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Teacher Education

Alternative Routes to Teaching

Mapping the New Landscape of Teacher Education
Edited by Pam Grossman and Susanna Loeb

Over the past 20 years, alternative certification for teachers has emerged as a major avenue of teacher preparation. The proliferation of new pathways has spurred heated debate over how best to recruit, prepare, and support qualified teachers.

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Clinical Simulations as Signature Pedagogy

Educator Preparation Across the Disciplines
Edited by Benjamin H. Dotger and Kelly Chandler-Olcott

Clinical Simulations as Signature Pedagogy explores the use of live-actor simulations as an engaging training tool to better prepare educational professionals for school-wide challenges. In this volume, editors Benjamin H. Dotger and Kelly Chandler-Olcott present a persuasive overview of this effective method of professional development and show how it resonates with other practice-based initiatives.
Available March 2022

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English Learners at Home and at School

Stories and Strategies
Joyce W. Nutta, Foreword by Carine M. Feyten

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The engaging profiles of English Learners at Home and at School offer access to a deeper and broader understanding of the lived experiences of English learners and their families. Such knowledge is essential for all educators in order to anticipate the needs of, and best support, English learners.
Available November 2021

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Inspiring Teaching

Preparing Teachers to Succeed in Mission-Driven Schools
Edited by Sharon Feiman-Nemser, Eran Tamir, and Karen Hammerness

How can we best prepare pre-service teachers to succeed in the classroom—and to stay in teaching over time? The one-size-fits-all model of traditional teacher education programs has been widely criticized, yet the most popular alternative—fast-track programs—have at best a mixed record of success. An increasing number of districts and charter networks are trying to fill this void with a third option: “grow-your-own” teacher preparation programs tailored to specific school contexts and the needs of the populations they serve.

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Preparing and Sustaining Social Justice Educators

Edited by Annamarie Francois and Karen Hunter Quartz

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Preparing and Sustaining Social Justice Educators spotlights the challenging and necessary work of fostering social justice in schools. Integral to this work are the teachers and school leaders who enact the principles of social justice—racial equity, cultural inclusivity, and identity acceptance—daily in their classrooms. This volume makes the case that high-quality public education relies on the recruitment, professional development, and retention of educators ready to navigate complex systemic and structural inequities to best serve vulnerable student populations.

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Preparing Every Teacher to Reach English Learners

A Practical Guide for Teacher Educators
Edited by Joyce W. Nutta, Kouider Mokhtari, and Carine Strebel

2013 Outstanding Book Award, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)

Preparing Every Teacher to Reach English Learners presents a practical, flexible model for infusing English learner (EL) instruction into teacher education courses.

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Preparing Science Teachers Through Practice-Based Teacher Education

Edited by David Stroupe, Karen Hammerness, and Scott McDonald

This comprehensive volume advances a vision of teacher preparation programs focused on core practices supporting ambitious science instruction. The book advocates for collaborative learning and building a community of teacher educators that can collectively share and refine strategies, tools, and practices.

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Preparing Teachers for Deeper Learning

Linda Darling-Hammond and Jeannie Oakes

Preparing Teachers for Deeper Learning answers an urgent call for teachers who educate children from diverse backgrounds to meet the demands of a changing world. In today’s knowledge economy, teachers must prioritize problem-solving ability, adaptability, critical thinking, and the development of interpersonal and collaborative skills over rote memorization and the passive transmission of knowledge. Authors Linda Darling-Hammond and Jeannie Oakes and their colleagues examine what this means for teacher preparation and showcase the work of programs that are educating for deeper learning, equity, and social justice.

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Recruiting, Retaining, and Supporting Highly Qualified Teachers

No. 3 in the Harvard Education Letter Spotlight Series
Edited by Caroline Chauncey

This volume provides a tool kit for principals and administrators seeking to improve the quality of classroom teaching in an era of increasing accountability, as well as an overview of the historical and cultural factors that shape teaching as a profession.

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Teachers as Learners

Sharon Feiman-Nemser, foreword by Deborah Loewenberg Ball

In Teachers as Learners, a collection of landmark essays, noted teacher educator and scholar Sharon Feiman-Nemser shines a light on teacher learning.

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