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Bank Street College of Education

This occasional paper presents Bank Street's approach as represented in a set of five interrelated principles. It begins by briefly describing the origins and rationale of teacher education at Bank Street. From this description are generated principles that emerge from Bank Street's history and practice, linking each principle to classroom images of teaching and learning. Enactment of these principles can and must vary in response to changing circumstances, needs, and mandates. This necessary variation highlights the guiding function of an explicit set of principles to govern and ensure the consonance, validity, and legitimacy of new practices. The five principles underlying the teaching of education are: (1) Education is a vehicle for creating and promoting social justice and encouraging participation in democratic processes; (2) The teacher has a deep knowledge of subject matter areas and is actively engaged in learning through formal study, direct observation, and participation; (3) Understanding children's learning and development in the context of family, community, and culture is needed for teaching; (4) The teacher continues to grow as a person and as a professional; and (5) Teaching requires a philosophy of education--a view of learning and the learner, knowledge and knowing--which informs all elements of teaching. These principles are interrelated and overlapping, each having equal power. This paper presents each principle, discusses its place in the education of teachers, and provides examples of how this vision of good teaching comes to life in schools and classrooms. Each example illustrates the saliency of one principle as well as its vital relationship to others.

Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Justice, Educational Change, Educational Philosophy, Educational Principles, Instructional Innovation, Citizen Participation, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Family School Relationship, Developmental Continuity, Case Studies, Teacher Education, Fundamental Concepts, Etiology

Bank Street College of Education. 610 West 112th Street, New York, NY 10025. Tel: 212-961-3336; Tel: 212-875-4400; e-mail: collegepubs[at]bankstreet.edu; Web site: http://www.bankstreet.edu/publications





Author: Nager, Nancy; Shapiro, Edna K.

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=3434&id=ED495462



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