Month: June 2012

What Makes a Program “Alternative Certification?” An Operational Definition

Martin Haberman Distinguished Professor Emeritus University of Wisconsin Milwaukee (This essay presents the background for understanding why defining alternative certification has been made a difficult matter, and proposes an operational definition of the term). Professionalists vs. Deregulators Since 1823 when

A Global Education Vision

The Haberman International Policy Institute in Education is the division of HEF devoted to extending the mission of  improving the educational opportunities for children and youth in poverty to schools and preparatory institutions internationally. To achieve this goal hipie will

Gentle Teaching in a Violent Society

by Martin Haberman – On average 157,000 crimes are committed every day in school.’ Approximately 525,000 attacks, shakedowns, and robberies occur in secondary schools in one month.2 Three million incidents of assault, rape, robbery, and theft occur on school property

The Beliefs and Behaviors of Star Teachers

By Martin Haberman Distinguished Professor Emeritus University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Over the past fifty years Martin Haberman has developed more teacher education programs, which have prepared more teachers for diverse children in poverty than anyone in the history of American

Urban Education: The State of Urban Schooling at the Start of the 21st Century

Martin Haberman Distinguished Professor University of Wisconsin Milwaukee These objective size/density definitions however do not convey the range of meanings intended or received when the term is most commonly used. Perceptions of urban areas differ widely. Rooted in the early

What Accounts for Low Science Achievement and What Might Be Done About It.

Martin Haberman Distinguished Professor University of Wisconsin Milwaukee In 2001 only 7 percent of the students in Wisconsin passed the state achievement examination at the proficient level in science. While other areas of the curriculum had fewer than half the

Pedagogy of Poverty: The Pedagogy of Poverty Versus Good Teaching

Martin Haberman Distinguished Professor School of Education University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Recognizing the formidable difficulty of institutionalizing new forms of pedagogy for the children of poverty, Mr. Haberman nonetheless believes that it is worthwhile to define and describe such alternatives.

New grammar tests will ‘impoverish English teaching’

Plans for new primary school grammar tests in England will hold a “gun to the head” of teachers, experts say. The National Association for the Teaching of English says a revised focus on spelling, grammar and punctuation will “impoverish” teaching.

Bright pupils from poor backgrounds lag two years behind rich

Bright 15-year-olds from the poorest homes are lagging more than two years behind their richer peers, a study suggests. Dr John Jerrim of the Institute of Education analysed reading results of able teenagers in 23 countries. His findings suggest the

Public Education Must Open Up and Innovate – Or Die

“The first step in winning the future is encouraging American innovation.” – President Barack Obama Our schools would be a good place to start. Far too many of our public schools are insular, siloed, and inbred to be creative, or