Transforming Teacher Education: Reflections from the Field


reviewed by Penelope M. Earley - October 04, 2007

coverTitle: Transforming Teacher Education: Reflections from the Field
Author(s): David Carroll, Helen Featherstone, Joseph Featherstone, Sharon Feiman-Nemser, & Dirck Roosevelt (Eds.)
Publisher: Harvard Education Publishing Group, Cambridge
ISBN: 1891792334, Pages: 266, Year: 2007
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Now is a demanding time for the teacher education enterprise. Pressures to prepare educators who will boost standardized test scores are unrelenting and only gently challenged.  Elementary and secondary schools in much of the United States report shortages of qualified teachers, particularly in mathematics and science. Colleges and schools of education are criticized by decision makers for not preparing more educators in these fields even though it is the students with mathematics and science majors who are unwilling to accept the salaries or working conditions of public school teachers. Readers who expect that Transforming Teacher Education will provide a roadmap for education schools and colleges to restructure their programs to meet these policy world demands should look elsewhere on the bookshelf. Transforming Teacher Education is at its core a love story. It offers ten reflective essays or personal narratives describing a period in time in the 1980s when a group... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: October 04, 2007
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