Preparing Teachers to Educate Whole Students

Preparing Teachers to Educate Whole Students An International Comparative Study

Edited by Fernando M. Reimers and Connie K. Chung
paper, 376 Pages
Pub. Date: December 2018
ISBN-13: 978-1-68253-237-9
Price: $37.00

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Preparing Teachers to Educate Whole Students offers a wide-ranging comparative account of how innovative professional development programs in a number of countries guide and support teachers in their efforts to promote cognitive and socio-emotional growth in their students. The book focuses on holistic educational outcomes in an effort to better serve students in the twenty-first century and examines seven programs in all—in Chile, China, Colombia, India, Mexico, the United States, and Singapore.


At a time of increasing interest in socio-emotional learning and twenty-first century skills, it's helpful to understand how other countries are preparing teachers for these new challenges. The innovative programs highlighted in this book illustrate that good professional development can be tailored to context in very productive ways. — Susan Fuhrman, president emerita, Teacher’s College, Columbia University

Preparing Teachers to Educate Whole Students shows that the future of twenty-first century teaching is already here. With many examples of promising approaches to teacher development from around the world, the book demonstrates how we can become better at getting good ideas out of schools and into the education system—rather than keeping education systems busy pushing traditional ideas into schools. — Andreas Schleicher, special advisor on education policy to the secretary-general, and director for education and skills, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

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About the Editors

Fernando M. Reimers is the Ford Foundation Professor of the Practice of International Education and director of the Global Education Innovation Initiative and of the International Education Policy Master's Program at Harvard University. Connie K. Chung is a researcher and former high school English teacher who works with education organizations that are focused on ensuring young people can thrive in a rapidly changing world.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1

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