Taking Teaching Seriously: How Liberal Arts Colleges Prepare Teachers to Meet Today's Educational Challenges in Schools, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Taking Teaching Seriously

How Liberal Arts Colleges Prepare Teachers to Meet Today's Educational Challenges in Schools, 1st Edition

By Christopher Bjork, D. Kay Johnston, Heidi A. Ross

Routledge

250 pages

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"This highly readable book contains important lessons for us all." -Katherine Schultz, Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania Taking Teaching Seriously expands and enriches discussions about teacher preparation in the United States. Its authors describe the unique contexts for teacher preparation offered by liberal arts institutions and analyze the effects of these programs on their graduates and on K-12 schools. They emphasize that the goals and conditions for teacher preparation differ from larger public institutions in several key respects including supervisor-student teacher relationships, philosophical foundations, and approaches to clinical fieldwork. Taken together, the essays provide compelling evidence that educational studies programs in liberal arts colleges and universities constitute a vital component of the teacher education system in the United States. Contributors: Irving Epstein, Alice Lesnick, Alison Cook-Sather, Lisa Smulyan, Vicki Kubler LaBoskey, Linda R. Kroll, Christopher Roellke, Jennifer Rice, Susan Riemer Sacks, Charlotte Mendoza

Table of Contents

PART I Contested Views of Effectiveness and Professionalism in Undergraduate Institutions, PART II Cultivating Liberally Educated Teachers: Distinctive Approaches of Liberal Arts Institutions, PART III Opportunities and Obstacles for Liberal Arts Programs in Recruiting and Retaining New Teachers.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General