Contents: Foreword. Preface. Executive Summary: The Report of the AERA Panel on Research and Teacher Education. M. Cochran-Smith, K. Fries, The AERA Panel on Research and Teacher Education: Context and Goals. M. Cochran-Smith, K. Fries, Researching Teacher Education in Changing Times: Politics and Paradigms. K. Zumwalt, E. Craig, Teachers' Characteristics: Research on the Demographic Profile. K. Zumwalt, E. Craig, Teachers' Characteristics: Research on the Indicators of Quality. R. Floden, M. Meniketti, Research on the Effects of Coursework in the Arts and Sciences and in the Foundations of Education. R.T. Clift, P. Brady, Research on Methods Courses and Field Experiences. P. Grossman, Research on Pedagogical Approaches in Teacher Education. E. Hollins, M.T. Guzman, Research on Preparing Teachers for Diverse Populations. M.C. Pugach, Research on Preparing General Education Teachers to Work With Students With Disabilities. S. Wilson, P. Youngs, Research on Accountability Processes in Teacher Education. K.M. Zeichner, H.G. Conklin, Teacher Education Programs. K.M. Zeichner, A Research Agenda for Teacher Education. The AERA Panel on Research and Teacher Education--Biographies of the Panel Members.