ERIC Number: ED468433
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Studies of Excellence in Teacher Education: Preparation at the Graduate Level.
Darling-Hammond, Linda; Macdonald, Maritza B.; Snyder, Jon; Whitford, Betty Lou; Ruscoe, Gordon; Fickel, Letitia
This book presents case studies of three highly successful teacher education programs. It is part of a three-volume series that includes seven case studies. It documents the goals, strategies, content, and processes of teacher education programs that are exemplars for preparing prospective teachers to engage in skillful, learner-centered practice. Using observations, interviews, and surveys, researchers examined all aspects of each program. The book documents the capabilities of prospective teachers, focusing on the teachers' own work during teacher education and in the field, interviews with faculty and administrators in the schools where graduates teach, and surveys of principals. It also examines what policies, organizational features, resources, and relationships have enabled these programs to succeed. Some of the programs' common features include a clear, shared vision of good teaching; well-defined standards of practice and performance; and extended clinical experiences. The three case studies are: "Where There is Learning There is Hope: The Preparation of Teachers at the Bank Street College of Education" (Linda Darling-Hammond and Maritza Macdonald); "Knowing Children--Understanding Teaching: The Developmental Teacher Education Program at the University of California, Berkeley" (Jon Synder); and "Knitting It All Together: Collaborative Teacher Education in Southern Maine" (Betty Lou Whitford, Gordon Ruscoe, and Letitia Fickel). (Papers contain references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Case Studies, College School Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Internship Programs, Partnerships in Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Effectiveness, Student Teachers
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: DeWitt Wallace/Reader's Digest Fund, Pleasantville, NY.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC.; National Commission on Teaching & America's Future, New York, NY.