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The Politics of Teacher Education Reform
The National Commission on Teaching and America's Future



April 2000 | 189 pages | Corwin

Yearbook of the Politics of Education Association 

A competent, caring, and qualified teacher for every student in the United States!

This audacious goal is taken right from the opening pages of the report of the National Commission on Teaching and America's Future (NCTAF)—What Matters Most: Teaching for America's Future. The NCTAF findings are so powerful and unique that The Politics of Teacher Association (PTA) uses them as the basis for this 2000 Y=yearbook.

Editors Gallagher and Bailey, along with leading educators, explore the controversies and ramifications of the Commission's major recommendations:

  • Get serious about standards—for both students and teachers
  • Reinvent teacher preparation and professional development
  • Overhaul teacher recruitment and put qualified teachers in every classroom
  • Encourage and reward teaching knowledge and skill
  • Create schools that are organized for student and teacher success

The contributors to this book speak to the underlying assumptions, research bases, and values found in the recommendations. Long-time and persistent issues about teaching, teacher education programs, and public policy making are examined under the new light of the latest research. Real-life successes of the recommendations in action are shown in two state-level stories and an urban school partnership.

This PEA 2000 yearbook will prove a valuable resource for students, researchers, and all educators interested in teacher education reform in the 21st century.


Karen S GAllagher and Jerry D Bailey
Introduction to the Politics of Teacher Preparation Reform
 
PART ONE: ISSUES FROM THE NATIONAL ARENA
Karen S GAllagher and Jerry D Bailey
The Politics of Teacher Education Reform
Strategic Philanthropy and Public Policy-Making

 
Penelope M Earley
Finding the Culprit
Federal Policy and Teacher Education

 
Frank B Murray
The Role of Accreditation Reform in Teacher Education
 
PART TWO: STORIES FROM THE STATE ARENA
Marilyn M Scannell and Philip L Metcalf
Autonomous Boards and Standards-Based Teacher Development
Jan S Kettlewell, Janine A Kaste and Sheila A Jones
The Georgia Story of P-16 Partnerships
 
PART THREE: A STORY FROM THE URBAN ARENA
Robert J Yinger and Martha S Hendricks-Lee
The Language of Standards and Teacher Education Reform
Arlene Harris Mitchell et al
Balancing the Politics of Two Cultures
Cincinnati Initiative for Teacher Education and the Cincinnati Professional Practice School Partnership

 
 
PART FOUR: THE MICROPOLITICAL ARENA
Sally Frost Mason
Do Colleges of Liberal Arts and Sciences Need Schools of Education?
Dennis Thiessen
Developing Knowledge for Preparing Teachers
Redefining the Role of Schools of Education

 
Richard D Howard, Randy Hitz and Larry J Baker
Adequacy and Allocation within Higher Education
Funding the Work of Education Schools

 
 
PART FIVE: THE FINAL ARENA: BUILDING CAPACITY FOR CHANGE
Linda Darling-Hammond
Teaching for America's Future
National Commissions and Vested Interests in an Almost-Profession

 

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