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Presentation Type

Open Access Breakout Session

Keywords

School principals--Iowa--Attitudes; Teacher-principal relationships--Iowa;

Abstract

In Fall 2015, UNI researchers, teacher educators and College of Education leaders met to design an in-depth interview process to help teacher educators better understand what Iowa principals believe is important for teachers to know, be able to do and be like. This study is an example of how educators in pK-12 settings and higher education are looking for ways to support relationships between educators at all levels. The results of this study provide a variety of principals’ current thoughts about what should be important features of teacher education programs. Seven major themes emerged: Pedagogy­­­­­; Content Knowledge; Relationships; Classroom Management; Collaboration; Communication; and Increased Exposure to Classrooms. Seven secondary themes also emerged: Knowledge of Standards-Based Grading; Assessment and Application to Learning; Use of Data; Application of Educational Technology; Personal Passion; Adaptability; and Professionalism.

Start Date

7-11-2017 10:20 AM

End Date

7-11-2017 11:20 AM

Comments

Speakers: Dr. Victoria Robinson, Associate Vice President for Educator Preparation, University of Northern Iowa; Dr. Mary Losch, Director, Center for Social and Behavioral Research, University of Northern Iowa

Type: Paper

Strand: General/Cross-Strand

Location: State College Room, Maucker Union, University of Northern Iowa

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

Embargo Period

10-1-2017

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2X1. UNI Teacher Preparation: Iowa Principals’ Perceptions

In Fall 2015, UNI researchers, teacher educators and College of Education leaders met to design an in-depth interview process to help teacher educators better understand what Iowa principals believe is important for teachers to know, be able to do and be like. This study is an example of how educators in pK-12 settings and higher education are looking for ways to support relationships between educators at all levels. The results of this study provide a variety of principals’ current thoughts about what should be important features of teacher education programs. Seven major themes emerged: Pedagogy­­­­­; Content Knowledge; Relationships; Classroom Management; Collaboration; Communication; and Increased Exposure to Classrooms. Seven secondary themes also emerged: Knowledge of Standards-Based Grading; Assessment and Application to Learning; Use of Data; Application of Educational Technology; Personal Passion; Adaptability; and Professionalism.