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Restructuring Teacher Education

by Kathryn Boonstra - January 08, 2013

Traditional teacher training programs fail to prepare new educators for the realities of the classroom, and alternative certification programs threaten to undermine teaching as a respected career. In this piece, a third year teacher and current M.A.T. student discusses how and why teacher preparation programs must be reformed.

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: January 08, 2013
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 16987, Date Accessed: 4/18/2021 6:05:30 PM

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  • Kathryn Boonstra
    American University
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    KATHRYN BOONSTRA teaches at the Excel Academy Public Charter School in Washington, D.C., and is working towards her M.A.T. in early childhood education at American University
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