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Preparing Teachers as Agents of Change


by Mark A. Smylie, Mary Bay & Steven E. Tozer — 1999

It is often assumed that teacher educators know what capacities teachers need to be effective agents of change and can help them to develop these capacities. The research on preservice and inservice teacher education indicates, however, that these assumptions are not necessarily valid. Despite decades of effort to improve learning opportunities for teachers, the manner in which they are typically prepared and supported on the job falls short of developing the capacities they need to evoke change. If the expectation that teachers should be agents of change is taken seriously, the capacities this work requires of them must be considered more closely. Current practices of preservice and inservice teacher education must be examined more critically. And ways to enhance teachers’ learning across their careers should be explored more thoughtfully.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 98, No. 1.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 100 Number 5, 1999, p. 29-62
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 18721, Date Accessed: 10/20/2017 3:38:28 PM

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About the Author
  • Mark Smylie
    University of Illinois at Chicago
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    MARK A. SMYLIE is a Professor of Education at the College of Education, University of Illinois at Chicago.
  • Mary Bay
    University of Illinois at Chicago
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    MARY BAY is a Professor of Education at the College of Education, University of Illinois at Chicago.
  • Steven Tozer
    University of Illinois at Chicago
    STEVEN E. TOZER is a Professor of Education at the College of Education, University of Illinois at Chicago.
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