Richard Ingersoll discusses teacher preparation

February 6, 2024
Richard Ingersoll

Richard Ingersoll, a professor in the Policy, Organizations, Leadership, and Systems Division of Penn GSE, provides critical insights into the evolving nature of teacher preparation across the United States in an article by Madeline Will in Education Week. Will delves into the shift from traditional teacher education programs to alternative pathways, driven by the pressing need to address teacher vacancies across the country.

In the piece, Ingersoll emphasizes the essential balance between acquiring subject knowledge and mastering pedagogical skills. “How to build a good teacher is the goal,” he said. “... A longstanding complaint [has been] their preparation didn’t really prepare them for the realities of the job.”

Read more at Education Week.