Teaching 2030: What We Must Do for Our Students and Our Public Schools--Now and in the Future

Teaching 2030: What We Must Do for Our Students and Our Public Schools--Now and in the Future

by Barnett Berry
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0807751545

ISBN-13: 9780807751541

Pub. Date: 12/10/2010

Publisher: Teachers College Press

In the raging controversy over how to fix the nation�s underperforming schools, the voices of America�s best teachers are seldom heard. Now, in a provocative book about the future of teaching and learning, 12 of America�s most accomplished classroom educators join a leading advocate for a 21st-century teaching profession to bring expert classroom know-how and fresh

Overview

In the raging controversy over how to fix the nation�s underperforming schools, the voices of America�s best teachers are seldom heard. Now, in a provocative book about the future of teaching and learning, 12 of America�s most accomplished classroom educators join a leading advocate for a 21st-century teaching profession to bring expert classroom know-how and fresh policy ideas to the school reform debate. Together they identify trends that will shape the learning experience of the next iGeneration and propose actions to guarantee that every student will have excellent teachers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807751541
Publisher:
Teachers College Press
Publication date:
12/10/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
1,301,004
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Prologue: We Cannot Create What We Cannot Imagine xiii

1 The Teachers of 2030 and a Hopeful Vision 1

Students of Today and Tomorrow 2

"Imagineering" the Future: Learning and Teaching in the Year 2030 5

In 2030, Teaching Is Understood as Complex Work 6

In 2030, New Trust Remakes Teaching and Learning 8

In 2030, Confronting Educational Inequities 12

Tipping Toward a 21st-century Profession 15

Emergent Realities Shape the Teaching Profession of 2030 16

2 A Very Brief History of Teaching in America 21

From Women's Work to Industrial Age Automatons 22

Thorndike Beats Dewey in the Early Struggle 24

"The Great Society" Looks to Teaching for Answers 26

Unions Ascend as Teaching Pressures Mount 28

Professionalism Versus Deregulation in the Late 20th Century 30

Looking Forward-with Some Hope and Audacity 36

3 Emergent Reality # 1: A Transformed Learning Ecology for Students and Teachers 39

Learning from Isaiah, Ziad, and Many Other Students 44

Confronting the Limitations of 20th-Century Standardized Tests and Accountability 50

Improve Measures to Improve Teaching and Learning 55

A Different Kind of Accountability 60

A New Learning Ecology for Teachers Too 63

Working with Special-Needs Students 67

Teachers Working with Each Other 70

4 Emergent Reality #2: Seamless Connections In and Out of Cyberspace 75

Melding the Virtual and Physical Worlds 81

The Diverse Needs of Students Today and the Schools Tomorrow 85

The Community-Centered School 87

We're Wasting Time Arguing About 20th-Century Schools 92

Connectivity for All 97

5 Emergent Reality #3: Differentiated Pathways and Careers for a 21st-Century Profession 101

Outgrowing a One-Size-Fits-All Profession 101

Redefining the Profession for Results-Oriented Teaching 107

Teacher Education for a Differentiated, Results-Oriented Profession 116

Professional Compensation for a Differentiated Profession 125

6 Emergent Reality #4: Teacherpreneurism and a Future of Innovation 135

Scaling and Spreading Teacher Expertise 135

The Making of Teacherpreneurs 141

Teacherpreneurism for Connected Learning 145

Teacherpreneurs for Research 147

Teacherpreneurs for Best Practice and Policy 149

Teacherpreneurs for Community 160

Creating a System of Teacherpreneurship 162

7 Policy Levers of Change: Accelerating Change and Transforming Teaching 167

Change Lever #1 Engage the Public with a New Vision for Teaching and Learning 171

Change Lever #2 Rethink School Finance 176

Change Lever #3 Redefine Teacher Education and Licensing to Advance the Spread of Effective Teaching 183

Change Lever #4 Cultivate Working Conditions That Make High-Needs Schools "Easier To Staff" 187

Change Lever #5 Reframe Accountability for Transformative Results 192

Change Lever #6 Transform Teacher Unions Into Professional Guilds 197

8 Taking Action for a Hopeful Future 205

What You Can Do to Build a 21st-Century Teaching Profession 208

Notes 215

About the Authors 235

Index 244

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