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A Good Teacher in Every Classroom: Preparing the Highly Qualified Teachers Our Children Deserve

A Good Teacher in Every Classroom: Preparing the Highly Qualified Teachers Our Children Deserve

Linda Darling-Hammond, Joan Baratz-Snowden

ISBN: 978-0-787-97466-4

Jul 2005, Jossey-Bass

104 pages

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What kind of experiences do children need in order to grow and learn? What kind of knowledge do teachers need in order to facilitate these experiences for children? And what kind of experiences do teachers need to develop this knowledge? A Good Teacher in Every Classroom addresses these questions by examining the core concepts and central pedagogies that should be at the heart of any teacher education program—and recommends the policy changes needed to ensure that all teachers gain access to this knowledge. This book is the result of a blue-ribbon commission sponsored by the National Academy of Education.

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Preface and Acknowledgments ix

Committee on Teacher Education xi

Introduction 1

The Focus and Organization of This Report 3

1 What Do Teachers Need to Know? 5

Knowledge of Learners and Their Development 7

Knowledge of Subject Matter and Curriculum Goals 14

Knowledge of Teaching 17

In Sum . . . 27

2 How Can Teachers Acquire the Knowledge They Need? 29

How Teachers Develop and Learn 31

Problems of Learning to Teach 32

3 Implications for Teacher Preparation 37

Promising Pedagogies 41

In Sum . . . 50

4 Policy Recommendations 53

Development and Accreditation of Preparation Programs 57

Licensure Reform 60

Recruitment and Retention of New Teachers 63

Notes 73

Bibliography 77

About the Editors 83

Index 85

  • Synthesizes and summarizes key findings on educational policy and practice for busy policymakers and leaders
  • The book presents a framework for a core teacher education curriculum.
  • Includes recommendations for how to help new teachers develop a basic understanding of education, teaching and learning, and language development and how to implement this knowledge in the classroom. 
  • Will become the "Bible" for teacher education, thanks to the  sponsorship of the "blue-ribbon commission," the National Academy of Education.