Misinformation and propaganda abound about the quality of teacher preparation in the United States. The Teachers We Need vs. the Teachers We Have reveals exactly how American teachers are taught, describes the wide disparities in the preparation of teachers across states, depicts how market-driven teacher preparation waters down the quality of teachers, and explains how teacher preparation in America compares with preparation for other careers in the United States and with teacher preparation programs in other countries.
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About the Author
Lawrence Baines is chair of the Department of Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum at the University of Oklahoma. He has held academic appointments as the Judith Herb Endowed Chair at the University of Toledo and the J. Leland Green Endowed Chair at Berry College.
Table of Contents
1 The Rise of the Test 1
2 Trends in Alternative Certification 9
3 The Walmart Effect and University-Based Teacher Preparation 45
4 Teacher Certification around the World 57
5 Ethics and the Lack of Ethics 67
6 Doctor, Lawyer, Plumber, Undertaker, Teacher 81
7 The Teachers We Need vs. the Teachers We Have 93
About the Author 119