Powerful Teacher Education: Lessons from Exemplary Programs / Edition 1

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Praise for Powerful Teacher Education

"This book is evidence-based, readable, and the mostpowerful case to date for the essential role of excellent teacher preparation in the reform of the nation's schools. Reflecting onpersonal experience, analyzing previous research, carefully examiningthe practices of excellent institutions, and observing practices in countries with high-performing students, Darling-Hammond offers a series of affordable and practical proposals to make excellent teacher preparation the norm. Teacher educators and teachers will learn about effective practices, but federal and state policymakers will find the solution that they have been so desperately seeking for the nation's school ills."
—Arthur E. Wise, president,National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

"Powerful Teacher Education provides the professional communitywith a very important framework for analysis and examples of whatmust become the reality for all teacher education candidates. Powerful Teacher Education produces teachers who can serve all learners."
—Sharon Robinson, president,the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education

"If there is any doubt whether teacher education matters, this volume clears it up powerfully and convincingly. It matters, and itmatters in significant ways. By helping us see what quality teacher education looks like in action, Darling-Hammond and her collaborating authors paint a clear road map to excellence. Now we must muster the political will to make this kind of preparation a reality for all who would teach."
—Gloria Ladson-Billings, president,the American Educational Research Association andprofessor of education, University of Wisconsin

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"This book offers the tools teachers and teacher educators need to improve the teaching profession." (Childhood Education, Winter 2007-2008)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787972738
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/28/2006
  • Series: The Jossey-Bass Education Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 600,079
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.29 (h) x 1.43 (d)

Meet the Author

Linda Darling-Hammond is the Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education at Stanford University and former sponsor of Stanford's Teacher Education Program. She is also founder and co-director of the Stanford Educational Leadership Institute and the School Redesign Network. Among her many publications, she is author or editor of The Right to Learn, Teaching as the Learning Profession, A License to Teach, Preparing Teachers for a Changing World, and A Good Teacher in Every Classroom. She began her career as a public school teacher.

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Table of Contents




1. Creating Powerful Teacher Education.

2. Why Teacher Education Is Important-and Difficult.

3. Addressing the Dilemmas of Teacher Education: Evidence of Success.


4. Conceptualizing the Knowledge Base for Teaching.

5. Developing and Assessing Teaching: Constructing Performances of Understanding.

6. Constructing the Clinical Experience: The Glue for Powerful Preparation.


7. The Double Helix of Teaching: Managing the Dialectic Between Students and Subjects.

8. Educating for Equity.

9. Preparing Teachers to Reach All Students.


10. Transforming Teacher Education: Institutional Challenges.

11. Developing Professional Policy.

Appendix A. Study Methodology.

Appendix B. Survey Results.

Appendix C. Program Structures


About the Author.

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