Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education



Sarah McBrien

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The Nebraska Educator
Department of Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education
61 Henzlik Hall
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Lincoln, NE 68588-0355


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The Nebraska Educator is an open access peer-reviewed academic education journal at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. This journal is produced by UNL graduate students and publishes articles on a broad range of education topics that are timely and have relevance in the field of all levels of education. We seek original research that covers topics which include but are not limited to: (a) curriculum, teaching and professional development; (b) education policy, practice and analysis; (c) literacy, language and culture; (d) school, society and reform; and (e) teaching and learning with technologies.

Urban Immersion: Changing Pre-service Teachers' Perceptions of Urban Schools -- Connie Schaffer, Deborah Gleich-Bope and Cindy B Copich 4

Exploring Public Middle School English Language Learner Teachers' Grammar Teaching: An Instrumental Case Study -- Sevda Budak 32

Eyes Never Lie: Eye-tracking Technology Reveals how Students Study Displays -- Linlin Luo, Markeya S Peteranetz, Abraham E Flanigan, Amanda L Witte, and Kenneth A Kiewra 60

Faculty Perceptions to Imposed Pedagogical Change: A Case Study -- Mary L Sinclair and Sarah R Faltin Osborn 78

Finding the Connections Between Art and Teaching: A Case Study -- Tareq Daher and Stephanie A Baer 101

Transforming Field Experiences to Create Authentic Teaching Opportunities -- Connie Schaffer and Kelly Welsh 116

Currere and the Beauty of Soulful Classroom Moments -- Jessica Sierk 135

Teaching with Poetic Insight: A Practitioner Reflection and Dream of Possibility -- Dorothy Marie Bossman