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ERIC Number: EJ857658
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0013-127X
A Future Worthy of Teaching for America
Darling-Hammond, Linda
Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, v74 n6 p11-16 Feb 2009
The vision Megan Hopkins offers for the future design of Teach for America (TFA) combines the appeal of TFA--a pathway into teaching for able college graduates who are willing to work in high need schools--with recognition that to serve their students well, such schools must have highly skilled teachers who are able to address a wide range of learning needs from their first days on the job. A teaching residency, which couples strong training and mentoring with well-supported pathways into urban teaching, could allow TFA to capitalize on its existing strengths and contribute more effectively to a better future for low-income students and their schools. The teaching residency also provides an important vehicle for the nation to begin working on the critical problem of teaching quality for most underserved students. This idea may be a stepping stone to a system that ultimately provides the stable, high-quality learning environments children need and deserve.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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