Teachers For A New Era: A National Initiative to Improve the Quality of Teaching

Teachers For A New Era: A National Initiative to Improve the Quality of Teaching

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The Teachers for a New Era prospectus describes the initiatives by three design principles: A teacher education program should be guided by a respect for evidence, including attention to pupil learning gains accomplished under the tutelage of teachers who are graduates of the program. Faculty in the disciplines of the arts and sciences should be fully engaged in the education of prospective teachers, especially in the areas of subject matter understanding and general and liberal education. Finally, education should be understood as an academically taught clinical practice profession, requiring close cooperation between colleges of education and actual practicing schools; master teachers as clinical faculty in the college of education; and residencies for beginning teachers during a two-year period of induction.
Citation: Teachers For A New Era: A National Initiative to Improve the Quality of Teaching (Carnegie Corporation of New York, 2001)
Program: Education