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Teaching as the Learning Profession


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Part One: Rethinking Teacher Education 1. Developing Practice, Developing Practitioners: Toward a Practice-Based Theory of Professional Education Deborah Loewenberg Ball and David K. Cohen 2. Aligning Teacher Education with Contemporary K-12 Reform Visions Magdalene Lampert and Deborah Loewenberg Ball 3. The Role of Preservice Teacher Education Mary M. Kennedy 4. Preparing Teachers for Diversity: Historical Perspectives, Current TrAnds, and Future Directions Gloria Ladson-Billings Part Two: Rethinking Teacher Professional Development 5. The Essentials of Effective Professional Development: A New Consensus Willis D. Hawley and Linda Valli 6. Teacher and Student Learning: Strengthening Their Connection Gary Sykes Part Three: Rethinking Organizations for Teacher Learning 7. Teacher Recruitment, Selection, and Induction: Policy Influences on the Supply and Quality of Teachers Linda Darling-Hammond, Barnett T. Berry, David Haselkorn, and Elizabeth Fideler 8. Organizing Schools for Teacher Learning Judith Warren Little 9. Investing in Teacher Learning: Staff Development and Instructional Improvement Richard F. Elmore and Deanna Burney 10. Networks and Reform in American Education Ann Lieberman and Maureen Grolnick Part Four: Rethinking Policy for Teacher Learning 11. Organizing the Other Half of Teaching Julia E. Koppich and Charles Taylor Kerchner 12. The Frame and the Tapestry: Standards-Based Reform and Professional Development Charles L. Thompson and John S. Zeuli 13. Investing in Teaching as a Learning Profession: Policy Problems and Prospects Linda Darling-Hammond and Milbrey Wallin McLaughlin

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LINDA DARLING-HAMMOND is Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education at Stanford University and executive director of the National Commission on Teaching and America's Future. GARY SYKES is professor of educational administration and teacher education at Michigan State University.


"This book teaches us that, if the improved learning we require forall students in a democracy is to be accomplished, both thepolicymakers and the professionals must take joint responsibilityto craft a new alliance.... Readers of this book will discover thatwithin its pages lies an impressive array of findings, analyses,interpretations, and proposals that can guide the needed efforts todesign such settings. Teaching as the Learning Profession is farmore than a superb book title. It is a mandate for the stakeholdersin whose hands lies the future of America's teachers, and throughthem, the future of America's students." --from the foreword by LeeS. Shulman, president, The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancementof Teaching "It's common knowledge--and common sense--that the quality ofteaching strongly affects student achievement. Teaching as theLearning Profession rightly advocates enhancing instructionalquality by providing teachers with meaningful professional learningopportunities that allow them to continually improve their practiceand enable their students to excel." --Sandra Feldman, president,American Federation of Teachers "No education topic is more important than how to raise the qualityof teaching in America's schools. This book eloquently makes thecase for reshaping teacher preparation and professional developmentto enhance student learning." --Bob Chase, president, NationalEducation Association

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