From the Back Cover
Developing the Next Generation of Highly Qualified Teachers
What kind of experiences do children need in order to grow andlearn? What kind of knowledge do teachers need in order tofacilitate these experiences for children? And what kind ofexperiences do teachers need to develop this knowledge? A GoodTeacher in Every Classroom addresses these questions by examiningthe core concepts and central pedagogies that should be at theheart of any teacher education programand recommends thepolicy changes needed to ensure that all teachers gain access tothis knowledge. This book is the result of a blue-ribbon commissionsponsored by the National Academy of Education.
With two million teachers entering the workforce in the nextdecade, A Good Teacher in Every Classroom offers a blueprint foreducating this new generation of teachers. The book is filled withsolid recommendations for helping new teachers develop a basicunderstanding of education, teaching, and learning. And, itexplains why and how teachers must learn to connect with differentcultures, develop curriculum that meets students' learning needs,manage common behavior problems, and assess academic progress.
About the Author
Linda Darling-Hammond is the Charles E. Ducommum Professor of Teaching and Teacher Education at Stanford University and served as co-chair, with John Bransford, of the National Academy of Education's Committee on Teacher Education.
Joan Baratz-Snowden is director of Educational Issues at the American Federation of Teachers (AFT). She was vice president for Education Policy and Reform and for Assessment and Research at the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.
Since 1965, the National Academy of Education (NAE) has sought to advance the highest quality education research and its use in policy formation and practice. NAE is an honorary membership society of the most respected scholars of education from the U.S. and other countries. In addition to this book, the Academy sponsored Preparing Teachers for a Changing World, which provides the research foundations for the recommendations contained here.