The Teachers We Need Vs. the Teachers We Have: Realities and the Possibilities

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Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2010 - Education - 119 pages
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Misinformation and propaganda abound about the quality of teacher preparation in the United States. The Teachers We Need vs. the Teachers We Have reveals exactly how American teachers are taught, describes the wide disparities in the preparation of teachers across states, depicts how market-driven teacher preparation waters down the quality of teachers, and explains how teacher preparation in America compares with preparation for other careers in the United States and with teacher preparation programs in other countries.

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One tenet of the prevailing culture of education reform is an emphasis on alternate routes to teacher certification. Sometimes bypassing (and sometimes concomitant with) the university system that has ... Read full review

About the author (2010)

Lawrence Baines is chair of the Department of Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum at the University of Oklahoma. He has held academic appointments as the Judith Herb Endowed Chair at the University of Toledo and the J. Leland Green Endowed Chair at Berry College.

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