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Criticisms of Teacher Education Programs

Teacher education has become the object of criticism from several sectors. The U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan (2009), has made public statements on what he says is the mediocrity of teacher education. Like many of the attacks on education … Continue reading

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How do we honestly, fairly and helpfully evaluate teacher candidates and their programs?

Teacher education should be evaluated, but how do we honestly, fairly and helpfully determine if they are performing their responsibilities to an acceptable degree. Evaluation of teacher programs is a normative and relative activity: their quality depends on the circle … Continue reading

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