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ERIC Number: ED343875
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jan
Pages: 53
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-8106-1847-8
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)
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
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.