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Martin, Linda E.; Mulvihill, Thalia M. – Teacher Educator, 2017
Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond is the Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education Emeritus at the Stanford Graduate School of Education at Stanford University. She is former president of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and member of the National Academy of Education and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She also served as a…
Descriptors: Interviews, Teacher Education Programs, Curriculum Development, Educational Administration
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Martin, Linda E.; Mulvihill, Thalia M. – Teacher Educator, 2016
Teacher educators work diligently to prepare future teachers while navigating the surrounding political realities that challenge our schools. Demands placed on teacher educators are growing and are increasingly more complex. Well-prepared and successful teachers are exiting the profession at alarming rates in several places in the world, including…
Descriptors: Faculty Mobility, Interviews, Teacher Education Programs, Advocacy
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Paulson, Sharon; Marchant, Greg – Teacher Educator, 2011
Personally, the authors have seen the evolution of teacher education for over 30 years. From "diagnostic/prescriptive teaching" through "reflective practice," the quality of the programs and students has improved greatly. Turning that subjective appraisal into a quantifiable evaluation is a tricky enterprise in education. However, the demand for…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Teacher Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Education Programs
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Teacher Educator, 2011
The goal is to provide highly qualified teachers to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse pool of students. The question is how to do that. Although there have been a number of variations in the path to a career in teaching, only a few paths typically exist at any point in time. The traditional route finds high school graduates attending four…
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, College Programs, Beginning Teachers, Teaching Methods
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Kingen, Sharon – Teacher Educator, 1984
The teacher educator must develop programs that view education as a process of growth rather than the teaching of a set of skills. Education majors need to learn how, when, and why to apply the skills they have developed. (DF)
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Higher Education, Student Needs, Teacher Education Programs
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Schuck, Robert F. – Teacher Educator, 1985
This article explores responsibilities of colleges of education in the move to reform the education system. (DF)
Descriptors: College Role, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Higher Education
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Newport, John F. – Teacher Educator, 1985
Most reward systems for teacher education are not focused on preparing better teachers but on "vita puffing." The time is right for reward systems to be focused on rewarding those administrators and faculty who bring about improvements in their own programs. (MT)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Incentives, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Recognition
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Roth, Robert A. – Teacher Educator, 1981
The issue is no longer whether control of teacher education will shift away from institutions of higher education, but to what extent, and to which of the interest groups now vying for control of major program components it will shift to. The impact of potential changes in preservice and inservice teacher education, field experiences,…
Descriptors: Change Agents, Educational Change, Futures (of Society), Higher Education
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Birkel, Lane F. – Teacher Educator, 1994
This article examines the potential benefits to the educational process of a closer relationship between the fields of international education and multicultural education. It considers the past development of these fields and the points of convergence that offer sources of subject matter and methodology for teacher educators. (Author/JB)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Global Approach
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Spaulding, Cheryl L. – Teacher Educator, 1988
Complaints have been made that in teacher preparation programs foundations courses are practically irrelevant and methods courses intellectually unchallenging. Prospective teachers should understand that an extensive grounding in the psychological, historical and sociological foundations of education prepares them to make effective decisions on…
Descriptors: Foundations of Education, Higher Education, Methods Courses, Preservice Teacher Education
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Tarter Jr., Martin A.; Christenbury, Leila – Teacher Educator, 1989
Evidence does not support the claim by certain critics that students lack cultural literacy because skills and processes are stressed at the expense of content, in both the classroom and teacher education programs. (IAH)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Higher Education, History, Literature
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Young, Betty J.; Bartel, Virginia B. – Teacher Educator, 1996
This case study examined the revision of a state university's elementary teacher education program, noting dilemmas arising during the university approval process related to faculty involvement, power and authority, incentives, and sacred cows such as academic freedom. Lessons learned about programmatic change within the culture of the university…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, College School Cooperation, Educational Change, Elementary Education