Profiles of Preservice Teacher Education

Profiles of Preservice Teacher Education

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The authors allow students and faculty to speak in their own voices to tell the story of how teachers are prepared for their important roles as educators of the nation's children. This book provides in-depth, personal descriptions of how elementary teachers are prepared in six diverse schools and colleges of education, ranging from the program in a small liberal arts college to those embedded in major research-oriented universities. The richly woven descriptions (gained through intensive observations and interviews) provide a balanced picture of the situation and context of teacher education today. Howey and Zimpher conclude the descriptions with an insightful cross-institutional analysis of the problems and issues uncovered and suggest a provocative set of characteristics that appear to contribute to an effective program of teacher education.The CBTE program teaches us to overplan. ... Yet, you see some of the teachers youa#39;ve had, and you compare their lesson plans to our lesson plans, and ita#39;s like night and day. ... any difference how you approach the subject with either one of them, they havena#39;t moved off this track 86 Profiles of Pre service Teacher Education.

Title:Profiles of Preservice Teacher Education
Author:Kenneth R. Howey, Nancy L. Zimpher
Publisher:SUNY Press - 1989


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