Preparing for the Classroom

Preparing for the Classroom

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Teacher Preparation explores and examines current topics and issues in teacher education through the lens of eight practicing teachers. Their voices add a new perspective on the effectiveness and practicality of current trends and reforms in teacher education. Their insights may help to better prepare the next generation of teachers for success and longevity in the classroom. While most teachers rate their own experience as positive, many are not satisfied with the effectiveness of current pre-service teacher education programs as a whole. In fact, less than half of the teachers surveyed by the author were mostly or very satisfied with current pre-service teacher education. This book explains why so many teachers are unsatisfied. In their own words, the teachers explain the thoughts and reasoning behind the views expressed throughout the book. Although teachers offer both praises and critiques of teacher education, the overall message is one of collaboration and partnership.One high school Spanish teacher said, a€œI created many lesson plans throughout my career at the university, and to be honest I have not used one. ... One could argue that the role of pre-service teacher education is not to prepare lesson plans for future teaching. ... One middle school English teacher explained how the lengthy lesson plans required in some pre-service teacher education programs wereanbsp;...

Title:Preparing for the Classroom
Author:Kevin O. Mason
Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield - 2014-08-26


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