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. 48, No. 3, May-June

Foundations and Teacher Education: Do We Need a New Metaphor?
Shulman (1990), in his provocative article, Reconnecting Foundations to the Substance of Teacher Education, recommends discarding the foundations metaphor and replacing it with scaffolding, meaning the steel skeleton or structural framework used to...
Just Tell Us the Rule: Learning to Teach Elementary Mathematics
In this article, I address a major problem in the education of elementary teachers; namely, that teacher education programs constitute a relatively weak intervention (Ball, 1988; Borko et al., 1992; Evans, 1987; Speedy, Fensham, & Annise, 1989)....
School Mathematics Reform: Implications for Mathematics Teacher Preparation
In the past four decades, attention in research in teaching has turned from the content of teaching and learning to the context in which they occur. Many researchers now view learning as active construction rather than passive absorption, and teaching...
Teaching for Excellence in K-8 Science Education: Using Project 2061 Benchmarks for More Effective Science Instruction
Teacher educators constantly search for the best models of instruction to help teacher education students become effective teachers. Remembering many failed reform efforts, teacher educators sense the here today, gone tomorrow sentiment that follows...
The Case for Applied Linguistics in Teacher Education
The notion that black English is a language and that black kids are actually bilingual is ludicrous and patronizing. Ebonics is ungrammatical English. What students who speak Ebonics need to learn is that they are speaking substandard English and that...
The News, a Fable, and Books
Reading the Papers During this past spring break, we drove east. Inveterate readers of newspapers, we read dailies from Des Moines, Cleveland, Erie, Buffalo, Albany, New York City, Boston, Burlington (VT), and Cape Cod. Like many of you, we...
What Matters Most for Teacher Educators
In the preface to What Matters Most: Teaching for America's Future (National Commission on Teaching and America's Future, 1996b), Governor Hunt expresses the hope that this report will launch a great debate about the critical link between improving...