Characteristics and Development of the Alternative Teacher Preparation Program in America
WU Wei;School of Education Science and Management,Yunnan Normal University;
The traditional university-based teacher training has its advantages in cultivating teachers' sense of competence and the rationality of its controlling approaches,but also faces many challenges. "Teach for America",an alternative teacher preparation program,has gotten rid of the pattern of traditional teacher training and formed its own characteristics. It is characterized by its personnel entrance deregulation,professional preparation and market advantage. As far as the present situation of teacher education in China and the unbalanced education between city and countryside are concerned,the teaching and learning in alternative teacher preparation need to be reconstructed,but enough attention ought to be paid to professionalization,fairness and contextualization,further the case study of the relation between the characteristics and influence of the program,and design the alternative teacher preparation program according to the specific situation.
【CateGory Index】： G451