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  1. Advancing Educational Technology in Teacher Preparation: Policy Brief

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    Stokes-Beverley, Christine; Simoy, Ian

    2016-01-01

    The U.S. Department of Education believes it is important that all programs responsible for pre-service teacher training prepare all graduates to effectively select, evaluate, and use appropriate technologies and resources to create experiences that advance student engagement and learning. We call upon leaders of teacher preparation programs to…

  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. Advancing and Sustaining a Clinical Teacher Preparation Partnership: An Exploratory Qualitative Case Study

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    Garrido, Melissa Downey

    2012-01-01

    The national call to "turn [teacher education] upside down" (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, Report of the Blue Ribbon Panel on Clinical Preparation and Partnerships for Improved Student Learning [NCATE], 2010, p. ii) and states' subsequent commitments to pilot recommendations necessitates study of successful…

  4. Promoting Equity in Mathematics Teacher Preparation: A Framework for Advancing Teacher Learning of Children's Multiple Mathematics Knowledge Bases

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    Turner, Erin E.; Drake, Corey; McDuffie, Amy Roth; Aguirre, Julia; Bartell, Tonya Gau; Foote, Mary Q.

    2012-01-01

    Research repeatedly documents that teachers are underprepared to teach mathematics effectively in diverse classrooms. A critical aspect of learning to be an effective mathematics teacher for diverse learners is developing knowledge, dispositions, and practices that support building on children's mathematical thinking, as well as their cultural,…

  5. Responding to the Call to Prepare Highly Effective Teacher Candidates in the United States: The Curriculum Redesign Effort in Advancing Teacher Education

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    Banks, Tachelle; Jackson, Debbie; Harper, Brian

    2014-01-01

    This article supports the notion of high quality clinical teacher preparation models and lays out an argument for investing in professional education that is organized around more coherent systems for cultivating clinical practice. This article outlines the creation and implementation of a clinically-based teacher preparation program. Project…

  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. Academic Preparedness and College Preparation Efforts: A Comparative Analysis of Perception of High School Advanced Placement Teachers and College Admissions Personnel

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    Driver, Jason Hughes

    2014-01-01

    This study examines the relationship between high school efforts at post-secondary preparation for college bound students and the expectations of college and university admissions personnel. The Advanced Placement (AP) teachers and administrators at a rural Northwest Florida high school were administered a quantitative survey in order to collect…

  8. 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…

  9. Teacher Preparation for Rural Schools.

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    Miller, Bruce A.

    Small, sometimes multi-cultural, rural schools need specialized preservice teacher education programs to prepare teachers. After outlining the classroom, school, and sociocultural characteristics affecting a teacher's success and survival in a rural community, this paper discusses the apparent lack of rural content in teacher preparation programs…

  10. 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)

  11. Technology in Teacher Preparation: Preparing Teachers for the Future.

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    Gillingham, Mark G.; Topper, Andrew

    1999-01-01

    Presents four possible solutions to the problem of preparing teachers for the future and using technology in classrooms: a single course approach; technology infusion; student performance, that puts responsibility of technology knowledge on the student; and case based. Provides an example of technology in teacher preparation at Michigan State…

  12. Clinical Teacher Preparation: A Retrospective

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    Whitford, Betty Lou; Villaume, Susan Kidd

    2014-01-01

    In this article, we explore how teacher preparation programs have developed from the mid-1800s to present day, emphasizing changes in the clinical component. Drawing from the history of teacher education from the normal schools of the 19th century to present-day interest in clinically based preparation, we first review the migration of teacher…

  13. Preparing Teachers for Instruction

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    Crum, J. Wesley

    1977-01-01

    Reviews effective ways to provide preservice and inservice education for elementary school and secondary school teachers regarding aerospace education. Concludes that aerospace education has a relatively low priority in most teacher education programs. (CS)

  14. 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…

  15. Immigrant Identity in Teacher Preparation

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    Carter, Candice C.

    2012-01-01

    In this article, I report research on representations of immigrant identities in one university where teacher candidates matriculated in undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The case study occurred in a community where immigrants were highly visible. A content analysis of curriculum for teacher preparation provided a view of factors that…

  16. 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;…

  17. Dissident Teacher Education: A Heterologic Paradigm for Teacher Preparation

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    Parkison, Paul T.

    2012-01-01

    As challenges are handed down from state and federal governments to demonstrate utility and efficiency within teacher education programs, it is important to stop and consider the role of teacher education within schooling. Perhaps we should prepare new teachers by asking, "How should we prepare new teachers?" By framing teacher education…

  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. Ed School Essentials: A Review of Illinois Teacher Preparation

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    Greenberg, Julie; Walsh, Kate

    2010-01-01

    The imperative for prospective teachers, school districts, Illinois policy makers and the public as a whole to know more about teacher preparation is the motivation behind this report. At the request of Advance Illinois, the authors evaluated 111 undergraduate and graduate programs in 53 education schools as well as three "independent…

  3. 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…

  4. Teacher Preparation: Assessing Teacher Quality, Administrative Support, Standards-Based Teacher Preparation.

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    Poliakoff, Anne Rogers, Ed.

    2002-01-01

    This collection of papers focuses on the preparation of teachers by university-based education programs. The papers are: "The STEPS That Support P-12 Learning and Achievement" (Diana Rigden), which describes the Standards-based Teacher Education Project (STEP) for improving student learning; "The Responsibility for Assessing Beginning Teachers"…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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.…

  8. Personality Development during Teacher Preparation.

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    Corcoran, Roisin P; O'Flaherty, Joanne

    2016-01-01

    Objective: The purpose of this 3-year longitudinal study was to examine pre-service teachers' personality trajectories as measured by the IPIP Big-Five factor markers during teacher preparation. The relationship between students' personality traits, social desirability, and prior academic attainment was also examined. Method: This 3-year longitudinal study invited participants from the first year of a 4-year undergraduate (UG) pre-service teacher education program, the class of 2017. The sample consisted of 305 students. Results: The results suggest that extraversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, emotional stability, and openness to experience were best represented by a non-significant longitudinal change in means. Results also suggest that social desirability predicts agreeableness and emotional stability with small to moderate effect sizes. Conclusion: The study concludes that no value is added to pre-service teachers' personality traits during 3 years of tertiary education. Furthermore, the data presented does not support the view that academic attainment is a good predictor of personality traits. Implications for educational research, theory, and practice are considered.

  9. Preparing Preservice Teachers to become Teacher Leaders

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    Bond, Nathan

    2011-01-01

    Since PreK-12 student achievement is the primary focus of schools, all teachers are called to serve as teachers leaders and improve learning on their campuses. Rather than waiting until they have gained experience, teachers can begin acquiring the knowledge, skills, and dispositions of teacher leaders during their preservice programs. Drawing upon…

  10. Preparing Teachers for Individualized Teaching of Mathematics

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    Chinn, Phyllis Zweig

    1975-01-01

    A mathematics methods course for pre-service elementary teachers is described. The course is designed to prepare teachers for individualizing instruction and for flexibility in a period of rapid curriculum change. (SD)

  11. 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…

  12. 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)

  13. University-Based Teacher Preparation and Middle Grades Teacher Effectiveness

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    Preston, Courtney

    2017-01-01

    For over two decades, there have been calls to assess the relationship of the features of teacher preparation programs to teacher effectiveness, to provide guidance for program improvement. At the middle grades level, theory suggests that coursework in educational psychology is particularly important for teacher effectiveness. Using 4 years of…

  14. Preservice Teachers: Teacher Preparation, Multicultural Curriculum and Culturally Relevant Teaching

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    Hopkins-Gillispie, Delphina

    2009-01-01

    This study is part of a larger study that uses mixed methods (qualitative and quantitative methods) to investigate preservice teachers' knowledge and understanding of multiculturalism and to prepare preservice teachers to work in diverse classrooms. The results indicate two findings: 1) that preservice teachers come from homogeneous backgrounds;…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. Personality Development during Teacher Preparation

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    Corcoran, Roisin P.; O’Flaherty, Joanne

    2016-01-01

    Objective: The purpose of this 3-year longitudinal study was to examine pre-service teachers’ personality trajectories as measured by the IPIP Big-Five factor markers during teacher preparation. The relationship between students’ personality traits, social desirability, and prior academic attainment was also examined. Method: This 3-year longitudinal study invited participants from the first year of a 4-year undergraduate (UG) pre-service teacher education program, the class of 2017. The sample consisted of 305 students. Results: The results suggest that extraversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, emotional stability, and openness to experience were best represented by a non-significant longitudinal change in means. Results also suggest that social desirability predicts agreeableness and emotional stability with small to moderate effect sizes. Conclusion: The study concludes that no value is added to pre-service teachers’ personality traits during 3 years of tertiary education. Furthermore, the data presented does not support the view that academic attainment is a good predictor of personality traits. Implications for educational research, theory, and practice are considered. PMID:27877143

  1. 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…

  2. Right to Read Teacher Preparation Project.

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    Forte, Imogene

    This paper is a summary description of the Peabody College Right to Read Teacher Preparation Project. The goals of the project are to plan, implement, and evaluate a replicable model for the improvement of the preservice reading program and to develop a program that prepares teachers for work in a wide variety of settings. Project objectives are…

  3. 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…

  4. Teachers' self-assessed level of preparation

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    White, Susan

    2013-03-01

    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 adequately prepared with respect to their science knowledge in other areas and the applications of physics to everyday experience. However, only two-thirds feel adequately or well prepared in recent developments in physics.

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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.

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. The Disintegration of Teacher Preparation

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    Baines, Lawrence A.

    2010-01-01

    The disintegration of teacher certification programs in the united States holds an eerie similarity to the recent meltdown of American financial institutions. Similarly, the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, whose purported purpose was to ensure that all students get highly qualified teachers (HQT), has had an unintentionally devastating effect on…

  13. Teachers' Perceptions of the Effectiveness of the Art Education Preparation Program in Kuwait

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    AlHaddad, Ghadeer

    2014-01-01

    This study was designed to investigate how pre-service, beginners, and advanced art teachers in Kuwait viewed their teacher preparation program by describing and evaluating its effectiveness. To examine the issues of art teacher training and current teaching, this study used quantitative and qualitative research approaches. The study included a…

  14. 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…

  15. 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:…

  16. Portfolio Preparation Tips for Teachers

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    Hunter-Lombardi, Brooke

    2008-01-01

    As college deadlines loom, teachers may wonder if there is a magic portfolio formula for their students to follow. After twenty years of thought on portfolio development and the opportunity to review over 10,000 individual portfolios, the author is convinced that there is no single formula for success. With hard work, careful planning, and…

  17. Teacher Preparation through Cooperative Learning.

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    Ghaith, Ghazi M.

    Seven class activities using cooperative learning techniques are proposed as appropriate for second language teacher training. The activities draw on the pro-social aspect of cooperative learning that offers second language learners maximum opportunities for active communication, reinforcement, and development of cognitive skills. Background is…

  18. Preparing Teachers through Creativity Games.

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    Feezel, Jerry D.

    Creative teaching, which involves creating innovative lessons, games, materials, and assignments to challenge students, can be stimulated in teacher education students by stirring up their thinking and encouraging them to explore different paths. Two thematic concepts which underlie creative teaching are "reflective teaching" which…

  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. 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.

  1. 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…

  2. 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.

  3. Strategic Policy Issues and Music Teacher Preparation

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    Hope, Samuel

    2007-01-01

    Past successes in music education and teacher preparation must not cause us to ignore the nature and potential of present policy influences and strategic challenges. For a successful future, we must fervently protect certain ideas and conditions often obscured by illusions about present circumstances, possibilities, and powers. Illusions in areas…

  4. Towards a Philosophy of Music Teacher Preparation.

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    Parr, N. Carlotta

    1999-01-01

    Summarizes six principles that might serve as a theoretical framework supporting a new vision for the purposes and processes of music teacher preparation. Draws the principles from the conceptions of learning and teaching of Jerome Bruner, Maxine Greene, and Vernon A. Howard. Provides background information on their ideas. (CMK)

  5. Preparing Teachers for the Inner-City.

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    Claye, Clifton M.

    In 1962, in order to improve its Teacher Preparation Program, Texas Southern University administered achievement, self-concept, I.Q., and interest tests in local schools in different types of neighborhoods. It was found that those students in "inner-city schools" scored at or near the bottom of these tests. When the test results were…

  6. 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…

  7. Preparation of Teachers for Basic Education.

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    Egbert, Robert L.; And Others

    These papers, presented at the 1981 World Assembly of the International Council of Education for Teaching, describe the methods and status of teacher education programs in the United States, Australia, Ireland, and Malaysia. The first paper, "The Preparation of Educational Personnel for Basic Education," by Robert L. Egbert, introduces the…

  8. 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…

  9. Teachers Supporting Future Teachers: A Critical Part of Early Childhood Teacher Preparation

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    Korth, Byran B.; Baum, Angela C.

    2011-01-01

    A high-quality field experience is a fundamental part of early childhood teacher preparation where teachers-in-training observe, develop, and practice critical teaching skills and dispositions in early childhood classrooms. Many teachers welcome extra assistance in the classroom but do not know how to provide hands-on training to aspiring early…

  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. Are Teachers Prepared for Their Jobs: A Survey of the Behavioral-Empirical Preparation of Teachers.

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    Sefein, Naim A.; Peng, Samuel S.

    An analysis of literature relating to the professional preparation of teachers found general agreement that the teacher's role involves planning instructional materials, meeting individual needs of the pupils, and assessing pupil progress and that playing this role requires a strong behavioral science orientation. However, results of a survey…

  13. 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…

  14. VCCS Task Force on Teacher Preparation: A Continuing Endeavor.

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    Smith, Wanda

    2000-01-01

    Describes the Virginia Community College System's (VCCS) initiative to help Virginia meet the growing demand for qualified public school teachers. States that the program aims to recruit teachers, offer pre-service and teacher preparation activities and programs, and prepare teachers to take the Praxis I exam and for transfer to universities. (NB)

  15. 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,…

  16. 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…

  17. Teacher's Handbook for Advanced Physical Science 2.

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    Chaffee, Everett

    This handbook is an adjunct to the "Laboratory Manual for Advanced Physical Science 2," and is intended to assist teachers in organizing laboratory experiences. Information for each experiment includes (1) Introduction, (2) Scheduling, (3) Time required, (4) Materials needed , (5) Precautions, (6) Laboratory hints, (7) Sample data, and…

  18. Advances in Teacher Effectiveness Research

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    Brophy, Jere E.

    2010-01-01

    Classroom research on process-outcome relationships had burgeoned in recent years, revealing notable methodological advances and sensible, replicated findings. The studies of the early 1970s supporting direct instruction as particularly effective for producing achievement in basic skills in the early grades have been replicated and extended 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. Teacher Educators' Views on Inclusive Education and Teacher Preparation in Ghana

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    Nketsia, William; Saloviita, Timo; Gyimah, Emmanuel Kofi

    2016-01-01

    The crucial role of initial teacher education programmes and teacher educators in preparing effective inclusive practitioners has been universally acknowledged. This study explored the attitudes of 125 teacher educators from four colleges of education towards inclusive education, their views and concerns about teacher preparation and the…

  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. 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…

  3. Administrators' Ratings of Competencies Needed to Prepare Preservice Teachers

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    Lartz, M. N.; Litchfield, S. K.

    2005-01-01

    Deaf Education Teacher Preparation Programs must prepare teachers to staff an increasing number of oral programs. A survey was conducted to determine which competencies administrators of deaf education programs rate as important for teachers in oral programs and to compare ratings of these competencies by oral school administrators to ratings made…

  4. RATE VII: Teacher Preparation in the Urban Context.

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    Howey, Kenneth R.; And Others

    The Research About Teacher Education (RATE) project is an ongoing data collection effort to establish a reliable database about institutions of higher education where teachers are prepared, and about the faculty, students, and programs at these institutions. This study on the preparation of teachers in urban settings collected data from 230…

  5. Equipping the next Generation of Teachers: Technology Preparation and Practice

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    Gronseth, Susie; Brush, Thomas; Ottenbreit-Leftwich, Anne; Strycker, Jesse; Abaci, Serdar; Easterling, Wylie; Roman, Tiffany; Shin, Sungwon; van Leusen, Peter

    2010-01-01

    Prior research has indicated that all U.S. teacher preparation programs provide instruction on technology integration within coursework and related requirements. This study provides a more detailed investigation into the types and content of technology experiences U.S. teacher preparation programs offer teachers in training. The researchers…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. Core Elements of Preparing Teachers for Culturally Relevant Practice.

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    Ryan, Ann Marie

    Addressing the issue of teachers' low expectations for students of color and students in poverty poses significant challenges to teachers and teacher education alike. This article presents core elements of preparing teachers for culturally relevant practice based on an extensive review of current research in the field. It builds on the key…

  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. 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.

  12. More and Better Prepared Teachers, More and Better Prepared Majors

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    Stewart, Gay

    2010-02-01

    A more scientifically literate society benefits physics as a profession. It is best realized by better serving all undergraduate physics students. Arguably, the most important are future K-12 teachers. In better serving all students, the department also benefits. University of Arkansas, Fayetteville has seen a drastic change in number of majors, the number of students active in research and the number of graduates pursuing graduate work while also increasing the number of majors who decide to teach. Building these numbers and strengthening these resources at Arkansas began with an NSF course revision project, grew as a we became primary program institution in the Physics Teacher Education Coalition (www.PTEC.org), received a Noyce Scholarship grant, and now continues in our building of an NSF Math Science Partnership utilizing our experiences coupled with PTRA materials, and expanding our efforts to Mathematics. Through APLU's SMTI, we are making changes in chemistry as well. These efforts will be discussed, with additional information on PTEC which is bringing together innovative ideas and practices throughout the country to help meet the critical shortage of well prepared and actively supported teachers. )

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. Preparation, Teacher Efficacy and Retention: How Novice Teachers Negotiate Urban Schools

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    Eckert, Sarah Anne

    2011-01-01

    This study investigated how novice teachers in urban schools manage the transition from preparation to practice. Through the lens of teacher efficacy, the research presented herein was built around two groups of guiding questions: (1) Do novice teachers in at-risk urban schools feel adequately prepared to effectively perform the task of teaching?…

  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. 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…

  18. Secondary Education Teacher Preparation Programs Should Differentiate Curriculum and Instruction for Traditional and Nontraditional Preservice Teachers

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    Schairer-Kessler, Cynthia J.

    2013-01-01

    Much demand remains for teacher education programs to produce highly qualified teachers. Current trends show that almost half of today's preservice teachers are considered nontraditional in terms of age and life experience. The purpose of this study was to determine whether secondary education teacher preparation programs should differentiate…

  19. The Missing Piece in Teacher Education: The Preparation of Linguistically Responsive Teachers

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    Lucas, Tamara; Villegas, Ana Maria

    2010-01-01

    In this chapter, the authors present a synthesis of the small, but growing, body of literature examining what some teacher educators are already doing and what all teacher educators need to do to prepare mainstream classroom teachers to teach English language learners (ELLs). While the discussion applies to teachers of immigrant and refugee…

  20. 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…

  1. 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…

  2. Preparing Teachers for Language Assessment: A Practice-Based Approach

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    Davin, Kristin J.; Heineke, Amy J.

    2016-01-01

    As the number of English language learners in mainstream classrooms increases, so too does the need for teachers skilled in classroom-based language assessment (CBLA). All teachers must be able to monitor, evaluate, and support the English language development of their students. With a paucity of research on how to prepare teachers to enact…

  3. 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.

  4. 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…

  5. Preparing White Teachers for Urban Schools: A Compendium of Research.

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    Rothenberg, Julia Johnson; And Others

    The perceptions of novice and expert teachers in urban schools about their preparation through teacher education were studied. It is generally recognized that middle-class white teachers are strangers to urban cultures, and that they often believe the mass media's negative images about low- income African American and Latino communities.…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. Beyond Tradition: Preparing the Teachers of Tomorrow's Workforce.

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    Hartley, Nancy K., Ed.; Wentling, Tim L., Ed.

    This monograph contains eight papers examining vocational teacher education theory and practice within the context of new teacher education reforms and practices. Various theoretical and practical aspects of preparing vocational teachers for tomorrow's workplace are discussed, including the following: challenges/opportunities affecting the field;…

  9. Preparing Teachers for Latino Children and Youth: Policies and Practice

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    Tellez, Kip

    2005-01-01

    This paper explores the role teacher education can play in improving the education of Latino children and youth in the US. By first suggesting that preservice teachers cannot reasonably be prepared for each and every student population, it promotes reforms in three areas of teacher education policy and practice, each oriented towards improving the…

  10. Preparing Teachers for Cultural Diversity: Rhetoric or Reality.

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    Reiff, Judith C.; Cannella, Gaile S.

    Teacher educators must consider two major issues in their efforts to incorporate multicultural education into preservice teacher preparation programs: (1) the background and previous experiences of preservice teachers; and (2) schooling as an institution that either inhibits or promotes the strengths of citizens in a democratic society. In both…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. Formal and Informal CALL Preparation and Teacher Attitude toward Technology

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    Kessler, Greg

    2007-01-01

    Recent research suggests that there is a general lack of a computer-assisted language learning (CALL) presence in teacher preparation programs. There is also evidence that teachers obtain a majority of their CALL knowledge from informal sources and personal experience rather than through formalized preparation. Further, graduates of these programs…

  19. 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…

  20. Overcoming Barriers to Technology Use in Teacher Preparation Programs

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    Brzycki, Dolores; Dudt, Kurt

    2005-01-01

    Indiana, Clarion, and Edinboro Universities of Pennsylvania are completing a PT3 grant, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, entitled "Preparing Teachers for the Digital Age." The grant made great progress in infusing technology into the teacher preparation curriculum possible, and participating faculty know how far they have…

  1. 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…

  2. Analyzing the Limitation of Technology in Teacher Preparation Courses.

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    Baldin, Yuriko Yamamoto

    2003-01-01

    Discusses whether mathematics teachers are being prepared to realize the limitations of technology in teaching activities and recognize conceptual problems in technology-based activities. Suggests a course to prepare teachers with skills to analyze existing materials as well as create their own activities. Illustrates this with examples from CAS,…

  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. Preparing teachers for ambitious and culturally responsive science teaching

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    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

  5. 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…

  6. What Teacher Preparation Programs Can Do to Better Prepare Teachers to Meet the Challenges of Educating Students Living in Poverty

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    Hughes, Jacqueline A.

    2010-01-01

    Because of the present, increasing economic circumstances, poverty is fast becoming a crisis, and teacher preparation programs must begin to prepare teachers to explicitly address the needs of poor children. The inclusion of poverty in this discourse is in no way intended to discount the issues of race, ethnicity, and gender. The intention here is…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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)

  10. Troubling Teacher Identity: Preparing Mathematics Teachers to Teach for Diversity

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    de Freitas, Elizabeth

    2008-01-01

    This paper reports on an action research project designed to explore the complexities of pre-service mathematics teacher resistance to social justice issues. Research on equity and mathematics education has indicated that such resistance seems particularly strong for mathematics teachers. Twelve pre-service mathematics teachers participated in a…

  11. 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…

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

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    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.

  13. Who Is in Charge of Teacher Preparation?

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    DeMonte, Jenny

    2013-01-01

    Having a good teacher can improve the life of a student far beyond school. How can we ensure that every student has a good teacher and receives high-quality instruction? The challenge is that, for the most part, the institutions governing teacher-training organizations are not governed by the bodies charged with overseeing K-12 public education.…

  14. Professional Development Schools: Partnerships in Teacher Preparation.

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    Moore, Kenneth D.; Hopkins, Scott

    1993-01-01

    Teachers (n=84), principals (n=108), and teacher educators (n=128) were surveyed to determine their views about the most important components of professional development schools and the most important skills that should be taught to teachers who are active in professional development schools. (IAH)

  15. Preparing Teachers for Japan's Classrooms. Fastback 394.

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    Beauchamp, Edward R.

    This volume reviews the development of teacher education in Japan from 1868 to the present. The first section examines teacher education in Japan from 1868 to 1945, covering the development of normal schools; the Tokyo Normal School, Japan's first modern teacher education institute, founded in 1872; conservative reaction during the 1880s and the…

  16. Preparing Teachers to Support English Language Learners

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    Warren, Susan R.; Reeder, Gail M.; Noftle, James T.; Kaiser, Gregory J.; Jurchan-Rizzo, Joann

    2010-01-01

    This investigation conducted at a private faith-based university explored how graduate course work can impact teachers' knowledge, skills, and dispositions regarding English language development. Specifically, the investigators examined the nature and extent of change in attitude by teachers and teacher candidates who participated in a…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. Teachers' Views of the Nature of Multicultural Literacy and Implications for Preservice Teacher Preparation.

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    Fisher, Peter

    2001-01-01

    Describes a study to investigate teachers' views of multicultural literacy and how it relates to teacher preparation. Analyzes data from three focus groups. Indicates that teachers were most concerned about their own sensitivity to the needs of individual children and ways to differentiate instruction for students from diverse backgrounds. (SG)

  1. Writing Teachers Should Be Prepared for Legal Challenges.

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    Sneed, Don

    1986-01-01

    Explores the nature of court litigation concerning academic accountability and malpractice. Discusses the implications of such litigation for writing instructors, and presents questions writing teachers should ask themselves in preparation for possible law suits. (HTH)

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  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. Using Informal Learning Environments to Prepare Preservice Teachers

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    Jackson, Christa; Mohr-Schroeder, Margaret; Little, David L., II.

    2014-01-01

    This mixed methods study examined the influence informal learning experiences had on secondary STEM preservice teachers' preparation as they worked with students who struggle in mathematics. The quantitative data sources included a Teacher Self-Reflection Survey, Mathematics Clinic Tutor Survey, and a Student Survey, while the qualitative data…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. Designing e-Portfolios to Support Professional Teacher Preparation

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    Tran, Tu; Baker, Robert; Pensavalle, Margo

    2006-01-01

    Tu Tran, Robert Baker, and Margo Pensavalle present e-portfolio technology as an effective tool in teacher preparation. Because e-portfolios chronicle students' learning outcomes, they provide a picture of students' development that can be used in response to increased demands for assessment of student teachers and increasingly standards-based…

  16. Are We Preparing Teachers to Teach Communication Skills?

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    Rutherford, Lewis

    Although English teachers must spend 40 to 60% of their teaching time in developing the listening, composition, reading, and speech skills of their students, most college English programs allow only 8% of the professional course time for teacher preparation in these skill areas. Even in those colleges that offer a language arts major, the majority…

  17. Evaluation of Teacher Preparation Programs: Purposes, Methods, and Policy Options

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    Feuer, Michael J.; Floden, Robert E.; Chudowsky, Naomi; Ahn, Judie

    2013-01-01

    Teacher preparation programs (TPPs) are where prospective teachers gain a foundation of knowledge about pedagogy and subject matter, as well as early exposure to practical classroom experience. Although competence in teaching, as in all professions, is shaped significantly by on-the-job experiences and continuous learning, the programs that…

  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. 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…

  20. 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…

  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. Cooperative Learning in the Teacher Preparation Course.

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    Herbster, Douglas; Hannula, Joyce Jarosz

    This study was conducted to introduce preservice teachers to cooperative learning through direct experience with the strategy. Participants (N=85) consisted of freshmen and sophomores enrolled in a course required for teacher certification. During the first 6 weeks, instruction occurred through traditional lecture methods and at midterm, a jigsaw…

  6. 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…

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. An Integrated Elementary Education/ESOL Teacher Preparation Program.

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    Bristor, Valerie J.; Pelaez, Gloria M.; Crawley, Sharon

    2000-01-01

    Florida Atlantic University restructured its undergraduate teacher preparation program to provide a bachelor's degree in elementary education with an English as a Second Language (ESOL) endorsement. The program prepares graduates to meet the needs of ESOL students in regular elementary classrooms. It integrates ESOL competencies into methods…

  10. Preservice Teachers' Perspectives on Their Preparation for Social Justice Teaching

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    Ajayi, Lasisi

    2017-01-01

    This study investigates preservice teachers' perspectives on their preparation to use social justice teaching in rural schools, how they implemented the concept in their classrooms, and the challenges they faced. The findings suggest that even though coursework may have prepared the participants to integrate social justice principles and practices…

  11. Teacher Preparation in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Instruction

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    DeBiase, Kirstie

    2016-01-01

    The purpose of this qualitative case study was to gain a better understanding of how induction programs might effectively support STEM K-8 teacher preparation. American schools are not producing competent STEM graduates prepared to meet employment demands. Over the next decade, STEM employment opportunities are expected to increase twice as fast…

  12. 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…

  13. 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

  14. 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.

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. Civic Learning in Teacher Education: International Perspectives on Education for Democracy in the Preparation of Teachers.

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    Patrick, John J., Ed.; Hamot, Gregory E., Ed.; Leming, Robert S., Ed.

    The 2002 R. Freeman Butts Institute on Civic Learning in Teacher Education, which met in Indianapolis, Indiana, from May 17-21, 2002, was the source for this book. The central theme of the meeting was education for democratic citizenship in the college/university-based preparation of prospective teachers. Following an Introduction, twelve papers…

  20. 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.

  1. Preparing Every Teacher to Reach English Learners: A Practical Guide for Teacher Educators

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    Nutta, Joyce W., Ed.; Mokhtari, Kouider, Ed.; Strebel, Carine, Ed.

    2012-01-01

    "Preparing Every Teacher to Reach English Learners" presents a practical, flexible model for infusing English learner (EL) instruction into teacher education courses. The editors outline the key steps involved in this approach--winning faculty support, assessing needs, and developing capacity--and share strategies for avoiding pitfalls. The…

  2. Educating Culturally Responsive Teachers: A Coherent Approach. SUNY Series, Teacher Preparation and Development.

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    Villegas, Ana Maria; Lucas, Tamara

    This book examines what is needed to accomplish the task of staffing U.S. schools with culturally responsive teachers, discussing the specific elements of teacher education programs needed for the country's diverse public schools. The book focuses on the importance of recruiting and preparing a diverse teaching force, proposing a vision for…

  3. Linguistically Responsive Teacher Education: Preparing Classroom Teachers to Teach English Language Learners

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    Lucas, Tamara; Villegas, Ana Maria; Freedson-Gonzalez, Margaret

    2008-01-01

    Students who speak languages other than English are a growing presence in U.S. schools. As a result, many mainstream classroom teachers are finding that they have English language learners in their classes. Unfortunately, most mainstream classroom teachers have had little or no preparation for providing the types of assistance that such learners…

  4. 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,…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. A Study of the Perceptions of First-Year Teachers as Prepared Classroom Teachers

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    Ward, Vida Jane

    2015-01-01

    The quality of teacher education allows first-year teachers to meet mandates at federal and state levels (Darling-Hammond, 2010a). The teaching profession is complex and requires new and innovative quality preparation programs (Wei, Andree, & Darling-Hammond, 2009). This study involved examination of the perceptions of 17 building principals…

  11. 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…

  12. Evaluating Teacher Preparation Using Graduates' Observational Ratings

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    Ronfeldt, Matthew; Campbell, Shanyce L.

    2016-01-01

    Despite growing calls for more accountability of teacher education programs (TEPs), there is little consensus about how to evaluate them. This study investigates the potential for using observational ratings of program completers to evaluate TEPs. Drawing on statewide data on almost 9,500 program completers, representing 44 providers (183…

  13. Preparing Teachers for Dialectally Diverse Classrooms

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    Godley, Amanda J.; Sweetland, Julie; Wheeler, Rebecca S.; Minnici, Angela; Carpenter, Brian D.

    2006-01-01

    Scholarship on dialect diversity in classrooms has yielded two seemingly incompatible lines of research. Although numerous pedagogical approaches have been shown to provide productive alternatives to traditional responses to stigmatized dialects, research on public perceptions and teachers' attitudes suggests that negative beliefs about…

  14. 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…

  15. Preparing Culturally Responsive Teachers: Rethinking the Curriculum.

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    Villegas, Ana Maria; Lucas, Tamara

    2002-01-01

    Explains that culturally responsive teachers are socioculturally conscious; have affirming views of diverse students; see themselves as responsible for and capable of bringing about change to make schools more equitable; understand how learners construct knowledge and can promote knowledge construction; know about the lives of their students; and…

  16. Preparing Teachers for High-Poverty Schools

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    Miller, Samuel; Duffy, Gerald G.; Rohr, Jean; Gasparello, Robert; Mercier, Sue

    2005-01-01

    A partnership between the University of North Carolina and Hunter Elementary School in Greensboro attempts to close the achievement gap for low-income students and simultaneously the gap between the skills teachers should possess and the quality of training they receive. The partnership follows the professional development school (PDS) model and…

  17. Preparing Experienced Elementary Teachers as Mathematics Specialists

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    Nickerson, Susan D.

    2010-01-01

    High quality teaching is critical to student learning, yet takes considerable time to develop in particular content areas. Students in high-poverty, urban settings are less likely to encounter experienced and trained teachers. Administrators from a large school district and university mathematics education faculty partnered and attempted to…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. Where Practicum Meets Test Preparation: Supporting Teacher Candidates through EdTPA

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    Clark-Gareca, Beth

    2015-01-01

    A strong focus on teacher performance is resurfacing in teacher-preparation programs across the US. EdTPA, a teacher-performance assessment designed to determine K-12 teacher candidates' readiness for the classroom, has become central in teacher-preparation programs in several states and promises to be implemented in more states in the coming…

  1. 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…

  2. Critiquing Teacher Preparation Research: An Overview of the Field, Part II

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    Cochran-Smith, Marilyn; Villegas, Ana Maria; Abrams, Linda; Chavez-Moreno, Laura; Mills, Tammy; Stern, Rebecca

    2015-01-01

    This is the second of a two-part article intended to offer teacher educators a cohesive overview of the sprawling and uneven field of research on teacher preparation by identifying, analyzing, and critiquing its major programs. The article discusses research on teacher preparation for the knowledge society and research on teacher preparation for…

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. Historical Survey of Research in Physics Teacher Preparation

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    Meltzer, David E.

    2017-01-01

    There have been efforts to provide specialized preparation for prospective physics teachers for over 100 years, both in the U.S. and elsewhere. However, systematic research investigations of these efforts are much more scarce, particularly in the U.S. I will review some highlights of research in physics teacher preparation reported in the U.S. and in several other countries as early as the 1920s. The more recent investigations (beginning around 1970) reveal a pattern of teacher preparation practices emphasizing multiple, extended experiences in analyzing physical systems-and making and testing hypotheses of experimental outcomes-by developing and reflecting on laboratory-based physics activities that are often subsequently taught (as simulated ``micro-teaching'' or in actual classrooms), all under close guidance and intensive coaching from expert physics-teacher educators. Outcomes reported include improvements in the quality of experiment design (emphasizing student-generated explanations rather than rote procedures), and in ability to communicate, better awareness of physics teachers' pedagogical knowledge, and improved learning gains by the teachers' students on tests of conceptual understanding. Supported in part by NSF DUE #1256333.

  6. 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…

  7. Field experiences in science teacher preparation programs of Missouri

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    Rhea, Marilyn Sue Alvis

    The purpose of this study was to collect and analyze data pertinent to identifying the differences and similarities in the design and implementation of field experiences for pre-service science teachers in institutions of higher education in the State of Missouri. Directors of field experience from 25 Institutions of Higher Education (IHE) that prepare both elementary and secondary science teachers and 5 additional IHE that prepare only elementary teachers were surveyed using a 48-item Likert scale instrument designed for this study. Data were collected on the hours of field experience in relation to science and other methods classes, distribution of field experience hours across the program, and total hours of field experience required. Comparisons were made between elementary and secondary science teacher preparation programs. Five areas of field experience were surveyed: design of early field experience, design of student teaching, support provided by IHE for cooperating schools, field experience assessment practices, and relationships between pre-service teachers, cooperating teachers and IHE educators. Analyses of the responses indicate statistically significant differences in the number of field experience hours between IRE programs for both early field experience (p < .05) and student teaching (p < .01). Differences in number of field experience hours by level of certification were not significant. Correlation of scores was significant between the elementary and secondary levels for both early field experience design (r = .97) and student teaching design (r = .75). No other significant correlation was found. This study found highly heterogeneous practices regarding field experience exist in Missouri IHE programs. When reported practices are compared to standards set in the professional literature, as a group Missouri IHE science teacher preparation programs could be described as traditional apprenticeships or quasi-professional development school programs.

  8. The Preparation of Teachers for African Universities

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    Fafunwa, A. Babs

    1975-01-01

    Education needed for university teaching is discussed in terms of general education, academic specialization, and professional preparation. A 1-term orientation course required for new lecturers and professors, open to others, at the University of Ife, Nigeria, is described which includes lectures, seminars, and workshops on university objectives…

  9. Teacher Certification and Preparation in Massachusetts.

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    Stiles, Lindley J.; And Others

    The first section of this report presents (1) an overview of a "comprehensive investigation of ways to improve the certification and preparation of educational personnel in Massachusetts"; (2) a one-chapter discussion with recommendations on each of four focal issues: personnel for education services, personnel certification, reform of…

  10. 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…

  11. Environmental Education and Preservice Teacher Preparation: A National Study

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    Heimlich, Joe E.; Braus, Judy; Olivolo, Betty; McKeown-Ice, Rosalyn; Barringer-Smith, Liz

    2004-01-01

    A national study of colleges and universities offering teacher-preparation programs was undertaken to ascertain how environmental education (EE) might be better incorporated into their curricula. Six questions guided the descriptive, explorative mail survery relating to satisfaction and fit into EE with current program offerings, what…

  12. 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,…

  13. Highlights in the History of Oral Teacher Preparation in America

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    Marvelli, Alan L.

    2010-01-01

    The history of oral teacher preparation in America is both significant and diverse. There are numerous individuals and events that shifted and defined the professional practices of individuals who promote the listening and spoken language development of children with hearing loss. This article provides an overview of this rich history and offers a…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. The NCTQ Selectivity Standard and Principal Evaluation of Teacher Preparation

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    Tracz, Susan; Torgerson, Colleen; Beare, Paul

    2017-01-01

    Ratings published by the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) require selectivity in admission to educator preparation programs. NCTQ provides a list of citations to support the selectivity standard termed "strong support." A review of each citation in the list found little or no support for the standard. Original data was…

  17. Building a Community of Practice in a Teacher Preparation Initiative

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    Smith, Ann Marie; Hurst, Jeannine; Murakami, Elizabeth

    2016-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the experiences of faculty as they engaged in professional development under a Teacher Preparation Initiative (TPI). This initiative engaged faculty in a community of practice that included activities such as aligning curricula, professional development, and examining teaching practices. This study was…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. Effectiveness of Teacher Preparation: From Theory to Practice

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    Prince, Bennie Faye

    2010-01-01

    Effective teacher preparation programs in higher education are crucial to the development and retention of future professionals. Therefore, these programs must offer learning experiences that reflect the relationship between theory and practice. This study evaluated the significance of self-esteem as a framework to assess the theory and practice…

  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. Traditional Yet Progressive: A Twist on Teacher Preparation

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    Hastings-Taylor, Juli

    2007-01-01

    At the University of Wisconsin-Stout (UW-Stout), students can work toward earning a Bachelor of Science in Career, Technical Education and Training (CTET) without leaving home. In the summer of 2006, UW-Stout's School of Education put a new twist on postsecondary career and technical teacher preparation; it began offering the 35-credit…

  4. Perceptional Aspects for Professional Preparation of Collegiate Business Communication Teachers.

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    Hart, Sara Ann Smart

    The purpose of this study was to propose a curriculum for preparing business communication teachers. The 130 research subjects were selected from 65 institutions accredited by the American Association of Collegiate Schools of Business. The study resulted in five proposed business communication curricula. Respondents' philosophies on two questions…

  5. Data Sharing to Drive the Improvement of Teacher Preparation Programs

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    Bastian, Kevin C.; Fortner, C. Kevin; Chapman, Alisa; Fleener, M. Jayne; McIntyre, Ellen; Patriarca, Linda A.

    2016-01-01

    Background/Context: Teacher preparation programs (TPPs) face increasing pressure from the federal government, states, and accreditation agencies to improve the quality of their practices and graduates, yet they often do not possess enough data to make evidence-based reforms. Purpose/Objective: This manuscript has four objectives: (a) to present…

  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. Expanding Teacher Preparation Pathways for Paraprofessionals: A Recruiting Seminar Series

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    Burbank, Mary D.; Bates, Alisa J.; Schrum, Lynne

    2009-01-01

    Paraprofessionals represent a growing segment of district employees seeking professional licensure. National preparation programs through the American Federation of Teachers, national testing programs, and state initiated portfolio programs offer a variety of options for meeting the stipulations set under No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation…

  8. Examination for Bias in Principal Ratings of Teachers' Preparation

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

    2014-01-01

    The Department of Education is moving to change accountability for teacher preparation institutions to include surveys of the graduates and their supervising principal following paid employment. This study describes one of a number of quantitative studies that examine the validity and usefulness of such follow-up surveys. Using multiple years of…

  9. "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…

  10. The Blame Game in the Science Preparation of Future Teachers

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    Stein, Fredrick

    2003-10-01

    Who is responsible for the general lack of science preparation in our newly certified K-12 teachers? If it is true that teachers "teach as they were taught," then we must look to the college and university departments. The American Physical Society (APS), in partnership with the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) and the American Institute of Physics (AIP), has initiated PhysTEC in concert with national reports calling for the improvement of K-12 science teaching. PhysTEC aims to help physics and education faculty work together to provide an education for future teachers that emphasizes a student-centered, hands-on, inquiry-based approach to learning science. An update of the first two years of the project will be given. Program components include: (1) A long-term, active collaboration between the physics and education departments; (2) A full-time Teacher-in-Residence (TIR) program that provides for a local K-12 science teacher to become a full-time participant in assisting faculty with both team-teaching and course revisions; (3) The redesign of content and pedagogy of targeted physics and education courses; and (4) The establishment of a Induction and mentoring program novice science teachers. This includes the participation of physics faculty in increasing and improving a wide array of school experiences. http://www.phystec.org/

  11. 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)

  12. 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.…

  13. 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…

  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. 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…

  16. Managing Teacher Preparation for Curriculum Execution and School Improvement in Rivers State

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    Agi, Ugochukwu Kysburn; Harrison, Anthony

    2016-01-01

    The teacher remains a critical part of the epicenter of the educational system. The importance attached to the role of the teacher in curriculum execution and value orientation makes teacher preparation or his future duties and responsibilities no less critical. In this paper therefore, teacher preparation is conceived and defined as an academic…

  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. 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

  19. MLA FOREIGN LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY TESTS FOR TEACHERS AND ADVANCED STUDENTS.

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    STARR, WILMARTH H.

    THE DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION OF THE MODERN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION (MLA) FOREIGN LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY TESTS FOR TEACHERS AND ADVANCED STUDENTS ARE THE SUBJECTS OF THIS FINAL PROJECT REPORT. FOLLOWING AN ACCOUNT OF THE EVENTS THAT LED TO THE AWARDING OF A GOVERNMENT CONTRACT TO MLA TO DEVELOP NATIONALLY STANDARDIZED QUALIFICATION TESTS AND A…

  20. 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…

  1. 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,…

  2. 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

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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.

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. Teacher Workforce: Understanding the Relationship among Teacher Demographics, Preparation Programs, Performance, and Persistence

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    Leech, Nancy L.; Haug, Carolyn A.

    2015-01-01

    Pressure from state and federal mandates is being brought to faculty members at institutions who prepare teacher candidates to increase the standards and rigor of their programs, and who provide evidence that their graduates not only know the content, but also will be effective in the classroom. This article investigated the relationships among…

  9. 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…

  10. Disability Studies and Inclusive Teacher Preparation: A Socially Just Path for Teacher Education

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    Ashby, Christine

    2012-01-01

    This article explores the benefits and challenges of operating an inclusive elementary and special education teacher preparation program within a disability studies framework. How does such a program balance issues of theory and practice? How does it provide students with a critical approach that essentially views disability as a social and…

  11. 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…

  12. Translanguaging in Bilingual Teacher Preparation: Exploring Pre-Service Bilingual Teachers' Academic Writing

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    Musanti, Sandra I.; Rodríguez, Alma D.

    2017-01-01

    Translanguaging, or the complex, dynamic, and integrated linguistic practices of bilinguals have been recently identified as a pedagogical strategy to facilitate learning in bilingual classrooms. Given its potential implications for teacher preparation, a qualitative case study was conducted at a university on the Texas-Mexico border to explore…

  13. The Affordances and Constraints of Special Education Initial Teacher Licensure Policy for Teacher Preparation

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    Blanton, Linda P.; Boveda, Mildred; Munoz, Lorena R.; Pugach, Marleen C.

    2017-01-01

    Initial licensure polices in special education were examined to determine how these policies support or hinder reform efforts to develop teacher education programs that prepare graduates for the increasingly complex needs of diverse students. Initial special education licensure policies are described with an emphasis on the differences across…

  14. 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.

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. [An EPDA Project To Prepare Graduate Teachers and Undergraduate Indian Teacher Aides To Educate American Indian Children. A Proposal.

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    Northern Montana Coll., Havre.

    A project is proposed involving a 3-year coordinated program of 9-week summer institutes and school-year inservice training programs to prepare 15 graduate teachers and 15 undergraduate Indian teacher aides to perform highly specialized roles in the education of Indian children. Teachers and aides will be placed in teaching teams of at least three…

  19. Teacher Educators' and Student Teachers' Beliefs about Preparation for Working with Families Including Those from Diverse Socioeconomic and Cultural Backgrounds

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    D'Haem, Jeanne; Griswold, Peter

    2017-01-01

    This mixed-methods study examined teacher preparation for developing family partnerships. The attitudes and practices of teacher educators and the attitudes and experiences of student teachers were explored in focus groups, documents, and a survey instrument. Results indicated that although partnerships were considered important by faculty and…

  20. 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…

  1. 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…

  2. Toward Developing a Campus Strategy for Preparing Teachers for the New American School.

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    Reck, U. Mae

    This paper addresses the basic critical elements of teacher education reform and describes a rigorous university teacher education professional school and program which not only prepares future teachers in academics, pedagogy, and technology, but also prepares them to become productive participants in a changing society. The paper argues that the…

  3. 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…

  4. Roles of Urban Indigenous Community Members in Collaborative Field-Based Teacher Preparation

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    Lees, Anna

    2016-01-01

    This qualitative case study explored a community-university partnership for teacher preparation with an urban Indigenous community organization. The study examined the roles of Indigenous community partners as co-teacher educators working to better prepare teachers for the needs of urban Indigenous children and communities. The author collected…

  5. An Action Research Project on Preparing Teachers to Meet the Needs of Underserved Student Populations

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    Buck, Gayle A.; Cordes, Jeanene G.

    2005-01-01

    The focus of this action research study was on the initial stage in reforming our teacher preparation programs. We designed, conducted, evaluated, and revised the components of our teacher preparation programs that were aimed at providing preservice teachers with the confidence and knowledge needed to meet the needs of youth populations…

  6. Preparing Teachers for Educational Renewal within Current Contexts of Accountability: Reflecting upon John Goodlad's Twenty Postulates

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    Paufler, Noelle A.; Amrein-Beardsley, Audrey

    2016-01-01

    Given changes to the ways teachers and, by association, the universities that prepare them are held accountable, the critical work of John Goodlad in educational renewal through teacher education has restored at least some capacity to reframe conversations about ways to better prepare teachers to serve diverse students in America's schools. In…

  7. 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…

  8. 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 for…

  9. 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…

  10. Caught in a Vise: The Challenges Facing Teacher Preparation in an Era of Accountability

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    Ginsberg, Rick; Kingston, Neal

    2014-01-01

    Background: Despite polling data that suggests that teachers are well respected by the general public, criticism of teacher preparation by various organizations and interest groups is common, often highlighting the perceived need for increasing their rigor and performance. A number of studies and reports have critiqued teacher preparation, and…

  11. 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…

  12. Teacher Preparation Solutions: Rumbling for Quality Just Won't Do

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    Brewer, Thomas M.

    2006-01-01

    Due to rapid population growth and critical teacher shortages on the national level in today's fast-changing public school systems, we are witnessing an unprecedented crisis in higher education and teacher preparation. To better understand the current state of teacher certification and preparation, this article examines the contentious atmosphere…

  13. 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…

  14. Reforming teacher education: a model program for preparing teachers of deaf children.

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    Shroyer, E H; Compton, M V

    1992-12-01

    Recent literature is replete with the concerns of general educators that students majoring in elementary and pre-primary education do not acquire sufficient content and liberal arts matter as a part of their knowledge base. Educators in undergraduate teacher preparation programs in deafness have expressed the same concerns. This article describes how the Program in Education of Deaf Children at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro added courses in a second major and in liberal arts to expand the knowledge base of prospective teachers of deaf and hard of hearing children.

  15. How Do Selected Novice Middle School Teachers from Various Certification Pathways Perceive the Effectiveness of Their Teacher Preparation?

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    Hesson, Nicole

    2016-01-01

    This dissertation study compared the three most common pathways of traditional preparation for novice middle level teachers (elementary, middle level, and secondary) and attempted to answer the central question of which group felt best prepared for middle level teaching. Selected novice teachers from each of the three pathways were interviewed and…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. Connecting biology and mathematics: first prepare the teachers.

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    Sorgo, Andrej

    2010-01-01

    Developing the connection between biology and mathematics is one of the most important ways to shift the paradigms of both established science disciplines. However, adding some mathematic content to biology or biology content to mathematics is not enough but must be accompanied by development of suitable pedagogical models. I propose a model of pedagogical mathematical biological content knowledge as a feasible starting point for connecting biology and mathematics in schools and universities. The process of connecting these disciplines should start as early as possible in the educational process, in order to produce prepared minds that will be able to combine both disciplines at graduate and postgraduate levels of study. Because teachers are a crucial factor in introducing innovations in education, the first step toward such a goal should be the education of prospective and practicing elementary and secondary school teachers.

  19. An Evaluation of the Teacher Advancement Program (TAP) in Chicago: Year Two Impact Report

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    Glazerman, Steven; Seifullah, Allison

    2010-01-01

    In 2007, the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) began implementing a schoolwide reform called the Teacher Advancement Program (TAP) using funds from the federal Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) and private foundations. Under the TAP model, teachers can earn extra pay and responsibilities through promotion to mentor or master teacher as well as annual…

  20. 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…

  1. 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)…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. Advanced Curation Preparation for Mars Sample Return and Cold Curation

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    Fries, M. D.; Harrington, A. D.; McCubbin, F. M.; Mitchell, J.; Regberg, A. B.; Snead, C.

    2017-01-01

    NASA Curation is tasked with the care and distribution of NASA's sample collections, such as the Apollo lunar samples and cometary material collected by the Stardust spacecraft. Curation is also mandated to perform Advanced Curation research and development, which includes improving the curation of existing collections as well as preparing for future sample return missions. Advanced Curation has identified a suite of technologies and techniques that will require attention ahead of Mars sample return (MSR) and missions with cold curation (CCur) requirements, perhaps including comet sample return missions.

  5. Becoming-Teacher: The Negotiation of Teaching Practice of First-Year Secondary Science Teachers Prepared in a Hybrid Urban Teacher Education Program

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    Strom, Kathryn Jill

    2014-01-01

    While research suggests that new teachers work to put into practice the pedagogy learned from their preservice preparation programs during their first year of teaching, they often resort to traditional, teacher-centered pedagogies even when prepared to use innovative practices, particularly in urban schools. Relatively little is known, however,…

  6. 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

    2016-12-01

    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.

  7. Research on Motivation: New Content for the Teacher Preparation Curriculum.

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    Cohen, Margaret W.

    1986-01-01

    The author reviews the literature on attribution theory and extrinsic and intrinsic rewards, and describes how teacher educators can work with prospective teachers to facilitate improved classroom conditions to motivate student teachers and, in turn, students. (MT)

  8. 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)

  9. Transforming Teacher Education through Clinical Practice: A National Strategy to Prepare Effective Teachers. Report of the Blue Ribbon Panel on Clinical Preparation and Partnerships for Improved Student Learning

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    National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NJ1), 2010

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    The vision for transforming the education of the nation's nearly four million teacher workforce presented in this report comes not from any one group but from a diverse group representing a broad range of perspectives. The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Blue Ribbon Panel on Clinical Preparation and Partnerships for…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. Preparing Pre-Service Primary Teachers to Teach Primary Science: A Partnership-Based Approach

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    Kenny, John

    2010-01-01

    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…

  13. 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…

  14. Using Enhanced Podcasts to Augment Limited Instructional Time in Teacher Preparation

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    Kennedy, Michael J.; Hart, Juliet E.; Kellems, Ryan O.

    2011-01-01

    Teacher education programs are limited in terms of available face-to-face instructional time for preparing general education teacher candidates to work with students with exceptionalities. Given this constraint, developing innovative use of technologies may assist in meeting the demand for highly qualified teachers for such students. In this…

  15. Using edTPA to Compare Online and Face to Face Teacher Preparation Programs

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    Heafner, Tina; Petty, Teresa

    2016-01-01

    Central to determining the effectiveness of technology to support learning and the value of technology-mediated instruction is the quality of programs. edTPA is a widely accepted, national measure of teacher readiness and preparation. Using edTPA score reports for teacher candidates completing a teacher education program, this study provides data…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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 experiences…

  20. 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…

  1. 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…

  2. Preparing Globally Minded Teachers through the Incorporation of the International Baccalaureate

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    Ryan, Ann Marie; Heineken, Amy J.; Steindam, Caleb E.

    2014-01-01

    In this article, we describe the initiative of one university's teacher education program to incorporate the International Baccalaureate Teacher Certificate. Responding to the growing number of public and private IB World Schools in urban and suburban settings in our region, the program aims to prepare teachers to meet the needs of diverse…

  3. 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)…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. Using Critical Cosmopolitanism to Globally Situate Multicultural Education in Teacher Preparation Courses

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    Byker, Erik Jon; Marquardt, Sheila K.

    2016-01-01

    Globally-minded teachers often beget globally-minded students. The same relationship seems to hold true for multiculturalism; teachers who are committed to multiculturalism often nudge students toward the same commitment. Global citizenship and multicultural education share a strong bond. Yet, in the field of social studies teacher preparation,…

  7. University-Community Partnerships in Teacher Preparation: Changing Attitudes about Students with Disabilities

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    Barton-Arwood, Sally; Lunsford, Lauren; Suddeth, Shree W.

    2016-01-01

    The personal perspectives of a teacher can support or hinder successful outcomes for students with disabilities. With the increasing prevalence of diverse and inclusive P-12 classrooms, the attitude of the general education teacher is of great importance. Consequently, it is imperative that teacher preparation programs work with community partners…

  8. 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…

  9. Preparation for Teacher-Parent Partnerships: A Practical Experience with a Family

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    Hedges, Helen; Gibbs, Colin

    2005-01-01

    The necessity for parents and teachers to work together collaboratively to optimize children's learning and development in early childhood education is well recognized. Yet, ways in which initial teacher education programs might prepare teachers for professional relationships with parents are rare in the literature. This paper reports on the use…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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,…

  13. Selecting and Preparing Teachers and School Leaders to Improve Educational Outcomes

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    Bastian, Kevin C.

    2013-01-01

    In the following three studies we explore ways to improve the quality of school-based personnel by identifying characteristics and training of effective teachers and principals. First, to enhance the selection and hiring of teachers into preparation programs and/or school districts, we examine whether teachers' non-cognitive characteristics…

  14. 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.…

  15. 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…

  16. CSPAP Professional Preparation: Takeaways from Pioneering Physical Education Teacher Education Programs

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    Carson, Russell L.; Castelli, Darla M.; Kulinna, Pamela Hodges

    2017-01-01

    As comprehensive school physical activity program (CSPAP) professional development becomes increasingly available to current K-12 physical education teachers, this special feature shifts attention to the preparation of future PE teachers and teacher educators for CSPAP. The purpose of this concluding article is to summarize the undergraduate- and…

  17. The creation of science projects in the physics teachers preparation

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    Horváthová, Daniela; Rakovská, Mária; Zelenický, Ľubomír

    2017-01-01

    Terms - project, projecting and the method of projecting - are nowadays frequently used in different relations. Those terms, especially as methods (of a cognitive process), are also transferred to the educational process. Before a new educational method comes to practice, the teacher should be familiar with it and preferably when it is done so during his university studies. An optional subject called Physics in a system of science subjects has been included into physics curricula for students of the fourth year of their studies at the Faculty of Science of Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra. Its task is to make students aware of ways how to coordinate knowledge and instructions presented in these subjects through analysis of curricula and textbooks. As a part of their seminars students are asked to create integrated tasks and experiments which can be assessed from the point of view of either physics or chemistry or biology and which can motivate pupils and form their complex view on various phenomena in the nature. Therefore the article discusses theoretical and also practical questions related to experience that originates from placing the mentioned method and the subject Physics in a system of science subjects into the preparation of a natural sciences teacher in our workplace.

  18. An Observatory to Enhance the Preparation of Future California Teachers

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    Connolly, L.; Lederer, S.

    2004-12-01

    With a major grant from the W. M. Keck Foundation, California State University, San Bernardino is establishing a state-of-the-art teaching astronomical observatory. The Observatory will be fundamental to an innovative undergraduate physics and astronomy curriculum for Physics and Liberal Studies majors and will be integrated into our General Education program. The critical need for a research and educational observatory is linked to changes in California's Science Competencies for teacher certification. Development of the Observatory will also complement a new infusion of NASA funding and equipment support for our growing astronomy education programs and the University's established Strategic Plan for excellence in education and teacher preparation. The Observatory will consist of two domed towers. One tower will house a 20" Ritchey-Chretien telescope equipped with a CCD camera in conjunction with either UBVRI broadband filters or a spectrometer for evening laboratories and student research projects. The second tower will house the university's existing 12" Schmidt-Cassegrain optical telescope coupled with a CCD camera and an array of filters. A small aperture solar telescope will be attached to the 12" for observing solar prominences while a milar filter can be attached to the 12" for sunspot viewing. We have been very fortunate to receive a challenge grant of \\600,000 from the W. M. Keck Foundation to equip the two domed towers; we continue to seek a further \\800,000 to meet our construction needs. Funding also provided by the California State University, San Bernardino.

  19. 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…

  20. Evidence of Impact: Transforming Teacher Education with Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Teach with Technology (PT3) Grants

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    Polly, Drew; Mims, Clif; Shepherd, Craig E.; Inan, Fethi

    2010-01-01

    This article uses the framework of technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK; Mishra & Koehler, 2006) to analyze findings across projects from the U.S. Department of Education's Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Use Technology (PT3) initiative. Approaches such as mentoring methods course faculty, teachers, and creating technology-rich…

  1. 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

    2016-01-01

    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.…

  2. 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…

  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. Pre-Service Teacher Pathways to Urban Teaching: A Partnership Model for Nurturing Community-Based Urban Teacher Preparation

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    Lee, Robert E.; Eckrich, Lucille L. T.; Lackey, Chris; Showalter, Brent D.

    2010-01-01

    This article presents findings from the second year of one large university's grant-supported work to infuse teacher education courses with new contents, guided discourse, and diverse field experiences related to urban teacher preparation (UTP). The findings are based on data from attitudinal surveys completed at the beginning and end of each…

  6. 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,…

  7. 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…

  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. A Longitudinal Study of Effects of a Developmental Teacher Preparation Program on Elementary Prospective Teachers' Mathematics Beliefs

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    Swars, Susan L.; Smith, Stephanie Z.; Smith, Marvin E.; Hart, Lynn C.

    2009-01-01

    The universal emphasis in mathematics education on teaching and learning for understanding can require substantial paradigmatic shifts for many elementary school teachers. Consequently, a pressing goal of teacher preparation programs should be the facilitation of these changes during program experiences. This longitudinal, mixed methods study…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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.…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. Higher Education Faculty versus High School Teacher: Does Pedagogical Preparation Make a Difference?

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    Jensen, Jamie L.

    2011-01-01

    Higher education faculty are not held to the same standard of pedagogical preparation as primary and secondary teachers. This perspectives essay points out the difference in pedagogical preparations between higher education faculty and high school teachers. The essay highlights research indicating the importance of pedagogical training, offers…

  16. 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…

  17. The Practitioner's Perspective on Teacher Education: Preparing for the K-12 Online Classroom

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    Archambault, Leanna

    2011-01-01

    Little is known about the population of educators who teach online, especially with relationship to preparation from their teacher education programs. This article discusses the results of a national survey of K-12 online teachers from across the nation to ascertain how prepared they felt they were with regard to three key areas: technology,…

  18. A Case-Based Curriculum Approach to Special Education Teacher Preparation.

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    Anderson, Peggy L.; Baker, Barbara K.

    1999-01-01

    Describes how Metropolitan State College of Denver, a large undergraduate institution, developed and implemented a case-based special-education curriculum approach to special-education teacher preparation. Of 20 students prepared using the case-based method, 19 have successfully passed the State of Colorado mandated teacher competency test.…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

  1. 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…

  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. Taking Teaching Seriously: How Liberal Arts Colleges Prepare Teachers to Meet Today's Educational Challenges in Schools

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    Bjork Christopher; Johnston, D. Kay; Ross, Heidi

    2007-01-01

    Taking Teaching Seriously expands and enriches discussions about teacher preparation in the United States. Its authors describe the unique contexts for teacher preparation offered by liberal arts institutions and analyze the effects of these programs on their graduates and on K-12 schools. They emphasize that the goals and conditions for teacher…

  4. Aligning Teacher Preparation with Student Learning Standards. Policy Update. Vol. 22, No. 8

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    Hoss, Nickta; Eberle, Francis

    2015-01-01

    This Policy Update highlights the mismatch between the skills taught in many teacher preparation programs and those needed to help students achieve rigorous learning standards. State boards of education have a role to play here. They have authority over preparation program standards and approval processes, curriculum, teacher certification and…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. How Teachers Are Prepared for Rural Contexts in China: A Case Study

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    Wu, Hailing

    2010-01-01

    This study looks at how teachers are prepared for rural contexts in China with a focus on the representation of the countryside in teacher preparation. Drawing upon the concept of the rural as social representations of space, an ecological approach to learning to teach, and the notion of curriculum as value-laden and political in terms of both…

  10. Preparing Pre-Service Generalist Teachers to Use Creative Movement in K-6

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    Kaufmann, Karen; Ellis, Becky

    2007-01-01

    University courses preparing elementary education majors to incorporate creative movement into their teaching methodology are becoming requirements in many schools of education around the country. The article addresses three questions pertinent to preparing upcoming teachers: 1. How can pre-service generalist teachers develop an appreciation of…

  11. 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)

  12. How Effectively Are We Preparing Teacher Educators in Special Education? The Case of Deaf Education

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    Schirmer, Barbara R.

    2008-01-01

    The study assessed how well the field of teacher education in special education is preparing the next generation of teacher educators to be stewards of the discipline by exploring the particular case of deaf education. Assuming that preparing doctoral graduates who are able to conduct valuable and quality research requires mentoring by faculty who…

  13. Teacher Preparation and Certification in Aging: From Benign Neglect to Needed Actions.

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    Myers, Jane E.; Burdin, Joel L.

    1988-01-01

    Negative attitudes of children toward older persons are well documented, as is influence of teachers on children's attitudes. Surveyed state departments of education to determine curriculum content related to adult development and aging in teacher preparation standards. Few states required preparation in adult development and aging for teacher…

  14. Preparing Teachers for Urban Students Who Have Been Labeled as Having Special Needs

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    Banks, Tachelle; Obiakor, Festus; Algozzine, Bob

    2013-01-01

    Preparing teachers to work in urban public schools--and to remain there--is a daunting challenge. In an age plagued with the overrepresentation of culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students placed in special education programs, it is important that teacher preparation programs within the field of special education devote attention to the…

  15. School Leader Preparation for Teacher Evaluation: An Examination of Authentic Experiences and Meaningful Assessment

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    Briggs, Ashley

    2014-01-01

    The demands for improvement in educator preparation as well as the need to revamp teacher evaluation policies are both part of the ongoing dialogue on school improvement. Various reports have illuminated the need for school leaders to be more effective in evaluating teachers. However, literature on school leader preparation does not thoroughly…

  16. Innovation and the Evolving System of U.S. Teacher Preparation

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    Wilson, Suzanne M.

    2014-01-01

    A longstanding tradition criticizes education schools for their presumed vapid curriculum, out-of-touch faculty, irrelevance, and suffocating ideology. What is different at present is the enthusiasm for alternatives to university-based teacher preparation, as well as the increasing interest in holding teacher preparation programs accountable. I…

  17. 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.…

  18. Assessing and Interpreting Student Progress: Evaluating the Competency in the Preparation of Teachers.

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    Stolworthy, Reed L.

    The purpose of this study was to determine the adequacy of the preparation provided by the teacher preparation program at Washburn University (Kansas) relative to the competency of assessing and interpreting student progress. Answers were sought to the following questions: (1) How does the student teacher evaluate his/her competence in regards to…

  19. 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…

  20. 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,…

  1. 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…

  2. 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.…

  3. STUDENT TEACHERS' PERCEPTIONS OF THEIR PROFESSIONAL PREPARATION DURING DEPTH INTERVIEWS.

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    GARRARD, JUDITH

    THE USE OF THE EXIT INTERVIEW AS A CRITERION MEASURE OF THE STUDY OF PROSPECTIVE TEACHERS AND TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAMS WAS REPORTED. THE STUDY WAS MADE AS PART OF A LARGER INVESTIGATION MADE TO DISCOVER THE PERSONAL QUALITIES OF TEACHERS WHO REMAIN IN TEACHING AND TO DETERMINE THE PROGRAMS THAT PRODUCE TEACHERS. THE EXIT INTERVIEW WAS A…

  4. 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…

  5. What Works Clearinghouse Quick Review: "An Evaluation of the Chicago Teacher Advancement Program (Chicago TAP)"

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    2012-01-01

    The study examined whether the Chicago Public Schools' Teacher Advancement Program (TAP), which provides mentoring, leadership opportunities, and financial incentives to teachers, improved student academic achievement and teacher retention. The study examined the academic achievement of more than 7,600 students in grades 4-8 from 34 schools in the…

  6. Teacher Preferences for an Advanced Masters Degree Based on NBPTS and NCATE Standards.

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    Dawkins, Karen; Penick, John

    This study reports on a survey of mathematics and science teachers' beliefs and attitudes toward what they value most in a masters degree program. The survey gathered demographic data from 300 teachers and assessed beliefs and attitudes about the proposed advanced masters degree in North Carolina. Findings indicate that teachers are more…

  7. "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…

  8. 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…

  9. Premenarcheal Mexican girls' and their teachers' perceptions of preparation students receive about menstruation at school.

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    Marván, Maria Luisa; Bejarano, Janett

    2005-03-01

    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 that they discussed the emotional aspects of menses, (b) teachers indicated that their pupils were better prepared than the students themselves believed. (c) more teachers reported that the girls acted ashamed during the classes, and (d) more girls perceived that boys behaved in a mocking manner, whereas more teachers thought that the boys acted nervous. In conclusion, teaching about menstruation is problematic, but these findings provide information for teachers to meet the needs of girls more efficiently.

  10. "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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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,…

  13. An Alternative Undergraduate Teacher Preparation Program: A Comprehensive One-to-One iPad Initiative Model

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    Nguyen, Neal Nghia; Lyons, Catherine; Rogers-Adkinson, Diana; Bohannon, Larry; Fridley, Daryl; Gunn, Sharon; Smith, Shonta

    2016-01-01

    To date little literature has been published on how an alternative undergraduate teacher preparation program infuses mobile devices such as the iPad and its applications, model classrooms, and a high-tech computer lab to prepare teacher candidates. Preparing teacher candidates to generalize technological skills is most effective when it is hands…

  14. Primary Teacher Literacy Preparation and Practices in New York State Elementary Schools at Diverse Levels of Achievement and Need

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    Sterne, Phyllis

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine the issues of elementary teacher preparation for teaching literacy and teacher preparation for teaching literacy to diverse populations. This study contrasted primary teachers' literacy preparation and practice in high, middle, and low achieving and high, average, and low need schools in New York State.…

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

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    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

  16. 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…

  17. The Preparation of Reading Teachers for the Disadvantaged

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    Tremonti, Joseph B.

    1971-01-01

    Describes the objectives, staff, orientation, program, evaluation and participant supervision of the Experienced Teachers Fellowship Program in Reading Instruction for Elementary and Junior High School Teachers at Loyola University, New Orleans. (MB)

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. Preparing Urban Teachers to Partner with Families and Communities

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    Warren, Susan R.; Noftle, James T.; Ganley, DeLacy Derin; Quintanar, Anita P.

    2011-01-01

    This study explored how graduate coursework can impact urban teachers' knowledge, skills, and dispositions regarding family and community involvement. (Note: California requires graduate work for teacher certification.) Specifically, the research investigated how teacher attitudes toward family and community involvement changed after taking a…

  4. Inclusive Education in India: Are the Teachers Prepared?

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    Das, Ajay K.; Kuyini, Ahmed B.; Desai, Ishwar P.

    2013-01-01

    This study examined the current skill levels of regular primary and secondary school teachers in Delhi, India in order to teach students with disabilities in inclusive education settings. A total of 223 primary school teachers and 130 secondary school teachers were surveyed using a two-part questionnaire. Part-one of the questionnaire collected…

  5. 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.

  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. Student Learning in the Middle School Social Studies Classroom: The Role of Differing Teacher Preparation

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    Conklin, Hilary G.

    2014-01-01

    In this article, I explore the relationship between teachers' preparation for the middle grades and their students' learning opportunities. I draw on data from a longitudinal case study to compare how a specialized middle grades preparation and a secondary social studies preparation relate to middle grades students' learning…

  8. 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…

  9. Teachers' literacy-related knowledge and self-perceptions in relation to preparation and experience.

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    Spear-Swerling, Louise; Brucker, Pamela Owen; Alfano, Michael P

    2005-12-01

    After rating their own literacy-related knowledge in three areas (knowledge about reading/reading development, phonemic awareness/phonics, and morpheme awareness/structural analysis), graduate teacher-education students completed five tasks intended to measure their actual disciplinary knowledge in these areas. Teachers with high levels of prior background (i.e., course preparation and experience) rated themselves as significantly more knowledgeable than did low-background teachers in all areas; high-background participants also significantly outperformed low-background participants on all tasks. However, even high-background teachers scored well below ceiling on the tasks. Regression analyses indicated that teachers' self-perceptions and knowledge were positively influenced by both level of preparation and teaching experience, although the influences on teachers' knowledge differed by task. Teachers had some accurate perceptions of their own knowledge, especially in the area of phonics. Results suggest that differentiating levels of preparation may be useful in studying teacher knowledge, and also support the notion of a substantial gap between research on reading and teacher preparation in reading.

  10. An Exploration of the Preparation and Organization of Teaching Practice Exercise to Prospective Science and Mathematics Teachers toward Improving Teaching Profession at Morogoro Teachers' College

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    Mungure, Daudi Mika

    2016-01-01

    This paper explored the preparation and organization of teaching practice exercise to prospective science and mathematics teachers in Tanzania teachers college specifically Morogoro Teachers' College toward improving teaching profession. Due to the challenges stated by different scholars on preparation and organization of teaching practice…

  11. TEDS-M and the Study of Teacher Preparation in Early Reading Instruction: Implications for Teacher Education Policy and Practice. Working Paper #25

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    Education Policy Center, Michigan State University, 2012

    2012-01-01

    The 2010 report from the National Research Council on teacher education programs in the United States, "Preparing Teachers: Building Evidence for Sound Policy," reported that "the empirical evidence on effective teacher preparation [is] nearly nonexistent" (p. 99). The publication later that year of two major studies, one on…

  12. 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…

  13. Teachers' Views about the Nuffield Advanced Physics Course.

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    Tebbutt, M. J.

    1981-01-01

    Summarizes results of a survey on teachers' views of the Nuffield A-level physics course (NAP) including, among others, course content, philosophy, examinations, organization, and individual units. Suggests that most teachers surveyed were satisfied with their NAP course. (SK)

  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. 2011 State Teacher Policy Yearbook. New Jersey

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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. Maryland

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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…

  18. 2011 State Teacher Policy Yearbook. Florida

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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. 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…

  20. 2011 State Teacher Policy Yearbook. Nevada

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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…

  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. Preservice Agricultural Education Teachers' Experiences in and Anticipation of Content Knowledge Preparation

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    Rice, Amber H.; Kitchel, Tracy

    2015-01-01

    This study explored the experiences of preservice agriculture teachers in content knowledge preparation for pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) development. The researchers employed a phenomenological approach in which six preservice teachers were interviewed the semester prior to student teaching. The researchers found there was general…

  8. Special Education Teacher Preparation in Classroom Management: Implications for Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

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    Oliver, Regina M.; Reschly, Daniel J.

    2010-01-01

    Special education teachers' skills with classroom organization and behavior management affect the emergence and persistence of behavior problems as well as the success of inclusive practice for students with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD). Adequate special education teacher preparation and strong classroom organization and behavior…

  9. 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…

  10. The "New Breed" Educator: A Rationale and Program for Combining Elementary and Special Education Teacher Preparation.

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    Feden, Preston D.; Clabaugh, Gary K.

    1986-01-01

    All teachers can understand and meet the educational needs of individual students in the context of their developmental stages through preparation in such teacher education programs as the one at La Salle University (Pennsylvania) where developmental theory is the unifying theme combining training programs for elementary and special education…

  11. 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…

  12. Post-Fordism, the Vocational Curriculum and the Challenge to Teacher Preparation.

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    Sharp, Graham

    1996-01-01

    As the economy changes from Fordist to post-Fordist, questions about the correspondence between new workplace demands and National Vocational Qualifications/General Vocational Qualifications in Britain arise. The new curriculum demands a new kind of professionalism for vocational teachers and a new kind of teacher preparation. (SK)

  13. The Holmes Report: Epistemological Assumptions that Impact Art Teacher Assessment and Preparation.

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    Maitland-Gholson, Jane

    1988-01-01

    Examines implicit assumptions about knowledge and learning found in the "Holmes Report" on teacher preparation. Considers the impact of these epistemological assumptions on conceptions of art knowledge, learning, and teacher assessment. Suggests that art education could provide a needed evaluative counterpoint to current trends toward…

  14. 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…

  15. The Case for Decision-Forcing Cases: Preparing Teachers for EFL Settings.

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    Jackson, Jane

    2000-01-01

    Focuses on the role that cases can play in preparing English-as-a-foreign-language teachers for the linguistic, cultural, and pedagogical realities of teaching English in an unfamiliar sociocultural setting. Describes some of the benefits of a case-based approach in TEFL teacher development programs. Offers a definition of decision-forcing cases…

  16. 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, field-intensive…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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).…

  20. Collaborative Infusion: An Emerging Approach to Teacher Preparation for Inclusive Education.

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    Voltz, Deborah L.

    2003-01-01

    Surveyed 252 teacher preparation programs nationwide and interviewed chairpersons of programs that used collaborative infusion approaches as a means of delivering special education content in preservice teacher education. One quarter of the programs used collaborative infusion in some form, generally to supplement other approaches. Chairpersons…

  1. Learning to Teach: Practice-Based Preparation in Teacher Education. Special Issues Brief

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    Benedict, Amber; Holdheide, Lynn; Brownell, Mary; Foley, Abigail Marshall

    2016-01-01

    This Special Issues Brief from the Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability and Reform (CEEDAR Center) and the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders (GTL Center) outlines essential features for providing high-quality, structured, and sequenced opportunities to practice within teacher preparation programs. This brief is…

  2. How Can We Best Prepare Teachers To Minister in Our Schools?

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    Hotek, David

    1999-01-01

    Discusses St. John Baptist de La Salle and his belief that teachers were called by God, through baptism, to view their role in the life of the school as a ministry, not just as a job. Suggests "Lasallian schools" as a model for preparing teachers to touch the minds and hearts of children entrusted to them. (VWC)

  3. 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.…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. "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,…

  7. 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…

  8. They Teach Us How to Teach Them: Teacher Preparation for the 21st Century

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    Pope, Carol; Beal, Candy; Long, Sheryl; McCammon, Lodge

    2011-01-01

    This article describes an English language arts teacher preparation perspective that considers middle school students as part of the teacher educator team. Based on a recognized gap in the literature about students as powerful partners, the authors undertook a 3-year study to explore the question, "What do preservice middle school teachers…

  9. No Common Denominator: The Preparation of Elementary Teachers in Mathematics by America's Education Schools

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    Greenberg, Julie; Walsh, Kate

    2008-01-01

    The nation's higher goals for student learning in mathematics cannot be reached without improved teacher capacity. To accomplish these goals an analysis of current teacher preparation in mathematics is necessary, along with the development of an agenda for improvement. Based on groundwork laid during a meeting in Washington, D.C. in March 2007,…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. Pursuing Excellence in Teacher Preparation: Evidence of Institutional Change from TNE Learning Network Universities

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    Rogers Poliakoff, Anne; Dailey, Caitlin Rose; White, Robin

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of this report is to document evidence of institutional change in teacher preparation among universities participating in the Teachers for a New Era (TNE) Learning Network. The report is based upon a cross-case analysis of individual case studies of nine universities, conducted by Academy for Educational Development (AED) researchers.…

  14. 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…

  15. 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 of…

  16. 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…

  17. Preparing Globally Competent Teacher Candidates through Cross-Cultural Experiential Learning

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    Kopish, Michael A.

    2016-01-01

    This manuscript presents findings and implications from a case study of one global educator's attempt to develop globally competent teacher candidates in an elective teacher preparation course. Global Citizenship Education served as the framing paradigm for the course and human experiences of immigrants and refugees served as the milieu for…

  18. 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…

  19. Learning from the Learners: Preparing Future Teachers to Leverage the Benefits of Laptop Computers

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    Grundmeyer, Trent; Peters, Randal

    2016-01-01

    Technology is changing the teaching and learning landscape. Teacher preparation programs must produce teachers who have new skills and strategies to leverage the benefits of laptop computers in their classrooms. This study used a phenomenological strategy to explain first-year college students' perceptions of the effects of a 1:1 laptop experience…

  20. 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…

  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. Comparative Education on the Map of Teacher Preparation Programme in Kuwait

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    Hamad, Al Rashid

    2013-01-01

    Comparative education represents one of the main topics included in teacher preparation programmes in most countries. This subject is critical for future teachers because it represents a window through which learners can look at other educational systems and see how they are managed and what sort of policies and educational philosophies are used.…

  4. The Preparation and Self-Efficacy of Teachers of Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities

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    Higgins, Claire F.

    2016-01-01

    Inadequate preparation, combined with challenging work conditions, contribute to the shortage of skilled special educators in the United States (Levenson, 2011). Because teacher quality is linked to student achievement (Darling-Hammond, 2001), the discrepancy in access to qualified teachers has remained a serious issue, particularly for students…

  5. 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…

  6. What Teacher Preparation Programs Teach about K-12 Assessment: A Review

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    Greenberg, Julie; Walsh, Kate

    2012-01-01

    This report provides information on the preparation provided to teacher candidates from teacher training programs so that they can fully use assessment data to improve classroom instruction. It follows a similar shorter report the authors released in March 2012. In this newest report, the authors have significantly expanded their initial sampling…

  7. Beyond a Command Performance: Reflections on "Classmates" as a New Teacher Preparation Initiative

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    Ferfolja, Tania

    2008-01-01

    This paper reflects on a new pre-service teacher education initiative, "Classmates." "Classmates" is a collaboration between the University of Western Sydney (UWS) and the New South Wales Department of Education and Training (DET), South Western Sydney Region. "Classmates" aims to prepare pre-service teachers to work…

  8. Teaching as a Profession: Lessons in Teacher Preparation and Professional Development

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    Darling-Hammand, Linda

    2005-01-01

    In the global era, teachers must have the preparation and skills to teach students to the highest standards. U.S. efforts to improve teacher education have resulted in some excellent opportunities for educators to learn and refine their craft, but, as Linda Darling-Hammond indicates, systemic reform has proved elusive. She suggests looking to our…

  9. Preparing Urban Teachers as Public Professionals through a University-Community Partnership

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    Onore, Cynthia; Gildin, Bonny

    2010-01-01

    Despite progress in urban teacher preparation over the past 40 years, concerns still remain about transforming programs and practices in order to affect teachers' capacities to work with culturally diverse communities. These concerns include time in course curricula for discussion and reflection on field-based work, adequate supervision in…

  10. Practicing Collaboration in Teacher Preparation: Effects of Learning by Doing Together

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    Weiss, Margaret P.; Pellegrino, Anthony; Brigham, Frederick J.

    2017-01-01

    Collaboration among professionals is a vital component for successful inclusion of students with disabilities. In many cases, teacher preparation programs assume that teacher candidates know how to collaborate without explicit instruction or authentic practice and, therefore, omit coursework on collaboration. Alternatively, some programs may…

  11. 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…

  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. ETIPS: Using Cases with Virtual Schools to Prepare for, Extend, and Deepen Preservice Teachers' Field Experiences

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    Dexter, Sara L.; Riedel, Eric; Scharber, Cassandra

    2008-01-01

    Field experiences are identified as an important component in the preparation of new teachers. As such, methods to supplement field experiences with pre- and post-activities that ready preservice teachers to effectively learn from them warrant further examination. This paper presents one tool that has been used successfully to improve preservice…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. Exploring Place and Practicing Justice: Preparing Pre-Service Teachers for Success in Rural Schools

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    Azano, Amy Price; Stewart, Trevor Thomas

    2015-01-01

    This article examines efforts made by a teacher preparation program to provide pre-service teachers with an introduction to the rural context, strategies for place-based pedagogy, and a field experience in rural schools. The study explores the influence of these efforts, along with how students' sense of place and educational upbringing, might be…

  17. 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…

  18. 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,…

  19. Preparing Effective Special Education Teachers. What Works for Special-Needs Learners Series

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    Mamlin, Nancy

    2012-01-01

    What tools are in the toolkit of an excellent special educator, and how can teacher preparation programs provide these tools in the most efficient, effective way possible? This practical, clearly written book is grounded in current research and policy as well as the author's extensive experience as a teacher educator. It identifies what special…

  20. Cross-Curricular Connections: Video Production in a K-8 Teacher Preparation Program

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    Hall, Leslie; Hudson, Roxanne

    2006-01-01

    The purpose of this article is to describe the attempts of faculty members in one teacher education program to foster integration of content and skills across courses, prepare teachers for the diverse classrooms they will encounter, and connect course content to real life experiences. This paper describes the design of a cross-curricular video…

  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. Evaluation of Preparation Program for Teachers Specializing in Learning Disabilities in Saudi Arabia

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    Hussain, Omer A.

    2009-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to provide an evaluation of the undergraduate special education teacher preparation program at King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. A final sample of 160 LD teachers provided the data used for analysis. Data for the study were collected by a survey consisting of five subscales: coursework, internship quality,…

  4. Preparing English Teachers To Teach Diverse Student Populations: Beliefs, Challenges, Proposals for Change.

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    Rosen, Lois Matz; Abt-Perkins, Dawn

    2000-01-01

    Argues a need for in-depth consideration of principles and practices to prepare teachers for classrooms they will face in the future. Notes problems created by the disparity between increasing student diversity and their overwhelmingly white, female English/language arts teachers. Provides an overview of the issues involved and practical ideas for…

  5. 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…

  6. 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 the…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  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. 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. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. Selecting and Preparing Quality Teachers from the Personnel Pool.

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    Dandy, Evelyn Baker

    The Pathways to Teaching Program is answering Georgia's call for minority teachers by offering noncertified school district employees with exemplary work records, above average college grades, and sincere commitment to teaching, tuition and other support to take college courses and become certified as teachers. In return, scholars contract to…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. Partnering With Parents and Communities Are Preservice Teachers Adequately Prepared?

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    Flanigan, Carolyn B.

    2005-01-01

    School, parent and community partnerships have become an educational priority at both the state and federal levels. If teacher education programs are to meet the goals of the Illinois Professional Standards, the objectives of the federal Goals 2000, and the accreditation standards of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education…

  17. 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…

  18. 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,…

  19. Partners in Enrichment: Preparing Teachers for Multiple Ability Classrooms.

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    Schlichter, Carol L.; And Others

    1997-01-01

    Describes the Multiple Abilities Program at the University of Alabama, in which preservice teachers team with general and special elementary education classroom mentors to teach students with average and above average abilities and students with mild learning or behavior problems. The program involves preservice teachers in developing enrichment…

  20. The Impact of Preparing Mentor Teachers for Mentoring

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    Ambrosetti, Angelina

    2012-01-01

    Time spent in classrooms is reported to be the component of teacher education degrees that pre-service teachers highly value as it allows them to practise teach in an authentic setting (Brandenburg & Ryan, 2001; Brett, 2006; Graves, 2010; House of Representatives, 2007; Walkington, 2005a). Despite this, the experiences pre-service teachers…

  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. Preparing for Inclusion: Secondary Teachers Describe Their Professional Experiences.

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    Hamill, Lee B.; Dever, Richard B.

    1998-01-01

    Uses journal analysis techniques to examine how six female student teachers participating in secondary-school inclusion programs constructed their professional lives. Teachers believe their professional success is tightly aligned with their sense of empowerment and control over the educational environment. Confidence wanes at the prospect of…

  3. 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…

  4. Preparing Pre-Service English Teachers for Reflective Practice

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    Lee, Icy

    2007-01-01

    This article explores how dialogue journals and response journals can be used to encourage reflection among pre-service teachers. Thirty-one pre-service English teachers from two Hong Kong universities participated in the study. One group wrote dialogue journals and the other group wrote response journals throughout two semesters on two separate…

  5. Community Colleges' Role in Teacher Preparation. Policy Issue.

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    Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. Center for Community College Policy.

    This paper addresses the role the community college plays and could play in solving the problem of critical teacher shortages across the country. It has been estimated that 2.7 million teaching positions in elementary and secondary schools will need to be filled within the next decade. The problem of teacher shortages is especially acute in rural…

  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. 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,…

  8. Challenging Old Assumptions: Preparing Teachers for Inner City Schools.

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    Olmedo, Irma M.

    1997-01-01

    Researchers analyzed journals and essays from an elementary teacher education course, examining white prospective teachers' changing views about inner-city schools with minority children as they completed fieldwork and relevant readings. The experiences helped them question old assumptions about urban students and teaching and about the value of…

  9. 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…

  10. Preparing for the Plunge: Preservice Teachers' Assessment Literacy

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    Siegel, Marcelle A.; Wissehr, Cathy

    2011-06-01

    Using a framework of assessment literacy that included principles, tools, and purposes, this study explored the assessment literacy of 11 secondary preservice teachers. Participants' journals, teaching philosophies, and inquiry-based science units served as data sources. We examined how the preservice teachers understood assessment tools as well as their reasons for using assessment. Additionally, we investigated how the preservice teachers incorporated assessments into inquiry-based science units. Analysis of these documents indicated that preservice teachers recognize the need to align assessments with learning goals and instructional strategies and are using a variety of assessments. They understood several ways to use assessment for learning. However, the inclusion of assessments contained within the science units did not fully align with the views of assessment the preservice teachers presented in their teaching philosophies or journals. Instead of using a variety of assessments that reflect science reforms, the preservice teachers reverted to traditional forms of assessment in their science units. Teacher education programs need to place more emphasis on developing preservice teachers' assessment literacy so that they are better able to select and implement a variety of appropriate assessments to foster student learning.

  11. Science teacher improvement: A study of the change in preparation and qualifications of public middle school science teachers

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    Wickler, Nicole I. Z.

    According to the National Commission on Teaching and America's Future (1996), a teacher's professional preparation, their work conditions and sense of efficacy are fundamental to improving elementary and secondary education. These factors lie at the core of educational reforms that seek to raise standards, reshape curricula, and restructure the way schools operate. The call to reconceptualize the practice of teaching and the interaction between teachers and students ring hollow without a careful examination of actions that have taken place in the workplace of teachers themselves. A national profile that identifies key characteristics of the current status of public middle school science teachers preparation, teaching qualifications, and work environments can provide a context for better understanding the current conditions that confront science teachers. This study seeks to provide critical information in four major areas: (1) preservice learning and teaching assignment; (2) continued learning; (3) supportive work environment, and (4) teachers' sense of efficacy. This study is based on current efforts by the National Center for Education Statistics (LACES) to collect data of key indicators of teacher preparation and qualifications using a large-scale survey administered to a nationally representative sample of full-time public school teachers whose primary teaching assignment is in science. In this effort, the information reported in this study utilizes the NCES's Schools and Staffing Surveys (SASS) from 1987--88 and 1993--94. Significant change between 1987--77 and 1993--94 was determined using a t-test for independent means. In addition, frequency counts were analyzed using a chi-square statistic to determine if more "qualified middle school science teachers" were located in particular schools by urbanicity location or/and percent minority enrollment. In general, the quality of middle school science teachers across the country is declining. Teachers report they

  12. The Relationship between Teaching Styles and Autonomy among Iranian Female EFL Teachers, Teaching at Advanced Levels

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    Baradaran, Abdollah

    2016-01-01

    The current research aimed at inspecting the existence of a significant relationship between teachers' teaching styles and their Autonomy. For this reason, two questionnaires with regard to the main variables were given to 175 female English language teachers, teaching at advanced levels. Moreover, non-parametric Mann Whitney and Kruskal Wallis…

  13. Development of an Advanced Training Course for Teachers and Researchers in Chemistry

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    Dragisich, Vera; Keller, Valerie; Black, Rebecca; Heaps, Charles W.; Kamm, Judith M.; Olechnowicz, Frank; Raybin, Jonathan; Rombola, Michael; Zhao, Meishan

    2016-01-01

    Based on our long-standing Intensive Training Program for Effective Teaching Assistants in Chemistry, we have developed an Advanced Training Course for Teachers and Researchers in Chemistry at The University of Chicago. The topics in this course are designed to train graduate teaching assistants (GTAs) to become effective teachers and well-rounded…

  14. Advancing K-8 Teachers' STEM Education for Teaching Interdisciplinary Science and Mathematics with Technologies

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    Niess, Margaret; Gillow-Wiles, Henry

    2013-01-01

    This primarily online Master's degree program focused on advancing K-8 teachers' interdisciplinary mathematical and science content knowledge while integrating appropriate digital technologies as learning and teaching tools. The mixed-method, interpretive study examined in-service teachers' technological, pedagogical, and content knowledge (TPACK)…

  15. Enabling Roles to Reclaim Teacher Agency: Insights from the Advanced Certificate in Teaching (Foundation Phase)

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    Ebrahim, H. B.; Verbeek, D. C.; Mashiya, J. N.

    2011-01-01

    In developing the Advanced Certificate in Teaching (ACT) as a professional qualification for continuing teacher education for early schooling at the University of KwaZulu-Natal we asked the following: "What are the enabling roles foundation phase teachers need to play in order to reclaim their space as agents who significantly influence their…

  16. Cognitive Levels of Questions Used by Iranian EFL Teachers in Advanced Reading Comprehension Tests

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    Khorsand, Narjess

    2009-01-01

    This study examined the cognitive levels of questions used by Iranian EFL teachers in advanced reading comprehension tests. Twenty teachers participated in this study and generated 215 questions which were then categorized according to Bloom's taxonomy. This taxonomy consists of six major categories which starts from the simplest behavior to the…

  17. Teacher Scaffolding of Academic Language in an Advanced Placement U.S. History Class

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    Gritter, Kristine; Beers, Scott; Knaus, Robert W.

    2013-01-01

    This article examines teacher scaffolding of academic language in an Advanced Placement United States History (APUSH) course throughout a school year for one student who received a perfect score on the end of year APUSH exam. Data includes four months of observation of teacher instructional strategies to scaffold student writing and vignettes of…

  18. Estimated Effect of the Teacher Advancement Program on Student Test Score Gains

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    Springer, Matthew G.; Ballou, Dale; Peng, Art

    2014-01-01

    This article presents findings from the first independent, third-party appraisal of the impact of the Teacher Advancement Program (TAP) on student test score gains in mathematics. TAP is a comprehensive school reform model designed to attract highly effective teachers, improve instructional effectiveness, and elevate student achievement. We use a…

  19. Advanced Level Biology Teachers' Attitudes towards Assessment and Their Engagement in Assessment for Learning

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    Bramwell-Lalor, Sharon; Rainford, Marcia

    2015-01-01

    This paper reports on a Mixed Methods study involving an investigation into the attitudes of advanced level biology teachers towards assessment and describes the teachers' experiences while being engaged in Assessment for Learning (AfL) practices such as sharing of learning objectives and peer- and self-assessment. Quantitative data were collected…

  20. An Analysis of the Selection and Distribution of Knowledge in Massachusetts Music Teacher Preparation Programs: The Song Remains the Same

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    Borek, Matthew

    2012-01-01

    Music teachers occupy a conflicted and contested position in many secondary schools, and music teacher education programs have been given the task of preparing students to enter this challenging environment. This qualitative dissertation study examined the explicit, implicit, and null curricula of music teacher preparation programs in…