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Grossman, Pam – Journal of Teacher Education, 2008
This article uses Andrew Abbott's concept of jurisdictional challenge to analyze the current challenges facing university-based teacher educators. The author suggests that teacher educators are dangerously close to losing jurisdiction over two key professional tasks--the preparation of new professionals and the production of academic knowledge for…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Educators, Educational Research, Educational Policy
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Grossman, Pam; Hammerness, Karen M.; McDonald, Morva; Ronfeldt, Matt – Journal of Teacher Education, 2008
In this article, the authors focus on the concept of coherence, a relatively underexplored concept in teacher education. They investigate the relationship between students' perceptions of coherence and a number of structural features of teacher education programs to help develop a stronger definition of one important dimension of coherence--the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Student Attitudes, Education Courses, Field Experience Programs
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Boyd, Donald J.; Grossman, Pam; Lankford, Hamilton; Loeb, Susanna; Michelli, Nicholas M.; Wyckoff, Jim – Journal of Teacher Education, 2006
New York City represents a microcosm of the changes that are shaking the very foundations of teacher education in this country. In their efforts to find teachers for hard-to-staff schools by creating multiple pathways into teaching, districts from New York City to Los Angeles are in the midst of what amounts to a national experiment in how best to…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Preservice Teacher Education, Urban Education, Teacher Recruitment