Contents
List of Contributors ...........................................................................................................ix
List of Abbreviations
..........................................................................................................xi
Pr
eface
............................................................................................................................ xiii
Transformative Approaches
............................................................................................ xiv
Reflective Practice
............................................................................................................
xv
Learning Environments
.................................................................................................. xvi
Informing Practice
.......................................................................................................... xvi
References
..................................................................................................................... xvii
1. So What’s the “Big Idea?” The Great Uncover-up ........................................ 1
David Iasevoli and the Students of “Content and Pedagogy” Fall 2010
Introduction ........................................................................................................................1
The Heart of the Matter
......................................................................................................
1
Absolutely no Absolutes
.....................................................................................................
2
Induction
Conduction
......................................................................................................
4
After the Facts
....................................................................................................................
8
Entering Dangerous Territory
...........................................................................................
10
Taking it on the Road
........................................................................................................
12
Keywords ..........................................................................................................................
14
2. Teaching and Learning with Care and Commitment:
Faculty Cohorts as Best Practice
.................................................................... 15
Jean Ann Hunt, Aline Bobys, Jean Mockry, and Denise Simard
Introduction ......................................................................................................................15
Leadership Focused on the Whole: Moving from Silos to Cohorts
.................................
16
Faculty Choice and Control
..............................................................................................
18
Creation of Community
....................................................................................................
18
Use of Time
......................................................................................................................
19
Collaborative Decision Process
........................................................................................
20
Relevant and Meaningful Learning Experiences ..............................................................23
Challenges
........................................................................................................................
26
Keywords ..........................................................................................................................
26
3. Applying Art-Based Self-Study Techniques within Qualitative Research
Teaching
............................................................................................................ 27
Rocci Luppicini and Jessica Backen
Introduction ......................................................................................................................27
Method ..............................................................................................................................
30
Findings ............................................................................................................................
31
Interpretation
....................................................................................................................
39
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Discussion .........................................................................................................................40
Keywords ..........................................................................................................................
42
4. Moving Beyond Test-driven and Textbook-driven Curricula:
Five Questions to Facilitate School Change
.................................................. 43
Jean Ann Hunt, Caroline Knight, and Robert Ackland
Introduction ......................................................................................................................43
Question # 1: What is the vision for teaching and learning in your school?
....................
44
Question # 2: What are teachers currently being asked to do?
.........................................
45
Question # 3: What work are the children being asked to do?
.........................................
45
Question # 4: How are your current programs structured to meet the needs of
all learners?
.......................................................................................................................
47
Question # 5: How will you know what the children are learning?
.................................
47
Conclusion ........................................................................................................................
48
Keywords ..........................................................................................................................
48
5. The Literacy Tapestry: Language Arts (the Warp) and Creativity
(the Weft)
.......................................................................................................... 49
Peggy L. Snowden
Introduction ......................................................................................................................49
Characteristics of Creativity and the Creative Process
.....................................................
52
My Experiences: Becoming and being Creative
..............................................................
53
The Language Arts
............................................................................................................
54
The Class: Creative Responses to Children’s and Young Adult Literature
......................
55
Description of Course Content and Activities
..................................................................
56
The Literacy Tapestry: Language Arts (The Warp) and Creativity (The Weft)
................
58
Keywords ..........................................................................................................................
59
Appendix A
.......................................................................................................................
59
Appendix B
.......................................................................................................................
63
6. Students’ Experiences in Learning Communities within Teacher
Education
.......................................................................................................... 67
Beverly A. Burnell, Cynthia McCarty, Heidi L. Schnackenberg, and Peggy Snowden
Introduction and Review of the Literature .......................................................................67
Method––Pilot Study
........................................................................................................
69
Method––Primary Investigation
.......................................................................................
72
Results ..............................................................................................................................
74
Discussion
.........................................................................................................................83
Future Research
................................................................................................................
85
Keywords ..........................................................................................................................
85
Appendix A
.......................................................................................................................
86
Appendix B
.......................................................................................................................
88
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7.
Inclusion as a Design Strategy for Teacher-Preparation Programs
............ 95
Alicia Roberts Frank
Introduction ......................................................................................................................95
All Teachers Need to Know How to Teach all Students
...................................................
96
Current Teacher Preparation Models
................................................................................
97
Obstacles to Integrating Teacher-Preparation Programs
..................................................
98
Opportunities to Create Inclusive Experiences
................................................................
99
Integrating Coursework
..................................................................................................
101
Conclusion ......................................................................................................................
102
Keywords ........................................................................................................................
102
8. Sexual and Gender Identity Development and School Climate:
What do Professional Educators Need to Know?
....................................... 103
Noah S. Jawitz, Matthew M. Wagar, and Beverly A. Burnell
Introduction ....................................................................................................................103
A Harsh Reality
..............................................................................................................
103
Development of Gender Identity and Sexual Identity
....................................................
104
Costs of Adolescent Sexual Identity and Gender Identity Struggles
..............................
106
Internal and External Challenges that Lgbt Youth Face
.................................................
107
School Culture, School Climate, and Student Success
...................................................
109
Educators’ Responsibilities for Positive School Culture and School Climate for all
..... 11
0
A Necessary Understanding
............................................................................................111
Necessary Preventive and Responsive Actions
..............................................................111
Conclusion ......................................................................................................................11
4
Keywords ........................................................................................................................ 11
5
9. Understanding and Utilizing Quantitative Research as a Best Practice
in Education
....................................................................................................11
7
Julia Davis
Introduction ....................................................................................................................117
Understanding Methodology
..........................................................................................11
8
Basic Statistics
................................................................................................................11
8
Standard Scores
..............................................................................................................
122
Percentiles
.......................................................................................................................124
Discussing and Reporting Test Scores
............................................................................
124
Informing Practice
..........................................................................................................
125
Conclusion ......................................................................................................................
125
Keywords ........................................................................................................................
125
10. Technological Sophistication and Teacher Preparation for
Generation Y .................................................................................................. 127
Heidi L. Schnackenberg and Edwin S. Vega
Introduction ....................................................................................................................127
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Literature Review ...........................................................................................................127
Method ............................................................................................................................
129
Results ............................................................................................................................
130
Discussion
.......................................................................................................................135
Keywords ........................................................................................................................
139
Appendix A
.....................................................................................................................
139
11. A Socratic Apology in Favor of Educational Technology ........................... 141
Margarita Garcia-Notario
Introduction ....................................................................................................................141
Keywords ........................................................................................................................
149
References ....................................................................................................... 151
Index ............................................................................................................... 161

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