Home Articles Reader Opinion Editorial Book Reviews Discussion Writers Guide About TCRecord
transparent 13
Topics
Discussion
Announcements

It Takes a Village: Why Teacher Preparation Alone Cannot Raise the Bar for Teachers


by Peshe Kuriloff — July 11, 2014

Policy makers have recently proposed to evaluate teacher preparation programs in order to hold them accountable for the quality of the teachers they prepare. Although definitions of teacher quality vary depending on the stakeholder’s perspective, there is a growing consensus among policy makers that high quality teaching should have a positive impact on student achievement, but other factors matter as well. This article argues that teacher preparation programs are only one of several critical factors that contribute to teacher quality. Because programs must conform to state accreditation mandates and must also cooperate with surrounding school districts to provide high quality field placement settings, accountability for teacher quality should be shared by the universities, the state board of education and the schools. To effectively strengthen teacher quality, all institutions involved must develop a shared vision of high quality teaching and work collaboratively to achieve that goal.


To view the full-text for this article you must be signed-in with the appropropriate membership. Please review your options below:

Sign-in
Email:
Password:
Store a cookie on my computer that will allow me to skip this sign-in in the future.
Send me my password -- I can't remember it
 
Purchase this Article
Purchase It Takes a Village: Why Teacher Preparation Alone Cannot Raise the Bar for Teachers
Individual-Resource passes allow you to purchase access to resources one resource at a time. There are no recurring fees.
$12
Become a Member
Online Access
With this membership you receive online access to all of TCRecord's content. The introductory rate of $20 is available for a limited time.
$20
Print and Online Access
With this membership you receive the print journal and free online access to all of TCRecord's content.
$145


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: July 11, 2014
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 17595, Date Accessed: 11/1/2014 4:55:11 AM

Purchase Reprint Rights for this article or review
Article Tools
Related Articles
There are no related articles to display

Related Discussion
 
Post a Comment | Read All

About the Author
  • Peshe Kuriloff
    Temple University
    E-mail Author
    PESHE C. KURILOFF is a professor for teaching and instruction at Temple University's College of Education. She oversees undergraduate general education courses on Youth Cultures and Tweens and Teens and also teaches the seminar that accompanies student teaching. She studies and writes about education policy and practices.
Member Center
In Print
This Month's Issue

Submit
EMAIL

Twitter

RSS