Teacher Education Quarterly

Teacher Education Quarterly is a magazine focusing on Education

Articles from Vol. 32, No. 2, Spring

An American Dilemma: Using Action Research to Frame Social Class as an Issue of Social Justice in Teacher Education Courses
Conceptual Framework In the middle of the 20th century the noted Swedish sociologist Gunnar Myrdal called attention to an American dilemma. Myrdal wrote that America has continuously struggled for its soul by waging a battle to effectuate the ideals...
Beyond Awareness: Preparing Culturally Responsive Preservice Teachers
Educating preservice teachers for culturally responsive teaching in increasingly diverse contexts remains a substantive challenge. Research findings have suggested that courses in multicultural education have not had much impact on instructional practices...
Choosing to Stay, Choosing to Leave: New York City Teaching Fellows after Two Years
Perspectives Over the last three decades, the educational research community has come to see that the process of becoming a teacher is situated autobiographically in the context of peoples' lives (Costigan & Crocco, 2004; Goodson & Hargreaves,...
Editor's Introduction: Ethnographical Inquiry into Teacher Development
This spring 2005 issue of Teacher Education Quarterly is a collection of peer-reviewed manuscripts that have gone through the normal submission and evaluation process. This set of articles represents teacher education scholarship at its finest. The...
"I Don't like Not Knowing How the World Works": Examining Preservice Teachers' Narrative Reflections
It is inevitable that in the process of teacher-preparation courses students reexamine their commitment to become teachers. This reflection of purpose sometimes occurs during prerequisite courses when students experience conflict and unease as they...
Preparing Mainstream Teachers for English-Language Learners: Is Being a Good Teacher Good Enough?
Introduction More and more teachers find themselves teaching students from increasingly diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds. In a recent report (National Center for Education Statistics, 2002), 42% of the teachers surveyed indicated that...
Preservice Teacher Learning in an Unfamiliar Setting
Although field experiences are considered an important component of multicultural teacher education (Fox & Gay, 1995; Grant & Secada, 1990; Holmes Group, 1995), especially community-based experience (Sleeter, 1995a, 2001), some have raised...
Teacher Vulnerability and Teachability: A Case Study of a Mentor and Two Interns
Introduction Teachers immediately resonate with Parker Palmer's conclusion that teaching is a "daily exercise in vulnerability" (1998, p. 17). To teach is to be vulnerable; it is the way in which "teachers live in their job situation" (Kelchtermans,...
Teaching and Time: Foundations of a Temporal Pedagogy
Introduction Most federal reform agendas over the past two decades have echoed the 1983 A Nation at Risk report that "the basic purposes of schooling" are to reestablish America's "once unchallenged preeminence in commerce, industry, science, and...
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