Journal of Teacher Education

Journal of Teacher Education is a publication that publishes articles focusing on the practice, research and policy of teacher education. The journal is published five times a year by Corwin Press, Inc. and is edited by Daniel P. Liston, Jennifer Whitcomb and Hilda Borko.

Articles from Vol. 52, No. 2, March

Beyond Our Differences
A REASSEMBLING OF WHAT MATTERS IN TEACHER EDUCATION In this article, the author presents a framework for unifying teacher educators that is based on what happens in classrooms. The framework identifies intellectual quality, relevance, supportive...
Beyond Our Differences: A Reassembling of What Matters in Teacher Education
What is teacher education really about? On the surface, it would appear that teacher educators and reformers of teacher education agree on what it means to prepare teachers (Valli & Rennert-Ariev, 2000). However, when it comes to the structure...
Multicultural Education
SOLUTION OR PROBLEM FOR AMERICAN SCHOOLS? There is widespread agreement that we need dramatic changes in the ways we do business in American schools. However, there is also enormous disagreement about how we got to where we are today, what changes...
Multicultural Education: Solution or Problem for American Schools?
There is widespread agreement that we need dramatic changes in the ways we do business in American schools. However, there is also enormous disagreement about how we got to where we are today, what changes we actually need, and what role multicultural...
Preparing Teachers for Culturally Diverse Schools
RESEARCH AND THE OVERWHELMING PRESENCE OF WHITENESS This article reviews data-based research studies on preservice teacher preparation for multicultural schools, particularly schools that serve historically underserved communities. In this article,...
Preparing Teachers for Culturally Diverse Schools: Research and the Overwhelming Presence of Whiteness
It is widely recognized that the cultural gap between children in the schools and teachers is large and growing. In 1996, the enrollment in public elementary and secondary schools was 64% White, 17% Black, 14% Hispanic, 4% Asian/ Pacific Islander,...
Reducing Resistance to Diversity through Cognitive Dissonance Instruction
IMPLICATIONS FOR TEACHER EDUCATION Before admission to the college of education, students at a large, predominantly White public university in the Southeast are required to complete a state-mandated course on diversity issues. The purpose of this...
Reducing Resistance to Diversity through Cognitive Dissonance Instruction: Implications for Teacher Education
IMPLICATIONS FOR TEACHER EDUCATION We must begin to encourage a dialogue [on diversity]; one without acrimony but with civility. --John Hope Franklin, Chair, Advisory Board for the President's Initiative on Race (1999) Understanding...
Teaching against Globalization and the New Imperialism: Toward a Revolutionary Pedagogy
No teacher giving instruction in any school, or on any property belonging to any agencies included in the public school system, shall advocate or teach communism with the intent to indoctrinate or to inculcate in the mind of any pupil a preference...
The Value of Critical Perspectives in Teacher Education
Among the thorniest of issues that teacher educators deal with is the relationship between theory and practice. Moreover, there are a number of theoretical traditions on which we can draw to create new programs in teacher education or critique ongoing...
Writing, Identity, and the Other
DARE WE DO DISABILITY STUDIES? Although inclusive education is often characterized as a special education initiative, both general and special educators must assume responsibility for all children's learning as mandated by 1997 amendments to the...
Writing, Identity, and the Other: Dare We Do Disability Studies?
I can't ignore my disability, why would you? --Karen (high school student Writing, Identity, and the Other) The messages we receive are very strong and clear and we have little access to different values, which may place a more positive...