Fwd: Arresting Insights in Education Subject: Teacher Education: Coming Up Empty

March 2006

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The nation's leading teacher educators have produced an exhaustive review of the impact that formal teacher education has on teachers. Studying Teacher Education - a voluminous report of the American Educational Research Association Panel on Research and Teacher Education (2005) - reaches some tough and generally honest conclusions about the scant evidence supporting the value of formal teacher education. In short, they concede that there is presently very little empirical evidence to support the methods used to prepare the nation's teachers.

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