Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Edward Silver and Annemarie Palincsar are members of a panel that examined teacher-preparation pathways

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On April 29, 2010, the National Research Council released a report of its investigations of the relative benefits of traditional college-based teacher preparation programs and alternative routes to the classroom. The council conducted its work over six years and concluded that there isn't enough evidence to conclude that one pathway is better or worse than another.

Citing a paucity of research on which to base a conclusion, the panel called for additional research and data.

The report, "Preparing Teachers: Building Evidence for Sound Policy," was the topic of a story posted on the Education Week website on April 29, 2010.

The complete report can be purchased from the National Academies Press. Annemarie Sullivan Palincsar is professor of education; Jean and Charles Walgreen Professor of Reading and Literacy; and Arthur F. Thurnau Professor. She represented the reading community on the panel. Edward Silver is the William A. Brownell Collegiate Professor of Education and professor of mathematics. He represented the mathematics community on the panel.

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