Vicki Vescio

Vicki Vescio
University of Florida | UF · School of Teaching and Learning

Doctor of Philosophy

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Professional learning communities (PLCs) have been touted as an effective form of teacher professional development. Teachers’ PLCs support their professional development among their peers and usually include teachers at different levels of seniority. This chapter reviews literature on how PLCs address teacher needs at each stage of their careers an...
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The purpose of this study was to understand the ways doctoral students in an online Ed.D. program developed their skills as practitioner researchers through a project-based learning (PBL) experience. In order to describe and analyze the nature of the students' PBL experiences, case study methodology was used. Interviews, a video-recording of a two-...
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Objective The National Ambulance Service (NAS) provides emergency medical services throughout Ghana and trains emergency medical technicians (EMTs) at the NAS Prehospital Emergency Care Training School (PECTS). Currently the majority of EMT training occurs primarily in a traditional didactic format. Students and faculty were interviewed to better u...
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Practitioner scholarship encompasses the dispositions and skills necessary for educators to effect change for marginalised students in their local contexts. Ed.D. programmes play a role in helping educators develop these traits. Understanding what practitioner scholarship can look like post-graduation could inform programme planning as well as insp...
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The focus of this chapter is on examining current literature to develop a better understanding of teacher learning in Professional Learning Communities (PLCs). The authors start by initially laying the groundwork for the practice of PLCs within a U.S. context and then discuss the theoretical underpinnings of PLCs that support teachers’ collective l...
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The call for teacher candidates who are prepared to teach culturally diverse students demands teacher educators who are capable of preparing them. Although the matter of how to prepare teacher educators to implement multicultural teacher education programs has received little attention in the professional literature, it is of crucial significance a...
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After an overview of the characteristics of professional learning communities (PLCs), this manuscript presents a review of 10 American studies and one English study on the impact of PLCs on teaching practices and student learning. Although, few studies move beyond self-reports of positive impact, a small number of empirical studies explore the impa...
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This qualitative study examined the experiences of 10 prospective teachers completing internships in low-income, majority-minority schools while participating in a professional learning community within the context of a course that focused on culturally responsive pedagogy. Drawing primarily from interviews and online discussions, the article docum...

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