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ERIC Number: EJ798612
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0031-7217
Why We Partner with Teach for America: Changing the Conversation
Koerner, Mari; Lynch, Doug; Martin, Shane
Phi Delta Kappan, v89 n10 p726-729 Jun 2008
In this article, the authors, deans of three universities, provide their response to Megan Hopkins' article that talked about what Teacher for America (TFA) should do to help train teachers. The authors discuss that their schools maintain a deep commitment to preparing and placing effective, knowledgeable, and caring teachers in every classroom. Thus, they seek out viable partners who can help in their efforts to counteract the impact on students of extreme teacher shortages and diminishing confidence in the positive outcomes of teacher education programs. Their schools partner with TFA to provide "comprehensive" teacher preparation programs--not mere backdoor or emergency approaches. Here, the authors describe how their schools provide comprehensive teacher preparation programs to TFA corps members. (Contains 4 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A