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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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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 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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Teachers Bridging Difference

Exploring Identity with Art
Marit Dewhurst, Foreword by Dorinda J. Carter Andrews

Teachers Bridging Difference describes how educators can move out of their comfort zones and practice connecting with others across differences to become culturally responsive teachers. Based on a course developed for preservice teachers, the book illustrates how educators can draw on the visual arts as a resource to explore their own identities and those of their students, and how to increase their understanding of the ways our lives intersect across sociocultural differences.

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Teachers of Color

Resisting Racism and Reclaiming Education
Rita Kohli, Foreword by Daniel G. Solórzano

Teachers of Color describes how racism serves as a continuous barrier against diversifying the teaching force and offers tools to support educators who identify as Black, Indigenous, or people of Color on both a systemic and interpersonal level. Based on in-depth interviews, digital narratives, and questionnaires, the book analyzes the toll of racism on their professional experiences and personal wellbeing, as well as their resistance and reimagination of schools.
Available June 2021

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Teaching as a Moral Practice

Defining, Developing, and Assessing Professional Dispositions in Teacher Education
Edited by Peter C. Murrell Jr., Mary E. Diez, Sharon Feiman-Nemser, and Deborah L. Schussler

Sometimes understood as habits of mind, “dispositions” represents a new concept in teacher education. Conversations about professional dispositions in teaching often touch on issues such as attitudes, values, moral commitment, and social justice.

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