Knowledge in TESOL

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    Irvine-Niakaris, Christine; Kiely, Richard

    2015-01-01

    This article examines the pedagogical content knowledge which underpins the practices in reading lessons of experienced teachers in test preparation classes. It takes as a starting point the assumption that practice is shaped by teacher cognitions, which are established through professional training and classroom experience. Thus, the study…

  13. Pathologizing the Poor: Implications for Preparing Teachers to Work in High-Poverty Schools

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    Ullucci, Kerri; Howard, Tyrone

    2015-01-01

    The recent economic downturn highlights that poverty continues to be a significant social problem. Mindful of this demographic reality, it is imperative for teacher educators to pay close attention to the manner in which teachers are prepared to educate students from impoverished backgrounds. Given the number of frameworks that offer reductive…

  14. Evaluating the Efficacy of Mathematics, Science and Technology Teacher Preparation Academies in Texas

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    Brown, Danielle Bairrington; Alford, Beverly L.; Rollins, Kayla Braziel; Stillisano, Jacqueline R.; Waxman, Hersh C.

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this mixed-methods study was to evaluate the efficacy of 14 Mathematics, Science and Technology Teacher Preparation (MSTTP) academies located across the state of Texas. The aim of the academies was to increase the number of highly qualified mathematics, science and technology teachers, while also improving the quality of certified…

  15. Preparing Preservice Teachers for Instruction on English-Language Development with Video Lesson Modules

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    Liu, Ping

    2011-01-01

    This study explored the use of video lesson modules in a teaching methodology course to prepare preservice teachers for supporting the English-language development of pupils at K-8 schools. The basic material of a lesson module is a video lesson featuring instruction of an experienced classroom teacher in an English-language development setting of…

  16. Value-Added Models for Teacher Preparation Programs: Validity and Reliability Threats, and a Manageable Alternative

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    Brady, Michael P.; Heiser, Lawrence A.; McCormick, Jazarae K.; Forgan, James

    2016-01-01

    High-stakes standardized student assessments are increasingly used in value-added evaluation models to connect teacher performance to P-12 student learning. These assessments are also being used to evaluate teacher preparation programs, despite validity and reliability threats. A more rational model linking student performance to candidates who…

  17. Examining the Instructional Planning Process Taught in Agricultural Education Teacher Preparation Programs: Perspectives of University Faculty

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    Greiman, Bradley C.; Bedtke, Mary Anne

    2008-01-01

    Instructional planning is a curricular topic in teacher preparation programs, but limited research in agricultural education has been conducted in this area. The purpose of this study was to examine aspects of the instructional planning process that are taught to agricultural education preservice teachers. Survey research and content analysis of…

  18. Teacher Education for the Middle Years of Schooling: Sustaining Quality Middle Level Preparation in Australian Universities

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    Shanks, Brenda; Dowden, Tony

    2015-01-01

    The middle years of schooling (Years 5-9) has emerged as a significant field of educational research in the last two decades but investigation of specialised approaches to middle level teacher education has received little attention. The rationale for specialised programs or units is that middle level teachers require specific preparation to be…

  19. Putting the "G" Back in English: Preparing Pre-Service Teachers to Teach Grammar

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    Hadjioannou, Xenia; Hutchinson, Mary C.

    2010-01-01

    Classroom teachers need to have a solid foundation in understanding and applying English grammar in order to buttress their content and pedagogical content knowledge and support their students' literacy development. However, teacher preparation programs are challenged to incorporate this kind of content into the existing curriculum, which is…

  20. Ten Ways to Incorporate Technology into a TESOL Teacher Preparation Program

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    Honigsfeld, Andrea; Giouroukakis, Vicky; Cohan, Audrey; Walsh, Maureen

    2009-01-01

    A comprehensive approach for integrating technology into a TESOL teacher preparation program is described. Ten specific ways to assure constructivist technology use in teacher education are highlighted. These techniques have been synthesized into a compact model with three pillars: (a) electronic assessment system (e-portfolios for individual…

  1. Prospective Elementary School Teacher's Ways of Internet Use while Preparing Their Projects and Homeworks

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    Ersoy, Ali; Aktay, Sayim

    2007-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to determine the level of internet use by prospective elementary school teachers in preparation of projects and assignments. The findings of the study indicated that internet use of prospective teachers is at the average level and gender is not a significant variable. Moreover, personal internet access and frequency of…

  2. Pre-Service Bilingual Teachers and Their Invisible Scars: Implications for Preparation Programs

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    Sarmiento-Arribalzaga, Matilde A.; Murillo, Luz A.

    2010-01-01

    In this paper, we describe how language "autobiographies" are used in a teacher preparation program (TEP) as a healing pedagogy to understand the impact longstanding traditions of symbolic violence in education have had on Latino students who are in the process of becoming teachers. Writing about themselves and their education experience allows…

  3. From Capstones to Touchstones: Preparative Assessment and Its Use in Teacher Education

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    Brock, Patricia Ann

    2004-01-01

    Assessment of teacher competence follows current educational trends in rubrics, standards, and high-stakes testing. Simultaneously, the traditional preservice education classroom is expanding into cyberspace; many teacher preparation programs are being offered through distance learning. As preservice education students complete required courses…

  4. Urban Fiction and Multicultural Literature as Transformative Tools for Preparing English Teachers for Diverse Classrooms

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    Haddix, Marcelle; Price-Dennis, Detra

    2013-01-01

    Discussions of urban fiction and multicultural literature hold great potential for transforming the practice of beginning English teachers in diverse school settings. In this article, the authors, both teacher educators of color, present two case studies of preparing middle- and secondary-level English educators from a diversities perspective.…

  5. Model for Preparing Marketing and Business Teachers to Meet the Challenge of CTSO Leadership and Advisement

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    Stanislawski, Debbie; Haltinner, Urs

    2009-01-01

    Objective: This article presents a teacher education program graduates' perceptions of their preparedness to take on roles as FBLA, DECA, and BPA advisers. Purpose: The purpose of the study was to better understand impacts that the model of teacher preparation had on participants' confidence to perform their adviser roles. Method: A descriptive…

  6. A Proposed Pedagogical Approach for Preparing Teacher Candidates to Incorporate Academic Language in Mathematics Classrooms

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    Lim, Woong; Stallings, Lynn; Kim, Dong Joong

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of this article is to present issues related to prioritizing academic language in teaching performance assessments and to propose a pedagogical approach that prepares middle grades mathematics teacher candidates to teach academic language. Based on our experience with teacher candidates and our knowledge of edTPA standards involving…

  7. A New Professionalism in Middle Level Teacher Preparation: Toward a Signature Pedagogy

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    Previts, Joanne L.; Kleine, Karynne L. M.; Mizelle, Nancy B.

    2013-01-01

    This article describes the middle grades program at Georgia College's John H. Lounsbury College of Education, which educates and trains middle school teachers. It describes the school's field-based teacher preparation program in which a mentor leader guides the candidates. The middle grades education program is a two-year,…

  8. Lighting the Way: The Reading Panel Report Ought to Guide Teacher Preparation

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    Rickenbrode, Robert; Walsh, Kate

    2013-01-01

    In 2000, the National Reading Panel report identified five essential components of effective reading instruction: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. Yet a new study of university-based teacher preparation programs finds that few cover these components, leaving teachers without research-based expertise. (Contains 2…

  9. Ready2Teach: Shifts in Teacher Preparation through Residency and Situated Learning

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    Nivens, Ryan Andrew

    2013-01-01

    Residency models for education in the medical profession have existed for many years. Nationwide, policies are being implemented to bring this model to the field of teacher preparation. How this plays out within education programs is less researched, and there is a need to document the transition from traditional teacher education, that is,…

  10. The Practical Turn in Teacher Education: Designing a Preparation Sequence for Core Practice Frames

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    Janssen, Fred; Westbroek, Hanna; Doyle, Walter

    2014-01-01

    Amid calls for more practice-based teacher education, this article presents a concrete illustration of a practice-based bridging strategy for preparing high school biology teachers to enact open-inquiry labs. Open-inquiry labs were considered a core practice frame that served as a context for identifying core practices and for giving coherence to…

  11. Book Talks in Special Education Methods Courses: Using Literature to Influence, Inspire, and Prepare Teacher Candidates

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    Marable, Michele A.; Leavitt-Noble, Kimberly; Grande, Marya

    2010-01-01

    An investigation on the use of literature as part of the teacher preparation process probed the impact of book talks on teacher candidates' attitudes toward people with disabilities. Candidates in a 4-year undergraduate program participated in book talks reflecting subjects relevant to course work. Books reflected various effects of disability,…

  12. "Turn It Up": A Diversity Workshop to Prepare Preservice Teacher Candidates for Multicultural Classrooms

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    Argento-Smith, Constance A.

    2013-01-01

    The specific focus of this action research study was to improve the institutional process for preservice teacher candidates in diversity awareness. A diversity workshop intervention was designed to help prepare nonminority teacher candidates to work with demographically diverse populations in P-12 classrooms. The study was conducted at a private,…

  13. Preparing Special Education Teachers to Use Educational Technology to Enhance Student Learning

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    Wallace, Teresa; Georgina, David

    2014-01-01

    New standards require teachers to integrate the use of technology in their teaching and preparing teachers at the preservice level to integrate technology into the classroom is key. The way in which this is accomplished varies across institutions though often a technology tools course stands as an individual course with the hope professors are…

  14. Aiming for Equity: Preparing Mainstream Teachers for Inclusion or Inclusive Classrooms?

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    Coady, Maria R.; Harper, Candace; de Jong, Ester J.

    2016-01-01

    Mainstream teachers throughout the world are increasingly expected to differentiate instruction for primary-grade students with diverse learning needs, including second or English language learners (ELLs). Does teacher preparation translate into instructional practices for English language development? What do graduates of those programs do…

  15. Pre-Service Special Education Teachers' Professionalism and Preparation in Terms of Child Sexual Abuse

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    Al-Zboon, Eman; Ahmad, Jamal

    2016-01-01

    This study aimed at examining Jordanian pre-service special education teachers' professionalism and preparation on the topic of child sexual abuse (CSA). Qualitative research data from interviews with 20 pre-service special education teachers were analysed using thematic analysis. The results showed that these participants generally hold avoiding…

  16. Effect of the Urban Academies of Broward County, Florida, on Teacher Preparation, Supply, and Satisfaction

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    Kaplan, Arlene F.; Knight, Karen W.; Parks, Robert D.

    2008-01-01

    The Urban Academies of Broward County (UABC) was conceived and implemented as a collaborative teacher preparation model designed to develop, hire, and retain high-performing and motivated educators in predominantly poor minority schools. The program targets high school students, college students majoring in education, and practicing teachers.…

  17. Are Australian Pre-Service Physical Education Teachers Prepared to Teach Inclusive Physical Education?

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    Pedersen, Scott J.; Cooley, Paul D.; Hernandez, Keira

    2014-01-01

    Australian pre-service physical education (PE) teachers must be prepared for the reality of teaching in inclusive classrooms. Past studies have indicated that the amount of academic preparedness can affect pre-service PE teachers' intentions to successfully teach in inclusive settings. The current study measured these intentions in a sample…

  18. The Possibilities of Situated Learning for Teacher Preparation: The Professional Development Partnership

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    Conkling, Susan Wharton

    2007-01-01

    In spite of the relatively long history of formalized music teacher preparation in the United States, surprisingly little research has focused on the question of how teachers learn to teach music. The authors of this article have proposed a theory of situated learning, building on the idea of apprenticeship. Several models of music teacher…

  19. The Influence of SLA Training in Curricular Design among Teachers in Preparation

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    Kessler, Greg; Bikowski, Dawn

    2011-01-01

    This study reports on how language teachers in preparation integrate key concepts from second language acquisition (SLA) theory into CALL curricular design. The need for language teachers who have had SLA coursework to receive orientation to student-centered learning in a CALL context has been identified previously (Kessler, 2010). This research…

  20. Confronting Difficulties Associated with Pre-Service Teacher Preparation Technology Apprehension: A Case Study.

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    Hidalgo, J. Francisco; Lu, Mei-Yan; Miller, Michael T.

    Developments in computer technology have altered the teaching and learning process, particularly in areas of teacher preparation. Teacher education, perhaps more than any other academic discipline, utilizes the application of computer technology in human resources for both the actions of teaching and learning content and the actions of preparing…

  1. Piloting a Co-Teaching Model for Mathematics Teacher Preparation: Learning to Teach Together

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    Yopp, Ruth Helen; Ellis, Mark W.; Bonsangue, Martin V.; Duarte, Thomas; Meza, Susanna

    2014-01-01

    This study offers insights from an initial pilot of a co-teaching model for mathematics teacher preparation developed both to support experienced teachers in shifting their practice toward the vision set forth by NCTM and the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (National Governors Association, 2010; NCTM, 2000, 2009) and to provide…

  2. Looking at Rural Communities in Teacher Preparation: Insight into a P-12 Schoolhouse

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    Todd, Reese H.; Agnello, Mary Frances

    2006-01-01

    Rural education has been routinely neglected as one aspect of diversity teachers may encounter in their career. As teacher educators at a large public university, the authors seek to prepare students for teaching in a variety of environments. In their study, while rural field placements were not feasible, a structured field trip offered students…

  3. Reading the News: The Statistical Preparation of Pre-Service Secondary Mathematics Teachers

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    Chesler, Joshua

    2015-01-01

    Undergraduate mathematics programs must prepare teachers for the challenges of teaching statistical thinking as advocated in standards documents and statistics education literature. This study investigates the statistical thinking of pre-service secondary mathematics teachers at the end of their undergraduate educations. Although all had completed…

  4. Preparing Future Teachers for Virtual Schooling: Assessing Their Preconceptions and Competence

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    Charania, Amina

    2010-01-01

    This dissertation presents three research articles in the area of preparing preservice teachers for Virtual Schooling (VS). The context of the dissertation is embedded in a Teacher Education Goes Into Virtual Schooling (TEGIVS) project under the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE), U.S. Department of Education. The first…

  5. Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Teach with Technology: Getting Past "Go" in Science and Mathematics

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    Thomas, Julie; Cooper, Sandi

    2004-01-01

    We are teacher educators (in elementary science and mathematics) who are enthusiastic about technology as a teaching tool--though it is as new to us as it is to our university colleagues. We recently led a United States Department of Education Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Use Technology (PT3) grant project entitled TechLinks. In an effort to…

  6. Fostering Awareness through Transmediation: Preparing Pre-Service Teachers for Critical Engagement with Multicultural Literature

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    Hadjioannou, Xenia; Hutchinson, Mary

    2014-01-01

    Research has extolled the potential of transmediation in expanding learners' analytical and critical insight. However, this approach requires teachers prepared to employ this multimodal way of knowing. This study examines the impact of transmediation course experiences on pre-service teachers' comprehension of and critical engagement with…

  7. Preparing Literacy Teachers in an Age of Multiple Literacies: A Self-Reflective Approach

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    Causarano, Antonio

    2015-01-01

    This article discusses the importance of rethinking the content and delivery of literacy instruction in university courses for pre-service and in-service teachers by aligning curriculum and instruction to new literacies to prepare the next generations of teachers to support the literacy learning of students in K-12 schools in the 21st century. The…

  8. Mentoring Matters: Preparing Beginning Teachers for Hard Conversations

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    Whitney, Anne Elrod; Olcese, Nicole

    2013-01-01

    All teachers must contend with tough cases on occasion: community events in which there are strong emotions that insert themselves so directly into students' consciousness that they must be dealt with. In this article the two authors, a professor and a graduate student co-teaching pre-service teacher candidates, share their journey through…

  9. Special Education Teacher Preparation in Kenya, Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe

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    Chitiyo, Morgan; Odongo, George; Itimu-Phiri, Ambumulire; Muwana, Florence; Lipemba, Mary

    2015-01-01

    Researchers have repeatedly identified special education teacher shortage as one of the factors that have stymied the development of special education in many African countries. Highly qualified special education teachers are an integral part of successful national educational systems. In order to ensure an optimum supply of qualified special…

  10. Investigating the School Teacher's Preparation in Mathematics Pedagogy in Ukraine

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    Tarasenkova, N. A.; Akulenko, I. A.

    2015-01-01

    Teacher education has become an area of considerable interest among policymakers in many countries over recent years. Teacher's knowledge and skills in qualified teaching is of great importance. The main purpose was to study the level and depth of the school mathematics and related teaching knowledge attained by prospective Ukrainian secondary…

  11. Preparing for School Crises: Administrator Perceptions on Supports for Teachers

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    Brophy, Chelsey M.; Maras, Melissa A.; Wang, Ze

    2015-01-01

    Traumatic events and crises involving schools and children often become high-profile occurrences; however, little attention is given to teachers and how they cope with crisis. The purpose of this study was to investigate administrators' perceptions of including additional support for teachers in school crisis policies. Specifically, the study…

  12. Operation Fair Chance; An Experimental Program in Teacher Preparation.

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    California State Coll., Hayward.

    This document consists of excerpts from the journals of the 40 student participants in the Operation Fair Chance (OFC) project. OFC is a year-long program designed to provide effective teachers for lower economic areas through involving teacher candidates in the classroom at the start of the public school semester and having them work throughout…

  13. Demographics and Preparation Levels of K-12 Online Teachers

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    Larson, Jean Sutton

    2014-01-01

    This study collected and examined information on K-12 teachers currently involved in online education in the United States. The purposes of this study included defining the demographics of these teachers, determining the extent to which they were formally educated and/or trained to teach online, and to compare these findings to those from a…

  14. Upgrading the Laboratory Preparation of High School Teachers

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    Powers, Jack W.; Scamehorn, Richard G.

    1970-01-01

    Describes a college program designed to upgrade the laboratory experience of selected high school chemistry teachers. Small groups of teachers work with college faculty on chemistry problems each weekend. Problems investigated include the use of pH meters, X-ray diffraction, computers, and experiments in chromatography, spectroscopy radiochemistry…

  15. Emerging Patterns of Initial Preparation for Teachers: Generic Teaching Domains.

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    Denemark, George; Nelli, Elizabeth

    Generic teaching knowledge and skill is seen as a central component of preservice teacher education programs. Generic domains of teaching are the common base of knowledge and skills important to all teachers regardless of subject matter or grade level. Most classifications of generic teaching skills fall generally into one of two categories, one…

  16. Preparation of Teachers For Schools of the Inner City.

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    Redd, George N.

    About one-fourth of the undergraduate student body of 1,200 at Fisk University expect to teach; most of them will teach in inner city schools. Therefore, teacher education at Fisk University has been conditioned mainly by the trend of urbanization in American life. Every prospective teacher is required to gain a solid foundation in the liberal…

  17. Improving Teacher Preparation: What the Reform Reports Recommend.

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    Guest, Linda Sand

    This publication reviews and examines similarities in the writings of major teacher education reform advocates, including John Goodlad, The Holmes Group, the National Commission on Excellence in Education, the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, and the Academy for Educational Development. Based upon a compendium of recurring…

  18. Implementing Promising Practices to Prepare Quality Teacher Educators

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    Gentry, Ruben

    2012-01-01

    The United States does more than just talk; it invests a lot of money in public education. While students are the major focus of concern, teachers are a mainstay in the enterprise. In 2002, the U.S. invested $192 billion in teacher pay and benefits. More than 50% of all dollars allocated by the government for education is paid in salaries for…

  19. Promoting Student Engagement through Scholarship in a Teacher Preparation Program

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    Sanchez, Claudia; Olson-Pacheco, Ali; Grosso, Liliana; Hanley, Elizabeth

    2008-01-01

    A project entitled "Academic Presentations and Publications by Leaders in Education" (Project APPLE) was developed to offer pre-service teachers opportunities to grow professionally outside traditional coursework requirements. Project APPLE seeks to engage students in teacher education programs in two types of scholarly activities: professional…

  20. The Role of Resiliency in Teacher Preparation and Retention.

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    Bernshausen, Diana; Cunningham, Claude

    Significant attrition, high stress levels, and burnout in education indicate that organizational cultures may not provide adequate support for educator resiliency. Teacher retention in a time of teacher shortages is very important. Resiliency development must become a major goal of preservice programs. Resiliency attributes include competence,…

  1. Using Online Psychological Consultation in Early Childhood Student Teacher Preparation

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    Epstein, Ann; Dygdon, Judith A.

    2006-01-01

    This paper describes the incorporation of online psychological consultation regarding child behavior in an early childhood teacher education program. The authors discuss psychological consultation in terms of current theory and philosophy in early childhood teacher education in general, and in terms of the professional objectives of this specific…

  2. Towards Preparing the Monocultural Teacher for the Multicultural Classroom.

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    Dana, Nancy Fichtman

    An ethnographic study was conducted to determine what happens when teachers are placed in schools in which the students' cultural background differs dramatically from their own. Participants were five student teachers completing their internship in a low socioeconomic school in Tallahassee, Florida. Three methods were used to collect data:…

  3. Integrating Global Content into Special Education Teacher Preparation Programs

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    Xin, Joy F.; Accardo, Amy L.; Shuff, Midge; Cormier, Mary; Doorman, Diane

    2016-01-01

    Globalization affects many aspects of our lives in the 21st century and requires us to adopt an international perspective. For this study, global content was integrated into one course of an undergraduate special education teacher education program. A total of 118 teacher candidates were enrolled in the course over two semesters. A pre-post test…

  4. Bridging Cultures. A Pre-Service Teacher Preparation Module.

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    Rothstein-Fisch, Carrie

    This document summarizes Bridging Cultures, a 3-hour course module for preservice teachers that is designed to improve teachers' ability to successfully teach diverse students. It can be integrated into existing courses on child development, educational psychology, or the like. The module introduces a framework (based on the constructs of…

  5. Preparing Special Education Teachers to Collaborate with Families

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    Collier, Margo; Keefe, Elizabeth B.; Hirrel, Laura A.

    2015-01-01

    Positive family-school-community relationships are associated with student success. Creating successful relationships with parents is an important but difficult task for teachers to master. Therefore, teacher candidates need opportunities to learn how to develop collaborative relationships with parents of all children, including children with…

  6. An Instructional Model for Preparing Teachers for Fieldwork

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    Hughes, Jacqueline

    2009-01-01

    Teacher education and the teaching profession are adapting to innovative methods to ensure the professional longevity and effectiveness of those who become educators. This is particularly important because of the early, and sometimes abrupt, exit of beginning teachers from the profession. Clearly, to mitigate such early exodus from the profession,…

  7. Science Teacher Preparation in a North American Context

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    Olson, Joanne K.; Tippett, Christine D.; Milford, Todd M.; Ohana, Chris; Clough, Michael P.

    2015-01-01

    This article provides a description of science teacher education policy in Canada and the USA. We focus on qualifications and procedures to obtain an initial teaching license, requirements for license renewal, and trends in our respective countries. In both countries, science teacher education is the responsibility of the province or state, rather…

  8. Case Study Digest: Preparing Teachers for Education Administration.

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    Hanson, Karen L., Ed.

    This case study digest is intended for classroom teachers who wish to discuss a variety of challenges in school leadership. The publication targets classroom teachers who desire leadership training and aspire to become school administrators. The case studies represent actual incidents experienced by school leaders. The cases are formatted to…

  9. Service Learning in Teacher Preparation: Returns on the Investment

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    Griffith, Robin R.; Zhang, Guili

    2013-01-01

    Service learning can contribute to preservice teachers' understandings of reading instruction and also their confidence as teachers of reading. This qualitative study compared two sections of one undergraduate reading methods course: one with a service learning component and one with a typical field placement. The service learning…

  10. Certification and Teacher Preparation in the United States.

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    Roth, David; Swail, Watson Scott

    This paper provides a lens through which to view the significant teacher shortage dilemma that affects schools and communities in United States and in the Pacific region. Part 1, "A Critical Perspective," examines challenges facing teacher education, recruitment, and quality in the United States, noting alternative pathways to teacher…

  11. Preparing Teachers of Gifted Students to Solve Problems.

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    Monaco, Theresa M.; Georgiades, William Den Hartog

    1986-01-01

    Teachers have successfully used three Principles of Teacher Training (Curry Sato, 1984) as guidelines for identifying and solving instructional problems with gifted students. Teaching styles were changed through training, which was (1) reinforced through appropriate materials; (2) attempted to meet participants' specific needs; and (3) was…

  12. Preparing Beginning Teachers to Elicit and Interpret Students' Mathematical Thinking

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    Sleep, Laurie; Boerst, Timothy A.

    2012-01-01

    This study investigated how teacher education assignments can be designed to support beginning teachers in learning to do the work of teaching. We examined beginners' formative assessment practices--in particular, their eliciting and interpreting of students' mathematical thinking--in the context of an elementary mathematics methods assignment,…

  13. Using Online Case Studies to Enhance Teacher Preparation

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    Richman, Laila

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to assess the impact interactive, online case studies have on learning for preservice teachers. More specifically, it evaluated whether the use of online case studies in instruction could enhance the level of knowledge the preservice teacher gained from the content material. This study utilized a nonequivalent group,…

  14. 2011 State Teacher Policy Yearbook. Illinois

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    National Council on Teacher Quality, 2011

    2011-01-01

    For five years running, the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) has tracked states' teacher policies, preparing a detailed and thorough compendium of teacher policy in the United States on topics related to teacher preparation, licensure, evaluation, career advancement, tenure, compensation, pensions and dismissal. The 2011 State Teacher…

  15. 2011 State Teacher Policy Yearbook. Minnesota

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    National Council on Teacher Quality, 2011

    2011-01-01

    For five years running, the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) has tracked states' teacher policies, preparing a detailed and thorough compendium of teacher policy in the United States on topics related to teacher preparation, licensure, evaluation, career advancement, tenure, compensation, pensions and dismissal. The 2011 State Teacher…

  16. 2011 State Teacher Policy Yearbook. New Hampshire

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    National Council on Teacher Quality, 2011

    2011-01-01

    For five years running, the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) has tracked states' teacher policies, preparing a detailed and thorough compendium of teacher policy in the United States on topics related to teacher preparation, licensure, evaluation, career advancement, tenure, compensation, pensions and dismissal. The 2011 State Teacher…

  17. 2011 State Teacher Policy Yearbook. North Carolina

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    National Council on Teacher Quality, 2011

    2011-01-01

    For five years running, the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) has tracked states' teacher policies, preparing a detailed and thorough compendium of teacher policy in the United States on topics related to teacher preparation, licensure, evaluation, career advancement, tenure, compensation, pensions and dismissal. The 2011 State Teacher…

  18. 2011 State Teacher Policy Yearbook. North Dakota

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    National Council on Teacher Quality, 2011

    2011-01-01

    For five years running, the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) has tracked states' teacher policies, preparing a detailed and thorough compendium of teacher policy in the United States on topics related to teacher preparation, licensure, evaluation, career advancement, tenure, compensation, pensions and dismissal. The "2011 State Teacher…

  19. 2011 State Teacher Policy Yearbook. Iowa

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    National Council on Teacher Quality, 2011

    2011-01-01

    For five years running, the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) has tracked states' teacher policies, preparing a detailed and thorough compendium of teacher policy in the United States on topics related to teacher preparation, licensure, evaluation, career advancement, tenure, compensation, pensions and dismissal. The 2011 State Teacher…

  20. 2011 State Teacher Policy Yearbook. Hawaii

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    National Council on Teacher Quality, 2011

    2011-01-01

    For five years running, the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) has tracked states' teacher policies, preparing a detailed and thorough compendium of teacher policy in the United States on topics related to teacher preparation, licensure, evaluation, career advancement, tenure, compensation, pensions and dismissal. The 2011 State Teacher…