ERIC Number: EJ907578
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 2
Redesigning Teacher Education Programs: How High Can We Fly?
Scott, Jerrie L.; Teale, William H.
Reading Teacher, v64 n4 p291-293 Dec 2010
This column brings to the attention of "RT" readers the hot topic of redesigning teacher education programs. Featured are interviews with professionals involved in a statewide redesign initiative in Tennessee, the Ready2Teach (R2T) program. The interviews highlight major changes in how teacher education programs are being transformed to prepare teachers to be ready to teach effectively on the first day they enter the classroom. Putting words into action, the Tennessee redesign initiative extends clinical experiences, utilizes problem-based learning, prepares preservice teachers to contribute to better utilize the databases that inform school programs, all with the promise of greatly enriching the literacy experiences and successes of the urban learner.
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Problem Based Learning, Teaching Methods, Reading Instruction, Reading Teachers, Interviews, Urban Schools, Academic Achievement, Reading Achievement, Middle Schools
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Junior High Schools; Middle Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee