Teaching Like that: The Beginnings of Teacher Education at Bank Street

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Peter Lang, 2005 - Education - 137 pages
This book provides the history of the first years of The Cooperative School for Student Teachers - now known as Bank Street College of Education - a progressive teacher education program. Jaime G. A. Grinberg uses a broad range of documents, including oral histories, to understand and explain the beginnings of this program during the 1930s in New York. The Bank Street program, created and directed mostly by women, was an innovative, alternative, and inspiring case of teacher preparation. Providing detailed descriptions of classes taught by Lucy Sprague Mitchell, «Teaching Like That» highlights the curriculum for teacher preparation, progressive concepts of teaching and learning, and institutional characteristics. Courses in teacher education, the history of education, women studies, and curriculum and teaching will find a great source of information in this book.
 

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Contents

The Cooperative School for Student Teachers
11
List of Figures
14
Curricular Organization
23
Teaching Like That
41
The Idea of Teaching Like That
55
The Conceptual Base of Teacher Education
67
Institutional Organization
81
Organizational Chart
83
Bank Street and Progressive Education as Context
95
Hiring of Bank Street Graduates for 19341935
106
Conclusions
119
Description of Oral Histories
127
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The Author: Jaime G. A. Grinberg is Associate Professor of Educational Foundations and Faculty Advisor to the New Jersey Network for Educational Renewal at Montclair State University. He received his Ph.D. in curriculum, teaching, and educational policy from Michigan State University. He is the author of numerous book chapters, journal articles, and encyclopedia entries, and he has also published in Spanish. He has taught and lectured in the United States, Argentina, Mexico, and Israel.

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