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ERIC Number: EJ811763
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-1547-688X
Preparing Teachers for a New Era: Building Bridges in the Learning-to-Teach Professional Sequence
Bales, Barbara L.; Mueller, Jennifer J.
New Educator, v4 n2 p152-168 Apr 2008
Teacher preparation, historically, has involved learning experiences offered by personnel in four distinct settings--faculty in Colleges of Letters and Science, faculty in Colleges of Education, practicing teachers in clinical-based sites, and personnel in local school districts. The disparate nature of these settings often complicates the translation and transfer of knowledge from one environment to another. In response to this situation, the Teachers for a New Era project at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee supported a Cooperating Teacher Academy to help institution- and school-based stakeholders develop common understandings about the learning-to-teach professional sequence. The conceptual, theoretical, and structural underpinnings of the Academy, the resulting outcomes, and the potential implications for teacher educators in other settings are presented. (Contains 1 figure and 7 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin