Commentary: A Response to an Interview
With Joseph South by the Teacher Education and Technology and Media Divisions of the Council for Exceptional Children
Marcia L. Rock, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, United States ; Sean Smith, University of Kansas, United States ; Cathy Newman Thomas, Texas State University, United States ; Kelley Regan, George Mason University, United States ; Eleazar Vasquez III, University of Central Florida, United States ; Michael Kennedy, University of Virginia, United States ; Lisa Dieker, University of Central Florida, United States ; Anya Evmenova, George Mason University, United States ; Cindy Okolo, Michigan State University, United States ; Margaret Bausch, University of Kentucky, United States
CITE Journal Volume 17, Number 3, ISSN 1528-5804 Publisher: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education, Waynesville, NC USA
Thriving in the digital age workplace requires, in part, professionals who think differently about how they prepare the next generation workforce. Teachers and teacher educators are no exception. When reflecting on how today’s teacher educators prepare teacher candidates for the multitude of roles and responsibilities they will shoulder, including being wise consumers of technology, Joseph South pointed out (Bull, Spector, Persichitte, & Meier, 2017) that many faculty members in schools and colleges of education fall short. Based on professional knowledge and practical experience, we agree more work needs to be done to improve faculty readiness and prepare all teacher candidates adequately for the 21st-century workforce.
Rock, M.L., Smith, S., Thomas, C.N., Regan, K., Vasquez III, E., Kennedy, M., Dieker, L., Evmenova, A., Okolo, C. & Bausch, M. (2017). Commentary: A Response to an Interview With Joseph South by the Teacher Education and Technology and Media Divisions of the Council for Exceptional Children. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, 17(3), 301-311. Waynesville, NC USA: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education.
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