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Educating Teachers of Science, Mathematics, and Technology: New Practices for the New Millennium

Committee on Science and Mathematics Teachers Preparation, Center for Education, National Research Council
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EBook; Book; Online
Published
Washington, DC : National Academy Press, c2001.
Language
English
ISBN
0309070333 (pbk.)
Contents
  • Current Problems and Issues in Teacher Education and the Teaching Profession 1
  • Evidence That High-Quality Teaching Matters 4
  • Teacher Education as a Professional Continuum 4
  • Vision and Recommendations 6
  • General Recommendations 10
  • Specific Recommendations 10
  • 1 Introduction and Context 15
  • Reform Movement in Education: Current Challenges 16
  • Roadblocks to Changes in Teacher Education 22
  • Increasing Expectations for Teaching and Learning 24
  • Origins of the Study 27
  • 2 Continuum of Teacher Education in Science, Mathematics, and Technology: Problems and Issues 30
  • Teacher Education Issues 31
  • Teaching Profession 35
  • 3 Critical Importance of Well-Prepared Teachers for Student Learning and Achievement 44
  • Evidence That High-Quality Teaching Matters 45
  • Teacher Quality and General Student Achievement: Three Studies 47
  • Teacher Quality and Student Achievement in Science and Mathematics 49
  • Importance of Teacher Certification 49
  • Data from National and International Tests 52
  • Content Preparation Is Critical for High-Quality Teaching in Science and Mathematics 55
  • Nature and Importance of Content Knowledge in the Education of Teachers of Science and Mathematics 59
  • 4 Recommendations from the Profession and the Disciplines 66
  • 5 Teacher Education As a Professional Continuum 72
  • Systemic Approaches to Improving Teacher Education 74
  • Some Exemplary Approaches to Teacher Education 75
  • Effectiveness of PDS and Similar Collaborative Efforts in Improving Student Learning 77
  • Educating Elementary School Teachers in the Teaching of Science and Mathematics: Special Considerations 79
  • 6 A Vision for Improving Teacher Education and the Teaching Profession 85
  • Teacher Education in the 21st Century 87
  • Articulation of the Vision 88
  • Articulation of the Committee's Vision for Teacher Education 91
  • Institutional Leadership and Commitment 93
  • Changing Roles for Schools, Districts, and Higher Education in Teacher Education 96
  • Other Benefits of Partnerships for Teacher Education in Science and Mathematics 99
  • Financial Support for Partnerships for Teacher Education 104
  • Potential Obstacles to Sustaining an Effective Partnership for Teacher Education 105
  • 7 Recommendations 109
  • General Recommendations 109
  • Recommendations for Governments 110
  • Recommendations for Collaboration Between Institutions of Higher Education and the K-12 Community 116
  • Recommendations for the Higher Education Community 118
  • Recommendations for the K-12 Community 124
  • Recommendations for Professional and Disciplinary Organizations 128
  • A Standards for Teacher Development and Professional Conduct 143
  • B Overview of Content Standards from the National Science Education Standards and the Principles and Standards for School Mathematics 148
  • C Overview of Teaching Standards from the National Science Education Standards and the Principles and Standards for School Mathematics 154
  • D Examples of Local and Statewide Programs That Provide Ongoing Professional Development Opportunities to Beginning and Experienced Teachers 159
  • E Examples of Formal and Informal Partnerships Between Institutions of Higher Education and School Districts to Improve Teacher Education 164
  • F Biographical Sketches of Committee Members 177.
Description
xxiii, 205 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 131-141) and index.
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Also available online as an electronic resource.
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