Teaching as the Learning Profession. Handbook of Policy and Practice

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  • Book
  • 464 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Teaching as the Learning Profession is the first volume in over a decade to offer a comprehensive, research–based overview of the changes and challenges facing the teaching profession. These are the ideas that informed the recommendations presented inWhat Matters Most, a groundbreaking report from the National Commission on Teaching and America′s Future.
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Part One: Rethinking Teacher Education

1. Developing Practice, Developing Practitioners: Toward a Practice–Based Theory of Professional EducationDeborah Loewenberg Ball and David K. Cohen

2. Aligning Teacher Education with Contemporary K–12 Reform VisionsMagdalene Lampert and Deborah Loewenberg Ball

3. The Role of Preservice Teacher EducationMary M. Kennedy

4. Preparing Teachers for Diversity: Historical Perspectives, Current TrAnds, and Future DirectionsGloria Ladson–Billings

Part Two: Rethinking Teacher Professional Development

5. The Essentials of Effective Professional Development: A New ConsensusWillis D. Hawley and Linda Valli

6. Teacher and Student Learning: Strengthening Their ConnectionGary Sykes

Part Three: Rethinking Organizations for Teacher Learning

7. Teacher Recruitment, Selection, and Induction: Policy Influences on the Supply and Quality of TeachersLinda Darling–Hammond, Barnett T. Berry, David Haselkorn, and Elizabeth Fideler

8. Organizing Schools for Teacher LearningJudith Warren Little

9. Investing in Teacher Learning: Staff Development and Instructional ImprovementRichard F. Elmore and Deanna Burney

10. Networks and Reform in American EducationAnn Lieberman and Maureen Grolnick

Part Four: Rethinking Policy for Teacher Learning

11. Organizing the Other Half of TeachingJulia E. Koppich and Charles Taylor Kerchner

12. The Frame and the Tapestry: Standards–Based Reform and Professional DevelopmentCharles L. Thompson and John S. Zeuli

13. Investing in Teaching as a Learning Profession: Policy Problems and ProspectsLinda Darling–Hammond and Milbrey Wallin McLaughlin

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"This book teaches us that, if the improved learning we require for all students in a democracy is to be accomplished, both the policymakers and the professionals must take joint responsibility to craft a new alliance.... Readers of this book will discover that within its pages lies an impressive array of findings, analyses, interpretations, and proposals that can guide the needed efforts to design such settings. Teaching as the Learning Profession is far more than a superb book title. It is a mandate for the stakeholders in whose hands lies the future of America′s teachers, and through them, the future of America′s students." ––from the foreword by Lee S. Shulman, president, The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

"It′s common knowledge––and common sense––that the quality of teaching strongly affects student achievement. Teaching as the Learning Profession rightly advocates enhancing instructional quality by providing teachers with meaningful professional learning opportunities that allow them to continually improve their practice and enable their students to excel." ––Sandra Feldman, president, American Federation of Teachers

"No education topic is more important than how to raise the quality of teaching in America′s schools. This book eloquently makes the case for reshaping teacher preparation and professional development to enhance student learning." ––Bob Chase, president, National Education Association
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