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Preparing America's teachers : a history

Author: James W Fraser
Publisher: New York : Teachers College Press, ©2007.
Series: Reflective history series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Fraser, James W., 1944-
Preparing America's teachers.
New York : Teachers College Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)665193165
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James W Fraser
ISBN: 0807747343 9780807747346 0807747351 9780807747353
OCLC Number: 70836731
Description: xii, 290 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
1. Schooling teachers for a new nation, 1750-1830 --
Colleges --
Academies --
Home schooling, dame schools, and a new common school teacher --
Missionaries and indigenous teachers --
Conclusion --
2. 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 --
3. 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? --
4. 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. 5. 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 --
6. 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 --
7. 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? 8. 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 --
9. 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 --
10. 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 --
11. 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. 12. 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 --
The 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 --
Notes --
For further reading --
Index --
About the author.
Series Title: Reflective history series.
Responsibility: James W. Fraser.
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