ERIC Number: ED361331
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
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Teaching for Understanding: Challenges for Policy and Practice.
Cohen, David K., Ed.; And Others
Teaching for understanding is a concept that portrays teachers as guides, coaches, and facilitators of student learning. This book, which provides concrete illustrations of what teaching for understanding entails, is divided into chapters as follows: (1) "Introduction: New Visions of Teaching" (Milbrey W. McLaughlin, Joan E. Talbert); (2) "Collaboration as a Context for Joining Teacher Learning with Learning about Teaching" (Deborah L. Ball, Sylvia S. Rundquist); (3) "Learning To Hear Voices: Inventing a New Pedagogy of Teacher Education" (Ruth M. Heaton, Magdalene Lampert); (4) "Deeply Rooted Change: A Tale of Learning To Teach Adventurously" (Suzanne M. Wilson with Carol Miller and Carol Yerkes); (5) "Creating Classroom Practice within the Context of a Restructured Professional Development School" (Sarah J. McCarthey, Penelope L. Peterson); (6) "Understanding Teaching in Context" (Joan E. Talbert, Milbrey W. McLaughlin); (7) "Pedagogy and Policy" (David K. Cohen, Carol A. Barnes); and (8) "Conclusion: A New Pedagogy for Policy?" (David K. Cohen, Carol A. Barnes). A theme running throughout the volume is that moving practice, research, and policy in directions that can enable and support the vision of teaching for understanding requires breaking out of routine ways of: thinking about practice; administering schools and classrooms; and formulating educational research and policy. (LL)
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Context Effect, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Development Schools, Reflective Teaching, School Restructuring, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Role, Theory Practice Relationship
Jossey-Bass Inc., 350 Sansome Street, San Francisco, CA 94104 ($29.95).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners; Researchers; Teachers
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