Teacher Education Quarterly

Teacher Education Quarterly is a magazine focusing on Education

Articles from Vol. 36, No. 2, Spring

A Data-Driven Conceptualization of Language Teacher Identity in the Context of Public High Schools in Iran
In spite of a paradigm shift towards poststructuralism, the legacy of the cognitive paradigm continues to permeate mainstream teacher education programs for teachers of English as a foreign language with its focus on "methods" as blueprints for language...
Alternative Teacher Certification: A Program Theory Analysis
Alternative teacher certification program (ATCP) is widely used as a term for a variety of programs designed to train and credential teachers in expedited fashion. In practice, however, ATCPs consist of a loose confederation of programs and practices...
Characteristics and Experiences That Contribute to Novice Elementary Teachers' Success and Efficacy
This article reports the results of a case study about elementary school teachers' induction experiences. Four teachers began the three-year study, but only two remained in the profession after their second year. This development was consistent with...
Creating Effective Video to Promote Student-Centered Teaching
Training and investing teachers at all career levels in student-centered practices is widely recognized as a significant challenge (Anderson, 1989; Spillane & Zeuli, 1999). Teacher resistance to educational reform has been well documented for decades...
Describing the Elephant: Preservice Teachers Talk about Spiritual Reasons for Becoming a Teacher
Given the need for high quality teachers in every classroom, it is important to understand what might contribute to the preparation and persistence of teachers. Two lines of literature in teacher education relate to such an understanding. One line...
Editor's Introduction: Evidence-Based Research and Diverse Methods of Teacher Development
All of us at Teacher Education Quarterly are pleased to present the Spring 2009 issue, a solid collection of research-based articles, all having been accepted through the open submission and review process. The opening article in this collection...
Expanding Teacher Preparation Pathways for Paraprofessionals: A Recruiting Seminar Series
The landscape of public schools is changing. Nationally, nearly one third of school age children are cultural minorities versus only 16% of the teaching force (National Center for Education Statistics, 2003). Projections for the next twenty years estimate...
Increasing the Self-Efficacy of Inservice Teachers through Content Knowledge
A teacher's sense of self-efficacy has been consistently recognized as an important attribute of effective teaching and has been positively correlated to teacher and student outcomes (Tschannen-Moran, Woolfolk Hoy, & Hoy, 1998). A number of studies...
Personal Attitudes and Technology: Implications for Preservice Teacher Reflective Practice
The increasing importance of technology in today's world challenges teacher educators to create technology-proficient teachers, practitioners who can utilize existing technology, learn to work with emerging technology and adapt as needed when confronted...
Preparing Multicultural Teacher Educators: Toward a Pedagogy of Transformation
Introduction As the population of the United States becomes more diverse, (Banks, 2006; Irvine, 2003) both challenges and opportunities are created for the educational system. The gap that currently exists between a predominantly White, middle class,...
Relational Teacher Development: Growing Collaboratively in a Hoping Relationship
A Story of Teacher Renewal Bob Fitzgerald had just transferred to Lippincott School in Toronto, Canada, when I began observing his class. Towards the end of October, Principal Lois Dexter gave Bob a poor preliminary performance appraisal. Bob described...
The Effects of Peer Feedback Practices with Elementary Education Teacher Candidates
The report of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Panel on Research and Teacher Education (2005) recommended that teacher educators need to systematically and empirically study their own practice. The premise of the report was that...
Using Case Studies to Assess Candidates' Knowledge and Skills in a Graduate Reading Program
Introduction In this age of heightened accountability, academia is increasingly being asked to link assessment to candidate performance outcomes in multiple ways. Research demonstrates the importance of aligning assessment with content standards...
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