Journal of Teacher Education

Journal of Teacher Education is a publication that publishes articles focusing on the practice, research and policy of teacher education. The journal is published five times a year by Corwin Press, Inc. and is edited by Daniel P. Liston, Jennifer Whitcomb and Hilda Borko.

Articles from Vol. 51, No. 2, March

In Anticipation of Our Editorship
Among the devices that we use to impose order upon a complicated (but by no means unstructured) world, classification--or the division of items into categories based on perceived similarities--must rank as the most general and most pervasive of all....
Making It Their Own: Preservice Teachers' Experiences, Beliefs, and Classroom Practices
Educational researchers widely recognize the need to better prepare preservice teachers for the challenges they will face in classrooms (Brookhart & Freeman, 1992; Fullan, 1991; Goodlad, 1990) Kagan, 1992). Novice teachers report that their undergraduate...
Multicultural Reflection
As a classroom teacher, I never thought reflection a good thing. I thought of it more as a bad habit--the reason that sometimes, lost in thought, I burned the family dinner. While a teacher educator at the University of Washington, I helped students...
Preservice Teachers' Expectations for Schools with Children of Color and Second-Language Learners
Current and future teachers in the United States are and will be majority White, monolingual, and female (Cushner, McClelland, & Safford, 1996); the demographic profile of students indicates that they are and increasingly will be children of color...
Preservice Teachers Integrate Understandings of Diversity into Literacy Instruction: An Adaptation of the ABC's Model
Teacher educators across the nation face the increasingly challenging task to better prepare preservice teachers to work with students of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Most preservice teachers are from White and middle-class backgrounds...
The Role of Effective Mentors in Learning to Teach
I have felt like a student ... because [Mary] is teaching me so many things and so sometimes we're in that role. But it's not me sitting on the other side of the desk. It's kind of like sitting beside her being a student. And, I have felt like we're...
Two Routes to Certification: What Do Student Teachers Think?
Alternate routes to certification have assumed increasing importance for teacher education since A Nation At Risk (National Commission on Excellence in Education, 1983) brought teaching and teacher education under public attack. There are an increasing...
Unlocking the Knowledge in Action of an Expert Practitioner
A century ago, John Dewey alerted the teaching profession to the need for interventions in the learning-to-teach processes that foster the development of student teachers' knowledge-inaction. Dewey suggested that student teachers should be involved...