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Preparing America's Teachers A History

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ISBN-10: 0807747343

ISBN-13: 9780807747346

Edition: 2007

Authors: James W. Fraser

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The preparation of America's teachers is among the foremost issues facing education in the United States today. In this compelling account, James W. Fraser, an eminent historian of education, takes readers through two centuries of teacher preparation to uncover its development from colonial times to current standards-based models. Fraser examines a broad array of institutional arrangements, such as more familiar "normal schools" and less well-known arrangements, including teacher institutes and high school programs in rapidly expanding cities, segregated communities, rural areas, and Indian reservations. For any reader wishing to understand how to prepare teachers and reform schools,…    
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List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Teachers College Press
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Schooling Teachers for a New Nation, 1750-1830
Home Schooling, Dame Schools, and a New Common School Teacher
Missionaries and Indigenous Teachers
Educating Women, Women as Educators, 1800-1860
Seminaries for Women Teachers-Troy, Ipswich, Mount Holyoke, and More
Preparing Women to Teach-From Individual Schools to a National Movement
Preparing Women to Teach-Changes in Ideology, Changes in Practice
The Birth of the Normal School, 1830-1870
Creating a New Institution: The State Normal School
Opening the Massachusetts Normal Schools
The Curriculum: What Was Taught at the Massachusetts Normal Schools
An Alternative Vision
The Slow Spread of the Normal School Model Before the Civil War
So Did the Normal Schools Prepare Teachers?
Teachers' Institutes, 1830-1920
The Origins of Teachers' Institutes
The Heyday of the Teachers' Institute
Teachers' Institutes, Examinations, and Certification: A Case Study
An Institution That Would Not Die
High Schools and City Normal Schools, 1830-1920
A Fresh Look at the Nineteenth-Century High School
The High School Normal Curriculum-Preparing City Teachers
High Schools, Gender, and the Road to Women's True Profession
Rural High Schools for Rural Teachers
Beyond High School: From City High Schools to City Normal Schools and Colleges
Normal Institutes, Missionary Colleges, and County Training Schools: Preparing African American Teachers in the Segregated South, 1860-1940
Informal Preparation in Slavery and Freedom
The Hampton-Tuskegee Model: Normal and Agricultural Institutes
Missionary Colleges and Normal Schools
County Training Schools
The Heyday of the Normal School, 1870-1920
Just What Was a Normal School?
An Institution Whose Time Had Come-Growth Between 1870 and 1920
Changing Admissions, Changing Curriculum, Changing Standards
The Search for College Status
How Important Were the Normal Schools in Preparing the Nation's Teachers?
Universities Create Departments and Schools of Education, 1870-1930
Colleges and Universities Have Always Prepared Teachers
University Chairs, Departments, and Schools of Education
The Growth of High Schools and the Need for High School Teachers
Accreditation-The Search for Order
Teachers Colleges Fight Back
Teachers for Cities, Teachers for Immigrants 1870-1940
Hunter College and the New York Story
New York Was Not Alone: Chicago, Cincinnati, Detroit
The Kindergarten Movement in Teacher Education
Every Teacher a College Graduate, 1920-1965
Normal Schools Become Teachers Colleges
Snapshot-State Teachers Colleges During the 1930-1931 Academic Year
The National Survey of the Education of Teachers
Teachers Colleges Become "Just Colleges"
A College Degree Becomes the Norm
A New Status Quo and Its Critics, 1960-1985
A Midcentury Consensus About the Education of Teachers?
The Fund for the Advancement of Education
The Master of Arts in Teaching Degree-An Effort to Bridge the Gap
The New Critics: Arthur Bestor, James D. Koerner, James Bryant Conant
The Power of the Status Quo
Preparing Teachers in the Era of A nation at Risk, 1965-2000
The Teacher Corps
The Center for Educational Renewal and a New Sense of Urgency
Holmes and Carnegie-What the Reports Recommended and What They Changed
Implementation in Massachusetts-A Case Study
A Crisis in Racial Diversity in the Teaching Profession
The Holmes Group Becomes the Holmes Partnership
Afterword: Teachers for a New Millennium, 2000-
What Matters Most-The National Commission on Teaching and America's Future
Regulation and Deregulation in a Conservative Ascendancy
Toward the Future-Clarity, Diversity, and New Tensions
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