ERIC Number: EJ900950
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Reference Count: 2
What Does It Take to Make a Teacher?
Ball, Deborah Loewenberg; Forzani, Francesca M.
Phi Delta Kappan, v92 n2 p8-12 Oct 2010
The variety of teacher preparation programs in the United States provides an opportunity to develop better ways of preparing teachers. There are three key areas in which teacher preparation must improve, including the content teachers will teach, the curriculum of practice essential for beginning teaching, and the approaches and settings best suited for effective professional learning. The authors suggest that a system must be built for ensuring that new teachers have the requisite professional skills and know how to use them.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Teacher Education Programs, Change Strategies, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Educational Practices, Instructional Materials, Teacher Characteristics, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Teacher Competencies
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: United States