ERIC Number: ED343875
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Excellence in Teacher Education: Helping Teachers Develop Learner-Centered Schools.
Darling-Hammond, Linda; And Others
This monograph examines issues that will shape teacher education programs in the future. Following a foreword by Robert M. McClure, the monograph is organized into three chapters. The first, "Perestroika and Professionalism: The Case for Restructuring Teacher Preparation" (Linda Darling-Hammond), focuses on changes wrought by school restructuring, i.e., the creation of learner-centered schools, and implications for changes in the teacher's role and consequently for teacher education. The second, "Learning from the 'New' Schools: Lessons for Teacher Education" (Gary A. Griffin), discusses school-level issues in restructuring, rethinking, and re-enacting teacher education. The final chapter, "The Case for Restructuring Teacher Preparation" (Arthur E. Wise), espouses seven propositions to promote education reform: (1) intensive teacher education; (2) rigorous teacher certification and licensing standards; (3) increased teacher involvement in decision-making processes that affect how they teach; (4) teacher unions with a better balance between inherent responsibilities to protect members and long-term responsibility for advancing the profession; (5) teacher professionalism that demands an accountability system; (6) improved teachers' salaries and working conditions; and (7) more attention to the less fortunate of teachers' clientele. (LL)
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Excellence in Education, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Monographs, Participative Decision Making, Program Improvement, Quality of Working Life, School Restructuring, Teacher Certification, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Role, Teacher Salaries, Unions
NEA Professional Library, P.O. Box 509, West Haven, CT 06516 (Stock Number 1847-8-00, $8.95).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Learner Centered Instruction; Professionalism; Reform Efforts