Issues in Teacher Education

Issues in Teacher Education is a magazine focusing on Education

Articles from Vol. 21, No. 2, Fall

Affective Teacher Education: Exploring Connections among Knowledge, Skills, and Dispositions
Affective Teacher Education: Exploring Connections among Knowledge, Skills, and Dispositions Edited by Patrice R. LeBlanc & Nancy P. Gallavan Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2009As stated by van Tassell in the foreword of LeBlanc...
Book Reviews in Transition: Introducing the New Book and Media Review Section
Book Reviews in Transition: Introducing the New Book and Media Review SectionBook reviews are opportunities. In the 21st century, reviewing the information and ideas that educators, researchers, and theorists publish and present in a variety of print...
Collaborative Clinical Practice: An Alternate Field Experience
IntroductionTeacher education in the 21st century is encountering increased scrutiny, added pressure, and escalating external regulations but does not have practical and immediate solutions for improving programs. While reforms in teacher education call...
Crisscrossing the University and Public School Contexts as Professional Development School Boundary Spanners
Professional development schools (PDSs) consist of collaborations across institutions whose missions, organizational structures, and cultures are distinct and which, in some ways, may conflict (Sandholtz & Finan, 1998). Due to differing emphases...
Cultivating Pre-Service Teachers towards Culturally Relevant Literacy Practices
This course has widened my knowledge about what it means to include a rich, diverse reading curriculum that is respectful, aware and accepting of multiple learning strategies. I now know that in order for this to occur the teacher has to establish a...
Inside out and outside In: Rethinking Spelling in Inclusive Elementary Classrooms
A serendipitous moment, a passing conversation, led to this study. A university professor expressed concern that his second-grade son was "bored" with his weekly spelling lists, homework, and tests. A colleague of his, a former elementary teacher with...
Introduction: Creating Collaborations, Connections, and Contexts
This volume of Issues in Teacher Education draws together two overarching themes-novice field experiences and partnerships. As a result, we are calling this issue "Creating Collaborations, Connections, and Contexts." While this is an open issue, we decided...
It Might Just Take a Partnership . .
Introduction"It takes a village to raise a child" is an African proverb that is centuries old. Modern interpretations of this proverb include: "A child does not grow up only in a single home"; "A child belongs not to one parent or home"; and "A child's...
Preservice Teachers Listen to Families of Students with Disabilities and Learn a Disability Studies Stance
These families must be so sad. I just wonder what they do and if they have any type of normal life.I am not sure how I will work with parents. I think they probably look to the school for a lot of help.These quotes were taken from preservice teachers'...
Prospective Teachers' Perceptions of the Value of an Early Field Experience in a Laboratory Setting
IntroductionFor decades, researchers in the field of education have agreed that field experience is the most powerful learning experience for future teachers (Darling-Hammond & Bransford, 2005; Wilson, Floden, & Ferrini- Mundy, 2001). To see...
Teacher Inquiry: From Knowledge to Knowledges
IntroductionA concern for the quality of education for all children is prompting educational reform, and educational policies have brought about standardization and testing at many levels. This concern has also drawn attention to the nature of quality...
The Impact of Teacher Preparation: A Study of Alternative Certification and Traditionally Prepared Teachers in Their First Year of Teaching
IntroductionFor the youth of our nation to have access to a quality education, it is imperative that prospective teachers participate in excellent preparation programs (Darling-Hammond, 1999; Tisher & Wideen, 1990). There is, however, discontent...