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Cochran-Smith, Marilyn; Stringer Keefe, Elizabeth; Carney, Molly Cummings – European Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
Most of today's reforms of initial teacher education programs, policies, and practices have positioned teachers and teacher educators as the objects, rather than the agents of reform. In contrast, this article focuses on teacher educators as reformers by analyzing three approaches to reform that are initiated, developed, and promoted by teacher…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Change Agents, Educational Change, Preservice Teacher Education
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Cochran-Smith, Marilyn; Baker, Megina; Burton, Stephani; Chang, Wen-Chia; Cummings Carney, Molly; Fernández, M. Beatriz; Stringer Keefe, Elizabeth; Miller, Andrew F.; Sánchez, Juan Gabriel – European Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
In keeping with the theme of the 40th anniversary issue of "EJTE," this article looks back and forward at US teacher education accountability. It argues that "holding teacher education accountable" has been the major approach to reforming teacher education in the US for the last two decades, assuming that enhanced teacher…
Descriptors: Accountability, Teacher Education, Equal Education, Educational Change
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Cochran-Smith, Marilyn; Villegas, Ana Maria; Abrams, Linda; Chavez-Moreno, Laura; Mills, Tammy; Stern, Rebecca – Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
This is the second of a two-part article intended to offer teacher educators a cohesive overview of the sprawling and uneven field of research on teacher preparation by identifying, analyzing, and critiquing its major programs. The article discusses research on teacher preparation for the knowledge society and research on teacher preparation for…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Education, Educational Research, Teacher Educators
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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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Ell, Fiona; Haigh, Mavis; Cochran-Smith, Marilyn; Grudnoff, Lexie; Ludlow, Larry; Hill, Mary F. – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
Despite a growing body of knowledge about what content, processes and arrangements for learning may result in more effective initial teacher education, there remains a problem with the variability of outcomes from teacher education programmes. This paper reports on a multi-perspective exploration of what influences learning to teach in valued ways…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teacher Educators, Mentors, Experienced Teachers
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Cochran-Smith, Marilyn; Dudley-Marling, Curt – Journal of Teacher Education, 2013
In this article the authors respond to Leah Wasburn-Moses's thoughtful response to their article, "Diversity in Teacher Education and Special Education: The Issues That Divide." In their article, the authors identified what they believe are fundamental differences in how dominant voices in the special education and general teacher education…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, General Education
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Cochran-Smith, Marilyn; Dudley-Marling, Curt – Journal of Teacher Education, 2012
This article explores the enduring fissure between general and special teacher education by focusing directly on the issues that divide these two fields. In the first part of the article, the authors describe their individual and shared positionalities as scholars and practitioners. Then the article examines differences in the disciplinary…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Specialists, Teacher Educators, Teacher Attitudes
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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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Ludlow, Larry; Pedulla, Joseph; Enterline, Sarah; Cochran-Smith, Marilyn; Loftus, Fran; Salomon-Fernandez, Yves; Mitescu, Emilie – European Journal of Teacher Education, 2008
In an effort to make decisions about teacher education policy and practice that were informed by research and evidence, participants in Boston College's "Teachers for a New Era" Evidence Team (http://www.teachersforanewera.org) designed a portfolio of assessments and studies. This article describes one project in the portfolio--a series…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Portfolios (Background Materials), Academic Achievement, Educational Policy
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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
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Cochran-Smith, Marilyn – Journal of Teacher Education, 2003
Outlines recent efforts to analyze, document, or enhance the impact of collegiate teacher preparation on teaching, learning, and practice. Includes examples from empirical studies or reviews, national initiatives to make teacher preparation more assessment based and evidence driven, and regional efforts to assess the impact of naturally occurring…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Cochran-Smith, Marilyn – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2004
In the context of escalating criticism of university-based teacher education across the world, a clear need exists for informed defence of the field and the profession as well as critical evaluation of both teacher education and schooling. This paper takes up the issue of the 'outcomes question' in this regard, arguing the case for a strong focus…
Descriptors: Justice, Preservice Teacher Education, Higher Education, Outcomes of Education
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Cochran-Smith, Marilyn – Journal of Teacher Education, 2002
Discusses the current controversy in teacher education about whether or not there is a research base that justifies particular practices related to the preparation, certification, recruitment, retention, and entry routes of teachers, focusing on guiding metaphors for research underlying these discussions, which include: research as weapon,…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Metaphors
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Cochran-Smith, Marilyn – Journal of Teacher Education, 2002
Responds to the Secretary of Education's 2002 report, "Meeting the Highly Qualified Teachers Challenge," which asserts that states must transform certification requirements because while states' academic standards for teachers are low, barriers that keep out qualified people who have not completed collegiate teacher preparation are high.…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Alternative Teacher Certification, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Cochran-Smith, Marilyn – Journal of Teacher Education, 2002
This editorial spotlights what teacher preparation has to do with: (1) teaching quality and school children's educational experiences and (2) equity, access to educational opportunities, and preparing all citizens of a demographically diverse society to live in democracy. It examines a California lawsuit, Williams v. State of California, which was…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Court Litigation, Democracy, Diversity (Student)
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