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Teacher Education and Professional Development

2018

International Christian Community of Teacher Educators Journal

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Empathy As A Christian Calling, Danielle Bryant Sep 2018

Empathy As A Christian Calling, Danielle Bryant

International Christian Community of Teacher Educators Journal

This essay focuses on the recent study of care in my teaching, and the role empathy plays in enacting an ethic of care. Using current research in empathy, along with reflections on my own teaching practice, the ACTS model offers some practical ways to foster and model empathy in teaching. Several case studies exemplify this approach within a variety of educational settings. Current brain research is also explored in the discussion of the model in this essay.


The Ethic Of Care And Inclusive Education, David W. Anderson Sep 2018

The Ethic Of Care And Inclusive Education, David W. Anderson

International Christian Community of Teacher Educators Journal

This article deals with the ethic of care in education, with a specific focus on classrooms that include students with disabilities. After a brief overview of historical and legal issues which led to the inclusive education movement, the discussion focuses on what an ethic of care involves from a biblical/theological perspective.


Inclusion And The Ethic Of Care: Our Responsibility As Christian Special Educators, Alicia Watkin Sep 2018

Inclusion And The Ethic Of Care: Our Responsibility As Christian Special Educators, Alicia Watkin

International Christian Community of Teacher Educators Journal

This essay explores one teacher's motivation to advocate for more inclusive practices for students with IEPs as a Christian response to applying the ethic of care in public school settings. Additionally, it charges teacher education programs at Christian universities to prepare teacher candidates to apply the ethic of care to their work with students with special needs in response to their faith. Special educators, who listen, show up, and advocate can make a profound difference for their students.


The Necessary Conversation: Faith To Sustain Teaching Practices, Stephanie Talley Sep 2018

The Necessary Conversation: Faith To Sustain Teaching Practices, Stephanie Talley

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In this essay, the author raises critical questions about the need for faith-based teacher preparation programs to consider engaging pre-service teachers in conversations about the connection between faith and the ability to persist in the work of teaching. Grounded in the ethic of care, the author suggests educators must begin with caring for self in order to maintain the ability of caring for students. Suggestions for Christian teacher education programs are explored.


Introduction, Paul Shotsberger, Cathy Freytag Sep 2018

Introduction, Paul Shotsberger, Cathy Freytag

International Christian Community of Teacher Educators Journal

Why a special issue on care? It’s a fair question. As one colleague said recently, if we have the gospels, do we really need something else to tell us how others should be treated? We maintain that because of its bidirectional nature, ethic of care, and particularly Christian ethic of care, are fundamentally reflective of God’s nature. It is not just ethical but also theological: it helps us understand God's love and care for us, to see it as more than a one way street. The literature on ethic of care, especially that of Noddings, tells us ...


Exploring Care In Education, Sean Schat Sep 2018

Exploring Care In Education, Sean Schat

International Christian Community of Teacher Educators Journal

In this article the author highlights three primary results that emerged from his review of the care theory and educational care literature, along with his constructivist grounded theory study of adolescent student experiences of educational care: (1) A clarification and re-articulation of the problem of educational care, (2) a grounded theory of the communication of educational care, and (3) a theory of the establishment of a caring teacher-student relationship. Some possible implications for teachers and educational leaders will also be explored.


Game-Based Teaching Methodology And Empathy In Ethics Education, Angel Krause, Scot Headley, Danielle Bryant, Alicia Watkin, Charity-Mika Woodard, Sherri Sinicki Sep 2018

Game-Based Teaching Methodology And Empathy In Ethics Education, Angel Krause, Scot Headley, Danielle Bryant, Alicia Watkin, Charity-Mika Woodard, Sherri Sinicki

International Christian Community of Teacher Educators Journal

This article describes the experience of a group of educators participating in a graduate course in ethics. Playing role playing games and the work accompanying that play were the predominate methodology employed in the course. An accompanying research study investigated the lived experiences of the course participants. Themes that emerged from interview data included student engagement, participants’ applications, empathy development, and reactions to professor modeling.


Dispositions: Real-Time Active Practice, Michelle C. Hughes Sep 2018

Dispositions: Real-Time Active Practice, Michelle C. Hughes

International Christian Community of Teacher Educators Journal

This longitudinal case study followed new teachers from one small undergraduate pre-service program into the first years of teaching. The researcher’s initial study (Hughes, 2014) examined dispositional awareness and development of participants using personal interview data from program graduates, interview data from program faculty, and archived course artifacts. The current study extends the research and shines a light on dispositional development from pre-service through the fourth year of teaching. Using personal interviews, a focus group meeting, and archived course artifacts, the study affirms the significance of dispositions in pre-service preparation and professional practice. The study validates that participants carry ...


Caring For New Teachers Once They Leave Campus, Elaine Tinholt Sep 2018

Caring For New Teachers Once They Leave Campus, Elaine Tinholt

International Christian Community of Teacher Educators Journal

This essay explores one teacher educator’s motivation and ideas about how to advocate for induction support for new teachers beyond the teacher preparation program. During the undergraduate preparation process, teacher candidates are given multiple opportunities to receive support from mentor teachers and college supervisors. This support system functions through formal observations, on-going communication, and feedback concerning progression throughout the clinical practice experience. While induction programs abound across the country, students who leave small, faith-based universities often disperse to a variety of settings and support levels. The school based support offered during the first year of teaching can be insufficient ...


Faith Integration: What Does It Really Look Like?, Paul Shotsberger Jan 2018

Faith Integration: What Does It Really Look Like?, Paul Shotsberger

International Christian Community of Teacher Educators Journal

Beginning with the excellent treatment of faith integration by Patrick Allen and Kenneth Badley (2012), based on the seminal work of Boyer (1997), this article delves into the issue of faith-learning integration on a discipline and classroom level. There are two major categories of integration that are considered: the single application, intended primarily for that day’s lesson, and focused on technical terminology or concepts; and the series that deals with larger issues beyond just those of the particular class being taught. Examples are provided for each, as well as the thought processes behind their generation. Resources are included at ...