A License to Teach: Building a Profession for 21st-Century Schools

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The authors propose a comprehensive plan for licensing analogous to those in other professions. An extensive analysis of licensing examination and preparation grounds specific proposals for new assessments for teachers based on complex, real-life teaching tasks. The book also describes the kind of rigorous preparation program teachers should experience along with designed and supervised internship in specially designated professional development schools.This book offers much-needed, practical advice on how to ...

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Overview

The authors propose a comprehensive plan for licensing analogous to those in other professions. An extensive analysis of licensing examination and preparation grounds specific proposals for new assessments for teachers based on complex, real-life teaching tasks. The book also describes the kind of rigorous preparation program teachers should experience along with designed and supervised internship in specially designated professional development schools.This book offers much-needed, practical advice on how to prepare and evaluate teachers for the challenging work they must accomplish. Agreement on standards for teacher preparation and licensing—among teachers, policymakers, and lay people—would go a long way toward improving the quality of education for children while also strengthening and improving the teaching profession itself.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780813325316
  • Publisher: Westview Press
  • Publication date: 3/7/1995
  • Pages: 225
  • Lexile: 1540L (what's this?)

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Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures
Preface
Acknowledgments
1 Licensing Teachers: The Need for Change 1
2 What Teachers Need to Know and Be Able to Do 16
3 The Need for New Assessments in Teaching 49
4 New Assessment Strategies in Teaching 71
5 An Architecture for a Licensing System 89
6 Developing Prototype Assessments for Licensing 110
7 The Internship 126
8 Implementation Concerns 148
App. A: Minnesota's Vision for Teacher Education 169
App. B: Model Standards for Beginning Teacher Licensing and Development - Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium 178
App. C: Minnesota Licensure Standards for Teachers of English and Language Arts 189
App. D: Sample Questions for an Examination of Teaching Knowledge 191
App. E: Secondary English-Language Arts Performance Assessment 195
App. F: Code of Ethics for Minnesota Teachers 202
References 203
About the Book and Authors 217
Index 219
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