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In this article, the authors used ecological perspective to prepare preservice teachers to be attentive and responsive to their students. The authors want to prepare teachers to perceive their students as complex beings who navigate in different contexts such as home, school and community. The authors conclude that the Teaching and Learning Together project at Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges provides structures, scaffolding, and support to build awareness among prospective teachers. Such support allows preservice teachers to acknowledge the complexity of the educational process and prepare themselves to be teachers who will embrace, and structure opportunities for their own students.
Updated: Nov. 05, 2017
Students as Learners and Teachers: Taking Responsibility, Transforming Education, and Redefining Accountability
In this comparative analysis, the author calls for rethinking how we conceptualize student role and responsibility. This call frames the author's comparison of two programs, which she designed: One program involves secondary students in the preparation of high school teachers and the other program involves college students in the professional development of college faculty. The author then draws on the perspectives of student participants across these two programs to address a series of educational ideals that span K–12 and college contexts: inspiring lasting learning, celebrating humanity and diversity, and engaging in meaningful assessment.
Updated: Mar. 17, 2011