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ERIC Number: EJ792498
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0895-6405
Gathering Faculties
Carriuolo, Nancy
Connection: New England's Journal of Higher Education and Economic Development, v16 n2 p15-17 Fall 2001
As pre-K-12 classrooms become more diverse, and teachers and students are held ever more accountable for learning, the task of preparing pre-K-12 teachers becomes more of a hot potato. Reflecting public skepticism about whether teachers know as much as they should, Congress has required teacher preparation programs to report their graduates' pass rates on certification exams, and states are ranking colleges based on those results. The media, policymakers and the general public are all asking: Who is--better yet, who "should be"--responsible for preparing pre-K-12 teachers to enter classrooms fortified with the necessary skills and knowledge? The old divide was between K-12 and higher education; the new one is between education and liberal arts faculty. In this article, the author discusses the differences between arts and sciences professors and education professors, the factors that discourage collaboration among these practitioners, and how to encourage the two faculties toward working together in teacher preparation programs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Rhode Island