The Answer Sheet: Teacher education


Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 01/13/2014

Is teacher education a disaster?

Here is the third and last part of a series on teacher training by UCLA scholar Mike Rose.

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Posted at 04:00 AM ET, 12/16/2013

What’s right -- and very wrong -- with the teacher education debate

From Mike Rose, the second part of why educating the educators is complex.

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Posted at 04:00 AM ET, 12/05/2013

Why educating the educators is complex

Teaching is both craft and profession -- and more.

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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 12/10/2010

Valerie vs. Jay on Teach for America, KIPP, etc.

My friend and colleague Jay Mathews, the most knowledgeable education reporter ever, challenged me to a debate. It evolved into a discussion about Teach for America. Here it is.

By Valerie Strauss  |  05:00 AM ET, 12/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 11/16/2010

Experts: How to overhaul teacher ed (and my problem with their report)

A major report released today calls for overhauling teacher education programs. It offers a number of strong recommendations, but, unfortunately, continues a reliance on standardized tests.

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:57 AM ET, 11/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 10/05/2010

Report: Schools, teacher ed programs ignore how kids really learn

James Comer and Robert Pianta write about a new report that says: "Despite big advances in our understanding of how children and adolescents grow and learn, little of that knowledge has found its way into schools or educator preparation programs."

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:11 PM ET, 10/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)