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Powerful Teacher Education: Lessons From Exemplary Programs


reviewed by Katherine C. Boles — September 25, 2006

coverTitle: Powerful Teacher Education: Lessons From Exemplary Programs
Author(s): Linda Darling-Hammond
Publisher: Jossey-Bass Publishers, San Francisco
ISBN: 0787972738, Pages: 419, Year: 2006
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Those who wish to gain insights into the complexity of the teaching process while celebrating the power of well-constructed and well-resourced teacher education programs will find room on their shelf for this latest book from Linda Darling-Hammond. Linda Darling-Hammond has been a prominent advocate for high-quality teacher education for the last several decades, and with this book she compiles the findings of a carefully constructed study of seven exemplary teacher education programs. Darling-Hammond provides the specifics of each of these programs in a thoroughly accessible manner, supported by interviews and program-specific data. The programs she has selected exemplify what she sees as the most important aspects of high quality teacher preparation. Located at Alverno College, Bank Street College of Education, Trinity University, University of California at Berkeley, University of Southern Maine, University of Virginia and Wheelock College, the programs differ in size and represent both graduate and undergraduate programs, but... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: September 25, 2006
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 12735, Date Accessed: 10/16/2017 8:26:26 PM

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  • Katherine Boles
    Harvard Graduate School of Education
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    KATHERINE C. BOLES is Lecturer on Education and Coordinator of the Teacher Leadership Strand of the School Leadership Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. A classroom teacher for over 25 years, she now writes and teaches about school reform, teacher education, and new forms of teacher leadership. With teaching colleague Vivian Troen, Boles wrote Who’s Teaching Your Children? Why the Teaching Crisis Is Worse Than You Think and What Can Be Done About It (2003, Yale University Press).
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