Changing Teacher Preparation for California's Changing Secondary Schools

  • Nancy Farnan San Diego State University
  • Penni Hudis ConnectEd: California Center for College and Career
  • Arlene LaPlante ConnectEd: California Center for College and Career

Abstract

In California, eight teacher preparation institutions are preparing new teachers to teach in secondary schools that are implementing a major reform in secondary education--a reform that nearly a decade of research shows is making substantial progress to reduce the dropout rate, ensure that all students are prepared for both career and college, and close the persistent achievement and opportunity gaps. The Linked Learning field is the context on which this reform rests. This article describes how these institutions, working as key partners with schools and districts, are integral to a statewide strategy to address the inequities that still exist in too many traditional secondary schools. An evaluation of the work describes its effects on the preparation of new teachers.

Author Biographies

Nancy Farnan, San Diego State University
Professor and Interim Associate Dean, College of Education [Former Director of the School of Teacher Education]
Penni Hudis, ConnectEd: California Center for College and Career
Director, Pathway and Curriculum Development
Arlene LaPlante, ConnectEd: California Center for College and Career
Director: ConnectEd Network
Published
2014-11-01
Section
Articles