A Turning Point in Teacher Education: A Time for Resistance, Reflection, and Change

A Turning Point in Teacher Education: A Time for Resistance, Reflection, and Change

by James D. Kirylo, Jerry Aldridge

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Overview

Since teacher education looked to become a formal field of study in the 1800s, it has historically contended with competing forces in the effort to solidify its professional identity. Currently, that contention is juxtaposed with those external forces that look to promote fast-track teacher training, with its ultimate goal to dismantle traditional teacher education programs, and those internal forces, whereby teacher education within itself continues to struggle with its own identity, power, and influence. To that end, this book, A Turning Point in Teacher Education: A Time for Resistance, Reflection, and Change, suggests we have reached a climax point, a turning point in teacher education, meaning we must work to resist and denounce those external forces that are laboring to undermine the professionalization of what it means to be a teacher. Simultaneously, we must also deeply reflect and be clear about those internal forces at work when it comes to solidifying the place, power, and necessity of traditional teacher education programs, ultimately announcing the furthering of what should be.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781475827064
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 01/25/2019
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

James D. Kirylo is associate professor of education at the University of South Carolina. Among other books, he is author of Teaching with Purpose: The Who, Why, and How We Teach (2016) and Paulo Freire: The Man from Recife (2011).

Jerry Aldridge is professor emeritus of early childhood education at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is author of numerous books, including Rowman & Littlefield’s Stealing from the Mother: The Marginalization of Women in Education and Psychology from 1900-2010 (2013) with Lois M. Christensen.

Table of Contents

Introduction: What is Happening with Teacher Education?
PART I: ACTIVISM MATTERS
Chapter 1: Turning Points
PART II: THE HIJACKING OF THE EDUCATION NARRATIVE
Chapter 2: Reform, Accountability, and Compromising K-12 Education
Chapter 3: Neoliberalism: A Systematic Effort to Privatize
Chapter 4: Working to Eliminate Traditional Teacher Education Programs
PART III: TEACHER EDUCATION AND THE POLITICS WITHIN
Chapter 5: A Rocky Historical Road Toward Teacher Education
Chapter 6: Sameness versus Difference: Is Teacher Education Clear about Faculty Expectations?
Chapter 7: Sameness versus Difference: Is Teacher Education Fair about Compensation and the Hiring Process?
Chapter 8: The Macro versus Micro Challenge
Chapter 9: Two-Stepping Among Colleges of Education, Accrediting Agencies, and State Departments of Education
Chapter 10: Quantity versus Quality in Accepting Teacher Candidates
PART IV: THE QUESTION OF WHAT AND HOW TO TEACH
Chapter 11: The Relationship between Curriculum and Instruction
Chapter 12: Models, Approaches, and Frameworks: What's the Difference?
Chapter 13: How Should We Teach: Transmission, Transaction, or Transformation?
CHAPTER 14: Should we Emphasize Universal Human Development or Diversity?
Chapter 15: The Question of Online Delivery Systems in Teacher Education
PART V: MOVING FORWARD
Chapter 16: Realize the Distraction in Order to Move Forward
Chapter 17: In Need of a "Flexner-like" Moment in Teacher Education
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