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Teachers Colleges, Teacher-Artisans, and Education Reform


by Daniel H. Abbott — June 01, 2012

Teachers colleges stand in the middle of the education reform debate. On one side are teachers as an economic class, supported by the pillars they have constructed over the past century. On the other side are the federal bureaucracies and the research institutions which conduct educational research and support educational policies. The inability of teachers to display either empathy or competence in meeting the needs of secondary stakeholders, such as publishers, parents, and employers, has shifted educational power to bureaucrats and researchers. Teachers colleges should embrace this trend, and embrace their role as educators of teacher-artisans.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: June 01, 2012
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 16787, Date Accessed: 12/14/2017 7:51:02 AM

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