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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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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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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 – 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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Cochran-Smith, Marilyn – Journal of Teacher Education, 2001
Discusses the role of multicultural education in American education, examining Geneva Gay's book on culturally responsive teaching (which argues for culturally responsive teaching, with teaching having the moral courage to help make education more multiculturally responsive) and Sandra Stotsky's book (which argues that multicultural education is a…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Culturally Relevant Education, Diversity (Student), Elementary Secondary Education
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Cochran-Smith, Marilyn – Journal of Teacher Education, 2001
Suggests that what is missing from the discourse on higher standards in teacher education is discussions of outcomes measures, which make teaching harder and more complicated for teacher candidates, noting that such measures would recognize the complexity and uncertainty of teaching and learning and acknowledge the often concurrent, competing…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education
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Cochran-Smith, Marilyn – Journal of Teacher Education, 2001
Examines the importance of learning to teach for social justice, social change, and social responsibility. All teachers must learn to teach against the grain by collaborating closely with university- and school-based mentors to develop critique, challenge common practices, and engage in inquiry. Preservice programs must provide the social,…
Descriptors: Democracy, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education
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Cochran-Smith, Marilyn; Lytle, Susan L. – Journal of Teacher Education, 1992
Preservice and inservice teacher education must prompt teachers and educators to question issues of race, class, and ethnicity and develop appropriate courses of action. Teacher research is useful in that regard. Teachers can use research in work with other teachers and teacher educators to examine their knowledge, attitudes, and behavior. (SM)
Descriptors: Consciousness Raising, Cultural Differences, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Cochran-Smith, Marilyn – Journal of Teacher Education, 1991
Describes innovative student teaching programs, noting assumptions about power, knowledge, and language of teaching. The paper discusses contrasting relationships (consonance, critical dissonance, and collaborative resonance), arguing that programs based on collaborative university-school relationships provide unique learning opportunities. The…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education, Field Experience Programs