What Would It Take to Make an Ed School Great?
Voices from an Unfinished Revolution
Published by: Michigan State University Press
Imprint: Michigan State University Press
Sales Date: 2023-06-01
This book brings new life to the long-standing debate in the United States over whether teacher education, K–12 teaching, and the role that universities play in this work can be revolutionized so that they are less subject to self-defeating conventions and orthodoxy, to the benefit of all the nation’s children. Author John Schwille reexamines the ambitious reform agenda that Michigan State University teacher education leaders brought to the national table in the 1980s and 1990s. This attempted revolution mobilized unprecedented resources to the struggle to transform teaching and learning of subject matter. Conveying this history through the words of the teachers and scholars responsible for it, Schwille shows that a great deal was achieved, but many of the lessons learned continue to be ignored.