Rather than promote a single teacher education design, this book discusses new ways to think about the problem. Key to such thinking is considering teacher education not independent elements but as a combination of links. This book offers four key links: conceptual ties across the university curriculum; theory-practice links between school and university settings; social-cultural links among the participants; and personal links that shape the identity of teacher educators.
Discusses new ways to think about the problem of preservice teacher education
Promotes a more integrated approach that prepares students for a complex and demanding profession
Offers a linked-concept approach that ties training more closely to practice