Reforming Teacher Education: Something Old, Something New

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Teacher education has been subject to both scathing criticism and innumerable efforts designed to reform it or to save it from being dismantled. One of the latest and most well funded efforts aimed at teacher education reform is boldly titled Teachers for a New Era (TNE). Eleven colleges and universities of various types nationwide were selected to participate in TNE. The TNE initiative emphasizes evidence-based decisionmaking, close collaboration between education and arts and sciences faculty, and teaching as an academically taught clinical-practice profession. The RAND Corporation and the M.
 

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Contents

Chapter One Introduction
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Chapter Two TNE in the Context of the Broader Teacher education Reform Effort
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Assumptions Enabling Factors and Potential Outcomes
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Chapter Four Profiles of the TNE Institutions
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Chapter Five Implementation Progress and Thoughts About Sustainability of TNE
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Chapter Six Conclusions
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Appendix A Teachers for a New Era Web Sites
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First Cohort of Grantees
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Sites Included in the National Evaluation
125
Sites Not Included in the National Evaluation
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Appendix E Florida AM University
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Bibliography
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