Training—a term embraced with ease in other professions— is in fact

Training—a term embraced with ease in other professions— is in fact fully worthy of the intricate demands of teaching. Taking it seriously suggests ideas that might help us to build the teaching force that our schools require. Our challenge is not that we need just a few competent teachers but that we must prepare a … Continue reading “Training—a term embraced with ease in other professions— is in fact”

Training—a term embraced with ease in other professions— is in fact fully worthy of the intricate demands of teaching. Taking it seriously suggests ideas that might help us to build the teaching force that our schools require. Our challenge is not that we need just a few competent teachers but that we must prepare a consistently skilled workforce larger than any other in this country. We need a reliable system that can begin with ordinary people willing to learn the practice of teaching and actually equip them to do the work effectively. The intri- cacy of this work demands a disciplined approach to preparing teachers and a determined rejection of approaches that permit a good general education, reflective field experiences, or unstruc- tured mentoring to suffice as professional training.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *