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Winter 2016

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Resource Corner March 1993 | Volume 50 | Number 6 The Professional Teacher Pages 12-17 Why Teachers Must Become Change Agents Michael G. Fullan Teacher education programs must help teaching candidates to link the moral purpose that influences them with the tools that will prepare them to engage in productive change. Teaching at its core is a moral profession. Scratch a good teacher and you will find a moral purpose. At the Faculty of Education, University of Toronto, we recently examined why people enter the teaching profession (Stiegelbauer 1992). In a random sample of 20 percent of 1,100 student teachers, the most frequently mentioned theme was "to make a difference in the lives of students." Of course, such statements cannot be taken at face value because people have a variety of motives for becoming teachers. Nonetheless, there is a strong kernel of truth to this conclusion. Click HERE to Read More. WINTER 2016 | VOLUME 62 | NUMBER 4 | PAGE 42

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