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Developing Sociopolitical Consciousness at Freedom Schools: Implications for Culturally Responsive Teacher Preparation
This paper describes the programmatic ways in which the Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools® program develops culturally responsive teaching practices amongst its summer interns, particularly in the area of developing sociopolitical consciousness. This research aims to serve as a case for lessons to be learned by traditional, university-based teacher education programs committed to preparing teachers to teach in culturally responsive ways.
Updated: Jul. 30, 2012
The current study explores the development of student teachers’ skills in implementing collaborative learning using a multilevel repeated measures design. Participants were 105 pre-service teachers that were trained in collaborative learning implementation. The results indicate that student teachers generally perform well in implementing collaborative learning.
Updated: Jul. 29, 2012
The purpose of this article is to describe the authors' iterative design work in teacher education around one authentic scientific practice—namely, the practice of scientific modeling. The authors describe their instructional designs, which they have incorporated into three different teacher education programs, and they present their struggles and successes with the students in these programs, who are tomorrow’s teachers.
Updated: Jun. 18, 2012
The current study reports the relationship of an undergraduate course in family and community relations to the teaching practices of 1st-, 2nd-, and 3rd-year elementary and early childhood education graduates of a mid-sized Midwestern university. Quantitative measures indicated minimal differences between groups. Qualitatively, however, treatment group members reported engaging families in creative, less standardized levels of involvement than members of the control group.
Updated: Apr. 22, 2012
This article focuses on the assessment of student teachers during practicum. The study is contextualised in an Australian pre-service teacher education program in which practicum has been reconceptualised to help bridge the theory–practice gap commonly associated with “front-end loading” programs. The findings point to what participants perceive as disparate understandings between university and school staff about the nature and role of assessment.
Updated: Feb. 22, 2012
In this article, the authors explore the following question: To what extent and in what ways does constructing a video case of their own discussion-based teaching help interns reflect on their teaching? The authors report three main findings: the interns’ frame of mind toward using video as a tool for reflection changed from closed to more open; observations became more specific, complex and more focused on instruction and student interaction; and the audience for the case influenced what interns paid attention to.
Updated: Feb. 16, 2012
Emphasizing Collaborative Practices in Learning to Teach: Coteaching and Cogenerative Dialogue in a Field‐Based Methods Course
The current article depicts a field‐based methods course for preservice teachers. The course has been designed to integrate shared teaching experiences in elementary classrooms with ongoing critical dialogues with a focus on highlighting the complexities of teaching. The author describes the structure of the course. Furthermore, the author explores the use of coteaching and cogenerative dialogue as approaches to learning how to teach.
Updated: Feb. 14, 2012
In this article, the authors report on the successes and challenges of integrating their ITEST projects into one particular pre-service teacher education course designed for students from a range of disciplines and backgrounds. The authors found that as students’ understanding of the content improved, and their belief that they can use technology in their own teaching.
Updated: Feb. 08, 2012
Copying Right and Copying Wrong with Web 2.0 Tools in the Teacher Education and Communications Classrooms
Understanding copyright as it impacts online communication and publishing with Web 2.0 tools on open access networks must become an important part of literacy and communication education in today’s Information Age. In this article, the authors describe an approach they have employed in their English education and communications classrooms to address this need.
Updated: Jan. 17, 2012
This study is examines how a critical-inquiry exercise in a social studies methods class transforms the content knowledge base related to a select group of historical figures for the preservice teachers. The findings reveal that preservice teachers have limited content knowledge bases. The author concludes that Preservice teachers must reach a level of critical consciousness before they can transform their social studies understandings and become transformative social studies educators.
Updated: Jan. 16, 2012