Transforming Teacher Education offers an intimate, reflective account of the development of the renowned Team One teacher education program at Michigan State University.
These ten essays come from the front lines of the Team One democratic, progressive teacher education program at Michigan State University. Here the leaders of Team One describe their ten years of creating and sustaining a teacher education program that developed a learning community for students, faculty and administrators. They give the history and contexts of the program, the describe balancing the dual roles of student coordinators as gatekeepers as well as nurturers, using professional standards as elements of interpretive space, understanding the dangers and rewards of preparing teachers of elementary mathematics, applying moral and intellectual authority in teaching, keeping real children at the center of study and construction of knowledge, instituting new roles for cooperating teachers in discovering and sharing knowledge, learning the practice of field-based teacher education, helping teachers become teacher educators, and finding values in the big university education school. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)