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ERIC Number: EJ1014739
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Apr
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-7217
Teacher Preparation: Not an Either-Or
Shuls, James V.; Ritter, Gary W.
Phi Delta Kappan, v94 n7 p28-32 Apr 2013
In the teacher education debate, one camp argues for more traditional, college of education training, contending that teachers need to understand child psychology, pedagogy and practice before being left alone with students. The other side argues for bringing in people who have deeper content knowledge and less experience. Perhaps these opposing camps have staked out their ground so vehemently because the argument is framed as a single question: How should teachers be trained? A more productive conversation would be to agree that there is no one right way to train K-12 teachers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education; Higher Education
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Language: English
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