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ERIC Number: EJ908856
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec-1
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0277-4232
New Vigor Propelling Training
Sawchuk, Stephen
Education Week, v30 n13 p1, 20 Dec 2010
With conversations about the best ways to evaluate teacher performance proliferating across the nation, preservice preparation could be the next stop on the teacher-quality continuum to receive a similarly high level of scrutiny. New models for preparing teachers, such as the yearlong apprenticeship or "residency" model, have received attention from policymakers in recent years. Now, a report commissioned by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, released Nov. 16, adds the voices of a diverse array of stakeholders, including representatives from the traditional university-based programs that prepare the majority of the nation's teachers. It calls on education schools to make supervised, structured classroom-based experiences the foremost component of teacher preparation, with aspects like coursework supplementing that training. All programs should also document that their candidates improve student learning, it concludes. The report draws heavily on the teacher-residency model and a handful of university-based education programs that take such an approach to training new teachers. The new report comes in the wake of other events that, taken together, point to increased attention to teacher preparation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
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Language: English
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