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Teachers for Our Nation's Schools


reviewed by Joseph Shenker 1992

coverTitle: Teachers for Our Nation's Schools
Author(s): John I. Goodlad
Publisher: Jossey-Bass Publishers, San Francisco
ISBN: 1555426638, Pages: , Year: 1990
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What John I. Goodlad has done in Teachers for Our Nation’s Schools is to examine, in great detail and with an eye to the enormous existing complexities, how our nation’s future teachers are (or, in Goodlad’s view, are not) prepared to teach. His comprehensive and much-needed report is the result of five years of investigation via interviews with teacher educators; prospective teachers; deans of schools, colleges, and departments of education; and college presidents, as well as through extensive surveys and site visits to twenty-nine representative institutions. The book begins by arguing persuasively that school reform is integrally connected to if not wholly dependent on reforms in teacher preparation and the professionalization of teaching in general. Yet, as Goodlad states, efforts to reform teacher education have largely been isolated from school reform. His account of this neglect begins with some trends in recent social history—in particular the erosion of family, religious institutions,... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 93 Number 4, 1992, p. 733-737
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 276, Date Accessed: 3/30/2017 6:49:12 AM

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