“We don’t know how to prepare teachers,” said Arthur Levine, former president of Teachers College at Columbia University and author of a scathing critique of teacher preparation. “We can’t decide whether it’s a craft or a profession. Do you need a lot of education as you would in a profession, or do you need a little bit and then learn on the job, like a craft? I don’t know of any other profession that’s so uncertain about how to educate their professionals.”Interesing. I pondered that topic over 8 years ago.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
If You're Surprised By This, You Haven't Been Paying Attention
Really? Teacher preparation is substandard? Who'd'a thunk???