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Cochran-Smith, Marilyn; Villegas, Ana Maria – Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
This is the first of a two-part article that aims to chart the contemporary landscape of research on teacher preparation and certification. It is based on a review of more than 1,500 studies published between 2000 and 2012. Part 1 provides information about how the review was conducted and describes the theoretical/analytic framework the authors…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Certification, Educational Research, Literature Reviews
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Cochran-Smith, Marilyn – Journal of Teacher Education, 2009
Currently the press to make policy and practice decisions on the basis of evidence is being coupled with recognition that real change requires shifts in organizational culture. Consequently, there are now many efforts to "re-culture" organizations by making evidence central to decision making. In this article, the authors problematize the notion…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Organizational Culture, Educational Change, Teaching Methods
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Cochran-Smith, Marilyn – Journal of Teacher Education, 2003
Describes the public's desire for teaching quality and teacher accountability. Asserts that while teachers and teacher educators must be accountable for their work, this work cannot be determined by narrow conceptions of teaching quality and student learning focused exclusively on test scores and ignoring the complexity of teaching and leaning,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Accountability, Elementary Secondary Education