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21st Century Education: A Reference Handbook offers 100 chapters written by leading experts in the field that highlight the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates facing educators today. This comprehensive and authoritative two-volume work provides undergraduate education majors with insight into the rich array of issues inherent in education—issues informing debates that involve all Americans.Key Features:· Provides undergraduate majors with an authoritative reference source ideal for their classroom research needs, preparation for GREs, and research into directions to take in pursuing a graduate degree or career· Offers more detailed information than encyclopedia entries, but not as much jargon, detail, or density as journal articles or research handbook chapters· Explores educational policy and reform, teacher education and certification, educational administration, curriculum, and instruction· Offers a reader-friendly common format: Theory, Methods, Applications, Comparison, Future Directions, Summary, References and Further Readings 21st Century Education: A Reference Handbook is designed to prepare teachers, professors, and administrators for their future careers, informing the debates and preparing them to address the questions and meet the challenges of education today.

The Current Status and Possible Future for “Traditional” College and University-Based Teacher Education Programs in the United States
The current status and possible future for “traditional” college and university-based teacher education programs in the united states

The greatest commonality among university-based teacher education programs is their diversity. (Levine, 2006, p. 15)

Throughout the history of formal teacher education in the United States. There has always been a variety of pathways into teaching both inside and outside colleges and universities (Fraser, 2007). Since the mid-nineteenth century, seminaries, high schools, academies, normal schools, teacher institutes, county training schools, teachers colleges, and colleges and universities have all played important roles in educating the nation's teachers. Fraser (2007) notes that throughout much of the nation's history, “most teachers came through what ...

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