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ERIC Number: EJ819905
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jul
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1547-688X
Induction of Teachers into 21st Century Learning Communities: Creating the Next Generation of Educational Practice
Carroll, Thomas G.
New Educator, v1 n3 p199-204 Jul 2005
Every child deserves a quality education. Providing competent, caring, qualified teachers in schools organized for success is the way to get there, but the devil is in the details. By tinkering on the edges, adopting piecemeal approaches to attracting, supporting, and retaining highly qualified teachers for the students who need them most, the National Commission on Teaching and America's Future (NCTAF) perpetuates an obsolete school model that no longer meets the needs of 21st century learners. This commentary discusses how the NCTAF is working to break the mold of today's factory era schools, where isolated teachers work in solo practice. Its vision is different: schools must be learning communities, places where teachers and students together create, share and master knowledge. It all begins with a strong start, when teachers first enter the classroom. A new approach to induction sets the model in motion. (Contains 2 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Maine; Washington