From the AgAnda for Education in a Democracy Series<br> <br> Sponsored by the National Network for Educational Renewal<br> <br> "This book is comprehensive in its account of what goes into the substance and process of preparing the professional educator, from selection to induction into teaching. The story that unfolds in the collaboration of the University of Connecticut and several schools is one of redesigning virtually every component into something quite different from what existed before without stopping the traffic of future teachers from crossing the bridge to practice."<br> <br> --from the Foreword by John I. Goodlad, codirector, Center for Educational Renewal, University of Washington, and president, Institute for Educational Inquiry<br> <br> This practical volume redefines teaching as a profession with pronounced service and moral dimensions. The Professional Teacher shows how this new paradigm can be instilled in teacher education programs and in teaching practice. The authors argue that the practice of teaching requires much more than knowledge and technical competence. It calls for reflection and inquiry, a dedication to democratic principles, and a strong commitment to educational renewal and change. The authors reveal how teacher education can be structured to emphasize the moral and service responsibilities of the profession--especially by forging close ties with local schools and communities--to produce caring and effective teachers. Richly illustrated with research and real-life examples of good practice, The Professional Teacher proposes a new standard that focuses on preparing teachers for a climate of school renewal and change.
"This is a well-researched and lively treatment of a new standardfor preparation and induction into teaching. It also encourages theassumption of leadership roles for teachers in the educationalrenewal and change dedicated to democratic principles and servicewithin a complex whole community." (Patterns, published byASCD)
"This book is comprehensive in its account of what goes into thesubstance and process of preparing the professional educator, fromselection to induction into teaching. The story that unfolds in thecollaboration of the University of Connecticut and several schoolsis one of redesigning virtually every component into somethingquite different from what existed before without stopping thetraffic of future teachers from crossing the bridge to practice."(from the Foreword by John I. Goodlad, codirector, Center forEducational Renewal, University of Washington, and president, Institute for Educational Inquiry)
"If you are looking for a stimulating treatment of how to improveschools and programs for preparing future teachers, this book is amust read. The authors know what they are talking about; their tenyears of collaboration in the Hartford public schools ensures that.As you read, you will discover a bonus: an interesting, well-written, helpful treatment of the moral dimensions ofteaching." (Steven C. Baugh, superintendent, Alpine SchoolDistrict, Utah)
"This book tells a compelling story about learning and teaching intoday's complex and diverse classrooms.... Teacher educators willfind this an important contribution to their work, generally, andto their thinking, specifically, about teaching as a profoundlymoral and ethical act." (Jill Mattuck Tarule, dean, College ofEducation and Social Services, University of Vermont)