In this paper we present Bank Street’s approach as represented in a set of five inter-related principles. We begin by briefly describing the origins and rationale of teacher education at Bank Street. From this description we generate 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. In our view, 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.
Nager, N., & Shapiro, E. (2007). A Progressive Approach to the Education of Teachers: Some Principles from Bank Street College of Education. Occasional Paper Series, 2007 (18). Retrieved from http://educate.bankstreet.edu/occasional-paper-series/vol2007/iss18/1
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