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Preparing Teachers for a Changing World: What Teachers Should Learn and Be Able to Do


reviewed by Kevin Gary — 2006

coverTitle: Preparing Teachers for a Changing World: What Teachers Should Learn and Be Able to Do
Author(s): Linda Darling-Hammond and John Bransford (Editors)
Publisher: Jossey-Bass Publishers, San Francisco
ISBN: 0787974641 , Pages: 593, Year: 2005
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Linda Darling-Hammond and John Bransford’s Preparing Teachers for a Changing World offers a well-researched, comprehensive, and systematic exploration of the “knowledge, skills, and commitments that should enable teachers to be effective (p. 9).” It is the collaborative accomplishment of more than thirty authors and is itself a testimony to the value of collaborative learning communities that the authors promote. Drawing from an abundance of research the many contributing authors articulate what teaching strategies support high levels of learning so as to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed. Their ultimate goal is “to provide teachers with the core ideas and broad understanding of teaching and learning” informed by “evidence-based practice,” rather than mere personal experience (pp. 2 & 15). Though focused on identifying the best practices in education, the authors are not in any way advocating a “teacher proof” curriculum, but rather are sensitive to the contextual... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 108 Number 1, 2006, p. 165-168
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 12086, Date Accessed: 5/29/2017 11:07:39 AM

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  • Kevin Gary
    Loyola University
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    Kevin Gary recently received his doctorate in the philosophy of education from Loyola University Chicago. He earned a masters in education in curriculum and instruction from Loyola as well. He has been a high school ethics and religion teacher for the past ten years at Loyola Academy in Wilmette, IL, and published response papers in the 2004 and 2005 Philosophy of Education Society’s Proceedings. At present he is working on an article on leisure and liberal education.
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