The teacher educator's handbook

The teacher educator's handbook

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As education reform policies continue to increase their focus on improving teaching and teacher education, what do faculty in schools, departments, and colleges of education need to know to make well-informed decisions abut teacher education programs? In this comprehensive reference work, leading scholars focus on the issues, ideas, and research findings critical to the field of teacher education today.The Teacher Educator's Handbook details the base of opinion, information, and knowledge that supports the kinds of programs offered to our nation's prospective teachers, presenting research-based guidance for program design and structure. The book examines all the nonspecialized academic information that the teacher education faculty should know about each component of the teacher education program--including the subject disciplines, social foundations, learning theory, and programs structures and pedagogy. These issues are all set within the context of the broader issues facing educators today, such as school reform efforts, changing demographics and diversity, the nature of the school curriculum, types of educational research, and the advancement of educational scholarship.The Teacher Educator's Handbook will provide an indispensable resource for teacher educators in planning course content and curricula, setting program requirements, and responding to nationwide policies regarding accreditation and licensure standards for teachers. Most importantly, it will help prepare teachers with the professional knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in today's changing public schools.We have found ways of telling them all kinds of stuff, and to make it their own, we give them worksheets. ... of one weeka#39;s work: thirty worksheets, including a folder of twenty-one on Mexico, one on spelling, one on health, one on Pegasus, and a Venn diagram on Pilgrims and Native Americans. ... For example, Fellows (1992) describes work in which second graders investigated a problem in graph theory.

Title:The teacher educator's handbook
Author: Frank B. Murray, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
Publisher:Jossey-Bass Inc Pub - 1996

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