Lucinda Pease-Alvarez joins innovative teacher-prep effort
Lucinda Pease-Alvarez, an associate professor
of education at UCSC, is one of 17 educators around the country
named to an innovative project that will develop a "virtual
apprenticeship" for novice teachers.
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has
selected Pease-Alvarez and 16 others as the first Goldman-Carnegie
Quest Fellows, charged with developing new tools for teaching.
The fellows will document the work of accomplished classroom
teachers and showcase their practice in multimedia products
that will help student teachers learn from veteran teachers.
Pease-Alvarez and her peers will integrate these new materials
into their courses as alternative texts and materials.
By documenting the work of classroom teachers and teacher educators
like Pease-Alvarez, the Quest Project is committed to making
the practice of K-12 teaching--and the preparation of novice
teachers--public. Multimedia materials will help students connect
theory and practice, and understand the hard work that goes
into making good teaching look easy.
Materials gathered by Pease-Alvarez and other fellows will be
evaluated by the Carnegie Foundation, which will develop an
interactive gallery and library archive. Educators will be able
to follow individual cases from the originating K-12 classroom,
through their use in colleges and university professional schools,
and ultimately to their application in the classrooms of new
Joining Pease-Alvarez as Goldman-Carnegie Quest Fellows are
teacher educators affiliated with Stanford University, UC Berkeley,
Mills College, San Jose State University, Sonoma State University,
Brandeis University, City College of New York, the University
of Pennsylvania, and Teachers College, Columbia University.
The Quest Project is supported jointly by $3 million from the
Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund and the Carnegie Foundation.
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, located
in Stanford, California, is an independent policy and research
center dedicated to doing "all things necessary to encourage,
uphold, and dignify the profession of the teacher and the cause
of higher education." The Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund
is a private, charitable, family foundation that supports nonprofit
organizations that enhance the quality of life, primarily in
the San Francisco Bay Area.
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