Sunday, May 13, 2012

On Teacher Education

I think that one of the most important, but little known issues, is that teachers do not have courses called “Homework” in their schools of education. I find that an odd paradox that a profession whose stated purpose is to educate others and studies the art and science of educating children would not consider it imperative to educate itself on one of its most widely used tools. It puts parents in the uncomfortable position of having to bring information to them about the current debate and the research behind it. I think parents and teachers both have a right to expect that teachers will have been fully oriented to the theory, research, and practice of homework before they begin their student teaching.

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