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ERIC Number: EJ864394
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
ISSN: ISSN-0022-4871
A Pluralistic Approach to the Revitalization of Teacher Education
Gatlin, Davida
Journal of Teacher Education, v60 n5 p469-477 2009
This article argues that the stifling of innovation in teacher education has threatened the vitality of the field. Departing from the typical debate over the merits of the traditional versus the alternative route, this article encourages a pluralistic approach to teacher preparation that the author believes holds promise for revitalizing the field of teacher education. It highlights an innovative approach to teacher education taken by nonuniversity providers that may serve as models for future teacher education reform efforts and concludes with a challenging agenda for policy makers to create an environment in which multiple providers of teacher education are given the opportunity to innovate with new models for improving teacher education. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
Audience: Teachers; Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A