|The ABCs for pre-service teacher cultural competency development
||In an effort to combine pre-service teachers' self-reflection with their field experiences to enhance their cultural competency, this study adopted Schmidt's ABC's (Autobiography, Biography, and Cross-cultural Comparison) Model in two courses in a pr...
|A decade of concern: A review of multicultural science education issues in The Science Teacher
||Multicultural science education has long been of interest to the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). In 1991, NSTA adopted a position statement on multicultural science education, which was revised in 2000. In 1993, Mary M. Atwater's articl...
|High-Performing High Schools: Patterns of Success
||What makes high schools successful in a high-stakes accountability environment? This case study used documents, interviews, and site visits to create profiles of 11 diverse North Carolina high schools with records of high performance on state assessm...
|"If Only They Would Do Their Homework:" Promoting Self-Regulation in High School English Classes
||This study examined ways that seven high school English teachers attempted to promote higher levels of self-regulation and students' responses to their efforts. Researchers met with teachers once a week for three months to design higher-order reasoni...
|Middle School Reform Through Data and Dialogue: Collaborative Evaluation with 17 Leadership Teams
||This report describes a 2-year, longitudinal study of one school district‘s effort to link site-based, collaborative evaluation with formal, centralized program evaluation. Participants formed a research team in partnership with a local university. T...
|A model for examining teacher preparation curricula for inclusion.
||There is an increasing need for highly qualified teachers as described by the current legislation in No Child Left Behind (2002). Since this legislative mandate has been enforced, recent initiatives have signaled teacher education programs to examine...
|Project RESTART: Preparing Nontraditional Adult Teacher Education Candidates to Become Special Education Teachers
||In North Carolina, where the state must hire 10,000 teachers every year just to fill existing classrooms, highly qualified special education teachers are included in the top three areas of greatest teacher shortage, behind math and science. Such need...
|Strengthening the Case for Community-Based Learning in Teacher Education
||Knowledge of learners‘ assets beyond the traditional structure of school can provide preservice teachers with essential gateways to connecting learners with the content to be studied, and with forming beneficial social relationships that can enhance ...
|Struggles and strategies in teaching: voices of five novice secondary teachers
||A study examines five pre-service teachers over a period of two years during their teacher education program to understand their difficulties and the strategies they employed to face their struggles. The study collected data from participants through...
|Toward a Conceptual Framework of Culturally Relevant Pedagogy: An Overview of the Conceptual and Theoretical Literature
||The United States is a diverse country with constantly changing demographics. The noticeable shift in demographics is even more phenomenal among the school-aged population. The increase of ethnic-minority student presence is largely credited to the n...